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Data Notes

At BMC Research Notes, we recognise that valuable data often go unpublished when instead they could be helping to progress science. This is why we launched data notes: a short article type allowing researchers to describe their data, sharing them with the research community and receiving credit for all their work - not just a finished article.

We present here all the data notes published in the journal, a free and open resource for the scientific community. Why not join them and free your data too?

  1. Content type: Data note

    Mycolicibacterium peregrinum, a rapidly growing mycobacterial species, can opportunistically infect humans and other animals. Although M. peregrinum infections in animals have been reported, the infection sources...

    Authors: Tetsuya Komatsu, Kenji Ohya, Kotaro Sawai, Justice Opare Odoi, Keiko Otsu, Atsushi Ota, Toshihiro Ito, Mikihiko Kawai and Fumito Maruyama

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:341

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    Soybean aphid (Aphis glycines Matsumura; SBA) is the most economically damaging insect of soybean (Glycine max) in the United States. One previous study demonstrated that avirulent (biotype 1) and virulent (bioty...

    Authors: Surendra Neupane, Adam J. Varenhorst and Madhav P. Nepal

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:325

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    The present database contains information on patient falls in the hospital setting. Data were collected in January 2018 with of describing in-hospital falls reported from 1st January 2012 to 31 December 2017 i...

    Authors: Aline Brenner de Souza, Vania Röhsig, Rubia Natasha Maestri, Mohamed Fayeq Parrini Mutlaq, Elisiane Lorenzini, Belisa Marin Alves, Daniela Oliveira and Danusa Cristina Gatto

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:284

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    The objective of this experiment was to identify transcripts in baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) that could have originated from previously non-coding genomic regions, or de novo. We generated this data t...

    Authors: William R. Blevins, Lucas B. Carey and M. Mar Albà

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:250

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    Voltage-gated Ca2+ channels (VGCCs) are of central relevance in regulating Ca2+ influx into living cells. The low-voltage activated (LVA) Cav3 T-type Ca2+ channels are widely distributed throughout the brain incl...

    Authors: Andreas Lundt, Christina Henseler, Carola Wormuth, Julien Soos, Robin Seidel, Ralf Müller, Muhammad Imran Arshaad, Karl Broich, Jürgen Hescheler, Agapios Sachinidis, Dan Ehninger, Anna Papazoglou and Marco Weiergräber

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:157

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  6. Content type: Data note

    Enterococci are Gram-positive lactic acid bacteria and common inhabitants of the gastrointestinal tract of mammals, including humans. They are also widely distributed in diverse environments such as soil, wate...

    Authors: Fauzia Aziz, Muhammad Nasim Khan, Safia Ahmed and Simon Colin Andrews

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:99

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  7. Content type: Data note

    Hilsa shad (Tenualosa ilisha), is a popular fish of Bangladesh belonging to the Clupeidae family. An anadromous species, like the salmon and many other migratory fish, it is a unique species that lives in the sea...

    Authors: Avizit Das, Peter Ianakiev, Abdul Baten, Rifath Nehleen, Tasneem Ehsan, Oly Ahmed, Mohammad Riazul Islam, M. Niamul Naser, Mong Sano Marma and Haseena Khan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:921

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    Cardiovascular risk factor burden was recently reported to be high in the Caribbean country Suriname. However, historical data for comparison were lacking. We report here rediscovered and hitherto unpublished ...

    Authors: Lizzy M. Brewster and Jules Brewster

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:919

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  9. Content type: Data note

    The Chars Tobacco Assessment Project 2018 is a holistic survey conducted in the chars (riverine islands) of Gaibandha in Northern Bangladesh, covering 985 households over 24 clusters. The survey was conducted wit...

    Authors: Adnan M. S. Fakir, Mustahsin Aziz, Mutasim Billah Mubde, Afraim Karim, Ashraf S. Khan, Rifayat Raisa, Lubaba Ferdous Alim and Mayeesha Fahmin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:914

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    Plasmodium berghei ANKA infection in mice is a model for human cerebral malaria, the most severe complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection. Responses of brain microglia have been little investigated, and ma...

    Authors: Carlos Talavera-López, Barbara Capuccini, Richard Mitter, Jing-wen Lin and Jean Langhorne

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:913

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2019 12:48

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    Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is a mitochondrial genetic disease characterized by a variable and reduced penetrance. Individuals carrying a primary LHON-causing mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutation ...

    Authors: Angelica Bianco, Alessio Valletti, Giovanna Longo, Luigi Bisceglia, Julio Montoya, Sonia Emperador, Silvana Guerriero and Vittoria Petruzzella

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:911

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  12. Content type: Data note

    This paper presents magnetic resonance images of the dorsi- and plantar flexor muscles for individual young and older healthy adults. Also included are measurements of the volume, proportion, and longitudinal ...

    Authors: Christopher J. Hasson, Jane A. Kent and Graham E. Caldwell

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:910

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    Corals, the building blocks of reef ecosystems, have been severely threatened by climate change. Coral bleaching, the loss of the coral’s endosymbiotic algae, occurs as a consequence of increasing ocean temper...

    Authors: Maha J. Cziesielski, Yi Jin Liew and Manuel Aranda

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:905

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    crAssphage is a newly found phage described as the most abundant virus in the human gut microbiome. The majority of the crAssphage proteins are unknown in sequences databases, and its pathogenicity and epidemi...

    Authors: Melany Cervantes-Echeverría, Edgar Equihua-Medina, Fernanda Cornejo-Granados, Abigail Hernández-Reyna, Filiberto Sánchez, Blanca Estela López-Contreras, Samuel Canizales-Quinteros and Adrián Ochoa-Leyva

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:902

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  15. Content type: Data note

    Transcription of eukaryotic protein-coding genes by RNA polymerase II (pol II) is a highly regulated process. Most human genes have multiple poly(A) sites, which define different possible mRNA ends, suggesting...

    Authors: Michael Tellier, Jessica G. Hardy, Chris J. Norbury and Shona Murphy

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:894

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  16. Content type: Data note

    Biomedical research is gaining ground on human disease through many types of “omics”, which is leading to increasingly effective treatments and broad applications for precision medicine. The majority of diseas...

    Authors: Jeremy J. Jay, Alexa Sanders, Robert W. Reid and Cory R. Brouwer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:883

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    The oomycete Pythium insidiosum infects humans and animals worldwide, and causes the life-threatening condition, called pythosis. Most patients lose infected organs or die from the disease. Comparative genomic an...

    Authors: Theerapong Krajaejun, Weerayuth Kittichotirat, Preecha Patumcharoenpol, Thidarat Rujirawat, Tassanee Lohnoo and Wanta Yingyong

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:880

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  18. Content type: Data note

    There is a dearth of research into the quality of assessments based on Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) items in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). This dataset was generated to determine whether MCQ item writ...

    Authors: Eamon Costello, Jane C. Holland and Colette Kirwan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:849

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  19. Content type: Data note

    Monilinia fructigena (phylum Ascomycota, family Sclerotiniaceae) is a plant pathogen that causes brown rot and blossom blight in pome fruit and stone fruit of the Rosaceae family, which can cause significant loss...

    Authors: Lucia Landi, Rita M. De Miccolis Angelini, Stefania Pollastro, Domenico Abate, Francesco Faretra and Gianfranco Romanazzi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:758

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  20. Content type: Data note

    Mammalian genomics studies, especially those focusing on transcriptional regulation, require information on genomic locations of regulatory regions, particularly, transcription factor (TF) binding sites. There...

    Authors: Ilya E. Vorontsov, Alla D. Fedorova, Ivan S. Yevshin, Ruslan N. Sharipov, Fedor A. Kolpakov, Vsevolod J. Makeev and Ivan V. Kulakovskiy

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:756

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  21. Content type: Data note

    Staphylococcus species of the family Staphylococcaceae are facultatively anaerobic Gram-positive cocci growing in clusters, pairs and occasionally in short chains. Staphylococci can be detected in different envir...

    Authors: Elvira E. Ziganshina, Waleed S. Mohammed, Elena I. Shagimardanova, Leyla H. Shigapova and Ayrat M. Ziganshin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:694

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  22. Content type: Data note

    Rabbit adipose mesenchymal stem cells were used for the purpose of studying acquisition of the chondrogenic phenotype over time at 1, 14 and 28 days after in vitro incubation with differentiation media, using ...

    Authors: Jeffrey R. Janus, Stephen G. Voss, Benjamin J. Madden, Mary Cristine Charlesworth, Michael S. Oldenburg, Dale Ekbom and Serban San-Marina

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:666

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  23. Content type: Data note

    The data presented herein represents the preliminary results of the functional assays of a recently conducted larger study in which two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) [XRCC2:rs3218550 and PHB:rs6917] were...

    Authors: Nirmala Dushyanthi Sirisena, Nilakshi Samaranayake and Vajira H. W. Dissanayake

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:643

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  24. Content type: Data note

    Bacillus species, belonging to the family Bacillaceae, are rod-shaped aerobic or facultative anaerobic Gram-positive bacteria that can be isolated from various environmental niches. Bacillus pumilus strains are r...

    Authors: Elvira E. Ziganshina, Waleed S. Mohammed, Elena I. Shagimardanova, Leyla H. Shigapova and Ayrat M. Ziganshin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:606

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  25. Content type: Data note

    Crop improvement relies on analysis of phenotypic, genotypic, and environmental data. Given large, well-integrated, multi-year datasets, diverse queries can be made: Which lines perform best in hot, dry enviro...

    Authors: Naser AlKhalifah, Darwin A. Campbell, Celeste M. Falcon, Jack M. Gardiner, Nathan D. Miller, Maria Cinta Romay, Ramona Walls, Renee Walton, Cheng-Ting Yeh, Martin Bohn, Jessica Bubert, Edward S. Buckler, Ignacio Ciampitti, Sherry Flint-Garcia, Michael A. Gore, Christopher Graham…

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:452

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  26. Content type: Data note

    Automated detection and quantification of plant diseases would enable more rapid gains in plant breeding and faster scouting of farmers’ fields. However, it is difficult for a simple algorithm to distinguish b...

    Authors: Tyr Wiesner-Hanks, Ethan L. Stewart, Nicholas Kaczmar, Chad DeChant, Harvey Wu, Rebecca J. Nelson, Hod Lipson and Michael A. Gore

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:440

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  27. Content type: Data note

    Despite recent advancements in diagnostic tools, the genomic landscape of hereditary hearing loss remains largely uncharacterized. One strategy to understand genome-wide aberrations includes the analysis of co...

    Authors: Barbara Vona, Michaela A. H. Hofrichter, Jörg Schröder, Wafaa Shehata-Dieler, Indrajit Nanda and Thomas Haaf

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:391

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  28. Content type: Data note

    Zebra finches are a major model organism for investigating mechanisms of vocal learning, a trait that enables spoken language in humans. The development of cDNA collections with expressed sequence tags (ESTs) ...

    Authors: Peter V. Lovell, Nicole A. Huizinga, Abel Getachew, Brianna Mees, Samantha R. Friedrich, Morgan Wirthlin and Claudio V. Mello

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:309

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  29. Content type: Data note

    Understanding of transcriptional networks specifying HC11 murine mammary epithelial stem cell-like cells (MEC) in comparison with embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and their rewiring, under the influence of glucocor...

    Authors: Trinadha Rao Sornapudi, Rakhee Nayak, Prashanth Kumar Guthikonda, Srinivas Kethavath, Sailu Yellaboina and Sreenivasulu Kurukuti

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:241

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  30. Content type: Data note

    In > 50% of cancers tumor development involves the early loss of Fhit (fragile histidine triad) protein expression, yet the mechanistic pathway(s) by which Fhit mediates its tumor suppressor functions are not ...

    Authors: Daniel L. Kiss, William D. Baez, Kay Huebner, Ralf Bundschuh and Daniel R. Schoenberg

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:178

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    Potato has a large genetic diversity. This diversity is in part due to somaclonal variability that appears within potato selections for which tubers are used as seeds. However, the potato tetraploid genome, as...

    Authors: Julien Levy, Cecilia Tamborindeguy, Giridhar Athrey, Douglas C. Scheuring, Jeffrey W. Koym and J. Creighton Miller Jr.

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:160

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  32. Content type: Data note

    There is increasing interest in the use of metagenomic (next generation sequencing, NGS) approaches for diagnosis of infection. We undertook a pilot study to screen samples submitted to a diagnostic microbiolo...

    Authors: Colin Sharp, Tanya Golubchik, William F. Gregory, Anna L. McNaughton, Nicholas Gow, Mathyruban Selvaratnam, Alina Mirea, Dona Foster, Monique Andersson, Paul Klenerman, Katie Jeffery and Philippa C. Matthews

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:120

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    Corneal endothelial cell (CEC) isolation and harvest aim to produce engineered grafts to solve donor corneal tissue shortage. To yield high amounts of CEC maintaining morphological and molecular characteristic...

    Authors: Judith Zavala, María-Dolores Montalvo-Parra, Guillermo-Isaac Guerrero-Ramírez, Carlos-Alberto Rodríguez-Barrientos, Victor Treviño and Jorge E. Valdez-García

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:48

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  34. Content type: Data note

    Nicotiana glauca (tree tobacco) is a naturally transgenic plant, containing sequences acquired from Agrobacterium rhizogenes by horizontal gene transfer. Besides, N. glauca contains a wide profile of alkaloids of...

    Authors: Galina Khafizova, Pavel Dobrynin, Dmitrii Polev and Tatiana Matveeva

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:18

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