Special Issue "A Tale of Genes and Genomes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: cytogenetics; genome evolution; chromosome evolution; pericentromere; centromere; neocentromere organization and evolution
Variability is the source on which selective pressure acts, allowing genome evolution and adaptation. Large-scale comparative sequencing promises to reconstruct the evolutionary history of the human genome, and to highlight the functional genetic differences between human and other species.
Great interest has been recently focused on sequencing and assembling complex regions of the genome enriched in segmental duplications and repetitive elements, which, on the one hand may significantly contribute to the emergence of novel genes and species diversification, and on the other hand may trigger genomic rearrangements associated with human disease.
In this Special Issue, we are interested in publishing research articles and reviews on genome organization and gene family evolution. In particular, submissions should be focused on the relevant mechanisms of evolutionary change and gene innovations that tell us tales of the species and their organisms.
Prof. Mario Ventura
Prof. Francesca Antonacci
Manuscript Submission Information
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- genome structural variations
- genome organization
- gene families evolution