About this Research Topic
Microorganisms are a dominating form of life on Planet Earth, having a considerable impact on the environment, human health, and the economy, etc. However, our understanding of the microbial world is minimal. The advent of state-of-the-art sequencing technologies and transcriptional profiling has led to the accumulation of massive genomic data, the tracking of genome-wide epigenetic marks and the linking of genotype with phenotype. These epigenetic, genetic, and epigenomic information of microbial world have been expanded enormously in recent years, shedding the light of the understanding of the evolution of microorganisms.
The main goal of this Research Topic is to gather knowledge in the areas of microbial epigenetics and epigenomics and answer fundamental questions. With reviews and research progresses presented in this Research Topic, new knowledge achieved and new techniques developed will be gathered better to understand the microbial life, evolution, and community. This information is also crucial to understand the interaction of microbial community and genomic dynamics such as 3D genomes and single-cell epigenomics. With the diverse content in this Research Topic, we also aim for probing the interaction between microbiologists in these frontiers of microbial research.
The scope of the Research Topic is focusing on epigenetic and epigenomic aspects of microorganisms. Reviews and research articles are acceptable. Content covering the following areas are welcome but are not limited to:
• Microbial epigenetics
• Microbiome epigenomics
• Microbial 3D genomes
• Microbial genomic evolution
• Environmental Microbiology
• Health microbial epigenomics
• Single-cell epigenomics
• Archaeal epigenomics
Keywords: Microorganism, epigenetics, genetics, genomics
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