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Mitochondrial DNA (journal)

Script errorMitochondrial DNA is an academic journal that publishes review articles on the current and developing technologies around mitochondrial DNA research and discovery. It is published by Informa Healthcare.

Contents

Core Areas

Coverage includes:

  • Discovery and description of mitochondrial genome sequences
  • Structure and function of mtDNA genes and genomic features
  • Molecular evolution, phylogenetics, population genetics
  • Model and non-model organisms
  • Endangered species
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Ageing
  • Current technologies
  • Bioinformatics

Aims and Scope

Previously published under the title DNA Sequence (Vols 1-19.3), Mitochondrial DNA accepts original high-quality reports based on mapping, sequencing and analysis of mitochondrial DNA and RNA. Descriptive papers on DNA sequences from mitochondrial genomes, and also analytical papers in the areas of population genetics, medical genetics, phylogenetics and human evolution that use mitochondrial DNA as a source of evidence for studies will be considered for publication. The editorial board will also consider manuscripts that examine population genetic and systematic theory that specifically address the use of mitochondrial DNA sequences, as well as papers that discuss the utility of mitochondrial DNA information in medical studies and in human evolutionary biology.

Editor-in-Chief

Rob DeSalle (American Museum of Natural History) is the Editor-in-Chief of Mitochondrial DNA.[1]

Questions about the journal can be addressed to both the Editor-in-Chief and the Managing Editor, Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis (Barnard College, Columbia University).

Special Issues

Mitochondrial DNA has published so far two special free-access issues on DNA Barcoding:

  • Mexican Barcode of Life (MexBOL) in December 2010[2]
  • Fish Barcode of Life (FishBOL) in October 2011[3]

Publication Format

Mitochondrial DNA publishes WebFirst—a method of publishing where a journal is made available as multiple online issues throughout the year, with a single print archive copy of the entire volume being published at the end of the year. Access to the online version is included in all subscriptions.

Abstracting & Indexing

Mitochondrial DNA is abstracted in: Current Contents/Life Sciences; Science Citation Index; Research Alert; Current Awareness in Biological Science (CABS); Chemical Abstracts; Index Medicus; MEDLINE; GenBank; Scopus; Zoological Record.

References

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  2. ^ MexBOL - December 2010 Vol. 21, No. S1 http://informahealthcare.com/toc/mdn/21/S1
  3. ^ FishBOL - October 2011 Vol. 22, No. S1 http://informahealthcare.com/toc/mdn/22/S1

External links

Mitochondrial DNA News

  • Gene treatment 'gives great hope'

    Yahoo! UK - 6 hrs ago
    Fears over a controversial genetic technique aimed at preventing the birth of children with incurable diseases will fade away just as concerns over IVF have been overcome, Public Health Minister... more
  • Britain will be considered a 'rogue state' if it creates GM people,...

    Telegraph - 6 hrs ago
    ... buttressed by pseudo-scientific notions since proved entirely false. "How much more of a problem will we be confronted with when humanity is divided between the modified and the unmodified?" If... more
  • Gene treatment fears will fade: UK

    Herald Sun - 2 hrs ago
    FEARS over a controversial genetic technique aimed at preventing the birth of children with incurable diseases will fade away just as concerns over IVF have been overcome, a British legislator... more

Answers

  • Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA or mDNA) is the DNA located in mitochondria within eukaryotic cells that convert chemical energy from food into a form that... more
  • Mitochondrial DNA is an academic journal that publishes review articles on the current and developing technologies around mitochondrial DNA research... more
  • In human genetics, a human mitochondrial DNA haplogroup is a haplogroup defined by differences in human mitochondrial DNA. Haplogroups are used to... more

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