Special Issue "Insect Genomics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 27 April 2021.
Chief Guest Editor
Interests: genomics; arthropods; databases; data standards
Interests: vector biology; comparative genomics; bioinformatics; genome assembly; annotation; proteomics; metagenomics; microbiome; transcriptomics and databases
Advances in genome sequencing have made scientific infrastructure previously reserved for model organisms available to the broader entomology community. Large-scale coordinated sequencing projects, such as the i5k pilot project, have increased the taxonomic breadth of insect draft genomes, and newer initiatives under the Earth BioGenome Project, such as Ag100Pest and Darwin Tree of Life, promise reference-quality genomes at an unprecedented scale. Rapid improvements in long-read sequencing technology, assembly methods and genome annotation in addition to new databases have improved accessibility. This special issue on insect genomics will highlight how whole genome assemblies and transcriptomes increase our understanding of the biology, physiology and behavior of this most diverse class of animals.
Dr. Monica Poelchau
Dr. Surya Saha
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. Insects 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 1400 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.
- genome sequencing
- genome assembly
- genome annotation
- genome databases