Anna Syme

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Anna E. Syme, Todd G. B. Mclay, Frank Udovicic, David J. Cantrill, Daniel J. Murphy, Long-read assemblies reveal structural diversity in genomes of organelles – an example with Acacia pycnantha,Gigabyte,1,2021

Preprint. Anna E. Syme, Todd G.B. McLay, Frank Udovicic, David J. Cantrill, Daniel J. Murphy (2020). Long-read assemblies reveal structural diversity in genomes of organelles - an example with Acacia pycnantha. bioRxiv 2020.12.22.423164; doi:

Peter Georgeson, Anna Syme, Clare Sloggett, Jessica Chung, Harriet Dashnow, Michael Milton, Andrew Lonsdale, David Powell, Torsten Seemann, Bernard Pope. (2019) Bionitio: demonstrating and facilitating best practices for bioinformatics command-line software, GigaScience, Volume 8, Issue 9, September 2019, giz109,

Vikrant Minhas, Richard M. Harvey, Lauren J. McAllister, Torsten Seemann, Anna E. Syme, Sarah L. Baines, James C. Paton, Claudia Trappetti. (2019). Capacity To Utilize Raffinose Dictates Pneumococcal Disease Phenotype. mBio Jan 2019, 10 (1) e02596-18; DOI: 10.1128/mBio.02596-18. Open Access:

Foster, Charles S. P.; Cantrill, David J.; James, Elizabeth A.; Syme, Anna E.; Jordan, Rebecca; Douglas, Rachel; Ho, Simon Y. W.; Henwood, Murray J. (2016) Molecular phylogenetics provides new insights into the systematics of Pimelea and Thecanthes (Thymelaeaceae). Australian Systematic Botany 29, 185-196.

McCallum, A. W., Woolley, S., Błażewicz‐Paszkowycz, M., Browne, J., Gerken, S., Kloser, R., Poore, G. C. B., Staples, D., Syme, A. E., Taylor, J., Walker‐Smith, G., Williams, A. and Wilson, R. S. (2014). Productivity enhances benthic species richness along an oligotrophic Indian Ocean continental margin. Global Ecology and Biogeography.

Poore, G. C. B., Avery, L., Blazewicz-Paszkowycz, M., Browne, J., Bruce, N. L., Gerken, S., Glasby, C., Greaves, E., McCallum, A. W., Staples, D., Syme, A. E., Taylor, J., Walker-Smith, G., Warne, M., Watson, C., Williams, A., Wilson, R. S., Woolley, S. (2014). Invertebrate diversity of the unexplored marine western margin of Australia: taxonomy and implications for global biodiversity. Marine Biodiversity. 1-16.

A.E. Syme, F. Udovicic, V. Stajsic, D.J. Murphy. (2013) A test of sequence-matching algorithms for a DNA barcode database of invasive grasses. DNA Barcodes v. 1: 19-26. DOI: 10.2478/dna-2012-0002

Syme, A. E. (2012). Diversification rates in the Australasian endemic grass Austrostipa - 15 million years of constant evolution. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 298(1): 221-227.

Syme A. E. and Oakley T. H. (2012). Dispersal between shallow and abyssal seas and evolutionary loss and re-gain of ostracod compound eyes in cylindroleberidid ostracods: conflicting conclusions from different comparative methods. Systematic Biology, 61(2): 314-336.

Syme, A. E., Murphy, D. J., Holmes, G. D., Gardner, S., Fowler, R. and Cantrill, D. C. (2012). An expanded phylogenetic analysis of Austrostipa (Poaceae: Stipeae) to test infrageneric relationships. Australian Systematic Botany, 25:1-10.

Lebel, T. and Syme, A. E. (2012). Sequestrate Agaricus and Macrolepiota from Australia: new combinations and species, and their position in a calibrated phylogeny. Mycologia, 104:496-520.

Jenkins, G. P., Syme, A. E. and Macreadie, P. I. (2011). Feeding ecology of King George whiting Sillaginodes punctatus (Perciformes) recruits in seagrass and unvegetated habitats. Does diet reflect habitat utilization? Journal of Fish Biology, 78: 1561-1573.

Rivera, A. S, Pankey, M. S., Plachetzki, D. C., Villacorta, C., Syme, A. E., Serb, J. M., Omilian, A. R. and Oakley, T. H. (2010). Gene duplication and the origins of morphological complexity in pancrustacean eyes, a genomic approach. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 10:123.

Poore, G. C. B. and Syme, A. E. (2009). (Book) Barnacles. Museum Victoria; CSIRO Publishing. pp. 36.

Syme, A. E. and Poore, G. C. B. (2008). A supplementary description of Cypridina mariae, type species of Cylindroleberis, and rediagnosis of the genus (Ostracoda: Myodocopa: Cylindroleberididae). PLoS ONE, 3(4): e1960.

Lum, K. E., Syme, A. E., Schwab, A. K. and Oakley, T. H. (2008). Euphilomedes chupacabra (Ostracoda: Myodocopida: Philomedidae), a new demersal marine species from coastal Puerto Rico with male-biased vespertine swimming activity. Zootaxa, 1684: 35–57.

Wilson, R., Norman, M. and Syme, A. E. (2007). (Book) An Introduction to Marine Life. Museum Victoria; CSIRO Publishing. pp. 144.

Syme, A. E. (2007). (PhD Thesis) A systematic revision of the Cylindroleberididae. The University of Melbourne.

Syme, A. E. and Poore, G. C. B. (2006). Three new species of the Cylindroleberididae from coastal Australian waters (Crustacea: Ostracoda). Zootaxa, 1305: 51–67.

Syme, A. E. and Poore, G. C. B. (2006). A checklist for species of the Cylindroleberididae (Crustacea: Ostracoda). Museum Victoria Science Reports, 9: 1–20.

Syme A. E. (1998). (BSc Honours Thesis, Zoology) Food limitation and daily ration of post-settlement King George whiting (Sillaginodes punctatus) in Port Phillip Bay. The University of Melbourne.