Special Issue "The Metabolism of Lactobacilli: Molecular Mechanisms and Applications"

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Microbiology and Immunology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 December 2023 | Viewed by 161

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Junko Nishimura
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Guest Editor
Department of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Fukushima University, Kanayagawa, Fukushima City 960-1296, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
Interests: food microbiology; livestock utilization; applied microbiology
Department of Life and Food Sciences, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, 2-11 Inada-cho, Obihiro, Hokkaido 080-8555, Japan
Interests: milk; lactic acid bacteria; functional ingredients
Dr. Yasushi Kawai
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Guest Editor
Graduate School of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University, Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan
Interests: lactic acid bacteria; applied microbiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce a Special Issue of Microorganisms on "The Metabolism of Lactobacilli: Molecular Mechanisms and Applications." This Special Issue will cover a range of topics related to the metabolism of lactobacilli, including the molecular mechanisms underlying their metabolic pathways, the impact of environmental factors on their metabolism, and the potential applications of lactobacilli in various fields.

This Special Issue will provide a comprehensive overview of the latest research on the metabolism of lactic acid bacteria, highlighting recent advances in our understanding of their molecular mechanisms and exploring the different applications. Submissions may cover a wide range of areas including (but not limited to) the metabolism of lactic acid bacteria in food and beverage production, the use of lactic acid bacteria in probiotic and gut health, lactic acid bacteria in livestock compost, and the potential of lactic acid bacteria to produce bioactive compounds with therapeutic effects.

All submissions will be subject to a rigorous peer-review process. We hope this Special Issue will advance our knowledge of lactobacilli and their metabolic pathways and inspire new research directions and applications for these valuable microorganisms.

Dr. Junko Nishimura
Dr. Kenji Fukuda
Dr. Yasushi Kawai
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • lactobacilli
  • metabolites
  • postbiotics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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