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  1. Content type: Research article

    Africa is home to numerous cattle breeds whose diversity has been shaped by subtle combinations of human and natural selection. African Sanga cattle are an intermediate type of cattle resulting from interbreed...

    Authors: Mengistie Taye, Jaemin Kim, Sook Hee Yoon, Wonseok Lee, Olivier Hanotte, Tadelle Dessie, Stephen Kemp, Okeyo Ally Mwai, Kelsey Caetano-Anolles, Seoae Cho, Sung Jong Oh, Hak-Kyo Lee and Heebal Kim

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:11

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  2. Content type: Methodology article

    Color perception is important for fish to survive and reproduce in nature. Visual pigments in the retinal photoreceptor cells are responsible for receiving light stimuli, but the function of the pigments in vi...

    Authors: Noriko Homma, Yumi Harada, Tamaki Uchikawa, Yasuhiro Kamei and Shoji Fukamachi

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:10

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  3. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: Zahraa Haidar, Ramzi Temanni, Eliane Chouery, Puthen Jithesh, Wei Liu, Rashid Al-Ali, Ena Wang, Francesco M Marincola, Nadine Jalkh, Soha Haddad, Wassim Haidar, Lotfi Chouchane and André Mégarbané

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:9

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    The original article was published in BMC Genetics 2017 18:3

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    Idiopathic or genetic adult-onset epilepsy is a common neurological disorder in domestic dogs. Genetic association has been reported only with ADAM23 on CFA 37 in few breeds. To identify novel epilepsy genes, we ...

    Authors: Lotta L. E. Koskinen, Eija H. Seppälä, Jutta Weissl, Tarja S. Jokinen, Ranno Viitmaa, Reetta L. Hänninen, Pascale Quignon, Andrea Fischer, Catherine André and Hannes Lohi

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:8

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  5. Content type: Research article

    New Zealand has some unique Terminal Sire composite sheep breeds, which were developed in the last three decades to meet commercial needs. These composite breeds were developed based on crossing various Termin...

    Authors: Luiz F. Brito, Shannon M. Clarke, John C. McEwan, Stephen P. Miller, Natalie K. Pickering, Wendy E. Bain, Ken G. Dodds, Mehdi Sargolzaei and Flávio S. Schenkel

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:7

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Knowledge on the levels of linkage disequilibrium (LD) across the genome, persistence of gametic phase between breed pairs, genetic diversity and population structure are important parameters for the successfu...

    Authors: Daniela A. Grossi, Mohsen Jafarikia, Luiz F. Brito, Marcos E. Buzanskas, Mehdi Sargolzaei and Flávio S. Schenkel

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:6

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Hyaline fibromatosis syndrome (HFS) is a recently introduced alternative term for two disorders that were previously known as juvenile hyaline fibromatosis (JHF) and infantile systemic hyalinosis (ISH). These ...

    Authors: Zahraa Haidar, Ramzi Temanni, Eliane Chouery, Puthen Jithesh, Wei Liu, Rashid Al-Ali, Ena Wang, Francesco M Marincola, Nadine Jalkh, Soha Haddad, Wassim Haidar, Lotfi Chouchane and André Mégarbané

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:3

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Genetics 2017 18:9

  8. Content type: Research article

    FTO gene variants have been associated with obesity phenotypes in sedentary and obese populations, but rarely with skeletal muscle and elite athlete phenotypes.

    Authors: S. M. Heffernan, G. K. Stebbings, L. P. Kilduff, R. M. Erskine, S. H. Day, C. I. Morse, J. S. McPhee, C. J. Cook, B. Vance, W. J. Ribbans, S. M. Raleigh, C. Roberts, M. A. Bennett, G. Wang, M. Collins, Y. P. Pitsiladis…

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:4

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  9. Content type: Research article

    South African (SA) Black women have a high prevalence of preeclampsia and HIV, both conditions associated with increased inflammation. miR-146a is an inflammatory-associated miR and a common single nucleotide ...

    Authors: Niren Ray Maharaj, Prithiksha Ramkaran, Siddharthiya Pillay and Anil Amichund Chuturgoon

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:5

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Genomic selection (GS) has played an important role in cattle breeding programs. However, genotyping prices are still a challenge for implementation of GS in beef cattle and there is still a lack of informatio...

    Authors: Mario L. Piccoli, Luiz F. Brito, José Braccini, Fernando F. Cardoso, Mehdi Sargolzaei and Flávio S. Schenkel

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:2

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  11. Content type: Research article

    As seed oil content (OC) is a key measure of rapeseed quality, better understanding the genetic basis of OC would greatly facilitate the breeding of high-oil cultivars. Here, we investigated the components of ...

    Authors: Yanli Guo, Ping Si, Nan Wang, Jing Wen, Bin Yi, Chaozhi Ma, Jinxing Tu, Jitao Zou, Tingdong Fu and Jinxiong Shen

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:1

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  12. Content type: Research

    Obesity is heritable. It predisposes to many diseases. The objectives of this study were to create a compendium of genes relevant to feeding behavior (FB) and/or body weight (BW) regulation; to construct and t...

    Authors: Elena V. Ignatieva, Dmitry A. Afonnikov, Olga V. Saik, Evgeny I. Rogaev and Nikolay A. Kolchanov

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17(Suppl 3):158

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 3

  13. Content type: Research

    Moths of genus Dendrolimus (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) are among the major pests of coniferous forests worldwide. Taxonomy and nomenclature of this genus are not entirely established, and there are many species ...

    Authors: Alexander Kononov, Kirill Ustyantsev, Baode Wang, Victor C. Mastro, Victor Fet, Alexander Blinov and Yuri Baranchikov

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17(Suppl 3):157

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 3

  14. Content type: Research

    The changes in the renal function leading to a reduction of medullary blood flow can have a great impact on sodium and water homeostasis and on the long-term control of arterial blood pressure. The RNA-Seq app...

    Authors: Marina A. Ryazanova, Larisa A. Fedoseeva, Nikita I. Ershov, Vadim M. Efimov, Arcady L. Markel and Olga E. Redina

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17(Suppl 3):151

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 3

  15. Content type: Research

    SUP35 and SUP45 are essential genes encoding polypeptide chain release factors. However, mutants for these genes may be viable but display pleiotropic phenotypes which include, but are...

    Authors: Polina Drozdova, Ludmila Mironova and Galina Zhouravleva

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17(Suppl 3):152

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 3

  16. Content type: Research

    There has been considerable interest in discovery of the genetic architecture of complex traits, particularly age-related neurodegenerative disorders. To predict disease risk and to understand its genetic basi...

    Authors: Elena E. Korbolina, Anna A. Zhdankina, Anzhela Zh. Fursova, Oyuna S. Kozhevnikova and Natalia G. Kolosova

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17(Suppl 3):153

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 3

  17. Content type: Research

    The switch from oxidative phosphorylation to glycolysis in proliferating cancer cells, even under aerobic conditions, has been shown first in 1926 by Otto Warburg. Today this phenomenon is known as the “Warbur...

    Authors: Anna V. Kudryavtseva, Maria S. Fedorova, Alex Zhavoronkov, Alexey A. Moskalev, Alexander S. Zasedatelev, Alexey A. Dmitriev, Asiya F. Sadritdinova, Irina Y. Karpova, Kirill M. Nyushko, Dmitry V. Kalinin, Nadezhda N. Volchenko, Nataliya V. Melnikova, Kseniya M. Klimina, Dmitry V. Sidorov, Anatoly Y. Popov, Tatiana V. Nasedkina…

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17(Suppl 3):156

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 3

  18. Content type: Research

    Germline mutations in the coding sequence of the tumour suppressor APC gene give rise to familial adenomatous polyposis (which leads to colorectal cancer) and are associated with many other oncopathologies. Th...

    Authors: Marina Yu Matveeva, Elena V. Kashina, Vasily V. Reshetnikov, Leonid O. Bryzgalov, Elena V. Antontseva, Natalia P. Bondar and Tatiana I. Merkulova

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17(Suppl 3):154

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 3

  19. Content type: Research article

    Nucleolar dominance is an epigenetic phenomenon that occurs in interspecific hybrids and involves the expression of 45S rRNA genes inherited from one progenitor due to the silencing of the other progenitor’s r...

    Authors: Jun Xiao, Fangzhou Hu, Kaikun Luo, Wuhui Li and Shaojun Liu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:150

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The widespread use of individual sires for artificial insemination promotes the propagation of recessive conditions. Inadvertent matings between unnoticed carriers of deleterious alleles may result in the mani...

    Authors: Hubert Pausch, Simon Ammermüller, Christine Wurmser, Henning Hamann, Jens Tetens, Cord Drögemüller and Ruedi Fries

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:149

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Epidermal growth factor receptor (Egfr) has been the target of several drugs for cancers. The potential gender differences in genes in the Egfr axis have been suggested in humans and in animal models. Female and ...

    Authors: Fengxia Liu, Yan Jiao, Yun Jiao, Franklin Garcia-Godoy, Weikuan Gu and Qingyi Liu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:146

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a multifactorial disease caused by interactions between environmental and genetic factors. The SMXA-5 mouse is a high-fat diet-induced fatty liver model established ...

    Authors: Miyako Suzuki, Misato Kobayashi, Tamio Ohno, Shinsaku Kanamori, Soushi Tateishi, Atsushi Murai and Fumihiko Horio

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:145

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Colour polymorphisms are common among animal species. When combined with genetic and ecological data, these polymorphisms can be excellent systems in which to understand adaptation and the molecular changes un...

    Authors: Ana S. B. Rodrigues, Sara E. Silva, Francisco Pina-Martins, João Loureiro, Mariana Castro, Karim Gharbi, Kevin P. Johnson, Christopher H. Dietrich, Paulo A. V. Borges, José A. Quartau, Chris D. Jiggins, Octávio S. Paulo and Sofia G. Seabra

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:144

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Conservation of genetic diversity is an essential prerequisite for developing new cultivars with desirable agronomic traits. Although a large number of germplasm collections have been established worldwide, ma...

    Authors: Hea-Young Lee, Na-Young Ro, Hee-Jin Jeong, Jin-Kyung Kwon, Jinkwan Jo, Yeaseong Ha, Ayoung Jung, Ji-Woong Han, Jelli Venkatesh and Byoung-Cheorl Kang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:142

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Among SNP markers that become increasingly valuable in molecular breeding of crop plants are the CAPS and dCAPS markers derived from the genes of interest. To date, the number of such gene-based markers is sma...

    Authors: Fakhriddin N. Kushanov, Alan E. Pepper, John Z. Yu, Zabardast T. Buriev, Shukhrat E. Shermatov, Sukumar Saha, Mauricio Ulloa, Johnie N. Jenkins, Abdusattor Abdukarimov and Ibrokhim Y. Abdurakhmonov

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:141

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Accumulation of DNA damage, mutations, and chromosomal abnormalities is associated with aging in many organisms. How directly various forms of genomic instability contribute to lifespan in different aging cont...

    Authors: Patrick H. Maxwell

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:140

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The native cattle breeds are an important genetic resource for meat and milk production throughout Asia. In Asia cattle were domesticated around 10,000 years ago and in Korea cattle are being raised since 2000...

    Authors: Aditi Sharma, Seung-Hwan Lee, Dajeong Lim, Han-Ha Chai, Bong-Hwan Choi and Yongmin Cho

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:139

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Genetics 2017 18:12

  28. Content type: Research article

    The use of wood as an industrial raw material has led to development of plantation forestry, in which trees are planted, managed, and harvested as crops. The productivity of such plantations often exceeds that...

    Authors: Jin S. Xiong, Steven E. McKeand, Fikret Isik, Jill Wegrzyn, David B. Neale, Zhao-Bang Zeng, Luciano da Costa e Silva and Ross W. Whetten

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:138

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Recombination rate is an essential parameter for many genetic analyses. Recombination rates are highly variable across species, populations, individuals and different genomic regions. Due to the profound influ...

    Authors: Marinela Dukić, Daniel Berner, Marius Roesti, Christoph R. Haag and Dieter Ebert

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:137

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  30. Content type: Research article

    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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  31. Content type: Research article

    The importance of the adrenal gland in regard to lactation and reproduction in cattle has been recognized early. Caused by interest in animal welfare and the impact of stress on economically important traits i...

    Authors: Bodo Brand, Markus O. Scheinhardt, Juliane Friedrich, Daisy Zimmer, Norbert Reinsch, Siriluck Ponsuksili, Manfred Schwerin and Andreas Ziegler

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:135

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Genetics 2016 17:148

  32. Content type: Research article

    A major function of the captive panda population is to preserve the genetic diversity of wild panda populations in their natural habitats. Understanding the genetic composition of the captive panda population ...

    Authors: Jiandong Yang, Fujun Shen, Rong Hou and Yang Da

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:133

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Nitrogen use efficiency is an important breeding trait that can be modified to improve the sustainability of many crop species used in agriculture. Rapeseed is a major oil crop with low nitrogen use efficiency...

    Authors: Anne-Sophie Bouchet, Anne Laperche, Christine Bissuel-Belaygue, Cécile Baron, Jérôme Morice, Mathieu Rousseau-Gueutin, Jean-Eric Dheu, Pierre George, Xavier Pinochet, Thomas Foubert, Olivier Maes, Damien Dugué, Florent Guinot and Nathalie Nesi

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:131

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Kernel length is an important target trait in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) breeding programs. However, the number of known quantitative trait loci (QTLs) controlling kernel length is limited. In the present study,...

    Authors: Hong Zhou, Shihang Liu, Yujiao Liu, Yaxi Liu, Jing You, Mei Deng, Jian Ma, Guangdeng Chen, Yuming Wei, Chunji Liu and Youliang Zheng

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:130

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  35. Content type: Research article

    MYB family proteins are one of the most abundant transcription factors in the cotton plant and play diverse roles in cotton growth and evolution. Previously, few studies have been conducted in upland cotton, Goss...

    Authors: Haron Salih, Wenfang Gong, Shoupu He, Gaofei Sun, Junling Sun and Xiongming Du

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:129

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Spotted wilt caused by tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) is one of the major peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) diseases in the southeastern United States. Occurrence, severity, and symptoms of spotted wilt disease are ...

    Authors: Yu-Chien Tseng, Barry L. Tillman, Ze Peng and Jianping Wang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:128

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  37. Content type: Research article

    The knowledge of the extent and pattern of diversity in the crop species is a prerequisite for any crop improvement as it helps breeders in deciding suitable breeding strategies for their future improvement. R...

    Authors: Nivedita Singh, Debjani Roy Choudhury, Gunjan Tiwari, Amit Kumar Singh, Sundeep Kumar, Kalyani Srinivasan, R. K. Tyagi, A. D. Sharma, N. K. Singh and Rakesh Singh

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:127

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer death among women. Several studies have investigated the relationship between the C3435T polymorphism of ABCB1 gene and risk of breast cancer; but the results a...

    Authors: Amal Tazzite, Yaya Kassogue, Bréhima Diakité, Hassan Jouhadi, Hind Dehbi, Abdellatif Benider and Sellama Nadifi

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:126

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  39. Content type: Methodology article

    The evaluation and interpretation of forensic DNA mixture evidence faces greater interpretational challenges due to increasingly complex mixture evidence. Such challenges include: casework involving low quanti...

    Authors: Frederick R. Bieber, John S. Buckleton, Bruce Budowle, John M. Butler and Michael D. Coble

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:125

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Sainfoin is a perennial forage legume with beneficial properties for animal husbandry due to the presence of secondary metabolites. However, worldwide cultivation of sainfoin is marginal due to the lack of var...

    Authors: Katharina Kempf, Marina Mora-Ortiz, Lydia M. J. Smith, Roland Kölliker and Leif Skøt

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:124

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Cerebellar cortical degeneration (CCD) is an increasingly recognised neurodegenerative disease process affecting many dog breeds. Typical presentation consists of a progressive cerebellar ataxia, with a variab...

    Authors: Joe Fenn, Mike Boursnell, Rebekkah J. Hitti, Christopher A. Jenkins, Rebecca L. Terry, Simon L. Priestnall, Patrick J. Kenny, Cathryn S. Mellersh and Oliver P. Forman

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:123

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Preeclampsia is a common and heterogeneous vascular syndrome of pregnancy. Its genetic risk profile is yet unknown and may vary between individuals and populations. The rs4606 3′ UTR polymorphism of the Regula...

    Authors: Tiina Karppanen, Tea Kaartokallio, Miira M. Klemetti, Seppo Heinonen, Eero Kajantie, Juha Kere, Katja Kivinen, Anneli Pouta, Anne Cathrine Staff and Hannele Laivuori

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:121

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