Phillip C Watts

Summary

Affiliation: University of Liverpool
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Parthenogenesis in Komodo dragons
    Phillip C Watts
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Nature 444:1021-2. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Molecular and ecological evidence for small-scale isolation by distance in an endangered damselfly, Coenagrion mercuriale
    P C Watts
    Animal Genomics Laboratory, The Biosciences Building, School of Biological Sciences, Liverpool University, Crown Street, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Mol Ecol 13:2931-45. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Male sex pheromones and the phylogeographic structure of the Lutzomyia longipalpis species complex (Diptera: Psychodidae) from Brazil and Venezuela
    Phillip C Watts
    School of Biological Sciences, Liverpool University, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 73:734-43. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Compatible genetic and ecological estimates of dispersal rates in insect (Coenagrion mercuriale: Odonata: Zygoptera) populations: analysis of 'neighbourhood size' using a more precise estimator
    Phillip C Watts
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Mol Ecol 16:737-51. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Effective population sizes and migration rates in fragmented populations of an endangered insect (Coenagrion mercuriale: Odonata)
    Phillip C Watts
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZB, UK
    J Anim Ecol 76:790-800. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Patterns of genetic divergence among populations of the common dormouse, Muscardinus avellanarius in the UK
    Darlina Md Naim
    Division of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZB, UK
    Mol Biol Rep 39:1205-15. 2012
  7. pmc A legacy of contrasting spatial genetic structure on either side of the Atlantic-Mediterranean transition zone in a marine protist
    Chris D Lowe
    Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour, Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZB, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:20998-1003. 2012
  8. pmc High genetic diversity and fine-scale spatial structure in the marine flagellate Oxyrrhis marina (Dinophyceae) uncovered by microsatellite loci
    Chris D Lowe
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 5:e15557. 2010
  9. pmc The transcriptome of the novel dinoflagellate Oxyrrhis marina (Alveolata: Dinophyceae): response to salinity examined by 454 sequencing
    Chris D Lowe
    Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Behaviour, Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZB, UK
    BMC Genomics 12:519. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Reproductive timing and patterns of development for the damselfly Coenagrion puella in the field
    Chris D Lowe
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool L69 7ZB, United Kingdom
    Ecology 90:2202-12. 2009

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Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Parthenogenesis in Komodo dragons
    Phillip C Watts
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Nature 444:1021-2. 2006
    ..Most zoos keep only females, with males being moved between zoos for mating, but perhaps they should be kept together to avoid triggering parthenogenesis and thereby decreasing genetic diversity...
  2. ncbi request reprint Molecular and ecological evidence for small-scale isolation by distance in an endangered damselfly, Coenagrion mercuriale
    P C Watts
    Animal Genomics Laboratory, The Biosciences Building, School of Biological Sciences, Liverpool University, Crown Street, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Mol Ecol 13:2931-45. 2004
    ..mercuriale. To our knowledge, this is the first report of fine-scale genetic structuring in any zygopteran species...
  3. ncbi request reprint Male sex pheromones and the phylogeographic structure of the Lutzomyia longipalpis species complex (Diptera: Psychodidae) from Brazil and Venezuela
    Phillip C Watts
    School of Biological Sciences, Liverpool University, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 73:734-43. 2005
    ..cruzi (Brazil) and Lu. pseudolongipalpis (Venezuela) as separate species, two (mostly 9-methyl-germacrene-B) Venezuelan and Brazilian groups, and a very distinct cluster of Brazilian cembrene populations...
  4. ncbi request reprint Compatible genetic and ecological estimates of dispersal rates in insect (Coenagrion mercuriale: Odonata: Zygoptera) populations: analysis of 'neighbourhood size' using a more precise estimator
    Phillip C Watts
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Mol Ecol 16:737-51. 2007
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Effective population sizes and migration rates in fragmented populations of an endangered insect (Coenagrion mercuriale: Odonata)
    Phillip C Watts
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZB, UK
    J Anim Ecol 76:790-800. 2007
    ..mercuriale have the potential to respond to localized spatial variation in selection and this would need to be considered for future genetic management of this endangered species...
  6. doi request reprint Patterns of genetic divergence among populations of the common dormouse, Muscardinus avellanarius in the UK
    Darlina Md Naim
    Division of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZB, UK
    Mol Biol Rep 39:1205-15. 2012
    ..These findings then provide useful baseline data for supporting local management strategies...
  7. pmc A legacy of contrasting spatial genetic structure on either side of the Atlantic-Mediterranean transition zone in a marine protist
    Chris D Lowe
    Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour, Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZB, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:20998-1003. 2012
    ....
  8. pmc High genetic diversity and fine-scale spatial structure in the marine flagellate Oxyrrhis marina (Dinophyceae) uncovered by microsatellite loci
    Chris D Lowe
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 5:e15557. 2010
    ..Data presented in this study highlight extensive genetic diversity for O. marina; however, it remains a substantial challenge to uncover the mechanisms that drive genetic diversity in free-living microorganisms...
  9. pmc The transcriptome of the novel dinoflagellate Oxyrrhis marina (Alveolata: Dinophyceae): response to salinity examined by 454 sequencing
    Chris D Lowe
    Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Behaviour, Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZB, UK
    BMC Genomics 12:519. 2011
    ..In addition, we assess sequence read abundance, as a proxy for gene expression, in response to salinity, an environmental factor potentially important in determining O. marina spatial distributions...
  10. ncbi request reprint Reproductive timing and patterns of development for the damselfly Coenagrion puella in the field
    Chris D Lowe
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool L69 7ZB, United Kingdom
    Ecology 90:2202-12. 2009
    ..This appeared to be the result of developmental synchronization within families: variance in timing of maturation was smaller in full-sib families than in half-sib families or randomly assigned unrelated groups...
  11. doi request reprint Field estimates of reproductive success in a model insect: behavioural surrogates are poor predictors of fitness
    David J Thompson
    University of Liverpool, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour, Biosciences Building, Crown Street, Liverpool, L69 7ZB, UK
    Ecol Lett 14:905-13. 2011
    ..Thus, we demonstrate that behavioural measures of reproductive success are not necessarily reliable estimates of fitness in natural populations...
  12. doi request reprint Patterns of genetic diversity in the marine heterotrophic flagellate Oxyrrhis marina (Alveolata: Dinophyceae)
    Chris D Lowe
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Biosciences Building, Crown Street, Liverpool, L69 7ZB, UK
    Protist 161:212-21. 2010
    ..marina, and for the application of high resolution genetic markers to resolve processes driving genetic diversity in this important model organism...
  13. pmc Strain-specific functional and numerical responses are required to evaluate impacts on predator-prey dynamics
    Zhou Yang
    Jiangsu Province Key Laboratory for Biodiversity and Biotechnology, School of Biological Sciences, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
    ISME J 7:405-16. 2013
    ....
  14. pmc Selection and gene flow on a diminishing cline of melanic peppered moths
    Ilik J Saccheri
    School of Biological Sciences, Biosciences Building, Crown Street, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZB, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:16212-7. 2008
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Use of DNA barcoding to reveal species composition of convenience seafood
    Elizabeth Huxley-Jones
    Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool, L69 7ZB, United Kingdom
    Conserv Biol 26:367-71. 2012
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Isolation and characterization of 10 microsatellite loci in the common dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius
    Darlina Md Naim
    School of Biological Sciences, Biosciences Building, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, L69 7ZB Liverpool, UK, School of Biological Science, University of Sciences, Malaysia, 11800 Minden, Penang, Malaysia, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, L69 3BX Liverpool, UK
    Mol Ecol Resour 9:1010-2. 2009
    ..This is the first description of microsatellite primers from a common dormouse and these loci are currently being used to quantify dormouse spatial genetic structure...
  17. ncbi request reprint Leishmania donovani is the only cause of visceral leishmaniasis in East Africa; previous descriptions of L. infantum and "L. archibaldi" from this region are a consequence of convergent evolution in the isoenzyme data
    M B Jamjoom
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool, L3 5QA, UK
    Parasitology 129:399-409. 2004
    ..donovani endemic areas and identified as L. infantum. It was also concluded that the name L. archibaldi is invalid and that only a single visceralizing species, Leishmania donovani, is found in East Africa...