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  1. Lead (Pb) pollution in soil has become one of the major environmental threats to plant growth and human health. Safe utilization of Pb contaminated soil by phytoremediation require Pb-tolerant rapeseed (Brassica ...

    Authors: Fugui Zhang, Xin Xiao, Kun Xu, Xi Cheng, Ting Xie, Jihong Hu and Xiaoming Wu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:139

    Content type: Research article

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  2. We investigated the association of symptoms and disease severity of shigellosis patients with genetic determinants of infecting Shigella and entero-invasive Escherichia coli (EIEC), because determinants that pred...

    Authors: Amber C. A. Hendriks, Frans A. G. Reubsaet, A. M. D. ( Mirjam) Kooistra-Smid, John W. A. Rossen, Bas E. Dutilh, Aldert L. Zomer and Maaike J. C. van den Beld

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:138

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Species tree estimation is frequently based on phylogenomic approaches that use multiple genes from throughout the genome. However, estimating a species tree from a collection of gene trees can be complicated ...

    Authors: Mazharul Islam, Kowshika Sarker, Trisha Das, Rezwana Reaz and Md. Shamsuzzoha Bayzid

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:136

    Content type: Software

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  4. Retinal degenerative diseases affect millions of people and represent the leading cause of vision loss around the world. Retinal degeneration has been attributed to a wide variety of causes, such as disruption...

    Authors: Madhu Sudhana Saddala, Anton Lennikov, Adam Bouras and Hu Huang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:132

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Seashore paspalum (Paspalum vaginatum), a halophytic warm-seasoned perennial grass, is tolerant of many environmental stresses, especially salt stress. To investigate molecular mechanisms underlying salinity tole...

    Authors: Peipei Wu, Steven Cogill, Yijian Qiu, Zhigang Li, Man Zhou, Qian Hu, Zhihui Chang, Rooksana E. Noorai, Xiaoxia Xia, Christopher Saski, Paul Raymer and Hong Luo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:131

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Listeria monocytogenes Clonal Complexes (CCs) have been epidemiologically associated with foods, especially ready-to-eat (RTE) products for which the most likely source of contamination depends on the occurrence ...

    Authors: Federica Palma, Thomas Brauge, Nicolas Radomski, Ludovic Mallet, Arnaud Felten, Michel-Yves Mistou, Anne Brisabois, Laurent Guillier and Graziella Midelet-Bourdin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:130

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Stink bugs are an emerging threat to crop security in many parts of the globe, but there are few genetic resources available to study their physiology at a molecular level. This is especially true for tissues ...

    Authors: Shane Denecke, Panagiotis Ioannidis, Benjamin Buer, Aris Ilias, Vassilis Douris, Pantelis Topalis, Ralf Nauen, Sven Geibel and John Vontas

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:129

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Intron retention (IR) has been traditionally overlooked as ‘noise’ and received negligible attention in the field of gene expression analysis. In recent years, IR has become an emerging field for interrogating...

    Authors: Hong-Dong Li, Cory C. Funk and Nathan D. Price

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:128

    Content type: Software

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  9. The sensitivity of plants to ammonia is a worldwide problem that limits crop production. Excessive use of ammonium as the sole nitrogen source results in morphological and physiological disorders, and retarded...

    Authors: Xiaohong Ou, Shipeng Li, Peiran Liao, Xiuming Cui, Binglian Zheng, Ye Yang, Dahui Liu and Yun Zheng

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 20(Suppl 9):965

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 9

  10. Bacteriophages encode genes that modify bacterial functions during infection. The acquisition of phage-encoded virulence genes is a major mechanism for the rise of bacterial pathogens. In coral reefs, high bac...

    Authors: Cynthia B. Silveira, Felipe H. Coutinho, Giselle S. Cavalcanti, Sean Benler, Michael P. Doane, Elizabeth A. Dinsdale, Robert A. Edwards, Ronaldo B. Francini-Filho, Cristiane C. Thompson, Antoni Luque, Forest L. Rohwer and Fabiano Thompson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:126

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are a class of non-coding RNAs with more than 200 nucleotides in length, which play vital roles in a wide range of biological processes. Powdery mildew disease (PM) has become a ...

    Authors: Chao Gao, Jianlei Sun, Yumei Dong, Chongqi Wang, Shouhua Xiao, Longfei Mo and Zigao Jiao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:125

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Aegilops crassa cytoplasm is an important source for investigating cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS). Moreover, the stamens of line C303A exhibit a high degree of pistillody, turning almost white. However, the mol...

    Authors: Qi Liu, Zihan Liu, Wei Li and Xiyue Song

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:124

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Duck hepatitis A virus type 3 (DHAV-3) is one of the most harmful pathogens in the duck industry. However, the molecular mechanism underlying DHAV-3 infection in ducklings remains poorly understood. To study t...

    Authors: Fengyao Wu, Fengying Lu, Xin Fan, Jin Chao, Chuanmin Liu, Qunxing Pan, Huawei Sun and Xiaofei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:123

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  14. One of the main goals of the plant breeding in the twenty-first century is the development of crop cultivars that can maintain current yields in unfavorable environments. Landraces that have been grown under v...

    Authors: Laura Pascual, Magdalena Ruiz, Matilde López-Fernández, Helena Pérez-Peña, Elena Benavente, José Francisco Vázquez, Carolina Sansaloni and Patricia Giraldo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:122

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Microbes play important roles in kanef-degumming. This study aims at identifying the key candidate microbes and proteins responsible for the degumming of kenaf bast (Hibiscus cannabinus). Kenaf bast was cut into ...

    Authors: Sheng Wen Duan, Li Feng Cheng, Xiang Yuan Feng, Qi Yang, Zhi Yuan Liu, Ke Zheng and Yuan De Peng

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:121

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Fluralaner is a novel isoxazoline insecticide with a unique action site on the γ-aminobutyric acid receptor (GABAR), shows excellent activity on agricultural pests including the common cutworm Spodoptera litura, ...

    Authors: Zhong-Qiang Jia, Di Liu, Ying-Chuan Peng, Zhao-Jun Han, Chun-Qing Zhao and Tao Tang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:120

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  17. Acidophilic members of the genus Streptomyces can be a good source for novel secondary metabolites and degradative enzymes of biopolymers. In this study, a genome-based approach on Streptomyces yeochonensis CN732...

    Authors: Adeel Malik, Yu Ri Kim, In Hee Jang, Sunghoon Hwang, Dong-Chan Oh and Seung Bum Kim

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:118

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  18. Yam tuber is a storage organ, derived from the modified stem. Tuber expansion is a complex process, and depends on the expressions of genes that can be influenced by environmental and endogenous factors. Howev...

    Authors: Yunyi Zhou, Shuzhen Luo, Saba Hameed, Dong Xiao, Jie Zhan, Aiqin Wang and Longfei He

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:117

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Multidrug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae strains are prevalent, threatening gonorrhoea treatment globally, and understanding of emergence, evolution, and spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in gonococci rem...

    Authors: Daniel Golparian, Simon R. Harris, Leonor Sánchez-Busó, Steen Hoffmann, William M. Shafer, Stephen D. Bentley, Jörgen S. Jensen and Magnus Unemo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:116

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Dunaliella salina is a good model organism for studying salt stress. In order to have a global understanding of the expression profiles of Dunaliella salina in response to hypersaline stress, we performed quantit...

    Authors: Qinghua He, Yaqiu Lin, Hong Tan, Yu Zhou, Yongli Wen, Jiajia Gan, Ruiwen Li and Qinglian Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:115

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Chloroplast (cp) genome information would facilitate the development and utilization of Taxodium resources. However, cp genome characteristics of Taxodium were poorly understood.

    Authors: Hao Duan, Jinbo Guo, Lei Xuan, Ziyang Wang, Mingzhi Li, Yunlong Yin and Ying Yang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:114

    Content type: Research article

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  22. In sorghum (Sorghum bicolor), one paramount breeding objective is to increase grain quality. The nutritional quality and end use value of sorghum grains are primarily influenced by the proportions of tannins, sta...

    Authors: Wilson Kimani, Li-Min Zhang, Xiao-Yuan Wu, Huai-Qing Hao and Hai-Chun Jing

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:112

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The consensus on how to choose a reference gene for serum or plasma miRNA expression qPCR studies has not been reached and none of the potential candidates have yet been convincingly validated. We proposed a n...

    Authors: Konrad Pagacz, Przemyslaw Kucharski, Urszula Smyczynska, Szymon Grabia, Dipanjan Chowdhury and Wojciech Fendler

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:111

    Content type: Methodology article

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  24. Osmotic stress is a widespread phenomenon in aquatic animal. The ability to cope with salinity stress and alkaline stress is quite important for the survival of aquatic species under natural conditions. Tilapi...

    Authors: Huanhuan Su, Dongmei Ma, Huaping Zhu, Zhigang Liu and Fengying Gao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:110

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The fasting-refeeding perturbation has been used extensively to reveal specific genes and metabolic pathways that control energy metabolism in the chicken. Most global transcriptional scans of the fasting-refe...

    Authors: Larry A. Cogburn, Nares Trakooljul, Xiaofei Wang, Laura E. Ellestad and Tom E. Porter

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:109

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Siberian musk deer, one of the seven species, is distributed in coniferous forests of Asia. Worldwide, the population size of Siberian musk deer is threatened by severe illegal poaching for commercially valuab...

    Authors: Li Yi, Menggen Dalai, Rina Su, Weili Lin, Myagmarsuren Erdenedalai, Batkhuu Luvsantseren, Chimedragchaa Chimedtseren, Zhen Wang and Surong Hasi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:108

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Following the publication of this article [1], the authors reported errors in Figs. 1, 2 and 5. Due to a typesetting error the asterisks denoting significance were missing from the published figures.

    Authors: Nicole R. Narayan, Thomas Weinmaier, Emilio J. Laserna-Mendieta, Marcus J. Claesson, Fergus Shanahan, Karim Dabbagh, Shoko Iwai and Todd Z. DeSantis

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:105

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2020 21:56

  28. Luman is a member of CREB3 (cAMP responsive element-binding) subfamily of the basic leucine-zipper (bZIP) transcription factors. It may play an important regulatory role during the decidualization process sinc...

    Authors: Fan Zhao, Huan Liu, Nan Wang, Lijun Yu, Aihua Wang, Yanglei Yi and Yaping Jin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:103

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Neutrophils are the first effectors of inflammatory response triggered by mastitis infection, and are important defense cells against pathogenic Escherichia coli (E. coli). DNA methylation, as a critical epigenet...

    Authors: Zhihua Ju, Qiang Jiang, Jinpeng Wang, Xiuge Wang, Chunhong Yang, Yan Sun, Yaran Zhang, Changfa Wang, Yaping Gao, Xiaochao Wei, Minghai Hou and Jinming Huang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:102

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  30. Rhodnius prolixus has become a model for revealing the molecular bases of insect sensory biology due to the publication of its genome and its well-characterized behavioural repertoire. Gene expression modulation ...

    Authors: Jose Manuel Latorre-Estivalis, Marcos Sterkel, Sheila Ons and Marcelo Gustavo Lorenzo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:101

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  31. Sustainability challenges are currently hampering an increase in salmon production. Using sterile salmon can solve problems with precocious puberty and genetic introgression from farmed escapees to wild popula...

    Authors: Lene Kleppe, Rolf Brudvik Edvardsen, Tomasz Furmanek, Eva Andersson, Kai Ove Skaftnesmo, Frida Thyri Segafredo and Anna Wargelius

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:99

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Broomcorn millet is a drought-tolerant cereal that is widely cultivated in the semiarid regions of Asia, Europe, and other continents; however, the mechanisms underlying its drought-tolerance are poorly unders...

    Authors: Zhongying Shan, Yanmiao Jiang, Haiquan Li, Jinjie Guo, Ming Dong, Jianan Zhang and Guoqing Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:96

    Content type: Research article

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  33. PLINK is probably the most used program for analyzing SNP genotypes and runs of homozygosity (ROH), both in human and in animal populations. The last decade, ROH analyses have become the state-of-the-art metho...

    Authors: R. Meyermans, W. Gorssen, N. Buys and S. Janssens

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:94

    Content type: Methodology article

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  34. Whiteflies are a threat to cassava (Manihot esculenta), an important staple food in many tropical/subtropical regions. Understanding the molecular mechanisms regulating cassava’s responses against this pest is cr...

    Authors: Maria L. Irigoyen, Danielle C. Garceau, Adriana Bohorquez-Chaux, Luis Augusto Becerra Lopez-Lavalle, Laura Perez-Fons, Paul D. Fraser and Linda L. Walling

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:93

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Aldrichina grahami (Diptera: Calliphoridae) is a forensically important fly, which has been widely applied to practical legal investigations. Unlike other necrophagous flies, A. grahami exhibits cold tolerance wh...

    Authors: Zhuoying Liu, Han Han, Fanming Meng, Yangshuai Jiang and Jifeng Cai

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:92

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Plant NADPH oxidase (NOX), also known as respiratory burst oxidase homolog (rboh), encoded by the rboh gene, is a key enzyme in the reactive oxygen species (ROS) metabolic network. It catalyzes the formation of t...

    Authors: Wei Wang, Dongdong Chen, Dan Liu, Yingying Cheng, Xiaopei Zhang, Lirong Song, Mengjiao Hu, Jie Dong and Fafu Shen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:91

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Truffles are symbiotic fungi that develop underground in association with plant roots, forming ectomycorrhizae. They are primarily known for the organoleptic qualities of their hypogeous fruiting bodies. Prima...

    Authors: Federico Vita, Beatrice Giuntoli, Edoardo Bertolini, Cosimo Taiti, Elettra Marone, Chiara D’Ambrosio, Emanuela Trovato, Danilo Sciarrone, Mariosimone Zoccali, Raffaella Balestrini, Andrea Scaloni, Luigi Mondello, Stefano Mancuso, Massimo Alessio and Amedeo Alpi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:90

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Following the publication of this article [1], it was noted that due to a typesetting error the figure legends were paired incorrectly.

    Authors: Everlyn Kamau, John W. Oketch, Zaydah R. de Laurent, My V. T. Phan, Charles N. Agoti, D. James Nokes and Matthew Cotten

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:83

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2020 21:5

  39. Following the publication of this article [1], the authors reported that the captions of Figs. 2 and 3 were published in the incorrect order, whereby they mismatch with their corresponding images. The figures ...

    Authors: Sivasubramanian Rajarammohan, Kumar Paritosh, Deepak Pental and Jagreet Kaur

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:82

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2019 20:1036

  40. Contamination of reagents and cross contamination across samples is a long-recognized issue in molecular biology laboratories. While often innocuous, contamination can lead to inaccurate results. Cantalupo et al.

    Authors: Sara R. Selitsky, David Marron, Daniel Hollern, Lisle E. Mose, Katherine A. Hoadley, Corbin Jones, Joel S. Parker, Dirk P. Dittmer and Charles M. Perou

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:79

    Content type: Research article

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  41. This study used a genome-wide screen of gene expression to better understand the metabolic and functional differences between commercially valuable intramuscular fat (IMF) and commercially wasteful subcutaneou...

    Authors: Nicholas J. Hudson, Antonio Reverter, William J. Griffiths, Eylan Yutuc, Yuqin Wang, Angela Jeanes, Sean McWilliam, David W. Pethick and Paul L. Greenwood

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:77

    Content type: Research article

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