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Little things do make a big (color) difference

Genome-wide scan shows how a single nucleotide substitution can really make the difference in the coat coloring of red deer.

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Aims and scope

BMC Genetics is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of inheritance and variation in individuals and among populations.

Editor

  • Clare Mc Fadden, BMC

Assistant Editor

  • Alexandria Latto, BMC

Section Editors

  • Federico Canzian, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
  • Roland Kölliker, Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon Research Station
  • Li Ma, University of Maryland
  • Anna Malacrida, University of Pavia
  • Cesar Martins, UNESP - São Paulo State University
  • Michele Morgante, University of Udine
  • James Reecy, Iowa State University
  • Pim van Hooft, Wageningen University
  • Rongling Wu, Pennsylvania State University
  • Shuhua Xu, (CAS-MPG) Partner Institute for Computational Biology

Cesar Martins

Cesar Martins joined the Editorial Board of BMC Genetics in 2008 and became the Section Editor of Epigenetics and Chromosome Biology in 2016. He is a Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Genomics at São Paulo State University. His research interest is directed to Chromosome and Genome evolution, with emphasis on B chromosome biology.

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Standards of reporting

BMC Genetics advocates complete and transparent reporting of research. The BMC minimum standards of reporting checklist is intended as a tool for authors to transparently describe their research and ensure reproducibility. We encourage our authors to adhere to these standards when preparing their manuscript.

Research Data Support for authors

Research Data Support is an optional Springer Nature service available to researchers who have datasets they want to make easier to cite, share and find. Learn more about this service and the many benefits of making your data publicly available. 

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Announcement

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Portable Peer Review

The editors of BMC Genetics support initiatives that expedite the peer review process and are happy to consider manuscripts that have been reviewed in Peerage of Science. Please indicate in your cover letter if this applies to your manuscript.