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  1. Research article

    Genetic evidence of multiple invasions and a small number of founders of Asian Palmyra palm (Borassus flabellifer) in Thailand

    Borassus flabellifer or Asian Palmyra palm is an important crop for local economies in the South and Southeast Asia for its fruit and palm sugar production. Archeological and historica...

    Kwanjai Pipatchartlearnwong, Akarapong Swatdipong, Supachai Vuttipongchaikij and Somsak Apisitwanich

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:88

    Published on: 12 October 2017

  2. Research article

    Fine mapping of a QTL affecting levels of skatole on pig chromosome 7

    Previous studies in the Norwegian pig breeds Landrace and Duroc have revealed a QTL for levels of skatole located in the region 74.7–80.5 Mb on SSC7. Skatole is one of the main components causing boar taint, w...

    Maren van Son, Matthew P. Kent, Harald Grove, Rahul Agarwal, Hanne Hamland, Sigbjørn Lien and Eli Grindflek

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:85

    Published on: 11 October 2017

  3. Research article

    Hox genes reveal genomic DNA variation in tetraploid hybrids derived from Carassius auratus red var. (female) × Megalobrama amblycephala (male)

    Allotetraploid F1 hybrids (4nF1) (AABB, 4n = 148) were generated from the distant hybridization of Carassius auratus red var. (RCC) (AA, 2n = 100) (♀) × Megalobrama amblycephala (BSB) (BB, 2n = 48) (♂). It has be...

    Y. D. Wang, Q. B. Qin, R. Yang, W. Z. Sun, Q. W. Liu, Y. Y. Huo, X. Huang, M. Tao, C. Zhang, T. Li and S. J. Liu

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:86

    Published on: 11 October 2017

  4. Research article

    Quantitative trait loci associated with different polar metabolites in perennial ryegrass - providing scope for breeding towards increasing certain polar metabolites

    Recent advances in the mapping of biochemical traits have been reported in Lolium perenne. Although the mapped traits, including individual sugars and fatty acids, contribute greatly towards ruminant productivity...

    Alexandre Foito, Christine Anne Hackett, Derek Stewart, Janaki Velmurugan, Dan Milbourne, Stephen L. Byrne and Susanne Barth

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:84

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  5. Software

    LAIT: a local ancestry inference toolkit

    Inferring local ancestry in individuals of mixed ancestry has many applications, most notably in identifying disease-susceptible loci that vary among different ethnic groups. Many software packages are availab...

    Daniel Hui, Zhou Fang, Jerome Lin, Qing Duan, Yun Li, Ming Hu and Wei Chen

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:83

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  6. Research article

    Refining the South Asian Origin of the Romani people

     Recent genetic studies based on genome-wide Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) data further investigated the history of Roma and suggested that the source of South Asian ancestry in Roma originates most lik...

    Bela I. Melegh, Zsolt Banfai, Kinga Hadzsiev, Attila Miseta and Bela Melegh

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:82

    Published on: 31 August 2017

  7. Research article

    The satellite DNA AflaSAT-1 in the A and B chromosomes of the grasshopper Abracris flavolineata

    Satellite DNAs (satDNAs) are organized in repetitions directly contiguous to one another, forming long arrays and composing a large portion of eukaryote genomes. These sequences evolve according to the concert...

    Diogo Milani, Érica Ramos, Vilma Loreto, Dardo Andrea Martí, Adauto Lima Cardoso, Karen Cristiane Martinez de Moraes, Cesar Martins and Diogo Cavalcanti Cabral-de-Mello

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:81

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  8. Research article

    Identifying highly informative genetic markers for quantification of ancestry proportions in crossbred sheep populations: implications for choosing optimum levels of admixture

    Understanding the relationship between genetic admixture and performances is crucial for the success of crossbreeding programs. Use of small sets of ancestry informative markers (AIMs) is a cost effective opti...

    Tesfaye Getachew, Heather J. Huson, Maria Wurzinger, Jörg Burgstaller, Solomon Gizaw, Aynalem Haile, Barbara Rischkowsky, Gottfried Brem, Solomon Antwi Boison, Gábor Mészáros, Ally Okeyo Mwai and Johann Sölkner

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:80

    Published on: 24 August 2017

  9. Research article

    A major QTL on chromosome 7HS controls the response of barley seedling to salt stress in the Nure × Tremois population

    Seedling establishment is a crucial and vulnerable stage in the crop life cycle which determines further plant growth. While many studies are available on salt tolerance at the vegetative stage, the mechanisms...

    Wentao Xue, Jun Yan, Gang Zhao, Yan Jiang, Jianping Cheng, Luigi Cattivelli and Alessandro Tondelli

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:79

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  10. Research article

    Mapping of leptin and its syntenic genes to chicken chromosome 1p

    Misidentification of the chicken leptin gene has hampered research of leptin signaling in this species for almost two decades. Recently, the genuine leptin gene with a GC-rich (~70%) repetitive-sequence content w...

    Eyal Seroussi, Frédérique Pitel, Sophie Leroux, Mireille Morisson, Susanne Bornelöv, Shoval Miyara, Sara Yosefi, Larry A. Cogburn, David W. Burt, Leif Anderson and Miriam Friedman-Einat

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:77

    Published on: 9 August 2017

  11. Research article

    A de novo missense mutation of FGFR2 causes facial dysplasia syndrome in Holstein cattle

    Surveillance for bovine genetic diseases in Denmark identified a hitherto unreported congenital syndrome occurring among progeny of a Holstein sire used for artificial breeding. A genetic aetiology due to a do...

    Jørgen S. Agerholm, Fintan J. McEvoy, Steffen Heegaard, Carole Charlier, Vidhya Jagannathan and Cord Drögemüller

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:74

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  12. Research article

    Genetic structure and relationships within and between cultivated and wild korarima [Aframomum corrorima (Braun) P.C.M. Jansen] in Ethiopia as revealed by simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers

    Korarima [Aframomum corrorima (Braun) P.C.M. Jansen] is a spice crop native to Ethiopia. Understanding the extent and partitioning of diversity within and among crop landraces and their wild relatives is among th...

    Dagmawit Chombe, Endashaw Bekele, Tomas Bryngelsson, Abel Teshome and Mulatu Geleta

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:72

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  13. Research article

    Association between serotonin transporter gene polymorphisms and increased suicidal risk among HIV positive patients in Uganda

    Persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) are at an increased risk of suicide. Increased suicidal risk is a predictor of future attempted and completed suicides and has been associated with poor quality of life and...

    Allan Kalungi, Soraya Seedat, Sian M. J. Hemmings, Lize van der Merwe, Moses L. Joloba, Ann Nanteza, Noeline Nakassujja, Harriet Birabwa, Jennifer Serwanga, Pontiano Kaleebu and Eugene Kinyanda

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:71

    Published on: 25 July 2017

  14. Methodology Article

    Resampling-based tests for Lasso in genome-wide association studies

    Genome-wide association studies involve detecting association between millions of genetic variants and a trait, which typically use univariate regression to test association between each single variant and the...

    Jaron Arbet, Matt McGue, Snigdhansu Chatterjee and Saonli Basu

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:70

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  15. Research article

    Estimation of linkage disequilibrium and effective population size in New Zealand sheep using three different methods to create genetic maps

    Investments in genetic selection have played a major role in the New Zealand sheep industry competitiveness. Selection may erode genetic diversity, which is a crucial factor for the success of breeding program...

    Vincent Prieur, Shannon M. Clarke, Luiz F. Brito, John C. McEwan, Michael A. Lee, Rudiger Brauning, Ken G. Dodds and Benoît Auvray

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:68

    Published on: 21 July 2017

  16. Research article

    Dynamics in multiplicity of Plasmodium falciparum infection among children with asymptomatic malaria in central Ghana

    The determinants of malaria parasite virulence is not entirely known, but the outcome of malaria infection (asymptomatic or symptomatic) has been associated with carriage of distinct parasite genotypes. Allele...

    Akua Kyerewaa Botwe, Kwaku Poku Asante, George Adjei, Samuel Assafuah, David Dosoo and Seth Owusu-Agyei

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:67

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  17. Research article

    Karyotype differentiation in tellin shells (Bivalvia: Tellinidae)

    Although Tellinidae is one of the largest and most diverse families of bivalves, its taxonomy is utterly chaotic. This is mainly due to the morphological diversity and homoplasy displayed by their shells and t...

    Daniel García-Souto, Gonzalo Ríos and Juan J. Pasantes

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:66

    Published on: 14 July 2017

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