DNA extraction Microsatellite analysis Microsatellite library Molecular genetics PCR

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Molecular genetic analysis of Australian native flora

Brief CV

Academic Qualifications

BSc Honours Geography & Botany (Liverpool, UK)
Doctor of Philosophy (Characterisation of Avian Micoplasma, Liverpool, UK)
Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology (Murdoch University)


Construction of Microsatellite libraries for several species of Australian native flora.

Publications (11)

Departmental Publications (11)

Found 11 items


Joyce EM, Butcher R, Byrne M, Grierson PF, Hankinson M, Thiele KR (2017). Taxonomic resolution of the Tetratheca hirsuta (Elaeocarpaceae) species complex using an integrative approach. Australian Systematic Botany 30, pp. 1–25

Llorens TM, Tapper S-L, Coates DJ, McArthur S, Hankinson M, Byrne M (2017). Does population distribution matter? Influence of a patchy versus continuous distribution on genetic patterns in a wind-pollinated shrub. Journal of Biogeography 44, pp. 361–374


Bradbury D, Grayling PM, Macdonald B, Hankinson M, Byrne M (2016). Clonality, interspecific hybridisation and inbreeding in a rare mallee eucalypt, Eucalyptus absita (Myrtaceae) and implications for conservation. Conservation Genetics 17, pp. 193–205

Bradbury D, Tapper S-L, Coates D, Hankinson M, McArthur S, Byrne M (2016). How does the post-fire facultative seeding strategy impact genetic variation and phylogeographical history? The case of Bossiaea ornata (Fabaceae) in a fire-prone, Mediterranean-climate ecosystem. Journal of Biogeography 43, pp. 96–110

Bradbury D, Tapper S-L, Coates D, McArthur S, Hankinson M, Byrne M (2016). The role of fire and a long-lived soil seed bank in maintaining persistence, genetic diversity and connectivity in a fire-prone landscape. Journal of Biogeography 43, pp. 70–84

Byrne M, Coates DJ, Macdonald BM, Hankinson M, McArthur SM, van Leeuwen S (2016). High nuclear genetic differentiation, but low chloroplast diversity in a rare species, Aluta quadrata (Myrtaceae), with a disjunct distribution in the Pilbara, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Botany 64, pp. 687–695


Sampson JF, Hankinson M, McArthur S, Tapper S, Langley M, Gibson N, Yates C, Byrne M (2015). Long-term islands in the landscape: low gene flow, effective population size and genetic divergence in the shrub Hakea oldfieldii (Proteaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 179, p.


Byrne M, Hankinson M (2012). Testing the variability of chloroplast sequences for plant phylogeography. Australian Journal of Botany 60, pp. 569–574


Byrne M, Hankinson M, McArthur S (2009). Characterization of microsatellite markers isolated from Bossiaea ornata (Lindl.) Benth. (Papilionaceae). Conservation Genetics 10, pp. 1985–1987


Byrne M, Hankinson M, Sampson JF, Stankowski S (2008). Microsatellite markers isolated from a polyploid saltbush, Atriplex nummularia Lindl. (Chenopodiaceae). Molecular Ecology Resources 8, pp. 1426–1428


Coates DJ, Byrne M, Macdonald B, Hankinson M, Ward J (1999). Genetic structure in the priority one species genus sp. Yalgoo (J.M. Ward s.n. 11/7/1999). Department of Conservation and Land Management, Kensington, WA. 9 p.