Special Issue "Genome Editing Tools in Fungi"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2023 | Viewed by 287
Interests: mycology; metabolomics; integrated ‘omics’; synthetic biology; bioproducts discovery; natural product chemistry
Interests: plant–pathogen interactions; effector biology; regulation of secondary metabolism; chemical genetics
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Breakthrough technologies in gene editing and advances in computational biology are enabling scientists from across disciplines, such as biology, bioinformatics, and engineering, to tweak biological systems to reach desired goals. Innovations in CRISPR-Cas9 technology are rapidly advancing our knowledge of gene function at a significant speed and precision. Gene editing by the CRISPR-Cas9 system has been established in more than 40 different species of filamentous fungi (including Aspergillus, Fusarium, and Sclerotinia) and oomycetes. In addition to disrupting genes, this system has also been adapted for gene replacement and for precision editing (nucleotide changes) in fungi.
This Special Issue will focus on several key aspects and advancements in the field of gene editing in fungi. How gene editing is advancing our knowledge in inter- and intra-species interations, microbiome, microbial evolution, metabolism, and bioproduct discovery, etc., is within the scope of this Special Issue. The use of gene editing in various synthetic biology platforms will also be considered. In addition to primary research articles, we are also seeking articles that offer new perspectives in the use of this technology to further our knowledge in basic sciences and its use in synthetic biology platforms, gene and meiotic drives, etc.
Dr. David P. Overy
Dr. Rajagopal Subramaniam
Dr. Daniela Matias de Carvalho Bittencourt
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 Fungi 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 2200 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.
- gene editing
- functional genetics
- synthetic biology
- integrated ‘omics’