Special Issue "Yeast Research in the Post-genomic Era"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: mitochondria; yeast genomics; yeast transcriptional regulation; comparative genomics
Interests: ecology and evolutionary genomics of S. cerevisiae; microbiome analysis; computational metagenomics; ecology and evolutionary genomics of S. cerevisiae; microbiome analysis; computational metagenomics
Yeasts research has a long tradition of basic studies which have greatly contributed to unravel the life mechanisms of the cellular eucaryotic cell. Talking of yeasts at the time was mostly talking about Saccharomyces cerevisiae, with some other yeasts such as S. pombe, K. lactis, Yarrowia lypolitica, C. albicans or C. glabrata only being used to examine some very specific questions relating to their physiology.
Everything changed in the 1990s when genomics studies first appeared. If S. cerevisiae was the first eucaryotic genome to be sequenced and functionally analyzed, soon many yeast genomes were being investigated.
This opened the door to the detailed studies of many different yeast genomes and to the field of comparative genomics and evolutionary studies. Yeast provided, for the first time, the ability to understand and unravel the causal relationship between networks of genes and phenotype using forward and reverse genetics, becoming the cradle and stage for modern systems and quantitative biology.
Our aim in this Special Issue is to give to the scientific community some insight into the new avenues which are now processed in this post-genomic era. Evolutionary studies, synthetic biology, population genomics, and biotechnologies have appropriated the new tools and concepts for new research avenues to take place.
Dr. Monique Bolotin-Fukuhara
Prof. Duccio Cavalieri
Prof. Cécile Fairhead
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- evolutionary genomics
- comparative genomics
- synthetic biology
- population genomics