Recent reductions in sequencing costs and the introduction of new long-read sequencing technologies have led to a resurgence in genome sequencing projects. This abundance of new genome information has facilitated various genetic and genomic studies in a wide variety of species, including in arthropods.
Genome Biology and Hereditas are partnering on a thematic series focused on arthropod genomics. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: gene drive and gene editing in relation to vector or pest control, functional genomics, population genomics, comparative genomes and genetics. Additionally, wetlab and/or computational techniques that have been developed to overcome the unique challenges of working with arthropods are of interest.
Guest Editor: Scott Geib, USDA ARS