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Special Issue "Molecular Detection and Characterisation of Viral Pathogens"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817). This special issue belongs to the section "Viral Pathogens".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023 | Viewed by 5070
Special Issue Editors
Interests: veterinary virology; transboundary animal diseases; vector-borne and zoonotic diseases; wildlife infectious diseases; molecular diagnostics; molecular epidemiology; wildlife conservation; one health
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Special Issue Information
Viruses are highly diverse entities capable of infecting all life forms. Whilst their genomes, modes of transmission and pathogenicity are highly variable, all viruses require the machinery of the infected host cell to replicate, and as such are subject to selective processes within the host environment. It is both this dependency and diversity that binds viruses together, and which continue to challenge virus detection, classification and control efforts and, at the most fundamental level, the determination of virus evolutionary origin. In light of these challenges and the undeniable impact that these “organisms at the edge of life” have on plant, animal and human health, this Special Issue seeks to explore how our own dependency on diverse molecular detection and characterization approaches can be leveraged to effectively deal with these impacts. Whilst virus isolation remains the gold standard, the sheer diversity and associated constraint of suitable culturing options means that molecular biology approaches remain central to virus discovery, diagnostics, epidemiology, vaccinology and, ultimately, disease control. In this Special Issue we invite you to submit manuscripts that report on components of virus ecology, epidemiology and control that hinge on molecular detection and characterization, including virus discovery, diagnosis, co-infection, virulence, evolution/co-evolution, epidemiology, transmission dynamics, vaccine strain selection and host–pathogen interactions. We welcome contributions in the form of original research papers or reviews.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Armanda Bastos
Dr. David P. Tchouassi
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Pathogens 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 2200 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.
- molecular diagnostics
- molecular epidemiology