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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. Ecdysis is an innate behaviour programme by which all arthropods moult their exoskeletons. The complex suite of interacting neuropeptides that orchestrate ecdysis is well studied in insects, but details of the...

    Authors: Andrew Oliphant, Jodi L. Alexander, Martin T. Swain, Simon G. Webster and David C. Wilcockson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:711

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  2. Chicken coccidiosis, caused by the infection of Eimeria species, leads to important economic losses to the poultry industry. Vaccination with attenuated live parasites seems to be the best way to control this dis...

    Authors: Dandan Hu, Chaoyue Wang, Si Wang, Xinming Tang, Chunhui Duan, Sixin Zhang, Jinxia Suo, Miner Deng, Yanli Lv, Xun Suo and Xianyong Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:699

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  3. The formation of matured and individual sperm involves a series of molecular and spectacular morphological changes of the developing cysts in Drosophila melanogaster testis. Recent advances in RNA Sequencing (RNA...

    Authors: Viktor Vedelek, László Bodai, Gábor Grézal, Bence Kovács, Imre M. Boros, Barbara Laurinyecz and Rita Sinka

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:697

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  4. The oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) has been considered to be one of the most important agricultural pest around the world. As a holometabolous insect, larvae must go through a metamorphosis proc...

    Authors: Er-Hu Chen, Qiu-Li Hou, Wei Dou, Dan-Dan Wei, Yong Yue, Rui-Lin Yang, Shuai-Feng Yu, Kristof De Schutter, Guy Smagghe and Jin-Jun Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:693

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  5. Members of the transient receptor potential (TRP) superfamily are proteins that are critical for insects to detect changes in environmental stimuli and also play key roles in their sensory physiology. Moreover...

    Authors: Hong-ai Su, Xue Bai, Tian Zeng, Yong-yue Lu and Yi-xiang Qi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:674

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  6. Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus, a colonial cnidarian, is a tractable model system for many cnidarian-specific and general biological questions. Until recently, tests of gene function in Hydractinia have relied on ...

    Authors: Steven M. Sanders, Zhiwei Ma, Julia M. Hughes, Brooke M. Riscoe, Gregory A. Gibson, Alan M. Watson, Hakima Flici, Uri Frank, Christine E. Schnitzler, Andreas D. Baxevanis and Matthew L. Nicotra

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:649

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  7. Bees are confronting several environmental challenges, including the intermingled effects of malnutrition and disease. Intuitively, pollen is the healthiest nutritional choice, however, commercial substitutes,...

    Authors: Farida Azzouz-Olden, Arthur Hunt and Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:628

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  8. Both growth and nutritional traits are important economic traits of Crassostrea gigas (C. gigas) in industry. But few work has been done to study the genetic architecture of nutritional traits of the oyster. In t...

    Authors: Chunyan Li, Jinpeng Wang, Kai Song, Jie Meng, Fei Xu, Li Li and Guofan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:626

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  9. The new genomic technologies have provided novel insights into the genetics of interactions between vectors, viruses and hosts, which are leading to advances in the control of arboviruses of medical importance...

    Authors: Ramiro Morales-Hojas, Malcolm Hinsley, Irina M. Armean, Rhiannon Silk, Lara E. Harrup, Asier Gonzalez-Uriarte, Eva Veronesi, Lahcen Campbell, Dana Nayduch, Christopher Saski, Walter J. Tabachnick, Paul Kersey, Simon Carpenter and Mark Fife

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:624

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  10. Genomic regions repressed for DNA replication, resulting in either delayed replication in S phase or underreplication in polyploid cells, are thought to be controlled by inhibition of replication origin activa...

    Authors: Brian L. Hua, George W. Bell, Helena Kashevsky, Jessica R. Von Stetina and Terry L. Orr-Weaver

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:623

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  11. Nematode sperm have unique and highly diverged morphology and molecular biology. In particular, nematode sperm contain subcellular vesicles known as membranous organelles that are necessary for male fertility,...

    Authors: Katja R. Kasimatis, Megan J. Moerdyk-Schauwecker, Nadine Timmermeyer and Patrick C. Phillips

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:593

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  12. The peach fruit moth, Carposina sasakii Matsumura (Lepidoptera: Carposinidae), poses a serious threat to a variety of fruits and causes significant economic loss owing to difficulties in its prevention and contro...

    Authors: Zhiqiang Tian, Lina Sun, Yanyan Li, Linfa Quan, Huaijiang Zhang, Wentao Yan, Qiang Yue and Guisheng Qiu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:544

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  13. Hirudinaria manillensis is an ephemeral, blood-sucking ectoparasite, possessing anticoagulant capacities with potential medical applications. Analysis of codon usage patterns would contribute to our understanding...

    Authors: De-Long Guan, Li-Bin Ma, Muhammad Salabat Khan, Xiu-Xiu Zhang, Sheng-Quan Xu and Juan-Ying Xie

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:542

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  14. Large-scale molecular changes occur during aging and have many downstream consequences on whole-organism function, such as motor function, learning, and memory. The marine mollusk Aplysia californica can be used ...

    Authors: Justin B. Greer, Michael C. Schmale and Lynne A. Fieber

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:529

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  15. Anopheles mosquitoes are efficient vectors of human malaria, but it is unknown why they do not transmit viruses as well as Aedes and Culex mosquitoes. The only arbovirus known to be consistently transmitted by An...

    Authors: Guillaume Carissimo, Adrien Pain, Eugeni Belda and Kenneth D. Vernick

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:526

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  16. Monogenean flatworms are the main ectoparasites of fishes. Representatives of the species-rich families Gyrodactylidae and Dactylogyridae, especially those infecting cichlid fishes and clariid catfishes, are i...

    Authors: Maarten P. M. Vanhove, Andrew G. Briscoe, Michiel W. P. Jorissen, D. Tim J. Littlewood and Tine Huyse

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:520

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  17. Caenorhabditis elegans can endure long periods of environmental stress by altering their development to execute a quiescent state called “dauer”. Previous work has implicated LKB1 - the causative gene in the auto...

    Authors: Pratik Kadekar, Rita Chaouni, Emily Clark, Anna Kazanets and Richard Roy

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:462

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  18. Parasitoid wasps are well-known natural enemies of major agricultural pests and arthropod borne diseases. The parasitoid wasp Macrocentrus cingulum (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) has been widely used to control the no...

    Authors: Chuanlin Yin, Meizhen Li, Jian Hu, Kun Lang, Qiming Chen, Jinding Liu, Dianhao Guo, Kang He, Yipei Dong, Jiapeng Luo, Zhenkun Song, James R. Walters, Wenqing Zhang, Fei Li and Xuexin Chen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:420

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  19. Regulatory adjustments to acute and chronic temperature changes are highly important for aquatic ectotherms because temperature affects their metabolic rate as well as the already low oxygen concentration in w...

    Authors: Dörthe Becker, Yann Reydelet, Jacqueline A. Lopez, Craig Jackson, John K. Colbourne, Susan Hawat, Michael Hippler, Bettina Zeis and Rüdiger J. Paul

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:376

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  20. Unravelling the link between genes and environment across the life cycle is a challenging goal that requires model organisms with well-characterized life-cycles, ecological interactions in nature, tractability...

    Authors: Bruno Campos, Danielle Fletcher, Benjamín Piña, Romà Tauler and Carlos Barata

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:370

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  21. Brahma (BRM) is the only catalytic subunit of the SWI/SNF chromatin-remodeling complex of Drosophila melanogaster. The function of SWI/SNF in transcription has long been attributed to its ability to remodel nucle...

    Authors: Antonio Jordán-Pla, Simei Yu, Johan Waldholm, Thomas Källman, Ann-Kristin Östlund Farrants and Neus Visa

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:367

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  22. Acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) has emerged as a major debilitating disease that causes massive shrimp death resulting in substantial economic losses in shrimp aquaculture. Given that several d...

    Authors: Zhihong Zheng, Jude Juventus Aweya, Fan Wang, Defu Yao, Jingsheng Lun, Shengkang Li, Hongyu Ma and Yueling Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:335

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  23. The parasite Varroa destructor represents a significant threat to honeybee colonies. Indeed, development of Varroa infestation within colonies, if left untreated, often leads to the death of the colony. Although ...

    Authors: Fanny Mondet, Andrea Rau, Christophe Klopp, Marine Rohmer, Dany Severac, Yves Le Conte and Cedric Alaux

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:328

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  24. Diapause is a natural phenomenon characterized by an arrest in development that ensures the survival of organisms under extreme environmental conditions. The process has been well documented in arthropods. How...

    Authors: Priscila Karla F. Santos, Natalia de Souza Araujo, Elaine Françoso, Alexandre Rizzo Zuntini and Maria Cristina Arias

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:305

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  25. Most phytophagous insects have morphological, behavioral and physiological adaptations allowing them to specialize on one or a few plant species. Identifying the mechanisms involved in host plant specializatio...

    Authors: M. Orsucci, P. Audiot, F. Dorkeld, A. Pommier, M. Vabre, B. Gschloessl, S. Rialle, D. Severac, D. Bourguet and R. Streiff

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:265

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  26. Mitochondrial genome (mt-genome) data can potentially return artefactual relationships in the higher-level phylogenetic inference of insects due to the biases of accelerated substitution rates and compositiona...

    Authors: Huanhuan Yang, Teng Li, Kai Dang and Wenjun Bu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:264

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  27. To combat malaria transmission, the Ugandan government has embarked upon an ambitious programme of indoor residual spraying (IRS) with a carbamate class insecticide, bendiocarb. In preparation for this campaig...

    Authors: Alison T. Isaacs, Henry D. Mawejje, Sean Tomlinson, Daniel J. Rigden and Martin J. Donnelly

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:225

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  28. Doubly uniparental inheritance (DUI) of mitochondrial DNA in bivalves is a fascinating exception to strictly maternal inheritance as practiced by all other animals. Recent work on DUI suggests that there may b...

    Authors: E. E. Chase, B. M. Robicheau, S. Veinot, S. Breton and D. T. Stewart

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:221

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  29. Aggression is influenced by individual variation in temperament as well as behavioral plasticity in response to adversity. DNA methylation is stably maintained over time, but also reversible in response to spe...

    Authors: Brian R. Herb, Molly S. Shook, Christopher J. Fields and Gene E. Robinson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:216

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  30. Exploring whether and how mutation of silk protein contributes to subsequent re-allocation of nitrogen, and impacts on the timing of silk gland degradation, is important to understand silk gland biology. Rapid...

    Authors: Yong Cui, Yanan Zhu, Yongjian Lin, Lei Chen, Qili Feng, Wen Wang and Hui Xiang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:215

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  31. The developmental gene regulatory network (GRN) that underlies skeletogenesis in sea urchins and other echinoderms is a paradigm of GRN structure, function, and evolution. This transcriptional network is deplo...

    Authors: Tanvi Shashikant, Jian Ming Khor and Charles A. Ettensohn

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:206

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  32. The advantages of Pacific Biosciences (PacBio) single-molecule real-time (SMRT) technology include long reads, low systematic bias, and high consensus read accuracy. Here we use these attributes to improve on ...

    Authors: Vincent Magrini, Xin Gao, Bruce A. Rosa, Sean McGrath, Xu Zhang, Kymberlie Hallsworth-Pepin, John Martin, John Hawdon, Richard K. Wilson and Makedonka Mitreva

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:172

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  33. Metamorphosis takes place within the life cycle of most marine invertebrates. The marine ascidian is a classical model to study complex cellular processes and underlying molecular mechanisms involved in its la...

    Authors: Xiaoming Zhang, Xiaozhuo Liu, Chengzhang Liu, Jiankai Wei, Haiyan Yu and Bo Dong

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:168

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  34. Development is largely driven by transitions between transcriptional programs. The initiation of transcription at appropriate sites in the genome is a key component of this and yet few rules governing selectio...

    Authors: Gemma B. Danks, Pavla Navratilova, Boris Lenhard and Eric M. Thompson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:164

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  35. Despite recent work to characterize gene expression changes associated with larval development in oysters, the mechanism by which the larval shell is first formed is still largely unknown. In Crassostrea gigas...

    Authors: Pierre De Wit, Evan Durland, Alexander Ventura and Chris J. Langdon

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:160

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  36. High-resolution transcription start site (TSS) mapping in D. melanogaster embryos and cell lines has revealed a rich and detailed landscape of both cis- and trans-regulatory elements and factors. However, TSS pro...

    Authors: Michael P. Meers, Karen Adelman, Robert J. Duronio, Brian D. Strahl, Daniel J. McKay and A. Gregory Matera

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:157

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  37. Sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci MED/Q and MEAM1/B, are two economically important invasive species that cause considerable damages to agriculture crops through direct feeding and indirect vectoring of plant ...

    Authors: Wen Xie, Xin Yang, Chunhai Chen, Zezhong Yang, Litao Guo, Dan Wang, Jinqun Huang, Hailin Zhang, Yanan Wen, Jinyang Zhao, Qingjun Wu, Shaoli Wang, Brad S. Coates, Xuguo Zhou and Youjun Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:68

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  38. Molecular mechanisms underlying coral larval competence, the ability of larvae to respond to settlement cues, determine their dispersal potential and are potential targets of natural selection. Here, we profil...

    Authors: Marie E. Strader, Galina V. Aglyamova and Mikhail V. Matz

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:17

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  39. Circular RNAs (CircRNAs) are a newly appreciated class of RNAs that lack free 5′ and 3′ ends, are expressed by the thousands in diverse forms of life, and are mostly of enigmatic function. Ostensibly due to th...

    Authors: Mariela Cortés-López, Matthew R. Gruner, Daphne A. Cooper, Hannah N. Gruner, Alexandru-Ioan Voda, Alexander M. van der Linden and Pedro Miura

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:8

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  40. Juvenile hormones (JH) and ecdysteroids control postembryonic development in insects. They serve as valuable targets for pest management. Hence, understanding the molecular mechanisms of their action is of cru...

    Authors: Amit Roy, Smitha George and Subba Reddy Palli

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:996

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  41. Heat tolerance is a key parameter that affects insect distribution and abundance. Glyphodes pyloalis Walker (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) is a devastating pest of mulberry in the main mulberry-growing regions and can ...

    Authors: Yuncai Liu, Hang Su, Rongqiao Li, Xiaotong Li, Yusong Xu, Xiangping Dai, Yanyan Zhou and Huabing Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:974

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  42. Some populations of West African Aedes aegypti, the dengue and zika vector, are reproductively incompatible; our earlier study showed that divergence and rearrangements of genes on chromosome 1, which bears the s...

    Authors: Corey L. Campbell, Laura B. Dickson, Saul Lozano-Fuentes, Punita Juneja, Francis M. Jiggins and William C. Black IV

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:943

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  43. Rapid evolution is a hallmark of reproductive genetic systems and arises through the combined processes of sequence divergence, gene gain and loss, and changes in gene and protein expression. While studies aim...

    Authors: Emma Whittington, Desiree Forsythe, Kirill Borziak, Timothy L. Karr, James R. Walters and Steve Dorus

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:931

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  44. Crustacea, the second largest subphylum of Arthropoda, includes species of major ecological and economic importance, such as crabs, lobsters, crayfishes, shrimps, and barnacles. With the rapid development of c...

    Authors: Jing Qin, Yaohua Hu, Ka Yan Ma, Xiaosen Jiang, Ching Hei Ho, Ling Ming Tsang, Lefei Yi, Ricky Wai Tak Leung and Ka Hou Chu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:908

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  45. Aging is associated with functional decline of neurons and increased incidence of both neurodegenerative and ocular disease. Photoreceptor neurons in Drosophila melanogaster provide a powerful model for studying ...

    Authors: Hana Hall, Patrick Medina, Daphne A. Cooper, Spencer E. Escobedo, Jeremiah Rounds, Kaelan J. Brennan, Christopher Vincent, Pedro Miura, Rebecca Doerge and Vikki M. Weake

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:894

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  46. The olfactory system enables organisms to detect chemical cues in the environment and can signal the availability of food or the presence of a predator. Appropriate behavioral responses to these chemical cues ...

    Authors: Elizabeth B. Brown, Cody Patterson, Rayanne Pancoast and Stephanie M. Rollmann

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:867

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