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BMC Genomics

Comparative and evolutionary genomics

Section edited by Igor Rogozin

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

    The immunoglobulin (Ig) superfamily receptor Down syndrome cell adhesion molecule (Dscam) gene can generate tens of thousands of isoforms via alternative splicing, which is essential for both nervous and immune s...

    Authors: Guozheng Cao, Yang Shi, Jian Zhang, Hongru Ma, Shouqing Hou, Haiyang Dong, Weiling Hong, Shuo Chen, Hao Li, Yandan Wu, Pengjuan Guo, Xu Shao, Bingbing Xu, Feng Shi, Yijun Meng and Yongfeng Jin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:66

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Mitochondria play a key role in the balance of energy and heat production, and therefore the mitochondrial genome is under natural selection by environmental temperature and food availability, since starvation...

    Authors: Barbara Ramos, Daniel González-Acuña, David E. Loyola, Warren E. Johnson, Patricia G. Parker, Melanie Massaro, Gisele P. M. Dantas, Marcelo D. Miranda and Juliana A. Vianna

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:53

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  3. Content type: Software

    Technical advances in mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets have produced an extraordinary increase in their use around the world and have become part of our daily lives. The possibility of carrying t...

    Authors: Sergio Diaz-del-Pino, Oswaldo Trelles and Juan Falgueras

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:56

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Phycodnaviruses are widespread algae-infecting large dsDNA viruses and presently contain six genera: Chlorovirus, Prasinovirus, Prymnesiovirus, Phaeovirus, Coccolithovirus and Raphidovirus. The members in Prasino...

    Authors: Hao Chen, Weijia Zhang, Xiefei Li, Yingjie Pan, Shuling Yan and Yongjie Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:49

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  5. Content type: Methodology article

    The increasing application of next generation sequencing technologies has led to the availability of thousands of reference genomes, often providing multiple genomes for the same or closely related species. Th...

    Authors: Christine Jandrasits, Piotr W. Dabrowski, Stephan Fuchs and Bernhard Y. Renard

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:47

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The unisexual Amazon molly (Poecilia formosa) originated from a hybridization between two sexual species, the sailfin molly (Poecilia latipinna) and the Atlantic molly (Poecilia mexicana). The Amazon molly reprod...

    Authors: Ina Maria Schedina, Detlef Groth, Ingo Schlupp and Ralph Tiedemann

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:12

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The mangrove killifish Kryptolebias marmoratus is the only vertebrate that reproduces by self-fertilizing and is an important model species in genetics and marine ecotoxicology. Using whole-genome and transcripto...

    Authors: Bo-Young Lee, Duck-Hyun Kim, Hui-Su Kim, Bo-Mi Kim, Jeonghoon Han and Jae-Seong Lee

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:7

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Clostridioides difficile infections (CDI) have emerged over the past decade causing symptoms that range from mild, antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) to life-threatening toxic megacolon. In...

    Authors: Uwe Groß, Elzbieta Brzuszkiewicz, Katrin Gunka, Jessica Starke, Thomas Riedel, Boyke Bunk, Cathrin Spröer, Daniela Wetzel, Anja Poehlein, Cynthia Chibani, Wolfgang Bohne, Jörg Overmann, Ortrud Zimmermann, Rolf Daniel and Heiko Liesegang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:1

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The existence of mitochondria-related organelles (MROs) is proposed for eukaryotic organisms. The Amoebozoa includes some organisms that are known to have mitosomes but also organisms that have aerobic mitocho...

    Authors: Małgorzata Wojtkowska, Dorota Buczek, Yutaka Suzuki, Victoria Shabardina, Wojciech Makałowski and Hanna Kmita

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:997

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Mitochondria are the site of the citric acid cycle and oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS). In metazoans, the mitochondrial genome is a small, circular molecule averaging 16.5 kb in length. Despite evolutionari...

    Authors: Rebecca A. Chong and Rachel Lockridge Mueller

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:992

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Although Mycoplasma genitalium is a common sexually transmitted pathogen causing clinically distinct diseases both in male and females, few genomes have been sequenced up to now, due mainly to its fastidious natu...

    Authors: Maria C. Fookes, James Hadfield, Simon Harris, Surendra Parmar, Magnus Unemo, Jørgen S. Jensen and Nicholas R. Thomson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:993

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Whole genome re-sequencing data from dogs and wolves are now commonly used to study how natural and artificial selection have shaped the patterns of genetic diversity. Single nucleotide polymorphisms, microsat...

    Authors: Aitor Serres-Armero, Inna S. Povolotskaya, Javier Quilez, Oscar Ramirez, Gabriel Santpere, Lukas F. K. Kuderna, Jessica Hernandez-Rodriguez, Marcos Fernandez-Callejo, Daniel Gomez-Sanchez, Adam H. Freedman, Zhenxin Fan, John Novembre, Arcadi Navarro, Adam Boyko, Robert Wayne, Carles Vilà…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:977

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The Cornales is the basal lineage of the asterids, the largest angiosperm clade. Phylogenetic relationships within the order were previously not fully resolved. Fifteen plastid genomes representing 14 species,...

    Authors: Chao-Nan Fu, Hong-Tao Li, Richard Milne, Ting Zhang, Peng-Fei Ma, Jing Yang, De-Zhu Li and Lian-Ming Gao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:956

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Chlamydia (C.) gallinacea is a recently identified bacterium that mainly infects domestic chickens. Demonstration of C. gallinacea in human atypical pneumonia suggests its zoonotic pot...

    Authors: Weina Guo, Martina Jelocnik, Jing Li, Konrad Sachse, Adam Polkinghorne, Yvonne Pannekoek, Bernhard Kaltenboeck, Jiansen Gong, Jinfeng You and Chengming Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:949

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  15. Content type: Methodology article

    Structured non-coding RNAs play many different roles in the cells, but the annotation of these RNAs is lacking even within the human genome. The currently available computational tools are either too computati...

    Authors: Yuki Kato, Jan Gorodkin and Jakob Hull Havgaard

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:935

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  16. Content type: Methodology article

    Genomic regions of autozygosity (ROA) arise when an individual is homozygous for haplotypes inherited identical-by-descent from ancestors shared by both parents. Over the past decade, they have gained importan...

    Authors: Alexandra Blant, Michelle Kwong, Zachary A. Szpiech and Trevor J. Pemberton

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:928

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Stick insects (Phasmatodea) have a high incidence of parthenogenesis and other alternative reproductive strategies, yet the genetic basis of reproduction is poorly understood. Phasmatodea includes nearly 3000 ...

    Authors: Chen Wu, Victoria G. Twort, Ross N. Crowhurst, Richard D. Newcomb and Thomas R. Buckley

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:884

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Cotton (Gossypium spp.) is commonly grouped into eight diploid genomic groups and an allotetraploid genomic group, AD. The mitochondrial genomes supply new information to understand both the evolution process and...

    Authors: Zhiwen Chen, Hushuai Nie, Yumei Wang, Haili Pei, Shuangshuang Li, Lida Zhang and Jinping Hua

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:876

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Complete mitochondrial genomes are much better suited for the taxonomic identification and phylogenetic studies of nematodes than morphology or traditionally-used molecular markers, but they remain unavailable...

    Authors: Hong Zou, Ivan Jakovlić, Rong Chen, Dong Zhang, Jin Zhang, Wen-Xiang Li and Gui-Tang Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:840

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