2019. The role of miRNAs in the hibernation of the central bearded dragon. SMBE 2019, Manchester Central, England. 21-25 July, 2019.
2019. Waking the sleeping dragon: transcriptional profiling of a hibernating reptile. BMC Genomics 20:460. [pdf]
2019. Cellular calcium and redox regulation: The mediator of vertebrate environmental sex determination? Submitted.
2019. Reproductive phenotype predicts adult bite-force performance in sex-reversed dragons. In review.
2019. ZW sex chromosomes in Australian dragon lizards (Agamidae) originated from a combination of duplication and translocation in the nucleolar organizing region. Genes 10:861 [pdf]
2019. Climate change, sex reversal and lability of sex determining mechanisms Journal of Evolutionary Biology, in review.
2018. Methylation-sensitive DArTSeq derived SNPs for comparative genome analysis. Annual Conference of the Genetics Society of Australasia, University of Canberra, July 1-4, 2018
2018. Did Lizards Follow Unique Pathways in Sex Chromosome Evolution? Genes 2018 9(5):239
2018. Sex-linked markers in the Australian grassland earless dragon Tympanocryptis pinguicolla. Combined Meeting of the Australian Society of Herpetologists and the Society for Research on Amphibians and Reptiles in New Zealand. November 15-18, 2018. Kindilan, Queensland
2018. Waking the sleeping dragon: epigenetic mechanisms that govern hibernation in the central bearded dragon. Annual Conference of the Genetics Society of Australasia, University of Canberra, July 1-4, 2018
2018. Sex reversal is a geographically and temporally widespread phenomenon in the central bearded dragon. Annual Conference of the Genetics Society of Australasia, University of Canberra, July 1-4, 2018
2018. How sex can go wrong in the cold: Sex reversal of wild alpine skinks Bassiana duperreyi (Eastern Three-lines Skink). Combined Meeting of the Australian Society of Herpetologists and the Society for Research on Amphibians and Reptiles in New Zealand. November 15-18, 2018. Kindilan, Queensland.
2018. How does temperature determine sex? Temperature-responsive epigenetic regulation clarifies a 50-year-old mystery in reptiles. Science 360:601-602 [pdf]
2018. Using gene synteny to define putative superscaffolds as an aid to physical mapping. Annual Conference of the Genetics Society of Australasia, University of Canberra, July 1-4, 2018
2018. Assault from all sides: Hybridization and introgression threaten the already critically endangered Myuchelys georgesi. Combined Meeting of the Australian Society of Herpetologists and the Society for Research on Amphibians and Reptiles in New Zealand. November 15-18, 2018. Kindilan, Queensland
2018. Adaptation and conservation insights from the koala genome. Nature Genetics 50:1102–1111. [pdf]
2018. Developmental plasticity in reptiles: Physiological mechanisms and ecological consequences. Journal of Experimental Zoology 329:153-161 [pdf]
2018. Developmental asynchrony and antagonism of sex determination pathways in a lizard with temperature-induced sex reversal. Scientific Reports 8:14892 [pdf]
2017. Differential intron retention in Jumonji chromatin modifier genes is implicated in reptile temperature-dependent sex determination Science Advances 3:e1700731. [pdf]
2017. The dragon genome -- sequence, annotation, physical mapping -- what we have learned an what questions have been raised. Cytogenetics in the Genomics Era. February 2-3, 2017, Canberra, Australia
2017. Genetics, conservation and climate change: Lessons from the dragon. Genomics and Animal Conservation Symposium in Honour of Prof. Jennifer Graves and her receipt of the PM Prize for Science. LaTrobe University, Melbourne. September 29, 2017.
2017. "Phenotypic plasticity in sex determination in reptiles" and "Sex in Dragons -- probing the mechanisms of sex determination" Amphibian Research Center, Hiroshima University, Japan. 27-July-2017. [Invited Presentation]
2017. Sex reversal and temporary pseudohermaphroditism: Complex sexual development in the Central Bearded Dragon (Squamata: <i>Pogona vitticeps</i>) Honours Thesis, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia [pdf]
2017. Sex determination mode does not affect body or genital development of the central bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps). EvoDevo 8:25. [pdf]
2016. Anchoring genome sequence to chromosomes of the central bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps) enables reconstruction of ancestral squamate macrochromosomes and identifies sequence content of the Z chromosome. BMC Genomics 17:447. [pdf]
2016. Comparative genomics of sex chromosome evolution in Reptiles: Shared ancestry or convergence? The 8th World Congress of Herpetology, 15-21 August, 2016. Hangzhou, China.
2016. Gene-environment interactions in reptile sex determination. Yellow Seas Fisheries Institute, Qingdao, China. 22-August-2016. [Invited Presentation]
2016. Sex in dragons -- probing the interaction between genotype and environment. Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing. 25-August-2016. [Invited Presentation]
2016. Developmental plasticity and sex determination in reptiles. The 8th World Congress of Herpetology, 15-21 August, 2016. Hangzou, China [Invited Presentation]
2016. Genome of the dragon and the genomics of sex. The 8th World Congress of Herpetology, 15-21 August, 2016. Hangzou, China [Invited Presentation]
2016. Sex reversal in reptiles: reproductive oddity or powerful driver of evolutionary change? Sexual Development doi:10.1159/000450972. [pdf]
2016. The behavioural consequences of sex reversal in dragons. Proceedings of the Royal Society London, Series B 283: 20160217. [pdf]
2016. Identification of interleukin genes in Pogona vitticeps using a de novo transcriptome assembly from RNA-Seq data Immunogenetics 68:719–731. [pdf]
2016. Amplification of microsatellite repeat motifs is associated with the evolutionary differentiation and heterochromatinization of sex chromosomes in Sauropsida. Chromosoma 125:111-123. [pdf]
2015. High-coverage sequencing and annotated assembly of the genome of the Australian dragon lizard Pogona vitticeps. GigaScience 4:45 [pdf]
2015. Sex reversal triggers the rapid transition from genetic to temperature-dependent sex. Nature 523:79-82. [pdf]
2014. Molecular evolution of Dmrt1 accompanies change of sex determining mechanisms in Reptilia. Biology Letters 10:20140809. [pdf]
2014. Non-homologous sex chromosomes in two geckos (Gekkonidae: Gekkota) with female heterogamety. Cytogenetic and Genome Research 143:251-258. [pdf]
2013. Sequence and gene content of a large fragment of a lizard sex chromosome and evaluation of candidate sex differentiating gene R-spondin1. BMC Genomics 14, 899. [pdf]
2013. Novel evolutionary pathways of sex determining mechanisms. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26:2544-2557. [pdf]
2013. Molecular cytogenetic map of the central bearded dragon Pogona vitticeps (Squamata: Agamidae). Chromosome Research 21:361-374. [pdf]
2012. Isolation and characterisation of novel microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA markers for the Eastern Water Dragon (Physignathus lesueurii). Conservation Genetics Resources 4:13-116. [pdf]
2012. Are some chromosomes particularly good at sex? Insights from amniotes. Chromosome Research 20:7-19. [pdf]
2012. What makes some chromosomes good at sex. Pp. 58-59 in Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on the Biology Vertebrate Sex Determination, Kona, Hawaii, April 23-27, 2012.
2011. Evolutionary transitions between mechanisms of sex determination in vertebrates. Biology Letters 7:443-448 [pdf]
2011. Transitions between sex determining systems in reptiles and amphibians. Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics 12:391-406. [pdf]
2010. Sex chromosome evolution in lizards: independent origins and rapid transitions. Cytogenetic and Genome Research 127:249-260. [pdf]
2010. Are reptiles predisposed to temperature-dependent sex determination? Sexual Development 4:7-15
2010. Non-homologous sex chromosomes of birds and snakes share repetitive sequences. Chromosome Research 18:787-800. [pdf]
2010. Extension, single-locus conversion and physical mapping of sex chromosome sequences identify the Z microchromosome and pseudo-autosomal region in a dragon lizard, Pogona vitticeps. Heredity 104:410-417 [pdf]
2009. The ZW sex microchromosomes of an Australian dragon lizard share no homology with those of other reptiles or birds. Chromosome Research 17:965-973 [pdf]
2009. Molecular marker suggests rapid changes of sex-determining mechanisms in Australian dragon lizards. Chromosome Research 17:91-98. [pdf]
2008. A simple non-invasive protocol to establish primary cell lines from tail and toe explants for cytogenetic studies in Australian dragon lizards (Squamata: Agamidae). Cytotechnology 58:135-139 [pdf]
2007. Temperature sex reversal implies sex gene dosage in a reptile. Science 316:411, plus supplement. [pdf]
2005. The dragon lizard Pogona vitticeps has ZZ/ZW micro-sex chromosomes. Chromosome Research 13:763-776. [pdf]
2004. Thermal models of TSD under laboratory and field conditions. Pp. 79-89 in Valenzuela, N. and Lance, V. (Eds). Temperature dependent sex determination in reptiles. Smithsonian Institute, Washington. [pdf]