Special Issue "Molecular and Ecological Genetics of Microbial Metal Resistance"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 July 2020.
Microbes (bacteria, archaea, and eukaryotic microorganisms) develop metal resistance in a variety of environments, both natural and anthropogenic. Metal resistance microbial strains are routinely isolated from natural metal ion rich environments on the planet, as well as metal polluted sites from mining/refining/manufacturing operations. Studies on metal resistant microbes have constituted models for understanding the processes of the adaptation and evolution of microbial populations and communities. Moreover, metals constitute the basis of various antimicrobial agents, as well as one of the most important polluting agents in urbanized areas and in some agricultural areas. The molecular aspects of metal ion resistance span from single gene to integrated genome-wide (cellular) response, which give rise to possibly unique physiologies and multimetal resistance. Biotechnological applications of the findings derived from ecological and molecular investigations are also relevant, especially in the field of bioremediation.
This Special Issue is aimed at promoting research showing novel findings, and addressing the challenges along the interface between the molecular and ecological aspects of metal resistance in microorganisms.
Prof. Dr. Alessio Mengoni
Dr. Camilla Fagorzi
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- heavy metals
- metal resistance genes
- metal resistance determinants