Special Issue "Biocomplexity and Microbial Diversity in a Marine System"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (5 December 2020).
We are inviting you to submit a manuscript to the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering for a Special issue on “Biocomplexity and Microbial Diversity in a Marine System”. As the dominant life form in oceans, microbes play fundamental roles in biogeochemical processes and ecosystem equilibrium maintenance on both the microniche and global scales. Studies reveal that the free-living microbes inhabiting the open ocean as well as those intimately associated with their hosts play a pivotal role in ecosystem dynamics, altering critical functions of the associated biota in a mutualistic or antagonistic way. Changing environmental conditions, such as those concerning ocean chemistry, in particular, rising anthropogenic CO2, pH decline, rising temperature, and eutrophication, leads to the development of diverse adaptation strategies, including physiological and metabolic modifications and shifts in the very structure of microbial communities. The resilience of marine microorganisms to environmental pressures, i.e., toxicity and mutagenicity, has been evolving for over 3 billion years. However, little is known about the interrelation of microbial diversity and physiological functionality. Recent advances in biochemistry, molecular biology, recombinant biotechnology, remote- and nano- sensing, and related cutting-edge technological solutions have set new horizons and opportunities for novel industrial applications of the wealth of naturally occurring defense, adaptation, and proliferation mechanisms. Authors are encouraged to submit original research articles covering areas of marine microbial ecology, physiology, ecotoxicology, and methodological improvements that contribute to our better understanding of the biocomplexity of microbial populations and ecosystem plasticity.
Dr. Maria Blažina
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- marine microbial diversity
- ecosystem plasticity
- microbial physiology
- next generation techniques
- ocean acidification