Professor Frank Nicholas

BScAgr (Sydney), PhD (Edinburgh)
Emeritus Professor Genetics Laboratory

B19 - R.M.C. Gunn Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 412 825 761
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Research interests

Associations

Member, Editorial Advisory Board, The Veterinary Journal.

In the media

Other publications

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Selected Publications:

  1. Nicholas FW. (1987) Veterinary Genetics. xvii + 580 pp. Clarendon Press, Oxford; Spanish translation 1999
  2. Nicholas FW. Nicholas JM. (1989). Charles Darwin in Australia. xiv + 175 pp. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2nd edn 2002 (http://www.cambridge.org/gb/knowledge/isbn/item1115028/?site_locale=en_GB ) Anniversary edn 2008 (http://www.cambridge.org/gb/knowledge/isbn/item2327129/?site_locale=en_GB )
  3. Nicholas FW. (1996) Introduction to Veterinary Genetics. 317 pp. Oxford University Press, Oxford; Spanish translation 1998; Portuguese translation 1999; Japanese translation 1999; Indonesian translation 2005 2nd edn 2003 (Blackwell Science, Oxford) 3rd edn 2010 (Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford) (http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1405168323.html )
  4. Zaid A. Hughes HG. Porceddu E. Nicholas FW. (1999). Glossary of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering. FAO, Rome, pp. ix + 250 2nd edn 2001. French edition, 2004; Spanish edition, 2004; Arabic edition, 2006. (http://www.fao.org/biotech/en/ )
  5. Axford RFE. Bishop SC. Nicholas FW. Owen JB. (Eds) (1999) Breeding for Disease Resistance in Farm Animals (2nd edn). CAB International, Wallingford, England, pp. xiv + 418. (http://bookshop.cabi.org/default.aspx?site=191&page=2633&pid=1444 )

Selected grants

2009

  • The Canine Biobank Project: An integrated genomics resource for the health and well-being of dogs in Australia.; Williamson P, Nicholas F, Beatty J, Canfield P, Taylor R; Canine Research foundation/Research Grants.

2007

  • Development of genomic tools to predict the occurrence of osteochondrosis; Nicholas F, Tammen I; Rural Industry Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC)/Research Grant.
  • Sheep Genomics Contribution to the International Science Linkages Grant; Nicholas F; Australian Wool Innovation Limited/Research Grant.
  • AWI-MLA Sheep Genomics Project No SG.561 Sheep Genomics Sample Coordinator; Longhurst T, Nicholas F; Australian Wool Innovation Limited/Research Grant.

2006

  • Completing The Sheep Genome Project; Australia's Contribution To A Global Collaboration; Nicholas F, Longhurst T, Oddy H, Maddox J, Dalrymple B, Kijas J, Raadsma H, McGrath A, Longhurst T, Cockett N, McEwan J, Warkup C, Archibald A, Milosavljevic A; DEST/Innovation Access Programme-International Science&Technology Grants.
  • Provision of a comprehensive integrated map and information on ovine single-locus traits; Nicholas F, Longhurst T; Australian Wool Innovation Limited/Research and Development.

2005

  • CRC Dairy / # 4119+5059 - / Scholarship - Chenwei Wang - "Integrating genetic maps and comparative; Nicholas F, Zenger K; CRC for Innovative Dairy Products/Project Support.
  • Identification of Mammary Genes & Bioinformatics Support; Minchin D, Nicholas F; CRC Innovative Dairy Products/CRC Research Income.
  • Integrating genetic maps and comparative genomics.; Nicholas F; ARC Centre of Excellence for Kangaroo Genomics/Research Support.

2004

  • Identification and control of a lethal gene in the Dexter breed of cattle; Nicholas F, Raadsma H; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research and Training (SPIRT).

2001

  • CRC for Innovative Dairy Products; Jermiin L, Williamson P, Raadsma H, Nicholas F, Khatkar M, Moran C, et a, Thomson P, Zenger K, Cavanagh J, Tammen I, Hobbs M, Sheehy P; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).

2000

  • Pleiotropic effects on growth and prolificacy of the hairless mutation (hr) in the laboratory mouse.; Moran C, Nicholas F; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Small Grants.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Nicholas, F., Nicholas, J. (2008). Charles Darwin in Australia (Anniversary edition). Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Zaid, A., Hughes, H., Porceddu, E., Nicholas, F. (2008). FAO Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture (Russian edition) / Slovar' terminov po biotekhnologii dlya proizvodstva prodovol'stviya i vedeniya sel'skogo khozyajstva. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations.
  • Zaid, A., Hughes, H., Porceddu, E., Nicholas, F. (2007). FAO Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture (Serbian edition) / Biotehnološki re�?nik za hranu i poljoprivredu. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations.
  • Zaid, A., Hughes, H., Porceddu, E., Nicholas, F. (2005). FAO Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture (Arabic edition). Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations.
  • Zaid, A., Hughes, H., Porceddu, E., Nicholas, F. (2004). FAO Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture (French) / Glossaire de la biotechnologie pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations.
  • Zaid, A., Hughes, H., Porceddu, E., Nicholas, F. (2004). FAO Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture (Spanish) / Glosario de biotecnologia para la agricultura y la alimentacion. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations.
  • Zaid, A., Hughes, H., Porceddu, E., Nicholas, F., Suu, N. (2004). FAO Glossary of biotechnology for food and agriculture (Vietnamese edition) / Tu dien giai thich thuat ngu cong nghe sing hoc luong thuc va nong nghiep: anh-anh-viet. Hanoi (Viet Nam): Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations.
  • Nicholas, F. (2003). Introduction to Veterinary Genetics. Oxford: Blackwell Science.
  • Nicholas, F., Nicholas,, J. (2002). Charles Darwin in Australia. Canada: Cambridge University Press.
  • Nicholas, F., Zaid, A., Hughes, H., Porceddu, E. (2001). Glossary of biotechnology for food and agriculture : a revised and augmented edition of the glossary of biotechnology and genetic engineering. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations.

Edited Books

  • Nicholas, F., Hobbs, M. (2012). "Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA): the Printed Version". Australia: University of Sydney.

Book Chapters

  • Nicholas, F. (2012). Mendelian Inheritance in Cattle. In James Womack (Eds.), Bovine Genomics, (pp. 11-19). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Nicholas, F. (2012). Mendelian Traits in the Dog. In E.A. Ostrander and A. Ruvinsky (Eds.), The Genetics of the Dog, (pp. 83-90). Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishing.
  • Nicholas, F. (2011). Genetics of Morphological Traits and Inherited Disorders. In Max F Rothschild, Anatoly Ruvinsky (Eds.), The Genetics of the Pig, 2nd Edition, (pp. 51-72). Wallingford, United Kingdom: CABI Publishing.
  • Nicholas, F. (2001). Genetics of morphological traits and inherited disorders. In A. Ruvinsky and J. Sampson (Eds.), Genetics of the Dog, (pp. 87-116). United Kingdom: Pearson Education.

Journals

  • Nicholas, F., Hobbs, M. (2014). Mutation discovery for Mendelian traits in non-laboratory animals: A review of achievements up to 2012. Animal Genetics, 45(2), 157-170. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, F., Hobbs, M. (2014). Mutation discovery for Mendelian traits in non-laboratory animals: a review of achievements up to 2012. Animal Genetics, 45, 157-170.
  • Jiang, Y., Xie, M., Chen, W., Talbot, R., Nicholas, F. (2014). The sheep genome illuminates biology of the rumen and lipid metabolism. Science, 344(6188), 1168-1173. [More Information]
  • Bateson, P., Nicholas, F., Sargan, D., Wade, C. (2013). Analysis of the canine genome and canine health: Bridging a gap. The Veterinary Journal, 196(1), 1-3. [More Information]
  • Shariflou, M., Wade, C., Kijas, J., McCulloch, R., Windsor, P., Tammen, I., Nicholas, F. (2013). Brachygnathia, cardiomegaly and renal hypoplasia syndrome (BCRHS) in Merino sheep maps to a 1.1 - megabase region on ovine chromosome OAR2. Animal Genetics, 44(2), 231-233. [More Information]
  • Wilson, B., Nicholas, F., James, J., Wade, C., Thomson, P. (2013). Estimated Breeding Values for Canine Hip Dysplasia Radiographic Traits in a Cohort of Australian German Shepherd Dogs. PLoS One, 8(10), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Wilson, B., Nicholas, F., James, J., Wade, C., Raadsma, H., Thomson, P. (2013). Genetic Correlations among Canine Hip Dysplasia Radiographic Traits in a Cohort of Australian German Shepherd Dogs, and Implications for the Design of a More Effective Genetic Control Program. PLoS One, 8(11), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Haynes, G., Gongora, J., Gilligan, D., Grewe, P., Moran, C., Nicholas, F. (2012). Cryptic hybridization and introgression between invasive Cyprinid species Cyprinus carpio and Carassius auratus in Australia: implications for invasive species management. Animal Conservation: the rapid publication journal for quantitative studies in conservation, 15(1), 83-94. [More Information]
  • White, J., Allingham, P., Gorman, C., Emery, D., Hynd, P., Owens, J., Bell, A., Siddell, J., Usmar, J., Goddard, M., Nicholas, F., et al (2012). Design and phenotyping procedures for recording wool, skin, parasite resistance, growth, carcass yield and quality traits of the SheepGENOMICS mapping flock. Animal Production Science, 52, 157-171. [More Information]
  • Wilson, B., Nicholas, F., James, J., Wade, C., Tammen, I., Raadsma, H., Castle, K., Thomson, P. (2012). Heritability and Phenotypic Variation of Canine Hip Dysplasia Radiographic Traits in a Cohort of Australian German Shepherd Dogs. PLoS One, 7(6), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Wang, C., Deakin, J., Rens, W., Zenger, K., Belov, K., Marshall Graves, J., Nicholas, F. (2011). A first-generation integrated tammar wallaby map and its use in creating a tammar wallaby first-generation virtual genome map. BMC Genomics, 12, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Shariflou, M., James, J., Nicholas, F., Wade, C. (2011). A genealogical survey of Australian registered dog breeds. The Veterinary Journal, 189(2), 203-210. [More Information]
  • Wang, C., Webley, L., Wei, K., Wakefield, M., Patel, H., Deakin, J., Alsop, A., Graves, J., Cooper, D., Nicholas, F., Zenger, K. (2011). A second-generation anchored genetic linkage map of the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii). BMC Genetics, 12(19), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Wade, C., Nicholas, F. (2011). Canine genetics : A very Special Issue. The Veterinary Journal, 189(2), 123-125.
  • Renfree, M., Papenfuss, A., Deakin, J., Lindsay, J., Heider, T., Belov, K., Rens, W., Waters, P., Pharo, E., Shaw, G., Wong, E., Zenger, K., Wang, C., Nicholas, F., Siddle, H., Wu, C., Kuczek, E. (2011). Genome sequence of an Australian kangaroo, Macropus eugenii , provides insight into the evolution of mammalian reproduction and development. Genome Biology, 12 (Article number R81)(8), 1-25. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, F., Crook, A., Sargan, D. (2011). Internet resources cataloguing inherited disorders in dogs. The Veterinary Journal, 189(2), 132-135.
  • Shariflou, M., Wade, C., Windsor, P., Tammen, I., James, J., Nicholas, F. (2011). Lethal genetic disorder in Poll Merino/Merino sheep in Australia. Australian Veterinary Journal, 89(7), 254-259. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, F. (2011). Response to the documentary " pedigree Dogs Exposed": Three reports and their recommendations. The Veterinary Journal, 189(2), 126-128.
  • Wilson, B., Nicholas, F., Thomson, P. (2011). Selection against canine hip dysplasia: Success or failure. The Veterinary Journal, 189(2), 160-168.
  • Wilson, B., Nicholas, F., James, J., Wade, C., Tammen, I., Raadsma, H., Castle, K., Thomson, P. (2011). Symmetry of hip dysplasia traits in the German Shepherd dog in Australia. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics (Print), 128(3), 230-243. [More Information]
  • Khatkar, M., Hobbs, M., Neuditschko, M., Solkner, J., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2010). Assignment of chromosomal locations for unassigned SNPs/scaffolds based on pair-wise linkage disequilibrium estimates. BMC Bioinformatics, 11(1), 171-13-171-13. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, F., Wade, C., Williamson, P. (2010). Disorders in pedigree dogs: Assembling the evidence. The Veterinary Journal, 183(1), 8-9. [More Information]
  • Haynes, G., Gilligan, D., Grewe, P., Moran, C., Nicholas, F. (2010). Population genetics of invasive common carp Cyprinus carpio L. in coastal drainages in eastern Australia. Journal of Fish Biology, 77, 1150-1157.
  • Thomson, P., Wilson, B., Wade, C., Shariflou, M., James, J., Tammen, I., Raadsma, H., Nicholas, F. (2010). The utility of estimated breeding values for inherited disorders of dogs. The Veterinary Journal, 183(3), 243-244. [More Information]
  • Kijas, J., Townley, D., Dalrymple, B., Heaton, M., Maddox, J., McGrath, A., Wilson, P., Ingersoll, R., McCulloch, R., McWilliam, S., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H., et al (2009). A Genome Wide Survey of SNP Variation Reveals the Genetic Structure of Sheep Breeds. PLoS One, 4(3), paper e4668 - 1-paper e4668 - 13. [More Information]
  • Raadsma, H., Thomson, P., Zenger, K., Cavanagh, C., Lam, M., Jonas, E., Jones, M., Attard, G., Palmer, D., Nicholas, F. (2009). Mapping quantitative trait loci (QTL) in sheep. I. A new male framework linkage map and QTL for growth rate and body weight. Genetics Selection Evolution: for integrative research on quantitative and molecular genetics, 41, 34-1-34-17. [More Information]
  • Goldammer, T., Di Meo, G., Luhken, G., Drogemuller, C., Wu, C., Kijas, J., Dalrymple, B., Nicholas, F., Maddox, J., Iannuzzi, L., et al (2009). Molecular Cytogenetics and gene mapping in Sheep (Ovis aries, 2n=54). Cytogenetic and Genome Research, 126, 63-76.
  • Haynes, G., Gilligan, D., Grewe, P., Nicholas, F. (2009). Population genetics and management units of invasive common carp Cyprinus carpio in the Murray-darling basin, Australia. Journal of Fish Biology, 75(2), 295-320.
  • Haynes, G., Gongora, J., Nicholas, F., Zenger, K. (2009). Rapid identification of maternal lineages in common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) using real-time PCR and high resolution melt-curve analysis. Aquaculture, 287(1-2), 59-66. [More Information]
  • Elsik, C., Tellam, R., Worley, K., Nicholas, F., Hobbs, M., Tammen, I. (2009). The Genome Sequence of Taurine Cattle: A Window to Runibant Biology and Evolution. Science, 324, 522-528.
  • Nicholas, F., Hannes, L. (2009). Unlocking the genetic make-up of canine hip dysplasia: We can work it out. The Veterinary Journal, 181(2), 77-78.
  • Khatkar, M., Nicholas, F., Collins, A., Zenger, K., Cavanagh, J., Barris, W., Schnabel, R., Taylor, J., Raadsma, H. (2008). Extent of Genome-wide linkage disequilibrium in Australian Holtein-Friesian cattle based on a high-density SNP panel. BMC Genomics, 9(187), doi:10.1186/1471-2164-9-187.
  • Raadsma, H., Moser, G., Crump, R., Khatkar, M., Zenger, K., Cavanagh, J., Hawken, R., Hobbs, M., Barris, W., Solkner, J., Nicholas, F., et al (2008). Predicting Genetic Merit for Mastitis and fertility in Dairy Cattle using Genome Wide Selection and High Density SNP Screens. Developments in Biologicals, 132, 219-223.
  • Liao, W., Collins, A., Hobbs, M., Khatkar, M., Luo, J., Nicholas, F. (2007). A comparative location database (CompLDB): map integration within and between species. Mammalian Genome, 18, 287-299.
  • Man, W., Nicholas, F., James, J. (2007). A pedigree-analysis approach to the descriptive epidemiology of autosomal-recessive disorders. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 78(3-4), 262-273.
  • Snelling, W., Chiu, R., Schein, J., Hobbs, M., Abbey, C., Adelson, D., Aerts, J., Bennett, G., Bosdet, I., et al, Nicholas, F. (2007). A physical map of the bovine genome. Genome Biology, 8(8), 17 pages-doi:10.1186/gb-2007-8-8-r165.
  • Khatkar, M., Zenger, K., Hobbs, M., Hawken, R., Cavanagh, J., Barris, W., McClintock, A., McClintock, S., Thomson, P., Tier, B., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2007). A Primary Assembly of a Bovine Haplotype Block Map Based on a 15,036-Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism Panel Genotyped in Holstein-Friesian Cattle. Genetics, 176(2), 763-772.
  • Cavanagh, J., Tammen, I., Windsor, P., Bateman, J., Savarirayan, R., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2007). Bulldog dwarfism in Dexter cattle is caused by mutations in ACAN. Mammalian Genome, 18(11), 808-814. [More Information]
  • Tammen, I., Cavanagh, J., Windsor, P., Bateman, J., Savarirayan, R., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2007). Identification of the gene and causative mutation for chondrodysplasia in Dexter cattle. Genome, 18(11), 808-814.
  • Dalrymple, B., Kirkness, E., Nefedov, M., McWilliam, S., Ratnakumar, A., Barris, W., Zhao, S., Shetty, J., Maddox, J., O'Grady, M., Nicholas, F., et al (2007). Using comparative genomics to reorder the human genome sequence into a virtual sheep genome. Genome Biology, 8(7), R152-doi:10.1186/gb-2007-8-7-r152.
  • Khatkar, M., Collins, A., Cavanagh, J., Hawken, R., Hobbs, M., Zenger, K., Barris, W., McClintock, A., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2006). A First-Generation Metric Linkage Disequilibrium Map of Bovine Chromosome 6. Genetics, 174, 79-85.
  • Khatkar, M., Collins, A., Cavanagh, J., Hawken, R., Hobbs, M., Zenger, K., Barris, W., McClintock, A., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2006). A First-Generation Metric Linkage Disequilibrium Map of Bovine Chromosome 6. Genetics, 174, 79-85. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, F. (2006). Discovery, validation and delivery of DNA markers. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture ('09 renamed: Animal Production Science), 46, 155-158.
  • Khatkar, M., Thomson, P., Tammen, I., Cavanagh, J., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2006). Extensive linkage disequilibrium in Australian Holstein-Friesian cattle. Genetics Selection Evolution: for integrative research on quantitative and molecular genetics, 380, 463-477. [More Information]
  • Khatkar, M., Thomson, P., Tammen, I., Cavanagh, J., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2006). Linkage disequilibrium on chromosome 6 in Australian Holstein-Friesian cattle. Genetics Selection Evolution: for integrative research on quantitative and molecular genetics, 38(5), 463-477.
  • Lenffer, J., Nicholas, F., Castle, K., Rao, S., Gregory, S., Poidinger, M., Mailman, M., Ranganathan, S. (2006). OMIA (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals): an enhanced platform and integration into the Entrez search interface at NCBI. Nucleic Acids Research, 34(2), 599-601.
  • Isberg, S., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Barker, S., Moran, C. (2006). Quantitative analysis of production traits in saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus): III. juvenile survival. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics (Print), 123, 44-47.
  • Isberg, S., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Webb, G., Manolis, S., Barker, S., Moran, C. (2006). Quantitative analysis of production traits in saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus): IV. number of scale rows. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics (Print), 123, 48-55.
  • Nicholas, F. (2005). Animal breeding and Disease. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 360(1), 1529-1536.
  • Nicholas, F. (2005). Breeding by numbers: an ancient endeavour that still resonates in the exciting era of functional genomics. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture ('09 renamed: Animal Production Science), 45(7 & 8), 735-737.
  • Cavanagh, J., Tammen, I., Hayden, M., Gill, C., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2005). Characterisation of the bovine aggrecan gene: genomic structure and physical and linkage mapping. Animal Genetics, 36(5), 452-454.
  • Nicholas, F. (2005). Intergrated and comparative maps in livestock genomics. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture ('09 renamed: Animal Production Science), 45, 1017-1020.
  • McGreevy, P., Costa, F., Della Torre, P., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F. (2005). Listing of Inherited Disorders in Animals (LIDA): An Online Relational Database, Using Non-Technical Descriptions Written by Veterinary Students. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 32(4), 551-554.
  • Cavanagh, J., Tammen, I., Gill, C., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2005). Molecular characterisation of bovine agrecan. Animal Genetics, 36(5), 435-462.
  • Isberg, S., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Barker, S., Moran, C. (2005). Quantitative analysis of production traits in saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) I. Reproduction traits. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics (Print), 122(6), 361-369.
  • Isberg, S., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Barker, S., Moran, C. (2005). Quantitative analysis of production traits in saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) II. Age at Slaughter. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics (Print), 122, 370-377.
  • Malik, R., Griffin, D., White, J., Rozmanec, M., Tisdall, P., Foster, S., Bell, K., Nicholas, F. (2005). The prevalence of feline A/B blood types in the Sydney region. Australian Veterinary Journal, 83(1 & 2), 38-44.
  • Holt, M., Nicholas, F., James, J., Moran, C., Martin, I. (2004). Development Of A Highly Fecund Inbreed Strain Of Mice. Mammalian Genome, 15(12), 951-959. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, F., Thomson, P. (2004). Inherited disorders under sustained attack from several quarters (guest editorial). The Veterinary Journal, 168, 114-115.
  • Nicholas, F. (2003). Online Mendelian inheritance in animals (OMIA): a comparative knowledgebase of genetic disorders and other familial traits in non-laboratory animals. Nucleic Acids Research, 31(1), 275-277.
  • Gongora, J., Chen, Y., Bernal, J., Nicholas, F., Moran, C. (2002). Interspecific amplification of peccary microsatellite markers using porcine primers. Animal Genetics, 33(4), 312-314.
  • Tammen, I., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H., Cook, R. (2001). Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis in Australian Merino Sheep : a new animal model. European Journal of Paediatric Neurology, 5, 37-41.

Conferences

  • Khatkar, M., Hobbs, M., Neuditschko, M., Solkner, J., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2010). LODE: A locus ordering procedure based on linkage disequilibrium applied to bovine assembly. 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Germany: German Society for Animal Science.
  • Nicholas, F. (2010). What Darwin actually saw in Sydney in 1836. Royal Zoological Society of NSW 2007 Forum The Natural History of Sydney, Mosman, NSW: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Wilson, B., Nicholas, F., James, J., Thomson, P. (2009). Comparison of Genetic Parameters Obtained from an ordinal Canine Hip Phenotype Data set by Linear and Ordinal Analysis. 18th Conference for the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics AAABG 2009, Roseworthy: Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics.
  • Raadsma, H., Moser, G., Crump, R., Khatkar, M., Zenger, K., Cavanagh, J., Hawken, R., Hobbs, M., Sheehy, P., Barris, W., Thomson, P., Solkner, J., Nicholas, F., Williamson, P., et al (2008). Whole genome analyses using high density SNP screens and transcriptome profiling reveal new insights in genetic architecture for all major traits in dairy cattle. 5th International Symposium on Milk Genomics and Human Health 2008, United States: California Dairy Research Foundation.
  • Raadsma, H., Fullard, K., Zenger, K., Cavanagh, C., Thomson, P., Lam, M., Piedrafita, D., Margawati, E., Wiedoyanti, S., Estiningsih, E., Nicholas, F. (2007). Building an integrated QTL map for all major production traits in sheep based on multiple QTL mapping populations. 17th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, not yet published: Not yet published.
  • Khatkar, M., Zenger, K., Cavanagh, J., Hawken, R., Hobbs, M., Barris, W., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Tier, B., Raadsma, H. (2007). Extent of linkage disequilibrium and haplotype blocks in bovine genome using high density SNP markers. 17th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, not yet published: Not yet published.
  • Raadsma, H., Zenger, K., Khatkar, M., Crump, R., Moser, J., Solkner, J., Cavanagh, J., Hawken, R., Hobbs, M., Barris, W., Nicholas, F., et al (2007). Genome wide selection in dairy cattle based on high-density genome-wide snp analysis: from discovery to application. 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics (AAABG 2007), The Universtity of New England: Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics.
  • Raadsma, H., Zenger, K., Khatkar, M., Cavanagh, J., Hawken, R., Hobbs, M., Barris, W., McClintock, A., McClintock, S., Tier, B., Thomson, P., Tammen, I., Williamson, P., Nicholas, F. (2006). A high density genome wide SNP analysis in Australian dairy cattle(Abstract). 30th Conference of the International Society of Animal Genetics. International Society for Animal Genetics.
  • Zenger, K., Khatkar, M., Cavanagh, J., Hawken, R., Hobbs, M., Barris, W., McClintock, A., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2006). Are Holstein Friesian cattle genetically healthy? Genome-wide genetic analysis reveal new insights into Australian and global population variability. 8th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Brazil: Instituto Prociência.
  • Khatkar, M., Hobbs, M., Hawken, R., Zenger, K., Cavanagh, J., McClintock, A., Collins, A., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2006). First Generation Linkage Disequilibrium map of X- chromosome of cattle. 30th conference of international society for animal genetics.
  • Khatkar, M., Cavanagh, J., Hawken, R., Hobbs, M., Zenger, K., Barris, W., McClintock, A., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2006). Haplotype block structure of chromosome 6 suggests more SNPs will be required for linkage disequilibrium mapping in dairy cattle. 8th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Brazil: Instituto Prociência.
  • Khatkar, M., Thomson, P., Cavanagh, J., Hawken, R., Tammen, I., McClintock, S., Zenger, K., Collins, A., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2005). Linkage disequilibrium map and fine mapping of genes / QTL for protein yield on BTA 6 in Australian dairy cattle. 3rd Annual Conference - CRC for Innovative Dairy products: Managing the product pipeline. CRC Press.
  • Isberg, S., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Gray, E., Ahmadi-Esfahani, F., Barker, S., Moran, C. (2005). Multi-trait selection of crocodiles using CrocPLAN. 16th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics - AAABG 2005, Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing.
  • Oddy, H., Longhurst, T., Nicholas, F., Maddox, J., McDonagh, M. (2005). Sheep Genomics - Core Technologies and Resources. 16th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics - AAABG 2005, Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing.
  • Isberg, S., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Gray, E., Ahmadi-Esfahani, F., Barker, S., Moran, C. (2004). CrocPLAN: A genetic improvement program for saltwater crocodiles. 17th Working Meeting of the IUCN Crocodile Specialist Group, Switzerland: IUCN - The World Conservation Union.
  • Isberg, S., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Gray, E., Ahmadi-Esfahani, F., Barker, S., Moran, C. (2004). Genetic improvement of saltwater crocodiles. 51st Annual Meeting of Genetics Society of Australia, Austtalia: Genetics Society of Australia.
  • Margawati, E., Indriawati, I., Zinger, G., Cavanagh, J., Tammen, I., Nicholas, F. (2004). Screening microsatellite markers for evidence of heterozygous F1 sire in sheep. 3rd Indonesian Biotechnology Conference (IBC).
  • Raadsma, H., Cavanagh, C., Jones, M., Attard, G., Palmer, D., Fullard, K., Thomson, P., Zenger, K., Tammen, I., Nicholas, F., et al (2004). Towards building a comprehensive QTL map for all major production traits in sheep. 9th Quantitative Trait Locus Mapping and Marker-Assisted Selection Workshop, Germany.
  • Nicholas, F., Cothran, E., Jermiin, L., Nesbitt, B. (2003). A phylogenetic analysis of brumbies. 50 Years of DNA, Melbourne: Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics.
  • Nicholas, F. (2003). Breeding for disease resistance : general principles and latest results. 15th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Isberg, S., Nicholas, F., Thomson, P., Moran, C., Barker, S., Manolis, S. (2003). Defining breeding objectives for saltwater crocodile genetic improvement programs. 50 Years of DNA, Melbourne: Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics.
  • Hamilton (Ellis), N., Tammen, I., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2003). Detection of SNPs in the equine ACE gene using pooled DNA. Vth International Equine Genetics Workshop, Kruger National Park, South Africa: IEGMW.
  • Ellis, N., Tammen, I., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2003). Detections of SNPs in the equine ACE gene using pooled DNA. 5th International Equine Gene Mapping Workshop Meeting, South Africa.
  • Cavanagh, J., Thomson, P., Tammen, I., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2003). Discriminant analysis of Dexter cattle physical measurement data. 50 Years of DNA, Melbourne: Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics.
  • Raadsma, H., Khatkar, M., Thomson, P., Zenger, K., Cavanagh, J., Tammen, I., Nicholas, F. (2003). Future challenges to QTL mapping in dairy cattle. Bioinformatics Symposium 2003.
  • Man, W., Nicholas, F., James, J. (2003). Variation in inbreeding depression between ancestral lines: a preliminary analysis of first lactation somatic cell count from Holstein Freisians in Australia. 50 Years of DNA, Melbourne: Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics.
  • Cavanagh, J., Tammen, I., Windsor, P., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2002). A DNA test for chondrodysplasia in Dexter cattle. 2nd World Dexter Congress.
  • Hamilton (Ellis), N., Tammen, I., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2002). Characterization of a candidate gene for performance in racehorses. 28th International Society of Animal Genetics Conference, Germany: ISAG.
  • Hamilton (Ellis), N., Tammen, I., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2002). Characterization of the equine angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene. 7th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, France.
  • Man, W., James, J., Nicholas, F. (2002). Effect of inbreeding contribution from particular ancestors: a preliminary analysis of first lactation milk yields from Holstein Friesians in Australia. 7th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, France.
  • Tammen, I., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2002). Mapping and identification of the gene causing hereditary zinc deficiency in Angus cattle. 28th International Society of Animal Genetics Conference, Germany: ISAG.
  • Tammen, I., Cook, R., Gitschier, J., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2002). Mapping and identification of the gene causing hereditary zinc deficiency in Angus cattle. 28th International Society of Animal Genetics Conference, Germany: ISAG.
  • Tammen, I., Nicholas, F. (2002). Mendelian inheritance of anomalies in dairy, dual purpose and beef cattle. XXII World Buiatrics Congress, Germamu: Klinik fur Rinderkrankheiten, Tierarztliche Hochschule.
  • Isberg, S., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Webb, G., Moran, C. (2002). Modelling growth of juvenile C. porosus using degree-days. 16th Working Meeting of the IUCN Crocodile Specialist Group, Gland Switzerland: IUCN - The World Conservation Union.
  • Cavanagh, J., Tammen, I., Windsor, P., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2002). Molecular genetic characterisation of the gene causing chondrodysplasia in Dexter cattle. 7th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, France.
  • Cavanagh, J., Tammen, I., Windsor, P., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2002). Molecular genetic characterisation of the gene causing chondrodysplasia in Dexter cattle. 28th International Society of Animal Genetics Conference, Germany: ISAG.
  • Hamilton (Ellis), N., Tammen, I., Lang-Davis, J., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2001). Equine Gene Mapping At Sydney University. 4th International Equine Gene Mapping Workshop Meeting, Australia.
  • Eillis, N., Tammen, I., Lang-Davis, J., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2001). Equine Gene Mapping: The ACE gene. RIRDC International Horse Industry Symposium.
  • Ellis, N., Tammen, I., Lang-Davis, J., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2001). Gene Mapping in the Horse: The ACE gene. 1st Annual Post Graduate Research Conference Faculty of Veterinary Science.
  • Man, N., Nicholas, F., James, J. (2001). Inbreeding and genetic variability in Australian Holstein-Friesians: a preliminary analysis. Association for Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics.
  • Lang-Davis, J., Tammen, I., Moran, C., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2001). Megacolon in Clydesdale horses. 4th International Equine Gene Mapping Workshop Meeting, Australia.

Report

  • Isberg, S., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Barker, S., Moran, C. (2004). Farmed saltwater crocodiles: a genetic improvement program.
  • Nicholas, F. (2002). Report of the Heritage Working Party on the Horses of the Guy Fawkes River National Park to the Minister for the Environment. Volume 1: Final report.
  • Nicholas, F. (2002). Report of the Heritage Working Party on the Horses of the Guy Fawkes River National Park to the Minister for the Environment: Volume 2: Background information.

2014

  • Nicholas, F., Hobbs, M. (2014). Mutation discovery for Mendelian traits in non-laboratory animals: A review of achievements up to 2012. Animal Genetics, 45(2), 157-170. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, F., Hobbs, M. (2014). Mutation discovery for Mendelian traits in non-laboratory animals: a review of achievements up to 2012. Animal Genetics, 45, 157-170.
  • Jiang, Y., Xie, M., Chen, W., Talbot, R., Nicholas, F. (2014). The sheep genome illuminates biology of the rumen and lipid metabolism. Science, 344(6188), 1168-1173. [More Information]

2013

  • Bateson, P., Nicholas, F., Sargan, D., Wade, C. (2013). Analysis of the canine genome and canine health: Bridging a gap. The Veterinary Journal, 196(1), 1-3. [More Information]
  • Shariflou, M., Wade, C., Kijas, J., McCulloch, R., Windsor, P., Tammen, I., Nicholas, F. (2013). Brachygnathia, cardiomegaly and renal hypoplasia syndrome (BCRHS) in Merino sheep maps to a 1.1 - megabase region on ovine chromosome OAR2. Animal Genetics, 44(2), 231-233. [More Information]
  • Wilson, B., Nicholas, F., James, J., Wade, C., Thomson, P. (2013). Estimated Breeding Values for Canine Hip Dysplasia Radiographic Traits in a Cohort of Australian German Shepherd Dogs. PLoS One, 8(10), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Wilson, B., Nicholas, F., James, J., Wade, C., Raadsma, H., Thomson, P. (2013). Genetic Correlations among Canine Hip Dysplasia Radiographic Traits in a Cohort of Australian German Shepherd Dogs, and Implications for the Design of a More Effective Genetic Control Program. PLoS One, 8(11), 1-9. [More Information]

2012

  • Nicholas, F., Hobbs, M. (2012). "Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA): the Printed Version". Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Haynes, G., Gongora, J., Gilligan, D., Grewe, P., Moran, C., Nicholas, F. (2012). Cryptic hybridization and introgression between invasive Cyprinid species Cyprinus carpio and Carassius auratus in Australia: implications for invasive species management. Animal Conservation: the rapid publication journal for quantitative studies in conservation, 15(1), 83-94. [More Information]
  • White, J., Allingham, P., Gorman, C., Emery, D., Hynd, P., Owens, J., Bell, A., Siddell, J., Usmar, J., Goddard, M., Nicholas, F., et al (2012). Design and phenotyping procedures for recording wool, skin, parasite resistance, growth, carcass yield and quality traits of the SheepGENOMICS mapping flock. Animal Production Science, 52, 157-171. [More Information]
  • Wilson, B., Nicholas, F., James, J., Wade, C., Tammen, I., Raadsma, H., Castle, K., Thomson, P. (2012). Heritability and Phenotypic Variation of Canine Hip Dysplasia Radiographic Traits in a Cohort of Australian German Shepherd Dogs. PLoS One, 7(6), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, F. (2012). Mendelian Inheritance in Cattle. In James Womack (Eds.), Bovine Genomics, (pp. 11-19). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Nicholas, F. (2012). Mendelian Traits in the Dog. In E.A. Ostrander and A. Ruvinsky (Eds.), The Genetics of the Dog, (pp. 83-90). Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishing.

2011

  • Wang, C., Deakin, J., Rens, W., Zenger, K., Belov, K., Marshall Graves, J., Nicholas, F. (2011). A first-generation integrated tammar wallaby map and its use in creating a tammar wallaby first-generation virtual genome map. BMC Genomics, 12, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Shariflou, M., James, J., Nicholas, F., Wade, C. (2011). A genealogical survey of Australian registered dog breeds. The Veterinary Journal, 189(2), 203-210. [More Information]
  • Wang, C., Webley, L., Wei, K., Wakefield, M., Patel, H., Deakin, J., Alsop, A., Graves, J., Cooper, D., Nicholas, F., Zenger, K. (2011). A second-generation anchored genetic linkage map of the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii). BMC Genetics, 12(19), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Wade, C., Nicholas, F. (2011). Canine genetics : A very Special Issue. The Veterinary Journal, 189(2), 123-125.
  • Nicholas, F. (2011). Genetics of Morphological Traits and Inherited Disorders. In Max F Rothschild, Anatoly Ruvinsky (Eds.), The Genetics of the Pig, 2nd Edition, (pp. 51-72). Wallingford, United Kingdom: CABI Publishing.
  • Renfree, M., Papenfuss, A., Deakin, J., Lindsay, J., Heider, T., Belov, K., Rens, W., Waters, P., Pharo, E., Shaw, G., Wong, E., Zenger, K., Wang, C., Nicholas, F., Siddle, H., Wu, C., Kuczek, E. (2011). Genome sequence of an Australian kangaroo, Macropus eugenii , provides insight into the evolution of mammalian reproduction and development. Genome Biology, 12 (Article number R81)(8), 1-25. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, F., Crook, A., Sargan, D. (2011). Internet resources cataloguing inherited disorders in dogs. The Veterinary Journal, 189(2), 132-135.
  • Shariflou, M., Wade, C., Windsor, P., Tammen, I., James, J., Nicholas, F. (2011). Lethal genetic disorder in Poll Merino/Merino sheep in Australia. Australian Veterinary Journal, 89(7), 254-259. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, F. (2011). Response to the documentary " pedigree Dogs Exposed": Three reports and their recommendations. The Veterinary Journal, 189(2), 126-128.
  • Wilson, B., Nicholas, F., Thomson, P. (2011). Selection against canine hip dysplasia: Success or failure. The Veterinary Journal, 189(2), 160-168.
  • Wilson, B., Nicholas, F., James, J., Wade, C., Tammen, I., Raadsma, H., Castle, K., Thomson, P. (2011). Symmetry of hip dysplasia traits in the German Shepherd dog in Australia. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics (Print), 128(3), 230-243. [More Information]

2010

  • Khatkar, M., Hobbs, M., Neuditschko, M., Solkner, J., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2010). Assignment of chromosomal locations for unassigned SNPs/scaffolds based on pair-wise linkage disequilibrium estimates. BMC Bioinformatics, 11(1), 171-13-171-13. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, F., Wade, C., Williamson, P. (2010). Disorders in pedigree dogs: Assembling the evidence. The Veterinary Journal, 183(1), 8-9. [More Information]
  • Khatkar, M., Hobbs, M., Neuditschko, M., Solkner, J., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2010). LODE: A locus ordering procedure based on linkage disequilibrium applied to bovine assembly. 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Germany: German Society for Animal Science.
  • Haynes, G., Gilligan, D., Grewe, P., Moran, C., Nicholas, F. (2010). Population genetics of invasive common carp Cyprinus carpio L. in coastal drainages in eastern Australia. Journal of Fish Biology, 77, 1150-1157.
  • Thomson, P., Wilson, B., Wade, C., Shariflou, M., James, J., Tammen, I., Raadsma, H., Nicholas, F. (2010). The utility of estimated breeding values for inherited disorders of dogs. The Veterinary Journal, 183(3), 243-244. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, F. (2010). What Darwin actually saw in Sydney in 1836. Royal Zoological Society of NSW 2007 Forum The Natural History of Sydney, Mosman, NSW: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.

2009

  • Kijas, J., Townley, D., Dalrymple, B., Heaton, M., Maddox, J., McGrath, A., Wilson, P., Ingersoll, R., McCulloch, R., McWilliam, S., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H., et al (2009). A Genome Wide Survey of SNP Variation Reveals the Genetic Structure of Sheep Breeds. PLoS One, 4(3), paper e4668 - 1-paper e4668 - 13. [More Information]
  • Wilson, B., Nicholas, F., James, J., Thomson, P. (2009). Comparison of Genetic Parameters Obtained from an ordinal Canine Hip Phenotype Data set by Linear and Ordinal Analysis. 18th Conference for the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics AAABG 2009, Roseworthy: Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics.
  • Raadsma, H., Thomson, P., Zenger, K., Cavanagh, C., Lam, M., Jonas, E., Jones, M., Attard, G., Palmer, D., Nicholas, F. (2009). Mapping quantitative trait loci (QTL) in sheep. I. A new male framework linkage map and QTL for growth rate and body weight. Genetics Selection Evolution: for integrative research on quantitative and molecular genetics, 41, 34-1-34-17. [More Information]
  • Goldammer, T., Di Meo, G., Luhken, G., Drogemuller, C., Wu, C., Kijas, J., Dalrymple, B., Nicholas, F., Maddox, J., Iannuzzi, L., et al (2009). Molecular Cytogenetics and gene mapping in Sheep (Ovis aries, 2n=54). Cytogenetic and Genome Research, 126, 63-76.
  • Haynes, G., Gilligan, D., Grewe, P., Nicholas, F. (2009). Population genetics and management units of invasive common carp Cyprinus carpio in the Murray-darling basin, Australia. Journal of Fish Biology, 75(2), 295-320.
  • Haynes, G., Gongora, J., Nicholas, F., Zenger, K. (2009). Rapid identification of maternal lineages in common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) using real-time PCR and high resolution melt-curve analysis. Aquaculture, 287(1-2), 59-66. [More Information]
  • Elsik, C., Tellam, R., Worley, K., Nicholas, F., Hobbs, M., Tammen, I. (2009). The Genome Sequence of Taurine Cattle: A Window to Runibant Biology and Evolution. Science, 324, 522-528.
  • Nicholas, F., Hannes, L. (2009). Unlocking the genetic make-up of canine hip dysplasia: We can work it out. The Veterinary Journal, 181(2), 77-78.

2008

  • Nicholas, F., Nicholas, J. (2008). Charles Darwin in Australia (Anniversary edition). Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Khatkar, M., Nicholas, F., Collins, A., Zenger, K., Cavanagh, J., Barris, W., Schnabel, R., Taylor, J., Raadsma, H. (2008). Extent of Genome-wide linkage disequilibrium in Australian Holtein-Friesian cattle based on a high-density SNP panel. BMC Genomics, 9(187), doi:10.1186/1471-2164-9-187.
  • Zaid, A., Hughes, H., Porceddu, E., Nicholas, F. (2008). FAO Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture (Russian edition) / Slovar' terminov po biotekhnologii dlya proizvodstva prodovol'stviya i vedeniya sel'skogo khozyajstva. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations.
  • Raadsma, H., Moser, G., Crump, R., Khatkar, M., Zenger, K., Cavanagh, J., Hawken, R., Hobbs, M., Barris, W., Solkner, J., Nicholas, F., et al (2008). Predicting Genetic Merit for Mastitis and fertility in Dairy Cattle using Genome Wide Selection and High Density SNP Screens. Developments in Biologicals, 132, 219-223.
  • Raadsma, H., Moser, G., Crump, R., Khatkar, M., Zenger, K., Cavanagh, J., Hawken, R., Hobbs, M., Sheehy, P., Barris, W., Thomson, P., Solkner, J., Nicholas, F., Williamson, P., et al (2008). Whole genome analyses using high density SNP screens and transcriptome profiling reveal new insights in genetic architecture for all major traits in dairy cattle. 5th International Symposium on Milk Genomics and Human Health 2008, United States: California Dairy Research Foundation.

2007

  • Liao, W., Collins, A., Hobbs, M., Khatkar, M., Luo, J., Nicholas, F. (2007). A comparative location database (CompLDB): map integration within and between species. Mammalian Genome, 18, 287-299.
  • Man, W., Nicholas, F., James, J. (2007). A pedigree-analysis approach to the descriptive epidemiology of autosomal-recessive disorders. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 78(3-4), 262-273.
  • Snelling, W., Chiu, R., Schein, J., Hobbs, M., Abbey, C., Adelson, D., Aerts, J., Bennett, G., Bosdet, I., et al, Nicholas, F. (2007). A physical map of the bovine genome. Genome Biology, 8(8), 17 pages-doi:10.1186/gb-2007-8-8-r165.
  • Khatkar, M., Zenger, K., Hobbs, M., Hawken, R., Cavanagh, J., Barris, W., McClintock, A., McClintock, S., Thomson, P., Tier, B., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2007). A Primary Assembly of a Bovine Haplotype Block Map Based on a 15,036-Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism Panel Genotyped in Holstein-Friesian Cattle. Genetics, 176(2), 763-772.
  • Raadsma, H., Fullard, K., Zenger, K., Cavanagh, C., Thomson, P., Lam, M., Piedrafita, D., Margawati, E., Wiedoyanti, S., Estiningsih, E., Nicholas, F. (2007). Building an integrated QTL map for all major production traits in sheep based on multiple QTL mapping populations. 17th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, not yet published: Not yet published.
  • Cavanagh, J., Tammen, I., Windsor, P., Bateman, J., Savarirayan, R., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2007). Bulldog dwarfism in Dexter cattle is caused by mutations in ACAN. Mammalian Genome, 18(11), 808-814. [More Information]
  • Khatkar, M., Zenger, K., Cavanagh, J., Hawken, R., Hobbs, M., Barris, W., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Tier, B., Raadsma, H. (2007). Extent of linkage disequilibrium and haplotype blocks in bovine genome using high density SNP markers. 17th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, not yet published: Not yet published.
  • Zaid, A., Hughes, H., Porceddu, E., Nicholas, F. (2007). FAO Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture (Serbian edition) / Biotehnološki re�?nik za hranu i poljoprivredu. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations.
  • Raadsma, H., Zenger, K., Khatkar, M., Crump, R., Moser, J., Solkner, J., Cavanagh, J., Hawken, R., Hobbs, M., Barris, W., Nicholas, F., et al (2007). Genome wide selection in dairy cattle based on high-density genome-wide snp analysis: from discovery to application. 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics (AAABG 2007), The Universtity of New England: Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics.
  • Tammen, I., Cavanagh, J., Windsor, P., Bateman, J., Savarirayan, R., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2007). Identification of the gene and causative mutation for chondrodysplasia in Dexter cattle. Genome, 18(11), 808-814.
  • Dalrymple, B., Kirkness, E., Nefedov, M., McWilliam, S., Ratnakumar, A., Barris, W., Zhao, S., Shetty, J., Maddox, J., O'Grady, M., Nicholas, F., et al (2007). Using comparative genomics to reorder the human genome sequence into a virtual sheep genome. Genome Biology, 8(7), R152-doi:10.1186/gb-2007-8-7-r152.

2006

  • Khatkar, M., Collins, A., Cavanagh, J., Hawken, R., Hobbs, M., Zenger, K., Barris, W., McClintock, A., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2006). A First-Generation Metric Linkage Disequilibrium Map of Bovine Chromosome 6. Genetics, 174, 79-85.
  • Khatkar, M., Collins, A., Cavanagh, J., Hawken, R., Hobbs, M., Zenger, K., Barris, W., McClintock, A., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2006). A First-Generation Metric Linkage Disequilibrium Map of Bovine Chromosome 6. Genetics, 174, 79-85. [More Information]
  • Raadsma, H., Zenger, K., Khatkar, M., Cavanagh, J., Hawken, R., Hobbs, M., Barris, W., McClintock, A., McClintock, S., Tier, B., Thomson, P., Tammen, I., Williamson, P., Nicholas, F. (2006). A high density genome wide SNP analysis in Australian dairy cattle(Abstract). 30th Conference of the International Society of Animal Genetics. International Society for Animal Genetics.
  • Zenger, K., Khatkar, M., Cavanagh, J., Hawken, R., Hobbs, M., Barris, W., McClintock, A., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2006). Are Holstein Friesian cattle genetically healthy? Genome-wide genetic analysis reveal new insights into Australian and global population variability. 8th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Brazil: Instituto Prociência.
  • Nicholas, F. (2006). Discovery, validation and delivery of DNA markers. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture ('09 renamed: Animal Production Science), 46, 155-158.
  • Khatkar, M., Thomson, P., Tammen, I., Cavanagh, J., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2006). Extensive linkage disequilibrium in Australian Holstein-Friesian cattle. Genetics Selection Evolution: for integrative research on quantitative and molecular genetics, 380, 463-477. [More Information]
  • Khatkar, M., Hobbs, M., Hawken, R., Zenger, K., Cavanagh, J., McClintock, A., Collins, A., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2006). First Generation Linkage Disequilibrium map of X- chromosome of cattle. 30th conference of international society for animal genetics.
  • Khatkar, M., Cavanagh, J., Hawken, R., Hobbs, M., Zenger, K., Barris, W., McClintock, A., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2006). Haplotype block structure of chromosome 6 suggests more SNPs will be required for linkage disequilibrium mapping in dairy cattle. 8th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Brazil: Instituto Prociência.
  • Khatkar, M., Thomson, P., Tammen, I., Cavanagh, J., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2006). Linkage disequilibrium on chromosome 6 in Australian Holstein-Friesian cattle. Genetics Selection Evolution: for integrative research on quantitative and molecular genetics, 38(5), 463-477.
  • Lenffer, J., Nicholas, F., Castle, K., Rao, S., Gregory, S., Poidinger, M., Mailman, M., Ranganathan, S. (2006). OMIA (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals): an enhanced platform and integration into the Entrez search interface at NCBI. Nucleic Acids Research, 34(2), 599-601.
  • Isberg, S., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Barker, S., Moran, C. (2006). Quantitative analysis of production traits in saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus): III. juvenile survival. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics (Print), 123, 44-47.
  • Isberg, S., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Webb, G., Manolis, S., Barker, S., Moran, C. (2006). Quantitative analysis of production traits in saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus): IV. number of scale rows. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics (Print), 123, 48-55.

2005

  • Nicholas, F. (2005). Animal breeding and Disease. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 360(1), 1529-1536.
  • Nicholas, F. (2005). Breeding by numbers: an ancient endeavour that still resonates in the exciting era of functional genomics. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture ('09 renamed: Animal Production Science), 45(7 & 8), 735-737.
  • Cavanagh, J., Tammen, I., Hayden, M., Gill, C., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2005). Characterisation of the bovine aggrecan gene: genomic structure and physical and linkage mapping. Animal Genetics, 36(5), 452-454.
  • Zaid, A., Hughes, H., Porceddu, E., Nicholas, F. (2005). FAO Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture (Arabic edition). Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations.
  • Nicholas, F. (2005). Intergrated and comparative maps in livestock genomics. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture ('09 renamed: Animal Production Science), 45, 1017-1020.
  • Khatkar, M., Thomson, P., Cavanagh, J., Hawken, R., Tammen, I., McClintock, S., Zenger, K., Collins, A., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2005). Linkage disequilibrium map and fine mapping of genes / QTL for protein yield on BTA 6 in Australian dairy cattle. 3rd Annual Conference - CRC for Innovative Dairy products: Managing the product pipeline. CRC Press.
  • McGreevy, P., Costa, F., Della Torre, P., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F. (2005). Listing of Inherited Disorders in Animals (LIDA): An Online Relational Database, Using Non-Technical Descriptions Written by Veterinary Students. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 32(4), 551-554.
  • Cavanagh, J., Tammen, I., Gill, C., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2005). Molecular characterisation of bovine agrecan. Animal Genetics, 36(5), 435-462.
  • Isberg, S., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Gray, E., Ahmadi-Esfahani, F., Barker, S., Moran, C. (2005). Multi-trait selection of crocodiles using CrocPLAN. 16th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics - AAABG 2005, Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing.
  • Isberg, S., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Barker, S., Moran, C. (2005). Quantitative analysis of production traits in saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) I. Reproduction traits. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics (Print), 122(6), 361-369.
  • Isberg, S., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Barker, S., Moran, C. (2005). Quantitative analysis of production traits in saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) II. Age at Slaughter. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics (Print), 122, 370-377.
  • Oddy, H., Longhurst, T., Nicholas, F., Maddox, J., McDonagh, M. (2005). Sheep Genomics - Core Technologies and Resources. 16th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics - AAABG 2005, Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing.
  • Malik, R., Griffin, D., White, J., Rozmanec, M., Tisdall, P., Foster, S., Bell, K., Nicholas, F. (2005). The prevalence of feline A/B blood types in the Sydney region. Australian Veterinary Journal, 83(1 & 2), 38-44.

2004

  • Isberg, S., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Gray, E., Ahmadi-Esfahani, F., Barker, S., Moran, C. (2004). CrocPLAN: A genetic improvement program for saltwater crocodiles. 17th Working Meeting of the IUCN Crocodile Specialist Group, Switzerland: IUCN - The World Conservation Union.
  • Holt, M., Nicholas, F., James, J., Moran, C., Martin, I. (2004). Development Of A Highly Fecund Inbreed Strain Of Mice. Mammalian Genome, 15(12), 951-959. [More Information]
  • Zaid, A., Hughes, H., Porceddu, E., Nicholas, F. (2004). FAO Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture (French) / Glossaire de la biotechnologie pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations.
  • Zaid, A., Hughes, H., Porceddu, E., Nicholas, F. (2004). FAO Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture (Spanish) / Glosario de biotecnologia para la agricultura y la alimentacion. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations.
  • Zaid, A., Hughes, H., Porceddu, E., Nicholas, F., Suu, N. (2004). FAO Glossary of biotechnology for food and agriculture (Vietnamese edition) / Tu dien giai thich thuat ngu cong nghe sing hoc luong thuc va nong nghiep: anh-anh-viet. Hanoi (Viet Nam): Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations.
  • Isberg, S., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Barker, S., Moran, C. (2004). Farmed saltwater crocodiles: a genetic improvement program.
  • Isberg, S., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Gray, E., Ahmadi-Esfahani, F., Barker, S., Moran, C. (2004). Genetic improvement of saltwater crocodiles. 51st Annual Meeting of Genetics Society of Australia, Austtalia: Genetics Society of Australia.
  • Nicholas, F., Thomson, P. (2004). Inherited disorders under sustained attack from several quarters (guest editorial). The Veterinary Journal, 168, 114-115.
  • Margawati, E., Indriawati, I., Zinger, G., Cavanagh, J., Tammen, I., Nicholas, F. (2004). Screening microsatellite markers for evidence of heterozygous F1 sire in sheep. 3rd Indonesian Biotechnology Conference (IBC).
  • Raadsma, H., Cavanagh, C., Jones, M., Attard, G., Palmer, D., Fullard, K., Thomson, P., Zenger, K., Tammen, I., Nicholas, F., et al (2004). Towards building a comprehensive QTL map for all major production traits in sheep. 9th Quantitative Trait Locus Mapping and Marker-Assisted Selection Workshop, Germany.

2003

  • Nicholas, F., Cothran, E., Jermiin, L., Nesbitt, B. (2003). A phylogenetic analysis of brumbies. 50 Years of DNA, Melbourne: Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics.
  • Nicholas, F. (2003). Breeding for disease resistance : general principles and latest results. 15th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Isberg, S., Nicholas, F., Thomson, P., Moran, C., Barker, S., Manolis, S. (2003). Defining breeding objectives for saltwater crocodile genetic improvement programs. 50 Years of DNA, Melbourne: Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics.
  • Hamilton (Ellis), N., Tammen, I., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2003). Detection of SNPs in the equine ACE gene using pooled DNA. Vth International Equine Genetics Workshop, Kruger National Park, South Africa: IEGMW.
  • Ellis, N., Tammen, I., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2003). Detections of SNPs in the equine ACE gene using pooled DNA. 5th International Equine Gene Mapping Workshop Meeting, South Africa.
  • Cavanagh, J., Thomson, P., Tammen, I., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2003). Discriminant analysis of Dexter cattle physical measurement data. 50 Years of DNA, Melbourne: Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics.
  • Raadsma, H., Khatkar, M., Thomson, P., Zenger, K., Cavanagh, J., Tammen, I., Nicholas, F. (2003). Future challenges to QTL mapping in dairy cattle. Bioinformatics Symposium 2003.
  • Nicholas, F. (2003). Introduction to Veterinary Genetics. Oxford: Blackwell Science.
  • Nicholas, F. (2003). Online Mendelian inheritance in animals (OMIA): a comparative knowledgebase of genetic disorders and other familial traits in non-laboratory animals. Nucleic Acids Research, 31(1), 275-277.
  • Man, W., Nicholas, F., James, J. (2003). Variation in inbreeding depression between ancestral lines: a preliminary analysis of first lactation somatic cell count from Holstein Freisians in Australia. 50 Years of DNA, Melbourne: Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics.

2002

  • Cavanagh, J., Tammen, I., Windsor, P., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2002). A DNA test for chondrodysplasia in Dexter cattle. 2nd World Dexter Congress.
  • Hamilton (Ellis), N., Tammen, I., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2002). Characterization of a candidate gene for performance in racehorses. 28th International Society of Animal Genetics Conference, Germany: ISAG.
  • Hamilton (Ellis), N., Tammen, I., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2002). Characterization of the equine angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene. 7th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, France.
  • Nicholas, F., Nicholas,, J. (2002). Charles Darwin in Australia. Canada: Cambridge University Press.
  • Man, W., James, J., Nicholas, F. (2002). Effect of inbreeding contribution from particular ancestors: a preliminary analysis of first lactation milk yields from Holstein Friesians in Australia. 7th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, France.
  • Gongora, J., Chen, Y., Bernal, J., Nicholas, F., Moran, C. (2002). Interspecific amplification of peccary microsatellite markers using porcine primers. Animal Genetics, 33(4), 312-314.
  • Tammen, I., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2002). Mapping and identification of the gene causing hereditary zinc deficiency in Angus cattle. 28th International Society of Animal Genetics Conference, Germany: ISAG.
  • Tammen, I., Cook, R., Gitschier, J., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2002). Mapping and identification of the gene causing hereditary zinc deficiency in Angus cattle. 28th International Society of Animal Genetics Conference, Germany: ISAG.
  • Tammen, I., Nicholas, F. (2002). Mendelian inheritance of anomalies in dairy, dual purpose and beef cattle. XXII World Buiatrics Congress, Germamu: Klinik fur Rinderkrankheiten, Tierarztliche Hochschule.
  • Isberg, S., Thomson, P., Nicholas, F., Webb, G., Moran, C. (2002). Modelling growth of juvenile C. porosus using degree-days. 16th Working Meeting of the IUCN Crocodile Specialist Group, Gland Switzerland: IUCN - The World Conservation Union.
  • Cavanagh, J., Tammen, I., Windsor, P., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2002). Molecular genetic characterisation of the gene causing chondrodysplasia in Dexter cattle. 7th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, France.
  • Cavanagh, J., Tammen, I., Windsor, P., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2002). Molecular genetic characterisation of the gene causing chondrodysplasia in Dexter cattle. 28th International Society of Animal Genetics Conference, Germany: ISAG.
  • Nicholas, F. (2002). Report of the Heritage Working Party on the Horses of the Guy Fawkes River National Park to the Minister for the Environment. Volume 1: Final report.
  • Nicholas, F. (2002). Report of the Heritage Working Party on the Horses of the Guy Fawkes River National Park to the Minister for the Environment: Volume 2: Background information.

2001

  • Hamilton (Ellis), N., Tammen, I., Lang-Davis, J., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2001). Equine Gene Mapping At Sydney University. 4th International Equine Gene Mapping Workshop Meeting, Australia.
  • Eillis, N., Tammen, I., Lang-Davis, J., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2001). Equine Gene Mapping: The ACE gene. RIRDC International Horse Industry Symposium.
  • Ellis, N., Tammen, I., Lang-Davis, J., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2001). Gene Mapping in the Horse: The ACE gene. 1st Annual Post Graduate Research Conference Faculty of Veterinary Science.
  • Nicholas, F. (2001). Genetics of morphological traits and inherited disorders. In A. Ruvinsky and J. Sampson (Eds.), Genetics of the Dog, (pp. 87-116). United Kingdom: Pearson Education.
  • Nicholas, F., Zaid, A., Hughes, H., Porceddu, E. (2001). Glossary of biotechnology for food and agriculture : a revised and augmented edition of the glossary of biotechnology and genetic engineering. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations.
  • Man, N., Nicholas, F., James, J. (2001). Inbreeding and genetic variability in Australian Holstein-Friesians: a preliminary analysis. Association for Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics.
  • Lang-Davis, J., Tammen, I., Moran, C., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H. (2001). Megacolon in Clydesdale horses. 4th International Equine Gene Mapping Workshop Meeting, Australia.
  • Tammen, I., Nicholas, F., Raadsma, H., Cook, R. (2001). Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis in Australian Merino Sheep : a new animal model. European Journal of Paediatric Neurology, 5, 37-41.

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