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Featured Blog: A New Subgroup of Honeybee

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Research recently published in BMC Genetics investigating the diversity and population of honey bees in the South West Indian Ocean Islands have revealed a new novel African subgroup unique to the region. More information about this exciting discovery can be found in this blog.

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Featured Article: The Canis mtDNA HV1 Database


A research group from Saigon University has recently set up the  Canis mtDNA HV1 database. It contains information about dog and wolf mitochondrial DNA HV1 sequences. It collects data on the HV1 582 bp region in dog mitochondrial DNA from GenBank to screen and correct any inconsistencies. It also provides information on new novel mutation profiles and new haplotype candidates. It is updated monthly and all the data can be downloaded.

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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.


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, Universita' di 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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