Micrbial Biotechnology: The Biodiversity, Properties and Benefits of Microorganisms in Medical, Clinical, Food and Environmental Fields

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Microbial Biotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 121

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Bromatological Analysis, Pharmacy Faculty, Federal Univ. of Bahia, Barão of Jeremoabo Street, s/n, Ondina, Salvador 40.171-970, Bahia, Brazil
Interests: food; clinical; medical and environmental microbiology; microbial biotechnology; probiotic and psychobiotic microorganisms; biotechnology of new products/supplements for human health
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Food Science Postgraduate Program, Faculty of Pharmacy, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador 40170-100, Bahia State, Brazil
Interests: food microbiology; microbial biotechnology; biotechnological use of agroindustrial waste/products; insects as a food protein source

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Microorganisms encompass a wide range of bacteria, microalgae, archaea, protists, fungi and viruses. Advances in microbial biotechnology have promoted the application of microorganisms within almost unlimited areas.

Microbial biotechnology will contribute to advancements such as new microorganisms, functional foods/beverages and supplements with probiotic and psychobiotic potential; microorganisms with antimicrobial activities against pathogens; enhanced microbial agents for the biocontrol of plant and animal pests; new fermentation microorganisms; new microorganisms for bioremediation; and superpotent microbial strains modified by genome studies. In addition to the applications of microbial strains and their metabolites in medicine, the versatility of microorganisms has enhanced the study and application of them in biotechnology, such as the food industry and environment field.

Therefore, this Special Issue aims to present research regarding the biodiversity, properties and benefits of microorganisms in the medical, clinical, food and environmental fields.

Some of its focal points include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Development of new food and medical products/supplements based on microorganisms and their metabolites;
  2. New microbial strains of different origins and that are genetically manipulated;
  3. Microbial biodiversity for potential biotechnological applications (food, environmental, clinical and medicine);
  4. Microbial biotechnology for the control of microbial pathogens

Dr. Karina Teixeira Magalhães-Guedes
Dr. Marcelo Andrés Umsza-Guez
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • microbial biotechnology
  • microorganism diversity
  • biotechnological applications
  • functional foods
  • pathogen control

Published Papers

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