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The Molecular Biology of Photorhabdus Bacteria

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Chapter title
Natural Products from Photorhabdus and Other Entomopathogenic Bacteria
Chapter number 24
Book title
The Molecular Biology of Photorhabdus Bacteria
Published in
Current topics in microbiology and immunology, January 2016
DOI 10.1007/82_2016_24
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-3-31-952714-7, 978-3-31-952715-4

Kenan A. J. Bozhüyük, Qiuqin Zhou, Yvonne Engel, Antje Heinrich, Alexander Pérez, Helge B. Bode


Although the first natural products (NP) from Photorhabdus and Xenorhabdus bacteria have been known now for almost 30 years, a huge variety of new compounds have been identified in the last 5-10 years, mainly due to the application of modern mass spectrometry. Additionally, application of molecular methods that allow the activation of NP production in several different strains as well as efficient heterologous expression methods have led to the production and validation of many new compounds. In this chapter we discuss the benefit of using Photorhabdus as a model system for microbial chemical ecology. We also examine non-ribosomal peptide synthetases as the most important pathway for NP production. Finally, we discuss the origin and function of all currently known NPs and the development of the molecular and chemical tools used to identify these NPs faster.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 14 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 2 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 14%
Student > Bachelor 2 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 7%
Lecturer 1 7%
Other 3 21%
Unknown 3 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 43%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 14%
Environmental Science 1 7%
Chemistry 1 7%
Engineering 1 7%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 3 21%