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 2013
  • - Article ID 470867
  • - Research Article

Microbial Adhesion and Biofilm Formation on Microfiltration Membranes: A Detailed Characterization Using Model Organisms with Increasing Complexity

L. Vanysacker | C. Denis | ... | I. F. J. Vankelecom
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 863240
  • - Review Article

Microbial Inoculants and Their Impact on Soil Microbial Communities: A Review

Darine Trabelsi | Ridha Mhamdi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 491091
  • - Research Article

Plant Growth Promotion Potential Is Equally Represented in Diverse Grapevine Root-Associated Bacterial Communities from Different Biopedoclimatic Environments

Ramona Marasco | Eleonora Rolli | ... | Daniele Daffonchio
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 526362
  • - Research Article

Seasonal and Spatial Variability of Virioplanktonic Abundance in Haihe River, China

Lili Ma | Rui Sun | ... | Yingying Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 838145
  • - Research Article

The Occurrence of Two Species of Entomophthorales (Entomophthoromycota), Pathogens of Sitobion avenae and Myzus persicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae), in Tunisia

Ibtissem Ben Fekih | Sonia Boukhris-Bouhachem | ... | Annette Bruun Jensen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 969750
  • - Research Article

Effects of Systemic Pesticides Imidacloprid and Metalaxyl on the Phyllosphere of Pepper Plants

Constantinos Moulas | Christos Petsoulas | ... | Dimitrios G. Karpouzas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 926985
  • - Research Article

Combinatorial Mutagenesis and Selection to Understand and Improve Yeast Promoters

Laila Berg | Trine Aakvik Strand | ... | Trygve Brautaset
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 463894
  • - Review Article

Cyanobacterial Toxin Degrading Bacteria: Who Are They?

Konstantinos Ar. Kormas | Despoina S. Lymperopoulou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 248078
  • - Research Article

Potential for Plant Growth Promotion of Rhizobacteria Associated with Salicornia Growing in Tunisian Hypersaline Soils

Francesca Mapelli | Ramona Marasco | ... | Sara Borin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 387230
  • - Research Article

Streptomyces rochei ACTA1551, an Indigenous Greek Isolate Studied as a Potential Biocontrol Agent against Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lycopersici

Grammatiki S. Kanini | Efstathios A. Katsifas | ... | Amalia D. Karagouni
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