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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

    Understanding gene expression across the diverse metazoan cell types during development is critical to understanding their function and regulation. However, most cell types have not been assayed for expression...

    Authors: Joshua Burdick, Travis Walton, Elicia Preston, Amanda Zacharias, Arjun Raj and John Isaac Murray

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:159

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    The hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria is an important seafood species widely exploited along the eastern coasts of the United States and play a crucial role in coastal ecology and economy. Severe hard clam mortalit...

    Authors: Kailai Wang, Carmelo del Castillo, Erwan Corre, Emmanuelle Pales Espinosa and Bassem Allam

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:146

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    Regenerative capacity differs greatly between animals. In vertebrates regenerative abilities are highly limited and tissue or organ specific. However the closest related chordate to the vertebrate clade, Botryllo...

    Authors: Lisa E Zondag, Kim Rutherford, Neil J. Gemmell and Megan J. Wilson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:114

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    Due to an abundance of repetitive DNA, the annotation of heterochromatic regions of the genome such as the Y chromosome is problematic. The Y chromosome is involved in key biological functions such as male-fer...

    Authors: Leonardo B Koerich, Eduardo G Dupim, Leonardo L Faria, Felipe A Dias, Ana F Dias, Gabriela S Trindade, Rafael D Mesquita and Antonio B Carvalho

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:100

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The Red Palm Weevil (RPW) Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Oliver) is one of the most damaging invasive insect species in the world. This weevil is highly specialized to thrive in adverse desert climates, and it causes...

    Authors: Binu Antony, Alan Soffan, Jernej Jakše, Mahmoud M. Abdelazim, Saleh A. Aldosari, Abdulrahman S. Aldawood and Arnab Pain

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:69

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The American lobster, Homarus americanus, is an important species as an economically valuable fishery, a key member in marine ecosystems, and a well-studied model for central pattern generation, the neural networ...

    Authors: Lara Lewis McGrath, Steven V. Vollmer, Stefan T. Kaluziak and Joseph Ayers

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:63

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  7. Content type: Research article

    In models extensively used in studies of aging and extended lifespan, such as C. elegans and Drosophila, adult senescence is regulated by gene networks that are likely to be similar to ones that underlie lifespan...

    Authors: Lucie Kučerová, Olga I. Kubrak, Jonas M. Bengtsson, Hynek Strnad, Sören Nylin, Ulrich Theopold and Dick R. Nässel

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:50

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  8. Content type: Research article

    A complete genome sequence and the advent of genome editing open up non-traditional model organisms to mechanistic genetic studies. The mosquito Aedes aegypti is an important vector of infectious diseases such as...

    Authors: Benjamin J. Matthews, Carolyn S. McBride, Matthew DeGennaro, Orion Despo and Leslie B. Vosshall

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:32

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  9. Content type: Methodology article

    A generally accepted approach to the analysis of RNA-Seq read count data does not yet exist. We sequenced the mRNA of 726 individuals from the Drosophila Genetic Reference Panel in order to quantify differences i...

    Authors: Yanzhu Lin, Kseniya Golovnina, Zhen-Xia Chen, Hang Noh Lee, Yazmin L. Serrano Negron, Hina Sultana, Brian Oliver and Susan T. Harbison

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:28

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Artificial light at night (ALAN) is a typical feature of urban areas and most organisms living in urban or suburban habitats are exposed to low levels of ALAN. Light is one of the most important environmental ...

    Authors: Ann-Christin Honnen, Paul R. Johnston and Michael T. Monaghan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:22

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Seminal fluid proteins control many aspects of fertilization and in turn, they play a key role in post-mating sexual selection and possibly reproductive isolation. Because effective proteome profiling relies o...

    Authors: Martha L. Bonilla, Christopher Todd, Martin Erlandson and Jose Andres

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:1096

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The Triatomine bug Rhodnius prolixus is a vector of Trypanosoma cruzi, which causes the Chagas disease in Latin America. R. prolixus can also transfer transposable elements horizontally across a wide range of spe...

    Authors: Jonathan Filée, Jacques-Deric Rouault, Myriam Harry and Aurélie Hua-Van

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:1061

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Although much is known about the mechanism of action of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry toxins, the target tissue cellular responses to toxin activity is less understood. Previous transcriptomic studies indicated that...

    Authors: Pablo Emiliano Canton, Angeles Cancino-Rodezno, Sarjeet S. Gill, Mario Soberón and Alejandra Bravo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:1042

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) is the world’s most prevalent cultured crustacean species. However, the supply of high-quality broodstocks is limited and baseline information related to its reprod...

    Authors: Jinxia Peng, Pinyuan Wei, Bin Zhang, Yongzhen Zhao, Digang Zeng, Xiuli Chen, Ming Li and Xiaohan Chen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:1006

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The capacity of marine species to survive chronic heat stress underpins their ability to survive warming oceans as a result of climate change. In this study RNA-Seq and 2-DE proteomics were employed to deciphe...

    Authors: Sébastien Artigaud, Joëlle Richard, Michael AS Thorne, Romain Lavaud, Jonathan Flye-Sainte-Marie, Fred Jean, Lloyd S. Peck, Melody S. Clark and Vianney Pichereau

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:988

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The European red mite, Panonychus ulmi, is among the most important mite pests in fruit orchards, where it is controlled primarily by acaricide application. However, the species rapidly develops pesticide resista...

    Authors: Sabina Bajda, Wannes Dermauw, Robert Greenhalgh, Ralf Nauen, Luc Tirry, Richard M. Clark and Thomas Van Leeuwen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:974

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Phosphine is a valuable fumigant to control pest populations in stored grains and grain products. However, recent studies indicate a substantial increase in phosphine resistance in stored product pests worldwide.

    Authors: Brenda Oppert, Raul N. C. Guedes, Michael J. Aikins, Lindsey Perkin, Zhaorigetu Chen, Thomas W. Phillips, Kun Yan Zhu, George P. Opit, Kelly Hoon, Yongming Sun, Gavin Meredith, Kelli Bramlett, Natalie Supunpong Hernandez, Brian Sanderson, Madison W. Taylor, Dalia Dhingra…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:968

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Neural-endocrine-immune (NEI) system is a major modulation network among the nervous, endocrine and immune system and weights greatly in maintaining homeostasis of organisms during stress and infection. Some m...

    Authors: Hao Chen, Lingling Wang, Zhi Zhou, Zhanhui Hou, Zhaoqun Liu, Weilin Wang, Dahai Gao, Qiang Gao, Mengqiang Wang and Linsheng Song

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:942

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Next-generation sequencing (NGS) offers great opportunities for studying the biology of insect vectors of disease. Prerequisites for successful analyses include high quality annotated genome assemblies and tha...

    Authors: Gareth D. Weedall, Helen Irving, Margaret A. Hughes and Charles S. Wondji

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:931

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Filarial nematodes cause debilitating human diseases. While treatable, recent evidence suggests drug resistance is developing, necessitating the development of novel targets and new treatment options. Although...

    Authors: Ashley N. Luck, Kathryn G. Anderson, Colleen M. McClung, Nathan C. VerBerkmoes, Jeremy M. Foster, Michelle L. Michalski and Barton E. Slatko

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:920

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  21. Content type: Research article

    In Europe, Ixodes ricinus ticks are the most important vectors of diseases threatening humans, livestock, wildlife and companion animals. Nevertheless, genomic sequence information is missing and functional annot...

    Authors: Wibke J. Cramaro, Dominique Revets, Oliver E. Hunewald, Regina Sinner, Anna L. Reye and Claude P. Muller

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:871

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The migratory locust, Locusta migratoria manilensis, is an immensely destructive agricultural pest that forms a devastating and voracious gregarious phase. The fungal insect pathogen, Metarhizium acridum, is a sp...

    Authors: Wei Zhang, Jianhong Chen, Nemat O. Keyhani, Zhengyi Zhang, Sai Li and Yuxian Xia

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:867

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are significant public health problems, but the genetic basis for individual variation in alcohol sensitivity remains poorly understood. Drosophila melanogaster presents a powerful mo...

    Authors: Tatiana V. Morozova, Wen Huang, Victoria A. Pray, Thomas Whitham, Robert R. H. Anholt and Trudy F. C. Mackay

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:865

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  24. Content type: Research article

    A complete understanding of barnacle adhesion remains elusive as the process occurs within and beneath the confines of a rigid calcified shell. Barnacle cement is mainly proteinaceous and several individual pr...

    Authors: Zheng Wang, Dagmar H. Leary, Jinny Liu, Robert E. Settlage, Kenan P. Fears, Stella H. North, Anahita Mostaghim, Tara Essock-Burns, Sarah E. Haynes, Kathryn J. Wahl and Christopher M. Spillmann

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:859

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The phlebotomine sand fly Phlebotomus perniciosus (Diptera: Psychodidae, Phlebotominae) is a major Old World vector of the protozoan Leishmania infantum, the etiological agent of visceral and cutaneous leishmania...

    Authors: V. Petrella, S. Aceto, F. Musacchia, V. Colonna, M. Robinson, V. Benes, G. Cicotti, G. Bongiorno, L. Gradoni, P. Volf and M. Salvemini

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:847

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Bursaphelenchus xylophilus is an emerging pathogenic nematode that is responsible for a devastating epidemic of pine wilt disease across Asia and Europe. In this study, we report the f...

    Authors: Juan E. Palomares-Rius, Isheng J. Tsai, Nurul Karim, Mitsuteru Akiba, Tetsuro Kato, Haruhiko Maruyama, Yuko Takeuchi and Taisei Kikuchi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:845

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The Coronator Group currently encompasses six morphologically similar species (Culex camposi Dyar, Culex coronator Dyar and Knab, Culex covagarciai Forattini, Culex usquatus Dyar, Culex usquatissimus Dyar, and Cu...

    Authors: Bruna Demari-Silva, Peter G. Foster, Tatiane M. P. de Oliveira, Eduardo S. Bergo, Sabri S. Sanabani, Rodrigo Pessôa and Maria Anice M. Sallum

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:831

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The New Zealand glowworm is the larva of a carnivorous fungus gnat that produces bioluminescence to attract prey. The bioluminescent system of the glowworm is evolutionarily distinct from other well-characteri...

    Authors: Miriam L. Sharpe, Peter K. Dearden, Gregory Gimenez and Kurt L. Krause

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:825

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Insects subsisting on nutritionally unbalanced diets have evolved long-term mutualistic relationships with intracellular symbiotic bacteria (endosymbionts). The endosymbiont population load undergoes changes a...

    Authors: Florent Masson, Yves Moné, Aurélien Vigneron, Agnès Vallier, Nicolas Parisot, Carole Vincent-Monégat, Séverine Balmand, Marie-Christine Carpentier, Anna Zaidman-Rémy and Abdelaziz Heddi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:819

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Ivermectin has been proposed as a novel malaria transmission control tool based on its insecticidal properties and unique route of acquisition through human blood. To maximize ivermectin’s effect and identify ...

    Authors: Jonathan A. Seaman, Haoues Alout, Jacob I. Meyers, Mark D. Stenglein, Roch K. Dabiré, Saul Lozano-Fuentes, Timothy A. Burton, Wojtek S. Kuklinski, William C. Black IV and Brian D. Foy

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:797

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The genome-wide association study (GWAS) techniques that have been used for genetic mapping in other organisms have not been successfully applied to mosquitoes, which have genetic characteristics of high nucle...

    Authors: Seth N. Redmond, Karin Eiglmeier, Christian Mitri, Kyriacos Markianos, Wamdaogo M. Guelbeogo, Awa Gneme, Alison T. Isaacs, Boubacar Coulibaly, Emma Brito-Fravallo, Gareth Maslen, Daniel Mead, Oumou Niare, Sekou F. Traore, N’Fale Sagnon, Dominic Kwiatkowski, Michelle M. Riehle…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:779

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Planarians are renowned for their regenerative capacity and are an attractive model for the study of adult stem cells and tissue regeneration. In an effort to better understand the molecular mechanisms underly...

    Authors: Amy Hubert, Jordana M. Henderson, Martis W. Cowles, Kelly G. Ross, Matthew Hagen, Christa Anderson, Claudia J. Szeterlak and Ricardo M. Zayas

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:769

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The functional repertoire of long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) has been characterized in several model organisms, demonstrating that lncRNA plays important roles in fundamental biological processes. However, they re...

    Authors: Huamei Xiao, Zhuting Yuan, Dianhao Guo, Bofeng Hou, Chuanlin Yin, Wenqing Zhang and Fei Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:749

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) is a cosmopolitan, cultured bivalve with worldwide commercial and ecological importance. However, there is a qualitative and quantitative lack of knowledge of ...

    Authors: Rebeca Moreira, Patricia Pereiro, Carlos Canchaya, David Posada, Antonio Figueras and Beatriz Novoa

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:728

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Transcription initiation regulation is mediated by sequence-specific interactions between DNA-binding proteins (transcription factors) and cis-elements, where BRE, TATA, INR, DPE and MTE motifs constitute cano...

    Authors: Sarah Mwangi, Geoffrey Attardo, Yutaka Suzuki, Serap Aksoy and Alan Christoffels

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:722

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Diapause is a developmental alternative to direct ontogeny in many invertebrates. Its primary adaptive meaning is to secure survival over unfavourable seasons in a state of developmental arrest usually accompa...

    Authors: Rodolphe Poupardin, Konrad Schöttner, Jaroslava Korbelová, Jan Provazník, David Doležel, Dinko Pavlinic, Vladimír Beneš and Vladimír Koštál

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:720

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Assembly and function of neuronal synapses require the coordinated expression of a yet undetermined set of genes. Although roughly a thousand genes are expected to be important for this function in Drosophila mel...

    Authors: Flavio Pazos Obregón, Cecilia Papalardo, Sebastián Castro, Gustavo Guerberoff and Rafael Cantera

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:694

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are a class of RNAs that do not encode proteins. Recently, lncRNAs have gained special attention for their roles in various biological process and diseases.

    Authors: Murukarthick Jayakodi, Je Won Jung, Doori Park, Young-Joon Ahn, Sang-Choon Lee, Sang-Yoon Shin, Chanseok Shin, Tae-Jin Yang and Hyung Wook Kwon

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:680

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Insect pest control is challenged by insecticide resistance and negative impact on ecology and health. One promising pest specific alternative is the generation of transgenic plants, which express double stran...

    Authors: Julia Ulrich, Van Anh Dao, Upalparna Majumdar, Christian Schmitt-Engel, Jonas Schwirz, Dorothea Schultheis, Nadi Ströhlein, Nicole Troelenberg, Daniela Grossmann, Tobias Richter, Jürgen Dönitz, Lizzy Gerischer, Gérard Leboulle, Andreas Vilcinskas, Mario Stanke and Gregor Bucher

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:674

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Providing double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) to insects has been proven to silence target genes, and this approach has emerged as a potential method to control agricultural pests by engineering plants to express inse...

    Authors: Roberto de A. Camargo, Roberto H. Herai, Luana N. Santos, Flavia M M Bento, Joni E. Lima, Henrique Marques-Souza and Antonio Figueira

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:635

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The environmental light–dark cycle is the dominant cue that maintains 24-h biological rhythms in multicellular organisms. In Drosophila, light entrainment is mediated by the photosensitive protein CRYPTOCHROME, b...

    Authors: Adeolu B. Adewoye, Charalambos P. Kyriacou and Eran Tauber

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:570

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Color polymorphism in the nacre of pteriomorphian bivalves is of great interest for the pearl culture industry. The nacreous layer of the Polynesian black-lipped pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera exhibits a lar...

    Authors: Sarah Lemer, Denis Saulnier, Yannick Gueguen and Serge Planes

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:568

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Despite a number of recent reports of insect resistance to transgenic crops expressing insecticidal toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), little is known about the mechanism of resistance to these toxins. The ...

    Authors: Neetha Nanoth Vellichirammal, Haichuan Wang, Seong-il Eyun, Etsuko N. Moriyama, Brad S. Coates, Nicholas J. Miller and Blair D. Siegfried

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:558

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Defence mechanisms of organisms are shaped by their lifestyle, environment and pathogen pressure. Carpenter ants are social insects which live in huge colonies comprising genetically closely related individual...

    Authors: Shishir K. Gupta, Maria Kupper, Carolin Ratzka, Heike Feldhaar, Andreas Vilcinskas, Roy Gross, Thomas Dandekar and Frank Förster

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:540

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  45. Content type: Research article

    The blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, is economically and ecologically important in western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coastal estuaries. In 2010 blue crabs in the northern Gulf of Mexico were exposed to crude oil...

    Authors: Bree K. Yednock, Timothy J. Sullivan and Joseph E. Neigel

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:521

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  46. Content type: Research article

    With the development of inexpensive, high-throughput sequencing technologies, it has become feasible to examine questions related to population genetics and molecular evolution of non-model species in their ec...

    Authors: Zachary L. Fuller, Elina L. Niño, Harland M. Patch, Oscar C. Bedoya-Reina, Tracey Baumgarten, Elliud Muli, Fiona Mumoki, Aakrosh Ratan, John McGraw, Maryann Frazier, Daniel Masiga, Stephen Schuster, Christina M. Grozinger and Webb Miller

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16:518

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