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Double cover success for Bailey and Foster groups

11 June 2010

In the first cover paper, Kilaru et al., Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 75, (pp. 7196-7204), 10.1128/AEM.01151-09, the cover featured the fruiting bodies of the basidiomycete Clitopilus passeckerianus, which produces a natural antibiotic called pleuromutilin. Recently, a derivative of pleuromutilin called retapamulin was approved for use in humans as a treatment for impetigo and infected wounds. However, despite its increasing importance, until now no molecular tools have been available to achieve a full understanding of this antibiotic. The paper describes all the necessary tools to manipulate this important organism.

In the first cover paper, Kilaru et al., Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 75, (pp. 7196-7204), 10.1128/AEM.01151-09, the cover featured the fruiting bodies of the basidiomycete Clitopilus passeckerianus, which produces a natural antibiotic called pleuromutilin. Recently, a derivative of pleuromutilin called retapamulin was approved for use in humans as a treatment for impetigo and infected wounds. However, despite its increasing importance, until now no molecular tools have been available to achieve a full understanding of this antibiotic. The paper describes all the necessary tools to manipulate this important organism.

Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Additional photos from this breakthrough paper were then chosen by the American Society for Microbiology to appear as the front cover of Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews throughout 2010

Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews
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