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Multicellular invertebrate genomics

This section covers all aspects of the structure and function of the genomes of invertebrate multicellular organisms.

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  1. The behavioural transition from nurses to foragers in honey bees is known to be affected by intrinsic and extrinsic factors, including colony demography, hormone levels, brain chemistry and structure, and gene...

    Authors: Fang Liu, Tengfei Shi, Lei Qi, Xin Su, Deqian Wang, Jie Dong and Zachary Y. Huang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:393

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  2. Hydrothermal vents and cold seeps are typical deep-sea chemosynthetically-driven ecosystems that allow high abundance of specialized macro-benthos. To gather knowledge about the genetic basis of adaptation to ...

    Authors: Jiao Cheng, Min Hui and Zhongli Sha

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:388

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  3. Scleractinian corals are important reef builders, but around the world they are under the threat of global climate change as well as local stressors. Molecular resources are critical for understanding a specie...

    Authors: Yanjie Zhang, Qian Chen, James Y. Xie, Yip Hung Yeung, Baohua Xiao, Baoling Liao, Jianliang Xu and Jian-Wen Qiu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:387

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  4. The club-legged grasshopper Gomphocerus sibiricus is a Gomphocerinae grasshopper with a promising future as model species for studying the maintenance of colour-polymorphism, the genetics of sexual ornamentation ...

    Authors: Abhijeet Shah, Joseph I. Hoffman and Holger Schielzeth

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:370

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  5. In our previous study, we identified four isoforms of the Bmovo gene, Bmovo-1, Bmovo-2, Bmovo-3 and Bmovo-4 from the silkworm ovary and verified that ovarian development was regulated by the BmOVO proteins. Resul...

    Authors: Min Zhu, Xiaolong Hu, Zi Liang, Mengsheng Jiang, Renyu Xue, Yongchang Gong, Xing Zhang, Guangli Cao and Chengliang Gong

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:342

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  6. Evolutionary theory indicates that the dynamics of aging in the soma and reproductive tissues may be distinct. This difference arises from the fact that only the germline lineage establishes future generations...

    Authors: Alexandra A. Erwin and Justin P. Blumenstiel

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:305

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  7. Adapting to changes in the environment is the foundation of species survival, and is usually thought to be a gradual process. However, transposable elements (TEs), epigenetic modifications, and/or genetic mate...

    Authors: Kishor Dhaygude, Abhilash Nair, Helena Johansson, Yannick Wurm and Liselotte Sundström

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:301

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  8. Reverse transcription quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) is widely used for gene expression analysis in various organisms. Its accuracy largely relies on the stability of reference genes, making reference gene selecti...

    Authors: Yajuan Li, Lingling Zhang, Ruojiao Li, Meiwei Zhang, Yangping Li, Hao Wang, Shi Wang and Zhenmin Bao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:288

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  9. The ability to generate long sequencing reads and access long-range linkage information is revolutionizing the quality and completeness of genome assemblies. Here we use a hybrid approach that combines data fr...

    Authors: Andreas Wallberg, Ignas Bunikis, Olga Vinnere Pettersson, Mai-Britt Mosbech, Anna K. Childers, Jay D. Evans, Alexander S. Mikheyev, Hugh M. Robertson, Gene E. Robinson and Matthew T. Webster

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:275

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  10. Functional communications between nervous, endocrine and immune systems are well established in both vertebrates and invertebrates. Circulating hemocytes act as fundamental players in this crosstalk, whose fun...

    Authors: Fuxuan Wang, Shihao Li, Jianhai Xiang and Fuhua Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:247

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  11. The most critical step in the pearl formation during aquaculture is issued to the proliferation and differentiation of outer epithelial cells of mantle graft into pearl sac. This pearl sac secretes various mat...

    Authors: Mariom, Saori Take, Yoji Igarashi, Kazutoshi Yoshitake, Shuichi Asakawa, Kaoru Maeyama, Kiyohito Nagai, Shugo Watabe and Shigeharu Kinoshita

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:240

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  12. Accumulation of protein aggregates are a major hallmark of progressive neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Transgenic Caenorhabditis elegans nematodes expressing the h...

    Authors: Yiru A. Wang, Basten L. Snoek, Mark G. Sterken, Joost A. G. Riksen, Jana J. Stastna, Jan E. Kammenga and Simon C. Harvey

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:232

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  13. The phyla Cnidaria, Placozoa, Ctenophora, and Porifera emerged before the split of proto- and deuterostome animals, about 600 million years ago. These early metazoans are interesting, because they can give us ...

    Authors: Sofie K. D. Nielsen, Thomas L. Koch, Frank Hauser, Anders Garm and Cornelis J. P. Grimmelikhuijzen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:175

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  14. Mermithid nematodes, such as Ovomermis sinensis, display a broad host range including some lepidopteran pests. Infective juveniles penetrate their host through the cuticle, complete their growth within the hemoco...

    Authors: Gui-Jie Wang, Xiao-Rong Zhuo, Wen-Wen Wang, Xu-Sheng Liu, Guo-Xiu Wang and Jia-Lin Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:161

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  15. Coral reefs can experience salinity fluctuations due to rainfall and runoff; these events can have major impacts on the corals and lead to bleaching and mortality. On the Great Barrier Reef (GBR), low salinity...

    Authors: Catalina Aguilar, Jean-Baptiste Raina, Sylvain Fôret, David C. Hayward, Bruno Lapeyre, David G. Bourne and David J. Miller

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:148

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  16. Marine bivalves undergo complex development processes, such as shell morphology conversion and changes of anatomy and life habits. In this study, the transcriptomes of pearl oyster Pinctada fucata martensii and P...

    Authors: Zhe Zheng, Ruijuan Hao, Xinwei Xiong, Yu Jiao, Yuewen Deng and Xiaodong Du

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:122

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  17. Cultured pearls are unique gems produced by living organisms, mainly molluscs of the Pinctada genus, through the biomineralization properties of pearl sac tissue. Improvement of P. margaritifera pearl quality is ...

    Authors: J. Le Luyer, P. Auffret, V. Quillien, N. Leclerc, C. Reisser, J. Vidal-Dupiol and C.-L. Ky

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:111

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  18. Aging is accompanied with loss of tissue homeostasis and accumulation of cellular damages. As one of the important metabolic centers, liver shows age-related dysregulation of lipid metabolism, impaired detoxif...

    Authors: Kerui Huang, Wenhao Chen, Fang Zhu, Patrick Wai-Lun Li, Pankaj Kapahi and Hua Bai

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:50

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  19. Circadian clocks are found in nearly all organisms, from bacteria to mammals, and ensure that behavioral and physiological processes occur at optimal times of day and in the correct temporal order. It is becom...

    Authors: Alex C. Boomgarden, Gabriel D. Sagewalker, Aashaka C. Shah, Sarah D. Haider, Pramathini Patel, Heather E. Wheeler, Christine M. Dubowy and Daniel J. Cavanaugh

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:14

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  20. Mud crabs, Scylla spp., are commercially important large-size marine crustaceans in the Indo-West Pacific region. As females have the higher growth rate and economic value, the production of all female stocks is ...

    Authors: Xi Shi, Khor Waiho, Xincang Li, Mhd Ikhwanuddin, Guidong Miao, Fan Lin, Yueling Zhang, Shengkang Li, Huaiping Zheng, Wenhua Liu, Jude Juventus Aweya, Ghazali Azmie, Juliana C. Baylon, Emilia T. Quinitio and Hongyu Ma

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:981

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  21. The insect gustatory system plays a central role in the regulation of multiple physiological behaviors and the co-evolution between insects and their hosts. The gustatory receptors (Gr) are important to allow ...

    Authors: Kui Kang, Pan Yang, Li-E Chen, Rui Pang, Lu-Jun Yu, Wen-Wu Zhou, Zeng-Rong Zhu and Wen-Qing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:970

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  22. Regulatory circuits of infection in the emerging experimental model system, water flea Daphnia and their microparasites, remain largely unknown. Here we provide the first molecular insights into the response of D...

    Authors: Yameng Lu, Paul R. Johnston, Stuart R. Dennis, Michael T. Monaghan, Uwe John, Piet Spaak and Justyna Wolinska

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:932

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  23. The core functions of the insulin/insulin-like signaling and target of rapamycin (IIS/TOR) pathway are nutrient sensing, energy homeostasis, growth, and regulation of stress responses. This pathway is also kno...

    Authors: Rita M. Graze, Ruei-Ying Tzeng, Tiffany S. Howard and Michelle N. Arbeitman

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:893

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  24. Selection acts on the phenotype, yet only the genotype is inherited. While both the phenotypic and genotypic response to short-term selection can be measured, the link between these is a major unsolved problem...

    Authors: Ken Kraaijeveld, Vicencio Oostra, Maartje Liefting, Bregje Wertheim, Emile de Meijer and Jacintha Ellers

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:892

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  25. Essential genes are required for an organism’s viability and their functions can vary greatly, spreading across many pathways. Due to the importance of essential genes, large scale efforts have been undertaken...

    Authors: Shicheng Yu, Chaoran Zheng, Fan Zhou, David L. Baillie, Ann M. Rose, Zixin Deng and Jeffrey Shih-Chieh Chu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:871

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  26. Chemosensation is a critical signalling process for all organisms and is achieved through the interaction between chemosensory receptors and their ligands. The Crown-of-thorns starfish, Acanthaster planci species...

    Authors: R. E. Roberts, D. Powell, T. Wang, M. H. Hall, C. A. Motti and S. F. Cummins

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:853

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  27. Southern root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita (Kofoid and White, 1919), Chitwood, 1949 is a key pest of agricultural crops. Pasteuria penetrans is a hyperparasitic bacterium capable of suppressing the nematod...

    Authors: Victor Phani, Vishal S. Somvanshi, Rohit N. Shukla, Keith G. Davies and Uma Rao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:850

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  28. A change in the environment may impair development or survival of living organisms leading them to adapt to the change. The resulting adaptation trait may reverse, or become fixed in the population leading to ...

    Authors: Yves Moné, Sandra Nhim, Sylvie Gimenez, Fabrice Legeai, Imène Seninet, Hugues Parrinello, Nicolas Nègre and Emmanuelle d’Alençon

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:804

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  29. Ecdysis is an innate behaviour programme by which all arthropods moult their exoskeletons. The complex suite of interacting neuropeptides that orchestrate ecdysis is well studied in insects, but details of the...

    Authors: Andrew Oliphant, Jodi L. Alexander, Martin T. Swain, Simon G. Webster and David C. Wilcockson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:711

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  30. Chicken coccidiosis, caused by the infection of Eimeria species, leads to important economic losses to the poultry industry. Vaccination with attenuated live parasites seems to be the best way to control this dis...

    Authors: Dandan Hu, Chaoyue Wang, Si Wang, Xinming Tang, Chunhui Duan, Sixin Zhang, Jinxia Suo, Miner Deng, Yanli Lv, Xun Suo and Xianyong Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:699

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  31. The formation of matured and individual sperm involves a series of molecular and spectacular morphological changes of the developing cysts in Drosophila melanogaster testis. Recent advances in RNA Sequencing (RNA...

    Authors: Viktor Vedelek, László Bodai, Gábor Grézal, Bence Kovács, Imre M. Boros, Barbara Laurinyecz and Rita Sinka

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:697

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  32. The oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) has been considered to be one of the most important agricultural pest around the world. As a holometabolous insect, larvae must go through a metamorphosis proc...

    Authors: Er-Hu Chen, Qiu-Li Hou, Wei Dou, Dan-Dan Wei, Yong Yue, Rui-Lin Yang, Shuai-Feng Yu, Kristof De Schutter, Guy Smagghe and Jin-Jun Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:693

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  33. Members of the transient receptor potential (TRP) superfamily are proteins that are critical for insects to detect changes in environmental stimuli and also play key roles in their sensory physiology. Moreover...

    Authors: Hong-ai Su, Xue Bai, Tian Zeng, Yong-yue Lu and Yi-xiang Qi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:674

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  34. Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus, a colonial cnidarian, is a tractable model system for many cnidarian-specific and general biological questions. Until recently, tests of gene function in Hydractinia have relied on ...

    Authors: Steven M. Sanders, Zhiwei Ma, Julia M. Hughes, Brooke M. Riscoe, Gregory A. Gibson, Alan M. Watson, Hakima Flici, Uri Frank, Christine E. Schnitzler, Andreas D. Baxevanis and Matthew L. Nicotra

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:649

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  35. Bees are confronting several environmental challenges, including the intermingled effects of malnutrition and disease. Intuitively, pollen is the healthiest nutritional choice, however, commercial substitutes,...

    Authors: Farida Azzouz-Olden, Arthur Hunt and Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:628

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  36. Both growth and nutritional traits are important economic traits of Crassostrea gigas (C. gigas) in industry. But few work has been done to study the genetic architecture of nutritional traits of the oyster. In t...

    Authors: Chunyan Li, Jinpeng Wang, Kai Song, Jie Meng, Fei Xu, Li Li and Guofan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:626

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  37. The new genomic technologies have provided novel insights into the genetics of interactions between vectors, viruses and hosts, which are leading to advances in the control of arboviruses of medical importance...

    Authors: Ramiro Morales-Hojas, Malcolm Hinsley, Irina M. Armean, Rhiannon Silk, Lara E. Harrup, Asier Gonzalez-Uriarte, Eva Veronesi, Lahcen Campbell, Dana Nayduch, Christopher Saski, Walter J. Tabachnick, Paul Kersey, Simon Carpenter and Mark Fife

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:624

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  38. Genomic regions repressed for DNA replication, resulting in either delayed replication in S phase or underreplication in polyploid cells, are thought to be controlled by inhibition of replication origin activa...

    Authors: Brian L. Hua, George W. Bell, Helena Kashevsky, Jessica R. Von Stetina and Terry L. Orr-Weaver

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:623

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  39. Nematode sperm have unique and highly diverged morphology and molecular biology. In particular, nematode sperm contain subcellular vesicles known as membranous organelles that are necessary for male fertility,...

    Authors: Katja R. Kasimatis, Megan J. Moerdyk-Schauwecker, Nadine Timmermeyer and Patrick C. Phillips

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:593

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  40. The peach fruit moth, Carposina sasakii Matsumura (Lepidoptera: Carposinidae), poses a serious threat to a variety of fruits and causes significant economic loss owing to difficulties in its prevention and contro...

    Authors: Zhiqiang Tian, Lina Sun, Yanyan Li, Linfa Quan, Huaijiang Zhang, Wentao Yan, Qiang Yue and Guisheng Qiu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:544

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  41. Hirudinaria manillensis is an ephemeral, blood-sucking ectoparasite, possessing anticoagulant capacities with potential medical applications. Analysis of codon usage patterns would contribute to our understanding...

    Authors: De-Long Guan, Li-Bin Ma, Muhammad Salabat Khan, Xiu-Xiu Zhang, Sheng-Quan Xu and Juan-Ying Xie

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:542

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  42. Large-scale molecular changes occur during aging and have many downstream consequences on whole-organism function, such as motor function, learning, and memory. The marine mollusk Aplysia californica can be used ...

    Authors: Justin B. Greer, Michael C. Schmale and Lynne A. Fieber

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:529

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  43. Anopheles mosquitoes are efficient vectors of human malaria, but it is unknown why they do not transmit viruses as well as Aedes and Culex mosquitoes. The only arbovirus known to be consistently transmitted by An...

    Authors: Guillaume Carissimo, Adrien Pain, Eugeni Belda and Kenneth D. Vernick

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:526

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  44. Monogenean flatworms are the main ectoparasites of fishes. Representatives of the species-rich families Gyrodactylidae and Dactylogyridae, especially those infecting cichlid fishes and clariid catfishes, are i...

    Authors: Maarten P. M. Vanhove, Andrew G. Briscoe, Michiel W. P. Jorissen, D. Tim J. Littlewood and Tine Huyse

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:520

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  45. Caenorhabditis elegans can endure long periods of environmental stress by altering their development to execute a quiescent state called “dauer”. Previous work has implicated LKB1 - the causative gene in the auto...

    Authors: Pratik Kadekar, Rita Chaouni, Emily Clark, Anna Kazanets and Richard Roy

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:462

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