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Health Sciences profile

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

Stovall, W. R., Taylor, H. R., Black, M., Grosser, S., Rutherford, K., & Gemmell, N. J. (2018). Genetic sex assignment in wild populations using GBS data: A statistical threshold approach. Molecular Ecology Resources. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12767

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1152/physiolgenomics.00002.2018

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

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

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

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.

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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Journal - Research Article

Stovall, W. R., Taylor, H. R., Black, M., Grosser, S., Rutherford, K., & Gemmell, N. J. (2018). Genetic sex assignment in wild populations using GBS data: A statistical threshold approach. Molecular Ecology Resources. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12767

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

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

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1152/physiolgenomics.00002.2018

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

Zavodna, M., Bagshaw, A., Brauning, R., & Gemmell, N. J. (2017). The effects of transcription and recombination on mutational dynamics of short tandem repeats. Nucleic Acids Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkx1253

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

Wu, C., Jordan, M. D., Newcomb, R. D., Gemmell, N. J., Bank, S., Meusemann, K., Dearden, P. K., … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 of London: Series B, 284(1859), 20170853. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0853

Todd, E. V., Liu, H., Lamm, M. S., Thomas, J. T., Rutherford, K., Thompson, K. C., … Gemmell, N. J. (2017). Female mimicry by sneaker males has a transcriptomic signature in both the brain and gonad in a sex changing fish. Molecular Biology & Evolution. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msx293

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

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

Lee, S. L. J., Horsfield, J. A., Black, M. A., Rutherford, K., & Gemmell, N. J. (2017). Identification of sex differences in zebrafish (Danio rerio) brains during early sexual differentiation and masculinisation using 17α-methyltestoterone. Biology of Reproduction. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/biolre/iox175

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horn, T., Robertson, B. C., Will, M., Eason, D. K., Elliott, G. P., & Gemmell, N. J. (2011). Inheritance of telomere length in a bird. PLoS ONE, 6(2), e17199. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017199

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

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

Will, M., Hale, M. L., Schiel, D. R., & Gemmell, N. J. (2011). Low to moderate levels of genetic differentiation detected across the distribution of the New Zealand abalone, Haliotis iris. Marine Biology, 158(6), 1417-1429. doi: 10.1007/s00227-011-1659-x

Wolff, J. N., White, D. J., Woodhams, M., White, H. E., & Gemmell, N. J. (2011). The strength and timing of the mitochondrial bottleneck in salmon suggests a conserved mechanism in vertebrates. PLoS ONE, 6(5), e20522. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0020522

Osborne, A. J., Brauning, R., Schultz, J. K., Kennedy, M. A., Slate, J., & Gemmell, N. J. (2011). Development of a predicted physical map of microsatellite locus positions for pinnipeds, with wider applicability to the Carnivora. Molecular Ecology Resources, 11(3), 503-513. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2010.02962.x

Fouquet, A., Green, D. M., Waldman, B., Bowsher, J. H., McBride, K. P., & Gemmell, N. J. (2010). Phylogeography of Leiopelma hochstetteri reveals strong genetic structure and suggests new conservation priorities. Conservation Genetics, 11(3), 907-919. doi: 10.1007/s10592-009-9935-8

Negro, S. S., Caudron, A. K., Dubois, M., Delahaut, P., & Gemmell, N. J. (2010). Correlation between male social status, testosterone levels, and parasitism in a dimorphic polygynous mammal. PLoS ONE, 5(9), e12507. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012507

Goldstien, S. J., Schiel, D. R., & Gemmell, N. J. (2010). Regional connectivity and coastal expansion: Differentiating pre-border and post-border vectors for the invasive tunicate Styela clava. Molecular Ecology, 19(5), 874-885. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04527.x

Clay, C., Gleeson, D., Howitt, R., Lawrence, H., Abdelkrim, J., & Gemmell, N. (2010). Characterisation of microsatellite markers for the primitive New Zealand frog, Leiopelma hochstetteri. Conservation Genetics Resources, 2(1), 301-303. doi: 10.1007/s12686-010-9211-8

Horn, T., Robertson, B. C., & Gemmell, N. J. (2010). The use of telomere length in ecology and evolutionary biology. Heredity, 105(6), 497-506. doi: 10.1038/hdy.2010.113

Buschiazzo, E., & Gemmell, N. J. (2010). Conservation of human microsatellites across 450 million years of evolution. Genome Biology & Evolution, 2, 153-165. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evq007

Steeves, T. E., Maloney, R. F., Hale, M. L., Tylianakis, J. M., & Gemmell, N. J. (2010). Genetic analyses reveal hybridization but no hybrid swarm in one of the world's rarest birds. Molecular Ecology, 19(23), 5090-5100. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04895.x

Abdelkrim, J., Byrom, A. E., & Gemmell, N. J. (2010). Fine-scale genetic structure of mainland invasive Rattus rattus populations: Implications for restoration of forested conservation areas in New Zealand. Conservation Genetics, 11(5), 1953-1964. doi: 10.1007/s10592-010-0085-9

Fouquet, A., Ficetola, G. F., Haigh, A., & Gemmell, N. (2010). Using ecological niche modelling to infer past, present and future environmental suitability for Leiopelma hochstetteri, an endangered New Zealand native frog. Biological Conservation, 143, 1375-1384. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2010.03.012

Abdelkrim, J., Robertson, B. C., Stanton, J.-A. L., & Gemmell, N. J. (2009). Fast, cost-effective development of species-specific microsatellite markers by genomic sequencing. Biotechniques, 46(3), 185-192. doi: 10.2144/000113084

Buschiazzo, E., & Gemmell, N. J. (2009). Evolutionary and phylogenetic significance of platypus microsatellites conserved in mammalian and other vertebrate genomes. Australian Journal of Zoology, 57(3-4), 175-184. doi: 10.1071/zo09038

Vanpé, C., Buschiazzo, E., Abdelkrim, J., Morrow, G., Nicol, S. C., & Gemmell, N. J. (2009). Development of microsatellite markers for the short-beaked echidna using three different approaches. Australian Journal of Zoology, 57(3-4), 219-224. doi: 10.1071/zo09033

Rosengrave, P., Montgomerie, R., Metcalf, V. J., McBride, K., & Gemmell, N. J. (2009). Sperm traits in Chinook salmon depend upon activation medium: Implications for studies of sperm competition in fishes. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 87(10), 920-927. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddp442

Rosengrave, P., Taylor, H., Montgomerie, R., Metcalf, V., McBride, K., & Gemmell, N. J. (2009). Chemical composition of seminal and ovarian fluids of chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawtscha) and their effects on sperm motility traits. Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology Part A, 152, 123-129. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2008.09.009

Goldstien, S. J., Gemmell, N. J., & Schiel, D. R. (2009). Colonisation and connectivity by intertidal limpets among New Zealand, Chatham and Sub-Antarctic Islands. I. Genetic connections. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 388, 111-119. doi: 10.3354/meps08046

White, D. J., & Gemmell, N. J. (2009). Can indirect tests detect a known recombination event in human mtDNA? Molecular Biology & Evolution, 26(7), 1435-1439. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msp073

Caudron, A. K., Negro, S. S., Fowler, M., Boren, L., Poncin, P., Robertson, B. C., & Gemmell, N. J. (2009). Alternative mating tactics in the New Zealand fur seal (Arctocephalus forsteri): When non-territorial males are successful too. Australian Journal of Zoology, 57(6), 409-421. doi: 10.1071/ZO09024

Boren, L. J., Gemmell, N., & Barton, K. (2008). The role and presence of a guide: Preliminary findings from swim with seal programs and land-based seal viewing in New Zealand. Tourism in Marine Environments, 5(2-3), 187-199. doi: 10.3727/154427308787716776

Steeves, T. E., Hale, M. L., & Gemmell, N. J. (2008). Development of polymorphic microsatellite markers for the New Zealand black stilt (Himantopus novaezelandiae) and cross-amplification in the pied stilt (Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus). Molecular Ecology Resources, 8(5), 1105-1107. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2008.02170.x

Brandström, M., Bagshaw, A. T., Gemmell, N. J., & Ellegren, H. (2008). The relationship between microsatellite polymorphism and recombination hot spots in the human genome. Molecular Biology & Evolution, 25(12), 2579-2587. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msn201

Wolff, J. N., & Gemmell, N. J. (2008). Combining allele-specific fluorescent probes and restriction assay in real-time PCR to achieve SNP scoring beyond allele ratios of 1:1000. Biotechniques, 44(2), 193-199. doi: 10.2144/000112719

Bagshaw, A. T. M., Pitt, J. P. W., & Gemmell, N. J. (2008). High frequency of microsatellites in S. cerevisiae meiotic recombination hotspots. BMC Genomics, 8, 49. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-9-49

Boren, L., Morrissey, M., & Gemmell, N. J. (2008). Motor vehicle collisions and the New Zealand fur seal in the Kaikoura region. Marine Mammal Science, 24(1), 235-238. doi: 10.1111/J.1748-7692.2007.00172.x

Merkel, A., & Gemmell, N. J. (2008). Detecting microsatellites in genome data: Variance in definitions and bioinformatic approaches cause systematic bias. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 4, 1-6. Retrieved from http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/tocrender.fcgi?iid=175066

Wolff, J. N., & Gemmell, N. J. (2008). Lost in the zygote: The dilution of paternal mtDNA upon fertilization. Heredity, 101, 429-434. doi: 10.1038/hdy.2008.74

Rosengrave, P., Gemmell, N. J., Metcalf, V., McBride, K., & Montgomerie, R. (2008). A mechanism for cryptic female choice in chinook salmon. Behavioral Ecology, 19(6), 1179-1185. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arn089

Merkel, A., & Gemmell, N. (2008). Detecting short tandem repeats from genome data: Opening the software black box. Briefings in Bioinformatics, 9(5), 355-366. doi: 10.1093/bib/bbn028

Vörös, J., Mitchell, A., Waldman, B., Goldstien, S., & Gemmell, N. J. (2008). Crossing the Tasman Sea: Inferring the introduction history of Litoria aurea and Litoria raniformis (Anura: Hylidae) from Australia into New Zealand. Austral Ecology, 33, 623-629. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2007.01828.x

Horn, T., Gemmell, N. J., Robertson, B. C., & Bridges, C. R. (2008). Telomere length change in European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax). Australian Journal of Zoology, 56(3), 207-210. doi: 10.1071/ZO08046

Warren, W. C., Hillier, L. W., Marshall Graves, J. A., Birney, E., Ponting, C. P., Grützner, F., … Gemmell, N. J., … Wilson, R. K. (2008). Genome analysis of the platypus reveals unique signatures of evolution. Nature, 453, 175-184. doi: 10.1038/nature06936

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