Gordon Harkins

  • Role: Senior Lecturer
  • Contact Details
    • Telephone: +27 21 959 3908
    • Fax : +27 21 959 2512
    • Email: gordon(at)sanbi.ac.za
  • Teaching
    • Phylogenetics

Conference Posters

Origins, Evolution, and Dissemination of Subtype C HIV-1 in Zimbabwe: Bayesian and Phylogenetic Analysis

Selected Publications:

  1. Molecular Dating and Biogeography of the Neritic Krill Nyctiphanes. Marine Biology: 155: 243-247, 2008.
  2. Experimental Evidence Indicating that Mastreviruses Probably did not Co-diverge with their Hosts. Virology Journal: 6: 104, 2009.
  3. Dating the Origins of the Maize-adapted Strain of Maize Streak Virus, MSV-A. Journal of General Virology: 90: 3066-3074, 2009.
  4. Evolution and Molecular Epidemiology of Subtype C HIV-1 in Zimbabwe. AIDS: 23: 2523-2532, 2009.
  5. The Spread of Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus (TYLCV) from the Middle East to the World. PLoS Pathogens: 6(10): 2010 e1001164 doi: 10.137/journal ppat. 1001164, 2010.
  6. The Time-scale of Begomovirus Evolution: Evidence from Integrated Sequences in the Nicotiana genome. PLoS ONE 6(5): 2011. e19193. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0019193 2011.
  7. NASP: A Parallel Program for Identifying Evolutionarily Conserved Nucleic Acid Secondary Structures from Sequence Alignments. Bioinformatics: 27: 2443-2445, 2011.
  8. Reconstructing the History of Maize Streak Virus Strain-A Dispersal to Reveal Diversification Hotspots and its Initial Origins in Southern Africa. The Journal of Virology: Vol. 85: No. 18: 9623-9636, September 2011.
  9. East African Cassava Mosaic-Like Viruses from Africa to the Indian Ocean Islands: Molecular Diversity, Evolutionary History and Geographical Dissemination of a Bipartite Begomovirus. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 12, 228 (27 November 2012), 2012.
  10. Extensive Recombination Detected Amongst Beak and Feather Disease Virus Isolates from Breeding Facilities in Poland. Journal of General Virology: 94: 1086-1095, 2013.
  11. Evidence that Dicot-Infecting Mastreviruses are Particularly Prone to Inter-Species Recombination and Have Likely Been Circulating in Australia for Longer than in Africa and the Middle East. Virology: 444, 282-291, 2013.
  12. Avihepadnavirus Diversity in Parrots is Comparable to that Found Amongst all Other Avian Species. Virology: 438, 98-105, 2013.
  13. Self-Maintaining or Continuously Refreshed? The Genetic Structure of Euphausia lucens Populations in the Benguela Upwelling System. Journal of Plankton Research: (0) 1-11, 2013.
  14. Towards Inferring the Global Movement of Beak and Feather Disease Virus. Virology: 450-451, 24-33, 2014.
  15. Genome Sequence of the Tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans): Vector of African Trypanosomiasis. Science: 344, 6182, 380-385. 2014.
  16. Evidence of Pervasive Biologically-Functional Secondary-Structures Within the Genomes of Single-Stranded DNA Viruses. Journal of Virology: 88 (4): 1972-1989, 2014. doi:10.1128/JVI.03031-13.
  17. Extensive Recombination-Induced Disruption of Genetic Interactions is Highly Deleterious but can be Partially Reversed by a Small Number of Secondary Recombination Events. Journal of Virology: 88 (14) 7843-7851, 2014. doi:10.1128/JVI.00709-14.
  18. The Influence of Secondary Structure, Selection and Recombination on Estimates of Rubella Virus Nucleotide Substitution Rates. Virology Journal, 11:166. doi:10.1186/1743-422X-11-166. 2014.
  19. The Divergent Evolutionary and Epidemiological Dynamics of Cassava Mosaic Geminiviruses in Madagascar. Accepted: BMC Evolutionary Biology: 2014.
  20. Molecular diversity of Chickpea chlorotic dwarf virus in Sudan: high rates of intra-species recombination a driving force in the emergence of new strains. Infection, Genetics and Evolution: (29) 2013-2015, 2015