Special Issue "Transposable Elements and Non-Traditional Model Organisms"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2021).
Interests: transposon; mobile DNA; evolution; genomics; genome defense
Because of their ubiquity, studies of transposable elements (TEs) are relevant to nearly all organisms. They often represent the single major recognizable genomic component. For many years, however, many of the detailed analyses of TEs have focused on model organisms such as Drosophila, maize, human, and mouse models. In the early years of genomics, this was often necessary because the tools needed to perform detailed analyses and experimental manipulations were restricted to those well-worn models. However, with the massive increase in sequencing capability, the expansion of computational capacity, and the introduction of CRISPR and other genetic manipulation techniques, the range of organisms available to TE researchers is essentially unlimited. This allows TE researchers to expand our research frontiers to the study of the entire array of biological impacts and interactions that the natural world experiences with regard to mobile DNAs, rather than restricting ourselves to a limited variety of laboratory models.
This Special Issue invites research articles, reviews, and short communications including but not limited to methods of TE discovery and analysis, examination of TE impacts including evolutionary innovation, defenses against TEs, population genomics of TEs, and novel approaches to the study of TE–genome interactions, all within the context of non-traditional model organisms.
Prof. Dr. David A. Ray
Dr. Federico G. Hoffmann
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- Mobile DNA
- Genome defense