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  1. Recent literature on the differential role of genes within networks distinguishes core from peripheral genes. If previous works have shown contrasting features between them, whether such categorization matters...

    Authors: Aurélien Chateigner, Marie-Claude Lesage-Descauses, Odile Rogier, Véronique Jorge, Jean-Charles Leplé, Véronique Brunaud, Christine Paysant-Le Roux, Ludivine Soubigou-Taconnat, Marie-Laure Martin-Magniette, Leopoldo Sanchez and Vincent Segura

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:416

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  2. In recent years, increased attention has been focused on breast muscle yield and meat quality in poultry production. Supplementation with nicotinamide and butyrate sodium can improve the meat quality of broile...

    Authors: Yuqin Wu, Youli Wang, Dafei Yin, Tahir Mahmood and Jianmin Yuan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:412

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  3. Fulvic acid (FA) is a kind of plant growth regulator, which can promote plant growth, play an important role in fighting against drought, improve plant stress resistance, increase production and improve qualit...

    Authors: Jianhao Sun, Chen Qiu, Yiqian Ding, Yu Wang, Litao Sun, Kai Fan, Zhongshuai Gai, Guoqiang Dong, Jiguo Wang, Xinghui Li, Lubin Song and Zhaotang Ding

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:411

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  4. Coilia nasus (C. nasus) is an important anadromous fish species that resides in the Yangtze River of China, and has high ecological and economical value. However, wild resources have suffered from a serious reduc...

    Authors: Meiyao Wang, Gangchun Xu, Yongkai Tang and Pao Xu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:410

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  5. Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is one of the common causes of acute encephalitis in humans. Japanese encephalitis is characterized by the uncontrolled release of inflammatory cytokines, which ultimately res...

    Authors: Yunchuan Li, Usama Ashraf, Zheng Chen, Dengyuan Zhou, Muhammad Imran, Jing Ye, Huanchun Chen and Shengbo Cao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:409

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  6. The metabolic capacity, stress response and evolution of uncultured environmental Tenericutes have remained elusive, since previous studies have been largely focused on pathogenic species. In this study, we ex...

    Authors: Yong Wang, Jiao-Mei Huang, Ying-Li Zhou, Alexandre Almeida, Robert D. Finn, Antoine Danchin and Li-Sheng He

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:408

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The Escherichia coli ER2566 strain (NC_CP014268.2) was developed as a BL21 (DE3) derivative strain and had been widely used in recombinant protein expression. However, like many other current RefSeq annotations, ...

    Authors: Lizhi Zhou, Hai Yu, Kaihang Wang, Tingting Chen, Yue Ma, Yang Huang, Jiajia Li, Liqin Liu, Yuqian Li, Zhibo Kong, Qingbing Zheng, Yingbin Wang, Ying Gu, Ningshao Xia and Shaowei Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:407

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Jute (Corchorus spp.), belonging to the Malvaceae family, is an important natural fiber crop, second only to cotton, and a multipurpose economic crop. Corchorus capsularis L. is one of the only two commercially c...

    Authors: Zemao Yang, Zhigang Dai, Xiaojun Chen, Dongwei Xie, Qing Tang, Chaohua Cheng, Ying Xu, Canhui Deng, Chan Liu, Jiquan Chen and Jianguang Su

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:406

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  9. Parasites employ proteases to evade host immune systems, feed and replicate and are often the target of anti-parasite strategies to disrupt these interactions. Myxozoans are obligate cnidarian parasites, alter...

    Authors: Ashlie Hartigan, Anush Kosakyan, Hana Pecková, Edit Eszterbauer and Astrid S. Holzer

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:404

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  10. Mycoplasma anserisalpingitidis is a waterfowl pathogen that mainly infects geese, can cause significant economic losses and is present worldwide. With the advance of whole genome sequencing technologies, new meth...

    Authors: Áron B. Kovács, Zsuzsa Kreizinger, Barbara Forró, Dénes Grózner, Alexa Mitter, Szilvia Marton, Krisztina Bali, Anna Sawicka, Grzegorz Tomczyk, Krisztián Bányai and Miklós Gyuranecz

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:403

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  11. Recent advances in the next-generation sequencing (NGS) allowed the metagenomic analyses of DNA from many different environments and sources, including thousands of years old skeletal remains. It has been show...

    Authors: Anna Philips, Ireneusz Stolarek, Luiza Handschuh, Katarzyna Nowis, Anna Juras, Dawid Trzciński, Wioletta Nowaczewska, Anna Wrzesińska, Jan Potempa and Marek Figlerowicz

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:402

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  12. Proline-rich extension-like receptor protein kinases (PERKs) are an important class of receptor kinases located in the plasma membrane, most of which play a vital role in pollen development.

    Authors: Guohu Chen, Jian Wang, Hao Wang, Chenggang Wang, Xiaoyan Tang, Jie Li, Lei Zhang, Jianghua Song, Jinfeng Hou and Lingyun Yuan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:401

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  13. Lytic bacteriophages that infect Campylobacter spp. have been utilized to develop therapeutic/decontamination techniques. However, the association of Campylobacter spp. and bacteriophages has been the focus of se...

    Authors: Steven Hooton, Daniela D’Angelantonio, Yang Hu, Phillippa L. Connerton, Giuseppe Aprea and Ian F. Connerton

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:400

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  14. Associations of tree roots with diverse symbiotic mycorrhizal fungi have distinct effects on whole plant functioning. An untested explanation might be that such effect variability is associated with distinct i...

    Authors: Marie-Lara Bouffaud, Sylvie Herrmann, Mika T. Tarkka, Markus Bönn, Lasse Feldhahn and François Buscot

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:399

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  15. Protein supplementation improves physiological adaptations to endurance training, but the impact on adaptive changes in the skeletal muscle transcriptome remains elusive. The present analysis was executed to d...

    Authors: Pim Knuiman, Roland Hangelbroek, Mark Boekschoten, Maria Hopman and Marco Mensink

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:397

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  16. The severity and frequency of drought has increased around the globe, creating challenges in ensuring food security for a growing world population. As a consequence, improving water use efficiency by crops has...

    Authors: Caitlin M. A. Simopoulos, Mitchell J. R. MacLeod, Solmaz Irani, Wilson W. L. Sung, Marc J. Champigny, Peter S. Summers, G. Brian Golding and Elizabeth A. Weretilnyk

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:396

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  17. Plasmodium parasites undergo several major developmental transitions during their complex lifecycle, which are enabled by precisely ordered gene expression programs. Transcriptomes from the 48-h blood stages of t...

    Authors: Lia Chappell, Philipp Ross, Lindsey Orchard, Timothy J. Russell, Thomas D. Otto, Matthew Berriman, Julian C. Rayner and Manuel Llinás

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:395

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  18. Cultivated rice consists of two subspecies, Indica and Japonica, that exhibit well-characterized differences at the morphological and genetic levels. However, the differences between these subspecies at the trans...

    Authors: Malachy T. Campbell, Qian Du, Kan Liu, Sandeep Sharma, Chi Zhang and Harkamal Walia

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:394

    Content type: Research Article

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  19. The plastome of medicinal and endangered species in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Barleria prionitis was sequenced. The plastome was compared with that of seven Acanthoideae species in order to describe the plastome, ...

    Authors: Dhafer A. Alzahrani, Samaila S. Yaradua, Enas J. Albokhari and Abidina Abba

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:393

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Cashmere goats make an outstanding contribution to the livestock textile industry and their cashmere is famous for its slenderness and softness and has been extensively studied. However, there are few reports ...

    Authors: Feng Yang, Zhihong Liu, Meng Zhao, Qing Mu, Tianyu Che, Yuchun Xie, Lina Ma, Lu Mi, Jinquan Li and Yanhong Zhao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:392

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  21. Nitrogen is an indispensable nutrient for plant growth. It is used and transported in the form of amino acids in living organisms. Transporting amino acids to various parts of plants requires relevant transpor...

    Authors: Chao Zhang, Nana Kong, Minxuan Cao, Dongdong Wang, Yue Chen and Qin Chen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:391

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  22. Cantaloupe is susceptible to cold stress when it is stored at low temperatures, resulting in the loss of edible and commercial quality. To ascertain the molecular mechanisms of low temperatures resistance in c...

    Authors: Wen Song, Fengxian Tang, Wenchao Cai, Qin Zhang, Fake Zhou, Ming Ning, Huan Tian and Chunhui Shan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:390

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  23. There are significant sex differences in human physiology and disease; the genomic sources of these differences, however, are not well understood. During puberty, a drastic neuroendocrine shift signals physica...

    Authors: Sarah Rose Moore, Kathryn Leigh Humphreys, Natalie Lisanne Colich, Elena Goetz Davis, David Tse Shen Lin, Julia Lynn MacIsaac, Michael Steffen Kobor and Ian Henry Gotlib

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:389

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Pancreas disease (PD) is a contagious disease caused by salmonid alphavirus (SAV) with significant economic and welfare impacts on salmon farming. Previous work has shown that higher resistance against PD has und...

    Authors: Borghild Hillestad, Shokouh Makvandi-Nejad, Aleksei Krasnov and Hooman K. Moghadam

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:388

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Lanthipeptides belong to the ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptide group of natural products and have a variety of biological activities ranging from antibiotics to antinociceptives...

    Authors: Mark C. Walker, Sara M. Eslami, Kenton J. Hetrick, Sarah E. Ackenhusen, Douglas A. Mitchell and Wilfred A. van der Donk

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:387

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  26. Most of our understanding on the social behavior and genomics of bees and other social insects is centered on the Western honey bee, Apis mellifera. The genus Apis, however, is a highly derived branch comprising ...

    Authors: Flávia C. de Paula Freitas, Anete P. Lourenço, Francis M. F. Nunes, Alexandre R. Paschoal, Fabiano C. P. Abreu, Fábio O. Barbin, Luana Bataglia, Carlos A. M. Cardoso-Júnior, Mário S. Cervoni, Saura R. Silva, Fernanda Dalarmi, Marco A. Del Lama, Thiago S. Depintor, Kátia M. Ferreira, Paula S. Gória, Michael C. Jaskot…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:386

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  27. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) endotoxin stimulates pro-inflammatory pathways and is a key player in the pathological mechanisms involved in the development of endometritis. This study aimed to investigate LPS-induc...

    Authors: Naveed Jhamat, Adnan Niazi, Yongzhi Guo, Metasu Chanrot, Elena Ivanova, Gavin Kelsey, Erik Bongcam-Rudloff, Göran Andersson and Patrice Humblot

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:385

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  28. Lysine succinylation, an important protein posttranslational modification (PTM), is widespread and conservative. The regulatory functions of succinylation in leaf color has been reported. The chimeric leaves of A...

    Authors: Meiqin Mao, Yanbin Xue, Yehua He, Xuzixing Zhou, Fatima Rafique, Hao Hu, Jiawen Liu, Lijun Feng, Wei Yang, Xi Li, Lingxia Sun, Zhuo Huang and Jun Ma

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:383

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  29. Use of genomic tools to characterize wildlife populations has increased in recent years. In the past, genetic characterization has been accomplished with more traditional genetic tools (e.g., microsatellites)....

    Authors: Shawna J. Zimmerman, Cameron L. Aldridge and Sara J. Oyler-McCance

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:382

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  30. The systematic interrogation of reproduction-related genes was key to gain a comprehensive understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying male reproductive traits in mammals. Here, based on the data coll...

    Authors: Wenjing Yang, Feiyang Zhao, Mingyue Chen, Ye Li, Xianyong Lan, Ruolin Yang and Chuanying Pan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:381

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  31. Inflammation has been considered to be central to the onset, progression, and outcome of infectious diseases, especially as one of the hallmarks of cancer. Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs), such as miRNAs and lncRNAs,...

    Authors: Shuyuan Wang, Shunheng Zhou, Haizhou Liu, Qianqian Meng, Xueyan Ma, Hui Liu, Lihong Wang and Wei Jiang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:380

    Content type: Database

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  32. Fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase (FBP) is a key enzyme in the plant sucrose synthesis pathway, in the Calvin cycle, and plays an important role in photosynthesis regulation in green plants. However, no systemic ana...

    Authors: Qún Gě, Yànli Cūi, Jùnwén Lǐ, Jǔwǔ Gōng, Quánwěi Lú, Péngtāo Lǐ, Yùzhēn Shí, Hǎihóng Shāng, Àiyīng Liú, Xiǎoyīng Dèng, Jìngtāo Pān, Qúanjiā Chén, Yǒulù Yuán and Wànkuí Gǒng

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:379

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Salmonella enterica is a leading cause of foodborne illness worldwide resulting in considerable public health and economic costs. Testing for the presence of this pathogen in food is often hampered by the presenc...

    Authors: Ana Victoria C. Pilar, Nicholas Petronella, Forest M. Dussault, Adrian J. Verster, Sadjia Bekal, Roger C. Levesque, Lawrence Goodridge and Sandeep Tamber

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:377

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  34. Parasitoid wasps have fascinating life cycles and play an important role in trophic networks, yet little is known about their genome content and function. Parasitoids that infect aphids are an important group ...

    Authors: Alice B. Dennis, Gabriel I. Ballesteros, Stéphanie Robin, Lukas Schrader, Jens Bast, Jan Berghöfer, Leo W. Beukeboom, Maya Belghazi, Anthony Bretaudeau, Jan Buellesbach, Elizabeth Cash, Dominique Colinet, Zoé Dumas, Mohammed Errbii, Patrizia Falabella, Jean-Luc Gatti…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:376

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  35. Bacteriophages are bacterial parasites and are considered the most abundant and diverse biological entities on the planet. Previously we identified 154 prophages from 151 serovars of Salmonella enterica subsp. en...

    Authors: Ruimin Gao, Sohail Naushad, Sylvain Moineau, Roger Levesque, Lawrence Goodridge and Dele Ogunremi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:374

    Content type: Research article

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  36. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Joaquín Giner-Lamia, Pablo Vinuesa, Laura Betancor, Claudia Silva, Julieta Bisio, Lorena Soleto, José A. Chabalgoity, José Luis Puente and Francisco García-del Portillo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:373

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2019 20:99

  37. The microscopic process of postnatal testicular development in early-puberty animals is poorly understood. Therefore, in this study, 21 male Yiling goats with average ages of 0, 30, 60, 90, 120, 150 and 180 da...

    Authors: Dongdong Bo, Xunping Jiang, Guiqiong Liu, Feng Xu, Ruixue Hu, Teketay Wassie, Yuqing Chong, Sohail Ahmed, Chenhui Liu and Shishay Girmay

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:372

    Content type: Research article

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  38. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Oliver M. Selmoni, Diane Maitre, Julien Roux, Laetitia G. E. Wilkins, Lucas Marques da Cunha, Etienne L. M. Vermeirssen, Susanne Knörr, Marc Robinson-Rechavi and Claus Wedekind

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:371

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    The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2019 20:583

  39. Researchers often measure changes in gene expression across conditions to better understand the shared functional roles and regulatory mechanisms of different genes. Analogous to this is comparing gene express...

    Authors: Alexander L. Cope, Brian C. O’Meara and Michael A. Gilchrist

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:370

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  40. Pathogens with a global distribution face diverse biotic and abiotic conditions across populations. Moreover, the ecological and evolutionary history of each population is unique. Xylella fastidiosa is a xylem-dw...

    Authors: Andreina I. Castillo, Carlos Chacón-Díaz, Neysa Rodríguez-Murillo, Helvecio D. Coletta-Filho and Rodrigo P. P. Almeida

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:369

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  41. SPL (SQUAMOSA-promoter binding protein-like) proteins form a large family of plant-specific transcription factors that play essential roles in various aspects of plant growth and development. They are potentia...

    Authors: Niu Yu, Jin-Chang Yang, Guang-Tian Yin, Rong-Sheng Li and Wen-Tao Zou

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:368

    Content type: Research article

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  42. The nuclear genomes of eukaryotes vary enormously in size, with much of this variability attributable to differential accumulation of transposable elements (TEs). To date, the precise evolutionary and ecologic...

    Authors: Stefan C. Kremer, Stefan Linquist, Brent Saylor, Tyler A. Elliott, T. Ryan Gregory and Karl Cottenie

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:367

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  43. Sweetpotato root rot is a devastating disease caused by Fusarium solani that seriously endangers the yield of sweetpotato in China. Although there is currently no effective method to control the disease, breeding...

    Authors: Zhimin Ma, Wenchuan Gao, Lanfu Liu, Minghui Liu, Ning Zhao, Meikun Han, Zhao Wang, Weijing Jiao, Zhiyuan Gao, Yaya Hu and Qingchang Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:366

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  44. Pumpkins (Cucurbita moschata; Cucurbitaceae) are valued for their fruits and seeds and are rich in nutrients. Carotenoids and sugar contents, as main feature of pumpkin pulp, are used to determine the fruit quali...

    Authors: Hafiz Muhammad Khalid Abbas, He-Xun Huang, An-Jun Wang, Ting-Quan Wu, Shu-Dan Xue, Aqeel Ahmad, Da-Sen Xie, Jun-Xing Li and Yu-Juan Zhong

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:365

    Content type: Research article

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  45. The computational prediction of methylation levels at single CpG resolution is promising to explore the methylation levels of CpGs uncovered by existing array techniques, especially for the 450 K beadchip arra...

    Authors: Jianxiong Tang, Jianxiao Zou, Xiaoran Zhang, Mei Fan, Qi Tian, Shuyao Fu, Shihong Gao and Shicai Fan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:364

    Content type: Methodology article

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