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  1. The distribution and deposition of fat tissue in different parts of the body are the key factors affecting the carcass quality and meat flavour of chickens. Intramuscular fat (IMF) content is an important fact...

    Authors: Meng Zhang, Fang Li, Xiang-fei Ma, Wen-ting Li, Rui-rui Jiang, Rui-li Han, Guo-xi Li, Yan-bin Wang, Zi-yi Li, Ya-dong Tian, Xiang-tao Kang and Gui-rong Sun

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:743

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  2. The insect cuticle is mainly composed of exocuticle and endocuticle layers that consist of a large number of structural proteins. The thickness and synthesis of the exocuticle depend on different castes that p...

    Authors: Humaira Rasheed, Chenxu Ye, Yufeng Meng, Yuehua Ran, Jing Li and Xiaohong Su

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:742

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  3. High temperature during grape berry ripening impairs the quality of fruits and wines. Veraison time, which marks ripening onset, is a key factor for determining climatic conditions during berry ripening. Under...

    Authors: Pietro Delfino, Sara Zenoni, Zahra Imanifard, Giovanni Battista Tornielli and Diana Bellin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:739

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  4. Bombyx mori nucleopolyhedrosis virus (BmNPV) is a major pathogen that threatens the sustainability of the sericultural industry. DNA methylation is a widespread gene regulation mode in epigenetics, which plays an...

    Authors: Haoling Huang, Ping Wu, Shaolun Zhang, Qi Shang, Haotong Yin, Qirui Hou, Jinbo Zhong and Xijie Guo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:736

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  5. Gastrointestinal nematode infection (GNI) is the most important disease affecting the small ruminant industry in U.S. The environmental conditions in the southern United States are ideal for the survival of th...

    Authors: Zaira M. Estrada-Reyes, Yoko Tsukahara, Rodrigo R. Amadeu, Arthur L. Goetsch, Terry A. Gipson, Tilahun Sahlu, Richard Puchala, Zaisen Wang, Steve P. Hart and Raluca G. Mateescu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:735

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  6. More and more eukaryotic genomes are sequenced and assembled, most of them presented as a complete model in which missing chromosomal regions are filled by Ns and where a few chromosomes may be lacking. Avian ...

    Authors: Linda Beauclair, Christelle Ramé, Peter Arensburger, Benoît Piégu, Florian Guillou, Joëlle Dupont and Yves Bigot

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:734

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  7. Haemophilus influenzae (Hi) can cause invasive diseases such as meningitis, pneumonia, or sepsis. Typeable Hi includes six serotypes (a through f), each expressing a unique capsular polysaccharide. The capsule, e...

    Authors: Caelin C. Potts, Nadav Topaz, Lorraine D. Rodriguez-Rivera, Fang Hu, How-Yi Chang, Melissa J. Whaley, Susanna Schmink, Adam C. Retchless, Alexander Chen, Edward Ramos, Gregory H. Doho and Xin Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:733

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  8. TetR-family transcriptional regulators (TFTRs) are DNA binding factors that regulate gene expression in bacteria. Well-studied TFTRs, such as AcrR, which regulates efflux pump expression, are usually encoded a...

    Authors: A. L. Colclough, J. Scadden and J. M. A. Blair

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:731

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  9. Environmental stimuli can activate a series of physiological and biochemical responses in plants accompanied by extensive transcriptional reprogramming. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), as versatile regulators,...

    Authors: Rui Chen, Ming Li, Huiyuan Zhang, Lijin Duan, Xianjun Sun, Qiyan Jiang, Hui Zhang and Zheng Hu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:730

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  10. The tropical liver fluke, Fasciola gigantica causes fasciolosis, an important disease of humans and livestock. We characterized dynamic transcriptional changes associated with the development of the parasite in i...

    Authors: Xiao-Xuan Zhang, Krystyna Cwiklinski, Rui-Si Hu, Wen-Bin Zheng, Zhao-An Sheng, Fu-Kai Zhang, Hany M. Elsheikha, John P. Dalton and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:729

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  11. It is unclear whether improving feed efficiency by selection for low residual feed intake (RFI) compromises pigs’ immunocompetence. Here, we aimed at investigating whether pig lines divergently selected for RF...

    Authors: Haibo Liu, Kristina M. Feye, Yet T. Nguyen, Anoosh Rakhshandeh, Crystal L. Loving, Jack C. M. Dekkers, Nicholas K. Gabler and Christopher K. Tuggle

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:728

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  12. Heart disease (HD) is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with hypereosinophilic diseases. Due to a lack of adequate animal models, our understanding of the pathophysiology of eosinophil-med...

    Authors: Nives Zimmermann, William J. Gibbons Jr, Shelli M. Homan and Daniel R. Prows

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:727

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  13. Trypanosomatids of the genus Leishmania are parasites of mammals or reptiles transmitted by bloodsucking dipterans. Many species of these flagellates cause important human diseases with clinical symptoms ranging ...

    Authors: Anzhelika Butenko, Alexei Y. Kostygov, Jovana Sádlová, Yuliya Kleschenko, Tomáš Bečvář, Lucie Podešvová, Diego H. Macedo, David Žihala, Julius Lukeš, Paul A. Bates, Petr Volf, Fred R. Opperdoes and Vyacheslav Yurchenko

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:726

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  14. The underlying physiological mechanisms associated with aging are still complex and unclear. As a very important tissue of human body, the circulatory system also plays a very important role in the process of ...

    Authors: Hao Wang, Xiaoqi Zhu, Junyan Shen, En-Feng Zhao, Dajun He, Haitao Shen, Hailiang Liu and Yongxin Zhou

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:725

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  15. Clerodendrum inerme (L.) Gaertn, a halophyte, usually grows on coastal beaches as an important mangrove plant. The salt-tolerant mechanisms and related genes of this species that respond to short-term salinity st...

    Authors: Yuping Xiong, Haifeng Yan, Hanzhi Liang, Yueya Zhang, Beiyi Guo, Meiyun Niu, Shuguang Jian, Hai Ren, Xinhua Zhang, Yuan Li, Songjun Zeng, Kunlin Wu, Feng Zheng, Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva and Guohua Ma

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:724

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  16. Gymnosporangium spp. are fungal plant pathogens causing rust disease and most of them are known to infect two different host plants (heteroecious) with four spore stages (demicyclic). In the present study, we seq...

    Authors: Si-Qi Tao, Bin Cao, Emmanuelle Morin, Ying-Mei Liang and Sébastien Duplessis

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:723

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  17. Nicotiana benthamiana is an important model organism of the Solanaceae (Nightshade) family. Several draft assemblies of the N. benthamiana genome have been generated, but many of the gene-models in these draft as...

    Authors: Jiorgos Kourelis, Farnusch Kaschani, Friederike M. Grosse-Holz, Felix Homma, Markus Kaiser and Renier A. L. van der Hoorn

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:722

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  18. The tribe Sabethini (Diptera: Culicidae) contains important vectors of the yellow fever virus and presents remarkable morphological and ecological diversity unequalled in other mosquito groups. However, there ...

    Authors: Camila Lorenz, João Marcelo Pereira Alves, Peter Gordon Foster, Maria Anice Mureb Sallum and Lincoln Suesdek

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:721

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  19. The high narrow sense heritability of carcass traits suggests that the underlying additive genetic potential of an individual should be strongly correlated with both animal carcass quality and quantity, and th...

    Authors: D. C. Purfield, R. D. Evans and D. P. Berry

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:720

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  20. Genomic evaluation is usually based on a set of markers assumed to be linked with causal mutations. Selection and precise management of major genes and the remaining polygenic component might be improved by in...

    Authors: Claire Oget, Marc Teissier, Jean-Michel Astruc, Gwenola Tosser-Klopp and Rachel Rupp

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:719

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  21. The work of the FANTOM5 Consortium has brought forth a new level of understanding of the regulation of gene transcription and the cellular processes involved in creating diversity of cell types. In this study,...

    Authors: Thomas J. Ha, Peter G. Y. Zhang, Remi Robert, Joanna Yeung, Douglas J. Swanson, Anthony Mathelier, Wyeth W. Wasserman, Sujin Im, Masayoshi Itoh, Hideya Kawaji, Timo Lassmann, Carsten O. Daub, Erik Arner, Piero Carninci, Yoshihide Hayashizaki, Alistair R. R. Forrest…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:718

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  22. A growing demand for improved physical skills and mental attitude in modern sport horses has led to strong selection for performance in many warmblood studbooks. The aim of this study was to detect genomic reg...

    Authors: Michela Ablondi, Åsa Viklund, Gabriella Lindgren, Susanne Eriksson and Sofia Mikko

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:717

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  23. Our previous study had proved that nigericin could reduce colorectal cancer cell proliferation in dose- and time-dependent manners by targeting Wnt/β-catenin signaling. To better elucidate its potential anti-c...

    Authors: Zhihua Xu, Jiaqing Shen, Shangbo Hua, Daiwei Wan, Qian Chen, Ye Han, Rui Ren, Fei Liu, Zhiyong Du, Xiaobo Guo, Jianming Shi and Qiaoming Zhi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:716

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  24. In mammals, hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED) is a genetic disorder that is characterized by sparse hair, tooth abnormalities, and defects in cutaneous glands. Only four genes, EDA, EDAR, EDARADD and WNT10A

    Authors: Clémentine Escouflaire, Emmanuelle Rebours, Mathieu Charles, Sébastien Orellana, Margarita Cano, Julie Rivière, Cécile Grohs, Hélène Hayes and Aurélien Capitan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:715

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  25. Subfertility decreases the efficiency of the cattle industry because artificial insemination employs spermatozoa from a single bull to inseminate thousands of cows. Variation in bull fertility has been demonst...

    Authors: E. B. Menezes, A. L. C. Velho, F. Santos, T. Dinh, A. Kaya, E. Topper, A. A. Moura and E. Memili

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:714

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  26. Inflorescence dichotomy in Musa species is a rare developmental event which leads to the production of multiple bunches on a single pseudostem at fruiting. In spite of its fascinating attraction and seductive app...

    Authors: Ebiamadon Andi Brisibe and Norah Godwin Ekanem

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:713

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  27. Lake Baikal is one of the oldest freshwater lakes and has constituted a stable environment for millions of years, in stark contrast to small, transient bodies of water in its immediate vicinity. A highly diver...

    Authors: Polina Drozdova, Lorena Rivarola-Duarte, Daria Bedulina, Denis Axenov-Gribanov, Stephan Schreiber, Anton Gurkov, Zhanna Shatilina, Kseniya Vereshchagina, Yulia Lubyaga, Ekaterina Madyarova, Christian Otto, Frank Jühling, Wibke Busch, Lena Jakob, Magnus Lucassen, Franz Josef Sartoris…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:712

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  28. The black-lip rock oyster (Saccostrea echinata) has considerable potential for aquaculture throughout the tropics. Previous attempts to farm S. echinata failed due to an insufficient supply of wild spat; however,...

    Authors: Samantha J. Nowland, Catarina N. S. Silva, Paul C. Southgate and Jan M. Strugnell

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:711

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  29. Chlamydia are ancient intracellular pathogens with reduced, though strikingly conserved genome. Despite their parasitic lifestyle and isolated intracellular environment, these bacteria managed to avoid accumulati...

    Authors: Olga M. Sigalova, Andrei V. Chaplin, Olga O. Bochkareva, Pavel V. Shelyakin, Vsevolod A. Filaretov, Evgeny E. Akkuratov, Valentina Burskaia and Mikhail S. Gelfand

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:710

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  30. Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon L.) is an important turfgrass species with two types of stems, shoots and stolons. Despite their importance in determining the morphological variance and plasticity of bermudagrass,...

    Authors: Bing Zhang, Jibiao Fan and Jianxiu Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:708

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  31. Eggshell breaking strength is critical to reduce egg breaking rate and avoid economic loss. The process of eggshell calcification initiates with the egg entering the uterus and lasts about 18 h. It follows a t...

    Authors: Jiacai Zhang, Yanan Wang, Cong Zhang, Mingxin Xiong, Shahid Ali Rajput, Yun Liu and Desheng Qi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:707

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  32. Infection with Toxoplasma gondii is thought to damage the brain and be a risk factor for neurological and psychotic disorders. The immune response-participating chemokine system has recently been considered vital...

    Authors: Kaoru Kobayashi, Kousuke Umeda, Fumiaki Ihara, Sachi Tanaka, Junya Yamagishi, Yutaka Suzuki and Yoshifumi Nishikawa

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:705

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  33. Successful social behavior requires real-time integration of information about the environment, internal physiology, and past experience. The molecular substrates of this integration are poorly understood, but...

    Authors: Austin T. Hilliard, Dan Xie, Zhihai Ma, Michael P. Snyder and Russell D. Fernald

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:699

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  34. It is well-known that methylation changes occur as humans age, however, understanding how age-related changes in DNA methylation vary by sex is lacking. In this study, we characterize the effect of age on DNA ...

    Authors: Rick J. Jansen, Lin Tong, Maria Argos, Farzana Jasmine, Muhammad Rakibuz-Zaman, Golam Sarwar, Md. Tariqul Islam, Hasan Shahriar, Tariqul Islam, Mahfuzar Rahman, Md. Yunus, Muhammad G. Kibriya, John A. Baron, Habibul Ahsan and Brandon L. Pierce

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:704

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  35. Candidatus Phytoplasma solani’ is endemic in Europe and infects a wide range of weeds and cultivated plants. Phytoplasmas are prokaryotic plant pathogens that colonize the sieve elements of their host plant, cau...

    Authors: Sara Buoso, Laura Pagliari, Rita Musetti, Marta Martini, Fabio Marroni, Wolfgang Schmidt and Simonetta Santi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:703

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  36. The reproductive plasticity of termite workers provides colonies with tremendous flexibility to respond to environmental changes, which is the basis for evolutionary and ecological success. Although it is know...

    Authors: Chenxu Ye, Humaira Rasheed, Yuehua Ran, Xiaojuan Yang, Lianxi Xing and Xiaohong Su

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:702

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  37. The ability to accurately and comprehensively identify genomic variations is critical for plant studies utilizing high-throughput sequencing. Most bioinformatics tools for processing next-generation sequencing...

    Authors: Xing Wu, Christopher Heffelfinger, Hongyu Zhao and Stephen L. Dellaporta

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:701

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  38. Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri pathotypes cause bacterial citrus canker, being responsible for severe agricultural losses worldwide. The A pathotype has a broad host spectrum, while A* and Aw are more restricted ...

    Authors: José S. L. Patané, Joaquim Martins Jr, Luiz Thiberio Rangel, José Belasque, Luciano A. Digiampietri, Agda Paula Facincani, Rafael Marini Ferreira, Fabrício José Jaciani, Yunzeng Zhang, Alessandro M. Varani, Nalvo F. Almeida, Nian Wang, Jesus A. Ferro, Leandro M. Moreira and João C. Setubal

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:700

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  39. Following the publication of this article [1], the authors reported that the original shading in columns 3 and 4 of Table 3, which indicated the presence or absence of viruses in each library, had been removed...

    Authors: Eugeni Belda, Ferdinand Nanfack-Minkeu, Karin Eiglmeier, Guillaume Carissimo, Inge Holm, Mawlouth Diallo, Diawo Diallo, Amélie Vantaux, Saorin Kim, Igor V. Sharakhov and Kenneth D. Vernick

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:698

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    The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2019 20:664

  40. Following the publication of the original article [1], the authors noted several typesetting errors which are noted in this Correction article.

    Authors: Matt Hunt, Sagnik Banerjee, Priyanka Surana, Meiling Liu, Greg Fuerst, Sandra Mathioni, Blake C. Meyers, Dan Nettleton and Roger P. Wise

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:697

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    The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2019 20:610

  41. Biosynthetic gene clusters produce a wide range of metabolites with activities that are of interest to the pharmaceutical industry. Specific interest is shown towards those metabolites that exhibit antimicrobi...

    Authors: Ghofran Othoum, Salim Bougouffa, Ameerah Bokhari, Feras F. Lafi, Takashi Gojobori, Heribert Hirt, Ivan Mijakovic, Vladimir B. Bajic and Magbubah Essack

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:696

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  42. Recently developed genome resources in Salmonid fish provides tools for studying the genomics underlying a wide range of properties including life history trait variation in the wild, economically important tr...

    Authors: Teshome Dagne Mulugeta, Torfinn Nome, Thu-Hien To, Manu Kumar Gundappa, Daniel J. Macqueen, Dag Inge Våge, Simen Rød Sandve and Torgeir R. Hvidsten

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:694

    Content type: Database

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  43. Anthrax is a zoonotic disease caused by the gram-positive bacterium Bacillus anthracis. The most anthrax-endemic regions of Russia are Siberia and North Caucasus. Previously, genotyping of Russian B.anthracis iso...

    Authors: Sergey V. Pisarenko, Eugene I. Eremenko, Alla G. Ryazanova, Dmitry A. Kovalev, Nina P. Buravtseva, Lyudmila Yu. Aksenova, Zorigma F. Dugarzhapova, Anna Yu. Evchenko, Elena V. Kravets, Olga V. Semenova, Olga V. Bobrisheva, Irina V. Kuznetsova, Tatyana M. Golovinskaya, Anna S. Volynkina, Sergei V. Balakhonov and Alexander N. Kulichenko

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:692

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  44. Pekin duck is an important animal model for its ability for fat synthesis and deposition. However, transcriptional dynamic regulation of adipose differentiation driven by complex signal cascades remains largel...

    Authors: Zheng Wang, Zhong-Tao Yin, Fan Zhang, Xiao-Qin Li, Si-Rui Chen, Ning Yang, Tom E. Porter and Zhuocheng Hou

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:688

    Content type: Research article

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