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  1. Non-Drosophila insects provide diverse aging types and important complementary systems for studies of aging biology. However, little attention has been paid to the special roles of non-Drosophila insects in aging...

    Authors: Siyuan Guo, Pengcheng Yang, Bo Liang, Feng Zhou, Li Hou, Le Kang and Xianhui Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:257

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The differentiation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells is a complex and dynamic process. The gene expression pattern and mechanism of different periods of adipogenic and osteogenic differentiation remain un...

    Authors: Yu Liu, Markus Tingart, Sophie Lecouturier, Jianzhang Li and Jörg Eschweiler

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:254

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  3. Aedes aegypti mosquito, the principal global vector of arboviral diseases, lays eggs and undergoes larval and pupal development to become adult mosquitoes in fresh water (FW). It has recently been observed to dev...

    Authors: Ranjan Ramasamy, Vaikunthavasan Thiruchenthooran, Tibutius T. P. Jayadas, Thampoe Eswaramohan, Sharanga Santhirasegaram, Kokila Sivabalakrishnan, Arunasalam Naguleswaran, Marilyne Uzest, Bastien Cayrol, Sebastien N. Voisin, Philippe Bulet and Sinnathamby N. Surendran

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:253

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  4. Plant transitions to land require robust cell walls for regulatory adaptations and to resist changing environments. Cell walls provide essential plasticity for plant cell division and defense, which are often ...

    Authors: Wenjun Sun, Haomiao Yu, Moyang Liu, Zhaotang Ma and Hui Chen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:252

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  5. Trichophyton mentagrophyte (TM), a zoonotic pathogen, has been endangering public health due to emerging drug resistance. Although increased attention is paid to this issue, there is very limited research avai...

    Authors: Chenwen Xiao, Jiaoyu Wang, Zhenfeng Liao, Yee Huang, Quanan Ji, Yan Liu, Fei Su, Lijun Xu, Qiang Wei, Yao Pan, Ke Li and Guolian Bao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:250

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  6. Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) is cultivated worldwide, and it is essential to produce enough high-quality seeds to meet demand. Pre-harvest sprouting (PHS) in cucumber is a critical problem and causes serious dam...

    Authors: Mingming Cao, Shuju Li, Qiang Deng, Huizhe Wang and Ruihuan Yang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:249

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  7. The blood feeding poultry red mite (PRM), Dermanyssus gallinae, causes substantial economic damage to the egg laying industry worldwide, and is a serious welfare concern for laying hens and poultry house workers....

    Authors: Kathryn Bartley, Wan Chen, Richard I. Lloyd Mills, Francesca Nunn, Daniel R. G. Price, Stephane Rombauts, Yves Van de Peer, Lise Roy, Alasdair J. Nisbet and Stewart T. G. Burgess

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:248

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  8. Antibiotic-producing Streptomyces bacteria are ubiquitous in nature, yet most studies of its diversity have focused on free-living strains inhabiting diverse soil environments and those in symbiotic relationship ...

    Authors: Cooper J. Park, Nicole A. Caimi, Debbie C. Buecher, Ernest W. Valdez, Diana E. Northup and Cheryl P. Andam

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:247

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  9. Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array technology has been increasingly used to generate large quantities of SNP data for use in genetic studies. As new arrays are developed to take advantage of new techno...

    Authors: Nicholas P. Howard, Michela Troggio, Charles-Eric Durel, Hélène Muranty, Caroline Denancé, Luca Bianco, John Tillman and Eric van de Weg

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:246

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  10. Aggressive behavior is an ancient and conserved trait, habitual for most animals in order to eat, protect themselves, compete for mating and defend their territories. Genetic factors have been shown to play an...

    Authors: Paulina G. Eusebi, Natalia Sevane, Thomas O’Rourke, Manuel Pizarro, Cedric Boeckx and Susana Dunner

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:245

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  11. Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is one of the most relevant viruses affecting the poultry industry, and several studies have investigated the factors involved in its biological cycle and evolution. However, ...

    Authors: Giovanni Franzo, Claudia Maria Tucciarone, Matteo Legnardi and Mattia Cecchinato

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:244

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  12. Altica (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) is a highly diverse and taxonomically challenging flea beetle genus that has been used to address questions related to host plant specialization, reproductive isolation, and eco...

    Authors: Huai-Jun Xue, Yi-Wei Niu, Kari A. Segraves, Rui-E Nie, Ya-Jing Hao, Li-Li Zhang, Xin-Chao Cheng, Xue-Wen Zhang, Wen-Zhu Li, Run-Sheng Chen and Xing-Ke Yang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:243

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  13. Plant pathogenic isolates of Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 1-intraspecific group IA (AG1-IA) infect a wide range of crops causing diseases such as rice sheath blight (ShB). ShB has become a serious disease...

    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 22:242

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  14. Transposable elements are significant components of most organism’s genomes, yet the reasons why their abundances vary significantly among species is poorly understood. A recent study has suggested that even i...

    Authors: Christopher L. Butler, Ellen A. Bell and Martin I. Taylor

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:241

    Content type: Correspondence

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    The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2020 21:367

  15. Spiroplasma is a widely distributed endosymbiont of insects, arthropods, and plants. In insects, Spiroplasma colonizes the gut, hemolymph, and reproductive organs of the host. Previous metagenomic surveys of the ...

    Authors: Arturo Vera-Ponce León, Marian Dominguez-Mirazo, Rafael Bustamante-Brito, Víctor Higareda-Alvear, Mónica Rosenblueth and Esperanza Martínez-Romero

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:240

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  16. Callithrix marmosets are a relatively young primate radiation, whose phylogeny is not yet fully resolved. These primates are naturally para- and allopatric, but three species with highly invasive potential have b...

    Authors: Joanna Malukiewicz, Reed A. Cartwright, Nelson H. A. Curi, Jorge A. Dergam, Claudia S. Igayara, Silvia B. Moreira, Camila V. Molina, Patricia A. Nicola, Angela Noll, Marcello Passamani, Luiz C. M. Pereira, Alcides Pissinatti, Carlos R. Ruiz-Miranda, Daniel L. Silva, Anne C. Stone, Dietmar Zinner…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:239

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  17. The behavior of cells in vivo is complex and highly dynamic, as it results from an interplay between intercellular matrix proteins with surface receptors and other microenvironmental cues. Although the effects...

    Authors: Souvik Ghosh, Anastasiya Börsch, Shreemoyee Ghosh and Mihaela Zavolan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:238

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  18. Colossoma macropomum (tambaqui) and Piaractus mesopotamicus (pacu) are good fish species for aquaculture. The tambacu, individuals originating from the induced hybridization of the female tambaqui with the male p...

    Authors: Bruno E. A. Fantinatti, Erika S. Perez, Bruna T. T. Zanella, Jéssica S. Valente, Tassiana G. de Paula, Edson A. Mareco, Robson F. Carvalho, Silvano Piazza, Michela A. Denti and Maeli Dal-Pai-Silva

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:237

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  19. Vernalization is a type of low temperature stress used to promote rapid bolting and flowering in plants. Although rapid bolting and flowering promote the reproduction of Chinese cabbages (Brassica rapa L. ssp. pe...

    Authors: Yun Dai, Xiao Sun, Chenggang Wang, Fei Li, Shifan Zhang, Hui Zhang, Guoliang Li, Lingyun Yuan, Guohu Chen, Rifei Sun and Shujiang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:236

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  20. For multicellular organisms, much remains unknown about the dynamics of synonymous codon and amino acid use in highly expressed genes, including whether their use varies with expression in different tissue typ...

    Authors: Carrie A. Whittle, Arpita Kulkarni, Nina Chung and Cassandra G. Extavour

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:234

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  21. Durum wheat (Triticum turgidum L. ssp. durum Desf. Husn) is the main staple crop used to make pasta products worldwide. Under the current climate change scenarios, genetic variability within a crop plays a crucia...

    Authors: Pablo Federico Roncallo, Adelina Olga Larsen, Ana Laura Achilli, Carolina Saint Pierre, Cristian Andrés Gallo, Susanne Dreisigacker and Viviana Echenique

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:233

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  22. A body distribution with high intramuscular fat and low abdominal fat is the ideal goal for broiler breeding. Preadipocytes with different origins have differences in terms of metabolism and gene expression. T...

    Authors: Zheng Ma, Na Luo, Lu Liu, Huanxian Cui, Jing Li, Hai Xiang, Huimin Kang, Hua Li and Guiping Zhao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:232

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  23. Commelinaceae (Commelinales) comprise 41 genera and are widely distributed in both the Old and New Worlds, except in Europe. The relationships among genera in this family have been suggested in several morphol...

    Authors: Joonhyung Jung, Changkyun Kim and Joo-Hwan Kim

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:231

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  24. The Chinese giant salamander Andrias davidianus is an important amphibian species in China because of its increasing economic value, protection status and special evolutionary position from aquatic to terrestrial...

    Authors: Qiaomu Hu, Yang Liu, Xiaolin Liao, Haifeng Tian, Xiangshan Ji, Jiajie Zhu and Hanbing Xiao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:230

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  25. Olive orchards are threatened by a wide range of pathogens. Of these, Verticillium dahliae has been in the spotlight for its high incidence, the difficulty to control it and the few cultivars that has increased t...

    Authors: Jorge A. Ramírez-Tejero, Jaime Jiménez-Ruiz, Alicia Serrano, Angjelina Belaj, Lorenzo León, Raúl de la Rosa, Jesús Mercado-Blanco and Francisco Luque

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:229

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  26. The red panda (Ailurus fulgens) is a riddle of morphology, making it hard to tell whether it is an ursid, a procyonid, a mustelid, or a member of its own family. Previous genetic studies have given quite contradi...

    Authors: Matyas Cserhati

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:228

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  27. Barley is one of the founder crops of Neolithic agriculture and is among the most-grown cereals today. The only trait that universally differentiates the cultivated and wild subspecies is ‘non-brittleness’ of ...

    Authors: Peter Civáň, Konstantina Drosou, David Armisen-Gimenez, Wandrille Duchemin, Jérôme Salse and Terence A. Brown

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:227

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  28. Short interspersed nuclear elements (SINEs) belong to non-long terminal repeat (non-LTR) retrotransposons, which can mobilize dependent on the help of counterpart long interspersed nuclear elements (LINEs). Al...

    Authors: Guangjie Han, Nan Zhang, Heng Jiang, Xiangkun Meng, Kun Qian, Yang Zheng, Jian Xu and Jianjun Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:226

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  29. Cattle are ideally suited to investigate the genetics of male fertility. Semen from individual bulls is used for thousands of artificial inseminations for which the fertilization success is monitored. Results ...

    Authors: Maya Hiltpold, Naveen Kumar Kadri, Fredi Janett, Ulrich Witschi, Fritz Schmitz-Hsu and Hubert Pausch

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:225

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  30. Understanding viral infection of the olfactory epithelium is essential because the olfactory nerve is an important route of entry for viruses to the central nervous system. Specialized chemosensory epithelial ...

    Authors: B. Dnate’ Baxter, Eric D. Larson, Laetitia Merle, Paul Feinstein, Arianna Gentile Polese, Andrew N. Bubak, Christy S. Niemeyer, James Hassell Jr, Doug Shepherd, Vijay R. Ramakrishnan, Maria A. Nagel and Diego Restrepo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:224

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  31. The larvacean Oikopleura dioica is an abundant tunicate plankton with the smallest (65–70 Mbp) non-parasitic, non-extremophile animal genome identified to date. Currently, there are two genomes available for the ...

    Authors: Aleksandra Bliznina, Aki Masunaga, Michael J. Mansfield, Yongkai Tan, Andrew W. Liu, Charlotte West, Tanmay Rustagi, Hsiao-Chiao Chien, Saurabh Kumar, Julien Pichon, Charles Plessy and Nicholas M. Luscombe

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:222

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  32. B-box (BBX) zinc-finger transcription factors play important roles in plant growth, development, and stress response. Although these proteins have been studied in model plants such as Arabidopsis thaliana or Oryz...

    Authors: Xiuming Zhang, Li Zhang, Miaomiao Ji, Yifei Wu, Songlin Zhang, Yanxun Zhu, Jin Yao, Zhi Li, Hua Gao and Xiping Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:221

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  33. Many recent studies have shown that miRNAs play important roles in the regulation of animal reproduction, including seasonal reproduction. The pineal gland is a crucial hub in the regulation of seasonal reprod...

    Authors: Ran Di, Qiu-Yue Liu, Shu-Hui Song, Dong-Mei Tian, Jian-Ning He, Ying Ge, Xiang-Yu Wang, Wen-Ping Hu, Joram-Mwashigadi Mwacharo, Zhang-Yuan Pan, Jian-Dong Wang, Qing Ma, Gui-Ling Cao, Hui-Hui Jin, Xiao-Jun Liang and Ming-Xing Chu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:217

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  34. While leeches in the genus Hirudo have long been models for neurobiology, the molecular underpinnings of nervous system structure and function in this group remain largely unknown. To begin to bridge this gap, we...

    Authors: Elizabeth Heath-Heckman, Shinja Yoo, Christopher Winchell, Maurizio Pellegrino, James Angstadt, Veronica B. Lammardo, Diana Bautista, Francisco F. De-Miguel and David Weisblat

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:215

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  35. In addition to their well characterized role in cellular energy production, new evidence has revealed the involvement of mitochondria in diverse signaling pathways that regulate a broad array of cellular funct...

    Authors: John C. Santiago, Joan M. Boylan, Faye A. Lemieux, Philip A. Gruppuso, Jennifer A. Sanders and David M. Rand

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:213

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  36. While nuclear transcription and RNA processing and localization are well established for protein coding genes (PCGs), these processes are poorly understood for long non-coding (lnc)RNAs. Here, we characterize ...

    Authors: Christine N. Goldfarb and David J. Waxman

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:212

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  37. Early-onset familial Alzheimer’s disease (EOfAD) is promoted by dominant mutations, enabling the study of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathogenic mechanisms through generation of EOfAD-like mutations in animal mod...

    Authors: Yang Dong, Morgan Newman, Stephen M. Pederson, Karissa Barthelson, Nhi Hin and Michael Lardelli

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:211

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  38. Safety issues of probiotic products have been reported frequently in recent years. Ten bacterial strains isolated from seven commercial probiotic products on market were evaluated for their safety, by whole-ge...

    Authors: Ying Wang, Qian Liang, Bian Lu, Hong Shen, Shuyan Liu, Ya Shi, Sebastian Leptihn, Hong Li, Jin Wei, Chengzhi Liu, Hailong Xiao, Xiaoling Zheng, Chao Liu and Huan Chen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:210

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  39. There is a dearth of sequenced and closed microbial genomes from environments that exceed > 500 m below level terrestrial surface. Coupled with even fewer cultured isolates, study and understanding of how life...

    Authors: Trevor R. Murphy, Rui Xiao and Scott D. Hamilton-Brehm

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:209

    Content type: Research article

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