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Professor Norman Maclean SDA, BSc, PhD, FLS, FIBiol.

Emeritus Professor of Genetics

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Professor Norman Maclean is Emeritus Professor of Genetics within Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Career history

Emeritus Professor. University of Southampton, UK.
SDA, BSc, PhD, FLS, FIBiol.
Panel member of European Food Safety Authority.
Director of Test and Itchen Association.
Editor of Journal of Fish Biology - Molecular and Cell Science Section.

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Hwang.G., Myung.CS., Park.I., Song.J., and Maclean.N., Isolation and characterisation of microsatellite loci from Rock shell, Thais clavigera. Molecular Ecology Resources (2009)

Eppler E, Berishvili G, Mazel P, Caelers A, Hwang G, Maclean N, Reinecke M. (2009). Distinct organ-specific up- and down- regulation of IGF-I and IGF-II mRNA in various organs of a GH-overexpressing transgenic Nile tilapia. Transgenic Research. 19(2) 231-240 (2009)

Nam Y K, Maclean N, Hwant G, Kim D S. (2008). Autotransgenic and allotransgenic manipulation of growth traits in fish for acquaculture: a review. J of Fish Biology, 72, 1-26.

Iyengar A, Gilbert T, Woodfine T, Knowles J M, Diniz F M, Brenneman R A, Louis E E Jr, Maclean N. (2007). Remnants of ancient genetic diversity preserved within captive groups of scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah). Mol.Ecol, 16(12), 2436-49.

Eppler E, Caelers A, Shved N, Hwang G, Rahman A M, Maclean N, Zapf J, Reinecke M. (2007). Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) in a growth-enhanced transgenic (GH-overexpressing) bony fish, the tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus): indication for a higher impact of autocrine/paracrine than of endocrine IGF-I. Transgenic Res. 16(4), 479-89.

Iyengar A, Diniz F M, Gilbert T, Woodfine T, Knowles J, Maclean N. (2006). Structure and evolution of the mitochondrial control region in oryx. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol, 40(1), 305-14.

Diniz F M, Maclean N, Ogawa M, Cintra I H, Bentzen P. (2005). The hypervariable domain of the mitochondrial control region in Atlantic spiny lobsters and its potential as a marker for investigating phylogeographic structuring. Mar. Biotechnol. (NY), 7(5), 462-73.

Caelers, A., Maclean, N., Hwang, G., Eppler, E., Reinecke, M. (2005). Expression of endogenous and exogenous growth hormone (GH) messenger (m) RNA in a GH-transgenic tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Transgenic Research, 14, 95-104.

Iyengar, A., Babu, V.N., Hedges, S., Venkataraman, A.B., Maclean, N., Morin, P.A. (2005). Phylogeographjy, genetic structure, and diversity in the dhole (Cuon alpinus). Molecular Ecology, 14, 2281-97.

Diniz, F.M., Maclean, N., Ogawa, M., Cintra, I.H.A., Bentzen, P. (2005). The hypervariable domain of the mitochondrial control region in Atlantic spiny lobsters and its potential as a marker for investigating phylogeographical structuring. Marine Biotechnology, 7, 462-473.

Allender, C.J. Seehausen. O., Knight, M.E., Turner, G.T. and Maclean, N. (2003). Divergent selection during speciation of Lake Malawi cichlid fishes inferred from parallel radiations in nuptial coloration. Proceedings of Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 100, 14074-14079.

Harper, G.L., Maclean, N., and Goulson, D. (2003) Microsatellite variation among and within UK populations of the Adonis blue butterfly (Polyommatus bellargus). Molecular Ecology, 12, 3349-57.


I have written more than ten textbooks in genetics and cell biology in past years. Three recently published or reprinted books are :

Maclean N. (edited) (2010). Silent Summer: the state of the wildlife in Britain and Ireland.  Cambridge University Press

Maclean N. (edited) (1994). Animals with novel genes. Cambridge University Press. Reprinted 2009

Maclean N. and Hall, B.K. (1987) Commitment and differentiation. Cambridge University Press.  Reprinted 2009

Professor Norman Maclean
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ
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