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Travel Grant - Cryptic Diversity of Alexandrium Species in Australian Waters: Developing novel genetic tools for long term monitoring

Project Member(s): Murray, S.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Academy of Science (The Australian Academy of Science)

Start year: 2014

Summary: This project will provide the travel support needed to facilitate two current joint projects between German and Australian scientists with a focus on molecular approaches to understanding the dynamics, toxicity and evolution of Alexandrium species; an Australian Research Council Discovery project DP120103199 (CI Shauna Murray, PI Uwe John) on the evolution and diversity of the genus Alexandrium in relation to paralytic shellfish toxicity; and a postdoctoral fellowship project of Dr Kerstin Toebe, of the Alfred Wegener Institute on the application of molecular assays to detect Alexandrium species in Australian waters, being undertaken in Australia.


Murray, SA, Diwan, R, Orr, RJS, Kohli, GS & John, U 2015, 'Gene duplication, loss and selection in the evolution of saxitoxin biosynthesis in alveolates', MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, vol. 92, pp. 165-180.
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Keywords: shellfish toxicity, Alexandrium species,

FOR Codes: Plant Systematics and Taxonomy, Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity, Plant and fungus systematics and taxonomy, Marine biodiversity