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Special Issue "Marsupial Genetics and Genomics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
Marsupials are fascinating animals, giving birth to tiny, altricial young that typically spend the first part of their life developing in their mother’s pouch. Since the sequencing of the first marsupial genome over a decade ago, genomics has helped to uncover the evolutionary origins of some of the unique features of marsupials. There are over 300 marsupial species distributed between the Americas and Australasia, but many of these are listed as threatened species, especially in Australia. There is now a concerted effort to more fully utilise genomics to understand the evolution of and phylogenetic relationships among Australian marsupials, and contribute directly to their conservation management, through the Oz Mammals Genomics Initiative. Such studies are informing management decisions and captive breeding programs, and providing insight into the evolutionary origin of marsupial features.
In this Special Issue, we aim to highlight the areas where marsupial genetics and genomics studies have had an impact on our understanding of marsupial biology or conservation. We invite submissions of either review or original research articles on any aspect of marsupial genetics and genomics, but we especially welcome submissions detailing the use of recently developed technologies.
Dr. Janine Deakin
Dr. Anna MacDonald
Dr. Mark Eldridge
Manuscript Submission Information
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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind 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 monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- conservation genetics
- comparative genomics