Special Issue "Bacteria and Fungi Probiotics"

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Microbiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2023 | Viewed by 492

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Françoise Coucheney
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Guest Editor
UMRt BioEcoAgro 1158, Lille University, Lille, France
Interests: bacteria and yeasts probiotics; antimicrobial peptides; cheese ecosystem; food biopreservation; animal health
Prof. Dr. Djamel Drider
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Guest Editor
UMRt BioEcoAgro 1158, Lille University, Lille, France
Interests: antimicrobial peptides synthesized by the ribosomal; probiotics; microbial ecology; alternatives to antibiotics; antibiotic resistance; animal health; food bioconservation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Antibiotic resistance is a global health problem in the world. The increase in the number of microbial strains that have become resistant to antibiotics worldwide and the lack, in some cases, of new therapeutics is worrisome. To this day, the World Health Organization continually warns of this threat and encourages the development of new strategies and alternatives to antibiotics to combat drug resistance.

In general, probiotics are represented as a potential alternative for antibiotics to control and prevent the spread of pathogenic bacteria. Strains belonging to lactic acid bacteria such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are commonly used as probiotics. These bacteria can produce various antimicrobial agents, such as Bacteriocins, that exert strong antagonistic activity against different pathogenic microbes including Listeria monocytogenes, Escherichia coli, etc. Saccharomyces boulardii is the only commercially available probiotic yeast and is often used as a probiotic for countering intestinal inflammatory processes.

This Special Issue aims to collect research or review articles related to bacteria and fungi probiotics of different origin with a focus on the antimicrobial peptides (AMP) of probiotics.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Related International Congress:

The international related congress entitled “One Health International Days 2022” (https://ohid-2022.univ-lille.fr/), from 27 to 29 June 2022, at the campus of Villeneuve d’Ascq (University of Lille), France, will welcome 100 to 200 experienced and young international researchers working on the transdisciplinary topics of the holistic “One Health” approach, with applications in several areas (environmental health, plant health, animal health, human health).

Dr. Françoise Coucheney
Prof. Dr. Djamel Drider
Guest Editors

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  • bacteria
  • fungi
  • probiotics
  • antimicrobials
  • antioxidant
  • gut microbiota
  • gut immunomodulation
  • animal health
  • human health

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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