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Michael Gillings is in the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University, where he is Professor of Molecular Evolution. In general, his interests focus on genetic diversity and its role in evolution. This allows an eclectic research program, with papers on viruses, bacteria, fungi, diatoms, green algae, invertebrates, plants, sharks, and mammals in the last five years. Two of his main research programs include the origins and environmental consequences of antibiotic resistance, and the new geological era of the Anthropocene, precipitated by human effects on planetary systems. He teaches a large first year class, with 1100 students, and contributes regularly to radio, television and on-line forums.

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Integrons Medicine & Life Sciences
Genes Medicine & Life Sciences
Duddingtonia Medicine & Life Sciences
Microbial Drug Resistance Medicine & Life Sciences
Soil Medicine & Life Sciences
DNA Medicine & Life Sciences
Bacteria Medicine & Life Sciences
gene Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Projects 2006 2018

Research Output 1987 2018

Human dissemination of genes and microorganisms in Earth's Critical Zone

Zhu, Y. G., Gillings, M., Simonet, P., Stekel, D., Banwart, S. & Penuelas, J. Apr 2018 In : Global Change Biology. 24, 4, p. 1488-1499 12 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewReview article

Impact of wastewater treatment on the prevalence of integrons and the genetic diversity of integron gene cassettes

An, X. L., Chen, Q-L., Zhu, D., Zhu, Y. G., Gillings, M. R. & Su, J. Q. May 2018 In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 84, 9, p. 1-15 15 p., e02766-17

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Application of struvite alters the antibiotic resistome in soil, rhizosphere, and phyllosphere

Chen, Q. L., An, X. L., Zhu, Y. G., Su, J. Q., Gillings, M. R., Ye, Z. L. & Cui, L. 18 Jul 2017 In : Environmental Science and Technology. 51, 14, p. 8149-8157 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

antibiotic resistance

Characterization of 12 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the Port Jackson Shark, Heterodontus portusjacksoni (Meyer, 1793)

Clark, J. A., Brown, C., Gillings, M. R., Gardner, M., Williamson, J. E., Izzo, C. & Day, J. 2 Aug 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Marine Biodiversity. p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

microsatellite repeats

Chemical, biological, and DNA markers for tracing slaughterhouse effluent

Harvey, P. J., Taylor, M. P., Handley, H. K., Foster, S., Gillings, M. R. & Asher, A. J. 1 Jul 2017 In : Environmental Research. 156, p. 534-541 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Water Pollution
Genetic Markers