Special Issue "Archaeal Virology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2022.
With new members being discovered very frequently in a variety of environments over the past few years, the domain Archaea is rapidly growing. These recent advances have drawn the attention of the scientific community and emphasize the importance of Archaea in all, not just extreme, environments. Viruses are one of the most important factors influencing archaeal communities. The detailed study of viruses infecting Archaea was, until recently, with a few exceptions, limited to viruses infecting extremophilic members of the Euryarchaea and Crenarchaea. With our increasing knowledge of the great diversity, distribution, and significance of Archaea and new methods being applicable in archaeal model organisms, we also expect an increasing number of studies on ‘Archaeal Virology’.
In this Special Issue of Viruses, we aim for research papers that contribute to an improved understanding of archaeal virus–host interactions. We welcome, amongst others, studies that describe the isolation and characterization of new viruses infecting any archaeal species, studies on model archaeal virus–host systems, studies on virus defence mechanisms in Archaea, studies on the characterization of viral proteins, as well as metagenomics studies investigating archaeal viruses in the environment.
Dr. Susanne Erdmann
Manuscript Submission Information
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- archaeal viruses
- virus evolution
- virus characterization
- viral proteins
- virus defence mechanisms
- virus diversity