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  1. Orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata L.) is one of the most important cool-season perennial forage grasses that is widely cultivated in the world and is highly tolerant to stressful conditions. However, little is kno...

    Authors: Zhongfu Yang, Gang Nie, Guangyan Feng, Jiating Han, Linkai Huang and Xinquan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:178

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  2. Phosphorus (P) is an important in ensuring plant morphogenesis and grain quality, therefore an efficient root system is crucial for P-uptake. Identification of useful loci for root morphological and P uptake r...

    Authors: Mengjiao Yang, Cairong Wang, Muhammad Adeel Hassan, Faji Li, Xianchun Xia, Shubing Shi, Yonggui Xiao and Zhonghu He

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:174

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  3. Genetic resources are important natural assets. Discovery of new enzyme gene sequences has been an ongoing effort in biotechnology industry. In the genomic age, genomes of microorganisms from various environme...

    Authors: Jun Lin, Wenqian Jiang, Lin Chen, Huilian Zhang, Yang Shi, Xin Liu and Weiwen Cai

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:173

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  4. The woodwasp Sirex noctilio Fabricius is a major quarantine pest worldwide that was first discovered in China in 2013 and mainly harms Pinus sylvestris var. mongolica Litv.. S. nitobei Matsumura is a native speci...

    Authors: Bing Guo, Enhua Hao, Haili Qiao, Jingzhen Wang, Weiwei Wu, Jingjiang Zhou and Pengfei Lu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:172

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  5. The AP2/ERF family is widely present in plants and plays a crucial regulatory role in plant growth and development. As an essential aquatic horticultural model plant, lotus has an increasingly prominent econom...

    Authors: Dingding Cao, Zhongyuan Lin, Longyu Huang, Rebecca Njeri Damaris and Pingfang Yang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:171

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  6. Ralstonia solanacearum is the causal agent of bacterial wilt, a devastating plant disease responsible for serious economic losses especially on potato, tomato, and other solanaceous plant species in temperate cou...

    Authors: R. de Pedro-Jové, M. Puigvert, P. Sebastià, A. P. Macho, J. S. Monteiro, N. S. Coll, J. C. Setúbal and M. Valls

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:170

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  7. Colourless microalgae of the Prototheca genus are the only known plants that have consistently been implicated in a range of clinically relevant opportunistic infections in both animals and humans. The Prototheca

    Authors: Zofia Bakuła, Paweł Siedlecki, Robert Gromadka, Jan Gawor, Agnieszka Gromadka, Jan J. Pomorski, Hanna Panagiotopoulou and Tomasz Jagielski

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:168

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  8. Suaeda glauca (S. glauca) is a halophyte widely distributed in saline and sandy beaches, with strong saline-alkali tolerance. It is also admired as a landscape plant with high development prospects and scientific...

    Authors: Yan Cheng, Xiaoxue He, S. V. G. N. Priyadarshani, Yu Wang, Li Ye, Chao Shi, Kangzhuo Ye, Qiao Zhou, Ziqiang Luo, Fang Deng, Ling Cao, Ping Zheng, Mohammad Aslam and Yuan Qin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:167

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  9. Transcriptomics is being increasingly applied to generate new insight into the interactions between plants and their pathogens. For the wheat yellow (stripe) rust pathogen (Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici, Ps...

    Authors: Thomas M. Adams, Tjelvar S. G. Olsson, Ricardo H. Ramírez-González, Ruth Bryant, Rosie Bryson, Pablo Eduardo Campos, Paul Fenwick, David Feuerhelm, Charlotte Hayes, Tina Henriksson, Amelia Hubbard, Radivoje Jevtić, Christopher Judge, Matthew Kerton, Jacob Lage, Clare M. Lewis…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:166

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  10. Small RNAs (sRNAs) are 20–30 nt regulatory elements which are responsible for plant development regulation and participate in many plant stress responses. Insufficient inorganic phosphate (Pi) concentration tr...

    Authors: Pawel Sega, Katarzyna Kruszka, Dawid Bielewicz, Wojciech Karlowski, Przemyslaw Nuc, Zofia Szweykowska-Kulinska and Andrzej Pacak

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:165

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  11. Only 1.5% of the human genome encodes proteins, while large part of the remaining encodes noncoding RNAs (ncRNA). Many ncRNAs form structures and perform many important functions. Accurately identifying struct...

    Authors: Lijuan Hou, Jin Xie, Yaoyao Wu, Jiaojiao Wang, Anqi Duan, Yaqi Ao, Xuejiao Liu, Xinmei Yu, Hui Yan, Jonathan Perreault and Sanshu Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:164

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  12. It is still challenging to predict interacting enhancer-promoter pairs (IEPs), partially because of our limited understanding of their characteristics. To understand IEPs better, here we studied the IEPs in ni...

    Authors: Amlan Talukder, Haiyan Hu and Xiaoman Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:163

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  13. Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis (MAP) is the causative agent of paratuberculosis, or Johne’s disease (JD), an incurable bovine disease. The evidence for susceptibility to MAP disease points to multiple ...

    Authors: Olivier Ariel, Jean-Simon Brouard, Andrew Marete, Filippo Miglior, Eveline Ibeagha-Awemu and Nathalie Bissonnette

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:162

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  14. Stauntonia chinensis DC. belongs to subfamily Lardizabaloideae, which is widely grown throughout southern China. It has been used as a traditional herbal medicinal plant, which could synthesize a number of triter...

    Authors: Feng Wen, Xiaozhu Wu, Tongjian Li, Mingliang Jia, Xinsheng Liu and Liang Liao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:161

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  15. Hericium erinaceus, a rare edible and medicine fungus, is widely used in the food and medical field. Polysaccharides from H. erinaceus are the main bioactive compound that exert high bioactive value in the medica...

    Authors: Ming Gong, Henan Zhang, Di Wu, Zhong Zhang, Jinsong Zhang, Dapeng Bao and Yan Yang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:160

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  16. Chlamydia abortus and Chlamydia psittaci are important pathogens of livestock and avian species, respectively. While C. abortus is recognized as descended from C. psittaci species, there is emerging evidence of s...

    Authors: David Longbottom, Morag Livingstone, Paolo Ribeca, Delphine Sylvie Anne Beeckman, Arie van der Ende, Yvonne Pannekoek and Daisy Vanrompay

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:159

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  17. Maternal hormones, like testosterone, can strongly influence developing offspring, even generating long-term organizational effects on adult behavior; yet, the mechanisms facilitating these effects are still u...

    Authors: Alexandra B. Bentz, Chad E. Niederhuth, Laura L. Carruth and Kristen J. Navara

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:158

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  18. Growth performance is significant in broiler production. In the growth process of broilers, gene expression varies at different growth stages. However, limited research has been conducted on the molecular mech...

    Authors: Genxi Zhang, Pengfei Wu, Kaizhi Zhou, Mingliang He, Xinchao Zhang, Cong Qiu, Tingting Li, Tao Zhang, Kaizhou Xie, Guojun Dai and Jinyu Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:157

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  19. Salmon Rickettsial Syndrome (SRS), caused by Piscirickettsia salmonis, is one of the primary causes of morbidity and mortality in Atlantic salmon aquaculture, particularly in Chile. Host resistance is a heritable...

    Authors: Carolina P. Moraleda, Diego Robledo, Alejandro P. Gutiérrez, Jorge del-Pozo, José M. Yáñez and Ross D. Houston

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:156

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  20. Drought is the main stress factor for the cultivation of Pterocarya stenoptera in urban areas, and this factor will cause its dehydration and affect its growth. Identifying drought-related genes will be useful fo...

    Authors: Yong Li, Yu-Tao Si, Yan-Xia He and Jia-Xin Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:155

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  21. Heat tolerance is becoming increasingly important where maize is grown under spring season in India which coincide with grain filling stage of crop resulting in tassel blast, reduced pollen viability, pollinat...

    Authors: Ningthaipuilu Longmei, Gurjit Kaur Gill, Pervez Haider Zaidi, Ramesh Kumar, Sudha Krishnan Nair, Vermuri Hindu, Madhumal Thayil Vinayan and Yogesh Vikal

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:154

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  22. During vertebrate evolution, the heart has undergone remarkable changes that lead to morphophysiological differences in the fully formed heart of these species, such as chamber septation, heart rate frequency,...

    Authors: Pedro G. Nachtigall, Luiz A. Bovolenta, James G. Patton, Bastian Fromm, Ney Lemke and Danillo Pinhal

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:153

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  23. Lyme disease (LD) caused by Borrelia burgdorferi is the most prevalent tick-borne disease. There is evidence that vaccines based on tick proteins that promote tick transmission of B. burgdorferi could prevent LD.

    Authors: Tae Kwon Kim, Lucas Tirloni, Emily Bencosme-Cuevas, Tae Heung Kim, Jolene K. Diedrich, John R. Yates III and Albert Mulenga

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:152

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  24. China is the country with the most abundant swine genetic resources in the world. Through thousands of years of domestication and natural selection, most of pigs in China have developed unique genetic characte...

    Authors: Qing-bo Zhao, Favour Oluwapelumi Oyelami, Qamar Raza Qadri, Hao Sun, Zhong Xu, Qi-shan Wang and Yu-chun Pan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:151

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  25. The irruption of Next-generation sequencing (NGS) and restriction site-associated DNA sequencing (RAD-seq) in the last decade has led to the identification of thousands of molecular markers and their genotypin...

    Authors: Adrián Casanova, Francesco Maroso, Andrés Blanco, Miguel Hermida, Néstor Ríos, Graciela García, Alice Manuzzi, Lorenzo Zane, Ana Verissimo, José-Luís García-Marín, Carmen Bouza, Manuel Vera and Paulino Martínez

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:150

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  26. Hepatitis C (HCV) and many other RNA viruses exist as rapidly mutating quasi-species populations in a single infected host. High throughput characterization of full genome, within-host variants is still not po...

    Authors: Nasir Riaz, Preston Leung, Kirston Barton, Martin A. Smith, Shaun Carswell, Rowena Bull, Andrew R. Lloyd and Chaturaka Rodrigo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:148

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  27. Retinol (RO) and its active metabolite retinoic acid (RA) are major regulators of gene expression in vertebrates and influence various processes like organ development, cell differentiation, and immune respons...

    Authors: Clemens Falker-Gieske, Andrea Mott, Sören Franzenburg and Jens Tetens

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:146

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  28. Bi-specific T-cell engager (BiTE) antibody is a class of bispecific antibodies designed for cancer immunotherapy. Blinatumomab is the first approved BiTE to treat acute B cell lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). I...

    Authors: Yi Huo, Zhen Sheng, Daniel R. Lu, Daniel C. Ellwanger, Chi-Ming Li, Oliver Homann, Songli Wang, Hong Yin and Ruibao Ren

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:145

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  29. Host immune function can contribute to numerous ecological/evolutionary processes. Ecoimmunological studies, however, typically use one/few phenotypic immune assays and thus do not consider the complexity of t...

    Authors: Otto Seppälä, Jean-Claude Walser, Teo Cereghetti, Katri Seppälä, Tiina Salo and Coen M. Adema

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:144

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  30. The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is a threatened endemic Chinese species and a flagship species of national and global conservation concern. Life history theory proposes that reproduction and immunity can...

    Authors: Haibo Shen, Caiwu Li, Ming He, Yan Huang, Jing Wang, Minglei Wang, Bisong Yue and Xiuyue Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:143

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  31. Tartary buckwheat (Fagopyrum tataricum), an important pseudocereal crop, has high economic value due to its nutritional and medicinal properties. However, dehulling of Tartary buckwheat is difficult owing to its ...

    Authors: Tao-Xiong Shi, Rui-Yuan Li, Ran Zheng, Qing-Fu Chen, Hong-You Li, Juan Huang, Li-Wei Zhu and Cheng-Gang Liang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:142

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  32. Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) serves as an important food source for human beings. β-galactosidase (bgal) is a glycosyl hydrolase involved in cell wall modification, which plays essential roles in plant...

    Authors: Fuyun Hou, Taifeng Du, Zhen Qin, Tao Xu, Aixian Li, Shunxu Dong, Daifu Ma, Zongyun Li, Qingmei Wang and Liming Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:140

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  33. The transcriptional changes around the time of embryonic genome activation in pre-implantation embryos indicate that this process is highly dynamic. In vitro produced porcine blastocysts are known to be less c...

    Authors: Vera A. van der Weijden, Meret Schmidhauser, Mayuko Kurome, Johannes Knubben, Veronika L. Flöter, Eckhard Wolf and Susanne E. Ulbrich

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:139

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  34. Chloroplast genome resources can provide useful information for the evolution of plant species. Tea plant (Camellia sinensis) is among the most economically valuable member of Camellia. Here, we determined the ch...

    Authors: Li Li, Yunfei Hu, Min He, Bo Zhang, Wei Wu, Pumo Cai, Da Huo and Yongcong Hong

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:138

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  35. Mitochondrial transcription termination factor (mTERF) is a large gene family which plays a significant role during plant growth under various environmental stresses. However, knowledge of mTERF genes in grape...

    Authors: Xiangjing Yin, Yu Gao, Shiren Song, Danial Hassani and Jiang Lu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:136

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  36. The ladybird beetle Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant, 1853 (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) is used worldwide as a biological control agent. It is a predator of various mealybug pests, but it also feeds on alternativ...

    Authors: Hao-Sen Li, Yu-Hao Huang, Mei-Lan Chen, Zhan Ren, Bo-Yuan Qiu, Patrick De Clercq, Gerald Heckel and Hong Pang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:135

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  37. Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells are a potential resource for the clinical therapy of certain diseases. Canine, as a companion animal, living in the same space with human, is an ideal new model for human dis...

    Authors: Jinglu Wang, Pengxiu Dai, Tong Zou, Yangou Lv, Wen Zhao, Xinke Zhang and Yihua Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:134

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  38. Not all cells in a given individual are identical in their genomic makeup. Mosaicism describes such a phenomenon where a mixture of genotypic states in certain genomic segments exists within the same individua...

    Authors: Joseph T. Glessner, Xiao Chang, Yichuan Liu, Jin Li, Munir Khan, Zhi Wei, Patrick M. A. Sleiman and Hakon Hakonarson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:133

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  39. The root system provides nutrient absorption and is closely related to abiotic stress tolerance, but it is difficult to study the roots under field conditions. This study was conducted to identify quantitative...

    Authors: Huatao Chen, Giriraj Kumawat, Yongliang Yan, Baojie Fan and Donghe Xu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:132

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  40. Saccharomycodes ludwigii belongs to the poorly characterized Saccharomycodeacea family and is known by its ability to spoil wines, a trait mostly attributable to its high tolerance to sulfur dioxide (SO2). To imp...

    Authors: Maria J. Tavares, Ulrich Güldener, Ana Mendes-Ferreira and Nuno P. Mira

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:131

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  41. Toxoplasma gondii is a globally distributed protozoan parasite that establishes life-long asymptomatic infection in humans, often emerging as a life-threatening opportunistic pathogen during immunodeficiency. As ...

    Authors: Kayla L. Menard, Lijing Bu and Eric Y. Denkers

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:130

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  42. As economical traits, food habits domestication can reduce production cost in aquaculture. However, the molecular mechanism underlying food habits domestication has remained elusive. Mandarin fish (Siniperca chua...

    Authors: Shan He, Jun-Jie You, Xu-Fang Liang, Zhi-Lu Zhang and Yan-Peng Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:129

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  43. The quality and yield of wool determine the economic value of the fine-wool sheep. Therefore, discovering markers or genes relevant to wool traits is the cornerstone for the breeding of fine-wool sheep. In thi...

    Authors: Hongchang Zhao, Tingting Guo, Zengkui Lu, Jianbin Liu, Shaohua Zhu, Guoyan Qiao, Mei Han, Chao Yuan, Tianxiang Wang, Fanwen Li, Yajun Zhang, Fujun Hou, Yaojing Yue and Bohui Yang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:127

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  44. 2-Oxoglutarate and Fe(II)-dependent dioxygenases (2ODDs) belong to the 2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenase (2OGD) superfamily and are involved in various vital metabolic pathways of plants at different develo...

    Authors: Shuo Wei, Wen Zhang, Rao Fu and Yang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:126

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  45. Heterosis has been extensively utilized in different crops and made a significant contribution to global food security. Genetic distance (GD) is one of the valuable criteria for selecting parents in hybrid bre...

    Authors: Xiaoli Geng, Yujie Qu, Yinhua Jia, Shoupu He, Zhaoe Pan, Liru Wang and Xiongming Du

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:123

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