Special Issue "Polar Microbiology: Recent Advances and Future Perspectives"

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A special issue of Biology (ISSN 2079-7737).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Pabulo H. Rampelotto
Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research, Federal University of Pampa, Antônio Trilha Avenue, P.O.Box 1847, 97300-000, São Gabriel–RS, Brazil
Website: https://lifeboat.com/ex/bios.pabulo.henrique.rampelotto
E-Mail: p.rampelotto@mail.ufsm.br
Interests: origins of life; extremophiles; astrobiology; metagenomics; next generation sequencing; molecular biology and biochemistry of microorganisms; biotechnology; and space science (Solar System exploration)

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Polar microbiology is a promising field of research that can tell us much about the fundamental features of life. The microorganisms that inhabit Arctic and Antarctic environments are important not only because of the unique species they represent, but also because of their diverse and unusual physiological and biochemical properties. Furthermore, microorganisms living in Polar Regions provide useful models for general questions in ecology and evolutionary biology given the reduced complexity of their ecosystems, the relative absence of confounding effects associated with higher plants or animals, and the severe biological constraints imposed by the polar environment. In terms of applied science, the unique cold-adapted enzymes and other molecules of polar microorganisms provide numerous opportunities for biotechnological development.  Another compelling reason to study polar microbial ecosystems is the fact that they are likely to be among the ecosystems most strongly affected by global change. For these reasons, polar microbiology is a thriving branch of science with the potential to provide new insights into a wide range of basic and applied issues in biological science. In this context, it is timely to review and highlight the progress so far and discuss exciting future perspectives. In this special issue, some of the leaders in the field describe their work, ideas and findings.

Prof. Pabulo Henrique Rampelotto
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • biodiversity
  • biogeochemistry
  • biogeography
  • biotechnology
  • evolutionary biology
  • genetics, genomics and proteomics
  • microbiology
  • molecular biology
  • molecular ecology
  • physiology and metabolism

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p. 466-483
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Biology 2014, 3(3), 466-483; doi:10.3390/biology3030466
Received: 23 May 2014; in revised form: 14 July 2014 / Accepted: 16 July 2014 / Published: 30 July 2014
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p. 81-84
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Biology 2014, 3(1), 81-84; doi:10.3390/biology3010081
Received: 27 January 2014; Accepted: 28 January 2014 / Published: 3 February 2014
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p. 56-80
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Biology 2014, 3(1), 56-80; doi:10.3390/biology3010056
Received: 28 November 2013; in revised form: 22 January 2014 / Accepted: 24 January 2014 / Published: 28 January 2014
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p. 1165-1188
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Biology 2013, 2(3), 1165-1188; doi:10.3390/biology2031165
Received: 2 May 2013; in revised form: 2 August 2013 / Accepted: 4 September 2013 / Published: 13 September 2013
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p. 1034-1053
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Biology 2013, 2(3), 1034-1053; doi:10.3390/biology2031034
Received: 18 June 2013; in revised form: 12 July 2013 / Accepted: 16 July 2013 / Published: 26 July 2013
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p. 798-809
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Biology 2013, 2(2), 798-809; doi:10.3390/biology2020798
Received: 1 May 2013; in revised form: 9 May 2013 / Accepted: 10 May 2013 / Published: 30 May 2013
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p. 784-797
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Biology 2013, 2(2), 784-797; doi:10.3390/biology2020784
Received: 11 March 2013; in revised form: 5 April 2013 / Accepted: 24 April 2013 / Published: 17 May 2013
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p. 755-783
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Biology 2013, 2(2), 755-783; doi:10.3390/biology2020755
Received: 5 March 2013; in revised form: 17 April 2013 / Accepted: 24 April 2013 / Published: 3 May 2013
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Biology 2013, 2(2), 719-741; doi:10.3390/biology2020719
Received: 12 December 2012; in revised form: 18 March 2013 / Accepted: 18 March 2013 / Published: 16 April 2013
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Biology 2013, 2(2), 693-701; doi:10.3390/biology2020693
Received: 14 December 2012; Accepted: 22 March 2013 / Published: 3 April 2013
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p. 603-628
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Biology 2013, 2(2), 603-628; doi:10.3390/biology2020603
Received: 4 February 2013; in revised form: 2 March 2013 / Accepted: 6 March 2013 / Published: 28 March 2013
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p. 629-650
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Biology 2013, 2(2), 629-650; doi:10.3390/biology2020629
Received: 10 December 2012; in revised form: 25 February 2013 / Accepted: 19 March 2013 / Published: 28 March 2013
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p. 514-532
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Biology 2013, 2(2), 514-532; doi:10.3390/biology2020514
Received: 28 December 2012; in revised form: 5 March 2013 / Accepted: 6 March 2013 / Published: 27 March 2013
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p. 533-554
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Biology 2013, 2(2), 533-554; doi:10.3390/biology2020533
Received: 6 March 2013; in revised form: 11 March 2013 / Accepted: 12 March 2013 / Published: 27 March 2013
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p. 356-377
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Biology 2013, 2(1), 356-377; doi:10.3390/biology2010356
Received: 17 December 2012; in revised form: 31 January 2013 / Accepted: 17 February 2013 / Published: 28 February 2013
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p. 331-340
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Biology 2013, 2(1), 331-340; doi:10.3390/biology2010331
Received: 20 December 2012; in revised form: 11 February 2013 / Accepted: 18 February 2013 / Published: 22 February 2013
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p. 317-330
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Biology 2013, 2(1), 317-330; doi:10.3390/biology2010317
Received: 7 December 2012; in revised form: 10 January 2013 / Accepted: 14 January 2013 / Published: 5 February 2013
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p. 151-176
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Biology 2013, 2(1), 151-176; doi:10.3390/biology2010151
Received: 15 November 2012; in revised form: 19 December 2012 / Accepted: 20 December 2012 / Published: 25 January 2013
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p. 177-188
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Biology 2013, 2(1), 177-188; doi:10.3390/biology2010177
Received: 3 December 2012; in revised form: 4 January 2013 / Accepted: 11 January 2013 / Published: 25 January 2013
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p. 206-232
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Biology 2013, 2(1), 206-232; doi:10.3390/biology2010206
Received: 10 December 2012; in revised form: 8 January 2013 / Accepted: 11 January 2013 / Published: 25 January 2013
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p. 142-150
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Biology 2013, 2(1), 142-150; doi:10.3390/biology2010142
Received: 6 December 2012; in revised form: 27 December 2012 / Accepted: 31 December 2012 / Published: 14 January 2013
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p. 85-106
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Biology 2013, 2(1), 85-106; doi:10.3390/biology2010085
Received: 17 October 2012; in revised form: 12 December 2012 / Accepted: 25 December 2012 / Published: 10 January 2013
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p. 542-556
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Biology 2012, 1(3), 542-556; doi:10.3390/biology1030542
Received: 17 September 2012; in revised form: 10 October 2012 / Accepted: 11 October 2012 / Published: 22 October 2012
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