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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 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. Global climate change is predicted to force the bathymetric migrations of shallow-water marine invertebrates. Hydrostatic pressure is proposed to be one of the major environmental factors limiting the vertical...

    Authors: Linying Liang, Jiawei Chen, Yanan Li and Haibin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:68

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  25. As a major threat to the oyster industry, Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) is a polymicrobial disease affecting the main oyster species farmed across the world. POMS affects oyster juveniles and became...

    Authors: Julien de Lorgeril, Bruno Petton, Aude Lucasson, Valérie Perez, Pierre-Louis Stenger, Lionel Dégremont, Caroline Montagnani, Jean-Michel Escoubas, Philippe Haffner, Jean-François Allienne, Marc Leroy, Franck Lagarde, Jérémie Vidal-Dupiol, Yannick Gueguen and Guillaume Mitta

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:63

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  26. The red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum has emerged as an important model organism for the study of gene function in development and physiology, for ecological and evolutionary genomics, for pest control and a p...

    Authors: Nicolae Herndon, Jennifer Shelton, Lizzy Gerischer, Panos Ioannidis, Maria Ninova, Jürgen Dönitz, Robert M. Waterhouse, Chun Liang, Carsten Damm, Janna Siemanowski, Peter Kitzmann, Julia Ulrich, Stefan Dippel, Georg Oberhofer, Yonggang Hu, Jonas Schwirz…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:47

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  27. Ladybird beetles (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) are highly diverse in their feeding habits. Most of them are specialist feeders, while some can have a broad spectrum of prey. As a representative group of generali...

    Authors: Mei-Lan Chen, Yu-Hao Huang, Bo-Yuan Qiu, Pei-Tao Chen, Xue-Yong Du, Hao-Sen Li and Hong Pang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:44

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  28. Venom is one of the most important sources of regulation factors used by parasitic Hymenoptera to redirect host physiology in favour of the developing offspring. This has stimulated a number of studies, both a...

    Authors: Andrea Becchimanzi, Maddalena Avolio, Hamed Bostan, Chiara Colantuono, Flora Cozzolino, Donato Mancini, Maria Luisa Chiusano, Pietro Pucci, Silvia Caccia and Francesco Pennacchio

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:34

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  29. Decapods are an order of crustaceans which includes shrimps, crabs, lobsters and crayfish. They occur worldwide and are of great scientific interest as well as being of ecological and economic importance in fi...

    Authors: Wenyan Nong, Zacary Y. H. Chai, Xiaosen Jiang, Jing Qin, Ka Yan Ma, King Ming Chan, Ting Fung Chan, Billy K. C. Chow, Hoi Shan Kwan, Chris K. C. Wong, Jian-Wen Qiu, Jerome H. L. Hui and Ka Hou Chu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:32

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  30. Growth hormone inducible transmembrane protein (GHITM) is a highly conserved transmembrane protein. This study was conducted to investigate the role of GHITM gene in the apoptosis and growth of the golden appl...

    Authors: Wenchao Yu, Baolu Zhang, Hongce Song, Rui Zhan, Lingling Li, Cheng He, Qiuyun Jiang, Xiaona Wang, Lei Wei, Nannan Zhao, Wen Guo and Xiaotong Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:19

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  31. Daphnia species reproduce by cyclic parthenogenesis involving both sexual and asexual reproduction. The sex of the offspring is environmentally determined and mediated via endocrine signalling by the mother. Inte...

    Authors: Jouni Kvist, Camila Gonçalves Athanàsio, Michael E. Pfrender, James B. Brown, John K. Colbourne and Leda Mirbahai

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:17

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  32. Pteropods are planktonic gastropods that are considered as bio-indicators to monitor impacts of ocean acidification on marine ecosystems. In order to gain insight into their adaptive potential to future enviro...

    Authors: Le Qin Choo, Thijs M. P. Bal, Marvin Choquet, Irina Smolina, Paula Ramos-Silva, Ferdinand Marlétaz, Martina Kopp, Galice Hoarau and Katja T. C. A. Peijnenburg

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:11

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  33. Behavior reflects an organism’s health status. Many organisms display a generalized suite of behaviors that indicate infection or predict infection susceptibility. We apply this concept to honey bee aggression...

    Authors: Clare C. Rittschof, Benjamin E. R. Rubin and Joseph H. Palmer

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:1029

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  34. Assembly and function of neuronal synapses require the coordinated expression of a yet undetermined set of genes. Previously, we had trained an ensemble machine learning model to assign a probability of having...

    Authors: Flavio Pazos Obregón, Martín Palazzo, Pablo Soto, Gustavo Guerberoff, Patricio Yankilevich and Rafael Cantera

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:1011

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  35. The glasshouse whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum, is a damaging crop pest and an invasive generalist capable of feeding on a broad range of host plants. As such this species has evolved mechanisms to circumvent...

    Authors: Adam Pym, Kumar Saurabh Singh, Åsa Nordgren, T. G. Emyr Davies, Christoph T. Zimmer, Jan Elias, Russell Slater and Chris Bass

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:996

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  36. Vibrio spp. is the major infection-producing marine bacteria in commercially important bivalve Paphia undulata. The host resistance is the major determining factor for the development of pathogenesis. To explore ...

    Authors: Mingjia Yu, Lin Zheng, Xiaobo Wang, Minfu Wu, Ming Qi, Wandong Fu and Yang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:988

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  37. Predatory mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae) are the most important beneficial arthropods used in augmentative biological pest control of protected crops around the world. However, the genomes of mites are far less w...

    Authors: Yan-Xuan Zhang, Xia Chen, Jie-Ping Wang, Zhi-Qiang Zhang, Hui Wei, Hai-Yan Yu, Hong-Kun Zheng, Yong Chen, Li-Sheng Zhang, Jian-Zhen Lin, Li Sun, Dong-Yuan Liu, Juan Tang, Yan Lei, Xu-Ming Li and Min Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:954

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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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