Sandie Degnan     publications


  1. 2013

  2. Benedict Yuen, Joanne Bayes and Sandie DEGNAN. 2013. The characterization of sponge NLRs provides insight into the origin and evolution of this innate immune gene family in animals. Molecular Biology and Evolution, accepted.

  3. Nobuo Ueda and Sandie DEGNAN. 2013. Nitric Oxide Acts as a Positive Regulator to Induce Metamorphosis of the Ascidian Herdmania momus.  PLoS ONE 8(9): e72797. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072797. Download it here

  4. 2012

  5. Hentschel U, Piel J, DEGNAN SM, Taylor MW. 2012. Genomic Insights into the Marine Sponge Microbiome. Nature Reviews Microbiology 10, 641-654. Download it here

  6. Conaco C, Smith Bassett D, Zhou H, Arcila ML, DEGNAN SM, Degnan BM and Kosik KS. 2012. Functionalization of a Proto-Synaptic Gene Expression Network. PNAS, doi:10.1073/pnas.1201890109. Download it here

  7. York PS, Cummins SF, DEGNAN SM, Woodcroft BJ and Degnan BM. 2012. Marked changes in neuropeptide expression accompany broadcast spawnings in the gastropod Haliotis asinina. Frontiers in Zoology 9:9  Download it here

  8. Conaco C, Neveu P, Zhou H, Arcila ML, DEGNAN SM, Degnan BM and Kosik KS. 2012. Transcriptome profiling of the demosponge Amphimedon queenslandica reveals genome-wide events that accompany major life cycle transitions. BMC Genomics 13, 209.  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-209  Download it here

  9. Jackson DJ, DEGNAN SM and Degnan BM. 2012. Variation in rates of early development in Haliotis asinina generate competent larvae of different ages. Frontiers in Zoology 9, 2. doi:10.1186/1742-9994-9-2. Download it here

  10. York PS, Cummins SF, Lucas T, Blomberg SP, DEGNAN SM and Degnan BM. 2012. Differential expression of neuropeptides correlates with growth rate in cultivated Haliotis asinina (Vetigastropoda: Mollusca). Aquaculture 334-337, 159-168. Download it here

  11. 2011

  12. Stewart P, Williams EA, Stewart MJ, Soonklang N, DEGNAN SM, Cummins SF, Hanna PJ and Sobhon P. 2011. Characterization of a GABAA receptor ß subunit in the abalone Haliotis asinina that is upregulated during larval development. J. Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology 410, 53-60. Download it here

  13. Bilewitch JP and DEGNAN SM. 2011. A unique horizontal gene transfer event has provided the octocoral mitochondrial genome with an active mismatch repair gene that has potential for an unusual self-contained function. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11, 228. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-11-228 Download it here

  14. Kerner P, DEGNAN SM, Marchand L, Degnan BM, and Vervoort M. 2011. Evolution of RNA-binding proteins in animals: insights from genome-wide analysis in the sponge Amphimedon queenslandica. Mol Biol Evol 28 (8), 2289-2303. Download it here

  15. Heyland A, DEGNAN SM and Reitzel A. 2011. Emerging Patterns in the Regulation of Marine Invertebrate Settlement and Metamorphosis. In Mechanisms of Life History Evolution (T Flatt and A Heyland, eds). Oxford Univ Press, Oxford. Preview it here

  16. 2010

  17. Kranz, AM, A Tollenaere, BJ Norris, BM Degnan and SM DEGNAN. 2010. Identifying the germ-line in an equally-cleaving mollusc: Vasa and Nanos expression during embryonic and larval development of the vetigastropod Haliotis asinina. J. Experimental Zoology (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 314B, 267-279. (Cover photo) Download it here

  18. Srivastava M, O Simakov; J Chapman, B Fahey, M Gauthier, T Mitros, GS Richards; C Conaco, M Dacre, U Hellsten, C Larroux, NH Putnam, M Stanke; M Adamska, A Darling, SM DEGNAN, TH Oakley, D Plachetzki, Y Zhai; M Adamski, A Calcino, SF Cummins, DM Goodstein, C Harris, D Jackson, SP Leys, S Shu, BJ Woodcroft; M Vervoort, KS Kosik, Gerard Manning, BM Degnan and DS Rokhsar. 2010. The genome of the demosponge Amphimedon queenslandica and the evolution of animal complexity. Nature 466, 720-726. Download it here

  19. York PS, Cummins SF, DEGNAN SM, Woodcroft BJ and Degnan BM. 2010. Identification of genes differentially expressed in the ganglia of growing Haliotis asinina. J. Shellfish Research 29, 1-12. Download it here

  20. Maritz K, Calcino A, Fahey B, Degnan B and DEGNAN SM. 2010. Remarkable Consistency of Larval Supply in the Spermcast-Mating Demosponge Amphimedon queenslandica (Hooper and van Soest). Open Marine Biology 4, 57-64.  Download it here

  21. DEGNAN SM and Degnan BM. 2010. The initiation of metamorphosis as an ancient polyphenic trait and its role in metazoan life cycle evolution. Phil Trans Royal Soc B 365, 641-651. Download it here

  22. 2009

  23. Williams EA and SM DEGNAN. 2009. Carry-over effect of larval settlement cue on postlarval gene expression in the marine gastropod Haliotis asinina. Molecular Ecology 18, 4434-4449 (Highlighted by Faculty 1000). Download it here

  24. Williams EA, S Cummins and SM DEGNAN. 2009. Settlement specifics: effective induction of abalone settlement and metamorphosis corresponds to biomolecular composition of natural cues. Communicative & Integrative Biology 2 (4), 347-349. Download it here

  25. Degnan, B.M., Adamska, M., Craigie, A., DEGNAN, S.M., Fahey, B., Gauthier, M., Hooper, J.N.A., Larroux, C., Leys, S.P., Lovas, E. and Richards, G.S. 2009. The demosponge Amphimedon queenslandica: reconstructing the ancestral metazoan genome and deciphering the origin of animal multicellularity. In Emerging Model Organisms: A Laboratory Manual, Vol. 1. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, pp. 139-166. Download it here

  26. Williams EA, BM Degnan, H Gunter, D Jackson and SM DEGNAN. 2009. Widespread transcriptional changes pre-empt the critical pelagic-benthic transition in the vetigastropod Haliotis asinina. Molecular Ecology 18, 1006-1025. (Featured in a News & Views article in the same issue; highlighted by Faculty 1000). Download it here

  27. 2008

  28. Williams EA, A Craigie, A Yeates and SM DEGNAN. 2008. Articulated coralline algae of the genus Amphiroa are highly effective natural inducers of settlement in the tropical abalone, Haliotis asinina. Biological Bulletin 215 (1), 98-107. Download it here

  29. Leys, S.P., Larroux, C., Gauthier, M., Adamska, M., Fahey, B., Richards, G.S., DEGNAN, S.M. and Degnan, B.M. 2008. Isolation of Amphimedon developmental material. Cold Spring Harb. Protoc.; 2008; doi: 10.1101/pdb.prot5095.  Download it here

  30. DEGNAN, S.M., Craigie, A. and Degnan, B.M. 2008. Genotyping individual Amphimedon embryos, larvae, and adults. Cold Spring Harb. Protoc.; 2008; doi: 10.1101/pdb.prot5098. Download it here

  31. 2007

  32. Adamska, M., DEGNAN, S.M., Green, K.M., Adamski, M., Craigie, A., Larroux, C. and Degnan, B.M. 2007. Wnt and TGF-b expression in the sponge Amphimedon queenslandica and the origin of metazoan embryonic patterning. PLoS ONE 2, e1031. Download it here

  33. Larroux, C., Fahey, B., DEGNAN, S.M., Adamski, M. and Degnan, B.M. 2007. The NK homeobox gene cluster predates the origin of Hox genes. Current Biology 17, 706-710. Download it here

  34. Imron, B Jeffrey, P Hale, BM Degnan and SM DEGNAN. 2007. Pleistocene isolation and recent gene flow in Haliotis asinina, an Indo-Pacific vetigastropod with limited dispersal capacity. Molecular Ecology, 16, 289-304. Download it here

  35. 2006

  36. DEGNAN, SM and BM Degnan. 2006. The origin of the pelagobenthic metazoan life cycle: what’s sex got to do with it? Integrative and Comparative Biology 46, 683-690. Download it here

  37. Jacobs, MW, SM DEGNAN, R Woods, E Williams, K Roper and BM Degnan. 2006. The effect of larval age  on morphology and gene expression during ascidian metamorphosis. Integrative and Comparative Biology 46, 760-776. Download it here

  38. DEGNAN, SM, Imron, DL Geiger and BM Degnan. 2006. Evolution in temperate and tropical seas: disparate patterns in southern hemisphere abalone (Mollusca: Vetigastropoda: Haliotidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 41, 249-256. Download it here

  39. Lucas, T., Macbeth, M., DEGNAN, SM, Knibb, W. and Degnan, BM. 2006. Heritability estimates for growth in the tropical abalone Haliotis asinina using microsatellites to assign parentage. Aquaculture 259 (1-4), 146-152. Download it here

  40. Here’s where I had a break in publications due to a 7 yr absence from academia while immersed in the magic of full-time parenting

Clegg, S.M., Degnan, S.M., Moritz, C., Estoup, A, Kikkawa, J. and Owens, I.P.F. 2002. Microevolution in island forms: the roles of drift and directional selection in morphological divergence of a passerine bird. Evolution 56, 2090-2099.

Clegg, S.M., Degnan, S.M., Kikkawa, J., Moritz, C., Estoup, A. and Owens, I.P.F. 2002. Genetic consequences of sequential founder events by an island-colonizing bird. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci USA 99, 8127-8132.

Selvamani, M.J.P., Degnan, S.M. and Degnan, B.M. 2001. Microsatellite genotyping of individual abalone larvae: parentage assignment in aquaculture. Marine Biotech. 3, 478-485.

Robertson, B.R, Degnan, S.M. and Kikkawa, J. 2001. Genetic monogamy in the absence of paternity guards: the Capricorn silvereye, Zosterops lateralis chlorocephalus on Heron Island. Behav. Ecol. 12, 666-673.

Giusti, A.F., Hinman, V.F., Degnan, S.M., Degnan, B.M. and Morse, D.E. 2000. Expression of a Scr/Hox5 gene in the larval central nervous system of the gastropod Haliotis, a non-segmented spiralian lophotrochozoan. Evol. Dev. 2, 294-302.

Selvamani, M.J.P., Degnan, S.M., Paetkau, D. and Degnan, B.M. 2000. Highly polymorphic microsatellite loci in the Heron Reef population of the tropical abalone Haliotis asinina: Mol. Ecol. 9, 1184-1185.

Degnan, S.M., I. P. F. Owens, S.M. Clegg, C.C. Moritz and J. Kikkawa. 1999. MtDNA, microsatellites and coalescence: tracing the colonisation of silvereyes through the southwest Pacific. Pp. 1881-1898 in Proc. 22nd Int. Ornith. Congr., Durban (Adams, N.J. and Slotow, R.H., eds.). Birdlife South Africa, Johannesburg.

Degnan, S.M. , B. C. Robertson, S.M. Clegg and C.C. Moritz. 1999.  Microsatellite primers for studies of gene flow and mating systems in white-eyes (Zosterops). Mol. Ecol. 8: 157-168.

Zhu, D. , S.M. Degnan and C. Moritz. 1998. Evolutionary distinctiveness and status of the endangered Lake Eacham rainbowfish (Melanotaenia eachamensis): evidence from mitochondrial DNA, nuclear microsatellites and morphometrics. Conservation Biol. 12: 80-93.

Degnan, B.M., Souter, D.,  Degnan, S.M. and Long, S.C. 1997. Induction of metamorphosis in larvae of the ascidian Herdmania momus with potassium ions requires attainment of competence and an anterior signalling center.  Dev. Genes Evol. 206, 370-376.

Degnan, B.M., Degnan, S.M. and Morse, D.E. 1997. Regulation of tropomyosin gene expression and myofibrillogenesis differs among muscle systems examined at metamorphosis of the gastropod Haliotis rufescens. Dev.  Genes Evol. 206, 464-471.

Degnan, B.M., Degnan, S.M.,Fentenany, G. and Morse, D.E. 1997. A  Mox homeobox gene in the gastropod mollusc Haliotis rufescens is differentially expressed during larval morphogenesis and metamorphosis. FEBS Letters 411, 119-122.

Degnan, B.M., S.M. Degnan, A. Guisti and D. E. Morse. 1995. A Hox/HOM homeobox gene in sponges.  Gene 156: 175-178.

Baverstock, P.R., L. Joseph and S. Degnan. 1994. Units of management in biological conservation. Conservation Biol. Australia Oceania 1: 287-293.

Joseph, L., S. Degnan, P. Baverstock and D. Parkin.  1994. Genetics and the conservation of birds. In Avian Conservation Biology. International Council for Bird Preservation Bulletin on Endangered Species.

Degnan, S.M. 1994. DNA fingerprinting in wildlife management. Australasian Biotech. 4: 163-166.

Degnan, B.M., S.M. Degnan, T. Nakanuma and D.E. Morse. 1993. The ets multigene family is conserved throughout the Metazoa. Nucleic Acids Res. 21: 3479-3484.

Degnan, S.M.  1993. The perils of single gene trees: mitochondrial versus single-copy nuclear DNA variation in white-eyes (Aves: Zosteropidae). Mol. Ecol. 2: 219-225.

Degnan, S.M. 1993. Genetic variability and population differentiation inferred from DNA finger-printing in silvereyes (Aves: Zosteropidae).  Evolution 47: 1105-1117. 

Degnan, S.M. and C. Moritz. 1992.  Phylogeography of mitochondrial DNA of two species of white-eye in Australia. Auk 109: 800-811.

Wilson, S.M. and J. Kikkawa.  1988.  Post-fledgling parental investment in the Capricorn Silvereye. Emu 88: 81-87.