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  1. Content type: Research article

    Identification of genetic mechanisms and idiosyncrasies at the breed-level can provide valuable information for potential use in evolutionary studies, medical applications, and breeding of selective traits. He...

    Authors: Kelsey Caetano-Anolles, Kwondo Kim, Woori Kwak, Samsun Sung, Heebal Kim, Bong-Hwan Choi and Dajeong Lim

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:37

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    The changing climate and the desire to use renewable oil sources necessitate the development of new oilseed crops. Field cress (Lepidium campestre) is a species in the Brassicaceae family that has been targeted f...

    Authors: Cecilia Gustafsson, Jakob Willforss, Fernando Lopes-Pinto, Rodomiro Ortiz and Mulatu Geleta

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:36

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    Genomic selection (GS) can accelerate genetic gains in breeding programmes by reducing the time it takes to complete a cycle of selection. Puccinia coronata f. sp lolli (crown rust) is one of the most widespread ...

    Authors: Sai Krishna Arojju, Patrick Conaghan, Susanne Barth, Dan Milbourne, Michael D. Casler, Trevor R. Hodkinson, Thibauld Michel and Stephen L. Byrne

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:35

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    Snake melon (Cucumis melo var. flexuosus, “Faqqous”) is a traditional and ancient vegetable in the Mediterranean area. A collection of landraces from 42 grower fields in Israel and Palestinian territories was gro...

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

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:34

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Genetics 2018 19:44

  5. Content type: Research article

    Bovine leukocyte antigens (BoLAs) are used extensively as markers of disease and immunological traits in cattle. However, until now, characterization of BoLA gene polymorphisms in Zebu breeds using high resolu...

    Authors: Shin-nosuke Takeshima, Claudia Corbi-Botto, Guillermo Giovambattista and Yoko Aida

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:33

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    Currently, genome-wide scans for positive selection signatures in commercial breed have been investigated. However, few studies have focused on selection footprints of indigenous breeds. Laiwu pig is an invalu...

    Authors: Minhui Chen, Jiying Wang, Yanping Wang, Ying Wu, Jinluan Fu and Jian-feng Liu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:31

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  7. Content type: Methodology article

    Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have been successfully implemented in cattle research and breeding. However, moving from the associations to identifying the causal variants and revealing underlying mech...

    Authors: Zexi Cai, Bernt Guldbrandtsen, Mogens Sandø Lund and Goutam Sahana

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:30

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The central tenet of ‘genome content’ has been that the ‘non-coding’ parts are highly enriched with ‘microsatellites’ or ‘Simple Sequence Repeats’ (SSRs). We presume that the presence and change in number of r...

    Authors: Nisha Joy, Y. P. Maimoonath Beevi and E. V. Soniya

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:29

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Defining hidden genetic diversity within species is of great significance when attempting to maintain the evolutionary potential of natural populations and conduct appropriate management. Our hypothesis is tha...

    Authors: Samer Angelone, Michael J. Jowers, Anna Rita Molinar Min, Paulino Fandos, Paloma Prieto, Mario Pasquetti, Francisco Javier Cano-Manuel, Gregorio Mentaberre, Jorge Ramón López Olvera, Arián Ráez-Bravo, José Espinosa, Jesús M. Pérez, Ramón C. Soriguer, Luca Rossi and José Enrique Granados

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:28

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  10. Content type: Research article

    One of the major impediments to spiny lobster aquaculture is the high cost of hatchery production due to the long and complex larval cycle and poor survival during the many moult stages, especially at metamorp...

    Authors: Nguyen H. Nguyen, Quinn P. Fitzgibbon, Jane Quinn, Greg Smith, Stephen Battaglene and Wayne Knibb

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:27

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  11. Content type: Research article

    A great interest exists in the production of hybrid plants of the genus Passiflora given the beauty and exotic features of its flowers which have ornamental value. Hybrid paternity confirmation is therefore impor...

    Authors: Gonçalo Santos Silva, Margarete Magalhães Souza, Cláusio Antônio Ferreira de Melo, Juan Domingo Urdampilleta and Eliana Regina Forni-Martins

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:26

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The Leguminosae family is the third-largest family of angiosperms, and Caesalpinioideae is its second-largest subfamily. A great number of species (approximately 205) are found in the Caesalpinia group within thi...

    Authors: Polliana Silva Rodrigues, Margarete Magalhães Souza, Cláusio Antônio Ferreira Melo, Telma Nair Santana Pereira and Ronan Xavier Corrêa

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:25

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Sweet cherry is consumed widely across the world and provides substantial economic benefits in regions where it is grown. While cherry breeding has been conducted in the Pacific Northwest for over half a centu...

    Authors: Julia Piaskowski, Craig Hardner, Lichun Cai, Yunyang Zhao, Amy Iezzoni and Cameron Peace

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:23

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Female lions generally do not disperse far beyond their natal range, while males can disperse distances of over 200 km. However, in bush-like ecosystems dispersal distances less than 25 km are reported. Here, ...

    Authors: Pim van Hooft, Dewald F. Keet, Diana K. Brebner and Armanda D. S. Bastos

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:21

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  15. Content type: Research article

    During the last two decades, many QTL (quantitative trait locus) mapping experiments in pigs have been conducted using F2 crosses established from two outbred founder breeds. The founder breeds were frequently...

    Authors: Markus Schmid, Robin Wellmann and Jörn Bennewitz

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:22

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Puberty is a pivotal stage in female animal development, and marks the onset of reproductive capability. However, little is known about the function of lncRNAs (long noncoding RNAs) in puberty. Therefore, RNA-...

    Authors: Xiaoxiao Gao, Jing Ye, Chen Yang, Lei Luo, Ya Liu, Jianping Ding, Yunhai Zhang, Yinghui Ling, Weiping Huang, Xiaorong Zhang, Kaifa Zhang, Xiumei Li, Jie Zhou, Fugui Fang and Zubing Cao

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:19

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Calving difficulty or dystocia has a great economic impact in the US dairy industry. Reported risk factors associated with calving difficulty are feto-pelvic disproportion, gestation length and conformation. D...

    Authors: Francesco Tiezzi, Maria E. Arceo, John B. Cole and Christian Maltecca

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:20

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The tertiary gene pool of bread wheat, to which Leymus racemosus belongs, has remained underutilized due to the current limited genomic resources of the species that constitute it. Continuous enrichment of public...

    Authors: Offiong Ukpong Edet, June-Sik Kim, Masanori Okamoto, Kousuke Hanada, Tomoyuki Takeda, Masahiro Kishii, Yasir Serag Alnor Gorafi and Hisashi Tsujimoto

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:18

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Spotted wilt, caused by tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV), has been one of major diseases in cultivated peanut grown in the southeastern United States (US) since 1990. Previously a major quantitative trait locus (...

    Authors: Zifan Zhao, Yu-Chien Tseng, Ze Peng, Yolanda Lopez, Charles Y. Chen, Barry L. Tillman, Phat Dang and Jianping Wang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:17

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Syringomyelia (SM) is a common condition affecting brachycephalic toy breed dogs and is characterized by the development of fluid-filled cavities within the spinal cord. It is often concurrent with a complex d...

    Authors: Frédéric Ancot, Philippe Lemay, Susan P. Knowler, Karen Kennedy, Sandra Griffiths, Giunio Bruto Cherubini, Jane Sykes, Paul J. J. Mandigers, Guy A. Rouleau, Clare Rusbridge and Zoha Kibar

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:16

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Patients with long QT syndrome due to rare loss-of-function mutations in the human ether-á-go-go-related gene (hERG) have prolonged QT interval, risk of arrhythmias, increased secretion of insulin and incretins a...

    Authors: Line Engelbrechtsen, Yuvaraj Mahendran, Anna Jonsson, Anette Prior Gjesing, Peter E. Weeke, Marit E. Jørgensen, Kristine Færch, Daniel R. Witte, Jens J. Holst, Torben Jørgensen, Niels Grarup, Oluf Pedersen, Henrik Vestergaard, Signe Torekov, Jørgen K. Kanters and Torben Hansen

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:15

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Service sire has a considerable impact on reproductive success in dairy cattle. Most gene mapping studies for bull fertility have focused on additive effects, while non-additive effects have been largely ignor...

    Authors: Paula Nicolini, Rocío Amorín, Yi Han and Francisco Peñagaricano

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:14

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  23. Content type: Correction

    The original version of this article [1], published on 5 January 2018, contained 3 formatting errors. In this Correction the affected parts of the article are shown. The original article has been updated.

    Authors: Ling-Yun Chang, Sajjad Toghiani, Ashley Ling, Sammy E. Aggrey and Romdhane Rekaya

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:13

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    The original article was published in BMC Genetics 2018 19:4

  24. Content type: Research article

    Loropetalum subcordatum is an endangered species endemic to China that is characterized by narrow distribution, small population size, and delayed fertilization. However, the genetic diversity of the entire extan...

    Authors: Bai-Jun Li, Jie-Yu Wang, Zhong-Jian Liu, Xue-Ying Zhuang and Jiu-Xiang Huang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:12

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Plant elicitor peptides (Peps) are endogenous molecules that induce and amplify the first line of inducible plant defense, known as pattern-triggered immunity, contributing to protect plants against attack by ...

    Authors: Cristina Ruiz, Anna Nadal, Laura Foix, Laura Montesinos, Emilio Montesinos and Maria Pla

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:11

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Lolium perenne L. is the most important forage grass species in temperate regions. It is also considered as a sustainable source of biomass for energy production. However, improvement in biomass yield has been li...

    Authors: Siyang Liu, Ulf Feuerstein, Wilbert Luesink, Sabine Schulze, Torben Asp, Bruno Studer, Heiko C. Becker and Klaus J. Dehmer

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:10

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Study of epigenetics is currently a high-impact research topic. Multi stage methylation is also an area of high-dimensional prospect. In this article, we provide a new study (intra and inter-species study) on ...

    Authors: Ujjwal Maulik, Sagnik Sen, Saurav Mallik and Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:9

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Diversity in crops is fundamental for plant breeding efforts. An accurate assessment of genetic diversity, using molecular markers, such as single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), must be able to reveal the stru...

    Authors: Martin E. Tagliotti, Sofia I. Deperi, Maria C. Bedogni, Ruofang Zhang, Norma C. Manrique Carpintero, Joseph Coombs, David Douches and Marcelo A. Huarte

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:8

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Balancing panicle-related traits such as panicle length and the numbers of primary and secondary branches per panicle, is key to improving the number of spikelets per panicle in rice. Identifying genetic infor...

    Authors: Su Jang, Yunjoo Lee, Gileung Lee, Jeonghwan Seo, Dongryung Lee, Yoye Yu, Joong Hyoun Chin and Hee-Jong Koh

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:5

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Late embryogenesis abundant (LEA) proteins are large groups of hydrophilic proteins with major role in drought and other abiotic stresses tolerance in plants. In-depth study and characterization of LEA protein...

    Authors: Richard Odongo Magwanga, Pu Lu, Joy Nyangasi Kirungu, Hejun Lu, Xingxing Wang, Xiaoyan Cai, Zhongli Zhou, Zhenmei Zhang, Haron Salih, Kunbo Wang and Fang Liu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:6

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  31. Content type: Methodology article

    The development of next-generation sequencing technologies has facilitated the identification of rare variants. Family-based design is commonly used to effectively control for population admixture and substruc...

    Authors: Yumei Li, Yang Xiang, Chao Xu, Hui Shen and Hongwen Deng

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:7

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The availability of high-density (HD) marker panels, genome wide variants and sequence data creates an unprecedented opportunity to dissect the genetic basis of complex traits, enhance genomic selection (GS) a...

    Authors: Ling-Yun Chang, Sajjad Toghiani, Ashley Ling, Sammy E. Aggrey and Romdhane Rekaya

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:4

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Genetics 2018 19:13

  33. Content type: Research article

    The swimming crab Portunus trituberculatus is one of the most commonly farmed crustaceans in China. As one of the most widely known and high-value edible crabs, it crab supports large crab fishery and aquaculture...

    Authors: Zhengfei Wang, Linxia Sun, Weibing Guan, Chunlin Zhou, Boping Tang, Yongxu Cheng, Jintian Huang and Fujun Xuan

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:3

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Salinity has a significant impact on rice production in coastal, arid and semi-arid areas in many countries, including countries growing temperate rice, such as Kazakhstan. Recently, the complete genomes of 30...

    Authors: Dariga Batayeva, Benedick Labaco, Changrong Ye, Xiaolin Li, Bakdaulet Usenbekov, Aiman Rysbekova, Gulzhamal Dyuskalieva, Georgina Vergara, Russell Reinke and Hei Leung

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:2

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Bangladesh lies in the global thalassemia belt, which has a defined mutational hot-spot in the beta-globin gene. The high carrier frequencies of beta-thalassemia trait and hemoglobin E-trait in Bangladesh nece...

    Authors: Md Tarikul Islam, Suprovath Kumar Sarkar, Nusrat Sultana, Mst. Noorjahan Begum, Golam Sarower Bhuyan, Shezote Talukder, A. K. M. Muraduzzaman, Md Alauddin, Mohammad Sazzadul Islam, Pritha Promita Biswas, Aparna Biswas, Syeda Kashfi Qadri, Tahmina Shirin, Bilquis Banu, Salma Sadya, Manzoor Hussain…

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:1

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  36. Content type: Research

    Many mammals are well adapted to surviving in extremely cold environments. These species have likely accumulated genetic changes that help them efficiently cope with low temperatures. It is not known whether t...

    Authors: Nikolay S. Yudin, Denis M. Larkin and Elena V. Ignatieva

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18(Suppl 1):111

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  37. Content type: Research

    The history of human populations occupying the plains and mountain ridges separating Europe from Asia has been eventful, as these natural obstacles were crossed westward by multiple waves of Turkic and Uralic-...

    Authors: Petr Triska, Nikolay Chekanov, Vadim Stepanov, Elza K. Khusnutdinova, Ganesh Prasad Arun Kumar, Vita Akhmetova, Konstantin Babalyan, Eugenia Boulygina, Vladimir Kharkov, Marina Gubina, Irina Khidiyatova, Irina Khitrinskaya, Ekaterina E. Khrameeva, Rita Khusainova, Natalia Konovalova, Sergey Litvinov…

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18(Suppl 1):110

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  38. Content type: Research

    Neuropilin and tolloid-like 2 (NETO2) is a single-pass transmembrane protein that has been shown primarily implicated in neuron-specific processes. Upregulation of NETO2 gene was also detected in several cancer t...

    Authors: Maria S. Fedorova, Anastasiya V. Snezhkina, Elena A. Pudova, Ivan S. Abramov, Anastasiya V. Lipatova, Sergey L. Kharitonov, Asiya F. Sadritdinova, Kirill M. Nyushko, Kseniya M. Klimina, Mikhail M. Belyakov, Elena N. Slavnova, Nataliya V. Melnikova, Maria A. Chernichenko, Dmitry V. Sidorov, Marina V. Kiseleva, Andrey D. Kaprin…

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18(Suppl 1):117

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  39. Content type: Research

    The utilization of biological data to infer the geographic origins of human populations has been a long standing quest for biologists and anthropologists. Several biogeographical analysis tools have been devel...

    Authors: Ranajit Das and Priyanka Upadhyai

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18(Suppl 1):109

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  40. Content type: Research

    In rice, a variant of DEP1 gene results in erect panicle architecture, well-developed vascular bundles, an increase in the number of grains per panicle and a consequent increase in the grain yield. Interestingly,...

    Authors: Valeriya Vavilova, Irina Konopatskaia, Anastasia E. Kuznetsova, Alexandr Blinov and Nikolay P. Goncharov

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18(Suppl 1):106

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  41. Content type: Research

    Copy Number Variation (CNV) of the human CNTN6 gene (encoding the contactin-6 protein), caused by deletions or duplications, is responsible for severe neurodevelopmental impairments, often in combination with fac...

    Authors: Alexei N. Korablev, Irina A. Serova and Oleg L. Serov

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18(Suppl 1):112

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  42. Content type: Methodology article

    Accurate imputation plays a major role in genomic studies of livestock industries, where the number of genotyped or sequenced animals is limited by costs. This study explored methods to create an ideal referen...

    Authors: Steven G. Larmer, Mehdi Sargolzaei, Luiz F. Brito, Ricardo V. Ventura and Flávio S. Schenkel

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:120

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Drought is the most disastrous abiotic stress that severely affects agricultural productivity worldwide. Understanding the biological basis of drought-regulated traits, requires identification and an in-depth ...

    Authors: Adugna Abdi Woldesemayat, Peter Van Heusden, Bongani K. Ndimba and Alan Christoffels

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:119

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  44. Content type: Methodology article

    Weighted genetic risk scores (GRS), defined as weighted sums of risk alleles of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), are statistically powerful for detection gene-environment (GxE) interactions. To assign w...

    Authors: Anke Hüls, Ursula Krämer, Christopher Carlsten, Tamara Schikowski, Katja Ickstadt and Holger Schwender

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:115

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  45. Content type: Correction

    After the publication of this work [1] an error was noticed in one of the author surnames. The author name Leif Anderson should be spelt as Leif Andersson.

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

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:113

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    The original article was published in BMC Genetics 2017 18:77

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