Topical Collection "New Approaches to Study Marine Microbiome"


Dr. Nobuhiro Koyama
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Microbial Chemistry and Medicinal Research Laboratories, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kitasato University, 5-9-1 Shirokane, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8641, Japan
Interests: natural products chemistry; chemical biology; metabolomics
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Dr. Paul D. Boudreau
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Department of BioMolecular Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi, Oxford, United States
Interests: pharmacology; toxicology and pharmaceutics biochemistry; genetics; molecular biology chemistry medicine agricultural; biological sciences engineering immunology; microbiology chemical engineering

Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

The marine microbiome consists of various microorganisms in the ocean and any related environment, including seabed soils, sea sediments, and marine organisms (e.g., animals and plants). Molecules produced by marine microorganisms are considered to play various roles in marine ecosystems by affecting each other or other organisms. To better understand how these molecules are involved in marine communities, it is necessary to conduct more research. In this Special Issue, we will focus on the following topics: 1) molecular profiling of microorganisms, 2) exploration of unique or unusual molecules, 3) molecular interactions between organisms in marine communities, 4) new techniques for the isolation and culture of microorganisms, and 5) new tools to organize and analyze data on microorganisms and their molecules.

For this Special Issue, I encourage researchers to submit their latest findings related to the above-mentioned topics. I expect that this Special Issue will contribute to promoting important advances in marine biotechnology and marine drugs discovery.

Dr. Nobuhiro Koyama
Dr. Paul D. Boudreau
Guest Editors

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  • marine resources
  • marine microorganisms
  • chemical communication
  • molecular profiling
  • molecular interaction
  • marine molecules

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