Special Issue "Diversity and Ecological Roles of Actinomycetes"

A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818). This special issue belongs to the section "Microbial Diversity and Culture Collections".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 March 2022) | Viewed by 812

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The phylum Actinobacteria is composed of phylogenetically and physiologically diverse bacteria including the group commonly termed ”actinomycetes”. Actinomycetes greatly contribute to the maintenance of healthy ecosystems via their metabolic activities. For example, they contribute to the carbon cycle and participate in symbiosis with insects and animals. Their hydrolytic abilities contribute to the break-down of organic material and their diverse natural products include the production of plant growth hormones and antimicrobials that contribute to plant health. They are ubiquitous; however, their specialized functions can be site-specific. I invite you to contribute to this Special Issue with an original research article on the “Diversity and Ecological Roles of Actinomycetes” in environments ranging from marine to terrestrial, polar, and other extreme environments.

Dr. Ipek Kurtboke
Guest Editor

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  • actinobacteria
  • actinomycetes
  • ecosystem health
  • biodiversity
  • phylogenetic diversity.

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