Special Issue "Microbes of Indoor Environment (Human-Made Environment)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.
Interests: microbial ecology; microbial genomics; metagenomics; holobiome; microbiome of the built environment; bioaerosol; culture methods; biotic and abiotic interaction
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Interests: atmospheric science; bioaerosol; pathogen survival and transport mechanisms; interaction between bioaerosol and other environmental materials
Interests: airborne microbiomes; algae-associated microbiomes; bacterial community diversity; extremophilic bacteria; plant-associated microbiomes; plant growth-promoting bacteria; sediment-associated microbiomes; soil microbiology
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Microbes can be found in most of the built environment (BE), including our homes, public places, and inside vehicles. These microbes may form a unique community in each place and affect human health. Understanding the microbes of the indoor environment is a crucial step to take; as an example, the airborne infection may occur in the indoor environment. Recent findings have indicated that specific microbes can help to confront asthma-related problems. The roles of microbes in the built environments became a more important research topic, and it is necessitated to be disseminated from the public health aspect. It is essential to increase the knowledge of the microbe in the indoor environment with various disciplines to achieve decent indoor air quality to sustain our health. We welcome you to submit the abstract to microbes related to indoor air quality.
This Special Issue will attempt to highlight the following questions as a framework to acquire information associated with health and microbiomes in BE.
- Where are the microbes in BE coming from? (i.e., source of the microbes in the BE);
- How can lifestyle affect microbes in the BE? (i.e., soil and outside material to be transported by shoes, soil material attached with food (e.g., vegetable), airborne transport, aerosol from the tap water system, having companion animals, and more);
- Which criteria affect the microbiome of the BE? (i.e., availability of foliage house plant, companion animals, and carpet, type of building, construction material used, and age of the building);
- What is the variation of diversity level and distribution/numbers of available microbes in the BE? (i.e., diversity variation with annual and diurnal cycles and a number of occupants per household, distribution/amount difference among wall, floor, ceiling, under the floor of BE and room type as a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and more);
- How is the exchange rate of occupants and the type of BE affecting the criteria mentioned above? (i.e., residential hoses and public places, inside the transportation system such as train, subway, bus, airplane, ship and more and associated movement of the microbiome).
Finally, we believe this Special Issue will provide a platform to highlight new research and significant advances in the understanding of this emerging field in microbiology.
Dr. Fumito Maruyama
Dr. Jun Noda
Dr. Milko A. Jorquera
Prof. Makiko Nakajima
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- Built environment
- Interaction between microorganisms and/or other environmental materials
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Effects of Hinoki Cypress on the Viability and Culturability of Airborne Bacteria and Fungi
Authors: Daisuke Tanaka; Daisuke Uei; Jun Matsui; Masahiro Matsunaga; Masaaki Morimoto; Fumito Maruyama
Affiliation: Hiroshima University
Title: Relationship between microbiome and indoor temperature/humidity in a Japanese traditional house with thatched-roof in Kyoto, Japan
Authors: Makoto Kokubo; So Fujiyoshi; Daisuke Ogura; Makiko Nakajima; Aayako Fujieda; Jun Noda; Fumito Maruyama
Affiliation: Rakuno Gakuen University