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  1. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors flagged that the article had published with the author ‘Ali Jalil Sarghale’ erroneously omitted from the author list.

    Authors: Seyed Mohammad Ghoreishifar, Hossein Moradi-Shahrbabak, Mohammad Hossein Fallahi, Ali Jalil Sarghale, Mohammad Moradi-Shahrbabak, Rostam Abdollahi-Arpanahi and Majid Khansefid

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:42

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    The original article was published in BMC Genetics 2020 21:16

  2. Horses produce only one foal from an eleven-month gestation period, making the maintenance of high reproductive rates essential. Genetic bottlenecks and inbreeding can increase the frequency of deleterious var...

    Authors: Evelyn T. Todd, Natasha A. Hamilton, Brandon D. Velie and Peter C. Thomson

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:41

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  3. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) can play important roles in uterine and ovarian functions. However, little researches have been done on the role of lncRNAs in the adrenal gland of sheep. Herein, RNA sequencing ...

    Authors: Qing Xia, Qiuling Li, Shangquan Gan, Xiaofei Guo, Xiaosheng Zhang, Jinlong Zhang and Mingxing Chu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:39

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  4. While there is evidence of both purifying and balancing selection in immune defense genes, large-scale genetic diversity in antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), an important part of the innate immune system released...

    Authors: Maria Cortázar-Chinarro, Yvonne Meyer-Lucht, Tom Van der Valk, Alex Richter-Boix, Anssi Laurila and Jacob Höglund

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:38

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  5. While sodium is attractive at low and aversive at high concentrations in most studied species, including Caenorhabditis elegans, the molecular mechanisms behind transduction remain poorly understood. Additionally...

    Authors: Joseph Dao, Aileen Lee, Dana K. Drecksel, Nicole M. Bittlingmaier and Theodore M. Nelson

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:37

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  6. Following publication of the original article [1], it has been brought to the authors’ attention that in their paper (Rodrigues et al. 2016) they reported the genome size based on 2C values (diploid genome) wh...

    Authors: Ana S. B. Rodrigues, Sara E. Silva, Francisco Pina-Martins, João Loureiro, Mariana Castro, Karim Gharbi, Kevin P. Johnson, Christopher H. Dietrich, Paulo A. V. Borges, José A. Quartau, Chris D. Jiggins, Octávio S. Paulo and Sofia G. Seabra

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:36

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    The original article was published in BMC Genetics 2016 17:144

  7. Autotetraploid Carassius auratus (4nRCC, 4n = 200, RRRR) was derived from the whole genome duplication of diploid red crucian carp (Carassius auratus red var.) (2nRCC, 2n = 100, RR). To investigate the genetic ef...

    Authors: Xu Huang, Qinbo Qin, Kaijun Gong, Chang Wu, Yuwei Zhou, Qian Chen, Wenjing Feng, Yiying Xing, Chongqing Wang, Yude Wang, Liu Cao, Min Tao and Shaojun Liu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:35

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  8. Intramuscular fat (IMF) content is an important factor in porcine meat quality. Previously, we showed that miR-34a was less abundant in liver tissue from pigs with higher backfat thickness, compared to pigs wi...

    Authors: Wenwen Wang, Xiuxiu Li, Ning Ding, Jun Teng, Shen Zhang, Qin Zhang and Hui Tang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:33

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  9. Body size traits as one of the main breeding selection criteria was widely used to monitor cattle growth and to evaluate the selection response. In this study, body size was defined as body height (BH), body l...

    Authors: Bingxing An, Lei Xu, Jiangwei Xia, Xiaoqiao Wang, Jian Miao, Tianpeng Chang, Meihua Song, Junqing Ni, Lingyang Xu, Lupei Zhang, Junya Li and Huijiang Gao

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:32

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  10. Publicly available genome data provides valuable information on the genetic variation patterns across different modern human populations. Neuropeptide genes are crucial to the nervous, immune, endocrine system...

    Authors: Kah Yee Tai, KokSheik Wong, Farhang Aghakhanian, Ishwar S Parhar, Jasbir Dhaliwal and Qasim Ayub

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:31

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  11. Indigenous domestic chicken represents a major source of protein for agricultural communities around the world. In the Middle East and Africa, they are adapted to hot dry and semi-dry areas, in contrast to the...

    Authors: Ahmed S. Al-Jumaili, Selma Farah Boudali, Adebabay Kebede, Sahar A. Al-Bayatti, Abdulamir A. Essa, Abulgasim Ahbara, Riyadh S. Aljumaah, Raed M. Alatiyat, Joram M. Mwacharo, Gro Bjørnstad, Arifa N. Naqvi, Semir Bechir Suheil Gaouar and Olivier Hanotte

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:30

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  12. To maximize photosynthetic efficiency, plants have evolved a capacity by which leaf area scales allometrically with leaf mass through interactions with the environment. However, our understanding of genetic co...

    Authors: Miaomiao Zhang, Shilong Zhang, Meixia Ye, Libo Jiang, C. Eduardo Vallejos and Rongling Wu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:29

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  13. Reproductive performance is critical for efficient swine production. Recent results indicated that vulva size (VS) may be predictive of reproductive performance in sows. Study objectives were to estimate genet...

    Authors: Flor-Anita Corredor, Leticia P. Sanglard, Richard J. Leach, Jason W. Ross, Aileen F. Keating and Nick V. L. Serão

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:28

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  14. Native Swedish sheep breeds are part of the North European short-tailed sheep group; characterized in part by their genetic uniqueness. Our objective was to study the population structure of native Swedish she...

    Authors: Christina Marie Rochus, Elisabeth Jonas and Anna M. Johansson

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:27

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  15. The diacylglycerol acyltransferases (DGAT) are a vital group of enzymes in catalyzing triacylglycerol biosynthesis. DGAT genes like DGAT1 and DGAT2, have been identified as two functional candidate genes affectin...

    Authors: Jiajia Liu, Zhiquan Wang, Jun Li, Hui Li and Liguo Yang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:26

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  16. POLG, located on nuclear chromosome 15, encodes the DNA polymerase γ(Pol γ). Pol γ is responsible for the replication and repair of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Pol γ is the only DNA polymerase found in mitochondri...

    Authors: Yousuf A. Khan, Irwin Jungreis, James C. Wright, Jonathan M. Mudge, Jyoti S. Choudhary, Andrew E. Firth and Manolis Kellis

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:25

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  17. Hox transcription factors are master regulators of animal development. Although highly conserved, they can contribute to the formation of novel biological characteristics when modified, such as during the generat...

    Authors: Rurong Zhao, Yude Wang, Li Zou, Yaxin Luo, Huifang Tan, Jiajun Yao, Minghe Zhang and Shaojun Liu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:24

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  18. Buffalo milk is considered as a highly nutritious food owing to its higher contents of fatty acids (FA) and rich nutrient profile. Higher fat contents of buffalo milk make it suitable for processing to develop...

    Authors: Zhipeng Li, Suyu Lu, Kuiqing Cui, Laiba Shafique, Saif ur Rehman, Chan Luo, Zhiqiang Wang, Jue Ruan, Qian Qian and Qingyou Liu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:23

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  19. The SH3RF2 gene is a protein-coding gene located in a quantitative trait locus associated with body weight, and its deletion has been shown to be positively associated with body weight in chickens.

    Authors: Zhenzhu Jing, Xinlei Wang, Yingying Cheng, Chengjie Wei, Dan Hou, Tong Li, Wenya Li, Ruili Han, Hong Li, Guirong Sun, Yadong Tian, Xiaojun Liu, Xiangtao Kang and Zhuanjian Li

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:22

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  20. Solute carrier family 35 (SLC35) is one of a large number of membrane transporter protein families. Member D3 of this family is thought to be involved in adipose deposition and metabolic control.

    Authors: Wentong Li, Keliang Wu, Ying Liu, Yalan Yang, Wenwen Wang, Xiuxiu Li, Yanmin Zhang, Qin Zhang, Rong Zhou and Hui Tang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:20

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  21. Goats were domesticated 10,500 years ago to supply humans with useful resources. Since then, specialized breeds that are adapted to their local environment have been developed and display specific genetic prof...

    Authors: Estelle Talouarn, Philippe Bardou, Isabelle Palhière, Claire Oget, Virginie Clément, Gwenola Tosser-Klopp, Rachel Rupp and Christèle Robert-Granié

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:19

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  22. Ethiopia has been considered as a center of diversity and the second possible center of domestication of durum wheat. Genetic diversity and population structure analysis in the existing Ethiopian durum wheat g...

    Authors: Admas Alemu, Tileye Feyissa, Tesfaye Letta and Bekele Abeyo

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:18

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  23. Genomic evaluation, based on the use of thousands of genetic markers in addition to pedigree and phenotype information, has become the standard evaluation methodology in dairy cattle breeding programmes over t...

    Authors: David Picard Druet, Amandine Varenne, Florian Herry, Frédéric Hérault, Sophie Allais, Thierry Burlot and Pascale Le Roy

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:17

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  24. Consecutive homozygous fragments of a genome inherited by offspring from a common ancestor are known as runs of homozygosity (ROH). ROH can be used to calculate genomic inbreeding and to identify genomic regio...

    Authors: Seyed Mohammad Ghoreishifar, Hossein Moradi-Shahrbabak, Mohammad Hossein Fallahi, Ali Jalil Sarghale, Mohammad Moradi-Shahrbabak, Rostam Abdollahi-Arpanahi and Majid Khansefid

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:16

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  25. Effective matching of genotypes and environments is required for the species to reach optimal productivity and act effectively for carbon sequestration. A common garden experiment across five different environ...

    Authors: Jaroslav Klápště, Dean Meason, Heidi S. Dungey, Emily J. Telfer, Paul Silcock and Simon Rapley

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:15

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  26. Red deer with very pale coat colour are observed sporadically. In the red deer (Cervus elaphus) population of Reinhardswald in Germany, about 5% of animals have a white coat colour that is not associated with alb...

    Authors: Gerald Reiner, Kirsten Tramberend, Florian Nietfeld, Klaus Volmer, Christine Wurmser, Ruedi Fries and Hermann Willems

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:14

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  27. Quantitative traits are typically considered to be under additive genetic control. Although there are indications that non-additive factors have the potential to contribute to trait variation, experimental dem...

    Authors: Francois Besnier, Monica F. Solberg, Alison C. Harvey, Gary R. Carvalho, Dorte Bekkevold, Martin I. Taylor, Simon Creer, Einar E. Nielsen, Øystein Skaala, Fernando Ayllon, Geir Dahle and Kevin A. Glover

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:13

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  28. Modern breeding in the poultry industry mainly aims to produce high-performance poultry lines and breeds in two main directions of productivity, meat and eggs. To understand more about the productive potential...

    Authors: Jing-Jing Li, Long Zhang, Peng Ren, Ye Wang, Ling-Qian Yin, Jin-Shan Ran, Xian-Xian Zhang and Yi-Ping Liu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:12

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  29. Executive function (EF) is vital to human beings. It has been linked to many genes and family environmental factors in separate studies, but few studies have examined the potential interactions between gene(s)...

    Authors: Chunhui Chen, Chuansheng Chen, Gui Xue, Qi Dong, Libo Zhao and Shudong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:11

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  30. Limited genetic resource in the cultivated rice may hinder further yield improvement. Some valuable genes that contribute to rice yield may be lost or lacked in the cultivated rice. Identification of the quant...

    Authors: Xiaoqiong Li, Yu Wei, Jun Li, Fangwen Yang, Ying Chen, Yinhua Chen, Sibin Guo and Aihua Sha

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:10

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  31. There are large individual differences in physical activity (PA) behavior as well as trainability of physical capacity. Heritability studies have shown that genes may have as much impact on exercise participat...

    Authors: Sannija Goleva-Fjellet, Anne Mari Bjurholt, Elin H. Kure, Inger Kristin Larsen, Øyvind Støren and Mona Sæbø

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:8

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  32. Anaerobic germination is one of the most important traits for rice under direct-seeded conditions. The trait reduces risk of crop failure due to waterlogged conditions after seeding and allows water to be used...

    Authors: Sharmistha Ghosal, Fergie Ann Quilloy, Carlos Casal Jr, Endang M. Septiningsih, Merlyn S. Mendioro and Shalabh Dixit

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:6

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  33. To satisfy an increasing demand for dietary protein, the poultry industry has employed genetic selection to increase the growth rate of broilers by over 400% in the past 50 years. Although modern broilers reac...

    Authors: Angela Zou, Kerry Nadeau, Pauline W. Wang, Jee Yeon Lee, David S. Guttman, Shayan Sharif, Doug R. Korver, John H. Brumell and John Parkinson

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:5

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  34. Wet direct-seeded rice is a possible alternative to conventional puddled transplanted rice; the former uses less water and reduces labor requirements. Improving seed reserve utilization efficiency (SRUE) is a ...

    Authors: Nour Ali, Dalu Li, Moaz S. Eltahawy, Dina Abdulmajid, Lal Bux, Erbao Liu, Xiaojing Dang and Delin Hong

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:4

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  35. DNA methylation is an epigenetic modification that mainly repress expression of genes essential during embryogenesis and development. There are key ATPase-dependent enzymes that read or write DNA methylation t...

    Authors: S. Massah, J. Jubene, F. J. S. Lee, T. V. Beischlag and G. G. Prefontaine

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:3

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  36. Black cottonwood (Populus deltoides) is one of the keystone forest tree species, and has become the main breeding parents in poplar hybrid breeding. However, the genetic diversity and population structure of the ...

    Authors: Cun Chen, Yanguang Chu, Changjun Ding, Xiaohua Su and Qinjun Huang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:2

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  37. C-C motif Chemokine Ligand 3 Like 1 (CCL3L1) is a multiallelic copy number variable, which plays a crucial role in immunoregulatory and hosts defense through the production of macrophage inflammatory protein (MIP...

    Authors: Jalilah Jamaluddin, Nur Khairina Mohd Khair, Shameni Devi Vinodamaney, Zulkefley Othman and Suhaili Abubakar

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:1

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  38. Cage-rearing in laying ducks, as a novel rearing system, not only fundamentally solves the pollution problem of the duck industry and improve bio-safety and product quality but also exhibits more benefits by i...

    Authors: Yang Zhang, Tiantian Gu, Yong Tian, Li Chen, Guoqin Li, Wei Zhou, Guofa Liu, Xinsheng Wu, Tao Zeng, Qi Xu, Guohong Chen and Lizhi Lu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:103

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  39. Wheat mutant resources with phenotypic variation have been developed in recent years. These mutants might carry favorable mutation alleles, which have the potential to be utilized in the breeding process. Plan...

    Authors: Huijun Guo, Hongchun Xiong, Yongdun Xie, Linshu Zhao, Jiayu Gu, Shirong Zhao, Yuping Ding and Luxiang Liu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:102

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  40. Peach (Prunus persica L.) is a diploid species and model plant of the Rosaceae family. In the past decade, significant progress has been made in peach genetic research via DNA markers, but the number of these mar...

    Authors: Liping Guan, Ke Cao, Yong Li, Jian Guo, Qiang Xu and Lirong Wang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:101

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  41. Connectivity among jaguar (Panthera onca) populations will ensure natural gene flow and the long-term survival of the species throughout its range. Jaguar conservation efforts have focused primarily on connecting...

    Authors: Angelica Menchaca, Natalia A. Rossi, Jeremy Froidevaux, Isabela Dias-Freedman, Anthony Caragiulo, Claudia Wultsch, Bart Harmsen, Rebecca Foster, J. Antonio de la Torre, Rodrigo A. Medellin, Salisa Rabinowitz and George Amato

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:100

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  42. Corin is an important convertase involved in the natriuretic peptide system and may indirectly regulate blood pressure. Genetic factors relate to corin remain unclear. The purpose of the current study was to c...

    Authors: Huan Zhang, Xingbo Mo, Qiyu Qian, Zhengyuan Zhou, Zhengbao Zhu, Xinfeng HuangFu, Tan Xu, Aili Wang, Zhirong Guo, Shufeng Lei and Yonghong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:99

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  43. Grain weight is an important yield component. Selection of advanced lines with heavy grains show high grain sink potentials and strong sink activity, which is an increasingly important objective in wheat breed...

    Authors: Jian Yang, Yanjie Zhou, Yu’e Zhang, Weiguo Hu, Qiuhong Wu, Yongxing Chen, Xicheng Wang, Guanghao Guo, Zhiyong Liu, Tingjie Cao and Hong Zhao

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:98

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  44. As obesity is becoming pandemic, morbid obesity (MO), an extreme type of obesity, is an emerging issue worldwide. It is imperative to understand the factors responsible for huge weight gain in certain populati...

    Authors: Kuang-Mao Chiang, Heng-Cheng Chang, Hsin-Chou Yang, Chien-Hsiun Chen, Hsin-Hung Chen, Wei-Jei Lee and Wen-Harn Pan

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:97

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  45. Variants of the Ostreid herpesvirus 1 (OsHV-1) cause high losses of Pacific oysters globally, including in Tomales Bay, California, USA. A suite of new variants, the OsHV-1 microvariants (μvars), cause very high ...

    Authors: Konstantin Divilov, Blaine Schoolfield, Benjamin Morga, Lionel Dégremont, Colleen A. Burge, Daniel Mancilla Cortez, Carolyn S. Friedman, Gary B. Fleener, Brett R. Dumbauld and Chris Langdon

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:96

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