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Marine Life Science & Technology (MLST) provides a platform that introduces new discoveries and theories associated with basic biology, bioresources and environmental biology in both marine and aquatic habitats, food science and biotechnology. The journal is intended for biological scientists, biological oceanographers, ecologists, aquaculture researchers, marine technologists. Accordingly, the journal will publish original research papers across a broad range of life sciences and technologies with an emphasis on synergistic interactions of multiple disciplines mentioned above. Moreover, as the journal's aim is to foster multidisciplinary approaches to sciences, authors will be encouraged to emphasise the relevance of their work in relation across our key-disciplines.

Specifically, but not exclusively, MLST covers the following topics:

1. Basic Biology: including marine and freshwater biodiversity, development and evolution, genetics, reproductive biology, biochemistry, cell biology, omics and bioinformatics, epigenetics, stem cell biology, physiology and immunology, zoology, phycology, and microbiology.

2. Fisheries Science: including marine fish biology, early life history, feeding and trophic dynamics, stock assessment, recruitment and reproduction, fisheries management, aquaculture engineering, stocking and enhancement technologies, aquatic breeding, aquafeeds, and aquatic disease.

3. Marine Drugs and Bioproducts: including marine medicinal bioresources, bioactive natural products, pharmacology, drug leads, drugs, and bioproducts.

4. Food Science & Biological Technology:including the study of seafood nutrition; the theories and technologies associated with seafood processing and storage; seafood microbiology and associated issues. More widely, this topic covers marine biological technologies, including the development and application of marine bio-energy resources and marine-derived materials (e.g., antifouling agents, medical products, both aqua- and agricultural products). Finally, it can also include methods, novel equipment, and technologies associated with applied and ecological marine studies.

5. Biological Oceanography - Environmental Biology - Ecology: including biological oceanography, interactions between marine organisms, marine ecosystem dynamics, individual ecology and physiological ecology, population ecology, community ecology, ecosystem ecology, restoration ecology, ecotoxicology, marine environmental health and ecological security. This section also publishes studies about the development, dissemination and uptake of new methods in any area of biological oceanography, environmental biology and ecology either in terrestrial or aquatic systems.


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