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  1. Content type: Research article

    Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are predominantly derived from protein coding genes, and some can act as microRNA sponges or transcriptional regulators. Changes in circRNA levels have been identified during human dev...

    Authors: Osagie G. Izuogu, Abd A. Alhasan, Carla Mellough, Joseph Collin, Richard Gallon, Jonathon Hyslop, Francesco K. Mastrorosa, Ingrid Ehrmann, Majlinda Lako, David J. Elliott, Mauro Santibanez-Koref and Michael S. Jackson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:276

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    Genetic improvement of root system architecture is a promising approach for improved uptake of water and mineral nutrients distributed unevenly in the soil. To identify genomic regions associated with the leng...

    Authors: Yusaku Uga, Ithipong Assaranurak, Yuka Kitomi, Brandon G. Larson, Eric J. Craft, Jon E. Shaff, Susan R. McCouch and Leon V. Kochian

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:273

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    Cryptophytes are an ecologically important group of algae comprised of phototrophic, heterotrophic and osmotrophic species. This lineage is of great interest to evolutionary biologists because their plastids a...

    Authors: Jong Im Kim, Hwan Su Yoon, Gangman Yi, Woongghi Shin and John M. Archibald

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:275

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    In shotgun metagenomics, microbial communities are studied through direct sequencing of DNA without any prior cultivation. By comparing gene abundances estimated from the generated sequencing reads, functional...

    Authors: Mariana Buongermino Pereira, Mikael Wallroth, Viktor Jonsson and Erik Kristiansson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:274

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    The soil dwelling saprotrophic non-pathogenic fungus Fusarium venenatum, routinely used in the commercial fermentation industry, is phylogenetically closely related to the globally important cereal and non-cereal...

    Authors: Robert King, Neil Andrew Brown, Martin Urban and Kim E. Hammond-Kosack

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:269

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    Guayule (Parthenium argentatum A. Gray) is a rubber-producing desert shrub native to Mexico and the United States. Guayule represents an alternative to Hevea brasiliensis as a source for commercial natural rubber...

    Authors: José A. Valdes Franco, Yi Wang, Naxin Huo, Grisel Ponciano, Howard A. Colvin, Colleen M. McMahan, Yong Q. Gu and William R. Belknap

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:271

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    Mitochondrial genome (mt-genome) data can potentially return artefactual relationships in the higher-level phylogenetic inference of insects due to the biases of accelerated substitution rates and compositiona...

    Authors: Huanhuan Yang, Teng Li, Kai Dang and Wenjun Bu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:264

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    Species of the genus Halomonas are salt-tolerant organisms that have a versatile metabolism and can degrade a variety of xenobiotic compounds, utilizing them as their sole carbon source. In this study, we examine...

    Authors: Ana Florencia Gasperotti, María Victoria Revuelta, Claudia Alicia Studdert and María Karina Herrera Seitz

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:266

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    Most phytophagous insects have morphological, behavioral and physiological adaptations allowing them to specialize on one or a few plant species. Identifying the mechanisms involved in host plant specializatio...

    Authors: M. Orsucci, P. Audiot, F. Dorkeld, A. Pommier, M. Vabre, B. Gschloessl, S. Rialle, D. Severac, D. Bourguet and R. Streiff

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:265

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  10. Content type: Methodology article

    The characterization of genomic or epigenomic variation in human and animal models could provide important insight into pathophysiological mechanisms of various diseases, and lead to new developments in diseas...

    Authors: Ja-Rang Lee, Dong-Sung Ryu, Sang-Je Park, Se-Hee Choe, Hyeon-Mu Cho, Sang-Rae Lee, Sun-Uk Kim, Young-Hyun Kim and Jae-Won Huh

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:267

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    After publication of the original article [1] the authors noted that the key displayed in Figure 1a was incorrect, as the PMA and HgCl2 conditions had been switched.

    Authors: Stephen P. LaVoie and Anne O. Summers

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:268

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    The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2018 19:52

  12. Content type: Methodology article

    Next generation sequencing (NGS) has become a common technology for clinical genetic tests. The quality of NGS calls varies widely and is influenced by features like reference sequence characteristics, read de...

    Authors: Jeroen van den Akker, Gilad Mishne, Anjali D. Zimmer and Alicia Y. Zhou

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:263

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    Upon publication of the original article [1], the authors had flagged that Fig. 1 had been published twice, as both Fig. 1 and Additional file 3.

    Authors: Colleen P. MacMillan, Hannah Birke, Aaron Chuah, Elizabeth Brill, Yukiko Tsuji, John Ralph, Elizabeth S. Dennis, Danny Llewellyn and Filomena A. Pettolino

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:261

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    The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2017 18:539

  14. Content type: Research article

    Postharvest seed coat darkening in pinto bean is an undesirable trait resulting in a loss in the economic value of the crop. The extent of darkening varies between the bean cultivars and their storage conditions.

    Authors: Kishor Duwadi, Ryan S. Austin, Hemanta R. Mainali, Kirstin Bett, Frédéric Marsolais and Sangeeta Dhaubhadel

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:260

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    Many cyanobacteria are capable of fixing atmospheric nitrogen, playing a crucial role in biogeochemical cycling. Little is known about freshwater unicellular cyanobacteria Synechococcus spp. at the genomic level,...

    Authors: Andrea Di Cesare, Pedro J. Cabello-Yeves, Nathan A. M. Chrismas, Patricia Sánchez-Baracaldo, Michaela M. Salcher and Cristiana Callieri

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:259

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    Brassica crops are cultivated widely for human consumption and animal feed purposes, and oilseed rape/canola (Brassica napus and rapa) is the second most important oilseed worldwide. Because of its natural divers...

    Authors: Zakir Hossain, Bhinu V.-S. Pillai, Margaret Y. Gruber, Min Yu, Lisa Amyot and Abdelali Hannoufa

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:255

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    Prolongation of superstimulatory treatment appears to be associated with a greater superovulatory response and with greater oocyte maturation in cattle. A genome-wide bovine oligo-microarray was used to compar...

    Authors: F. C. F. Dias, M. I. R. Khan, M. A. Sirard, G. P. Adams and J. Singh

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:258

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    GC-Biased Gene Conversion (gBGC) is one of the important theories put forward to explain profound long-range non-randomness in nucleotide compositions along mammalian chromosomes. Nucleotide changes due to gBG...

    Authors: Rajib Dutta, Arnab Saha-Mandal, Xi Cheng, Shuhao Qiu, Jasmine Serpen, Larisa Fedorova and Alexei Fedorov

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:256

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    It has been suggested that the high phospholipid (PL) requirement in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) fry is due to insufficient intestinal de-novo synthesis causing low lipoprotein (LP) production and reduced trans...

    Authors: Yang Jin, Rolf Erik Olsen, Mari-Ann Østensen, Gareth Benjamin Gillard, Sven Arild Korsvoll, Nina Santi, Arne Bjørke Gjuvsland, Jon Olav Vik, Jacob Seilø Torgersen, Simen Rød Sandve and Yngvar Olsen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:253

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    Most published genome sequences are drafts, and most are dominated by computational gene prediction. Draft genomes typically incorporate considerable sequence data that are not assigned to chromosomes, and pre...

    Authors: Sarah M. Pilkington, Ross Crowhurst, Elena Hilario, Simona Nardozza, Lena Fraser, Yongyan Peng, Kularajathevan Gunaseelan, Robert Simpson, Jibran Tahir, Simon C. Deroles, Kerry Templeton, Zhiwei Luo, Marcus Davy, Canhong Cheng, Mark McNeilage, Davide Scaglione…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:257

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  21. Content type: Methodology article

    Bread wheat has a large complex genome that makes whole genome resequencing costly. Therefore, genome complexity reduction techniques such as sequence capture make re-sequencing cost effective. With a high-qua...

    Authors: Lisa Olohan, Laura-Jayne Gardiner, Anita Lucaci, Burkhard Steuernagel, Brande Wulff, John Kenny, Neil Hall and Anthony Hall

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:250

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    Pyropia yezoensis, a marine red alga, is an ideal research model for studying the mechanisms of abiotic stress tolerance in intertidal seaweed. Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) is the mo...

    Authors: Dong Gao, Fanna Kong, Peipei Sun, Guiqi Bi and Yunxiang Mao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:251

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