Special Issue "Occurrence and Molecular Biology of Water Bacteria and Protozoa"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2024 | Viewed by 3797
Interests: water; food; qPCR; amplicon sequencing; bacteria; amoebae; molecular techniques; metagenomics; bioinformatics
The presence of bacteria and protozoa is commonplace in water environments. Since water plays a central role in our lives, its microbial quality is normally controlled, especially in facets involving human contact or ingestion. Depending on the source of water, its use and the regulations in each country differ. Moreover, due to water scarcity, water reuse is becoming increasingly frequent, posing a health threat if not properly controlled. Since only a small fraction of bacteria can be cultured, molecular methods for their detection are much needed, especially for pathogenic bacteria, in different water sources. In addition, both bacteria and protozoa have been responsible for waterborne outbreaks worldwide, so information on their occurrence in different water sources is critical to preventing these events.
This Special Issue seeks to further the scientific knowledge on the occurrence and molecular biology of bacteria and protozoa in aquatic environments, making it possible to advance our understanding of the microbiome of different types of water with a particular emphasis on potential pathogenic microbes. We invite authors to contribute their original research, reviews and opinion articles to this issue.
Dr. Laura Moreno-Mesonero
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- waterborne pathogens
- molecular techniques
- drinking water
- water reuse
- source water
- microbial water quality