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  1. Content type: Research article

    In our previous genome-wide association study (GWAS) on the piglet splay leg (PSL) syndrome, the homer scaffolding protein 1 (HOMER1) was detected as a candidate gene. The aim of this work was to further verify t...

    Authors: Sutong Xu, Xingjie Hao, Min Zhang, Kai Wang, Shuaifeng Li, Xing Chen, Liaohan Yang, Lin Hu and Shujun Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:110

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  2. Content type: Methodology article

    X chromosome inactivation (XCI) is an important gene regulation mechanism in females to equalize the expression levels of X chromosome between two sexes. Generally, one of two X chromosomes in females is rando...

    Authors: Si-Qi Xu, Yu Zhang, Peng Wang, Wei Liu, Xian-Bo Wu and Ji-Yuan Zhou

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:109

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The main goal of selection is to achieve genetic gain for a population by choosing the best breeders among a set of selection candidates. Since 2013, the use of a high density genotyping chip (600K Affymetrix®...

    Authors: Florian Herry, Frédéric Hérault, David Picard Druet, Amandine Varenne, Thierry Burlot, Pascale Le Roy and Sophie Allais

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:108

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The expression of genes involved in regulating adipogenesis and lipid metabolism may affect economically important fatness traits in pigs. Allele-specific expression (ASE) reflects imbalance between allelic tr...

    Authors: Monika Stachowiak, Izabela Szczerbal and Krzysztof Flisikowski

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:107

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Bud mutation is a vital method of citrus. ‘Wuzi Ougan’ (mutant type, MT) as a bud variant of ‘Ougan’ (wild type, WT) was first found in 1996 and has become popular because of its male sterility and seedless ch...

    Authors: Chi Zhang, Dihu Yu, Fuzhi Ke, Mimi Zhu, Jianguo Xu and Min Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:106

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Improving feed efficiency in fish is crucial at the economic, social and environmental levels with respect to developing a more sustainable aquaculture. The important contribution of genetic improvement to ach...

    Authors: Hugues de Verdal, Marc Vandeputte, Wagdy Mekkawy, Béatrice Chatain and John A. H. Benzie

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:105

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The re-sequencing of C. angulata has revealed many polymorphisms in candidate genes related to adaptation to abiotic stress that are not present in C. gigas; these genes, therefore, are probably related to the ab...

    Authors: Ismael Cross, Silvia Portela-Bens, Aglaya García-Angulo, Manuel A. Merlo, María E. Rodríguez, Thomas Liehr and Laureana Rebordinos

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:104

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Identification of genes underlying production traits is a key aim of the mink research community. Recent availability of genomic tools have opened the possibility for faster genetic progress in mink breeding. ...

    Authors: Zexi Cai, Trine Michelle Villumsen, Torben Asp, Bernt Guldbrandtsen, Goutam Sahana and Mogens Sandø Lund

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:103

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Herbicide tolerance is an important trait that allows effective weed management in wheat crops. Genetic knowledge of metribuzin tolerance in wheat is needed to develop new cultivars for the industry. Here, we ...

    Authors: Roopali Bhoite, Ifeyinwa Onyemaobi, Ping Si, Kadambot H. M. Siddique and Guijun Yan

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:102

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Identifying genetic variations that shape important complex traits is fundamental to the genetic improvement of important forest tree species, such as loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.), which is one of the most comm...

    Authors: Mengmeng Lu, Candace M. Seeve, Carol A. Loopstra and Konstantin V. Krutovsky

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:100

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Association study is a powerful means for identifying molecular markers, such as single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with important traits in forest trees. Catalpa fargesii Bur is a valuable commerc...

    Authors: Nan Lu, Fang Mei, Zhi Wang, Nan Wang, Yao Xiao, Lisheng Kong, Guanzheng Qu, Wenjun Ma and Junhui Wang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:99

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The whole repeat unit of 5S rDNA and the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) of four European Donax species were analysed. After amplifying, cloning and sequencing several 5S and ITS units, their basic features and...

    Authors: Jenyfer Fernández-Pérez, Ana Nantón and Josefina Méndez

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:97

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  13. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors flagged that acknowledgment of their equal contribution is omitted in the article [1].

    Authors: Ranajit Das and Priyanka Upadhyai

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:96

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    The original article was published in BMC Genetics 2017 18:109

  14. Content type: Research article

    Identification of selection signatures can provide a direct insight into the mechanism of artificial selection and allow further disclosure of the candidate genes related to the animals’ phenotypic variation. ...

    Authors: Artur Gurgul, Igor Jasielczuk, Katarzyna Ropka-Molik, Ewelina Semik-Gurgul, Klaudia Pawlina-Tyszko, Tomasz Szmatoła, Magdalena Szyndler-Nędza, Monika Bugno-Poniewierska, Tadeusz Blicharski, Karolina Szulc, Ewa Skrzypczak and Jędrzej Krupiński

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:95

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have identified genetic variants associated with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in extremely preterm infants. However, findings with genome-wide significance have been rare, and not replicat...

    Authors: Aaron Hamvas, Rui Feng, Yingtao Bi, Fan Wang, Soumyaroop Bhattacharya, Jared Mereness, Madhurima Kaushal, C Michael Cotten, Philip L Ballard and Thomas J Mariani

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:94

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Pod constriction is an important descriptive and agronomic trait of peanut. For the in-shell Virginia marketing-type, this trait has commercial importance as well, since deeply constricted pods have a tendency...

    Authors: Abhinandan S. Patil, Sigal Popovsky, Yael Levy, Ye Chu, Josh Clevenger, Peggy Ozias-Akins and Ran Hovav

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:93

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  17. 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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  18. Content type: Research article

    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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. 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

  42. 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

  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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