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Epigenetics and chromosome biology

Section edited by Cesar Martins

This section incorporates all aspects of chromosome biology and epigenetics including but not limited to: molecular cytogenetics, comparative cytogenetics, studies investigating epigenetics, imprinting, and methylation, cytogenetics and karotyping.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    The Leguminosae family is the third-largest family of angiosperms, and Caesalpinioideae is its second-largest subfamily. A great number of species (approximately 205) are found in the Caesalpinia group within thi...

    Authors: Polliana Silva Rodrigues, Margarete Magalhães Souza, Cláusio Antônio Ferreira Melo, Telma Nair Santana Pereira and Ronan Xavier Corrêa

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:25

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    Puberty is a pivotal stage in female animal development, and marks the onset of reproductive capability. However, little is known about the function of lncRNAs (long noncoding RNAs) in puberty. Therefore, RNA-...

    Authors: Xiaoxiao Gao, Jing Ye, Chen Yang, Lei Luo, Ya Liu, Jianping Ding, Yunhai Zhang, Yinghui Ling, Weiping Huang, Xiaorong Zhang, Kaifa Zhang, Xiumei Li, Jie Zhou, Fugui Fang and Zubing Cao

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:19

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    Study of epigenetics is currently a high-impact research topic. Multi stage methylation is also an area of high-dimensional prospect. In this article, we provide a new study (intra and inter-species study) on ...

    Authors: Ujjwal Maulik, Sagnik Sen, Saurav Mallik and Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:9

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    Crucian carp is a popular ornamental strain in Asia with variants in body color. To further explore the genetic mechanisms underlying gray and red body color formation in crucian carp, the skin transcriptomes ...

    Authors: Yongqin Zhang, Jinhui Liu, Wen Fu, Wenting Xu, Huiqin Zhang, Shujuan Chen, Wenbin Liu, Liangyue Peng and Yamei Xiao

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:95

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    Satellite DNAs (satDNAs) are organized in repetitions directly contiguous to one another, forming long arrays and composing a large portion of eukaryote genomes. These sequences evolve according to the concert...

    Authors: Diogo Milani, Érica Ramos, Vilma Loreto, Dardo Andrea Martí, Adauto Lima Cardoso, Karen Cristiane Martinez de Moraes, Cesar Martins and Diogo Cavalcanti Cabral-de-Mello

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:81

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    Undernutrition is an increasingly common problem. Insufficient calorie intake and nutrient deficiencies during pregnancy may have an impact not only on the mother, but may also alter metabolism in the infant. ...

    Authors: Joanna Nowacka-Woszuk, Zofia E. Madeja and Agata Chmurzynska

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:78

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    Although Tellinidae is one of the largest and most diverse families of bivalves, its taxonomy is utterly chaotic. This is mainly due to the morphological diversity and homoplasy displayed by their shells and t...

    Authors: Daniel García-Souto, Gonzalo Ríos and Juan J. Pasantes

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:66

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    The levels of circulating cytokines fluctuate with age, acute illness, and chronic disease, and are predictive of mortality; this is also true for patterns of DNA (CpG) methylation. Given that immune cells are...

    Authors: Chris P. Verschoor, Lisa M. McEwen, Vikas Kohli, Christina Wolfson, Dawn ME. Bowdish, Parminder Raina, Michael S. Kobor and Cynthia Balion

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:57

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    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have a great influence on various physiological functions. A lot of high-throughput sequencing (HTS) research on miRNAs has been executed in the caprine mammary gland at different lactation ...

    Authors: Jinxing Hou, Xiaopeng An, Yuxuan Song, Binyun Cao, Heping Yang, Zhou Zhang, Wenzheng Shen and Yunpu Li

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:38

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    Holocentric chromosomes occur in approximately 750 species of eukaryotes. Among them, the genus Tityus (Scorpiones, Buthidae) has a labile karyotype that shows complex multivalent associations during male meiosis...

    Authors: Bruno Rafael Ribeiro de Almeida, Susana Suely Rodrigues Milhomem-Paixão, Renata Coelho Rodrigues Noronha, Cleusa Yoshiko Nagamachi, Marlyson Jeremias Rodrigues da Costa, Pedro Pereira de Oliveira Pardal, Johne Souza Coelho and Julio Cesar Pieczarka

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:35

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    The Atlantic salmon aquaculture industry is investigating the feasibility of using sterile triploids to mitigate genetic interactions with wild conspecifics, however, studies investigating diploid and triploid...

    Authors: A. C. Harvey, P. G. Fjelldal, M. F. Solberg, T. Hansen and K. A. Glover

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:34

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    Head spot is one of the phenotypes identified in the KFRS4/Kyo rat strain. Although previous linkage analysis suggested that Ednrb, which is frequently involved in coat color variations in various animals, could ...

    Authors: Minako Yoshihara, Tetsuya Sato, Daisuke Saito, Osamu Ohara, Takashi Kuramoto and Mikita Suyama

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:29

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    Acipenseriformes is a basal lineage of ray-finned fishes and comprise 27 extant species of sturgeons and paddlefishes. They are characterized by several specific genomic features as broad ploidy variation, hig...

    Authors: Radka Symonová, Miloš Havelka, Chris T. Amemiya, William Mike Howell, Tereza Kořínková, Martin Flajšhans, David Gela and Petr Ráb

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:19

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    Interspecies hybridization is widely used to achieve heterosis or hybrid vigor, which has been observed and harnessed by breeders for centuries. Natural allopolyploid hybrids generally exhibit more superior he...

    Authors: Wen Huang, Qinbo Qin, Huirong Yang, Shuisheng Li, Chaoqun Hu, Yude Wang, Yong Zhang, Shaojun Liu and Haoran Lin

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:136

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    B chromosomes (Bs) are additional chromosomal elements found in a wide range of eukaryotes including fungi, plants and animals. B chromosomes are still enigmatic despite being the subject of hundreds, even tho...

    Authors: Bruno E. A. Fantinatti and Cesar Martins

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:119

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    The ability to eliminate a parental genome from a eukaryotic germ cell is a phenomenon observed mostly in hybrid organisms displaying an alternative propagation to sexual reproduction. For most taxa, the under...

    Authors: Marie Doležálková, Alexandr Sember, František Marec, Petr Ráb, Jörg Plötner and Lukáš Choleva

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:100

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    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex disorder of the central nervous system whose cause is currently unknown. Evidence is increasing that DNA methylation alterations could be involved in inflammatory and neuro...

    Authors: K. Y. Neven, M. Piola, L. Angelici, F. Cortini, C. Fenoglio, D. Galimberti, A. C. Pesatori, E. Scarpini and V. Bollati

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:84

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    Increasing evidence suggests the involvement of epigenetic processes in the development of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and recent reviews have focused on findings in post-mortem brain tissue. A systema...

    Authors: Nina Teroganova, Leah Girshkin, Catherine M. Suter and Melissa J. Green

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:27

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    In mammals, multigenerational environmental effects have been documented by either epidemiological studies in human or animal experiments in rodents. Whether such phenomena also occur in birds for more than on...

    Authors: Jean-Michel Brun, Marie-Dominique Bernadet, Alexis Cornuez, Sophie Leroux, Loys Bodin, Benjamin Basso, Stéphane Davail, Mathilde Jaglin, Michel Lessire, Xavier Martin, Nadine Sellier, Mireille Morisson and Frédérique Pitel

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2015 16:145

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