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  1. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  4. 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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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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

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  15. 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

  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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

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  20. Domesticated chickens have a wide variety of phenotypes, in contrast with their wild progenitors. Unlike other chicken breeds, Xichuan black-bone chickens have blue-shelled eggs, and black meat, beaks, skin, b...

    Authors: Donghua Li, Guirong Sun, Meng Zhang, Yanfang Cao, Chenxi Zhang, Yawei Fu, Fang Li, Guoxi Li, Ruirui Jiang, Ruili Han, Zhuanjian Li, Yanbin Wang, Yadong Tian, Xiaojun Liu, Wenting Li and Xiangtao Kang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:511

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  21. Sphingolipids are structural components and signaling molecules in eukaryotic membranes, and many organisms produce compounds that inhibit sphingolipid metabolism. Some of the inhibitors are structurally simil...

    Authors: Hye-Seon Kim, Jessica M. Lohmar, Mark Busman, Daren W. Brown, Todd A. Naumann, Hege H. Divon, Erik Lysøe, Silvio Uhlig and Robert H. Proctor

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:510

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Genomics 2020 21:712

  22. Intensive selection for growth rate (GR) in broiler chickens carries negative after-effects, such as aberrations in skeletal development and the immune system, heart failure, and deterioration of meat quality....

    Authors: Katarzyna Piórkowska, Kacper Żukowski, Katarzyna Połtowicz, Joanna Nowak, Katarzyna Ropka-Molik, Natalia Derebecka, Joanna Wesoły and Dorota Wojtysiak

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:509

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  23. Floral transition plays an important role in development, and proper time is necessary to improve the value of valuable ornamental trees. The molecular mechanisms of floral transition remain unknown in perenni...

    Authors: Zhi Wang, Wenjun Ma, Tianqing Zhu, Nan Lu, Fangqun Ouyang, Nan Wang, Guijuan Yang, Lisheng Kong, Guanzheng Qu, Shougong Zhang and Junhui Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:508

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  24. Wild sugarcane Saccharum spontaneum plants vary in ploidy, which complicates the utilization of its germplasm in sugarcane breeding. Investigations on cold tolerance in relation to different ploidies in S. sponta...

    Authors: Hongli Yang, Tianju Wang, Xinghua Yu, Yang Yang, Chunfang Wang, Qinghui Yang and Xianhong Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:507

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  25. Bacterial blotch is a group of economically important diseases affecting the cultivation of common button mushroom, Agaricus bisporus. Despite being studied for more than a century, the identity and nomenclature ...

    Authors: Tanvi Taparia, Marjon Krijger, Edward Haynes, John G. Elphinstone, Ralph Noble and Jan van der Wolf

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:505

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  26. Seasonal flowering time is an ecologically and economically important trait in temperate trees. Previous studies have shown that temperature in many tree species plays a pivotal role in regulating flowering ti...

    Authors: Jing-Jing Ma, Shuang-Wei Liu, Fang-Xu Han, Wei Li, Yue Li and Shi-Hui Niu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:504

    Content type: Research article

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

    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 21:503

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    The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2020 21:331

  28. The incidence of poor semen quality and sub-fertility/infertility is higher in crossbred as compared to Zebu males. Several attempts have been made to understand the possible reasons for higher incidence of fe...

    Authors: Kamaraj Elango, Arumugam Kumaresan, Ankur Sharma, Pradeep Nag, Mani Arul Prakash, Manish Kumar Sinha, Ayyasamy Manimaran, Ebenezer Samuel King John Peter, Sakthivel Jeyakumar, Sellappan Selvaraju, Kerekoppa P. Ramesha and Tirtha K. Datta

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:502

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The fungal pathogen Leptosphaeria maculans (Lm). causes blackleg disease on canola/rapeseed in many parts of the world. It is important to use resistant cultivars to manage the disease and minimize yield losses. ...

    Authors: Fuyou Fu, Xuehua Zhang, Fei Liu, Gary Peng, Fengqun Yu and Dilantha Fernando

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:501

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  30. Whilst adaptive facultative sex allocation has been widely studied at the phenotypic level across a broad range of organisms, we still know remarkably little about its genetic architecture. Here, we explore th...

    Authors: Bart A. Pannebakker, Nicola Cook, Joost van den Heuvel, Louis van de Zande and David M. Shuker

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:499

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  31. As an important epigenetic mark, 5-methylcytosine (5mC) methylation is involved in many DNA-dependent biological processes and plays a role during development and differentiation of multicellular organisms. Ho...

    Authors: Yang Zhang, Cong Liu, He Cheng, Shuanghui Tian, Yingying Liu, Shuang Wang, Huaxin Zhang, Muhammad Saqib, Hairong Wei and Zhigang Wei

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:498

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  32. With the rapid growth rate of newly sequenced genomes, species tree inference from genes sampled throughout the whole genome has become a basic task in comparative and evolutionary biology. However, substantia...

    Authors: Ananya Bhattacharjee and Md. Shamsuzzoha Bayzid

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:497

    Content type: Methodology article

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  33. Body size is considered as one of the most fundamental properties of an organism. Due to intensive breeding and artificial selection throughout the domestication history, horses exhibit striking variations for...

    Authors: Hojjat Asadollahpour Nanaei, Ali Esmailizadeh, Ahmad Ayatollahi Mehrgardi, Jianlin Han, Dong-Dong Wu, Yan Li and Ya-Ping Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:496

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  34. Integrons are genomic elements that mediate horizontal gene transfer by inserting and removing genetic material using site-specific recombination. Integrons are commonly found in bacterial genomes, where they ...

    Authors: Mariana Buongermino Pereira, Tobias Österlund, K Martin Eriksson, Thomas Backhaus, Marina Axelson-Fisk and Erik Kristiansson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:495

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  35. Technological advances in next-generation sequencing (NGS) and chromatographic assays [e.g., liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS)] have made it possible to identify thousands of microbe and metaboli...

    Authors: Vuong Le, Thomas P. Quinn, Truyen Tran and Svetha Venkatesh

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21(Suppl 4):256

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 4

  36. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) exhibit important regulatory roles in the response to abiotic stresses by post-transcriptionally regulating the target gene expression in plants. However, their functions in sesame response ...

    Authors: Yujuan Zhang, Huihui Gong, Donghua Li, Rong Zhou, Fengtao Zhao, Xiurong Zhang and Jun You

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:494

    Content type: Research article

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  37. In quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) experiments, accurate and reliable target gene expression results are dependent on optimal amplification of house-keeping genes (HKGs). RNA-seq tec...

    Authors: Jipan Zhang, Chengchen Deng, Jialu Li and Yongju Zhao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:493

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  38. Currently, diabetes has become one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Fasting plasma glucose (FPG) levels that are higher than optimal, even if below the diagnostic threshold of diabetes, can also lead ...

    Authors: Weijing Wang, Caixia Zhang, Hui Liu, Chunsheng Xu, Haiping Duan, Xiaocao Tian and Dongfeng Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:491

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  39. Ketosis is a common metabolic disease during the transition period in dairy cattle, resulting in long-term economic loss to the dairy industry worldwide. While genetic selection of resistance to ketosis has be...

    Authors: Ze Yan, Hetian Huang, Ellen Freebern, Daniel J. A. Santos, Dongmei Dai, Jingfang Si, Chong Ma, Jie Cao, Gang Guo, George E. Liu, Li Ma, Lingzhao Fang and Yi Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:489

    Content type: Research article

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  40. In the present study, we used long-PCR amplification coupled with Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) to obtain complete mitochondrial (mt) genomes of individual ticks and unprecedently performed precise annotati...

    Authors: Ze Chen, Yibo Xuan, Guangcai Liang, Xiaolong Yang, Zhijun Yu, Stephen C. Barker, Samuel Kelava, Wenjun Bu, Jingze Liu and Shan Gao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:488

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  41. Cestoda is a class of endoparasitic worms in the flatworm phylum (Platyhelminthes). During the course of their evolution cestodes have evolved some interesting aspects, such as their increased reproductive cap...

    Authors: Gabriela Prado Paludo, Claudia Elizabeth Thompson, Kendi Nishino Miyamoto, Rafael Lucas Muniz Guedes, Arnaldo Zaha, Ana Tereza Ribeiro de Vasconcelos, Martin Cancela and Henrique Bunselmeyer Ferreira

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:487

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  42. Follicle selection in chickens refers to the process of selecting one follicle from a group of small yellow follicles (SY, 6–8 mm in diameter) for development into 12–15 mm hierarchical follicles (usually F6 f...

    Authors: Qiuyue Chen, Yiya Wang, Zemin Liu, Xiaoli Guo, Yi Sun, Li Kang and Yunliang Jiang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:486

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Guava (Psidium guajava L.) is an important fruit crop of tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Genomics resources in guava are scanty. RNA-Seq based tissue specific expressed genomic information, de novo t...

    Authors: Amandeep Mittal, Inderjit Singh Yadav, Naresh Kumar Arora, Rajbir Singh Boora, Meenakshi Mittal, Parwinder Kaur, William Erskine, Parveen Chhuneja, Manav Indra Singh Gill and Kuldeep Singh

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:484

    Content type: Research article

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