Special Issue "Biotechnology Applications of Marine Biosurfactants"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019
Prof. Lígia R. Rodrigues
Marine-derived biosurfactants have not been widely explored and despite their promising biotechnological applications, industrial uses are limited. Besides the difficulties associated with the isolation and culture of their producers, the main factors include their low yields, scarce structural elucidation and unknown biosynthetic pathways. The marine environment is extremely diverse and encloses a huge source of organisms potentially able to produce new biosurfactants with unique activities spanning from antimicrobial, anti-adhesive, anti-biofilm to anti-cancer, among others. This issue will include recent advances in the discovery of novel marine-derived biosurfactants with significant biological activities; the use of omics to explore the marine environment biodiversity and unravel the biosynthetic pathways involved in biosurfactants production; the physicochemical and functional characterization of marine-derived biosurfactants and their potential applications; the production and process scale-up of marine-biosurfactants; and the cost-efficiency of the production process, circular (bio)economy and industrial demands.
Prof. Lígia R. Rodrigues
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
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- Marine-derived biosurfactants
- (Bio)prospection, Screening, Isolation, Culture
- Metagenomics (sequence-based, function-based)
- Structural characterization, Biosynthetic pathways
- Antimicrobial activity, Anti-adhesive activity, Anti-biofilm activity, Anti-cancer activity, Anti-inflammatory activity, Antioxidant activity
- Therapeutics, Nutraceuticals, Functional food, Cosmetics
- Production, Recovery and Scale-up
- Process Sustainability and Circular (Bio)economy