School of BioSciences - Research Publications
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Transcriptomic analysis of MAP3K1 and MAP3K4 in the developing marsupial gonad
MAPKs affect gonadal differentiation in mice and humans, but whether this applies to all mammals is as yet unknown. We investigated MAPK expression during gonadal differentiation in a distantly related mammal, the marsupial ...
Martin, J. A review of the genus Chironomus (Diptera: Chironomidae). II. Added descriptions of Chironomus cloacalis Atchley and Martin from Australia.
(Natural Sciences Research Institute, University of Eastern New Mexico, 1971)
5-HT1A, SST1, and SST2 receptors mediate inhibitory postsynaptic potentials in the submucous plexus of the guinea pig ileum
(AMER PHYSIOLOGICAL SOC, 2010-03-01)
Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) immunoreactive neurons are important secretomotor neurons in the submucous plexus. They are the only submucosal neurons to receive inhibitory inputs and exhibit both noradrenergic and ...
Incorporating spatial autocorrelation into species distribution models alters forecasts of climate-mediated range shifts
Species distribution models (SDMs) are widely used to forecast changes in the spatial distributions of species and communities in response to climate change. However, spatial autocorrelation (SA) is rarely accounted for ...
Experimental Evolution under Fluctuating Thermal Conditions Does Not Reproduce Patterns of Adaptive Clinal Differentiation in Drosophila melanogaster
(UNIV CHICAGO PRESS, 2015-11-01)
Experimental evolution can be a useful tool for testing the impact of environmental factors on adaptive changes in populations, and this approach is being increasingly used to understand the potential for evolutionary ...
Daily temperature extremes play an important role in predicting thermal effects
(COMPANY OF BIOLOGISTS LTD, 2015-07-01)
Organisms in natural environments experience diel temperature fluctuations, including sporadic extreme conditions, rather than constant temperatures. Studies based mainly on model organisms have tended to focus on responses ...
Retrotransposon silencing by DNA methylation can drive mammalian genomic imprinting
(PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE, 2007-04-01)
Among mammals, only eutherians and marsupials are viviparous and have genomic imprinting that leads to parent-of-origin-specific differential gene expression. We used comparative analysis to investigate the origin of genomic ...
Did transmission of Helicobacter pylori from humans cause a disease outbreak in a colony of Stripe-faced Dunnarts (Sminthopsis macroura)?
(BIOMED CENTRAL LTD, 2011-02-07)
Since the discovery that Helicobacter pylori causes a range of pathologies in the stomachs of infected humans, it has become apparent that Helicobacters are found in a diverse range of animal species where they are frequently ...
Females Choose Mates Based on Genetic Relatedness in a Small Dasyurid Marsupial, the Agile Antechinus (Antechinus agilis)
(PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE, 2015-04-29)
Females in a variety of taxa mate with more than one male during a single oestrus and exhibit mate preferences for genetically compatible males, but the influence of female mate choice on siring success is not clearly ...
Host Coenzyme Q Redox State Is an Early Biomarker of Thermal Stress in the Coral Acropora millepora
(PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE, 2015-10-01)
Bleaching episodes caused by increasing seawater temperatures may induce mass coral mortality and are regarded as one of the biggest threats to coral reef ecosystems worldwide. The current consensus is that this phenomenon ...