Abstract Submission Deadline: July 29, 2024

Microbial Ecology, Agricultural and Environmental Microbiology

Microbial ecology is the study of the interaction of microorganisms with their environment, one with another, and with plant and animal species. It includes the study of symbioses, biogeochemical cycles, and the interaction of bacteria with anthropogenic effects such as pollution and climate change.

  • Symbiosis
  • Mutualism
  • Commensalism
  • Amensalism
  • Microbial resource management
  • Antimicrobials

Agricultural Microbiology is a branch of microbiology that deals with plant-related viruses and plant and animal diseases. It also deals with the microbiology of soil fertility, such as microbial degradation and mutation in soil nutrients.

  • Plant-associated microbes
  • Microbial degradation
  • Soil Nutrient transformations
  • Arthrobacter
  • Bacillus
  • Clostridium
  • Micrococcus
  • Actinomycetes
  • Fungi
  • Protozoa

Microorganisms are the oldest living species on Earth and can be found everywhere, from the depths of the ocean to the bottom of the forest, even outside and outside. Environmental Microbiology is the study of how bacteria interact with one another and others, including their effects on the environment, the spread of germs and germs, the spread of algae, fungi and microbes and their related effects on human health and the environment. Environmental microbiology is also exploring how germs can be used to solve earth's problems. For example, an ecologist might study microbiology to clean oil spills or other contaminants or use biologically active organic compounds for medicinal purposes, sunscreens, and water purification solutions. Researchers across the US have discovered a common marine virus that can kill the red tide, a dangerous algae that has been growing in recent years. Scientists here at UF have even discovered a way to combine shinorine into a microbe, allowing the production of safe and environmentally friendly sunscreens.

  • Spread of viruses
  • Bacteria
  • Algae
  • Fungi
  • Parasitical organisms

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