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  1. Among several TF families unique to eukaryotes, the basic leucine zipper (bZIP) family is one of the most important. Chinese jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill.) is a popular fruit tree species in Asia, and its fruits ...

    Authors: Yao Zhang, Weilin Gao, Hongtai Li, Yongkang Wang, Dengke Li, Chaoling Xue, Zhiguo Liu, Mengjun Liu and Jin Zhao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:483

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  2. The pearl oyster Pinctada fucata martensii is an economically valuable shellfish for seawater pearl production, and production of pearls depends on its growth. To date, the molecular mechanisms of the growth of t...

    Authors: Hua Zhang, Hanzhi Xu, Huiru Liu, Xiaolan Pan, Meng Xu, Gege Zhang and Maoxian He

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:481

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  3. The genus Brassica mainly comprises three diploid and three recently derived allotetraploid species, most of which are highly important vegetable, oil or ornamental crops cultivated worldwide. Despite being exten...

    Authors: Jiangwei Qiao, Xiaojun Zhang, Biyun Chen, Fei Huang, Kun Xu, Qian Huang, Yi Huang, Qiong Hu and Xiaoming Wu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:480

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  4. Whole-Genome Bisulfite Sequencing (WGBS) is a Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technique for measuring DNA methylation at base resolution. Continuing drops in sequencing costs are beginning to enable high-thro...

    Authors: Yadollah Shahryary, Rashmi R. Hazarika and Frank Johannes

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:479

    Content type: Software

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  5. Picophytoplankton are abundant and can contribute greatly to primary production in eutrophic lakes. Mychonastes species are among the common eukaryotic picophytoplankton in eutrophic lakes. We used third-generati...

    Authors: Changqing Liu, Xiaoli Shi, Fan Wu, Mingdong Ren, Guang Gao and Qinglong Wu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:477

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  6. Fitness epistasis, the interaction effect of genes at different loci on fitness, makes an important contribution to adaptive evolution. Although fitness interaction evidence has been observed in model organism...

    Authors: Xumin Ni, Mengshi Zhou, Heming Wang, Karen Y. He, Uli Broeckel, Craig Hanis, Sharon Kardia, Susan Redline, Richard S. Cooper, Hua Tang and Xiaofeng Zhu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:476

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  7. Female infertility is a worldwide concern and the etiology of infertility has not been thoroughly demonstrated. Although the mouse is a good model system to perform functional studies, the differences between ...

    Authors: Zheng-Hui Zhao, Tie-Gang Meng, Ang Li, Heide Schatten, Zhen-Bo Wang and Qing-Yuan Sun

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:475

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Walnut (Juglans regia) is an important tree cultivated worldwide and is exposed to a series of both abiotic and biotic stress during their life-cycles. The heat stress transcription factors (HSFs) play a crucial ...

    Authors: Xuejiao Liu, Panpan Meng, Guiyan Yang, Mengyan Zhang, Shaobing Peng and Mei Zhi Zhai

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:474

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  9. Previous studies found that cell-free DNA (cfDNA) generated from tumors was shorter than that from healthy cells, and selecting short cfDNA could enrich for tumor cfDNA and improve its usage in early cancer di...

    Authors: Juntang Guo, Kefeng Ma, Hua Bao, Xiangyuan Ma, Yang Xu, Xue Wu, Yang W. Shao, Mei Jiang and Jin Huang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:473

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  10. VviERF6Ls are an uncharacterized gene clade in Vitis with only distant Arabidopsis orthologs. Preliminary data indicated these transcription factors may play a role in berry development and extreme abiotic stress...

    Authors: Haley S. Toups, Noé Cochetel, Dennis Gray and Grant R. Cramer

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:472

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Zebrafish is a popular model organism, which is widely used in developmental biology research. Despite its general use, the direct comparison of the zebrafish and human oocyte transcriptomes has not been well ...

    Authors: Handan Can, Sree K. Chanumolu, Elena Gonzalez-Muñoz, Sukumal Prukudom, Hasan H. Otu and Jose B. Cibelli

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:471

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  12. Genome sequencing technologies have been improved at an exponential pace but precise chromosome-scale genome assembly still remains a great challenge. The draft genome of cultivated G. arboreum was sequenced and ...

    Authors: Javaria Ashraf, Dongyun Zuo, Hailiang Cheng, Waqas Malik, Qiaolian Wang, Youping Zhang, Muhammad Ali Abid, Qiuhong Yang, Xiaoxu Feng, John Z. Yu and Guoli Song

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:470

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  13. Genetic improvement of pearl millet is lagging behind most of the major crops. Development of genomic resources is expected to expedite breeding for improved agronomic traits, stress tolerance, yield, and nutr...

    Authors: Ghislain Kanfany, Desalegn D. Serba, Davina Rhodes, Paul St. Amand, Amy Bernardo, Prakash I Gangashetty, Ndjido Ardo Kane and Guihua Bai

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:469

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  14. In viticulture, rootstock genotype plays a critical role to improve scion physiology, berry quality and to adapt grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) to different environmental conditions. This study aimed at investigat...

    Authors: A. Zombardo, C. Crosatti, P. Bagnaresi, L. Bassolino, N. Reshef, S. Puccioni, P. Faccioli, A. Tafuri, M. Delledonne, A. Fait, P. Storchi, L. Cattivelli and E. Mica

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:468

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  15. Mesangial cells play an important role in the glomerulus to provide mechanical support and maintaine efficient ultrafiltration of renal plasma. Loss of mesangial cells due to pathologic conditions may lead to ...

    Authors: Chee-Yin Wong, Yao-Ming Chang, Yu-Shuen Tsai, Wailap Victor Ng, Soon-Keng Cheong, Ting-Yu Chang, I-Fang Chung and Yang-Mooi Lim

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:467

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  16. Soybean (Glycine max) is an important oil provider and ecosystem participant. The protein phosphatase 2C (PP2C) plays important roles in key biological processes. Molecular evolution and functional analysis of th...

    Authors: Kai Fan, Yunrui Chen, Zhijun Mao, Yao Fang, Zhaowei Li, Weiwei Lin, Yongqiang Zhang, Jianping Liu, Jinwen Huang and Wenxiong Lin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:465

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  17. T zone lymphoma (TZL), a histologic variant of peripheral T cell lymphoma, represents about 12% of all canine lymphomas. Golden Retrievers appear predisposed, representing over 40% of TZL cases. Prior research...

    Authors: Julia D. Labadie, Ingegerd Elvers, Heather Spencer Feigelson, Sheryl Magzamen, Janna Yoshimoto, Jeremy Dossey, Robert Burnett and Anne C. Avery

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:464

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  18. We performed an in-depth analysis of the ABC gene family in Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae), which is an important vector species of arthropod-borne viral infections such as chikungunya, dengue, and Zika. Desp...

    Authors: Janaina Figueira-Mansur, Carlos G. Schrago, Tiago S. Salles, Evelyn S. L. Alvarenga, Brenda M. Vasconcellos, Ana Claudia A. Melo and Monica F. Moreira

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:463

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  19. The genus Macrostomum consists of small free-living flatworms and contains Macrostomum lignano, which has been used in investigations of ageing, stem cell biology, bioadhesion, karyology, and sexual selection in ...

    Authors: Jeremias N. Brand, R. Axel W. Wiberg, Robert Pjeta, Philip Bertemes, Christian Beisel, Peter Ladurner and Lukas Schärer

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:462

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  20. Tea plant (Camellia sinensis) is one of the world’s most important beverage crops due to its numerous secondary metabolites conferring tea quality and health effects. However, only a small fraction of tea genes (...

    Authors: Rui Zhang, Yong Ma, Xiaoyi Hu, Ying Chen, Xiaolong He, Ping Wang, Qi Chen, Chi-Tang Ho, Xiaochun Wan, Youhua Zhang and Shihua Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:461

    Content type: Database

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  21. Restoration of fertility (Rf) is an important trait for pigeonpea hybrid breeding. Few coarse quantitative trait locus (QTL) studies conducted in the past identified QTLs with large confidence intervals on the ge...

    Authors: Rachit K. Saxena, Johiruddin Molla, Pooja Yadav and Rajeev K. Varshney

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:460

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  22. In plants, the plasma membrane is enclosed by the cell wall and anchors RLK and RLP proteins, which play a fundamental role in perception of developmental and environmental cues and are crucial in plant develo...

    Authors: Daniel Restrepo-Montoya, Robert Brueggeman, Phillip E. McClean and Juan M. Osorno

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:459

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  23. Cashmere goat is known for its precious undercoat. Being photoperiod-dictated, cashmere growth has been studied focusing mainly on hair follicle cycle phases (anagen, catagen and telogen). An accurate molecula...

    Authors: Cristina Nocelli, Katia Cappelli, Stefano Capomaccio, Luisa Pascucci, Francesca Mercati, Irene Pazzaglia, Samanta Mecocci, Marco Antonini and Carlo Renieri

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:458

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  24. Maternal effects contribute to adaptive significance for shaping various phenotypes of many traits. Potential implications of maternal effects are the cause of expression diversity, but these effects on mRNA e...

    Authors: Li Ren, Xiaojing Yan, Xin Gao, Jialin Cui, Pengcheng Yan, Chang Wu, Wuhui Li and Shaojun Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:457

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  25. The increasing demand of single-cell RNA-sequencing (scRNA-seq) experiments, such as the number of experiments and cells queried per experiment, necessitates higher sequencing depth coupled to high data qualit...

    Authors: Austin N. Southard-Smith, Alan J. Simmons, Bob Chen, Angela L. Jones, Marisol A. Ramirez Solano, Paige N. Vega, Cherie’ R. Scurrah, Yue Zhao, Michael J. Brenan, Jiekun Xuan, Martha J. Shrubsole, Ely B. Porter, Xi Chen, Colin J. H. Brenan, Qi Liu, Lauren N. M. Quigley…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:456

    Content type: Methodology article

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  26. High pressure processing (HPP; i.e. 100–600 MPa pressure depending on product) is a non-thermal preservation technique adopted by the food industry to decrease significantly foodborne pathogens, including Listeri...

    Authors: Ilhan Cem Duru, Margarita Andreevskaya, Pia Laine, Tone Mari Rode, Anne Ylinen, Trond Løvdal, Nadav Bar, Peter Crauwels, Christian U. Riedel, Florentina Ionela Bucur, Anca Ioana Nicolau and Petri Auvinen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:455

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  27. One of the health risks posed to astronauts during deep space flights is exposure to high charge, high-energy (HZE) ions (Z > 13), which can lead to the induction of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, li...

    Authors: Anna M. Nia, Kamil Khanipov, Brooke L. Barnette, Robert L. Ullrich, George Golovko and Mark R. Emmett

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:453

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  28. Although horizontal gene transfer (HGT) is a widely accepted force in the evolution of prokaryotic genomes, its role in the evolution of eukaryotic genomes remains hotly debated. Some bdelloid rotifers that ar...

    Authors: Xixi Li, Cheng Fang, Jun-Peng Zhao, Xiao-Yu Zhou, Zhihua Ni and Deng-Ke Niu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:452

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  29. Beauveria bassiana (B. bassiana) is a famous entomopathogenic fungus that could parasitize on hundreds of insect species, which are being used as an environmentally friendly mycoinsecticide. Nevertheless, the pos...

    Authors: Zhengkun Zhang, Yang Lu, Wenjing Xu, Li Sui, Qian Du, Yangzhou Wang, Yu Zhao and Qiyun Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:451

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  30. The rice leaf folder Cnaphalocrocis medinalis Güenée is a serious insect pest of rice in Asia. This pest occurs in summer, and it is sensitive to high temperature. However, the larvae exhibit heat acclimation/ada...

    Authors: Peng-Qi Quan, Ming-Zhu Li, Gao-Rong Wang, Ling-Ling Gu and Xiang-Dong Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:450

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  31. Dickeya solani is an important plant pathogenic bacterium causing severe losses in European potato production. This species draws a lot of attention due to its remarkable virulence, great devastating potential an...

    Authors: Agata Motyka-Pomagruk, Sabina Zoledowska, Agnieszka Emilia Misztak, Wojciech Sledz, Alessio Mengoni and Ewa Lojkowska

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:449

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  32. Most diversity in the eukaryotic tree of life is represented by microbial eukaryotes, which is a polyphyletic group also referred to as protists. Among the protists, currently sequenced genomes and transcripto...

    Authors: Henning Onsbring, Alexander K. Tice, Brandon T. Barton, Matthew W. Brown and Thijs J. G. Ettema

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:448

    Content type: Methodology article

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  33. Approximately 5% of the human genome shows common structural variation, which is enriched for genes involved in the immune response and cell-cell interactions. A well-established region of extensive structural...

    Authors: Sandra Louzada, Walid Algady, Eleanor Weyell, Luciana W. Zuccherato, Paulina Brajer, Faisal Almalki, Marilia O. Scliar, Michel S. Naslavsky, Guilherme L. Yamamoto, Yeda A. O. Duarte, Maria Rita Passos-Bueno, Mayana Zatz, Fengtang Yang and Edward J. Hollox

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:446

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  34. Multiple C2 domains and transmembrane region proteins (MCTPs) may act as transport mediators of other regulators. Although increased number of MCTPs in higher plants implies their diverse and specific functions i...

    Authors: Pengbo Hao, Hantao Wang, Liang Ma, Aimin Wu, Pengyun Chen, Shuaishuai Cheng, Hengling Wei and Shuxun Yu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:445

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  35. The class III peroxidases (PODs) are involved in a broad range of physiological activities, such as the formation of lignin, cell wall components, defense against pathogenicity or herbivore, and abiotic stress...

    Authors: Huilin Xiao, Chaoping Wang, Nadeem Khan, Mengxia Chen, Weihong Fu, Le Guan and Xiangpeng Leng

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:444

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  36. The gonad is the major factor affecting animal reproduction. The regulatory mechanism of the expression of protein-coding genes involved in reproduction still remains to be elucidated. Increasing evidence has ...

    Authors: Xiao Ma, Shuangshuang Cen, Luming Wang, Chao Zhang, Limin Wu, Xue Tian, Qisheng Wu, Xuejun Li and Xiaoqing Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:443

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  37. Order Chaetophorales currently includes six families, namely Schizomeridaceae, Aphanochaetaceae, Barrancaceae, Uronemataceae, Fritschiellaceae, and Chaetophoraceae. The phylogenetic relationships of Chaetophor...

    Authors: Benwen Liu, Yuxin Hu, Zhengyu Hu, Guoxiang Liu and Huan Zhu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:442

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  38. Viruses are the most abundant biological entities on earth and play import roles in marine biogeochemical cycles. Here, viral communities in the surface water of the East China Sea (ECS) were collected from th...

    Authors: Shuang Wu, Liang Zhou, Yifan Zhou, Hongming Wang, Jinzhou Xiao, Shuling Yan and Yongjie Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:441

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  39. In the past several years, the use of resistant starch (RS) as prebiotic has extensively been studied in pigs, and this mostly in the critical period around weaning. RS is believed to exert beneficial effects ...

    Authors: Martine Schroyen, Julie Leblois, Julie Uerlings, Bing Li, Ester Arévalo Sureda, Sébastien Massart, José Wavreille, Jérôme Bindelle and Nadia Everaert

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:439

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  40. It was demonstrated in our previous research that trypsin scavenges superoxide anions. In this study, the mechanisms of storage quality improvement by trypsin were evaluated in H. undatus.

    Authors: Xin Li, Xueru Liu, Xinyue Pang, Yong Yin, Huichun Yu, Yunxia Yuan and Bairu Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:437

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  41. Fatty liver is a high incidence of perinatal disease in dairy cows caused by negative energy balance, which seriously threatens the postpartum health and milk production. It has been reported that lysine acety...

    Authors: Zhang Le-tian, Hu Cheng-zhang, Zhang Xuan, Qin Zhang, Yan Zhen-gui, Wei Qing-qing, Wang Sheng-xuan, Xu Zhong-jin, Li Ran-ran, Liu Ting-jun, Su Zhong-qu, Wang Zhong-hua and Shi Ke-rong

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:435

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  42. Wheat (Triticum aestivium L.) is an important crop globally which has a complex genome. To identify the parents with useful agronomic characteristics that could be used in the various breeding programs, it is ver...

    Authors: Amira M. I. Mourad, Vikas Belamkar and P. Stephen Baenziger

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:434

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  43. Despite being one of the primary mechanisms of gene expression regulation in eukaryotes, alternative splicing is often overlooked in ecotoxicogenomic studies. The process of alternative splicing facilitates th...

    Authors: Sneha Suresh, Teresa J. Crease, Melania E. Cristescu and Frédéric J. J. Chain

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:433

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  44. The identification of bona fide microbial taxa in microbiomes derived from ancient and historical samples is complicated by the unavoidable mixture between DNA from ante- and post-mortem microbial colonizers. ...

    Authors: Clemens L. Weiß, Marie-Theres Gansauge, Ayinuer Aximu-Petri, Matthias Meyer and Hernán A. Burbano

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:432

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  45. During goat embryonic morphogenesis and postnatal initiation of hair follicle (HF) regeneration, dermal papilla (DP) cells play a vital role in hair formation. Growing evidence shows that microRNAs (miRNAs) pa...

    Authors: Yuelang Zhang, Sizhe Xia, Tianci Wang, Shanhe Wang, Dan Yuan, Fang Li and Xin Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:430

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  46. The brown alga, Cladosiphon okamuranus (Okinawa mozuku), is one of the most important edible seaweeds, and it is cultivated for market primarily in Okinawa, Japan. Four strains, denominated S, K, O, and C, with d...

    Authors: Koki Nishitsuji, Asuka Arimoto, Yoshitaka Yonashiro, Kanako Hisata, Manabu Fujie, Mayumi Kawamitsu, Eiichi Shoguchi and Noriyuki Satoh

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:422

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