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  1. Content type: Research article

    The South West Indian Ocean (SWIO) archipelagos and Madagascar constitute a hotspot of biodiversity with a high rate of endemism. In this area, the endemic subspecies A. m. unicolor has been described in Madagasc...

    Authors: Maéva Angélique Techer, Johanna Clémencet, Christophe Simiand, Sookar Preeaduth, Hamza Abdou Azali, Bernard Reynaud and Delatte Hélène

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:53

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    Mesencephalic Astrocyte-derived Neurotrophic Factor (MANF) and Cerebral Dopamine Neurotrophic Factor (CDNF) form an evolutionarily conserved family of neurotrophic factors. Orthologues for MANF/CDNF are the on...

    Authors: Riitta Lindström, Päivi Lindholm, Mari Palgi, Mart Saarma and Tapio I. Heino

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:52

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    The use of multiple genetic backgrounds across years is appealing for genomic prediction (GP) because past years’ data provide valuable information on marker effects. Nonetheless, single-year GP models are les...

    Authors: Angela-Maria Bernal-Vasquez, Andres Gordillo, Malthe Schmidt and Hans-Peter Piepho

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:51

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The structure of haplogroup H reveals significant differences between the western and eastern edges of the Mediterranean, as well as between the northern and southern regions. Human populations along the weste...

    Authors: Candela L. Hernández, Jean M. Dugoujon, Andrea Novelletto, Juan N. Rodríguez, Pedro Cuesta and Rosario Calderón

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:46

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    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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  6. Content type: Research article

    Our previous RNA-sequencing study revealed that the ATF3 and CDKN1A genes were remarkably differentially expressed between the mammary glands of lactating Holstein cows with extremely high and low milk protein an...

    Authors: Bo Han, Weijun Liang, Lin Liu, Yanhua Li and Dongxiao Sun

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:47

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Content type: Methodology article

    Over the past decades, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) has been steadily increasing around the world. Despite large efforts devoted to better understand the genetic basis of the disease, the i...

    Authors: Jie Ren, Tao He, Ye Li, Sai Liu, Yinhao Du, Yu Jiang and Cen Wu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:44

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The SnRKs (sucrose non-fermenting 1 related protein kinase) are a gene family coding for Ser/Thr protein kinases and play important roles in linking the tolerance and metabolic responses of plants to abiotic s...

    Authors: Jiangping Bai, Juan Mao, Hongyu Yang, Awais Khan, Aqi Fan, Siyan Liu, Junlian Zhang, Di Wang, Huijuan Gao and Jinlin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:41

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Naturally occurring mutations in growth and differentiation factor 9 (GDF9) or bone morphogenetic protein 15 (BMP15) genes are associated with increased ovulation rate (OR) and litter size (LS) but also sterility...

    Authors: Narjess Lassoued, Zohra Benkhlil, Florent Woloszyn, Ahmed Rejeb, Mohamed Aouina, Mourad Rekik, Stephane Fabre and Sonia Bedhiaf-Romdhani

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:43

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Two key questions in understanding the genetic control of behaviors are: what genes are involved and how these genes interact. To answer these questions at a systems level, we conducted high-content profiling of

    Authors: Boanerges Aleman-Meza, Mario Loeza-Cabrera, Omar Peña-Ramos, Michael Stern and Weiwei Zhong

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:40

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Oculocutaneous Albinism (OCA) is an autosomal recessive inherited condition that affects the pigmentation of eyes, hair and skin. The OCA phenotype may be caused by mutations in the tyrosinase gene (TYR), whic...

    Authors: Felipe Tadeu Galante Rocha de Vasconcelos, Einat Hauzman, Leonardo Dutra Henriques, Paulo Roney Kilpp Goulart, Olavo de Faria Galvão, Ronaldo Yuiti Sano, Givago da Silva Souza, Jessica Lynch Alfaro, Luis Carlos de Lima Silveira, Dora Fix Ventura and Daniela Maria Oliveira Bonci

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:39

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  14. Content type: Research article

    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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  15. Content type: Research article

    The Elaeis oleifera genetic materials were assembled from its center of diversity in South and Central America. These materials are currently being preserved in Malaysia as ex situ living collections. Maintaining...

    Authors: Maizura Ithnin, Chee-Keng Teh and Wickneswari Ratnam

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:37

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Plant height (PH) and ear height (EH) are two important agronomic traits in maize selection breeding. F1 hybrid exhibit significant heterosis for PH and EH as compared to their parental inbred lines. To understan...

    Authors: Hongjian Li, Qingsong Yang, Nannan Fan, Ming Zhang, Huijie Zhai, Zhongfu Ni and Yirong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:36

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  17. Content type: Research article

    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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  18. Content type: Research article

    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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  19. Content type: Research article

    Auxin plays an important role in regulating plant growth and development as well as in the response of plants to abiotic stresses. Auxin is transported by three kinds of major protein families, including the A...

    Authors: Chenliang Yu, Wenqi Dong, Yihua Zhan, Zong-an Huang, Zhimiao Li, Il Seop Kim and Chenghao Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:33

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) has emerged as a powerful and cost-effective approach for discovering and genotyping single-nucleotide polymorphisms. The GBS technique was largely used in crop species where its...

    Authors: Jean-Simon Brouard, Brian Boyle, Eveline M. Ibeagha-Awemu and Nathalie Bissonnette

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:32

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Arabian horses are believed to be one of the oldest and most influential horse breeds in the world. Blood is the main tissue involved in maintaining body homeostasis, and it is considered a marker of the proce...

    Authors: Katarzyna Ropka-Molik, Monika Stefaniuk-Szmukier, Kacper Żukowski, Katarzyna Piórkowska, Artur Gurgul and Monika Bugno-Poniewierska

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:31

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  22. 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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  23. Content type: Research article

    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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