Special Issue "Viruses of Microbes 2020: the Latest Conquests on Viruses of Microbes"

A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915). This special issue belongs to the section "Bacterial Viruses".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Tessa E.F. Quax
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Guest Editor
University Freiburg, Institute for Biology II - Microbiology Molecular Biology of Archaea, Schänzlestrasse 1, 79104 Freiburg, Germany
Interests: archaeal viruses; molecular biology of archaea; archaeal membrane biology
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Dr. Marianne De Paepe

Guest Editor
Micalis Institute, INRAE, Jouy-en-Josas, France
Interests: temperate phages; intestinal phages; phage genome evolution and mutation rates
Dr. Karin Holmfeldt
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Guest Editor
Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Linnaeus University, 391 82 Kalmar, Sweden
Interests: environmental virology; phage-host interactions; omics and bioinformatics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We invite submissions to the special issue "Viruses of Microbes", which is associated with the 2021 meeting from the ISVM (International Society of Viruses of Microbes) and will be held in Guimarães, Portugal, in 2021. The central theme of the meeting and this special issue is “the latest conquests on viruses of microbes”. The issue intends to be a platform for the latest advances on research of microbial viruses, from ecology and evolution, to virus structure and function, and from virus-host interaction to biotechnology applications and phage therapy.

We specifically invite researchers studying viruses of all three domains of life to submit their work. We strongly believe that uniting these research and review papers will be of great interest to a wide-ranging audience that is concerned with both the fundamental and applied aspects of microbial viruses. In accordance with the ISVM 2021 meeting in Guimarães, the special issue will cover the following topics:

  • Ecology and evolution of microbial viruses
  • Virus structures and function
  • Virus-host interaction: overcoming cell barriers
  • Virus-host interaction: molecular mechanisms
  • Virus-host interaction: host defence and viral evasion mechanisms
  • Agro-food, veterinary and environmental biotechnology applications
  • Biotechnology applications in health care
  • Current state and latest developments of phage therapy

We hope to collect a series of research articles which will reflect the full diversity of this field with current and future trends of fundamental and applied research. ISVM members receive a 10% discount and a limited number of fee waivers is available. We would be happy if you contact us in advance by email about planned submissions.

Dr. Tessa E.F. Quax
Dr. Marianne De Paepe
Dr. Karin Holmfeldt
Guest Editors

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 papers will be 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. Viruses 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 2000 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.

Keywords

  • Ecology and evolution of microbial viruses
  • Impact of microbial viruses on biochemical cycles
  • Virus structures and function
  • Virus-host interaction: overcoming cell barriers and molecular mechanisms
  • Host defence and viral evasion mechanisms
  • Agro-food, veterinary and environmental biotechnology applications
  • Biotechnology applications in health care
  • Phage therapy

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