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The Use of Omics Tools in the Study of Archaea

Call for Papers

The advent of next generation sequencing technologies and high-throughput proteomics platforms has revolutionized the way microbial ecosystems are studied. The deployment of these tools in the study of Archaea in a range of diverse environments has significantly enhanced our understanding of this evolutionarily important domain of life. Studying Archaea presents a unique opportunity to address fundamental questions in a range of interlinked fields, including microbial ecology, evolution, biotechnology, functional genomics, and extremophile biology. Recent advances in next generation technologies have enabled unprecedented access to complex archaeal ecosystems, facilitating a coherent understanding of this domain at multiple molecular levels simultaneously.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as reviews, which demonstrate the advances made in understanding fundamental aspects of archaeal physiology and ecology through the use of omics tools.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Advances in our understanding of archaeal genomics
  • Novel genetic subsystems operational in Archaea
  • Metagenomics of Archaeal communities inhabiting extreme environments
  • Adaptive responses in Archaea elucidated by proteomic approaches
  • Metatranscriptomic and metaproteomic analyses of Archaeal communities
  • Use of omics tools to facilitate the application of novel Archaeal genes/proteins in the biotechnological sector
Manuscript DueFriday, 31 October 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 23 January 2015
Publication DateFriday, 20 March 2015

Lead Guest Editor

  • Brendan Burns, University of New South Wales, Kensington, Australia

Guest Editors