BioMed Research International

Microbial Diversity for Biotechnology


Publishing date
06 Sep 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
19 Apr 2013

Lead Editor

1Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management, University of Western Greece, 2 Seferi Street, 30100 Agrinio, Greece

2Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece

3Higher Institute for Biotechnology of Sidi Thabet, University of Manouba, Ariana, Tunisia

4DOE Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, USA


Microbial Diversity for Biotechnology

Description

The ecology of microorganisms, the most diverse and abundant group of organisms on Earth, has entered a period of considerable importance to science in general, industry, protection of the environment, and public policy making. Environmental microbes are immensely diverse and have numerous metabolic activities and products that could have industrial applications. This treasured reservoir is largely untapped since more than 99% of environmental microbes cannot be cultured under current laboratory conditions, leaving their potential largely unexploited. Metagenomic, metatranscriptomics, and other omic technologies have been effectively applied for the characterization of the hidden microbial diversity and for obtaining novel microbial products. Understanding the unculturable fraction of Earth's microbiome is essential to understand the evolution, sustainability of life on Earth, and the development of various industrial products that have potential applications across all major industries and for the control of pests and diseases to humans, plants, and animals.

For the above reasons, we invite researchers all over the world to contribute with original articles, as well as reviews that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the hidden microbial diversity, to develop new technologies that can lead to potential biotechnological developments, and also for the use of microbes to suppress insect populations of environmental, agricultural, and medical importance. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Microbial ecology
  • Arid ecosystems
  • Microbial evolution
  • Bioremediation
  • Bioenergy
  • Fermentation
  • Arthropod symbionts
  • Biodiscovery, antibiotic resistance, new antibiotics
  • Omic technologies: genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics
  • Bioinformatics and biotechnology

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 845972
  • - Editorial

Microbial Diversity for Biotechnology

George Tsiamis | Dimitrios Karpouzas | ... | Konstantinos Mavrommatis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 648141
  • - Research Article

Cultivation-Dependant Assessment, Diversity, and Ecology of Haloalkaliphilic Bacteria in Arid Saline Systems of Southern Tunisia

Darine El Hidri | Amel Guesmi | ... | Ameur Cherif
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 958719
  • - Review Article

Microbial Diversity in the Era of Omic Technologies

Sofia Nikolaki | George Tsiamis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 240175
  • - Review Article

The World Bacterial Biogeography and Biodiversity through Databases: A Case Study of NCBI Nucleotide Database and GBIF Database

Okba Selama | Phillip James | ... | Hocine Hacène
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 784591
  • - Review Article

The Microbiology of Olive Mill Wastes

Spyridon Ntougias | Kostas Bourtzis | George Tsiamis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 405708
  • - Research Article

Diversity and Antimicrobial Properties of Lactic Acid Bacteria Isolated from Rhizosphere of Olive Trees and Desert Truffles of Tunisia

Imene Fhoula | Afef Najjari | ... | Hadda Ouzari
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 479893
  • - Research Article

Genetic and Biochemical Diversity of Paenibacillus larvae Isolated from Tunisian Infected Honey Bee Broods

Chadlia Hamdi | Jihène Essanaa | ... | Ameur Cherif
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 968518
  • - Review Article

An Insight into the “-Omics” Based Engineering of Streptomycetes for Secondary Metabolite Overproduction

Amit Kumar Chaudhary | Dipesh Dhakal | Jae Kyung Sohng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 420287
  • - Research Article

Characterization of the Bacterial Community Associated with Larvae and Adults of Anoplophora chinensis Collected in Italy by Culture and Culture-Independent Methods

Aurora Rizzi | Elena Crotti | ... | Daniele Daffonchio
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 438956
  • - Research Article

Population Abundance of Potentially Pathogenic Organisms in Intestinal Microbiome of Jungle Crow (Corvus macrorhynchos) Shown with 16S rRNA Gene-Based Microbial Community Analysis

Isamu Maeda | Mohammad Shohel Rana Siddiki | ... | Shoei Sugita
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