Special Issue "Fermentation and Bioactive Metabolites"
A special issue of Fermentation (ISSN 2311-5637).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018)
Microorganisms are known to produce secondary metabolites, being exploited as useful bioactive molecules. In addition, they are very diverse both phylogenetically and functionally, being able to carry out complex metabolic transformations. This metabolic versatility leads to a pool of biomolecules that are highly diverse in chemical structure and biological function which have potential application in medicine, pharmaceutical and food industry fields. In addition, several microorganisms have been exploited to obtain biologically active compounds like peptides, carbohydrates, polyphenols, carotenoids, phytosterols, and fatty acids, that offers health benefits like prevention of diseases, utilizing different plant and animal derived products as substrates. In fact, nowadays, the use of fermented foods is considered as a promising alternative to satisfy the growing consumer demands for healthy foods. To increase the production of biomolecules, many strategies, such as the use of specialized single-strain microbial origin cultures, co- cultures exhibiting high diversity allowing complementarity of functions or that can be able to modulate their physiology to produce new bioactive molecules, have been used. To this purpose, the design of bioreactor and bioprocesses are also exploited. This Special Issue aims to publish technological developments (in the form of original research articles, short communications, reviews, mini-reviews, methods articles, perspectives and opinions that make a considerable and efficient contribution to the scientific community) used to investigate different aspects of the impact of fermentation on the production of bioactive metabolites. Topics that are considered include the production of biomolecules in relation to foods, agriculture, industry, biotechnology and public health.
Prof. Dr. Clemencia Chaves-López
Prof. Dr. Annalisa Serio
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Fatty acids
- Phenolic compounds
- Organic Volatile compounds
- Antimicrobial compounds
- Secondary metabolites