Marine biology is a multidisciplinary domain in which a broad range of questions is being addressed using many different experimental approaches. Marine research can be aimed, for example, at understanding geochemical cycles, exploring and monitoring biodiversity, developing novel model organisms and exploiting biotechnological resources. Important research is being carried out in all these domains, and yet marine environments have remained very poorly explored compared to their terrestrial counterparts. This is one of the reasons why the development of low cost, high-throughput genomic technologies such as efficient DNA sequencing has had an important impact in this domain, leading to important advances across a broad range of disciplines.
The aim of this book series is to follow the impact of the application of genomic methodologies to marine biology and to attempt to predict where these approaches will lead research in this domain in the future. Volumes related to any aspect of marine genomics are within the scope of the series, across a broad range in terms of organisms (eukaryotes and prokaryotes), level (ecosystems, populations, individuals, genomes and genes), discipline (molecular biology, developmental biology, ecology, biotechnology, etc) and "omics" approach (functional, comparative or environmental genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metagenomics, etc.).
Prospective authors and/or editors should contact the Series Editor J. Mark Cock for further details. Any comments or suggestions for future volumes are welcome.
J. Mark Cock
Algal Genetics Group, UMR 7139 CNRS-UPMC
Marine Plants and Biomolecules
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