Microbial Diversity, Metagenomics, and Bioinformatics
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2021) | Viewed by 5638
Microorganisms are involved in almost all processes in the biosphere, ranging from maintenance of health of human beings to that of ecological sustainability on the Earth, and contribute to the transformation of key elements of life such as carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur in natural and environmentally modified ecosystems. Microorganisms keep close syntrophic relationships with humans and animals either as pathogens or probiotics, contribute to the fermentation processes and biotechnology industries, help to degrade organic contaminants and transform toxic metals, support plant growth and suppress plant diseases, and play a key role in the discovery of new pharmaceuticals and biofuels.
Through the application of next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics techniques with culture-independent approaches, microbial metagenomics could help us to investigate unbiased samples of all genes from diverse sampled communities and allow studying microbial diversity and functions directly in their natural environments. With the rapid advancement of high-throughput sequencing-based bioinformatics and metagenomics, exploration of novel diversity would greatly enhance our understanding of the genetic, metabolic, physiological, and other traits of microorganisms, thus facilitating the potential application and benefits in biomedical and biotechnological industries, environmental protection, agriculture, and other fields.
For this Special Issue of “Microbial Diversity, Metagenomics, and Bioinformatics”, we invite submissions that address microbial diversity and metagenomics in natural habitats and contamination-modified ecosystems, microbial interactions with animals and plants, biomedical and human pathogens, novel microbial biodegradation and synthesis pathways related with metagenomics studies, new microbial bioinformatics studies, and other related aspects mentioned above.
Dr. Ri-Qing Yu
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- Microbial and genetic diversity
- Genomic diversity and taxonomy
- Microbial metagenomics
- Novel microbial bioinformatics methods
- Microbial genes and genomes in environmental contamination
- Genes and metagenomics in biogeochemical cycling
- Microbial interactions with plants and animals
- Bioinformatics and metagenomics in medical microbiology
- Novel microbial pathways derived from metagenomics