Molecular Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases in Animals

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Microbiology and Immunology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2024 | Viewed by 685

Special Issue Editors

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Laboratorio de Epidemiología Molecular y Biotecnología de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Centro Multidisciplinario de Estudios en Biotecnología, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Km 9.5 Carretera Morelia-Zinapécuaro s/n, Posta Veterinaria. La Palma, Tarímbaro, C.P., Morelia 58893, Mexico
Interests: bacterial diseases; molecular microbiology; epidemiology; biotechnology

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Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agricolas y Pecuarias, Santa Catarina, Mexico
Interests: virology; viral zoonoses; viral vaccinology

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Instituto de Medicina Traslacional e Ingeniería Biomédica (IMTIB), Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires (HIBA), Instituto Universitario del Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires (IUHIBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Interests: parasitology; bacteriology; molecular diagnosis; molecular epidemiology; genomics; bioinformatics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Knowledge of the genetic diversity and field behaviour of microbial pathogens, backbones of molecular epidemiology, is an essential tool for the fight against microbial pathogens. Molecular identification and genotyping had become a powerful strategy to precisely identify and know about the genetic background of microbial isolates and its relationships with epidemiological variables. Zoonotic infectious diseases are the typical examples of pathogens with differential genetic backgrounds associated with human or animal pathologies. Under the view of the One Health Initiative, surveillance of particular microbial pathogens genotypes in animals is essential to understand the emergence of zoonotic diseases. Outbreaks of novel genotypes should be a major subject of epidemiological surveillance. Therefore, molecular epidemiology has become an essential tool for these tasks. Technical approaches to genotype microbial isolates through analysis of polymorphic DNA vary from the analysis of individual genes or genome enzyme restriction patterns, PCR amplifying, gene sequencing, or combinations of them, to Whole Genome Sequencing.

In this Special Issue of “Molecular Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases in Animals” we are interested in bringing together original manuscripts or comprehensive reviews that highlight the importance of molecular epidemiology approaches to understand microbial pathogen behaviour and/or provide information for tailor-made solutions against microbial infectious diseases in animals.

Dr. Juan José Valdez-Alarcón
Dr. Elizabeth Loza-Rubio
Dr. Paula Ruybal 
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  • genotyping
  • surveillance
  • epidemiology
  • gene polymorphisms
  • evolution

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