Themed collection Chemical Ecology of Microbial Symbioses
Signalling molecules inducing metamorphosis in marine organisms
Schematic representation of interkingdom-interactions mediated through bacterial signalling molecules present within a biofilm microenvironment.
Challenges and opportunities for cheat therapy in the control of bacterial infections
Bacterial pathogens can be highly social, communicating and cooperating within multi-cellular groups to make us sick. Manipulating these behaviors might have therapeutic benefits.
Harnessing intercellular signals to engineer the soil microbiome
This review covers intercellular signalling in the soil microbiome and its importance in regulating key beneficial functions. We consider the possibilities for how we can engineer soil microbiome signalling to unlock tangible benefits to crops.
Ribosomally synthesized peptides, foreground players in microbial interactions: recent developments and unanswered questions
This review unveils current knowledge on the complex interaction networks involving ribosomally synthesized peptides, either modified or not, being at play in microbial interactions and symbioses.
Biosynthesis, evolution and ecology of microbial terpenoids
Terpenoids have diverse bioecological roles in all kingdoms of life. Here we discuss the evolution and ecological functions of microbial terpenoids and their possible applications.
The chemical ecology of the fungus-farming termite symbiosis
Since the early 1970s, 375 natural products have been identified from members of the fungus-farming termite symbiosis, and this review summarises and discusses the ecological implications of the presence of this vast chemical repertoire.
About this collection
This themed issue is Guest Edited by Professors Linda Kinkel, Mike Smanski, Will Harcombe and Eriko Takano.