Recent Advances in Transposable Elements-Based Genetic Diversity Assessment, Discovery, and Analysis

A special issue of High-Throughput (ISSN 2571-5135).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 February 2021) | Viewed by 408

Special Issue Editor

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Guest Editor
Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Biocentre 3, P.O. Box 65, Viikinkaari 1, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
Interests: genomics and evolution; biology of mobile elements; applications as markers for biodiversity and breeding; identification of mobile elements; bioinformatics (string searching and complexity analysis, search of repeats, DNA alignment and assembly, PCR primer/probe design)

Special Issue Information

Dear colleague,

Transposable elements are very common mobile genetic elements that are composed of several classes and make up the majority of eukaryotic genomes. The movement and accumulation of mobile genetic elements have been a major force in the formation of the genes and genomes of nearly all organisms. As dispersed and ubiquitous mobile elements, their life cycle of replicative transposition leads to genome rearrangements that affect cellular function. Both the overall structure of mobile genetic elements and the domains responsible for the various phases of their replication are highly conserved in all eukaryotes. Transposable elements are important drivers of species diversity, and they exhibit great variety in the structure, size, and mechanisms of transposition, making them important putative actors in genome evolution.

Various applications have been developed to exploit polymorphisms in transposable element insertion patterns, using high-throughput applications and bioinformatics.

This Special Issue will focus on the utilization and application of transposable element-based throughput techniques developed and assesses the analysis of genetic diversity, including (but not limited to) the following issues:

high-throughput, next generation sequencing and bioinformatic tools, nucleic acid amplification and microarray techniques to DNA marker applications, genome-wide profiling for transposable element analysis of repetitive elements, discovery and comparative analysis of transposable elements, mobile element and host genome evolution.

We welcome the following article types: original research, reviews, computational tools and opinions.

Prof. Dr. Ruslan Kalendar
Guest Editor

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  • Mobile element and host genome evolution
  • DNA rearrangements affect cellular function
  • Mobile genetic elements in biotechnological methods
  • DNA marker applications, genome-wide profiling for transposable element
  • Comparative analyses of transposable elements and computational tools
  • High-throughput DNA methylation analysis of repetitive elements
  • Discovery and analysis of transposable elements

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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