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  1. Cadmium (Cd) is a ubiquitous environmental toxicant for aquatic animals. The freshwater crab, Sinopotamon henanense (S. henanense), is a useful model for monitoring Cd exposure since it is widely distributed in s...

    Authors: Peng Xu, Huiqin Guo, Huihui Wang, Yuxin Xie, Shao Chin Lee, Ming Liu, Jian Zheng, Xiuli Mao, Huan Wang, Fatao Liu, Chunling Wan, Shengying Qin, Yun Liu, Meirong Zhao and Lan Wang

    Citation: Hereditas 2019 156:34

    Content type: Research

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  2. A controversy arose over Mendel’s pea crossing experiments after the statistician R.A. Fisher proposed how these may have been performed and criticised Mendel’s interpretation of his data. Here we re-examine M...

    Authors: T. H. Noel Ellis, Julie M. I. Hofer, Martin T. Swain and Peter J. van Dijk

    Citation: Hereditas 2019 156:33

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  3. Identification of high resolving DNA-based markers is of paramount importance to unlock the potential of genetic diversity and selection of unique accessions of Capsicum annuum L., within Cross River and Ebonyi S...

    Authors: David O. Igwe, Celestine A. Afiukwa, George Acquaah and George N. Ude

    Citation: Hereditas 2019 156:32

    Content type: Research

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  4. Cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder mainly characterized by hypoplastic or absent clavicles, delayed closure of the fontanelles, multiple dental abnormalities, and short stature...

    Authors: Xueren Gao, Kunxia Li, Yanjie Fan, Yu Sun, Xiaomei Luo, Lili Wang, Huili Liu, Zhuwen Gong, Jianguo Wang, Yu Wang, Xuefan Gu and Yongguo Yu

    Citation: Hereditas 2019 156:31

    Content type: Research

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  5. The formation of the bicoid (bcd) mRNA gradient is a crucial step for Bcd protein gradient formation in Drosophila. In the past, a microtubule (MT)-based cortical network had been shown to be indispensable for bc...

    Authors: Xiaoli Cai, Khalid Fahmy and Stefan Baumgartner

    Citation: Hereditas 2019 156:30

    Content type: Research

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  6. One common ATP-binding cassette subfamily G member 2 (ABCG2) gene variant, which is encoded by the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs2231142, was identified to take an essential part in gouty arthritis. H...

    Authors: Keke Zhang and Changgui Li

    Citation: Hereditas 2019 156:26

    Content type: Research

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  7. Urothelial bladder cancer (BLCA) is one of the most common internal malignancies worldwide with poor prognosis. This study aims to explore effective prognostic biomarkers and construct a prognostic risk score ...

    Authors: Zihao Chen, Guojun Liu, Aslam Hossain, Irina G. Danilova, Mikhail A. Bolkov, Guoqing Liu, Irina A. Tuzankina and Wanlong Tan

    Citation: Hereditas 2019 156:24

    Content type: Research

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  8. Rice planthoppers (main brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens Stål; BPH) was one of substantial threats to Asia rice production as its serious destruction and difficulties in control under field conditions. Notab...

    Authors: Meng Yang, Ling Cheng, Liuhui Yan, Wan Shu, Xinyi Wang and Yongfu Qiu

    Citation: Hereditas 2019 156:22

    Content type: Research

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  9. Breast cancer is one of the most common endocrine cancers among females worldwide. Distant metastasis of breast cancer is causing an increasing number of breast cancer-related deaths. However, the potential me...

    Authors: Yun Cai, Jie Mei, Zhuang Xiao, Bujie Xu, Xiaozheng Jiang, Yongjie Zhang and Yichao Zhu

    Citation: Hereditas 2019 156:20

    Content type: Research

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  10. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) suggest that rs9371601 in the SYNE1 gene is a risk SNP for bipolar disorder (BPD) in populations of European ancestry, but further replication analyses across distinct popul...

    Authors: Wenqiang Li, Yongfeng Yang, Binbin Luo, Yan Zhang, Xueqin Song, Ming Li and Luxian Lv

    Citation: Hereditas 2019 156:19

    Content type: Research

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  11. Bread wheat is one of the most important crops in the world. Its domestication coincides with the beginning of agriculture and since then, it has been constantly under selection by humans. Its breeding has fol...

    Authors: Eduardo Venske, Railson Schreinert dos Santos, Carlos Busanello, Perry Gustafson and Antonio Costa de Oliveira

    Citation: Hereditas 2019 156:16

    Content type: Review

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  12. Athletic performances are complex traits with heritability of ~66%. Dynamic balance is one of the most important athletic performances, and there has been little studies for it in sports genomics. The candidate P...

    Authors: Yixuan Cao, Qiyue Zhang, Jianhua Chen, Zhiqiang Li, Zhaowei Zhou, Jiawei Shen, Dong Wang, Dun Pan, Zhuo Wang, Dandan Ke, Xiaofei Wang, Dajiang Lu, Ying Zhao, Shulin Cheng and Yongyong Shi

    Citation: Hereditas 2019 156:15

    Content type: Research

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  13. Grapevine is an important fruit crop grown worldwide, and its cultivars are mostly derived from the European species Vitis vinifera, which has genes for high fruit quality and adaptation to a wide variety of clim...

    Authors: Ying Zhang, Jia-Long Yao, Hu Feng, Jianfu Jiang, Xiucai Fan, Yun-Fei Jia, Ran Wang and Chonghuai Liu

    Citation: Hereditas 2019 156:14

    Content type: Research

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  14. Berberis consists of approximately 500 species and is the largest genus in Berberidaceae. Most Berberis species lack cytological data, and bicolour fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) has never been perform...

    Authors: Juncheng Liu and Xiaomei Luo

    Citation: Hereditas 2019 156:13

    Content type: Research

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  15. The tea plant is a crucial economic crop. The floral organ development consumes a large amount of nutrients, which affects the leaf yield. To understand the mechanism by which the tea plant produces sterile fl...

    Authors: Linbo Chen, Hao Qu, Lifei Xia, Yue Liu, Huibing Jiang, Yunnan Sun, Mingzhi Liang and Changjun Jiang

    Citation: Hereditas 2019 156:12

    Content type: Research

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  16. Cervical cancer is a malignancy that’s common in female with high incidence and mortality worldwide. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) act a pivotal part in human cancer development. Our aim was to investigate the effect of ...

    Authors: Jiqin Xu, Hongyun Wang, Huiyan Wang, Qing Chen, Li Zhang, Chao Song, Qianqian Zhou and Ying Hong

    Citation: Hereditas 2019 156:11

    Content type: Research

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  17. Influenza A virus (IAV) belongs to the Orthomyxoviridae family. IAV causes a highly contagious respiratory disease in humans that exacts severe economic losses globally. The virus uses strategies developed to exp...

    Authors: Ying Cao, Kun Zhang, Lirong Liu, Wei Li, Bin Zhu, Shuang Zhang, Ping Xu, Wenjun Liu and Jing Li

    Citation: Hereditas 2019 156:10

    Content type: Research

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  18. Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus L.) is a characteristic crop in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau which has rapidly developed and gained socioeconomic importance in recent years. Fructans are abundant in tubers...

    Authors: Shipeng Yang, Xuemei Sun, Xiaoting Jiang, Lihui Wang, Jie Tian, Li Li, Mengliang Zhao and Qiwen Zhong

    Citation: Hereditas 2019 156:9

    Content type: Research

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  19. Understanding genetic diversity of wild plant germplasm and the relationships between ecogeographic and genetic characteristics may provide insights for better utilizing and conserving genetic resources. Elymus t...

    Authors: Wen-Dan Wu, Wen-Hui Liu, Ming Sun, Ji-Qiong Zhou, Wei Liu, Cheng-Lin Zhang, Xing-Quan Zhang, Yan Peng, Lin-Kai Huang and Xiao Ma

    Citation: Hereditas 2019 156:8

    Content type: Research

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  20. To determine if the rs7079 polymorphism located in the 3′ UTR of the angiotensinogen gene (AGT) altered AGT gene expression and the risk of lead poisoning. A case-control study and luciferase reporter gene assay ...

    Authors: Yu Wu, Miaomiao Wang, Jinlong Zhang, Na Sun and Chunping Li

    Citation: Hereditas 2019 156:6

    Content type: Research

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  21. Serum uric acid (SUA), hyperuricemia (HUA) and gout are complex traits with relatively high heritability. This study aims to identify whether a candidate gene, SLC28A2, exerts susceptibility for SUA fluctuation a...

    Authors: Zhaowei Zhou, Zhiqiang Li, Can Wang, Xinde Li, Xiaoyu Cheng, Changgui Li and Yongyong Shi

    Citation: Hereditas 2019 156:4

    Content type: Research

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  22. ΦC31 integrase, a site-specific recombinase, can efficiently target attB-bearing transgenes to endogenous pseudo attP sites within mammalian genomes. The sequence features of endogenous binding sites will help...

    Authors: Lijuan Qu, Lei Wang, Xueyuan Zhu, Yan Zhang, Qiang Ou, Aying Ma, Fengying Sheng, Xiaoqing Wei, Yue Dai, Guoting Li and Shuwu Xie

    Citation: Hereditas 2019 156:3

    Content type: Research

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  23. The Suwan population is a well-known maize germplasm that has greatly contributed to the development of maize breeding in tropical and subtropical regions, especially in southern China. Inbred lines derived fr...

    Authors: Xun Wu, Angui Wang, Xiangyang Guo, Pengfei Liu, Yunfang Zhu, Xiushi Li and Zehui Chen

    Citation: Hereditas 2019 156:2

    Content type: Research

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  24. Prevalence of hypertension (HTN) varies substantially across different populations. HTN is not only common – affecting at least one third of the world’s adult population – but is also the most important driver...

    Authors: Boon-Peng Hoh, Thuhairah Abdul Rahman and Khalid Yusoff

    Citation: Hereditas 2019 156:1

    Content type: Review

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  25. Colored hulless barley are more suitable in food processing compared to normal (yellow) varieties because it is rich in bioactive compounds and produces higher extraction pearling fractions. Therefore, seed co...

    Authors: Xiaohua Yao, Kunlun Wu, Youhua Yao, Yixiong Bai, Jingxiu Ye and Dezhao Chi

    Citation: Hereditas 2018 155:37

    Content type: Research

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  26. To develop a brackish water flea as a promising model for marine monitoring, Diaphanosoma celebensis were exposed to two pollutants, cadmium (Cd) and benzo[a]pyrene (BaP), which have different chemical characteri...

    Authors: Bo-Mi Kim, Seunghyun Kang, Ryeo-Ok Kim, Jee-Hyun Jung, Kyun-Woo Lee, Jae-Sung Rhee and Young-Mi Lee

    Citation: Hereditas 2018 155:36

    Content type: Brief report

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  27. Bletilla striata is a well-known traditional Chinese herb with varieties of functions. In China, the natural resources of Bletilla striata have been severely damaged because of the excessive exploitation and dest...

    Authors: Yan Guo, Lina Zhai, Hao Long, Nipi Chen, Chengxian Gao, Zhishan Ding and Bo Jin

    Citation: Hereditas 2018 155:35

    Content type: Research

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  28. For a proportion of individuals judged clinically to have a recessive Mendelian disease, only one heterozygous pathogenic variant can be found from clinical whole exome sequencing (WES), posing a challenge to ...

    Authors: Hefan Miao, Jiapeng Zhou, Qi Yang, Fan Liang, Depeng Wang, Na Ma, Bodi Gao, Juan Du, Ge Lin, Kai Wang and Qianjun Zhang

    Citation: Hereditas 2018 155:32

    Content type: Research

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  29. This complex environmental heterogeneity coupled with the long-standing history offers scenario suitable for and favoring the evolution and existence of variation of morphological traits.

    Authors: Jingxue Zhang, Miaoli Wang, Zhipeng Guo, Yongzhuo Guan, Yuxia Guo and Xuebing Yan

    Citation: Hereditas 2018 155:31

    Content type: Research

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  30. The striped field mouse, Apodemus agrarius, is the most common mammal in Korea. Although microsatellite loci for the species have been identified from populations in southwestern China, amplification of those mar...

    Authors: Han-Na Kim, Han-Ul Kim, Yeong-Seok Jo and Jongwoo Jung

    Citation: Hereditas 2018 155:30

    Content type: Brief report

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  31. Brassica oleracea, B. rapa and B. napus encompass many economically important vegetable and oil crops; such as cabbage, broccoli, canola and Chinese cabbage. The genome sequencing of these species allows for gene...

    Authors: Susan D. Lawrence and Nicole G. Novak

    Citation: Hereditas 2018 155:29

    Content type: Research

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  32. In this commentary, I will review the latest findings on the Bicoid (Bcd) morphogen in Drosophila, a paradigm for gradient formation taught to biology students for more than two decades. “Seeing is believing” als...

    Authors: Stefan Baumgartner

    Citation: Hereditas 2018 155:28

    Content type: Commentary

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  33. DNA damage generally results in the activation of ATM/ATR kinases and the downstream checkpoint kinases Chk1/Chk2. In Drosophila melanogaster, the ATR homologue meiotic 41 (mei-41) is pivotal to DNA damage repair...

    Authors: Fabienne E. Bayer, Mirjam Zimmermann, Anette Preiss and Anja C. Nagel

    Citation: Hereditas 2018 155:27

    Content type: Research

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  34. Red-skinned pears are attractive to consumers because of their aesthetic appeal and the antioxidant-associated health benefits provided by the anthocyanins in their red skin. In China, the ‘Red Zaosu’ (RZS) re...

    Authors: Huabai Xue, Suke Wang, Jia-Long Yao, Xiaoli Zhang, Jian Yang, Long Wang, Yanli Su, Lei Chen, Huirong Zhang and Xiugen Li

    Citation: Hereditas 2018 155:25

    Content type: Research

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  35. Capillary malformation-arteriovenous malformation (CM-AVM) is a clinical entity newly identified in 2003 that is caused by mutation of the RASA-1 gene, which encodes the protein p120-RasGAP. To date, most of t...

    Authors: Ren Cai, Fatao Liu, Chen Hua, Zhang Yu, Michele Ramien, Claudia Malic, Wenxin Yu, Xiaolin Zhang, Yun Liu, Yunbo Jin, Xun Hu and Xiaoxi Lin

    Citation: Hereditas 2018 155:24

    Content type: Brief report

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