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Selected Publications

  • da Silva, J., and J. D. Galbraith, 2017 Hill–Robertson interference maintained by Red Queen dynamics favours the evolution of sex. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30: 994-1010.
  • da Silva, J. and S.K. Wyatt. 2014. Fitness valleys constrain HIV-1's adaptation to its secondary chemokine coreceptor. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 27: 604-615.
  • da Silva, J. 2012. Antibody selection and amino acid reversions. Evolution 66: 3079-3087.
  • da Silva, J. 2012. BRCA1/2 mutations, fertility and the grandmother effect. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 279: 2926-2929.
  • da Silva, J. 2012. The dynamics of HIV-1 adaptation in early infection. Genetics 190: 1087-1099.
  • da Silva, J., M. Coetzer, R. Nedellec, C. Pastore, and D. E. Mosier. 2010. Fitness epistasis and constraints on adaptation in a human immunodeficiency virus type 1 protein region. Genetics 185: 293-303.
  • da Silva, J. 2010. An adaptive walk by human immunodeficiency virus type 1 on a fluctuating fitness landscape. Evolution 64: 1160-1165.
  • da Silva, J. 2006. Site-specific amino acid frequency, fitness and the mutational landscape model of adaptation in human immunodeficiency virus type 1. Genetics 174: 1689-1694.
  • Hughes, A.L., K. Westover, J. da Silva, D.H. O’Connor, and D.I. Watkins. 2001. Simultaneous positive and purifying selection on overlapping reading frames of the tat and vpr genes of simian immunodeficiency virus. Journal of Virology 75: 7966-7972.
  • Hughes, A.L., J. da Silva, and R. Friedman. 2001. Ancient genome duplications did not structure the human Hox-bearing chromosomes. Genome Research 11: 771-780.
  • Evans, D. T., D. H. O’Connor, P. Jing, J. Dzuris, J. Sydney, J. da Silva, T.M. Allen, H. Horton, J.E. Venham, R.A. Rudersdorf, C.D. Pauza, R.E. Bontrop, R. DeMars, A. Sette, A.L. Hughes, and D.I. Watkins. 1999. Virus-specific cytotoxic T-lymphocyte responses select for amino acid variation in simian immunodeficiency virus Env and Nef. Nature Medicine 5: 1270-1276.
  • da Silva, J. and A.L. Hughes. 1999. Molecular phylogenetic evidence of cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) selection on human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1). Molecular Biology and Evolution 16: 1420-1422.
  • da Silva, J. and G. Bell. 1996. The ecology and genetics of fitness in Chlamydomonas. VII. The effect of sex on the variance in fitness and mean fitness. Evolution 50: 1705-1713.
  • da Silva, J. and G. Bell. 1992. The ecology and genetics of fitness in Chlamydomonas VI. Antagonism between natural selection and sexual selection. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 249: 227-233.
  • da Silva, J. 1991. Male swords and female preferences. Science 253: 1426.
Evolutionary Genetics

Department of Genetics & Evolution
School of Biological Sciences
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005


Jack da Silva
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