User:Marcus McHale

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Marcus McHale


  • 2005, BSc (Hons I) University of Queensland

Research interests

  • Development and application of molecular technologies
  • Epigenetics (particularly small RNA mediated)
  • Agricultural diversity
  • Fisheries depletion



  • Investigating the expression of genes related to ovary activation in honey bees (Apis mellifera) using real-time PCR


  • Gender assignment (sexing) of dugong tissue biopsies [1]
  • Genetic mark-recapture of Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus commerson) and dugong (Dugong dugon)
  • Durable RNA silencing mediated transgenic virus resistance in plants


  1. A multiplex PCR assay for gender assignment in dugong (Dugong dugon) and West-Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus). M. MCHALE, D. BRODERICK, J . R. OVENDEN and J . M. LANYON. Molecular Ecology Resources (2008) 8, 669–670