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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 ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters belong to a large superfamily of proteins that have important physiological functions in all living organisms. Most are integral membrane proteins that transport a b...

    Authors: Gunnar Broehan, Tobias Kroeger, Marcé Lorenzen and Hans Merzendorfer

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2013 14:6

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  2. Understanding polyphenism, the ability of a single genome to express multiple morphologically and behaviourally distinct phenotypes, is an important goal for evolutionary and developmental biology. Polyphenism...

    Authors: Thomas J Colgan, James C Carolan, Stephen J Bridgett, Seirian Sumner, Mark L Blaxter and Mark JF Brown

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:623

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  3. Many temperate insects survive the harsh conditions of winter by undergoing photoperiodic diapause, a pre-programmed developmental arrest initiated by short day lengths. Despite the well-established ecological...

    Authors: Monica F Poelchau, Julie A Reynolds, David L Denlinger, Christine G Elsik and Peter A Armbruster

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:619

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  4. Little is known about the composition and function of the saliva in black flies such as Simulium guianense, the main vector of river blindness disease in Brazil. The complex salivary potion of hematophagous arthr...

    Authors: Andrezza C Chagas, Eric Calvo, Paulo FP Pimenta and José MC Ribeiro

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:612

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  5. The piRNA pathway has been shown in model organisms to be involved in silencing of transposons thereby providing genome stability. In D. melanogaster the majority of piRNAs map to these sequences. The medically i...

    Authors: Peter Arensburger, Robert H Hice, Jennifer A Wright, Nancy L Craig and Peter W Atkinson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:606

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  6. G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) constitute one of the largest groupings of eukaryotic proteins, and represent a particularly lucrative set of pharmaceutical targets. They play an important role in eukaryot...

    Authors: Mostafa Zamanian, Michael J Kimber, Paul McVeigh, Steve A Carlson, Aaron G Maule and Tim A Day

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:596

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  7. Wolbachia are endosymbiotic bacteria that are frequently found in arthropods and nematodes. These maternally inherited bacteria manipulate host reproduction by several mechanisms including cytoplasmic incompatibi...

    Authors: Ya Zheng, Jia-Lin Wang, Chen Liu, Cui-Ping Wang, Thomas Walker and Yu-Feng Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:595

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  8. Motivated by the precarious state of the world's coral reefs, there is currently a keen interest in coral transcriptomics. By identifying changes in coral gene expression that are triggered by particular envir...

    Authors: Nikki Traylor-Knowles, Brian R Granger, Tristan J Lubinski, Jignesh R Parikh, Sara Garamszegi, Yu Xia, Jarrod A Marto, Les Kaufman and John R Finnerty

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:585

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  9. Arthropods are the most diverse animal phylum, but their genomic resources are relatively few. While the genome of the branchiopod Daphnia pulex is now available, no other large-scale crustacean genomic resources...

    Authors: Victor Zeng, Karina E Villanueva, Ben S Ewen-Campen, Frederike Alwes, William E Browne and Cassandra G Extavour

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:581

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  10. Cis-regulatory modules are bound by transcription factors to regulate gene expression. Characterizing these DNA sequences is central to understanding gene regulatory networks and gaining insight into mechanisms o...

    Authors: Marc S Halfon, Qianqian Zhu, Elizabeth R Brennan and Yiyun Zhou

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:578

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  11. Hormesis is a biphasic biological response characterized by the stimulatory effect at relatively low amounts of chemical compounds which are otherwise detrimental at higher concentrations. A hormetic response ...

    Authors: Maria de la Paz Celorio-Mancera, Seung-Joon Ahn, Heiko Vogel and David G Heckel

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:575

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  12. Anopheles gambiae is the primary mosquito vector of human malaria parasites in sub-Saharan Africa. To date, three innate immune signaling pathways, including the nuclear factor (NF)-kappaB-dependent Toll and immu...

    Authors: Ashley A Horton, Bo Wang, Lauren Camp, Mark S Price, Arora Arshi, Mate Nagy, Steven A Nadler, James R Faeder and Shirley Luckhart

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:574

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  13. Telomere replication in Drosophila depends on the transposition of a domesticated retroelement, the HeT-A retrotransposon. The sequence of the HeT-A retrotransposon changes rapidly resulting in differentiated sub...

    Authors: David Piñeyro, Elisenda López-Panadès, María Lucena-Pérez and Elena Casacuberta

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:573

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  14. As yet, few genomic resources have been developed in crustaceans. This lack is particularly evident in Copepoda, given the extraordinary numerical abundance, and taxonomic and ecological diversity of this group.

    Authors: Brad R Foley, Colin G Rose, Daniel E Rundle, Wai Leong, Gary W Moy, Ronald S Burton and Suzanne Edmands

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:568

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  15. Despite many efforts, little is known about distribution and interactions of chromatin proteins which contribute to the specificity of chromomeric organization of interphase chromosomes. To address this issue,...

    Authors: Sergey A Demakov, Tatyana Yu Vatolina, Vladimir N Babenko, Valery F Semeshin, Elena S Belyaeva and Igor F Zhimulev

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:566

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  16. The deep-sea hydrothermal vent mussel Bathymodiolus azoricus harbors thiotrophic and methanotrophic symbiotic bacteria in its gills. While the symbiotic relationship between this hydrothermal mussel and these che...

    Authors: Isabelle Boutet, Raymond Ripp, Odile Lecompte, Carole Dossat, Erwan Corre, Arnaud Tanguy and François H Lallier

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:530

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  17. RNAi technology by feeding of E. coli containing dsRNA in C. elegans has significantly contributed to further our understanding of many different fields, including genetics, molecular biology, developmental biolo...

    Authors: Mark Elvin, Laurens B Snoek, Martin Frejno, Ulrike Klemstein, Jan E Kammenga and Gino B Poulin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:510

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  18. Malnutrition is a major factor affecting animal health, resistance to disease and survival. In honey bees (Apis mellifera), pollen, which is the main dietary source of proteins, amino acids and lipids, is essenti...

    Authors: Cédric Alaux, Christelle Dantec, Hughes Parrinello and Yves Le Conte

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:496

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  19. The ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter superfamily is the largest transporter gene family responsible for transporting specific molecules across lipid membranes in all living organisms. In insects, ABC tra...

    Authors: Shumin Liu, Shun Zhou, Ling Tian, Enen Guo, Yunxia Luan, Jianzhen Zhang and Sheng Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:491

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  20. The green crab Carcinus maenas is known for its high acclimation potential to varying environmental abiotic conditions. A high ability for ion and acid-base regulation is mainly based on an efficient regulation a...

    Authors: Sandra Fehsenfeld, Rainer Kiko, Yasmin Appelhans, David W Towle, Martin Zimmer and Frank Melzner

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:488

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  21. Ascaris suum (large roundworm of pigs) is a parasitic nematode that causes substantial losses to the meat industry. This nematode is suitable for biochemical studies because, unlike C. elegans, homogeneous tissue...

    Authors: Xuan Ma, Yingjie Zhu, Chunfang Li, Yunlong Shang, Fanjing Meng, Shilin Chen and Long Miao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:481

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  22. The 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E) hierarchy of gene activation serves as an attractive model system for studying the mode of steroid hormone regulated gene expression and development. Many structural analogs of 20E...

    Authors: Sarah E Gonsalves, Scott J Neal, Amy S Kehoe and J Timothy Westwood

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:475

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  23. Copy number is a major source of genome variation with important evolutionary implications. Consequently, it is essential to determine copy number variant (CNV) behavior, distributions and frequencies across g...

    Authors: Upeka Samarakoon, Joseph M Gonzales, Jigar J Patel, Asako Tan, Lisa Checkley and Michael T Ferdig

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:457

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  24. Parasitoid insects manipulate their hosts' physiology by injecting various factors into their host upon parasitization. Transcriptomic approaches provide a powerful approach to study insect host-parasitoid int...

    Authors: Kayvan Etebari, Robin W Palfreyman, David Schlipalius, Lars K Nielsen, Richard V Glatz and Sassan Asgari

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:446

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  25. Doubly Uniparental Inheritance (DUI) is a fascinating exception to matrilinear inheritance of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Species with DUI are characterized by two distinct mtDNAs that are inherited either thro...

    Authors: Marco Passamonti, Andrea Ricci, Liliana Milani and Fabrizio Ghiselli

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:442

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  26. There are two selenophosphate synthetases (SPSs) in higher eukaryotes, SPS1 and SPS2. Of these two isotypes, only SPS2 catalyzes selenophosphate synthesis. Although SPS1 does not contain selenophosphate synthe...

    Authors: Kwang Hee Lee, Myoung Sup Shim, Jin Young Kim, Hee Kyoung Jung, Eunji Lee, Bradley A Carlson, Xue-Ming Xu, Jin Mo Park, Dolph L Hatfield, Taesung Park and Byeong Jae Lee

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:426

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  27. Virulence acquisition and loss is a dynamic adaptation of pathogens to thrive in changing milieus. We investigated the mechanisms of virulence loss at the whole genome level using Babesia bovis as a model apicomp...

    Authors: Audrey OT Lau, Ananth Kalyanaraman, Ignacio Echaide, Guy H Palmer, Russell Bock, Monica J Pedroni, Meenakshi Rameshkumar, Mariano B Ferreira, Taryn I Fletcher and Terry F McElwain

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:410

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  28. The G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) belong to the largest superfamily of integral cell membrane proteins and play crucial roles in physiological processes including behavior, development and reproduction. ...

    Authors: Hua Bai, Fang Zhu, Kapil Shah and Subba Reddy Palli

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:388

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  29. Understanding animal development and physiology at a molecular-biological level has been advanced by the ability to determine at high resolution the repertoire of mRNA molecules by whole transcriptome resequen...

    Authors: Peter L Chang, Joseph P Dunham, Sergey V Nuzhdin and Michelle N Arbeitman

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:364

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  30. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that act as regulators of gene expression in eukaryotes modulating a large diversity of biological processes. The discovery of miRNAs has provided new opportunities...

    Authors: Roberto A Barrero, Gabriel Keeble-Gagnère, Bing Zhang, Paula Moolhuijzen, Kazuho Ikeo, Yoshio Tateno, Takashi Gojobori, Felix D Guerrero, Ala Lew-Tabor and Matthew Bellgard

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:328

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  31. Daphnia (Crustacea: Cladocera) plays a central role in standing aquatic ecosystems, has a well known ecology and is widely used in population studies and environmental risk assessments. Daphnia magna is, especial...

    Authors: Luisa Orsini, Mieke Jansen, Erika L Souche, Sarah Geldof and Luc De Meester

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:309

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  32. The larvae of the greater wax moth Galleria mellonella are increasingly used (i) as mini-hosts to study pathogenesis and virulence factors of prominent bacterial and fungal human pathogens, (ii) as a whole-animal...

    Authors: Heiko Vogel, Boran Altincicek, Gernot Glöckner and Andreas Vilcinskas

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:308

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  33. The mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, is the primary vector of human malaria, a disease responsible for millions of deaths each year. To improve strategies for controlling transmission of the causative parasite, Plasm...

    Authors: Dean A Baker, Tony Nolan, Bettina Fischer, Alex Pinder, Andrea Crisanti and Steven Russell

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:296

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  34. In animals, signaling of Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMPs) is essential for dorsoventral (DV) patterning of the embryo, but how BMP signaling evolved with changes in embryonic DV differentiation is largely un...

    Authors: Steffen Lemke, Dionysios A Antonopoulos, Folker Meyer, Marc H Domanus and Urs Schmidt-Ott

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:278

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  35. Chemosensory signal transduction guides the behavior of many insects, including Anopheles gambiae, the major vector for human malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. To better understand the molecular basis of mosquito ch...

    Authors: R Jason Pitts, David C Rinker, Patrick L Jones, Antonis Rokas and Laurence J Zwiebel

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:271

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  36. Transposable elements (TEs) are DNA sequences, present in the genome of most eukaryotic organisms that hold the key characteristic of being able to mobilize and increase their copy number within chromosomes. T...

    Authors: Rita D Fernández-Medina, Cláudio J Struchiner and José MC Ribeiro

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:260

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  37. The black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) is one of the most important aquaculture species in the world, representing the crustacean lineage which possesses the greatest species diversity among marine invertebrate...

    Authors: Shiao-Wei Huang, You-Yu Lin, En-Min You, Tze-Tze Liu, Hung-Yu Shu, Keh-Ming Wu, Shih-Feng Tsai, Chu-Fang Lo, Guang-Hsiung Kou, Gwo-Chin Ma, Ming Chen, Dongying Wu, Takashi Aoki, Ikuo Hirono and Hon-Tsen Yu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:242

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  38. The Manila clam, Ruditapes philippinarum, is one of the major aquaculture species in the world and a potential sentinel organism for monitoring the status of marine ecosystems. However, genomic resources for R. p...

    Authors: Massimo Milan, Alessandro Coppe, Richard Reinhardt, Leonor M Cancela, Ricardo B Leite, Carlos Saavedra, Claudio Ciofi, Guido Chelazzi, Tomaso Patarnello, Stefania Bortoluzzi and Luca Bargelloni

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:234

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  39. Diapause, a state of arrested development accompanied by a marked decrease of metabolic rate, helps insects to overcome unfavorable seasons. Helicoverpa armigera (Har) undergoes pupal diapause, but the molecular ...

    Authors: Bin Bao and Wei-Hua Xu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:224

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  40. Mixtures of chemicals present in aquatic environments may elicit toxicity due to additive or synergistic effects among the constituents or, vice versa, the adverse outcome may be reduced by antagonistic intera...

    Authors: Francesco Dondero, Mohamed Banni, Alessandro Negri, Lara Boatti, Alessandro Dagnino and Aldo Viarengo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:195

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  41. The evolutionary diversification of gene families through gene creation (and loss) is a dynamic process believed to be critical to the evolution of functional novelty. Previous identification of a closely rela...

    Authors: Steve Dorus, Elaine C Wilkin and Timothy L Karr

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:177

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  42. Aedes aegypti is arguably the most studied of all mosquito species in the laboratory and is the primary vector of both Dengue and Yellow Fever flaviviruses in the field. A large number of transcriptional studies ...

    Authors: Andrey A Ptitsyn, Guadalupe Reyes-Solis, Karla Saavedra-Rodriguez, Jonathan Betz, Erica L Suchman, Jonathan O Carlson and William C Black IV

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:153

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  43. Ticks--vectors of medical and veterinary importance--are themselves also significant pests. Tick salivary proteins are the result of adaptation to blood feeding and contain inhibitors of blood clotting, platel...

    Authors: José MC Ribeiro, Jennifer M Anderson, Nicholas C Manoukis, Zhaojing Meng and Ivo MB Francischetti

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:136

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  44. Many parasites use multicopy protein families to avoid their host's immune system through a strategy called antigenic variation. RIFIN and STEVOR proteins are variable surface antigens uniquely found in the ma...

    Authors: Nicolas Joannin, Yvonne Kallberg, Mats Wahlgren and Bengt Persson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:119

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  45. The horn fly, Haematobia irritans (Linnaeus, 1758) (Diptera: Muscidae) is one of the most important ectoparasites of pastured cattle. Horn flies infestations reduce cattle weight gain and milk production. Additio...

    Authors: Lorena Torres, Consuelo Almazán, Nieves Ayllón, Ruth C Galindo, Rodrigo Rosario-Cruz, Héctor Quiroz-Romero and José de la Fuente

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:105

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  46. Nocturnal insects such as moths are ideal models to study the molecular bases of olfaction that they use, among examples, for the detection of mating partners and host plants. Knowing how an odour generates a ...

    Authors: Fabrice Legeai, Sébastien Malpel, Nicolas Montagné, Christelle Monsempes, François Cousserans, Christine Merlin, Marie-Christine François, Martine Maïbèche-Coisné, Frédérick Gavory, Julie Poulain and Emmanuelle Jacquin-Joly

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:86

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  47. Variation at the level of gene expression is abundant in natural populations and is thought to contribute to the adaptive divergence of populations and species. Gene expression also differs considerably betwee...

    Authors: Lena Müller, Stephan Hutter, Rayna Stamboliyska, Sarah S Saminadin-Peter, Wolfgang Stephan and John Parsch

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:81

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