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  1. 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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    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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    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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

  16. 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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  17. Content type: Research article

    Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.) has formed the basis of many economically significant fisheries in the North Atlantic, and is one of the best studied marine fishes, but a legacy of overexploitation has depleted po...

    Authors: Geir Dahle, María Quintela, Torild Johansen, Jon-Ivar Westgaard, François Besnier, Asgeir Aglen, Knut E. Jørstad and Kevin A. Glover

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:42

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Electrical status epilepticus during slow-wave sleep (ESESS) which is also known as continuous spike-wave of slow sleep (CSWSS) is type of electroencephalographic (EEG) pattern which is seen in ESESS/CSWSS/epi...

    Authors: Miriam Kessi, Jing Peng, Lifen Yang, Juan Xiong, Haolin Duan, Nan Pang and Fei Yin

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:40

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Anterior cruciate ligament rupture (ACLR) is a debilitating and potentially life-changing condition in humans, as there is a high prevalence of early-onset osteoarthritis after injury. Identification of high-r...

    Authors: Lauren A. Baker, Guilherme J. M. Rosa, Zhengling Hao, Alexander Piazza, Christopher Hoffman, Emily E. Binversie, Susannah J. Sample and Peter Muir

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2018 19:39

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  20. 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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  21. Content type: Research article

    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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  22. Content type: Research article

    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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  23. Content type: Research article

    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

  24. 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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  25. Content type: Research article

    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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  26. 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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    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in BMC Genetics 2018 19:111

  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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

  43. 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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