Special Issue "Repetitive DNA Sequences in Eukaryotic Genomes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: repetitive DNA sequences, satellite DNAs, mobile elements, heterochromatin, centromere, telomere, satellitome, evolution of repetitive sequences
Interests: satellite DNA, mobile elements, heterochromatin, bivalves, NGS, satellitome, repeatome, genome biology, genome evolution
Interests: repetitive DNA sequences, satellite DNAs, mobile elements, centromere, telomere, satellitome, evolution of repetitive sequences, genome architecture; chromosome restructuring, repetitive DNA transcription
A large fraction of every eukaryotic genome is composed of noncoding DNA sequences existing in many copies. These sequences were shown to have many important biological functions, for example in defining the entire genome landscape, building centromeres and telomeres, participating in genome rearrangements, modulating gene expression, and being essential in genome resilience and evolution. Regions enriched in repetitive sequences still challenge the understanding of genome structure, because of difficulties in sequence alignments and assemblies of such segments. Rapidly developing sequencing technologies, accessibility to datasets, and novel bioinformatics strategies opened a new era in the research of these mysterious genome components. Combining low-coverage short-read DNA sequencing and specialized bioinformatic tools yields complete repeatome and satellitome data, while technologies enabling long reads from a single molecule determine the precise sequential order of tandem repeats in long arrays. Cytogenetic experiments also add valuable results in studying repetitive DNA sequences on a chromosomal level. Additionally, phylogenetic approaches make possible tracing their evolutionary history in many organisms, as these sequences present astonishing preservation throughout long evolutionary periods. Novel approaches combined with the classical studies lead to better understanding of a genome/chromosome structure and evolution, and open possibilities for additional functional studies of the roles of repetitive sequences. This Special Issue is devoted to promoting the interest of scientific community in the research of this important segment of genome biology.
Prof. Dr. Miroslav Plohl
Dr. Eva Šatović
Prof. Dr. Raquel Chaves
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- repetitive DNA sequences
- satellite DNA
- mobile elements
- genome biology
- genome evolution
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
- Jelena Mlinarec and Višnja Besendorfer
manuscript titled: Comparative cytogenomic investigation reveals conserved satellite evolution in family Astacidae
Authors: Ljudevit Luka Boštjančić, Lena Bonassin, Leona Lovrenčić, Višnja Besendorfer, Ivana Maguire, Jelena Mlinarec
- Višnja Besendorfer and Jelena Mlinarec
manuscript titled: Comparative analysis of satellite DNAs in the genomes of diploid and polyploid species of the Multifida and Baldensis sectons of the Anemone subgenus
Authors: Adela Jurković, Hanna Weiss-Schneweiss, Višnja Besendorfer, Jelena Mlinarec
- Jiri Macas
manuscript on new tool for detecting MITEs in short read data (implemented in Repeat Explorer)
- Ilya Kirov
manuscript titled: "NanoTRF: a pipeline for de novoidentification of plant tandem repeats in raw Nanopore DNA reads"
Authors: Elizaveta Kolganova, Olga Muravenko, Ilya Kirov
- Steven Henikoff and Jitendra Thakur
- Leonardo de Lima
manuscript titled: Satellitome Analysis of 36 Drosophila Genomes Reveals Variable Contribution to Genome Size Evolution
Authors: Leonardo G. de Lima, Jennifer L Gerton
- Đurđica Ugarković
topic: satellite DNAs - their epigenetics and/or evolution.
authors: Željka Pezer, Isidoro Feliciello, Antonio Sermek and Đurđica Ugarković
- Pedro Lorite
- Teresa Palomeque
- John Seymour Heslop-Harrison
- Beth Sullivan and Rachel O'Neill
- Sandra Louzada