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Professor Neil Gemmell

PositionProfessor
DepartmentDepartment of Anatomy
QualificationsBSc(Hons) PhD
Research summaryEvolutionary genetics and genomics, molecular ecology, conservation biology

Research

Professor Gemmell holds the Chair for AgResearch Centre for Reproduction and Genomics

Professor Gemmell's research blends ecology, population, conservation and evolutionary biology with recent technological spin-offs from the various genome projects. A recurring theme in his research is that of reproduction, with past and current projects spanning mating systems and mate choice, sperm-egg interactions, sperm function, sex determination, sex allocation, and inter-sexual genomic conflict. Professor Gemmell also has interests in several congruent fields of research, particularly the evolution of the mitochondrial genome, the evolution of microsatellite DNA, the evolution of sex determining mechanisms and the processes that lead to speciation.

Research interests:

  • Analysis of mating systems
  • The implications of the asymmetric fitness effects of mtDNA mutations
  • The evolution of microsatellites

Publications

Miller, A. K., Mifsud, J. C. O., Costa, V. A., Grimwood, R. M., Kitson, J., Baker, C., … Gemmell, N. J., & Geoghegan, J. L. (2021). Slippery when wet: Cross-species transmission of divergent coronaviruses in bony and jawless fish and the evolutionary history of the Coronaviridae. Virus Evolution. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ve/veab050

Holtmann, B., Lara, C. E., Santos, E. S. A., Gillum, J. E., Gemmell, N. J., & Nakagawa, S. (2021). The association between personalities, alternative breeding strategies, and reproductive success in dunnocks. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13906

Bowers, H. A., Pochon, X., von Ammon, U., Gemmell, N., Stanton, J.-A. L., Jeunen, G. J., … Zaiko, A. (2021). Towards the optimization of eDNA/eRNA sampling technologies for marine biosecurity surveillance. Water, 13(8), 1113. doi: 10.3390/w13081113

Martini, D., Dussex, N., Robertson, B. C., Gemmell, N. J., & Knapp, M. (2021). Evolution of the world's only alpine parrot: Genomic adaptation or phenotypic plasticity, behaviour and ecology? Molecular Ecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/mec.15978

Miller, A. K., Baker, C., Kitson, J. C., Yick, J. L., Manquel, P. E. I., Alexander, A., & Gemmell, N. J. (2021). The Southern Hemisphere lampreys (Geotriidae and Mordaciidae). Reviews in Fish Biology & Fisheries. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11160-021-09639-x

Gemmell, N. J., Todd, E. V., Goikoetxea, A., Ortega-Recalde, O., & Hore, T. A. (2019). Natural sex change in fish. In Current topics in developmental biology. (pp. 71-117). Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/bs.ctdb.2018.12.014

Chapter in Book - Research

Thomas, J. T., Liu, H., Todd, E. V., & Gemmell, N. J. (2018). Sex change in fish. In P. Swanson & M. K. Skinner (Eds.), Encyclopedia of reproduction (Vol.6): Comparative reproduction. (2nd ed.) (pp. 192-197). Oxford, UK: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-809633-8.20555-4

Chapter in Book - Research

Sawaya, S. M., Bagshaw, A. T., Buschiazzo, E., & Gemmell, N. J. (2012). Promoter microsatellites as modulators of human gene expression. In A. J. Hannan (Ed.), Tandem repeat polymorphisms: Genetic plasticity, neural diversity and disease. (pp. 41-54). Austin, TX: Landes Bioscience.

Chapter in Book - Research

Vargas Jentzsch, I. M., Bagshaw, A., Buschiazzo, E., Merkel, A., & Gemmell, N. J. (2008). Evolution of microsatellite DNA. In Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0020847

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Bhattarai, U. R., Doherty, J.-F., Dowle, E., & Gemmell, N. J. (2021). The adaptiveness of host behavioural manipulation assessed using Tinbergen's four questions. Trends in Parasitology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.pt.2021.01.006

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Bowers, H. A., Pochon, X., von Ammon, U., Gemmell, N., Stanton, J.-A. L., Jeunen, G. J., … Zaiko, A. (2021). Towards the optimization of eDNA/eRNA sampling technologies for marine biosecurity surveillance. Water, 13(8), 1113. doi: 10.3390/w13081113

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Holtmann, B., Lara, C. E., Santos, E. S. A., Gillum, J. E., Gemmell, N. J., & Nakagawa, S. (2021). The association between personalities, alternative breeding strategies, and reproductive success in dunnocks. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13906

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Macey, J. R., Pabinger, S., Barbieri, C. G., Buring, E. S., Gonzalez, V. L., Mulcahy, D. G., … Urban, L., … Prost, S., … Gemmell, N. J. (2021). Evidence of two deeply divergent co-existing mitochondrial genomes in the Tuatara reveals an extremely complex genomic organization. Communications Biology, 4, 116. doi: 10.1038/s42003-020-01639-0

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Martini, D., Dussex, N., Robertson, B. C., Gemmell, N. J., & Knapp, M. (2021). Evolution of the world's only alpine parrot: Genomic adaptation or phenotypic plasticity, behaviour and ecology? Molecular Ecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/mec.15978

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Miller, A. K., Baker, C., Kitson, J. C., Yick, J. L., Manquel, P. E. I., Alexander, A., & Gemmell, N. J. (2021). The Southern Hemisphere lampreys (Geotriidae and Mordaciidae). Reviews in Fish Biology & Fisheries. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11160-021-09639-x

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Miller, A. K., Mifsud, J. C. O., Costa, V. A., Grimwood, R. M., Kitson, J., Baker, C., … Gemmell, N. J., & Geoghegan, J. L. (2021). Slippery when wet: Cross-species transmission of divergent coronaviruses in bony and jawless fish and the evolutionary history of the Coronaviridae. Virus Evolution. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ve/veab050

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Noble, A. J., Pearson, J. F., Boden, J. M., Horwood, L. J., Gemmell, N. J., Kennedy, M. A., & Osborne, A. J. (2021). A validation of Illumina EPIC array system with bisulfite-based amplicon sequencing. PeerJ, 9, e10762. doi: 10.7717/peerj.10762

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Dussex, N., Kutschera, V. E., Wiberg, R. A. W., Parker, D. J., Hunt, G. R., Gray, R. D., … Gemmell, N. J. (2020). A genome-wide investigation of adaptive signatures in protein-coding genes related to tool behaviour in New Caledonian and Hawaiian crows. Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/mec.15775

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Feng, S., Stiller, J., Deng, Y., Armstrong, J., Fang, Q., Reeve, A. H., … Robertson, B. C., … Jamieson, I. G., … Rutherford, K. M., Gemmell, N. J., Dussex, N., … Zhang, G. (2020). Dense sampling of bird diversity increases power of comparative genomics. Nature, 587, 252-257. doi: 10.1038/s41586-020-2873-9

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Ferreira, S., Ashby, R., Jeunen, G.-J., Rutherford, K., Collins, C., Todd, E. V., & Gemmell, N. J. (2020). DNA from mollusc shell: A valuable and underutilised substrate for genetic analyses. PeerJ, 8, e9420. doi: 10.7717/peerj.9420

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Gemmell, N. J., Rutherford, K., Prost, S., Tollis, M., Winter, D., Macey, J. R., … Gardner, P. P., … Dussex, N., Taylor, H., Abe, H., Bond, D. M., … Ngatiwai Trust Board. (2020). The tuatara genome reveals ancient features of amniote evolution. Nature, 584, 403-409. doi: 10.1038/s41586-020-2561-9

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Goikoetxea, A., Damsteegt, E. L., Todd, E. V., McNaughton, A., Gemmell, N. J., & Lokman, P. M. (2020). An in vitro ovarian explant culture system to examine sex change in a hermaphroditic fish. PeerJ, 8, e10323. doi: 10.7717/peerj.10323

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Jeunen, G.-J., Lamare, M. D., Knapp, M., Spencer, H. G., Taylor, H. R., Stat, M., … Gemmell, N. J. (2020). Water stratification in the marine biome restricts vertical environmental DNA (eDNA) signal dispersal. Environmental DNA, 2(1), 99-111. doi: 10.1002/edn3.49

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Johnson, S. L., Borziak, K., Kleffmann, T., Rosengrave, P., Dorus, S., & Gemmell, N. J. (2020). Ovarian fluid proteome variation associates with sperm swimming speed in an externally fertilising fish. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 33, 1783-1794. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13717

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Karelitz, S., Lamare, M., Patel, F., Gemmell, N., & Uthicke, S. (2020). Parental acclimation to future ocean conditions increases development rates but decreases survival in sea urchin larvae. Marine Biology, 167, 2. doi: 10.1007/s00227-019-3610-5

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Lamar, S. K., Gemmell, N. J., & Nelson, N. J. (2020). Genome sequencing of an archaic reptile both answers and asks questions. Zoology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.zool.2020.125862

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Ortega-Recalde, O., Goikoetxea, A., Hore, T. A., Todd, E. V., & Gemmell, N. J. (2020). The genetics and epigenetics of sex change in fish. Annual Review of Animal Biosciences, 8, 47-69. doi: 10.1146/annurev-animal-021419-083634

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Osborne, A. J., Pearson, J. F., Noble, A. J., Gemmell, N. J., Horwood, L. J., Boden, J. M., … Kennedy, M. A. (2020). Genome-wide DNA methylation analysis of heavy cannabis exposure in a New Zealand longitudinal cohort. Translational Psychiatry, 10, 114. doi: 10.1038/s41398-020-0800-3

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Peart, C. R., Tusso, S., Pophaly, S. D., Botero-Castro, F., Wu, C.-C., Aurioles-Gamboa, D., … Gemmell, N. J., … Wolf, J. B. W. (2020). Determinants of genetic variation across eco-evolutionary scales in pinnipeds. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 4, 1095-1104. doi: 10.1038/s41559-020-1215-5

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Adams, C. I. M., Knapp, M., Gemmell, N. J., Jeunen, G.-J., Bunce, M., Lamare, M. D., & Taylor, H. R. (2019). Beyond biodiversity: Can environmental DNA (eDNA) cut it as a population genetics tool? Gene, 10(3), 192. doi: 10.3390/genes10030192

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Dobelmann, J., Alexander, A., Baty, J. W., Gemmell, N. J., Gruber, M. A. M., Quinn, O., … Lester, P. J. (2019). The association between mitochondrial genetic variation and reduced colony fitness in an invasive wasp. Molecular Ecology, 28, 3324-3338. doi: 10.1111/mec.15159

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Hendriksen, R. S., Munk, P., Njage, P., van Bunnik, B., McNally, L., Lukjancenko, O., … The Global Sewage Surveillance project consortium, including Jeunen, G.-J., Gemmell, N., … Aarestrup, F. M. (2019). Global monitoring of antimicrobial resistance based on metagenomics analyses of urban sewage. Nature Communications, 10(1), 1124. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-08853-3

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Jeunen, G.-J., Knapp, M., Spencer, H. G., Lamare, M. D., Taylor, H. R., Stat, M., … Gemmell, N. J. (2019). Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding reveals strong discrimination among diverse marine habitats connected by water movement. Molecular Ecology Resources, 19, 426-438. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12982

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Jeunen, G.-J., Knapp, M., Spencer, H. G., Taylor, H. R., Lamare, M. D., Stat, M., … Gemmell, N. J. (2019). Species‐level biodiversity assessment using marine environmental DNA metabarcoding requires protocol optimization and standardization. Ecology & Evolution, 9, 1323-1335. doi: 10.1002/ece3.4843

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Ortega-Recalde, O., Day, R. C., Gemmell, N. J., & Hore, T. A. (2019). Zebrafish preserve global germline DNA methylation while sex-linked rDNA is amplified and demethylated during feminisation. Nature Communications, 10, 3053. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-10894-7

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Parry, D. A. D., Bruce Fraser, R. D., Alibardi, L., Rutherford, K. M., & Gemmell, N. (2019). Molecular structure of sauropsid β-keratins from tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus). Journal of Structural Biology, 207, 21-28. doi: 10.1016/j.jsb.2019.04.008

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Thomas, J. T., Todd, E. V., Muncaster, S., Lokman, P. M., Damsteegt, E. L., Liu, H., … Gemmell, N. J. (2019). Conservation and diversity in expression of candidate genes regulating socially-induced female-male sex change in wrasses. PeerJ, 7, e7032. doi: 10.7717/peerj.7032

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Todd, E. V., Ortega-Recalde, O., Liu, H., Lamm, M. S., Rutherford, K. M., Cross, H., Black, M. A., Kardailsky, O., … Hore, T. A., … Gemmell, N. J. (2019). Stress, novel sex genes, and epigenetic reprogramming orchestrate socially controlled sex change. Science Advances, 5(7), eaaw7006. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw7006

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Blanchoud, S., Rutherford, K., Zondag, L., Gemmell, N. J., & Wilson, M. J. (2018). De novo draft assembly of the Botrylloides leachii genome provides further insight into tunicate evolution. Scientific Reports, 8, 5518. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-23749-w

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Dussex, N., Taylor, H. R., Stovall, W. R., Rutherford, K., Dodds, K. G., Clarke, S. M., & Gemmell, N. J. (2018). Reduced representation sequencing detects only subtle regional structure in a heavily exploited and rapidly recolonizing marine mammal species. Ecology & Evolution, 8, 8736-8749. doi: 10.1002/ece3.4411

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Johnson, S. L., Zellhuber-McMillan, S., Gillum, J., Dunleavy, J., Evans, J., Nakagawa, S., & Gemmell, N. J. (2018). Evidence that fertility trades off with early offspring fitness as males age. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 285(1871), 20172174. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.2174

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Lee, S. L. J., Horsfield, J. A., Black, M. A., Rutherford, K., & Gemmell, N. J. (2018). Identification of sex differences in zebrafish (Danio rerio) brains during early sexual differentiation and masculinisation using 17α-methyltestoterone. Biology of Reproduction, 99(2), 446-460. doi: 10.1093/biolre/iox175

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Martinez, B., Khudyakov, J., Rutherford, K., Crocker, D. E., Gemmell, N., & Ortiz, R. M. (2018). Adipose transcriptome analysis provides novel insights into molecular regulation of prolonged fasting in northern elephant seal pups. Physiological Genomics, 50(7), 495-503. doi: 10.1152/physiolgenomics.00002.2018

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Renart, J., San Mauro, D., Agorreta, A., Rutherford, K., Gemmell, N. J., & Quintanilla, M. (2018). Evolutionary history of the podoplanin gene. Gene Reports, 13, 28-37. doi: 10.1016/j.genrep.2018.08.005

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Stoffel, M. A., Humble, E., Paijmans, A. J., Acevedo-Whitehouse, K., Chilvers, B. L., Dickerson, B., … Gemmell, N. J., … Robertson, B. C., … Hoffmann, J. I. (2018). Demographic histories and genetic diversity across pinnipeds are shaped by human exploitation, ecology and life-history. Nature Communications, 9(1), 4836. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-06695-z

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Stovall, W. R., Taylor, H. R., Black, M., Grosser, S., Rutherford, K., & Gemmell, N. J. (2018). Genetic sex assignment in wild populations using genotyping‐by‐sequencing data: A statistical threshold approach. Molecular Ecology Resources, 18(2), 179-190. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12767

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Todd, E. V., Liu, H., Lamm, M. S., Thomas, J. T., Rutherford, K., Thompson, K. C., … Gemmell, N. J. (2018). Female mimicry by sneaker males has a transcriptomic signature in both the brain and gonad in a sex-changing fish. Molecular Biology & Evolution, 35(1), 225-241. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msx293

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Zavodna, M., Bagshaw, A., Brauning, R., & Gemmell, N. J. (2018). The effects of transcription and recombination on mutational dynamics of short tandem repeats. Nucleic Acids Research, 46(3), 1321-1330. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkx1253

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Bagshaw, A. T. M., Horwood, L. J., Fergusson, D. M., Gemmell, N. J., & Kennedy, M. A. (2017). Microsatellite polymorphisms associated with human behavioural and psychological phenotypes including a gene-environment interaction. BMC Medical Genetics, 18, 12. doi: 10.1186/s12881-017-0374-y

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Bartlett, M. J., Steeves, T. E., Gemmell, N. J., & Rosengrave, P. C. (2017). Sperm competition risk drives rapid ejaculate adjustments mediated by seminal fluid. eLIFE, 6, e28811. doi: 10.7554/eLife.28811

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Geßner, C., Nakagawa, S., Zavodna, M., & Gemmell, N. J. (2017). Sexual selection for genetic compatibility: The role of the major histocompatibility complex on cryptic female choice in Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Heredity, 118, 442-452. doi: 10.1038/hdy.2016.116

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Gessner, C., Johnson, S. L., Fisher, P., Clarke, S., Rutherford, K., Symonds, J., & Gemmell, N. J. (2017). Male-female relatedness at specific SNP-linkage groups influences cryptic female choice in Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284(1859), 20170853. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0853

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Grosser, S., Abdelkrim, J., Wing, J., Robertson, B. C., & Gemmell, N. J. (2017). Strong isolation by distance argues for separate population management of endangered blue duck (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos). Conservation Genetics, 18(2), 327-341. doi: 10.1007/s10592-016-0908-4

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Lee, S. L. J., Horsfield, J. A., Black, M. A., Rutherford, K., Fisher, A., & Gemmell, N. J. (2017). Histological and transcriptomic effects of 17α-methyltestosterone on zebrafish gonad development. BMC Genomics, 18, 557. doi: 10.1186/s12864-017-3915-z

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Liu, H., Todd, E. V., Lokman, M. P., Lamm, M. S., Godwin, J. R., & Gemmell, N. J. (2017). Sexual plasticity: A fishy tale. Molecular Reproduction & Development, 84(2), 171-194. doi: 10.1002/mrd.22691

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Nyegaard, M., Sawai, E., Gemmell, N., Gillum, J., Loneragan, N. R., Yamanoue, Y., & Stewart, A. L. (2017). Hiding in broad daylight: Molecular and morphological data reveal a new ocean sunfish species (Tetraodontiformes: Molidae) that has eluded recognition. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 182(3), 631-658. doi: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx040

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Tourmente, M., Hirose, M., Ibrahim, S., Dowling, D., Tompkins, D. M., Roldan, E. R. S., & Gemmell, N. J. (2017). mtDNA polymorphism and metabolic inhibition affect sperm performance in conplastic mice. Reproduction, 154(4), 341-354. doi: 10.1530/rep-17-0206

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Wolff, J. N., Gemmell, N. J., Tompkins, D. M., & Dowling, D. K. (2017). Introduction of a male-harming mitochondrial haplotype via 'Trojan Females' achieves population suppression in fruit flies. eLIFE, 6, e23551. doi: 10.7554/eLife.23551

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Wu, C., Jordan, M. D., Newcomb, R. D., Gemmell, N. J., Bank, S., Meusemann, K., Dearden, P. K., … Grosser, S., … Buckley, T. R. (2017). Analysis of the genome of the New Zealand giant collembolan (Holacanthella duospinosa) sheds light on hexapod evolution. BMC Genomics, 18, 795. doi: 10.1186/s12864-017-4197-1

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Abe, H., & Gemmell, N. J. (2016). Evolutionary footprints of short tandem repeats in avian promoters. Scientific Reports, 6, 19421. doi: 10.1038/srep19421

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Dussex, N., Robertson, B. C., Salis, A. T., Kalinin, A., Best, H., & Gemmell, N. J. (2016). Low spatial genetic differentiation associated with rapid recolonization in the New Zealand fur seal Arctocephalus forsteri. Journal of Heredity, 107(7), 581-592. doi: 10.1093/jhered/esw056

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Flynn, T., Signal, B., Johnson, S. L., & Gemmell, N. J. (2016). Mitochondrial genome diversity among six laboratory zebrafish (Danio rerio) strains. Mitochondrial DNA, 27(6), 4364-4371. doi: 10.3109/19401736.2015.1089536

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Osborne, A. J., Negro, S. S., Chilvers, B. L., Robertson, B. C., Kennedy, M. A., & Gemmell, N. J. (2016). Genetic evidence of a population bottleneck and inbreeding in the endangered New Zealand sea lion, Phocarctos hookeri. Journal of Heredity, 107(5), 392-402. doi: 10.1093/jhered/esw015

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Rosengrave, P., Montgomerie, R., & Gemmell, N. (2016). Cryptic female choice enhances fertilization success and embryo survival in Chinook salmon. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 283(1827), 20160001. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.0001

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Salis, A. T., Easton, L. J., Robertson, B. C., Gemmell, N., Smith, I. W. G., Weisler, M. I., Waters, J. M., & Rawlence, N. J. (2016). Myth or relict: Does ancient DNA detect the enigmatic Upland seal? Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution, 97, 101-106. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2015.12.012

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Smith, L. M., Parr-Brownlie, L. C., Duncan, E. J., Black, M. A., Gemmell, N. J., Dearden, P. K., & Reynolds, J. N. J. (2016). Striatal mRNA expression patterns underlying peak dose L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia in the 6-OHDA hemiparkinsonian rat. Neuroscience, 324, 238-251. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2016.03.012

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Todd, E. V., Black, M. A., & Gemmell, N. J. (2016). The power and promise of RNA-seq in ecology and evolution. Molecular Ecology, 25(6), 1224-1241. doi: 10.1111/mec.13526

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Wolff, J. N., Tompkins, D. M., Gemmell, N. J., & Dowling, D. K. (2016). Mitonuclear interactions, mtDNA-mediated thermal plasticity, and implications for the Trojan Female Technique for pest control. Scientific Reports, 6, 30016. doi: 10.1038/srep30016

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Zondag, L. E., Rutherford, K., Gemmell, N. J., & Wilson, M. J. (2016). Uncovering the pathways underlying whole body regeneration in a chordate model, Botrylloides leachi using de novo transcriptome analysis. BMC Genomics, 17, 114. doi: 10.1186/s12864-016-2435-6

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Carr, L. M., McLenachan, P. A., Waddell, P. J., Gemmell, N. J., & Penny, D. (2015). Analyses of the mitochondrial genome of Leiopelma hochstetteri argues against the full drowning of New Zealand. Journal of Biogeography, 42(6), 1066-1076. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12482

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Dowling, D., Tompkins, D. M., & Gemmell, N. J. (2015). The Trojan Female Technique for pest control: A candidate mitochondrial mutation confers low male fertility across diverse nuclear backgrounds in Drosophila melanogaster. Evolutionary Applications, 8(9), 871-880. doi: 10.1111/eva.12297

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Gemmell, N., & Wolff, J. N. (2015). Mitochondrial replacement therapy: Cautiously replace the master manipulator [Commentary]. BioEssays, 37(6), 584-585. doi: 10.1002/bies.201500008

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Johnson, S. L., Dunleavy, J., Gemmell, N. J., & Nakagawa, S. (2015). Consistent age-dependent declines in human semen quality: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Ageing Research Reviews, 19, 22-33. doi: 10.1016/j.arr.2014.10.007

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Koepfli, K.-P., Paten, B., the Genome 10K Community of Scientists, O'Brien, S. J., also, & Gemmell, N. (2015). The Genome 10K Project: A way forward. Annual Review of Animal Biosciences, 3, 57-111. doi: 10.1146/annurev-animal-090414-014900

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Liu, H., Lamm, M. S., Rutherford, K., Black, M. A., Godwin, J. R., & Gemmell, N. J. (2015). Large-scale transcriptome sequencing reveals novel expression patterns for key sex-related genes in a sex-changing fish. Biology of Sex Differences, 6, 26. doi: 10.1186/s13293-015-0044-8

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Osborne, A. J., Pearson, J., Chilvers, B. L., Kennedy, M. A., & Gemmell, N. J. (2015). Examining the role of components of Slc11a1 (Nramp1) in the susceptibility of New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri) to disease. PLoS ONE, 10(4), e0122703. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122703

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Osborne, A. J., Pearson, J., Negro, S. S., Chilvers, B. L., Kennedy, M. A., & Gemmell, N. J. (2015). Heterozygote advantage at MHC DRB may influence response to infectious disease epizootics. Molecular Ecology, 24, 1419-1432. doi: 10.1111/mec.13128

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Sawaya, S., Boocock, J., Black, M. A., & Gemmell, N. J. (2015). Exploring possible DNA structures in real-time polymerase kinetics using Pacific Biosciences sequencer data. BMC Bioinformatics, 16, 21. doi: 10.1186/s12859-014-0449-0

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Will, M., McCowan, T., & Gemmell, N. J. (2015). Broad-scale genetic patterns of New Zealand abalone, Haliotis iris, across a distribution spanning 13° latitude and major oceanic water masses. Genetica, 143, 487-500. doi: 10.1007/s10709-015-9847-0

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Abe, H., & Gemmell, N. J. (2014). Abundance, arrangement, and function of sequence motifs in the chicken promoters. BMC Genomics, 15, 900. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-900

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Gillum, J. E., Jimenez, L., White, D. J., Goldstien, S. J., & Gemmell, N. J. (2014). Development and application of a quantitative real-time PCR assay for the globally invasive tunicate Styela clava. Management of Biological Invasions, 5(2), 133-142. doi: 10.3391/mbi.2014.5.2.06

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Janes, D. E., Organ, C. L., Stiglec, R., O'Meally, D., Sarre, S. D., Georges, A., … Rutherford, K., Gemmell, N., … Ezaz, T. (2014). Molecular evolution of Dmrt1 accompanies change of sex-determining mechanisms in reptilia. Biology Letters, 10, 20140809. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0809

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Johnson, S. L., Villarroel, M., Rosengrave, P., Carne, A., Kleffmann, T., Lokman, P. M., & Gemmell, N. J. (2014). Proteomic analysis of Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) ovarian fluid. PLoS ONE, 9(8), e104155. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104155

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McRae, K. M., McEwan, J. C., Dodds, K. G., & Gemmell, N. J. (2014). Signature of selection in sheep bred for resistance or susceptibility to gastrointestinal nematodes. BMC Genomics, 15, 637. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-637

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Nussey, D. H., Baird, D., Barrett, E., Boner, W., Fairlie, J., Gemmell, N., … Monaghan, P. (2014). Measuring telomere length and telomere dynamics in evolutionary biology and ecology. Methods in Ecology & Evolution, 5(4), 299-310. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12161

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Zavodna, M., Bagshaw, A., Brauning, R., & Gemmell, N. J. (2014). The accuracy, feasibility and challenges of sequencing short tandem repeats using next-generation sequencing platforms. PLoS ONE, 9(12), e113862. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0113862

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Cui, X., Lu, Z., Kurosawa, A., Klemm, L., Bagshaw, A., Tsai, A. G., Gemmell, N., … Lieber, M. R. (2013). Both CpG methylation and activation-induced deaminase are required for the fragility of the human bcl-2 major breakpoint region: Implications for the timing of the breaks in the t(14;18) translocation. Molecular & Cellular Biology, 33(5), 947-957. doi: 10.1128/MCB.01436-12

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Evans, J. P., Rosengrave, P., Gasparini, C., & Gemmell, N. J. (2013). Delineating the roles of males and females in sperm competition. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 280(1772), 20132047. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.2047

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Gemmell, N. J., Jalilzadeh, A., Didham, R. K., Soboleva, T., & Tompkins, D. M. (2013). The Trojan female technique: A novel, effective and humane approach for pest population control. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 280(1773), 20132549. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.2047

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Goldstien, S. J., Inglis, G. J., Schiel, D. R., & Gemmell, N. J. (2013). Using temporal sampling to improve attribution of source populations for invasive species. PLoS ONE, 8(6), e65656. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0065656

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Horan, M. P., Gemmell, N. J., & Wolff, J. N. (2013). From evolutionary bystander to master manipulator: The emerging roles for the mitochondrial genome as a modulator of nuclear gene expression. European Journal of Human Genetics, 21(12), 1335-1337. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2013.75

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Lundquist, D., Gemmell, N. J., Würsig, B., & Markowitz, T. (2013). Dusky dolphin movement patterns: Short-term effects of tourism. New Zealand Journal of Marine & Freshwater Research, 47(4), 430-449. doi: 10.1080/00288330.2013.778301

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Osborne, A. J., Zavodna, M., Chilvers, B. L., Robertson, B. C., Negro, S. S., Kennedy, M. A., & Gemmell, N. J. (2013). Extensive variation at MHC DRBin the New Zealand sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri) provides evidence for balancing selection. Heredity, 111, 44-56. doi: 10.1038/hdy.2013.18

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Sawaya, S., Bagshaw, A., Buschiazzo, E., Kumar, P., Chowdhury, S., Black, M. A., & Gemmell, N. (2013). Microsatellite tandem repeats are abundant in human promoters and are associated with regulatory elements. PLoS ONE, 8(2), e54710. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054710

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White, D. J., Bryant, D. J., & Gemmell, N. J. (2013). How good are indirect tests at detecting recombination in human mtDNA? Genes Genomes Genetics, 3(7), 1095-1104. doi: 10.1534/g3.113.006510

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Wolff, J. N., & Gemmell, N. J. (2013). Mitochondria, maternal inheritance, and asymmetric fitness: Why males die younger. BioEssays, 35(2), 93-99. doi: 10.1002/bies.201200141

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Wyatt, A. K., Zavodna, M., Viljoen, J. L., Stanton, J.-A. L., Gemmell, N. J., & Jasoni, C. L. (2013). Changes in methylation patterns of Kiss1 and Kiss1r gene promoters across puberty. Genetics & Epigenetics, 5, 51-62.

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Zavodna, M., Grueber, C. E., & Gemmell, N. J. (2013). Parallel tagged next-generation sequencing on pooled samples: A new approach for population genetics in ecology and conservation. PLoS ONE, 8(4), e61471. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061471

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Abdelkrim, J., Hunt, G. R., Gray, R. D., & Gemmell, N. J. (2012). Population genetic structure and colonisation history of the tool-using New Caledonian crow. PLoS ONE, 7(5), e36608. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036608

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Fouquet, A., Noonan, B. P., Rodrigues, M. T., Pech, N., Gilles, A., & Gemmell, N. J. (2012). Multiple quaternary refugia in the eastern Guiana Shield revealed by comparative phylogeography of 12 frog species. Systematic Biology, 61(3), 461-489. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syr130

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Johnson, S. L., & Gemmell, N. J. (2012). Are old males still good males and can females tell the difference?: Do hidden advantages of mating with old males off-set costs related to fertility, or are we missing something else? BioEssays, 34(7), 609-619. doi: 10.1002/bies.201100157

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Lundquist, D., Gemmell, N. J., & Würsig, B. (2012). Behavioural responses of dusky dolphin groups (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) to tour vessels off Kaikoura, New Zealand. PLoS ONE, 7(7), e41969. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0041969

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Sawaya, S. M., Lennon, D., Buschiazzo, E., Gemmell, N., & Minin, V. N. (2012). Measuring microsatellite conservation in mammalian evolution with a phylogenetic birth-death model. Genome Biology & Evolution, 4(6), 636-647. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evs050

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Buschiazzo, E., Beck, J. S., & Gemmell, N. J. (2011). Design and implementation of degenerate microsatellite primers for the mammalian clade. PLoS ONE, 6(12), e29582. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029582

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Goldstien, S. J., Dupont, L., Viard, F., Hallas, P. J., Nishikawa, T., Schiel, D. R., Gemmell, N. J., & Bishop, J. D. D. (2011). Global phylogeography of the widely introduced North West Pacific Ascidian Styela clava. PLoS ONE, 6(2), e16755. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016755

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