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BMC Genomics

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. Content type: Research article

    Molecular mechanisms underlying coral larval competence, the ability of larvae to respond to settlement cues, determine their dispersal potential and are potential targets of natural selection. Here, we profil...

    Authors: Marie E. Strader, Galina V. Aglyamova and Mikhail V. Matz

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:17

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    Circular RNAs (CircRNAs) are a newly appreciated class of RNAs that lack free 5′ and 3′ ends, are expressed by the thousands in diverse forms of life, and are mostly of enigmatic function. Ostensibly due to th...

    Authors: Mariela Cortés-López, Matthew R. Gruner, Daphne A. Cooper, Hannah N. Gruner, Alexandru-Ioan Voda, Alexander M. van der Linden and Pedro Miura

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:8

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    Heat tolerance is a key parameter that affects insect distribution and abundance. Glyphodes pyloalis Walker (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) is a devastating pest of mulberry in the main mulberry-growing regions and can ...

    Authors: Yuncai Liu, Hang Su, Rongqiao Li, Xiaotong Li, Yusong Xu, Xiangping Dai, Yanyan Zhou and Huabing Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:974

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    Some populations of West African Aedes aegypti, the dengue and zika vector, are reproductively incompatible; our earlier study showed that divergence and rearrangements of genes on chromosome 1, which bears the s...

    Authors: Corey L. Campbell, Laura B. Dickson, Saul Lozano-Fuentes, Punita Juneja, Francis M. Jiggins and William C. Black IV

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:943

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    Rapid evolution is a hallmark of reproductive genetic systems and arises through the combined processes of sequence divergence, gene gain and loss, and changes in gene and protein expression. While studies aim...

    Authors: Emma Whittington, Desiree Forsythe, Kirill Borziak, Timothy L. Karr, James R. Walters and Steve Dorus

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:931

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    Crustacea, the second largest subphylum of Arthropoda, includes species of major ecological and economic importance, such as crabs, lobsters, crayfishes, shrimps, and barnacles. With the rapid development of c...

    Authors: Jing Qin, Yaohua Hu, Ka Yan Ma, Xiaosen Jiang, Ching Hei Ho, Ling Ming Tsang, Lefei Yi, Ricky Wai Tak Leung and Ka Hou Chu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:908

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    Aging is associated with functional decline of neurons and increased incidence of both neurodegenerative and ocular disease. Photoreceptor neurons in Drosophila melanogaster provide a powerful model for studying ...

    Authors: Hana Hall, Patrick Medina, Daphne A. Cooper, Spencer E. Escobedo, Jeremiah Rounds, Kaelan J. Brennan, Christopher Vincent, Pedro Miura, Rebecca Doerge and Vikki M. Weake

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:894

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    The olfactory system enables organisms to detect chemical cues in the environment and can signal the availability of food or the presence of a predator. Appropriate behavioral responses to these chemical cues ...

    Authors: Elizabeth B. Brown, Cody Patterson, Rayanne Pancoast and Stephanie M. Rollmann

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:867

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    Simple sequence repeats (SSR), also called microsatellites, have been widely used as genetic markers, and have been extensively studied in some model insects. At present, the genomes of more than 100 insect sp...

    Authors: Simin Ding, Shuping Wang, Kang He, Mingxing Jiang and Fei Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:848

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    The New Zealand collembolan genus Holacanthella contains the largest species of springtails (Collembola) in the world. Using Illumina technology we have sequenced and assembled a draft genome and transcriptome fr...

    Authors: Chen Wu, Melissa D. Jordan, Richard D. Newcomb, Neil J. Gemmell, Sarah Bank, Karen Meusemann, Peter K. Dearden, Elizabeth J. Duncan, Sefanie Grosser, Kim Rutherford, Paul P. Gardner, Ross N. Crowhurst, Bernd Steinwender, Leah K. Tooman, Mark I. Stevens and Thomas R. Buckley

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:795

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    The Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus is a highly invasive species and competent vector of several arboviruses (e.g. dengue, chikungunya, Zika) and parasites (e.g. dirofilaria) of public health importance. Co...

    Authors: Fabrizio Lombardo, Marco Salvemini, Carmine Fiorillo, Tony Nolan, Laurence J. Zwiebel, José M. Ribeiro and Bruno Arcà

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:770

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    Do miRNAs contribute to specify the germ-band type and the body structure in the insect embryo? Our goal was to address that issue by studying the changes in miRNA expression along the ontogeny of the German c...

    Authors: Guillem Ylla, Maria-Dolors Piulachs and Xavier Belles

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:774

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Anopheles (An.) coluzzii, one of Africa’s primary malaria vectors, is highly anthropophilic. This human host preference contributes greatly to its ability to transmit malaria. In contr...

    Authors: G. Athrey, L. V. Cosme, Z. Popkin-Hall, S. Pathikonda, W. Takken and M. A. Slotman

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:751

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    Scleractinian corals are a vital component of coral reef ecosystems, and of significant cultural and economic value worldwide. As anthropogenic and natural stressors are contributing to a global decline of cor...

    Authors: Monika Frazier, Martin Helmkampf, M. Renee Bellinger, Scott M. Geib and Misaki Takabayashi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:710

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Oogenesis in the domestic silkworm (Bombyx mori) is a complex process involving previtellogenesis, vitellogenesis and choriogenesis. During this process, follicles show drastic morphological and physiological cha...

    Authors: Qiang Zhang, Wei Sun, Bang-Yong Sun, Yang Xiao and Ze Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:714

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