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  1. Sporobolomyces pararoseus is regarded as an oleaginous red yeast, which synthesizes numerous valuable compounds with wide industrial usages. This species hold biotechnological interests in biodiesel, food and cos...

    Authors: Chun-Ji Li, Die Zhao, Bing-Xue Li, Ning Zhang, Jian-Yu Yan and Hong-Tao Zou

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:181

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  2. In silico functional genomics have become a driving force in the way we interpret and use gene expression data, enabling researchers to understand which biological pathways are likely to be affected by the tre...

    Authors: Jeffrey A. Thompson and Devin C. Koestler

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:180

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  3. The filamentous fungus Fusarium graminearum causes devastating crop diseases and produces harmful mycotoxins worldwide. Understanding the complex F. graminearum transcriptional regulatory networks (TRNs) is vital...

    Authors: Li Guo, Mengjie Ji and Kai Ye

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:179

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  4. The basic helix–loop–helix (bHLH) is the second largest gene family in the plant, some members play important roles in pistil development and response to drought, waterlogging, cold stress and salt stress. The...

    Authors: Liming Miao, Yingying Gao, Kun Zhao, Lijun Kong, Shubo Yu, Rongrong Li, Kaiwen Liu and Xiaolin Yu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:178

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  5. Vaccines have greatly reduced the burden of infectious disease, ranking in their impact on global health second only after clean water. Most vaccines confer protection by the production of antibodies with bind...

    Authors: Anna Fowler, Jacob D. Galson, Johannes Trück, Dominic F. Kelly and Gerton Lunter

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:176

    Content type: Methodology Article

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  6. Proximity ligation based techniques, like Hi-C, involve restriction digestion followed by ligation of formaldehyde cross-linked chromatin. Distinct chromatin states can impact the restriction digestion, and he...

    Authors: Keerthivasan Raanin Chandradoss, Prashanth Kumar Guthikonda, Srinivas Kethavath, Monika Dass, Harpreet Singh, Rakhee Nayak, Sreenivasulu Kurukuti and Kuljeet Singh Sandhu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:175

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  7. Tuberculosis (TB), particularly multi- and or extensive drug resistant TB, is still a global medical emergency. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) is a current alternative to the WHO-approved probe-based methods fo...

    Authors: Bugwesa Z. Katale, Peter M. Mbelele, Nsiande A. Lema, Susana Campino, Stephen E. Mshana, Mark M. Rweyemamu, Jody E. Phelan, Julius D. Keyyu, Mtebe Majigo, Erasto V. Mbugi, Hazel M. Dockrell, Taane G. Clark, Mecky I. Matee and Stellah Mpagama

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:174

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  8. Recently, a new strain of Cercospora sojina (Race15) has been identified, which has caused the breakdown of resistance in most soybean cultivars in China. Despite this serious yield reduction, little is known abo...

    Authors: Xin Gu, Junjie Ding, Wei Liu, Xiaohe Yang, Liangliang Yao, Xuedong Gao, Maoming Zhang, Shuai Yang and Jingzhi Wen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:172

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  9. Lepidoptera is one group of the largest plant-feeding insects and Spodoptera litura (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is one of the most serious agricultural pests in Asia countries. An interesting and unique phenomenon f...

    Authors: Yaqing Chen, Jun Ou, Yucheng Liu, Qiong Wu, Liang Wen, Sichun Zheng, Sheng Li, Qili Feng and Lin Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:171

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  10. To date, four thrips vectors have been reported to transmit five different tospoviruses in India. Their identification at an early stage is crucial in formulating appropriate pest management strategies. Since ...

    Authors: Sumit Jangra, Anubha Mittal, Heena Dhall, Rakesh Kumar Jain and Amalendu Ghosh

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:170

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  11. Matricaria recutita (German chamomile) and Chamaemelum nobile (Roman chamomile) belong to the botanical family Asteraceae. These two herbs are not only morphologically distinguishable, but their secondary metabol...

    Authors: Yuling Tai, Xiaojuan Hou, Chun Liu, Jiameng Sun, Chunxiao Guo, Ling Su, Wei Jiang, Chengcheng Ling, Chengxiang Wang, Huanhuan Wang, Guifang Pan, Xiongyuan Si and Yi Yuan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:169

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  12. Taxus cells are a potential sustainable and environment-friendly source of taxol, but they have low survival ratios and slow grow rates. Despite these limitations, Taxus callus cells induced through 6 months of c...

    Authors: Ying Chen, Meng Zhang, Xiaofei Jin, Haoran Tao, Yamin Wang, Bo Peng, Chunhua Fu and Longjiang Yu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:168

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  13. Tuberculosis remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Therefore, understanding the pathophysiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is imperative for developing new drugs. Post-transcr...

    Authors: Vimla Kany G. Ami, Rami Balasubramanian and Shubhada R. Hegde

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:167

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  14. The state-of-the-art in nucleic acid based biodetection continues to be polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and many real-time PCR assays targeting biodefense pathogens for biosurveillance are in widespread use. ...

    Authors: Robert Player, Kathleen Verratti, Andrea Staab, Christopher Bradburne, Sarah Grady, Bruce Goodwin and Shanmuga Sozhamannan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:166

    Content type: Methodology article

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  15. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of noncoding small RNAs that play important roles in many physiological processes by regulating gene expression. Previous studies have shown that the expression levels of total m...

    Authors: Hua Xu, Xin Wang, Zhikai Wang, Jianhui Li, Zhiming Xu, Maohua Miao, Guowu Chen, Xiangdong Lei, Jun Wu, Huijuan Shi, Ke Wang, Tiancheng Zhang and Xiaoxi Sun

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:165

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  16. MicroRNAs (miRNAs), a class of small regulatory RNAs, have been proven to play important roles in plant growth, development and stress responses. Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) is an important food and industr...

    Authors: Zhengmei Yang, Panpan Zhu, Hunseung Kang, Lin Liu, Qinghe Cao, Jian Sun, Tingting Dong, Mingku Zhu, Zongyun Li and Tao Xu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:164

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  17. Gang goose is a native species with gray plumage in Sichuan, China. As a result of overhunting, the number of gray Gang geese has decreased dramatically. To keep the species from extinction, conservation work ...

    Authors: Yang Xi, Lei Wang, Hehe Liu, Shengchao Ma, Yanying Li, Liang Li, Jiwen Wang, Han Chunchun, Lili Bai, Ahsan Mustafa and Hua He

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:162

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  18. Exploration of the bioactive components of bovine milk has gained global interest due to their potential applications in human nutrition and health promotion. Despite advances in proteomics profiling, limited ...

    Authors: Shakil A. Bhat, Syed M. Ahmad, Eveline M. Ibeagha-Awemu, Mohammad Mobashir, Mashooq A. Dar, Peerzada T. Mumtaz, Riaz A. Shah, Tanveer A. Dar, Nadeem Shabir, Hina F. Bhat and Nazir A. Ganai

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:161

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  19. Climate plays an essential role in forest health, and climate change may increase forest productivity losses due to abiotic and biotic stress. Increased temperature leads to the increased formation of ozone (O3)....

    Authors: Nourolah Soltani, Teo Best, Dantria Grace, Christen Nelms, Ketia Shumaker, Jeanne Romero-Severson, Daniela Moses, Stephan Schuster, Margaret Staton, John Carlson and Kimberly Gwinn

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:160

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  20. Gene expression is regulated by DNA-binding transcription factors (TFs). Together with their target genes, these factors and their interactions collectively form a gene regulatory network (GRN), which is respo...

    Authors: Nicholas L. Panchy, John P. Lloyd and Shin-Han Shiu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:159

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  21. Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) are good alternatives for chemical fertilizers and pesticides, which cause severe environmental problems worldwide. Even though many studies focus on PGPR, most of t...

    Authors: Zhibo Li, Chunxu Song, Yanglei Yi and Oscar P. Kuipers

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:157

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  22. Penicillium italicum (blue mold) is one of citrus pathogens causing undesirable citrus fruit decay even at strictly-controlled low temperatures (< 10 °C) during shipping and storage. P. italicum isolates with con...

    Authors: Tingfu Zhang, Qianwen Cao, Na Li, Deli Liu and Yongze Yuan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:156

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  23. Cotton Verticillium wilt is one of the most devastating diseases for cotton production in the world. Although this diseases have been widely studied at the molecular level from pathogens, the molecular basis of V...

    Authors: Xinyu Zhang, Wenhan Cheng, Zhidi Feng, Qianhao Zhu, Yuqiang Sun, Yanjun Li and Jie Sun

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:155

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  24. The small hive beetle, Aethina tumida, is a rapidly emerging global pest of honey bee colonies. Small hive beetle infestation can be extremely destructive, which may cause honey bees to abscond and render colony ...

    Authors: Frank D. Rinkevich and Lelania Bourgeois

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:154

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  25. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have roles in gene regulation, epigenetics, and molecular scaffolding and it is hypothesized that they underlie some mammalian evolutionary adaptations. However, for many mammalia...

    Authors: Amita Kashyap, Adelaide Rhodes, Brent Kronmiller, Josie Berger, Ashley Champagne, Edward W. Davis, Mitchell V. Finnegan, Matthew Geniza, David A. Hendrix, Christiane V. Löhr, Vanessa M. Petro, Thomas J. Sharpton, Jackson Wells, Clinton W. Epps, Pankaj Jaiswal, Brett M. Tyler…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:153

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  26. Polyembryony is defined as the formation of several embryos from a single egg. This phenomenon can occur in humans, armadillo, and some endoparasitoid insects. However, the mechanism underlying polyembryogenes...

    Authors: Takuma Sakamoto, Maaya Nishiko, Hidemasa Bono, Takeru Nakazato, Jin Yoshimura, Hiroko Tabunoki and Kikuo Iwabuchi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:152

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  27. Haplotypes combine the effects of several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with high linkage disequilibrium, which benefit the genome-wide association analysis (GWAS). In the haplotype association analys...

    Authors: Heli Chen, Zhiyu Hao, Yunfeng Zhao and Runqing Yang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:151

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  28. Tannerella forsythia is a bacterial pathogen implicated in periodontal disease. Numerous virulence-associated T. forsythia genes have been described, however, it is necessary to expand the knowledge on T. forsyth...

    Authors: Nikolaus F. Zwickl, Nancy Stralis-Pavese, Christina Schäffer, Juliane C. Dohm and Heinz Himmelbauer

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:150

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  29. With the rapid development of high-throughput sequencing technologies, many datasets on the same biological subject are generated. A meta-analysis is an approach that combines results from different studies on...

    Authors: Nan Wang, Jun Zhang, Li Xu, Jing Qi, Beibei Liu, Yiyang Tang, Yinan Jiang, Liang Cheng, Qinghua Jiang, Xunbo Yin and Shuilin Jin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:149

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  30. Modularity is the tendency for systems to organize into semi-independent units and can be a key to the evolution and diversification of complex biological systems. Snake venoms are highly variable modular syst...

    Authors: Andrew J. Mason, Mark J. Margres, Jason L. Strickland, Darin R. Rokyta, Mahmood Sasa and Christopher L. Parkinson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:147

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  31. Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) is an aquatic plant with important agronomic, horticulture, art and religion values. It was the basal eudicot species occupying a critical phylogenetic position in flowering plants. After...

    Authors: Ye Li, Feng-Lin Zhu, Xing-Wen Zheng, Man-Li Hu, Chen Dong, Ying Diao, You-Wei Wang, Ke-Qiang Xie and Zhong-Li Hu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:146

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  32. The glyoxalase pathway is evolutionarily conserved and involved in the glutathione-dependent detoxification of methylglyoxal (MG), a cytotoxic by-product of glycolysis. It acts via two metallo-enzymes, glyoxal...

    Authors: Bidisha Bhowal, Sneh L. Singla-Pareek, Sudhir K. Sopory and Charanpreet Kaur

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:145

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  33. The brown planthopper (BPH, Nilaparvata lugens Stål) is a kind of phloem-feeding pest that adversely affects rice yield. Recently, the BPH-resistance gene, BPH6, was cloned and applied in rice breeding to effecti...

    Authors: Jiaoyan Tan, Yan Wu, Jianping Guo, Huimin Li, Lili Zhu, Rongzhi Chen, Guangcun He and Bo Du

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:144

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  34. Successful mating of female mosquitoes typically occurs once, with the male sperm being stored in the female spermatheca for every subsequent oviposition event. The female spermatheca is responsible for the ma...

    Authors: Tales Vicari Pascini, Marcelo Ramalho-Ortigão, José Marcos Ribeiro, Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena and Gustavo Ferreira Martins

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:143

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  35. Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades play vital roles in signal transduction in response to a wide range of biotic and abiotic stresses. In a previous study, we identified ten ZjMAPKs and five ZjMAPKK...

    Authors: Zhiguo Liu, Lixin Wang, Chaoling Xue, Yuetong Chu, Weilin Gao, Yitong Zhao, Jin Zhao and Mengjun Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:142

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  36. Foxtail millet (Setaria italica) has been developed into a model genetical system for deciphering architectural evolution, C4 photosynthesis, nutritional properties, abiotic tolerance and bioenergy in cereal gras...

    Authors: Tianpeng Liu, Jihong He, Kongjun Dong, Xuewen Wang, Wenwen Wang, Peng Yang, Ruiyu Ren, Lei Zhang, Zhengsheng Zhang and Tianyu Yang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:141

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  37. Heterosis breeding is the most useful method for yield increase around the globe. Heterosis is an intriguing process to develop superior offspring to either parent in the desired character. The biomass vigor p...

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

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:140

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  38. Lead (Pb) pollution in soil has become one of the major environmental threats to plant growth and human health. Safe utilization of Pb contaminated soil by phytoremediation require Pb-tolerant rapeseed (Brassica ...

    Authors: Fugui Zhang, Xin Xiao, Kun Xu, Xi Cheng, Ting Xie, Jihong Hu and Xiaoming Wu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:139

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  39. We investigated the association of symptoms and disease severity of shigellosis patients with genetic determinants of infecting Shigella and entero-invasive Escherichia coli (EIEC), because determinants that pred...

    Authors: Amber C. A. Hendriks, Frans A. G. Reubsaet, A. M. D. ( Mirjam) Kooistra-Smid, John W. A. Rossen, Bas E. Dutilh, Aldert L. Zomer and Maaike J. C. van den Beld

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:138

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  40. Horseshoe crabs are ancient marine arthropods with a long evolutionary history extending back approximately 450 million years, which may benefit from their innate immune systems. However, the genetic mechanism...

    Authors: Yan Zhou, Yuan Liang, Qing Yan, Liang Zhang, Dianbao Chen, Lingwei Ruan, Yuan Kong, Hong Shi, Mingliang Chen and Jianming Chen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:137

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  41. Species tree estimation is frequently based on phylogenomic approaches that use multiple genes from throughout the genome. However, estimating a species tree from a collection of gene trees can be complicated ...

    Authors: Mazharul Islam, Kowshika Sarker, Trisha Das, Rezwana Reaz and Md. Shamsuzzoha Bayzid

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:136

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  42. Despite a growing number of investigations on early diverging fungi, the corresponding lineages have not been as extensively characterized as Ascomycota or Basidiomycota ones. The Mucor genus, pertaining to one o...

    Authors: Annie Lebreton, Erwan Corre, Jean-Luc Jany, Loraine Brillet-Guéguen, Carlos Pèrez-Arques, Victoriano Garre, Misharl Monsoor, Robert Debuchy, Christophe Le Meur, Emmanuel Coton, Georges Barbier and Laurence Meslet-Cladière

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:135

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  43. Herbaspirillum seropedicae is a diazotrophic bacterium from the β-proteobacteria class that colonizes endophytically important gramineous species, promotes their growth through phytohormone-dependent stimulation ...

    Authors: Tatiane Dobrzanski, Vânia Pobre, Leandro Ferreira Moreno, Helba Cirino de Souza Barbosa, Rose Adele Monteiro, Fábio de Oliveira Pedrosa, Emanuel Maltempi de Souza, Cecília Maria Arraiano and Maria Berenice Reynaud Steffens

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:134

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  44. Retinal degenerative diseases affect millions of people and represent the leading cause of vision loss around the world. Retinal degeneration has been attributed to a wide variety of causes, such as disruption...

    Authors: Madhu Sudhana Saddala, Anton Lennikov, Adam Bouras and Hu Huang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:132

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  45. Seashore paspalum (Paspalum vaginatum), a halophytic warm-seasoned perennial grass, is tolerant of many environmental stresses, especially salt stress. To investigate molecular mechanisms underlying salinity tole...

    Authors: Peipei Wu, Steven Cogill, Yijian Qiu, Zhigang Li, Man Zhou, Qian Hu, Zhihui Chang, Rooksana E. Noorai, Xiaoxia Xia, Christopher Saski, Paul Raymer and Hong Luo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:131

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  46. Intron retention (IR) has been traditionally overlooked as ‘noise’ and received negligible attention in the field of gene expression analysis. In recent years, IR has become an emerging field for interrogating...

    Authors: Hong-Dong Li, Cory C. Funk and Nathan D. Price

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:128

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