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Special Issue

Bacterial Genomes

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2019 (Closed) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Ben Krause-Kyora, PhD

Professor of Ancient DNA Analysis, Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany

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Research Interests: ancient DNA; ancient immunogenomics; domestication and diet; pathogen evolution

Sergey Pisarenko, PhD

Stavropol Research Anti-Plague Institute, 13-15 Sovetskaya Street, 355035, Stavropol, Russia


Research Interests: genomics; gene polymorphisms; bacterial genomes

Dmitry Kovalev, PhD

Stavropol Research Anti-Plague Institute, 13-15 Sovetskaya Street, 355035, Stavropol, Russia


Research Interests: genomics; gene polymorphisms; bacterial genomes

Alexander Kulichenko, MD

Professor, Stavropol Research Anti-Plague Institute, 13-15 Sovetskaya Street, 355035, Stavropol, Russia


Research Interests: genomics; gene polymorphisms; bacterial genomes

About This Topic

Bacterial genomes are generally smaller and less variant in size among species when compared with genomes of animals and single cell eukaryotes. Bacteria also show a strong correlation between genome size and number of functional genes in a genome, and those genes are structured into operons. In addition, compared to eukaryotic genomes (especially multicellular eukaryotes), the bacterial genomes have non-coding DNA in the form of intergenic regions and introns. These structure differences between the eukaryotic genomes and bacterial genomes lead to the differences in gene function, expression and regulation. Over the years, researchers have proposed several theories and use higher-throughput sequencing technology to study the bacterial genomes.
In this special issue of OBM Genetics, we aim to the introduction of bacterial genomes. We accept original research papers, reviews, editorial, short communications, case reports and perspectives, etc. on bacterial genomes. We sincerely welcome authors in this field to contribute their excellent works to this exciting forum.

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Open Access Original Research

Diversity in the Bacterial Genus Dickeya Grouping Plant Pathogens and Waterways Isolates

Received: 25 July 2019;  Published: 26 November 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.1904098


Background: The Dickeya genus comprises aggressive soft rot plant pathogens with wide geographic distribution and host ranges. Ten Dickeya species have been characterised. Seven of them (D. chrysanthemi, D. dadantii, D. dianthicola, D. fangzhongdai, D. solani, D. paradisiaca, D. zeae) group causative agents of maceration-associated diseases [...]
Open Access Original Research

Deletion of Subtelomeric Regions in the Linear Chromosome of Variants Isolated from Streptomyces avermitilis NBRC 14893T

Received: 19 April 2019;  Published: 23 August 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.1903091


Background: Streptomyces avermitilis is an actinomytcete producing avermectins and the complete genome sequence of S. avermitilis K139 was determined in 2003. In our previous study, we have revealed that S. avermitilis NBRC 14893T harbors two extra secondary metabolite-biosynthetic gene clusters (smBGCs), com and ptx, which are not present [...]