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  1. Content type: Research article

    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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    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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  3. Content type: Research article

    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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    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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  5. Content type: Research article

    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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  6. Content type: Research article

    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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  7. Content type: Research article

    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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  8. Content type: Research article

    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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  9. Content type: Research article

    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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  10. Content type: Research article

    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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  11. Content type: Methodology article

    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

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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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  13. Content type: Research article

    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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  14. Content type: Research article

    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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  15. Content type: Research article

    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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  16. Content type: Research article

    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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  17. Content type: Research article

    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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  18. Content type: Research article

    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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  19. Content type: Research article

    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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  20. Content type: Research article

    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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  21. Content type: Research article

    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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  22. Content type: Research article

    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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  23. Content type: Research article

    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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  24. Content type: Research article

    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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  25. Content type: Research article

    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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  26. Content type: Research article

    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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  27. Content type: Research article

    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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  28. Content type: Research article

    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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  29. Content type: Research article

    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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  30. Content type: Research article

    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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  31. Content type: Methodology article

    X chromosome inactivation (XCI) is an important gene regulation mechanism in females to equalize the expression levels of X chromosome between two sexes. Generally, one of two X chromosomes in females is rando...

    Authors: Si-Qi Xu, Yu Zhang, Peng Wang, Wei Liu, Xian-Bo Wu and Ji-Yuan Zhou

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:109

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The main goal of selection is to achieve genetic gain for a population by choosing the best breeders among a set of selection candidates. Since 2013, the use of a high density genotyping chip (600K Affymetrix®...

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

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:108

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The expression of genes involved in regulating adipogenesis and lipid metabolism may affect economically important fatness traits in pigs. Allele-specific expression (ASE) reflects imbalance between allelic tr...

    Authors: Monika Stachowiak, Izabela Szczerbal and Krzysztof Flisikowski

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:107

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Bud mutation is a vital method of citrus. ‘Wuzi Ougan’ (mutant type, MT) as a bud variant of ‘Ougan’ (wild type, WT) was first found in 1996 and has become popular because of its male sterility and seedless ch...

    Authors: Chi Zhang, Dihu Yu, Fuzhi Ke, Mimi Zhu, Jianguo Xu and Min Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:106

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Improving feed efficiency in fish is crucial at the economic, social and environmental levels with respect to developing a more sustainable aquaculture. The important contribution of genetic improvement to ach...

    Authors: Hugues de Verdal, Marc Vandeputte, Wagdy Mekkawy, Béatrice Chatain and John A. H. Benzie

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:105

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The re-sequencing of C. angulata has revealed many polymorphisms in candidate genes related to adaptation to abiotic stress that are not present in C. gigas; these genes, therefore, are probably related to the ab...

    Authors: Ismael Cross, Silvia Portela-Bens, Aglaya García-Angulo, Manuel A. Merlo, María E. Rodríguez, Thomas Liehr and Laureana Rebordinos

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:104

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Identification of genes underlying production traits is a key aim of the mink research community. Recent availability of genomic tools have opened the possibility for faster genetic progress in mink breeding. ...

    Authors: Zexi Cai, Trine Michelle Villumsen, Torben Asp, Bernt Guldbrandtsen, Goutam Sahana and Mogens Sandø Lund

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:103

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Herbicide tolerance is an important trait that allows effective weed management in wheat crops. Genetic knowledge of metribuzin tolerance in wheat is needed to develop new cultivars for the industry. Here, we ...

    Authors: Roopali Bhoite, Ifeyinwa Onyemaobi, Ping Si, Kadambot H. M. Siddique and Guijun Yan

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:102

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Identifying genetic variations that shape important complex traits is fundamental to the genetic improvement of important forest tree species, such as loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.), which is one of the most comm...

    Authors: Mengmeng Lu, Candace M. Seeve, Carol A. Loopstra and Konstantin V. Krutovsky

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:100

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Association study is a powerful means for identifying molecular markers, such as single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with important traits in forest trees. Catalpa fargesii Bur is a valuable commerc...

    Authors: Nan Lu, Fang Mei, Zhi Wang, Nan Wang, Yao Xiao, Lisheng Kong, Guanzheng Qu, Wenjun Ma and Junhui Wang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:99

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The whole repeat unit of 5S rDNA and the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) of four European Donax species were analysed. After amplifying, cloning and sequencing several 5S and ITS units, their basic features and...

    Authors: Jenyfer Fernández-Pérez, Ana Nantón and Josefina Méndez

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:97

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  42. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors flagged that acknowledgment of their equal contribution is omitted in the article [1].

    Authors: Ranajit Das and Priyanka Upadhyai

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:96

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    The original article was published in BMC Genetics 2017 18:109

  43. Content type: Research article

    Identification of selection signatures can provide a direct insight into the mechanism of artificial selection and allow further disclosure of the candidate genes related to the animals’ phenotypic variation. ...

    Authors: Artur Gurgul, Igor Jasielczuk, Katarzyna Ropka-Molik, Ewelina Semik-Gurgul, Klaudia Pawlina-Tyszko, Tomasz Szmatoła, Magdalena Szyndler-Nędza, Monika Bugno-Poniewierska, Tadeusz Blicharski, Karolina Szulc, Ewa Skrzypczak and Jędrzej Krupiński

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:95

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have identified genetic variants associated with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in extremely preterm infants. However, findings with genome-wide significance have been rare, and not replicat...

    Authors: Aaron Hamvas, Rui Feng, Yingtao Bi, Fan Wang, Soumyaroop Bhattacharya, Jared Mereness, Madhurima Kaushal, C Michael Cotten, Philip L Ballard and Thomas J Mariani

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:94

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Pod constriction is an important descriptive and agronomic trait of peanut. For the in-shell Virginia marketing-type, this trait has commercial importance as well, since deeply constricted pods have a tendency...

    Authors: Abhinandan S. Patil, Sigal Popovsky, Yael Levy, Ye Chu, Josh Clevenger, Peggy Ozias-Akins and Ran Hovav

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:93

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Plectranthus edulis (Vatke) Agnew (locally known as Ethiopian dinich or Ethiopian potato) is one of the most economically important edible tuber crops indigenous to Ethiopia. Evaluating the extent of genetic dive...

    Authors: Fekadu Gadissa, Kassahun Tesfaye, Kifle Dagne and Mulatu Geleta

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:92

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Congenital skeletal malformations represent a heterogeneous group of disorders affecting bone and cartilage development. In cattle, particular chondrodysplastic forms have been identified in several miniature ...

    Authors: Ann-Kathrin Struck, Claudia Dierks, Marina Braun, Maren Hellige, Anna Wagner, Bernd Oelmaier, Andreas Beineke, Julia Metzger and Ottmar Distl

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:91

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