Special Issue "Aeromonas and Plesiomonas"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 166
Interests: antimicrobial resistance; aeromonads; wastewater; One Health; Escherichia coli; photodynamic inactivation
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We invite submissions to a Special Issue of the journal Microorganisms, focused on ‘Aeromonas and Plesiomonas’. This topic is also the focus of the 13th International Symposium on Aeromonas and Plesiomonas, which will be held at the Hirszfeld Institute in Wroclaw, Poland, from June 21st to 23rd, 2023.
Although Aeromonas and Plesiomonas belong to two different families, these two genera share many commonalities. Both genera of bacteria are ubiquitous within fresh and brackish aquatic environments and have the capability of infecting cold- and warm-blooded animals. Overfishing and rising seafood demand stress the importance of aquaculture in ensuring global food security. However, diseases caused by both microorganisms in this sector are responsible for significant economic losses, stressing the need for preventative treatments. Clinically, Plesiomonas and Aeromonas species have been identified as emerging foodborne pathogens associated with multiple gastroenteritis outbreaks globally, as well as extra-intestinal infections. Due to their co-existence in multiple ecosystems, the emergence of multi-drug resistance among these microorganisms presents a clinical challenge, as well as a potential vehicle to transfer antimicrobial resistance genes from the environment to other clinically relevant pathogens. Both the inter- and intra-species conjugative transfer of plasmids among Aeromonas species further stresses their potential role in the evolution of antimicrobial resistance as intermediaries to One Health components.
This Special Issue is dedicated to enhancing our understanding of Aeromonas and Plesiomonas. We welcome submissions of original research articles, review articles, and short communications on a broad array of topics including, but not limited to, virulence, antimicrobial resistance, treatment and prevention, and bioremediation.
We look forward to receiving your submissions.
Dr. Troy Skwor
Dr. Marta Kaszowska
Manuscript Submission Information
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- foodborne pathogens
- antimicrobial resistance
- treatment and prevention