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Volume 17 Supplement 1

Selected articles from the Fourteenth Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (APBC 2016): Genomics


Publication of this supplement has not been supported by sponsorship. Information about the source of funding for publication charges can be found in the individual articles. Articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

San Francisco, CA, USA11 - 13 January 2016

Edited by Jijun Tang, Lu Tian and Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen.

Related articles have been published in supplements to BMC Bioinformatics and BMC Systems Biology.

  1. RNA-sequencing (RNA-Seq) has become a popular tool for transcriptome profiling in mammals. However, accurate estimation of allele-specific expression (ASE) based on alignments of reads to the reference genome ...

    Authors: Naoki Nariai, Kaname Kojima, Takahiro Mimori, Yosuke Kawai and Masao Nagasaki
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17(Suppl 1):2
  2. Replication study is a commonly used verification method to filter out false positives in genome-wide association studies (GWAS). If an association can be confirmed in a replication study, it will have a high ...

    Authors: Wei Jiang and Weichuan Yu
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17(Suppl 1):3

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Genomics 2017 18:73

  3. In cell differentiation, a less specialized cell differentiates into a more specialized one, even though all cells in one organism have (almost) the same genome. Epigenetic factors such as histone modification...

    Authors: Nishanth Ulhas Nair, Laura Hunter, Mingfu Shao, Paulina Grnarova, Yu Lin, Philipp Bucher and Bernard M. E. Moret
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17(Suppl 1):14
  4. Recent studies of eukaryotes including human and Neandertal, mice, and butterflies have highlighted the major role that interspecific introgression has played in adaptive trait evolution. A common question ari...

    Authors: Hussein A. Hejase and Kevin J. Liu
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17(Suppl 1):S8

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Genomics 2016 17:292

  5. Protein S-sulfenylation is a type of post-translational modification (PTM) involving the covalent binding of a hydroxyl group to the thiol of a cysteine amino acid. Recent evidence has shown the importance of S-s...

    Authors: Van-Minh Bui, Shun-Long Weng, Cheng-Tsung Lu, Tzu-Hao Chang, Julia Tzu-Ya Weng and Tzong-Yi Lee
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17(Suppl 1):9
  6. Despite the enormous medical impact of cancers and intensive study of their biology, detailed characterization of tumor growth and development remains elusive. This difficulty occurs in large part because of e...

    Authors: Theodore Roman, Lu Xie and Russell Schwartz
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17(Suppl 1):6
  7. The advent of next-generation RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) has greatly advanced transcriptomic studies, including system-wide identification and quantification of mRNA isoforms under various biological conditions....

    Authors: Yuting Ye and Jingyi Jessica Li
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17(Suppl 1):11

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Genomics 2016 17:296

  8. The identification of inversions of DNA segments shorter than read length (e.g., 100 bp), defined as micro-inversions (MIs), remains challenging for next-generation sequencing reads. It is acknowledged that MI...

    Authors: Feifei He, Yang Li, Yu-Hang Tang, Jian Ma and Huaiqiu Zhu
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17(Suppl 1):4
  9. Recent studies have revealed that large numbers of non-coding RNAs are transcribed in humans, but only a few of them have been identified with their functions. Identification of the interaction target RNAs of ...

    Authors: Goro Terai, Junichi Iwakiri, Tomoshi Kameda, Michiaki Hamada and Kiyoshi Asai
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17(Suppl 1):12
  10. Discovering the location of gene duplications and multiple gene duplication episodes is a fundamental issue in evolutionary molecular biology. The problem introduced by Guigó et al. in 1996 is to map gene dupl...

    Authors: Jarosław Paszek and Paweł Górecki
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17(Suppl 1):15
  11. Anguilla japonica (Japanese eel) is currently one of the most important research subjects in eastern Asia aquaculture. Enigmatic life cycle of the organism makes study of artificial reproduction extremely limited...

    Authors: Yu-Chen Liu, Sheng-Da Hsu, Chih-Hung Chou, Wei-Yun Huang, Yu-Hung Chen, Chia-Yu Liu, Guan-Jay Lyu, Shao-Zhen Huang, Sergey Aganezov, Max A. Alekseyev, Chung-Der Hsiao and Hsien-Da Huang
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2016 17(Suppl 1):S13

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