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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. Content type: Research article

    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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    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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  3. Content type: Research article

    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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  4. Content type: Research Article

    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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  5. Content type: Research article

    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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  6. Content type: Research article

    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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  7. Content type: Research article

    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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  8. Content type: Research article

    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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  9. Content type: Research article

    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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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Genomics 2019 20:698

  10. Content type: Research article

    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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  11. Content type: Research article

    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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  12. Content type: Research article

    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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  13. Content type: Research article

    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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  14. Content type: Research article

    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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  15. Content type: Research article

    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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  16. Content type: Research article

    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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  17. Content type: Research article

    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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  18. Content type: Research article

    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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  19. Content type: Methodology article

    The wide variety of specialized permissive and repressive mechanisms by which germ cells regulate developmental gene expression are not well understood genome-wide. Isolation of germ cells with high integrity ...

    Authors: Mei Han, Guifeng Wei, Catherine E. McManus, LaDeana W. Hillier and Valerie Reinke

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:500

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The Neotropical fruit fly Drosophila paulistorum (Diptera: Drosophilidae) is a species complex in statu nascendi comprising six reproductively isolated semispecies, each harboring mutualistic Wolbachia strains. A...

    Authors: Guilherme C. Baião, Daniela I. Schneider, Wolfgang J. Miller and Lisa Klasson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:465

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The diamondback moth (DBM), Plutella xylostella (L.), is a major pest of cruciferous crops worldwide. While the species has become a model for genomics, post-transcriptional mechanisms associated with development...

    Authors: Qian Zhao, Weimin Zhong, Weiyi He, Yiying Li, Yaqing Li, Tianpu Li, Liette Vasseur and Minsheng You

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:463

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Cytochrome P450-dependent monooxygenases (P450s), constituting one of the largest and oldest gene superfamilies found in many organisms from bacteria to humans, play a vital role in the detoxification and inac...

    Authors: Binu Antony, Jibin Johny, Mahmoud M. Abdelazim, Jernej Jakše, Mohammed Ali Al-Saleh and Arnab Pain

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:440

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Deciphering the molecular mechanisms mediating the chemical senses, taste, and smell has been of vital importance for understanding the nature of how insects interact with their chemical environment. Several g...

    Authors: William B. Walker III, Amit Roy, Peter Anderson, Fredrik Schlyter, Bill S. Hansson and Mattias C. Larsson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:428

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The two Caenorhabditis elegans somatic gonadal precursors (SGPs) are multipotent progenitors that generate all somatic tissues of the adult reproductive system. The sister cells of the SGPs are two head mesoderma...

    Authors: Laura D. Mathies, Surjyendu Ray, Kayla Lopez-Alvillar, Michelle N. Arbeitman, Andrew G. Davies and Jill C. Bettinger

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:427

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Parts of Europe and the United States have witnessed dramatic losses in commercially managed honey bees over the past decade to what is considered an unsustainable extent. The large-scale loss of bees has cons...

    Authors: Lindsay Rutter, Jimena Carrillo-Tripp, Bryony C. Bonning, Dianne Cook, Amy L. Toth and Adam G. Dolezal

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:412

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The behavioural transition from nurses to foragers in honey bees is known to be affected by intrinsic and extrinsic factors, including colony demography, hormone levels, brain chemistry and structure, and gene...

    Authors: Fang Liu, Tengfei Shi, Lei Qi, Xin Su, Deqian Wang, Jie Dong and Zachary Y. Huang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:393

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Hydrothermal vents and cold seeps are typical deep-sea chemosynthetically-driven ecosystems that allow high abundance of specialized macro-benthos. To gather knowledge about the genetic basis of adaptation to ...

    Authors: Jiao Cheng, Min Hui and Zhongli Sha

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:388

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  28. Content type: Database

    Scleractinian corals are important reef builders, but around the world they are under the threat of global climate change as well as local stressors. Molecular resources are critical for understanding a specie...

    Authors: Yanjie Zhang, Qian Chen, James Y. Xie, Yip Hung Yeung, Baohua Xiao, Baoling Liao, Jianliang Xu and Jian-Wen Qiu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:387

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The club-legged grasshopper Gomphocerus sibiricus is a Gomphocerinae grasshopper with a promising future as model species for studying the maintenance of colour-polymorphism, the genetics of sexual ornamentation ...

    Authors: Abhijeet Shah, Joseph I. Hoffman and Holger Schielzeth

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:370

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  30. Content type: Research article

    In our previous study, we identified four isoforms of the Bmovo gene, Bmovo-1, Bmovo-2, Bmovo-3 and Bmovo-4 from the silkworm ovary and verified that ovarian development was regulated by the BmOVO proteins. Resul...

    Authors: Min Zhu, Xiaolong Hu, Zi Liang, Mengsheng Jiang, Renyu Xue, Yongchang Gong, Xing Zhang, Guangli Cao and Chengliang Gong

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:342

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Evolutionary theory indicates that the dynamics of aging in the soma and reproductive tissues may be distinct. This difference arises from the fact that only the germline lineage establishes future generations...

    Authors: Alexandra A. Erwin and Justin P. Blumenstiel

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:305

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Adapting to changes in the environment is the foundation of species survival, and is usually thought to be a gradual process. However, transposable elements (TEs), epigenetic modifications, and/or genetic mate...

    Authors: Kishor Dhaygude, Abhilash Nair, Helena Johansson, Yannick Wurm and Liselotte Sundström

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:301

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Reverse transcription quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) is widely used for gene expression analysis in various organisms. Its accuracy largely relies on the stability of reference genes, making reference gene selecti...

    Authors: Yajuan Li, Lingling Zhang, Ruojiao Li, Meiwei Zhang, Yangping Li, Hao Wang, Shi Wang and Zhenmin Bao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:288

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The ability to generate long sequencing reads and access long-range linkage information is revolutionizing the quality and completeness of genome assemblies. Here we use a hybrid approach that combines data fr...

    Authors: Andreas Wallberg, Ignas Bunikis, Olga Vinnere Pettersson, Mai-Britt Mosbech, Anna K. Childers, Jay D. Evans, Alexander S. Mikheyev, Hugh M. Robertson, Gene E. Robinson and Matthew T. Webster

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:275

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Functional communications between nervous, endocrine and immune systems are well established in both vertebrates and invertebrates. Circulating hemocytes act as fundamental players in this crosstalk, whose fun...

    Authors: Fuxuan Wang, Shihao Li, Jianhai Xiang and Fuhua Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:247

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The most critical step in the pearl formation during aquaculture is issued to the proliferation and differentiation of outer epithelial cells of mantle graft into pearl sac. This pearl sac secretes various mat...

    Authors: Mariom, Saori Take, Yoji Igarashi, Kazutoshi Yoshitake, Shuichi Asakawa, Kaoru Maeyama, Kiyohito Nagai, Shugo Watabe and Shigeharu Kinoshita

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:240

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Accumulation of protein aggregates are a major hallmark of progressive neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Transgenic Caenorhabditis elegans nematodes expressing the h...

    Authors: Yiru A. Wang, Basten L. Snoek, Mark G. Sterken, Joost A. G. Riksen, Jana J. Stastna, Jan E. Kammenga and Simon C. Harvey

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:232

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The phyla Cnidaria, Placozoa, Ctenophora, and Porifera emerged before the split of proto- and deuterostome animals, about 600 million years ago. These early metazoans are interesting, because they can give us ...

    Authors: Sofie K. D. Nielsen, Thomas L. Koch, Frank Hauser, Anders Garm and Cornelis J. P. Grimmelikhuijzen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:175

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Mermithid nematodes, such as Ovomermis sinensis, display a broad host range including some lepidopteran pests. Infective juveniles penetrate their host through the cuticle, complete their growth within the hemoco...

    Authors: Gui-Jie Wang, Xiao-Rong Zhuo, Wen-Wen Wang, Xu-Sheng Liu, Guo-Xiu Wang and Jia-Lin Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:161

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Coral reefs can experience salinity fluctuations due to rainfall and runoff; these events can have major impacts on the corals and lead to bleaching and mortality. On the Great Barrier Reef (GBR), low salinity...

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

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:148

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Marine bivalves undergo complex development processes, such as shell morphology conversion and changes of anatomy and life habits. In this study, the transcriptomes of pearl oyster Pinctada fucata martensii and P...

    Authors: Zhe Zheng, Ruijuan Hao, Xinwei Xiong, Yu Jiao, Yuewen Deng and Xiaodong Du

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:122

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Cultured pearls are unique gems produced by living organisms, mainly molluscs of the Pinctada genus, through the biomineralization properties of pearl sac tissue. Improvement of P. margaritifera pearl quality is ...

    Authors: J. Le Luyer, P. Auffret, V. Quillien, N. Leclerc, C. Reisser, J. Vidal-Dupiol and C.-L. Ky

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:111

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Aging is accompanied with loss of tissue homeostasis and accumulation of cellular damages. As one of the important metabolic centers, liver shows age-related dysregulation of lipid metabolism, impaired detoxif...

    Authors: Kerui Huang, Wenhao Chen, Fang Zhu, Patrick Wai-Lun Li, Pankaj Kapahi and Hua Bai

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:50

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Circadian clocks are found in nearly all organisms, from bacteria to mammals, and ensure that behavioral and physiological processes occur at optimal times of day and in the correct temporal order. It is becom...

    Authors: Alex C. Boomgarden, Gabriel D. Sagewalker, Aashaka C. Shah, Sarah D. Haider, Pramathini Patel, Heather E. Wheeler, Christine M. Dubowy and Daniel J. Cavanaugh

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:14

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Mud crabs, Scylla spp., are commercially important large-size marine crustaceans in the Indo-West Pacific region. As females have the higher growth rate and economic value, the production of all female stocks is ...

    Authors: Xi Shi, Khor Waiho, Xincang Li, Mhd Ikhwanuddin, Guidong Miao, Fan Lin, Yueling Zhang, Shengkang Li, Huaiping Zheng, Wenhua Liu, Jude Juventus Aweya, Ghazali Azmie, Juliana C. Baylon, Emilia T. Quinitio and Hongyu Ma

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:981

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  46. Content type: Research article

    The insect gustatory system plays a central role in the regulation of multiple physiological behaviors and the co-evolution between insects and their hosts. The gustatory receptors (Gr) are important to allow ...

    Authors: Kui Kang, Pan Yang, Li-E Chen, Rui Pang, Lu-Jun Yu, Wen-Wu Zhou, Zeng-Rong Zhu and Wen-Qing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:970

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