Role of bacterial volatile compounds in bacterial biology

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Title
Role of bacterial volatile compounds in bacterial biology
Author(s)
B Audrain; M A Farag; Choong-Min Ryu; J M Ghigo
Bibliographic Citation
FEMS Microbiology Reviews, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 222-233
Publication Year
2015
Abstract
Bacterial interactions with neighboring microorganisms via production of small metabolites enable bacteria to respond and adapt to environmental changes. The study of intercellular interactions primarily focused on soluble metabolites, but bacteria also produce and release into their headspace a wide variety of volatile secondary metabolites, the ecological roles of which have generally been overlooked. However, bacterial volatile compounds are known to contribute to interkingdom interactions (plant, fungi and nematodes), and recent studies also identified their at-a-distance influence on bacterial behavior. The present review describes the biological roles of bacterial volatile compounds in inter- and intraspecies bacterial interactions, a new and yet unexplored research area, with potential clinical and industrial applications.
Keyword
antibiotic resistancebacterial volatile compoundsbiofilmpathogenesis
ISSN
0168-6445
Publisher
Oxford Univ Press
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/femsre/fuu013
Type
Article
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Division of Research on National Challenges > Infectious Disease Research Center > 1. Journal Articles
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