User:Peter R. Oxley

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Peter Oxley and friends

I am a postdoctoral associate in the recently established Kronauer Lab at The Rockefeller University, looking at the genetics of Cerapachys biroi, a thelytokously reproducing army ant.


  • 2010, PhD (Behaviour and Genetics of Honey Bee Breeding), The University of Sydney
  • 2005, BSc (Hons)(Molecular Biology and Genetics), The University of Sydney
  • 2004, Grad Dip (Genetic Counselling), Newcastle University

Research interests

  1. Behavioural genetics
  2. The evolution of eusociality
  3. Social Insects


  1. Oxley PR, Spivak M, Oldroyd BP (2010) Six quantitative trait loci influence task thresholds for hygienic behaviour in honeybees (Apis mellifera) Mol Ecol. 2010 Apr;19(7):1452-61
  2. Oxley PR, Oldroyd BP (2010) The Genetic Architecture of Honeybee Breeding. Adv In Phys. 39:83-118
  3. Oxley PR, Hinhumpatch P, Gloag R, Oldroyd BP (2010) Genetic evaluation of a novel system for controlled mating of the honeybee, Apis mellifera. J Hered. 2010 May-Jun;101(3):334-8
  4. Oxley PR, Oldroyd BP (2009)Mitochondrial sequencing reveals five separate origins of 'black' Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in eastern Australian commercial colonies. J Econ Entomol. 2009 Apr;102(2):480-4
  5. Oxley PR, Thompson GJ, Oldroyd BP (2008) Four quantitative trait loci that influence worker sterility in the honeybee (Apis mellifera) Genetics. 2008 Jul;179(3):1337-43

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