Call for Papers on "Microorganisms and their macromolecules: An Environmental perspective towards sustainable ecosystem"

Monday, April 25, 2022

Microorganisms and their macromolecules: An Environmental perspective towards sustainable ecosystem

April 2022

Guest editors:

Prof. Govarthanan Muthusamy, Kyungpook National University, South Korea

Dr. Pankaj Bhatt, Purdue University, USA

Dr. Claudia Rocco, Imperial College, London, UK

Special issue information:

Microorganisms play a key role in the degradation and/or detoxification of organic and inorganic compounds present in the ecosystem. Thus, microorganisms are commonly used in various environmental applications including agriculture activities. In addition, microbial based methods are widely accepted as an eco-friendly, cost-effective biotechnological approach offering an alternative to energivorous and labor-intensive physico-chemical techniques to remove toxic pollutants from contaminated contexts or to prevent toxic waste release into the ecosystem. Microbial macromolecules are widely used to produce several valuable products with diverse applications in the field of science and technology including environmental sciences. These macromolecules are synthesized within cellular or subcellular systems and the synthesis is highly influenced by several biotic and abiotic factors. The discovery and quantification of the universal chemical diversity of microbial macromolecules, which commonly results in a range of biological functions, has significant biotechnological potential. Hence, it is an essential to take together potential research and novel techniques covering different microbial macromolecules and their associated nanotechnologies in different environmental applications are important for the sustainable environment. This SI Covers all the aspects of microorganisms which involved in an environmental aspect.

  • Isolation, and characterization of novel microorganisms involved in the degradation of pollutants.
  • Identification of novel pollutant resistance genes in the microorganisms.
  • Genetic improvement of microbial systems towards biodegradation of pollutants.
  • Impact of emerging pollutants on microbial communities and metagenomics.
  • Role of microbial macromolecules in remediation.
  • Metal-microbe interactions.

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