Applied and Environmental Soil Science

Microbial Diversity-Sustaining Earth and Industry


Publishing date
01 Aug 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Feb 2011

1Biotechnology Division, National Institute For Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Industrial Estate, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

2Actinomycetal Laboratory, Yunnan Institute of Microbiology, Yunnan University, Kunming 650091, China

3Department of Applied Biology, College of Sciences, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE

4Department of Soil Science, College of Agricultural Sciences, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran


Microbial Diversity-Sustaining Earth and Industry

Description

All life forms rely on bacterial processes for their survival. Bacterial diversity is greater than the diversity of any other group of organisms. Bacteria are responsible for diverse metabolic functions that affect soil and plant health. Soil is highly heterogeneous and complex microhabitat, which is reflected in the spatial distribution and enormous diversity of microorganisms and their metabolic versatility. The importance of soil microorganisms for sustenance of all other forms of life needs no emphasis. Industrial microbiology exploits the ecological adaptations that microorganisms have developed to communicate with and survive in their environments.

Main focus of this special issue explores the intersection of microbial diversity and industrial microbiology with ecological microbiology, which is the study of these adaptations. These topics unite industrial applications with ecological innovation, using bacterial transformation of chemical environments and their virtually limitless adaptive strategies to cultivate industrial applications. The special issue will become an international forum for researchers to summarize the most recent developments and ideas in the field, with a special emphasis given to the technical and observational results obtained within the last five years. The topics to be covered include, but not limited to:

  • Microbial diversity and community ecology
  • Microbial ecology and functional diversity of natural habitats
  • Microbes: soil interaction and ecosystem impacts
  • Microbial community genetics and evolutionary processes
  • Microbial physiological, metabolic, and structural diversity
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Extremophiles and life in extreme and unusual little-explored habitats
  • New technological developments in microbial ecology, interdisciplinary studies of fundamental problems are particularly welcome

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 459195
  • - Editorial

Microbial Diversity-Sustaining Earth and Industry

Syed G. Dastager | Wen-Jun Li | ... | Mohammad Miransari
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 561975
  • - Review Article

The Importance of Endospore-Forming Bacteria Originating from Soil for Contamination of Industrial Food Processing

Marc Heyndrickx
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 107159
  • - Research Article

Mycoflora in Exhumed Seeds of Opuntia tomentosa and Its Possible Role in Seed Germination

María Esther Sánchez-Coronado | Judith Márquez-Guzmán | ... | Alma Orozco-Segovia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 537459
  • - Research Article

Relationships among Contrasting Measurements of Microbial Dynamics in Pasture and Organic Farm Soils

S. L. Edenborn | A. J. Sexstone | ... | J. A. Chapman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 156320
  • - Research Article

Comparative Bioremediation of Crude Oil-Amended Tropical Soil Microcosms by Natural Attenuation, Bioaugmentation, or Bioenrichment

Vanessa Marques Alvarez | Joana Montezano Marques | ... | Lucy Seldin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 732984
  • - Research Article

Growth of Photosynthetic Biofilms and Fe, Pb, Cu, and Zn Speciation in Unsaturated Columns with Calcareous Mine Tailings from Arid Zones

J. V. García-Meza | M. I. Contreras-Aganza | ... | R. H. Lara
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 409643
  • - Research Article

Isolation and Identification of Pyrene Mineralizing Mycobacterium spp. from Contaminated and Uncontaminated Sources

Christopher W. M. Lease | Richard H. Bentham | ... | Albert L. Juhasz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 298097
  • - Research Article

Effects on Glomus mosseae Root Colonization by Paenibacillus polymyxa and Paenibacillus brasilensis Strains as Related to Soil P-Availability in Winter Wheat

Veronica Arthurson | Karin Hjort | ... | Ulf Granhall
Applied and Environmental Soil Science
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