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Research on Relevant Clinical Infections
edited by Ludwig Knabl, Johannes Haybaeck and Silke Huber
submission deadline 28 Jun 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4226 | Submission Open
Keywords: infectious disease; microbial infections; clinical relevance; rapid diagnosis; advanced therapy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Microbiology)
Monkeypox—Current Knowledge and Future Perspectives
edited by and Jakab Ferenc
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 8 articles | Viewed by 23300 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Public Health Microbiology)
Probiotics, Prebiotics and Functional Foods: Health Benefits and Biosafety, 2nd Edition
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 6 articles | Viewed by 14244 | Submission Open
Keywords: probiotics; prebiotics; functional foods; fermented foods; health benefits
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Microbiology)
Bacterial and Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 9 articles | Viewed by 12587 | Submission Open
Keywords: antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARBs); antibiotic-resistant genes (ARGs); environmental stress; bioaerosols; biofilms; membrane channels; microplastics (MPs); transmission; modeling; wastewater; hospitals
(This special issue belongs to the Section Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance)
Probiotics: The Current State of Scientific Knowledge
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 10456 | Submission Open
Keywords: microbiota modification; microbiological techniques for identifying microorganisms; probiotics in therapy; probiotics and antibiotic resistance
(This special issue belongs to the Section Gut Microbiota)
Antimicrobial Compounds from Alternative Sources 2.0
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 10231 | Submission Open
Keywords: antimicrobial compounds from plants: their preparation; use; and biological effects; bee products: their role in obtaining novel antimicrobials; antimicrobial compounds from mineral sources: obtainment methodology; standardization; biological effects; antimicrobials from other sources (marine or terrestrial; microorganisms; etc.): obtainment methodology; effects; biological uses; impact of alternative antimicrobials on antibiotic resistance gene transfer; farming technologies and alternative antibiotic uses; potential role of alternative antimicrobial to control environment pollution; prevention and control of antibiotic resistance by use of alternative antimicrobials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance)
State-of-the-Art Environmental Microbiology in China (2023–2024)
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 8930 | Submission Open
Keywords: structure and function of microbial communities; microbial community genetics; transcriptomics; proteomics and metabolomics; microbial interaction; microbial communication; microbial ecology; microbial population biology; biogeochemical processes (C; N; P; S cycles); microbial life in extreme environments; evolutionary processes of microbial communities; biofilm formation and the surfaces of microbes; metabolic flux analysis and stable isotope probing (DNA; RNA and protein); microbiome biology of environmental habitats (e.g.; soil; rhizosphere or aquifer); microbial treatment: microbial biodegradation; microbial bioremediation; microbial and waste recycling; microbial pesticide; microbial fertilizer; etc.; microbial pollution: pathogenic microorganisms in the environment (water/soil/air/food); microbial metabolism and environmental pollution (e.g.; microbial toxin); etc.; microbiological monitoring: testing method and monitoring technique development
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental Microbiology)
Beneficial Microbes: Food, Mood and Beyond 2.0 submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 7 articles | Viewed by 8885 | Submission Open
Keywords: prebiotics; probiotics; postbiotics; parabiotics; psycho-biotics; food; mood; benefactions; safety; antibiotics; neurotransmitters; humans; animals
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Microbiology)
Antibiotic-Resistant Enterobacterales at the Human–Animal–Environment Interface submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 8257 | Submission Open
Keywords: antibiotic-resistant Enterobacterales; epidemiology; risk factors; successful sequence types and their drivers; one health
(This special issue belongs to the Section Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance)
New Trends in Medical Bacteriology: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
edited by , and Ma. Guadalupe Aguilera-Arreola
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 7859 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Microbiology)
Mycobacterial Tuberculosis Pathogenesis and Vaccine Development submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 6 articles | Viewed by 7844 | Submission Open
Keywords: tuberculosis; pathogenesis; vaccine; immunity; epidemiology; therapy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Microbiology)
Microbial Interactions including Candida concerning Health and Disease
edited by Tomoko Ohshima and Yoko Mukai
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 6931 | Submission Open
Keywords: microbial interkingdom interaction; microbiota; microbiome; epidemiology; oral and intestinal candidiasis; novel means for diagnosis; novel remedy for candidiasis; drug-resistant
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Microbiology)
Marine Microbial Diversity: Focus on Corals
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 6523 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental Microbiology)
Molecular Identification and Phylogeny of Crops Pathogenic Fungi submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 6299 | Submission Open
Keywords: plant pathogenic fungi; taxonomy; phylogeny; new species; population; cereals; legumes; oilseeds; vegetables; fruits
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Microbe Interactions)
Food and Water-Borne Pathogens: Epidemiology, Genomics, Virulence and Resistance Profiles
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 6104 | Submission Open
Keywords: antimicrobial resistance; mobile genetic elements; persistence and biofilms; whole-genome sequencing; public health and epidemiology; trends of microbial pathogens; influence of environmental changes in gene expression; animal health; food safety; water quality; Prevention and control of food- and waterborne pathogens.
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental Microbiology)
Advantages and Disadvantages of Antimicrobials
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 4119 | Submission Open
Keywords: antimicrobial: appropriate use; combination therapy; in vitro; in vivo
(This special issue belongs to the Section Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance)
State-of-the-Art Medical Microbiology in Italy (2023, 2024) submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3932 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Microbiology)
Current Insights into Host–Parasite Interactions
edited by Robbie G. Rae
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3687 | Submission Open
Keywords: helminths; pathogenic fungi; bacteria; microbiome; neglected tropical diseases; insect pathogens; bacterial symbiosis; host– parasite interactions; genomics of parasites; parasite genetic diversity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Parasitology)
The Global Burden of Parasitic Diseases: Prevalence and Epidemiology
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3327 | Submission Open
Keywords: parasite; epidemiology; public health; transmission dynamics; risk factor
(This special issue belongs to the Section Parasitology)
Selected Papers from the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Microbiology (ECM 2023) submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3310 | Submission Open
Antimicrobial Resistance Bacteria in Pets, Livestock and Wild Animals submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3287 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Veterinary Microbiology)
Bacterial Communication
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3191 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Molecular Microbiology and Immunology)
Recent Advances in Antivirals for Emerging Viruses 3.0
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3025 | Submission Open
Keywords: antiviral agents; broad-spectrum antivirals; antiviral response; emerging and re-emerging viral diseases; antiviral strategies; druggable antiviral targets; direct acting antivirals; host-directed antivirals; drug-resistant viruses
(This special issue belongs to the Section Virology)
Phytoplasma Diseases of Trees and Shrubs
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2597 | Submission Open
Keywords: yellows and decline diseases; ‘ Candidatus Phytoplasma’ species; 16Sr group/subgroups; phytoplasma taxonomy; symptomatology; etiology; epidemiology; fruit trees; forest trees; shrubs
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Microbe Interactions)
Research on Novel Bio-Active Metabolites Produced by Microorganisms submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2481 | Submission Open
Keywords: streptomyces; fungi; antibiotics; specialized metabolites; mutagenesis; mutations; deletions; genome rearrangements
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental Microbiology)
State-of-the-Art Medical Microbiology in UK (2023, 2024)
edited by , Dushyant Mital and Abu-Bakr Abu-Median
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2458 | Submission Open
Keywords: medical microbiology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Microbiology)
Microbiome and Microbiota in Indoor Spaces: Communities, Control and Potential Hazards
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2372 | Submission Open
Keywords: microbiome; microbiota; metabolism; microbial toxins; microbial hazards; microbial control; control methods
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental Microbiology)
Inter-kingdom Signaling—Chemical Communication between Bacteria and Eukaryotes
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2192 | Submission Open
Keywords: inter-kingdom signaling; chemical communication; small-molecule signaling; hormones; bacteria-host interactions; novel antimicrobials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Systems Microbiology)
The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Bacteria and Virus Infections
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2164 | Submission Open
Keywords: microbiome; gut; lung; bactereia; virus; clinical study; basic study
(This special issue belongs to the Section Gut Microbiota)
Antibiotic and Resistance Gene Pollution in the Environment
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2076 | Submission Open
Keywords: antibiotics; antibiotic-resistant bacteria; pollution; environmental health
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental Microbiology)
New Strategies for Pathogenic Biofilms
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1993 | Submission Open
Keywords: pathogenic biofilm physiology; host immune response; new model system; therapeutic approaches for biofilms
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biofilm)
CRISPR-Based Diagnostics for Detection of Microorganisms and Beyond
edited by Jin Wang
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1691 | Submission Open
Keywords: CRISPR; CRISPR Diagnostics; Cas; microorganisms; next-generation diagnostics; molecular diagnostics; pathogen detection; DNA detection; RNA detection; amplification-free diagnostics; non-nucleic acid detection
(This special issue belongs to the Section Microbial Biotechnology)
Microbial Exposure Assessments in Different Occupational and Indoor Settings, 2nd Edition
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1520 | Submission Open
Keywords: indoor air quality; occupational exposure; microbial contamination; fungi; bacteria; viruses; sampling and analysis methods; worker/occupant health
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental Microbiology)
Plant Extracts and Antimicrobials, Second Edition submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1338 | Submission Open
Keywords: antibacterials; antifungals; antivirals; bioactive compounds; biofilms; dermatophytes; drug resistance; food; beverages and supplements; pathogenics; mode of action; plant extracts; screening; spices
(This special issue belongs to the Section Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance)
Microbiota in Human Health and Disease
edited by Claire Morgan and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1238 | Submission Open
Keywords: microbiota; probiotics; prebiotics; synbiotics; biotherapeutics; probiogenomics; health and disease
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Microbiology)
Virulence Factors and Antibiotic Resistance of Enterobacterales 3.0 submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 692 | Submission Open
Keywords: Enterobacterales; virulence factors; antibiotic resistance; biofilm; healthy and sick animals; commensal and pathogenic bacteria
(This special issue belongs to the Section Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance)
State-of-the-Art Food Microbiology in Korea (2023, 2024)
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 602 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Microbiology)
Microbial Advances in a Sustainable Environment: Biological Waste Treatment and Bioconversion Technology 2.0
edited by , and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 463 | Submission Open
Keywords: sustainable environment; waste treatment; biomass; zero-waste; biodegradation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Microbial Biotechnology)
Microbial Ecosystems in Water and Wastewater Treatment 2.0 submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 406 | Submission Open
Keywords: microbial community; wastewater treatment plant; water reuse; biodegradation processes; water supply systems; water resource management
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental Microbiology)
Active Components of Natural Products as New Antimicrobial Agents
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 246 | Submission Open
Keywords: natural products; antimicrobial agents; active components; bioactive compounds; antimicrobial resistance; drug development
(This special issue belongs to the Section Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance)
Recent Advances in Acinetobacter Biology submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 237 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance)
Prevention, Treatment and Diagnosis of Tuberculosis, 2nd Edition
edited by Rogelio Hernández Pando
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 234 | Submission Open
Keywords: tuberculosis; anti-TB drugs; therapy; TB vaccines
(This special issue belongs to the Section Public Health Microbiology)
State-of-the-Art Medical Microbiology in Japan (2023, 2024)
edited by and Shiori Kitaya
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 234 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Microbiology)
Microbial Communities in Aquatic Habitats Using Omics’ Methods submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 149 | Submission Open
Keywords: aquatic; omics; methods; microbial; environment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental Microbiology)
The Current View on Apicomplexan Parasites: Structure, Function, Evolution 2.0
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 148 | Submission Open
Keywords: apicomplexans; apical complex; conoid; apicoplast; aconoidasida; conoidasida; gregarinasina; plasmodium; toxoplasma; host-pathogen interaction; phylogenetics; evolution
(This special issue belongs to the Section Parasitology)
Antimicrobial Resistance and One Health
edited by Hermine Mkrtchyan
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 126 | Submission Open
Keywords: AMR; One Health; (meta)genomics; human; livestock; environment; microbiomes
(This special issue belongs to the Section Public Health Microbiology)
Gut Microbiota, Zoonotic Diseases and Antimicrobial Research
edited by Andreia J. Amaral
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 118 | Submission Open
Keywords: gut microbiota; zoonotic diseases; antimicrobial resistance; Escherichia coli; resistance gene
(This special issue belongs to the Section Gut Microbiota)
Epidemiological and Immunological Studies of Emerging Infectious Diseases
edited by Lone Simonsen
submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 107 | Submission Open
Keywords: emerging infectious diseases; spread and control; resistance; surveillance
(This special issue belongs to the Section Public Health Microbiology)
Bacterial Antibiotic Resistance
edited by
submission deadline 15 Jul 2024 | 12 articles | Viewed by 23550 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance)
Food Microorganisms and Genomics submission deadline 15 Jul 2024 | 9 articles | Viewed by 12683 | Submission Open
Keywords: food microbiota; comparative genomics; foodborne pathogen; probiotics; technological starter
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Microbiology)
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