Special Issue "Bacterial Genomes and Their Evolution"
A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2011)
Prof. Dr. J. Peter W. Young
Department of Biology, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK
Phone: +44 1904 328630
Fax: +44 1904 328505
Interests: bacterial genomes; population genetics; phylogenomics; phylogenetics; genome projects; genetic diversity
It is less than two decades since the first bacterial genome was sequenced, but now there are more than a thousand complete bacterial genome sequences available, with substantial but incomplete information on many more. Not only individual isolates, but uncultured organisms and whole bacterial communities can be sequenced. In recent years, the pace of data acquisition has quickened greatly with the development of higher-throughput sequencing. The completion of one more bacterial genome is no longer a major event, but the accumulation of information from such a large number of organisms provides many opportunities to explore general patterns and to identify special cases.
This Special Issue provides an Open Access forum to bring together a range of contributions to our understanding of bacterial genomes. These may include the presentation of new genomic data, comparative analyses based on published sequences, new insights and hypotheses, and reviews of relevant topics. We hope to provide an interesting cross-section of current work, and welcome significant contributions of all kinds.
Prof. Dr. J. Peter W. Young
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Genes is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- genome evolution
- mobile elements
- horizontal gene transfer
- core genome
- accessory genes
Genes 2011, 2(4), 763-787; doi:10.3390/genes2040763
Received: 7 September 2011; in revised form: 11 October 2011 / Accepted: 12 October 2011 / Published: 28 October 2011| Download PDF Full-text (1049 KB) | Download XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Genes 2011, 2(4), 804-828; doi:10.3390/genes2040804
Received: 14 September 2011; in revised form: 10 October 2011 / Accepted: 24 October 2011 / Published: 31 October 2011| Download PDF Full-text (523 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Genes 2011, 2(4), 925-956; doi:10.3390/genes2040925
Received: 31 August 2011; in revised form: 24 October 2011 / Accepted: 26 October 2011 / Published: 18 November 2011| Download PDF Full-text (1212 KB) | Download XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Article: Plant-Bacteria Association and Symbiosis: Are There Common Genomic Traits in Alphaproteobacteria?
Genes 2011, 2(4), 1017-1032; doi:10.3390/genes2041017
Received: 29 September 2011; in revised form: 8 November 2011 / Accepted: 9 November 2011 / Published: 29 November 2011| Download PDF Full-text (529 KB) | Download XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Article: Comparative Genomics of Aeschynomene Symbionts: Insights into the Ecological Lifestyle of Nod-Independent Photosynthetic Bradyrhizobia
Genes 2012, 3(1), 35-61; doi:10.3390/genes3010035
Received: 16 September 2011; in revised form: 8 November 2011 / Accepted: 23 November 2011 / Published: 21 December 2011| Download PDF Full-text (1949 KB) | Download XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Article: The Genetics of Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation: Comparative Genomics of 14 Rhizobia Strains by Resolution of Protein Clusters
Genes 2012, 3(1), 138-166; doi:10.3390/genes3010138
Received: 24 January 2012; in revised form: 10 February 2012 / Accepted: 13 February 2012 / Published: 16 February 2012| Download PDF Full-text (526 KB) | Download XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Review: From Environment to Man: Genome Evolution and Adaptation of Human Opportunistic Bacterial Pathogens
Genes 2012, 3(2), 191-232; doi:10.3390/genes3020191
Received: 2 February 2012; in revised form: 29 February 2012 / Accepted: 29 February 2012 / Published: 26 March 2012| Download PDF Full-text (890 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Communication: A Gene-By-Gene Approach to Bacterial Population Genomics: Whole Genome MLST of Campylobacter
Genes 2012, 3(2), 261-277; doi:10.3390/genes3020261
Received: 1 March 2012; in revised form: 30 March 2012 / Accepted: 31 March 2012 / Published: 12 April 2012| Download PDF Full-text (500 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Genome Sequence of Azospirillum brasilense CBG497 and Comparative Analyses of Azospirillum Core and Accessory Genomes provide Insight into Niche Adaptation
Genes 2012, 3(4), 576-602; doi:10.3390/genes3040576
Received: 14 May 2012; in revised form: 24 August 2012 / Accepted: 13 September 2012 / Published: 28 September 2012| Download PDF Full-text (360 KB) | Download XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Last update: 24 October 2012