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  1. Content type: Research article

    Postharvest seed coat darkening in pinto bean is an undesirable trait resulting in a loss in the economic value of the crop. The extent of darkening varies between the bean cultivars and their storage conditions.

    Authors: Kishor Duwadi, Ryan S. Austin, Hemanta R. Mainali, Kirstin Bett, Frédéric Marsolais and Sangeeta Dhaubhadel

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:260

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    Many cyanobacteria are capable of fixing atmospheric nitrogen, playing a crucial role in biogeochemical cycling. Little is known about freshwater unicellular cyanobacteria Synechococcus spp. at the genomic level,...

    Authors: Andrea Di Cesare, Pedro J. Cabello-Yeves, Nathan A. M. Chrismas, Patricia Sánchez-Baracaldo, Michaela M. Salcher and Cristiana Callieri

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:259

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    Brassica crops are cultivated widely for human consumption and animal feed purposes, and oilseed rape/canola (Brassica napus and rapa) is the second most important oilseed worldwide. Because of its natural divers...

    Authors: Zakir Hossain, Bhinu V.-S. Pillai, Margaret Y. Gruber, Min Yu, Lisa Amyot and Abdelali Hannoufa

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:255

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    Prolongation of superstimulatory treatment appears to be associated with a greater superovulatory response and with greater oocyte maturation in cattle. A genome-wide bovine oligo-microarray was used to compar...

    Authors: F. C. F. Dias, M. I. R. Khan, M. A. Sirard, G. P. Adams and J. Singh

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:258

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    GC-Biased Gene Conversion (gBGC) is one of the important theories put forward to explain profound long-range non-randomness in nucleotide compositions along mammalian chromosomes. Nucleotide changes due to gBG...

    Authors: Rajib Dutta, Arnab Saha-Mandal, Xi Cheng, Shuhao Qiu, Jasmine Serpen, Larisa Fedorova and Alexei Fedorov

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:256

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    It has been suggested that the high phospholipid (PL) requirement in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) fry is due to insufficient intestinal de-novo synthesis causing low lipoprotein (LP) production and reduced trans...

    Authors: Yang Jin, Rolf Erik Olsen, Mari-Ann Østensen, Gareth Benjamin Gillard, Sven Arild Korsvoll, Nina Santi, Arne Bjørke Gjuvsland, Jon Olav Vik, Jacob Seilø Torgersen, Simen Rød Sandve and Yngvar Olsen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:253

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  7. Content type: Methodology article

    Bread wheat has a large complex genome that makes whole genome resequencing costly. Therefore, genome complexity reduction techniques such as sequence capture make re-sequencing cost effective. With a high-qua...

    Authors: Lisa Olohan, Laura-Jayne Gardiner, Anita Lucaci, Burkhard Steuernagel, Brande Wulff, John Kenny, Neil Hall and Anthony Hall

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:250

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    Pyropia yezoensis, a marine red alga, is an ideal research model for studying the mechanisms of abiotic stress tolerance in intertidal seaweed. Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) is the mo...

    Authors: Dong Gao, Fanna Kong, Peipei Sun, Guiqi Bi and Yunxiang Mao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:251

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    The major intrinsic protein (MIP) family is a family of proteins, including aquaporins, which facilitate water and small molecule transport across plasma membranes. In plants, MIPs function in a huge variety o...

    Authors: Darren Chern Jan Wong, Li Zhang, Isabelle Merlin, Simone D. Castellarin and Gregory A. Gambetta

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:248

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    Glucose plays a key role as an energy source in most mammals, but its importance in fish appears to be limited that so far seemed to belong to diabetic humans only. Several laboratories worldwide have made imp...

    Authors: Yuru Zhang, Chaobin Qin, Liping Yang, Ronghua Lu, Xiaoyan Zhao and Guoxing Nie

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:246

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    Coxiella burnetii is a Gram-negative gammaproteobacterium and zoonotic agent of Q fever. C. burnetii’s genome contains an abundance of pseudogenes and numerous selfish genetic elements. MITEs (miniature inverted-...

    Authors: Shaun Wachter, Rahul Raghavan, Jenny Wachter and Michael F. Minnick

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:247

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    The intracerebroventricular injection of visfatin increases feed intake. However, little is known about the molecular mechanism in chicks. This study was conducted to assess the effect of visfatin on the feedi...

    Authors: Zhuanjian Li, Xuelian Liu, Panpan Zhang, Ruili Han, Guirong Sun, Ruirui Jiang, Yanbin Wang, Xiaojun Liu, Wenya Li, Xiangtao Kang and Yadong Tian

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:249

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    Upon publication of the original article [1], the authors had flagged that there was an error in Fig. 1c, as the key in this figure was displaying incorrectly. The colours had not displayed in the key in the f...

    Authors: Nora Hohmann and Marcus A. Koch

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:245

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    The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2017 18:810

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    The potential of circulating miRNAs as biomarkers of tissue function, both in health and disease, has been extensively demonstrated in humans. In addition, circulating miRNA biomarkers offer significant potent...

    Authors: Jason Ioannidis and F. Xavier Donadeu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:243

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    There is a worldwide interest for sustainable and environmentally-friendly ways to produce fuels and chemicals from renewable resources. Among them, the production of acetone, butanol and ethanol (ABE) or Isop...

    Authors: Hadrien Máté de Gérando, François Wasels, Angélique Bisson, Benjamin Clement, Frédérique Bidard, Etienne Jourdier, Ana María López-Contreras and Nicolas Lopes Ferreira

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:242

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    Increased availability of genome assemblies for non-model organisms has resulted in invaluable biological and genomic insight into numerous vertebrates, including teleosts. Sequencing of the Atlantic cod (Gadus m...

    Authors: Ole K. Tørresen, Marine S. O. Brieuc, Monica H. Solbakken, Elin Sørhus, Alexander J. Nederbragt, Kjetill S. Jakobsen, Sonnich Meier, Rolf B. Edvardsen and Sissel Jentoft

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:240

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    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short, non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level and play a key role in the control of innate and adaptive immune responses. For a subclinical infec...

    Authors: Anna Monika Lewandowska-Sabat, Silje Furre Hansen, Trygve Roger Solberg, Olav Østerås, Bjørg Heringstad, Preben Boysen and Ingrid Olsaker

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:241

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    Striped bass (Morone saxatilis) spermatozoa are used to fertilize in vitro the eggs of white bass (M. chrysops) to produce the preferred hybrid for the striped bass aquaculture industry. Currently, only one sourc...

    Authors: L. Curry Woods III, Yaokun Li, Yi Ding, Jianan Liu, Benjamin J. Reading, S. Adam Fuller and Jiuzhou Song

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:244

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    Pathogen perception by plants is mediated by plasma membrane-localized immune receptors that have varied extracellular domains. Lectin receptor kinases (LecRKs) are among these receptors and are subdivided int...

    Authors: Marcella A. Teixeira, Alex Rajewski, Jiangman He, Olenka G. Castaneda, Amy Litt and Isgouhi Kaloshian

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:239

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  20. Content type: Software

    A strong focus of the post-genomic era is mining of the non-coding regulatory genome in order to unravel the function of regulatory elements that coordinate gene expression (Nat 489:57–74, 2012; Nat 507:462–70...

    Authors: Louis T. Dang, Markus Tondl, Man Ho H. Chiu, Jerico Revote, Benedict Paten, Vincent Tano, Alex Tokolyi, Florence Besse, Greg Quaife-Ryan, Helen Cumming, Mark J. Drvodelic, Michael P. Eichenlaub, Jeannette C. Hallab, Julian S. Stolper, Fernando J. Rossello, Marie A. Bogoyevitch…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:238

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    There are an exceedingly large number of sequence variants discovered through whole genome sequencing in most populations, including cattle. Deciphering which of these affect complex traits is a major challeng...

    Authors: Lambros T. Koufariotis, Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen, Paul Stothard and Ben J. Hayes

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:237

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Essential oil (EO) dietary supplementation is a new strategy to improve animal health. EO compounds have antiparasitic, antimicrobial, antiviral, antimycotic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory proprieties. Nut...

    Authors: Marcella Sabino, Victor Adriano Okstoft Carmelo, Gianluca Mazzoni, Katia Cappelli, Stefano Capomaccio, Paolo Ajmone-Marsan, Andrea Verini-Supplizi, Massimo Trabalza-Marinucci and Haja N. Kadarmideen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:236

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Management requires a robust understanding of between- and within-species genetic variability, however such data are still lacking in many species. For example, although multiple population genetics studies of...

    Authors: Jacqueline M. Doyle, Douglas A. Bell, Peter H. Bloom, Gavin Emmons, Amy Fesnock, Todd E. Katzner, Larry LaPré, Kolbe Leonard, Phillip SanMiguel, Rick Westerman and J. Andrew DeWoody

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:233

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  24. Content type: Software

    High-throughput sequencing data are dramatically increasing in volume. Thus, there is urgent need for efficient tools to perform fast and integrative analysis of multiple data types. Enriched heatmap is a spec...

    Authors: Zuguang Gu, Roland Eils, Matthias Schlesner and Naveed Ishaque

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:234

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