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Aeromonas: a Jack of All Trades

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Aeromonads are Gram-negative bacilli found in water, animals, and foods. Many species include human and animal pathogens capable of causing gastroenteritis, wound infections, and septicemia, amongst other diseases.

Over the past decades, cutting edge research on ...

Aeromonads are Gram-negative bacilli found in water, animals, and foods. Many species include human and animal pathogens capable of causing gastroenteritis, wound infections, and septicemia, amongst other diseases.

Over the past decades, cutting edge research on Aeromonas genomics has promoted a tremendous advance in our knowledge of these bacteria, demonstrating that they have diverse metabolic and virulence capabilities that allow them to colonize a wide range of host and habitats. This has subsequently resulted in the aeromonads gaining the nickname of “Jack-of-all-trades”. Furthermore, improved understanding of the interaction of Aeromonas with a variety of living organisms has documented their significant role of specific symbiosis relationships.

As more genomes of Aeromonas spp have been sequenced, current research has focused on its pathogenesis, and biotechnological applications, with recent studies investigating enzyme production, biodegradation, and bioremediation. Besides, Aeromonas has been gaining interest for antimicrobial resistance surveillance from water.

However, research on Aeromonas remains compartmentalized according to academic disciplines (basic biology, ecology, human medicine, veterinary medicine, food sciences, biotechnology, etc.) while knowledge on these versatile bacteria requires convergent multidisciplinary perspectives.

This Research Topic is dedicated to gather latest developments from the diverse research areas: physiology, genomics, infection and immunity, host-pathogen interaction, pathogenesis, molecular epidemiology, applied and environmental microbiology, biotechnology. Leading experts in the field have carte blanche to contribute to this debate that would open the pathway of future research on Aeromonas.


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