We exploit microbes and microbial traits for industrial purposes. Over time, the existing technologies to do so have been improved and new techniques have emerged. In this Virtual Issue of FEMS Microbiology Letters you find an overview of the recent advances, including the use of novel techniques and faced challenges in metabolic engineering and strain development, as well as in cultivation and bioreactor design.
FEMS Microbes is excited to present its latest thematic issue, focusing on bacterial-viral co-infections. Host and microbial factors are critically important for influencing the severity and outcome of infection. Interactions between microbes is an understudied yet important aspect to this process.