About this Research Topic
The development of genetic tools for manipulating Mollicute's genomes together with the advances in comparative and functional genomics has transformed mycoplasma research. While these progresses have started to uncover new insights into their fascinating evolution and biology, it is now clear that these minimal bacteria have adapted to hostile host environments through a surprisingly sophisticated variety of ways, many of which remain to be explored. In turn, the adaptability of Mollicutes may explain our failure in providing efficient control strategies for several important pathogenic species.
This Research Topic covers a broad range of topics and aims at gathering the latest development in mycoplasmology research, including but not limited to:
• Mollicutes evolution
• Mollicutes biology and genetics
• Functional and comparative genomics of Mollicutes
• Interactions between Mollicutes and their hosts (plants, insects, animals or humans)
• Mollicute virulence factors and pathogenesis
• New and emerging Mollicutes
• Mollicute diagnostic tools
• Study addressing Mollicitute antimicrobials and resistance
• Study addressing the control of Mollicute diseases
Please note that review, mini-review and original research articles are welcome.
Keywords: Mycoplasma, Virulence, Pathogenesis, Evolution, Antibiotics
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