BioMed Research International

Coastal Biotechnology: Facing the Global and Regional Changes


Publishing date
03 Jan 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
04 Nov 2013

Lead Editor
Guest Editors

1Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

2Department of Medical Biotechnology, School of Medicine, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, Australia

3Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, NJ, USA


Coastal Biotechnology: Facing the Global and Regional Changes

Description

Coastal biotechnology explores and utilizes marine and coastal bioresources. Coastal biotechnology is now undergoing rapid development with exciting achievements in science and engineering, for example, biochemistry, genetics, genomics, aquaculture, bioenergy, and other related fields. No doubt that coastal biotechnology also incorporates enormous social and economic benefits. Moreover it provides a foundation for establishing the ocean farming industry. This in turn could supply enough technological support for international efforts that will exploit marine bioresources and keep coastal zone being developed sustainably. Coastal biotechnology is relatively young but it reveals unbelievably vigorous and powerful applications. This clearly indicates that coastal biotechnology is now leading certain trends from genomics to marine aquaculture and from genomic engineering to ocean farming. For more specific health benefits to humans, applicable pharmaceuticals are likely to emerge as more natural products are shown to be effective. Lastly, coastal biotechnology is one of the fruits of bioprospecting!

We invite both the participants of Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology 2012 and 1st International Conference on Coastal Biotechnology as well as other authors working on marine and coastal biotechnology to contribute original research as well as review articles. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Changing distribution pattern of coastal bioresources
    • Coastal and marine bioresources
    • Conservation biology
    • Coastal and marine biogeography and phylogeny
    • Large marine ecosystems
  • Coastal biotechnology: facing the global and regional changes
    • Sustainable aquaculture
    • Fisheries and CO2 sequestration effects of coastal reclamation on bioresources
    • Biotechnologies of salt-tolerant plants

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/biotechnology/coast/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 191480
  • - Editorial

Coastal Biotechnology: Facing the Global and the Regional Changes

Song Qin | Wei Zhang | Hanzhi Lin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 487050
  • - Research Article

Cloning and Expression of a Cytosolic HSP90 Gene in Chlorella vulgaris

Zhengyi Liu | Lei Zhang | ... | Song Qin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 208584
  • - Research Article

Biochemical and Anatomical Changes and Yield Reduction in Rice (Oryza sativa L.) under Varied Salinity Regimes

M. A. Hakim | Abdul Shukor Juraimi | ... | M. A. Latif
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 983465
  • - Research Article

Cultivation of Isochrysis galbana in Phototrophic, Heterotrophic, and Mixotrophic Conditions

Yousef Alkhamis | Jian G. Qin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 256549
  • - Research Article

Photosystem II Photochemistry and Phycobiliprotein of the Red Algae Kappaphycus alvarezii and Their Implications for Light Adaptation

Xiangyu Guan | Jinfeng Wang | ... | Peng Jiang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 193689
  • - Research Article

Extraction and Separation of Fucoidan from Laminaria japonica with Chitosan as Extractant

Ronge Xing | Song Liu | ... | Pengcheng Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 594308
  • - Research Article

Effects of Seawater Salinity and Temperature on Growth and Pigment Contents in Hypnea cervicornis J. Agardh (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta)

Lanping Ding | Yuanyuan Ma | ... | Shanwen Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 162907
  • - Research Article

Pyrolytic and Kinetic Analysis of Two Coastal Plant Species: Artemisia annua and Chenopodium glaucum

Lili Li | Xiaoning Wang | ... | Song Qin
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