Molecular ecology and evolution

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Murphy, N.P., Breed, M.F., Guzik, M.T., Cooper, S.J.B. & Austin, A.D. (2012) Trapped in desert springs: Phylogeography of Australian desert spring snails. Journal of Biogeography Accepted Feb 2012, In Press

Guzik, M.T., Adams, M.A., Murphy, N.P., Cooper, S.J & Austin, A.D. Phylogeographic structure of an ancient endemic crustacean (Phreatomerus latipes). PLoS ONE. Accepted Feb 2012, In Press

Muirhead, KA, Murphy, NP, Sallam, N, Donnellan SC , Austin AD. Molecular phylogenetics and haplotype diversity of the Cotesia flavipes complex of parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution Accepted Dec 2011, In Press

Murphy, NP. Guzik MT, Worthington Wilmer J (2010) The influence of landscape on population structure of four invertebrates in groundwater springs Freshwater Biology 55 2499-2509

Murphy NP, Adams M & Austin AD (2009) Independent colonisation and extensive cryptic speciation of freshwater amphipods in the isolated groundwater springs of Australia's Great Artesian Basin. Molecular Ecology, 18, 109-122

Gotch TB, Adams, M, Murphy NP & Austin AD. (2008) A molecular systematic overview of wolf spiders associated with Great Artesian Basin Springs in South Australia: evolutionary origins and an assessment of metapopulation structure in two species. Invertebrate Systematics. 22, 151–165

Murphy NP, Banks J, Whitfield JB & Austin A. (2008) Phylogeny of the parasitic microgastroid subfamilies (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) based on sequence data from seven genes, with an improved time estimate of the origin of the lineage. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 47: 378-395

Murphy NP, Carey D, Castro L, Dowton M & Austin, A. (2007) Phylogeny of the platygastroid wasps (Hymenoptera) based on sequences from the 18S rRNA, 28S rRNA and CO1 genes: implications for classification and the evolution of host relationships. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 91: 653-669

Moulds TA, Murphy NP, Adams M, Reardon T, Harvey MS & Austin AD (2007) Phylogeography of cave pseudoscorpions in Australia. Journal of Biogeography. 34: 951-962

Park YC, Yoo JS, Schwarz MP, Murphy NP, Donnellan S, & Kim JP. (2007) Molecular phylogeny of East Asian wolf spiders (Araneae: Lycosidae) inferred from mitochondrial 12S ribosomal DNA. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 100: 1-8

Muirhead KA, Murphy NP, Sallam MN, Donnellan SC &. Austin AD. (2006) Genetic variation in the Cotesia flavipes complex of parasitic wasps (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea: Braconidae): towards the effective control of stemborer pests in Australia. Journal of the Entomological Society of France. 42: 309-318

Carey D, Murphy NP & Austin AD. (2006) Molecular phylogenetics and the evolution of wing reduction in a tribe of parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae: Baeini). Invertebrate Systematics. 20: 489-501

Murphy NP, Framenau V, Donnellan S, Harvey M, Park YC & Austin A (2006) Phylogenetic reconstruction of the wolf spiders (Araneae: Lycosidae) using sequences from the 12S rRNA, 28S rRNA and NADH1 genes: implications for classification, biogeography and the evolution of web building behavior. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 38: 503-602

Miller A, Murphy NP, Burridge C & Austin C (2005) Complete Mitochondrial DNA Sequence of the Decapod Crustaceans Pseudocarcinus gigas (Menippidae), and Macrobrachium rosenbergii (Palaemonidae). Marine Biotechnology. 7: 339-49

Murphy NP & Austin CM (2005) Phylogenetic relationships of the globally distributed freshwater prawn genus Macrobrachium (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palaemonidae): biogeography, taxonomy and the convergent evolution of abbreviated larval development. Zoologica Scripta. 34: 187-197

Murphy NP & Austin CM (2004) Multiple origins of the endemic Australian Macrobrachium (Decapoda : Palaemonidae) based on 16S rRNA mitochondrial sequences. Australian Journal of Zoology. 52: 549-559

Murphy NP & Austin CM (2004) Phylogeography of the widespread Australian freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium australiense (Decapoda, Palaemonidae). Journal of Biogeography 31: 1065-1072

Murphy NP, Short JW & Austin CM (2004) Re-examination of the taxonomy of the Macrobrachium australiense Holthuis (Decapoda: Palaemonidae) species-complex: molecular evidence for a single species. Invertebrate Systematics. 18: 227-232

Munasinghe DHN, Murphy NP & Austin, C.M. (2003) Utility of mitochondrial DNA sequences for systematic studies of Australian freshwater crayfish of the genus Cherax (Decapoda: Parastacidae) Journal of Crustacean Biology. 23: 402-417

Murphy NP & Austin CM. (2003) Molecular taxonomy and phylogenetics of some species of Australian palaemonid shrimps. Journal of Crustacean Biology. 23: 167-177

Murphy NP & Austin CM. (2002) A preliminary study of 16S rRNA sequence variation in Australian Macrobrachium shrimps (Palaemonidae: Decapoda) reveals inconsistencies in their current classification. Invertebrate Systematics. 5: 697-701

Nguyen TTT, Murphy NP & Austin CM. (2002) Amplification of multiple copies of mitochondrial Cytochrome b gene fragments in the Australian freshwater crayfish, Cherax destructor Clark (Parastacidae: Decapoda) Animal Science. 33: 304-308

Hurt AC, Murphy NP, Patil JG & Austin CM. (2001) Molecular genetic evidence for a new species of bream of the genus Acanthopagrus Peters (Perciformes: Sparidae) Asian Fisheries Science. 14: 427-435