Diversity of Marine Invertebrate and Seaweed Symbiotic Bacteria
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2018) | Viewed by 45753
Interests: microbial ecology and diversity; microbial systematics; biodiscovery; microbial biotechnology applied; environmental and industrial microbiology; marine microbiology; biological control; actinomycetology; bacteriophages
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The diverse range of marine bioactive compounds, especially those from marine-symbiotic bacteria, has been utilized for variety of industrial and environmental applications. However, to maximize the stream of bioactive compounds from these symbiotic bacteria, sound understanding on the taxonomical and functional diversity of these symbionts has to be increased. Correlating such understanding with the rationale of symbiont-aided host bioactive metabolite production can then improve prospects of generating drug leads from sponge sources. The composition of host-associated microflora is naturally influenced by environmental factors present at the geographical location; however, thus far, in-depth information on the environmental conditions and stress factors surrounding the host, which define this specific interaction, has been limited. To provide reliable information on the true symbiotic associations, many factors, such as the current directions, continental overflows, presence or absence of pollutants, as well as the characteristics of the sediments or reefs at the sponge sampling sites, have to be known. All these factors can define the response of host sponges to such surrounding factors and their selective acquisition of the microflora during the filter feeding activity. In the absence of such knowledge determination of the existence of the true symbiotic associations between the host and the microorganisms render difficult. This Special Issue, entitled “Diversity of Marine Invertebrate and Seaweed Symbiotic Bacteria”, is designed to generate such information, to improve the understanding on the existence of true symbiotic relationships between the host and symbiotic bacteria, which, in turn, will aid towards utilization of such bacteria for biodiscovery and biotechnology.
Dr. Ipek Kurtboke
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- Marine microbial diversity
- Eco-functional diversity of marine symbiotic bacteria
- Marine-symbiotic microbial metabolic diversity
- Marine microbial ecosystems
- Marine microbial systematics
- Marine ecosystem mining for bioactive symbiotic bacteria
- Marine environment and symbiosis
- Marine pollution and symbiosis