User:Marcus McHale

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==Education==
==Education==
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* 2005, BSc (Hons I) University of Queensland [http://www.bio.usyd.edu.au/Social_InsectsLab/BensPDFs/Oldroyd_and_Thompson.pdf]
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*2005 - Honours (class I) from the [http://www.smms.uq.edu.au School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences] at the [http://www.uq.edu.au University of Queensland]
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*2004 - Bachelor of Science (Botany and Genetics) from the [http://www.uq.edu.au University of Queensland]
==Research interests==
==Research interests==
* Development and application of molecular technologies
* Development and application of molecular technologies
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* Epigenetics (particularly small RNA mediated)
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* Epigenetics and gene regulation (particularly small RNA mediated)
* Agricultural diversity
* Agricultural diversity
* Fisheries depletion
* Fisheries depletion
==Projects==
==Projects==
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===Current===
===Current===
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* Investigating the expression of genes related to ovary activation in honey bees (Apis mellifera) using real-time PCR
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* Investigating the expression of genes related to ovary activation in honey bees (Apis mellifera) using real-time PCR [http://www.bio.usyd.edu.au/Social_InsectsLab/BensPDFs/Oldroyd_and_Thompson.pdf]
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===Past===
===Past===
* Gender assignment (sexing) of dugong tissue biopsies [http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.02041.x]
* Gender assignment (sexing) of dugong tissue biopsies [http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.02041.x]

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Marcus McHale
Marcus McHale

Education

Research interests

  • Development and application of molecular technologies
  • Epigenetics and gene regulation (particularly small RNA mediated)
  • Agricultural diversity
  • Fisheries depletion

Projects

Current

  • Investigating the expression of genes related to ovary activation in honey bees (Apis mellifera) using real-time PCR [1]

Past

  • Gender assignment (sexing) of dugong tissue biopsies [2]
  • Genetic mark-recapture of Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus commerson) and dugong (Dugong dugon) [3]
  • Durable RNA silencing mediated transgenic virus resistance in plants [4]

Publications

  1. A multiplex PCR assay for gender assignment in dugong (Dugong dugon) and West-Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus). M. MCHALE, D. BRODERICK, J . R. OVENDEN and J . M. LANYON. Molecular Ecology Resources (2008) 8, 669–670

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