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Bold names indicate lab members.

SYW Sin, A Cloutier, G Nevitt & SV Edwards (accepted) Olfactory receptor subgenome and expression in a highly olfactory procellariiform seabird. Genetics.

BY Lee, K Wakabayashi, SYW Sin, S Ohtsuka, LM Tsang (2021) DNA Metabarcoding revealed interspecific dietary difference and prey selectivity in juvenile Horseshoe Crabs Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda & Tachypleus tridentatus from Hong Kong. Frontiers in Marine Science. 8: p.1436. PDF Link

PY Huang*, ESK Poon*, ATC Wong, IWY So, YH Sung & SYW Sin (2021) DNA metabarcoding reveals the dietary composition in the endangered black-faced spoonbill. Scientific Reports. 11: 18773. (*Equal contribution) PDF Link

DTC Chan*, ESK Poon*, ATC Wong & SYW Sin (2021) Global trade in parrots – influential factors of trade and implications for conservation. Global Ecology and Conservation. 30: e01784. (*Equal contribution) PDF Link

Y Toda, MC Ko, Q Liang, ET Miller, A Rico-Guevara, T Nakagita, A Sakakibara, K Uemura, T Sackton, T Hayakawa, SYW Sin, Y Ishimaru, T Misaka, P Oteiza, J Crall, SV Edwards, W Buttemer, S Matsumura & MW Baldwin (2021) Early origin of sweet perception in the songbird radiation. Science. 373: 226–231. Link

SYW Sin, B Hoover, G Nevitt & SV Edwards (2021) Demographic history, not mating system, explains signatures of inbreeding and inbreeding depression in a large outbred population. The American Naturalist. 197(6). PDF Link

SYW Sin, L Lu & SV Edwards (2020) De Novo assembly of the Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) genome reveals candidate regulatory regions for sexually dichromatic red plumage coloration. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 10(10): 3541–3548. PDF Link

DK Lam, SYW Sin (2020) Development and characterization of microsatellite markers in Rosy-faced and other lovebirds (Agapornis spp.) using next-generation sequencing. Molecular Biology Reports. PDF Link

E Dierickx, SYW Sin, HPJ van Veelen, MdL Brooke, Y Liu, SV Edwards & SH Martin (2020) Genetic diversity, demographic history and neo-sex chromosomes in the Critically Endangered Raso lark. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 287, 20192613. PDF Link

L Xu, SYW Sin, P Grayson, SV Edwards, TB Sackton (2019) Evolutionary dynamics of sex chromosomes of paleognathous birds. Genome Biology and Evolution, 11(8), pp.2376-2390. PDF Link

SYW Sin, A Cloutier, G Nevitt & SV Edwards (2019) Olfactory receptor subgenome and expression in a highly olfactory procellariiform seabird. bioRxiv. PDF Link

B Hoover, M Alcaide, S Jennings, SYW Sin, SV Edwards, G Nevitt (2018) Ecology can inform genetics: Disassortative mating contributes to MHC polymorphism in Leach's storm‐petrels (Oceanodroma leucorhoa). Molecular Ecology 2018; 27(16): 3371–3385. PDF Link

P Grayson, SYW Sin, T Sackton, SV Edwards (2017) Comparative genomics as a foundation for evo-devo studies in birds. In Avian and Reptilian Developmental Biology (pp. 11-46). Humana Press, New York, NY. PDF Link

YW Sin, C Newman, HL Dugdale, C Buesching, M-E Mannarelli, G Annavi, T Burke, DW Macdonald (2016) No compensatory relationship between the innate and adaptive immune system in wild-living European badgers. PLoS One 11(10): e0163773. PDF Link


CD Buesching, HV Tinnesand, YW Sin, F Rosell, T Burke, DW Macdonald (2016) Coding of Group Odor in the Subcaudal Gland Secretion of the European Badger Meles meles: Chemical Composition and Pouch Microbiota. In Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 13 (pp. 45-62). Springer International Publishing. PDF Link

YW Sin, G Annavi, C Newman, C Buesching, T Burke, DW Macdonald, HL Dugdale (2015) MHC class II assortative mate choice in European badgers (Meles meles). Molecular Ecology 24 (12): 3138–3150. PDF Link


YW Sin*, NJ Kenny*, Z Qu, KW Chan, KWS Chan, SPS Cheong, RWT Leung, TF Chan, WG Bendena, KH Chu, SS Tobe, JHL Hui (2015) Identification of putative ecdysteroid and juvenile hormone pathway genes in the shrimp Neocaridina denticulata. General and Comparative Endocrinology 214: (167–176). (*Equal contribution) PDF Link

N Kenny, YW Sin, A Hayward, J Paps, KH Chu, JHL Hui (2015) The phylogenetic utility and functional constraint of microRNA flanking sequences. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20142983. PDF Link

YW Sin, G Annavi, HL Dugdale, C Newman, T Burke & DW Macdonald (2014) Pathogen burden, co-infection and major histocompatibility complex variability in the European badger (Meles meles). Molecular Ecology 23(20): 5072–5088. PDF Link

NJ Kenny*, YW Sin*, X Shen, Q Zhe, W Wang, TF Chan, SS Tobe, SM Shimeld, KH Chu & J Hui (2014) Genomic sequence and experimental tractability of a new decapod shrimp model, Neocaridina denticulata. Marine drugs 12(3): 1419–1437. (*Equal contribution) PDF Link


G Annavi, C Newman, HL Dugdale, CD Buesching, YW Sin, T Burke & DW Macdonald (2014) Neighbouring-group composition and within-group relatedness drive extra-group paternity rate in the European badger (Meles meles). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 27(10): 2191–2203. PDF Link

K Bilham, YW Sin, C Newman, CD Buesching & DW Macdonald (2013) An example of life history antecendence in the European badger (Meles meles): rapid development of juvenile antioxidant capacity, from plasma vit-E analogue. Ethology Ecology & Evolution. PDF Link

YW Sin, H Dugdale, C Newman, DW Macdonald & T Burke (2012) Evolution of MHC class I genes in the European badger (Meles meles). Ecology and Evolution 2(7): 1644–1662. PDF Link


YW Sin, CD Buesching, T Burke & DW Macdonald (2012) Molecular characterization of the microbial communities in the subcaudal gland secretion of the European badger (Meles meles). FEMS Microbiology Ecology 81(3): 648–659. PDF Link


YW Sin, H Dugdale, C Newman, DW Macdonald & T Burke (2012) MHC class II genes in the European badger (Meles meles): characterization, patterns of variation, and transcription analysis. Immunogenetics 64(4): 313–327. PDF Link

R Lizundia, C Newman, CD Buesching, D Ngugi, D Blake, YW Sin, DW Macdonald, A Wilson & D McKeever (2011) Evidence for a role of the host-specific flea (Paraceras melis) in the transmission of Trypanosoma (Megatrypanum) pestanai to the European badger. PLoS ONE 6(2): e16977. PDF Link

YW Sin, C Yau & KH Chu (2009) Morphological and genetic differentiation of two loliginid squid, Uroteuthis (Photololigo) chinensis and U. (P.) edulis (Cephalopoda: Loliginidae), in Asia. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 369: 22–30. PDF Link


YW Sin, KH Chu & C Yau (2009) Isolation and characterization of highly polymorphic microsatellites in the mitre squid, Uroteuthis (Photololigo) chinensis. Molecular Ecology Resources 9: 1460−1559. PDF Link


YW Sin, JCY Lai, PKL Ng & KH Chu (2009) Phylogeny of Dorippoidea (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) inferred from three mitochondrial genes. Invertebrate Systematics 23: 223-230. PDF Link

M Mitsuhashi, YW Sin, HC Lei, TY Chan & KH Chu (2007) Systematic status of the caridean shrimp families Gnathophyllidae Dana and Hymenoceridae Ortmann (Crustacea, Decapoda, Caridea): A preliminary examination based on nuclear rDNA sequences. Invertebrate Systematics 21: 613−622. PDF Link

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