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  1. Spinibarbus hollandi is an economically important fish species in southern China. This fish is known to have nutritional and medicinal properties; however, its farming is limited by its slow growth rate. In the p...

    Authors: Yang Yang, Huiqiang Zhou, Liping Hou, Ke Xing and Hu Shu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:938

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  2. Phylogenetic analyses of the bacterial genomes based on the simple classification in core- genes and accessory genes pools could offer an incomplete view of the evolutionary processes, of which some are still ...

    Authors: José Maria Gonzalez-Alba, Fernando Baquero, Rafael Cantón and Juan Carlos Galán

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:936

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  3. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and insertions/deletions (InDels) are the major genetic variations and are distributed extensively across the whole plant genome. However, few studies of these variations...

    Authors: Shengrui Liu, Yanlin An, Wei Tong, Xiuju Qin, Lidia Samarina, Rui Guo, Xiaobo Xia and Chaoling Wei

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:935

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  4. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) in milk-derived exosomes may reflect pathophysiological changes caused by mastitis. This study profiled miRNAs in exosomes from both normal milk and mastitic milk infected by Staphylococcus aur...

    Authors: Shaoyang Ma, Chao Tong, Eveline M. Ibeagha-Awemu and Xin Zhao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:934

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  5. Gene expression variation is a key underlying factor influencing phenotypic variation, and can occur via cis- or trans-regulation. To understand the role of cis- and trans-regulatory variation on population di...

    Authors: Qiong Wang, Yaxiong Jia, Yuan Wang, Zhihua Jiang, Xiang Zhou, Zebin Zhang, Changsheng Nie, Junying Li, Ning Yang and Lujiang Qu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:933

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  6. Salmonella bongori infect mainly cold-blooded hosts, but infections by S. bongori in warm-blooded hosts have been reported. We hypothesized that S. bongori might have diverged into distinct phylogenetic lineages,...

    Authors: Xiaoyu Wang, Songling Zhu, Jian-Hua Zhao, Hong-Xia Bao, Huidi Liu, Tie-Min Ding, Gui-Rong Liu, Yong-Guo Li, Randal N. Johnston, Feng-Lin Cao, Le Tang and Shu-Lin Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:930

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  7. Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) arrays have facilitated discovery of genetic markers associated with complex traits in domestic cattle; thereby enabling modern breeding and selection programs. Genome-wide...

    Authors: Johanna L. Smith, Miranda L. Wilson, Sara M. Nilson, Troy N. Rowan, David L. Oldeschulte, Robert D. Schnabel, Jared E. Decker and Christopher M. Seabury

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:926

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  8. Fusarium head blight (FHB) resistance in the durum wheat breeding gene pool is rarely reported. Triticum turgidum ssp. carthlicum line Blackbird is a tetraploid relative of durum wheat that offers partial FHB res...

    Authors: Ehsan Sari, Adrian L. Cabral, Brittany Polley, Yifang Tan, Emma Hsueh, David J. Konkin, Ron E. Knox, Yuefeng Ruan and Pierre R. Fobert

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:925

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  9. Seeds of plants are a confirmation of their next generation and come associated with a unique microbia community. Vertical transmission of this microbiota signifies the importance of these organisms for a heal...

    Authors: Garima Raj, Mohammad Shadab, Sujata Deka, Manashi Das, Jilmil Baruah, Rupjyoti Bharali and Narayan C. Talukdar

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:924

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  10. Prion diseases are zoonotic diseases with a broad infection spectrum among mammalian hosts and are caused by the misfolded prion protein (PrPSc) derived from the normal prion protein (PrPC), which encodes the pri...

    Authors: Yong-Chan Kim, Sae-Young Won and Byung-Hoon Jeong

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:922

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  11. Malaria pathogenesis relies on sexual gametocyte forms of the malaria parasite to be transmitted between the infected human and the mosquito host but the molecular mechanisms controlling gametocytogenesis rema...

    Authors: Riëtte van Biljon, Roelof van Wyk, Heather J. Painter, Lindsey Orchard, Janette Reader, Jandeli Niemand, Manuel Llinás and Lyn-Marie Birkholtz

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:920

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  12. Compensatory growth refers to the phenomenon in which organisms grow faster after the improvement of an adverse environment and is thought to be an adaptive evolution to cope with the alleviation of the hostil...

    Authors: Jirong Jia, Jingkai Qin, Xi Yuan, Zongzhen Liao, Jinfeng Huang, Bin Wang, Caiyun Sun and Wensheng Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:919

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  13. Xanthomonads are an important clade of Gram-negative bacteria infecting a plethora of economically important host plants, including citrus. Knowledge about the pathogen’s diversity and population structure are...

    Authors: Kwanho Jeong, Alejandra Muñoz-Bodnar, Nathalia Arias Rojas, Lucie Poulin, Luis Miguel Rodriguez-R, Lionel Gagnevin, Christian Vernière, Olivier Pruvost and Ralf Koebnik

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:917

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  14. The lager brewing yeast, S. pastorianus, is a hybrid between S. cerevisiae and S. eubayanus with extensive chromosome aneuploidy. S. pastorianus is subdivided into Group 1 and Group 2 strains, where Group 2 strai...

    Authors: Alex N. Salazar, Arthur R. Gorter de Vries, Marcel van den Broek, Nick Brouwers, Pilar de la Torre Cortès, Niels G. A. Kuijpers, Jean-Marc G. Daran and Thomas Abeel

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:916

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  15. Human population history in the Holocene was profoundly impacted by changes in lifestyle following the invention and adoption of food-production practices. These changes triggered significant increases in popu...

    Authors: Mário Vicente, Edita Priehodová, Issa Diallo, Eliška Podgorná, Estella S. Poloni, Viktor Černý and Carina M. Schlebusch

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:915

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  16. GRAS gene is an important transcription factor gene family that plays a crucial role in plant growth, development, adaptation to adverse environmental condition. Sweet potato is an important food, vegetable, indu...

    Authors: Yao Chen, Panpan Zhu, Shaoyuan Wu, Yan Lu, Jian Sun, Qinghe Cao, Zongyun Li and Tao Xu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:911

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  17. Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a common cause of respiratory tract infections in children and adults. This study applied high-throughput whole genome sequencing (WGS) technologies to analyze the genomes of 30 M. pneumo...

    Authors: Joon Kee Lee, Moon-Woo Seong, Dongjin Shin, Jong-Il Kim, Mi Seon Han, Youbin Yeon, Sung Im Cho, Sung Sup Park and Eun Hwa Choi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:910

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  18. The astounding regenerative abilities of planarian flatworms prompt steadily growing interest in examining their molecular foundation. Planarian regeneration was found to require hundreds of genes and is hence...

    Authors: Iana V. Kim, Eric J. Ross, Sascha Dietrich, Kristina Döring, Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado and Claus-D. Kuhn

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:909

    Content type: Methodology article

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  19. In phylogenetically diverse organisms, the 5′ ends of a subset of mRNAs are trans-spliced with a spliced leader (SL) RNA. The functions of SL trans-splicing, however, remain largely enigmatic.

    Authors: Gemma B. Danks, Heloisa Galbiati, Martina Raasholm, Yamila N. Torres Cleuren, Eivind Valen, Pavla Navratilova and Eric M. Thompson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:908

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  20. Meloidogyne chitwoodi commonly known as Columbia root-knot nematode or CRKN is one of the most devastating pests of potato in the Pacific Northwest of the United States of America. In addition to the roots, it in...

    Authors: Sapinder Bali, Kelly Vining, Cynthia Gleason, Hassan Majtahedi, Charles R. Brown and Vidyasagar Sathuvalli

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:907

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  21. The availability of thousands of complete rice genome sequences from diverse varieties and accessions has laid the foundation for in-depth exploration of the rice genome. One drawback to these collections is t...

    Authors: Rashmi Jain, Jerry Jenkins, Shengqiang Shu, Mawsheng Chern, Joel A. Martin, Dario Copetti, Phat Q. Duong, Nikki T. Pham, David A. Kudrna, Jayson Talag, Wendy S. Schackwitz, Anna M. Lipzen, David Dilworth, Diane Bauer, Jane Grimwood, Catherine R. Nelson…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:905

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  22. Soybean cyst nematode (SCN), Heterodera glycines Ichinohe, has been one of the most devastating pathogens affecting soybean production. In the United States alone, SCN damage accounted for more than $1 billion lo...

    Authors: Waltram Second Ravelombola, Jun Qin, Ainong Shi, Liana Nice, Yong Bao, Aaron Lorenz, James H. Orf, Nevin D. Young and Senyu Chen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:904

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  23. The Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus) has historically been used as a model organism for the auditory and visual systems, stroke/ischemia, epilepsy and aging related research since 1935 when laboratory ger...

    Authors: Shifeng Cheng, Yuan Fu, Yaolei Zhang, Wenfei Xian, Hongli Wang, Benedikt Grothe, Xin Liu, Xun Xu, Achim Klug and Elizabeth A. McCullagh

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:903

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  24. Lactobacillus buchneri is a lactic acid bacterium frequently associated with food bioprocessing and fermentation and has been found to be either beneficial or detrimental to industrial food processes depending on...

    Authors: Matthew A. Nethery, Emily DeCrescenzo Henriksen, Katheryne V. Daughtry, Suzanne D. Johanningsmeier and Rodolphe Barrangou

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:902

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  25. Poinsettia is a popular and important ornamental crop, mostly during the Christmas season. Its bract coloration ranges from pink/red to creamy/white shades. Despite its ornamental value, there is a lack of kno...

    Authors: Vinicius Vilperte, Calin Rares Lucaciu, Heidi Halbwirth, Robert Boehm, Thomas Rattei and Thomas Debener

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:900

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  26. The western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera, is a pervasive pest of maize in North America and Europe, which has adapted to current pest management strategies. In advance of an assembled and annotat...

    Authors: Folukemi Adedipe, Nathaniel Grubbs, Brad Coates, Brian Wiegmman and Marcé Lorenzen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:899

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

    Authors: Mario Baumgart, Emanuel Barth, Aurora Savino, Marco Groth, Philipp Koch, Andreas Petzold, Ivan Arisi, Matthias Platzer, Manja Marz and Alessandro Cellerino

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:898

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    The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2017 18:693

  28. Sperm DNA integrity is considered essential for successful transmission of the paternal genome, fertilization and normal embryo development. DNA fragmentation index (DFI, %) has become a key parameter in the s...

    Authors: Abdolrahman Khezri, Birgitte Narud, Else-Berit Stenseth, Anders Johannisson, Frøydis Deinboll Myromslien, Ann Helen Gaustad, Robert C. Wilson, Robert Lyle, Jane M. Morrell, Elisabeth Kommisrud and Rafi Ahmad

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:897

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  29. Nutritional quality of phytoplankton is a major determinant of the trophic transfer efficiency at the plant-herbivore interface in freshwater food webs. In particular, the phytoplankton’s content of the essent...

    Authors: Heidrun S. Windisch and Patrick Fink

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:894

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  30. Parasitic insects are well-known biological control agents for arthropod pests worldwide. They are capable of regulating their host’s physiology, development and behaviour. However, many of the molecular mecha...

    Authors: Min Shi, Zhizhi Wang, Xiqian Ye, Hongqing Xie, Fei Li, Xiaoxiao Hu, Zehua Wang, Chuanlin Yin, Yuenan Zhou, Qijuan Gu, Jiani Zou, Leqing Zhan, Yuan Yao, Jian Yang, Shujun Wei, Rongmin Hu…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:893

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  31. Ubiquitin ligases (E3) are the enzymes in the ubiquitin/26S proteasome pathway responsible for targeting proteins to the degradation pathway and play major roles in multiple biological activities. However, the...

    Authors: Bin Tan, Xiaodong Lian, Jun Cheng, Wenfang Zeng, Xianbo Zheng, Wei Wang, Xia Ye, Jidong Li, Zhiqian Li, Langlang Zhang and Jiancan Feng

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:892

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  32. Barley yellow dwarf (BYD) is an important virus disease that causes significant reductions in wheat yield. For effective control of Barley yellow dwarf virus through breeding, the identification of genetic source...

    Authors: Shormin Choudhury, Philip Larkin, Rugen Xu, Matthew Hayden, Kerrie Forrest, Holger Meinke, Hongliang Hu, Meixue Zhou and Yun Fan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:891

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  33. Dictyostelid social amoebas self-organize into fruiting bodies, consisting of spores and up to four supporting cell types in the phenotypically most complex taxon group 4. High quality genomes and stage- and c...

    Authors: Gillian Forbes, Zhi-hui Chen, Koryu Kin, Hajara M. Lawal, Christina Schilde, Yoko Yamada and Pauline Schaap

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:890

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  34. Improving fiber quality and yield are the primary research objectives in cotton breeding for enhancing the economic viability and sustainability of Upland cotton production. Identifying the quantitative trait ...

    Authors: Kuang Zhang, Vasu Kuraparthy, Hui Fang, Linglong Zhu, Shilpa Sood and Don C. Jones

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:889

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  35. DNA methylation has been shown to be involved in many biological processes, including X chromosome inactivation in females, paternal genomic imprinting, and others.

    Authors: Shuli Liu, Lingzhao Fang, Yang Zhou, Daniel J.A. Santos, Ruidong Xiang, Hans D. Daetwyler, Amanda J. Chamberlain, John B. Cole, Cong-jun Li, Ying Yu, Li Ma, Shengli Zhang and George E. Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:888

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  36. Latent tuberculosis infection is attributed in part to the existence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a persistent non-replicating dormant state that is associated with tolerance to host defence mechanisms and an...

    Authors: Malobi Nandi, Kriti Sikri, Neha Chaudhary, Shekhar Chintamani Mande, Ravi Datta Sharma and Jaya Sivaswami Tyagi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:887

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  37. The genome topology network (GTN) is a new approach for studying the phylogenetics of bacterial genomes by analysing their gene order. The previous GTN tool gives a phylogenetic tree and calculate the differen...

    Authors: Xiao Deng, Xuechao Zhao, Yuan Liang, Liang Zhang, Jianping Jiang, Guoping Zhao and Yan Zhou

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:886

    Content type: Methodology article

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  38. Microbial communities recurrently establish metabolic associations resulting in increased fitness and ability to perform complex tasks, such as xenobiotic degradation. In a previous study, we have described a ...

    Authors: Ana C. Reis, Boris A. Kolvenbach, Mohamed Chami, Luís Gales, Conceição Egas, Philippe F.-X. Corvini and Olga C. Nunes

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:885

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  39. Steinernema carpocapsae is an entomopathogenic nematode that employs nictation and jumping behaviours to find potential insect hosts. Here we aimed to investigate the transcriptional basis of variant host-finding...

    Authors: Neil D. Warnock, Deborah Cox, Ciaran McCoy, Robert Morris and Johnathan J. Dalzell

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:884

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  40. The almond moth, Cadra cautella is a destructive pest of stored food commodities including dates that causes severe economic losses for the farming community worldwide. To date, no genetic information related to ...

    Authors: Mureed Husain, Muhammad Tufail, Khalid Mehmood, Khawaja Ghulam Rasool and Abdulrahman Saad Aldawood

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:883

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  41. Lipids are important for the cell and organism life since they are major components of membranes, energy reserves and are also signal molecules. The main organs for the energy synthesis and storage are the liv...

    Authors: Kevin Muret, Colette Désert, Laetitia Lagoutte, Morgane Boutin, Florence Gondret, Tatiana Zerjal and Sandrine Lagarrigue

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:882

    Content type: Review

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  42. Targeted therapy for non-small cell lung cancer is histology dependent. However, histological classification by routine pathological assessment with hematoxylin-eosin staining and immunostaining for poorly dif...

    Authors: Xin Li, Gengen Shi, Qingsong Chu, Wenbin Jiang, Yixin Liu, Sainan Zhang, Zheyang Zhang, Zixin Wei, Fei He, Zheng Guo and Lishuang Qi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:881

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  43. The function of Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) in host defense against pathogens, especially Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is poorly understood. To investigate the role of TLR2 during mycobacterial infection, we ...

    Authors: Wanbin Hu, Shuxin Yang, Yasuhito Shimada, Magnus Münch, Rubén Marín-Juez, Annemarie H. Meijer and Herman P. Spaink

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:878

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  44. Cadmium (Cd) is a serious heavy metal (HM) soil pollutant. To alleviate or even eliminate HM pollution in soil, environmental-friendly methods are applied. One is that special plants are cultivated to absorb t...

    Authors: Meng-qi Wang, Zhen-yu Bai, Ya-fang Xiao, Yan Li, Qing-lin Liu, Lei Zhang, Yuan-zhi Pan, Bei-bei Jiang and Fan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:877

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Carotenoids are a class of terpenoid pigments that contribute to the color and nutritional value of many fruits. Their biosynthetic pathways have been well established in a number of plant species; however, ma...

    Authors: Lina Zhang, Qiuyun Zhang, Wenhui Li, Shikui Zhang and Wanpeng Xi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:876

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Several bioinformatics tools have been designed for assembly and annotation of chloroplast (cp) genomes, making it difficult to decide which is most useful and applicable to a specific case. The increasing num...

    Authors: Kadriye Kahraman and Stuart James Lucas

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:874

    Content type: Research article

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