Special Issue "The Stability and Evolution of Genes and Genomes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2022.
Interests: evolution; epigenetics; HGT; stem cells; neurodegenerative disorder
Interests: transposable elements; heterochromatin; evolution; Gene Expression; horizontal transposon transfer, mitochondrial biogenesis
Extant species are the result of an arms race between evolutionary processes and the stabilization of the genetic information. A plethora of mechanisms can contribute to the evolution of genes and genomes including mutations, indels, CNVs, chromosomal rearrangements, horizontal gene transfer, and transposition. On the other side, cellular mechanisms that counterbalance excessive variation contribute to the stability of genes and genomes and preserve the faithful pass down of the genetic material from generation to generation. These latter mechanisms include DNA damage surveillance, DNA repair mechanisms, mitotic and meiotic checkpoints, and epigenetic organization of centromeres and telomeres.
In this Special Issue, we aim to collect original research papers and reviews to address the complex dynamics underlying these two contrasting processes using molecular evolution, population genetic, and functional genomic approaches in model and non-model organisms.
Dr. Luigi Viggiano
Dr. Renè Massimiliano Marsano
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- Gene and Genome Evolution
- Horizontal Transfer
- Transposable Elements
- Euchromatin and Heterochromatin
- Chromosome Structure and Stability
- Genome Surveillance