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Geographic range shifts can cause secondary contact and hybridization between closely related species, revealing mechanisms of species formation and integrity. These dynamics typically play out in restricted geographic regions, but highly vagile species may experience major distributional changes...

Author(s)
Oswald, J. A.; Harvey, M. G.; Remsen, R. C.; Foxworth, D. U.; Dittmann, D. L.; Cardiff, S. W.; Brumfield, R. T.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Molecular Ecology, 2019, 28, 7, pp 1675-1691
Abstract

Making my career in Australia exposed me to the tyranny of distance, but it gave me opportunities to study our unique native fauna. Distantly related animal species present genetic variation that we can use to explore the most fundamental biological structures and processes. I have compared...

Author(s)
Graves, J. A. M.
Publisher
Annual Reviews, Palo Alto, USA
Citation
Annual Review of Animal Biosciences, 2018, 6, pp 1-22
Abstract

In most animals that have X and Y sex chromosomes, chromosome-wide mechanisms are used to balance X-linked gene expression in males and females. In the fly Drosophila melanogaster, the dosage compensation mechanism also generally extends to X-linked transgenes. Over 70 transgenic lines of the...

Author(s)
Linger, R. J.; Belikoff, E. J.; Scott, M. J.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2015, 10, 10, pp e0141544
Abstract

The Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) provides a unique opportunity to elucidate the long-term effects of natural and anthropogenic selection on cancer evolution. Since first observed in 1996, this transmissible cancer has caused local population declines by >90%. So far, four...

Author(s)
Ujvari, B.; Pearse, A. M.; Swift, K.; Hodson, P.; Hua, B.; Pyecroft, S.; Taylor, R.; Hamede, R.; Jones, M.; Belov, K.; Madsen, T.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Evolutionary Applications, 2014, 7, 2, pp 260-265
Abstract

Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) are the largest extant marsupial carnivores. This species, now confined to Tasmania, is endangered from the emergence of a transmissible cancer, devil facial tumor disease (DFTD). In the present study, we use cytogenetic and molecular techniques to examine...

Author(s)
Pearse, A. M.; Swift, K.; Hodson, P.; Hua, B.; McCallum, H.; Pyecroft, S.; Taylor, R.; Eldridge, M. D. B.; Belov, K.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Cancer Genetics, 2012, 205, 3, pp 101-112
Abstract

Background: Chlamydia pecorum is an important pathogen of domesticated livestock including sheep, cattle and pigs. This pathogen is also a key factor in the decline of the koala in Australia. We sequenced the genomes of three koala C. pecorum strains, isolated from the urogenital tracts and...

Author(s)
Bachmann, N. L.; Fraser, T. A.; Bertelli, C.; Jelocnik, M.; Gillett, A.; Funnell, O.; Flanagan, C.; Myers, G. S. A.; Timms, P.; Polkinghorne, A.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Genomics, 2014, 15, 667, pp (8 August 2014)
Abstract

The aim of this study was to test whether host plant responses of Sitobion aphids have evolved under parthenogenesis and to examine the relationship between genetic and phenotypical similarity. There are four known chromosomal races of Australian Sitobion miscanthi living on grasses. Three races...

Author(s)
Sunnucks, P.; Chisholm, D.; Turak, E.; Hales, D. F.
Citation
Heredity, 1998, 81, 6, pp 638-647
Abstract

Single-locus microsatellite variation correlated perfectly with chromosome number in Sitobion miscanthi. The microsatellites were highly heterozygous, with up to 10 alleles/locus in this species. Despite this considerable allelic variation, only 7 different S. miscanthi genotypes were discovered in ...

Author(s)
Sunnucks, P.; England, P. R.; Taylor, A. C.; Hales, D. F.
Citation
Genetics, 1996, 144, 2, pp 747-756
Abstract

The literature on the relationship between asymmetry and resistance to organophosphorus insecticides in Lucilia cuprina is reviewed. Diazinon-resistant flies, first collected in Australia in 1979, were repeatedly backcrossed to increase the asymmetry of resistant flies, and the location of the...

Author(s)
Batterham, P.; Davies, A. G.; Game, A. Y.; McKenzie, J. A.
Citation
BioEssays, 1996, 18, 10, pp 841-845
Abstract

Chromosome evolution in primitive Australian ants, collected from 56 localities in 1975-91, of the Myrmecia pilosula species complex was investigated in the context of the minimum interaction theory. Under the minimum interaction theory, selection favors rearrangements tending to reduce the...

Author(s)
Imai, H. T.; Taylor, R. W.; Crozier, R. H.
Citation
Japanese Journal of Genetics, 1994, 69, 2, pp 137-182

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