Special Issue "Marine Vibrios and Photobacteria: Taxonomy, Ecology and Pathogenesis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018)
The genera Vibrio and Photobacterium are gamma-proteobacteria included in the family Vibrionaceae. These fascinating bacteria include more than a hundred species that are mainly found in seawater, sea sediments, saline waters, and associated with a wide variety of marine organisms. The habitats and life styles of vibrios and photobacteria species are quite diverse, including free-living, symbiotic, piezophilic, and parasitic life styles. Several species of Vibrio (V. anguillarum, V. alginolyticus, V. corallilyticus, etc.) and Photobacterium (P. damselae) are recognized as animal pathogens, affecting many species of fish, marine mammals, corals, or sponges. Some of them can also infect humans after seawater or marine animals exposure (V. cholerae, V. vulnificus, V. parahaemolyticus, or P. damselae subsp damselae). Although the pathogenic species have been studied in some detail, most vibrios and photobacteria remain poorly studied, and many aspects regarding their physiology, metabolism, genomics, or ecology are still unknown. This special issue of Microorganisms aims to cover any aspect of the taxonomy, ecology, or pathogenesis of any species of these relevant marine bacteria, with special emphasis on the poorly studied ones. Both original research and review papers are invited. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following: genomic studies; evolution; characterization of virulence factors; bioluminiscence; interactions with other organisms; taxonomic updates; novel ecological insights; any other aspect that can contribute to increase our knowledge about vibrios and photobacteria.
Dr. Manuel L. Lemos
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- marine bacteria
- fish pathogens
- bacterial genomics
- microbial ecology