Special Issue "Natural Products from Microalgae and Cyanobacteria"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2021) | Viewed by 11489
Interests: microalgae; cyanobacteria; marine microbial ecology; algal natural products; ‘omics’
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Microalgae and cyanobacteria are highly diverse ubiquitous groups of aquatic microorganisms. They play an essential ecological role in maintaining carbon and other nutrient balance in aquatic systems and form the base of all aquatic food chains. Surprisingly though, microalgae and cyanobacteria have lagged behind bacteria and fungi both in terms of availability of genome sequences and in their use as natural products. However, the decreasing costs in genome sequencing and increasing availability of ‘omics’ technologies has led to the increasing availability of algal and cyanobacterial genomes. This presents new opportunities in natural product discovery from microalgae and cyanobacteria. In this Special Issue, we welcome papers linking the use of ‘omics’ technologies with natural product discovery. Papers addressing better understanding and discovery of new metabolic pathways and gene clusters are particularly welcome. Discoveries and future potential of existing and new groups are encouraged covering but not limited to fatty acids, carotenoids, terpenoids, peptides, polyketides.
Prof. Carole Llewellyn
Prof. Dr. Michele S. Stanley
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- natural products
- metabolic pathways
- secondary metabolites
- metabolic engineering