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Special Issue "Bioactive Molecules from Extreme Environments II"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021) | Viewed by 30379
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Special Issue Editor
Interests: antarctic and arctic marine environments; bacteria; fish; sponges; marine natural products; marine peptides/proteins; protein structure/function; hemoproteins; marine antioxidants; marine anti-UV; functional ingredients; cosmeceuticals; PUFA
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Special Issue Information
Extreme environments are exposed to harsh conditions of temperature, salinity, osmolarity, UV radiation, pressure, pH, etc., and for this reason, they represent an attractive research area for the discovery of bioactive molecules to be used for biotechnological applications.
In marine ecosystems, extreme environments are important “hot spots” of biodiversity and are expected to harbor organisms that have developed unique strategies to cope with these harsh conditions. Organisms from marine extreme environments are able to biosynthesize novel bioactive compounds, potentially valuable for many applications, including pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals, for bioremediation, etc.
In consideration of the success of the first Special Issue on “Bioactive Molecules from Extreme Environments”, https://www.mdpi.com/journal/marinedrugs/special_issues/Extreme_Environments, and the relevant interest in the topic, we are pleased to announce the second version of this Special Issue.
In the first Special Issue, 11 Papers were accepted and included, which we now plan to publish as a book. Following the success of the first Special Issue, as Guest Editor, I invite scientists working in this field to contribute to the second edition entitled “Bioactive Molecules from Extreme Environments II”.
I encourage the submission of research papers and reviews focused on bioactive compounds isolated from organisms inhabiting such marine habitats (cold/deep sea, marine hydrothermal vents, and areas of high pressure or high salinity and all other marine environments considered extremes), increasing our knowledge of biological resources in terms of (i) biodiversity, (ii) bioprospecting, and (iii) molecular and enzymatic mechanisms displayed by novel molecules to be used in biotechnological discovery pipelines and pharmaceutical applications.
Dr. Daniela Giordano
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Marine Drugs 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 2500 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 natural products
- Bioactive molecules
- Extreme environments
- Polar regions
- Deep sea
- Hydrothermal vents
Related Special Issue
- Bioactive Molecules from Extreme Environments in Marine Drugs (12 articles)