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  1. Body traits are generally controlled by several genes in vertebrates (i.e. polygenes), which in turn make them difficult to identify through association mapping. Increasing the power of association studies by ...

    Authors: Grazyella M. Yoshida and José M. Yáñez

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:57

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  2. Biological functions of biomolecules rely on the cellular compartments where they are located in cells. Importantly, RNAs are assigned in specific locations of a cell, enabling the cell to implement diverse bi...

    Authors: Hao Wang, Yijie Ding, Jijun Tang, Quan Zou and Fei Guo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:56

    Content type: Methodology article

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  3. During the bread wheat speciation by polyploidization, a series of genome rearrangement and sequence recombination occurred. Simple sequence repeat (SSR) sequences, predominately located in heterochromatic reg...

    Authors: Yingxin Zhang, Chengming Fan, Yuhong Chen, Richard R.-C. Wang, Xiangqi Zhang, Fangpu Han and Zanmin Hu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:55

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  4. The honey bee parasite, Varroa destructor, is a leading cause of honey bee population declines. In addition to being an obligate ectoparasitic mite, Varroa carries several viruses that infect honey bees and act a...

    Authors: Nonno Hasegawa, Maeva Techer and Alexander S. Mikheyev

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:54

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  5. Genome-wide change of polyadenylation (polyA) sites (also known as alternative polyadenylation, APA) is emerging as an important strategy of gene regulation in response to stress in plants. But little is known...

    Authors: Chao Yan, Yupeng Wang, Tao Lyu, Zhikang Hu, Ning Ye, Weixin Liu, Jiyuan Li, Xiaohua Yao and Hengfu Yin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:53

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  6. Valsa canker is a serious disease in the stem of Malus sieversii, caused by Valsa mali. However, little is known about the global response mechanism in M. sieversii to V. mali infection.

    Authors: Xiaojie Liu, Xiaoshuang Li, Xuejing Wen, Yan Zhang, Yu Ding, Yiheng Zhang, Bei Gao and Daoyuan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:52

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  7. Low-temperature severely affects the growth and development of chrysanthemum which is one kind of ornamental plant well-known and widely used in the world. Lysine crotonylation is a recently identified post-tr...

    Authors: Ping Lin, Hui-ru Bai, Ling He, Qiu-xiang Huang, Qin-han Zeng, Yuan-zhi Pan, Bei-bei Jiang, Fan Zhang, Lei Zhang and Qing-Lin Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:51

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  8. Loaches of Cobitinae, widely distributed in Eurasian continent, have high economic, ornamental and scientific value. However, the phylogeny of Cobitinae fishes within genera or family level remains complex and...

    Authors: Peng Yu, Li Zhou, Wen-Tao Yang, Li-jun Miao, Zhi Li, Xiao-Juan Zhang, Yang Wang and Jian-Fang Gui

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:50

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  9. Histone acetylation is a ubiquitous and reversible post-translational modification in eukaryotes and prokaryotes that is co-regulated by histone acetyltransferase (HAT) and histone deacetylase (HDAC). HAT acti...

    Authors: Shiqi Gao, Linzhi Li, Xiaolei Han, Tingting Liu, Peng Jin, Linna Cai, Miaoze Xu, Tianye Zhang, Fan Zhang, Jianping Chen, Jian Yang and Kaili Zhong

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:49

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  10. With the intensification of global warming, rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) suffer from varying degrees of thermal stimulation, leads to mass mortality, which severely restrict the development of aquaculture....

    Authors: Jinqiang Quan, Yujun Kang, Zhicheng Luo, Guiyan Zhao, Lanlan Li and Zhe Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:48

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  11. The major pathogenesis associated with Fasciola hepatica infection results from the extensive tissue damage caused by the tunnelling and feeding activity of immature flukes during their migration, growth and deve...

    Authors: Krystyna Cwiklinski, Mark W. Robinson, Sheila Donnelly and John P. Dalton

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:46

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  12. Aspartic proteases (APs) are a class of aspartic peptidases belonging to nine proteolytic enzyme families whose members are widely distributed in biological organisms. APs play essential functions during plant...

    Authors: Xiaqin Wang, Xinyang Yan, Shubin Li, Yun Jing, Lianfeng Gu, Shuangquan Zou, Jin Zhang and Bobin Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:45

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  13. Chicken skeletal muscle is an important economic product. The late stages of chicken development constitute the main period that affects meat production. LncRNAs play important roles in controlling the epigene...

    Authors: Yuanfang Li, Wenjiao Jin, Bin Zhai, Yi Chen, Guoxi Li, Yanhua Zhang, Yujie Guo, Guirong Sun, Ruili Han, Zhuanjian Li, Hong Li, Yadong Tian, Xiaojun Liu and Xiangtao Kang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:44

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  14. Native cattle breeds are an important source of genetic variation because they might carry alleles that enable them to adapt to local environment and tough feeding conditions. Jiaxian Red, a Chinese native cat...

    Authors: Xiaoting Xia, Shunjin Zhang, Huaju Zhang, Zijing Zhang, Ningbo Chen, Zhigang Li, Hongxia Sun, Xian Liu, Shijie Lyu, Xianwei Wang, Zhiming Li, Peng Yang, Jiawei Xu, Xiaoting Ding, Qiaoting Shi, Eryao Wang…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:43

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  15. RNA interference (RNAi) regulates gene expression in most multicellular organisms through binding of small RNA effectors to target transcripts. Exploiting this process is a popular strategy for genetic manipul...

    Authors: Mosharrof Mondal, Jacob Peter, Obrie Scarbrough and Alex Flynt

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:42

    Content type: Methodology article

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  16. Apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) is a popular cultivated fruit crop with high economic value in China. Apple floral transition is an important process but liable to be affected by various environmental factors. The...

    Authors: Xiya Zuo, Shixiang Wang, Wen Xiang, Huiru Yang, Muhammad Mobeen Tahir, Shangong Zheng, Na An, Mingyu Han, Caiping Zhao and Dong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:41

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  17. Recently, pioneering expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) studies on single cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) data have revealed new and cell-specific regulatory single nucleotide variants (SNVs). Here, we ...

    Authors: Hongyu Liu, N. M. Prashant, Liam F. Spurr, Pavlos Bousounis, Nawaf Alomran, Helen Ibeawuchi, Justin Sein, Piotr Słowiński, Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova and Anelia Horvath

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:40

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  18. Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 1 remains a leading cause of invasive pneumococcal diseases, even in countries with PCV-10/PCV-13 vaccine implementation. The main objective of this study, which is part of the P...

    Authors: Néhémie Nzoyikorera, Idrissa Diawara, Pablo Fresia, Fakhreddine Maaloum, Khalid Katfy, Kaotar Nayme, Mossaab Maaloum, Jennifer Cornick, Chrispin Chaguza, Mohammed Timinouni, Houria Belabess, Khalid Zerouali and Naima Elmdaghri

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:39

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  19. Atypical external genitalia are often a sign of reproductive organ pathologies and infertility with both environmental or genetic causes, including karyotypic abnormalities. Genome-wide association studies (GW...

    Authors: Gabriele Flossmann, Christine Wurmser, Hubert Pausch, Amabel Tenghe, Jörg Dodenhoff, Günther Dahinten, Kay-Uwe Götz, Ingolf Russ and Ruedi Fries

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:38

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  20. DNA methylation is likely a key mechanism regulating changes in gene transcription in traits that show temporal fluctuations in response to environmental conditions. To understand the transcriptional role of D...

    Authors: Melanie Lindner, Irene Verhagen, Heidi M. Viitaniemi, Veronika N. Laine, Marcel E. Visser, Arild Husby and Kees van Oers

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:36

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  21. Stripe rust, caused by the fungal pathogen Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici (Pst), is a serious foliar disease of wheat. Identification of novel stripe rust resistance genes and cultivation of resistant cultiv...

    Authors: Yuqi Wang, Can Yu, Yukun Cheng, Fangjie Yao, Li Long, Yu Wu, Jing Li, Hao Li, Jirui Wang, Qiantao Jiang, Wei Li, Zhien Pu, Pengfei Qi, Jian Ma, Mei Deng, Yuming Wei…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:34

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  22. Consistent individual differences in behaviour, known as animal personalities, have been demonstrated within and across species. In fish, studies applying an animal personality approach have been used to resol...

    Authors: Sonia Rey, Xingkun Jin, Børge Damsgård, Marie-Laure Bégout and Simon Mackenzie

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:33

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  23. The red sea urchin Mesocentrotus franciscanus is an ecologically important kelp forest herbivore and an economically valuable wild fishery species. To examine how M. franciscanus responds to its environment on a ...

    Authors: Juliet M. Wong and Gretchen E. Hofmann

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:32

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  24. The use of sex-sorted sperm in cattle assisted reproduction is constantly increasing. However, sperm fertility can substantially differ between unsorted (conventional) and sex-sorted semen batches of the same ...

    Authors: Esin Keles, Eleni Malama, Siyka Bozukova, Mathias Siuda, Sarah Wyck, Ulrich Witschi, Stefan Bauersachs and Heinrich Bollwein

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:30

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  25. Tomato plant growth is frequently hampered by a high susceptibility to pests and diseases. Traditional chemical control causes a serious impact on both the environment and human health. Therefore, seeking envi...

    Authors: Lu Zhou, Chunxu Song, Zhibo Li and Oscar P. Kuipers

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:29

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  26. Psychrotrophic lactic acid bacteria (LAB) species are the dominant species in the microbiota of cold-stored modified-atmosphere-packaged food products and are the main cause of food spoilage. Despite the impor...

    Authors: Ilhan Cem Duru, Anne Ylinen, Sergei Belanov, Alan Avila Pulido, Lars Paulin and Petri Auvinen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:28

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  27. Exosomes are extracellular vesicles (EVs) derived from endocytic compartments of eukaryotic cells which contain various biomolecules like mRNAs or miRNAs. Exosomes influence the biologic behaviour and progress...

    Authors: Yao Dai, Yumeng Cao, Jens Köhler, Aiping Lu, Shaohua Xu and Haiyun Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:27

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  28. Cotton is more resistant to salt and drought stresses as compared to other field crops, which makes itself as a pioneer industrial crop in saline-alkali lands. However, abiotic stresses still negatively affect...

    Authors: Peng Xu, Qi Guo, Shan Meng, Xianggui Zhang, Zhenzhen Xu, Wangzhen Guo and Xinlian Shen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:26

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  29. Olfactory systems take on important tasks to distinguish salient information from a complex olfactory environment, such as locating hosts, mating, aggression, selecting oviposition sites, and avoiding predator...

    Authors: Li Xu, Kai-Yue Tang, Xiao-Feng Chen, Yong Tao, Hong-Bo Jiang and Jin-Jun Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:25

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  30. Cytoplasmic male sterile (CMS) with cytoplasm from Gossypium Trilobum (D8) fails to produce functional pollen. It is useful for commercial hybrid cotton seed production. The restore line of CMS-D8 containing Rf2 ...

    Authors: Juanjuan Feng, Xuexian Zhang, Meng Zhang, Liping Guo, Tingxiang Qi, Huini Tang, Haiyong Zhu, Hailin Wang, Xiuqin Qiao, Chaozhu Xing and Jianyong Wu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:24

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  31. Cadmium (Cd) is a nonessential heavy metal with potentially deleterious effects on different organisms. The organisms have evolved sophisticated defense system to alleviate heavy metal toxicity. Hydrogen sulfi...

    Authors: Hongrui Lv, Jing Xu, Tao Bo and Wei Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:21

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  32. Genetic improvement of root system architecture is essential to improve water and nutrient use efficiency of crops or to boost their productivity under stress or non-optimal soil conditions. One hundred ninety...

    Authors: Admas Alemu, Tileye Feyissa, Marco Maccaferri, Giuseppe Sciara, Roberto Tuberosa, Karim Ammar, Ayele Badebo, Maricelis Acevedo, Tesfaye Letta and Bekele Abeyo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:20

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  33. Several conventional genomic Bayesian (or no Bayesian) prediction methods have been proposed including the standard additive genetic effect model for which the variance components are estimated with mixed mode...

    Authors: Osval Antonio Montesinos-López, Abelardo Montesinos-López, Paulino Pérez-Rodríguez, José Alberto Barrón-López, Johannes W. R. Martini, Silvia Berenice Fajardo-Flores, Laura S. Gaytan-Lugo, Pedro C. Santana-Mancilla and José Crossa

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:19

    Content type: Review

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  34. The pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis (L. stagnalis) has been widely used as a model organism in neurobiology, ecotoxicology, and parasitology due to the relative simplicity of its central nervous system (CNS). Howeve...

    Authors: Nancy Dong, Julia Bandura, Zhaolei Zhang, Yan Wang, Karine Labadie, Benjamin Noel, Angus Davison, Joris M. Koene, Hong-Shuo Sun, Marie-Agnès Coutellec and Zhong-Ping Feng

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:18

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  35. Fruit ripening in Prunus persica melting varieties involves several physiological changes that have a direct impact on the fruit organoleptic quality and storage potential. By studying the proteomic differences b...

    Authors: Ricardo Nilo-Poyanco, Carol Moraga, Gianfranco Benedetto, Ariel Orellana and Andrea Miyasaka Almeida

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:17

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  36. Asarum heterotropides Fr. Schmidt var. mandshuricum (Maxim.) Kitag. is an important medicinal and industrial plant, which is used in the treatment of various diseases. The main bioactive ingredient is the volatil...

    Authors: Zhiqing Wang, Haiqin Ma, Min Zhang, Ziqing Wang, Yixin Tian, Wei Li and Yingping Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:16

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  37. Walnut anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides (Penz.) Penz. and Sacc. is an important walnut production problem in China. Although the long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are important for plant disease ...

    Authors: Shan Feng, Hongcheng Fang, Xia Liu, Yuhui Dong, Qingpeng Wang and Ke Qiang Yang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:15

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  38. Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus (BRSV) is a cause of Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD). DNA-based biomarkers contributing to BRD resistance are potentially present in non-protein-coding regulatory regions of...

    Authors: Dayle Johnston, JaeWoo Kim, Jeremy F. Taylor, Bernadette Earley, Matthew S. McCabe, Ken Lemon, Catherine Duffy, Michael McMenamy, S. Louise Cosby and Sinéad M. Waters

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:14

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  39. Actinidia eriantha is a precious material to study the metabolism and regulation of ascorbic acid (AsA) because of its high AsA content. Although the pathway of AsA biosynthesis in kiwifruit has been identified, ...

    Authors: Guanglian Liao, Lu Chen, Yanqun He, Xishi Li, Zhengxin Lv, Shuyao Yi, Min Zhong, Chunhui Huang, Dongfeng Jia, Xueyan Qu and Xiaobiao Xu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:13

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  40. Average daily gain (ADG) and lean meat percentage (LMP) are the main production performance indicators of pigs. Nevertheless, the genetic architecture of ADG and LMP is still elusive. Here, we conducted genome...

    Authors: Shenping Zhou, Rongrong Ding, Fanming Meng, Xingwang Wang, Zhanwei Zhuang, Jianping Quan, Qian Geng, Jie Wu, Enqin Zheng, Zhenfang Wu, Jianhui Yang and Jie Yang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:12

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  41. The genus Ehrlichia consists of tick-borne obligatory intracellular bacteria that can cause deadly diseases of medical and agricultural importance. Ehrlichia sp. HF, isolated from Ixodes ovatus ticks in Japan [al...

    Authors: Mingqun Lin, Qingming Xiong, Matthew Chung, Sean C. Daugherty, Sushma Nagaraj, Naomi Sengamalay, Sandra Ott, Al Godinez, Luke J. Tallon, Lisa Sadzewicz, Claire Fraser, Julie C. Dunning Hotopp and Yasuko Rikihisa

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:11

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  42. DNA methylation, a biochemical modification of cytosine, has an important role in lipid metabolism. Fatty liver hemorrhagic syndrome (FLHS) is a serious disease and is tightly linked to lipid homeostasis. Here...

    Authors: Xiaodong Tan, Ranran Liu, Yonghong Zhang, Xicai Wang, Jie Wang, Hailong Wang, Guiping Zhao, Maiqing Zheng and Jie Wen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:8

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  43. Population history, production system and within-breed selection pressure impacts the genome architecture resulting in reduced genetic diversity and increased frequency of runs of homozygosity islands. This st...

    Authors: E. F. Dzomba, M. Chimonyo, R. Pierneef and F. C. Muchadeyi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:7

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  44. DNA methylation (DNAm) profiling has emerged as a powerful tool for characterizing the placental methylome. However, previous studies have focused primarily on whole placental tissue, which is a mixture of epi...

    Authors: Victor Yuan, Desmond Hui, Yifan Yin, Maria S. Peñaherrera, Alexander G. Beristain and Wendy P. Robinson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:6

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