Special Issue "Metabolites in Diatoms"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2013
Dr. Véronique Martin-Jézéquel
IUML, FR 3473 CNRS, University of Nantes, EA 2160, 2 rue de la Houssinière, F-44322, Nantes, France
Interests: diatoms; carbon and nitrogen metabolism; silicium; physiology; biochemistry; phytoplankton and microphytobenthos ecology
Diatoms constitute one of the major lineages of photosynthetic eukaryotes, and appear as major contributor in aquatic systems with more of 100,000 species. Moreover, they have a specific chemistry involved during their cellular growth in relation with their silica shell. Because of their success in many different habitats, open ocean, coastal waters or pools, from hypersaline to fresh waters, diatoms have developed physiological capacities within a wide range of growth conditions. Their biochemistry has been first studied with regard to their ecological situation, and their natural compounds first related to nutritional value and use in aquaculture. More recently, the role of diatoms as source of secondary metabolites with biological activity, such as the toxic domoïc acid, has been explored. Progress on identification of all theses components was recently facilitated due to the use of new techniques, including molecular genetic tools and different chemical approach. However, many aspects of diatom’s metabolism and production of natural compounds are still unknown. In this special issue, we want to explore all topics in physiological regulations and production of metabolites in relation with diatom’s growth. This issue will cover many aspects of diatom’s biochemistry, biosynthesis and diversity of metabolites, ecological role as well as prospects in biotechnological and biomedical application.
As guest editor, I invite you to contribute to the special issue on “Metabolites in Diatoms”.
Original research reports and reviews will be published online in Marine Drugs.
Dr. Véronique Martin-Jézéquel
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. 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. Marine Drugs is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Last update: 15 March 2013