Special Issue "Soil Microbiome: Biotic and Abiotic Interactions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: environmental genomics; soil microbial community ecology; N and C cycle interactions; soil–plant–microbe interactions; greenhouse gas mitigation
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Soil-borne microorganisms are an essential component of terrestrial ecosystems and key to many vital ecosystem functions. Abiotic and biotic interactions drive the activity of soil-borne microorganisms and shape their community structure and functionality. This implies an understanding of the relationships between genetic diversity and community structure, and between community structure and function and abiotic factors.
With this Special Issue of Microorganisms, we aim to present the state of the art and future directions in understanding the mechanisms underlying microbe–microbe and microbe–abiotic interactions in soil ecosystems. We kindly invite you to contribute with either original research articles or reviews covering new experimental and environmental (meta)omics approaches to identifying and quantifying the factors that determine community assembly, microbial metabolic roles within a soil community, microbe–microbe interactions, microbial community interactions (physiological, biochemical, genetic), and natural patterns of microbial distributions. We aim to cover a wide range of descriptive and experimental studies on soil microbiomes using classical and novel techniques.
Prof. Dr. Eiko Kuramae
Manuscript Submission Information
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- environmental factors
- soil aggregates
- metabolic networks
- context-dependent interactions