Special Issue "Genetic Diversity and Studies of Parasites"

A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425). This special issue belongs to the section "Microbial Genetics and Genomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2023) | Viewed by 182

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Medical Research Yugoslavia Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
Interests: parasitology; zoonoses; food/waterborne protozoa; immunological and molecular diagnostics of parasitic diseases; parasitic diseases of livestock
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Institute of Medical Research Yugoslavia Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
Interests: parasitology; zoonoses; genetic diversity and molecular mechanisms of virulence of Toxoplasma gondii
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,  

The significance of genotyping different parasites and assessing the genetic diversity within a single host, a host species, and even an entire ecosystem has been steadily increasing over time and will undoubtedly continue to do so. The knowledge of the genetic diversity of parasites has proven its usefulness time and time again, not only as complementary information that furthers our understanding of parasitic diseases of humans and animals but also instrumental in interpreting the (co)evolution of parasites and their hosts. Moreover, as parasites are everywhere around us, the study of parasites and their genetic diversity within a given ecosystem provides a new perspective and insight into its infrastructure, which may ultimately aid in devising novel strategies for the rehabilitation and conservation of ecosystems.

This Special Issue on Genetic Diversity and Studies of Parasites aims to collect studies representing the latest knowledge regarding the genetic diversity of different parasites worldwide. We welcome original research articles that elucidate molecular mechanisms and/or report the discovery of factors that drive and/or support genetic diversity, as well as both original research and review articles which emphasize the implications of parasite genetic diversity concerning human and animal diseases and/or significance of genetic diversity of parasites in various ecosystems. 

Dr. Ivana Klun
Dr. Aleksandra Uzelac
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Published Papers

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