BMC Genomics - Volume 13, issue Preprint

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1471-2164

Abstract

Background

Variations in gene expression, mediated by epigenetic mechanisms, may cause broad phenotypic effects in animals. However, it has been debated to what extent expression variation and epigenetic modifications, such as patterns of DNA methylation, are transferred across generations, and th

Journal: BMC Genomics, vol. 13, no. Preprint, 2012

Abstract

Background

Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are hematophagous nocturnal parasites of humans that have attained high impact status due to their worldwide resurgence. The sudden and rampant resurgence of C. lectularius has been attributed to numerous factors including frequent internationa

Journal: BMC Genomics, vol. 13, no. Preprint, 2012

Abstract

Background

The success of marker assisted selection depends on the amount of linkage disequilibrium (LD) across the genome. To implement marker assisted selection in the swine breeding industry, information about extent and degree of LD is essential. The objective of this study is to estimate LD i

Journal: BMC Genomics, vol. 13, no. Preprint, 2012