Over 25 research leaders currently use the molecular laboratory facilities, assisted by the lab's team of specialists. Below is a list of selected publications from the molecular laboratory team.


Hall, A.C., Sherlock, E. & Sykes, D. (2015) Does Micro-CT scanning damage DNA in museum specimens? Journal of Natural Science collections 2: 22-28.


Williams, S.T., Smith, L.M., Herbert, D.G., Marshall, B., Warén, A., Kiel, S., Dyal, P., Linse, K., Vilvens, C. & Kano, Y. (2013) Cenozoic climate change and diversification on the continental shelf and slope: evolution of gastropod diversity in the family Solariellidae (Trochoidea). Ecology and Evolution Volume 3, Issue 4, pages 887–917.


Hernandez-Triana, L.M., Crainey, J.L., Hall, A., Fatih, F., Mackenzie-Dodds, J., Shelley, A.J., Zhou, X., Post, R.J., Gregory, T.R. & Hebert, P.D.N. (2012). DNA barcodes reveal cryptic genetic diversity within the blackfly subgenus Trichodagmia Enderlein (Diptera: Simuliidae: Simulium) and related taxa in the New World. Zootaxa (3514): 43-69.

Schneider. H, Navarro-Gomez. A, Russell. SJ, Ansell. S, Grundmann. M and Vogel. J (2012). Exploring the utility of three nuclear regions to reconstruct reticulate evolution in the fern genus Asplenium. Journal of systematics and evolution in press.

Reid, D.G., P. Dyal and S. T. Williams ( 2012 ) A global molecular phylogeny of 147 periwinkle species (Gastropoda: Littorininae) Zoological Scripta 41 : 125-136 .

Gareth J.Fraser, Ralf BritzAndie Hall, Zerina Johanson and Moya M.Smith (2012). Replacing the first-generation dentition in pufferfish with a unique beak. Proceedings of the national academy of sciences 109 (21) pp 8179-8184.

Suzanne T. Williams, Andie Hall and Piotr Kuklinski (2012).Unravelling Cryptic Diversity in the Indo-West Pacific Gastropod Genus Lunella (Turbinidae) using Elliptic Fourier Analysis. American Malacological Bulletin, 30(1):189-206.


Sprunt. SV, Schneider, H. Watson. LE, Russell. SJ, Navarro-Gomez and Hickey. RJ (2011). Exploring the molecular phylogeny and biogeography of Pleopeltis polypodioides (Polypodiaceae, Polypodiales) inferred from plastid DNA sequences. Systematic botany 36 (4); 862-869. 

Joanna M Clark, Karolina Aleksiyadis, Alex Martin, Kay McNamee, Tharsana Tharmalingam, Richard O.Williams, Sylvie Memet, Andrew P.Cope (2001). Inhibitor of Kappa B Epsilon is a Non-redundant regulator of c-Rel-Dependent gene expression in murine T and B cells. PLoS ONE 6 (9).

Wolf L. Eiserhardt, Jens G. Rohwer, Stephen J. Russell, Jovita C. Yesilyurt & Harald Schneider (2011). Evidence for radiations of cheilanthoid ferns in the Greater Cape Floristic Region. Taxon 60 (4)

Gower  DJ, San Mauro D, Giri V, Bhatta G, Govindappa V, Kotharambath R, Oommen V. O, Fatih FA, Mackenzie-Dodds JA, Nussbaum RA, Biju SD, Shouche YS and Wilkinson M. ( 2011 ) Molecular systematics of caeciliid caecilians (Amphibia: Gymnophiona) of the Western Ghats, India. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 59 (3) : 698 – 707

John D. Taylor, Emily A. Glover, Lisa Smith, Patricia Dyal and Suzanne T. Williams (2011). Molecular phylogeny and classification of the chemosymbiotic bivalve family Lucinidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163, 15–49 

Stephen W. Ansell,, Hans K. Stenøien, Michael Grundmann, Stephen J. Russell, Marcus A. Koch, Harald Schneider and Johannes C. Vogel (2011). The importance of Anatolian mountains as the cradle of global diversity in Arabis alpina, a key arctic–alpine species. Annals of Botany 108: 241–252.

Harriet V. Hunt, Stephen W. Ansell, Stephen J. Russell, Harald Schneider and Johannes C. Vogel. (2011). Dynamics of polyploid formation and establishment in the llotetraploid rock fern Asplenium majoricum. Annals of Botany 108: 143–157

Hopkins KPand Tolley KA. (2011). Morphological variation in the Cape Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion pumilum) as a consequence of spatially explicit habitat structure differences. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. Volume 102, Issue 4, pages 878–888.


Reid, D. G., Dyal, P. and Williams, S. T. (2010). Global diversifiction of mangrove fauna: a molecular phylogeny of Littoraria (Gastropoda: Littorinidae). Molecular Phylogenetics ad Evolution 55, 185-201  

Crainey, J.L, Hurst, J., Wilson, M.D., Hall, A. & Post, R.J. (2010). Construction and characterisation of a BAC library made from field specimens of the onchocerciasis vector Simulium squamosum (Diptera: Simuliidae). Genomics, 96: 251-257

Feldheim K, Chauke L, Hopkins K, Tolley K. (2010). Characterization of microsatellite loci from a South African endemic, the Cape Dwarf Chameleon. Conservation Genetics Resources. Volume 2 165-168


Measey GJ, Hopkins KP, Tolley KA. (2009). Morphology, ornaments and performance in two chameleon ecomorphs: is the casque bigger than the bite? Zoology 112: 217–226.

Bray, R. A., Waeschenbach, A., Cribb, T. H., Weedall, G. D., Dyal, P. and Littlewood, D. T. J. (2009). The phylogeny of the Lepocreadioidea (Platyhelminthes: Digenea) inferred from nuclear and mitochondrial genes: implications for their systematics and evolution. Acta Parasitologica 54, 310-329.

Mercedes Martín-Cereceda., Roberts Emily C., Wootton Emma C., Bonaccorso Elisa, Dyal  Patricia, Almudena Guinea, Rogers Dale, Wright Chris J. and Novarino Gianfranco (2009) Morphology, Ultrastructure, and Small Subunit rDNA Phylogeny of the Marine Heterotrophic Flagellate Goniomonas aff. Amphinema. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 57 (2) 159-170

Bass David, Brown David, Mackenzie-Dodds Jackie, Dyal  Patricia, Nierzwickbauer Sandra,A., Vepritsky, Alexey, A. and Richards  Thomas, A. (2009) A Molecular Perspective on Ecological Differentiation and Biogeography of Cyclotrichiid Ciliates. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 56 (6) 559-567

Pfandl, Karin., Chatzinotas, Antonis, Dyal, Patricia and Boenigk Jens. (2009). SSU rRNA gene variation resolves population heterogeneity and ecophysiological differentiation within a morphospecies (Stramenopiles,Chrysophyceae). Limnology and Oceanography, 54 (1) 171-181.

Huys, R., Mackenzie-Dodds, J., Llewellyn-Hughes, J., (2009 ) Cancrincolidae (Copepoda: Harpacticoida) associated with land crabs: A semiterrestrial leaf of the ameirid tree. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 51 : 143 – 156 .

Malaquias, M. A. E., Mackenzie-Dodds, J., Bouchet, P., Gosliner, T. and Reid, D. G. A. ( 2009 ) A molecular phylogeny of the cephalaspidea sensu lato (Gastropoda: Euthyneura): Architectibranchia redefined and Runcinacea reinstated. Zoologica Scripta 38 : 23 - 41

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