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  1. Content type: Research article

    The MADS-box transcription factors are an ancient family of genes that regulate numerous physiological and biochemical processes in plants and facilitate the development of floral organs. However, the function...

    Authors: Xuanrui Zeng, Hailun Liu, Hongyang Du, Sujing Wang, Wenming Yang, Yingjun Chi, Jiao Wang, Fang Huang and Deyue Yu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:51

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    Mitochondria play a key role in the balance of energy and heat production, and therefore the mitochondrial genome is under natural selection by environmental temperature and food availability, since starvation...

    Authors: Barbara Ramos, Daniel González-Acuña, David E. Loyola, Warren E. Johnson, Patricia G. Parker, Melanie Massaro, Gisele P. M. Dantas, Marcelo D. Miranda and Juliana A. Vianna

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:53

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  3. Content type: Software

    Technical advances in mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets have produced an extraordinary increase in their use around the world and have become part of our daily lives. The possibility of carrying t...

    Authors: Sergio Diaz-del-Pino, Oswaldo Trelles and Juan Falgueras

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:56

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    Without knowledge of their genomic sequences, it is impossible to make functional models of the bacteria that make up human and animal microbiota. Unfortunately, the vast majority of publicly available genomes...

    Authors: Luis Acuña-Amador, Aline Primot, Edouard Cadieu, Alain Roulet and Frédérique Barloy-Hubler

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:54

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  5. Content type: Research article

    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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  6. Content type: Research article

    The conventional variant calling of pathogenic alleles in exome and genome sequencing requires the presence of the non-pathogenic alleles as genome references. This hinders the correct identification of varian...

    Authors: Mahmoud Koko, Mohammed O. E. Abdallah, Mutaz Amin and Muntaser Ibrahim

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:46

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Among naturally occurring small molecules, tRNA-derived cyclodipeptides are a class that have attracted attention for their diverse and desirable biological activities. However, no tools are available to link ...

    Authors: Michael A. Skinnider, Chad W. Johnston, Nishanth J. Merwin, Chris A. Dejong and Nathan A. Magarvey

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:45

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Phycodnaviruses are widespread algae-infecting large dsDNA viruses and presently contain six genera: Chlorovirus, Prasinovirus, Prymnesiovirus, Phaeovirus, Coccolithovirus and Raphidovirus. The members in Prasino...

    Authors: Hao Chen, Weijia Zhang, Xiefei Li, Yingjie Pan, Shuling Yan and Yongjie Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:49

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Agrocybe aegerita is an agaricomycete fungus with typical mushroom features, which is commercially cultivated for its culinary use. In nature, it is a saprotrophic or facultative pathogenic fungus causing a white...

    Authors: Deepak K. Gupta, Martin Rühl, Bagdevi Mishra, Vanessa Kleofas, Martin Hofrichter, Robert Herzog, Marek J. Pecyna, Rahul Sharma, Harald Kellner, Florian Hennicke and Marco Thines

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:48

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  10. Content type: Methodology article

    Highly polymorphic human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes are responsible for fine-tuning the adaptive immune system. High-resolution HLA typing is important for the treatment of autoimmune and infectious disease...

    Authors: Yang Jiao, Ran Li, Chao Wu, Yibin Ding, Yanning Liu, Danmei Jia, Lifeng Wang, Xiang Xu, Jing Zhu, Min Zheng and Junling Jia

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:50

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  11. Content type: Methodology article

    The increasing application of next generation sequencing technologies has led to the availability of thousands of reference genomes, often providing multiple genomes for the same or closely related species. Th...

    Authors: Christine Jandrasits, Piotr W. Dabrowski, Stephan Fuchs and Bernhard Y. Renard

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:47

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  12. Content type: Software

    Expression screening of environmental DNA (eDNA) libraries is a popular approach for the identification and characterization of novel microbial enzymes with promising biotechnological properties. In such “func...

    Authors: Matteo Chiara, Antonio Placido, Ernesto Picardi, Luigi Ruggiero Ceci, David Stephen Horner and Graziano Pesole

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:44

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Plant stress responses and mechanisms determining tolerance are controlled by diverse sets of genes. Transcription factors (TFs) have been implicated in conferring drought tolerance under drought stress condit...

    Authors: Pil Joong Chung, Harin Jung, Yang Do Choi and Ju-Kon Kim

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:40

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  14. Content type: Correction

    The authors of the original article [1] would like to recognize the critical contribution of core members of the FANTOM5 Consortium, who played the critical role of HeliScopeCAGE sequencing experiments, qualit...

    Authors: Peter Zhang, Emmanuel Dimont, Thomas Ha, Douglas J. Swanson, Masayoshi Itoh, Hideya Kawaji, Timo Lassmann, Carsten O. Daub, Erik Arner, Piero Carninci, Yoshihide Hayashizaki, Alistair R. R. Forrest, Winston Hide and Dan Goldowitz

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:39

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    The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2017 18:461

  15. Content type: Methodology article

    Senescence is a fundamental biological process implicated in various pathologies, including cancer. Regarding carcinogenesis, senescence signifies, at least in its initial phases, an anti-tumor response that n...

    Authors: Eirini-Stavroula Komseli, Ioannis S. Pateras, Thorbjørn Krejsgaard, Konrad Stawiski, Sophia V. Rizou, Alexander Polyzos, Fani-Marlen Roumelioti, Maria Chiourea, Ioanna Mourkioti, Eleni Paparouna, Christos P. Zampetidis, Sentiljana Gumeni, Ioannis P. Trougakos, Dafni-Eleftheria Pefani, Eric O’Neill, Sarantis Gagos…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:37

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The growth of Inner Mongolian Cashmere goat skin hair follicle exhibits a periodic growth pattern. The hair growth cycle is distinguished as telogen, anagen, and catagen stages. The role of vimentin in the gro...

    Authors: Nai Rile, Zhihong Liu, Lixia Gao, Jingkai Qi, Meng Zhao, Yuchun Xie, Rui Su, Yanjun Zhang, Ruijun Wang, Jie Li, Hongmei Xiao and Jinquan Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:38

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  17. Content type: Research article

    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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  18. Content type: Research article

    Sample index cross-talk can result in false positive calls when massively parallel sequencing (MPS) is used for sensitive applications such as low-frequency somatic variant discovery, ancient DNA investigation...

    Authors: Laura E. MacConaill, Robert T. Burns, Anwesha Nag, Haley A. Coleman, Michael K. Slevin, Kristina Giorda, Madelyn Light, Kevin Lai, Mirna Jarosz, Matthew S. McNeill, Matthew D. Ducar, Matthew Meyerson and Aaron R. Thorner

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:30

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Adenosine-to-inosine (A-to-I) RNA editing is an epigenetic modification catalyzed by adenosine deaminases acting on RNA (ADARs), and is especially prevalent in the brain. We used the highly accurate microfluid...

    Authors: Hiba Zaidan, Gokul Ramaswami, Yaela N. Golumbic, Noa Sher, Assaf Malik, Michal Barak, Dalia Galiani, Nava Dekel, Jin B. Li and Inna Gaisler-Salomon

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:28

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  20. Content type: Research article

    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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  21. Content type: Research article

    Chicken embryos are widely used as a model for studies of obesity; however, no detailed information is available about the dynamic changes of proteins during the regulation of adipose biology and metabolism. T...

    Authors: Mengling Peng, Shengnan Li, Qianian He, Jinlong Zhao, Longlong Li and Haitian Ma

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:29

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Bifidobacterium longum is a common member of the human gut microbiota and is frequently present at high numbers in the gut microbiota of humans throughout life, thus indicative of a close symbiotic host-microbe r...

    Authors: Silvia Arboleya, Francesca Bottacini, Mary O’Connell-Motherway, C. Anthony Ryan, R. Paul Ross, Douwe van Sinderen and Catherine Stanton

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:33

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  23. 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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