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Multicellular invertebrate genomics

Section edited by Kitsos Louis

This section covers all aspects of the structure and function of the genomes of invertebrate multicellular organisms.

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Venom is one of the most important sources of regulation factors used by parasitic Hymenoptera to redirect host physiology in favour of the developing offspring. This has stimulated a number of studies, both a...

    Authors: Andrea Becchimanzi, Maddalena Avolio, Hamed Bostan, Chiara Colantuono, Flora Cozzolino, Donato Mancini, Maria Luisa Chiusano, Pietro Pucci, Silvia Caccia and Francesco Pennacchio

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:34

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  7. Decapods are an order of crustaceans which includes shrimps, crabs, lobsters and crayfish. They occur worldwide and are of great scientific interest as well as being of ecological and economic importance in fi...

    Authors: Wenyan Nong, Zacary Y. H. Chai, Xiaosen Jiang, Jing Qin, Ka Yan Ma, King Ming Chan, Ting Fung Chan, Billy K. C. Chow, Hoi Shan Kwan, Chris K. C. Wong, Jian-Wen Qiu, Jerome H. L. Hui and Ka Hou Chu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:32

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  8. Growth hormone inducible transmembrane protein (GHITM) is a highly conserved transmembrane protein. This study was conducted to investigate the role of GHITM gene in the apoptosis and growth of the golden appl...

    Authors: Wenchao Yu, Baolu Zhang, Hongce Song, Rui Zhan, Lingling Li, Cheng He, Qiuyun Jiang, Xiaona Wang, Lei Wei, Nannan Zhao, Wen Guo and Xiaotong Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:19

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  9. Daphnia species reproduce by cyclic parthenogenesis involving both sexual and asexual reproduction. The sex of the offspring is environmentally determined and mediated via endocrine signalling by the mother. Inte...

    Authors: Jouni Kvist, Camila Gonçalves Athanàsio, Michael E. Pfrender, James B. Brown, John K. Colbourne and Leda Mirbahai

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:17

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  10. Pteropods are planktonic gastropods that are considered as bio-indicators to monitor impacts of ocean acidification on marine ecosystems. In order to gain insight into their adaptive potential to future enviro...

    Authors: Le Qin Choo, Thijs M. P. Bal, Marvin Choquet, Irina Smolina, Paula Ramos-Silva, Ferdinand Marlétaz, Martina Kopp, Galice Hoarau and Katja T. C. A. Peijnenburg

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:11

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  11. Behavior reflects an organism’s health status. Many organisms display a generalized suite of behaviors that indicate infection or predict infection susceptibility. We apply this concept to honey bee aggression...

    Authors: Clare C. Rittschof, Benjamin E. R. Rubin and Joseph H. Palmer

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:1029

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  12. Assembly and function of neuronal synapses require the coordinated expression of a yet undetermined set of genes. Previously, we had trained an ensemble machine learning model to assign a probability of having...

    Authors: Flavio Pazos Obregón, Martín Palazzo, Pablo Soto, Gustavo Guerberoff, Patricio Yankilevich and Rafael Cantera

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:1011

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  13. The glasshouse whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum, is a damaging crop pest and an invasive generalist capable of feeding on a broad range of host plants. As such this species has evolved mechanisms to circumvent...

    Authors: Adam Pym, Kumar Saurabh Singh, Åsa Nordgren, T. G. Emyr Davies, Christoph T. Zimmer, Jan Elias, Russell Slater and Chris Bass

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:996

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  14. Vibrio spp. is the major infection-producing marine bacteria in commercially important bivalve Paphia undulata. The host resistance is the major determining factor for the development of pathogenesis. To explore ...

    Authors: Mingjia Yu, Lin Zheng, Xiaobo Wang, Minfu Wu, Ming Qi, Wandong Fu and Yang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:988

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  15. Predatory mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae) are the most important beneficial arthropods used in augmentative biological pest control of protected crops around the world. However, the genomes of mites are far less w...

    Authors: Yan-Xuan Zhang, Xia Chen, Jie-Ping Wang, Zhi-Qiang Zhang, Hui Wei, Hai-Yan Yu, Hong-Kun Zheng, Yong Chen, Li-Sheng Zhang, Jian-Zhen Lin, Li Sun, Dong-Yuan Liu, Juan Tang, Yan Lei, Xu-Ming Li and Min Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:954

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  16. In phylogenetically diverse organisms, the 5′ ends of a subset of mRNAs are trans-spliced with a spliced leader (SL) RNA. The functions of SL trans-splicing, however, remain largely enigmatic.

    Authors: Gemma B. Danks, Heloisa Galbiati, Martina Raasholm, Yamila N. Torres Cleuren, Eivind Valen, Pavla Navratilova and Eric M. Thompson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:908

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  17. The western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera, is a pervasive pest of maize in North America and Europe, which has adapted to current pest management strategies. In advance of an assembled and annotat...

    Authors: Folukemi Adedipe, Nathaniel Grubbs, Brad Coates, Brian Wiegmman and Marcé Lorenzen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:899

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  18. Parasitic insects are well-known biological control agents for arthropod pests worldwide. They are capable of regulating their host’s physiology, development and behaviour. However, many of the molecular mecha...

    Authors: Min Shi, Zhizhi Wang, Xiqian Ye, Hongqing Xie, Fei Li, Xiaoxiao Hu, Zehua Wang, Chuanlin Yin, Yuenan Zhou, Qijuan Gu, Jiani Zou, Leqing Zhan, Yuan Yao, Jian Yang, Shujun Wei, Rongmin Hu…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:893

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  19. Steinernema carpocapsae is an entomopathogenic nematode that employs nictation and jumping behaviours to find potential insect hosts. Here we aimed to investigate the transcriptional basis of variant host-finding...

    Authors: Neil D. Warnock, Deborah Cox, Ciaran McCoy, Robert Morris and Johnathan J. Dalzell

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:884

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  20. The almond moth, Cadra cautella is a destructive pest of stored food commodities including dates that causes severe economic losses for the farming community worldwide. To date, no genetic information related to ...

    Authors: Mureed Husain, Muhammad Tufail, Khalid Mehmood, Khawaja Ghulam Rasool and Abdulrahman Saad Aldawood

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:883

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  21. Annelids exhibit remarkable postembryonic developmental abilities. Most annelids grow during their whole life by adding segments through the action of a segment addition zone (SAZ) located in front of the pygi...

    Authors: Rannyele Passos Ribeiro, Guillermo Ponz-Segrelles, Christoph Bleidorn and Maria Teresa Aguado

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:855

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  22. To understand the genetic mechanisms of insect herbivory, the transcriptional response of insects feeding on different host plant species has to be studied. Here, we generated gene expression data of the gener...

    Authors: Thijmen Breeschoten, Vera I. D. Ros, M. Eric Schranz and Sabrina Simon

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:845

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  23. The lucinid clam Loripes orbiculatus lives in a nutritional symbiosis with sulphur-oxidizing bacteria housed in its gills. Although our understanding of the lucinid endosymbiont physiology and metabolism has made...

    Authors: Benedict Yuen, Julia Polzin and Jillian M. Petersen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:820

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  24. The sophisticated insect olfactory system plays an important role in recognizing external odors and enabling insects to adapt to environment. Foraging, host seeking, mating, ovipositing and other forms of chem...

    Authors: Hao Yuan, Huihui Chang, Lina Zhao, Chao Yang and Yuan Huang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:808

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  25. Pine trees challenged by Bursaphelenchus xylophilus invasion produce phytoalexins to combat this nematode. Nevertheless, the phytoalexins of Asian pine trees are ineffective against B. xylophilus. The anti-phytoa...

    Authors: Feng Wang, Qiaoli Chen, Ruizhi Zhang, Danlei Li, Yaming Ling and Ruiqing Song

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:779

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  26. Psoroptic mange, caused by infestation with the ectoparasitic mite, Psoroptes ovis, is highly contagious, resulting in intense pruritus and represents a major welfare and economic concern for the livestock indust...

    Authors: Stewart T. G. Burgess, Edward J. Marr, Kathryn Bartley, Francesca G. Nunn, Rachel E. Down, Robert J. Weaver, Jessica C. Prickett, Jackie Dunn, Stephane Rombauts, Thomas Van Leeuwen, Yves Van de Peer and Alasdair J. Nisbet

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:756

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  27. Macrobrachium rosenbergii, is one of a major freshwater prawn species cultured in Southeast Asia. White tail disease (WTD), caused by Macrobrachium rosenbergii nodavirus (MrNV), is a serious problem in farm culti...

    Authors: Phongthana Pasookhush, Charles Hindmarch, Paisarn Sithigorngul, Siwaporn Longyant, William G. Bendena and Parin Chaivisuthangkura

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:762

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  28. The common littoral shrimp Palaemon serratus is an economically important decapod resource in some European communities. Aquaculture practices prevent the genetic deterioration of wild stocks caused by overfishin...

    Authors: Inés González-Castellano, Chiara Manfrin, Alberto Pallavicini and Andrés Martínez-Lage

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:757

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  29. Massive techniques have been evaluated for developing different pest control methods to minimize fertilizer and pesticide inputs. As “push-pull” strategy utilizes generally non-toxic chemicals to manipulate be...

    Authors: Xin Yi, Song Shi, Peidan Wang, Yaoyao Chen, Qiqi Lu, Tianyi Wang, Xiaofan Zhou and Guohua Zhong

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:751

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  30. Bombyx mori nucleopolyhedrosis virus (BmNPV) is a major pathogen that threatens the sustainability of the sericultural industry. DNA methylation is a widespread gene regulation mode in epigenetics, which plays an...

    Authors: Haoling Huang, Ping Wu, Shaolun Zhang, Qi Shang, Haotong Yin, Qirui Hou, Jinbo Zhong and Xijie Guo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:736

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  31. The tropical liver fluke, Fasciola gigantica causes fasciolosis, an important disease of humans and livestock. We characterized dynamic transcriptional changes associated with the development of the parasite in i...

    Authors: Xiao-Xuan Zhang, Krystyna Cwiklinski, Rui-Si Hu, Wen-Bin Zheng, Zhao-An Sheng, Fu-Kai Zhang, Hany M. Elsheikha, John P. Dalton and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:729

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  32. Lake Baikal is one of the oldest freshwater lakes and has constituted a stable environment for millions of years, in stark contrast to small, transient bodies of water in its immediate vicinity. A highly diver...

    Authors: Polina Drozdova, Lorena Rivarola-Duarte, Daria Bedulina, Denis Axenov-Gribanov, Stephan Schreiber, Anton Gurkov, Zhanna Shatilina, Kseniya Vereshchagina, Yulia Lubyaga, Ekaterina Madyarova, Christian Otto, Frank Jühling, Wibke Busch, Lena Jakob, Magnus Lucassen, Franz Josef Sartoris…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:712

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  33. The black-lip rock oyster (Saccostrea echinata) has considerable potential for aquaculture throughout the tropics. Previous attempts to farm S. echinata failed due to an insufficient supply of wild spat; however,...

    Authors: Samantha J. Nowland, Catarina N. S. Silva, Paul C. Southgate and Jan M. Strugnell

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:711

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  34. The reproductive plasticity of termite workers provides colonies with tremendous flexibility to respond to environmental changes, which is the basis for evolutionary and ecological success. Although it is know...

    Authors: Chenxu Ye, Humaira Rasheed, Yuehua Ran, Xiaojuan Yang, Lianxi Xing and Xiaohong Su

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:702

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  35. The brown plant hopper (BPH), Nilaparvata lugens, is one of the major pest of rice (Oryza sativa). Plant defenses against insect herbivores have been extensively studied, but our understanding of insect responses...

    Authors: Jing Zhang, Wei Guan, Chaomei Huang, Yinxia Hu, Yu Chen, Jianping Guo, Cong Zhou, Rongzhi Chen, Bo Du, Lili Zhu, Danax Huanhan and Guangcun He

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:682

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  36. The Yesso scallop, Patinopecten (Mizuhopecten) yessoensis, is a commercially important bivalve in the coastal countries of Northeast Asia. It has complex modes of sex differentiation, but knowledge of the mechani...

    Authors: Liqing Zhou, Zhihong Liu, Yinghui Dong, Xiujun Sun, Biao Wu, Tao Yu, Yanxin Zheng, Aiguo Yang, Qing Zhao and Dan Zhao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:671

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  37. Mosquitoes are colonized by a large but mostly uncharacterized natural virome of RNA viruses, and the composition and distribution of the natural RNA virome may influence the biology and immunity of Anopheles mal...

    Authors: Eugeni Belda, Ferdinand Nanfack-Minkeu, Karin Eiglmeier, Guillaume Carissimo, Inge Holm, Mawlouth Diallo, Diawo Diallo, Amélie Vantaux, Saorin Kim, Igor V. Sharakhov and Kenneth D. Vernick

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:664

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  38. Venom has evolved in parallel in multiple animals for the purpose of self-defense, prey capture or both. These venoms typically consist of highly complex mixtures of toxins: diverse bioactive peptides and/or p...

    Authors: Dwin G. B. Grashof, Harald M. I. Kerkkamp, Sandra Afonso, John Archer, D. James Harris, Michael K. Richardson, Freek J. Vonk and Arie van der Meijden

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:645

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  39. The Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas is an important fishery resource that is sensitive to temperature fluctuations. Thus, it has evolved a protection mechanism against heat stress by increasing the expression of...

    Authors: Youli Liu, Li Li, Baoyu Huang, Wei Wang and Guofan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:639

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  40. Oyster is rich in glycogen and free amino acids and is called “the milk of sea”. To understand the main genetic effects of these traits and the genetic networks underlying their correlation, we have conducted ...

    Authors: Jie Meng, Kai Song, Chunyan Li, Sheng Liu, Ruihui Shi, Busu Li, Ting Wang, Ao Li, Huayong Que, Li Li and Guofan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:625

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  41. Cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI) is the most common phenotype induced by endosymbiont Wolbachia and results in embryonic lethality when Wolbachia-modified sperm fertilize eggs without Wolbachia. However, eggs car...

    Authors: Zhen He, Ya Zheng, Wen-Juan Yu, Yang Fang, Bin Mao and Yu-Feng Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:608

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  42. Tardigrades are renowned for their ability to enter cryptobiosis (latent life) and endure extreme stress, including desiccation and freezing. Increased focus is on revealing molecular mechanisms underlying thi...

    Authors: Maria Kamilari, Aslak Jørgensen, Morten Schiøtt and Nadja Møbjerg

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:607

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  43. High-resolution genetic linkage map is critical for QTL mapping, genome sequence assembly and marker-assisted selection in aquaculture species. The ridgetail white prawn Exopalaemon carinicauda is one of the most...

    Authors: Jitao Li, Jianjian Lv, Ping Liu, Ping Chen, Jiajia Wang and Jian Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:598

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  44. Foraging behavior in honey bees (Apis mellifera) is a complex phenotype that is regulated by physiological state and social signals. How these factors are integrated at the molecular level to modulate foraging be...

    Authors: Rong Ma, Juliana Rangel and Christina M. Grozinger

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:592

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  45. Biological adhesion (bioadhesion), enables organisms to attach to surfaces as well as to a range of other targets. Bioadhesion evolved numerous times independently and is ubiquitous throughout the kingdoms of ...

    Authors: Peter A. Davey, Marcelo Rodrigues, Jessica L. Clarke and Nick Aldred

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:581

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  46. Whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci) are phloem sap-sucking pests that because of their broad host range and ability to transmit viruses damage crop plants worldwide. B. tabaci are now known to be a complex of cryptic spe...

    Authors: Sonia Hussain, Muhammad Farooq, Hassan Jamil Malik, Imran Amin, Brian E. Scheffler, Jodi A. Scheffler, Shu-Sheng Liu and Shahid Mansoor

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:507

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