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  1. Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STECs) are foodborne pathogens associated with bloody diarrhea and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Although the STEC O157 serogroup accounts for the highest number of infections, H...

    Authors: Julio A. Guerra, Chengxian Zhang, Jonathan E. Bard, Donald Yergeau, Natasha Halasa and Oscar G. Gómez-Duarte

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:564

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The ubiquitous presence of short tandem repeats (STRs) in virtually all genomes implicates their functional relevance, while a widely-accepted definition of STR is yet to be established. Previous studies major...

    Authors: Hongxi Zhang, Douyue Li, Xiangyan Zhao, Saichao Pan, Xiaolong Wu, Shan Peng, Hanrou Huang, Ruixue Shi and Zhongyang Tan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:563

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  3. Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 (EHEC) is a significant foodborne pathogen that resides asymptomatically within cattle and other ruminants. The EHEC genome harbors an extensive collection of mobile gen...

    Authors: Eliot Stanton, Taylor A. Wahlig, Dongjin Park and Charles W. Kaspar

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:562

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  4. GGPP (geranylgeranyl diphosphate) is produced in the isoprenoid pathway and mediates the function of various plant metabolites, which is synthesized by GGPPS (GGPP synthases) in plants. GGPPS characterization has...

    Authors: Faiza Ali, Ghulam Qanmber, Zhenzhen Wei, Daoqian Yu, Yong hui Li, Lei Gan, Fuguang Li and Zhi Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:561

    Content type: Research article

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  5. High temperatures, particularly at night, decrease rice yield and quality. As high nighttime temperatures (HNTs) become increasingly frequent due to climate change, it is imperative to develop rice crops that ...

    Authors: Chao He, Hong-Yu Zhang, Yong-Xin Zhang, Pei Fu, Li-Li You, Wen-Bo Xiao, Zhao-Hai Wang, Hai-Yan Song, Ying-Jin Huang and Jiang-Lin Liao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:560

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Mud crab, Scylla paramamosain, a euryhaline crustacean species, mainly inhabits the Indo-Western Pacific region. Wild mud crab spawn in high-salt condition and the salinity reduced with the growth of the hatching...

    Authors: Yin Zhang, Qingyang Wu, Shaobin Fang, Shengkang Li, Huaiping Zheng, Yueling Zhang, Mhd Ikhwanuddin and Hongyu Ma

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:559

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Rainbow trout is a significant fish farming species under temperate climates. Female reproduction traits play an important role in the economy of breeding companies with the sale of fertilized eggs. The object...

    Authors: J. D’Ambrosio, R. Morvezen, S. Brard-Fudulea, A. Bestin, A. Acin Perez, D. Guéméné, C. Poncet, P. Haffray, M. Dupont-Nivet and F. Phocas

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:558

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Tea plant is one of the most important non-alcoholic beverage crops worldwide. While potassium (K+) is an essential macronutrient and greatly affects the growth and development of plants, the molecular mechanism ...

    Authors: Tianyuan Yang, Xin Lu, Yan Wang, Yunxia Xie, Jingzhen Ma, Xunmin Cheng, Enhua Xia, Xiaochun Wan and Zhaoliang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:556

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Statins are widely prescribed to lower plasma low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels. Though statins reduce cardiovascular disease risk overall, statin efficacy varies, and some people experience adverse s...

    Authors: Elizabeth Theusch, Yii-Der I. Chen, Jerome I. Rotter, Ronald M. Krauss and Marisa W. Medina

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:555

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Advances in next-generation sequencing technologies have provided an opportunity to perform population-level comparative genomic analysis to discover unique genomic characteristics of domesticated animals. Duc...

    Authors: Daehwan Lee, Jongin Lee, Kang-Neung Heo, Kisang Kwon, Youngbeen Moon, Dajeong Lim, Kyung-Tai Lee and Jaebum Kim

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:554

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  11. The reblooming bearded iris (Iris germanica) can bloom twice a year, in spring and autumn. The extended ornamental period makes it more popular and brings additional commercial values. However, little is known ab...

    Authors: Zhuping Fan, Yike Gao, Yi Ren, Chunjing Guan, Rong Liu and Qixiang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:553

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  12. Goldfish is an important model for various areas of research, including neural development and behavior and a species of significant importance in aquaculture, especially as an ornamental species. It has a mal...

    Authors: Ming Wen, Romain Feron, Qiaowei Pan, Justine Guguin, Elodie Jouanno, Amaury Herpin, Christophe Klopp, Cedric Cabau, Margot Zahm, Hugues Parrinello, Laurent Journot, Shawn M. Burgess, Yoshihiro Omori, John H. Postlethwait, Manfred Schartl and Yann Guiguen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:552

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

    Authors: Satoru Onizuka, Yasuharu Yamazaki, Sung-Joon Park, Takayuki Sugimoto, Yumiko Sone, Sebastian Sjöqvist, Michihiko Usui, Akira Takeda, Kenta Nakai, Keisuke Nakashima and Takanori Iwata

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:551

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    The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2020 21:417

  14. Saline, alkaline, and saline-alkaline stress severely affect plant growth and development. The tolerance of plants to these stressors has long been important breeding objectives, especially for woody perennial...

    Authors: Jing Liu, Fei Shen, Yao Xiao, Hongcheng Fang, Changpeng Qiu, Wei Li, Ting Wu, Xuefeng Xu, Yi Wang, Xinzhong Zhang and Zhenhai Han

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:550

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Coral reefs are among the most diverse, complex and densely populated marine ecosystems. To survive, morphologically simple and sessile cnidarians have developed mechanisms to catch prey, deter predators and c...

    Authors: Oshra Yosef, Yotam Popovits, Assaf Malik, Maya Ofek-Lalzer, Tali Mass and Daniel Sher

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:548

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, is a highly dangerous invasive vector of numerous medically important arboviruses including dengue, chikungunya and Zika. In four decades it has spread from tropical So...

    Authors: Ludvik M. Gomulski, Mosè Manni, Davide Carraretto, Tony Nolan, Daniel Lawson, José M. Ribeiro, Anna R. Malacrida and Giuliano Gasperi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:547

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  17. Many insects can develop differential biotypes on variable host plants, but the underlying molecular factors and mechanisms are not well understood. To address this issue, transcriptome profiling analyses were...

    Authors: Da Wang, Deguang Liu, Xiaoqin Shi, Yujing Yang, Na Zhang and Zheming Shang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:546

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  18. Genomic selection has been successfully implemented in many livestock and crop species. The genomic best linear unbiased predictor (GBLUP) approach, assigning equal variance to all SNP effects, is one of the r...

    Authors: José Luis Gualdrón Duarte, Ann-Stephan Gori, Xavier Hubin, Daniela Lourenco, Carole Charlier, Ignacy Misztal and Tom Druet

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:545

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Full chloroplast genomes provide high resolution taxonomic discrimination between closely related plant species and are quickly replacing single and multi-locus barcoding regions as reference materials of choi...

    Authors: Jorge Villacrés-Vallejo, José Aranda-Ventura, Anna Wallis, Robin Cagle, Sara M. Handy, Jeffery Davis, Elizabeth Reed, Shu Zhang, Errol Strain, Monica Pava-Ripoll, David Erickson, Padmini Ramachandran and Andrea Ottesen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:544

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Polar bears are uniquely adapted to an Arctic existence. Since their relatively recent divergence from their closest living relative, brown bears, less than 500,000 years ago, the species has evolved an array ...

    Authors: Jose Alfredo Samaniego Castruita, Michael V. Westbury and Eline D. Lorenzen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:543

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  21. The development of genome-wide genotyping resources has provided terrestrial livestock and crop industries with the unique ability to accurately assess genomic relationships between individuals, uncover the ge...

    Authors: Jarrod L. Guppy, David B. Jones, Shannon R. Kjeldsen, Agnes Le Port, Mehar S. Khatkar, Nicholas M. Wade, Melony J. Sellars, Eike J. Steinig, Herman W. Raadsma, Dean R. Jerry and Kyall R. Zenger

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:541

    Content type: Methodology article

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  22. The South African claw-toed frog, Xenopus laevis, is uniquely suited for studying differences between regenerative and non-regenerative responses to CNS injury within the same organism, because some CNS neurons (...

    Authors: Jamie L. Belrose, Aparna Prasad, Morgan A. Sammons, Kurt M. Gibbs and Ben G. Szaro

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:540

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  23. Closely related species of the carp family (Cyprinidae) have evolved distinctive abilities to survive under cold stress, but molecular mechanisms underlying the generation of cold resistance remain largely unknow...

    Authors: Guodong Ge, Yong Long, Lianyu Shi, Jing Ren, Junjun Yan, Chitao Li, Qing Li and Zongbin Cui

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:539

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  24. Greying of the hair is an obvious sign of human aging. In addition to age, sex- and ancestry-specific patterns of hair greying are also observed and the progression of greying may be affected by environmental ...

    Authors: Ewelina Pośpiech, Magdalena Kukla-Bartoszek, Joanna Karłowska-Pik, Piotr Zieliński, Anna Woźniak, Michał Boroń, Michał Dąbrowski, Magdalena Zubańska, Agata Jarosz, Tomasz Grzybowski, Rafał Płoski, Magdalena Spólnicka and Wojciech Branicki

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:538

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  25. Frost is a limiting abiotic stress for the winter pea crop (Pisum sativum L.) and identifying the genetic determinants of frost tolerance is a major issue to breed varieties for cold northern areas. Quantitative ...

    Authors: Sana Beji, Véronique Fontaine, Rosemonde Devaux, Martine Thomas, Sandra Silvia Negro, Nasser Bahrman, Mathieu Siol, Grégoire Aubert, Judith Burstin, Jean-Louis Hilbert, Bruno Delbreil and Isabelle Lejeune-Hénaut

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:536

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  26. Water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica) is an important heat-resistant leafy vegetable that can survive under long-time heat stress condition. However, the physiological characteristics and molecular changes in its resp...

    Authors: Rongfang Guo, Xingru Wang, Xiaoyun Han, Xiaodong Chen and Gefu Wang-Pruski

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:533

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Alternanthera philoxeroides (alligator weed) is a highly invasive alien plant that has continuously and successfully expanded from the tropical to the temperate regions of China via asexual reproduction. During t...

    Authors: Landi Luo, Xiangxiang Kong, Zean Gao, Yan Zheng, Yunqiang Yang, Xiong Li, Danni Yang, Yupeng Geng and Yongping Yang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:532

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  28. Manila clam (Ruditapes philippinarum) is a worldwide commercially important marine bivalve species. In recent years, however, microbial diseases caused high economic losses and have received increasing attention....

    Authors: Kunyin Jiang, Hongtao Nie, Dongdong Li and Xiwu Yan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:531

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  29. Studies of leaf shape development and plant stature have made important contributions to the fields of plant breeding and developmental biology. The optimization of leaf morphology and plant height to improve ...

    Authors: Chengwei Huang, Mao Yang, Danlei Shao, Yangming Wang, Shubei Wan, Jianbo He, Zuqing Meng and Rongzhan Guan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:530

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  30. Genetic improvement of fillet quality attributes is a priority of the aquaculture industry. Muscle composition impacts quality attributes such as flavor, appearance, texture, and juiciness. Fat and moisture ma...

    Authors: Ali Ali, Rafet Al-Tobasei, Daniela Lourenco, Tim Leeds, Brett Kenney and Mohamed Salem

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:529

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  31. The gut bacteria-derived metabolite trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) has been discussed in various cardiometabolic diseases. However, evidence characterizing the microbial population responsible for TMAO accumula...

    Authors: Kun Zuo, Xiaoqing Liu, Pan Wang, Jie Jiao, Chunming Han, Zheng Liu, Xiandong Yin, Jing Li and Xinchun Yang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:526

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  32. Aquaporins (AQPs), as members of the major intrinsic protein (MIP) superfamily, facilitated the permeation of water and other solutes and are involved in multiple biological processes. AQP family exists in alm...

    Authors: Yanglei Jia and Xiao Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:525

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  33. Paphiopedilum is an important genus of the orchid family Orchidaceae and has high horticultural value. The wild populations are under threat of extinction because of overcollection and habitat destruction. Mature...

    Authors: Lin Fang, Xin Xu, Ji Li, Feng Zheng, Mingzhi Li, Jingwei Yan, Yuan Li, Xinhua Zhang, Lin Li, Guohua Ma, Aying Zhang, Fubing Lv, Kunlin Wu and Songjun Zeng

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:524

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  34. Fruit quality traits have a significant effect on consumer acceptance and subsequently on peach (Prunus persica (L.) Batsch) consumption. Determining the genetic bases of key fruit quality traits is essential for...

    Authors: Zena J. Rawandoozi, Timothy P. Hartmann, Silvia Carpenedo, Ksenija Gasic, Cassia da Silva Linge, Lichun Cai, Eric Van de Weg and David H. Byrne

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:522

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  35. Alcohol dehydrogenases (ADHs) in plants are encoded by a multigene family. ADHs participate in growth, development, and adaptation in many plant species, but the evolution and function of the ADH gene family in s...

    Authors: Weihua Su, Yongjuan Ren, Dongjiao Wang, Yachun Su, Jingfang Feng, Chang Zhang, Hanchen Tang, Liping Xu, Khushi Muhammad and Youxiong Que

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:521

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  36. Chaka sheep, named after Chaka Salt Lake, are adapted to a harsh, highly saline environment. They are known for their high-grade meat quality and are a valuable genetic resource in China. Furthermore, the Chak...

    Authors: Jie Cheng, Huangqing Zhao, Ningbo Chen, Xiukai Cao, Quratulain Hanif, Li Pi, Linyong Hu, Buren Chaogetu, Yongzhen Huang, Xianyong Lan, Chuzhao Lei and Hong Chen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:520

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  37. Illumina technology currently dominates bacterial genomics due to its high read accuracy and low sequencing cost. However, the incompleteness of draft genomes generated by Illumina reads limits their applicati...

    Authors: Hooman Derakhshani, Steve P. Bernier, Victoria A. Marko and Michael G. Surette

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:519

    Content type: Methodology article

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  38. Large difference in cerebrum size exist between avian species and populations of the same species and is believed to reflect differences in processing power, i.e. in the speed and efficiency of processing info...

    Authors: Andrey Höglund, Katharina Strempfl, Jesper Fogelholm, Dominic Wright and Rie Henriksen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:518

    Content type: Research article

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  39. There is a plethora of methods for genome-wide association studies. However, only a few of them may be classified as multi-trait and multi-locus, i.e. consider the influence of multiple genetic variants to sev...

    Authors: Anna A. Igolkina, Georgy Meshcheryakov, Maria V. Gretsova, Sergey V. Nuzhdin and Maria G. Samsonova

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21(Suppl 8):490

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 8

  40. Avian eggs have a proteinaceous cuticle. The quantity of cuticle varies and the deposition of a good cuticle in the uterus (Shell-gland) prevents transmission of bacteria to the egg contents.

    Authors: Sandra Poyatos Pertiñez, Peter W. Wilson, Wiebke Icken, David Cavero, Maureen M. Bain, Anita C. Jones and Ian C. Dunn

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:516

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  41. Gene expression profiles can provide insights into the molecular machinery behind tissue functions and, in turn, can further our understanding of environmental responses, and developmental and evolutionary pro...

    Authors: María Torres-Sánchez, Mark Wilkinson, David J. Gower, Christopher J. Creevey and Diego San Mauro

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:515

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  42. Adaptive Laboratory Evolution (ALE) has emerged as an experimental approach to discover mutations that confer phenotypic functions of interest. However, the task of finding and understanding all beneficial mut...

    Authors: Patrick V. Phaneuf, James T. Yurkovich, David Heckmann, Muyao Wu, Troy E. Sandberg, Zachary A. King, Justin Tan, Bernhard O. Palsson and Adam M. Feist

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:514

    Content type: Methodology article

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  43. Aim of the present study was first to identify genetic variants associated with egg number (EN) in female broilers, second to describe the mode of their gene action (additive and/or dominant) and third to prov...

    Authors: Eirini Tarsani, Andreas Kranis, Gerasimos Maniatis, Santiago Avendano, Ariadne L. Hager-Theodorides and Antonios Kominakis

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:512

    Content type: Research article

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