Special Issue "Plants, Algae and Fungi Extracts: Promising Resources in the Fight against Pathogens"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: antibiotic resistance;antibiofilm activity;unconventional antimicrobial strategies;confocal laser scanning microscopy;genotyping and study of virulence factors of pathogenic bacteria
Interests: physiology and evolution of microalgae from extreme environments; potential biotechnological applications of extremophilic microalgae; remediation of wastewater and recovery of rare and precious metals from waste
In recent decades, many pathogens involved in human infection have rapidly increased their antibiotic resistance, reducing the effectiveness of therapies. Most of them can form biofilms, and effective drugs are not available to treat these formations. Natural products could represent an efficient solution in discovering and developing new drugs to overcome antimicrobial resistance and treat biofilm-related infections. Extracts from plants, algae, and fungi attract the attention of many researchers for their biological and therapeutic properties. Indeed, the production of secondary metabolites that act as bioactive molecules is part of the evolutionary adaptations of these organisms to improve their survival and reproduction. This Special Issue aims to publish high-quality manuscripts concerning the study of the antimicrobial and anti-biofilm potential of these compounds together with their chemical characterization. Particular interest will be reserved for the studies on the use of natural substances to prevent microbial growth and biofilm formation also through antimicrobial-loaded medical devices and innovative food packaging.
Dr. Emanuela Roscetto
Prof. Dr. Claudia Ciniglia
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Antimicrobial activity
- Anti-biofilm activity
- Antimicrobial plant, algal, and fungal extracts
- Bioactive secondary metabolites
- Natural and synthetic analogues
- Antimicrobial resistance
- Synergic interactions
- Functional films
- Antimicrobial food packaging