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Special Issue "Drosophila - A Model System for Developmental Biology"
A special issue of Journal of Developmental Biology (ISSN 2221-3759).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018).
It has been more than one hundred years since Thomas Hunt Morgan established Drosophila as a premier organism for biological research, and still Drosophila remains one of the most commonly-used model organisms in a variety of fields. Drosophila have been used to model development and aging, disease and homeostasis, stem cells and differentiation, neurogenesis and neurodegeneration, and many, many other processes. At times, throughout its history as a model organism, Drosophila appeared to be nearing the end of its usefulness as “better” approaches emerged, and experimental limits were reached. Despite this, new methods always appeared, better approaches turned out to have their limitations, and Drosophila research persevered. The model organisms C. elegans and Drosophila remain the major sources for rapid, genetic analysis of development and its inverse, aging. With the rise of CRISPR/Cas9, and the demand for human cell based experiments, the invertebrate models are again under pressure. This Special Issue of the Journal of Developmental Biology will provide an overview of the current standing, and most importantly highlight the directions for future invertebrate research. Contributions can be reviews, as well as research papers, covering topics of model organism research.
Dr. Nick Tolwinski
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. Journal of Developmental Biology is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- C. elegans
- Stem Cells