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. Research article

    Analysis of the genome of the New Zealand giant collembolan (Holacanthella duospinosa) sheds light on hexapod evolution

    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...

    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

    BMC Genomics 2017 18:795

    Published on: 17 October 2017

  2. Research article

    Deciphering the olfactory repertoire of the tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus

    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...

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

    BMC Genomics 2017 18:770

    Published on: 11 October 2017

  3. Research article

    Integrated application of transcriptomics and metabolomics provides insights into glycogen content regulation in the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas

    The Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas is an important marine fishery resource, which contains high levels of glycogen that contributes to the flavor and the quality of the oyster. However, little is known about th...

    Busu Li, Kai Song, Jie Meng, Li Li and Guofan Zhang

    BMC Genomics 2017 18:713

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  4. Research article

    De novo metatranscriptome assembly and coral gene expression profile of Montipora capitata with growth anomaly

    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...

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

    BMC Genomics 2017 18:710

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  5. Research article

    The dynamic landscape of gene regulation during Bombyx mori oogenesis

    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...

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

    BMC Genomics 2017 18:714

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  6. Research article

    The transcription factor Maf-S regulates metabolic resistance to insecticides in the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae

    Malaria control in Africa is dependent upon the use insecticides but intensive use of a limited number of chemicals has led to resistance in mosquito populations. Increased production of enzymes that detoxify ...

    Victoria A. Ingham, Patricia Pignatelli, Jonathan D. Moore, Simon Wagstaff and Hilary Ranson

    BMC Genomics 2017 18:669

    Published on: 30 August 2017

  7. Research article

    Effects of the vertically transmitted microsporidian Facilispora margolisi and the parasiticide emamectin benzoate on salmon lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis)

    Microsporidia are highly specialized, parasitic fungi that infect a wide range of eukaryotic hosts from all major taxa. Infections cause a variety of damaging effects on host physiology from increased stress t...

    Jordan D. Poley, Ben J. G. Sutherland, Mark D. Fast, Ben F. Koop and Simon R. M. Jones

    BMC Genomics 2017 18:630

    Published on: 17 August 2017

  8. Research

    Transcriptomic analysis of the response of Acropora millepora to hypo-osmotic stress provides insights into DMSP biosynthesis by corals

    Dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) is a small sulphur compound which is produced in prodigious amounts in the oceans and plays a pivotal role in the marine sulfur cycle. Until recently, DMSP was believed to be ...

    Catalina Aguilar, Jean-Baptiste Raina, Cherie A. Motti, Sylvain Fôret, David C. Hayward, Bruno Lapeyre, David G. Bourne and David J. Miller

    BMC Genomics 2017 18:612

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  9. Research article

    The purplish bifurcate mussel Mytilisepta virgata gene expression atlas reveals a remarkable tissue functional specialization

    Mytilisepta virgata is a marine mussel commonly found along the coasts of Japan. Although this species has been the subject of occasional studies concerning its ecological role, growth...

    Marco Gerdol, Yuki Fujii, Imtiaj Hasan, Toru Koike, Shunsuke Shimojo, Francesca Spazzali, Kaname Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Ozeki, Alberto Pallavicini and Hideaki Fujita

    BMC Genomics 2017 18:590

    Published on: 8 August 2017

  10. Research article

    Comparative genomics shows that viral integrations are abundant and express piRNAs in the arboviral vectors Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus

    Arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) transmitted by mosquito vectors cause many important emerging or resurging infectious diseases in humans including dengue, chikungunya and Zika. Understanding the co-evolu...

    Umberto Palatini, Pascal Miesen, Rebeca Carballar-Lejarazu, Lino Ometto, Ettore Rizzo, Zhijian Tu, Ronald P. van Rij and Mariangela Bonizzoni

    BMC Genomics 2017 18:512

    Published on: 5 July 2017

  11. Research article

    Contribution of trans regulatory eQTL to cryptic genetic variation in C. elegans

    Cryptic genetic variation (CGV) is the hidden genetic variation that can be unlocked by perturbing normal conditions. CGV can drive the emergence of novel complex phenotypes through changes in gene expression....

    Basten L. Snoek, Mark G. Sterken, Roel P. J. Bevers, Rita J. M. Volkers, Arjen van’t Hof, Rachel Brenchley, Joost A. G. Riksen, Andrew Cossins and Jan E. Kammenga

    BMC Genomics 2017 18:500

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  12. Research article

    Coping with living in the soil: the genome of the parthenogenetic springtail Folsomia candida

    Folsomia candida is a model in soil biology, belonging to the family of Isotomidae, subclass Collembola. It reproduces parthenogenetically in the presence of Wolbachia, and exhibits re...

    Anna Faddeeva-Vakhrusheva, Ken Kraaijeveld, Martijn F. L. Derks, Seyed Yahya Anvar, Valeria Agamennone, Wouter Suring, Andries A. Kampfraath, Jacintha Ellers, Giang Le Ngoc, Cornelis A. M. van Gestel, Janine Mariën, Sandra Smit, Nico M. van Straalen and Dick Roelofs

    BMC Genomics 2017 18:493

    Published on: 28 June 2017

  13. Research article

    The transcriptome of a “sleeping” invader: de novo assembly and annotation of the transcriptome of aestivating Cornu aspersum

    Cornu aspersum is a quite intriguing species from the point of view of ecology and evolution and its potential use in medical and environmental applications. It is a species of economi...

    Aristeidis Parmakelis, Panayiota Kotsakiozi, Christos K. Kontos, Panagiotis G. Adamopoulos and Andreas Scorilas

    BMC Genomics 2017 18:491

    Published on: 28 June 2017

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