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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. Content type: Research article

    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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  2. Content type: Research

    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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  3. Content type: Database

    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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  4. Content type: Research article

    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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  5. Content type: Research article

    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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  6. Content type: Research article

    Simple sequence repeats (SSR), also called microsatellites, have been widely used as genetic markers, and have been extensively studied in some model insects. At present, the genomes of more than 100 insect sp...

    Authors: Simin Ding, Shuping Wang, Kang He, Mingxing Jiang and Fei Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:848

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The New Zealand collembolan genus Holacanthella contains the largest species of springtails (Collembola) in the world. Using Illumina technology we have sequenced and assembled a draft genome and transcriptome fr...

    Authors: Chen Wu, Melissa D. Jordan, Richard D. Newcomb, Neil J. Gemmell, Sarah Bank, Karen Meusemann, Peter K. Dearden, Elizabeth J. Duncan, Sefanie Grosser, Kim Rutherford, Paul P. Gardner, Ross N. Crowhurst, Bernd Steinwender, Leah K. Tooman, Mark I. Stevens and Thomas R. Buckley

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:795

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Do miRNAs contribute to specify the germ-band type and the body structure in the insect embryo? Our goal was to address that issue by studying the changes in miRNA expression along the ontogeny of the German c...

    Authors: Guillem Ylla, Maria-Dolors Piulachs and Xavier Belles

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:774

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus is a highly invasive species and competent vector of several arboviruses (e.g. dengue, chikungunya, Zika) and parasites (e.g. dirofilaria) of public health importance. Co...

    Authors: Fabrizio Lombardo, Marco Salvemini, Carmine Fiorillo, Tony Nolan, Laurence J. Zwiebel, José M. Ribeiro and Bruno Arcà

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:770

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Anopheles (An.) coluzzii, one of Africa’s primary malaria vectors, is highly anthropophilic. This human host preference contributes greatly to its ability to transmit malaria. In contr...

    Authors: G. Athrey, L. V. Cosme, Z. Popkin-Hall, S. Pathikonda, W. Takken and M. A. Slotman

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:751

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The Janus kinase-signal transducer and activator of transcription (JAK/STAT) pathway has been well-characterized as a crucial signal transduction cascade that regulates vital biological responses including dev...

    Authors: Amy Tsurumi, Connie Zhao and Willis X. Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:718

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Oogenesis in the domestic silkworm (Bombyx mori) is a complex process involving previtellogenesis, vitellogenesis and choriogenesis. During this process, follicles show drastic morphological and physiological cha...

    Authors: Qiang Zhang, Wei Sun, Bang-Yong Sun, Yang Xiao and Ze Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:714

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas is an important marine fishery resource, which contains high levels of glycogen that contributes to the flavor and the quality of the oyster. However, little is known about th...

    Authors: Busu Li, Kai Song, Jie Meng, Li Li and Guofan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:713

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Scleractinian corals are a vital component of coral reef ecosystems, and of significant cultural and economic value worldwide. As anthropogenic and natural stressors are contributing to a global decline of cor...

    Authors: Monika Frazier, Martin Helmkampf, M. Renee Bellinger, Scott M. Geib and Misaki Takabayashi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:710

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Malaria control in Africa is dependent upon the use insecticides but intensive use of a limited number of chemicals has led to resistance in mosquito populations. Increased production of enzymes that detoxify ...

    Authors: Victoria A. Ingham, Patricia Pignatelli, Jonathan D. Moore, Simon Wagstaff and Hilary Ranson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:669

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Microsporidia are highly specialized, parasitic fungi that infect a wide range of eukaryotic hosts from all major taxa. Infections cause a variety of damaging effects on host physiology from increased stress t...

    Authors: Jordan D. Poley, Ben J. G. Sutherland, Mark D. Fast, Ben F. Koop and Simon R. M. Jones

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:630

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  17. Content type: Research

    Dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) is a small sulphur compound which is produced in prodigious amounts in the oceans and plays a pivotal role in the marine sulfur cycle. Until recently, DMSP was believed to be ...

    Authors: Catalina Aguilar, Jean-Baptiste Raina, Cherie A. Motti, Sylvain Fôret, David C. Hayward, Bruno Lapeyre, David G. Bourne and David J. Miller

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:612

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Mytilisepta virgata is a marine mussel commonly found along the coasts of Japan. Although this species has been the subject of occasional studies concerning its ecological role, growth...

    Authors: Marco Gerdol, Yuki Fujii, Imtiaj Hasan, Toru Koike, Shunsuke Shimojo, Francesca Spazzali, Kaname Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Ozeki, Alberto Pallavicini and Hideaki Fujita

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:590

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  19. Content type: Methodology Article

    Repetitive elements are now known to have relevant cellular functions, including self-complementary sequences that form double stranded (ds) RNA. There are numerous pathways that determine the fate of endogeno...

    Authors: Wilson H. McKerrow, Yiannis A. Savva, Ali Rezaei, Robert A. Reenan and Charles E. Lawrence

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:522

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) transmitted by mosquito vectors cause many important emerging or resurging infectious diseases in humans including dengue, chikungunya and Zika. Understanding the co-evolu...

    Authors: Umberto Palatini, Pascal Miesen, Rebeca Carballar-Lejarazu, Lino Ometto, Ettore Rizzo, Zhijian Tu, Ronald P. van Rij and Mariangela Bonizzoni

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:512

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Cryptic genetic variation (CGV) is the hidden genetic variation that can be unlocked by perturbing normal conditions. CGV can drive the emergence of novel complex phenotypes through changes in gene expression....

    Authors: Basten L. Snoek, Mark G. Sterken, Roel P. J. Bevers, Rita J. M. Volkers, Arjen van’t Hof, Rachel Brenchley, Joost A. G. Riksen, Andrew Cossins and Jan E. Kammenga

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:500

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Folsomia candida is a model in soil biology, belonging to the family of Isotomidae, subclass Collembola. It reproduces parthenogenetically in the presence of Wolbachia, and exhibits re...

    Authors: Anna Faddeeva-Vakhrusheva, Ken Kraaijeveld, Martijn F. L. Derks, Seyed Yahya Anvar, Valeria Agamennone, Wouter Suring, Andries A. Kampfraath, Jacintha Ellers, Giang Le Ngoc, Cornelis A. M. van Gestel, Janine Mariën, Sandra Smit, Nico M. van Straalen and Dick Roelofs

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:493

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Cornu aspersum is a quite intriguing species from the point of view of ecology and evolution and its potential use in medical and environmental applications. It is a species of economi...

    Authors: Aristeidis Parmakelis, Panayiota Kotsakiozi, Christos K. Kontos, Panagiotis G. Adamopoulos and Andreas Scorilas

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:491

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Sexual reproduction involving the fusion of egg and sperm is prevailing among eukaryotes. In contrast, the nematode Diploscapter coronatus, a close relative of the model Caenorhabditis elegans, reproduces parthen...

    Authors: Hideaki Hiraki, Hiroshi Kagoshima, Christopher Kraus, Philipp H. Schiffer, Yumiko Ueta, Michael Kroiher, Einhard Schierenberg and Yuji Kohara

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:478

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  25. Content type: Research article

    To date, mitochondrial genomes of more than one hundred flatworms (Platyhelminthes) have been sequenced. They show a high degree of similarity and a strong taxonomic bias towards parasitic lineages. The mitoch...

    Authors: Bernhard Egger, Lutz Bachmann and Bastian Fromm

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:414

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Agricultural environments have long presented an opportunity to study evolution in action, and genomic approaches are opening doors for testing hypotheses about adaptation to crops, pesticides, and fertilizers...

    Authors: Kristin L. Sikkink, Megan E. Kobiela and Emilie C. Snell-Rood

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:412

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  27. Content type: Research article

    In marine organisms, and in particular for benthic invertebrates including echinoderms, olfaction is a dominant sense with chemosensation being a critical signalling process. Until recently natural product che...

    Authors: Rebecca E. Roberts, Cherie A. Motti, Kenneth W. Baughman, Noriyuki Satoh, Michael R. Hall and Scott F. Cummins

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:400

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Transcriptional elongation is a generic function, but is also regulated to allow rapid transcription responses. Following relatively long initiation and promoter clearance, RNA polymerase II can pause and then...

    Authors: Haiwang Yang, Denis Basquin, Daniel Pauli and Brian Oliver

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:384

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The mosquito Aedes aegypti is the primary vector for medically important arthropod-borne viruses, including chikungunya virus (CHIKV). Following oral acquisition, an arbovirus has to persistently infect several o...

    Authors: Shengzhang Dong, Susanta K. Behura and Alexander W. E. Franz

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:382

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are now considered important regulatory factors, with a variety of biological functions in many species including insects. Some lncRNAs have the ability to show rapid responses to...

    Authors: Bin Zhu, Manyu Xu, Haiyan Shi, Xiwu Gao and Pei Liang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:380

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Whiteflies threaten agricultural crop production worldwide, are polyphagous in nature, and transmit hundreds of plant viruses. Little is known how whitefly gene expression is altered due to feeding on plants i...

    Authors: Navneet Kaur, Wenbo Chen, Yi Zheng, Daniel K. Hasegawa, Kai-Shu Ling, Zhangjun Fei and William M. Wintermantel

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:370

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  32. Content type: Research Article

    Parasitoid resistance in Drosophila varies considerably, among and within species. An immune response, lamellocyte-mediated encapsulation, evolved in a subclade of Drosophila and was subsequently lost in at least...

    Authors: Laura Salazar-Jaramillo, Kirsten M. Jalvingh, Ammerins de Haan, Ken Kraaijeveld, Henk Buermans and Bregje Wertheim

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:331

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  33. Content type: Research article

    ABC transporter superfamily is one of the largest and ubiquitous groups of proteins. Because of their role in detoxification, insect ABC transporters have gained more attention in recent years. In this study, ...

    Authors: Lixia Tian, Tianxue Song, Rongjun He, Yang Zeng, Wen Xie, Qingjun Wu, Shaoli Wang, Xuguo Zhou and Youjun Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:330

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The phenomenon of immune priming, i.e. enhanced protection following a secondary exposure to a pathogen, has now been demonstrated in a wide range of invertebrate species. Despite accumulating phenotypic evide...

    Authors: Jenny M. Greenwood, Barbara Milutinović, Robert Peuß, Sarah Behrens, Daniela Esser, Philip Rosenstiel, Hinrich Schulenburg and Joachim Kurtz

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:329

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  35. Content type: Research article

    miRNAs play essential roles in the modulation of cellular functions via degradation and/or translation attenuation of target mRNAs. They have been surveyed in a single ascidian genus, Ciona. Recently, an annotate...

    Authors: Kai Wang, Christelle Dantec, Patrick Lemaire, Takeshi A. Onuma and Hiroki Nishida

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:314

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The mountain pine beetle (MPB, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins) is a highly destructive pest of pine forests in western North America. During flight to a new host tree and initiation of feeding, mountain pine bee...

    Authors: J. A. Nadeau, J. Petereit, R. L. Tillett, K. Jung, M. Fotoohi, M. MacLean, S. Young, K. Schlauch, G. J. Blomquist and C. Tittiger

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:311

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Codon usage bias (CUB) is an important evolutionary feature in genomes that has been widely observed in many organisms. However, the synonymous codon usage pattern in the genome of T. multiceps remains to be clar...

    Authors: Xing Huang, Jing Xu, Lin Chen, Yu Wang, Xiaobin Gu, Xuerong Peng and Guangyou Yang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:308

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Endogenous small interfering (esi)RNAs repress mRNA levels and retrotransposon mobility in Drosophila somatic cells by poorly understood mechanisms. 21 nucleotide esiRNAs are primarily generated from retrotran...

    Authors: Andrew W. Harrington, Michael R. McKain, Daniel Michalski, Kaylyn M. Bauer, Joshua M. Daugherty and Mindy Steiniger

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:304

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  39. Content type: Research article

    We report a statistical study to find correspondence of D. melanogaster and C. elegans developmental stages based on alternative splicing (AS) characteristics of conserved cassette exons using modENCODE RNA-seq d...

    Authors: Ruiqi Gao and Jingyi Jessica Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:234

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Female moths synthesize species-specific sex pheromone components and release them to attract male moths, which depend on precise sex pheromone chemosensory system to locate females. Two types of genes involve...

    Authors: Peng He, Yun-Fei Zhang, Duan-Yang Hong, Jun Wang, Xing-Liang Wang, Ling-Hua Zuo, Xian-Fu Tang, Wei-Ming Xu and Ming He

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:219

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The transcriptional corepressor Groucho (Gro) is required for the function of many developmentally regulated DNA binding repressors, thus helping to define the gene expression profile of each cell during devel...

    Authors: Michael Chambers, Wiam Turki-Judeh, Min Woo Kim, Kenny Chen, Sean D. Gallaher and Albert J. Courey

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:215

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The parasite Echinococcus canadensis (G7) (phylum Platyhelminthes, class Cestoda) is one of the causative agents of echinococcosis. Echinococcosis is a worldwide chronic zoonosis affecting humans as well as domes...

    Authors: Lucas L. Maldonado, Juliana Assis, Flávio M. Gomes Araújo, Anna C. M. Salim, Natalia Macchiaroli, Marcela Cucher, Federico Camicia, Adolfo Fox, Mara Rosenzvit, Guilherme Oliveira and Laura Kamenetzky

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:204

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  43. Content type: Research article

    A transposable element (TE) is a DNA fragment that can change its position within a genome. Transposable elements play important roles in maintaining the stability and diversity of organisms by transposition. ...

    Authors: Hongqiang Si, Yunjie Cao, Honglin Zhu, Dan Li, Zhengbing Lv, Qing Sheng and Zuoming Nie

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:201

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Serine protease inhibitors (SPIs) have been found in all living organisms and play significant roles in digestion, development and innate immunity. In this study, we present a genome-wide identification and ex...

    Authors: Hailan Lin, Xijian Lin, Jiwei Zhu, Xiao-Qiang Yu, Xiaofeng Xia, Fengluan Yao, Guang Yang and Minsheng You

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:162

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Mosquito saliva is a complex cocktail whose pharmacological properties play an essential role in blood feeding by counteracting host physiological response to tissue injury. Moreover, vector borne pathogens ar...

    Authors: Bruno Arcà, Fabrizio Lombardo, Claudio J. Struchiner and José M. C. Ribeiro

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:153

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