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Multicellular invertebrate genomics

This section covers all aspects of the structure and function of the genomes of invertebrate multicellular organisms.

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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

    Content type: Methodology article

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Zinc Finger Nucleases (ZFNs) have tremendous potential as tools to facilitate genomic modifications, such as precise gene knockouts or gene replacements by homologous recombination. ZFNs can be used to advance...

    Authors: Deepak Reyon, Jessica R Kirkpatrick, Jeffry D Sander, Feng Zhang, Daniel F Voytas, J Keith Joung, Drena Dobbs and Clark R Coffman

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:83

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  20. Hematophagy is a common trait of insect vectors of disease. Extensive genome-wide transcriptional changes occur in mosquitoes after blood meals, and these are related to digestive and reproductive processes, a...

    Authors: Mariangela Bonizzoni, W Augustine Dunn, Corey L Campbell, Ken E Olson, Michelle T Dimon, Osvaldo Marinotti and Anthony A James

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:82

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  21. 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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  22. Heliconius butterflies are an excellent system for studies of adaptive convergent and divergent phenotypic traits. Wing colour patterns are used as signals to both predators and potential mates and are inherited ...

    Authors: Alison K Surridge, Sara Lopez-Gomollon, Simon Moxon, Luana S Maroja, Tina Rathjen, Nicola J Nadeau, Tamas Dalmay and Chris D Jiggins

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:62

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  23. Most evolutionary developmental biology ("evo-devo") studies of emerging model organisms focus on small numbers of candidate genes cloned individually using degenerate PCR. However, newly available sequencing ...

    Authors: Ben Ewen-Campen, Nathan Shaner, Kristen A Panfilio, Yuichiro Suzuki, Siegfried Roth and Cassandra G Extavour

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:61

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  24. The whitefly Trialeurodes vaporariorum is an economically important crop pest in temperate regions that has developed resistance to most classes of insecticides. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying resis...

    Authors: Nikos Karatolos, Yannick Pauchet, Paul Wilkinson, Ritika Chauhan, Ian Denholm, Kevin Gorman, David R Nelson, Chris Bass, Richard H ffrench-Constant and Martin S Williamson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:56

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  25. High-throughput screening using RNAi is a powerful gene discovery method but is often complicated by false positive and false negative results. Whereas false positive results associated with RNAi reagents has ...

    Authors: Matthew Booker, Anastasia A Samsonova, Young Kwon, Ian Flockhart, Stephanie E Mohr and Norbert Perrimon

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2011 12:50

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  26. Freshwater planarians are an attractive model for regeneration and stem cell research and have become a promising tool in the field of regenerative medicine. With the availability of a sequenced planarian geno...

    Authors: Josep F Abril, Francesc Cebrià, Gustavo Rodríguez-Esteban, Thomas Horn, Susanna Fraguas, Beatriz Calvo, Kerstin Bartscherer and Emili Saló

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:731

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  27. In recent years numerous studies have undertaken to measure the impact of patents, material transfer agreements, data-withholding and commercialization pressures on biomedical researchers. Of particular concer...

    Authors: Matthew R Voell, Lily Farris, Edwin Levy and Emily Marden

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:708

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  28. Horned beetles, in particular in the genus Onthophagus, are important models for studies on sexual selection, biological radiations, the origin of novel traits, developmental plasticity, biocontrol, conservation,...

    Authors: Jeong-Hyeon Choi, Teiya Kijimoto, Emilie Snell-Rood, Hongseok Tae, Youngik Yang, Armin P Moczek and Justen Andrews

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:703

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  29. The New World screw-worm (NWS), Cochliomyia hominivorax, is one of the most important myiasis-causing flies, causing severe losses to the livestock industry. In its current geographical distribution, this species...

    Authors: Renato A Carvalho, Ana Maria L Azeredo-Espin and Tatiana T Torres

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:695

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  30. Parasitic wasps constitute one of the largest group of venomous animals. Although some physiological effects of their venoms are well documented, relatively little is known at the molecular level on the protei...

    Authors: Bruno Vincent, Martha Kaeslin, Thomas Roth, Manfred Heller, Julie Poulain, François Cousserans, Johann Schaller, Marylène Poirié, Beatrice Lanzrein, Jean-Michel Drezen and Sébastien JM Moreau

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:693

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  31. Simple sequence repeats (SSRs) are highly variable features of all genomes. Their rapid evolution makes them useful for tracing the evolutionary history of populations and investigating patterns of selection a...

    Authors: Way Sung, Abraham Tucker, R Daniel Bergeron, Michael Lynch and W Kelley Thomas

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:691

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  32. The shell of the pearl-producing bivalve Pinctada margaritifera is composed of an organic cell-free matrix that plays a key role in the dynamic process of biologically-controlled biomineralization. In order to in...

    Authors: Caroline Joubert, David Piquemal, Benjamin Marie, Laurent Manchon, Fabien Pierrat, Isabelle Zanella-Cléon, Nathalie Cochennec-Laureau, Yannick Gueguen and Caroline Montagnani

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:613

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  33. The ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor has emerged as the primary pest of domestic honey bees (Apis mellifera). Here we present an initial survey of the V. destructor genome carried out to advance our understan...

    Authors: R Scott Cornman, Michael C Schatz, J Spencer Johnston, Yan-Ping Chen, Jeff Pettis, Greg Hunt, Lanie Bourgeois, Chris Elsik, Denis Anderson, Christina M Grozinger and Jay D Evans

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:602

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  34. Microsatellites are the most popular source of molecular markers for studying population genetic variation in eukaryotes. However, few data are currently available about their genomic distribution and abundanc...

    Authors: Philippe Castagnone-Sereno, Etienne GJ Danchin, Emeline Deleury, Thomas Guillemaud, Thibaut Malausa and Pierre Abad

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:598

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  35. The immune system of the purple sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, is complex and sophisticated. An important component of sea urchin immunity is the Sp185/333 gene family, which is significantly upregula...

    Authors: Chase A Miller, Katherine M Buckley, Rebecca L Easley and L Courtney Smith

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:575

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  36. The Anopheles gambiae salivary glands play a major role in malaria transmission and express a variety of bioactive components that facilitate blood-feeding by preventing platelet aggregation, blood clotting, vaso...

    Authors: Suchismita Das, Andrea Radtke, Young-Jun Choi, Antonio M Mendes, Jesus G Valenzuela and George Dimopoulos

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:566

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  37. Insect innate immunity can be affected by juvenile hormone (JH) and 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E), but how innate immunity is developmentally regulated by these two hormones in insects has not yet been elucidated. ...

    Authors: Ling Tian, Enen Guo, Yupu Diao, Shun Zhou, Qin Peng, Yang Cao, Erjun Ling and Sheng Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:549

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  38. Drosophila melanogaster females show changes in behavior and physiology after mating that are thought to maximize the number of progeny resulting from the most recent copulation. Sperm and seminal fluid proteins ...

    Authors: Justin E Dalton, Tanvi S Kacheria, Simon RV Knott, Matthew S Lebo, Allison Nishitani, Laura E Sanders, Emma J Stirling, Ari Winbush and Michelle N Arbeitman

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:541

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  39. The discovery and characterisation of factors governing innate immune responses in insects has driven the elucidation of many immune system components in mammals and other organisms. Focusing on the immune sys...

    Authors: Robert M Waterhouse, Michael Povelones and George K Christophides

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:531

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  40. Miniature inverted-repeat transposable elements (MITEs) are widespread in plants and animals. Although silkworm (Bombyx mori) has a large amount of and a variety of transposable elements, the genome-wide informat...

    Authors: Min-Jin Han, Yi-Hong Shen, Ying-Hui Gao, Li-Yong Chen, Zhong-Huai Xiang and Ze Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:520

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  41. Daphnia magna is a well-established model species in ecotoxicology, ecology and evolution. Several new genomics tools are presently under development for this species; among them, a linkage map is a first require...

    Authors: Jarkko Routtu, Bastiaan Jansen, Isabelle Colson, Luc De Meester and Dieter Ebert

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:508

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  42. Heterochromatin plays an important role in chromosome function and gene regulation. Despite the availability of polytene chromosomes and genome sequence, the heterochromatin of the major malaria vector Anopheles ...

    Authors: Maria V Sharakhova, Phillip George, Irina V Brusentsova, Scotland C Leman, Jeffrey A Bailey, Christopher D Smith and Igor V Sharakhov

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:459

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