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Phylogeny of Australian Gnaphalieae (Asteraceae) Based on Chloroplast and Nuclear Sequences, the trnL Intron, trnL/trnF Intergenic Spacer, matK, and ETS
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A phylogeny of the Australian Gnaphalieae is reconstructed using sequence data from thetrnL intron, trnL/trnF intergenic spacer, matK, and ETS to indicate that the subtribes Angianthinae and Cassiniinae are non-monophyletic as currently circumscribed. Expand
Toxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis to parasitic and free-living life-stages of nematode parasites of livestock.
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Both the parasitic adult stages and the free-living larval stages of economically significant nematode parasites are susceptible to the effects of Bt, thus identifying this group of toxins as potential biocontrol agents. Expand
Gene expression in the skin of Bos taurus and Bos indicus cattle infested with the cattle tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus.
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The results presented here suggest that the means by which these two cattle breeds respond to tick infestation differ and warrant further investigation. Expand
Activation of several key components of the epidermal differentiation pathway in cattle following infestation with the cattle tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus.
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The essential role of the epidermal permeability barrier is revealed in conferring greater resistance of cattle to tick infestation, and it is suggested that the physical structure of theEpidermal layers of the skin may represent the first line of defence against ectoparasite invasion. Expand
Systematics of the Tribe Stipeae (Gramineae) Using Molecular Data
Internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences have been determined for a wide range of stipoid grasses (Poaceae, Pooideae, Stipeae). Nardus was confirmed as the most appropriate outgroup. Anisopogon isExpand
Evaluation of reference genes for real‐time PCR quantification of gene expression in the Australian sheep blowfly, Lucilia cuprina
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The Australian sheep blowfly, Lucilia cuprina, is an important pest of sheep in Australia and other parts of the world, but the paucity of information on many fundamental molecular aspects of this species limits the ability to exploit functional genomics techniques for the discovery of new drug targets for its control. Expand
RNA interference in Haemonchus contortus: suppression of beta-tubulin gene expression in L3, L4 and adult worms in vitro.
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It is shown that soaking in dsRNA is an effective method for RNAi with the parasitic stages of H. contortus, and, hence, may offer significant potential as a tool for studying gene function in this parasite species. Expand
Relative level of thiabendazole resistance associated with the E198A and F200Y SNPs in larvae of a multi-drug resistant isolate of Haemonchus contortus.
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The present study utilised a drug resistant Haemonchus contortus isolate which possesses two of the principal benzimidazole resistance SNPs (E198A and F200Y) in order to assess the relative degree of resistance conferred by the two SNPs, and indicates that, at least for larval life stages, the E198A SNP is able to confer higher levels of resistance to benzimdazole drugs. Expand
Effects of in vitro exposure to ivermectin and levamisole on the expression patterns of ABC transporters in Haemonchus contortus larvae
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The significant increase in transcription of some ABC transporter genes following 3 h exposure to both IVM and LEV in the resistant isolate only, suggests that an ability to rapidly upregulate protective pathways in response to drugs may be a component of the resistance displayed by this isolate. Expand
Lucilia cuprina genome unlocks parasitic fly biology to underpin future interventions
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The sequence and annotation of the 458-megabase draft genome of Lucilia cuprina are reported, providing unique insights into the fly's molecular biology, interactions with the host animal and insecticide resistance. Expand
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