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Special Issue "Microbiome Analysis Techniques and Discovery"
A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425). This special issue belongs to the section "Technologies and Resources for Genetics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 June 2023 | Viewed by 13985
Special Issue Editor
Interests: functional genomics; epigenetics; transcription; metagenomics; data integration; new biochemical and computational biology methods; space genomics; microbiome analysis
Special Issue Information
Metagenomics sequencing has evolved in pace with developments in next-generation sequencing and bioinformatic analysis. The identification of microbes at the genus and species level is achieved from environmental samples. The applications are diverse, since microbes have many niches.
We would like to put emphasis on currently established microbiome sequencing and analysis techniques such as the shotgun sequencing of DNA or RNA, metataxonomics (16S/18S/Internal Transcribed Spacer sequencing), and meta-transcriptomics (mRNA sequencing). Besides, third-generation sequencing techniques with long-read approaches are also of novel interest.
For more than 200 years, the study of the microbiome was based on morphological features, growth, and the selection of some biochemical profiles. However, current genetic and genomic techniques and developments enable much more accurate findings.
The Human Microbiome Project (2007–2016) is a clear example of such potential. Databases also play an important role for new and reusable sequencing data, enabling more robust comparative genomic and integrative functional studies. The Earth Microbiome Project (EMP) is an ongoing global effort with PathoMap or MetaSUB initiatives, amongst others.
We invite submissions of original research and methodological papers in the form of articles, communications, and perspective and review papers.
Dr. Christopher E. Mason
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- Shotgun sequencing
- Amplicon sequencing
- 16S or 18S sequencing
- ITS sequencing
- Long-read sequencing
- Third-generation sequencing
- Earth Microbiome Project
- Microbial genetics