Special Issue "Gut Microorganisms of Aquatic Animals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Interests: ecology of aquatic prokaryotes and unicellular eukaryotes; animal–microbe associations in the aquatic environment
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The last decade has seen rapid and spectacular ongoing progress in the multiple roles of gut microorganisms in humans. This knowledge and its concomitant technological progress is attracting increasing scientific interest for the investigation of animal gut microbiota and microbiomes. For various reasons, aquatic animals are no exception; such reasons are related to the eco-evolutionary history, the economic significance and ecological vulnerability of these animals and their habitats, in marine and fresh waters. The Special Issue entitled “Gut Microorganisms of Aquatic Animals” aims to present recent research on any aspect of aquatic animal gut microbiology. Some of its focal points include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Gut microbes of animals living in extreme aquatic environments
- Aquatic animal ontogeny and microbial succession
- Gut microbiology of farmed aquatic animals
- Gut Archaea and microscopic eukaryotes of aquatic animals
- Novel methodologies for investigating gut microbes of aquatic animals
- Pollution and other environmental stress factors on gut microbes of aquatic animals
- Insights into the hologenome theory of evolution of aquatic animals
Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Kormas
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