FEMS Microbiology Reviews

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Edited By: Alain Filloux

Impact Factor: 13.806

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 4/119 (Microbiology)

Online ISSN: 1574-6976

Associated Title(s): Pathogens and Disease, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, FEMS Microbiology Letters, FEMS Yeast Research

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Protein-mediated warfare among pseudomonads

Protein-mediated warfare among pseudomonads

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.

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Bitter-sweet symphony: glycan–lectin interactions in virus biology

Bitter-sweet symphony: glycan–lectin interactions in virus biology 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.


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FEMS Microbiology Ecology

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

Thematic Issue – Pathogens under stress

New Editor Bart Thomma

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.

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