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  1. Copy Number Variations (CNVs) are gain or loss of DNA segments that are known to play a role in shaping a wide range of phenotypes. In this study, we used two dairy cattle populations, Holstein Friesian and Je...

    Authors: Young-Lim Lee, Mirte Bosse, Erik Mullaart, Martien A. M. Groenen, Roel F. Veerkamp and Aniek C. Bouwman

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:89

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  2. Branch points (BPs) map within short motifs upstream of acceptor splice sites (3’ss) and are essential for splicing of pre-mature mRNA. Several BP-dedicated bioinformatics tools, including HSF, SVM-BPfinder, B...

    Authors: Raphaël Leman, Hélène Tubeuf, Sabine Raad, Isabelle Tournier, Céline Derambure, Raphaël Lanos, Pascaline Gaildrat, Gaia Castelain, Julie Hauchard, Audrey Killian, Stéphanie Baert-Desurmont, Angelina Legros, Nicolas Goardon, Céline Quesnelle, Agathe Ricou, Laurent Castera…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:86

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  3. Next generation sequencing (NGS) has become a universal practice in modern molecular biology. As the throughput of sequencing experiments increases, the preparation of conventional multiplexed libraries become...

    Authors: Jennifer Chiniquy, Megan E. Garber, Aindrila Mukhopadhyay and Nathan J. Hillson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:85

    Content type: Methodology article

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  4. Environmental variation in the amount of resources available to populations challenge individuals to optimize the allocation of those resources to key fitness functions. This coordination of resource allocatio...

    Authors: E. Ng’oma, P. A. Williams-Simon, A. Rahman and E. G. King

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:84

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  5. Following the publication of this article [1], it was noted that due to a typesetting error the figure legends were paired incorrectly.

    Authors: Everlyn Kamau, John W. Oketch, Zaydah R. de Laurent, My V. T. Phan, Charles N. Agoti, D. James Nokes and Matthew Cotten

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:83

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    The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2020 21:5

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

    Authors: Sivasubramanian Rajarammohan, Kumar Paritosh, Deepak Pental and Jagreet Kaur

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:82

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    The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2019 20:1036

  7. Zanthoxylum armatum (Z. armatum) is a highly economically important tree that presents a special numbing taste. However, the underlying regulatory mechanism of the numbing taste remains poorly understood. Thus, t...

    Authors: Wen-Kai Hui, Fei-Yan Zhao, Jing-Yan Wang, Xiao-Yang Chen, Jue-Wei Li, Yu Zhong, Hong-Yun Li, Jun-Xing Zheng, Liang-Zhen Zhang, Qing-Min Que, Ai-Min Wu and Wei Gong

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:81

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  8. Mixed infections of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and antibiotic heteroresistance continue to complicate tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis and treatment. Detection of mixed infections has been limited to molecular genotyp...

    Authors: Christine Anyansi, Arlin Keo, Bruce J. Walker, Timothy J. Straub, Abigail L. Manson, Ashlee M. Earl and Thomas Abeel

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:80

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  9. Contamination of reagents and cross contamination across samples is a long-recognized issue in molecular biology laboratories. While often innocuous, contamination can lead to inaccurate results. Cantalupo et al.

    Authors: Sara R. Selitsky, David Marron, Daniel Hollern, Lisle E. Mose, Katherine A. Hoadley, Corbin Jones, Joel S. Parker, Dirk P. Dittmer and Charles M. Perou

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:79

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  10. Paspalum notatum exhibits both sexual and apomictic cytotypes and, thus, is considered a good model for studies of apomixis because it facilitates comparative approaches. In this work, transcriptome sequencing wa...

    Authors: Fernanda A. de Oliveira, Bianca B. Z. Vigna, Carla C. da Silva, Alessandra P. Fávero, Frederico P. de Matta, Ana L. S. Azevedo and Anete P. de Souza

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:78

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  11. This study used a genome-wide screen of gene expression to better understand the metabolic and functional differences between commercially valuable intramuscular fat (IMF) and commercially wasteful subcutaneou...

    Authors: Nicholas J. Hudson, Antonio Reverter, William J. Griffiths, Eylan Yutuc, Yuqin Wang, Angela Jeanes, Sean McWilliam, David W. Pethick and Paul L. Greenwood

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:77

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  12. Duckweeds (Lemnaceae) are aquatic plants distributed all over the world. The chloroplast genome, as an efficient solar-powered reactor, is an invaluable resource to study biodiversity and to carry foreign genes. ...

    Authors: Yating Zhang, Dong An, Changsheng Li, Zhixuan Zhao and Wenqin Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:76

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  13. High-throughput RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) has evolved as an important analytical tool in molecular biology. Although the utility and importance of this technique have grown, uncertainties regarding the proper a...

    Authors: Xiaohong Li, Nigel G. F. Cooper, Timothy E. O’Toole and Eric C. Rouchka

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:75

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  14. Spermatogenesis is an intricate process regulated by a finely organized network. The orange-spotted grouper (Epinephelus coioides) is a protogynous hermaphroditic fish, but the regulatory mechanism of its spermat...

    Authors: Xi Wu, Yang Yang, Chaoyue Zhong, Yin Guo, Shuisheng Li, Haoran Lin and Xiaochun Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:73

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  15. Calcium-dependent protein kinase (CPK) is one of the main Ca2+ combined protein kinase that play significant roles in plant growth, development and response to multiple stresses. Despite an important member of th...

    Authors: Man Zhang, Yanhui Liu, Qing He, Mengnan Chai, Youmei Huang, Fangqian Chen, Xiaomei Wang, Yeqiang Liu, Hanyang Cai and Yuan Qin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:72

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  16. Most aphids exhibit wing polyphenism in which wingless and winged morphs produce depending on the population density and host plant quality. Although the influence of environmental factors on wing polyphenism ...

    Authors: Yinjun Fan, Xiuxia Li, Abd Allah A. H. Mohammed, Ying Liu and Xiwu Gao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:71

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  17. Mycoplasma bovis is an important etiologic agent of bovine mycoplasmosis affecting cattle production and animal welfare. In the past in Israel, M. bovis has been most frequently associated with bovine respiratory...

    Authors: Yael Yair, Ilya Borovok, Inna Mikula, Rama Falk, Larry K. Fox, Uri Gophna and Inna Lysnyansky

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:70

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  18. Members of the AT-HOOK MOTIF CONTAINING NUCLEAR LOCALIZED (AHL) family are involved in various plant biological processes via protein-DNA and protein-protein interaction. However, no the systematic identification...

    Authors: Lanjie Zhao, Youjun Lü, Wei Chen, Jinbo Yao, Yan Li, Qiulin Li, Jingwen Pan, Shengtao Fang, Jie Sun and Yongshan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:69

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  19. Global climate change is predicted to force the bathymetric migrations of shallow-water marine invertebrates. Hydrostatic pressure is proposed to be one of the major environmental factors limiting the vertical...

    Authors: Linying Liang, Jiawei Chen, Yanan Li and Haibin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:68

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  20. Gene targeting by homology-directed repair (HDR) can precisely edit the genome and is a versatile tool for biomedical research. However, the efficiency of HDR-based modification is still low in many model orga...

    Authors: Haipeng Bai, Lijun Liu, Ke An, Xiaochan Lu, Michael Harrison, Yanqiu Zhao, Ruibin Yan, Zhijie Lu, Song Li, Shuo Lin, Fang Liang and Wei Qin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:67

    Content type: Methodology article

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  21. Houseflies (Musca domestica L.) live in intimate association with numerous microorganisms and is a vector of human pathogens. In temperate areas, houseflies will overwinter in environments constructed by humans a...

    Authors: Simon Bahrndorff, Aritz Ruiz-González, Nadieh de Jonge, Jeppe Lund Nielsen, Henrik Skovgård and Cino Pertoldi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:66

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  22. Alternative splicing (AS) may generate multiple mRNA splicing isoforms from a single mRNA precursor using different splicing sites, leading to enhanced diversity of transcripts and proteins. AS has been implic...

    Authors: Yeyun Li, Xiaozeng Mi, Shiqi Zhao, Junyan Zhu, Rui Guo, Xiaobo Xia, Lu Liu, Shengrui Liu and Chaoling Wei

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:65

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  23. The advent of Next Generation Sequencing has allowed transcriptomes to be profiled with unprecedented accuracy, but the high costs of full-length mRNA sequencing have posed a limit on the accessibility and sca...

    Authors: Gabriel Sholder, Thomas A. Lanz, Robert Moccia, Jie Quan, Estel Aparicio-Prat, Robert Stanton and Hualin S. Xi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:64

    Content type: Methodology article

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  24. As a major threat to the oyster industry, Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) is a polymicrobial disease affecting the main oyster species farmed across the world. POMS affects oyster juveniles and became...

    Authors: Julien de Lorgeril, Bruno Petton, Aude Lucasson, Valérie Perez, Pierre-Louis Stenger, Lionel Dégremont, Caroline Montagnani, Jean-Michel Escoubas, Philippe Haffner, Jean-François Allienne, Marc Leroy, Franck Lagarde, Jérémie Vidal-Dupiol, Yannick Gueguen and Guillaume Mitta

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:63

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  25. The APETALA2/ethylene responsive factor (AP2/ERF) superfamily members are transcription factors that regulate diverse developmental processes and stress responses in plants. They have been identified in many p...

    Authors: Shuting Zhang, Chen Zhu, Yumeng Lyu, Yan Chen, Zihao Zhang, Zhongxiong Lai and Yuling Lin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:62

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  26. Structural variations (SVs) have been reported to play an important role in genetic diversity and trait regulation. Many computer algorithms detecting SVs have recently been developed, but the use of multiple ...

    Authors: Yueyuan Liu, Mingyue Zhang, Jieying Sun, Wenjing Chang, Manyi Sun, Shaoling Zhang and Jun Wu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:61

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  27. Lactoferrampin (LFampin), Lactoferricin (LFcin), and LFchimera are three well-known antimicrobial peptides derived from Lactoferrin and proposed as alternatives for antibiotics. Although the intracellular acti...

    Authors: Zana Pirkhezranian, Mojtaba Tahmoorespur, Xavier Daura, Hassan Monhemi and Mohammad Hadi Sekhavati

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:60

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  28. Reproductive capacity can be altered by challenges experienced during critical periods of development, including fetal development and early neonatal life. Gossypol is a polyphenolic compound, commonly found i...

    Authors: Helder Louvandini, Patricia S. Corrêa, Rocío Amorín, Lihe Liu, Egon H. Ieda, Carolina R. Jimenez, Siu M. Tsai, Concepta M. McManus and Francisco Peñagaricano

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:59

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  29. Fatty acid composition contributes greatly to the quality and nutritional value of meat. However, the molecular regulatory mechanisms underlying fatty acid accumulation in poultry have not yet been cleared. Th...

    Authors: Wenlei Fan, Wenjing Liu, Hehe Liu, Qingshi Meng, Yaxi Xu, Yuming Guo, Baowei Wang, Zhengkui Zhou and Shuisheng Hou

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:58

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  30. Candida albicans is an opportunistic pathogenic yeast, which could become pathogenic in various stressful environmental factors including the spaceflight environment. In this study, we aim to explore the phenotyp...

    Authors: Jiaping Wang, Yu Liu, Guangxian Zhao, Jianyi Gao, Junlian Liu, Xiaorui Wu, Chong Xu and Yongzhi Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:57

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  31. Shotgun metagenomic sequencing reveals the potential in microbial communities. However, lower-cost 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene sequencing provides taxonomic, not functional, observations. To remedy this, we ...

    Authors: Nicole R. Narayan, Thomas Weinmaier, Emilio J. Laserna-Mendieta, Marcus J. Claesson, Fergus Shanahan, Karim Dabbagh, Shoko Iwai and Todd Z. DeSantis

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:56

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  32. Following the publication of this article [1], the authors reported that the captions of Figs. 3 and 4 were published in the incorrect order, whereby they mismatch with their corresponding images.

    Authors: Robert Bücking, Murray P. Cox, Georgi Hudjashov, Lauri Saag, Herawati Sudoyo and Mark Stoneking

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:55

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    The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2019 20:1017

  33. Carotenoids contribute significantly to animal body coloration, including the spectacular color pattern diversity among fishes. Fish, as other animals, derive carotenoids from their diet. Following uptake, tra...

    Authors: Ehsan Pashay Ahi, Laurène A. Lecaudey, Angelika Ziegelbecker, Oliver Steiner, Ronald Glabonjat, Walter Goessler, Victoria Hois, Carina Wagner, Achim Lass and Kristina M. Sefc

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:54

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  34. Ca2+ played as a ubiquitous secondary messenger involved in plant growth, development, and responses to various environmental stimuli. Calcium-dependent protein kinases (CDPK) were important Ca2+ sensors, which c...

    Authors: Feng Wen, Feng Ye, Zhulong Xiao, Liang Liao, Tongjian Li, Mingliang Jia, Xinsheng Liu and Xiaozhu Wu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:53

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  35. Pennisetum giganteum, an abundant, fast-growing perennial C4 grass that belongs to the genus Pennisetum, family Poaceae, has been developed as a source of biomass for mushroom cultivation and production, as a sou...

    Authors: Qingyuan Li, Conglin Xiang, Lin Xu, Jinghua Cui, Shao Fu, Baolin Chen, Shoukun Yang, Pan Wang, Yanfeng Xie, Ming Wei and Zhanchang Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:52

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  36. Following the publication of the original article [1], it was reported that the accession number given in the ‘Data accessibility’ declaration, GSE65696, is incorrect.

    Authors: Zhaowei Cai, Xiaoling Jiang, Yongming Pan, Liang Chen, Lifan Zhang, Keyan Zhu, Yueqin Cai, Yun Ling, Fangming Chen, Xiaoping Xu and Minli Chen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:51

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    The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2015 16:59

  37. The Tibial dyschondroplasia (TD) in fast-growing chickens is mainly caused by improper blood circulation. The exact mechanism underlying angiogenesis and vascularization in tibial growth plate of broiler chick...

    Authors: Ali Raza Jahejo, Ding Zhang, Sheng Niu, Raza Ali Mangi, Afrasyab Khan, Muhammad Farhan Qadir, Ajab Khan, Huan-chun Chen and Wen-xia Tian

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:50

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  38. Clinopodium gracile (Benth.) Matsum (C. gracile) is an annual herb with pharmacological properties effective in the treatment of various diseases, including hepatic carcinoma. Triterpenoid saponins are crucial bi...

    Authors: Chunmiao Shan, Chenkai Wang, Shengxiang Zhang, Yuanyuan Shi, Kelong Ma, Qingshan Yang and Jiawen Wu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:49

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  39. Crop wild relatives (CWRs) contain genetic diversity, representing an invaluable resource for crop improvement. Many of their traits have the potential to help crops to adapt to changing conditions that they e...

    Authors: Antonios Kioukis, Vassiliki A. Michalopoulou, Laura Briers, Stergios Pirintsos, David J. Studholme, Pavlos Pavlidis and Panagiotis F. Sarris

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:48

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  40. The red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum has emerged as an important model organism for the study of gene function in development and physiology, for ecological and evolutionary genomics, for pest control and a p...

    Authors: Nicolae Herndon, Jennifer Shelton, Lizzy Gerischer, Panos Ioannidis, Maria Ninova, Jürgen Dönitz, Robert M. Waterhouse, Chun Liang, Carsten Damm, Janna Siemanowski, Peter Kitzmann, Julia Ulrich, Stefan Dippel, Georg Oberhofer, Yonggang Hu, Jonas Schwirz…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:47

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  41. Increasing evidence has shown that circular RNAs (circRNAs) are involved in neurodegenerative disorders, but their roles in neurological toxoplasmosis are yet to know. This study examined miRNA and circRNA exp...

    Authors: Chun-Xue Zhou, Kang Ai, Cui-Qin Huang, Jing-Jing Guo, Hua Cong, Shen-Yi He and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:46

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  42. Clostridium perfringens is a Gram-positive anaerobic pathogen that causes multiple diseases in humans and animals. C. perfringens lack flagella but have type IV pili (TFP) and can glide on agar surfaces. When C. ...

    Authors: Samantha R. Soncini, Andrea H. Hartman, Tara M. Gallagher, Gary J. Camper, Roderick V. Jensen and Stephen B. Melville

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:45

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  43. Ladybird beetles (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) are highly diverse in their feeding habits. Most of them are specialist feeders, while some can have a broad spectrum of prey. As a representative group of generali...

    Authors: Mei-Lan Chen, Yu-Hao Huang, Bo-Yuan Qiu, Pei-Tao Chen, Xue-Yong Du, Hao-Sen Li and Hong Pang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:44

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  44. Genomic prediction (GP) is used in animal and plant breeding to help identify the best genotypes for selection. One of the most important measures of the effectiveness and reliability of GP in plant breeding i...

    Authors: Vanda Milheiro Lourenço, Joseph Ochieng Ogutu and Hans-Peter Piepho

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:43

    Content type: Methodology Article

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  45. Health traits are of significant economic importance to the dairy industry due to their effects on milk production and associated treatment costs. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) provide a means to iden...

    Authors: Ellen Freebern, Daniel J. A. Santos, Lingzhao Fang, Jicai Jiang, Kristen L. Parker Gaddis, George E. Liu, Paul M. VanRaden, Christian Maltecca, John B. Cole and Li Ma

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:41

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  46. Boehmeria nivea L. Gaud (Ramie) produces one of the longest natural fibers in nature. The bark of ramie mainly comprises of the phloem tissue of stem and is the raw material for fiber. Therefore, identifying the ...

    Authors: Jiyong Xie, Jiaqi Li, Yucheng Jie, Deyu Xie, Di Yang, Huazhong Shi and Yingli Zhong

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:40

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  47. Genome wide association studies (GWAS) on residual feed intake (RFI) and its component traits including daily dry matter intake (DMI), average daily gain (ADG), and metabolic body weight (MWT) were conducted i...

    Authors: Feng Zhang, Yining Wang, Robert Mukiibi, Liuhong Chen, Michael Vinsky, Graham Plastow, John Basarab, Paul Stothard and Changxi Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:36

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