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Environmental Biotechnology: Current Advances, New Knowledge Gaps, and Emerging Issues


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1Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt

2Teesside University, Middlesbrough, UK

3Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

4University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, USA


Environmental Biotechnology: Current Advances, New Knowledge Gaps, and Emerging Issues

Description

The term ‘environmental biotechnology’ encapsulates a wide and dynamic spectrum of topics including bioremediation, biofiltration, wastewater treatment, biodegradation, waste management, and biofuel production. All these disciplines are underpinned by complex interacting microbial communities; hence exciting research has been undertaken and increasingly driven by cutting-edge ecogenomic techniques. However, understanding of microbial diversity, population, and structure for sustainable environmental management remains largely a “Black box.” Thus, exciting findings identified new knowledge gaps and, inevitably, engendered novel research questions with inventive methodologies.

Therefore, we invite contributions of original research manuscripts and review articles that will i) present a critical and succinct appreciation of the environmental biotechnology state-of-the-art, ii) identify emerging areas of research, iii) illustrate the applications of innovative molecular techniques, and iv) update the established protocols.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Understanding of environmental biotechnologies gained as a result of microecophysiology techniques
  • Knowledge gaps despite advances in ecogenomic-informed investigations
  • Emerging issues in environmental biotechnologies
  • Novel applications of new ecogenomic techniques
  • The role of ‘culturing the unculturables’

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 814529
  • - Editorial

Environmental Biotechnology: Current Advances, New Knowledge Gaps, and Emerging Issues

Abd El-Latif Hesham | T. Komang Ralebitso-Senior | ... | Qing X. Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 483548
  • - Research Article

Safety Evaluation of the Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci Microbiota of Salami: Superantigenic Toxin Production and Antimicrobial Resistance

Raquel Soares Casaes Nunes | Eduardo Mere Del Aguila | Vânia Margaret Flosi Paschoalin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 267538
  • - Research Article

Improved Sugar Production by Optimizing Planetary Mill Pretreatment and Enzyme Hydrolysis Process

Jeong Heo Kwon | Siseon Lee | ... | Jin Hyung Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 480386
  • - Review Article

Perspective for Aquaponic Systems: “Omic” Technologies for Microbial Community Analysis

Perla Munguia-Fragozo | Oscar Alatorre-Jacome | ... | Ramon G. Guevara-Gonzalez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 932934
  • - Research Article

Comparison of Different Strategies for Selection/Adaptation of Mixed Microbial Cultures Able to Ferment Crude Glycerol Derived from Second-Generation Biodiesel

C. Varrone | T. M. B. Heggeset | ... | H. N. Gavala
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 845261
  • - Research Article

Fabrication of an Amperometric Flow-Injection Microfluidic Biosensor Based on Laccase for In Situ Determination of Phenolic Compounds

Juan C. Gonzalez-Rivera | Johann F. Osma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 719060
  • - Research Article

Biosorption of Pb(II) Ions by Klebsiella sp. 3S1 Isolated from a Wastewater Treatment Plant: Kinetics and Mechanisms Studies

Antonio Jesús Muñoz | Francisco Espínola | ... | Encarnación Ruiz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 474879
  • - Research Article

Efficacy of Clonostachys rosea and Duddingtonia flagrans in Reducing the Haemonchus contortus Infective Larvae

Manoel Eduardo da Silva | Fabio Ribeiro Braga | ... | Jackson Victor de Araújo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 241582
  • - Research Article

Fungal Antagonism Assessment of Predatory Species and Producers Metabolites and Their Effectiveness on Haemonchus contortus Infective Larvae

Manoel Eduardo Silva | Fabio Ribeiro Braga | ... | Jackson Victor de Araújo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 582471
  • - Research Article

Magnet-Facilitated Selection of Electrogenic Bacteria from Marine Sediment

Larisa Kiseleva | Justina Briliute | ... | Igor Goryanin
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