Multicellular invertebrate genomics

Section edited by Kitsos Louis

This section covers all aspects of the structure and function of the genomes of invertebrate multicellular organisms.

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  1. Research article

    Comparative transcriptomics of mountain pine beetle pheromone-biosynthetic tissues and functional analysis of CYP6DE3

    The mountain pine beetle (MPB, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins) is a highly destructive pest of pine forests in western North America. During flight to a new host tree and initiation of feeding, mountain pine bee...

    J. A. Nadeau, J. Petereit, R. L. Tillett, K. Jung, M. Fotoohi, M. MacLean, S. Young, K. Schlauch, G. J. Blomquist and C. Tittiger

    BMC Genomics 2017 18:311

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  2. Research article

    Drosophila melanogaster retrotransposon and inverted repeat-derived endogenous siRNAs are differentially processed in distinct cellular locations

    Endogenous small interfering (esi)RNAs repress mRNA levels and retrotransposon mobility in Drosophila somatic cells by poorly understood mechanisms. 21 nucleotide esiRNAs are primarily generated from retrotran...

    Andrew W. Harrington, Michael R. McKain, Daniel Michalski, Kaylyn M. Bauer, Joshua M. Daugherty and Mindy Steiniger

    BMC Genomics 2017 18:304

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  3. Research article

    A reference gene set for sex pheromone biosynthesis and degradation genes from the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella, based on genome and transcriptome digital gene expression analyses

    Female moths synthesize species-specific sex pheromone components and release them to attract male moths, which depend on precise sex pheromone chemosensory system to locate females. Two types of genes involve...

    Peng He, Yun-Fei Zhang, Duan-Yang Hong, Jun Wang, Xing-Liang Wang, Ling-Hua Zuo, Xian-Fu Tang, Wei-Ming Xu and Ming He

    BMC Genomics 2017 18:219

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  4. Research article

    Mechanisms of Groucho-mediated repression revealed by genome-wide analysis of Groucho binding and activity

    The transcriptional corepressor Groucho (Gro) is required for the function of many developmentally regulated DNA binding repressors, thus helping to define the gene expression profile of each cell during devel...

    Michael Chambers, Wiam Turki-Judeh, Min Woo Kim, Kenny Chen, Sean D. Gallaher and Albert J. Courey

    BMC Genomics 2017 18:215

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  5. Research article

    The Echinococcus canadensis (G7) genome: a key knowledge of parasitic platyhelminth human diseases

    The parasite Echinococcus canadensis (G7) (phylum Platyhelminthes, class Cestoda) is one of the causative agents of echinococcosis. Echinococcosis is a worldwide chronic zoonosis affecting humans as well as domes...

    Lucas L. Maldonado, Juliana Assis, Flávio M. Gomes Araújo, Anna C. M. Salim, Natalia Macchiaroli, Marcela Cucher, Federico Camicia, Adolfo Fox, Mara Rosenzvit, Guilherme Oliveira and Laura Kamenetzky

    BMC Genomics 2017 18:204

    Published on: 27 February 2017

  6. Research article

    Transposable Element Bm1645 is a Source of BmAGO2-associated Small RNAs that affect its expression in Bombyx mori

    A transposable element (TE) is a DNA fragment that can change its position within a genome. Transposable elements play important roles in maintaining the stability and diversity of organisms by transposition. ...

    Hongqiang Si, Yunjie Cao, Honglin Zhu, Dan Li, Zhengbing Lv, Qing Sheng and Zuoming Nie

    BMC Genomics 2017 18:201

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  7. Research article

    Characterization and expression profiling of serine protease inhibitors in the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae)

    Serine protease inhibitors (SPIs) have been found in all living organisms and play significant roles in digestion, development and innate immunity. In this study, we present a genome-wide identification and ex...

    Hailan Lin, Xijian Lin, Jiwei Zhu, Xiao-Qiang Yu, Xiaofeng Xia, Fengluan Yao, Guang Yang and Minsheng You

    BMC Genomics 2017 18:162

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  8. Research article

    Anopheline salivary protein genes and gene families: an evolutionary overview after the whole genome sequence of sixteen Anopheles species

    Mosquito saliva is a complex cocktail whose pharmacological properties play an essential role in blood feeding by counteracting host physiological response to tissue injury. Moreover, vector borne pathogens ar...

    Bruno Arcà, Fabrizio Lombardo, Claudio J. Struchiner and José M. C. Ribeiro

    BMC Genomics 2017 18:153

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  9. Research article

    Enhanced transcriptomic responses in the Pacific salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis oncorhynchi to the non-native Atlantic Salmon Salmo salar suggests increased parasite fitness

    Outcomes of infections with the salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis vary considerably among its natural hosts (Salmo, Oncorhynchus spp.). Host-parasite interactions range from weak to strong host responses accom...

    Laura M. Braden, Ben J. G. Sutherland, Ben F. Koop and Simon R. M. Jones

    BMC Genomics 2017 18:110

    Published on: 30 January 2017

  10. Research article

    Identification of functional enolase genes of the silkworm Bombyx mori from public databases with a combination of dry and wet bench processes

    Various insect species have been added to genomic databases over the years. Thus, researchers can easily obtain online genomic information on invertebrates and insects. However, many incorrectly annotated gene...

    Akira Kikuchi, Takeru Nakazato, Katsuhiko Ito, Yosui Nojima, Takeshi Yokoyama, Kikuo Iwabuchi, Hidemasa Bono, Atsushi Toyoda, Asao Fujiyama, Ryoichi Sato and Hiroko Tabunoki

    BMC Genomics 2017 18:83

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  11. Research article

    Identification of candidate infection genes from the model entomopathogenic nematode Heterorhabditis bacteriophora

    Despite important progress in the field of innate immunity, our understanding of host immune responses to parasitic nematode infections lags behind that of responses to microbes. A limiting factor has been the...

    Jonathan Vadnal, Ramesh Ratnappan, Melissa Keaney, Eric Kenney, Ioannis Eleftherianos, Damien O’Halloran and John M. Hawdon

    BMC Genomics 2017 18:8

    Published on: 3 January 2017

  12. Research Article

    The transcriptome of the mosquito Aedes fluviatilis (Diptera: Culicidae), and transcriptional changes associated with its native Wolbachia infection

    Wolbachia is a bacterial endosymbiont that naturally infects a wide range of insect species, and causes drastic changes to host biology. Stable infections of Wolbachia in mosquitoes ca...

    E. P. Caragata, F. S. Pais, L. A. Baton, J. B. L. Silva, M. H. F. Sorgine and L. A. Moreira

    BMC Genomics 2017 18:6

    Published on: 3 January 2017

  13. Research article

    Transcriptome profiling reveals differential gene expression of detoxification enzymes in a hemimetabolous tobacco pest after feeding on jasmonate-silenced Nicotiana attenuata plants

    The evolutionary arms race between plants and insects has driven the co-evolution of sophisticated defense mechanisms used by plants to deter herbivores and equally sophisticated strategies that enable phytoph...

    Cristina M. Crava, Christoph Brütting and Ian T. Baldwin

    BMC Genomics 2016 17:1005

    Published on: 8 December 2016

  14. Research article

    Adjacent sequences disclose potential for intra-genomic dispersal of satellite DNA repeats and suggest a complex network with transposable elements

    Satellite DNA (satDNA) sequences are typically arranged as arrays of tandemly repeated monomers. Due to the similarity among monomers, their organizational pattern and abundance, satDNAs are hardly accessible ...

    Eva Satović, Tanja Vojvoda Zeljko, Andrea Luchetti, Barbara Mantovani and Miroslav Plohl

    BMC Genomics 2016 17:997

    Published on: 6 December 2016

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