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  1. Müllerian ducts are paired embryonic tubes that give rise to the female reproductive tract in vertebrates. Many disorders of female reproduction can be attributed to anomalies of Müllerian duct development. Ho...

    Authors: Zahida Yesmin Roly, Rasoul Godini, Martin A. Estermann, Andrew T. Major, Roger Pocock and Craig A. Smith

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:688

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  2. Common Pekin and Muscovy ducks and their intergeneric hinny and mule hybrids have different abilities for fatty liver production. RNA-Seq analyses from the liver of these different genetic types fed ad libitum...

    Authors: Xi Liu, Frédéric Hérault, Christian Diot and Erwan Corre

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:687

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  3. APETALA2/ETHYLENE RESPONSIVE FACTOR (AP2/ERF) transcription factors play essential roles in plant growth, development, metabolism, and responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. However, few studies concerning AP2...

    Authors: Peiting Li, Zhe Chai, Pingping Lin, Chaohua Huang, Guoqiang Huang, Liangnian Xu, Zuhu Deng, Muqing Zhang, Yu Zhang and Xinwang Zhao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:685

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  4. Bos taurus and Bos indicus are two main sub-species of cattle. However, the differential copy number variations (CNVs) between them are not yet well studied.

    Authors: Yan Hu, Han Xia, Mingxun Li, Chang Xu, Xiaowei Ye, Ruixue Su, Mai Zhang, Oyekanmi Nash, Tad S. Sonstegard, Liguo Yang, George E. Liu and Yang Zhou

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:682

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  5. Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) as an important regulator has been demonstrated playing an indispensable role in the biological process of hair follicles (HFs) growth. However, their function and expression profi...

    Authors: Xiaolan Zhang, Qi Bao, Congjun Jia, Chen Li, Yongfang Chang, Xiaoyun Wu, Chunnian Liang, Pengjia Bao and Ping Yan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:681

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  6. Species of the genus Monascus are considered to be economically important and have been widely used in the production of yellow and red food colorants. In particular, three Monascus species, namely, M. pilosus, M...

    Authors: Yuki Higa, Young-Soo Kim, Md. Altaf-Ul-Amin, Ming Huang, Naoaki Ono and Shigehiko Kanaya

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:679

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  7. Advances in bioinformatics recently allowed for the recovery of ‘metagenomes assembled genomes’ from human microbiome studies carried on with shotgun sequencing techniques. Such approach is used as a mean to d...

    Authors: Matteo Soverini, Simone Rampelli, Silvia Turroni, Patrizia Brigidi, Elena Biagi and Marco Candela

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:678

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  8. The mammalian Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) is a genetic region containing highly polymorphic genes with immunological functions. MHC class I and class II genes encode antigen-presenting molecules exp...

    Authors: Marie Klumplerova, Petra Splichalova, Jan Oppelt, Jan Futas, Aneta Kohutova, Petra Musilova, Svatava Kubickova, Roman Vodicka, Ludovic Orlando and Petr Horin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:677

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Abscisic acid (ABA), a key phytohormone that controls plant growth and stress responses, is sensed by the pyrabactin resistance 1(PYR1)/PYR1-like (PYL)/regulatory components of the ABA receptor (RCAR) family o...

    Authors: Shashank Kumar Yadav, Vinjamuri Venkata Santosh Kumar, Rakesh Kumar Verma, Pragya Yadav, Ankit Saroha, Dhammaprakash Pandhari Wankhede, Bhupendra Chaudhary and Viswanathan Chinnusamy

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:676

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  10. The Fujian oyster Crassostrea angulata is an economically important species that has typical settlement and metamorphosis stages. The development of the oyster involves complex morphological and physiological cha...

    Authors: Guilan Di, Xiaohuo Xiao, Ming Him Tong, Xinhua Chen, Li Li, Miaoqin Huang, Long Zhou and Caihuan Ke

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:675

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  11. Fuzhong buffalo, a native breed of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, is traditionally used as a draft animal to provide farm power in the rice cultivation. In addition, the Fuzhong buffalo also prepared for th...

    Authors: Ting Sun, Guang-yun Huang, Zi-hao Wang, Shao-hua Teng, Yan-hong Cao, Jun-li Sun, Quratulain Hanif, Ning-bo Chen, Chu-zhao Lei and Yu-ying Liao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:674

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  12. The development of biomass crops aims to meet industrial yield demands, in order to optimize profitability and sustainability. Achieving these goals in an energy crop like sugarcane relies on breeding for sucr...

    Authors: Fernando Henrique Correr, Guilherme Kenichi Hosaka, Fernanda Zatti Barreto, Isabella Barros Valadão, Thiago Willian Almeida Balsalobre, Agnelo Furtado, Robert James Henry, Monalisa Sampaio Carneiro and Gabriel Rodrigues Alves Margarido

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:673

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  13. Pacu (Piaractus mesopotamicus) is one of the most important Neotropical aquaculture species from South America. Disease outbreaks caused by Aeromonas hydrophila infection have been considered significant contribu...

    Authors: Vito A. Mastrochirico-Filho, Carolina H. S. Borges, Milena V. Freitas, Raquel B. Ariede, Fabiana Pilarski, Ricardo Utsunomia, Roberto Carvalheiro, Alejandro P. Gutierrez, Carolina Peñaloza, José M. Yáñez, Ross D. Houston and Diogo T. Hashimoto

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:672

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  14. Symbiosis is central to ecosystems and has been an important driving force of the diversity of life. Close and long-term interactions are known to develop cooperative molecular mechanisms between the symbiotic...

    Authors: Mieko Kono, Yoshiaki Kon, Yoshihito Ohmura, Yoko Satta and Yohey Terai

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:671

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  15. Flagellar motility is an efficient means of movement that allows bacteria to successfully colonize and compete with other microorganisms within their respective environments. The production and functioning of ...

    Authors: Pieter De Maayer, Talia Pillay and Teresa A. Coutinho

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:670

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  16. Restrictions to gene flow, genetic drift, and divergent selection associated with different environments are significant drivers of genetic differentiation. The black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon), is widely dis...

    Authors: Nga T. T. Vu, Kyall R. Zenger, Jarrod L. Guppy, Melony J. Sellars, Catarina N. S. Silva, Shannon R. Kjeldsen and Dean R. Jerry

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:669

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  17. The clupeoid fishes are ecologically and commercially important fish species worldwide that exhibit a high level of population fluctuation, accompanied by alteration of reproductive traits. However, knowledge ...

    Authors: Mitsuo Nyuji, Yuki Hongo, Michio Yoneda and Masahiro Nakamura

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:668

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  18. Homologous sex chromosomes can differentiate over time because recombination is suppressed in the region of the sex determining locus, leading to the accumulation of repeats, progressive loss of genes that lac...

    Authors: Duminda Sampath Bandara Dissanayake, Clare Ellen Holleley, Laura Kate Hill, Denis O’Meally, Janine Eileen Deakin and Arthur Georges

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:667

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  19. Nervous systems originated before the split of Proto- and Deuterostomia, more than 600 million years ago. Four animal phyla (Cnidaria, Placozoa, Ctenophora, Porifera) diverged before this split and studying th...

    Authors: Thomas L. Koch and Cornelis J. P. Grimmelikhuijzen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:666

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  20. Pathogenic Rickettsia species belonging to the spotted fever group are arthropod-borne, obligate intracellular bacteria which exhibit preferential tropism for host microvascular endothelium in the mammalian hosts...

    Authors: Hema P. Narra, Abha Sahni, Jessica Alsing, Casey L. C. Schroeder, George Golovko, Anna M. Nia, Yuriy Fofanov, Kamil Khanipov and Sanjeev K. Sahni

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:665

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  21. Cyanobacteria maintain extensive repertoires of regulatory genes that are vital for adaptation to environmental stress. Some cyanobacterial genomes have been noted to encode diversity-generating retroelements ...

    Authors: Alec Vallota-Eastman, Eleanor C. Arrington, Siobhan Meeken, Simon Roux, Krishna Dasari, Sydney Rosen, Jeff F. Miller, David L. Valentine and Blair G. Paul

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:664

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  22. Albino mutations are commonly observed in the animal kingdom, including in bivalves. In the black-lipped pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera, albino specimens are characterized by total or partial absence of colo...

    Authors: Pauline Auffret, Jérémy Le Luyer, Manaarii Sham Koua, Virgile Quillien and Chin-Long Ky

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:662

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  23. The origin of most of the Lactobacillus rhamnosus genome sequences lodged in NCBI can be traced to food and faecal isolates followed by blood and tissue sites but with minimal representation from oral and vaginal...

    Authors: Mangala A. Nadkarni, Nandan P. Deshpande, Marc R. Wilkins and Neil Hunter

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:661

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  24. Meat quality is a complex trait affected by genotypic and environmental factors. In a previous study, it was found that feedstuffs have various effects on the growth rate and meat quality of lambs. However, th...

    Authors: Jianghong Wu, Ding Yang, Husile Gong, Yunxia Qi, Hailian Sun, Yongbin Liu, Yahong Liu and Xiao Qiu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:660

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  25. The banana (Musa sp., AAA) genome is constantly increasing due to high-frequency of somaclonal variations. Due to its large diversity, a conventional numerical and morphological based taxonomic identification of ...

    Authors: S. Dhivya, S. Ashutosh, I. Gowtham, V. Baskar, A. Baala Harini, S. Mukunthakumar and R. Sathishkumar

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:659

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  26. Horizontal gene transfer contributes to bacterial evolution through mobilising genes across various taxonomical boundaries. It is frequently mediated by mobile genetic elements (MGEs), which may capture, maint...

    Authors: Yu Wan, Ryan R. Wick, Justin Zobel, Danielle J. Ingle, Michael Inouye and Kathryn E. Holt

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:658

    Content type: Software

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  27. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Justine Foucher, Mylène Ruh, Anne Préveaux, Sébastien Carrère, Sandra Pelletier, Martial Briand, Rémy-Félix Serre, Marie-Agnès Jacques and Nicolas W. G. Chen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:657

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    The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2020 21:566

  28. One of the biggest challenges in chromosome biology is to understand the occurrence and complex genetics of the extra, non-essential karyotype elements, commonly known as supernumerary or B chromosomes (Bs). T...

    Authors: Syed F. Ahmad, Maryam Jehangir, Adauto L. Cardoso, Ivan R. Wolf, Vladimir P. Margarido, Diogo C. Cabral-de-Mello, Rachel O’Neill, Guilherme T. Valente and Cesar Martins

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:656

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  29. The AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is an intracellular fuel sensor for lipid and glucose metabolism. In addition to the short-term regulation of metabolic enzymes by phosphorylation, AMPK may also exert l...

    Authors: Heng Jiang, Nan Zhang, Caihong Ji, Xiangkun Meng, Kun Qian, Yang Zheng and Jianjun Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:655

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  30. Plant mitochondrial genomes (mitogenomes) can be structurally complex while their size can vary from ~ 222 Kbp in Brassica napus to 11.3 Mbp in Silene conica. To date, in comparison with the number of plant speci...

    Authors: Yuliya A. Putintseva, Eugeniya I. Bondar, Evgeniy P. Simonov, Vadim V. Sharov, Natalya V. Oreshkova, Dmitry A. Kuzmin, Yuri M. Konstantinov, Vladimir N. Shmakov, Vadim I. Belkov, Michael G. Sadovsky, Olivier Keech and Konstantin V. Krutovsky

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:654

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  31. In China, lotus is an important cultivated crop with multiple applications in ornaments, food, and environmental purification. Adventitious roots (ARs), a secondary root is necessary for the uptake of nutritio...

    Authors: Cheng libao, Zhao minrong, Hu Zhubing, Liu huiying and Li Shuyan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:653

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  32. The identification of cell type-specific genes (markers) is an essential step for the deconvolution of the cellular fractions, primarily, from the gene expression data of a bulk sample. However, the genes with...

    Authors: Huamei Li, Amit Sharma, Wenglong Ming, Xiao Sun and Hongde Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:652

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  33. Different morphological structures of hairs having properties like defense and camouflage help animals survive in the wild environment. Horse is one of the rare kinds of animals with complex hair phenotypes in...

    Authors: Ruoyang Zhao, Wu Yihan, Yiping Zhao, Bei Li, Haige Han, Togtokh Mongke, Tugeqin Bao, Wenxing Wang, Manglai Dugarjaviin and Dongyi Bai

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:651

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  34. The small number of samples and the curse of dimensionality hamper the better application of deep learning techniques for disease classification. Additionally, the performance of clustering-based feature selec...

    Authors: Da Xu, Jialin Zhang, Hanxiao Xu, Yusen Zhang, Wei Chen, Rui Gao and Matthias Dehmer

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:650

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  35. Crustaceans express several classes of receptor genes in their antennules, which house olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) and non-olfactory chemosensory neurons. Transcriptomics studies reveal that candidate che...

    Authors: Mihika T. Kozma, Hanh Ngo-Vu, Matthew T. Rump, Yuriy V. Bobkov, Barry W. Ache and Charles D. Derby

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:649

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  36. Disease resilience is the ability to maintain performance under pathogen exposure but is difficult to select for because breeding populations are raised under high health. Selection for resilience requires a t...

    Authors: Yulu Chen, Laura E. Tibbs Cortes, Carolyn Ashley, Austin M. Putz, Kyu-Sang Lim, Michael K. Dyck, Frederic Fortin, Graham S. Plastow, Jack C. M. Dekkers and John C. S. Harding

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:648

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  37. High egg producing hens (HEPH) show increased hypothalamic and pituitary gene expression related to hypothalamo-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis stimulation as well as increased in vitro responsiveness to gonadotropi...

    Authors: Kristen Brady, Hsiao-Ching Liu, Julie A. Hicks, Julie A. Long and Tom E. Porter

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:647

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  38. SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling genes are required for normal acute responses to alcohol in C. elegans and are associated with alcohol use disorder in two human populations. In an effort to discover the downstream g...

    Authors: Laura D. Mathies, Jonathan H. Lindsay, Amal P. Handal, GinaMari G. Blackwell, Andrew G. Davies and Jill C. Bettinger

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:646

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  39. Necrotrophic effector proteins secreted by fungal pathogens are important virulence factors that mediate the development of disease in wheat. Pyrenophora tritici-repentis (Ptr), the causal agent of wheat tan spot...

    Authors: Paula Moolhuijzen, Pao Theen See and Caroline S. Moffat

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:645

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  40. The lateral organ boundaries domain (LBD) gene is a plant-specific transcription factor that plays a critical role in diverse biological processes. However, the evolution and functional divergence of the LBD gene...

    Authors: Bobo Song, Zikai Tang, Xiaolong Li, Jiaming Li, Mingyue Zhang, Kejiao Zhao, Hainan Liu, Shaoling Zhang and Jun Wu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:644

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  41. Histone deacetylases (HDACs) catalyze histone deacetylation and suppress gene transcription during various cellular processes. Within the superfamily of HDACs, RPD3/HDA1-type HDACs are the most studied, and it is...

    Authors: Jingjing Zhang, Aimin Wu, Hengling Wei, Pengbo Hao, Qi Zhang, Miaomiao Tian, Xu Yang, Shuaishuai Cheng, Xiaokang Fu, Liang Ma, Hantao Wang and Shuxun Yu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:643

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  42. The Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) is a regionally endothermic fish that maintains temperatures in their swimming musculature, eyes, brain and viscera above that of the ambient water. Within their skel...

    Authors: Adam Ciezarek, Luke Gardner, Vincent Savolainen and Barbara Block

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:642

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  43. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a degenerative disease with early-stage pathology hypothesized to manifest in brainstem regions. Vocal deficits, including soft, monotone speech, result in significant clinical and ...

    Authors: Cynthia A. Kelm-Nelson and Stephen Gammie

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:625

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  44. In 2014, a novel tick-borne virus of the Flaviviridae family was first reported in the Mogiana region of Brazil and named the Mogiana tick virus (MGTV). Thereafter, the Jingmen tick virus (JMTV), Kindia tick viru...

    Authors: Xiaofeng Xu, Jinlong Bei, Yibo Xuan, Jiayuan Chen, Defu Chen, Stephen C. Barker, Samuel Kelava, Xiaoai Zhang, Shan Gao and Ze Chen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:641

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  45. Marine medaka (Oryzias melastigma) is considered as an important ecotoxicological indicator to study the biochemical, physiological and molecular responses of marine organisms towards increasing amount of polluta...

    Authors: Pingping Liang, Hafiz Sohaib Ahmed Saqib, Xiaomin Ni and Yingjia Shen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:640

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  46. Entada phaseoloides (L.) Merr. is an important traditional medicinal plant. The stem of Entada phaseoloides is popularly used as traditional medicine because of its significance in dispelling wind and dampness an...

    Authors: Weifang Liao, Zhinan Mei, Lihong Miao, Pulin Liu and Ruijie Gao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:639

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  47. Plant viruses maintain intricate interactions with their vector and non-vector insects and can impact the fitness of insects. However, the details of their molecular and cellular mechanisms have not been studi...

    Authors: Dandan Li, Chi Zhang, Zeqian Tong, Dan Su, Gaisheng Zhang, Shize Zhang, Huiyan Zhao and Zuqing Hu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:638

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  48. Transcriptome sequencing has opened the field of genomics to a wide variety of researchers, owing to its efficiency, applicability across species and ability to quantify gene expression. The resulting datasets...

    Authors: Cameron J. Hyde, Quinn P. Fitzgibbon, Abigail Elizur, Gregory G. Smith and Tomer Ventura

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:637

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  49. Chilo suppressalis is a widespread rice pest that poses a major threat to food security in China. This pest can develop resistance to Cry toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), threatening the sustainable use o...

    Authors: Geng Chen, Yanhui Wang, Yanmin Liu, Fajun Chen and Lanzhi Han

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:634

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