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Genetics of Aquatic Organisms (GenAqua)

Call for special issue: “Aquatic Omics & Dna Barcoding”

DNA barcoding has become the standard method for specimen identification and species discovery. Today, a large amount of data has been gathered, and set out on open Access through the Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) and NCBI-Genbank. DNA barcoding of aquatic organisms is important due to the multiple applications of high quality libraries for the detection of exotic species, biomonitoring, and food security.

As species identification increases by DNA barcoding, molecular approaches develop to analyze the structure and function of different organisms. The recent advancement in different omics disciplines, thanks to second and third generation of DNA sequencing technologies, including but not limited to genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, lipidomics, proteomics, glycomics, and metabolomics, has enhanced our understanding of different life forms in the aquatic ecosystem.

This Special Issue encourages the authors to submit their original research papers, methods, perspectives, opinions, and reviews related to DNA barcoding and the use of omics in basic or applied marine sciences.

The potential topics include, but not limited to:

  • DNA barcoding
  • Genomics
  • Proteomics
  • Metabolomics
  • Metagenomics
  • Transcriptomics
  • Nutrigenomics
  • Microbial Omics
  • Ecology and Environmental Omics



Papers submission opening: May 1, 2021

Submission deadline: October 1, 2021

Acceptance deadline: December 1, 2021


Guest Editor

Assoc. Prof. Arzu KARAHAN                                         Dr. Ashraf Al Ashhab

Institute of Marine Sciences                                        Dead Sea and Arava Science Center

Middle East Technical University                               Ben-Gurion University of the Negev


Manuscript Submission Information

GENAQUA is an international peer-reviewed open access journal indexed in SCOPUS and published by Central Fisheries Research Institute of Turkey. Manuscripts should be submitted online at

Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. At the beginning of submission, "Special Issue" should be selected from the “Manuscript Type” section.

Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page.

Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue section of journal website.