Mobile DNA is an online, peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes articles providing novel insights into DNA rearrangements in all organisms, ranging from transposition and other types of recombination mechanisms to patterns and processes of mobile element and host genome evolution. In addition, the journal will consider articles on the utility of mobile genetic elements in biotechnological methods and protocols.
The average time from submission to a first decision is 24 days.
- Marlene Belfort, University at Albany
- Cédric Feschotte, University of Utah
- Haig Kazazian, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
- Henry Levin, NIH
- Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution - July 12-16 2015 - Vienna, Austria
- The Mobile Genome: Genetic and Physiological Impacts of Transposable Elements - September 16-19 2015 - Heidelberg, Germany
Editors' picks Highlights from recent literature on mobile elements, selected by the Editors-in-Chief.
- Mosaic genome of endobacteria in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi: Transkingdom gene transfer in an ancient mycoplasma-fungus association [PNAS. May 2015]
- Retrotransposons. An RNA polymerase III subunit determines sites of retrotransposon integration [Science. May 2015]
- The KRAB zinc finger protein ZFP809 is required to initiate epigenetic silencing of endogenous retroviruses [Genes Dev. Mar 2015]
- Evolution of adaptive immunity from transposable elements combined with innate immune systems [Nat Rev Genet. Mar 2015]
Transposable elements labs
Marlene Belfort is a Distinguished Professor at U. Albany, State University of New York. She is a microbial geneticist and biochemist, with interests in self-splicing intervening sequences, introns and inteins.
“Mobile DNA embraces my personal vision of following discovery, from basic understanding of transposable elements to their potential roles in development and disease.”
Cédric Feschotte is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. His laboratory uses an integrative approach to study the evolution and biological impact of various forms of mobile DNA, with an emphasis on the genomes of vertebrates, including humans.
Haig Kazazian is a Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research focuses on mammalian mobile elements, specifically the biology and population genetics of human LINE-1 retrotransposons.
“Mobile DNA should become the premier journal in the broad field of DNA that has the exciting ability to ‘jump around’ in its genome.”
Henry Levin heads the NIH Section on Eukaryotic Transposable Elements.
"Mobile DNA is the flagship journal dedicated to publishing the latest results on transposable elements. The launch of this journal comes at a time when the full biological, evolutionary, and biochemical significance of mobile DNA is becoming recognized."