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
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiaa119 >
Biology and Risk Factors of
Human Pathogens from the
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 >