Special Issue "Recent Advances in Extremophilic Microbiota: Microbiology and Biotechnology"

A special issue of Microbiology Research (ISSN 2036-7481).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 295

Special Issue Editors

Botany and Microbiology Department, Faculty of Science, Suez Canal University, Ismailia 41522, Egypt
Interests: endophytes; mycorrhizae; taxonomy of fungi; applied mycology; microbial biotechnology; food science & technology; secondary metabolites; enzymes in pharmaceutical industry; microbial biodterioration; microbial physiology and climate change
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Department of Biological Sciences-Microbiology Section, Faculty of Science, Jeddah University, Jeddah 21959, Saudi Arabia
Interests: filamentous fungi; biocontrol; antibiotic sensitivity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Extremophiles are a class of organisms that flourish in harsh environmental conditions which most living forms find difficult to endure, such as high or low temperatures, pH levels, salinities, and pressure. The majority of the earth's crust, however, is exposed to harsh environmental conditions, with temperatures that can range from −89 °C in the Antarctic and Arctic to 400 °C at the bottom of the deep sea. Therefore, it is not unexpected that extremophiles have evolved and created effective coping mechanisms to survive at the most readily available pH, temperature, pressure, and other life-sustaining conditions. Extremophiles comprise animals, plants, insects, fungi, and bacteria. However, in this SI, we will deal exclusively with bacteria and fungi, with special attention paid to their applications in biotechnology.

We encourage distinguished authors and research experts to submit original research and review articles that target the relevant topics.

These include, but are not limited to:

1—Molecular Mechanisms of Extremophilic Industrially Important Enzymes.

2—Microbial Life Under Stress: Biochemical, Genomic, Transcriptomic, Proteomic, Bioinformatics, Evolutionary Aspects and Biotechnological Applications.

3—Thermophilic microbial-derived compounds in Biotechnology,

4—Microbial Enzymes from Extreme Environments.

5—Growth and Metabolism of Extremophilic Microorganisms.

6—Alkaliphilic Microorganisms in Biotechnology.

7—Waste Biomass Degradation by Thermophiles.

8—Microbial Evolution of Extremophiles.

9—Extremophiles from Marine Environments: Underexplored Sources of Antitumor, Anti-Infective and other Active Biomolecules.

10—Novel Natural Products from Extremophiles.

11—Plastic Degradation by Extremophiles.

12—Biotechnology from desert microbial extremophiles.

14—Endolith, Extremophilic Organisms from Rock,

15—Communication mechanisms in extremophiles: Exploring their existence and industrial applications

Prof. Dr. Ahmed M. Abdel-Azeem
Prof. Dr. Awatif Abid Al-Judaibi
Guest Editors

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