BioMed Research International

Molecular Approaches for the Classification of Microbial Pathogens of Public Health Significance


Publishing date
17 Jan 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
30 Aug 2013

Lead Editor

1Division of Biomedical Food Research, National Institute of Health Sciences, Tokyo, Japan

2Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

3Department of Domestic Science, Kyoto Seibo College, Kyoto, Japan

4Department of Food and Life Sciences, Azabu University, Kanagawa, Japan


Molecular Approaches for the Classification of Microbial Pathogens of Public Health Significance

Description

A number of pathogenic microorganisms are widely disseminated, surrounding us and sometimes infecting our body, causing a wide range of health problems, ranging from mild to life-threading diseases. It is now widely accepted to use a variety of molecular approaches to classify or type the causative microbial pathogens in both host and hostile environments, which improve our global understanding on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, ecology, and evolution of the microorganisms, contributing to the prevention of infection, better infection control, and environmental sanitation.

This special issue focuses on molecular approaches for microbial classification and typing. Both original articles, including comprehensive descriptions of study designs and settings, and review articles, including systematic reviews/meta-analyses, are welcome. The research target can be bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses. Studies on the evaluation, development, and application of a series of molecular approaches or infection case reports that address the above-mentioned scope of this issue are welcome for submission. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Molecular epidemiological surveillance
  • Population biology and host/pathogen genetics/genomics
  • Molecular ecology and evolution of microbial pathogens under host and hostile environments
  • Molecular assessment of microbial pathogenesis
  • Development of novel molecular approaches
  • Clinical studies

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/microbiology/cmp/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 725801
  • - Editorial

Molecular Approaches for the Classification of Microbial Pathogens of Public Health Significance

Hiroshi Asakura | Holger Brueggemann | ... | Yoshiko Sugita-Konishi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 739139
  • - Research Article

Molecular Approach for Tracing Dissemination Routes of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli O157 in Bovine Offal at Slaughter

Hiroshi Asakura | Kazuya Masuda | ... | Shizunobu Igimi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 205801
  • - Research Article

Microbial Assessment and Prevalence of Foodborne Pathogens in Natural Cheeses in Japan

Firew Kassa Esho | Budbazar Enkhtuya | ... | Keiko Kawamoto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 295050
  • - Research Article

A New Protocol to Detect Multiple Foodborne Pathogens with PCR Dipstick DNA Chromatography after a Six-Hour Enrichment Culture in a Broad-Range Food Pathogen Enrichment Broth

Masahiro Hayashi | Tatsuya Natori | ... | Takayuki Ezaki
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 679038
  • - Research Article

Development of an Immunochromatographic Test Strip for Detection of Cholera Toxin

Eiki Yamasaki | Ryuta Sakamoto | ... | Hisao Kurazono
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 314654
  • - Research Article

Staphylococcus aureus Clinical Isolates: Antibiotic Susceptibility, Molecular Characteristics, and Ability to Form Biofilm

N. Indrawattana | O. Sungkhachat | ... | W. Chaicumpa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 514395
  • - Research Article

Characterization of Legionella pneumophila Isolated from Environmental Water and Ashiyu Foot Spa

Masato Tachibana | Masaya Nakamoto | ... | Masahisa Watarai
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