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  1. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Melatonin is a ubiquitous molecule and exists across kingdoms. Studies on melatonin in plants have mainly focused on its physiological influence on growth and development, and on its biosynthesis. A number of ...

    Authors: Yihe Yu, Lu Bian, Zeling Jiao, Keke Yu, Yutong Wan, Guohai Zhang and Dalong Guo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:880

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  15. 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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  16. 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

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  17. 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

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  18. Populus trichocarpa is an important forest tree species for the generation of lignocellulosic ethanol. Understanding the genomic basis of biomass production and chemical composition of wood is fundamental in supp...

    Authors: Fernando P. Guerra, Haktan Suren, Jason Holliday, James H. Richards, Oliver Fiehn, Randi Famula, Brian J. Stanton, Richard Shuren, Robert Sykes, Mark F. Davis and David B. Neale

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:875

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  19. 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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  20. Candida albicans is an opportunistic pathogen which is responsible for widespread nosocomial infections. It encompasses a fungus specific serine/threonine protein phosphatase gene, CaPPZ1 that is involved in cati...

    Authors: Krisztina Szabó, Ágnes Jakab, Szilárd Póliska, Katalin Petrényi, Katalin Kovács, Lama Hasan Bou Issa, Tamás Emri, István Pócsi and Viktor Dombrádi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:873

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  21. Heat shock transcription factor (Hsfs) is widely found in eukaryotes and prokaryotes. Hsfs can not only help organisms resist high temperature, but also participate in the regulation of plant growth and develo...

    Authors: Moyang Liu, Qin Huang, Wenjun Sun, Zhaotang Ma, Li Huang, Qi Wu, Zizhong Tang, Tongliang Bu, Chenglei Li and Hui Chen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:871

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  22. Salmonella Infantis (S. Infantis) is one of the most frequent Salmonella serovars isolated from human cases of salmonellosis and the most detected serovar from animal and food sources in Europe. The serovar is co...

    Authors: Pernille Gymoese, Kristoffer Kiil, Mia Torpdahl, Mark T. Østerlund, Gitte Sørensen, John E. Olsen, Eva M. Nielsen and Eva Litrup

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:870

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  23. The adaptation of organisms to changing environments is self-evident, with the adaptive evolution of organisms to environmental changes being a fundamental problem in evolutionary biology. Bees can pollinate i...

    Authors: Li Yancan, Chao Tianle, Fan Yunhan, Lou Delong and Wang Guizhi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:869

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  24. With the rise of precision medicine efforts worldwide, our study objective was to describe and map the emerging precision medicine landscape. A Google search was conducted between June 19, 2017 to July 20, 201...

    Authors: Jasmine Lee, Dina Hamideh and Camille Nebeker

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:868

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  25. The white-eared opossum (Didelphis albiventris) is widely distributed throughout Brazil and South America. It has been used as an animal model for studying different scientific questions ranging from the restorat...

    Authors: Íria Gabriela Dias dos Santos, Tiago Antônio de Oliveira Mendes, Gerluza Aparecida Borges Silva, Amanda Maria Sena Reis, Cláudia Barros Monteiro-Vitorello, Patricia Dayane Carvalho Schaker, Roberto Hirochi Herai, André Brait Carneiro Fabotti, Luiz Lehmann Coutinho and Erika Cristina Jorge

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:866

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  26. Gynostemma pentaphyllum is an important perennial medicinal herb belonging to the family Cucurbitaceae. Aerial stem-to-rhizome transition before entering the winter is an adaptive regenerative strategy in G. pent...

    Authors: Qi Yang, Shibiao Liu, Xiaoning Han, Jingyi Ma, Wenhong Deng, Xiaodong Wang, Huihong Guo and Xinli Xia

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:865

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  27. Several studies have mined short-read RNA sequencing datasets to identify long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), and others have focused on the function of individual lncRNAs in abiotic stress response. However, our ...

    Authors: Yuanda Lv, Fengqin Hu, Yongfeng Zhou, Feilong Wu and Brandon S. Gaut

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:864

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  28. Intramuscular fat (IMF) is one of the most important factors positively associated with meat quality. Triglycerides (TGs), as the main component of IMF, play an essential role in muscle lipid metabolism. This ...

    Authors: Lu Liu, Xiaojing Liu, Huanxian Cui, Ranran Liu, Guiping Zhao and Jie Wen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:863

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  29. Previous study reported that patients who suffered coronary heart disease (CHD) complicated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) had worse cardiac function and clinical outcomes than patients with CH...

    Authors: Yiwen Zhang, Jun Xu, Xuemei Wang, Xinhua Ren and Yulan Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:862

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  30. Elymus sibiricus is an ecologically and economically important perennial, self-pollinated, and allotetraploid (StStHH) grass, widely used for forage production and animal husbandry in Western and Northern China. ...

    Authors: Zongyu Zhang, Wengang Xie, Junchao Zhang, Na Wang, Yongqiang Zhao, Yanrong Wang and Shiqie Bai

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:861

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  31. The incidence of dementia and cognitive decline is increasing with no therapy or cure. One of the reasons treatment remains elusive is because there are various pathologies that contribute to age-related cogni...

    Authors: Kate E. Foley, Hongtian Stanley Yang, Leah C. Graham and Gareth R. Howell

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:860

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  32. The protozoan pathogen Toxoplasma gondii has the unique ability to develop a chronic infection in the brain of its host by transitioning from the fast growing tachyzoite morphology to latent bradyzoite morphology...

    Authors: Andrew L. Garfoot, Gary M. Wilson, Joshua J. Coon and Laura J. Knoll

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:859

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  33. APOBEC1 (A1) enzymes are cytidine deaminases involved in RNA editing. In addition to this activity, a few A1 enzymes have been shown to be active on single stranded DNA. As two human ssDNA cytidine deaminases ...

    Authors: Vincent Caval, Wenjuan Jiao, Noémie Berry, Pierre Khalfi, Emmanuelle Pitré, Valérie Thiers, Jean-Pierre Vartanian, Simon Wain-Hobson and Rodolphe Suspène

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:858

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  34. Saffron crocus (Crocus sativus) is a valuable spice with medicinal uses in gynaecopathia and nervous system diseases. Identify flowering regulatory genes plays a vital role in increasing flower numbers, thereby r...

    Authors: Xiaodong Qian, Youping Sun, Guifen Zhou, Yumei Yuan, Jing Li, Huilian Huang, Limin Xu and Liqin Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:857

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  35. Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs), including microRNAs (miRNAs), long ncRNAs (lncRNAs) and circular RNAs (circRNAs), accomplish remarkable variety of biological functions. However, the composition of ncRNAs and their in.....

    Authors: Xi Chen, Shuo Sun, Fangjie Liu, Enhui Shen, Lu Liu, Chuyu Ye, Bingguang Xiao, Michael P. Timko, Qian-Hao Zhu, Longjiang Fan and Peijian Cao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:856

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  36. Annelids exhibit remarkable postembryonic developmental abilities. Most annelids grow during their whole life by adding segments through the action of a segment addition zone (SAZ) located in front of the pygi...

    Authors: Rannyele Passos Ribeiro, Guillermo Ponz-Segrelles, Christoph Bleidorn and Maria Teresa Aguado

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:855

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  37. The ureagenesis plays a central role in the homeostatic control of nitrogen metabolism. This process occurs in the liver, the key metabolic organ in the maintenance of energy homeostasis in the body. To date, ...

    Authors: Zhongyan Lu, Zhihui Xu, Zanming Shen, Hong Shen and Jörg R. Aschenbach

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:854

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  38. Enzymatic plant biomass degradation by fungi is a highly complex process and one of the leading challenges in developing a biobased economy. Some industrial fungi (e.g. Aspergillus niger) have a long history of u...

    Authors: Claire Khosravi, Joanna E. Kowalczyk, Tania Chroumpi, Evy Battaglia, Maria-Victoria Aguilar Pontes, Mao Peng, Ad Wiebenga, Vivian Ng, Anna Lipzen, Guifen He, Diane Bauer, Igor V. Grigoriev and Ronald P. de Vries

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:853

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  39. Cleft lip (CL), one of the most common congenital birth defects, shows considerable geographic and ethnic variation, with contribution of both genetic and environmental factors. Mouse genetic studies have iden...

    Authors: Akiko Suzuki, Hiroki Yoshioka, Dima Summakia, Neha G. Desai, Goo Jun, Peilin Jia, David S. Loose, Kenichi Ogata, Mona V. Gajera, Zhongming Zhao and Junichi Iwata

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:852

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  40. Endogenous α-synuclein (α-Syn) is involved in many pathophysiological processes in the secondary injury stage after acute spinal cord injury (SCI), and the mechanism governing these functions has not been thor...

    Authors: Hong Zeng, Bao-fu Yu, Nan Liu, Yan-yan Yang, Hua-yi Xing, Xiao-xie Liu and Mou-wang Zhou

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:851

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  41. The MinION Access Program (MAP, 2014–2016) allowed selected users to test the prospects of long nanopore reads for diverse organisms and applications through the rapid development of improving chemistries. In ...

    Authors: Thomas Sauvage, William E. Schmidt, Hwan Su Yoon, Valerie J. Paul and Suzanne Fredericq

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:850

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  42. micro RNA (miRNA) are important regulators of gene expression and may influence phenotypes and disease traits. The connection between genetics and miRNA expression can be determined through expression quantita...

    Authors: Gordon Kordas, Pratyaydipta Rudra, Audrey Hendricks, Laura Saba and Katerina Kechris

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:849

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  43. Insertions/deletions (InDels) and more specifically presence/absence variations (PAVs) are pervasive in several species and have strong functional and phenotypic effect by removing or drastically modifying gen...

    Authors: Clément Mabire, Jorge Duarte, Aude Darracq, Ali Pirani, Hélène Rimbert, Delphine Madur, Valérie Combes, Clémentine Vitte, Sébastien Praud, Nathalie Rivière, Johann Joets, Jean-Philippe Pichon and Stéphane D. Nicolas

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:848

    Content type: Methodology article

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  44. Recent studies have shown that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play a crucial role in the induction of cancer through epigenetic regulation, transcriptional regulation, post-transcriptional regulation and other...

    Authors: Tao Chen, Cangui Zhang, Yingqiao Liu, Yuyun Zhao, Dingyi Lin, Yanfeng Hu, Jiang Yu and Guoxin Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:846

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  45. To understand the genetic mechanisms of insect herbivory, the transcriptional response of insects feeding on different host plant species has to be studied. Here, we generated gene expression data of the gener...

    Authors: Thijmen Breeschoten, Vera I. D. Ros, M. Eric Schranz and Sabrina Simon

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:845

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  46. Cultivated peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is an important oil and protein crop, but it has low disease resistance; therefore, it is important to reveal the number, sequence features, function, and evolution of gene...

    Authors: Hui Song, Zhonglong Guo, Xiaohui Hu, Lang Qian, Fuhong Miao, Xiaojun Zhang and Jing Chen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:844

    Content type: Research article

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