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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Heat shock proteins 90 (HSP90s) are a highly conserved protein family of cellular chaperones widely found in plants; they play a fundamental role in response to biotic and abiotic stresses. The genome-wide ana...

    Authors: Zhaopeng Song, Feilong Pan, Chao Yang, Hongfang Jia, Houlong Jiang, Fan He, Najia Li, Xiaochong Lu and Hongying Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:35

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  8. Improving the gelatinization temperature (GT), gel consistency (GC) and amylose content (AC) for parental grain eating and cooking qualities (ECQs) are key factors for enhancing average grain ECQs for hybrid j...

    Authors: Hui Wang, Shangshang Zhu, Xiaojing Dang, Erbao Liu, Xiaoxiao Hu, Moaz Salah Eltahawy, Imdad Ullah Zaid and Delin Hong

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:34

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  9. Expression of the CNDP2 gene is frequently up- or down-regulated in different types of human cancers. However, how the product of this gene is involved in cell growth and proliferation is poorly understood. Moreo...

    Authors: Evgeniya N. Andreyeva, Anna A. Ogienko, Tatiana D. Dubatolova, Anastasiya L. Oshchepkova, Elena N. Kozhevnikova, Anton V. Ivankin, Gera A. Pavlova, Sergei A. Kopyl and Alexey V. Pindyurin

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20(Suppl 1):31

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  10. Flavonoid compounds are secondary plant metabolites, having a functional importance in plant development, protection from pathogens and unfavorable environmental factors. Chalcone synthase (CHS) is a key enzym...

    Authors: Anastasia Y. Glagoleva, Nikita V. Ivanisenko and Elena K. Khlestkina

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20(Suppl 1):30

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  11. The natural variation of starch phosphate content in potatoes has been previously reported. It is known that, in contrast to raw starch, commercially phosphorylated starch is more stable at high temperatures a...

    Authors: Vadim K. Khlestkin, Irina V. Rozanova, Vadim M. Efimov and Elena K. Khlestkina

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20(Suppl 1):29

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  12. The cultivated potato Solanum tuberosum L. is the fourth most important crop worldwide. Anthocyanins synthesis and accumulation in potato tissues are considered as one of important traits related to stress resist...

    Authors: Ksenia V. Strygina, Alex V. Kochetov and Elena K. Khlestkina

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20(Suppl 1):27

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  13. Design of new highly productive livestock breeds, well-adapted to local climatic conditions is one of the aims of modern agriculture and breeding. The genetics underlying economically important traits in cattl...

    Authors: Alexander V. Igoshin, Andrey A. Yurchenko, Nadezhda M. Belonogova, Dmitry V. Petrovsky, Ruslan B. Aitnazarov, Vladimir A. Soloshenko, Nikolay S. Yudin and Denis M. Larkin

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20(Suppl 1):26

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  14. The genus Ostrya (Betulaceae) contains eight species and four of them are distributed in China. However, studies based on limited informative sites of several chloroplast markers failed to resolve interspecific d...

    Authors: Yanyou Jiang, Yongzhi Yang, Zhiqiang Lu, Dongshi Wan and Guangpeng Ren

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:33

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  15. Aflatoxin contamination caused by Aspergillus flavus is a major constraint to peanut industry worldwide due to its toxicological effects to human and animals. Developing peanut varieties with resistance to seed i...

    Authors: Bolun Yu, Dongxin Huai, Li Huang, Yanping Kang, Xiaoping Ren, Yuning Chen, Xiaojing Zhou, Huaiyong Luo, Nian Liu, Weigang Chen, Yong Lei, Manish K. Pandey, Hari Sudini, Rajeev K. Varshney, Boshou Liao and Huifang Jiang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:32

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  16. High isoelectric point α-amylase genes (Amy1) play major roles during cereal seed germination, and are associated with unacceptable high residual α-amylase activities in ripe wheat grains. However, in wheat and b...

    Authors: Liangliang Ju, Guangbing Deng, Junjun Liang, Haili Zhang, Qiao Li, Zhifen Pan, Maoqun Yu and Hai Long

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:25

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  17. The inheritance of different coat colours in the Cane Corso Italiano dog has not been described thus far. We analysed data from 23,271 dogs and bitches using the Cane Corso Italiano Pedigree Database. We are d...

    Authors: Evžen Korec, Matyáš Hančl, Marie Bydžovská, Ondřej Chalupa and Jana Korcová

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:24

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  18. Common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is one of the most important food crops worldwide. Wheat spike-layer uniformity related traits (SLURTs) were complex traits that directly affect yield potential and appearance....

    Authors: Chunhua Zhao, Na Zhang, Yongzhen Wu, Han Sun, Cheng Liu, Xiaoli Fan, Xuemei Yan, Hongxing Xu, Jun Ji and Fa Cui

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:23

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  19. The collection and analysis of fecal DNA is a common practice, especially when dealing with wildlife species that are difficult to track or capture. While fecal DNA is known to be lower quality than traditiona...

    Authors: David Forgacs, Rick L. Wallen, Amy L. Boedeker and James N. Derr

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:22

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  20. It becomes clear that the increase in the density of marker panels and even the use of sequence data didn’t result in any meaningful increase in the accuracy of genomic selection (GS) using either regression (...

    Authors: Ling-Yun Chang, Sajjad Toghiani, Samuel E. Aggrey and Romdhane Rekaya

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:21

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  21. The observation that many alien species become invasive despite low genetic diversity has long been considered the ‘genetic paradox’ in invasion biology. This paradox is often resolved through the temporal bui...

    Authors: Kenny Helsen, Jenny Hagenblad, Kamal P. Acharya, Jörg Brunet, Sara A. O. Cousins, Guillaume Decocq, Pieter De Frenne, Adam Kimberley, Annette Kolb, Jana Michaelis, Jan Plue, Kris Verheyen, James D. M. Speed and Bente J. Graae

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:20

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  22. A genome-wide mapping study using male F2 zinc transporter 7-knockout mice (znt7-KO) and their wild type littermates in a mixed 129P1/ReJ (129P1) and C57BL/6J (B6) background identified a quantitative trait locus...

    Authors: L. Huang, S. Tepaamorndech, C. P. Kirschke, Y. Cai, J. Zhao, Xiaohan Cao and Andrew Rao

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:19

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  23. An STR locus with tri-allelic pattern is occasionally observed in routine forensic casework. The extra copy of TPOX locus with tri-allelic pattern in populations has been assumed to be inserted into an X chrom...

    Authors: Qinrui Yang, Baonian Liu, Chengchen Shao, Yuxiang Zhou, Yining Yao, Yuyin Pan, Kuan Sun, Hongmei Xu, Chengtao Li, Ting Wei, Yueqin Zhou, Qiqun Tang and Jianhui Xie

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:18

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  24. Both classes of transposable elements (DNA and RNA) are tightly regulated at the transcriptional level leading to the inactivation of transposition via epigenetic mechanisms. Due to the high copies number of t...

    Authors: Sylvaine Renault, Murielle Genty, Alison Gabori, Catherine Boisneau, Charles Esnault, Thomas Dugé de Bernonville and Corinne Augé-Gouillou

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:17

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  25. Glucocorticoids are commonly used in the clinical setting for their potent anti-inflammatory effects; however, significant variations in response to treatment have been demonstrated. Although the underlying m...

    Authors: Stacey M. Leventhal, Debora Lim, Tajia L. Green, Anna E. Cantrell, Kiho Cho and David G. Greenhalgh

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:16

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  26. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have been successfully implemented in cattle research and breeding. However, moving from the associations to identify the causal variants and reveal underlying mechanisms...

    Authors: Zexi Cai, Bernt Guldbrandtsen, Mogens Sandø Lund and Goutam Sahana

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:15

    Content type: Methodology article

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  27. Whey acidic protein (WAP) is a major protein identified in the milk of several mammalian species with cysteine-rich domains known as four-disulfide cores (4-DSC). The organization of the eutherian WAP genes is...

    Authors: Alma Ryskaliyeva, Céline Henry, Guy Miranda, Bernard Faye, Gaukhar Konuspayeva and Patrice Martin

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:14

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  28. Arapaima gigas (Schinz, 1822) is the largest freshwater scaled fish in the world, and an emerging species for tropical aquaculture development. Conservation of the species, and the expansion of aquaculture requir...

    Authors: Lucas Simon Torati, John Bernard Taggart, Eduardo Sousa Varela, Juliana Araripe, Stefanie Wehner and Hervé Migaud

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:13

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  29. Sexual precocity is a common biological phenomenon in animal species. A large number of precocity individuals were identified in Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis, which caused huge economic loss annually. H...

    Authors: Xiaowen Chen, Jun Wang, Xin Hou, Wucheng Yue, Shu Huang and Chenghui Wang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:12

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  30. Rattus tanezumi is a common commensal rat and an important host animal of bubonic plague in South China and Southeast Asia. The northward dispersal of this species in mainland China has been reported in recent de...

    Authors: Song Guo, Guichang Li, Jinli Liu, Jun Wang, Liang Lu and Qiyong Liu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:11

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  31. Brachydactyly type A1 (BDA1, OMIM 112500) is a rare inherited malformation characterized primarily by shortness or absence of middle bones of fingers and toes. It is the first recorded disorder of the autosoma...

    Authors: Lu Shen, Gang Ma, Ye Shi, Yunfeng Ruan, Xuhan Yang, Xi Wu, Yuyu Xiong, Chunling Wan, Chao Yang, Lei Cai, Likuan Xiong, Xueli Gong, Lin He and Shengying Qin

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:10

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  32. Selenium (Se), an essential micronutrient in both animals and humans, has various biological functions, and its deficiency can lead to various diseases. The most common method for increasing Se uptake is the c...

    Authors: Lijun Wu, Tao Liu, Yongsheng Xu, Wenjie Chen, Baolong Liu, Lianquan Zhang, Dengcai Liu, Huaigang Zhang and Bo Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:9

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  33. Traditional single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genome-wide association analysis (GWAA) can be inefficient because single SNPs provide limited genetic information about genomic regions. On the other hand, usi...

    Authors: Camila U. Braz, Jeremy F. Taylor, Tiago Bresolin, Rafael Espigolan, Fabieli L. B. Feitosa, Roberto Carvalheiro, Fernando Baldi, Lucia G. de Albuquerque and Henrique N. de Oliveira

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:8

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  34. Vacuolar protein sorting-associated protein 4B (VPS4B) is a member of the ATP enzyme AAA protein family, and is mainly involved in protein degradation and cell membrane fusion. Recently, a dominant mutation in...

    Authors: Aiqin Hu, Ting Lu, Danna Chen, Jin Huang, Weiwei Feng, Yanjun Li, Dan Guo, Xiangmin Xu, Dong Chen and Fu Xiong

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:7

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  35. Bovine respiratory disease complex (BRDC) is one of the most important sources of loss within the beef cattle industry in the USA. Steps have been taken to reduce the incidence of BRDC through vaccination. Des...

    Authors: L. M. Kramer, M. S. Mayes, E. D. Downey, R. G. Tait Jr, A. Woolums, C. Chase and J. M. Reecy

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:6

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  36. Association studies are useful to unravel the genetic basis of common human diseases. However, the presence of undetected population structure can lead to both false positive results and failures to detect gen...

    Authors: Alicia Huerta-Chagoya, Hortensia Moreno-Macías, Juan Carlos Fernández-López, María Luisa Ordóñez-Sánchez, Rosario Rodríguez-Guillén, Alejandra Contreras, Alfredo Hidalgo-Miranda, Luis Alberto Alfaro-Ruíz, Edgar Pavel Salazar-Fernandez, Andrés Moreno-Estrada, Carlos Alberto Aguilar-Salinas and Teresa Tusié-Luna

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:5

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  37. The number of animals born dead, which includes the number of mummified (NM) and stillborn (NS) animals, is the most important trait to directly quantify the reproductive loss in domestic pigs. In this study, ...

    Authors: Pingxian Wu, Kai Wang, Jie Zhou, Qiang Yang, Xidi Yang, Anan Jiang, Yanzhi Jiang, Mingzhou Li, Li Zhu, Lin Bai, Xuewei Li and Guoqing Tang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:4

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  38. Grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idellus, GC), as the highest-output fish in China, is economically important. The production of gynogenetic grass carp (GGC) will provide important germplasm resource for producing im...

    Authors: Zhuangwen Mao, Yeqing Fu, Yude Wang, Shi Wang, Minghe Zhang, Xin Gao, Kaikun Luo, Qinbo Qin, Chun Zhang, Min Tao, Zhanzhou Yao and Shaojun Liu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:3

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  39. Identification of unknown fungal species aids to the conservation of fungal diversity. As many fungal species cannot be cultured, morphological identification of those species is almost impossible. But, DNA ba...

    Authors: Prabina Kumar Meher, Tanmaya Kumar Sahu, Shachi Gahoi, Ruchi Tomar and Atmakuri Ramakrishna Rao

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:2

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  40. Erythropoietin receptor (EPOR) is a functional membrane-bound cytokine receptor. Erythropoietin (EPO) represents an important hematopoietic factor for production, maturation and differentiation of erythroid pr...

    Authors: Barbora Fecková, Patrícia Kimáková, Lenka Ilkovičová, Erika Szentpéteriová, Mária Macejová, Ján Košuth, Anthony Zulli, Nataša Debeljak, Petra Hudler, Karin Jašek, Ivana Kašubová, Peter Kubatka and Peter Solár

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2019 20:1

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  41. The serotonin neurotransmitter (5-HT) and its receptors have important roles in neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. The aim of this study was to investigate the functional sequences of the 5′ reg...

    Authors: Xue Wu, Feng-ling Xu, Mei Ding, Jing-jing Zhang, Jun Yao and Bao-jie Wang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:115

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  42. China exhibits a great diversity of ecosystems and abundant cattle resources, with nearly 30 million cattle from 53 indigenous breeds reared in specific geographic regions. To explore the genetic diversity and...

    Authors: Wengang Zhang, Xue Gao, Yang Zhang, Yumin Zhao, Jiabao Zhang, Yutang Jia, Bo Zhu, Lingyang Xu, Lupei Zhang, Huijiang Gao, Junya Li and Yan Chen

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:114

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  43. Levels of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) and the androgen testosterone have been associated with risk of diseases throughout the lifecourse. Although both SHBG and testosterone have been shown to be highl...

    Authors: Ryan Arathimos, Gemma C. Sharp, Raquel Granell, Kate Tilling and Caroline L. Relton

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:113

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  44. Fungal fruiting bodies are complex three-dimensional structures that are formed to protect and disperse the sexual spores. Their morphogenesis requires the concerted action of numerous genes; however, at the m...

    Authors: David Immanuel Schumacher, Ramona Lütkenhaus, Florian Altegoer, Ines Teichert, Ulrich Kück and Minou Nowrousian

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:112

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  45. In our previous genome-wide association study (GWAS) on the piglet splay leg (PSL) syndrome, the homer scaffolding protein 1 (HOMER1) was detected as a candidate gene. The aim of this work was to further verify t...

    Authors: Sutong Xu, Xingjie Hao, Min Zhang, Kai Wang, Shuaifeng Li, Xing Chen, Liaohan Yang, Lin Hu and Shujun Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:110

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