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  1. Exploration of the bioactive components of bovine milk has gained global interest due to their potential applications in human nutrition and health promotion. Despite advances in proteomics profiling, limited ...

    Authors: Shakil A. Bhat, Syed M. Ahmad, Eveline M. Ibeagha-Awemu, Mohammad Mobashir, Mashooq A. Dar, Peerzada T. Mumtaz, Riaz A. Shah, Tanveer A. Dar, Nadeem Shabir, Hina F. Bhat and Nazir A. Ganai

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:161

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  2. Climate plays an essential role in forest health, and climate change may increase forest productivity losses due to abiotic and biotic stress. Increased temperature leads to the increased formation of ozone (O3)....

    Authors: Nourolah Soltani, Teo Best, Dantria Grace, Christen Nelms, Ketia Shumaker, Jeanne Romero-Severson, Daniela Moses, Stephan Schuster, Margaret Staton, John Carlson and Kimberly Gwinn

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:160

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  3. Gene expression is regulated by DNA-binding transcription factors (TFs). Together with their target genes, these factors and their interactions collectively form a gene regulatory network (GRN), which is respo...

    Authors: Nicholas L. Panchy, John P. Lloyd and Shin-Han Shiu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:159

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  4. Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) are good alternatives for chemical fertilizers and pesticides, which cause severe environmental problems worldwide. Even though many studies focus on PGPR, most of t...

    Authors: Zhibo Li, Chunxu Song, Yanglei Yi and Oscar P. Kuipers

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:157

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  5. Penicillium italicum (blue mold) is one of citrus pathogens causing undesirable citrus fruit decay even at strictly-controlled low temperatures (< 10 °C) during shipping and storage. P. italicum isolates with con...

    Authors: Tingfu Zhang, Qianwen Cao, Na Li, Deli Liu and Yongze Yuan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:156

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  6. Cotton Verticillium wilt is one of the most devastating diseases for cotton production in the world. Although this diseases have been widely studied at the molecular level from pathogens, the molecular basis of V...

    Authors: Xinyu Zhang, Wenhan Cheng, Zhidi Feng, Qianhao Zhu, Yuqiang Sun, Yanjun Li and Jie Sun

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:155

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  7. The small hive beetle, Aethina tumida, is a rapidly emerging global pest of honey bee colonies. Small hive beetle infestation can be extremely destructive, which may cause honey bees to abscond and render colony ...

    Authors: Frank D. Rinkevich and Lelania Bourgeois

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:154

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have roles in gene regulation, epigenetics, and molecular scaffolding and it is hypothesized that they underlie some mammalian evolutionary adaptations. However, for many mammalia...

    Authors: Amita Kashyap, Adelaide Rhodes, Brent Kronmiller, Josie Berger, Ashley Champagne, Edward W. Davis, Mitchell V. Finnegan, Matthew Geniza, David A. Hendrix, Christiane V. Löhr, Vanessa M. Petro, Thomas J. Sharpton, Jackson Wells, Clinton W. Epps, Pankaj Jaiswal, Brett M. Tyler…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:153

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  9. Polyembryony is defined as the formation of several embryos from a single egg. This phenomenon can occur in humans, armadillo, and some endoparasitoid insects. However, the mechanism underlying polyembryogenes...

    Authors: Takuma Sakamoto, Maaya Nishiko, Hidemasa Bono, Takeru Nakazato, Jin Yoshimura, Hiroko Tabunoki and Kikuo Iwabuchi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:152

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  10. Haplotypes combine the effects of several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with high linkage disequilibrium, which benefit the genome-wide association analysis (GWAS). In the haplotype association analys...

    Authors: Heli Chen, Zhiyu Hao, Yunfeng Zhao and Runqing Yang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:151

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  11. Tannerella forsythia is a bacterial pathogen implicated in periodontal disease. Numerous virulence-associated T. forsythia genes have been described, however, it is necessary to expand the knowledge on T. forsyth...

    Authors: Nikolaus F. Zwickl, Nancy Stralis-Pavese, Christina Schäffer, Juliane C. Dohm and Heinz Himmelbauer

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:150

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  12. With the rapid development of high-throughput sequencing technologies, many datasets on the same biological subject are generated. A meta-analysis is an approach that combines results from different studies on...

    Authors: Nan Wang, Jun Zhang, Li Xu, Jing Qi, Beibei Liu, Yiyang Tang, Yinan Jiang, Liang Cheng, Qinghua Jiang, Xunbo Yin and Shuilin Jin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:149

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  13. Modularity is the tendency for systems to organize into semi-independent units and can be a key to the evolution and diversification of complex biological systems. Snake venoms are highly variable modular syst...

    Authors: Andrew J. Mason, Mark J. Margres, Jason L. Strickland, Darin R. Rokyta, Mahmood Sasa and Christopher L. Parkinson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:147

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  14. Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) is an aquatic plant with important agronomic, horticulture, art and religion values. It was the basal eudicot species occupying a critical phylogenetic position in flowering plants. After...

    Authors: Ye Li, Feng-Lin Zhu, Xing-Wen Zheng, Man-Li Hu, Chen Dong, Ying Diao, You-Wei Wang, Ke-Qiang Xie and Zhong-Li Hu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:146

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  15. The glyoxalase pathway is evolutionarily conserved and involved in the glutathione-dependent detoxification of methylglyoxal (MG), a cytotoxic by-product of glycolysis. It acts via two metallo-enzymes, glyoxal...

    Authors: Bidisha Bhowal, Sneh L. Singla-Pareek, Sudhir K. Sopory and Charanpreet Kaur

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:145

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  16. The brown planthopper (BPH, Nilaparvata lugens Stål) is a kind of phloem-feeding pest that adversely affects rice yield. Recently, the BPH-resistance gene, BPH6, was cloned and applied in rice breeding to effecti...

    Authors: Jiaoyan Tan, Yan Wu, Jianping Guo, Huimin Li, Lili Zhu, Rongzhi Chen, Guangcun He and Bo Du

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:144

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  17. Successful mating of female mosquitoes typically occurs once, with the male sperm being stored in the female spermatheca for every subsequent oviposition event. The female spermatheca is responsible for the ma...

    Authors: Tales Vicari Pascini, Marcelo Ramalho-Ortigão, José Marcos Ribeiro, Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena and Gustavo Ferreira Martins

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:143

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  18. Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades play vital roles in signal transduction in response to a wide range of biotic and abiotic stresses. In a previous study, we identified ten ZjMAPKs and five ZjMAPKK...

    Authors: Zhiguo Liu, Lixin Wang, Chaoling Xue, Yuetong Chu, Weilin Gao, Yitong Zhao, Jin Zhao and Mengjun Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:142

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  19. Foxtail millet (Setaria italica) has been developed into a model genetical system for deciphering architectural evolution, C4 photosynthesis, nutritional properties, abiotic tolerance and bioenergy in cereal gras...

    Authors: Tianpeng Liu, Jihong He, Kongjun Dong, Xuewen Wang, Wenwen Wang, Peng Yang, Ruiyu Ren, Lei Zhang, Zhengsheng Zhang and Tianyu Yang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:141

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  20. Heterosis breeding is the most useful method for yield increase around the globe. Heterosis is an intriguing process to develop superior offspring to either parent in the desired character. The biomass vigor p...

    Authors: Kashif Shahzad, Xuexian Zhang, Liping Guo, Tingxiang Qi, Huini Tang, Meng Zhang, Bingbing Zhang, Hailin Wang, Xiuqin Qiao, Juanjuan Feng, Jianyong Wu and Chaozhu Xing

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:140

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  21. 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

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  22. 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

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  23. Horseshoe crabs are ancient marine arthropods with a long evolutionary history extending back approximately 450 million years, which may benefit from their innate immune systems. However, the genetic mechanism...

    Authors: Yan Zhou, Yuan Liang, Qing Yan, Liang Zhang, Dianbao Chen, Lingwei Ruan, Yuan Kong, Hong Shi, Mingliang Chen and Jianming Chen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:137

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  24. 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

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  25. Despite a growing number of investigations on early diverging fungi, the corresponding lineages have not been as extensively characterized as Ascomycota or Basidiomycota ones. The Mucor genus, pertaining to one o...

    Authors: Annie Lebreton, Erwan Corre, Jean-Luc Jany, Loraine Brillet-Guéguen, Carlos Pèrez-Arques, Victoriano Garre, Misharl Monsoor, Robert Debuchy, Christophe Le Meur, Emmanuel Coton, Georges Barbier and Laurence Meslet-Cladière

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:135

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  26. Herbaspirillum seropedicae is a diazotrophic bacterium from the β-proteobacteria class that colonizes endophytically important gramineous species, promotes their growth through phytohormone-dependent stimulation ...

    Authors: Tatiane Dobrzanski, Vânia Pobre, Leandro Ferreira Moreno, Helba Cirino de Souza Barbosa, Rose Adele Monteiro, Fábio de Oliveira Pedrosa, Emanuel Maltempi de Souza, Cecília Maria Arraiano and Maria Berenice Reynaud Steffens

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:134

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  27. 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

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  28. 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

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  29. 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

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  30. 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

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  31. 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

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  32. 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

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

  33. 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

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  34. 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

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  35. 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

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  36. 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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  37. 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

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  38. 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

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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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

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  42. 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

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  43. 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

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  44. 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

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  45. 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

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

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