Überlebenskünstler mit sozialen und kommunikativen Fähigkeiten


Myxobacteria display complex social behaviours including formation
of multicellular, spore-filled fruiting bodies. Recent research provided
fascinating insights into the processes underlying these social behaviours,
including intra- and intercellular signalling, motility and its regulation,
and cell cycle control. These analyses also show that Myxobacteria
are a rich source for the discovery of novel molecular and cellular
mechanisms. VAAM (Association for General and Applied Microbiology)
therefore chose Myxococcus xanthus as the Microbe of the year 2020.