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  1. Curculigo latifolia is a perennial plant endogenous to Southeast Asia whose fruits contain the taste-modifying protein neoculin, which binds to sweet receptors and makes sour fruits taste sweet. Although similar ...

    Authors: Satoshi Okubo, Kaede Terauchi, Shinji Okada, Yoshikazu Saito, Takao Yamaura, Takumi Misaka, Ken-ichiro Nakajima, Keiko Abe and Tomiko Asakura

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:347

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  2. Transcriptomic data has demonstrated utility to advance the study of physiological diversity and organisms’ responses to environmental stressors. However, a lack of genomic resources and challenges associated ...

    Authors: Shreya M. Banerjee, Jamie Adkins Stoll, Camryn D. Allen, Jennifer M. Lynch, Heather S. Harris, Lauren Kenyon, Richard E. Connon, Eleanor J. Sterling, Eugenia Naro-Maciel, Kathryn McFadden, Margaret M. Lamont, James Benge, Nadia B. Fernandez, Jeffrey A. Seminoff, Scott R. Benson, Rebecca L. Lewison…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:346

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  3. Infectious Salmonid Anaemia Virus (ISAV) causes a notifiable disease that poses a large threat for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) aquaculture worldwide. There is no fully effective treatment or vaccine, and theref...

    Authors: O. Gervais, A. Barria, A. Papadopoulou, R. L. Gratacap, B. Hillestad, A. E. Tinch, S. A. M. Martin, D. Robledo and R. D. Houston

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:345

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  4. B chromosomes (Bs) are extra elements observed in diverse eukaryotes, including animals, plants and fungi. Although Bs were first identified a century ago and have been studied in hundreds of species, their bi...

    Authors: Jordana Inácio Nascimento-Oliveira, Bruno Evaristo Almeida Fantinatti, Ivan Rodrigo Wolf, Adauto Lima Cardoso, Erica Ramos, Nathalie Rieder, Rogerio de Oliveira and Cesar Martins

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:344

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  5. Bovine TB (bTB), caused by infection with Mycobacterium bovis, is a major endemic disease affecting global cattle production. The key innate immune cell that first encounters the pathogen is the alveolar macropha...

    Authors: Thomas J. Hall, Michael P. Mullen, Gillian P. McHugo, Kate E. Killick, Siobhán C. Ring, Donagh P. Berry, Carolina N. Correia, John A. Browne, Stephen V. Gordon and David E. MacHugh

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:343

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  6. Summer squash (Cucurbita pepo: Cucurbitaceae) are a popular horticultural crop for which there is insufficient genomic and transcriptomic information. Gene expression atlases are crucial for the identification of...

    Authors: Aliki Xanthopoulou, Javier Montero-Pau, Belén Picó, Panagiotis Boumpas, Eleni Tsaliki, Harry S. Paris, Athanasios Tsaftaris, Apostolos Kalivas, Ifigeneia Mellidou and Ioannis Ganopoulos

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:341

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  7. Population genetic studies based on genotyped single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are influenced by a non-random selection of the SNPs included in the used genotyping arrays. The resulting bias in the estim...

    Authors: Johannes Geibel, Christian Reimer, Torsten Pook, Steffen Weigend, Annett Weigend and Henner Simianer

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:340

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  8. Most insects are relatively short-lived, with a maximum lifespan of a few weeks, like the aging model organism, the fruit-fly Drosophila melanogaster. By contrast, the queens of many social insects (termites, ant...

    Authors: José Manuel Monroy Kuhn, Karen Meusemann and Judith Korb

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:339

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  9. Early life malnutrition is known to target adipose tissue with varying impact depending on timing of the insult. This study aimed to identify differentially expressed genes in subcutaneous (SUB) and perirenal ...

    Authors: Sharmila Ahmad, Markus Hodal Drag, Suraya Mohamad Salleh, Zexi Cai and Mette Olaf Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:338

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  10. Malaria control is heavily reliant on the use of insecticides that target and kill the adult female Anopheline vector. The intensive use of insecticides of the pyrethroid class has led to widespread resistance...

    Authors: V. A. Ingham, F. Brown and H. Ranson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:337

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  11. Our understanding of genome regulation is ever-evolving with the continuous discovery of new modes of gene regulation, and transcriptomic studies of mammalian genomes have revealed the presence of a considerab...

    Authors: Anupam Bhattacharya, Simang Champramary, Tanya Tripathi, Debajit Thakur, Ilya Ioshikhes, Satyendra Kumar Singh and Soumyadeep Nandi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:336

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  12. Structural variations (SVs) are a type of mutations that have not been widely detected in plant genomes and studies in animals have shown their role in the process of domestication. An in-depth study of SVs wi...

    Authors: Zhenyang Liao, Xunxiao Zhang, Shengcheng Zhang, Zhicong Lin, Xingtan Zhang and Ray Ming

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:335

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  13. Feeding behavior traits are an essential part of livestock production. However, the genetic base of feeding behavior traits remains unclear in Pekin ducks. This study aimed to determine novel loci related to f...

    Authors: Guang-Sheng Li, Feng Zhu, Fan Zhang, Fang-Xi Yang, Jin-Ping Hao and Zhuo-Cheng Hou

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:334

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  14. Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, the cause of Sclerotinia stem rot (SSR), is a host generalist necrotrophic fungus that can cause major yield losses in chickpea (Cicer arietinum) production. This study used RNA sequenci...

    Authors: Virginia W. Mwape, Fredrick M. Mobegi, Roshan Regmi, Toby E. Newman, Lars G. Kamphuis and Mark C. Derbyshire

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:333

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  15. In the process of pig breeding, the average daily gain (ADG), days to 100 kg (AGE), and backfat thickness (BFT) are directly related to growth rate and fatness. However, the genetic mechanisms involved are not...

    Authors: Yibin Qiu, Rongrong Ding, Zhanwei Zhuang, Jie Wu, Ming Yang, Shenping Zhou, Yong Ye, Qian Geng, Zheng Xu, Sixiu Huang, Gengyuan Cai, Zhenfang Wu and Jie Yang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:332

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  16. Ananas comosus var. bracteatus is a colorful plant used as a cut flower or landscape ornamental. The unique foliage color of this plant includes both green and red leaves and, as a trait of interest, deserves inv...

    Authors: Xuzixin Zhou, Yanbin Xue, Meiqin Mao, Yehua He, Mark Owusu Adjei, Wei Yang, Hao Hu, Jiawen Liu, Lijun Feng, Huiling Zhang, Jiaheng Luo, Xi Li, Lingxia Sun, Zhuo Huang and Jun Ma

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:331

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  17. The molecular characterization information of T-DNA integration is not only required by public risk assessors and regulators, but is also closely related to the expression of exogenous and endogenous genes. At...

    Authors: Xinghao Chen, Yan Dong, Yali Huang, Jianmin Fan, Minsheng Yang and Jun Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:329

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  18. Fatty liver has become a main problem that causes huge economic losses in many aquaculture modes. It is a common physiological or pathological phenomenon in aquaculture, but the causes and occurring mechanism ...

    Authors: Xiao-Juan Zhang, Li Zhou, Wei-Jia Lu, Wen-Xuan Du, Xiang-Yuan Mi, Zhi Li, Xi-Yin Li, Zhong-Wei Wang, Yang Wang, Ming Duan and Jian-Fang Gui

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:328

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  19. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Eirini-Stavroula Komseli, Ioannis S. Pateras, Thorbjørn Krejsgaard, Konrad Stawiski, Sophia V. Rizou, Alexander Polyzos, Fani-Marlen Roumelioti, Maria Chiourea, Ioanna Mourkioti, Eleni Paparouna, Christos P. Zampetidis, Sentiljana Gumeni, Ioannis P. Trougakos, Dafni-Eleftheria Pefani, Eric O’Neill, Sarantis Gagos…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:327

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    The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2018 19:37

  20. The white-rot fungi in the genus Ganoderma interact with both living and dead angiosperm tree hosts. Two Ganoderma species, a North American taxon, G. zonatum and an Asian taxon, G. boninense, have primarily been...

    Authors: Braham Dhillon, Richard C. Hamelin and Jeffrey A. Rollins

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:326

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  21. Mitochondrial genome has aseries of characteristics such as simple structure, no recombination, maternalinheritance, stable structure, fast evolution rate, and high copy number. Moreover, it is easy to be sequ...

    Authors: Xingdong Wang, Jie Pei, Pengjia Bao, Mengli Cao, Shaoke Guo, Rende Song, Weiru Song, Chunnian Liang, Ping Yan and Xian Guo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:325

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  22. Cyclocybe aegerita (syn. Agrocybe aegerita) is a commercially cultivated mushroom. Its archetypal agaric morphology and its ability to undergo its whole life cycle under laboratory conditions makes this fungus a ...

    Authors: Axel Orban, Annsophie Weber, Robert Herzog, Florian Hennicke and Martin Rühl

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:324

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  23. Mutualistic interactions with microbes can help insects adapt to extreme environments and unusual diets. An intriguing example is the burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides, which feeds and reproduces on small v...

    Authors: Karina Brinkrolf, Shantanu P. Shukla, Sven Griep, Oliver Rupp, Philipp Heise, Alexander Goesmann, David G. Heckel, Heiko Vogel and Andreas Vilcinskas

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:323

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  24. RNA sequencing analysis focus on the detection of differential gene expression changes that meet a two-fold minimum change between groups. The variability present in RNA sequencing data may obscure the detecti...

    Authors: William W. Wilfinger, Robert Miller, Hamid R. Eghbalnia, Karol Mackey and Piotr Chomczynski

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:322

    Content type: Methodology article

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  25. Birth weight (BW) is one of the most widely studied anthropometric traits in humans because of its role in various adult-onset diseases. The number of loci associated with BW has increased dramatically since t...

    Authors: William R. P. Denault, Julia Romanowska, Øyvind Helgeland, Bo Jacobsson, Håkon K. Gjessing and Astanand Jugessur

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:321

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  26. Circular RNA (circRNA), a novel class of non-coding RNA, has a closed-loop structure with important functions in skeletal muscle growth. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of differentially ...

    Authors: Meng Li, Na Zhang, Wanfeng Zhang, Wei Hei, Chunbo Cai, Yang Yang, Chang Lu, Pengfei Gao, Xiaohong Guo, Guoqing Cao and Bugao Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:320

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  27. The mechanism of egg formation in the oviduct of laying hens is tightly controlled; each segment of the oviduct contributes a unique component of the egg. Several genes/proteins are involved in the synthesis o...

    Authors: Nirvay Sah, Donna Lee Kuehu, Vedbar Singh Khadka, Youping Deng, Rajesh Jha, Sanjeev Wasti and Birendra Mishra

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:318

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  28. HAK/KUP/KT (High-affinity K+ transporters/K+ uptake permeases/K+ transporters) is the largest potassium transporter family in plants, and plays pivotal roles in K+ uptake and transport, as well as biotic and abio...

    Authors: Kangfeng Cai, Fanrong Zeng, Junmei Wang and Guoping Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:317

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  29. Ginseng is an important medicinal herb in Asia and Northern America. The basic leucine zipper (bZIP) transcription factor genes play important roles in many biological processes and plant responses to abiotic and...

    Authors: Hongjie Li, Jing Chen, Qi Zhao, Yilai Han, Li Li, Chunyu Sun, Kangyu Wang, Yanfang Wang, Mingzhu Zhao, Ping Chen, Jun Lei, Yi Wang and Meiping Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:316

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  30. ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters have been found to play important roles in metabolic transport in plant cells, influencing subcellular compartmentalisation and tissue distribution of these metabolic co...

    Authors: Li Yan, Jianhong Zhang, Hongyu Chen and Hongmei Luo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:315

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  31. The complex life cycle of the coconut crab, Birgus latro, begins when an obligate terrestrial adult female visits the intertidal to hatch zoea larvae into the surf. After drifting for several weeks in the ocean, ...

    Authors: Werner Pieter Veldsman, Ka Yan Ma, Jerome Ho Lam Hui, Ting Fung Chan, J. Antonio Baeza, Jing Qin and Ka Hou Chu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:313

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  32. Salvadora persica L. (Toothbrush tree – Miswak; family-Salvadoraceae) grows in the arid-land ecosystem and possesses economic and medicinal importance. The species, genus and the family have no genomic datasets a...

    Authors: Abdul Latif Khan, Sajjad Asaf, Lubna, Ahmed Al-Rawahi and Ahmed Al-Harrasi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:312

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  33. The relict gull (Larus relictus), was classified as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List and is a first-class national protected bird in China. Genomic resources for L. relictus are lacking, which limits the study of ...

    Authors: Chao Yang, Xuejuan Li, Qingxiong Wang, Hao Yuan, Yuan Huang and Hong Xiao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:311

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  34. DNA methyltransferase (DMT) genes contribute to plant stress responses and development by de novo establishment and subsequent maintenance of DNA methylation during replication. The photoperiod and/or temperat...

    Authors: Dan Li, Bian-E Feng, Yong-Jie Liu, Jie Gong, Yi-Miao Tang, Li-Ping Zhang, Bin-Shuang Pang, Ren-Wei Sun, Feng-Ting Zhang, Zhao-Bo Chen, Yong-Bo Wang, Xian-Chao Chen, Ai-Ping Wang, Chang-Ping Zhao and Shi-Qing Gao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:310

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  35. Cotton fibers provide a powerful model for studying cell differentiation and elongation. Each cotton fiber is a singular and elongated cell derived from epidermal-layer cells of a cotton seed. Efforts to under...

    Authors: Atsumi Ando, Ryan C. Kirkbride, Don C. Jones, Jane Grimwood and Z. Jeffrey Chen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:309

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  36. We previously reported the results of CRISPR/Cas9 knock-out (KO) of type-I and type-III vitellogenins (Vtgs) in zebrafish, which provided the first experimental evidence on essentiality and disparate functioni...

    Authors: Ozlem Yilmaz, Amelie Patinote, Emmanuelle Com, Charles Pineau and Julien Bobe

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:308

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  37. Night-soil compost (NSC) has traditionally been conserving water and a source of organic manure in northwestern Himalaya. Lately, this traditional method is declining due to modernization, its unhygienic condi...

    Authors: Shruti Sinai Borker, Aman Thakur, Sanjeet Kumar, Sareeka Kumari, Rakshak Kumar and Sanjay Kumar

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:307

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  38. Authors: Da-Young Lee, Jongbum Jeon, Ki-Tae Kim, Kyeongchae Cheong, Hyeunjeong Song, Gobong Choi, Jaeho Ko, Stephen O. Opiyo, James C. Correll, Shimin Zuo, Sheshu Madhav, Guo-Liang Wang and Yong-Hwan Lee

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:306

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    The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2021 22:242

  39. In Iran, river buffalo is of great importance. It plays an important role in the economy of the Country, because its adaptation to harsh climate conditions and long productive lifespan permitting its farming a...

    Authors: Maria G. Strillacci, Hossein Moradi-Shahrbabak, Pourya Davoudi, Seyed Mohammad Ghoreishifar, Mahdi Mokhber, Anoar Jamai Masroure and Alessandro Bagnato

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:305

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  40. Immune responses need to be initiated rapidly, and maintained as needed, to prevent establishment and growth of infections. At the same time, resources need to be balanced with other physiological processes. O...

    Authors: Florencia Schlamp, Sofie Y. N. Delbare, Angela M. Early, Martin T. Wells, Sumanta Basu and Andrew G. Clark

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:304

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  41. Rodent malaria parasites are important models for studying host-malaria parasite interactions such as host immune response, mechanisms of parasite evasion of host killing, and vaccine development. One of the r...

    Authors: Cui Zhang, Cihan Oguz, Sue Huse, Lu Xia, Jian Wu, Yu-Chih Peng, Margaret Smith, Jack Chen, Carole A. Long, Justin Lack and Xin-zhuan Su

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:303

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  42. Phytophthora cinnamomi is an oomycete pathogen of global relevance. It is considered as one of the most invasive species, which has caused irreversible damage to natural ecosystems and horticultural crops. There ...

    Authors: Juanita Engelbrecht, Tuan A. Duong, S. Ashok Prabhu, Mohamed Seedat and Noëlani van den Berg

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:302

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  43. The lack of an understanding about the genomic architecture underpinning parental behaviour in subsocial insects displaying simple parental behaviours prevents the development of a full understanding about the...

    Authors: Nikoletta A. Nagy, Rita Rácz, Oliver Rimington, Szilárd Póliska, Pablo Orozco-terWengel, Michael W. Bruford and Zoltán Barta

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:301

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  44. Sucrose nonfermenting-1 (SNF1)-related protein kinases (SnRKs) play important roles in regulating metabolism and stress responses in plants, providing a conduit for crosstalk between metabolic and stress signa...

    Authors: Zhiwei Chen, Longhua Zhou, Panpan Jiang, Ruiju Lu, Nigel G. Halford and Chenghong Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:300

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  45. Tribenuron methyl (TBM) is an herbicide that inhibits sulfonylurea acetolactate synthase (ALS) and is one of the most widely used broad-leaved herbicides for crop production. However, soil residues or drifting...

    Authors: Liuyan Wang, Ruili Wang, Wei Lei, Jiayi Wu, Chenyang Li, Hongsong Shi, Lijiao Meng, Fang Yuan, Qingyuan Zhou and Cui Cui

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:299

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  46. Paeonia ostii is a potentially important oilseed crop because its seed yield is high, and the seeds are rich in α-linolenic acid (ALA). However, the molecular mechanisms underlying ALA biosynthesis during seed ke...

    Authors: Shui-Yan Yu, Xiao Zhang, Liang-Bo Huang, Yu-Ping Lyu, Ying Zhang, Zu-Jie Yao, Xiao-Xiao Zhang, Jun-Hui Yuan and Yong-Hong Hu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:297

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