Special Issue "Discovery and Functional Evaluation of Antimicrobials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2021).
Interests: microbial biotechnology; fungal biology; antimicrobial agents; fungal metabolites; biocontrol agents; biomaterials
The emergence of new and existing highly virulent pathogens and their antibiotic resistance have been encountered as significant problems in bio-health therapeutics. Potential antimicrobials are predominantly available in natural resources (microorganism, plants, and animals) and are safer than those of synthetic origin. Some studies have reported that natural molecules are effective against deadly pathogens. However, those studies are preliminary and unsuccessful at the host level due to the consequences of inadequate characterization and molecular elucidation that lead to failure in clinical clearance. Thus, extensive molecular studies are a prerequisite in natural antimicrobials research. Therefore, this Special Issue aims to focus on the keen evaluation of antimicrobials from natural resources, applying advanced molecular techniques and animal experiments, including but not limited in scope to:
- The isolation of antimicrobials from natural resources;
- Antimicrobial resistance;
- Antimicrobial-related nanomaterials;
- Molecular and structural elucidation
Dr. Kandasamy Saravanakumar
Prof. Dr. Myeong-Hyeon Wang
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- Functional evaluation