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Arthropod Genomics

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

  1. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is a threat to human health across the globe. The A. aegypti genome was recently re-sequenced and re-assembled. Due to a combination of long-read PacBio and Hi-C sequencing, the AaegL5 ...

    Authors: Ronald J. Nowling, Susanta K. Behura, Marc S. Halfon, Scott J. Emrich and Molly Duman-Scheel

    Citation: Hereditas 2021 158:7

    Content type: Brief report

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  2. The Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus is globally expanding and has become the main vector for human arboviruses in Europe. With limited antiviral drugs and vaccines available, vector control is the primary a...

    Authors: Umberto Palatini, Reem A. Masri, Luciano V. Cosme, Sergey Koren, Fran├žoise Thibaud-Nissen, James K. Biedler, Flavia Krsticevic, J. Spencer Johnston, Rebecca Halbach, Jacob E. Crawford, Igor Antoshechkin, Anna-Bella Failloux, Elisa Pischedda, Michele Marconcini, Jay Ghurye, Arang Rhie…

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:215

    Content type: Research

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  3. Arthropods comprise the largest and most diverse phylum on Earth and play vital roles in nearly every ecosystem. Their diversity stems in part from variations on a conserved body plan, resulting from and recor...

    Authors: Gregg W. C. Thomas, Elias Dohmen, Daniel S. T. Hughes, Shwetha C. Murali, Monica Poelchau, Karl Glastad, Clare A. Anstead, Nadia A. Ayoub, Phillip Batterham, Michelle Bellair, Greta J. Binford, Hsu Chao, Yolanda H. Chen, Christopher Childers, Huyen Dinh, Harsha Vardhan Doddapaneni…

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:15

    Content type: Research

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