We are pleased to announce the winners of the Genes 2021 Best Paper Awards. All papers published from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 in Genes were considered for the award. After a thorough evaluation of the originality and significance of the papers, citations, and downloads, the three winning papers, which were nominated by the journal’s Award Committee, have been selected and they are the following:
A High-Quality De novo Genome Assembly from a Single Mosquito Using PacBio Sequencing
Genes 2019, 10(1), 62; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/genes10010062.
Eukaryotic 5-methylcytosine (m5C) RNA Methyltransferases: Mechanisms, Cellular Functions, and Links to Disease
Genes 2019, 10(2), 102; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/genes10020102.
The winner (corresponding author) will receive an award of 600 CHF, a certificate, and an opportunity to publish free of charge in Genes before 31 December 2022, after the normal peer-review procedure.
Tree Lab: Portable Genomics for Early Detection of Plant Viruses and Pests in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Genes 2019, 10(9), 632; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/genes10090632.
Transcription Factors Associated with Abiotic and Biotic Stress Tolerance and Their Potential for Crops Improvement
Genes 2019, 10(10), 771; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/genes10100771.
The winner (corresponding author) will receive an award of 400 CHF, a certificate, and an opportunity to publish free of charge in Genes before 31 December 2022, after the normal peer-review procedure.
Genes Editorial Office