A great leap forward in microbial ecology

Satoshi Okabe, Mamoru Oshiki, Yoichi Kamagata, Nobuyasu Yamaguchi, Masanori Toyofuku, Yutaka Yawata, Yosuke Tashiro, Nobuhiko Nomura, Hiroyuki Ohta, Moriya Ohkuma, Akira Hiraishi, Kiwamu Minamisawa

    研究成果: Review article査読

    42 被引用数 (Scopus)


    Ribosomal RNA (rRNA) sequence-based molecular techniques emerged in the late 1980s, which completely changed our general view of microbial life. Coincidentally, the Japanese Society of Microbial Ecology (JSME) was founded, and its official journal "Microbes and Environments (M&E)" was launched, in 1985. Thus, the past 25 years have been an exciting and fruitful period for M&E readers and microbiologists as demonstrated by the numerous excellent papers published in M&E. In this minireview, recent progress made in microbial ecology and related fields is summarized, with a special emphasis on 8 landmark areas; the cultivation of uncultured microbes, in situ methods for the assessment of microorganisms and their activities, biofilms, plant microbiology, chemolithotrophic bacteria in early volcanic environments, symbionts of animals and their ecology, wastewater treatment microbiology, and the biodegradation of hazardous organic compounds.

    ジャーナルMicrobes and environments
    出版ステータスPublished - 2010

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
    • Soil Science
    • Plant Science

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