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Microbial Diversity for Biotechnology 2014


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1University of Patras, Agrinio, Greece

2University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece

3University of Manouba, Manouba, Tunisia

4Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece


Microbial Diversity for Biotechnology 2014

Description

Microbes have been the driving force for the evolution of life on Earth for the last 4 billion years regulating the recycling of all major chemicals, producing fuels, synthesizing novel natural products, determining the oxic condition of our atmosphere, promoting soil fertility, interacting with animal and plant species, and, in general, sustaining all living organisms. Despite their great importance, only a small fraction of them has been cultivated in the laboratory. It is now clear that molecular techniques have played a major role in the detection and unravelling of the enormous microbial diversity. Omic technologies like genomics, metagenomics, and single cell genomics enabled the characterization of a huge and unexplored portion of the microbial diversity that is being referred to as microbial dark matter (MDM). Understanding the unculturable and culturable fraction of Earth’s microbiome would benefit almost every aspect of human health, including the promotion of environmental remediation and recovery of polluted ecosystems, transformation and detoxification of inorganic and organic pollutants, the isolation of extremozymes in order to allow industrial processes under harsh conditions, and the development of biosensors.

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 advancements 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, and new antibiotics
  • Biosensors
  • Bioreactors
  • Omic technologies: genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and transcriptomics
  • Bioinformatics and biotechnology

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 604264
  • - Editorial

Microbial Diversity for Biotechnology 2014

George Tsiamis | Ameur Cherif | ... | Spyridon Ntougias
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 981829
  • - Research Article

Bacterial Diversity and Bioremediation Potential of the Highly Contaminated Marine Sediments at El-Max District (Egypt, Mediterranean Sea)

Ranya A. Amer | Francesca Mapelli | ... | Yasser R. Abdel-Fattah
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 351014
  • - Research Article

Development of Electroactive and Anaerobic Ammonium-Oxidizing (Anammox) Biofilms from Digestate in Microbial Fuel Cells

Enea Gino Di Domenico | Gianluca Petroni | ... | Fiorentina Ascenzioni
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 179597
  • - Research Article

Isolation and Characterization of Phages Infecting Bacillus subtilis

Anna Krasowska | Anna Biegalska | ... | Marcin Łukaszewicz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 242856
  • - Research Article

Diverse Reductive Dehalogenases Are Associated with Clostridiales-Enriched Microcosms Dechlorinating 1,2-Dichloroethane

Giuseppe Merlino | Annalisa Balloi | ... | Daniele Daffonchio
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 816102
  • - Research Article

Bioprecipitation of Calcium Carbonate Crystals by Bacteria Isolated from Saline Environments Grown in Culture Media Amended with Seawater and Real Brine

G. A. Silva-Castro | I. Uad | ... | M. A. Rivadeneyra
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 194540
  • - Research Article

Bacterial Diversity Associated with the Coccolithophorid Algae Emiliania huxleyi and Coccolithus pelagicus f. braarudii

David H. Green | Virginia Echavarri-Bravo | ... | Mark C. Hart
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 304523
  • - Research Article

Expression of Heterologous Cellulases in Thermotoga sp. Strain RQ2

Hui Xu | Dongmei Han | Zhaohui Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 401672
  • - Research Article

Characterization, Microbial Community Structure, and Pathogen Occurrence in Urban Faucet Biofilms in South China

Huirong Lin | Shuting Zhang | ... | Xin Yu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 857639
  • - Research Article

A High Diversity in Chitinolytic and Chitosanolytic Species and Enzymes and Their Oligomeric Products Exist in Soil with a History of Chitin and Chitosan Exposure

Malathi Nampally | M. B. Govinda Rajulu | ... | Bruno B. Moerschbacher
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