Skip to main content

Advertisement

Springer Nature is making SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research free. View research | View latest news | Sign up for updates

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.

Page 4 of 11

  1. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  3. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  12. 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

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  13. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  14. 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

    Content type: Methodology Article

    Published on:

  15. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  16. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  17. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  19. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  22. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  24. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  26. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  27. 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

    Content type: Research Article

    Published on:

  28. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  29. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  30. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  31. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  32. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  33. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  34. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  35. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  36. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  37. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  38. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  39. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  40. 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

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  41. Outcomes of infections with the salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis vary considerably among its natural hosts (Salmo, Oncorhynchus spp.). Host-parasite interactions range from weak to strong host responses accom...

    Authors: Laura M. Braden, Ben J. G. Sutherland, Ben F. Koop and Simon R. M. Jones

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:110

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  42. Various insect species have been added to genomic databases over the years. Thus, researchers can easily obtain online genomic information on invertebrates and insects. However, many incorrectly annotated gene...

    Authors: Akira Kikuchi, Takeru Nakazato, Katsuhiko Ito, Yosui Nojima, Takeshi Yokoyama, Kikuo Iwabuchi, Hidemasa Bono, Atsushi Toyoda, Asao Fujiyama, Ryoichi Sato and Hiroko Tabunoki

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:83

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  43. The oriental armyworm Mythimna separata (Walk) is a serious migratory pest; however, studies on its olfactory response and its underlying molecular mechanism are limited. To gain insights to the olfactory mechani...

    Authors: Yue-qiu He, Bo Feng, Qian-shuang Guo and Yongjun Du

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:32

    Content type: Research Article

    Published on:

  44. Despite important progress in the field of innate immunity, our understanding of host immune responses to parasitic nematode infections lags behind that of responses to microbes. A limiting factor has been the...

    Authors: Jonathan Vadnal, Ramesh Ratnappan, Melissa Keaney, Eric Kenney, Ioannis Eleftherianos, Damien O’Halloran and John M. Hawdon

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:8

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  45. Wolbachia is a bacterial endosymbiont that naturally infects a wide range of insect species, and causes drastic changes to host biology. Stable infections of Wolbachia in mosquitoes ca...

    Authors: E. P. Caragata, F. S. Pais, L. A. Baton, J. B. L. Silva, M. H. F. Sorgine and L. A. Moreira

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:6

    Content type: Research Article

    Published on:

2018 Journal Metrics

Portable peer review

The editors of BMC Genomics support initiatives that expedite the peer review process and are happy to consider manuscripts that have been reviewed in Peerage of Science. Please indicate in your cover letter if this applies to your manuscript.

Advertisement