Special Issue "Microbial Diversity: From the Biosphere to the Human Microbiome"
A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2010)
Prof. Dr. Luiz Fernando Wurdig Roesch
Universidade Federal do PAMPA, Campus São Gabriel, Av. Antonio Trilha 1847, São Gabriel RS, CEP: 97300-000, Brazil
Phone: +55 3232 6075
Fax: +55 3232 6075
Interests: microbial diversity; new generation sequencing; metagenome; plant microbial interactions
Inside your gut, in the soil, air, water, in habitats apparently incompatible with life, microbes are all over. They are involved in many biogeochemical and elemental cycles of the planet as well as in drug production, plant growth promotion, biodegradation, and in association with the human body. Due to such diversity it is possible to realize just how complex the microbial world is and why we know very little about what roles each microorganism has within a specific environment. Estimating microbial diversity has been a persistent challenge but despite of the greatest progress achieved over the last century the microbial world remains largely unexplored. This Diversity’s special issue will be dedicated on diversity and distribution of bacteria, archaea and microbial eukaryotes. Who is there and what these microorganisms might be doing.
Prof. Dr. Luiz Fernando Wurdig Roesch
All manuscripts should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to the Guest Editor. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Diversity is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
For the first two issues, to be published in 2009 and 2010, the Article Processing Charges (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- microbial ecology
- community structure
- diversity indexes
- rarefaction curves
- gut microbiota
Article: Microbial Community Composition as Affected by Dryland Cropping Systems and Tillage in a Semiarid Sandy Soil
Diversity 2010, 2(6), 910-931; doi:10.3390/d2060910
Received: 19 April 2010; in revised form: 28 May 2010 / Accepted: 1 June 2010 / Published: 7 June 2010| Download PDF Full-text (1191 KB)
Article: TaxCollector: Modifying Current 16S rRNA Databases for the Rapid Classification at Six Taxonomic Levels
Diversity 2010, 2(7), 1015-1025; doi:10.3390/d2071015
Received: 16 June 2010; in revised form: 14 July 2010 / Accepted: 19 July 2010 / Published: 21 July 2010| Download PDF Full-text (387 KB)
Article: Molecular Characterization of the Archaeal Community in an Amazonian Wetland Soil and Culture-Dependent Isolation of Methanogenic Archaea
Diversity 2010, 2(7), 1026-1047; doi:10.3390/d2071026
Received: 10 June 2010; in revised form: 14 July 2010 / Accepted: 15 July 2010 / Published: 22 July 2010| Download PDF Full-text (658 KB)
Review: Understanding the Extent and Sources of Variation in Gut Microbiota Studies; a Prerequisite for Establishing Associations with Disease
Diversity 2010, 2(9), 1085-1096; doi:10.3390/d2091085
Received: 16 April 2010; in revised form: 10 August 2010 / Accepted: 12 August 2010 / Published: 27 August 2010| Download PDF Full-text (291 KB)
Last update: 29 March 2010