OBM Genetics is an international Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. It accepts papers addressing basic and medical aspects of genetics and epigenetics and also ethical, legal and social issues. Coverage includes clinical, developmental, diagnostic, evolutionary, genomic, mitochondrial, molecular, oncological, population and reproductive aspects. It publishes research articles, reviews, communications and technical notes, etc. There is no restriction on the length of the papers and we encourage scientists to publish their results in as much detail as possible.

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Special Issue

Bacterial Genomes

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2019 (Open)                Submit Now

Guest Editor

Ben Krause-Kyora, PhD
Professor of Ancient DNA Analysis, Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany
E-Mail: b.krause-kyora@ikmb.uni-kiel.de
Website: https://www.ikmb.uni-kiel.de/people/scientists/ben-krause-kyora
Research Interests: ancient DNA; ancient immunogenomics; domestication and diet; pathogen evolution

Sergey Pisarenko, PhD
Stavropol Research Anti-Plague Institute, 13-15 Sovetskaya Street, 355035, Stavropol, Russia
E-Mail: pisarenko_sv@mail.ru
Research Interests: genomics; gene polymorphisms; bacterial genomes

Dmitry Kovalev, PhD
Stavropol Research Anti-Plague Institute, 13-15 Sovetskaya Street, 355035, Stavropol, Russia
E-Mail: kovalev_da.stv@list.ru
Research Interests: genomics; gene polymorphisms; bacterial genomes

Alexander Kulichenko, MD
Professor, Stavropol Research Anti-Plague Institute, 13-15 Sovetskaya Street, 355035, Stavropol, Russia
E-Mail: kulichenko_an@list.ru
Research Interests: genomics; gene polymorphisms; bacterial genomes

About This Topic

Bacterial genomes are generally smaller and less variant in size among species when compared with genomes of animals and single cell eukaryotes. Bacteria also show a strong correlation between genome size and number of functional genes in a genome, and those genes are structured into operons. In addition, compared to eukaryotic genomes (especially multicellular eukaryotes), the bacterial genomes have non-coding DNA in the form of intergenic regions and introns. These structure differences between the eukaryotic genomes and bacterial genomes lead to the differences in gene function, expression and regulation. Over the years, researchers have proposed several theories and use higher-throughput sequencing technology to study the bacterial genomes.
In this special issue of OBM Genetics, we aim to the introduction of bacterial genomes. We accept original research papers, reviews, editorial, short communications, case reports and perspectives, etc. on bacterial genomes. We sincerely welcome authors in this field to contribute their excellent works to this exciting forum.
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.lidsen.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.


Open Access Original Research

Diversity in the Bacterial Genus Dickeya Grouping Plant Pathogens and Waterways Isolates

Jacques Pédron, Frédérique Van Gijsegem
Received: July 25, 2019; Published: November 26, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.genet.1904098

Open Access Original Research

Deletion of Subtelomeric Regions in the Linear Chromosome of Variants Isolated from Streptomyces avermitilis NBRC 14893T

Hisayuki Komaki, Tomohiko Tamura
Received: April 19, 2019; Published: August 23, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.genet.1903091