Belin B. J., Busset N., Giraud Eric, Molinaro A., Silipo A., Newman D. K. (2018). Hopanoid lipids : from membranes to plant-bacteria interactions. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 16 (5), p. 304-315. ISSN 1740-1526.
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Hopanoid lipids : from membranes to plant-bacteria interactions
Belin B. J., Busset N., Giraud Eric, Molinaro A., Silipo A., Newman D. K.
Nature Reviews Microbiology, 2018,
16 (5), p. 304-315 ISSN 1740-1526
Lipid research represents a frontier for microbiology, as showcased by hopanoid lipids. Hopanoids, which resemble sterols and are found in the membranes of diverse bacteria, have left an extensive molecular fossil record. They were first discovered by petroleum geologists. Today, hopanoid-producing bacteria remain abundant in various ecosystems, such as the rhizosphere. Recently, great progress has been made in our understanding of hopanoid biosynthesis, facilitated in part by technical advances in lipid identification and quantification. A variety of genetically tractable, hopanoid-producing bacteria have been cultured, and tools to manipulate hopanoid biosynthesis and detect hopanoids are improving. However, we still have much to learn regarding how hopanoid production is regulated, how hopanoids act biophysically and biochemically, and how their production affects bacterial interactions with other organisms, such as plants. The study of hopanoids thus offers rich opportunities for discovery.
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Sciences fondamentales / Techniques d'analyse et de recherche