Discovering the hidden secondary metabolome of Myxococcus xanthus: a study of intraspecific diversity.

  title={Discovering the hidden secondary metabolome of Myxococcus xanthus: a study of intraspecific diversity.},
  author={Daniel Krug and Gabriela Zurek and Ole Revermann and Michiel Vos and Gregory J. Velicer and Rolf M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={74 10},
As a monophyletic group, the myxobacteria are known to produce a broad spectrum of secondary metabolites. However, the degree of metabolic diversity that can be found within a single species remains unexplored. The model species Myxococcus xanthus produces several metabolites also present in other myxobacterial species, but only one compound unique to M. xanthus has been found to date. Here, we compare the metabolite profiles of 98 M. xanthus strains that originate from 78 locations worldwide… CONTINUE READING

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