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  1. Over the relatively short history of Genome Wide Association Studies (GWASs), hundreds of GWASs have been published and thousands of disease risk-associated SNPs have been identified. Summary statistics from t...

    Authors: Ivan Gorlov, Xiangjun Xiao, Maureen Mayes, Olga Gorlova and Christopher Amos

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:85

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  2. Climate change is expected to have a negative impact on food availability. While most efforts have been directed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, complementary strategies are necessary to control the detr...

    Authors: Enrique Sánchez-Molano, Vanessa V. Kapsona, Joanna J. Ilska, Suzanne Desire, Joanne Conington, Sebastian Mucha and Georgios Banos

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:84

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  3. Feed efficiency and growth rate have been targets for selection to improve chicken production. The incorporation of genomic tools may help to accelerate selection. We genotyped 529 individuals using a high-den...

    Authors: Gabriel Costa Monteiro Moreira, Mirele Daiana Poleti, Fábio Pértille, Clarissa Boschiero, Aline Silva Mello Cesar, Thaís Fernanda Godoy, Mônica Corrêa Ledur, James M. Reecy, Dorian J. Garrick and Luiz Lehmann Coutinho

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:83

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  4. Genomic selection has the potential to increase genetic gains by using molecular markers as predictors of breeding values of individuals. This study evaluated the accuracy of predictions for grain yield, headi...

    Authors: Dennis N. Lozada, R. Esten Mason, Jose Martin Sarinelli and Gina Brown-Guedira

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:82

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  5. Forest trees can occupy extensive geography and environmentally highly variable areas which result in high genetic variability in the direction of pressure from natural selection. At the same time, the majorit...

    Authors: Jaroslav Klápště, Mari Suontama, Heidi S Dungey, Emily J Telfer and Grahame T Stovold

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:81

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  6. Bleeker’s yellow tail (Xenocypris davidi Bleeker, YT) and topmouth culter (Culter alburnus Basilewsky, TC) are both famous and important economic freshwater fish in China. YT, a kind of omnivorous fish, has stron...

    Authors: Shengnan Li, Lihua Xie, Jun Xiao, Liujiao Yuan, Tian Zhou, Kaikun Luo, Chun Zhang, Rurong Zhao, Min Tao and Shaojun Liu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:80

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  7. Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the most important crops of the world and a major staple food for half of the World’s human population. The Northeastern (NE) region of India lies in the Indo-Burma biodiversity h...

    Authors: Vanlalsanga, S. Priyokumar Singh and Y. Tunginba Singh

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:79

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  8. Genetic improvement of honey bees is more difficult compared to other livestock, due to the very different reproductive behavior. Estimation of breeding values requires specific adjustment and the use of sires...

    Authors: Sreten Andonov, Cecilia Costa, Aleksandar Uzunov, Patrizia Bergomi, Daniela Lourenco and Ignacy Misztal

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:78

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  9. Kernel length (KL), kernel width (KW) and thousand-kernel weight (TKW) are key agronomic traits in wheat breeding. Chuannong16 (‘CN16’) is a commercial cultivar with significantly longer kernels than the line ...

    Authors: Jian Ma, Han Zhang, Shuiqin Li, Yaya Zou, Ting Li, Jiajun Liu, Puyang Ding, Yang Mu, Huaping Tang, Mei Deng, Yaxi Liu, Qiantao Jiang, Guoyue Chen, Houyang Kang, Wei Li, Zhien Pu…

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:77

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  10. Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that some important information was omitted by the authors in the Copyright note. The Copyright note should read as below.

    Authors: Xinkun Hu, Hélène Rocheleau, Curt McCartney, Chiara Biselli, Paolo Bagnaresi, Margaret Balcerzak, George Fedak, Zehong Yan, Giampiero Valè, Shahrokh Khanizadeh and Thérèse Ouellet

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:76

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    The original article was published in BMC Genetics 2019 20:47

  11. The Chinese grass shrimp, Palaemonetes sinensis, is an economically important freshwater shrimp in China, and the study of genetic diversity and structure can positively contribute to the exploration of germplasm...

    Authors: Yingying Zhao, Xiaochen Zhu, Zhi Li, Weibin Xu, Jing Dong, Hua Wei, Yingdong Li and Xiaodong Li

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:75

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  12. Rhodeus sinensis is a bitterling species occurring throughout the numerous freshwater systems on the East Asia. Here, we analyzed the diversity of the MHC class IIB (DAB) genes from this species, which may offer ...

    Authors: Hyung-Bae Jeon, Hari Won and Ho Young Suk

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:74

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  13. Arabian horses are commonly believed to be one of the oldest and the most popular horse breeds in the world, characterized by favourable stamina traits and exercise phenotypes. During intensive training, the r...

    Authors: Katarzyna Ropka-Molik, Monika Stefaniuk-Szmukier, Tomasz Szmatoła, Katarzyna Piórkowska and Monika Bugno-Poniewierska

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:73

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  14. Myogenic Differentiation 1 (MyoD) is a crucial master switch in regulating muscle-specific gene transcription. Forced expression of myoD is equipped to induce several cell lineages into myoblast, which then diffe...

    Authors: Suying Ding, Yaping Nie, Xumeng Zhang, Xiaohong Liu, Chen Wang, Renqiang Yuan, Keren Chen, Qi Zhu, Shufang Cai, Ying Fang, Yaosheng Chen and Delin Mo

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:72

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  15. Crossover localization during meiotic recombination is mediated by the fast-evolving zinc-finger (ZnF) domain of gene PRDM9. To study its impact on dairy cattle performance, we compared its genetic variation betw...

    Authors: Eyal Seroussi, Andrey Shirak, Moran Gershoni, Ephraim Ezra, Daniel Jordan de Abreu Santos, Li Ma and George E. Liu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:71

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  16. Hu sheep, a unique Chinese breed with high reproductive performance, are also well known for their rare white lambskin in China. The quality of lambskin is affected by hair follicles, and dermal papilla cells ...

    Authors: Xiaoyang Lv, Wen Gao, Chengyan Jin, Lihong Wang, Yue Wang, Weihao Chen, Shuangxia Zou, Sainan Huang, Zhifeng Li, Jinyu Wang and Wei Sun

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:70

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  17. Our initial genome-wide association study (GWAS) identified 20 promising candidate genes for milk fatty acid (FA) traits in a Chinese Holstein population, including PRLR, MOGAT1, MINPP1 and CHUK genes. In this st...

    Authors: Lijun Shi, Lin Liu, Xiaoqing Lv, Zhu Ma, Yuze Yang, Yanhua Li, Feng Zhao, Dongxiao Sun and Bo Han

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:69

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  18. Yellow lupin (Lupinus luteus L.) is a promising grain legume for productive and sustainable crop rotations. It has the advantages of high tolerance to soil acidity and excellent seed quality, but its current yiel...

    Authors: Muhammad Munir Iqbal, Mark Huynh, Joshua A. Udall, Andrzej Kilian, Kedar N. Adhikari, Jens D. Berger, William Erskine and Matthew N. Nelson

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:68

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  19. Egg production is the most economically-important trait in layers as it directly influences benefits of the poultry industry. To better understand the genetic architecture of egg production, we measured traits...

    Authors: Zhuang Liu, Ning Yang, Yiyuan Yan, Guangqi Li, Aiqiao Liu, Guiqin Wu and Congjiao Sun

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:67

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  20. The Sapsaree is a breed of dog (Canis familiaris) native to Korea, which became perilously close to extinction in the mid-1980s. However, with systematic genetic conservation and restoration efforts, this breed w...

    Authors: Chandima Gajaweera, Ji Min Kang, Doo Ho Lee, Soo Hyun Lee, Yeong Kuk Kim, Hasini I. Wijayananda, Jong Joo Kim, Ji Hong Ha, Bong Hwan Choi and Seung Hwan Lee

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:66

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  21. Fruit set after successful pollination is key for the production of sweet cherries, and a low fruit-setting rate is the main problem in production of this crop. As gibberellin treatment can directly induce par...

    Authors: Binbin Wen, Wenliang Song, Mingyue Sun, Min Chen, Qin Mu, Xinhao Zhang, Qijie Wu, Xiude Chen, Dongsheng Gao and Hongyu Wu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:65

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  22. Heading time is an important adaptive trait in durum wheat. In hexaploid wheat, Photoperiod-1 (Ppd) loci are essential regulators of heading time, with Ppd-B1 conferring photoperiod insensitivity through copy num...

    Authors: Tobias Würschum, Matthias Rapp, Thomas Miedaner, C. Friedrich H. Longin and Willmar L. Leiser

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:64

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  23. The tryptophan-arginine-lysine-tyrosine (WRKY) transcription factors play important roles in plants, allowing them to adapt to environmental conditions that are not normally conducive to plant growth; in parti...

    Authors: Yuan Guo, Wenjing Ping, Jingtang Chen, Liying Zhu, Yongfeng Zhao, Jinjie Guo and Yaqun Huang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:63

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  24. Studies on genetic effects of coffee consumption are scarce for Asian populations. We conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of habitual coffee consumption in Japan using a self-reporting online survey.

    Authors: Huijuan Jia, Shun Nogawa, Kaoru Kawafune, Tsuyoshi Hachiya, Shoko Takahashi, Maki Igarashi, Kenji Saito and Hisanori Kato

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:61

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  25. Auxins play an important role in plant growth and development; the auxins responsive gene; auxin/indole-3-acetic acid (Aux/IAA), small auxin-up RNAs (SAUR) and Gretchen Hagen3 (GH3) control their mechanisms. The

    Authors: Joy Nyangasi Kirungu, Richard Odongo Magwanga, Pu Lu, Xiaoyan Cai, Zhongli Zhou, Xingxing Wang, Renhai Peng, Kunbo Wang and Fang Liu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:62

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  26. The ornamental crop Hydrangea macrophylla develops highly attractive lacecap (wild type) or mophead inflorescences. The mophead trait, which is mostly favored by consumers, is recessively inherited by the INFLORE...

    Authors: Conny Tränkner, Jörg Krüger, Stefan Wanke, Julia Naumann, Torsten Wenke and Frauke Engel

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:60

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  27. Association studies in recently admixed populations are extremely useful to identify the genetic architecture of pigmentation, due to their high genotypic and phenotypic variation. However, to date only four G...

    Authors: Frida Lona-Durazo, Natalia Hernandez-Pacheco, Shaohua Fan, Tongwu Zhang, Jiyeon Choi, Michael A. Kovacs, Stacie K. Loftus, Phuong Le, Melissa Edwards, Cesar A. Fortes-Lima, Celeste Eng, Scott Huntsman, Donglei Hu, Enrique Javier Gómez-Cabezas, Lilia Caridad Marín-Padrón, Jonas Grauholm…

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:59

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  28. Ketosis in dairy cattle has been shown to cause a high morbidity in the farm and substantial financial losses to dairy farmers. Ketosis symptoms, however, are difficult to identify, therefore, the amount of ke...

    Authors: S. Nayeri, F. Schenkel, A. Fleming, V. Kroezen, M. Sargolzaei, C. Baes, A. Cánovas, J. Squires and F. Miglior

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:58

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  29. Ticks are a problem for cattle production mainly in tropical and subtropical regions, because they generate great economic losses. Acaricides and vaccines have been used to try to keep tick populations under c...

    Authors: S. G. Martínez-Arzate, J. C. Sánchez-Bermúdez, S. Sotelo-Gómez, H. M. Diaz-Albiter, W. Hegazy-Hassan, E. Tenorio-Borroto, A. Barbabosa-Pliego and J. C. Vázquez-Chagoyán

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:56

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  30. Apogamy is a unique asexual reproduction in the ferns, in which somatic cells of gametophytes go through dedifferentiation and then differentiate into haploid sporophytes bypassing fertilization. Restricted to...

    Authors: Qi Fu and Long-qing Chen

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:55

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  31. Overgrazing is a major factor that causes steppe degradation in Inner Mongolian, resulting in extensive ecosystem damage. Scarcity of grass means sheep are smaller and therefore mutton and cashmere production ...

    Authors: Weibo Ren, Warwick Badgery, Yong Ding, Huiqin Guo, Yang Gao and Jize Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:54

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  32. We previously conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) strategy for milk fatty acids in Chinese Holstein, and identified 83 genome-wide significant single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and 314 sugges...

    Authors: Lijun Shi, Xiaoqing Lv, Lin Liu, Yuze Yang, Zhu Ma, Bo Han and Dongxiao Sun

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:53

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  33. Genetic diversity is known to confer survival advantage in many species across the tree of life. Here, we hypothesize that such pattern applies to humans as well and could be a result of higher fitness in indi...

    Authors: Ke Xu, Roman Kosoy, Khader Shameer, Sudhir Kumar, Li Liu, Ben Readhead, Gillian M. Belbin, Hao-Chih Lee, Rong Chen and Joel T. Dudley

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:52

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  34. Various biological materials unrelated to humans are found at crime scenes and it is often important to elucidate the origin of these materials. A genetic locus common to several species is conventionally PCR-...

    Authors: Takako Kinebuchi, Nozomi Idota, Hajime Tsuboi, Marin Takaso, Risa Bando and Hiroshi Ikegaya

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:50

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  35. Microsatellite loci have been used extensively over the past two decades to study the genetic characteristics of non-model species. The ease of microsatellite development and ability to adapt markers from rela...

    Authors: William L. Miller, Jessie Edson, Peter Pietrandrea, Cassandra Miller-Butterworth and W. David Walter

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:49

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  36. We have previously identified 11 promising candidate genes for milk composition traits by resequencing the whole genomes of 8 Holstein bulls with extremely high and low estimated breeding values for milk prote...

    Authors: Jianping Jiang, Lin Liu, Yahui Gao, Lijun Shi, Yanhua Li, Weijun Liang and Dongxiao Sun

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:48

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  37. Fusarium head blight (FHB) is a problem of great concern in small grain cereals, especially wheat. A quantitative trait locus (QTL) for FHB resistance (FHB_SFI) located on the long arm of chromosome 2D in the spr...

    Authors: Xinkun Hu, Hélène Rocheleau, Curt McCartney, Chiara Biselli, Paolo Bagnaresi, Margaret Balcerzak, George Fedak, Zehong Yan, Giampiero Valè, Shahrokh Khanizadeh and Thérèse Ouellet

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:47

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Genetics 2019 20:76

  38. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in microRNAs (miRNAs) and their target binding sites affect miRNA function and are involved in biological processes and diseases, including bovine mastitis, a frequent in...

    Authors: Qiang Jiang, Han Zhao, Rongling Li, Yaran Zhang, Yong Liu, Jinpeng Wang, Xiuge Wang, Zhihua Ju, Wenhao Liu, Minghai Hou and Jinming Huang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:46

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  39. Sesame (Sesamum indicum) can accumulate over 60% oil in its seed. However, low oil content genotypes with an oil content of less than 50% are also observed. To gain insights into how genes shape this variation, w...

    Authors: Linhai Wang, Yanxin Zhang, Donghua Li, Komivi Dossa, Ming Li Wang, Rong Zhou, Jingyin Yu and Xiurong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:45

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  40. In Atlantic salmon in the wild, age at maturity is strongly influenced by the vgll3 locus. Under farming conditions, light, temperature and feeding regimes are known significantly advance or delay age at maturity...

    Authors: Fernando Ayllon, Monica F. Solberg, Kevin A. Glover, Faezeh Mohammadi, Erik Kjærner-Semb, Per Gunnar Fjelldal, Eva Andersson, Tom Hansen, Rolf B. Edvardsen and Anna Wargelius

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:44

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  41. Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) is popular worldwide for consumption as a leafy vegetable. Premature flowering is triggered by low temperature, and deteriorates quality of cabbage as vegetable. In gener...

    Authors: Md. Abuyusuf, Ujjal Kumar Nath, Hoy-Taek Kim, Md. Rafiqul Islam, Jong-In Park and Ill-Sup Nou

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:42

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  42. The basic leucine zipper (bZIP) transcription factor is one of the most abundant and conserved transcription factor families. In addition to being involved in growth and development, bZIP transcription factors...

    Authors: Zhengmei Yang, Jian Sun, Yao Chen, Panpan Zhu, Lei Zhang, Shaoyuan Wu, Daifu Ma, Qinghe Cao, Zongyun Li and Tao Xu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:41

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  43. The 100-pod fresh weight (PFW), 100-seed fresh weight (SFW), 100-seed dry weight (SDW) and moisture content of fresh seeds (MCFS) at the R6 stage are crucial factors for vegetable soybean yield. However, the g...

    Authors: Xiangnan Li, Xiaoli Zhang, Longming Zhu, Yuanpeng Bu, Xinfang Wang, Xing Zhang, Yang Zhou, Xiaoting Wang, Na Guo, Lijuan Qiu, Jinming Zhao and Han Xing

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:39

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  44. Stripe rust is a serious fungal disease of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) caused by Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici (Pst), which results in yield reduction and decreased grain quality. Breeding for genetic resi...

    Authors: Fangjie Yao, Xuemei Zhang, Xueling Ye, Jian Li, Li Long, Can Yu, Jing Li, Yuqi Wang, Yu Wu, Jirui Wang, Qiantao Jiang, Wei Li, Jian Ma, Yuming Wei, Youliang Zheng and Guoyue Chen

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:38

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  45. In Malaysia, the domestic water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) are classified into the swamp and the murrah buffaloes. Identification of these buffaloes is usually made via their phenotypic appearances. This study c...

    Authors: Nor ‘ Ammar Liyana Shaari, Marilyn Jaoi-Edward, Shu San Loo, Mohd Shahrom Salisi, Rosnina Yusoff, Nurul Izza Ab Ghani, Mohd Zamri Saad and Hafandi Ahmad

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:37

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