Special Issue "Purple Bacteria Biotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 782
Interests: microbial ecology; microbial biotechnology; wastewater treatment; high-throughput sequencing; metagenomic; metatranscriptomic; bioinformatics; material science
Photosynthetic production, either by plants or algae, is a sustainable method of manufacturing high-value compounds. Moreover, the use of purple phototrophic bacteria (PPB), which are also capable of utilizing light energy, is another of the most popular biorefinery methods of producing high-value proteins, biopolymers, and biofuels, as well as carotenoids, co-enzymes, and vitamins. PPB are a group of bacteria that are widely distributed in nature and live both photoheterotrophic and photoautotrophic lifestyles, consuming toxic compounds and organic matter. Thus, the application of PPB has been developed in variable fields from wastewater treatment and plant growth to single-cell protein production.
Furthermore, fundamental understanding of PPB has been extended over the years. The novel genome recovery and functional gene predictions from PPB-based biotechnologies, the investigation into the fascinating photosynthetic reaction center of PPB, and the syntrophic relationship between PPB and other microbes have frequently been the focus of recent research.
Therefore, this Special Issue aims to highlight the findings of original research articles and reviews in this field. Topics of interest for this Special Issue include but are not limited to: the understanding of production and accumulation mechanism of PPB, discovery of novel PPB, the development and optimization of PPB-related technologies, as well as current challenges and future prospects.
Dr. Yang Lu
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- high-value product
- purple phototrophic bacteria
- purple non-sulfur bacteria
- purple sulfur bacteria
- single-cell protein
- nutrient recovery