Special Issue "Marine Metabolomics and Microbiomics for Investigations of Secondary Metabolites"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397). This special issue belongs to the section "Marine Biotechnology Related to Drug Discovery or Production".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 1578
Interests: chemical ecology; specialized metabolites; marine natural products; marine metabolomics
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It is now assumed that marine organisms could be considered as holobionts, consortiums formed by eukaryotic hosts and their associated microorganisms (bacteria, virus, fungi, microalgae, etc.). Host-associated microorganisms (collectively referred to as the microbiome) have sometimes been recognized as producers of secondary bioactive metabolites found in their hosts. From an ecological point of view, little is known concerning the role of holobiont metabolites, and particularly if they contribute to the defense against harmful microbes or the growth or colonization of helpful ones. Thus, understanding interactions between marine organisms, microbiome, and their environment appears as an emerging way of exploring their complex functioning, their ecological roles within ecosystems, and their adaptation to face environmental changes. This global approach can be sustained by the use of “omics” technologies such as metabolomics and microbiomics, and the new strategies developed to highlight correlations between both types of datasets within holobionts.
This Special Issue invites articles from both metabolomics and microbiomics studies performed on marine organisms. We particularly welcome articles that combine these two approaches for the understanding of interactions between marine organisms and their environment, and the discovery of new bioactive endogenous or exogenous compounds produced at the holobiont level.
Dr. Nathalie Tapissier
Dr. Camille Clerissi
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Marine Drugs is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- microbiome diversity
- host–microbiome interactions
- marine organisms
- secondary metabolites
- integrative approach
- chemical ecology