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Bacterial volatiles: the smell of small organisms.
TLDR
This review describes volatiles released into the air by bacteria growing on defined media and an effort has been made to organize the compounds according to their biosynthetic origin.
Ecology, Inhibitory Activity, and Morphogenesis of a Marine Antagonistic Bacterium Belonging to the Roseobacter Clade
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It is demonstrated that the supernatant of Roseobacter 27-4 is lethal to the larval pathogens Vibrio anguillarum andVibrio splendidus in a buffer system and inhibited their growth in marine broth.
Discovery of Complex Mixtures of Novel Long‐Chain Quorum Sensing Signals in Free‐Living and Host‐Associated Marine Alphaproteobacteria
TLDR
The widespread occurrence of quorum‐sensing compounds in marine Alphaproteobacteria, both free‐living strains and those associated to eukaryotic algae, points to a great importance of this signalling mechanism for the adaptation of the organisms to their widely different ecological niches.
Formation and analysis of mannosylerythritol lipids secreted by Pseudozyma aphidis
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Pseudozyma aphidis DSM 70725 was found to be a novel producer of mannosylerythritol lipids (MELs) and all fatty acids contained in MEL and derived from soybean oil or related methyl ester were degraded by C2-units to differing extents.
Natural products from the integument of nonavian reptiles.
This review describes the epidermal and glandular chemistry of nonavian reptiles in relation to proposed functions, and includes more than 170 references. The results are presented according to the
Tropodithietic Acid Production in Phaeobacter gallaeciensis Is Regulated by N-Acyl Homoserine Lactone-Mediated Quorum Sensing
TLDR
The results suggest that both the response regulator PgaR and the 3OHC(10)-HSL produced by PgaI induce expression of tdaA, which in turn positively regulates expression of the tda genes, which indicates that in P. gallaeciensis the production of both secondary metabolites is controlled by AHL-mediated QS.
Spider Pheromones – a Structural Perspective
  • S. Schulz
  • Biology, Chemistry
    Journal of Chemical Ecology
  • 2012
TLDR
This review focuses on a structural approach because the authors need to know the involved chemistry if they are to understand fully the function of a pheromonal communication system.
Composition of Human Skin Microbiota Affects Attractiveness to Malaria Mosquitoes
TLDR
It is demonstrated that the composition of the skin microbiota affects the degree of attractiveness of human beings to this mosquito species, which may lead to the development of new mosquito attractants and personalized methods for protection against vectors of malaria and other infectious diseases.
A novel type of geosmin biosynthesis in myxobacteria.
TLDR
The biosynthesis of geosmin (1) and (1(10)E,5E)-germacradien-11-ol (2), two volatile terpenoid compounds emitted by the myxobacteria Myxococcus xanthus and Stigmatella aurantiaca, was investigated in feeding experiments with different labeled precursors and led to a biosynthetic scheme to 1 with intermediate 2.
Novel Iso-branched Ether Lipids as Specific Markers of Developmental Sporulation in the Myxobacterium Myxococcus xanthus*>
TLDR
Analysis of several mutants blocked at different stages of development indicated that the biosynthesis ofTG-1 is developmentally regulated and that VEPE might be an intermediate in the TG-1 biosynthesis, suggesting the important role of iso-branched lipids for myxobacterial development.
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