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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. The root lesion nematode Pratylenchus penetrans is a migratory plant-parasitic nematode responsible for economically important losses in a wide number of crops. Despite the importance of P. penetrans, the molecul...

    Authors: Paulo Vieira, Jonathan Shao, Paramasivan Vijayapalani, Thomas R. Maier, Clement Pellegrin, Sebastian Eves-van den Akker, Thomas J. Baum and Lev G. Nemchinov

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:738

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  2. Homeobox-containing genes encode crucial transcription factors involved in animal, plant and fungal development, and changes to homeobox genes have been linked to the evolution of novel body plans and morpholo...

    Authors: Yiqian Li, Wenyan Nong, Tobias Baril, Ho Yin Yip, Thomas Swale, Alexander Hayward, David E. K. Ferrier and Jerome H. L. Hui

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:713

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  3. Nematode model organisms such as Caenorhabditis elegans and Pristionchus pacificus are powerful systems for studying the evolution of gene function at a mechanistic level. However, the identification of P. pacifi...

    Authors: Marina Athanasouli, Hanh Witte, Christian Weiler, Tobias Loschko, Gabi Eberhardt, Ralf J. Sommer and Christian Rödelsperger

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:708

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  4. The population genetics of U.S. honey bee stocks remain poorly characterized despite the agricultural importance of Apis mellifera as the major crop pollinator. Commercial and research-based breeding programs hav...

    Authors: Perot Saelao, Michael Simone-Finstrom, Arian Avalos, Lelania Bilodeau, Robert Danka, Lilia de Guzman, Frank Rinkevich and Philip Tokarz

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:704

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  5. Copepods are fundamental components of pelagic food webs, but reports on how molecular responses link to reproductive success in natural populations are still scarce. We present a de novo transcriptome assembl...

    Authors: Ennio Russo, Chiara Lauritano, Giuliana d’Ippolito, Angelo Fontana, Diana Sarno, Eric von Elert, Adrianna Ianora and Ylenia Carotenuto

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:693

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  6. Nervous systems originated before the split of Proto- and Deuterostomia, more than 600 million years ago. Four animal phyla (Cnidaria, Placozoa, Ctenophora, Porifera) diverged before this split and studying th...

    Authors: Thomas L. Koch and Cornelis J. P. Grimmelikhuijzen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:666

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  7. Albino mutations are commonly observed in the animal kingdom, including in bivalves. In the black-lipped pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera, albino specimens are characterized by total or partial absence of colo...

    Authors: Pauline Auffret, Jérémy Le Luyer, Manaarii Sham Koua, Virgile Quillien and Chin-Long Ky

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:662

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  8. The AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is an intracellular fuel sensor for lipid and glucose metabolism. In addition to the short-term regulation of metabolic enzymes by phosphorylation, AMPK may also exert l...

    Authors: Heng Jiang, Nan Zhang, Caihong Ji, Xiangkun Meng, Kun Qian, Yang Zheng and Jianjun Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:655

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  9. Crustaceans express several classes of receptor genes in their antennules, which house olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) and non-olfactory chemosensory neurons. Transcriptomics studies reveal that candidate che...

    Authors: Mihika T. Kozma, Hanh Ngo-Vu, Matthew T. Rump, Yuriy V. Bobkov, Barry W. Ache and Charles D. Derby

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:649

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  10. SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling genes are required for normal acute responses to alcohol in C. elegans and are associated with alcohol use disorder in two human populations. In an effort to discover the downstream g...

    Authors: Laura D. Mathies, Jonathan H. Lindsay, Amal P. Handal, GinaMari G. Blackwell, Andrew G. Davies and Jill C. Bettinger

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:646

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  11. Plant viruses maintain intricate interactions with their vector and non-vector insects and can impact the fitness of insects. However, the details of their molecular and cellular mechanisms have not been studi...

    Authors: Dandan Li, Chi Zhang, Zeqian Tong, Dan Su, Gaisheng Zhang, Shize Zhang, Huiyan Zhao and Zuqing Hu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:638

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  12. Since 2008, the aquaculture production of Crassostrea gigas was heavily affected by mass mortalities associated to Ostreid herpesvirus 1 (OsHV-1) microvariants worldwide. Transcriptomic studies revealed the major...

    Authors: Umberto Rosani, Miriam Abbadi, Timothy Green, Chang-Ming Bai, Edoardo Turolla, Giuseppe Arcangeli, K. Mathias Wegner and Paola Venier

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:620

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  13. Aedes aegypti is the principle vector of many arboviruses, including dengue virus and Zika virus, which are transmitted when an infected female mosquito takes a blood meal in order to initiate vitellogenesis. Dur...

    Authors: Heather Eggleston and Zach N. Adelman

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:604

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  14. Mud crab, Scylla paramamosain, a euryhaline crustacean species, mainly inhabits the Indo-Western Pacific region. Wild mud crab spawn in high-salt condition and the salinity reduced with the growth of the hatching...

    Authors: Yin Zhang, Qingyang Wu, Shaobin Fang, Shengkang Li, Huaiping Zheng, Yueling Zhang, Mhd Ikhwanuddin and Hongyu Ma

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:559

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  15. Coral reefs are among the most diverse, complex and densely populated marine ecosystems. To survive, morphologically simple and sessile cnidarians have developed mechanisms to catch prey, deter predators and c...

    Authors: Oshra Yosef, Yotam Popovits, Assaf Malik, Maya Ofek-Lalzer, Tali Mass and Daniel Sher

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:548

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  16. The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, is a highly dangerous invasive vector of numerous medically important arboviruses including dengue, chikungunya and Zika. In four decades it has spread from tropical So...

    Authors: Ludvik M. Gomulski, Mosè Manni, Davide Carraretto, Tony Nolan, Daniel Lawson, José M. Ribeiro, Anna R. Malacrida and Giuliano Gasperi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:547

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  17. Many insects can develop differential biotypes on variable host plants, but the underlying molecular factors and mechanisms are not well understood. To address this issue, transcriptome profiling analyses were...

    Authors: Da Wang, Deguang Liu, Xiaoqin Shi, Yujing Yang, Na Zhang and Zheming Shang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:546

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  18. The development of genome-wide genotyping resources has provided terrestrial livestock and crop industries with the unique ability to accurately assess genomic relationships between individuals, uncover the ge...

    Authors: Jarrod L. Guppy, David B. Jones, Shannon R. Kjeldsen, Agnes Le Port, Mehar S. Khatkar, Nicholas M. Wade, Melony J. Sellars, Eike J. Steinig, Herman W. Raadsma, Dean R. Jerry and Kyall R. Zenger

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:541

    Content type: Methodology article

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  19. Manila clam (Ruditapes philippinarum) is a worldwide commercially important marine bivalve species. In recent years, however, microbial diseases caused high economic losses and have received increasing attention....

    Authors: Kunyin Jiang, Hongtao Nie, Dongdong Li and Xiwu Yan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:531

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  20. Whilst adaptive facultative sex allocation has been widely studied at the phenotypic level across a broad range of organisms, we still know remarkably little about its genetic architecture. Here, we explore th...

    Authors: Bart A. Pannebakker, Nicola Cook, Joost van den Heuvel, Louis van de Zande and David M. Shuker

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:499

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  21. Cestoda is a class of endoparasitic worms in the flatworm phylum (Platyhelminthes). During the course of their evolution cestodes have evolved some interesting aspects, such as their increased reproductive cap...

    Authors: Gabriela Prado Paludo, Claudia Elizabeth Thompson, Kendi Nishino Miyamoto, Rafael Lucas Muniz Guedes, Arnaldo Zaha, Ana Tereza Ribeiro de Vasconcelos, Martin Cancela and Henrique Bunselmeyer Ferreira

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:487

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  22. The pearl oyster Pinctada fucata martensii is an economically valuable shellfish for seawater pearl production, and production of pearls depends on its growth. To date, the molecular mechanisms of the growth of t...

    Authors: Hua Zhang, Hanzhi Xu, Huiru Liu, Xiaolan Pan, Meng Xu, Gege Zhang and Maoxian He

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:481

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  23. Despite being one of the primary mechanisms of gene expression regulation in eukaryotes, alternative splicing is often overlooked in ecotoxicogenomic studies. The process of alternative splicing facilitates th...

    Authors: Sneha Suresh, Teresa J. Crease, Melania E. Cristescu and Frédéric J. J. Chain

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:433

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  24. Parasites employ proteases to evade host immune systems, feed and replicate and are often the target of anti-parasite strategies to disrupt these interactions. Myxozoans are obligate cnidarian parasites, alter...

    Authors: Ashlie Hartigan, Anush Kosakyan, Hana Pecková, Edit Eszterbauer and Astrid S. Holzer

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:404

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  25. Most of our understanding on the social behavior and genomics of bees and other social insects is centered on the Western honey bee, Apis mellifera. The genus Apis, however, is a highly derived branch comprising ...

    Authors: Flávia C. de Paula Freitas, Anete P. Lourenço, Francis M. F. Nunes, Alexandre R. Paschoal, Fabiano C. P. Abreu, Fábio O. Barbin, Luana Bataglia, Carlos A. M. Cardoso-Júnior, Mário S. Cervoni, Saura R. Silva, Fernanda Dalarmi, Marco A. Del Lama, Thiago S. Depintor, Kátia M. Ferreira, Paula S. Gória, Michael C. Jaskot…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:386

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  26. Genetic association studies that seek to explain the inheritance of complex traits typically fail to explain a majority of the heritability of the trait under study. Thus, we are left with a gap in the map fro...

    Authors: Benjamin R. Harrison, Lu Wang, Erika Gajda, Elise V. Hoffman, Brian Y. Chung, Scott D. Pletcher, Daniel Raftery and Daniel E. L. Promislow

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:341

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  27. Salivary cell secretion (SCS) plays a critical role in blood feeding by medicinal leeches, making them of use for certain medical purposes even today.

    Authors: Vladislav V. Babenko, Oleg V. Podgorny, Valentin A. Manuvera, Artem S. Kasianov, Alexander I. Manolov, Ekaterina N. Grafskaia, Dmitriy A. Shirokov, Alexey S. Kurdyumov, Dmitriy V. Vinogradov, Anastasia S. Nikitina, Sergey I. Kovalchuk, Nickolay A. Anikanov, Ivan O. Butenko, Olga V. Pobeguts, Daria S. Matyushkina, Daria V. Rakitina…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:331

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  28. Hypoxia is an important environmental stressor in aquatic ecosystems, with increasingly impacts on global biodiversity. Benthic communities are the most sensitive parts of the coastal ecosystem to eutrophicati...

    Authors: Hongtao Nie, Huamin Wang, Kunyin Jiang and Xiwu Yan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:318

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  29. The olive fruit fly, Bactrocera oleae, is the most important pest in the olive fruit agribusiness industry. This is because female flies lay their eggs in the unripe fruits and upon hatching the larvae feed on th...

    Authors: Anthony Bayega, Haig Djambazian, Konstantina T. Tsoumani, Maria-Eleni Gregoriou, Efthimia Sagri, Eleni Drosopoulou, Penelope Mavragani-Tsipidou, Kristina Giorda, George Tsiamis, Kostas Bourtzis, Spyridon Oikonomopoulos, Ken Dewar, Deanna M. Church, Alexie Papanicolaou, Kostas D. Mathiopoulos and Jiannis Ragoussis

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:259

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  30. Conogethes pinicolalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), is similar to Conogethes punctiferalis (yellow peach moth) and its host plant is gymnosperms, especially for masson pine. So far, less literature was reported on t...

    Authors: Dapeng Jing, Tiantao Zhang, Shuxiong Bai, Kanglai He, Sivaprasath Prabu, Junbo Luan and Zhenying Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:244

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  31. The fall webworm Hyphantria cunea is an invasive and polyphagous defoliator pest that feeds on nearly any type of deciduous tree worldwide. The silk web of H. cunea aids its aggregating behavior, provides thermal...

    Authors: Qi Chen, Hanbo Zhao, Ming Wen, Jiaxin Li, Haifeng Zhou, Jiatong Wang, Yuxin Zhou, Yulin Liu, Lixin Du, Hui Kang, Jian Zhang, Rui Cao, Xiaoming Xu, Jing-Jiang Zhou, Bingzhong Ren and Yinliang Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:242

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  32. Halyomorpha halys (Stål), the brown marmorated stink bug, is a highly invasive insect species due in part to its exceptionally high levels of polyphagy. This species is also a nuisance due to overwintering in hum...

    Authors: Michael E. Sparks, Raman Bansal, Joshua B. Benoit, Michael B. Blackburn, Hsu Chao, Mengyao Chen, Sammy Cheng, Christopher Childers, Huyen Dinh, Harsha Vardhan Doddapaneni, Shannon Dugan, Elena N. Elpidina, David W. Farrow, Markus Friedrich, Richard A. Gibbs, Brantley Hall…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:227

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  33. The current growth in DNA sequencing techniques makes of genome annotation a crucial task in the genomic era. Traditional gene finders focus on protein-coding sequences, but they are far from being exhaustive....

    Authors: Carlos S. Casimiro-Soriguer, Alejandro Rubio, Juan Jimenez and Antonio J. Pérez-Pulido

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:210

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  34. The AIG (avrRpt2-induced gene) family of GTPases, characterized by the presence of a distinctive AIG1 domain, is mysterious in having a peculiar phylogenetic distribution, a predilection for undergoing expansi...

    Authors: Lijun Lu, Eric S. Loker, Si-Ming Zhang, Sarah K. Buddenborg and Lijing Bu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:190

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  35. Lepidoptera is one group of the largest plant-feeding insects and Spodoptera litura (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is one of the most serious agricultural pests in Asia countries. An interesting and unique phenomenon f...

    Authors: Yaqing Chen, Jun Ou, Yucheng Liu, Qiong Wu, Liang Wen, Sichun Zheng, Sheng Li, Qili Feng and Lin Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:171

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  36. To date, four thrips vectors have been reported to transmit five different tospoviruses in India. Their identification at an early stage is crucial in formulating appropriate pest management strategies. Since ...

    Authors: Sumit Jangra, Anubha Mittal, Heena Dhall, Rakesh Kumar Jain and Amalendu Ghosh

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:170

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  37. Polyembryony is defined as the formation of several embryos from a single egg. This phenomenon can occur in humans, armadillo, and some endoparasitoid insects. However, the mechanism underlying polyembryogenes...

    Authors: Takuma Sakamoto, Maaya Nishiko, Hidemasa Bono, Takeru Nakazato, Jin Yoshimura, Hiroko Tabunoki and Kikuo Iwabuchi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:152

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  38. Successful mating of female mosquitoes typically occurs once, with the male sperm being stored in the female spermatheca for every subsequent oviposition event. The female spermatheca is responsible for the ma...

    Authors: Tales Vicari Pascini, Marcelo Ramalho-Ortigão, José Marcos Ribeiro, Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena and Gustavo Ferreira Martins

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:143

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  39. Stink bugs are an emerging threat to crop security in many parts of the globe, but there are few genetic resources available to study their physiology at a molecular level. This is especially true for tissues ...

    Authors: Shane Denecke, Panagiotis Ioannidis, Benjamin Buer, Aris Ilias, Vassilis Douris, Pantelis Topalis, Ralf Nauen, Sven Geibel and John Vontas

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:129

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  40. Fluralaner is a novel isoxazoline insecticide with a unique action site on the γ-aminobutyric acid receptor (GABAR), shows excellent activity on agricultural pests including the common cutworm Spodoptera litura, ...

    Authors: Zhong-Qiang Jia, Di Liu, Ying-Chuan Peng, Zhao-Jun Han, Chun-Qing Zhao and Tao Tang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:120

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  41. Rhodnius prolixus has become a model for revealing the molecular bases of insect sensory biology due to the publication of its genome and its well-characterized behavioural repertoire. Gene expression modulation ...

    Authors: Jose Manuel Latorre-Estivalis, Marcos Sterkel, Sheila Ons and Marcelo Gustavo Lorenzo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:101

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  42. Aldrichina grahami (Diptera: Calliphoridae) is a forensically important fly, which has been widely applied to practical legal investigations. Unlike other necrophagous flies, A. grahami exhibits cold tolerance wh...

    Authors: Zhuoying Liu, Han Han, Fanming Meng, Yangshuai Jiang and Jifeng Cai

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:92

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  43. Environmental variation in the amount of resources available to populations challenge individuals to optimize the allocation of those resources to key fitness functions. This coordination of resource allocatio...

    Authors: E. Ng’oma, P. A. Williams-Simon, A. Rahman and E. G. King

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:84

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  44. 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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