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  1. Tea plant (Camellia sinensis) is one of the world’s most important beverage crops due to its numerous secondary metabolites conferring tea quality and health effects. However, only a small fraction of tea genes (...

    Authors: Rui Zhang, Yong Ma, Xiaoyi Hu, Ying Chen, Xiaolong He, Ping Wang, Qi Chen, Chi-Tang Ho, Xiaochun Wan, Youhua Zhang and Shihua Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:461

    Content type: Database

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  2. Restoration of fertility (Rf) is an important trait for pigeonpea hybrid breeding. Few coarse quantitative trait locus (QTL) studies conducted in the past identified QTLs with large confidence intervals on the ge...

    Authors: Rachit K. Saxena, Johiruddin Molla, Pooja Yadav and Rajeev K. Varshney

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:460

    Content type: Research article

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  3. In plants, the plasma membrane is enclosed by the cell wall and anchors RLK and RLP proteins, which play a fundamental role in perception of developmental and environmental cues and are crucial in plant develo...

    Authors: Daniel Restrepo-Montoya, Robert Brueggeman, Phillip E. McClean and Juan M. Osorno

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:459

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Cashmere goat is known for its precious undercoat. Being photoperiod-dictated, cashmere growth has been studied focusing mainly on hair follicle cycle phases (anagen, catagen and telogen). An accurate molecula...

    Authors: Cristina Nocelli, Katia Cappelli, Stefano Capomaccio, Luisa Pascucci, Francesca Mercati, Irene Pazzaglia, Samanta Mecocci, Marco Antonini and Carlo Renieri

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:458

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Maternal effects contribute to adaptive significance for shaping various phenotypes of many traits. Potential implications of maternal effects are the cause of expression diversity, but these effects on mRNA e...

    Authors: Li Ren, Xiaojing Yan, Xin Gao, Jialin Cui, Pengcheng Yan, Chang Wu, Wuhui Li and Shaojun Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:457

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The increasing demand of single-cell RNA-sequencing (scRNA-seq) experiments, such as the number of experiments and cells queried per experiment, necessitates higher sequencing depth coupled to high data qualit...

    Authors: Austin N. Southard-Smith, Alan J. Simmons, Bob Chen, Angela L. Jones, Marisol A. Ramirez Solano, Paige N. Vega, Cherie’ R. Scurrah, Yue Zhao, Michael J. Brenan, Jiekun Xuan, Martha J. Shrubsole, Ely B. Porter, Xi Chen, Colin J. H. Brenan, Qi Liu, Lauren N. M. Quigley…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:456

    Content type: Methodology article

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  7. High pressure processing (HPP; i.e. 100–600 MPa pressure depending on product) is a non-thermal preservation technique adopted by the food industry to decrease significantly foodborne pathogens, including Listeri...

    Authors: Ilhan Cem Duru, Margarita Andreevskaya, Pia Laine, Tone Mari Rode, Anne Ylinen, Trond Løvdal, Nadav Bar, Peter Crauwels, Christian U. Riedel, Florentina Ionela Bucur, Anca Ioana Nicolau and Petri Auvinen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:455

    Content type: Research article

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  8. One of the health risks posed to astronauts during deep space flights is exposure to high charge, high-energy (HZE) ions (Z > 13), which can lead to the induction of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, li...

    Authors: Anna M. Nia, Kamil Khanipov, Brooke L. Barnette, Robert L. Ullrich, George Golovko and Mark R. Emmett

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:453

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Although horizontal gene transfer (HGT) is a widely accepted force in the evolution of prokaryotic genomes, its role in the evolution of eukaryotic genomes remains hotly debated. Some bdelloid rotifers that ar...

    Authors: Xixi Li, Cheng Fang, Jun-Peng Zhao, Xiao-Yu Zhou, Zhihua Ni and Deng-Ke Niu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:452

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Beauveria bassiana (B. bassiana) is a famous entomopathogenic fungus that could parasitize on hundreds of insect species, which are being used as an environmentally friendly mycoinsecticide. Nevertheless, the pos...

    Authors: Zhengkun Zhang, Yang Lu, Wenjing Xu, Li Sui, Qian Du, Yangzhou Wang, Yu Zhao and Qiyun Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:451

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The rice leaf folder Cnaphalocrocis medinalis Güenée is a serious insect pest of rice in Asia. This pest occurs in summer, and it is sensitive to high temperature. However, the larvae exhibit heat acclimation/ada...

    Authors: Peng-Qi Quan, Ming-Zhu Li, Gao-Rong Wang, Ling-Ling Gu and Xiang-Dong Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:450

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Dickeya solani is an important plant pathogenic bacterium causing severe losses in European potato production. This species draws a lot of attention due to its remarkable virulence, great devastating potential an...

    Authors: Agata Motyka-Pomagruk, Sabina Zoledowska, Agnieszka Emilia Misztak, Wojciech Sledz, Alessio Mengoni and Ewa Lojkowska

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:449

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  13. Most diversity in the eukaryotic tree of life is represented by microbial eukaryotes, which is a polyphyletic group also referred to as protists. Among the protists, currently sequenced genomes and transcripto...

    Authors: Henning Onsbring, Alexander K. Tice, Brandon T. Barton, Matthew W. Brown and Thijs J. G. Ettema

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:448

    Content type: Methodology article

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  14. Approximately 5% of the human genome shows common structural variation, which is enriched for genes involved in the immune response and cell-cell interactions. A well-established region of extensive structural...

    Authors: Sandra Louzada, Walid Algady, Eleanor Weyell, Luciana W. Zuccherato, Paulina Brajer, Faisal Almalki, Marilia O. Scliar, Michel S. Naslavsky, Guilherme L. Yamamoto, Yeda A. O. Duarte, Maria Rita Passos-Bueno, Mayana Zatz, Fengtang Yang and Edward J. Hollox

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:446

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Multiple C2 domains and transmembrane region proteins (MCTPs) may act as transport mediators of other regulators. Although increased number of MCTPs in higher plants implies their diverse and specific functions i...

    Authors: Pengbo Hao, Hantao Wang, Liang Ma, Aimin Wu, Pengyun Chen, Shuaishuai Cheng, Hengling Wei and Shuxun Yu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:445

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The class III peroxidases (PODs) are involved in a broad range of physiological activities, such as the formation of lignin, cell wall components, defense against pathogenicity or herbivore, and abiotic stress...

    Authors: Huilin Xiao, Chaoping Wang, Nadeem Khan, Mengxia Chen, Weihong Fu, Le Guan and Xiangpeng Leng

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:444

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The gonad is the major factor affecting animal reproduction. The regulatory mechanism of the expression of protein-coding genes involved in reproduction still remains to be elucidated. Increasing evidence has ...

    Authors: Xiao Ma, Shuangshuang Cen, Luming Wang, Chao Zhang, Limin Wu, Xue Tian, Qisheng Wu, Xuejun Li and Xiaoqing Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:443

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Order Chaetophorales currently includes six families, namely Schizomeridaceae, Aphanochaetaceae, Barrancaceae, Uronemataceae, Fritschiellaceae, and Chaetophoraceae. The phylogenetic relationships of Chaetophor...

    Authors: Benwen Liu, Yuxin Hu, Zhengyu Hu, Guoxiang Liu and Huan Zhu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:442

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Viruses are the most abundant biological entities on earth and play import roles in marine biogeochemical cycles. Here, viral communities in the surface water of the East China Sea (ECS) were collected from th...

    Authors: Shuang Wu, Liang Zhou, Yifan Zhou, Hongming Wang, Jinzhou Xiao, Shuling Yan and Yongjie Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:441

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Amanitin-producing mushrooms, mainly distributed in the genera Amanita, Galerina and Lepiota, possess MSDIN gene family for the biosynthesis of many cyclopeptides catalysed by prolyl oligopeptidase (POP). Recentl...

    Authors: Zhengmi He, Pan Long, Fang Fang, Sainan Li, Ping Zhang and Zuohong Chen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:440

    Content type: Research article

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  21. In the past several years, the use of resistant starch (RS) as prebiotic has extensively been studied in pigs, and this mostly in the critical period around weaning. RS is believed to exert beneficial effects ...

    Authors: Martine Schroyen, Julie Leblois, Julie Uerlings, Bing Li, Ester Arévalo Sureda, Sébastien Massart, José Wavreille, Jérôme Bindelle and Nadia Everaert

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:439

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Sex-related genes play a crucial role in gonadal differentiation into testes or ovaries. However, the genetic control of gonadal differentiation in Muscovy ducks remains unknown. Therefore, the objective of ou...

    Authors: Ding-Ping Bai, Yue Chen, Yu-Qiong Hu, Wen-Feng He, Yu-Zhu Shi, Qin-Ming Fan, Ru-Tang Luo and Ang Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:438

    Content type: Research article

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  23. It was demonstrated in our previous research that trypsin scavenges superoxide anions. In this study, the mechanisms of storage quality improvement by trypsin were evaluated in H. undatus.

    Authors: Xin Li, Xueru Liu, Xinyue Pang, Yong Yin, Huichun Yu, Yunxia Yuan and Bairu Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:437

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Fatty liver is a high incidence of perinatal disease in dairy cows caused by negative energy balance, which seriously threatens the postpartum health and milk production. It has been reported that lysine acety...

    Authors: Zhang Le-tian, Hu Cheng-zhang, Zhang Xuan, Qin Zhang, Yan Zhen-gui, Wei Qing-qing, Wang Sheng-xuan, Xu Zhong-jin, Li Ran-ran, Liu Ting-jun, Su Zhong-qu, Wang Zhong-hua and Shi Ke-rong

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:435

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  25. Wheat (Triticum aestivium L.) is an important crop globally which has a complex genome. To identify the parents with useful agronomic characteristics that could be used in the various breeding programs, it is ver...

    Authors: Amira M. I. Mourad, Vikas Belamkar and P. Stephen Baenziger

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:434

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Despite being one of the primary mechanisms of gene expression regulation in eukaryotes, alternative splicing is often overlooked in ecotoxicogenomic studies. The process of alternative splicing facilitates th...

    Authors: Sneha Suresh, Teresa J. Crease, Melania E. Cristescu and Frédéric J. J. Chain

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:433

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The identification of bona fide microbial taxa in microbiomes derived from ancient and historical samples is complicated by the unavoidable mixture between DNA from ante- and post-mortem microbial colonizers. ...

    Authors: Clemens L. Weiß, Marie-Theres Gansauge, Ayinuer Aximu-Petri, Matthias Meyer and Hernán A. Burbano

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:432

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The low genetic diversity of Upland cotton limits the potential for genetic improvement. Making full use of the genetic resources of Sea-island cotton will facilitate genetic improvement of widely cultivated U...

    Authors: De Zhu, Ximei Li, Zhiwei Wang, Chunyuan You, Xinhui Nie, Jie Sun, Xianlong Zhang, Dawei Zhang and Zhongxu Lin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:431

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  29. During goat embryonic morphogenesis and postnatal initiation of hair follicle (HF) regeneration, dermal papilla (DP) cells play a vital role in hair formation. Growing evidence shows that microRNAs (miRNAs) pa...

    Authors: Yuelang Zhang, Sizhe Xia, Tianci Wang, Shanhe Wang, Dan Yuan, Fang Li and Xin Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:430

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  30. The brown alga, Cladosiphon okamuranus (Okinawa mozuku), is one of the most important edible seaweeds, and it is cultivated for market primarily in Okinawa, Japan. Four strains, denominated S, K, O, and C, with d...

    Authors: Koki Nishitsuji, Asuka Arimoto, Yoshitaka Yonashiro, Kanako Hisata, Manabu Fujie, Mayumi Kawamitsu, Eiichi Shoguchi and Noriyuki Satoh

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:422

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  31. The circadian clock drives endogenous 24-h rhythms that allow organisms to adapt and prepare for predictable and repeated changes in their environment throughout the day-night (diurnal) cycle. Many components ...

    Authors: Xianjun Lai, Claire Bendix, Lang Yan, Yang Zhang, James C. Schnable and Frank G. Harmon

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:428

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  32. Vespa velutina, one of the most aggressive and fearful wasps in China, can cause grievous allergies and toxic reactions, leading to organ failure and even death. However, there is little evidence on molecular dat...

    Authors: Junjie Tan, Wenbo Wang, Fan Wu, Yunming Li and Quanshui Fan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:427

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  33. Mitochondrial genomic sequences are known to be variable. Comparative analyses of mitochondrial genomes can reveal the nature and extent of their variation.

    Authors: Youjin Deng, Xunxiao Zhang, Baogui Xie, Longji Lin, Tom Hsiang, Xiangzhi Lin, Yiying Lin, Xingtan Zhang, Yanhong Ma, Wenjing Miao and Ray Ming

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:426

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  34. Cellular reprogramming in response to environmental stress involves alteration of gene expression, changes in the protein and metabolite profile for ensuring better stress management in plants. Similar to othe...

    Authors: Pratiti Dasgupta, Abhishek Das, Sambit Datta, Ishani Banerjee, Sucheta Tripathy and Shubho Chaudhuri

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:425

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  35. Secondary metabolites as natural products from endophytic fungi are important sources of pharmaceuticals. However, there is currently little understanding of endophytic fungi at the omics levels about their po...

    Authors: Jin-Tao Cheng, Fei Cao, Xin-Ai Chen, Yong-Quan Li and Xu-Ming Mao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:424

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  36. Salinity, alkalinity, and drought stress are the main abiotic stress factors affecting plant growth and development. Sophora alopecuroides L., a perennial leguminous herb in the genus Sophora, is a highly salt-to...

    Authors: Fan Yan, Youcheng Zhu, Yanan Zhao, Ying Wang, Jingwen Li, Qingyu Wang and Yajing Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:423

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  37. Cold hardiness is an important agronomic trait and can significantly affect grape production and quality. Until now, there are no reports focusing on cold hardiness quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping. In th...

    Authors: Kai Su, Huiyang Xing, Yinshan Guo, Fangyuan Zhao, Zhendong Liu, Kun Li, Yuanyuan Li and Xiuwu Guo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:419

    Content type: Research article

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  38. In bacteria, pan-genomes are the result of an evolutionary “tug of war” between selection and horizontal gene transfer (HGT). High rates of HGT increase the genetic pool and the effective population size (Ne), re...

    Authors: Mirna Vázquez-Rosas-Landa, Gabriel Yaxal Ponce-Soto, Jonás A. Aguirre-Liguori, Shalabh Thakur, Enrique Scheinvar, Josué Barrera-Redondo, Enrique Ibarra-Laclette, David S. Guttman, Luis E. Eguiarte and Valeria Souza

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:418

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  39. Multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) can be isolated from numerous tissues and are attractive candidates for therapeutic clinical applications due to their immunomodulatory and pro-regenerative capacit...

    Authors: Satoru Onizuka, Yasuharu Yamazaki, Sung-Joon Park, Takayuki Sugimoto, Yumiko Sone, Sebastian Sjöqvist, Michihiko Usui, Akira Takeda, Kenta Nakai, Keisuke Nakashima and Takanori Iwata

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:417

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  40. Recent literature on the differential role of genes within networks distinguishes core from peripheral genes. If previous works have shown contrasting features between them, whether such categorization matters...

    Authors: Aurélien Chateigner, Marie-Claude Lesage-Descauses, Odile Rogier, Véronique Jorge, Jean-Charles Leplé, Véronique Brunaud, Christine Paysant-Le Roux, Ludivine Soubigou-Taconnat, Marie-Laure Martin-Magniette, Leopoldo Sanchez and Vincent Segura

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:416

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  41. Artemisia in East Asia includes a number of economically important taxa that are widely used for food, medicinal, and ornamental purposes. The identification of taxa, however, has been hampered by insufficient di...

    Authors: Goon-Bo Kim, Chae Eun Lim, Jin-Seok Kim, Kyeonghee Kim, Jeong Hoon Lee, Hee-Ju Yu and Jeong-Hwan Mun

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:415

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  42. DNA replication in trypanosomatids operates in a uniquely challenging environment, since most of their genomes are constitutively transcribed. Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent of Chagas disease, presents ...

    Authors: Christiane Bezerra de Araujo, Julia Pinheiro Chagas da Cunha, Davi Toshio Inada, Jeziel Damasceno, Alex Ranieri Jerônimo Lima, Priscila Hiraiwa, Catarina Marques, Evonnildo Gonçalves, Milton Yutaka Nishiyama-Junior, Richard McCulloch and Maria Carolina Elias

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:414

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  43. In recent years, increased attention has been focused on breast muscle yield and meat quality in poultry production. Supplementation with nicotinamide and butyrate sodium can improve the meat quality of broile...

    Authors: Yuqin Wu, Youli Wang, Dafei Yin, Tahir Mahmood and Jianmin Yuan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:412

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  44. Fulvic acid (FA) is a kind of plant growth regulator, which can promote plant growth, play an important role in fighting against drought, improve plant stress resistance, increase production and improve qualit...

    Authors: Jianhao Sun, Chen Qiu, Yiqian Ding, Yu Wang, Litao Sun, Kai Fan, Zhongshuai Gai, Guoqiang Dong, Jiguo Wang, Xinghui Li, Lubin Song and Zhaotang Ding

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:411

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  45. Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is one of the common causes of acute encephalitis in humans. Japanese encephalitis is characterized by the uncontrolled release of inflammatory cytokines, which ultimately res...

    Authors: Yunchuan Li, Usama Ashraf, Zheng Chen, Dengyuan Zhou, Muhammad Imran, Jing Ye, Huanchun Chen and Shengbo Cao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:409

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