Microbial Genetics and Genomics

A section of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425).

Section Information

The aim of the section “Microbial Genetics and Genomics” is to provide a platform for current research on archaea, bacteria, microbial eukaryotes, and viruses. We welcome studies that apply recent advances in genetics, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and computational biology to provide insights into all aspects of microbiology. This includes, but is not limited to, basic microbe biology, virology, microbial ecology, and evolution as well as research focused on the clinical significance and industrial applications of microorganisms. Interdisciplinary studies and novel technological approaches relevant to microbiology are also within the scope of the section.

Specialty areas of the scope include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Microbial metabolism, genome structure and maintenance, and mobile genetic elements;
  • Microbial evolution, population genomics and phylogeography, and systems microbiology;
  • Microbial communities in terrestrial and aquatic environments, extremophiles;
  • Genetics of host–microbe interactions and symbiotic relationships;
  • Genetics of basic and applied mycology;
  • Genetic basis and influence of microbiome;
  • Viruses, virus–host interactions, viral pathogenesis, virus replication and gene expression, viral populations and evolution, and emerging viruses;
  • Analysis of single genes or whole genomes, single-cell genomics, comparative analysis of multiple genomes, and global expression profiles;
  • Metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, and metaproteomic studies;
  • Synthetic genomics and metabolic engineering;
  • Industrial microbiology, bioremediation and environmental biotechnology, food microbiology, and detection and identification methods;
  • Antimicrobial agents, targets and resistance mechanisms, and epidemiological studies.

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