Special Issue "Bacterial Pathogenomics: From Technology to Application"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2014).
The first bacterial genome required a large team and many person years to complete. With current high throughput massively-parallel sequencing technologies it is possible to generate a nearly complete bacterial genome in just a few days. This major revolution opens up huge opportunities, particularly in the ability to compare the whole genomes of many bacterial isolates. This might include trying to answer basic biological questions by looking at genome wide associations and attempting to link genetic features to phenotypic traits. However the questions being asked can also be much more applied, such as using whole genome phylogenies to look for evidence of transmission within a community or hospital or find the source of a disease outbreak.
In this special issue, we invite investigators to submit manuscripts that cover this broad topic. These can include everything from novel uses of current sequencing technology to investigate bacterial genomics, to cutting edge applications of whole genome sequencing to 'real world' scenarios.
We look forward to your contribution.
Dr. Anthony Underwood
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