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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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

  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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