Phillip C Watts
Affiliation: University of Liverpool
- Parthenogenesis in Komodo dragonsPhillip 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...
- Molecular and ecological evidence for small-scale isolation by distance in an endangered damselfly, Coenagrion mercurialeP 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...
- 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...
- Compatible genetic and ecological estimates of dispersal rates in insect (Coenagrion mercuriale: Odonata: Zygoptera) populations: analysis of 'neighbourhood size' using a more precise estimatorPhillip C Watts
School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
Mol Ecol 16:737-51. 2007....
- Male sex pheromones and the phylogeographic structure of the Lutzomyia longipalpis species complex (Diptera: Psychodidae) from Brazil and VenezuelaPhillip 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...
- Patterns of genetic divergence among populations of the common dormouse, Muscardinus avellanarius in the UKDarlina 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...
- A legacy of contrasting spatial genetic structure on either side of the Atlantic-Mediterranean transition zone in a marine protistChris 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....
- High genetic diversity and fine-scale spatial structure in the marine flagellate Oxyrrhis marina (Dinophyceae) uncovered by microsatellite lociChris 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...
- The transcriptome of the novel dinoflagellate Oxyrrhis marina (Alveolata: Dinophyceae): response to salinity examined by 454 sequencingChris 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...
- A century-long genetic record reveals that protist effective population sizes are comparable to those of macroscopic speciesPhillip C Watts
Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Biosciences Building, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
Biol Lett 9:20130849. 2013..dalei is of many orders of magnitude lower than the number of cells present (Ne/N ∼ 10(-12)) and that stochastic genetic processes may be more prevalent in protist populations than previously anticipated. ..
- Field estimates of reproductive success in a model insect: behavioural surrogates are poor predictors of fitnessDavid 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...
- Reproductive timing and patterns of development for the damselfly Coenagrion puella in the fieldChris 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...
- 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...
- Strain-specific functional and numerical responses are required to evaluate impacts on predator-prey dynamicsZhou 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....
- Selection and gene flow on a diminishing cline of melanic peppered mothsIlik 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....
- A Critically Endangered new dragonfly species from Morocco: Onychogomphus boudoti sp. nov. (Odonata: Gomphidae)Sonia Ferreira
CIBIO Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, InBIO Laboratório Associado, Universidade do Porto, Campus Agrário de Vairão, R Padre Armando Quintas, 4485 661 Vairão, Portugal Departamento de Biologia da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Porto 4169 007, Portugal Institute of Integrative Biology, Biosciences Building, Crown Street, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZB, UK Email
Zootaxa 3856:349-65. 2014..We suggest listing this species both locally and globally as "Critically Endangered" [CR (B1, B2 + abiii)] following the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. ..
- Next generation sequencing yields the complete mitochondrial genome of the scarce blue-tailed damselfly, Ischnura pumilioM Olalla Lorenzo-Carballa
Department of Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour, Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, and
Mitochondrial DNA 25:247-8. 2014..This is the first mitogenome sequence obtained for a member of the Coenagrionidae and demonstrates how next-generation sequencing technology can obtain mtDNA genome sequences without prior sample processing or primer design...
- Use of DNA barcoding to reveal species composition of convenience seafoodElizabeth Huxley-Jones
Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool, L69 7ZB, United Kingdom
Conserv Biol 26:367-71. 2012....
- Isolation and characterization of 10 microsatellite loci in the common dormouse Muscardinus avellanariusDarlina 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...
- 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 dataM 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...