Microbial Diversity and Environmental Adaptability of Microorganisms in Extreme Environments
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 4585
2. School of Oceanography, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
Interests: polar regions; marine microbiology; adaptation and evolution, diversity
Interests: marine microbiology; biogeochemical cycles; organic sulfur cycling; catalytic mechanisms
Interests: marine microorganisms; communities diversity; genomic evolution; adaptation
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Microorganisms, the simplest and most diverse biological group in the ecosystem, are ideal models for studying the survival, adaptation, and evolution of life. Although it is challenging for microorganisms to live in extreme environments, such as the polar regions, the deep sea, hydrothermal vents and hot springs, for example, their diversity, functions and survival strategies are impressive. Nevertheless, we have been trying to best understand the basic questions as to the diversity of microorganisms living in extreme environments, and how they survive and evolve under extreme conditions. With the development of multiomics and advanced cultivation approaches, it is possible to gain a much better understanding of microbial diversity and survival strategies in extreme environments.
The aim of this collection of articles is to provide an overview of the current knowledge on the diversity, survival and adaptation mechanisms of microorganisms in various extreme environments. Reviews and research related to culture-dependent and culture-independent studies of microbial diversity in extreme environments are encouraged. In-depth studies on the adaptation and survival mechanisms through genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, biochemistry or structural biology are welcome. New methods and concepts for this research topic are encouraged. All article types are welcome.
Dr. Li Liao
Dr. Chunyang Li
Dr. Qilong Qin
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- extreme environment