Dr Jaime Gongora

PhD (Animal Genetics) Master in Biology Bachelor in Education(Biology & Chemistry)
Senior Lecturer in Conservation Biology and Animal Genetics

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

Telephone +61 2 9036 9348
Fax +61 2 9351 2114

Biographical details

Professional Affiliations:

IUCN/SSC Peccary Specialist Group. IUCN/SSC Wild Pig Specialist Group. Administration: UoS coordinator for Wildlife and Evolutionary Genetics (AVBS4003) UoS coordinator for Animal Conservation Biology (ANSC2004) Coordinator of the Animal Cytogenetic component of GENE4011

Research interests

Animal and wildlife genetics.

Phylogeography and population genetics. Endogenous retroviruses. Immunogenetics. Current projects: Phylogeography and genetic diversity of the platypus. Characterisation and evolution of the MHC in peccaries, wild pigs, alligators and crocodiles. Genetic diversity of peccaries and wild pigs. Origins and genetic diversity of chickens. Characterisation of endogenous retroviruses in the saltwater crocodile.

Teaching and supervision

Animal Conservation Biology.

Wildlife & Evolutionary Genetics. Cytogenetics. Laboratory Disease Investigation.

In the media

Tough life key to croc immunity. The immune systems of crocodiles and alligators have remained relatively unchanged for centuries despite their worldwide distribution, as revealed for the first time by University of Sydney researchers. http://sydney.edu.au/news/84.html?newsstoryid=12983to read the full story.

Surprise virus caused blue chicken eggs :- http://www.futurity.org/science-technology/surprise-virus-caused-blue-chicken-eggs/

Selected grants

2011

  • Reconstructing the human colonisation of the Pacific using modern and ancient chicken DNA; Austin J, Gongora J, Hunt T, Burney D, Larson G, Dobney K, Taylor J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2009

  • Viral and endogenous retroviral detection and characterisation in crocodiles; Gongora J, Isberg S, Moran C; Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation/Research Priorities Program.
  • Genetic study of collared and white-lipped peccaries from the Pantanal region in Brazil; Gongora J; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

2008

  • Endogenous Retroviruses in Australian crocodiles/ Immunogenetics of pigs and peccaries.; Gongora J; The Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney/Postdoctoral fellow and new academic staff travel funds.
  • Diversity of Australian lizards; Gongora J; The Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney/Start-up Research Fund.
  • Comparative genomics and phylogenomics of the immune response in crocodilians; Gongora J; University of Sydney/Bridging Support.

2007

  • Phylogeny within the Family Suidae using DNA sequences and morphological characters; Gongora J; The Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney/Start-up Research Fund.
  • EVOLUTION 2007 conference in Christchurch, New Zealand-June 15-21, 2007; Gongora J; The Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney/Postdoctoral fellow and new academic staff travel funds.
  • Research Infrastructure Block Grant; Gongora J; University of Sydney/Research Infrastructure Block Grant.
  • New staff research start-up funds; Gongora J; University of Sydney/Start up research funds - Faculty of Veterinary Science.

Selected publications & creative works

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Book Chapters

  • Taber, A., Altrichter, M., Harald, B., Gongora, J. (2011). Family Tayassuidae (Peccaries). In Don E. Wilson, Russell A. Mittermeier (Eds.), Handbook of the Mammals of the World - Volume 2: Hoofed Mammals, (pp. 292-307). Barcelona, Spain: Lynx Edicions.
  • Ruvinsky, A., Rothschild, M., Larson, G., Gongora, J. (2011). Systematics and Evolution of the Pig. In Max F Rothschild, Anatoly Ruvinsky (Eds.), The Genetics of the Pig, 2nd Edition, (pp. 1-13). Wallingford, United Kingdom: CABI Publishing.

Journals

  • Jaratlerdsiri, W., Isberg, S., Higgins, D., Ho, S., Salomonsen, J., Skjodt, K., Miles, L., Gongora, J. (2014). Evolution of MHC class i in the Order Crocodylia. Immunogenetics, 66(1), 53-65. [More Information]
  • Lau, Q., Jaratlerdsiri, W., Griffith, J., Gongora, J., Higgins, D. (2014). MHC class 11 diversity of koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) populations across their range. Heredity, 113, 287-296.
  • Jaratlerdsiri, W., Isberg, S., Higgins, D., Miles, L., Gongora, J. (2014). Selection and Trans-Species Polymorphism of Major Histocompatibility Complex Class 11 Genes in the Order Crocodylia. PLoS One, 9(2), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Haynes, B., Marcus, A., Higgins, D., Gongora, J., Gray, R., Slapeta, J. (2014). Unexpected absence of genetic separation of a highly diverse population of hookworms from geographically isolated hosts. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 28, 192-200.
  • Thomson, V., Lebrasseur, O., Austin, J., Hunt, T., Burney, D., Denham, T., Rawlence, N., Wood, J., Gongora, J., Flink, L., et al (2014). Using ancient DNA to study the origins and dispersal of ancestral Polynesian chickens across the Pacific. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 111(13), 4826-4831. [More Information]
  • Langford, S., Kraitsek, S., Baskerville, B., Ho, S., Gongora, J. (2013). Australian and Pacific contributions to the genetic diversity of Norfolk Island feral chickens. BMC Genetics, 14(Article 91), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Wragg, D., Mwacharo, J., Alcalde, J., Wang, C., Han, J., Gongora, J., Gourichon, D., Tixier-Boichard, M., Hanotte, O. (2013). Endogenous Retrovirus EAV-HP Linked to blue Egg Phenotype in Mapuche Fowl. PLoS One, 8(8), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Mata, H., Gongora, J., Ravazzolo, A. (2013). Molecular Characterization of SINEs Integrated in Endogenous Retrovirus Sequences from Leopardus geoffroyi and Puma concolor. Acta Scientiae Veterinariae, 41, 1-8.
  • Raadsma, H., Jonas, E., Fleet, M., Fullard, K., Gongora, J., Cavanagh, C., Tammen, I., Thomson, P. (2013). QTL and association analysis for skin and fibre pigmentation in sheep provides evidence of a major causative mutation and epistatic effects. Animal Genetics, 44, 547-559. [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]
  • Gongora, J., Swan, A., Chong, A., Ho, S., Damayanti, C., Kolomyjec, S., Grant, T., Miller, E., Blair, D., Furlan, E., et al (2012). Genetic structure and phylogeography of platypuses revealed by mitochondrial DNA. Journal of Zoology, 286, 110-119. [More Information]
  • Jaratlerdsiri, W., Isberg, S., Higgins, D., Gongora, J. (2012). MHC class i of saltwater crocidiles (Crocodylus porosus): polymorphism and balancing selection. Immunogenetics, 64, 825-838. [More Information]
  • Luck, N., Thomas, K., Morin-Adeline, V., Barwick, S., Chong, A., Carpenter, E., Wan, L., Willet, C., Langford-Salisbury, S., Abdelsayd, M., Jaratlerdsiri, W., Isberg, S., Miles, L., Higgins, D., Lane, A., Gongora, J., et al (2012). Mitochondrial DNA analyses of the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) from the Northern territory of Australia. Australian Journal of Zoology, 60(2012), 18-25. [More Information]
  • St. John, J., Braun, E., Isberg, S., Miles, L., Chong, A., Gongora, J., Dalzell, P., Moran, C., Bed'Hom, B., Abzhanov, A., et al (2012). Sequencing three crocodilian genomes to illuminate the evolution of archosaurs and amniotes. Genome Biology, 13(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Chong, A., Atkinson, S., Isberg, S., Gongora, J. (2012). Strong purifying selection in endogenous retroviruses in the saltwater crocodile (crocodylus porosus) in the Northern Territory of Australia. Mobile DNA, 3(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • do Nascimento, F., Gongora, J., Tristerm, M., Lowden, S., Moran, C. (2011). Distinctive differences in long terminal repeat sequences between Y1 endogenous retroviruses of African and Eurasian suid species. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 11(3), 686-693. [More Information]
  • do Nascimento, F., Gongora, J., Charleston, M., Tristem, M., Lowdon, S., Moran, C. (2011). Evolution of endogenous retroviruses in the Suidae: evidence for different viral subpopulations in African and Eurasian host species. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11(1), 139-1-139-13.
  • Biondo, C., Keuroghlian, A., Gongora, J., Miyaki, C. (2011). Population genetic structure and dispersal in white-lipped peccaries (Tayassu pecari) from the Brazilian Pantanal. Journal of Mammalogy, 92(2), 267-274. [More Information]
  • Gongora, J., Cuddahee, R., do Nascimento, F., Palgrave, C., Lowden, S., Ho, S., Simond, D., Damayanti, C., White, D., Tay, W., Rodrigues-Zarate, C., Moran, C., et al (2011). Rethinking the evolution of extant sub-Saharan African suids (Suidae, Artiodactyla). Zoologica Scripta, 40(4), 327-335. [More Information]
  • Gongora, J., Biondo, C., Cooper, J., Taber, A., Keuroghlian, A., Altrichter, M., Nascimento, F., Chong, A., Miyaki, C., Bodmer, R., et al (2011). Revisiting the species status of Pecari maximus van Roosmalen et al., 2007 (Mammalia) from the Brazilian Amazon. Bonn Zoological Bulletin, 60(1), 95-101.
  • Nidup, K., Joshi, D., Gongora, J., Moran, C. (2010). Farming and biodiversity of indigenous pigs in Nepal. Biodiversity, 11(3-4), 26-33. [More Information]
  • Jaratlerdsiri, W., Rodriguez-Zarate, C., Isberg, S., Damayanti, C., Miles, L., Chansue, N., Moran, C., Melville, L., Gongora, J. (2009). Distribution of Endogenous Retroviruses in Crocodilians. Journal of Virology, 83(19), 10305-10308.
  • Kolomyjec, S., Chong, J., Blair, D., Gongora, J., Grant, T., Johnson, C., Moran, C. (2009). Population genetics of the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) : a fine-scale look at adjacent river systems. Australian Journal of Zoology, 57(4), 225-234.
  • 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]
  • Gongora, J., Rawlence, N., Mobegi, V., Jianlin, H., Alcalde, J., Matus, J., Hanotte, O., Moran, C., Austin, J., Ulm, S., et al (2008). Indo-European and Asian origins for Chilean and Pacific chickens revealed by mtDNA. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 105(30), 10308-10313.
  • Gongora, J., Taber, A., Keuroghlian, A., Altrichter, M., Bodmer, R., Mayor, P., Moran, C., Damayanti, C., Gonzalez, S. (2007). Re-examining the evidence for a 'new' peccary species, 'Pecari maximus', from the Brazilian Amazon. IUCN, 19, 19-26.
  • Gongora, J., Morales, S., Bernal, J., Moran, C. (2006). Phylogenetic divisions among Collared peccaries (Pecari tajacu) detected using mitochondrial and nuclear sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 41(1), 1-11.
  • Gongora, J., Moran, C. (2005). Nuclear and mitochondrial evolutionary analysis of Collared, White-lipped & Chacoan peccaries (Tayassuidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 34(1), 181-189.
  • Fan, B., Gongora, J., Chen, Y., Garkavenko, O., Li, K., Moran, C. (2005). Population genetic variability and origin of Auckland Island feral pigs. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 35(3), 279-285.
  • Gongora, J., Fleming, P., Spencer, P., Mason, R., Garkavenko, O., Meyer, J., Droegemueller, C., Lee, J., Moran, C. (2004). Phylogenic Relationships Of Australian And New Zealand Feral Pigs Assessed By Mitochondrial Control Region Sequence And Nuclear Gpip Genotype. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 33(2), 339-348.
  • Gongora, J., Peltoniemi, O., Tammen, I., Raadsma, H., Moran, C. (2003). Analyses of possible domestic pig contibution in two populations of Finnish farmed wild boar. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section A -Animal Science, 53(4), 161-165.
  • 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.
  • Kim, K., Lee, J., Li, K., Zhang, Y., Lee, S., Gongora, J., Moran, C. (2002). Phylogenetic relationships of Asian and European pig breeds determined by mitochondrial DNA D-loop sequence polymorphism. Animal Genetics, 33(1), 19-25.

Conferences

  • Lau, Q., Gongora, J., Griffith, J., Higgins, D. (2013). Low MHCII DAB and DBB diversity in southeastern, relative to northeastern, koala populations in Australia. Wildlife Disease Association (WDA) Australasia conference, N/A: N/A.
  • Lau, Q., Jaratlerdsiri, W., Griffith, J., Gongora, J., Higgins, D. (2013). MHC class 11 diversity of koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) populations across their range. Genetics Society of AustralAsia Inc Annual Conference Sydney - Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.
  • Langford, S., Baskerville, B., Ho, S., Kraitsek, S., Gongora, J. (2012). Assessing the origin of Norfolk Island feral chickens using mitochondrial DNA. 33rd Conference of the International Society for Animal Genetics, Brisbane: University of Queensland Press.
  • Gongora, J., Moroldo, M., Mach, N., Wahlberg, P., Marthey, S., Lecardonnel, J., Bihoreau, M., Rogel-Gaillard, C., Estelle, J. (2012). DNA sequence capture for tageted resequencing of the major histocompatibility complex across wild pig and peccary species. 33rd Conference of the International Society for Animal Genetics, Brisbane: University of Queensland Press.
  • Perdomo, A., Mach, N., Megens, H., Moroldo, M., Marthey, S., Lecardonnel, J., Wahlberg, P., Estelle, J., Groenen, M., Rogel-Gaillard, C., Gongora, J. (2012). Evolution and diversity of MHC class and class 11 genes in suids and peccaries. 33rd Conference of the International Society for Animal Genetics, Brisbane: University of Queensland Press.
  • Chong, A., Isberg, S., Melville, L., Ray, D., Glenn, T., Peterson, D., Shan, X., Gongora, J. (2012). Genome-wide identification of endogenous retroviruses from a crocodile genome. 33rd Conference of the International Society for Animal Genetics, Brisbane: University of Queensland Press.
  • Jaratlerdsiri, W., Isberg, S., Higgins, D., Melville, L., Gongora, J. (2012). MHC class 1 diversity in saltwater crocodiles and its association with lymphoid proliferation, vasculitis and encephalitis syndrome. 33rd Conference of the International Society for Animal Genetics, Brisbane: University of Queensland Press.
  • Gongora, J., Chardon, P., Lowden, S., Miles, L., Ryder, O., Moran, C. (2007). Differential evolution of classical and non-classical class I genes of the major histocompatibility complex among suids and peccaries. 54th annual conference of the Genetics Society of Australasia.
  • Gongora, J., Moran, C. (2007). Genetic divisions of the Collared peccary from the Americas. 54th annual conference of the Genetics Society of Australasia.
  • Gongora, J., Cuddahee, R., Simond, D., Nascimento, F., Lowden, S., Klingel, H., Hanotte, O., White, D., Cain, B., Spoetter, A., Moran, C., et al (2007). Phylogeny within the Family Suidae using DNA sequences and morphological characters. Evolution 2007- Joint Meeting of the SSE, ASN and SSB Societies.
  • Gongora, J., Miles, L., Moran, C. (2007). Preliminary approach to study the major histocompatibility complex in crocodilians. Evolution 2007- Joint Meeting of the SSE, ASN and SSB Societies.
  • Nascimento, F., Gongora, J., Lowden, S., Klingel, H., Hanotte, O., White, D., Cain, B., Spoetter, A., Moran, C. (2007). Screening for porcine endogenous retrovirus sequences among species of the family Suidae. 54th annual conference of the Genetics Society of Australasia.
  • Gongora, J., Chardon, P., Lowden, S., Miles, L., Ryder, O., Moran, C. (2007). Variation of the major histocompatibility complex among suids and peccaries. Evolution 2007- Joint Meeting of the SSE, ASN and SSB Societies.
  • Forsyth, H., Laxton, R., Moran, C., van der Werf, J., Gongora, J. (2006). Developing online postgraduate coursework to promote change in animal industries. 23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education ASCILITE 2006, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Gongora, J., Mobegi, V., Jianlin, H., Alcalde, J., Matus, J., Hanotte, O., Moran, C. (2006). Mitochondrial DNA sequences reveal a putative East Asian ancestry for old Chilean chickens. 30th Conference of the International Society of Animal Genetics. International Society for Animal Genetics.
  • Gongora, J., Simond, D., Klingel, H., Hanotte, O., Cain, B., Spoetter, A., Moran, C. (2006). Phylogenetic position of the African forest hog (Hylochoerus meinertzhageni) within the Suidae family. 30th Conference of the International Society of Animal Genetics. International Society for Animal Genetics.
  • Gongora, J. (2006). The research proposal: a tool for assessment and approaching research situations. CST Teaching and Learning Showcase 2006, Australia: CST Teaching and Learning Showcase 2006.
  • Gongora, J., Moran, C. (2004). Comparison of endogenous retroviruses in peccaries (Tayassuidae) and pigs (Suidae). 29th Conference of the International Society of Animal Genetics. ISAG.
  • Simond, D., Gongora, J., Lowden, S., Moran, C. (2004). Distribution of endogenous retroviruses in the Suidae family. 29th Conference of the International Society of Animal Genetics. ISAG.
  • Gongora, J., Simond, D., Lowden, S., Moran, C. (2004). Phylogenetic relationships of African, Asian and European Suids. 51st Annual Meeting of Genetics Society of Australia, Austtalia: Genetics Society of Australia.
  • Gongora, J., Simond, D., White, D., Lowden, S., Chen, Y., Moran, C. (2004). Phylogeny of the Suidae family based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. 29th Conference of the International Society of Animal Genetics. ISAG.
  • Gongora, J., Moran, C. (2003). Evolutionary studies of Collared, White-lipped and Chacoan peccary species. 19th International Congress of Genetics.
  • Gongora, J., Morales, S., Lee, J., Moran, C. (2003). Phylogenetic relationships of Collared Peccaries determined by mitochondrial DNA D-loop sequence. 19th International Congress of Genetics.
  • Gongora, J., Spencer, P., Fleming, P., Mason, R., Moran, C. (2003). Tracing the origins of Australian feral pigs using mitochondrial DNA D-loop sequence. 19th International Congress of Genetics.
  • Gongora, J., Moran, C. (2002). Analysis of peccary microsatellites using porcine primers. 7th Australasian Gene Mapping Workshop, Sydney, Australia: GSA Abstracts.
  • Gongora, J., Moran, C. (2002). Further studies on amplification of peccary microsatellites using porcine primers. 28th International Society of Animal Genetics Conference, Germany: ISAG.
  • Gongora, J., Garkavenko, O., Mason, R., Fleming, P., Lee, J., Li, K., Moran, C. (2002). Origins of Australian and New Zealand feral pigs. 7th Australasian Gene Mapping Workshop, Sydney, Australia: GSA Abstracts.
  • Gongora, J., Garkavenko, O., Moran, C. (2002). Origins of Kune Kune and Auckland Island pigs in New Zealand. 7th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, France.
  • Gongora, J., Fleming, P., Mason, R., Garkavenko, O., Moran, C. (2002). Phylogenetic relationships of Australian and New Zealand feral pigs. 15th Scientific Meeting of Australasian Wildlife Management Society, Australia: Australasian Wildlife Management Society.

Patents

  • Raadsma, H., Fullard, K., Gongora, J., Tammen, I., Cavanagh, C. (2013). Wool pigmentation test (gene based). Patent No. 600023. New Zealand.
  • Cavanagh, C., Tammen, I., Gongora, J., Fullard, K., Raadsma, H. (2010). Markers For Pigmentation. Patent No. 2009/00606. South Africa.

Reference Works

  • Gongora, J., Reyna-Hurtado, R., Beck, H., Taber, A., Alrichter, M., Keuroghlian, A. (2011). Pecari tajacu. (pp. Online). IUCN Red List.

Research Reports

  • Melville, L., Davis, S., Shilton, C., Isberg, S., Chong, A., Gongora, J. (2012). Hunting Viruses in Crocodiles. Viral and endogenous retroviral detection and characterisation in farmed crocodiles, RIRDC Pub No. 12/011 Project No. PRJ-002461, (pp. i - 48). Canberra, Australia: RIRDC.

2014

  • Jaratlerdsiri, W., Isberg, S., Higgins, D., Ho, S., Salomonsen, J., Skjodt, K., Miles, L., Gongora, J. (2014). Evolution of MHC class i in the Order Crocodylia. Immunogenetics, 66(1), 53-65. [More Information]
  • Lau, Q., Jaratlerdsiri, W., Griffith, J., Gongora, J., Higgins, D. (2014). MHC class 11 diversity of koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) populations across their range. Heredity, 113, 287-296.
  • Jaratlerdsiri, W., Isberg, S., Higgins, D., Miles, L., Gongora, J. (2014). Selection and Trans-Species Polymorphism of Major Histocompatibility Complex Class 11 Genes in the Order Crocodylia. PLoS One, 9(2), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Haynes, B., Marcus, A., Higgins, D., Gongora, J., Gray, R., Slapeta, J. (2014). Unexpected absence of genetic separation of a highly diverse population of hookworms from geographically isolated hosts. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 28, 192-200.
  • Thomson, V., Lebrasseur, O., Austin, J., Hunt, T., Burney, D., Denham, T., Rawlence, N., Wood, J., Gongora, J., Flink, L., et al (2014). Using ancient DNA to study the origins and dispersal of ancestral Polynesian chickens across the Pacific. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 111(13), 4826-4831. [More Information]

2013

  • Langford, S., Kraitsek, S., Baskerville, B., Ho, S., Gongora, J. (2013). Australian and Pacific contributions to the genetic diversity of Norfolk Island feral chickens. BMC Genetics, 14(Article 91), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Wragg, D., Mwacharo, J., Alcalde, J., Wang, C., Han, J., Gongora, J., Gourichon, D., Tixier-Boichard, M., Hanotte, O. (2013). Endogenous Retrovirus EAV-HP Linked to blue Egg Phenotype in Mapuche Fowl. PLoS One, 8(8), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Lau, Q., Gongora, J., Griffith, J., Higgins, D. (2013). Low MHCII DAB and DBB diversity in southeastern, relative to northeastern, koala populations in Australia. Wildlife Disease Association (WDA) Australasia conference, N/A: N/A.
  • Raadsma, H., Fullard, K., Gongora, J., Tammen, I., Cavanagh, C. (2013). Wool pigmentation test (gene based). Patent No. 600023. New Zealand.
  • Lau, Q., Jaratlerdsiri, W., Griffith, J., Gongora, J., Higgins, D. (2013). MHC class 11 diversity of koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) populations across their range. Genetics Society of AustralAsia Inc Annual Conference Sydney - Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.
  • Mata, H., Gongora, J., Ravazzolo, A. (2013). Molecular Characterization of SINEs Integrated in Endogenous Retrovirus Sequences from Leopardus geoffroyi and Puma concolor. Acta Scientiae Veterinariae, 41, 1-8.
  • Raadsma, H., Jonas, E., Fleet, M., Fullard, K., Gongora, J., Cavanagh, C., Tammen, I., Thomson, P. (2013). QTL and association analysis for skin and fibre pigmentation in sheep provides evidence of a major causative mutation and epistatic effects. Animal Genetics, 44, 547-559. [More Information]

2012

  • Langford, S., Baskerville, B., Ho, S., Kraitsek, S., Gongora, J. (2012). Assessing the origin of Norfolk Island feral chickens using mitochondrial DNA. 33rd Conference of the International Society for Animal Genetics, Brisbane: University of Queensland Press.
  • 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]
  • Gongora, J., Moroldo, M., Mach, N., Wahlberg, P., Marthey, S., Lecardonnel, J., Bihoreau, M., Rogel-Gaillard, C., Estelle, J. (2012). DNA sequence capture for tageted resequencing of the major histocompatibility complex across wild pig and peccary species. 33rd Conference of the International Society for Animal Genetics, Brisbane: University of Queensland Press.
  • Perdomo, A., Mach, N., Megens, H., Moroldo, M., Marthey, S., Lecardonnel, J., Wahlberg, P., Estelle, J., Groenen, M., Rogel-Gaillard, C., Gongora, J. (2012). Evolution and diversity of MHC class and class 11 genes in suids and peccaries. 33rd Conference of the International Society for Animal Genetics, Brisbane: University of Queensland Press.
  • Gongora, J., Swan, A., Chong, A., Ho, S., Damayanti, C., Kolomyjec, S., Grant, T., Miller, E., Blair, D., Furlan, E., et al (2012). Genetic structure and phylogeography of platypuses revealed by mitochondrial DNA. Journal of Zoology, 286, 110-119. [More Information]
  • Chong, A., Isberg, S., Melville, L., Ray, D., Glenn, T., Peterson, D., Shan, X., Gongora, J. (2012). Genome-wide identification of endogenous retroviruses from a crocodile genome. 33rd Conference of the International Society for Animal Genetics, Brisbane: University of Queensland Press.
  • Melville, L., Davis, S., Shilton, C., Isberg, S., Chong, A., Gongora, J. (2012). Hunting Viruses in Crocodiles. Viral and endogenous retroviral detection and characterisation in farmed crocodiles, RIRDC Pub No. 12/011 Project No. PRJ-002461, (pp. i - 48). Canberra, Australia: RIRDC.
  • Jaratlerdsiri, W., Isberg, S., Higgins, D., Melville, L., Gongora, J. (2012). MHC class 1 diversity in saltwater crocodiles and its association with lymphoid proliferation, vasculitis and encephalitis syndrome. 33rd Conference of the International Society for Animal Genetics, Brisbane: University of Queensland Press.
  • Jaratlerdsiri, W., Isberg, S., Higgins, D., Gongora, J. (2012). MHC class i of saltwater crocidiles (Crocodylus porosus): polymorphism and balancing selection. Immunogenetics, 64, 825-838. [More Information]
  • Luck, N., Thomas, K., Morin-Adeline, V., Barwick, S., Chong, A., Carpenter, E., Wan, L., Willet, C., Langford-Salisbury, S., Abdelsayd, M., Jaratlerdsiri, W., Isberg, S., Miles, L., Higgins, D., Lane, A., Gongora, J., et al (2012). Mitochondrial DNA analyses of the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) from the Northern territory of Australia. Australian Journal of Zoology, 60(2012), 18-25. [More Information]
  • St. John, J., Braun, E., Isberg, S., Miles, L., Chong, A., Gongora, J., Dalzell, P., Moran, C., Bed'Hom, B., Abzhanov, A., et al (2012). Sequencing three crocodilian genomes to illuminate the evolution of archosaurs and amniotes. Genome Biology, 13(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Chong, A., Atkinson, S., Isberg, S., Gongora, J. (2012). Strong purifying selection in endogenous retroviruses in the saltwater crocodile (crocodylus porosus) in the Northern Territory of Australia. Mobile DNA, 3(1), 1-11. [More Information]

2011

  • do Nascimento, F., Gongora, J., Tristerm, M., Lowden, S., Moran, C. (2011). Distinctive differences in long terminal repeat sequences between Y1 endogenous retroviruses of African and Eurasian suid species. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 11(3), 686-693. [More Information]
  • do Nascimento, F., Gongora, J., Charleston, M., Tristem, M., Lowdon, S., Moran, C. (2011). Evolution of endogenous retroviruses in the Suidae: evidence for different viral subpopulations in African and Eurasian host species. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11(1), 139-1-139-13.
  • Taber, A., Altrichter, M., Harald, B., Gongora, J. (2011). Family Tayassuidae (Peccaries). In Don E. Wilson, Russell A. Mittermeier (Eds.), Handbook of the Mammals of the World - Volume 2: Hoofed Mammals, (pp. 292-307). Barcelona, Spain: Lynx Edicions.
  • Gongora, J., Reyna-Hurtado, R., Beck, H., Taber, A., Alrichter, M., Keuroghlian, A. (2011). Pecari tajacu. (pp. Online). IUCN Red List.
  • Biondo, C., Keuroghlian, A., Gongora, J., Miyaki, C. (2011). Population genetic structure and dispersal in white-lipped peccaries (Tayassu pecari) from the Brazilian Pantanal. Journal of Mammalogy, 92(2), 267-274. [More Information]
  • Gongora, J., Cuddahee, R., do Nascimento, F., Palgrave, C., Lowden, S., Ho, S., Simond, D., Damayanti, C., White, D., Tay, W., Rodrigues-Zarate, C., Moran, C., et al (2011). Rethinking the evolution of extant sub-Saharan African suids (Suidae, Artiodactyla). Zoologica Scripta, 40(4), 327-335. [More Information]
  • Gongora, J., Biondo, C., Cooper, J., Taber, A., Keuroghlian, A., Altrichter, M., Nascimento, F., Chong, A., Miyaki, C., Bodmer, R., et al (2011). Revisiting the species status of Pecari maximus van Roosmalen et al., 2007 (Mammalia) from the Brazilian Amazon. Bonn Zoological Bulletin, 60(1), 95-101.
  • Ruvinsky, A., Rothschild, M., Larson, G., Gongora, J. (2011). Systematics and Evolution of the Pig. In Max F Rothschild, Anatoly Ruvinsky (Eds.), The Genetics of the Pig, 2nd Edition, (pp. 1-13). Wallingford, United Kingdom: CABI Publishing.

2010

  • Nidup, K., Joshi, D., Gongora, J., Moran, C. (2010). Farming and biodiversity of indigenous pigs in Nepal. Biodiversity, 11(3-4), 26-33. [More Information]
  • Cavanagh, C., Tammen, I., Gongora, J., Fullard, K., Raadsma, H. (2010). Markers For Pigmentation. Patent No. 2009/00606. South Africa.

2009

  • Jaratlerdsiri, W., Rodriguez-Zarate, C., Isberg, S., Damayanti, C., Miles, L., Chansue, N., Moran, C., Melville, L., Gongora, J. (2009). Distribution of Endogenous Retroviruses in Crocodilians. Journal of Virology, 83(19), 10305-10308.
  • Kolomyjec, S., Chong, J., Blair, D., Gongora, J., Grant, T., Johnson, C., Moran, C. (2009). Population genetics of the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) : a fine-scale look at adjacent river systems. Australian Journal of Zoology, 57(4), 225-234.
  • 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]

2008

  • Gongora, J., Rawlence, N., Mobegi, V., Jianlin, H., Alcalde, J., Matus, J., Hanotte, O., Moran, C., Austin, J., Ulm, S., et al (2008). Indo-European and Asian origins for Chilean and Pacific chickens revealed by mtDNA. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 105(30), 10308-10313.

2007

  • Gongora, J., Chardon, P., Lowden, S., Miles, L., Ryder, O., Moran, C. (2007). Differential evolution of classical and non-classical class I genes of the major histocompatibility complex among suids and peccaries. 54th annual conference of the Genetics Society of Australasia.
  • Gongora, J., Moran, C. (2007). Genetic divisions of the Collared peccary from the Americas. 54th annual conference of the Genetics Society of Australasia.
  • Gongora, J., Cuddahee, R., Simond, D., Nascimento, F., Lowden, S., Klingel, H., Hanotte, O., White, D., Cain, B., Spoetter, A., Moran, C., et al (2007). Phylogeny within the Family Suidae using DNA sequences and morphological characters. Evolution 2007- Joint Meeting of the SSE, ASN and SSB Societies.
  • Gongora, J., Miles, L., Moran, C. (2007). Preliminary approach to study the major histocompatibility complex in crocodilians. Evolution 2007- Joint Meeting of the SSE, ASN and SSB Societies.
  • Gongora, J., Taber, A., Keuroghlian, A., Altrichter, M., Bodmer, R., Mayor, P., Moran, C., Damayanti, C., Gonzalez, S. (2007). Re-examining the evidence for a 'new' peccary species, 'Pecari maximus', from the Brazilian Amazon. IUCN, 19, 19-26.
  • Nascimento, F., Gongora, J., Lowden, S., Klingel, H., Hanotte, O., White, D., Cain, B., Spoetter, A., Moran, C. (2007). Screening for porcine endogenous retrovirus sequences among species of the family Suidae. 54th annual conference of the Genetics Society of Australasia.
  • Gongora, J., Chardon, P., Lowden, S., Miles, L., Ryder, O., Moran, C. (2007). Variation of the major histocompatibility complex among suids and peccaries. Evolution 2007- Joint Meeting of the SSE, ASN and SSB Societies.

2006

  • Forsyth, H., Laxton, R., Moran, C., van der Werf, J., Gongora, J. (2006). Developing online postgraduate coursework to promote change in animal industries. 23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education ASCILITE 2006, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Gongora, J., Mobegi, V., Jianlin, H., Alcalde, J., Matus, J., Hanotte, O., Moran, C. (2006). Mitochondrial DNA sequences reveal a putative East Asian ancestry for old Chilean chickens. 30th Conference of the International Society of Animal Genetics. International Society for Animal Genetics.
  • Gongora, J., Morales, S., Bernal, J., Moran, C. (2006). Phylogenetic divisions among Collared peccaries (Pecari tajacu) detected using mitochondrial and nuclear sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 41(1), 1-11.
  • Gongora, J., Simond, D., Klingel, H., Hanotte, O., Cain, B., Spoetter, A., Moran, C. (2006). Phylogenetic position of the African forest hog (Hylochoerus meinertzhageni) within the Suidae family. 30th Conference of the International Society of Animal Genetics. International Society for Animal Genetics.
  • Gongora, J. (2006). The research proposal: a tool for assessment and approaching research situations. CST Teaching and Learning Showcase 2006, Australia: CST Teaching and Learning Showcase 2006.

2005

  • Gongora, J., Moran, C. (2005). Nuclear and mitochondrial evolutionary analysis of Collared, White-lipped & Chacoan peccaries (Tayassuidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 34(1), 181-189.
  • Fan, B., Gongora, J., Chen, Y., Garkavenko, O., Li, K., Moran, C. (2005). Population genetic variability and origin of Auckland Island feral pigs. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 35(3), 279-285.

2004

  • Gongora, J., Moran, C. (2004). Comparison of endogenous retroviruses in peccaries (Tayassuidae) and pigs (Suidae). 29th Conference of the International Society of Animal Genetics. ISAG.
  • Simond, D., Gongora, J., Lowden, S., Moran, C. (2004). Distribution of endogenous retroviruses in the Suidae family. 29th Conference of the International Society of Animal Genetics. ISAG.
  • Gongora, J., Simond, D., Lowden, S., Moran, C. (2004). Phylogenetic relationships of African, Asian and European Suids. 51st Annual Meeting of Genetics Society of Australia, Austtalia: Genetics Society of Australia.
  • Gongora, J., Fleming, P., Spencer, P., Mason, R., Garkavenko, O., Meyer, J., Droegemueller, C., Lee, J., Moran, C. (2004). Phylogenic Relationships Of Australian And New Zealand Feral Pigs Assessed By Mitochondrial Control Region Sequence And Nuclear Gpip Genotype. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 33(2), 339-348.
  • Gongora, J., Simond, D., White, D., Lowden, S., Chen, Y., Moran, C. (2004). Phylogeny of the Suidae family based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. 29th Conference of the International Society of Animal Genetics. ISAG.

2003

  • Gongora, J., Peltoniemi, O., Tammen, I., Raadsma, H., Moran, C. (2003). Analyses of possible domestic pig contibution in two populations of Finnish farmed wild boar. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section A -Animal Science, 53(4), 161-165.
  • Gongora, J., Moran, C. (2003). Evolutionary studies of Collared, White-lipped and Chacoan peccary species. 19th International Congress of Genetics.
  • Gongora, J., Morales, S., Lee, J., Moran, C. (2003). Phylogenetic relationships of Collared Peccaries determined by mitochondrial DNA D-loop sequence. 19th International Congress of Genetics.
  • Gongora, J., Spencer, P., Fleming, P., Mason, R., Moran, C. (2003). Tracing the origins of Australian feral pigs using mitochondrial DNA D-loop sequence. 19th International Congress of Genetics.

2002

  • Gongora, J., Moran, C. (2002). Analysis of peccary microsatellites using porcine primers. 7th Australasian Gene Mapping Workshop, Sydney, Australia: GSA Abstracts.
  • Gongora, J., Moran, C. (2002). Further studies on amplification of peccary microsatellites using porcine primers. 28th International Society of Animal Genetics Conference, Germany: ISAG.
  • 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.
  • Gongora, J., Garkavenko, O., Mason, R., Fleming, P., Lee, J., Li, K., Moran, C. (2002). Origins of Australian and New Zealand feral pigs. 7th Australasian Gene Mapping Workshop, Sydney, Australia: GSA Abstracts.
  • Gongora, J., Garkavenko, O., Moran, C. (2002). Origins of Kune Kune and Auckland Island pigs in New Zealand. 7th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, France.
  • Kim, K., Lee, J., Li, K., Zhang, Y., Lee, S., Gongora, J., Moran, C. (2002). Phylogenetic relationships of Asian and European pig breeds determined by mitochondrial DNA D-loop sequence polymorphism. Animal Genetics, 33(1), 19-25.
  • Gongora, J., Fleming, P., Mason, R., Garkavenko, O., Moran, C. (2002). Phylogenetic relationships of Australian and New Zealand feral pigs. 15th Scientific Meeting of Australasian Wildlife Management Society, Australia: Australasian Wildlife Management Society.

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