Lab publications


Page, T. M., McDougall, C., Diaz-Pulido, G. (2019) De novo transcriptome assembly for four species of crustose coralline algae and analysis of unique orthologous genes. Scientific Reports 9:12611.

Schmidt, D. J., McDougall, C. (2019) Complete mitogenomes of five ecologically diverse Australian freshwater fishes. Mitochondrial DNA Part B 4(1):191-193.


McDougall, C., Hammond, M., Dailey, S., Somorjai, I., Cummins, S. F., Degnan, B. M. (2018) The evolution of ependymin-related proteins. BMC Evolutionary Biology 18:182.

McDougall, C. (2018) Comparative de novo transcriptome analysis of the Australian black-lip and Sydney rock oysters reveals expansion of repetitive elements in Saccostrea genomes. PLOS ONE 13(10):e0206417.

Motti, C. A., Bose, U., Roberts, R. E., McDougall, C., Smith, M. K., Hall, M. R., Cummins, S. F. (2018) Chemical ecology of chemosensation in Asteroidea: Insights towards management strategies of pest species. Journal of Chemical Ecology 44(2):147-177.

McDougall, C., Degnan, B.M. (2018) The evolution of molluscan shells. WIRES Developmental Biology e313. https://doi/10.1002/wdev.313

Carmel’s previous publications

Hall, M. R., Kocot, K. M., Baughman, K. W., Fernandez-Valverde, S. L., Gauthier, M. E. A., Hatleberg, W. L., Krishnan, A., McDougall, C., Motti C., Shoguchi E., Wang T., Zhao M., Bose U., Shinzato C., Hisata K., Fujie M., Kanda M., Cummins S. F., Satoh N., Degnan S. M., Degnan B. M. (2017) The Crown-of-Thorns starfish genome as a tool for biocontrol of a coral reef pest. Nature 544:231-234.

Kocot, K. M., McDougall, C., Degnan, B.M. (2017). Developing Perspectives on Molluscan Shells Part 1: Introduction and Molecular Biology. Physiology of Molluscs: A Collection of Selected Reviews. Vol 1:1-41. Apple Academic Press. ISBN: 9781771884082.

Aguilera, F. A., McDougall, C., Degnan, B.M. (2017) Co-option and de novo gene evolution underlie molluscan shell diversity. Molecular Biology and Evolution 34(4):779-792.

McDougall, C., Woodcroft, B. J., Degnan, B.M. (2016) The widespread prevalence of silk-like proteins in metazoan biomaterials. PLOS ONE 11(7).

Wang, T., Nuurai, P., McDougall, C., York, P. S., Bose, U., Degnan, B.M., Cummins, S.C. (2016) Identification of a female spawn-associated Kazal-type inhibitor from the tropical abalone Haliotis asinina. Journal of Peptide Science 22(7):461-470.

Kocot, K. M., Aguilera, F. A., McDougall, C., Jackson, D. J., Degnan, B.M. (2016) Sea shell diversity and rapidly evolving secretomes: insights into the evolution of biomineralization. Frontiers in Zoology 13:23.

McDougall, C., Moase, P., Degnan, B.M. (2016) Host and donor influence on pearls produced by the silver-lip pearl oyster, Pinctada maxima. Aquaculture 450:313-320.

Wollesen, T., Rodriguez Monje, S., McDougall, C., Degnan, B.M., Wanninger, A. (2015) The ParaHox gene Gsx patterns the apical organ and central nervous system but not the foregut in scaphopod and cephalopod mollusks. EvoDevo 6:41.

Baughman, K.W., McDougall, C., Cummins, S., Hall, M., Degnan, B.M., Satoh, N., Shoguchi, E. (2014) Genomic organisation of the echinoderm Acanthaster planci Hox and ParaHox clusters. Genesis 52(12):952-958.

Wollesen, T., McDougall, C., Degnan, B.M., Wanninger, A. (2014) POU genes are expressed during the formation of individual ganglia of the cephalopod central nervous system. EvoDevo 5:41.

McDougall, C.*, Budd, A.*, Green, K., Degnan, B.M. (2014) Control of shell pigmentation by secretory tubules in the abalone mantle. Frontiers in Zoology 11:62. *Equal contribution.

Aguilera, F., McDougall, C., Degnan, B.M. (2014) Evolution of the tyrosinase gene family in bivalve molluscs: independent expansion of the mantle gene repertoire. Acta Biomaterialia 10:3855-3865.

McDougall, C., Aguilera, F., Moase, P., Lucas, J.S., Degnan, B.M. (2013) Pearls. Current Biology 23(16):R671-R673. (Quick Guide).

Aguilera, F., McDougall, C., Degnan, B. M. (2013) Origin, evolution and classification of type-3 copper proteins: Lineage-specific gene expansions and losses across the Metazoa. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13(96).

McDougall, C., Aguilera, F., Degnan, B. M. (2013) Rapid evolution of pearl oyster shell matrix proteins with repetitive, low-complexity domains. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 10:20130041. [IF = 4.216, 15(WOS)/26(GS) citations]

Hui, J., McDougall, C., Monteiro, A. S., Holland, P. W. H., Arendt, D., Balavoine, G., Ferrier, D. E. K. (2012) Extensive chordate and annelid macrosynteny reveals ancestral homeobox gene organisation. Molecular Biology and Evolution 29(1):157-165.

McDougall, C., Degnan, B.M. (2011). Modularity of gene-regulatory networks revealed in sea-star development. BMC Biology 9:6. (Commentary).

McDougall, C., Korchagina, N., Tobin, J., Ferrier, D. E. K. (2011) Annelid Distal-less/Dlx duplications reveal varied post-duplication fates. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11:241.

McDougall, C., Green, K., Jackson, D. J., Degnan, B. M. (2011) Ultrastructure of the mantle of the gastropod Haliotis asinina and mechanisms of shell regionalization. Cells, Tissues, Organs 174:103-107.

Jackson, D. J., Meyer, N. P., Seaver, E., Pang, K., McDougall, C., Moy, V. N., Gordon, K., Degnan, B. M., Martindale, M. Q., Burke, R. D., Peterson, K. J. (2010) Developmental expression of COE across the Metazoa supports a conserved role in neuronal cell-type specification and mesodermal development. Development, Genes and Evolution 220:221-234.

Jackson, D.J., McDougall, C., Woodcroft, B., Moase, P., Rose, R.A., Kube, M., Reinhardt, R., Rokhsar, D.S., Montagnani, C., Joubert, C., Piquemal, D., Degnan, B.M. (2010) Parallel evolution of nacre building gene sets in molluscs. Molecular Biology and Evolution 27(3):591-608.

Takahashi, T., McDougall, C., Troscianko, J., Chen, W.C., Jayaraman-Nagarajan, A., Shimeld, S., Ferrier, D.E.K. (2009) An EST screen from the annelid Pomatoceros lamarckii reveals patterns of gene loss and gain in animals. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9:240.

McDougall, C., Hui, J.H.L., Monteiro, A., Takahashi, T., Ferrier, D.E.K. (2008). Annelids in evolutionary developmental biology and comparative genomics. Parasite 15(3):321-328. (Invited review).

Jackson, D.J., McDougall, C., Green, K., Simpson, F., Worheide, G., Degnan, B.M. (2006). A rapidly evolving secretome builds and patterns a sea shell. BMC Biology 4:40.

McDougall, C., Chen, W.C., Shimeld, S.M., Ferrier, D.E.K. (2006). The development of the larval nervous system, musculature and ciliary bands of Pomatoceros lamarckii (Annelida): heterochrony in polychaetes. Frontiers in Zoology 3:16.