FEMS Affiliates Letter July 2020 - Page 5

FEMS Yeast Research The antifungal pipeline: the need is established. Are there new compounds? This review summarizes and compares the temporal development (eras) of antifungal drug discovery as well as antibacterial ventures. The innovation gap that occurred in antibacterial discovery from 1960 to 2000 was likely due to tailoring of existing compounds to have better activity than predecessors. Antifungal discovery also faced innovation gaps. With the immense contribution of comparative genomics, antifungal targets became part of the discovery focus. Dongmei Li, Xiaodong She, and Richard Calderone DOI: doi.org/10.1093/femsyr/foaa023 > FEMS Microbiology Ecology Microbiome approaches provide the key to biologically control postharvest pathogens and storability of fruits and vegetables This minireview summarizes the recent developments in the research on fruit- and vegetable-associated microbiomes in the context of increasing fruit and vegetable quality as well as storability, and moreover contributes to a more sustainable agriculture. Peter Kusstatscher, Tomislav Cernava, Ahmed Abdelfattah, Jarishma Gokul, Lise Korsten, and Gabriele Berg DOI: doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiaa119 > Biology and Risk Factors of Human Pathogens from the Environment We are proud to announce the publication of the latest Thematic Issue of papers from FEMS Microbiology Letters on Biology and Risk Factors of Human Pathogens from the Environment. This issue of nine papers aims to better understand the routes of transmission of notifiable food-borne pathogens and the risks associated with the environmental sources, ultimately to improve human health. Read the Thematic Issue > JULY 2020 5