Seanna J McTaggart

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Affiliation: University of Edinburgh
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Novel insights into the insect trancriptome response to a natural DNA virus
    Seanna J McTaggart
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, Ashworth Laboratories University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH9 3JT, UK
    BMC Genomics 16:310. 2015
  2. pmc Immune genes undergo more adaptive evolution than non-immune system genes in Daphnia pulex
    Seanna 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
  3. pmc The components of the Daphnia pulex immune system as revealed by complete genome sequencing
    Seanna J McTaggart
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    BMC Genomics 10:175. 2009
  4. doi request reprint 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
  5. pmc An ancient immunity gene duplication in Daphnia magna: RNA expression and sequence analysis of two nitric oxide synthase genes
    Pierrick 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
  6. pmc Nucleotide polymorphism and within-gene recombination in Daphnia magna and D. pulex, two cyclical parthenogens
    Christoph R Haag
    University of Edinburgh, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Edinburgh, UK
    Genetics 182:313-23. 2009
  7. pmc The development of pathogen resistance in Daphnia magna: implications for disease spread in age-structured populations
    Jennie S Garbutt
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Kings Buildings, Ashworth Laboratories, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK
    J Exp Biol 217:3929-34. 2014
  8. pmc Daphnia magna shows reduced infection upon secondary exposure to a pathogen
    Seanna J McTaggart
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK
    Biol Lett 8:972-5. 2012

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Publications8

  1. doi request reprint Novel insights into the insect trancriptome response to a natural DNA virus
    Seanna J McTaggart
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, Ashworth Laboratories University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH9 3JT, UK
    BMC Genomics 16:310. 2015
    ..We sequenced, assembled and annotated the complete transcriptome of the moth, and a partial transcriptome of the virus. We then tested for differential gene expression between moths that were exposed to the virus and controls...
  2. pmc Immune genes undergo more adaptive evolution than non-immune system genes in Daphnia pulex
    Seanna 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...
  3. pmc The components of the Daphnia pulex immune system as revealed by complete genome sequencing
    Seanna 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...
  4. doi request reprint 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
    ....
  5. pmc An ancient immunity gene duplication in Daphnia magna: RNA expression and sequence analysis of two nitric oxide synthase genes
    Pierrick 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...
  6. pmc Nucleotide polymorphism and within-gene recombination in Daphnia magna and D. pulex, two cyclical parthenogens
    Christoph R Haag
    University of Edinburgh, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Edinburgh, UK
    Genetics 182:313-23. 2009
    ....
  7. pmc The development of pathogen resistance in Daphnia magna: implications for disease spread in age-structured populations
    Jennie S Garbutt
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Kings Buildings, Ashworth Laboratories, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK
    J Exp Biol 217:3929-34. 2014
    ..magna can change over time. Together, our experiments lead us to conclude that invertebrate defence capabilities have an ontogeny that merits consideration with respect to both their immune systems and the epidemic spread of infection. ..
  8. pmc Daphnia magna shows reduced infection upon secondary exposure to a pathogen
    Seanna 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...