Special Issue "Selected Papers from the Mobile Genetic Elements Conference, Woods Hole MA 2019"
A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: transposable elements; horizontal gene transfer; retroelements; reverse transcriptase; comparative genomics
Interests: mobile genetic elements; comparative genetic analysis of microbial populations; vertical vs. horizontal gene transfer in bacteria
The 7th Meeting on Mobile Genetic Elements in Woods Hole, MA, USA will be held on August 29–31, 2019. The event website can be accessed at: https://www.mbl.edu/conferences/2019/04/29/mobile-genetic-elements-conference-2019/.
This meeting brings together experimental and computational scientists seeking to narrow the gap between the fast-paced discovery of transposable elements (TEs) in silico and the limited number of experimental models amenable to functional studies of structural, mechanistic, and regulatory properties of transposable elements and their impact on prokaryotic and eukaryotic hosts.
The current Special Issue invites submissions of original research articles as well as review articles related to the topics of the conference describing recent advances in all aspects related to transposable elements and their interaction with host genomes. The key themes include, but are not limited to:
- Genome-wide characterization of mobilomes (not limited by taxonomic distribution)
- Genetic and epigenetic processes regulating TE movement in the host
- Mechanisms of DNA transposition and retrotransposition
- Molecular domestication of TEs and their influence on host biology
- Environmental and population genomics of mobile DNA
- Computational approaches to the investigation of prokaryotic and eukaryotic mobilomes
- Mobile elements in health and disease
Dr. Irina R. Arkhipova
Dr. William S. Reznikoff
Dr. Fernando Rodriguez
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- repetitive DNA
- transposable elements
- mobile genetic elements
- genome evolution