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  1. Content type: Research article

    Psoroptic mange, caused by infestation with the ectoparasitic mite, Psoroptes ovis, is highly contagious, resulting in intense pruritus and represents a major welfare and economic concern for the livestock indust...

    Authors: Stewart T. G. Burgess, Edward J. Marr, Kathryn Bartley, Francesca G. Nunn, Rachel E. Down, Robert J. Weaver, Jessica C. Prickett, Jackie Dunn, Stephane Rombauts, Thomas Van Leeuwen, Yves Van de Peer and Alasdair J. Nisbet

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:756

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    Escherichia coli C forms more robust biofilms than other laboratory strains. Biofilm formation and cell aggregation under a high shear force depend on temperature and salt concentrations. It is the last of five E...

    Authors: Jarosław E. Król, Donald C. Hall Jr, Sergey Balashov, Steven Pastor, Justin Sibert, Jennifer McCaffrey, Steven Lang, Rachel L. Ehrlich, Joshua Earl, Joshua C. Mell, Ming Xiao and Garth D. Ehrlich

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:767

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    Rhizome is the storage underground stem of lotus (Nelumbo nucifera), which is enlarged before winter season and could be used for asexual propagation. In addition, the enlarged rhizome is a nutritional vegetable ...

    Authors: Dingding Cao, Rebecca Njeri Damaris, Yue Zhang, Meihui Liu, Ming Li and Pingfang Yang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:766

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Hypsizygus marmoreus, a high value commercialized edible mushroom is widely cultivated in East Asia, and has become one of the most popular edible mushrooms because of its rich nutritional and medicinal value. Mi...

    Authors: Gang Wang, Jingxian Lin, Yang Shi, Xiaoguang Chang, Yuanyuan Wang, Lin Guo, Wenhui Wang, Meijie Dou, Youjin Deng, Ray Ming and Jisen Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:765

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  5. Content type: Research article

    A complete understanding of the genetic basis for sexual determination and differentiation is necessary in order to implement efficient breeding schemes at early stages of development. Atlantic salmon belongs ...

    Authors: María Gabián, Paloma Morán, Ana I. Fernández, Beatriz Villanueva, Amel Chtioui, Matthew P. Kent, Lara Covelo-Soto, Almudena Fernández and María Saura

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:764

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  6. Content type: Research article

    One fundamental question in biology is how the evolution of eukaryotic signaling networks has taken place. “Loss of function” (lof) mutants from components of the high osmolarity glycerol (HOG) signaling pathw...

    Authors: Stefan Bohnert, Luis Antelo, Christiane Grünewald, Alexander Yemelin, Karsten Andresen and Stefan Jacob

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:763

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Macrobrachium rosenbergii, is one of a major freshwater prawn species cultured in Southeast Asia. White tail disease (WTD), caused by Macrobrachium rosenbergii nodavirus (MrNV), is a serious problem in farm culti...

    Authors: Phongthana Pasookhush, Charles Hindmarch, Paisarn Sithigorngul, Siwaporn Longyant, William G. Bendena and Parin Chaivisuthangkura

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:762

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Horizontal gene transfer (HGT), which is affected by environmental pollution and climate change, promotes genetic communication, changing bacterial pathogenicity and drug resistance. However, few studies have ...

    Authors: Yiqin Deng, Haidong Xu, Youlu Su, Songlin Liu, Liwen Xu, Zhixun Guo, Jinjun Wu, Changhong Cheng and Juan Feng

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:761

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Transcription factors act as important regulators of transcription networks. Basic leucine zipper (bZIP) transcription factors have been shown to be involved in multiple biological processes in plants. However...

    Authors: Qi Yan, Fan Wu, Tiantian Ma, Xifang Zong, Qian Ma, Jie Li, Yufeng Zhao, Yanrong Wang and Jiyu Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:760

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Copy Number Variation (CNV) is a common form of genetic variation underlying animal evolution and phenotypic diversity across a wide range of species. In the mammalian genome, high frequency of CNV differentia...

    Authors: Marina Solé, Michela Ablondi, Amrei Binzer-Panchal, Brandon D. Velie, Nina Hollfelder, Nadine Buys, Bart J. Ducro, Liesbeth François, Steven Janssens, Anouk Schurink, Åsa Viklund, Susanne Eriksson, Anders Isaksson, Hanna Kultima, Sofia Mikko and Gabriella Lindgren

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:759

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The mesocotyl connects the coleoptilar node and the basal part of the seminal root of maize (Zea mays) seedling. The mesocotyl pushes the shoot of the seedling out of the soil during seed germination; thus, its g...

    Authors: Liangjie Niu, Zhaokun Wu, Hui Liu, Xiaolin Wu and Wei Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:758

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The common littoral shrimp Palaemon serratus is an economically important decapod resource in some European communities. Aquaculture practices prevent the genetic deterioration of wild stocks caused by overfishin...

    Authors: Inés González-Castellano, Chiara Manfrin, Alberto Pallavicini and Andrés Martínez-Lage

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:757

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  13. Content type: Research article

    While DNA and RNA methods are routine to disrupt the expression of specific genes, complete understanding of developmental processes requires also protein methods, because: oocytes and early embryos accumulate...

    Authors: Steffen Israel, Ellen Casser, Hannes C.A. Drexler, Georg Fuellen and Michele Boiani

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:755

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  14. Content type: Methodology article

    Genomic composition has been found to be species specific and is used to differentiate bacterial species. To date, almost no published composition-based approaches are able to distinguish between most closely ...

    Authors: Yizhuang Zhou, Wenting Zhang, Huixian Wu, Kai Huang and Junfei Jin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:754

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The location and modular structure of eukaryotic protein-coding genes in genomic sequences can be automatically predicted by gene annotation algorithms. These predictions are often used for comparative studies...

    Authors: Jeanne Wilbrandt, Bernhard Misof, Kristen A. Panfilio and Oliver Niehuis

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:753

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The rapid identification of lineage remains a challenge in the genotyping of clinical isolates of recombinogenic pathogens. The chromosome of Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis (MAH), an agent of Mycobacteriu...

    Authors: Hirokazu Yano, Haruo Suzuki, Fumito Maruyama and Tomotada Iwamoto

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:752

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Massive techniques have been evaluated for developing different pest control methods to minimize fertilizer and pesticide inputs. As “push-pull” strategy utilizes generally non-toxic chemicals to manipulate be...

    Authors: Xin Yi, Song Shi, Peidan Wang, Yaoyao Chen, Qiqi Lu, Tianyi Wang, Xiaofan Zhou and Guohua Zhong

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:751

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascade is a conserved and universal signal transduction module in organisms. Although it has been well characterized in many plants, no systematic analysis has been con...

    Authors: Licao Cui, Guang Yang, Jiali Yan, Yan Pan and Xiaojun Nie

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:750

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The homeodomain-leucine zipper (HD-Zip) gene family is one of the plant-specific transcription factor families, involved in plant development, growth, and in the response to diverse stresses. However, comprehe...

    Authors: Mengyuan Wei, Aili Liu, Yujuan Zhang, Yong Zhou, Donghua Li, Komivi Dossa, Rong Zhou, Xiurong Zhang and Jun You

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:748

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Gibberellins (GAs) can have profound effects on growth and development in higher plants. In contrast to their flowering-promotive role in many well-studied plants, GAs can repress flowering in woody perennial ...

    Authors: Songwen Zhang, Christopher Gottschalk and Steve van Nocker

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:747

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The non-reference sequences (NRS) represent structure variations in human genome with potential functional significance. However, besides the known insertions, it is currently unknown whether other types of st...

    Authors: Ran Li, Xiaomeng Tian, Peng Yang, Yingzhi Fan, Ming Li, Hongxiang Zheng, Xihong Wang and Yu Jiang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:746

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  22. Content type: Software

    The development of next generation sequencing (NGS) methods led to a rapid rise in the generation of large genomic datasets, but the development of user-friendly tools to analyze and visualize these datasets h...

    Authors: Alberto Luiz P. Reyes, Tiago C. Silva, Simon G. Coetzee, Jasmine T. Plummer, Brian D. Davis, Stephanie Chen, Dennis J. Hazelett, Kate Lawrenson, Benjamin P. Berman, Simon A. Gayther and Michelle R. Jones

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:745

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Clubroot is an important disease of brassica crops world-wide. The causal agent, Plasmodiophora brassicae, has been present in Canada for over a century but was first identified on canola (Brassica napus) in Albe...

    Authors: Afsaneh Sedaghatkish, Bruce D. Gossen, Fengqun Yu, Davoud Torkamaneh and Mary Ruth McDonald

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:744

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The distribution and deposition of fat tissue in different parts of the body are the key factors affecting the carcass quality and meat flavour of chickens. Intramuscular fat (IMF) content is an important fact...

    Authors: Meng Zhang, Fang Li, Xiang-fei Ma, Wen-ting Li, Rui-rui Jiang, Rui-li Han, Guo-xi Li, Yan-bin Wang, Zi-yi Li, Ya-dong Tian, Xiang-tao Kang and Gui-rong Sun

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:743

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The insect cuticle is mainly composed of exocuticle and endocuticle layers that consist of a large number of structural proteins. The thickness and synthesis of the exocuticle depend on different castes that p...

    Authors: Humaira Rasheed, Chenxu Ye, Yufeng Meng, Yuehua Ran, Jing Li and Xiaohong Su

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:742

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Gene expression profiling in blood is a potential source of biomarkers to evaluate or predict phenotypic differences between pigs but is expensive and inefficient because of the high abundance of globin mRNA i...

    Authors: Kyu-Sang Lim, Qian Dong, Pamela Moll, Jana Vitkovska, Gregor Wiktorin, Stephanie Bannister, Dalia Daujotyte, Christopher K. Tuggle, Joan K. Lunney, Graham S. Plastow and Jack C. M. Dekkers

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:741

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  27. Content type: Research article

    High temperature during grape berry ripening impairs the quality of fruits and wines. Veraison time, which marks ripening onset, is a key factor for determining climatic conditions during berry ripening. Under...

    Authors: Pietro Delfino, Sara Zenoni, Zahra Imanifard, Giovanni Battista Tornielli and Diana Bellin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:739

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  28. Content type: Research article

    ERECTA (ER) is a leucine-rich repeat-receptor-like kinase gene (LRR-RLK) encoding a protein isolated from Arabidopsis. Although the regulatory functions of ER genes have been widely explored in plant development ...

    Authors: Hanshuai Li, Xiaodong Han, Xinxiang Liu, Miaoyi Zhou, Wen Ren, Bingbing Zhao, Chuanli Ju, Ya Liu and Jiuran Zhao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:737

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Bombyx mori nucleopolyhedrosis virus (BmNPV) is a major pathogen that threatens the sustainability of the sericultural industry. DNA methylation is a widespread gene regulation mode in epigenetics, which plays an...

    Authors: Haoling Huang, Ping Wu, Shaolun Zhang, Qi Shang, Haotong Yin, Qirui Hou, Jinbo Zhong and Xijie Guo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:736

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Gastrointestinal nematode infection (GNI) is the most important disease affecting the small ruminant industry in U.S. The environmental conditions in the southern United States are ideal for the survival of th...

    Authors: Zaira M. Estrada-Reyes, Yoko Tsukahara, Rodrigo R. Amadeu, Arthur L. Goetsch, Terry A. Gipson, Tilahun Sahlu, Richard Puchala, Zaisen Wang, Steve P. Hart and Raluca G. Mateescu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:735

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  31. Content type: Research article

    More and more eukaryotic genomes are sequenced and assembled, most of them presented as a complete model in which missing chromosomal regions are filled by Ns and where a few chromosomes may be lacking. Avian ...

    Authors: Linda Beauclair, Christelle Ramé, Peter Arensburger, Benoît Piégu, Florian Guillou, Joëlle Dupont and Yves Bigot

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:734

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Haemophilus influenzae (Hi) can cause invasive diseases such as meningitis, pneumonia, or sepsis. Typeable Hi includes six serotypes (a through f), each expressing a unique capsular polysaccharide. The capsule, e...

    Authors: Caelin C. Potts, Nadav Topaz, Lorraine D. Rodriguez-Rivera, Fang Hu, How-Yi Chang, Melissa J. Whaley, Susanna Schmink, Adam C. Retchless, Alexander Chen, Edward Ramos, Gregory H. Doho and Xin Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:733

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  33. Content type: Research article

    TetR-family transcriptional regulators (TFTRs) are DNA binding factors that regulate gene expression in bacteria. Well-studied TFTRs, such as AcrR, which regulates efflux pump expression, are usually encoded a...

    Authors: A. L. Colclough, J. Scadden and J. M. A. Blair

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:731

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Environmental stimuli can activate a series of physiological and biochemical responses in plants accompanied by extensive transcriptional reprogramming. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), as versatile regulators,...

    Authors: Rui Chen, Ming Li, Huiyuan Zhang, Lijin Duan, Xianjun Sun, Qiyan Jiang, Hui Zhang and Zheng Hu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:730

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The tropical liver fluke, Fasciola gigantica causes fasciolosis, an important disease of humans and livestock. We characterized dynamic transcriptional changes associated with the development of the parasite in i...

    Authors: Xiao-Xuan Zhang, Krystyna Cwiklinski, Rui-Si Hu, Wen-Bin Zheng, Zhao-An Sheng, Fu-Kai Zhang, Hany M. Elsheikha, John P. Dalton and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:729

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  36. Content type: Research article

    It is unclear whether improving feed efficiency by selection for low residual feed intake (RFI) compromises pigs’ immunocompetence. Here, we aimed at investigating whether pig lines divergently selected for RF...

    Authors: Haibo Liu, Kristina M. Feye, Yet T. Nguyen, Anoosh Rakhshandeh, Crystal L. Loving, Jack C. M. Dekkers, Nicholas K. Gabler and Christopher K. Tuggle

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:728

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Heart disease (HD) is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with hypereosinophilic diseases. Due to a lack of adequate animal models, our understanding of the pathophysiology of eosinophil-med...

    Authors: Nives Zimmermann, William J. Gibbons Jr, Shelli M. Homan and Daniel R. Prows

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:727

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Trypanosomatids of the genus Leishmania are parasites of mammals or reptiles transmitted by bloodsucking dipterans. Many species of these flagellates cause important human diseases with clinical symptoms ranging ...

    Authors: Anzhelika Butenko, Alexei Y. Kostygov, Jovana Sádlová, Yuliya Kleschenko, Tomáš Bečvář, Lucie Podešvová, Diego H. Macedo, David Žihala, Julius Lukeš, Paul A. Bates, Petr Volf, Fred R. Opperdoes and Vyacheslav Yurchenko

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:726

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The underlying physiological mechanisms associated with aging are still complex and unclear. As a very important tissue of human body, the circulatory system also plays a very important role in the process of ...

    Authors: Hao Wang, Xiaoqi Zhu, Junyan Shen, En-Feng Zhao, Dajun He, Haitao Shen, Hailiang Liu and Yongxin Zhou

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:725

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Clerodendrum inerme (L.) Gaertn, a halophyte, usually grows on coastal beaches as an important mangrove plant. The salt-tolerant mechanisms and related genes of this species that respond to short-term salinity st...

    Authors: Yuping Xiong, Haifeng Yan, Hanzhi Liang, Yueya Zhang, Beiyi Guo, Meiyun Niu, Shuguang Jian, Hai Ren, Xinhua Zhang, Yuan Li, Songjun Zeng, Kunlin Wu, Feng Zheng, Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva and Guohua Ma

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:724

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Gymnosporangium spp. are fungal plant pathogens causing rust disease and most of them are known to infect two different host plants (heteroecious) with four spore stages (demicyclic). In the present study, we seq...

    Authors: Si-Qi Tao, Bin Cao, Emmanuelle Morin, Ying-Mei Liang and Sébastien Duplessis

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:723

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Nicotiana benthamiana is an important model organism of the Solanaceae (Nightshade) family. Several draft assemblies of the N. benthamiana genome have been generated, but many of the gene-models in these draft as...

    Authors: Jiorgos Kourelis, Farnusch Kaschani, Friederike M. Grosse-Holz, Felix Homma, Markus Kaiser and Renier A. L. van der Hoorn

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:722

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The tribe Sabethini (Diptera: Culicidae) contains important vectors of the yellow fever virus and presents remarkable morphological and ecological diversity unequalled in other mosquito groups. However, there ...

    Authors: Camila Lorenz, João Marcelo Pereira Alves, Peter Gordon Foster, Maria Anice Mureb Sallum and Lincoln Suesdek

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:721

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  44. Content type: Research article

    The high narrow sense heritability of carcass traits suggests that the underlying additive genetic potential of an individual should be strongly correlated with both animal carcass quality and quantity, and th...

    Authors: D. C. Purfield, R. D. Evans and D. P. Berry

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:720

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Genomic evaluation is usually based on a set of markers assumed to be linked with causal mutations. Selection and precise management of major genes and the remaining polygenic component might be improved by in...

    Authors: Claire Oget, Marc Teissier, Jean-Michel Astruc, Gwenola Tosser-Klopp and Rachel Rupp

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:719

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  46. Content type: Research article

    A growing demand for improved physical skills and mental attitude in modern sport horses has led to strong selection for performance in many warmblood studbooks. The aim of this study was to detect genomic reg...

    Authors: Michela Ablondi, Åsa Viklund, Gabriella Lindgren, Susanne Eriksson and Sofia Mikko

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:717

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Subfertility decreases the efficiency of the cattle industry because artificial insemination employs spermatozoa from a single bull to inseminate thousands of cows. Variation in bull fertility has been demonst...

    Authors: E. B. Menezes, A. L. C. Velho, F. Santos, T. Dinh, A. Kaya, E. Topper, A. A. Moura and E. Memili

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:714

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