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Special Issue "Emerging Research Organisms to Study Development"
A special issue of Journal of Developmental Biology (ISSN 2221-3759).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2021) | Viewed by 3622
Special Issue Editor
Interests: developmental biology; mouse molecular genetics; vision sciences; cellular and molecular mechanisms of retinal regeneration
Special Issue Information
The past decade has seen a progressive reduction in the cost of genome sequencing that has fortuitously coincided with tremendous breakthroughs in genome editing. As a result, researchers no longer have to choose model organisms based on convenience and available infrastructure. We can now choose model organisms best suited to answer specific biological questions without compromising the ability to perform mechanistic studies. Therefore, the repertoire of novel systems is ever-expanding and provides unprecedented access to biological processes such as regeneration, body plan formation, aging, stress response, and evolution. This Special Issue of the Journal of Developmental Biology will highlight emerging model organisms that are breaking new ground in the study of development and disease. These species may include multicellular animals and fungi, as well as unicellular microorganisms such as bacteria, archaea, and protists. Contributions can be research articles, reviews, and communications papers. Manuscripts reporting truly new model organisms that may not be familiar to most developmental biologists, and whose genomes have yet to be sequenced, are particularly encouraged.
Dr. Ross Poché
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 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.
- Models organisms
- Mechanistic studies