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  1. 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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    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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  3. Content type: Research article

    Fish may display variations in ploidy, including three sets of chromosomes, known as triploidy. A recent study revealed a frequency of ~ 2% spontaneous (i.e., non-intentional) triploidy in domesticated Atlanti...

    Authors: Katarina M Jørgensen, Vidar Wennevik, Anne Grete Eide Sørvik, Laila Unneland, Sergey Prusov, Fernando Ayllon and Kevin A Glover

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:90

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Hybridization and introgression are common phenomena among oak species. These processes can be beneficial by introducing favorable genetic variants across species (adaptive introgression). Given that drought i...

    Authors: Signem Oney-Birol, Sorel Fitz-Gibbon, Jin-Ming Chen, Paul F. Gugger and Victoria L. Sork

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:88

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers coupled with allele dosage information has emerged as a powerful tool for studying complex traits in cultivated autotetraploid potato (Solanum tuberosum L....

    Authors: Alicia N. Massa, Norma C. Manrique-Carpintero, Joseph Coombs, Kathleen G. Haynes, Paul C. Bethke, Tina L. Brandt, Sanjay K. Gupta, G. Craig Yencho, Richard G. Novy and David S. Douches

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:87

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have crucial roles in various biological regulatory processes. However, the study of lncRNAs is limited in woody plants. Catalpa bungei is a valuable ornamental tree with a long cul...

    Authors: Zhi Wang, Tianqing Zhu, Wenjun Ma, Nan Wang, Guanzheng Qu, Shougong Zhang and Junhui Wang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:86

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Approximately 90% of colorectal cancer (CRC) deaths are caused by tumors ability to migrate into the adjacent tissues and metastase into distant organs. More than 40 genes have been causally linked to the deve...

    Authors: Krzysztof Goryca, Maria Kulecka, Agnieszka Paziewska, Michalina Dabrowska, Marta Grzelak, Magdalena Skrzypczak, Krzysztof Ginalski, Andrzej Mroz, Andrzej Rutkowski, Katarzyna Paczkowska, Michal Mikula and Jerzy Ostrowski

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:85

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  8. Content type: Methodology

    The rise in popularity and accessibility of DNA methylation data to evaluate epigenetic associations with disease has led to numerous methodological questions. As part of GAW20, our working group of 8 research...

    Authors: Angga M. Fuady, Samantha Lent, Chloé Sarnowski and Nathan L. Tintle

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19(Suppl 1):72

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  9. Content type: Methodology

    This paper summarizes the contributions from the Genome-wide Association Study group (GWAS group) of the GAW20. The GWAS group contributions focused on topics such as association tests, phenotype imputation, a...

    Authors: Xuexia Wang, Felix Boekstegers and Regina Brinster

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19(Suppl 1):79

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  10. Content type: Methodology

    Longitudinal data and repeated measurements in epigenome-wide association studies (EWAS) provide a rich resource for understanding epigenetics. We summarize 7 analytical approaches to the GAW20 data sets that ...

    Authors: Haakon E. Nustad, Marcio Almeida, Angelo J. Canty, Marissa LeBlanc, Christian M. Page and Phillip E. Melton

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19(Suppl 1):77

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  11. Content type: Methodology

    Fenofibrate (Fb) is a known treatment for elevated triglyceride (TG) levels. The Genetics of Lipid Lowering Drugs and Diet Network (GOLDN) study was designed to investigate potential contributors to the effect...

    Authors: Svetlana Cherlin, Maggie Haitian Wang, Heike Bickeböller and Rita M. Cantor

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19(Suppl 1):64

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  12. Content type: Research

    Longitudinal measurement is commonly employed in health research and provides numerous benefits for understanding disease and trait progression over time. More broadly, it allows for proper treatment of correl...

    Authors: Justin C. Strickland, I-Chen Chen, Chanung Wang and David W. Fardo

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19(Suppl 1):82

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  13. Content type: Research

    In studies with multi-omics data available, there is an opportunity to investigate interdependent mechanisms of biological causality. The GAW20 data set includes both DNA genotype and methylation measures befo...

    Authors: Virginia A. Fisher, Lan Wang, Xuan Deng, Chloé Sarnowski, L. Adrienne Cupples and Ching-Ti Liu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19(Suppl 1):70

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  14. Content type: Proceedings

    The GAW20 group formed on the theme of methods for association analyses of repeated measures comprised 4sets of investigators. The provided “real” data set included genotypes obtained from a human whole-genome...

    Authors: Saurabh Ghosh and David W. Fardo

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19(Suppl 1):73

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  15. Content type: Research

    An accumulation of evidence has revealed the important role of epigenetic factors in explaining the etiopathogenesis of human diseases. Several empirical studies have successfully incorporated methylation data...

    Authors: Xiaoxuan Xia, Haoyi Weng, Ruoting Men, Rui Sun, Benny Chung Ying Zee, Ka Chun Chong and Maggie Haitian Wang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19(Suppl 1):78

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  16. Content type: Research

    Single-probe analyses in epigenome-wide association studies (EWAS) have identified associations between DNA methylation and many phenotypes, but do not take into account information from neighboring probes. Me...

    Authors: Samantha Lent, Hanfei Xu, Lan Wang, Zhe Wang, Chloé Sarnowski, Marie-France Hivert and Josée Dupuis

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19(Suppl 1):84

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  17. Content type: Research

    Rapidly evolving high-throughput technology has made it cost-effective to collect multilevel omic data in clinical and biological studies. Different types of omic data collected from these studies provide both...

    Authors: Xiaoxi Shen and Qing Lu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19(Suppl 1):71

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  18. Content type: Research

    Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance has been posited as a possible contributor to the observed heritability of metabolic syndrome (MetS). Yet the extent to which estimates of epigenetic inheritance for DN...

    Authors: Lindsay Fernández-Rhodes, Annie Green Howard, Ran Tao, Kristin L. Young, Mariaelisa Graff, Allison E. Aiello, Kari E. North and Anne E. Justice

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19(Suppl 1):69

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  19. Content type: Methodology

    Multiple layers of genetic and epigenetic variability are being simultaneously explored in an increasing number of health studies. We summarize here different approaches applied in the Data Mining and Machine ...

    Authors: Burcu Darst, Corinne D. Engelman, Ye Tian and Justo Lorenzo Bermejo

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19(Suppl 1):76

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  20. Content type: Proceedings

    GAW20 working group 5 brought together researchers who contributed 7 papers with the aim of evaluating methods to detect genetic by epigenetic interactions. GAW20 distributed real data from the Genetics of Lip...

    Authors: Mariza de Andrade, E. Warwick Daw, Aldi T. Kraja, Virginia Fisher, Lan Wang, Ke Hu, Jing Li, Razvan Romanescu, Jenna Veenstra, Rui Sun, Haoyi Weng and Wenda Zhou

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19(Suppl 1):81

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  21. Content type: Research

    We propose a gene-level association test that accounts for individual relatedness and population structures in pedigree data in the framework of linear mixed models (LMMs). Our method data-adaptively combines ...

    Authors: Jun Young Park, Chong Wu and Wei Pan

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19(Suppl 1):68

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  22. Content type: Research

    Identification of interactions between epigenetic factors and treatments might lead to personalized intervention of diseases. This paper aims to examine the modification effect of fenofibrate therapy on the as...

    Authors: Runmin Wei and Yanyan Wu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19(Suppl 1):75

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  23. Content type: Research

    An important feature in many genomic studies is quality control and normalization. This is particularly important when analyzing epigenetic data, where the process of obtaining measurements can be bias prone. ...

    Authors: Marissa LeBlanc, Haakon E. Nustad, Manuela Zucknick and Christian M. Page

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19(Suppl 1):66

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  24. Content type: Research

    Random forest (RF) is a machine-learning method that generally works well with high-dimensional problems and allows for nonlinear relationships between predictors; however, the presence of correlated predictor...

    Authors: Burcu F. Darst, Kristen C. Malecki and Corinne D. Engelman

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19(Suppl 1):65

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  25. Content type: Methodology

    Increasingly available multilayered omics data on large populations has opened exciting analytic opportunities and posed unique challenges to robust estimation of causal effects in the setting of complex disea...

    Authors: Jonathan Auerbach, Richard Howey, Lai Jiang, Anne Justice, Liming Li, Karim Oualkacha, Sergi Sayols-Baixeras and Stella W. Aslibekyan

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19(Suppl 1):74

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  26. Content type: Research

    Association studies using a single type of omics data have been successful in identifying disease-associated genetic markers, but the underlying mechanisms are unaddressed. To provide a possible explanation of...

    Authors: Liming Li, Chan Wang, Tianyuan Lu, Shili Lin and Yue-Qing Hu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19(Suppl 1):67

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  27. Content type: Research article

    Although harness racing is of high economic importance to the global equine industry, significant genomic resources have yet to be applied to mapping harness racing success. To identify genomic regions associa...

    Authors: Brandon D. Velie, Kim Jäderkvist Fegraeus, Marina Solé, Maria K. Rosengren, Knut H. Røed, Carl-Fredrik Ihler, Eric Strand and Gabriella Lindgren

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:80

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Increasing grain yield is a primary objective of maize breeding. Dissecting the genetic architecture of grain yield furthers genetic improvements to increase yield. Presented here is an association panel compo...

    Authors: Ting Li, Jianzhou Qu, Yahui Wang, Liguo Chang, Kunhui He, Dongwei Guo, Xinghua Zhang, Shutu Xu and Jiquan Xue

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:63

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  29. Content type: Research article

    One of the most popular ornamental plants worldwide, roses (Rosa sp.), are very susceptible to Botrytis gray mold disease. The necrotrophic infection of rose petals by B. cinerea causes the collapse and death of ...

    Authors: Xintong Liu, Xiaoqian Cao, Shaochuan Shi, Na Zhao, Dandan Li, Peihong Fang, Xi Chen, Weicong Qi and Zhao Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:62

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies on linkage disequilibrium have investigated second order linkage disequilibrium in animal and plant populations. The objective of this paper was to investigate the genome-wide levels of third ...

    Authors: Luis Gomez-Raya, Luis Silio, Wendy M. Rauw, Luis Alberto Gracia-Cortés and Carmen Rodríguez

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:60

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  31. Content type: Research article

    NOD-like receptors (NLRs) are a family of cytoplasmic pattern recognition receptors (PRRs), of which NOD1 and NOD2, are the main representative members. Many investigations have focused on the role of NOD1 and NO...

    Authors: Tiantian Gu, Lu Lu, Jingwen Wang, Lili Tian, Wenzhi Wei, Xinsheng Wu, Qi Xu and Guohong Chen

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:61

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The changing climate is altering timing of key fruit ripening processes and increasing the occurrence of fruit defects. To improve our understanding of the genetic control of raspberry fruit development an enh...

    Authors: Christine A. Hackett, Linda Milne, Kay Smith, Pete Hedley, Jenny Morris, Craig G. Simpson, Katharine Preedy and Julie Graham

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:59

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  33. Content type: Methodology article

    Like glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficient hemizygous males and homozygous females, heterozygous females could also manifest hemolytic crisis, neonatal hyperbilirubinemia or kernicterus upon expos...

    Authors: Md Tarikul Islam, Suprovath Kumar Sarker, Shezote Talukder, Golam Sarower Bhuyan, Asifuzzaman Rahat, Nafisa Nawal Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Mohammad Amir Hossain, A. K. M. Muraduzzaman, Jakia Rahman, Syeda Kashfi Qadri, Mohammod Shahidullah, Mohammad Abdul Mannan, Sarabon Tahura, Manzoor Hussain, Narayan Saha…

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:58

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  34. Content type: Research article

    SNPs are informative to estimate genomic breed composition (GBC) of individual animals, but selected SNPs for this purpose were not made available in the commercial bovine SNP chips prior to the present study....

    Authors: Jun He, Yage Guo, Jiaqi Xu, Hao Li, Anna Fuller, Richard G. Tait Jr, Xiao-Lin Wu and Stewart Bauck

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:56

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Rolling of leaves (RL) is a phenomenon commonly found in grasses. Morphology of the leaf is an important agronomic trait in field crops especially in rice; therefore, majority of the rice breeders are interest...

    Authors: Beata Myśków, Magdalena Góralska, Natalia Lenarczyk, Ilona Czyczyło-Mysza and Stefan Stojałowski

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:57

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Aging leads to decreased skeletal muscle function in mammals and is associated with a progressive loss of muscle mass, quality and strength. Age-related muscle loss (sarcopenia) is an important health problem ...

    Authors: I-Hsuan Lin, Junn-Liang Chang, Kate Hua, Wan-Chen Huang, Ming-Ta Hsu and Yi-Fan Chen

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:55

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Numerous studies have demonstrated significant differences in the expression level across continental human populations. Most of published results were performed on B-cell lines materials examined under specif...

    Authors: P. Daca-Roszak, M. Swierniak, R. Jaksik, T. Tyszkiewicz, M. Oczko-Wojciechowska, J. Zebracka-Gala, B. Jarzab, M. Witt and E. Zietkiewicz

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:54

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The ability of maize populations/landraces to tolerate drastically extreme environments over the past four centuries in Algeria leads to characterize these genetic resources for germplasm management as well as...

    Authors: Miyassa Meriem Aci, Antonio Lupini, Antonio Mauceri, Abdelkader Morsli, Lakhdar Khelifi and Francesco Sunseri

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:51

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The Hessian fly response genes, Hfr-1 and Hfr-2, have been reported to be significantly induced in a Hessian fly attack. Nothing is known about the allelic variants of these two genes in susceptible (S) and resis...

    Authors: Mui-Keng Tan, Mustapha El-Bouhssini, Ossie Wildman, Wuletaw Tadesse, Grant Chambers, Shuming Luo and Livinus Emebiri

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:50

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  40. Content type: Research article

    WRKY transcription factors (TFs) participate in various physiological processes of plants. Although WRKY genes have been well studied in model plants, knowledge of the functional roles of these genes is still ...

    Authors: Lijiao Gu, Hengling Wei, Hantao Wang, Junji Su and Shuxun Yu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:48

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Many common and relevant diseases affecting equine welfare have yet to be tested regarding structural variants such as copy number variations (CNVs). CNVs make up a substantial proportion of total genetic vari...

    Authors: Anouk Schurink, Vinicius H. da Silva, Brandon D. Velie, Bert W. Dibbits, Richard P. M. A. Crooijmans, Liesbeth Franҫois, Steven Janssens, Anneleen Stinckens, Sarah Blott, Nadine Buys, Gabriella Lindgren and Bart J. Ducro

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:49

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  42. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to explore the molecular mechanism of estrogen-mediated neuroprotection in the relief of cerebral ischemic injury. The gene expression profiles were downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus dat...

    Authors: Jiaxuan He, Ya Gao, Gang Wu, Xiaoming Lei, Yong Zhang, Weikang Pan and Hui Yu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:46

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) have been reported to regulate the plant tolerance to environmental stresses. Many plant GSTs exhibited the roles on promoting tolerance to drought stress, oxidative stress an...

    Authors: Wenbin Liao, Shuxia Li, Cheng Lu and Ming Peng

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:45

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  44. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported the need for a more detailed acknowledgement of the source of the samples that were analyzed and their coordinates, which are discussed i...

    Authors: Samer Omari, Yuri Kamenir, Jennifer I. C. Benichou, Sarah Pariente, Hanan Sela and Rafael Perl-Treves

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:44

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    The original article was published in BMC Genetics 2018 19:34

  45. Content type: Research article

    Photobacteriosis is an infectious disease developed by a Gram-negative bacterium Photobacterium damselae subsp. piscicida (Phdp), which may cause high mortalities (90–100%) in sea bream. Selection and breeding fo...

    Authors: Muhammad L Aslam, Roberta Carraro, Anastasia Bestin, Sophie Cariou, Anna K. Sonesson, Jean-Sébastien Bruant, Pierrick Haffray, Luca Bargelloni and Theo H. E. Meuwissen

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:43

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