Comparative endocrinology and genomics of arthropods
• 大类 : 医学 - 3区
• 小类 : 内分泌学与代谢 - 4区
The Arthropoda is the largest group, and contains more than 80% of extant animals, including the insects, crustaceans (e.g. shrimps, crabs, lobsters, water flea), myriapods (centipedes/millipedes), and chelicerates (e.g. horseshoe crabs, spiders, scorpions). It is undeniable that studying the endocrinology and/or genomics of these animals contains its own merits – from understanding of their special biology to applications such as those in aquaculture, conservation, or pest control. Indeed, comparison among themselves such as insects and crustaceans have been informative in providing understanding of the largest group of extant animals in the past. In recent years, comparative endocrinology and genomics have also been expanded to other groups of non-insect/crustacean arthropods. This special issue will accept both research and review papers relate to the comparative endocrinology and genomics of arthropods. All manuscripts will be subjected the same rigorous peer review process as regular papers submitted to the journal of General and Comparative Endocrinology.