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  1. The dominant fungi in arid grasslands and shrublands are members of the Ascomycota phylum. Ascomycota fungi are important drivers in carbon and nitrogen cycling in arid ecosystems. These fungi play roles in so...

    Authors: Jean F. Challacombe, Cedar N. Hesse, Lisa M. Bramer, Lee Ann McCue, Mary Lipton, Samuel Purvine, Carrie Nicora, La Verne Gallegos-Graves, Andrea Porras-Alfaro and Cheryl R. Kuske

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:976

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  2. Alginate is an important cell wall component and mannitol is a soluble storage carbon substance in the brown seaweed Saccharina japonica. Their contents vary with kelp developmental periods and harvesting time. A...

    Authors: Zhanru Shao, Pengyan Zhang, Chang Lu, Shaoxuan Li, Zhihang Chen, Xiuliang Wang and Delin Duan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:975

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  3. Bud dormancy is a crucial stage in perennial trees and allows survival over winter to ensure optimal flowering and fruit production. Recent work highlighted physiological and molecular events occurring during ...

    Authors: Noémie Vimont, Mathieu Fouché, José Antonio Campoy, Meixuezi Tong, Mustapha Arkoun, Jean-Claude Yvin, Philip A. Wigge, Elisabeth Dirlewanger, Sandra Cortijo and Bénédicte Wenden

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:974

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  4. Vegetatively propagated clones accumulate somatic mutations. The purpose of this study was to better appreciate clone diversity and involved defining the nature of somatic mutations throughout the genome. Fift...

    Authors: Amanda M. Vondras, Andrea Minio, Barbara Blanco-Ulate, Rosa Figueroa-Balderas, Michael A. Penn, Yongfeng Zhou, Danelle Seymour, Zirou Ye, Dingren Liang, Lucero K. Espinoza, Michael M. Anderson, M. Andrew Walker, Brandon Gaut and Dario Cantu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:972

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  5. The compromised performance of laying hens in the late phase of production relative to the peak production was thought to be associated with the impairment of intestinal functionality, which plays essential ro...

    Authors: Wei-wei Wang, Jing Wang, Hai-jun Zhang, Shu-geng Wu and Guang-hai Qi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:970

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  6. Citrus blight is a very important progressive decline disease of commercial citrus. The etiology is unknown, although the disease can be transmitted by root grafts, suggesting a viral etiology. Diagnosis is ma...

    Authors: Shimin Fu, Jonathan Shao, Avijit Roy, Ronald H. Brlansky, Changyong Zhou and John S. Hartung

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:969

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  7. The time required to analyse RNA-seq data varies considerably, due to discrete steps for computational assembly, quantification of gene expression and splicing analysis. Recent fast non-alignment tools such as...

    Authors: Paulo Rapazote-Flores, Micha Bayer, Linda Milne, Claus-Dieter Mayer, John Fuller, Wenbin Guo, Pete E. Hedley, Jenny Morris, Claire Halpin, Jason Kam, Sarah M. McKim, Monika Zwirek, M. Cristina Casao, Abdellah Barakate, Miriam Schreiber, Gordon Stephen…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:968

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  8. Tetraploid Thinopyrum elongatum (2n = 4x = 28) is a promising source of useful genes, including those related to adaptability and resistance to diverse biotic (Fusarium head blight, rust, powdery mildew, and yell...

    Authors: Daiyan Li, Juwei Zhang, Haijiao Liu, Binwen Tan, Wei Zhu, Lili Xu, Yi Wang, Jian Zeng, Xing Fan, Lina Sha, Haiqin Zhang, Jian Ma, Guoyue Chen, Yonghong Zhou and Houyang Kang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:963

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  9. Melanocytes are derived from neural crest stem cells in the embryonic stage. In mature melanocytes, a series of complex enzyme-catalyzed reactions leads to the production of melanins, which determine the hair ...

    Authors: Xuexian Liu, Bin Du, Pengqian Zhang, Junzhen Zhang, Zhiwei Zhu, Bo Liu and Ruiwen Fan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:962

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  10. During infection by intracellular pathogens, a highly complex interplay occurs between the infected cell trying to degrade the invader and the pathogen which actively manipulates the host cell to enable surviv...

    Authors: Jonas Kjellin, Maria Pränting, Frauke Bach, Roshan Vaid, Bart Edelbroek, Zhiru Li, Marc P. Hoeppner, Manfred Grabherr, Ralph R. Isberg, Monica Hagedorn and Fredrik Söderbom

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:961

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  11. Metagenomes can be analysed using different approaches and tools. One of the most important distinctions is the way to perform taxonomic and functional assignment, choosing between the use of assembly algorith...

    Authors: Javier Tamames, Marta Cobo-Simón and Fernando Puente-Sánchez

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:960

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  12. Understanding the mechanisms by which organisms adapt to unfavourable conditions is a fundamental question in ecology and evolutionary biology. One such mechanism is diapause, a period of dormancy typically fo...

    Authors: Thomas J. Colgan, Sive Finlay, Mark J. F. Brown and James C. Carolan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:959

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  13. After the extensive implementation of genomic selection (GS), the choice of the statistical model and data used to estimate variance components (VCs) remains unclear. A primary concern is that VCs estimated fr...

    Authors: Hongding Gao, Per Madsen, Gert Pedersen Aamand, Jørn Rind Thomasen, Anders Christian Sørensen and Just Jensen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:956

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  14. The advent of third-generation sequencing (TGS) technologies opens the door to improve genome assembly. Long reads are promising for enhancing the quality of fragmented draft assemblies constructed from next-g...

    Authors: Mao Qin, Shigang Wu, Alun Li, Fengli Zhao, Hu Feng, Lulu Ding and Jue Ruan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:955

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  15. Predatory mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae) are the most important beneficial arthropods used in augmentative biological pest control of protected crops around the world. However, the genomes of mites are far less w...

    Authors: Yan-Xuan Zhang, Xia Chen, Jie-Ping Wang, Zhi-Qiang Zhang, Hui Wei, Hai-Yan Yu, Hong-Kun Zheng, Yong Chen, Li-Sheng Zhang, Jian-Zhen Lin, Li Sun, Dong-Yuan Liu, Juan Tang, Yan Lei, Xu-Ming Li and Min Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:954

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  16. In contrast to the highly labile mitochondrial (mt) genomes of vascular plants, the architecture and composition of mt genomes within the main lineages of bryophytes appear stable and invariant. The available ...

    Authors: Shanshan Dong, Chaoxian Zhao, Shouzhou Zhang, Li Zhang, Hong Wu, Huan Liu, Ruiliang Zhu, Yu Jia, Bernard Goffinet and Yang Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:953

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  17. Somatic mutations occurring within meristems of vegetative propagation material have had a major role in increasing the genetic diversity of the domesticated grapevine (Vitis vinifera subsp. vinifera). The most w...

    Authors: Vanessa Ferreira, José Tomás Matus, Olinda Pinto-Carnide, David Carrasco, Rosa Arroyo-García and Isaura Castro

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:952

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  18. Mycobacterium smegmatis is a saprophytic bacterium frequently used as a genetic surrogate to study pathogenic Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The PrrAB two-component genetic regulatory system is essential in M. tuber...

    Authors: Jason D. Maarsingh, Shanshan Yang, Jin G. Park and Shelley E. Haydel

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:942

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  19. Sperm epigenetics is an emerging area of study supported by observations reporting that abnormal sperm DNA methylation patterns are associated with infertility. Here, we explore cytosine-guanine dinucleotides ...

    Authors: Emanuele Capra, Barbara Lazzari, Federica Turri, Paola Cremonesi, Antônia Moemia Rodrigues Portela, Paolo Ajmone-Marsan, Alessandra Stella and Flavia Pizzi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:940

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  20. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) are extensively used to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) underlying the genetic variation of complex traits. However, much uncertainly often still exists ab...

    Authors: Sara de las Heras-Saldana, Samuel A. Clark, Naomi Duijvesteijn, Cedric Gondro, Julius H. J. van der Werf and Yizhou Chen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:939

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  21. Spinibarbus hollandi is an economically important fish species in southern China. This fish is known to have nutritional and medicinal properties; however, its farming is limited by its slow growth rate. In the p...

    Authors: Yang Yang, Huiqiang Zhou, Liping Hou, Ke Xing and Hu Shu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:938

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  22. Phylogenetic analyses of the bacterial genomes based on the simple classification in core- genes and accessory genes pools could offer an incomplete view of the evolutionary processes, of which some are still ...

    Authors: José Maria Gonzalez-Alba, Fernando Baquero, Rafael Cantón and Juan Carlos Galán

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:936

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  23. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and insertions/deletions (InDels) are the major genetic variations and are distributed extensively across the whole plant genome. However, few studies of these variations...

    Authors: Shengrui Liu, Yanlin An, Wei Tong, Xiuju Qin, Lidia Samarina, Rui Guo, Xiaobo Xia and Chaoling Wei

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:935

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  24. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) in milk-derived exosomes may reflect pathophysiological changes caused by mastitis. This study profiled miRNAs in exosomes from both normal milk and mastitic milk infected by Staphylococcus aur...

    Authors: Shaoyang Ma, Chao Tong, Eveline M. Ibeagha-Awemu and Xin Zhao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:934

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  25. Gene expression variation is a key underlying factor influencing phenotypic variation, and can occur via cis- or trans-regulation. To understand the role of cis- and trans-regulatory variation on population di...

    Authors: Qiong Wang, Yaxiong Jia, Yuan Wang, Zhihua Jiang, Xiang Zhou, Zebin Zhang, Changsheng Nie, Junying Li, Ning Yang and Lujiang Qu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:933

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  26. Salmonella bongori infect mainly cold-blooded hosts, but infections by S. bongori in warm-blooded hosts have been reported. We hypothesized that S. bongori might have diverged into distinct phylogenetic lineages,...

    Authors: Xiaoyu Wang, Songling Zhu, Jian-Hua Zhao, Hong-Xia Bao, Huidi Liu, Tie-Min Ding, Gui-Rong Liu, Yong-Guo Li, Randal N. Johnston, Feng-Lin Cao, Le Tang and Shu-Lin Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:930

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  27. Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) arrays have facilitated discovery of genetic markers associated with complex traits in domestic cattle; thereby enabling modern breeding and selection programs. Genome-wide...

    Authors: Johanna L. Smith, Miranda L. Wilson, Sara M. Nilson, Troy N. Rowan, David L. Oldeschulte, Robert D. Schnabel, Jared E. Decker and Christopher M. Seabury

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:926

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  28. Fusarium head blight (FHB) resistance in the durum wheat breeding gene pool is rarely reported. Triticum turgidum ssp. carthlicum line Blackbird is a tetraploid relative of durum wheat that offers partial FHB res...

    Authors: Ehsan Sari, Adrian L. Cabral, Brittany Polley, Yifang Tan, Emma Hsueh, David J. Konkin, Ron E. Knox, Yuefeng Ruan and Pierre R. Fobert

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:925

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  29. Seeds of plants are a confirmation of their next generation and come associated with a unique microbia community. Vertical transmission of this microbiota signifies the importance of these organisms for a heal...

    Authors: Garima Raj, Mohammad Shadab, Sujata Deka, Manashi Das, Jilmil Baruah, Rupjyoti Bharali and Narayan C. Talukdar

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:924

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  30. Prion diseases are zoonotic diseases with a broad infection spectrum among mammalian hosts and are caused by the misfolded prion protein (PrPSc) derived from the normal prion protein (PrPC), which encodes the pri...

    Authors: Yong-Chan Kim, Sae-Young Won and Byung-Hoon Jeong

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:922

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  31. Malaria pathogenesis relies on sexual gametocyte forms of the malaria parasite to be transmitted between the infected human and the mosquito host but the molecular mechanisms controlling gametocytogenesis rema...

    Authors: Riëtte van Biljon, Roelof van Wyk, Heather J. Painter, Lindsey Orchard, Janette Reader, Jandeli Niemand, Manuel Llinás and Lyn-Marie Birkholtz

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:920

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  32. Compensatory growth refers to the phenomenon in which organisms grow faster after the improvement of an adverse environment and is thought to be an adaptive evolution to cope with the alleviation of the hostil...

    Authors: Jirong Jia, Jingkai Qin, Xi Yuan, Zongzhen Liao, Jinfeng Huang, Bin Wang, Caiyun Sun and Wensheng Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:919

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  33. Xanthomonads are an important clade of Gram-negative bacteria infecting a plethora of economically important host plants, including citrus. Knowledge about the pathogen’s diversity and population structure are...

    Authors: Kwanho Jeong, Alejandra Muñoz-Bodnar, Nathalia Arias Rojas, Lucie Poulin, Luis Miguel Rodriguez-R, Lionel Gagnevin, Christian Vernière, Olivier Pruvost and Ralf Koebnik

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:917

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  34. The lager brewing yeast, S. pastorianus, is a hybrid between S. cerevisiae and S. eubayanus with extensive chromosome aneuploidy. S. pastorianus is subdivided into Group 1 and Group 2 strains, where Group 2 strai...

    Authors: Alex N. Salazar, Arthur R. Gorter de Vries, Marcel van den Broek, Nick Brouwers, Pilar de la Torre Cortès, Niels G. A. Kuijpers, Jean-Marc G. Daran and Thomas Abeel

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:916

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  35. Human population history in the Holocene was profoundly impacted by changes in lifestyle following the invention and adoption of food-production practices. These changes triggered significant increases in popu...

    Authors: Mário Vicente, Edita Priehodová, Issa Diallo, Eliška Podgorná, Estella S. Poloni, Viktor Černý and Carina M. Schlebusch

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:915

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  36. GRAS gene is an important transcription factor gene family that plays a crucial role in plant growth, development, adaptation to adverse environmental condition. Sweet potato is an important food, vegetable, indu...

    Authors: Yao Chen, Panpan Zhu, Shaoyuan Wu, Yan Lu, Jian Sun, Qinghe Cao, Zongyun Li and Tao Xu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:911

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  37. Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a common cause of respiratory tract infections in children and adults. This study applied high-throughput whole genome sequencing (WGS) technologies to analyze the genomes of 30 M. pneumo...

    Authors: Joon Kee Lee, Moon-Woo Seong, Dongjin Shin, Jong-Il Kim, Mi Seon Han, Youbin Yeon, Sung Im Cho, Sung Sup Park and Eun Hwa Choi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:910

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  38. The astounding regenerative abilities of planarian flatworms prompt steadily growing interest in examining their molecular foundation. Planarian regeneration was found to require hundreds of genes and is hence...

    Authors: Iana V. Kim, Eric J. Ross, Sascha Dietrich, Kristina Döring, Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado and Claus-D. Kuhn

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:909

    Content type: Methodology article

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  39. In phylogenetically diverse organisms, the 5′ ends of a subset of mRNAs are trans-spliced with a spliced leader (SL) RNA. The functions of SL trans-splicing, however, remain largely enigmatic.

    Authors: Gemma B. Danks, Heloisa Galbiati, Martina Raasholm, Yamila N. Torres Cleuren, Eivind Valen, Pavla Navratilova and Eric M. Thompson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:908

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  40. Meloidogyne chitwoodi commonly known as Columbia root-knot nematode or CRKN is one of the most devastating pests of potato in the Pacific Northwest of the United States of America. In addition to the roots, it in...

    Authors: Sapinder Bali, Kelly Vining, Cynthia Gleason, Hassan Majtahedi, Charles R. Brown and Vidyasagar Sathuvalli

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:907

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  41. The availability of thousands of complete rice genome sequences from diverse varieties and accessions has laid the foundation for in-depth exploration of the rice genome. One drawback to these collections is t...

    Authors: Rashmi Jain, Jerry Jenkins, Shengqiang Shu, Mawsheng Chern, Joel A. Martin, Dario Copetti, Phat Q. Duong, Nikki T. Pham, David A. Kudrna, Jayson Talag, Wendy S. Schackwitz, Anna M. Lipzen, David Dilworth, Diane Bauer, Jane Grimwood, Catherine R. Nelson…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:905

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  42. The Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus) has historically been used as a model organism for the auditory and visual systems, stroke/ischemia, epilepsy and aging related research since 1935 when laboratory ger...

    Authors: Shifeng Cheng, Yuan Fu, Yaolei Zhang, Wenfei Xian, Hongli Wang, Benedikt Grothe, Xin Liu, Xun Xu, Achim Klug and Elizabeth A. McCullagh

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:903

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  43. Poinsettia is a popular and important ornamental crop, mostly during the Christmas season. Its bract coloration ranges from pink/red to creamy/white shades. Despite its ornamental value, there is a lack of kno...

    Authors: Vinicius Vilperte, Calin Rares Lucaciu, Heidi Halbwirth, Robert Boehm, Thomas Rattei and Thomas Debener

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:900

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  44. The western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera, is a pervasive pest of maize in North America and Europe, which has adapted to current pest management strategies. In advance of an assembled and annotat...

    Authors: Folukemi Adedipe, Nathaniel Grubbs, Brad Coates, Brian Wiegmman and Marcé Lorenzen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:899

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  45. Following the publication of this article [1], the authors reported that the images of Figs. 1, 2 and 3 were published in the incorrect order, whereby they mismatch with their captions.

    Authors: Mario Baumgart, Emanuel Barth, Aurora Savino, Marco Groth, Philipp Koch, Andreas Petzold, Ivan Arisi, Matthias Platzer, Manja Marz and Alessandro Cellerino

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:898

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    The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2017 18:693

  46. Sperm DNA integrity is considered essential for successful transmission of the paternal genome, fertilization and normal embryo development. DNA fragmentation index (DFI, %) has become a key parameter in the s...

    Authors: Abdolrahman Khezri, Birgitte Narud, Else-Berit Stenseth, Anders Johannisson, Frøydis Deinboll Myromslien, Ann Helen Gaustad, Robert C. Wilson, Robert Lyle, Jane M. Morrell, Elisabeth Kommisrud and Rafi Ahmad

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:897

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