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  1. Whittington C, Danastas K, Grau G, Murphy C, Thompson M. (2017) Expression of VEGF111 and other VEGF-A variants in the rat uterus is correlated with stage of pregnancy. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 187, 353-360. (doi:10.1007/s00360-016-1040-y).

  2. Rollings N, Uhrig E, Krohmer R, Waye H, Mason R, Olsson M, Whittington C, Friesen C. (2017) Age-related sex differences in body condition and telomere dynamics of red-sided garter snakes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284. (doi:10.1098/rspb.2016.2146)

  3. Hendrawan K, Whittington C, Brandley M, Belov K, Thompson M. (2017) The regulation of uterine proinflammatory gene expression during pregnancy in the live-bearing lizard, Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii. Journal of Experimental Zoology B (doi:10.1002/jez.b.22733)

  4. Cornetti L, Griffith O, Benazzo A, Panziera A, , Thompson M, Vernesi C, Bertorelle G. (2017) Candidate genes involved in the evolution of viviparity: a RAD sequencing experiment in the lizard (Squamata: Lacertidae). in press (IF=2.32)

  5. Friesen C, Wilson M, Rollings N, Sudyka J, Whittington C, Giraudeau M, Olsson M. 2017 Conditional handicaps in exuberant lizards: Bright color in aggressive males is correlated with high levels of free radicals. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 5. (doi:10.3389/fevo.2017.00001).

  6. Rollings N,  Friesen C, Sudyka J, Whittington C, Giraudeau M, Wilson M, Olsson M. (2017) Telomere dynamics in a lizard with morph-specific reproductive investment and self-maintenance. Ecology and Evolution (doi:10.1002/ece3.2712)

  7. Whittington C, Belov K (2016). The platypus: a venomous mammal. In: Venom Genomics and Proteomics, Toxinology, Calvete, J. (eds), Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-6416-3_3

  8. Griffith O, Brandley M, Whittington C, Belov K, Thompson M. (2016) Comparative genomics of hormonal signaling in the chorioallantoic membrane of oviparous and viviparous amniotes. General and Comparative Endocrinology, doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2016.04.017

  9. Giraudeau M, Friesen C, Sudyka J, Rollings N, Wilson M, Olsson M. (2016) Ageing and the cost of maintaining coloration in the Australian painted dragon. 12. (doi:10.1098/rsbl.2016.0077).

  10. Whittington C, Griffith W, Qi W, Thompson M, Wilson A. (2015) Seahorse brood pouch transcriptome reveals common genes associated with vertebrate pregnancy. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 32, 3114-3131. (doi:10.1093/molbev/msv177) (pdf available here)

  11. Whittington C, Grau G, Murphy C, Thompson M. (2015) Unusual angiogenic factor plays a role in lizard pregnancy but is not unique to viviparity. Journal of Experimental Zoology B, 324:152-158

  12. Griffith O, Blackburn D, Brandley M, Van Dyke J, Whittington C, Thompson M. (2015) Ancestral state reconstructions require biological evidence to test evolutionary hypotheses: A case study examining the evolution of reproductive mode in squamate reptiles. Journal of Experimental Zoology B, 324:493-503

  13. Whittington C, Belov K (2014). Tracing monotreme venom evolution in the genomics era. Toxins, 6:1260-73. (IF 2.48) Citations: 1

  14. Wilson A, Whittington C, Bahr A (2014). High intralocus variability and interlocus recombination promote immunological diversity at major histocompatibility loci. BMC Evolutionary Biology 14:272

  15. Whittington C, Wilson A. (2013). The role of prolactin in fish reproduction. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 191:123-36. (IF 2.67) Citations: 9

  16. Whittington C, Musolf K, Sommer S, Wilson A. (2013). Behavioural cues of reproductive status in seahorses Hippocampus abdominalis. Journal of Fish Biology, 83:220-6. (IF 1.73)

  17. Wong E, Morgenstern D, Mofiz E, Gombert S, Morris K, Temple-Smith P, Renfree M, Whittington C, King G, Warren W, Papenfuss A, Belov K. (2012) Proteomics and deep sequencing comparison of seasonally active venom glands in the platypus reveals novel venom peptides and distinct expression profiles. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics 11:1354–64. (IF 7.25)

  18. Wong E, Papenfuss A, Whittington C, Warren W, Belov K. (2012) A limited role for gene duplications in the evolution of platypus venom. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 29:167-77. (IF 14.31)

  19. Sommer S, Whittington C, Wilson A. (2012). Standardised classification of pre-release development in male-brooding pipefish, seahorses, and seadragons (Family Syngnathidae). BMC Developmental Biology 12:39. (IF 2.75)

  20. Whittington C, Papenfuss A, Locke D, Mardis E, Wilson R, Abubucker S, Mitreva M, Wong E, Hsu A, Kuchel P, Belov K,  Warren W. (2010) Novel venom gene discovery in the platypus. Genome Biology, 11:R95. (IF 10.50)

  21. Whittington C, Koh J, Warren W, Papenfuss A, Torres A, Kuchel P, Belov K. (2009) Understanding and utilising mammalian venom via a platypus venom transcriptome. Journal of Proteomics, 72:155–64. (IF 3.93)

  22. Whittington C, Sharp J, Papenfuss A, Belov K. (2009) No evidence of expression of two classes of natural antibiotics (cathelicidins and defensins) in a sample of platypus milk. Australian Journal of Zoology, 57:211-17 (IF 0.71)

  23. Whittington C, Belov K. (2009) Platypus venom genes expressed in non-venom tissues. Australian Journal of Zoology, 57:199-202. (IF 0.71)

  24. Wong E, Sanderson C, Deakin J, Whittington C, Papenfuss A, Belov K. (2009) Identification of natural killer cell receptor clusters in the platypus genome reveals an expansion of C-type lectin genes. Immunogenetics, 61:565-79. (IF 2.49)

  25. Yuasa H, Ball H, Ho Y, Austin C, Whittington C, Belov K, Maghzal G, Jermiin L, Hunt N. (2009) Characterization and evolution of vertebrate indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenases (IDOs) from monotremes and marsupials. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B 153:137-44. (IF 1.90)

  26. Zhao Y, Cui T, Whittington C, Wei Z, Zhang X, Zhang Z, Yu L, Ren L, Hu X, Zhang Y, Hellman L, Belov K, Li N,  Hammarstrom L. (2009) Ornithorhynchus anatinus (platypus) links evolution of immunoglobulin genes in eutherian mammals and non-mammalian tetrapods. Journal of Immunology, 183:3285-93. (IF 5.52) (pdf available here)

  27. Whittington C, Papenfuss A, Bansal P, Torres A, Wong E, Deakin J, Graves T, Alsop A, Schatzkamer K, Kremitzki C, Ponting C, Temple-Smith P, Warren W, Kuchel P,  Belov K. (2008) Defensins and the convergent evolution of platypus and reptile venom genes. Genome Research, 18:986-94. (IF 13.85)

  28. Whittington C, Papenfuss A, Kuchel P, Belov K. (2008) Expression patterns of platypus defensin and related venom genes across a range of tissue types reveal the possibility of broader functions for OvDLPs than previously suspected. Toxicon, 52:559-65. (IF 2.58)

  29. Warren W, Hillier L, Graves J, Birney E, Ponting C, Grutzner F, Belov K, Miller W, Clarke L, Chinwalla A, Yang S, Heger A, Locke D, Miethke P, Waters P, Veyrunes F, Fulton L, Fulton B, Graves T, Wallis J, Puente X, Lopez-Otin C, Ordonez G, Eichler E, Chen L, Cheng Z, Deakin J, Alsop A, Thompson K, Kirby P, Papenfuss A, Wakefield M, Olender T, Lancet D, Huttley G, Smit A, Pask A, Temple-Smith P, Batzer M, Walker J, Konkel M, Harris R, Whittington C, Wong E, Gemmell N, Buschiazzo E, Jentzsch I, Merkel A, Schmitz J, Zemann A, Churakov G, Kriegs J, Brosius J, Murchison E, Sachidanandam R, Smith C, Hannon G, Tsend-Ayush E, McMillan D, Attenborough R, Rens W, Ferguson-Smith M, Lefevre C, Sharp J, Nicholas K, Ray D, Kube M, Reinhardt R, Pringle T, Taylor J, Jones R, Nixon B, Dacheux J, Niwa H, Sekita Y, Huang X, Stark A, Kheradpour P, Kellis M, Flicek P, Chen Y, Webber C, Hardison R, Nelson J, Hallsworth-Pepin K, Delehaunty K, Markovic C, Minx P, Feng Y, Kremitzki C, Mitreva M, Glasscock J, Wylie T, Wohldmann P, Thiru P, Nhan M, Pohl C, Smith S, Hou S, Renfree M, Mardis E, Wilson R. (2008) Genome analysis of the platypus reveals unique signatures of evolution. Nature, 453:175-83. (IF 42.35)

  30. Veyrunes F, Waters P, Miethke P, Rens W, McMillan D, Alsop A, Gruzner F, Deakin J, Whittington C, Schatzkamer K, Kremitzki C, Graves T, Ferguson-Smith M, Warren W,  Graves J. (2008) Bird-like sex chromosomes of platypus imply recent origin of mammal sex chromosomes. Genome Research, 18:965-973. (IF 13.85)

  31. Whittington C, Belov K. (2007) Platypus venom: a review. Australian Mammalogy, 29:57-62.