Special Issue "Advances in the Use of Insect Cell Culture and Biotechnology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021) | Viewed by 22336
Interests: insect cell culture; in vitro systems; insect pathology; honey bee biology
Interests: gene targeting; RNAi; cell culture; insect pathology; insect vectors
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Arthropod cell culture systems are foundational for studying cell processes like metabolism; isolating and characterizing viruses (e.g., baculoviruses, rhabdoviruses), endosymbionts (e.g., Wolbachia sp.), or Mollicutes. Moreover, genetic engineering coupled with insect cell culture has spurred the mass production of recombinant proteins of human and animal importance.
Our goal for this Special Issue is to highlight recent advances in the use of insect cells. We welcome manuscripts on the generation, preservation, and use of new and existing insect cell lines. Furthermore, we seek original research on applications of arthropod cells for understanding host–microbe relationships (symbiotic or pathogenic). Special consideration will be given to manuscripts that focus on the utilization of insect and other arthropod cells to elucidate zoonotic diseases.
Dr. Michael J. Goblirsch
Dr. Wayne B. Hunter
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Insects is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- gene editing
- gene sequencing
- in vitro
- omics research
- molecular biology
- tissue culture