Special Issue "The Impact of Marine Chemical Pollution to Microorganism Metabolites"

A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2021).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Marianne Graber
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Guest Editor
LIENSs UMR 7266 CNRS-Université La Rochelle, La Rochelle, France
Interests: marine chemical pollution; living organisms; marine environment; metabolomics; microbial biofilms formation; microorganisms; enzyme

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

More than 100,000 chemicals are used commercially, and many enter the marine environment via atmospheric transport, runoff into waterways, or direct disposal into the ocean. Four general categories of chemicals are of particular concern in the marine environment: plastic, oil, toxic metals, and persistent organic pollutants. Moreover, the marine environment provides a unique ecological niche to different microbes, which play a significant role in nutrient recycling as well as various environmental activities. Faced with this pollution, microorganisms are capable of developing resistance mechanisms and degradation pathways that can lead to a certain bioremediation of these toxic compounds. However, they can also undergo various modifications of their metabolism that weaken them or that modify fundamental phenomena for which they are responsible, such as primary photosynthetic production or biogeochemical cycles.

This Special Issue of Metabolites, “The Impact of Marine Chemical Pollution to Microorganism Metabolites”, will be dedicated not only to resistance mechanisms and degradation pathways to a variety of toxic pollutants afforded by marine microorganisms but also to the ecotoxicological impact of different pollutants on marine microorganisms. The topics that will be covered by this Special Issue include (not exclusively): metabolomics approaches to study the impact of pollution on microorganism metabolites, functional genomics that identify novel metabolites in the presence of pollutants, metabolic flux analysis in presence of pollutants, and metabolite imaging in microorganisms impacted by pollutants. Manuscripts dealing with other challenging issues are also highly desired.

Dr. Marianne Graber
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • marine pollution
  • metabolites
  • microorganisms
  • metabolomics
  • fluxomics
  • bioremediation
  • ecotoxicology

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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