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Complex traits and quantitative genetics

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This section incorporates all aspects of complex trait and quantitative genetics including but not limited to: mapping and association studies, the genetic basis of disease, genetics aspects of breeding and linkage analysis.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Diversity in crops is fundamental for plant breeding efforts. An accurate assessment of genetic diversity, using molecular markers, such as single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), must be able to reveal the stru...

    Authors: Martin E. Tagliotti, Sofia I. Deperi, Maria C. Bedogni, Ruofang Zhang, Norma C. Manrique Carpintero, Joseph Coombs, David Douches and Marcelo A. Huarte

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:8

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  2. Content type: Methodology article

    The development of next-generation sequencing technologies has facilitated the identification of rare variants. Family-based design is commonly used to effectively control for population admixture and substruc...

    Authors: Yumei Li, Yang Xiang, Chao Xu, Hui Shen and Hongwen Deng

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:7

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Bangladesh lies in the global thalassemia belt, which has a defined mutational hot-spot in the beta-globin gene. The high carrier frequencies of beta-thalassemia trait and hemoglobin E-trait in Bangladesh nece...

    Authors: Md Tarikul Islam, Suprovath Kumar Sarkar, Nusrat Sultana, Mst. Noorjahan Begum, Golam Sarower Bhuyan, Shezote Talukder, A. K. M. Muraduzzaman, Md Alauddin, Mohammad Sazzadul Islam, Pritha Promita Biswas, Aparna Biswas, Syeda Kashfi Qadri, Tahmina Shirin, Bilquis Banu, Salma Sadya, Manzoor Hussain…

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:1

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common degenerative joint disease afflicting people in the Western world and has a strong genetic influence. The aim of this study was to examine the association of two known fu...

    Authors: Mari Taipale, Svetlana Solovieva, Päivi Leino-Arjas and Minna Männikkö

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:108

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Coronary artery calcified atherosclerotic plaque (CAC) predicts cardiovascular disease (CVD). Despite exposure to more severe conventional CVD risk factors, African Americans (AAs) are less likely to develop C...

    Authors: Jasmin Divers, Nicholette D. Palmer, Carl D. Langefeld, W. Mark Brown, Lingyi Lu, Pamela J. Hicks, S. Carrie Smith, Jianzhao Xu, James G. Terry, Thomas C. Register, Lynne E. Wagenknecht, John S. Parks, Lijun Ma, Gary C. Chan, Sarah G. Buxbaum, Adolfo Correa…

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:105

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Repeat breeding, which is defined as cattle failure to conceive after three or more inseminations in the absence of clinical abnormalities, is a substantial problem in cattle breeding. To identify maternal gen...

    Authors: Taichi Arishima, Shinji Sasaki, Tomohiro Isobe, Yoshihisa Ikebata, Shinichi Shimbara, Shogo Ikeda, Keisuke Kawashima, Yutaka Suzuki, Manabu Watanabe, Sumio Sugano, Kazunori Mizoshita and Yoshikazu Sugimoto

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:103

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Ritodrine, a tocolytic β2-agonist, has been used extensively in Europe and Asia despite its safety concerns. This study was designed to identify associations between β2-adrenergic receptor (ADRB2) polymorphisms a...

    Authors: Jee Eun Chung, Soo An Choi, Han Sung Hwang, Jin Young Park, Kyung Eun Lee, Jeong Yee, Young Ju Kim and Hye Sun Gwak

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:96

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Recent advances in the mapping of biochemical traits have been reported in Lolium perenne. Although the mapped traits, including individual sugars and fatty acids, contribute greatly towards ruminant productivity...

    Authors: Alexandre Foito, Christine Anne Hackett, Derek Stewart, Janaki Velmurugan, Dan Milbourne, Stephen L. Byrne and Susanne Barth

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:84

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Understanding the relationship between genetic admixture and performances is crucial for the success of crossbreeding programs. Use of small sets of ancestry informative markers (AIMs) is a cost effective opti...

    Authors: Tesfaye Getachew, Heather J. Huson, Maria Wurzinger, Jörg Burgstaller, Solomon Gizaw, Aynalem Haile, Barbara Rischkowsky, Gottfried Brem, Solomon Antwi Boison, Gábor Mészáros, Ally Okeyo Mwai and Johann Sölkner

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:80

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Surveillance for bovine genetic diseases in Denmark identified a hitherto unreported congenital syndrome occurring among progeny of a Holstein sire used for artificial breeding. A genetic aetiology due to a do...

    Authors: Jørgen S. Agerholm, Fintan J. McEvoy, Steffen Heegaard, Carole Charlier, Vidhya Jagannathan and Cord Drögemüller

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:74

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Piglet splay leg syndrome (PSL) is one of the most frequent genetic defects, and can cause considerable economic loss in pig production. The present understanding of etiology and pathogenesis of PSL is poor. T...

    Authors: Xingjie Hao, Graham Plastow, Chunyan Zhang, Sutong Xu, Zhiqiu Hu, Tianfu Yang, Kai Wang, Huawei Yang, Xiaoxue Yin, Shili Liu, Zhenghua Wang, Zhiquan Wang and Shujun Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:64

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Using a genome-wide association study strategy, our previous study discovered 19 significant single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) related to semen production traits in Chinese Holstein bulls. Among them, thr...

    Authors: Shuli Liu, Hongwei Yin, Cong Li, Chunhua Qin, Wentao Cai, Mingyue Cao and Shengli Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:63

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Quantitative traits are common in nature, but quantitative pathogenicity has received only little attention in phytopathology. In this study, we used 100 Fusarium culmorum isolates collected from natural field en...

    Authors: Valheria Castiblanco, Jose J. Marulanda, Tobias Würschum and Thomas Miedaner

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:49

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Differential plasma concentrations of circulating lipid species are associated with pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes (T2D). Whether the wide inter-individual variability in the plasma lipidome contributes to th...

    Authors: Hemant Kulkarni, Manju Mamtani, Gerard Wong, Jacquelyn M. Weir, Christopher K. Barlow, Thomas D. Dyer, Laura Almasy, Michael C. Mahaney, Anthony G. Comuzzie, Ravindranath Duggirala, Peter J. Meikle, John Blangero and Joanne E. Curran

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:48

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Due to the great advantages in selection accuracy and efficiency, genomic selection (GS) has been widely studied in livestock, crop and aquatic animals. Our previous study based on one full-sib family of Litopena...

    Authors: Quanchao Wang, Yang Yu, Jianbo Yuan, Xiaojun Zhang, Hao Huang, Fuhua Li and Jianhai Xiang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:45

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  16. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:30

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  17. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:27

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  18. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:26

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  19. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:23

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Genetics 2017 18:91

  20. Content type: Research article

    Milk β-lactoglobulin (β-LG) content is of interest as it is associated with nutritional and manufacturing properties. It is known that milk β-LG content is strongly affected by genetic factors. In cattle, most...

    Authors: Nicolas Bedere and Henk Bovenhuis

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:17

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