Advances in actinomycete research: an ActinoBase review of 2019

Prudence, S. M.M., Addington, E., Castaño-Espriu, L., Mark, D. R. , Pintor-Escobar, L., Russell, A. H. and McLean, T. C. (2020) Advances in actinomycete research: an ActinoBase review of 2019. Microbiology, 166(8), pp. 683-694. (doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000944) (PMID:32558638) (PMCID:PMC7641383)

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The actinomycetes are Gram-positive bacteria belonging to the order Actinomycetales within the phylum Actinobacteria . They include members with significant economic and medical importance, for example filamentous actinomycetes such as Streptomyces species, which have a propensity to produce a plethora of bioactive secondary metabolites and form symbioses with higher organisms, such as plants and insects. Studying these bacteria is challenging, but also fascinating and very rewarding. As a Microbiology Society initiative, members of the actinomycete research community have been developing a Wikipedia-style resource, called ActinoBase, the purpose of which is to aid in the study of these filamentous bacteria. This review will highlight 10 publications from 2019 that have been of special interest to the ActinoBase community, covering 4 major components of actinomycete research: (i) development and regulation; (ii) specialized metabolites; (iii) ecology and host interactions; and (iv) technology and methodology.

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Additional Information:This work was supported by Norwich Research Park BBSRC Postdoctoral Training Program Studentships BB/M011216/1 (T. C. M. and A. H. R.), an Edge Hill University’s GTA/PhD studentship (L. P. E.), a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Doctoral Training Programme grant NE/L002582/1 (S. M. M. P.), an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Doctoral Training Partnership (E. A.) and University of Strathclyde Research Excellence Award (REA) Studentships (L. C. E. and D. R. M.).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mark, Dr David
Authors: Prudence, S. M.M., Addington, E., Castaño-Espriu, L., Mark, D. R., Pintor-Escobar, L., Russell, A. H., and McLean, T. C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Infection & Immunity
Journal Name:Microbiology
Publisher:Microbiology Society
ISSN (Online):1465-2080
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Authors
First Published:First published in Microbiology 166(8):683-694
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a creative commons licence

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