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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. The evolutionary arms race between plants and insects has driven the co-evolution of sophisticated defense mechanisms used by plants to deter herbivores and equally sophisticated strategies that enable phytoph...

    Authors: Cristina M. Crava, Christoph Brütting and Ian T. Baldwin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:1005

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  2. Satellite DNA (satDNA) sequences are typically arranged as arrays of tandemly repeated monomers. Due to the similarity among monomers, their organizational pattern and abundance, satDNAs are hardly accessible ...

    Authors: Eva Satović, Tanja Vojvoda Zeljko, Andrea Luchetti, Barbara Mantovani and Miroslav Plohl

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:997

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  3. Sexual dimorphism occurs widely across the animal kingdom and has profound effects on evolutionary trajectories. Here, we investigate sex-specific gene expression in Ischnura elegans (Odonata: dragonflies and dam...

    Authors: Pallavi Chauhan, Maren Wellenreuther and Bengt Hansson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:985

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  4. Resident microorganisms (microbiota) have far-reaching effects on the biology of their animal hosts, with major consequences for the host’s health and fitness. A full understanding of microbiota-dependent gene...

    Authors: Adam J. Dobson, John M. Chaston and Angela E. Douglas

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:975

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Genomics 2017 18:124

  5. Plant allelochemicals act as toxins, inhibitors of digestion, and deterrents that affect the fecundity of insects. These compounds have attracted significant research attention in recent decades, and much is k...

    Authors: Lei Zhang, Yao Lu, Min Xiang, Qingli Shang and Xiwu Gao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:954

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  6. Synthetic biology approaches are promising new strategies for control of pest insects that transmit disease and cause agricultural damage. These strategies require characterised modular components that can dir...

    Authors: Elizabeth R. Sutton, Yachuan Yu, Sebastian M. Shimeld, Helen White-Cooper and and Luke Alphey

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:948

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  7. Varroa mites are widely considered the biggest honey bee health problem worldwide. Until recently, Varroa jacobsoni has been found to live and reproduce only in Asian honey bee (Apis c...

    Authors: Gladys K. Andino, Michael Gribskov, Denis L. Anderson, Jay D. Evans and Greg J. Hunt

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:926

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  8. The atyid shrimp Paratya australiensis occurs in surface freshwater habitats throughout eastern Australia and has been used to study the ecotoxicology of contaminants such as pesticides and metals. The acidificat...

    Authors: Peter A. Bain, Adrienne L. Gregg and Anupama Kumar

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:890

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  9. Crustaceans have been studied extensively as model systems for nervous system function from single neuron properties to behavior. However, lack of molecular sequence information and tools have slowed the adopt...

    Authors: Adam J. Northcutt, Kawasi M. Lett, Virginia B. Garcia, Clare M. Diester, Brian J. Lane, Eve Marder and David J. Schulz

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:868

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  10. Obesity-related diseases are major contributors to morbidity and mortality in the developed world. Molecular diagnostics and targets of therapies to combat nutritional imbalance are urgently needed in the clin...

    Authors: Christopher S. Nelson, Jennifer N. Beck, Kenneth A. Wilson, Elijah R. Pilcher, Pankaj Kapahi and Rachel B. Brem

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:867

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  11. Insects can be models for understanding human intestinal infection and pathology. Molting, a special period during which the old insect cuticle is shed and a new one is produced, is crucial for insect developm...

    Authors: Bing Yang, Wuren Huang, Jie Zhang, Qiuyun Xu, Shoulin Zhu, Qiaoli Zhang, Brenda T. Beerntsen, Hongsheng Song and Erjun Ling

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:866

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  12. Body plan development in multi-cellular organisms is largely determined by homeotic genes. Expression of homeotic genes, in turn, is partially regulated by insulator binding proteins (IBPs). While only a few e...

    Authors: Thomas Pauli, Lucia Vedder, Daniel Dowling, Malte Petersen, Karen Meusemann, Alexander Donath, Ralph S. Peters, Lars Podsiadlowski, Christoph Mayer, Shanlin Liu, Xin Zhou, Peter Heger, Thomas Wiehe, Lars Hering, Georg Mayer, Bernhard Misof…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:861

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  13. Blow flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) are important medical, veterinary and forensic insects encompassing 8 % of the species diversity observed in the calyptrate insects. Few genomic resources exist to understan...

    Authors: Anne A. Andere, Roy N. Platt II, David A. Ray and Christine J. Picard

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:842

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  14. Ecological and evolutionary model organisms have provided extensive insight into the ecological triggers, adaptive benefits, and evolution of life-history driven developmental plasticity. Despite this, we stil...

    Authors: Michael M. Kasumovic, Zhiliang Chen and Marc R. Wilkins

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:827

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  15. Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) is a solitary parasitoid of Tephritidae (Diptera) fruit flies of economic importance currently being mass-reared in bio-factories...

    Authors: M. Constanza Mannino, Máximo Rivarola, Alejandra C. Scannapieco, Sergio González, Marisa Farber, Jorge L. Cladera and Silvia B. Lanzavecchia

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:793

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  16. The advent of genotyping by Next Generation Sequencing has enabled rapid discovery of thousands of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers and high throughput genotyping of large populations at an afforda...

    Authors: Maria G. Onyango, Nicola C. Aitken, Cameron Jack, Aaron Chuah, James Oguya, Appolinaire Djikeng, Steve Kemp, Glenn A. Bellis, Adrian Nicholas, Peter J. Walker and Jean-Bernard Duchemin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:769

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  17. The ability of regeneration is essential for the homeostasis of all animals as it allows the repair and renewal of tissues and body parts upon normal turnover or injury. The extent of this ability varies great...

    Authors: Amos A. Schaffer, Michael Bazarsky, Karine Levy, Vered Chalifa-Caspi and Uri Gat

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:718

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  18. Nasonia vitripennis is an emerging insect model system with haplodiploid genetics. It holds a key position within the insect phylogeny for comparative, evolutionary and behavioral gene...

    Authors: Alfredo Rago, Donald G. Gilbert, Jeong-Hyeon Choi, Timothy B. Sackton, Xu Wang, Yogeshwar D. Kelkar, John H. Werren and John K. Colbourne

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:678

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  19. Analysis of codon usage bias is an extremely versatile method using in furthering understanding of the genetic and evolutionary paths of species. Codon usage bias of envelope glycoprotein genes in nuclear poly...

    Authors: Yongchao Zhao, Hao Zheng, Anying Xu, Donghua Yan, Zijian Jiang, Qi Qi and Jingchen Sun

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:677

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  20. Marine and freshwater zooplankton exhibit daily rhythmic patterns of behavior and physiology which may be regulated directly by the light:dark (LD) cycle and/or a molecular circadian clock. One of the best-stu...

    Authors: Samuel S. C. Rund, Boyoung Yoo, Camille Alam, Taryn Green, Melissa T. Stephens, Erliang Zeng, Gary F. George, Aaron D. Sheppard, Giles E. Duffield, Tijana Milenković and Michael E. Pfrender

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:653

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  21. Eogystia hippophaecolus (Hua et al.) (Lepidoptera: Cossidae) is the major threat to seabuckthorn plantations in China. Specific and highly efficient artificial sex pheromone traps was ...

    Authors: Ping Hu, Jing Tao, Mingming Cui, Chenglong Gao, Pengfei Lu and Youqing Luo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:651

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  22. Cubozoans (box jellyfish) are cnidarians that have evolved a number of distinguishing features. Many cubozoans have a particularly potent sting, effected by stinging structures called nematocysts; cubozoans ha...

    Authors: Cheryl Lewis Ames, Joseph F. Ryan, Alexandra E. Bely, Paulyn Cartwright and Allen G. Collins

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:650

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Genomics 2016 17:980

  23. Transcriptome analysis may provide means to investigate the underlying genetic causes of shared and divergent phenotypes in different populations and help to identify potential targets of adaptive evolution. A...

    Authors: Korbinian von Heckel, Wolfgang Stephan and Stephan Hutter

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:574

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  24. Prior to egg laying the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis envenomates its pupal host with a complex mixture of venom peptides. This venom induces several dramatic changes in the host, including developmental ar...

    Authors: Andre D. Sim and David Wheeler

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:571

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  25. Iron metabolism and regulation is an indispensable part of species survival, most importantly for blood feeding insects. Iron regulatory proteins are central regulators of iron homeostasis, whose binding to ir...

    Authors: Zahra Jalali Sefid Dashti, Junaid Gamieldien and Alan Christoffels

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:561

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  26. Salmon lice, Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Copepoda: Caligidae), are highly important ectoparasites of farmed and wild salmonids, and cause multi-million dollar losses to the salmon aquaculture industry annually. Salm...

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

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:483

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  27. Signalling pathways underlie development, behaviour and pathology. To understand patterns in the evolution of signalling pathways, we undertook a comprehensive investigation of the pathways that control the sw...

    Authors: Aude Gilabert, David M. Curran, Simon C. Harvey and James D. Wasmuth

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:476

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  28. Sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus is an important economic species in China, which is affected by various diseases; skin ulceration syndrome (SUS) is the most serious. In this study, we characterized the transc...

    Authors: Aifu Yang, Zunchun Zhou, Yongjia Pan, Jingwei Jiang, Ying Dong, Xiaoyan Guan, Hongjuan Sun, Shan Gao and Zhong Chen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:459

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  29. Despite substantial progress in mosquito genomic and genetic research, few cis-regulatory elements (CREs), DNA sequences that control gene expression, have been identified in mosquitoes or other non-model inse...

    Authors: Susanta K. Behura, Joseph Sarro, Ping Li, Keshava Mysore, David W. Severson, Scott J. Emrich and Molly Duman-Scheel

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:341

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  30. Acropora cervicornis, a threatened, keystone reef-building coral has undergone severe declines (>90 %) throughout the Caribbean. These declines could reduce genetic variation and thus ...

    Authors: C. Drury, K. E. Dale, J. M. Panlilio, S. V. Miller, D. Lirman, E. A. Larson, E. Bartels, D. L. Crawford and M. F. Oleksiak

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:286

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  31. Despite the broad diet range of many predatory ladybirds, the mechanisms involved in their adaptation to diet shifts are not completely understood. Here, we explored how a primarily coccidophagous ladybird Crypto...

    Authors: Hao-Sen Li, Chang Pan, Patrick De Clercq, Adam Ślipiński and Hong Pang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:281

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  32. The invertebrate immune system comprises physiological mechanisms, physical barriers and also behavioral responses. It is generally related to the vertebrate innate immune system and widely believed to provide...

    Authors: Rania Nakad, L. Basten Snoek, Wentao Yang, Sunna Ellendt, Franziska Schneider, Timm G. Mohr, Lone Rösingh, Anna C. Masche, Philip C. Rosenstiel, Katja Dierking, Jan E. Kammenga and Hinrich Schulenburg

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:280

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  33. We performed an analysis of the transcriptome during the blastogenesis of the chordate Botryllus schlosseri, focusing in particular on genes involved in cell death by apoptosis. The tunicate B. schlosseri is an a...

    Authors: Davide Campagna, Fabio Gasparini, Nicola Franchi, Nicola Vitulo, Francesca Ballin, Lucia Manni, Giorgio Valle and Loriano Ballarin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:275

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  34. Identification of locus-locus contacts at the chromatin level provides a valuable foundation for understanding of nuclear architecture and function and a valuable tool for inferring long-range linkage relation...

    Authors: Idan Gabdank, Sreejith Ramakrishnan, Anne M. Villeneuve and Andrew Z. Fire

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:274

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  35. In a world of chemical cues, smell and taste are essential senses for survival. Here we focused on Heliconius, a diverse group of butterflies that exhibit variation in pre- and post-zygotic isolation and chemical...

    Authors: Bas van Schooten, Chris D. Jiggins, Adriana D. Briscoe and Riccardo Papa

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:254

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  36. Genes in the sex determination pathway are important regulators of sexually dimorphic animal traits, including the elaborate and exaggerated male ornaments and weapons of sexual selection. In this study, we id...

    Authors: Hiroki Gotoh, Robert A. Zinna, Ian Warren, Michael DeNieu, Teruyuki Niimi, Ian Dworkin, Douglas J. Emlen, Toru Miura and Laura C. Lavine

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:250

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  37. Hard ticks (family Ixodidae) are obligatory hematophagous ectoparasites of worldwide medical and veterinary importance. The haploid genomes of multiple species of ixodid ticks exceed 1 Gbp, prompting questions...

    Authors: Janice P. Van Zee, Jessica A. Schlueter, Shannon Schlueter, Philip Dixon, Carlos A. Brito Sierra and Catherine A. Hill

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:241

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  38. Experimental evolution studies, coupled with whole genome resequencing and advances in bioinformatics, have become a powerful tool for exploring how populations respond to selection at the genome-wide level, c...

    Authors: Lin Kang, Dau Dayal Aggarwal, Eugenia Rashkovetsky, Abraham B. Korol and Pawel Michalak

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:233

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  39. Intersexual genomic conflict sometimes leads to unequal expression of paternal and maternal alleles in offspring, resulting in parent-of-origin effects. In honey bees reciprocal crosses can show strong parent-...

    Authors: Emily J. Remnant, Alyson Ashe, Paul E. Young, Gabriele Buchmann, Madeleine Beekman, Michael H. Allsopp, Catherine M. Suter, Robert A. Drewell and Benjamin P. Oldroyd

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:226

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  40. Female reproductive potential plays a significant role in the survival and stability of species, and sexual maturation and mating processes are crucial. However, our knowledge of the reproductive genes involve...

    Authors: Weiwei Zheng, Deye Luo, Fangyu Wu, Jialu Wang and Hongyu Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:194

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  41. De novo reference assemblies that are affordable, practical to produce, and of sufficient quality for most downstream applications, remain an unattained goal for many taxa. Insects, wh...

    Authors: R. Rebecca Love, Neil I. Weisenfeld, David B. Jaffe, Nora J. Besansky and Daniel E. Neafsey

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:187

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  42. The distributions of species and their responses to climate change are in part determined by their thermal tolerances. However, little is known about how thermal tolerance evolves. To test whether evolutionary...

    Authors: John Stanton-Geddes, Andrew Nguyen, Lacy Chick, James Vincent, Mahesh Vangala, Robert R. Dunn, Aaron M. Ellison, Nathan J. Sanders, Nicholas J. Gotelli and Sara Helms Cahan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:171

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  43. Nematodes are the most numerous animals in the soil. Insect parasitic nematodes of the genus Heterorhabditis are capable of selectively seeking, infecting and killing their insect-hosts in the soil. The infective...

    Authors: Vishal S. Somvanshi, Shachi Gahoi, Prakash Banakar, Prasoon Kumar Thakur, Mukesh Kumar, Manisha Sajnani, Priyatama Pandey and Uma Rao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17:166

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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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