Seanna J McTaggart
Affiliation: University of Edinburgh
- Immune genes undergo more adaptive evolution than non-immune system genes in Daphnia pulexSeanna J McTaggart
Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, Ashworth Laboratories University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK
BMC Evol Biol 12:63. 2012..In this study, we used a population genetic approach to test this hypothesis by comparing DNA sequences of 30 putative immune system genes in the crustacean Daphnia pulex with 24 non-immune system genes...
- The components of the Daphnia pulex immune system as revealed by complete genome sequencingSeanna J McTaggart
Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
BMC Genomics 10:175. 2009..For each candidate, the gene model was refined, and we conducted an analysis of sequence divergence from homologues from other taxa...
- Length variation in 18S rRNA expansion segment 43/e4 of Daphnia obtusa: ancient or recurring polymorphism?Seanna J McTaggart
Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, UK
J Mol Evol 69:142-9. 2009....
- An ancient immunity gene duplication in Daphnia magna: RNA expression and sequence analysis of two nitric oxide synthase genesPierrick Labbé
University of Edinburgh, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, Ashworth Laboratory, Kings Buildings, Edinburgh, UK
Dev Comp Immunol 33:1000-10. 2009..Thus, the function of NOS in Daphnia immunity remains uncertain, but the pattern of gene duplication and subsequent divergence suggests evolution via neo- or subfunctionalization...
- Nucleotide polymorphism and within-gene recombination in Daphnia magna and D. pulex, two cyclical parthenogensChristoph R Haag
University of Edinburgh, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Edinburgh, UK
Genetics 182:313-23. 2009....
- Daphnia magna shows reduced infection upon secondary exposure to a pathogenSeanna J McTaggart
Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK
Biol Lett 8:972-5. 2012..We observed that an initial encounter with a pathogen always conferred protection against infection compared with controls...