Special Issue "Genomics of Extremophiles and Archaea"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 7086
Interests: extremophiles; haloarchaea; microbial genomics; purple membrane; gas vesicle nanoparticles; vaccines and therapeutics
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The number of sequenced extremophiles and archaea has significantly increased over the decades, driven by increasingly powerful sequencing and analysis methods. The resulting millions of genes and predicted proteins provide a potent resource for the advancement of both science and technology. Advanced technologies and bioinformatics are providing insights into methylation patterns, epigenetic characteristics and regulatory networks. The rich biology of these organisms has revealed mechanisms of tolerance and adaptation to extremes, as well as clues to the origin and evolution of life on Earth. Ground breaking research, including biochemical and genetic studies, physiological, structural, and synthetic biology approaches is defining the limits to life on Earth and shaping the search for life on Mars and elsewhere in the universe.
This Special Issue on extremophiles and archaea aims to spotlight studies that incorporate a combination of genomic, metagenomic, post-genomic, bioinformatic and experimental analyses. Reports on genomes from recently isolated novel species, including their analysis and utilization, are especially encouraged, as they provide insights into extreme environments, and biotechnological and/or biomedical applications.
As the Guest Editors of the Special Issue, it is our pleasure to invite you to submit your cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research articles and reviews related to extremophilic and archaeal genomics.
Prof. Dr. Shiladitya DasSarma
Dr. Sean P. Kennedy
Manuscript Submission Information
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- microbial diversity