Microbes account for more than 90% of ocean biomass and constitute a hidden majority of life that flourishes in the sea. Marine microbes are tiny organisms that can only be seen under a microscope. They include cellular life forms: bacteria, fungi, algae and plankton along with the viruses that freeload on the cellular life forms. Much of this microbial life remains unknown because we cannot culture it in a test tube and it is difficult to observe in nature. Thus further study on marine microbes seems necessary and valuable.
In this special issue, we intend to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original researches and review articles on exploring marine microbes. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Types and distribution of marine microbes
- Common marine microbes
- Diversity of marine microbes
- Living habit of marine microbes
- Growth and development
- Carbon and nutrient Cycles
- Metabolites of marine microbes
- Relationship with marine ecosystem
- Applications in environment and industry
- Research technology and method
- Marine microbial ecology and biogeochemistry
Authors should read over the journal’s Authors’ Guidelines carefully before submission. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal’s Paper Submission System.
Please kindly notice that the “Special Issue” under your manuscript title is supposed to be specified and the research field “Special Issue – Marine Microbes” should be chosen during your submission.
According to the following timetable:
October 21st, 2014
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