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The Ecological Role of Volatile and Soluble Secondary Metabolites Produced by Soil Bacteria

Tyc, O., Song, C., Dickschat, J. S., Vos, M. & Garbeva, P., Apr-2017, In : Trends in Microbiology. 25, 4, p. 280-292 13 p.

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  • Olaf Tyc
  • Chunxu Song
  • Jeroen S. Dickschat
  • Michiel Vos
  • Paolina Garbeva

The rich diversity of secondary metabolites produced by soil bacteria has been appreciated for over a century, and advances in chemical analysis and genome sequencing continue to greatly advance our understanding of this biochemical complexity. However, we are just at the beginning of understanding the physicochemical properties of bacterial metabolites, the factors that govern their production and ecological roles. Interspecific interactions and competitor sensing are among the main biotic factors affecting the production of bacterial secondary metabolites. Many soil bacteria produce both volatile and soluble compounds. In contrast to soluble compounds, volatile organic compounds can diffuse easily through air- and gas-filled pores in the soil and likely play an important role in long-distance microbial interactions. In this review we provide an overview of the most important soluble and volatile classes of secondary metabolites produced by soil bacteria, their ecological roles, and their possible synergistic effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-292
Number of pages13
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Volume25
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr-2017

    Keywords

  • BIOSYNTHETIC GENE-CLUSTER, PSEUDOMONAS-FLUORESCENS PF-5, MASS-SPECTROMETRY, ANTIBIOTIC PRODUCTION, NATURAL-PRODUCTS, POLYKETIDE BIOSYNTHESIS, EXTRACELLULAR SIGNAL, BACILLUS-SUBTILIS, INDOLE, RHIZOSPHERE

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