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  1. Research article

    Identification of effector-like proteins in Trichoderma spp. and role of a hydrophobin in the plant-fungus interaction and mycoparasitism

    Trichoderma spp. can establish beneficial interactions with plants by promoting plant growth and defense systems, as well as, antagonizing fungal phytopathogens in mycoparasitic intera...

    Paulina Guzmán-Guzmán, Mario Iván Alemán-Duarte, Luis Delaye, Alfredo Herrera-Estrella and Vianey Olmedo-Monfil

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:16

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  2. Review

    Opportunities and challenges of whole-genome and -exome sequencing

    Recent advances in the development of sequencing technologies provide researchers with unprecedented possibilities for genetic analyses. In this review, we will discuss the history of genetic studies and the p...

    Britt-Sabina Petersen, Broder Fredrich, Marc P. Hoeppner, David Ellinghaus and Andre Franke

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:14

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  3. Research article

    Whole-genome association analysis of pork meat pH revealed three significant regions and several potential genes in Finnish Yorkshire pigs

    One of the most commonly used quality measurements of pork is pH measured 24 h after slaughter. The most probable mode of inheritance for this trait is oligogenic with several known major genes, such as PRKAG3. I...

    Lucas L. Verardo, Marja-Liisa Sevón-Aimonen, Timo Serenius, Ville Hietakangas and Pekka Uimari

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:13

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  4. Research article

    Whole genome scan reveals the genetic signature of African Ankole cattle breed and potential for higher quality beef

    Africa is home to numerous cattle breeds whose diversity has been shaped by subtle combinations of human and natural selection. African Sanga cattle are an intermediate type of cattle resulting from interbreed...

    Mengistie Taye, Jaemin Kim, Sook Hee Yoon, Wonseok Lee, Olivier Hanotte, Tadelle Dessie, Stephen Kemp, Okeyo Ally Mwai, Kelsey Caetano-Anolles, Seoae Cho, Sung Jong Oh, Hak-Kyo Lee and Heebal Kim

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:11

    Published on: 9 February 2017

  5. Methodology article

    Protanopia (red color-blindness) in medaka: a simple system for producing color-blind fish and testing their spectral sensitivity

    Color perception is important for fish to survive and reproduce in nature. Visual pigments in the retinal photoreceptor cells are responsible for receiving light stimuli, but the function of the pigments in vi...

    Noriko Homma, Yumi Harada, Tamaki Uchikawa, Yasuhiro Kamei and Shoji Fukamachi

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:10

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  6. Research article

    ADAM23 is a common risk gene for canine idiopathic epilepsy

    Idiopathic or genetic adult-onset epilepsy is a common neurological disorder in domestic dogs. Genetic association has been reported only with ADAM23 on CFA 37 in few breeds. To identify novel epilepsy genes, we ...

    Lotta L. E. Koskinen, Eija H. Seppälä, Jutta Weissl, Tarja S. Jokinen, Ranno Viitmaa, Reetta L. Hänninen, Pascale Quignon, Andrea Fischer, Catherine André and Hannes Lohi

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:8

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  7. Research article

    Prediction of genomic breeding values for growth, carcass and meat quality traits in a multi-breed sheep population using a HD SNP chip

    New Zealand has some unique Terminal Sire composite sheep breeds, which were developed in the last three decades to meet commercial needs. These composite breeds were developed based on crossing various Termin...

    Luiz F. Brito, Shannon M. Clarke, John C. McEwan, Stephen P. Miller, Natalie K. Pickering, Wendy E. Bain, Ken G. Dodds, Mehdi Sargolzaei and Flávio S. Schenkel

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:7

    Published on: 26 January 2017

  8. Research article

    Genetic diversity, extent of linkage disequilibrium and persistence of gametic phase in Canadian pigs

    Knowledge on the levels of linkage disequilibrium (LD) across the genome, persistence of gametic phase between breed pairs, genetic diversity and population structure are important parameters for the successfu...

    Daniela A. Grossi, Mohsen Jafarikia, Luiz F. Brito, Marcos E. Buzanskas, Mehdi Sargolzaei and Flávio S. Schenkel

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:6

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  9. Research article

    Fat mass and obesity associated (FTO) gene influences skeletal muscle phenotypes in non-resistance trained males and elite rugby playing position

    FTO gene variants have been associated with obesity phenotypes in sedentary and obese populations, but rarely with skeletal muscle and elite athlete phenotypes.

    S. M. Heffernan, G. K. Stebbings, L. P. Kilduff, R. M. Erskine, S. H. Day, C. I. Morse, J. S. McPhee, C. J. Cook, B. Vance, W. J. Ribbans, S. M. Raleigh, C. Roberts, M. A. Bennett, G. Wang, M. Collins, Y. P. Pitsiladis…

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:4

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  10. Research article

    Diagnosis implications of the whole genome sequencing in a large Lebanese family with hyaline fibromatosis syndrome

    Hyaline fibromatosis syndrome (HFS) is a recently introduced alternative term for two disorders that were previously known as juvenile hyaline fibromatosis (JHF) and infantile systemic hyalinosis (ISH). These ...

    Zahraa Haidar, Ramzi Temanni, Eliane Chouery, Puthen Jithesh, Wei Liu, Rashid Al-Ali, Ena Wang, Francesco M Marincola, Nadine Jalkh, Soha Haddad, Wassim Haidar, Lotfi Chouchane and André Mégarbané

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:3

    Published on: 19 January 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Genetics 2017 18:9

  11. Research article

    Genomic predictions for economically important traits in Brazilian Braford and Hereford beef cattle using true and imputed genotypes

    Genomic selection (GS) has played an important role in cattle breeding programs. However, genotyping prices are still a challenge for implementation of GS in beef cattle and there is still a lack of informatio...

    Mario L. Piccoli, Luiz F. Brito, José Braccini, Fernando F. Cardoso, Mehdi Sargolzaei and Flávio S. Schenkel

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:2

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  12. Research article

    Genetic effects and genotype × environment interactions govern seed oil content in Brassica napus L.

    As seed oil content (OC) is a key measure of rapeseed quality, better understanding the genetic basis of OC would greatly facilitate the breeding of high-oil cultivars. Here, we investigated the components of ...

    Yanli Guo, Ping Si, Nan Wang, Jing Wen, Bin Yi, Chaozhi Ma, Jinxing Tu, Jitao Zou, Tingdong Fu and Jinxiong Shen

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:1

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  13. Research

    Regulatory single nucleotide polymorphisms (rSNPs) at the promoters 1A and 1B of the human APC gene

    Germline mutations in the coding sequence of the tumour suppressor APC gene give rise to familial adenomatous polyposis (which leads to colorectal cancer) and are associated with many other oncopathologies. Th...

    Marina Yu Matveeva, Elena V. Kashina, Vasily V. Reshetnikov, Leonid O. Bryzgalov, Elena V. Antontseva, Natalia P. Bondar and Tatiana I. Merkulova

    BMC Genetics 2016 17(Suppl 3):154

    Published on: 22 December 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 3

  14. Research

    Effect of lentivirus-mediated shRNA inactivation of HK1, HK2, and HK3 genes in colorectal cancer and melanoma cells

    The switch from oxidative phosphorylation to glycolysis in proliferating cancer cells, even under aerobic conditions, has been shown first in 1926 by Otto Warburg. Today this phenomenon is known as the “Warbur...

    Anna V. Kudryavtseva, Maria S. Fedorova, Alex Zhavoronkov, Alexey A. Moskalev, Alexander S. Zasedatelev, Alexey A. Dmitriev, Asiya F. Sadritdinova, Irina Y. Karpova, Kirill M. Nyushko, Dmitry V. Kalinin, Nadezhda N. Volchenko, Nataliya V. Melnikova, Kseniya M. Klimina, Dmitry V. Sidorov, Anatoly Y. Popov, Tatiana V. Nasedkina…

    BMC Genetics 2016 17(Suppl 3):156

    Published on: 22 December 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 3

  15. Research

    Genes of susceptibility to early neurodegenerative changes in the rat retina and brain: analysis by means of congenic strains

    There has been considerable interest in discovery of the genetic architecture of complex traits, particularly age-related neurodegenerative disorders. To predict disease risk and to understand its genetic basi...

    Elena E. Korbolina, Anna A. Zhdankina, Anzhela Zh. Fursova, Oyuna S. Kozhevnikova and Natalia G. Kolosova

    BMC Genetics 2016 17(Suppl 3):153

    Published on: 22 December 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 3

  16. Research

    The gene-expression profile of renal medulla in ISIAH rats with inherited stress-induced arterial hypertension

    The changes in the renal function leading to a reduction of medullary blood flow can have a great impact on sodium and water homeostasis and on the long-term control of arterial blood pressure. The RNA-Seq app...

    Marina A. Ryazanova, Larisa A. Fedoseeva, Nikita I. Ershov, Vadim M. Efimov, Arcady L. Markel and Olga E. Redina

    BMC Genetics 2016 17(Suppl 3):151

    Published on: 22 December 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 3

  17. Research

    Genetic diversity among eight Dendrolimus species in Eurasia (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) inferred from mitochondrial COI and COII, and nuclear ITS2 markers

    Moths of genus Dendrolimus (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) are among the major pests of coniferous forests worldwide. Taxonomy and nomenclature of this genus are not entirely established, and there are many species ...

    Alexander Kononov, Kirill Ustyantsev, Baode Wang, Victor C. Mastro, Victor Fet, Alexander Blinov and Yuri Baranchikov

    BMC Genetics 2016 17(Suppl 3):157

    Published on: 22 December 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 3

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