Book Chapters

Gemmell, N. J., Todd, E. V., Goikoetxea, A., Ortega-Recalde, O., Hore, T. A. (2019). Natural sex change in fish, in Current Topics in Developmental Biology. 134:71-117. doi: 10.1016/bs.ctdb.2018.12.014, PMID: 30999982.

Thomas, J. T., Hu, L., Todd, E. V., Gemmell, N. J.. 2018.
Sex Change in Fish, in Encyclopedia of Reproduction (Second Edition), 192-197,

Sawaya, S. M., Bagshaw, A. T., Buschiazzo, E., Gemmell N. J.. 2012. Promoter microsatellites as modulators of human gene expression, in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 769; 41-54. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-5434-2_4. PMID: 23560304.

Jentzsch, I. M. V., Bagshaw, A., Buschiazzo, E., Merkel, A., Gemmell, N. J. 2008. Evolution of microsatellite DNA in Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0020847.


Jeunen, G-J., Dowle, E., Edgecombe, J., von Ammon, U., Gemmell, N. J., Cross, H. (2023). CRABS: A software program to generate curated reference databases for metabarcoding sequencing data. Molecular Ecology Resources , Vol. 23, p. 725 – 738. DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.13741

Muncaster, S., Goikoetxea, A., Lokman, P. M., e Moraes, C. E. De Farias, Damsteegt, E. L., Edgecombe, J., Gemmell, N. J., Todd, E. V.. ( 2023). Genes involved in sex differentiation, epigenetic reprogramming, and cell fate regulate sex change in a wrasse. Reviews in Fish Biology & Fisheries, 33, 281–294.

Jeunen, G-J., Cane, J. S., Ferreira, S., Strano, F., von Ammon, U., Cross, H., Day, R., Ellis, K., Urban, L., Pearson, N., Olmedo-Rojas, P., Kardailsky, A., Gemmell, N. J., Lamare, M.. ( 2023). Assessing the utility of marine filter feeders for environmental DNA (eDNA) biodiversity monitoring. Molecular Ecology Resources, Vol. 23, Issue 4, 771-786.

Martini, D., Dussex, N., Robertson, B. C., Gemmell, N. J., Knapp, M. (2021). Evolution of the world’s only alpine parrot – genomic adaptation or phenotypic plasticity, behaviour and ecology? Molecular Ecology (online publication).

Noble, A. J., Pearson, J. F., Boden, J. M., Horwood, L. J., Gemmell, N. J., Kennedy, M. A., & Osborne, A. J. (2021). A validation of Illumina EPIC array system with bisulfite-based amplicon sequencing. PeerJ, 9, e10762. doi: 10.7717/peerj.10762

Macey, J. R., Pabinger, S., Barbieri, C. G., Buring, E. S., Gonzalez, V. L., Mulcahy, D. G., … Urban, L., … Prost, S., … Gemmell, N. J. (2021). Evidence of two deeply divergent co-existing mitochondrial genomes in the Tuatara reveals an extremely complex genomic organization. Communications Biology, 4, 116. doi: 10.1038/s42003-020-01639-0

Miller, A. K., Baker, C., Kitson, J. C., Yick, J. L., Manquel, P. E. I., Alexander, A., & Gemmell, N. J. (2021). The Southern Hemisphere lampreys (Geotriidae and Mordaciidae). Reviews in Fish Biology & Fisheries. doi: 10.1007/s11160-021-09639-x

Bhattarai, U. R., Doherty, J.-F., Dowle, E., & Gemmell, N. J. (2021). The adaptiveness of host behavioural manipulation assessed using Tinbergen’s four questions. Trends in Parasitology. doi: 10.1016/

Jeunen, G.-J., Lamare, M. D., Knapp, M., Spencer, H. G., Taylor, H. R., Stat, M., … Gemmell, N. J. (2020). Water stratification in the marine biome restricts vertical environmental DNA (eDNA) signal dispersal. Environmental DNA, 2(1), 99-111. doi: 10.1002/edn3.49

Johnson, S. L., Borziak, K., Kleffmann, T., Rosengrave, P., Dorus, S., & Gemmell, N. J. (2020). Ovarian fluid proteome variation associates with sperm swimming speed in an externally fertilising fish. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13717

Ortega-Recalde, O., Goikoetxea, A., Hore, T. A., Todd, E. V., & Gemmell, N. J. (2020). The genetics and epigenetics of sex change in fish. Annual Review of Animal Biosciences, 8, 47-69. doi: 10.1146/annurev-animal-021419-083634

Ferreira, S., Ashby, R., Jeunen, G.-J., Rutherford, K., Collins, C., Todd, E. V., & Gemmell, N. J. (2020). DNA from mollusc shell: A valuable and underutilised substrate for genetic analyses. PeerJ, 8, e9420. doi: 10.7717/peerj.9420

Feng, S., Stiller, J., Deng, Y., Armstrong, J., Fang, Q., Reeve, A. H., … Robertson, B. C., … Jamieson, I. G., … Rutherford, K. M., Gemmell, N. J., Dussex, N., … Zhang, G. (2020). Dense sampling of bird diversity increases power of comparative genomics. Nature, 587, 252-257. doi: 10.1038/s41586-020-2873-9

Karelitz, S., Lamare, M., Patel, F., Gemmell, N. J., & Uthicke, S. (2020). Parental acclimation to future ocean conditions increases development rates but decreases survival in sea urchin larvae. Marine Biology, 167, 2. doi: 10.1007/s00227-019-3610-5

Peart, C. R., Tusso, S., Pophaly, S. D., Botero-Castro, F., Wu, C.-C., Aurioles-Gamboa, D., … Gemmell, N. J., … Wolf, J. B. W. (2020). Determinants of genetic variation across eco-evolutionary scales in pinnipeds. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 4, 1095-1104. doi: 10.1038/s41559-020-1215-5

Dussex, N., Kutschera, V. E., Wiberg, R. A. W., Parker, D. J., Hunt, G. R., Gray, R. D., … Gemmell, N. J. (2020). A genome-wide investigation of adaptive signatures in protein-coding genes related to tool behaviour in New Caledonian and Hawaiian crows. Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/mec.15775

Lamar, S. K., Gemmell, N. J., & Nelson, N. J. (2020). Genome sequencing of an archaic reptile both answers and asks questions. Zoology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.zool.2020.125862

Goikoetxea, A., Damsteegt, E. L., Todd, E. V., McNaughton, A., Gemmell, N. J., & Lokman, P. M. (2020). An in vitro ovarian explant culture system to examine sex change in a hermaphroditic fish. PeerJ, 8, e10323. doi: 10.7717/peerj.10323

Osborne, A. J., Pearson, J. F., Noble, A. J., Gemmell, N. J., Horwood, L. J., Boden, J. M., … Kennedy, M. A. (2020). Genome-wide DNA methylation analysis of heavy cannabis exposure in a New Zealand longitudinal cohort. Translational Psychiatry, 10, 114. doi: 10.1038/s41398-020-0800-3

Gemmell, N. J., Rutherford, K., Prost, S., Tollis, M., Winter, D., Macey, J. R., … Gardner, P. P., … Dussex, N., Taylor, H., Abe, H., Bond, D. M., … Ngatiwai Trust Board. (2020). The tuatara genome reveals ancient features of amniote evolution. Nature. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1038/s41586-020-2561-9

Full List of Publications


Queenstown Molecular Biology Research Week, 2022

Reconstructing Antarctica’s marine ecosystems using filter feeder organisms

Sara Ferreira1, Jackson Treece1, Stefano Mariani2, Sadie Mills3, Vonda Cummings3, Leigh Tait3, Jack Massuger3, Lily Pryor Rogers3, Jennifer Devine3, Shaun Wilkinson4, Bobby Lust4, Miles Lamare5, Neil Gemmell1, Gert-Jan Jeunen1

1 Department of Anatomy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

2 Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom

3 National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd., New Zealand

4 Wilderlab NZ Ltd, New Zealand

5 Department of Marine Science, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

The 69th Entomological Society of New Zealand Conference, 2021

Genome assemblies and microbiome analysis of exotic pasture weevils of New Zealand

Mandira K Bhattarai1, Eddy Dowle1, Craig Phillips2, Neil J Gemmell1

1 Department of Anatomy, University of Otago, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

2 AgResearch, Lincoln