Chemical ecology

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  1. Editor: Dr. Christine Beemelmanns
    Hans Knöll Institute, Jena

Microbes are outstanding producers of structurally diverse natural products, which serve as communication signals amongst microbes and/or between the microbial producer and a non-microbial host. The underlying biosynthetic pathways are often intertwined with complex cellular regulatory mechanisms to orchestrate the production levels and cellular responses related to these highly bioactive molecules.

This thematic issue aims to reflect recent advances in the field of natural product chemistry with a special focus on (new) natural products from microbial symbionts and/or symbiotic interactions, and insightful studies on their ecological functions, biosynthesis and evolution.

The articles within the topic series may cover 1) the identification and characterization of natural products from defined symbiotic microorganisms; 2) synthetic approaches towards microbial natural products serving as chemical communication signals in combination with ecological test (purpose: structure elucidation and functionalization), and 3) targeted analysis of their biosynthetic pathways to enhance structural diversity and an understanding of their biosynthesis.

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  • Published 19 Nov 2020

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2020, 16, 2807–2819, doi:10.3762/bjoc.16.231

Secondary metabolites of Bacillus subtilis impact the assembly of soil-derived semisynthetic bacterial communities

  1. Heiko T. Kiesewalter,
  2. Carlos N. Lozano-Andrade,
  3. Mikael L. Strube and
  4. Ákos T. Kovács
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  • Published 04 Dec 2020

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2020, 16, 2983–2998, doi:10.3762/bjoc.16.248

Identification of volatiles from six marine Celeribacter strains

  1. Anuj Kumar Chhalodia,
  2. Jan Rinkel,
  3. Dorota Konvalinkova,
  4. Jörn Petersen and
  5. Jeroen S. Dickschat
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  • Published 11 Feb 2021

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2021, 17, 420–430, doi:10.3762/bjoc.17.38

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  • Published 26 Feb 2021

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2021, 17, 569–580, doi:10.3762/bjoc.17.51

A new glance at the chemosphere of macroalgal–bacterial interactions: In situ profiling of metabolites in symbiosis by mass spectrometry

  1. Marine Vallet,
  2. Filip Kaftan,
  3. Veit Grabe,
  4. Fatemeh Ghaderiardakani,
  5. Simona Fenizia,
  6. Aleš Svatoš,
  7. Georg Pohnert and
  8. Thomas Wichard
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  • Published 19 May 2021

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2021, 17, 1313–1322, doi:10.3762/bjoc.17.91

Volatile emission and biosynthesis in endophytic fungi colonizing black poplar leaves

  1. Christin Walther,
  2. Pamela Baumann,
  3. Katrin Luck,
  4. Beate Rothe,
  5. Peter H. W. Biedermann,
  6. Jonathan Gershenzon,
  7. Tobias G. Köllner and
  8. Sybille B. Unsicker
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  • Published 22 Jul 2021

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2021, 17, 1698–1711, doi:10.3762/bjoc.17.118

  • Review
  • Published 28 Jul 2021

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2021, 17, 1814–1827, doi:10.3762/bjoc.17.124

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