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BMC Genomics

Non-human and non-rodent vertebrate genomics

Section edited by Shane Burgess and Jacqueline Smith

This section covers all aspects of the genomics of vertebrates, excluding humans, primates and rodents, including livestock species.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Infectious disease is the single greatest threat to taxa such as amphibians (chytrid fungus), bats (white nose syndrome), Tasmanian devils (devil facial tumor disease), and black-footed ferrets (canine distemp...

    Authors: Jean P. Elbers, Mary B. Brown and Sabrina S. Taylor

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:64

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    The neural crest (NC) is a class of transitory stem cell-like cells unique to vertebrate embryos. NC cells arise within the dorsal neural tube where they undergo an epithelial to mesenchymal transition in orde...

    Authors: Nicole J. Ward, Darrell Green, Janet Higgins, Tamas Dalmay, Andrea Münsterberg, Simon Moxon and Grant N. Wheeler

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:59

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    Intramuscular fat (IMF) is one of the important factors influencing meat quality, however, for chickens, the molecular regulatory mechanisms underlying this trait have not yet been clear. In this study, a syst...

    Authors: Huanxian Cui, Maiqing Zheng, Guiping Zhao, Ranran Liu and Jie Wen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:55

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    Runs of homozygosity (ROH) are continuous homozygous segments of the DNA sequence. They have been applied to quantify individual autozygosity and used as a potential inbreeding measure in livestock species. Th...

    Authors: Elisa Peripolli, Nedenia Bonvino Stafuzza, Danísio Prado Munari, André Luís Ferreira Lima, Renato Irgang, Marco Antonio Machado, João Cláudio do Carmo Panetto, Ricardo Vieira Ventura, Fernando Baldi and Marcos Vinícius Gualberto Barbosa da Silva

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:34

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    The assembly and annotation of a genome is a valuable resource for a species, with applications ranging from conservation genomics to gene discovery. Genomic resource development is especially important for sp...

    Authors: Catherine M. Purcell, Arun S. Seetharam, Owyn Snodgrass, Sofia Ortega-García, John R. Hyde and Andrew J. Severin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:31

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Salmonid fishes exhibit high levels of phenotypic and ecological variation and are thus ideal model systems for studying evolutionary processes of adaptive divergence and speciation. Furthermore, salmonids are...

    Authors: Madeleine Carruthers, Andrey A. Yurchenko, Julian J. Augley, Colin E. Adams, Pawel Herzyk and Kathryn R. Elmer

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:32

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) panels have been widely used to study genomic variations within and between populations. Methods of SNP discovery have been a matter of debate for their potential of introd...

    Authors: Dorcus Kholofelo Malomane, Christian Reimer, Steffen Weigend, Annett Weigend, Ahmad Reza Sharifi and Henner Simianer

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:22

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    Within the last few years a large amount of genomic information has become available in cattle. Densities of genomic information vary from a few thousand variants up to whole genome sequence information. In or...

    Authors: Mirjam Frischknecht, Hubert Pausch, Beat Bapst, Heidi Signer-Hasler, Christine Flury, Dorian Garrick, Christian Stricker, Ruedi Fries and Birgit Gredler-Grandl

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:999

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Newcastle disease virus (NDV) is a threat to poultry production worldwide. A better understanding of mechanisms of resistance and susceptibility to this virus will improve measures for NDV prevention and contr...

    Authors: Melissa S. Deist, Rodrigo A. Gallardo, David A. Bunn, Jack C. M. Dekkers, Huaijun Zhou and Susan J. Lamont

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:989

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In Japan and East Asia, endemic frogs appear to be tolerant or not susceptible to chytridiomycosis, a deadly amphibian disease caused by the chytrid fungus Batrachochytridium dendrobatidis (Bd). Japanese frogs ma...

    Authors: Quintin Lau, Takeshi Igawa, Ryuhei Minei, Tiffany A. Kosch and Yoko Satta

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:994

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Stress is a generic term used to describe non-specific responses of the body to all kinds of challenges. A very large variability in the response can be observed across individuals, depending on numerous condi...

    Authors: Elena Terenina, Valérie Sautron, Caroline Ydier, Darya Bazovkina, Amélie Sevin-Pujol, Laure Gress, Yannick Lippi, Claire Naylies, Yvon Billon, Laurence Liaubet, Pierre Mormede and Nathalie Villa-Vialaneix

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:988

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Understanding the consequences of thermal and chemical variations in aquatic habitats is of importance in a scenario of global change. In ecology, the sex ratio is a major population demographic parameter. So ...

    Authors: Noelia Díaz and Francesc Piferrer

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:973

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The Sertoli cells act to induce testis differentiation and subsequent development in fetal and post-natal life which makes them key to an understanding of testis biology. As a major step towards characterisati...

    Authors: U. Soffientini, D. Rebourcet, M. H. Abel, S. Lee, G. Hamilton, P. A. Fowler, L. B. Smith and P. J. O’Shaughnessy

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:972

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Lactose provides an easily-digested energy source for neonates, and is the primary carbohydrate in milk in most species. Bovine lactose is also a key component of many human food products. However, compared to...

    Authors: Thomas J. Lopdell, Kathryn Tiplady, Maksim Struchalin, Thomas J. J. Johnson, Michael Keehan, Ric Sherlock, Christine Couldrey, Stephen R. Davis, Russell G. Snell, Richard J. Spelman and Mathew D. Littlejohn

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:968

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Farmed and wild Atlantic salmon are exposed to many infectious and non-infectious challenges that can cause mortality when they enter the sea. Exercise before transfer promotes growth, health and survival in t...

    Authors: Nicholas A. Robinson, Gerrit Timmerhaus, Matthew Baranski, Øivind Andersen, Harald Takle and Aleksei Krasnov

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:971

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Avian reovirus (ARV) is an important poultry pathogen that can cause immunosuppression. In this study, RNA-Seq technology was applied to investigate the transcriptome-wide changes of DF-1 cells upon ARV infect...

    Authors: Xiaosai Niu, Yuyang Wang, Min Li, Xiaorong Zhang and Yantao Wu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:911

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The detection of quantitative trait loci has accelerated with recent developments in genomics. The introduction of genomic selection in combination with sequencing efforts has made a large amount of genotypic ...

    Authors: Mirjam Frischknecht, Beat Bapst, Franz R. Seefried, Heidi Signer-Hasler, Dorian Garrick, Christian Stricker, Ruedi Fries, Ingolf Russ, Johann Sölkner, Anna Bieber, Maria G. Strillacci, Birgit Gredler-Grandl and Christine Flury

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:910

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  18. Content type: Research article

    In addition to additive genetic effects, epistatic interactions can play key roles in the control of phenotypic variation of traits of interest. In the current study, 475 male birds from lean and fat chicken l...

    Authors: Hui Zhang, Jia-Qiang Yu, Li-Li Yang, Luke M. Kramer, Xin-Yang Zhang, Wei Na, James M. Reecy and Hui Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:892

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  19. Content type: Research article

    To ensure sustainability of aquaculture, plant-based ingredients are being used in feeds to replace marine-derived products. However, plants contain secondary metabolites which can affect food intake and nutri...

    Authors: L. M. Vera, C. Metochis, J. F. Taylor, M. Clarkson, K. H. Skjærven, H. Migaud and D. R. Tocher

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:886

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  20. Content type: Research

    Umami is a Japanese term for the fifth basic taste and is an important sensory property of beef palatability. Inosine 5′-monophosphate (IMP) contributes to umami taste in beef. Thus, t...

    Authors: Yoshinobu Uemoto, Tsuyoshi Ohtake, Nanae Sasago, Masayuki Takeda, Tsuyoshi Abe, Hironori Sakuma, Takatoshi Kojima and Shinji Sasaki

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:874

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