Recent Advances in Applied Microbiology: Editorial

Microorganisms. 2020 Sep 7;8(9):1364. doi: 10.3390/microorganisms8091364.


The importance of microbiology has grown exponentially since the development of genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics, making it possible to clarify microbial biogeochemical processes and their interactions with macroorganisms in both health and disease. Particular attention is being payed to applied microbiology, a discipline that deals with the application of microorganisms to specific endeavors, whose economic value is expected to exceed USD 675.2 billion by 2024. In the Special Issue "Recent Advances in Applied Microbiology", twenty-four papers were published (four reviews and twenty original research papers), covering a wide range of subjects within applied microbiology, including: microbial pathogenesis, the health-promoting properties of microorganisms and their by-products, food conservation, the production of alcoholic beverages, bioremediation and the application of microbiology to several industrial processes.

Keywords: agricultural microbiology; applied microbiology; food microbiology; industrial microbiology; medical microbiology.

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  • Editorial