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  1. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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

  6. 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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  7. 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

    Content type: Correction

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

  8. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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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  13. 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

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  14. 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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  15. A virus community is the spectrum of viral strains populating an infected host, which plays a key role in pathogenesis and therapy response in viral infectious diseases. However automatic and dedicated pipelin...

    Authors: Mingjie Wang, Jianfeng Li, Xiaonan Zhang, Yue Han, Demin Yu, Donghua Zhang, Zhenghong Yuan, Zhitao Yang, Jinyan Huang and Xinxin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:363

    Content type: Software

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  16. The taxonomic history of Ceratocystis, a genus in the Ceratocystidaceae, has been beset with questions and debate. This is due to many of the commonly used species recognition concepts (e.g., morphological and bi...

    Authors: Aquillah M. Kanzi, Conrad Trollip, Michael J. Wingfield, Irene Barnes, Magriet A. Van der Nest and Brenda D. Wingfield

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:362

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Adaptive changes in cis-regulatory elements are an essential component of evolution by natural selection. Identifying adaptive and functional noncoding DNA elements throughout the genome is therefore crucial for ...

    Authors: Alejandro Berrio, Ralph Haygood and Gregory A. Wray

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:359

    Content type: Methodology article

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  18. Increased contamination of European and Asian wheat and barley crops with “emerging” mycotoxins such as enniatins or beauvericin, produced by Fusarium avenaceum and Fusarium tricinctum, suggest that these phyloge...

    Authors: Nadia Ponts, Charlotte Gautier, Jérôme Gouzy, Laetitia Pinson-Gadais, Marie Foulongne-Oriol, Christine Ducos, Florence Richard-Forget, Jean-Michel Savoie, Chen Zhao and Gérard Barroso

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:358

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Fusarium ear rot (FER) caused by Fusarium verticillioides is a major disease of maize that reduces grain yield and quality globally. However, there have been few reports of major loci for FER were verified and cl...

    Authors: Yabin Wu, Zijian Zhou, Chaopei Dong, Jiafa Chen, Junqiang Ding, Xuecai Zhang, Cong Mu, Yuna Chen, Xiaopeng Li, Huimin Li, Yanan Han, Ruixia Wang, Xiaodong Sun, Jingjing Li, Xiaodong Dai, Weibin Song…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:357

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  20. Histone post-translational modifications play crucial roles in epigenetic regulation of gene expression and are known to be associated with the phenotypic differences of different cell types. Therefore, it is ...

    Authors: Jing Tang, Zefeng Wu, Yuhan Tian and Ruolin Yang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:356

    Content type: Methodology article

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  21. Mammalian hair play an important role in mammals’ ability to adapt to changing climatic environments. The seasonal circulation of yak hair helps them adapt to high altitude but the regulation mechanisms of the...

    Authors: Pengjia Bao, Jiayu Luo, Yanbin Liu, Min Chu, Qingmiao Ren, Xian Guo, Bolin Tang, Xuezhi Ding, Qiang Qiu, Heping Pan, Kun Wang and Ping Yan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:355

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Species of the genus Vibrio, one of the most diverse bacteria genera, have undergone niche adaptation followed by clonal expansion. Niche adaptation and ultimately the formation of ecotypes and speciation in this...

    Authors: Cynthia Maria Chibani, Olivia Roth, Heiko Liesegang and Carolin Charlotte Wendling

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:354

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The fluctuation of nitrogen (N) contents profoundly affects the root growth and architecture in maize by altering the expression of thousands of genes. The differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in response to ...

    Authors: Yuancong Wang, Jinyan Xu, Min Ge, Lihua Ning, Mengmei Hu and Han Zhao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:353

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The inaccuracy of DNA sequence data is becoming a serious problem, as the amount of molecular data is multiplying rapidly and expectations are high for big data to revolutionize life sciences and health care. ...

    Authors: Reza Zolfaghari Emameh, Marianne Kuuslahti, Hassan Nosrati, Hannes Lohi and Seppo Parkkila

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:352

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The hybridization of female D. raddei and male D. valentini gave rise to the parthenogenetic Caucasian rock lizard Darevskia unisexualis. A previously identified genetic polymorphism in the species consisted of o...

    Authors: Andrey A. Vergun, Anastasiya E. Girnyk, Vitaly I. Korchagin, Seraphima K. Semyenova, Marine S. Arakelyan, Felix D. Danielyan, Robert W. Murphy and Alexey P. Ryskov

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:351

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  26. The thymus is a highly specialized organ of the immune system where T cell precursors develop and differentiate into self-tolerant CD4+ or CD8+ T cells. No studies to date have investigated how the human trans...

    Authors: Hanna Helgeland, Ingvild Gabrielsen, Helle Akselsen, Arvind Y. M. Sundaram, Siri Tennebø Flåm and Benedicte Alexandra Lie

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:350

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  27. The narrow genetic base of elite germplasm compromises long-term genetic gain and increases the vulnerability to biotic and abiotic stresses in unpredictable environmental conditions. Therefore, an efficient s...

    Authors: Antoine Allier, Simon Teyssèdre, Christina Lehermeier, Laurence Moreau and Alain Charcosset

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:349

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Compromised intestinal barrier (CIB) has been associated with many enteropathies, including colorectal cancer (CRC) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We hypothesized that CIB could lead to increased host-d...

    Authors: Puzi Jiang, Senying Lai, Sicheng Wu, Xing-Ming Zhao and Wei-Hua Chen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:348

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  29. The Intramuscular fat (IMF) content in meat products, which is positively correlated with meat quality, is an important trait considered by consumers. The regulation of IMF deposition is species specific. Howe...

    Authors: Hui Wang, Jincheng Zhong, Chengfu Zhang, Zhixin Chai, Hanwen Cao, Jikun Wang, Jiangjiang Zhu, Jiabo Wang and Qiumei Ji

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:347

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  30. Despite high vaccination coverage using acellular (ACV) and whole-cell pertussis (WCV) vaccines, the resurgence of pertussis is observed globally. Genetic divergence in circulating strains of Bordetella pertussis

    Authors: Shweta Alai, Vikas C. Ghattargi, Manish Gautam, Krunal Patel, Shrikant P. Pawar, Dhiraj P. Dhotre, Umesh Shaligram and Sunil Gairola

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:345

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  31. More teats are necessary for sows to nurse larger litters to provide immunity and nutrient for piglets prior to weaning. Previous studies have reported the strong effect of an insertion mutation in the Vertebr...

    Authors: Zhanwei Zhuang, Rongrong Ding, Longlong Peng, Jie Wu, Yong Ye, Shenping Zhou, Xingwang Wang, Jianping Quan, Enqin Zheng, Gengyuan Cai, Wen Huang, Jie Yang and Zhenfang Wu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:344

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Heavy metal cadmium (Cd) is a common environmental pollutant in soils, which has an negative impacts on crop growth and development. At present, cadmium has become a major soil and water heavy metal pollutant,...

    Authors: Mingyang Jian, Dazhong Zhang, Xiaoying Wang, Shuwei Wei, Yue Zhao, Qin Ding, Yucui Han and Lingjian Ma

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:343

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  33. Genetic association studies that seek to explain the inheritance of complex traits typically fail to explain a majority of the heritability of the trait under study. Thus, we are left with a gap in the map fro...

    Authors: Benjamin R. Harrison, Lu Wang, Erika Gajda, Elise V. Hoffman, Brian Y. Chung, Scott D. Pletcher, Daniel Raftery and Daniel E. L. Promislow

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:341

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  34. Root systems are critical for plant growth and development. The Casparian strip in root systems is involved in stress resistance and maintaining homeostasis. Casparian strip membrane domain proteins (CASPs) ar...

    Authors: Xiaoyang Wang, Yuanming Zhang, Liyuan Wang, Zhaoe Pan, Shoupu He, Qiong Gao, Baojun Chen, Wenfang Gong and Xiongming Du

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:340

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Schizaphis graminum is one of the most important and devastating cereal aphids worldwide, and its feeding can cause chlorosis and necrosis in wheat. However, little information is available on the wheat defence r...

    Authors: Yong Zhang, Yu Fu, Qian Wang, Xiaobei Liu, Qian Li and Julian Chen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:339

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Monochamus alternatus Hope is one of the insect vectors of pinewood nematode (Bursaphelenchus xylophilus), which causes the destructive pine wilt disease. The microorganisms within the ecosystem, comprising plant...

    Authors: Yajie Guo, Qiannan Lin, Lyuyi Chen, Rebeca Carballar-Lejarazú, Aishan Zhang, Ensi Shao, Guanghong Liang, Xia Hu, Rong Wang, Lei Xu, Feiping Zhang and Songqing Wu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:337

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  37. Norway spruce trees in subalpine forests frequently face infections by the needle rust fungus Chrysomyxa rhododendri, which causes significant growth decline and increased mortality of young trees. Yet, it is unk...

    Authors: Carlos Trujillo-Moya, Andrea Ganthaler, Wolfgang Stöggl, Ilse Kranner, Silvio Schüler, Reinhard Ertl, Sarah Schlosser, Jan-Peter George and Stefan Mayr

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:336

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  38. In their paper entitled “Comparative analysis of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii genomes shows a high level of genome plasticity and warrants separation into new species-level taxa” (BMC Genomics (2018) 19:931), Fit...

    Authors: Aharon Oren and George M. Garrity

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:335

    Content type: Correspondence

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    The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2018 19:931

  39. Salivary cell secretion (SCS) plays a critical role in blood feeding by medicinal leeches, making them of use for certain medical purposes even today.

    Authors: Vladislav V. Babenko, Oleg V. Podgorny, Valentin A. Manuvera, Artem S. Kasianov, Alexander I. Manolov, Ekaterina N. Grafskaia, Dmitriy A. Shirokov, Alexey S. Kurdyumov, Dmitriy V. Vinogradov, Anastasia S. Nikitina, Sergey I. Kovalchuk, Nickolay A. Anikanov, Ivan O. Butenko, Olga V. Pobeguts, Daria S. Matyushkina, Daria V. Rakitina…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:331

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  40. Allopolyploidy is widespread in angiosperms, and they can coordinate two or more different genomes through genetic and epigenetic modifications to exhibit stronger vigor and adaptability. To explore the change...

    Authors: Mengdi Li, Ruihua Wang, Xiaoming Wu and Jianbo Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:330

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  41. DNA methylation is an epigenetic regulatory form that plays an important role in regulating the gene expression and the tissues development.. However, DNA methylation regulators involved in sheep muscle develo...

    Authors: Yixuan Fan, Yaxu Liang, Kaiping Deng, Zhen Zhang, Guomin Zhang, Yanli Zhang and Feng Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:327

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  42. Balanced complex chromosome rearrangements (BCCR) are balanced chromosomal structural aberrations that involve two or more chromosomes and at least three breakpoints. It is very rare in the population. The obj...

    Authors: Gang Li, Weiyi Shi, Wenbin Niu, Jiawei Xu, Yihong Guo, Yingchun Su and Yingpu Sun

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:326

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