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Extremophilic Microorganisms for Environmental and Industrial Applications

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Microbiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 March 2022) | Viewed by 898

Special Issue Editors

Dipartimento di Biologia, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Complesso Universitario Monte Sant'Angelo, via Cinthia - Edificio 7, 80126 Napoli, Italy
Interests: biomolecules; biocatalysts; arsenic; environment
1. Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials (IPCB), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) of Italy, Pozzuoli, Napoli, Italy
2. Department of Biology, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy
3. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Biological Systems and Engineering Division, Berkeley, CA, USA
Interests: extremophiles; Thermus thermophilus; arsenic resistance systems; genome editing tools; synthetic biology; β-amino acids
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Dipartimento di Biologia, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Complesso Universitario Monte Sant'Angelo, via Cinthia - Edificio 7, 80126 Napoli, Italy
Interests: microbial metabolisms; sustainable bioprocesses; metabolite detoxification
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Extremophilic microorganisms are a largely unexplored group able to thrive in extreme conditions like extreme temperature, pH, salinity pressure, and elevated concentration of heavy metals and other toxic compounds. Some of these microbes represent the most ancient life forms, and their study helps to know more about the origin and the limits of life. In order to thrive in such hostile conditions and to adapt to changing environmental conditions, they have developed suitable genetic and metabolic machineries that are being extensively exploited to perform exclusive tasks in biotechnological research. For example, they can provide stable enzymes for several industrial applications, and can be used for biodegradation and bioremediation in extreme habitats, or as sources of biofuel and bioenergy. Therefore, these microbes and their metabolites are expected to be important players to achieve the goals of sustainability and bio-based economy. We welcome the submission of papers addressing these topics to this Special Issue, including those focusing either on basic research or those providing examples of the application of extremophiles in environmental or industrial biotechnology.

Prof. Dr. Gabriella Fiorentino
Dr. Martina Aulitto
Dr. Giovanni Gallo
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • environmental pollution
  • microbial metabolisms
  • sustainable bioprocesses
  • metabolite detoxification
  • omics technologies
  • microbiome
  • biosensor
  • enzyme discovery

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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