Special Issue "Mobile Elements and Antibiotic Resistance"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
The inappropriate use of antibiotics has driven the dissemination of antibiotic resistance (AR) in most bacteria. The emergence of AR is mainly driven by two processes: (i) chromosomal mutations altering the cellular targets of antibiotics or decreasing their intracellular concentrations, and (ii) horizontal transfer of resistance genes encoded on mobile elements, such as plasmids, integrative and conjugative elements, and bacteriophages. As a result, the main goal of this Special Issue is to seek manuscript submissions that further our understanding on the crossroads of mobile elements and AR, by exploring some of the following topics:
- Evolutionary dynamics between mobile genetic elements and bacteria
- Genome mining and study of AR genes encoded within mobile elements
- Network-based analyses of the bacterial ‘mobilome’
- Transmission of AR and development of mathematical models
- Machine learning algorithms used to predict AR
Dr. João Botelho
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. Antibiotics 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 1800 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.
- Antibiotic resistance
- Mobile elements
- Mathematical models
- Machine learning