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Buan NR and Kappler U (2023) Editorial: Rising stars in microbial physiology and metabolism: 2022. Front. Microbiol. 14:1254900. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2023.1254900
This Research Topic was initiated to highlight work by young authors, the rising stars in the field of microbial physiology and metabolism. Microbial physiology and metabolism is an interdisciplinary field of research that seeks to uncover how the metabolic pathways of a cell work together to determine cell fate and function, whether that be growth, replication, pathogenicity, predation, respiration and fermentation, homeostasis or death. Ultimately, researchers like the ones featured here seek to integrate biological information and physicochemical parameters to try to find the underlying rules governing microbial function so that we can understand, predict and design microbes and microbial communities to improve society.