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  1. Content type: Research article

    The Yesso scallop, Patinopecten (Mizuhopecten) yessoensis, is a commercially important bivalve in the coastal countries of Northeast Asia. It has complex modes of sex differentiation, but knowledge of the mechani...

    Authors: Liqing Zhou, Zhihong Liu, Yinghui Dong, Xiujun Sun, Biao Wu, Tao Yu, Yanxin Zheng, Aiguo Yang, Qing Zhao and Dan Zhao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:671

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    Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) affects a large number of post-surgery patients, especially for the elderly. However, the etiology of this neurocognitive disorder is largely unknown. Even if several...

    Authors: Qiang Liu, Aisheng Hou, Yongyi Zhang, Ying Guo, Jingjing Li, Yinghao Yao, Kaimeng Niu, Hao Li, Yunlong Ma and Jiangbei Cao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:670

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    Poultry breeding programs have been focused on improvement of growth and carcass traits, however, this has resulted in correlated changes in internal organ weights and increased incidence of metabolic disorder...

    Authors: Gabriel Costa Monteiro Moreira, Mayara Salvian, Clarissa Boschiero, Aline Silva Mello Cesar, James M. Reecy, Thaís Fernanda Godoy, Mônica Corrêa Ledur, Dorian Garrick, Gerson Barreto Mourão and Luiz L. Coutinho

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:669

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Petal nectar spurs, which facilitate pollination through animal attraction and pollen placement, represent a key innovation promoting diversification in the genus Aquilegia (Ranunculaceae). Identifying the geneti...

    Authors: Evangeline S. Ballerini, Elena M. Kramer and Scott A. Hodges

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:668

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Histone modifications play a significant role in the regulation of transcription and various biological processes, such as development and regeneration. Though a few genomic (including DNA methylation patterns...

    Authors: Vasudevan Ayyappan, Venkateswara R. Sripathi, Venu ( Kal) Kalavacharla, Malay C. Saha, Jyothi Thimmapuram, Ketaki P. Bhide and Elizabeth Fiedler

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:667

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The class III peroxidase (PRX) gene family is a plant-specific member of the PRX superfamily that is closely related to various physiological processes, such as cell wall loosening, lignification, and abiotic ...

    Authors: Jun Yan, Peisen Su, Wen Li, Guilian Xiao, Yan Zhao, Xin Ma, Hongwei Wang, Eviatar Nevo and Lingrang Kong

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:666

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Mosquitoes are colonized by a large but mostly uncharacterized natural virome of RNA viruses, and the composition and distribution of the natural RNA virome may influence the biology and immunity of Anopheles mal...

    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 20:664

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Iron is an essential micronutrient for the growth and development of virtually all living organisms, playing a pivotal role in the proliferative capability of many bacterial pathogens. The impact that the bioa...

    Authors: Izabela Coimbra Ibraim, Mariana Teixeira Dornelles Parise, Doglas Parise, Michelle Zibetti Tadra Sfeir, Thiago Luiz de Paula Castro, Alice Rebecca Wattam, Preetam Ghosh, Debmalya Barh, Emannuel Maltempi Souza, Aristóteles Góes-Neto, Anne Cybelle Pinto Gomide and Vasco Azevedo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:663

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Long non-coding RNAs (LncRNAs) are part of genes, which are not translated into proteins and play a vital role in plant growth and development. Nevertheless, the presence of LncRNAs and how they functions in L...

    Authors: Haron Salih, Wenfang Gong, Shoupu He, Wang Xia, Magwanga Richard Odongo and Xiongming Du

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:661

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Wheat is the most important staple crop in Afghanistan and accounts for the main part of cereal production. However, wheat production has been unstable during the last decades and the country depends on seed i...

    Authors: S. Dreisigacker, R. K. Sharma, E. Huttner, A. Karimov, M. Q. Obaidi, P. K. Singh, C. Sansaloni, R. Shrestha, K. Sonder and H.-J. Braun

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:660

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Improving feed efficiency (FE) is a major challenge in pig production. This complex trait is characterized by a high variability. Therefore, the identification of predictors of FE may be a relevant strategy to...

    Authors: Farouk Messad, Isabelle Louveau, Basile Koffi, Hélène Gilbert and Florence Gondret

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:659

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Inflorescence architecture is denoted by the spatial arrangement of various lateral branches and florets formed on them, which is shaped by a complex of regulators. Unveiling of the regulatory mechanisms under...

    Authors: Qi Wu, Xue Bai, Wei Zhao, Xiaodong Shi, Dabing Xiang, Yan Wan, Xiaoyong Wu, Yanxia Sun, Jianglin Zhao, Lianxin Peng and Gang Zhao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:658

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Garlic bulbs are abnormal expanding axillary buds that are rarely found among vascular plants. Bulb-yield is one of the valuable agronomic traits of garlic. However, due to the large genome size and a strictly...

    Authors: Siyuan Zhu, Xiaojun Chen, Xia Liu, Jian Zhao and Touming Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:657

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Argonaute proteins (AGOs) are important players in the regulation of plant development by directing sRNAs to target mRNAs. In maize (Zea mays), AGO18b is a tassel-enriched and grass-specific AGO. Previous studies...

    Authors: Wei Sun, Dong Chen, Yaqiang Xue, Lihong Zhai, Dan Zhang, Zheng Cao, Lei Liu, Chao Cheng, Yi Zhang and Zuxin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:656

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Adrenocortical adenomas (ACAs) can lead to the autonomous secretion of aldosterone responsible for primary aldosteronism (PA), which is the most common form of secondary arterial hypertension. However, the aut...

    Authors: He Ma, Ranwei Li, Xin Di, Xin Jin, Yan Wang, Bingjie Lai, Cailian Shi, Mingxin Ji, Xinran Zhu and Ke Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:655

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Data from the 1000 Genomes project is quite often used as a reference for human genomic analysis. However, its accuracy needs to be assessed to understand the quality of predictions made using this reference. ...

    Authors: Saurabh Belsare, Michal Levy-Sakin, Yulia Mostovoy, Steffen Durinck, Subhra Chaudhuri, Ming Xiao, Andrew S. Peterson, Pui-Yan Kwok, Somasekar Seshagiri and Jeffrey D. Wall

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:620

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus (CYSDV; genus Crinivirus, Closteroviridae) is transmitted in a semipersistent manner by the whitefly, Bemisia tabaci, and is efficiently transmitted by the widely prevalent...

    Authors: Navneet Kaur, Wenbo Chen, Zhangjun Fei and William M. Wintermantel

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:654

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Circular RNAs (circRNAs), a class of widely expressed endogenous regulatory RNAs, are involved in diverse physiological and developmental processes in eukaryotic cells. However, there have been no related stud...

    Authors: Xingguo Zhang, Xingli Ma, Longlong Ning, Zhongfeng Li, Kunkun Zhao, Ke Li, Jialin He and Dongmei Yin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:653

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Genome-scale metabolic models (GSMM) integrating transcriptomics have been widely used to study cancer metabolism. This integration is achieved through logical rules that describe the association between genes...

    Authors: Igor Marín de Mas, Laura Torrents, Carmen Bedia, Lars K. Nielsen, Marta Cascante and Romà Tauler

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:652

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The efficient detection and initiation of appropriate response to abiotic stresses are important to plants survival. The plant G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) are diverse membranous proteins that are respo...

    Authors: Pu Lu, Richard Odongo Magwanga, Joy Nyangasi Kirungu, Qi Dong, Xiaoyan Cai, Zhongli Zhou, Xingxing Wang, Yanchao Xu, Yuqing Hou, Renhai Peng, Kunbo Wang and Fang Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:651

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Fusarium crown rot (FCR) is a chronic and severe disease in cereal production in semi-arid regions worldwide. A putative quantitative trait locus conferring FCR resistance, Qcrs.cpi-1H, had previously been mapped...

    Authors: Shang Gao, Zhi Zheng, Jonathan Powell, Ahsan Habib, Jiri Stiller, Meixue Zhou and Chunji Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:650

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Polyploidy provides a means of interspecific genome transfer to incorporate preferable traits from progenitor to progeny. However, few studies on miRNA expression profiles of interspecific hybrids of B. napus (An...

    Authors: Libin Zhang, Jun Zou, Shisheng Li, Baoshan Wang, Nadia Raboanatahiry and Maoteng Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:649

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The hundred seed weight (HSW) is one of the yield components of soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merrill] and is especially critical for various soybean food types. In this study, a representative sample consisting of 1...

    Authors: Xue Zhao, Hairan Dong, Hong Chang, Jingyun Zhao, Weili Teng, Lijuan Qiu, Wenbin Li and Yingpeng Han

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:648

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Despite the convergence of rapid technological advances in genomics and the maturing field of ecoimmunology, our understanding of the genes that regulate immunity in wild populations is still nascent. Previous...

    Authors: Cassandra S. Scalf, Julia H. Chariker, Eric C. Rouchka and Noah T. Ashley

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:647

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The males of many Bactrocera species (Diptera: Tephritidae) respond strongly to plant-derived chemicals (male lures) and can be divided into cue lure/raspberry ketone (CL/RK) responders, methyl eugenol (ME) respo...

    Authors: Zhongzhen Wu, Cong Kang, Mengqiu Qu, Junlong Chen, Mingshun Chen, Shuying Bin and Jintian Lin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:646

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Venom has evolved in parallel in multiple animals for the purpose of self-defense, prey capture or both. These venoms typically consist of highly complex mixtures of toxins: diverse bioactive peptides and/or p...

    Authors: Dwin G. B. Grashof, Harald M. I. Kerkkamp, Sandra Afonso, John Archer, D. James Harris, Michael K. Richardson, Freek J. Vonk and Arie van der Meijden

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:645

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The thermo-sensitive genic male sterility (TGMS) of Brassica napus facilitates reproductive researches and hybrid seed production. Considering the complexity and little information about the molecular mechanism i...

    Authors: Xin Tang, You-Jin Hao, Jun-Xing Lu, Geng Lu and Tao Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:644

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Ensifer alkalisoli YIC4027, a recently characterized nitrogen-fixing bacterium of the genus Ensifer, has been isolated from root nodules of the host plant Sesbania cannabina. This plant is widely used as green ma...

    Authors: Xiaoxiao Dang, Zhihong Xie, Wei Liu, Yu Sun, Xiaolin Liu, Yongqiang Zhu and Christian Staehelin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:643

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The candidate genus “Methylacidiphilum” comprises thermoacidophilic aerobic methane oxidizers belonging to the Verrucomicrobia phylum. These are the first described non-proteobacterial aerobic methane oxidizer...

    Authors: Thomas Kruse, Chandini Murarilal Ratnadevi, Helge-André Erikstad and Nils-Kåre Birkeland

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:642

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  30. Content type: Methodology article

    Although the Y chromosome plays an important role in male sex determination and fertility, it is currently understudied due to its haploid and repetitive nature. Methods to isolate Y-specific contigs from a wh...

    Authors: Samarth Rangavittal, Natasha Stopa, Marta Tomaszkiewicz, Kristoffer Sahlin, Kateryna D. Makova and Paul Medvedev

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:641

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  31. Content type: Research article

    As one of the most important food crops in the world, increasing wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) yield is an urgent task for global food security under the continuous threat of stripe rust (caused by Puccinia striif...

    Authors: Xueling Ye, Jian Li, Yukun Cheng, Fangjie Yao, Li Long, Yuqi Wang, Yu Wu, Jing Li, Jirui Wang, Qiantao Jiang, Houyang Kang, Wei Li, Pengfei Qi, Xiujin Lan, Jian Ma, Yaxi Liu…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:640

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas is an important fishery resource that is sensitive to temperature fluctuations. Thus, it has evolved a protection mechanism against heat stress by increasing the expression of...

    Authors: Youli Liu, Li Li, Baoyu Huang, Wei Wang and Guofan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:639

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  33. Content type: Methodology article

    The detection of protein complexes is of great significance for researching mechanisms underlying complex diseases and developing new drugs. Thus, various computational algorithms have been proposed for protei...

    Authors: Rongquan Wang, Caixia Wang, Liyan Sun and Guixia Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:637

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Transition to flowering at the right time is critical for local adaptation and to maximize grain yield in crops. Canola is an important oilseed crop with extensive variation in flowering time among varieties. ...

    Authors: Harsh Raman, Rosy Raman, Yu Qiu, Avilash Singh Yadav, Sridevi Sureshkumar, Lauren Borg, Maheswaran Rohan, David Wheeler, Oliver Owen, Ian Menz and Sureshkumar Balasubramanian

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:636

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  35. Content type: Research article

    As one of the most important transcription factor families, GRAS proteins are involved in numerous regulatory processes, especially plant growth and development. However, they have not been systematically anal...

    Authors: Xin Niu, Shoukun Chen, Jiawei Li, Yue Liu, Wanquan Ji and Haifeng Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:635

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  36. Content type: Methodology article

    The effective use of mutant populations for reverse genetic screens relies on the population-wide characterization of the induced mutations. Genome- and population-wide characterization of the mutations found ...

    Authors: Marc-André Lemay, Davoud Torkamaneh, Guillem Rigaill, Brian Boyle, Adrian O. Stec, Robert M. Stupar and François Belzile

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:634

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Improving the yield and fiber quality of upland cotton is a goal of plant breeders. However, increasing the yield and quality of cotton fibers is becoming more urgent. While the growing human population needs ...

    Authors: Yuan Qin, Huiru Sun, Pengbo Hao, Hantao Wang, Congcong Wang, Liang Ma, Hengling Wei and Shuxun Yu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:633

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Gypenosides are a group of triterpene saponins from Gynostemma pentaphyllum that are the same as or very similar to ginsenosides from the Panax species. Several enzymes involved in ginsenoside biosynthesis have b...

    Authors: Tongtong Liang, Liqiu Zou, Sijie Sun, Xuejun Kuang, Jianhe Wei, Lizhi Wang, Ying Li and Chao Sun

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:632

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Cell contain diverse array of proteins with different molecular weight and isoelectric point (pI). The molecular weight and pI of protein play important role in determining the molecular biochemical function. ...

    Authors: Tapan Kumar Mohanta, Abdullatif Khan, Abeer Hashem, Elsayed Fathi Abd_Allah and Ahmed Al-Harrasi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:631

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Herbaspirillum seropedicae is an environmental β-proteobacterium that is capable of promoting the growth of economically relevant plants through biological nitrogen fixation and phytohormone production. However, ...

    Authors: Helisson Faoro, Willian K. Oliveira, Vinicius A. Weiss, Michelle Z. Tadra-Sfeir, Rodrigo L. Cardoso, Eduardo Balsanelli, Liziane C. C. Brusamarello-Santos, Doumit Camilios-Neto, Leonardo M. Cruz, Roberto T. Raittz, Ana C. Q. Marques, John LiPuma, Cyntia M. T. Fadel-Picheth, Emanuel M. Souza and Fabio O. Pedrosa

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:630

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Free asparagine is the precursor for acrylamide formation during cooking and processing of grains, tubers, beans and other crop products. In wheat grain, free asparagine, free glutamine and total free amino ac...

    Authors: Tanya Y. Curtis, Sarah Raffan, Yongfang Wan, Robert King, Asier Gonzalez-Uriarte and Nigel G. Halford

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:628

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  42. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported a number of errors, which are listed in this Correction article. The corrections are marked in bold.

    Authors: Abdul Fatah A. Samad, Reyhaneh Rahnamaie-Tajadod, Muhammad Sajad, Jaeyres Jani, Abdul Munir Abdul Murad, Normah Mohd Noor and Ismanizan Ismail

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:627

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    The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2019 20:586

  43. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported an error in one of the authors’ names. In this Correction the incorrect and correct author name are shown. The original publication of th...

    Authors: Yanling Zhao, Xiaoli Lu, Zhipeng Cheng, Mengfang Tian, Yangzong Qiangba, Qiang Fu and Zili Ren

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:626

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    The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2019 20:569

  44. Content type: Research article

    Oyster is rich in glycogen and free amino acids and is called “the milk of sea”. To understand the main genetic effects of these traits and the genetic networks underlying their correlation, we have conducted ...

    Authors: Jie Meng, Kai Song, Chunyan Li, Sheng Liu, Ruihui Shi, Busu Li, Ting Wang, Ao Li, Huayong Que, Li Li and Guofan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:625

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Low temperature restricts the planting range of all crops, but cold acclimation induces adaption to cold stress in many plants. Camellia sinensis, a perennial evergreen tree that is the source of tea, is mainly g...

    Authors: Yeyun Li, Xuewen Wang, Qiuyan Ban, Xiangxiang Zhu, Changjun Jiang, Chaoling Wei and Jeffrey L. Bennetzen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:624

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