Special Issue "Genetics and Genomics of Phytoplankton"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 November 2019).
Interests: phytoplankton; population genetics and genomics; dispersal; speciation
Interests: phytoplankton; evolutionary and population genomics; experimental evolution
Phytoplankton in marine and freshwater systems around the world play a pivotal role as primary producers in aquatic food webs, in the cycling of nutrients and carbon, and in oxygen production. However, some can also form harmful algal blooms which cause large economic losses, management issues, and serious health effects. Although their ecological importance is largely recognized, much is unknown in terms of the genomic basis of their biology and evolution. One reason is that phytoplankton are extremely diverse, and include members from all the major eukaryotic groups as well as cyanobacteria. With the new sequencing and gene editing methods, it is now possible to address many evolutionary and ecological questions in these non-model organisms.
We are calling for articles for a Special Issue on “Genetics and Genomics of Phytoplankton”, including both eukaryotic and cyanobacterial phytoplankton. We invite both articles looking towards the future (i.e., original articles including short communications), as well as those presenting the state-of-the-art in the form of review papers. We encourage topics focusing on evolutionary genetics and genomics as well as population genetics and genomics, including novel methods papers to address these topics from genome or transcriptome perspectives.
We will accept manuscripts starting February 1st 2019 until the deadline 30 September 2019. Manuscripts will be processed continuously during this period following standard journal procedures. For questions regarding potential paper suitability, please contact the Guest Editors.
Prof. Dr. Karin Rengefors
Dr. Gwenael Piganeau
Manuscript Submission Information
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- functional genomics
- gene function
- population genomics
- evolutionary genetics