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  1. Research

    Genotypic and phenotypic evaluation of off-type grasses in hybrid Bermudagrass [Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. x C. transvaalensis Burtt-Davy] putting greens using genotyping-by-sequencing and morphological characterization

    Interspecific hybrid bermudagrass [Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. x C. transvaalensis Burtt-Davy] is one of the most widely used grasses on golf courses, with cultivars derived from ‘Tifgreen’ or ‘Tifdwarf’ particul...

    Eric H. Reasor, James T. Brosnan, Margaret E. Staton, Thomas Lane, Robert N. Trigiano, Phillip A. Wadl, Joann A. Conner and Brian M. Schwartz

    Hereditas 2017 155:8

    Published on: 18 August 2017

  2. Review

    Human genetics in troubled times and places

    The development of human genetics world-wide during the twentieth century, especially across Europe, has occurred against a background of repeated catastrophes, including two world wars and the ideological pro...

    Peter S. Harper

    Hereditas 2017 155:7

    Published on: 3 August 2017

  3. Research

    SSR marker variations in Brassica species provide insight into the origin and evolution of Brassica amphidiploids

    Oilseed Brassica represents an important group of oilseed crops with a long history of evolution and cultivation. To understand the origin and evolution of Brassica amphidiploids, simple sequence repeat (SSR) ...

    Ajay Kumar Thakur, Kunwar Harendra Singh, Lal Singh, Joghee Nanjundan, Yasin Jeshima Khan and Dhiraj Singh

    Hereditas 2017 155:6

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  4. Research

    Genetic risk between the CACNA1I gene and schizophrenia in Chinese Uygur population

    Schizophrenia (SCZ) is a common mental disorder with high heritability, and genetic factors play a major role in the pathogenesis. Recent researches indicated that the CACNA1I involved in calcium channels probabl...

    Wei Xu, Yahui Liu, Jianhua Chen, Qingli Guo, Ke Liu, Zujia Wen, Zhaowei Zhou, Zhijian Song, Juan Zhou, Lin He, Qizhong Yi and Yongyong Shi

    Hereditas 2017 155:5

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  5. Research

    Microarray study of gene expression profile to identify new candidate genes involved in the molecular mechanism of leptin-induced knee joint osteoarthritis in rat

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most prevalent chronic joint diseases while the precise genetic mechanism remains elusive. In this study, we investigated the gene expression profile in OA by microarray analy...

    Qing Fan, Zhu Liu, Chao Shen, Hai Li, Jing Ding, Fangchun Jin, Lin Sha and Ziming Zhang

    Hereditas 2017 155:4

    Published on: 4 July 2017

  6. Brief report

    Identity-by-descent refines mapping of candidate regions for preaxial polydactyly II /III in a large Chinese pedigree

    Preaxial polydactyly (PPD) is congenital hand malformation characterized by the duplication of digit. Herein, we scan the genome-wide SNPs for a large Chinese family with PPD-II/III. We employ the refined IBD ...

    Xingyan Yang, Quankuan Shen, Xierzhatijiang Sulaiman, Hequn Liu, Minsheng Peng and Yaping Zhang

    Hereditas 2017 155:2

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  7. Review

    Adaptation of human skin color in various populations

    Skin color is a well-recognized adaptive trait and has been studied extensively in humans. Understanding the genetic basis of adaptation of skin color in various populations has many implications in human evol...

    Lian Deng and Shuhua Xu

    Hereditas 2017 155:1

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  8. Research

    A comparative genomics approach revealed evolutionary dynamics of microsatellite imperfection and conservation in genus Gossypium

    Ongoing molecular processes in a cell could target microsatellites, a kind of repetitive DNA, owing to length variations and motif imperfection. Mutational mechanisms underlying such kind of genetic variations...

    Muhammad Mahmood Ahmed, Chao Shen, Anam Qadir Khan, Muhammad Atif Wahid, Muhammad Shaban and Zhongxu Lin

    Hereditas 2017 154:12

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  9. Research

    Microdissection of the Ah01 chromosome in upland cotton and microcloning of resistance gene anologs from the single chromosome

    Chromosome microdissection is one of the most important techniques in molecular cytogenetic research. Cotton (Gossypium Linnaeus, 1753) is the main natural fiber crop in the world. The resistance gene analog (RGA...

    Xinchuan Cao, Yuling Liu, Zhen Liu, Fang Liu, Yalei Wu, Zhongli Zhou, Xiaoyan Cai, Xingxing Wang, Zhenmei Zhang, Yuhong Wang, Zhimin Luo, Renhai Peng and Kunbo Wang

    Hereditas 2017 154:13

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  10. Brief report

    Psychomotor retardation with a 1q42.11–q42.12 deletion

    A 1q42 deletion is a rare structure variation that commonly harbours various deletion breakpoints along with diversified phenotypes. In our study, we found a de novo 1q42 deletion in a boy who did not have a clef...

    Jialing He, Yingjun Xie, Shu Kong, Wenjun Qiu, Xiaoman Wang, Ding Wang, Xiaofang Sun and Deming Sun

    Hereditas 2017 154:6

    Published on: 6 March 2017

  11. Research

    Molecular breeding of a novel orange-brown tomato fruit with enhanced beta-carotene and chlorophyll accumulation

    Tomatoes provide a significant dietary source of the carotenoids, lycopene and β-carotene. During ripening, carotenoid accumulation determines the fruit colors while chlorophyll degradation. These traits have ...

    Ranjith Kumar Manoharan, Hee-Jeong Jung, Indeok Hwang, Namhee Jeong, Kang Hee Kho, Mi-Young Chung and Ill-Sup Nou

    Hereditas 2017 154:1

    Published on: 11 January 2017

  12. Research

    Transcriptome analysis of genes involved in anthocyanins biosynthesis and transport in berries of black and white spine grapes (Vitis davidii)

    The color of berry skin is an important economic trait for grape and is essentially determined by the components and content of anthocyanins. The fruit color of Chinese wild grapes is generally black, and the ...

    Lei Sun, Xiucai Fan, Ying Zhang, Jianfu Jiang, Haisheng Sun and Chonghuai Liu

    Hereditas 2016 153:17

    Published on: 7 December 2016

  13. Research

    PineElm_SSRdb: a microsatellite marker database identified from genomic, chloroplast, mitochondrial and EST sequences of pineapple (Ananas comosus (L.) Merrill)

    Simple Sequence Repeats or microsatellites are resourceful molecular genetic markers. There are only few reports of SSR identification and development in pineapple. Complete genome sequence of pineapple availa...

    Sakshi Chaudhary, Bharat Kumar Mishra, Thiruvettai Vivek, Santoshkumar Magadum and Jeshima Khan Yasin

    Hereditas 2016 153:16

    Published on: 24 November 2016

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