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Special Issue "Host-Bacterial Associations in Marine Organisms"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 May 2019).
Prof. Knut Rudi Website E-Mail
Norwegian University of Life SciencesChr. M. Falsensvei 1, Biotechnology Building, Po. Box 50031432 Ås, Norway
Interests: establishment of the infant gut microbiota; transition from infant to adult gut microbiota; the role of the commensal microbiota as a reservoir for antibiotic resistance; honey bees as a model for understanding spread of antibiotic resistance; dynamic interactions in the horse cecal microbiota; the salmon gut microbiota
Prof. Ingrid Bakke E-Mail
NTNU Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyInstitutt for bioteknologi og matvitenskap/Department of Biotechnology and Food ScienceSem Sælands vei 6-8N-7491 Trondheim, Norway
Interests: Fish – microbe interactions; Biological water treatment; Microbial control and community dynamics in aquaculture systems
Prof. Olav Vadstein E-Mail
NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology Department of Biotechnology ans Food Science Sem Sælandsvei 8 N-7491 Trondheim, Norway
Marine environments cover 90% of the earth’s biosphere, and represent half of the primary production. Most of our knowledge about host-bacterial associations, however, is derived from organism living in terrestrial environments. Due to fundamental differences in trophic interactions, environmental conditions, and dispersal barriers, knowledge about terrestrial host-bacterial associations cannot be directly transferred to marine systems. This particularly relates dispersal and tropic levels. In contrast to terrestrial environments, there are few dispersal barriers in marine environment, with the potential of global dispersal. The marine biomass is also heavily shifted towards consumers, rather than producers as in terrestrial environments. Furthermore, marine ecosystems have more tropic levels (longer food chains) than terrestrial systems. These issues, among others, influence how microorganisms associate differently with hosts in marine –, as compared to in terrestrial environments.
The focus of this special issue will therefore be to collect the current knowledge on mechanisms for host-bacterial associations in marine organisms. Papers related to all macroscopic marine organisms are welcome, including fish and invertebrates. Impact of host-bacterial associations in aquaculture are also covered.
Prof. Knut Rudi
Prof. Ingrid Bakke
Prof. Olav Vadstein
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- Host-bacterial associations
- Marine environment
- Tropic interactions