FEMS Microbiology Reviews
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Chief Editors Choice
Recent knowledge on secreted and contact-dependent Pseudomonas peptides and proteins exhibiting antibacterial activity has expanded enormously, warranting a timely update of this aspect of sociomicrobiology for Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other Pseudomonas species.
Glycans and lectins cover crucial roles in virus biology and their interplay often shapes the virus-host interaction. This review reflects on glycan-lectin interactions in the context of viral infection and anti-viral immunity, and explores potential targets for antiviral strategies.
Thematic Issue Pathogens under stress
In order to survive and multiply within a host, pathogens are under continuous and different forms of stress. This Thematic Issue focuses on pathogens under stress and their adaptations to stress.
Issue editors: Jos van Strijp & Wilbert Bitter
New Editor Bart Thomma
Bart Thomma is professor and head of the Laboratory of Phytopathology at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. He received his Ph.D. at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, on basal immunity in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana against microbial pathogens with various life styles. His major research interests currently concern the function of effectors secreted by fungal pathogens during colonization in order to establish successful infections on their host plants, with a particular interest in broadly conserved effectors. His research group furthermore studies vascular wilt diseases caused by fungi from the Verticillium genus, and molecular components of the fungus and of host plants that determine the outcome of their interactions. Finally, he is also interested in evolution of pathogenicity and fungal aggressiveness that is studied through comparative (population) genomics.
Previous Thematic Issues:
Yeasts as models in cell biology
Host-associated microbiota: impact on health and disease
Microbial Toxins in the Green World