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Natalie Hold, Lee G. Murray, Michel J Kaiser, Hilmar Hinz, Andrew R. Beaumont and Martin I. Taylor (2012) Potential effects of stock enhancement with hatchery reared seed on genetic diversity and effective population size. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science. In press.

Mat Jaafar TNA, Taylor MI, Mohd Nor SA, de Bruyn M, Carvalho GR (2012) DNA Barcoding Reveals Cryptic Diversity within Commercially Exploited Indo-Malay Carangidae (Teleosteii: Perciformes). PLoS ONE 7(11): e49623. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0049623

Sarah J. Helyar, Morten T. Limborg, Dorte Bekkevold, Massimiliano Babbucci, Jeroen van Houdt, Gregory E. Maes, Luca Bargelloni, Rasmus O. Nielsen, Martin I. Taylor, Rob Ogden, Alessia Cariani, Gary R. Carvalho1, FishPopTrace Consortium, Frank Panitz (2012) SNP discovery using next generation transcriptomic sequencing in Atlantic Herring (Clupea harengus). Plos One. 7(8): e42089. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0042089

Limborg, M., Helyar, S., De Bruyn, M., Taylor, M. I., Nielsen, E., Ogden, R., Carvalho, G., FPT Consortium & Bekkevold, D. (2012). Environmental selection on transcriptome-derived SNPs in a high gene flow marine fish, the Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus). Molecular Ecology 21(15), 3686-3703.

Fox C.J., Taylor, M.I., van der Kooij, J., Taylor, N., Milligan, S.P., Albaina, A., Pascoal, S., Lallias, D., Maillard, M., Hunter, E. (2012) Identification of marine fish egg predators using molecular probes. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 462:205-218 - doi:10.3354/meps09748.

Hunter, E., Taylor, N., Fox, C. J. Maillard, M. & Taylor, M. I. (2012) Effectiveness of TaqMan probes for detection of fish eggs and larvae in the stomach contents of a teleost predator. Journal of Fish Biology 81(1):320-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2012.03298.x

Nielsen, EE, Cariani, A, Mac Aoidh, E, Maes, GE, Milano, I, Ogden, R, Taylor, MI, Hemmer-Hansen, J, Babbucci, M, Bargelloni, L, Bekkevold, D, Diopere, E, Grenfell, L, Helyar, S, Limborg, MT, Martinsohn, JT, McEwing, R, Panitz, F, Patarnello, T, Tinti, F, Van Houdt, J, Volckaert, FAM, Waples, RS, FishPopTrace consortium & GR Carvalho (2012). Gene-associated markers provide tools for tackling illegal fishing and false eco-certification. Nature Communications 3, Article number: 851 doi:10.1038/ncomms1845

Albaina Vivanco, A., Taylor, M. I., Fox, C. (2012) Predation impact on recently settled juvenile plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) estimated by visual and molecular means. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 444, 223-238.


Milano, I., Babbucci, M. Panitz, F. Ogden, R., Nielsen, R. O., Taylor, M. I., Helyar, S. J., Carvalho, G. R., Espiñeira, M., Atanassova, M., Tinti, F., Mae, G. E., Patarnello, T., Bargelloni, L. (2011) Novel Tools for Conservation Genomics: Comparing Two High-throughput Approaches for SNP Discovery in the Transcriptome of the European Hake. PLoS ONE, 6 (11): e28008. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028008.

B.K. Mable, M.A. Alexandrou and M.I. Taylor. (2011). Genome duplication in amphibians and fish: an extended synthesis. Journal of Zoology, 284: 151-182.

Alexandrou, M., Oliveira, C, Maillard, M, McGill, R.A.R., Newton, J., Creer, S. and M. I. Taylor. (2011) Competition and phylogeny determine community structure in Müllerian co-mimics. Nature 469:84–88, 2011. DOI:10.1038/nature09660

Dawnay, N, Dawnay, L., Hughes, R. N., Cove, R. and M. I. Taylor. (2011) Substantial genetic structure among stocked and native populations of the European grayling (Thymallus thymallus, Salmonidae) in the United Kingdom

Conservation Genetics, 12, 731-744

S.J. Helyar, J. Hemmer-Hanson, D. Bekkevold, M.I.Taylor, R. Ogden, M. Limborg, A. Cariani, G. Maes, E. Diopere, G.R. Carvalho, E.E.Nielsen. (2011) Application of SNPs for population genetics of non-model organisms: new opportunities and challenges. Molecular Ecology Resources. Vol. 11 (Supp1), 123-136.

Domingues C.P., Creer S., Taylor M.I., Queiroga H., Carvalho G.R. (2011) Temporal genetic homogeneity among shore crab (Carcinus maenas) larval events supplied to an estuarine system on the Portuguese northwest coast.

Heredity 106, 832–840.


Albaina, A; Fox, CJ; Taylor, N; Hunter, E; Maillard, M and Taylor, MI. (2010) A TaqMan real-time PCR based assay targeting plaice (Pleuronectes platessa L.) DNA to detect predation by the brown shrimp (Crangon crangon L.) and the shore crab (Carcinus maenas L.) Assay development and validation. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology And Ecology, 391: 178-189.

Domingues C.P., Creer S., Taylor M.I., Queiroga H., Carvalho G.R. (2010) Genetic structure of Carcinus maenas within its native range: larval dispersal and oceanographic variability. Marine Ecology progress Series. 410, 111-123.


Blais, J., Plenderleith M., Rico, C. Taylor, M. I., Seehausen, O,  Ooseterhout C. and Turner, G. F. (2009) Assortative mating among Lake Malawi cichlid fish populations is not simply predictable from male nuptial colour. 

BMC Evolutionary Biology 9:53.

Tysklind, N, Neupath, T, Ashcroft, G, Taylor, M. I., Lyons, B., McCarthy, I, Carvalho, C. (2009) Isolation and characterization of 28 new microsatellite markers for European flounder (Platichthys flesus L.).

Molecular Ecology Resources. Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 1065-1068

Tysklind, N, Taylor, M. I. Lyons, B. McCarthy, I, Carvalho, C. (2009) Development of 30 microsatellite markers for dab (Limanda limanda L.): a key UK marine biomonitoring species

Molecular Ecology Resources Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 951-955


Taylor, AN, Taylor, MI, Mccarthy, ID, Beaumont, AR. (2008). Isolation and characterization of 12 dinucleotide microsatellite loci in the anadromous fish Osmerus eperlanus (L.)

Molecular Ecology Resources, 8 (3): 581-583.

Lyons, BP, Tysklind, N, Stentiford, GD, Feist, SW, Taylor, MI, McCarthy, I, Carvalho, GR. Strategies for using population genetic markers in the European sentinel flatfish species Dab (Limanda limanda) (2008).

Marine Environmental Research, 66-179-181.

Fox, CJ, Taylor, M. I. et al. (2008) Mapping the spawning grounds North Sea cod (Gadus morhua) by direct and indirect means. Proceedings Royal Society B. 275: 1543-1548


Lawson Handley, L. J., Byrne, K., Santucci, F., Townsend, S., Taylor, M. I., Bruford, M. W. and Hewitt, G. (2007). Genetic structure of European sheep breeds. Heredity 99, 620-631.

Taylor, M. I. & Knight, M. E. (2007) Mating systems in fishes. Fish Reproduction (Eds. Rocha, MJ, Arukwe, A. Fishelson, L. Kapoor, B.G).

Goodacre, S. G., Forgie, S., Taylor, M. I. & Emerson, B. (2006) Characterisation of microsatellite loci in Brachyderes rugatus, the Canary Islands pine weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).

Molecular Ecology Notes. 6, 820-822.

Knapen, D., Taylor, M. I., Blust, R. & Verheyen, E. (2006) Isolation and characterisation of microsatellite loci in the Gudgeon, Gobio gobio. Molecular Ecology Notes, 6, 387-389.

Mills, S., Taylor, M. I. Reynolds, J. (2005) Benefits and costs to mussels from ejecting bitterling embryos: a test of the evolutionary equilibrium hypothesis for host-parasite interactions.

Animal Behaviour 70, 31-37.

Fox, C.*, Taylor, M. I.*, Pereyra, R., & Rico, C. (2005) Mapping of the spawning grounds of Irish Sea gadoids using genetic identification of planktonic eggs. Molecular Ecology 14, 879-884. * Joint first authors.

Hernandez-Velazquez, D., Galindo, C., Taylor, M. I., Schramer, Y. de la Rosa, J., Aurioles, D., Cote, I. & Rico, C. (2005) New polymorphic microsatellite markers for California sea lions.

Molecular Ecology Notes 5, 140-142.

Maan, M., Seehausen, O., Soderberg, L., Johnson, L., Ripmeester, E., Mrosso, H., Taylor, M. I., van Dooren, T. & van Alphen, J. (2004) Intraspecific sexual selection on a speciation trait, male coloration, in the Lake Victoria cichlid Pundamilia nyererei. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B 271, 2445-2452.

Pereyra, R., Taylor, M. I., Turner, G. F. & Rico, C. (2004) Habitat preference influences population structure in the Lake Malawi cichlid fish genus Protomelas. Molecular Ecology 13, 2691-2697.

Genner, M.J., Taylor, M.I., Cleary, D.F.R., Hawkins, S.J., Knight M.E. & Turner G.F. (2004) Environmental determination of community structure in Lake Malawi rock cichlid assemblages. Ecography 27, 601-610.

Taylor, M. I., Morley, J., Rico, C. & Balshine, S. (2003) Evidence for genetic monogamy and female-biased dispersal in the biparental mouthbrooding cichlid Eretmodus cyanostictus from Lake Tanganyika.

Molecular Ecology 12, 3173-3177.

Knapen, D., Knaepkens, G. Bervoets, L., Taylor, M. I., Eens, M. & Verheyen, E. (2003) Conservation units based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA variation among European bullhead populations (Cottus gobio L., 1758) from Flanders, Belgium. Conservation Genetics 4, 129-140.

Taylor, M. I., Rico, I., Fox, C. & Rico, C. (2002) Species specific Taqman probes for simultaneous identification of cod (Gadus morhua L.), haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus L.) and whiting (Merlangius merlangus L.).

Molecular Ecology Notes 2, 599-601.

Taylor, M. I., Meardon, F., Turner G. F., Seehausen O., Mrosso, H. & Rico, C. (2002) Characterisation of tetranucleotide microsatellite loci in a Lake Victorian, haplochromine cichlid fish: a Pundamilia pundamilia x Pundamilia nyererei hybrid. Molecular Ecology Notes 2, 443-445.

Taylor, M. I., Rüber, L. & Verheyen, E. (2001) Microsatellites reveal high levels of population substructuring in the species-poor, Eretmodine cichlid lineage from Lake Tanganyika.

Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 268, 803-808.

Taylor, M. I., Blust, R. & Verheyen, E. (2001) Isolation of microsatellite loci in the Stone Loach, Barbatula barbatula. Molecular Ecology Notes 1, (100) A2-A2.

Taylor, M. I. & Verheyen, E. (2001) Microsatellite data reveals weak population substructuring in Copadichromis sp. ‘virginalis kajose’Malawi, Africa. Journal of Fish Biology 59, 593-604.

Taylor, M. I., Turner, G. F., Robinson, R., and Stauffer, J. R. Jnr. (1998) Parasites, sexual selection and bower height skew in a bower-building cichlid. Animal Behaviour 56, 377-382.










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