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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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