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.
Mobile DNA aims to understand:
- mechanisms of recombination using genetic, biochemical and structural approaches
- regulation of DNA rearrangements by the environment and during development
- how DNA rearrangements affect cellular function and organism evolution
- mechanisms of host—element interaction
Mobile DNA reflects the need for a journal that spans all aspects of specialized recombination, from evolutionary impact to structure and mechanism. Manuscripts describing DNA rearrangements such as copy number variation are also welcome.