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Comparative and evolutionary genomics

Section edited by Igor Rogozin and Alexei Fedorov

This section covers comparative genomic studies and novel methods, including phylogenetic analyses, evolutionary genomics and all studies with a cross-taxonomic focus.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    High hydrostatic pressure and low temperatures make the deep sea a harsh environment for life forms. Actin organization and microtubules assembly, which are essential for intracellular transport and cell motil...

    Authors: Yi Lan, Jin Sun, Ting Xu, Chong Chen, Renmao Tian, Jian-Wen Qiu and Pei-Yuan Qian

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:394

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    The emergence of epithelia was the foundation of metazoan expansion. Epithelial tissues are a hallmark of metazoans deeply rooted in the evolution of their complex developmental morphogenesis processes. Howeve...

    Authors: Hassiba Belahbib, Emmanuelle Renard, Sébastien Santini, Cyril Jourda, Jean-Michel Claverie, Carole Borchiellini and André Le Bivic

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:393

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    Mikania micrantha H.B.K. (Asteraceae) is one of the world’s most invasive weeds which has been rapidly expanding in tropical Asia, including China, while its close relative M. cordata, the only Mikania species na...

    Authors: Wuxia Guo, Ying Liu, Wei Lun Ng, Pei-Chun Liao, Bing-Hong Huang, Weixi Li, Chunmei Li, Xianggang Shi and Yelin Huang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:392

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    The sense of smell is unrivaled in terms of molecular complexity of its input channels. Even zebrafish, a model vertebrate system in many research fields including olfaction, possesses several hundred differen...

    Authors: Gaurav Ahuja, Vera Reichel, Daniel Kowatschew, Adnan S. Syed, Aswani Kumar Kotagiri, Yuichiro Oka, Franco Weth and Sigrun I. Korsching

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:383

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    Clostridium perfringens causes a range of diseases in animals and humans including necrotic enteritis in chickens and food poisoning and gas gangrene in humans. Necrotic enteritis is of concern in commercial chic...

    Authors: Jake A. Lacey, Theodore R. Allnutt, Ben Vezina, Thi Thu Hao Van, Thomas Stent, Xiaoyan Han, Julian I. Rood, Ben Wade, Anthony L. Keyburn, Torsten Seemann, Honglei Chen, Volker Haring, Priscilla A. Johanesen, Dena Lyras and Robert J. Moore

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:379

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    A gene regulatory network (GRN) comprises many weak links that are often regulated by microRNAs. Since miRNAs rarely repress their target genes by more than 30%, doubts have been expressed about the biological...

    Authors: Fuqiang Ma, Pei Lin, Qingjian Chen, Xuemei Lu, Yong E. Zhang and Chung-I Wu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:362

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  7. Content type: Methodology article

    Acoustic or hydrodynamic shearing, sonication and enzymatic digestion are used to fragment DNA. However, these methods have several disadvantages, such as DNA damage, difficulties in fragmentation control, irr...

    Authors: Daria Krefft, Aliaksei Papkov, Maciej Prusinowski, Agnieszka Zylicz-Stachula and Piotr M. Skowron

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:361

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    Cryptosporidium baileyi is the most common Cryptosporidium species in birds. However, effective prevention measures and treatment for C. baileyi infection were still not available. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) ...

    Authors: Guan-Jing Ren, Xian-Cheng Fan, Ting-Li Liu, Sha-Sha Wang and Guang-Hui Zhao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:356

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    Evolution occurred exclusively under the full spectrum of sunlight. Conscription of narrow regions of the solar spectrum by specific photoreceptors suggests a common strategy for regulation of genetic pathways...

    Authors: Ronald B. Walter, Mikki Boswell, Jordan Chang, William T. Boswell, Yuan Lu, Kaela Navarro, Sean M. Walter, Dylan J. Walter, Raquel Salinas and Markita Savage

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:355

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    Most genetic analyses of ancient and modern dogs have focused on variation in the autosomes or on the mitochondria. Mitochondrial DNA is more easily obtained from ancient samples than nuclear DNA and mitochond...

    Authors: Matthew T. Oetjens, Axel Martin, Krishna R. Veeramah and Jeffrey M. Kidd

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:350

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    Brucellosis is a bacterial zoonotic disease. Annually in the world more than 500,000 new cases of brucellosis in humans are registered. In this study, we propose an evolutionary model of the historical distrib...

    Authors: Sergey V. Pisarenko, Dmitry A. Kovalev, Anna S. Volynkina, Dmitry G. Ponomarenko, Diana V. Rusanova, Nina V. Zharinova, Anna A. Khachaturova, Lyudmila E. Tokareva, Irina G. Khvoynova and Alexander N. Kulichenko

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:353

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    Mitochondrial DNA sequences have long been used in phylogenetic studies. However, little attention has been paid to the changes in gene arrangement patterns in the snake’s mitogenome. Here, we analyzed the com...

    Authors: Lifu Qian, Hui Wang, Jie Yan, Tao Pan, Shanqun Jiang, Dingqi Rao and Baowei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:354

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    Valine-glutamine (VQ) motif containing proteins play important roles in abiotic and biotic stress responses in plants. However, little is known about the origin and evolution as well as comprehensive expressio...

    Authors: Shu-Ye Jiang, Mayalagu Sevugan and Srinivasan Ramachandran

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:342

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    The BES1 gene family, an important class of plant-specific transcription factors, play key roles in the BR signal pathway in plants, regulating various development processes. Until now, there has been no comprehe...

    Authors: Xiaoming Song, Xiao Ma, Chunjin Li, Jingjing Hu, Qihang Yang, Tong Wang, Li Wang, Jinpeng Wang, Di Guo, Weina Ge, Zhenyi Wang, Miaomiao Li, Qiumei Wang, Tianzeng Ren, Shuyan Feng, Lixia Wang…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:346

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    Genomic tools are increasingly being used on non-model organisms to provide insights into population structure and variability, including signals of selection. However, most studies are carried out in regions ...

    Authors: Erica S. Nielsen, Romina Henriques, Robert J. Toonen, Ingrid S. S. Knapp, Baocheng Guo and Sophie von der Heyden

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:347

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  16. Content type: Methodology article

    Identification of mutations from next-generation sequencing data typically requires a balance between sensitivity and accuracy. This is particularly true of DNA insertions and deletions (indels), that can impa...

    Authors: Adam B. Burkholder, Scott A. Lujan, Christopher A. Lavender, Sara A. Grimm, Thomas A. Kunkel and David C. Fargo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:345

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    Recent large-scale whole genome sequencing efforts in birds have elucidated broad patterns of avian phylogeny and genome evolution. However, despite the great interest in economically important phasianids like Ga...

    Authors: G. P. Tiley, R. T. Kimball, E. L. Braun and J. G. Burleigh

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:336

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    Xylella fastidiosa (Xf) is a gram negative bacterium inhabiting the plant vascular system. In most species this bacterium lives as a benign symbiote, but in several agriculturally important plants (e.g. coffee, c...

    Authors: Gregory A. Gambetta, Mark A. Matthews and Michael Syvanen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:329

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