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  1. Research

    Regulatory pathway analysis of coat color genes in Mongolian horses

    Studies on the molecular genetics of horse skin pigmentation have typically focused on very few genes and proteins. In this study, we used Illumina sequencing to determine the global gene expression profiles i...

    Bei Li, Xiaolong He, Yiping Zhao, Dongyi Bai, Wunierfu Shiraigo, Qinan Zhao and Dugarjaviin Manglai

    Hereditas 2017 155:13

    Published on: 29 September 2017

  2. Research

    Drosophila exoribonuclease nibbler is a tumor suppressor, acts within the RNAi machinery and is not enriched in the nuage during early oogenesis

    micro RNAs (miRNAs) are important regulators of many biological pathways. A plethora of steps are required to form, from a precursor, the mature miRNA that eventually acts on its target RNA to repress its expr...

    Casimiro Castillejo-López, Xiaoli Cai, Khalid Fahmy and Stefan Baumgartner

    Hereditas 2017 155:12

    Published on: 29 September 2017

  3. Research

    Identification of candidate genes involved in the sugar metabolism and accumulation during pear fruit post-harvest ripening of ‘Red Clapp’s Favorite’ (Pyrus communis L.) by transcriptome analysis

    Pear (Pyrus spp.) is a popular fruit that is commercially cultivated in most temperate regions. In fruits, sugar metabolism and accumulation are important factors for fruit organoleptic quality. Post-harvest ripe...

    Long Wang, Yun Chen, Suke Wang, Huabai Xue, Yanli Su, Jian Yang and Xiugen Li

    Hereditas 2017 155:11

    Published on: 21 September 2017

  4. Research

    Mutations in the gene of the Gα subunit of the heterotrimeric G protein are the cause for the brachytic1 semi-dwarf phenotype in barley and applicable for practical breeding

    Short-culm mutants have been widely used in breeding programs to increase lodging resistance. In barley (Hordeum vulgare L.), several hundreds of short-culm mutants have been isolated over the years. The objectiv...

    Ilka Braumann, Christoph Dockter, Sebastian Beier, Axel Himmelbach, Finn Lok, Udda Lundqvist, Birgitte Skadhauge, Nils Stein, Shakhira Zakhrabekova, Ruonan Zhou and Mats Hansson

    Hereditas 2017 155:10

    Published on: 5 September 2017

  5. Review

    MiRNAs of peripheral blood as the biomarker of schizophrenia

    The diagnosis of schizophrenia is currently based on the symptoms and bodily signs rather than on the pathological and physiological markers of the patient. In the search for new molecular targeted therapy med...

    Kuanjun He, Chuang Guo, Lin He and Yongyong Shi

    Hereditas 2017 155:9

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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