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  1. 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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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

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  6. 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 Genetics 2020 21(Suppl 2):141

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  7. 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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  8. 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

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  9. 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

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  10. 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

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  11. 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

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  12. 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

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  13. 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

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  14. 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

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  15. 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

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  16. 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

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  17. 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

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  18. 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

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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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

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  26. 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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  27. 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

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  28. The interleukin-10 receptor alpha (IL10RA) gene codes for the alpha chain of the IL-10 receptor which binds the cytokine IL-10. IL-10 is an anti-inflammatory cytokine with immunoregulatory function during the pat...

    Authors: Sanjay Mallikarjunappa, Umesh K. Shandilya, Ankita Sharma, Kristen Lamers, Nathalie Bissonnette, Niel A. Karrow and Kieran G. Meade

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:121

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  29. The population structure of the Indian subcontinent is a tapestry of extraordinary diversity characterized by the amalgamation of autochthonous and immigrant ancestries and rigid enforcement of sociocultural s...

    Authors: Ranajit Das, Vladimir A. Ivanisenko, Anastasia A. Anashkina and Priyanka Upadhyai

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21(Suppl 1):117

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  30. N-acetyltransferase 2 plays a crucial role in the metabolism of a wide range of xenobiotics, including many drugs, carcinogens, and other chemicals in the human environment. The article presents for the first ...

    Authors: Roza Pavlovna Tiis, Ludmila Pavlovna Osipova, Daria Veniaminovna Lichman, Elena Nikolaevna Voronina and Maxim Leonidovich Filipenko

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21(Suppl 1):115

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  31. In the process of adaptation of humans to their environment, positive or adaptive selection has played a main role. Positive selection has, however, been under-studied in African populations, despite their div...

    Authors: Sandra Walsh, Luca Pagani, Yali Xue, Hafid Laayouni, Chris Tyler-Smith and Jaume Bertranpetit

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21(Suppl 1):108

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  32. The Drosophila central nervous system (CNS) is a convenient model system for the study of the molecular mechanisms of conserved neurobiological processes. The manipulation of gene activity in specific cell types ...

    Authors: Anna A. Ogienko, Evgeniya N. Andreyeva, Evgeniya S. Omelina, Anastasiya L. Oshchepkova and Alexey V. Pindyurin

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21(Suppl 1):96

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  33. In population ecology, the concept of reproductive potential denotes the most vital indicator of chances to produce and sustain a healthy descendant until his/her reproductive maturity under the best condition...

    Authors: Mikhail Ponomarenko, Maxim Kleshchev, Petr Ponomarenko, Irina Chadaeva, Ekaterina Sharypova, Dmitry Rasskazov, Semyon Kolmykov, Irina Drachkova, Gennady Vasiliev, Natalia Gutorova, Elena Ignatieva, Ludmila Savinkova, Anton Bogomolov, Ludmila Osadchuk, Alexandr Osadchuk and Dmitry Oshchepkov

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21(Suppl 1):89

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  34. The majority of the Kazakhs from South Kazakhstan belongs to the 12 clans of the Senior Zhuz. According to traditional genealogy, nine of these clans have a common ancestor and constitute the Uissun tribe. The...

    Authors: Maxat Zhabagin, Zhaxylyk Sabitov, Pavel Tarlykov, Inkar Tazhigulova, Zukhra Junissova, Dauren Yerezhepov, Rakhmetolla Akilzhanov, Elena Zholdybayeva, Lan-Hai Wei, Ainur Akilzhanova, Oleg Balanovsky and Elena Balanovska

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21(Suppl 1):87

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  35. Genome-wide association studies have identified the CDC7-TGFBR3 intergenic region on chromosome 1 to be strongly associated with optic disc area size. The mechanism of its function remained unclear until new data...

    Authors: Vladimir Babenko, Roman Babenko and Yuri Orlov

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21(Suppl 1):73

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  36. This study describes the biodiversity and properties of Bovine leukemia virus in Western Siberia. This paper explores the effect of different genotypes of the env gene of the cattle leukemia virus on hematologica...

    Authors: Natalia Blazhko, Sultan Vyshegurov, Alexander Donchenko, Kirill Shatokhin, Valeria Ryabinina, Kirill Plotnikov, Alevtina Khodakova and Sergey Pashkovskiy

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21(Suppl 1):70

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  37. Beta-amyloid peptide (Aβ) is the key protein in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease, the most common age-related neurodegenerative disorder in humans. Aβ peptide induced pathological phenotypes in differen...

    Authors: Mikhail V. Shaposhnikov, Nadezhda V. Zemskaya, Lyubov А. Koval, Natalya R. Minnikhanova, Olga I. Kechko, Vladimir A. Mitkevich, Alexander A. Makarov and Alexey А. Moskalev

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21(Suppl 1):65

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  38. Our previous study found that chicken KLF7 was an important regulator in formation of adipose tissue. In the present study, we analyzed the association for DNA methylation in chicken KLF7 with its transcripts of ...

    Authors: Zhiwei Zhang, Cunxi Nie, Yuechan Chen, Yanzhe Dong and Tao Lin

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:120

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  39. Eating and cooking qualities (ECQs) of rice (Oryza sativa L.) determine consumer acceptance and the economic value of rice varieties. The starch physicochemical properties, i.e. amylose content, gel consistency, ...

    Authors: Chunfang Zhao, Ling Zhao, Qingyong Zhao, Tao Chen, Shu Yao, Zhen Zhu, Lihui Zhou, Altafhusian B. Nadaf, Wenhua Liang, Kai Lu, Yadong Zhang and Cailin Wang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:119

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  40. Marine fish populations are often characterized by high levels of gene flow and correspondingly low genetic divergence. This presents a challenge to define management units. Goldsinny wrasse (Ctenolabrus rupestri...

    Authors: Eeva Jansson, Francois Besnier, Ketil Malde, Carl André, Geir Dahle and Kevin A. Glover

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:118

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  41. The alteration in weather patterns expected due to climate change will affect farm animal performance, probably resulting in lower quantity and quality of available products. A potential mitigation strategy wo...

    Authors: Enrique Sánchez-Molano, Vanessa V. Kapsona, Stavroula Oikonomou, Ann McLaren, Nicola Lambe, Joanne Conington and Georgios Banos

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:116

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  42. Feather pecking (FP) is damaging behavior in laying hens leading to global economic losses in the layer industry and massive impairments of animal welfare. The objective of the study was to discover genetic va...

    Authors: Clemens Falker-Gieske, Hanna Iffland, Siegfried Preuß, Werner Bessei, Cord Drögemüller, Jörn Bennewitz and Jens Tetens

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:114

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  43. In order to study the relations of hepatocellular functions, weight gain and metabolic imbalance caused by low-dose antibiotics (LDA) via epigenetic regulation of gene transcription, 32 weaned piglets were emp...

    Authors: Yue Hu, Yihe Zhang, Cong Liu, Rui Qin, Desheng Gong, Ru Wang, Du Zhang, Lianqiang Che, Daiwen Chen, Guizhong Xin, Fei Gao and Qi Hu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:112

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  44. Large-scale human sequencing projects have described around a hundred-million single nucleotide variants (SNVs). These studies have predominately involved individuals with European ancestry despite the fact th...

    Authors: Lucy Crooks, Johnathan Cooper-Knock, Paul R. Heath, Ahmed Bouhouche, Mostafa Elfahime, Mimoun Azzouz, Youssef Bakri, Mohammed Adnaoui, Azeddine Ibrahimi, Saaïd Amzazi and Rachid Tazi-Ahnini

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:111

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  45. Productivity of cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp] in sub-Sahara Africa is curtailed by a lack of farmer-preferred and improved cultivars and modern production technologies. The objectives of the study were to ...

    Authors: Nelia Nkhoma, Hussein Shimelis, Mark D. Laing, Admire Shayanowako and Isack Mathew

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:110

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  46. Reference genes are usually stably expressed in various cells and tissues. However, it was reported that the expression of some reference genes may be distinct in different species. In this study, we intend to...

    Authors: Wenbin Liu, Xiudan Yuan, Shuli Yuan, Liuye Dai, Shenghua Dong, Jinhui Liu, Liangyue Peng, Minmeng Wang, Yi Tang and Yamei Xiao

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2020 21:107

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