Myxobakterielle Naturstofffabriken


Myxococcus xanthus is a prime example of soil-living myxobacteria
featuring a complex lifestyle, including coordinated movement through
swarming, predatory feeding on other microorganisms, and the formation
of multicellular fruiting bodies. Due to its biosynthetic capabilities
for secondary metabolite production and its applicability as biotechnological
chassis organism for heterologous expression, Myxococcus
stands out as a biochemical factory for bioactive molecules with future
applications, not only in human therapy.