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  1. Content type: Research article

    In the present study, we sequenced the complete genomes of three novel bacteriophages v_B-Bak1, v_B-Bak6, v_B-Bak10 previously isolated from historical anthrax burial sites in the South Caucasus country of Geo...

    Authors: J. Farlow, D. Bolkvadze, L. Leshkasheli, I. Kusradze, A. Kotorashvili, N. Kotaria, N. Balarjishvili, L. Kvachadze, M. Nikolich and M. Kutateladze

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:685

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    Human perception of bitter substances is partially genetically determined. Previously we discovered a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) within the cluster of bitter taste receptor genes on chromosome 12 tha...

    Authors: Liang-Dar Hwang, Puya Gharahkhani, Paul A. S. Breslin, Scott D. Gordon, Gu Zhu, Nicholas G. Martin, Danielle R. Reed and Margaret J. Wright

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:678

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    Sorghum bicolor is the fifth most commonly grown cereal worldwide and is remarkable for its drought and abiotic stress tolerance. For these reasons and the large size of biomass varieties, it has been proposed as...

    Authors: Jennifer E. Spindel, Jeffery Dahlberg, Matthew Colgan, Joy Hollingsworth, Julie Sievert, Scott H. Staggenborg, Robert Hutmacher, Christer Jansson and John P. Vogel

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:679

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    Environmental changes of biotic or abiotic nature during critical periods of early development may exert a profound influence on physiological functions later in life. This process, named developmental program...

    Authors: Vincent Veron, Lucie Marandel, Jingwei Liu, Emilio J. Vélez, Olivier Lepais, Stéphane Panserat, Sandrine Skiba and Iban Seiliez

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:677

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    The molecular basis of compensatory growth in monogastric animals has not yet been fully explored. Herewith, in this study we aim to determine changes in the pig skeletal muscle transcriptome profile during co...

    Authors: Maria Ballester, Marcel Amills, Olga González-Rodríguez, Tainã F. Cardoso, Mariam Pascual, Rayner González-Prendes, Núria Panella-Riera, Isabel Díaz, Joan Tibau and Raquel Quintanilla

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:682

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    Genetically selected modern broiler chickens have acquired outstanding production efficiency through rapid growth and improved feed efficiency compared to unselected chicken breeds. Recently, we analyzed the t...

    Authors: Bhuwan Khatri, Dongwon Seo, Stephanie Shouse, Jeong Hoon Pan, Nicholas J. Hudson, Jae Kyeom Kim, Walter Bottje and Byungwhi C. Kong

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:683

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    The current literature on single cell genomic analyses on the DNA level is conflicting regarding requirements for cell quality, amplification success rates, allelic dropouts and resolution, lacking a systemati...

    Authors: Anita T. Simonsen, Marcus C. Hansen, Eigil Kjeldsen, Peter L. Møller, Johnny J. Hindkjær, Peter Hokland and Anni Aggerholm

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:681

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to assess genome-wide autozygosity in a Nellore cattle population and to characterize ROH patterns and autozygosity islands that may have occurred due to selection within its lineages...

    Authors: Elisa Peripolli, Julia Metzger, Marcos Vinícius Antunes de Lemos, Nedenia Bonvino Stafuzza, Sabrina Kluska, Bianca Ferreira Olivieri, Fabieli Louise Braga Feitosa, Mariana Piatto Berton, Fernando Brito Lopes, Danísio Prado Munari, Raysildo Barbosa Lôbo, Cláudio de Ulhoa Magnabosco, Fernando Di Croce, Jason Osterstock, Sue Denise, Angélica Simone Cravo Pereira…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:680

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Members of the transient receptor potential (TRP) superfamily are proteins that are critical for insects to detect changes in environmental stimuli and also play key roles in their sensory physiology. Moreover...

    Authors: Hong-ai Su, Xue Bai, Tian Zeng, Yong-yue Lu and Yi-xiang Qi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:674

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    Our previous study found that more than 500 transcripts significantly increased in abundance in the zebrafish and mouse several hours to days postmortem relative to live controls. The current literature sugges...

    Authors: Peter A. Noble and Alexander E. Pozhitkov

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:675

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  11. Content type: Database

    Pseudocohnilembus persalinus, a unicellular ciliated protozoan, is one of commonest facultative pathogens. We sequenced the macronuclear genome of P. persalinus in 2015, which provided new insights into its patho...

    Authors: Wei Wei, Kai Chen, Wei Miao, Wentao Yang and Jie Xiong

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:676

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Plant fungal pathogens can rapidly evolve and adapt to new environmental conditions in response to sudden changes of host populations in agro-ecosystems. However, the genomic basis of their host adaptation, es...

    Authors: Chongjing Xia, Meinan Wang, Chuntao Yin, Omar E. Cornejo, Scot H. Hulbert and Xianming Chen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:664

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) is a natural phenomenon of pollen abortion caused by the interaction between cytoplasmic genes and nuclear genes. CMS is a simple and effective pollination control system, and ...

    Authors: Linfeng Chen, Xianlong Ding, Hao Zhang, Tingting He, Yanwei Li, Tanliu Wang, Xiaoqiang Li, Ling Jin, Qijian Song, Shouping Yang and Junyi Gai

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:663

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Trihelix transcription factors (TTF) play important roles in plant growth and response to adversity stress. Until now, genome-wide identification and analysis of this gene family in foxtail millet has not been...

    Authors: Zhenyi Wang, Kanglu Zhao, Yuxin Pan, Jinpeng Wang, Xiaoming Song, Weina Ge, Min Yuan, Tianyu Lei, Li Wang, Lan Zhang, Yuxian Li, Tao Liu, Wei Chen, Wenjing Meng, Changkai Sun, Xiaobo Cui…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:665

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    So far, biocontrol agent selection has been performed mainly by time consuming in vitro confrontation tests followed by extensive trials in greenhouse and field. An alternative approach is offered by applicati...

    Authors: Francesca Fanelli, Vania Cosma Liuzzi, Antonio Francesco Logrieco and Claudio Altomare

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:662

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  16. Content type: Research article

    To explore long non-coding RNA (lncRNA), mRNA and circular RNA (circRNA) expression profiles and their biological functions in the pathogenesis of kidney stones in ethylene glycol-induced urolithiasis rats.

    Authors: Yanan Cao, Xiaowei Gao, Yue Yang, Zhi Ye, E. Wang and Zhitao Dong

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:660

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Pectin is a major component and structural polysaccharide of the primary cell walls and middle lamella of higher plants. Pectate lyase (PEL, EC, a cell wall modification enzyme, degrades de-esterified...

    Authors: Huiru Sun, Pengbo Hao, Qiang Ma, Meng Zhang, Yuan Qin, Hengling Wei, Junji Su, Hantao Wang, Lijiao Gu, Nuohan Wang, Guoyuan Liu and Shuxun Yu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:661

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Intermittent fasting and time-restricted diets are associated with lower risk biomarkers for cardio-metabolic disease. The shared mechanisms underpinning the similar physiological response to these events is n...

    Authors: Alexessander Couto Alves, Craig A. Glastonbury, Julia S. El-Sayed Moustafa and Kerrin S. Small

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:659

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Improving resistance to mastitis, one of the costliest diseases in dairy production, has become an important objective in dairy cattle breeding. However, mastitis resistance is influenced by many genes involve...

    Authors: Zexi Cai, Bernt Guldbrandtsen, Mogens Sandø Lund and Goutam Sahana

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:656

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Members of the genus Naegleria are free-living eukaryotes with the capability to transform from the amoeboid form into resting cysts or moving flagellates in response to environmental conditions. More than 40 spe...

    Authors: Nicole Liechti, Nadia Schürch, Rémy Bruggmann and Matthias Wittwer

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:654

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) model is used for studying the molecular mechanisms of ischemic damage and neuroprotection. Numerous studies have demonstrated the role of individual gene...

    Authors: Lyudmila V. Dergunova, Ivan B. Filippenkov, Vasily V. Stavchansky, Alina E. Denisova, Vadim V. Yuzhakov, Sergey A. Mozerov, Leonid V. Gubsky and Svetlana A. Limborska

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:655

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Enterococcus faecium though commensal in the human gut, few strains provide a beneficial effect to humans as probiotics while few are responsible for the nosocomial infection. Comparative genomics of E. faecium c...

    Authors: Vikas C. Ghattargi, Meghana A. Gaikwad, Bharati S. Meti, Yogesh S. Nimonkar, Kunal Dixit, Om Prakash, Yogesh S. Shouche, Shrikant P. Pawar and Dhiraj P. Dhotre

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:652

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  23. Content type: Software

    The challenges when developing a good de novo transcriptome assembler include how to deal with read errors and sequence repeats. Almost all de novo assemblers utilize a de Bruijn graph, with which complexity g...

    Authors: Seokhyun Yoon, Daeseung Kim, Keunsoo Kang and Woong June Park

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:653

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Short read DNA sequencing technologies have revolutionized genome assembly by providing high accuracy and throughput data at low cost. But it remains challenging to assemble short read data, particularly for l...

    Authors: Alina Ott, James C. Schnable, Cheng-Ting Yeh, Linjiang Wu, Chao Liu, Heng-Cheng Hu, Clifton L. Dalgard, Soumik Sarkar and Patrick S. Schnable

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:651

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus, a colonial cnidarian, is a tractable model system for many cnidarian-specific and general biological questions. Until recently, tests of gene function in Hydractinia have relied on ...

    Authors: Steven M. Sanders, Zhiwei Ma, Julia M. Hughes, Brooke M. Riscoe, Gregory A. Gibson, Alan M. Watson, Hakima Flici, Uri Frank, Christine E. Schnitzler, Andreas D. Baxevanis and Matthew L. Nicotra

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:649

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Tartary buckwheat (Fagopyrum tataricum Gaertn.) is a widely cultivated medicinal and edible crop with excellent economic and nutritional value. The development of tartary buckwheat seeds is a very complex process...

    Authors: Moyang Liu, Zhaotang Ma, Tianrun Zheng, Wenjun Sun, Yanjun Zhang, Weiqiong Jin, Junyi Zhan, Yuntao Cai, Yujia Tang, Qi Wu, Zizhong Tang, Tongliang Bu, Chenglei Li and Hui Chen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:648

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) O26:H11/H, the most common non-O157 serotype causing hemolytic uremic syndrome worldwide, are evolutionarily highly dynamic with new pathogenic clones emerging rapidly. ...

    Authors: Lucia Karnisova, Monika Marejkova, Hana Hrbackova, Alexander Mellmann, Helge Karch, Angelika Fruth, Pavel Drevinek, Kveta Blahova, Martina Bielaszewska and Jaroslav Nunvar

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:647

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Exposure to heat stress suppresses poultry immune responses, which can increase susceptibility to infectious diseases and, thereby, intensify the negative effects of heat on poultry welfare and performance. Id...

    Authors: Melissa S. Monson, Angelica G. Van Goor, Christopher M. Ashwell, Michael E. Persia, Max F. Rothschild, Carl J. Schmidt and Susan J. Lamont

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:643

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Rhizobia are alpha-proteobacteria commonly found in soil and root nodules of legumes. It was recently reported that nitrogen-fixing rhizobia also inhabit legume seeds. In this study, we examined whole-genome s...

    Authors: Alejandro Aguilar, Yolanda Mora, Araceli Dávalos, Lourdes Girard, Jaime Mora and Humberto Peralta

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:645

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Chronic lung infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in people with cystic fibrosis (CF). Shared P. aeruginosa strains, that can be transmitted between patie...

    Authors: Bryan A. Wee, Anna S. Tai, Laura J. Sherrard, Nouri L. Ben Zakour, Kirt R. Hanks, Timothy J. Kidd, Kay A. Ramsay, Iain Lamont, David M. Whiley, Scott C. Bell and Scott A. Beatson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:644

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  31. Content type: Research article

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that bind messenger RNAs and promote their degradation or repress their translation. There is increasing evidence of miRNAs playing an important role in alcohol rel...

    Authors: Pratyaydipta Rudra, Wen J. Shi, Pamela Russell, Brian Vestal, Boris Tabakoff, Paula Hoffman, Katerina Kechris and Laura Saba

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:639

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Soybean is not only an important oil crop, but also an important source of edible protein and industrial raw material. Yield-traits and quality-traits are increasingly attracting the attention of breeders. The...

    Authors: Yanwei Zhang, Wei Li, Yanhui Lin, Lifeng Zhang, Caijie Wang and Ran Xu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:641

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  33. Content type: Research article

    In the current scenario, the drug-resistant tuberculosis is a significant challenge in the control of tuberculosis worldwide. In order to investigate the in vivo evolution of drug-resistant M. tuberculosis, the p...

    Authors: Yuhui Xu, Fei Liu, Suting Chen, Jiannan Wu, Yongfei Hu, Baoli Zhu and Zhaogang Sun

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:640

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Fusarium head blight (FHB) of wheat in North America is caused mostly by the fungal pathogen Fusarium graminearum (Fg). Upon exposure to Fg, wheat initiates a series of cellular responses involving massive transc...

    Authors: Youlian Pan, Ziying Liu, Hélène Rocheleau, François Fauteux, Yunli Wang, Curt McCartney and Thérèse Ouellet

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:642

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Hair follicles (HFs), upon development, undergo repetitive cycles of growth (anagen), regression (catagen), and rest (telogen). The transition between the stages is determined by multiple molecular signals, in...

    Authors: Chao Li, Yan Li, Guangxian Zhou, Ye Gao, Sen Ma, Yulin Chen, Jiuzhou Song and Xiaolong Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:638

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Mitochondria are organelles that fulfill a fundamental role in cell bioenergetics, as well as in other processes like cell signaling and death. Small non-coding RNAs (sncRNA) are now being considered as pivota...

    Authors: Eduardo Larriba, Eduardo Rial and Jesús del Mazo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:634

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Although most genes in mammalian genomes have multiple isoforms, an ongoing debate is whether these isoforms are all functional as well as the extent to which they increase the functional repertoire of the gen...

    Authors: Shamsuddin A. Bhuiyan, Sophia Ly, Minh Phan, Brandon Huntington, Ellie Hogan, Chao Chun Liu, James Liu and Paul Pavlidis

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:637

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Delivery of colostrum within the first several hours after birth is vital for establishing successful passive immunity in neonatal dairy calves. However, it is unclear whether a difference in colostrum feeding...

    Authors: Zhixiong He, Amanda Fischer, Yang Song, Michael Steele and Le Luo Guan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:635

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Canine brucellosis, due to Brucella canis, is a worldwide zoonosis that remains endemic in South America, including Brazil. Implementation of powerful whole-genome sequencing approaches allowed exploring the Bruc...

    Authors: Acácia Ferreira Vicente, Guillaume Girault, Yannick Corde, Mateus Souza Ribeiro Mioni, Lara Borges Keid, Maryne Jay, Jane Megid and Virginie Mick

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:636

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  40. Content type: Database

    Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), a type of epigenetic regulator, are thought to play important roles in embryonic development in mice, and several developmental defects are associated with epigenetic modificati...

    Authors: Fengrui Wu, Yong Liu, Qingqing Wu, Dengkun Li, Ling Zhang, Xiaoqing Wu, Rong Wang, Di Zhang, Shaorong Gao and Wenyong Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:631

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  41. Content type: Research article

    During hair growth, cortical cells emerging from the proliferative follicle bulb rapidly undergo a differentiation program and synthesize large amounts of hair keratin proteins. In this process, HOXC13 is one ...

    Authors: Shanhe Wang, Zhixin Luo, Yuelang Zhang, Dan Yuan, Wei Ge and Xin Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:630

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Fusarium circinatum is a pressing threat to the cultivation of many economically important pine tree species. Efforts to develop effective disease management strategies can be aided by investigating the molecular...

    Authors: Erik A. Visser, Jill L. Wegrzyn, Alexander A. Myburg and Sanushka Naidoo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:632

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Long-term exposure to elevated levels of free fatty acids (FFAs) is deleterious for beta-cell function and may contribute to development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Whereas mechanisms of impaired gluco...

    Authors: Ernest Sargsyan, Jing Cen, Kirsten Roomp, Reinhard Schneider and Peter Bergsten

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:629

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  44. Content type: Research article

    The emergence of fully antimicrobial resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae has led global public health agencies to identify a critical need for next generation anti-gonococcal pharmaceuticals. The development and succ...

    Authors: Ian P. Francis, Epshita A. Islam, Adam C. Gower, Yazdani B. Shaik-Dasthagirisaheb, Scott D. Gray-Owen and Lee M. Wetzler

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:627

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  45. Content type: Research article

    The success of early reproductive events depends on an appropriate communication between gametes/embryos and the oviduct. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) contained in oviductal secretions have been suggested as n...

    Authors: C. Almiñana, G. Tsikis, V. Labas, R. Uzbekov, J. C. da Silveira, S. Bauersachs and P. Mermillod

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:622

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