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  1. Research article

    Karyotype diversity and chromosomal organization of repetitive DNA in Tityus obscurus (Scorpiones, Buthidae)

    Holocentric chromosomes occur in approximately 750 species of eukaryotes. Among them, the genus Tityus (Scorpiones, Buthidae) has a labile karyotype that shows complex multivalent associations during male meiosis...

    Bruno Rafael Ribeiro de Almeida, Susana Suely Rodrigues Milhomem-Paixão, Renata Coelho Rodrigues Noronha, Cleusa Yoshiko Nagamachi, Marlyson Jeremias Rodrigues da Costa, Pedro Pereira de Oliveira Pardal, Johne Souza Coelho and Julio Cesar Pieczarka

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:35

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  2. Research article

    Quantitative trait locus analysis of heterosis for plant height and ear height in an elite maize hybrid zhengdan 958 by design III

    Plant height (PH) and ear height (EH) are two important agronomic traits in maize selection breeding. F1 hybrid exhibit significant heterosis for PH and EH as compared to their parental inbred lines. To understan...

    Hongjian Li, Qingsong Yang, Nannan Fan, Ming Zhang, Huijie Zhai, Zhongfu Ni and Yirong Zhang

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:36

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  3. Research article

    Ploidy elicits a whole-genome dosage effect: growth of triploid Atlantic salmon is linked to the genetic origin of the second maternal chromosome set

    The Atlantic salmon aquaculture industry is investigating the feasibility of using sterile triploids to mitigate genetic interactions with wild conspecifics, however, studies investigating diploid and triploid...

    A. C. Harvey, P. G. Fjelldal, M. F. Solberg, T. Hansen and K. A. Glover

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:34

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  4. Research article

    Genome-wide identification and expression analysis of ClLAX, ClPIN and ClABCB genes families in Citrullus lanatus under various abiotic stresses and grafting

    Auxin plays an important role in regulating plant growth and development as well as in the response of plants to abiotic stresses. Auxin is transported by three kinds of major protein families, including the A...

    Chenliang Yu, Wenqi Dong, Yihua Zhan, Zong-an Huang, Zhimiao Li, Il Seop Kim and Chenghao Zhang

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:33

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  5. Research article

    Transcriptome profiling of Arabian horse blood during training regimens

    Arabian horses are believed to be one of the oldest and most influential horse breeds in the world. Blood is the main tissue involved in maintaining body homeostasis, and it is considered a marker of the proce...

    Katarzyna Ropka-Molik, Monika Stefaniuk-Szmukier, Kacper Żukowski, Katarzyna Piórkowska, Artur Gurgul and Monika Bugno-Poniewierska

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:31

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  6. Research article

    Low-depth genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) in a bovine population: strategies to maximize the selection of high quality genotypes and the accuracy of imputation

    Genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) has emerged as a powerful and cost-effective approach for discovering and genotyping single-nucleotide polymorphisms. The GBS technique was largely used in crop species where its...

    Jean-Simon Brouard, Brian Boyle, Eveline M. Ibeagha-Awemu and Nathalie Bissonnette

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:32

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  7. Research article

    A genome-wide association study reveals a locus for bilateral iridal hypopigmentation in Holstein Friesian cattle

    Eye pigmentation abnormalities in cattle are often related to albinism, Chediak-Higashi or Tietz like syndrome. However, mutations only affecting pigmentation of coat color and eye have also been described. He...

    Anne K. Hollmann, Martina Bleyer, Andrea Tipold, Jasmin N. Neßler, Wilhelm E. Wemheuer, Ekkehard Schütz and Bertram Brenig

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:30

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  8. Research article

    Genomic regions underlying susceptibility to bovine tuberculosis in Holstein-Friesian cattle

    The significant social and economic loss as a result of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) presents a continuous challenge to cattle industries in the UK and worldwide. However, host genetic variation in cattle suscept...

    Kethusegile Raphaka, Oswald Matika, Enrique Sánchez-Molano, Raphael Mrode, Mike Peter Coffey, Valentina Riggio, Elizabeth Janet Glass, John Arthur Woolliams, Stephen Christopher Bishop and Georgios Banos

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:27

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  9. Research article

    The patterns of genomic variances and covariances across genome for milk production traits between Chinese and Nordic Holstein populations

    With the development of SNP chips, SNP information provides an efficient approach to further disentangle different patterns of genomic variances and covariances across the genome for traits of interest. Due to...

    Xiujin Li, Mogens Sandø Lund, Luc Janss, Chonglong Wang, Xiangdong Ding, Qin Zhang and Guosheng Su

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:26

    Published on: 15 March 2017

  10. Research article

    Genetic diversity of a New Zealand multi-breed sheep population and composite breeds’ history revealed by a high-density SNP chip

    Knowledge about the genetic diversity of a population is a crucial parameter for the implementation of successful genomic selection and conservation of genetic resources. The aim of this research was to establ...

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

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:25

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  11. Research article

    Genotypic background of the recipient plant is crucial for conferring RB gene mediated late blight resistance in potato

    Late blight, caused by oomycetes pathogen Phytophthora infestans (Mont.) de Bary, is the most devastating potato disease in the world. RB gene from Solanum bulbocastanum has been shown to impart broad spectrum re...

    Rajesh K. Shandil, Swarup K. Chakrabarti, Bir Pal Singh, Sanjeev Sharma, S. Sundaresha, Surinder K. Kaushik, Arvind K. Bhatt and Nitya Nand Sharma

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:22

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  12. Research article

    Novel SNP markers in InvGE and SssI genes are associated with natural variation of sugar contents and frying color in Solanum tuberosum Group Phureja

    Potato frying color is an agronomic trait influenced by the sugar content of tubers. The candidate gene approach was employed to elucidate the molecular basis of this trait in Solanum tuberosum Group Phureja, whi...

    Diana Duarte-Delgado, Deissy Juyó, Christiane Gebhardt, Felipe Sarmiento and Teresa Mosquera-Vásquez

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:23

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  13. Research article

    Genetic affinities among the historical provinces of Romania and Central Europe as revealed by an mtDNA analysis

    As a major crossroads between Asia and Europe, Romania has experienced continuous migration and invasion episodes. The precise routes may have been shaped by the topology of the territory and had diverse impac...

    Relu Cocoş, Sorina Schipor, Montserrat Hervella, Petru Cianga, Roxana Popescu, Claudia Bănescu, Mihai Constantinescu, Alina Martinescu and Florina Raicu

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:20

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  14. Research article

    Molecular cytogenetic differentiation of paralogs of Hox paralogs in duplicated and re-diploidized genome of the North American paddlefish (Polyodon spathula)

    Acipenseriformes is a basal lineage of ray-finned fishes and comprise 27 extant species of sturgeons and paddlefishes. They are characterized by several specific genomic features as broad ploidy variation, hig...

    Radka Symonová, Miloš Havelka, Chris T. Amemiya, William Mike Howell, Tereza Kořínková, Martin Flajšhans, David Gela and Petr Ráb

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:19

    Published on: 2 March 2017

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

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