Special Issue "Microbes at the Root of Solutions for Anthropocene Challenges"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 1178
Interests: plant-microbe interaction; plant microbiome; bioremediation; beneficial microbes
We are living in the Anthropocene, the human-dominated era in which anthropogenic activities are dramatically threatening ecosystem biodiversity and natural resource consumption by driving and exacerbating climate warming dynamics. Microorganisms represent an untapped reservoir of functionalities still to be understood. There is an urgent need to improve basic and applied knowledge on the potentialities of the diversity, functionality and dynamics of microbes and microbial assemblages to alleviate the anthropogenic pressure on our planet.
The aim of this Special Issue is to host researchers’ contributions on the exploitation of microbial resources to face Anthropocene-driven issues, including:
- Improving sustainable agriculture practice (reducing the input of chemical fertilizers, saving irrigation water, and microbiome engineering);
- Sustaining aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem biodiversity (for pollination, nutrient uptake, weed control, disease suppression, symbiosis, and beneficial interactions);
- Promoting pollutant clean-up (xenobiotics and new emerging contaminants);
- Counteracting antibiotic resistance spread;
- Boosting plant resistance to biotic and abiotic stress;
- Coping with climate change’s impact on biogeochemical cycles and soil fertility loss.
Dr. Eleonora Rolli
Prof. Dr. Rachele Isticato
Manuscript Submission Information
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- plant–microbe interactions
- plant–soil feedback