International Journal of Genomics

Extracting Evolutionary Insights Using Bioinformatics


Publishing date
21 Jun 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Feb 2013

Lead Editor

1School of Systems Biology, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA

2Department of Bioengineering and Bioinformatics, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

3Limnological Institute of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Irkutsk, Russia


Extracting Evolutionary Insights Using Bioinformatics

Description

In conjunction with theoretical speculations and experimental studies, bioinformatics can provide valuable insights into the patterns of speciation and population divergence and generate predictive paradigms addressing the causes and consequences of the changes in the genomic structures. Computational approaches have been shown to successfully model the natural selection, the gene flow, and the recombination rate and provide plausible explanations for the patterns observed in natural and experimental populations. Last but not least, the completion of reference genome sequences for many important species provided opportunities for improving our understanding of the natural history.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that derive evolutionary important conclusions from the comparative sequencing, protein alignment, or computational modeling data. We are particularly interested in manuscripts that describe microevolutionary processes discovered using bioinformatics-based approaches or high-throughput profiling of multiple individuals of the same species or hybrids, including domesticated species and populations under environmental stress or other types of the selective pressure. We will also seriously consider computational techniques-oriented papers that significantly advance the field or provide novel tools of convenience. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Evolution of populations in the stressed environment
  • Coevolution of host and parasite species, including bacteria and viruses
  • Evolution and biodiversity of domesticated species
  • Systems biology approaches to microevolutionary processes
  • Evolutionary processes in the test tube and other closed ecosystems
  • Extracting insight into the function of protein families using molecular phylogeny
  • Protein, DNA, and RNA-based molecular phylogeny as a source for insight into the natural history
  • Use of Next-Gen sequencing and reference genomes for understanding the evolution

Please note that we specifically solicit papers that employ existing and develop novel computational tools that allow one to gain understanding of micro- and macroevolutionary processes. We also would welcome articles highlighting creative applications of bioinformatics to the fields of evolution-related research.

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijg/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ijg/evol/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 376235
  • - Editorial

Extracting Evolutionary Insights Using Bioinformatics

Dmitry Sherbakov | Yuri Panchin | Ancha Baranova
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 173616
  • - Research Article

Comparative Analysis of Context-Dependent Mutagenesis in Humans and Fruit Flies

Sofya A. Medvedeva | Alexander Y. Panchin | ... | Yuri V. Panchin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 629543
  • - Research Article

Comparative Study of Genome Divergence in Salmonids with Various Rates of Genetic Isolation

Elena A. Shubina | Mikhail A. Nikitin | ... | Oleg F. Gritsenko
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 963956
  • - Research Article

Periodic Distribution of a Putative Nucleosome Positioning Motif in Human, Nonhuman Primates, and Archaea: Mutual Information Analysis

Daniela Sosa | Pedro Miramontes | ... | Marco V. José
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 257218
  • - Research Article

Genome Microscale Heterogeneity among Wild Potatoes Revealed by Diversity Arrays Technology Marker Sequences

Alessandra Traini | Massimo Iorizzo | ... | Maria Luisa Chiusano
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 105108
  • - Research Article

The Novelty of Human Cancer/Testis Antigen Encoding Genes in Evolution

Pavel Dobrynin | Ekaterina Matyunina | ... | A. P. Kozlov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 671316
  • - Research Article

Effects of Taxon Sampling in Reconstructions of Intron Evolution

Mikhail A. Nikitin | Vladimir V. Aleoshin
International Journal of Genomics
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