Viruses


van Mierlo JT, Overheul GJ, Obadia B, van Cleef KWR, Webster CL, Saleh M-C, Obbard DJ, van Rij RP (2014) Novel Drosophila viruses encode host-specific suppressors of RNAi PLoS Pathogens 10(7):e1004256

Murray GGR, Kosakovsky Pond SL Obbard DJ (2013) Suppressors of RNAi from plant viruses are subject to episodic positive selection Proc. R. Soc. B. 2013 280 20130965

Longdon B, Hadfield JD, Webster CL, Obbard DJ, Jiggins FM (2011) Host phylogeny determines viral persistence and replication in novel hosts PLoS Pathogens 7(9):e1002260

Longdon B, Wilfert L, Osei-Poku J, Cagney H, Obbard DJ, Jiggins FM (2011) Host-switching by a vertically transmitted rhabdovirus in Drosophila Biology Letters 7(5):747-750

Longdon B, Wilfert L, Obbard DJ, Jiggins FM (2011) Rhabdoviruses in two species of Drosophila: vertical transmission and a recent sweep Genetics 188:1 141-150

Longdon B, Obbard DJ, Jiggins FM (2010) Sigma viruses from three species of Drosophila form a major new clade in the rhabdovirus phylogeny. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 277:35-44

Carpenter JA, Obbard DJ, Maside X, Jiggins FM, (2007). The recent spread of a vertically transmitted virus through populations of Drosophila melanogaster. Molecular Ecology 16: 3947-3954


Drosophila


Obbard DJ, Maclennan J, Kim K-W, Rambaut A, O'Grady PM, Jiggins FM, (2012) Estimating divergence dates and substitution rates in the Drosophila phylogeny. Molecular Biology and Evolution 29 (11): 3459-3473

Obbard DJ, Jiggins FM, Bradshaw NJ, Little TJ (2011) Recent and recurrent selective sweeps of the antiviral RNAi gene Argonaute-2 in three species of Drosophila. Molecular Biology and Evolution 28(2): 1043-1056

Obbard DJ, Welch JJ, Kim K-W, Jiggins FM (2009) Quantifying Adaptive Evolution in the Drosophila Immune System. PLoS Genetics 5(10): e1000698.

Bangham J, Obbard, DJ, Kim K-W, Haddrill PR, Jiggins FM, (2007) The age and evolution of an antiviral resistance mutation in Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 274: 2027-2034

Obbard DJ, Jiggins FM, Halligan DL, Little TJ (2006). Natural selection drives extremely rapid evolution in antiviral RNAi genes. Current Biology 16: 580-585.


Daphnia


McTaggart SJ, Obbard DJ, Conlon C, Little TJ, (2012). Immune genes undergo more adaptive evolution than non-immune system genes in Daphnia pulex. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12:63

Killick SC, Obbard DJ, West SA, Little TJ (2008). Parasitism and breeding system variation in North American populations of Daphnia pulex. Ecological Research 23(1): 235-240


Anopheles


Smith PH, Mwangi JM, Afrane YA, Yan G, Obbard DJ, Ranford-Cartwright LC, Little TJ (2011) Alternative splicing of the Anopheles gambiae Dscam gene in diverse Plasmodium falciparum infections Malaria Journal 10:56

Obbard DJ, Welch JJ, Little TJ (2009) Inferring selection in the Anopheles gambiae species complex: an example from immune-related serine protease inhibitors. Malaria Journal 8:117.

Obbard DJ, Callister D, Jiggins FM, Soares D, Yan G, Little TJ (2008) The evolution of TEP1, an exceptionally polymorphic immunity gene in Anopheles gambiae. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8:174

Obbard DJ, Linton Y-M, Jiggins FM, Yan G, Little TJ (2007). Population genetics of Plasmodium resistance genes in Anopheles gambiae: no evidence for strong selection.. Molecular Ecology 16: 3497-3510


Mercurialis


Pujol B, Obbard DJ, Pannell JR, (2010) Symptoms of population range expansion: lessons from phenotypic and genetic differentiation in hexaploid Mercurialis annua. Plant Ecology & Diversity. 3(2) 103-108.

Obbard DJ, Harris SA, Buggs RJA, Pannell JR (2006). Hybridisation, polyploidy and the evolution of sexual systems in Mercurialis (Euphorbiaceae). Evolution 60:9 1801-1815.

Obbard DJ, Harris SA, Pannell JR (2006). Simple allelic-phenotype diversity and differentiation statistics for allopolyploids. Heredity 97 296-303. FD

Obbard DJ, Pannell JR, Harris SA (2006). Mercurialis canariensis (Euphorbiaceae), a new endemic to the Canary Islands. Kew Bulletin 61: 99-106.

Obbard DJ, Harris SA, Pannell JR (2006). Sexual systems and population genetic structure in an annual plant: testing the metapopulation model. American Naturalist 167:354-366.

Obbard DJ (2004). PhD Thesis


Other Collaborations


Schnettler E, Tykalová H, Watson M, Sharma M, Sterken MG, Obbard DJ, Lewis SH, McFarlane M, Bell-Sakyi L, Barry G, Weisheit S, Best SM, Kuhn RJ, Pijlman GP, Chase-Topping ME, Gould EA, Grubhoffer L, Fazakerley JK, Kohl A (2014) Induction and suppression of tick cell antiviral RNAi responses by tick-borne flaviviruses Nucleic Acids Research

Ramiro RS, Reece SE, Obbard DJ,(2012). Molecular evolution and phylogenetics of rodent malaria parasites. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12:219

Moore JC, Obbard DJ, Reuter C, West SA, Cook JM (2009) Male morphology and dishonest signalling in a fig wasp. Animal Behaviour 78: 147-153.

Moore JC, Obbard DJ, Reuter C, West SA, Cook JM (2008) Fighting strategies in two species of fig wasps. Animal Behaviour 76: 315-322.


Reviews and Commentaries


Obbard DJ, Dudas G (2014). The genetics of host-virus coevolution in invertebrates [Review] Current Opinion in Virology 8:73-78

Lewis SH, Obbard DJ (2014). Recent insights into the evolution of innate viral sensing in Animals" [Review] Current Opinion in Microbiology 20:170–175

Obbard DJ, Gordon KHJ, Buck AH, Jiggins FM (2009) The evolution of RNAi as a defence against viruses and transposable elements. [Review] Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Series B 364 99-115.

Obbard DJ, Finnegan DJ (2008). RNA interference: Endogenous siRNAs derived from transposable elements. [Commentary] Current Biology 18: R561-R563

Pannell JR, Obbard DJ, Buggs RJA (2004). Polyploidy and the sexual system: what can we learn from Mercurialis annua? [Review] Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 82: 547-560.

Pannell JR, Obbard DJ (2003). Probing the primacy of the patch: what makes a metapopulation? [Commentary] Journal of Ecology 91: 485-488.

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