Special Issue "Diversity and Dynamics of Marine Microbial Communities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2016)
Prof. Dr. Johannes F. Imhoff
Marine Mikrobiologie, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research GEOMAR, Düsternbrooker Weg 20, D-24105 Kiel, Germany
Interests: microbiology, microbial diversity, marine biotechnology, bioactive compounds, marine microbiology, marine natural products, algae microbe interactions, marine microbial resources, marine fungi
Powerful tools have been developed in recent years, not only to study the diversity of microbial communities in marine habitats, but also to follow up their dynamic changes using different genomic and genetic approaches. Although information is available on a few functional groups, such as sulfate reducers, nitrifyers, and methane oxidizers, others have received less attention and only a little information is available on their dynamic changes. The marine realm includes such different habitats as marine coastal waters and sediments, the surfaces of marine algae and animals, the deep sea (including deep subsurface habitats, hot vents and polar ice habitats), which all harbor specifically adapted microbial communities. Such studies may include marine fungi, actinobacteria, phototrophic bacteria or algae and a wide range of other groups of microorganisms. Also, studies on the functional microbial diversity of marine habitats and their dynamic changes, which apply metagenomic approaches on the basis of functional genes, are highly welcome for this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Johannes F. Imhoff
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- functional genes
- dynamic changes
- functional genetic groups
- Metagenomic approaches
- marine environmental biodiversity
- adaptation of functional microbial groups
- diversity changes along environmental gradients
- impact of environmental changes on community composition and diversity of marine bacteria and archaea