Microbial Genetics and Genomics

A section of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425).

Section Information

The aim of the “Microbial Genetics and Genomics” section is to provide a platform for current research on archaea, bacteria, microbial eukaryotes and viruses. We welcome studies that apply recent advances in genetics, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and computational biology to provide insights into all aspects of microbiology. This includes, but is not limited to, basic microbe biology, virology, microbial ecology and evolution, as well as research focused on the clinical significance and industrial applications of microorganisms. Interdisciplinary studies and novel technological approaches relevant to microbiology are also within the scope of the section.

Specialty areas of the scope include, but are not limited to:

  • Microbial metabolism, genome structure and maintenance, mobile genetic elements
  • Microbial evolution, population genomics and phylogeography, systems microbiology
  • Microbial communities in terrestrial and aquatic environments, extremophiles
  • Host–microbe interactions, symbiotic interactions
  • Mycology, basic and applied
  • Viruses, virus–host interactions, viral pathogenesis, virus replication and gene expression, viral populations and evolution, emerging viruses
  • Analysis of single genes or whole genomes, single-cell genomics, comparative analysis of multiple genomes, global expression profiles
  • Metagenomic, metatranscriptomic or metaproteomic studies
  • Synthetic genomics, metabolic engineering
  • Industrial microbiology, bioremediation and environmental biotechnology, food microbiology, detection and identification methods
  • Antimicrobial agents, targets and resistance mechanisms, epidemiological studies

Editorial Board

Special Issues

Following special issues within this section are currently open for submissions:

Papers Published

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