Let´s chat: Communication between electroactive microorganisms.

Paquete C, Rosenbaum MA, Baneras L, Rotaru AE, Puig S (2022) Let´s chat: Communication between electroactive microorganisms. Bioresour Technol 347, 126705. (Review)


Electroactive microorganisms can exchange electrons with other cellsor conductive interfaces in their extracellular environment. This property

opens the way to a broad range of practical biotechnological applications, from manufacturing sustainablechemicals via electrosynthesis,

to bioenergy, bioelectronics or improved, low-energy demanding wastewater treatments. Besides, electroactive microorganisms play key roles

in environmental bioremediation, significantly impacting process efficiencies. This review highlights our present knowledge on microbial

interactions promoting the communication between electroactive microorganisms in a biofilm on an electrode in bioelectrochemical systems (BES).

Furthermore, the immediate knowledge gaps that must be closed to develop novel technologies will also be acknowledged.


Miriam Agler-Rosenbaum


doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2022.126705

PMID: 35065228