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Eukaryote microbial genomics

This section covers the structure and function of genomes of single-celled parasites, yeasts, fungi and viruses.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Fermentation completion is a major prerequisite in many industrial processes involving the bakery yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Stuck fermentations can be due to the combination of many environmental stresses. ...

    Authors: Philippe Marullo, Pascal Durrens, Emilien Peltier, Margaux Bernard, Chantal Mansour and Denis Dubourdieu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:680

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    Iron is an essential micronutrient for the growth and development of virtually all living organisms, playing a pivotal role in the proliferative capability of many bacterial pathogens. The impact that the bioa...

    Authors: Izabela Coimbra Ibraim, Mariana Teixeira Dornelles Parise, Doglas Parise, Michelle Zibetti Tadra Sfeir, Thiago Luiz de Paula Castro, Alice Rebecca Wattam, Preetam Ghosh, Debmalya Barh, Emannuel Maltempi Souza, Aristóteles Góes-Neto, Anne Cybelle Pinto Gomide and Vasco Azevedo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:663

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    Lichens, encompassing 20,000 known species, are symbioses between specialized fungi (mycobionts), mostly ascomycetes, and unicellular green algae or cyanobacteria (photobionts). Here we describe the first para...

    Authors: Daniele Armaleo, Olaf Müller, François Lutzoni, Ólafur S. Andrésson, Guillaume Blanc, Helge B. Bode, Frank R. Collart, Francesco Dal Grande, Fred Dietrich, Igor V. Grigoriev, Suzanne Joneson, Alan Kuo, Peter E. Larsen, John M. Logsdon Jr, David Lopez, Francis Martin…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:605

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Citrus are among the most important crops in the world. However, there are many diseases that affect Citrus caused by different pathogens. Citrus also hosts many symbiotic microorganisms in a relationship that...

    Authors: Carolina Munari Rodrigues, Marco Aurélio Takita, Nicholas Vinicius Silva, Marcelo Ribeiro-Alves and Marcos Antonio Machado

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:554

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Podosphaera xanthii is the main causal agent of powdery mildew disease in cucurbits and is responsible for important yield losses in these crops worldwide. Powdery mildew fungi are obligate biotrophs. In these pa...

    Authors: Álvaro Polonio, Pedro Seoane, M. Gonzalo Claros and Alejandro Pérez-García

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:543

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  6. Content type: Software

    Modern metagenomic analysis of complex microbial communities produces large amounts of sequence data containing information on the microbiome in terms of bacterial, archaeal, viral and eukaryotic composition. ...

    Authors: Matteo Soverini, Silvia Turroni, Elena Biagi, Patrizia Brigidi, Marco Candela and Simone Rampelli

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:496

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The growing importance of the ubiquitous fungal genus Trichoderma (Hypocreales, Ascomycota) requires understanding of its biology and evolution. Many Trichoderma species are used as biofertilizers and biofungicid...

    Authors: Christian P. Kubicek, Andrei S. Steindorff, Komal Chenthamara, Gelsomina Manganiello, Bernard Henrissat, Jian Zhang, Feng Cai, Alexey G. Kopchinskiy, Eva M. Kubicek, Alan Kuo, Riccardo Baroncelli, Sabrina Sarrocco, Eliane Ferreira Noronha, Giovanni Vannacci, Qirong Shen, Igor V. Grigoriev…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:485

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Trichophyton rubrum is the main etiological agent of skin and nail infections worldwide. Because of its keratinolytic activity and anthropophilic nature, infection models based on the addition of protein substrat...

    Authors: Tamires Aparecida Bitencourt, Claudia Macedo, Matheus Eloy Franco, Marina Campos Rocha, Igor Sawasaki Moreli, Bruna Aline Micheloto Cantelli, Pablo Rodrigo Sanches, Rene Oliveira Beleboni, Iran Malavazi, Geraldo Aleixo Passos, Mozart Marins and Ana Lúcia Fachin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:411

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Cryptosporidiosis is a major cause of gastrointestinal diseases in humans and other vertebrates. Previous analyses of invasion-related proteins revealed that Cryptosporidium parvum, Cryptosporidium hominis, and C...

    Authors: Zhixiao Xu, Yaqiong Guo, Dawn M. Roellig, Yaoyu Feng and Lihua Xiao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:406

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Narrow-leafed lupin is an emerging crop of significance in agriculture, livestock feed and human health food. However, its susceptibility to various diseases is a major obstacle towards increased adoption. Sclero...

    Authors: Mahsa Mousavi-Derazmahalleh, Steven Chang, Geoff Thomas, Mark Derbyshire, Phillip E. Bayer, David Edwards, Matthew N. Nelson, William Erskine, Francisco J. Lopez-Ruiz, Jon Clements and James K. Hane

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:385

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Phomafungin is a recently reported broad spectrum antifungal compound but its biosynthetic pathway is unknown. We combed publicly available Phoma genomes but failed to find any putative biosynthetic gene cluster ...

    Authors: Swati Sinha, Choy-Eng Nge, Chung Yan Leong, Veronica Ng, Sharon Crasta, Mohammad Alfatah, Falicia Goh, Kia-Ngee Low, Huibin Zhang, Prakash Arumugam, Alexander Lezhava, Swaine L. Chen, Yoganathan Kanagasundaram, Siew Bee Ng, Frank Eisenhaber and Birgit Eisenhaber

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:374

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Histone H3 lysine 4 tri-methylation (H3K4me3) and histone H3 lysine 9 tri-methylation (H3K9me3) are widely perceived to be opposing and often mutually exclusive chromatin modifications. However, both are neede...

    Authors: Qiaoqiao Zhu, Mukund Ramakrishnan, Jinhee Park and William J. Belden

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:350

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Chinese cordyceps, also known as Chinese caterpillar fungus (Ophiocordyceps sinensis, syn. Cordyceps sinensis), is of particular interest for its cryptic life cycle and economic and ecological importance. The lar...

    Authors: Xiao Li, Fen Wang, Qing Liu, Quanping Li, Zhengming Qian, Xiaoling Zhang, Kuan Li, Wenjia Li and Caihong Dong

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:337

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Trichoderma spp. are majorly composed of plant-beneficial symbionts widely used in agriculture as bio-control agents. Studying the mechanisms behind Trichoderma-derived plant benefits has yielded tangible bio-ind...

    Authors: Elizabeth A. Malinich, Ken Wang, Prasun K. Mukherjee, Michael Kolomiets and Charles M. Kenerley

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:280

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The cytogenomic study of repetitive regions is fundamental for the understanding of morphofunctional mechanisms and genome evolution. Passiflora edulis a species of relevant agronomic value, this work had its gen...

    Authors: Vanessa Carvalho Cayres Pamponét, Margarete Magalhães Souza, Gonçalo Santos Silva, Fabienne Micheli, Cláusio Antônio Ferreira de Melo, Sarah Gomes de Oliveira, Eduardo Almeida Costa and Ronan Xavier Corrêa

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:262

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Genomics 2019 20:303

  16. Content type: Methodology article

    We recently described a method for unbiased detection of all known human papillomaviruses (HPV) types with the potential for the determination of their variant and integration from the resulting whole genome s...

    Authors: Tengguo Li, Elizabeth R. Unger and Mangalathu S. Rajeevan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:231

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Filamentous fungi have evolved to succeed in nature by efficient growth and degradation of substrates, but also due to the production of secondary metabolites including mycotoxins. For Trichoderma reesei, as a bi...

    Authors: Eva Hitzenhammer, Christoph Büschl, Michael Sulyok, Rainer Schuhmacher, Bernhard Kluger, Elisabeth Wischnitzki and Monika Schmoll

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:211

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Promoter motifs in Entamoeba histolytica were earlier analysed using microarray data with lower dynamic range of gene expression. Additionally, previous transcriptomic studies did not provide information on the n...

    Authors: Sarah Naiyer, Devinder Kaur, Jamaluddin Ahamad, Shashi Shekhar Singh, Yatendra Pratap Singh, Vivek Thakur, Alok Bhattacharya and Sudha Bhattacharya

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:206

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Fungi of the genus Botrytis (presently containing ~ 35 species) are able to infect more than 1400 different plant species and cause losses in a wide range of crops of economic importance. The best studied species...

    Authors: Claudio A. Valero-Jiménez, Javier Veloso, Martijn Staats and Jan A. L. van Kan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:203

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Genomes of lethal Amanita and Galerina mushrooms have gradually become available in the past ten years; in contrast the other known amanitin-producing genus, Lepiota, is still vacant in this aspect. A fatal mushr...

    Authors: Yunjiao Lüli, Qing Cai, Zuo H. Chen, Hu Sun, Xue-Tai Zhu, Xuan Li, Zhu L. Yang and Hong Luo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:198

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Small RNAs (sRNAs) are short non-coding RNA molecules (20–30 nt) that regulate gene expression at transcriptional or post-transcriptional levels in many eukaryotic organisms, through a mechanism known as RNA i...

    Authors: Alessandro Silvestri, Valentina Fiorilli, Laura Miozzi, Gian Paolo Accotto, Massimo Turina and Luisa Lanfranco

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:169

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is a broad-host range necrotrophic pathogen which is the causative agent of Sclerotinia stem rot (SSR), and a major disease of soybean (Glycine max). A time course transcriptomic analysis...

    Authors: Nathaniel M. Westrick, Ashish Ranjan, Sachin Jain, Craig R. Grau, Damon L. Smith and Mehdi Kabbage

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:157

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  23. Content type: Research article

    In wine fermentation starter cultures, the blending of non-Saccharomyces yeast with Saccharomyces cerevisiae to improve the complexity of wine has become common practice, but data regarding the impact of co-culti...

    Authors: Kirti Shekhawat, Hugh Patterton, Florian F. Bauer and Mathabatha E. Setati

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:145

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Genital C. trachomatis infection may cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) that can lead to tubal factor infertility (TFI). Understanding the pathogenesis of chlamydial complications including the pathophysiolo...

    Authors: Ifeyinwa Benyeogor, Tankya Simoneaux, Yuehao Wu, Stephanie Lundy, Zenas George, Khamia Ryans, Danielle McKeithen, Roshan Pais, Debra Ellerson, W. Walter Lorenz, Tolulope Omosun, Winston Thompson, Francis O. Eko, Carolyn M. Black, Uriel Blas-Machado, Joseph U. Igietseme…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:143

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Lentinula edodes is one of the most popular edible mushroom species in the world and contains useful medicinal components, such as lentinan. The light-induced formation of brown film on the vegetative mycelial ti...

    Authors: Seung-il Yoo, Hwa-Yong Lee, Kesavan Markkandan, Suyun Moon, Yong Ju Ahn, Sumin Ji, Junsu Ko, Seong-Jin Kim, Hojin Ryu and Chang Pyo Hong

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:121

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Genes involved in production of secondary metabolites (SMs) in fungi are exceptionally diverse. Even strains of the same species may exhibit differences in metabolite production, a finding that has important i...

    Authors: Rodrigo A. Olarte, Jon Menke, Ying Zhang, Shawn Sullivan, Jason C. Slot, Yinyin Huang, Jonathan P. Badalamenti, Alisha C. Quandt, Joseph W. Spatafora and Kathryn E. Bushley

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:120

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The leishmaniasis are parasitic diseases caused by protozoans of the genus Leishmania, highly divergent eukaryotes, characterized by unique biological features. To survive in both the mammalian hosts and insect v...

    Authors: Artur L. Castro Neto, Adriana N. A. L. M. Brito, Antonio M. Rezende, Franklin B. Magalhães and Osvaldo P. de Melo Neto

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:118

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Pokkah boeng is one of the most serious and devastating diseases of sugarcane and causes significant loss in cane yield and sugar content. Although carbendazim is widely used to prevent fungal diseases, the mo...

    Authors: Shiqiang Xu, Jihua Wang, Haixuan Wang, Yixue Bao, Yisha Li, Muralidharan Govindaraju, Wei Yao, Baoshan Chen and Muqing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:115

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Nicotine-degrading microorganisms (NDMs) have recently received much attention since they can consume nicotine as carbon and nitrogen source for growth. In our previous work, we isolated an efficient nicotine-...

    Authors: Chunjuan He, Yougui Huang, Peng Liu, Jianhuan Wei, Yirui Yang, Li Xu and Min Xiao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:86

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The orange pigmentation of the agar cultures of many Fusarium species is due to the production of carotenoids, terpenoid pigments whose synthesis is stimulated by light. The genes of the carotenoid pathway and th...

    Authors: Macarena Ruger-Herreros, Obdulia Parra-Rivero, Javier Pardo-Medina, Francisco J. Romero-Campero, M. Carmen Limón and Javier Avalos

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:67

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Many small peptides regulate eukaryotic cell biology. In fungi, some of these peptides are produced after KEX2 protease activity on proteins displaying repetitions of identical or nearly identical motifs. Foll...

    Authors: Morgane Le Marquer, Hélène San Clemente, Christophe Roux, Bruno Savelli and Nicolas Frei dit Frey

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:64

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Genomics 2019 20:94

  32. Content type: Methodology article

    Chromatin-immunoprecipitation followed by sequencing (ChIP-seq) is the method of choice for mapping genome-wide binding of chromatin-associated factors. However, broadly applicable methods for between-sample c...

    Authors: Luis A. Vale-Silva, Tovah E. Markowitz and Andreas Hochwagen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:54

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Bloodstream malaria parasites require Ca++ for their development, but the sites and mechanisms of Ca++ utilization are not well understood. We hypothesized that there may be differences in Ca++ uptake or utilizat...

    Authors: Liana Apolis, Joanna Olivas, Prakash Srinivasan, Ambuj K. Kushwaha and Sanjay A. Desai

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:47

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Cryptosporidium parvum is an important zoonotic parasitic disease worldwide, but the molecular mechanisms of the host–parasite interaction are not fully understood. Noncoding microRNAs (miRNAs) are considered key...

    Authors: Chenrong Wang, Limin Liu, Huili Zhu, Lu Zhang, Rongjun Wang, Zhenjie Zhang, Jianying Huang, Sumei Zhang, Fuchun Jian, Changshen Ning and Longxian Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:37

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of azole resistance in clinical and environmental Aspergillus fumigatus isolates is rising over the past decades, but the molecular basis of the development of antifungal drug resistance is not wel...

    Authors: Margriet W. J. Hokken, Jan Zoll, Jordy P. M. Coolen, Bas J. Zwaan, Paul E. Verweij and Willem J. G. Melchers

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:28

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Trichophyton rubrum (T. rubrum) is an important model organism of dermatophytes, which are the most common fungal pathogens worldwide. Despite the severity and prevalence of the infection caused by these pathogen...

    Authors: Lingling Wang, Xingye Xu, Jian Yang, Lihong Chen, Bo Liu, Tao Liu and Qi Jin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:933

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  37. Content type: Research article

    A number of Pyricularia species are known to infect different grass species. In the case of Pyricularia oryzae (syn. Magnaporthe oryzae), distinct populations are known to be adapted to a wide variety of grass ho...

    Authors: Huakun Zheng, Zhenhui Zhong, Mingyue Shi, Limei Zhang, Lianyu Lin, Yonghe Hong, Tian Fang, Yangyan Zhu, Jiayuan Guo, Limin Zhang, Jie Fang, Hui Lin, Justice Norvienyeku, Xiaofeng Chen, Guodong Lu, Hongli Hu…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:927

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Malaria parasites are genetically polymorphic and phenotypically plastic. In studying transcriptome variation among parasites from different infections, it is challenging to overcome potentially confounding te...

    Authors: Sarah J. Tarr, Ofelia Díaz-Ingelmo, Lindsay B. Stewart, Suzanne E. Hocking, Lee Murray, Craig W. Duffy, Thomas D. Otto, Lia Chappell, Julian C. Rayner, Gordon A. Awandare and David J. Conway

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:894

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The eukaryotic unicellular protist Plasmodiophora brassicae is an endocellular parasite of cruciferous plants. In host cortical cells, this protist develops a unicellular structure that is termed the plasmodium. ...

    Authors: Kai Bi, Tao Chen, Zhangchao He, Zhixiao Gao, Ying Zhao, Yanping Fu, Jiasen Cheng, Jiatao Xie and Daohong Jiang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:881

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Genomics 2019 20:346

  40. Content type: Research article

    Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a human pathogenic alphaherpesvirus harboring a relatively large DNA molecule. The VZV transcriptome has already been analyzed by microarray and short-read sequencing analyses. ...

    Authors: István Prazsák, Norbert Moldován, Zsolt Balázs, Dóra Tombácz, Klára Megyeri, Attila Szűcs, Zsolt Csabai and Zsolt Boldogkői

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:873

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Spinach downy mildew caused by the oomycete Peronospora effusa is a significant burden on the expanding spinach production industry, especially for organic farms where synthetic fungicides cannot be deployed to c...

    Authors: Kyle Fletcher, Steven J. Klosterman, Lida Derevnina, Frank Martin, Lien D. Bertier, Steven Koike, Sebastian Reyes-Chin-Wo, Beiquan Mou and Richard Michelmore

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:851

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Plasmodium falciparum exhibits resistance to the artemisinin component of the frontline antimalarial treatment Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy in South East Asia. Millions of lives will be at risk if artemi...

    Authors: Justin Gibbons, Katrina A. Button-Simons, Swamy R. Adapa, Suzanne Li, Maxwell Pietsch, Min Zhang, Xiangyun Liao, John H. Adams, Michael T. Ferdig and Rays H. Y. Jiang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:849

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Leishmaniasis is a neglected tropical disease with diverse clinical phenotypes, determined by parasite, host and vector interactions. Despite the advances in molecular biology and the availability of more Leishma...

    Authors: Sumudu R. Samarasinghe, Nilakshi Samaranayake, Udeshika L. Kariyawasam, Yamuna D. Siriwardana, Hideo Imamura and Nadira D. Karunaweera

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:843

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) is a pathogen that has the ability to cause often devastating disease manifestations in pig populations with major economic implications. How PCV2 establishes subclinical persi...

    Authors: Nicolaas Van Renne, Ruifang Wei, Nathalie Pochet and Hans J. Nauwynck

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:831

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiologic agent of Chagas disease, is currently divided into six discrete typing units (DTUs), named TcI-TcVI. TcII is among the major DTUs enrolled in human infections in South America sou...

    Authors: João Luís Reis-Cunha, Rodrigo P. Baptista, Gabriela F. Rodrigues-Luiz, Anderson Coqueiro-dos-Santos, Hugo O. Valdivia, Laila Viana de Almeida, Mariana Santos Cardoso, Daniella Alchaar D’Ávila, Fernando Hugo Cunha Dias, Ricardo Toshio Fujiwara, Lúcia M. C. Galvão, Egler Chiari, Gustavo Coutinho Cerqueira and Daniella C. Bartholomeu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:816

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  46. Content type: Research article

    The ability of a genotype to produce different phenotypes according to its surrounding environment is known as phenotypic plasticity. Within different individuals of the same species, phenotypic plasticity can...

    Authors: Emilien Peltier, Vikas Sharma, Maria Martí Raga, Miguel Roncoroni, Margaux Bernard, Vladimir Jiranek, Yves Gibon and Philippe Marullo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:772

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Hypsizygus marmoreus (Beech mushroom) is a popular ingredient in Asian cuisine. The medicinal effects of its bioactive compounds such as hypsin and hypsiziprenol have been reported, but the genetic basis or biosy...

    Authors: Byoungnam Min, Seunghwan Kim, Youn-Lee Oh, Won-Sik Kong, Hongjae Park, Heejung Cho, Kab-Yeul Jang, Jeong-Gu Kim and In-Geol Choi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:789

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  48. Content type: Research article

    A major hallmark of multicellular evolution is increasing complexity by the evolution of new specialized cell types. During Dictyostelid evolution novel specialization occurred within taxon group 4. We here ai...

    Authors: Koryu Kin, Gillian Forbes, Andrew Cassidy and Pauline Schaap

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:764

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  49. Content type: Research article

    The Ambrosia Fusarium Clade phytopathogenic Fusarium fungi species have a symbiotic relationship with ambrosia beetles in the genus Euwallacea (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Related beetle species referred to as Eu...

    Authors: Diana Sánchez-Rangel, Eric-Edmundo Hernández-Domínguez, Claudia-Anahí Pérez-Torres, Randy Ortiz-Castro, Emanuel Villafán, Benjamín Rodríguez-Haas, Alexandro Alonso-Sánchez, Abel López-Buenfil, Nayeli Carrillo-Ortiz, Lervin Hernández-Ramos and Enrique Ibarra-Laclette

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:721

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