Special Issue "Genetic and Functional Diversity of Microorganisms"


A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Ipek Kurtboke
Senior Lecturer in Environmental Microbiology, School of Science, Education and Engineering, Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering, University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore DC, Queensland 4558, Australia
Website: http://www.usc.edu.au/University/AcademicFaculties/Science/Staff/011745.htm
E-Mail: ikurtbok@usc.edu.au
Phone: +61 (07) 5430 2819
Fax: +61 (07) 5430 2881
Interests: microbial diversity; microbial systematics; ecophysiology of microorganisms; functional diversity of microorganisms; microbial ecosystems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Advanced molecular analyses indicate that there is still unexplored microbial diversity to be mined in ecosystems. Information revealed through microbial diversity measurements based on genetic variability, population size, distribution and function of targeted species within microbial communities can now bring about a new level of understanding of the interactions in microbial ecosystems. The availability of such information is also crucial in the design of sustainable environmental strategies.

Diversity journal dedicates a special issue to the Genetic and functional diversity of microorganisms to explore these aspects. I look forward to your contribution to make it a successful collection of papers.

Dr. Ipek Kurtboke
Guest Editor

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  • microbial ecosystems
  • microbial systematics
  • microbial ecosystem mining

Published Papers (3 papers)

Diversity 2011, 3(1), 136-154; doi:10.3390/d3010136
Received: 24 January 2011; in revised form: 22 February 2011 / Accepted: 23 February 2011 / Published: 7 March 2011
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Diversity 2011, 3(1), 8-90; doi:10.3390/d3010008
Received: 4 December 2010; Accepted: 26 January 2011 / Published: 28 January 2011
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Diversity 2010, 2(11), 1205-1222; doi:10.3390/d2111205
Received: 14 October 2010; in revised form: 11 November 2010 / Accepted: 16 November 2010 / Published: 22 November 2010
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