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  1. Content type: Research article

    The Sertoli cells act to induce testis differentiation and subsequent development in fetal and post-natal life which makes them key to an understanding of testis biology. As a major step towards characterisati...

    Authors: U. Soffientini, D. Rebourcet, M. H. Abel, S. Lee, G. Hamilton, P. A. Fowler, L. B. Smith and P. J. O’Shaughnessy

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:972

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    Lactose provides an easily-digested energy source for neonates, and is the primary carbohydrate in milk in most species. Bovine lactose is also a key component of many human food products. However, compared to...

    Authors: Thomas J. Lopdell, Kathryn Tiplady, Maksim Struchalin, Thomas J. J. Johnson, Michael Keehan, Ric Sherlock, Christine Couldrey, Stephen R. Davis, Russell G. Snell, Richard J. Spelman and Mathew D. Littlejohn

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:968

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Farmed and wild Atlantic salmon are exposed to many infectious and non-infectious challenges that can cause mortality when they enter the sea. Exercise before transfer promotes growth, health and survival in t...

    Authors: Nicholas A. Robinson, Gerrit Timmerhaus, Matthew Baranski, Øivind Andersen, Harald Takle and Aleksei Krasnov

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:971

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Mutation load is expected to be reduced in hybrids via complementation of deleterious alleles. While local adaptation of hybrids confounds phenotypic tests for reduced mutation load, it may be possible to asse...

    Authors: Gina L. Conte, Kathryn A. Hodgins, Sam Yeaman, Jon C. Degner, Sally N. Aitken, Loren H. Rieseberg and Michael C. Whitlock

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:970

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Drought is a lifestyle disease. Plant metabolomics has been exercised for understanding the fine-tuning of the potential pathways to surmount the adverse effects of drought stress. A broad spectrum of morpholo...

    Authors: Naimat Ullah, Meral Yüce, Z. Neslihan Öztürk Gökçe and Hikmet Budak

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:969

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    Efforts to improve sustainability in livestock production systems have focused on two objectives: investigating the genetic control of immune function as it pertains to robustness and disease resistance, and f...

    Authors: T. Maroilley, G. Lemonnier, J. Lecardonnel, D. Esquerré, Y. Ramayo-Caldas, M. J. Mercat, C. Rogel-Gaillard and J. Estellé

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:967

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    Cytosine methylation is a stable epigenetic modification of DNA that plays an important role in both normal physiology and disease. Most diseases exhibit some degree of sexual dimorphism, but the extent to whi...

    Authors: Helen McCormick, Paul E. Young, Suzy S. J. Hur, Keith Booher, Hunter Chung, Jennifer E. Cropley, Eleni Giannoulatou and Catherine M. Suter

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:966

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The chemosensory system plays an important role in orchestrating sexual behaviors in mammals. Pheromones trigger sexually dimorphic behaviors and different mouse strains exhibit differential responses to phero...

    Authors: Kyle Duyck, Vasha DuTell, Limei Ma, Ariel Paulson and C. Ron Yu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:965

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  9. Content type: Research Article

    DNA methylation at promoters is largely correlated with inhibition of gene expression. However, the role of DNA methylation at enhancers is not fully understood, although a crosstalk with chromatin marks is ex...

    Authors: Ali Sharifi-Zarchi, Daniela Gerovska, Kenjiro Adachi, Mehdi Totonchi, Hamid Pezeshk, Ryan J. Taft, Hans R. Schöler, Hamidreza Chitsaz, Mehdi Sadeghi, Hossein Baharvand and Marcos J. Araúzo-Bravo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:964

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Transcriptomic analyses were performed to compare the molecular responses of two potato varieties previously shown to differ in the severity of disease symptoms due to infection by “Candidatus Liberibacter solana...

    Authors: Julien G. Levy, Azucena Mendoza, J. Creighton Miller Jr., Cecilia Tamborindeguy and Elizabeth A. Pierson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:960

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The lytic cycle of the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which involves a brief sojourn in the extracellular space, is characterized by defined transcriptional profiles. For an obligate intracellular parasite...

    Authors: Musa A. Hassan, Juan J. Vasquez, Chew Guo-Liang, Markus Meissner and T. Nicolai Siegel

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:961

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The Cornales is the basal lineage of the asterids, the largest angiosperm clade. Phylogenetic relationships within the order were previously not fully resolved. Fifteen plastid genomes representing 14 species,...

    Authors: Chao-Nan Fu, Hong-Tao Li, Richard Milne, Ting Zhang, Peng-Fei Ma, Jing Yang, De-Zhu Li and Lian-Ming Gao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:956

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Brevibacterium strains are widely used for the manufacturing of surface-ripened cheeses, contributing to the breakdown of lipids and proteins and producing volatile sulfur compounds an...

    Authors: Nguyen-Phuong Pham, Séverine Layec, Eric Dugat-Bony, Marie Vidal, Françoise Irlinger and Christophe Monnet

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:955

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  14. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the original article [1] the authors noted that the following errors had occurred:

    Authors: Katsutomo Sasaki, Nobutaka Mitsuda, Kenji Nashima, Kyutaro Kishimoto, Yuichi Katayose, Hiroyuki Kanamori and Akemi Ohmiya

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:954

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    The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2017 18:683

  15. Content type: Research

    Although single molecule sequencing is still improving, the lengths of the generated sequences are inevitably an advantage in genome assembly. Prior work that utilizes long reads to conduct genome assembly has...

    Authors: Shenglong Zhu, Danny Z. Chen and Scott J. Emrich

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18(Suppl 10):879

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 10

  16. Content type: Research Article

    Avian poxviruses are important pathogens of both wild and domestic birds. To date, seven isolates from subclades A and B and one from proposed subclade E, have had their genomes completely sequenced. The genom...

    Authors: Olivia Carulei, Nicola Douglass and Anna-Lise Williamson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:947

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Asia minor bluegrass (Polypogon fugax, P. fugax), a weed that is both distributed across China and associated with winter crops, has evolved resistance to acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACCase) herbicides, but the resis...

    Authors: Fengyan Zhou, Yong Zhang, Wei Tang, Mei Wang and Tongchun Gao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:953

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  18. Content type: Research

    Identification of acute or recent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections is important for detecting outbreaks and devising timely public health interventions for interruption of transmission. Epidemiological inves...

    Authors: James Lara, Mahder Teka and Yury Khudyakov

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18(Suppl 10):880

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 10

  19. Content type: Research

    In recent years several different fields, such as ecology, medicine and microbiology, have experienced an unprecedented development due to the possibility of direct sequencing of microbioimic samples. Among pr...

    Authors: Samuele Girotto, Matteo Comin and Cinzia Pizzi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18(Suppl 10):917

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 10

  20. Content type: Research

    Since the introduction of microarrays in 1995, researchers world-wide have used both commercial and custom-designed microarrays for understanding differential expression of transcribed genes. Public databases ...

    Authors: Ernur Saka, Benjamin J. Harrison, Kirk West, Jeffrey C. Petruska and Eric C. Rouchka

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18(Suppl 10):875

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 10

  21. Content type: Research article

    Chlamydia (C.) gallinacea is a recently identified bacterium that mainly infects domestic chickens. Demonstration of C. gallinacea in human atypical pneumonia suggests its zoonotic pot...

    Authors: Weina Guo, Martina Jelocnik, Jing Li, Konrad Sachse, Adam Polkinghorne, Yvonne Pannekoek, Bernhard Kaltenboeck, Jiansen Gong, Jinfeng You and Chengming Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:949

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  22. Content type: Software

    Hepatitis C is a major public health problem in the United States and worldwide. Outbreaks of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections associated with unsafe injection practices, drug diversion, and other exposures ...

    Authors: Atkinson G. Longmire, Seth Sims, Inna Rytsareva, David S. Campo, Pavel Skums, Zoya Dimitrova, Sumathi Ramachandran, Magdalena Medrzycki, Hong Thai, Lilia Ganova-Raeva, Yulin Lin, Lili T. Punkova, Amanda Sue, Massimo Mirabito, Silver Wang, Robin Tracy…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18(Suppl 10):916

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 10

  23. Content type: Research

    Identification of common genes associated with comorbid diseases can be critical in understanding their pathobiological mechanism. This work presents a novel method to predict missing common genes associated w...

    Authors: Pakeeza Akram and Li Liao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18(Suppl 10):902

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 10

  24. Content type: Research

    RNA viruses such as HCV and HIV mutate at extremely high rates, and as a result, they exist in infected hosts as populations of genetically related variants. Recent advances in sequencing technologies make pos...

    Authors: Olga Glebova, Sergey Knyazev, Andrew Melnyk, Alexander Artyomenko, Yury Khudyakov, Alex Zelikovsky and Pavel Skums

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18(Suppl 10):918

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 10

  25. Content type: Research

    While the continued development of high-throughput sequencing has facilitated studies of entire transcriptomes in non-model organisms, the incorporation of an increasing amount of RNA-Seq libraries has made de no...

    Authors: Sing-Hoi Sze, Jonathan J. Parrott and Aaron M. Tarone

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18(Suppl 10):895

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 10

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