Special Issue "Metabolic Diversity of Anaerobic Microbial Communities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2018)
Dr. Sabine Kleinsteuber
Anaerobic microorganisms, among them the oldest life-forms on Earth, display the most manifold metabolic pathways and lifestyles, which have been ever invented by evolution, such as various mechanisms for energy conservation, carbon fixation, elemental cycling, fermentative conversion of organic matter and syntrophic interactions, enabling life on the thermodynamic edge. Anaerobic microbial communities play essential roles in biogeochemical cycles, natural attenuation of contaminated sites and various biotechnological processes, such as wastewater treatment, anaerobic digestion of organic waste and fermentative formation of valuable products. Interest in the ecology of anaerobic environments has grown due to the recent development of advanced techniques to explore so far not cultivated microbes and candidate phyla, such as single cell genomics and advanced bioinformatics for the reconstruction of population genomes from complex metagenomes. In this Special Issue of Microorganisms, we invite you to submit contributions concerning any aspects related to anaerobic microbes and their metabolic functions, from the microbial ecology of diverse anoxic habitats to the physiology of novel isolates and candidate species, and from fundamental to applied aspects of anaerobic microorganisms in natural and engineered environments.
Dr. Sabine Kleinsteuber
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- anaerobic microbes
- anaerobic environments
- anaerobic bioreactors
- anaerobic digestion
- anaerobic conversions
- anaerobic biodegradation
- (meta)genomics of anaerobes
- energy conservation in anaerobes
- metabolic pathways in anaerobes