Special Issue "Microbial C1 Metabolism"


A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2015)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Marina G. Kalyuzhnaya
Department of Microbiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
E-Mail: mkalyuzh@u.washington.edu

Guest Editor
Dr. Ludmila Chistoserdova
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, Box 355014, Seattle, WA 98195-5014, USA
E-Mail: milachis@u.washington.edu
Phone: (206) 616-1913
Interests: methylotrophy; bacterial physiology; microbial ecology; microbial communities; genomics; metagenomics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

One-carbon (C1) compounds, which include methane, methanol, and other methylated compounds, are important metabolites in the global carbon cycle. Recent years have seen a number of major breakthroughs in understanding the details of microbial C1 metabolism, including discoveries of novel metabolic strategies and novel taxa involved in global C1 cycling. This Special Issue aims to cover the modern aspects of the unique metabolic properties exhibited by microbes active in the conversion of C1 compounds, in both aerobic and anaerobic environments. We especially welcome studies describing insights from the omics approaches. Both original research and review type papers are invited. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following: Genomics and metagenomics of C1 metabolism; Systems level studies of microbes involved in C1 cycling; Ecology of natural and engineered communities with active C1 metabolism; C1-based biotechnological applications; Evolution of C1 metabolism; and C1 cycling in nature and climate change.

Dr. Ludmila Chistoserdova
Dr. Marina G. Kalyuzhnaya
Guest Editor


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  • C1 metabolism
  • C1 transfer
  • methylotropy
  • methanogenesis
  • genomics
  • metagenomics
  • transcriptomics

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p. 47-59
by , , ,  and
Microorganisms 2015, 3(1), 47-59; doi:10.3390/microorganisms3010047
Received: 30 December 2014 / Revised: 21 January 2015 / Accepted: 5 February 2015 / Published: 27 February 2015
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p. 17-33
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Microorganisms 2015, 3(1), 17-33; doi:10.3390/microorganisms3010017
Received: 10 December 2014 / Revised: 26 January 2015 / Accepted: 29 January 2015 / Published: 5 February 2015
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Last update: 14 October 2014

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