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Recent highlights:

Davison, A, McDowell, GS, Holden, JM, Johnson, HF, Koutsovoulos, GD, Liu, MM, Hulpiau, P, Van Roy, F, Wade, CM, Banerjee, R, Yang, F, Chiba, S, Davey, JW, Jackson, DJ, Levin M, and Blaxter, ML (2016). Formin is associated with left–right asymmetry in the pond snail and the frog. Current Biology, 26, 654-660.

Richards, PM, Liu, MM, Lowe, N, Davey, JW, Blaxter, ML and Davison, A (2013) RAD-Seq derived markers flank the shell colour and banding loci of the Cepaea nemoralis supergene. Molecular Ecology 22: 3077–3089. Snails also featured on the cover page (photo credit: Lauren Holden)

Armour, JAL, Davison, A and McManus, IC (2014) Genome-wide association study of handedness excludes simple genetic models. Heredity, 112: 221-225.

Complete List:

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Gecchele LV, Bremner-Harrison S, Gilbert F, Soultan A, Davison A, and Durrant KL (2017) A pilot study to survey the carnivore community in the hyper-arid environment of South Sinai mountains. Journal of the Arid Environment, 141, 16-24.

Kajtoch Ł, Davison A, Grindon A, Deli T, Sramkó G, Gwardjan M, et al. (2017) Reconstructed historical distribution and phylogeography unravels non-steppic origin of Caucasotachea vindobonensis (Gastropoda: Helicidae). Organisms Diversity & Evolution 17, 679-692.

Davison, A, McDowell, GS, Holden, JM, Johnson, HF, Koutsovoulos, GD, Liu, MM, Hulpiau, P, Van Roy, F, Wade, CM, Banerjee, R, Yang, F, Chiba, S, Davey, JW, Jackson, DJ, Levin M, and Blaxter, ML (2016). Formin is associated with left–right asymmetry in the pond snail and the frog. Current Biology, 26, 654-660.

Mori, Y, Yokoyama, J, Kawata, M, Davison, A, and Chiba, S. (2015) Evidence of introgressive hybridization between the morphologically divergent land snails Ainohelix and Ezohelix.  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 115: 77-95.

Liu, MM, Davey, JW, Jackson, DJ, Blaxter, ML and Davison, A (2014) A conserved set of maternal genes? Insights from a molluscan transcriptome. International Journal of Developmental Biology, 58: 501-511.

Dawson, TF, Boone, AN, Senatore, A, Piticaru, J, Thiyagalingam, S, Jackson, D, Davison, A and Spafford, JD (2014) Gene splicing of an invertebrate beta subunit (LCavß) in the N-terminal and HOOK Domains and its Regulation of LCav1 and LCav2 calcium channels. PLOS One 9, e92941.

Armour, JAL, Davison, A and McManus, IC (2014) Genome-wide association study of handedness excludes simple genetic models. Heredity, 112: 221-225..

Liu, MM, Davey, JW, Banerjee, R, Han, J, Yang, F, Aboobaker, A, Blaxter, ML and Davison, A. (2013) Fine mapping of the pond snail left-right asymmetry (chirality) locus using RAD-Seq and fibre-FISH. PLOS ONE 8, e71067.

Grindon, AJ and Davison, A (2013). Irish Cepaea nemoralis land snails have a cryptic Franco-Iberian origin that is most easily explained by the movements of Mesolithic humans. PLOS One 8, e65792.

McManus, IC, Davison, A and Armour, JAL (2013). Multi-locus genetic models of handedness closely resemble single-locus models in explaining family data and are compatible with genome-wide association studies. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1288: 48 - 58. pdf

Richards, PM, Liu, MM, Lowe, N, Davey, JW, Blaxter, ML and Davison, A (2013). RAD-Seq derived markers flank the shell colour and banding loci of the Cepaea nemoralis supergene. Molecular Ecology 22: 3077–3089. Snails also featured on the cover page (photo credit: Lauren Holden).

Bourke, BP, Frantz, AC, Lavers, CP, Davison, A, Dawson, DA and Burke, TA (2010). Genetic signatures of population change in the British golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). Conservation Genetics, 11: 1837-1846.

Richards, PM and Davison, A (2010). Adaptive Radiations: Competition Rules for Galápagos Gastropods. Current Biology 20: R28-R29. pdf

Davison, A (2009). Refugia. In: Gillespie, RG, Clague, DA, eds. Encyclopedia of Islands. University of California Press, pp. 785-787.

Davison, A, Barton, NH and Clarke, B (2009). The effect of coil phenotypes and genotypes on the fecundity and viability of Partula suturalis and Lymnaea stagnalis: implications for the evolution of sinistral snails. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22: 1624 -1635.

Davison, A, *Constant, N, *Tanna, H, Murray, J and Clarke, B (2009). Coil and shape in Partula suturalis; the rules of form revisited. Heredity 103: 268–278. pdf

Davison, A, *Blackie, RLE and *Scothern, GP (2009) DNA barcoding of stylommatophoran land snails: a test of existing sequences. Molecular Ecology Resources 9: 1092-1101.pdf

Preece, T, Mao, Y, Garrahan, JP and Davison, A (2009) Harmful mating tactics in hermaphrodites. American Naturalist 173: 632–639. pdf

Chiba, S and Davison, A (2009) Associations between the shell stable carbon istope and vegetation in modern and fossil land snails Mandarina chichijimana on Chichijima of the Ogasawara Islands. Paleontological Research 13: 151-157. pdf

Davison, A, *Frend, HT, *Moray, C, *Wheatley, H, *Searle, LJ and Eichhorn, MP (2009) Mating behaviour in Lymnaea stagnalis pond snails is a maternally inherited, lateralised trait. Biology Letters 5: 20-22. pdf Featured in Nature 20 November 2008, p285.

Davison, A and Chiba, S (2008) Contrasting response to Pleistocene climate change by ground-living and arboreal Mandarina snails from the oceanic Hahajima archipelago. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 363: 3391–3400. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2008.0113 pdf Electronic supplementary information. Cover image: image

Chiba, S and Davison, A (2008) Anatomical and molecular studies reveal several cryptic species of the endemic genus Mandarina in the Ogasawara Islands. Journal of Molluscan Studies 74: 373-382. pdf

Wade, CM, Hudelot, C, Davison, A, and Mordan, PB (2007) Molecular phylogeny of the helicoid land snails (Pulmonata: Stylommatophora: Helicoidea). Journal of Molluscan Studies 73: 411-415. pdf

Davison, A and Mordan, P (2007) A literature database on the mating behavior of stylommatophoran land snails and slugs. American Malacological Bulletin 23: 173-181. pdf and database.

Schilthuizen, M, Craze, PG, Cabanban, AS, Davison, A, Stone, J, Gittenberger, E, and Scott, BJ (2007) Sexual selection maintains whole-body chiral dimorphism in snails. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20: 1941–1949.

Chiba, S and Davison, A (2007) Shell shape and habitat use in the Northwest Pacific land snail Mandarina polita from Hahajima, Ogasawara: current adaptation or ghost of species past? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 91: 149–159. pdf

Chiba, S, Davison, A and Mori, H (2007) Endemic land snail fauna (Mollusca) on a remote peninsula in the Ogasawara archipelago, Northwestern Pacific. Pacific Science 6, 257-265. pdf

Davison, A and Chiba, S (2006) The recent history and population structure of five Mandarina snail species from sub-tropical Ogasawara (Bonin Islands, Japan). Molecular Ecology 15: 2905-2919. pdf

Davison, A and Chiba, S (2006) Labile ecotypes accompany rapid cladogenesis in an adaptive radiation of Mandarina (Bradybaenidae) land snails. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 88: 269-282. pdf

Davison, A (2006) The ovotestis: an underdeveloped organ of evolution. Bioessays 28: 642-650. pdf

Schilthuizen, M and Davison, A (2005) The convoluted evolution of snail chirality. Naturwissenschaften 92: 504-515. pdf

Davison, A, Chiba, S, Barton, NH and Clarke, BC (2005) Speciation and gene flow between snails of opposite chirality. PLoS Biology 3(9): e282.

Davison, A, Wade, CM, Mordan, PB and Chiba, S (2005). Sex and darts in slugs and snails (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Stylommatophora). Journal of Zoology (London) 267: 329-338. pdf Mating behaviour database. pdf Cover photo: Cepaea mating Reviewed in Trends in Ecology and Evolution 20 (11): 581-584. pdf
Davison, A and Blaxter, ML (2005). Ancient origin of glycosyl hydrolase family 9 cellulase genes. Molecular Biology and Evolution 22: 1273-1284. pdf Nature 'research highlight'. nature highlight GHF9 alignment.

Davison, A and Blaxter, ML (2005). An expressed sequence tag survey of gene expression in the pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis, an intermediate vector of Fasciola hepatica. Parasitology 130: 539-552. pdf

Michaux, JR, Hardy, OJ, Justy, F, Fournier, P, Kranz, A, Cabria, M, Davison, A, Rosoux, R and Libois, R (2005). Conservation genetics and population history of the threatened European mink Mustela lutreola, with an emphasis on the western European population. Molecular Ecology 14: 2373-2388. pdf

Flanagan, NS, Tobler, A, Davison, A, Pybus, OG, Kapan, DD, Planas, S, Linares, M, Heckel, D and McMillan, WO (2004). Historical demography of Mullerian mimicry in the neotropical Heliconius butterflies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 101: 9704-9709. pdf

Birks, JDS, Messenger, ME, Braithwaite, TC, Davison, A, Brookes, RC and Strachan, C (2004) Are scat surveys a reliable means of monitoring pine martens? Pages 235-252 in D. J. Harrison, A. K. Fuller, and G. Proulx, editors. Marten and fishers (Martes) in human-altered environments: an international perspective. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, Massachusetts, USA. pdf

Michaux, JR, Libois R, Davison, A, Chevret, P and Rosoux, R (2004). Are French and Spanish European mink, Mustela lutreola, a distinct Management Unit for conservation? Biological Conservation 115: 357-367. pdf

Teshima, H, Davison, A, Kuwahara, Y, Yokoyama, J, Chiba, S, Fukuda, F, Ogimura, H and Kawata, M (2003). The evolution of an extreme shell polymorphism in the land snail Ainohelix editha: a phylogeny and hybrid zone analysis. Molecular Ecology 12: 1869-1878. pdf Cover photo: cover photo

Kyle, CJ, Davison, A, and Strobeck, C (2003). Genetic structure of European pine martens (Martes martes), and evidence for introgression with M. americana in England. Conservation Genetics 4: 179-188. pdf

Davison, A, Birks, JDS, Brookes, RC, Braithwaite, TC and Messenger, JE (2002). On the origin of faeces: morphological versus molecular methods for surveying rare carnivores from their scats. Journal of Zoology (London) 257: 141-143. pdf Cover photo: cover photo

Davison, A (2002). Land snails as a model to understand the role of history and selection in the origins of biodiversity. Population Ecology 44: 129-136. pdf

Davison, A, Birks, JDS, Brookes, RC, Messenger, JE and Griffiths, HI (2001). Mitochondrial phylogeography and population history of pine martens Martes martes compared with polecats Mustela putorius. Molecular Ecology 10: 2479- 2488. pdf

Davison, A and Clarke, BC (2000). History or current selection? A molecular analysis of 'area effects' in Cepaea nemoralis. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 267: 1399-1405. pdf

Davison, A (2000). An East-West cline of divergent mitochondrial types in the land snail, Cepaea nemoralis. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 70: 697-706. pdf

Davison, A (2000). The inheritance of divergent mitochondria in the land snail, Cepaea nemoralis. Journal of Molluscan Studies 66: 143-147. pdf

Davison, A, Griffiths, HI, Brookes, RC et al. (2000). Mitochondrial DNA and palaeontological evidence for the origins of endangered European mink, Mustela lutreola. Animal Conservation 3: 345-355. pdf

Krystufek, B, Davison, A, and Griffiths, HI (2000). Evolutionary biology and taxonomy of water shrews Neomys in the western Palaearctic. Canadian Journal of Zoology 78: 1616-1625. pdf

Davison, A, Birks, JDS, Maran, T, Macdonald, DW, Sidorovich, V, Griffiths, HI and Butlin, RK (2000). Conservation implications of hybridization between polecats, ferrets and European mink (Mustela sp.). Chapter 10, pp. 153-162 in: Mustelids in a modern world: management and conservation aspects of small carnivore - human interactions (ed. H. I. Griffiths). Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Davison, A, Birks, JDS, Griffiths, HI, Kitchener, AC, Biggins, D, and Butlin, RK (1999). Hybridization and the phylogenetic relationship between polecats and domestic ferrets in Britain. Biological Conservation 87: 155-161. pdf

Davison, A, McMillan, WO, Griffin, AS, Jiggins, C and Mallet, JLB (1999). Behavioral and physiological differences between two parapatric Heliconius species. Biotropica 31: 661-668. pdf

Technical notes and comments:

Davison, A, Chiba, S and Kawata, M (2004). Characterisation of 17 microsatellite loci in the Japanese land snail genera Mandarina, Ainohelix, and Euhadra (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Pulmonata). Molecular Ecology Notes 4: 423-425. pdf

Davison, A and Chiba, S (2003). Laboratory temperature variation is a previously unrecognised source of genotyping error during capillary electrophoresis. Molecular Ecology Notes 3: 321-323.pdf (see also Klein et al. 2003)

Flanagan, NS, Blum, MJ, Davison, A, Alamo, M., Albarrán, R, Faulhaber, K, Peterson, E and McMillan, WO (2002). Characterisation of microsatellite loci in neotropical Heliconius butterflies. Molecular Ecology Notes 2: 398-401. pdf

Davison, A (2001). Collaboration with Japan could be more tempting. Nature 412: 855-855. pdf

Davison, A (1999). Isolation and characterization of long compound microsatellite repeat loci in the land snail, Cepaea nemoralis L. (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Pulmonata). Molecular Ecology 8: 1760-1761. pdf

Griffiths, HI, Davison, A and Birks (1996). Species reintroductions. Conservation Biology 10: 923-930. pdf

PhD publications:

Davison, A (1994). DNA secondary structure in vivo. PhD thesis, University of Edinburgh, 1994.

Davison, A and Leach, DRF (1994). The effects of nucleotide sequence changes on DNA secondary structure formation in E. coli are consistent with cruciform extrusion in vivo. Genetics 137: 361-368. pdf

Davison, A and Leach, DRF (1994). Two-base DNA hairpin-loop structures in vivo. Nucleic Acids Research 22: 4361-4363. pdf

Chalker, AF, Okely, EA, Davison, A and Leach, DRF (1993). The effects of central asymmetry on the propagation of palindromic DNA in bacteriophage lambda are consistent with cruciform extrusion in vivo. Genetics 133: 143-148. pdf

Research reports:

Birks, JDS, Davison, A, Jermyn, DL, Kitchener, AC and Shore RF (2001). Polecat recovery - a multidisciplinary study, pp 25-27 in: The Vincent Wildlife Trust Review of 1997-2000. The Vincent Wildlife Trust, Herefordshire. ISBN 0 946081 45 X.

Birks, JDS, Braithwaite, TC, Brookes, RC, Davison, A, Gough, MC, Messenger, JE and Strachan, C (2001). Detecting pine martens in England and Wales, pp 28-31 in: The Vincent Wildlife Trust Review of 1997-2000. The Vincent Wildlife Trust, Herefordshire. ISBN 0 946081 45 X.

Davison, A (2001). Mustelids in a molecular world. Small Carnivore Conservation 23: 15-16.

Kitchener, AC, Birks, JDS. and Davison, A (1999). Interactions between polecats and ferrets in Britain. pp. 84-110, in: The distribution and status of the polecat Mustela putorius in Britain in the 1990s. Eds. JDS. Birks and AC. Kitchener. The Vincent Wildlife Trust, London.

Birks, JDS, Davison, A, and Jermyn, DL (1997). Studies on the status and ecology of the polecat in Britain, pp 32-38, in: The Vincent Wildlife Trust Review. ISBN 0 946081 37 9 41.

Messenger, JE, Birks, JDS, and Davison, A (1997). The status of the pine marten in England and Wales, pp 24-31, in: The Vincent Wildlife Trust Review. ISBN 0 946081 37 9 41.