Microbe Profile: Alteromonas macleodii − a widespread, fast-responding, ‘interactive’ marine bacterium

Matthias Wietz, Mario López-Pérez, Daniel Sher, Steven J. Biller, Francisco Rodriguez-Valera

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Alteromonas macleodii is a marine heterotrophic bacterium with widespread distribution − from temperate to tropical oceans, and from surface to deep waters. Strains of A. macleodii exhibit considerable genomic and metabolic variability, and can grow rapidly on diverse organic compounds. A. macleodii is a model organism for the study of population genomics, physiological adaptations and microbial interactions, with individual genomes encoding diverse phenotypic traits influenced by recombination and horizontal gene transfer.

Original languageEnglish
Article number001236
JournalMicrobiology (United Kingdom)
Issue number11
StatePublished - 30 Nov 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
M.W.: grant WI3888/1-2 (German Research Foundation) and PoF-IV programme (Helmholtz Association); M.L.P. and F.R.V.: grant 'FLEX3GEN' PID2020-118052GB-I00 (co-funded with FEDER; Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness); D.S.: grant 1786/20 (Israel Science Foundation); S.J.B.: OCE-2049004 (US National Science Foundation) and Simons Foundation Award 917971.

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  • intraspecific diversity
  • metabolic versatility
  • microbial interactions
  • ocean
  • pangenome evolution
  • r strategist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology


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