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  1. The Chinese Chenghua pig (CHP) is a typical Chinese domestic fatty pig breed with superior meat quality characteristics, while the Yorkshire pig (YP) has the characteristics of fast growth and a high rate of l...

    Authors: Kai Wang, Pingxian Wu, Shujie Wang, Xiang Ji, Dong Chen, Anan Jiang, Weihang Xiao, Yiren Gu, Yanzhi Jiang, Yangshuang Zeng, Xu Xu, Xuewei Li and Guoqing Tang

    Citation: BMC Genomic Data 2021 22:21

    Content type: Research

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  2. Most congenital heart defects (CHDs) result from complex interactions among genetic susceptibilities, epigenetic modifications, and maternal environmental exposures. Characterizing the complex relationship bet...

    Authors: Ming Li, Chen Lyu, Manyan Huang, Catherine Do, Benjamin Tycko, Philip J. Lupo, Stewart L. MacLeod, Christopher E. Randolph, Nianjun Liu, John S. Witte and Charlotte A. Hobbs

    Citation: BMC Genomic Data 2021 22:20

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  3. Alpinia oxyphylla Miq. is an important edible and medicinal herb, and its dried fruits are widely used in traditional herbal medicine. Flavonoids are one of the main chemical compounds in A. oxyphylla; however, t...

    Authors: Lin Yuan, Kun Pan, Yonghui Li, Bo Yi and Bingmiao Gao

    Citation: BMC Genomic Data 2021 22:19

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The discovery of selection signatures has enabled the identification of genomics regions under selective pressure, enhancing knowledge of evolutionary genotype-phenotypes. Sex chromosomes play an important rol...

    Authors: Tao Wang, Meng Zhou, Jing Guo, Yuan-Yuan Guo, Kun Ding, Peng Wang and Zhi-Peng Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomic Data 2021 22:18

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  5. Hypoxia induced by flooding causes significant losses to crop production almost every year. However, the molecular network of submergence signaling pathway is still poorly understood. According to previous stu...

    Authors: Junlin Zhang, Bao Liu, Yan Song, Yang Chen, Jiao Fu, Jianquan Liu, Tao Ma, Zhenxiang Xi and Huanhuan Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomic Data 2021 22:16

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The role of rhizosphere microbiome in supporting plant growth under biotic stress is well documented. Rhizobacteria ward off phytopathogens through various mechanisms including antibiosis. We sought to recover...

    Authors: Opeyemi K. Awolope, Noelle H. O’Driscoll, Alberto Di Salvo and Andrew J. Lamb

    Citation: BMC Genomic Data 2021 22:15

    Content type: Data note

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  7. Bioengineering has demonstrated the potential of utilising mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), growth factors, and mechanical stimuli to treat cartilage defects. However, the underlying genes and pathways are large...

    Authors: Jishizhan Chen, Lidan Chen, Jia Hua and Wenhui Song

    Citation: BMC Genomic Data 2021 22:13

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Plant architecture-related traits (e.g., plant height (PH), number of nodes on main stem (NN), branch number (BN) and stem diameter (DI)) and 100-seed weight (100-SW) are important agronomic traits and are clo...

    Authors: Xiaoli Zhang, Wentao Ding, Dong Xue, Xiangnan Li, Yang Zhou, Jiacheng Shen, Jianying Feng, Na Guo, Lijuan Qiu, Han Xing and Jinming Zhao

    Citation: BMC Genomic Data 2021 22:10

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) has been identified as important regulator in hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis associated with sheep prolificacy. However, little is known of their expression pattern and potenti...

    Authors: Chunyan Li, Xiaoyun He, Zijun Zhang, Chunhuan Ren and Mingxing Chu

    Citation: BMC Genomic Data 2021 22:9

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has profoundly changed the approach to genetic/genomic research. Particularly, the clinical utility of NGS in detecting mutations associated with disease risk has contributed t...

    Authors: Takumi Miura, Satoshi Yasuda and Yoji Sato

    Citation: BMC Genomic Data 2021 22:8

    Content type: Methodology article

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  11. In the past decade, the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) has caused extensive damage to global agriculture. As a high-risk pest for many countries, including New Zeal...

    Authors: Juncong Yan, Chandan Pal, Diane Anderson, Gábor Vétek, Péter Farkas, Allan Burne, Qing-Hai Fan, Jinping Zhang, Disna N. Gunawardana, Rebijith Kayattukandy Balan, Sherly George and Dongmei Li

    Citation: BMC Genomic Data 2021 22:7

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  12. Phosphorus (P), in its orthophosphate form (Pi) is an essential macronutrient for oil palm early growth development in which Pi deficiency could later on be reflected in lower biomass production. Application o...

    Authors: Sze-Ling Kong, Siti Nor Akmar Abdullah, Chai-Ling Ho, Mohamed Hanafi bin Musa and Wan-Chin Yeap

    Citation: BMC Genomic Data 2021 22:6

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  13. Multi-parent populations (MPPs) are important resources for studying plant genetic architecture and detecting quantitative trait loci (QTLs). In MPPs, the QTL effects can show various levels of allelic diversi...

    Authors: Vincent Garin, Valentin Wimmer, Dietrich Borchardt, Marcos Malosetti and Fred van Eeuwijk

    Citation: BMC Genomic Data 2021 22:4

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  14. Tunisia is considered a secondary center of diversification of durum wheat and has a large number of abandoned old local landraces. An accurate investigation and characterization of the morphological and genet...

    Authors: Maroua Ouaja, Bochra A. Bahri, Lamia Aouini, Sahbi Ferjaoui, Maher Medini, Thierry C. Marcel and Sonia Hamza

    Citation: BMC Genomic Data 2021 22:3

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Chrysanthemum morifolium is one of the most economically important and popular floricultural crops in the family Asteraceae. Chrysanthemum flowers vary considerably in terms of colors and shapes. However, the mol...

    Authors: Hua Liu, Chang Luo, Dongliang Chen, Yaqin Wang, Shuang Guo, Xiaoxi Chen, Jingyi Bai, Mingyuan Li, Xinlei Huang, Xi Cheng and Conglin Huang

    Citation: BMC Genomic Data 2021 22:2

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  16. Lesion mimics (LMs) are disease-like symptoms that occur randomly on plant green leaves in the absence of pathogens. A previous study showed that LMs are related to enhanced resistance to a broad spectrum of d...

    Authors: Rong Liu, Jing Lu, Shigang Zheng, Mei Du, Chihong Zhang, Minxiu Wang, Yunfang Li, Jiayi Xing, Yu Wu and Lei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomic Data 2021 22:1

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  17. Females of the Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata (Medfly) are major agricultural pests, as they lay eggs into the fruit crops of hundreds of plant species. In Medfly, female sex determination is based on...

    Authors: Pasquale Primo, Angela Meccariello, Maria Grazia Inghilterra, Andrea Gravina, Giuseppe Del Corsano, Gennaro Volpe, Germano Sollazzo, Serena Aceto, Mark D. Robinson, Marco Salvemini and Giuseppe Saccone

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21(Suppl 2):150

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  18. Anastrepha fraterculus is recognized as a quarantine pest in several American countries. This fruit fly species is native to the American continent and distributed throughout tropical and subtropical regions. It ...

    Authors: María Cecilia Giardini, Mariela Nieves, Alejandra Carla Scannapieco, Claudia Alejandra Conte, Fabián Horacio Milla, María Elena Schapovaloff, Maria Soledad Frissolo, María Isabel Remis, Jorge Luis Cladera and Silvia Beatriz Lanzavecchia

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21(Suppl 2):149

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  19. The spotted-wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) is a widespread invasive pest that causes severe economic damage to fruit crops. The early development of D. suzukii is similar to that of other Drosophilids, but ...

    Authors: Ying Yan, Syeda A. Jaffri, Jonas Schwirz, Carl Stein and Marc F. Schetelig

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21(Suppl 2):146

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  20. The New World Screwworm fly (NWS), Cochliomyia hominivorax, is an ectoparasite of warm-blooded animals and a major pest of livestock in parts of South America and the Caribbean where it remains endemic. In North ...

    Authors: Carolina Concha, Ying Yan, Alex Arp, Evelin Quilarque, Agustin Sagel, Adalberto Pérez de León, W. Owen McMillan, Steven Skoda and Maxwell J. Scott

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21(Suppl 2):143

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  21. Aedes aegypti is the primary vector of arthropod-borne viruses and one of the most widespread and invasive mosquito species. Due to the lack of efficient specific drugs or vaccination strategies, vector populatio...

    Authors: Antonios A. Augustinos, Muhammad Misbah-ul-Haq, Danilo O. Carvalho, Lucia Duran de la Fuente, Panagiota Koskinioti and Kostas Bourtzis

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21(Suppl 2):142

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  22. The sterile insect technique (SIT) has been successfully used in many pest management programs worldwide. Some SIT programs release both sexes due to the lack of genetic sexing strains or efficient sex separat...

    Authors: Ying Yan and Maxwell J. Scott

    Citation: BMC Genomic Data 2020 21(Suppl 2):141

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  23. The olive fruit fly (Bactrocera oleae) is the most destructive pest of the olive cultivation worldwide causing significant production losses and olive fruit impoverishment, as its larvae feed exclusively on the o...

    Authors: Konstantina T. Tsoumani, Alexandros Belavilas-Trovas, Maria-Eleni Gregoriou and Kostas D. Mathiopoulos

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21(Suppl 2):140

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  24. The invasive fly Drosophila suzukii has become an established fruit pest in Europe, the USA, and South America with no effective and safe pest management. Genetic engineering enables the development of transgene-...

    Authors: Hassan M. M. Ahmed, Fabienne Heese and Ernst A. Wimmer

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21(Suppl 2):139

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  25. Bactrocera dorsalis is a destructive polyphagous and highly invasive insect pest of tropical and subtropical species of fruit and vegetable crops. The sterile insect technique (SIT) has been used for decades to c...

    Authors: Zhaohui Cai, Qiongyu Guo, Zhichao Yao, Wenping Zheng, Junfei Xie, Shuai Bai and Hongyu Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21(Suppl 2):138

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  26. The hopper hAT-family transposable element isolated from the Oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis, is distantly related to both the Drosophila hobo element and the Activator element from maize. The original 31...

    Authors: Alfred M. Handler and Marc F. Schetelig

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21(Suppl 2):137

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  27. Anastrepha fraterculus sp. 1 is considered a quarantine pest in several American countries. Since chemical control applied in an integrated pest management program is the only strategy utilized against this pest,...

    Authors: Alejandra Carla Scannapieco, Claudia Alejandra Conte, Máximo Rivarola, Juan Pedro Wulff, Irina Muntaabski, Andrés Ribone, Fabián Milla, Jorge Luis Cladera and Silvia Beatriz Lanzavecchia

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21(Suppl 2):136

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  28. The highly polyphagous Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni Froggatt) expanded its range substantially during the twentieth century and is now the most economically important insect pest of Australian horticul...

    Authors: Ángel-David Popa-Báez, Siu Fai Lee, Heng Lin Yeap, Shirleen S. Prasad, Michele Schiffer, Roslyn G. Mourant, Cynthia Castro-Vargas, Owain R. Edwards, Phillip W. Taylor and John G. Oakeshott

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21(Suppl 2):135

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  29. Area-wide integrated pest management programs (AW-IPM) incorporating sterile insect technique (SIT) have been successful in suppressing populations of different fruit fly species during the last six decades. I...

    Authors: José S. Meza, Kostas Bourtzis, Antigone Zacharopoulou, Angeliki Gariou-Papalexiou and Carlos Cáceres

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21(Suppl 2):134

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  30. Bactrocera tryoni and Bactrocera neohumeralis mate asynchronously; the former mates exclusively around dusk while the latter mates during the day. The two species also differ in the colour of the post-pronotal lo...

    Authors: Heng Lin Yeap, Siu Fai Lee, Freya Robinson, Roslyn G. Mourant, John A. Sved, Marianne Frommer, Alexie Papanicolaou, Owain R. Edwards and John G. Oakeshott

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21(Suppl 2):132

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  31. A genetic sexing strain (GSS) is an essential component for pest control using the sterile insect technique (SIT). A GSS is developed using a combination of Y-autosome translocation and a selectable marker suc...

    Authors: Nidchaya Aketarawong, Siriwan Isasawin, Kamoltip Laohakieat and Sujinda Thanaphum

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21(Suppl 2):131

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  32. The Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata, is a cosmopolitan agricultural pest of worldwide economic importance and a model for the development of the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) for fruit flies of the T...

    Authors: Katerina Nikolouli, Antonios A. Augustinos, Panagiota Stathopoulou, Elias Asimakis, Anastasios Mintzas, Kostas Bourtzis and George Tsiamis

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21(Suppl 2):128

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  33. Pest eradication using the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) involves high-density releases of sterilized males that mate with wild females and ultimately suppress the population. Sterilized females are not requi...

    Authors: Amanda Choo, Elisabeth Fung, Isabel Y. Chen, Robert Saint, Peter Crisp and Simon W. Baxter

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21(Suppl 2):127

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  34. The Oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis, is a highly polyphagous invasive species with a high reproductive potential. In many tropical and subtropical parts of the world it ranks as one of the major pests of ...

    Authors: Davide Carraretto, Nidchaya Aketarawong, Alessandro Di Cosimo, Mosè Manni, Francesca Scolari, Federica Valerio, Anna R. Malacrida, Ludvik M. Gomulski and Giuliano Gasperi

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21(Suppl 2):125

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  35. Up to now, diploid and triploid cultivars were reported for the ornamental crop Hydrangea macrophylla. Especially, the origin of triploids and their crossing behaviors are unknown, but the underlying mechanisms a...

    Authors: Conny Tränkner, Kristina Günther, Peter Sahr, Frauke Engel and Annette Hohe

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:147

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  36. In Sub-Saharan Africa, Borassus aethiopum Mart. (African fan palm) is an important non-timber forest product-providing palm that faces multiple anthropogenic threats to its genetic diversity. However, this specie...

    Authors: Mariano Joly Kpatènon, Kolawolé Valère Salako, Sylvain Santoni, Leila Zekraoui, Muriel Latreille, Christine Tollon-Cordet, Cédric Mariac, Estelle Jaligot, Thierry Beulé and Kifouli Adéoti

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:145

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  37. Recently, there has been a growing interest in the genetic improvement of body measurement traits in farm animals. They are widely used as predictors of performance, longevity, and production traits, and it is...

    Authors: Masoumeh Naserkheil, Deuk Hwan Lee and Hossein Mehrban

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:144

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  38. Due to the diversity of rice varieties and cropping systems in China, the limitation of seeding density and seedling quality makes it hard to improve machine-transplanted efficiency. Previous studies have show...

    Authors: Dan Zhu, Yuping Zhang, Jing Xiang, Yaliang Wang, Defeng Zhu, Yikai Zhang and Huizhe Chen

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:133

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  39. Methane emission by ruminants has contributed considerably to the global warming and understanding the genomic architecture of methane production may help livestock producers to reduce the methane emission fro...

    Authors: Ali Jalil Sarghale, Mohammad Moradi Shahrebabak, Hossein Moradi Shahrebabak, Ardeshir Nejati Javaremi, Mahdi Saatchi, Majid Khansefid and Younes Miar

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:129

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  40. The coat colour of fallow deer is highly variable and even white animals can regularly be observed in game farming and in the wild. Affected animals do not show complete albinism but rather some residual pigme...

    Authors: Gerald Reiner, Tim Weber, Florian Nietfeld, Dominik Fischer, Christine Wurmser, Ruedi Fries and Hermann Willems

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:126

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  41. R2R3 myeloblastosis (MYB) genes are widely distributed in plants and comprise one of the largest transcription factor gene families. They play important roles in the regulatory networks controlling development, m...

    Authors: Yanzhao Zhang, Shuzhen Xu, Yanwei Cheng, Jing Wang, Xiangxiang Wang, Runxiao Liu and Jianming Han

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:124

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Farmed Atlantic salmon are one of the most economically significant global aquaculture products. Early sexual maturation of farmed males represents a significant challenge to this industry and has been linked ...

    Authors: Per Gunnar Fjelldal, Tom J. Hansen, Anna Wargelius, Fernando Ayllon, Kevin A. Glover, Rüdiger W. Schulz and Thomas W. K. Fraser

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:123

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  43. Banana Fusarium wilt is a devastating disease of bananas caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc) and is a serious threat to the global banana industry. Knowledge of the pathogenic molecular mechanism an...

    Authors: Honghong Dong, Yiting Ye, Yongyi Guo and Huaping Li

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:122

    Content type: Research article

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