Special Issue "Viromics"
A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: microbial oceanography; viral ecology
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Interests: viral diversity; virus evolution; viruses of microbes; metagenomics; bioinformatics
Over the last 15 years, advances in viral metagenomics have contributed to the fast growth of, and many paradigm-shifting discoveries in, several fields of virology, including viral ecology and viral evolution. What started in marine environments and human microbiomes has now expanded to cover virtually all habitats and sample types. With the continuous development of new experimental and computational methods, the range of research questions that can be addressed through viromics approaches is also progressively expanding beyond descriptive studies. For instance, viromics is now used to investigate eco-evolutionary drivers of environmental viral communities, assess potential impacts of viruses on microbial metabolism, and detect known and/or novel pathogens. For the second edition of the “Viromics” Special Issue, we welcome submissions that cover new approaches, significant advances, and applications in any area of viromics.
Dr. Jennifer R. Brum
Dr. Simon Roux
Manuscript Submission Information
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- viral ecology
- virus discovery
- pathogen surveillance
- computational approaches in viromics