Special Issue "Evolution and Biodiversity of the Plant Genome Architecture"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017).
Since the publication of the Arabidopsis genome in 2000, more than 200 genomes have been published. In the last 17 years, we have learned that Whole Genome Duplications (WGD) have been common in the plant lineages, that they have by average much more genes than any animal, that they have plastic genomes full of repeats strongly regulated by epigenetic mechanisms or that how the 3D chromatin structure is organized is different that in animals. We are entering in the golden age of the study of plant genome architecture. Soon, these studies will give us a more complete understanding about how organisms adapt, survive and evolve to the changing environment.
The study of the plant genome architecture goes beyond the whole genome sequencing of novel species. It also targets the evolution of the repeat content of a genus, the impact of the heterozygosity and/or polyploidy across different accessions, populations or species. It could target the genomic changes occurred under a process of local adaptation or since the appearance of the Angiosperms. In last instance these studies target anything related with our understanding of how genetic elements are organized and regulated in a genome or genomes and how they change in time and space.
With this Special Issue, we would like to invite submissions of high quality original research or review articles on any topic related to “Evolution and Biodiversity of Plant Genome Architecture”. Please join us submitting your genomic research to this exciting travel across space and time through plant genomes.
Dr. Aureliano Bombarely
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- Genome architecture.
- Genome size variation.
- Gene space
- Repeat content
- Whole genome duplications
- Gene conversions
- Homologous exchanges
- Chromatin organization and gene expression
- Epigenetic modifications
- Transcriptome variation
- Comparative genomics