Microbial Community Dynamics in Marine Ecosystem

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Marine Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 June 2020) | Viewed by 586

Special Issue Editors

Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences, University of Messina, Viale F. Stagno d’Alcontres 31, 98166 Messina, Italy
Interests: biological oceanography; marine microbial ecology; water masses–bacteria distribution; luminescent bacteria

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Please consider submitting a manuscript to the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering for a Special Issue on Microbial Community Dynamics in Marine Ecosystems”. Despite their small size, microorganisms play a crucial role at sea, contributing to the overall biomass and biodiversity. Microbial communities, key elements for the ecological dynamics of the marine environment, are characterized by an astonishing functional and genetic diversity. Our knowledge on marine microbiology, including the deep-sea, has certainly been enlarged thanks to the development, improvement, and application of modern exploration and investigation techniques (including advanced biomolecular tools). This has led to gaining a deepen insight into the relationships existing between microbes and their surrounding environment (e.g., water masses, sediments, sea-ice).

For this Special Issue, we are looking for experimental studies, reviews, and distributional surveys relating to any aspect of microbial diversity, including ecology, population dynamics, and molecular biology, related to eukaryotes, prokaryotes, and viruses in the marine environment.

Thank you for your consideration.

Prof. Emilio De Domenico
Dr. Angelina Lo Giudice
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Microbial community analysis
  • Microbial community structure and functions
  • Ecofunctional diversity of microbes in marine environments
  • Microbial life in marine environments

Published Papers

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