User:Marcus McHale

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*[http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/potd/ Botany Photo of the Day] Plant Porn
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*[http://okeylabimac.med.utoronto.ca/PUNS/ Primer-UniGene Selectivity Testing] This is incredibly useful now that I work on a well studied species (''Apis mellifera'')
*[http://okeylabimac.med.utoronto.ca/PUNS/ Primer-UniGene Selectivity Testing] This is incredibly useful now that I work on a well studied species (''Apis mellifera'')
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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 biodiversity
  • 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]
  • Population genetics of Dugong in and around Moreton Bay (Brisbane, Australia)
  • Genetic mark-recapture of Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus commerson) and dugong (Dugong dugon) [3][4]
  • Durable RNA silencing mediated transgenic virus resistance in plants (Honours project)[5]

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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