Special Issue "Mitochondrial Genomes: Genetic and Transcriptomic Studies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2019)
Mitochondria are small double membraned bound organelles found in almost every cell of all organisms. They are primarily responsible for energy production. Typically, there are approximately 100 mitochondria in each mammalian cell, and each mitochondrion harbors 2–10 copies of mitochondrial DNA. The human mitochondria genome is a double-stranded circular DNA molecule, consisting of 16,569 nucleotides. It contains 13 protein-coding genes, 22 transfer RNAs (tRNAs), and two ribosomal RNAs. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is maternally inherited, thus its genome is haploid. However, many sites in mitochondria DNA are heteroplasmic, containing two alleles. Mitochondrial DNA variants have been linked to various diseases and important biological processes, such as cancer, aging, etc. Mitochondrial research is on the rise across multiple fields in the medical sciences. Especially with the rise of high throughput sequencing, researchers now can examine mitochondria genome in unprecedented detail. In this Special Issue, we would like to invite researchers to share their latest work on the following mitochondria related (without being limited to) topics:
- Mitochondrial sequence analysis
- Mitochondrial mutations related to diseases or trait
- Mitochondrial mechanisms related to diseases or trait
- Mitochondrial heteroplasmy analysis
- Biotechnology aspects related to mitochondria research
- Bioinformatics, statistical aspects of mitochondria research
Prof. Yan Guo
Dr. Sergey Ivanov
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- mitochondrial sequence analysis
- mitochondrial mutations related to diseases or trait
- mitochondrial mechanisms related to diseases or trait
- mitochondrial heteroplasmy analysis
- biotechnology aspects related to mitochondria research
- bioinformatics, statistical aspects of mitochondria research