Special Issue "Arthropod Genetics and Genomics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
Interests: Bioinformatics; Transposable Elements; Invertebrates
The field of arthropod genetics and genomics includes studies on iconic reference species as well as studies of recently sequenced species; it also includes research on disease vectors and research on social species, and it concerns species of immediate practical importance and those that are just beautifully interesting. It is not limited to the staggeringly diverse insects but also includes crustaceans, centipedes, arachnids, and many others species. Unsurprisingly, the research questions in this field are correspondingly diverse, including works on molecular pathways, whole genomes comparisons, population genetics, and repeated sequences analysis, among many others. With such a breadth of scope, even finding a single uniting theme can be challenging; however, it is undeniable that the advent of inexpensive, large-scale sequencing technology has laid the genomic foundations for the field, with initiatives such as the I5K project providing many new reference genomes. Such a diversity of research objects and themes would already make this a fascinating subject for a Special Issue, but arthropod genetics and genomics is also a timely subject, as these animals continue to be major vectors of disease (some insect populations are apparently in rapid decline). By necessity, the articles in this Special Issue represent only the smallest sliver of work in this field, but we hope that they will give the reader a chance to get a sense of how wide the field is, appreciate how far it has come, and hopefully get a glimpse to where it is headed.
Dr. Peter Arensburger
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