South Australian Museum Staff
- Research Scientist
- Evolutionary Biology Unit
Dr Terry Bertozzi has worked in the Evolutionary Biology Unit since 2001, researching the systematics and evolution of the Australian fauna using molecular genetic approaches. He has worked with a wide variety of vertebrate and invertebrate groups but maintains a particular interest in the systematics and evolution of the Australian fish fauna, particularly the gobies.
Recently, Terry took up a position in bioinformatics and uses computational methods to analyse high-throughput genome and gene transcript sequence data. These data are being used to address evolutionary questions more comprehensively and allow insights into why genomes are organised the way they are and how they evolve. In collaboration with researchers from the South Australian Museum, Flinders University and the University of Adelaide, his current projects involve novel methods for the development of phylogenetic markers, increasing the robustness of phylogenetic datasets and studying the evolution of gene families.
Dr Terry Bertozzi is also an Affiliate Lecturer in the School of Molecular and Biomedical Science at the University of Adelaide and is a member of the Steering Committee for the Bioinformatics Interest Group of South Australia (BIGSA).
Major Publications: (Top 5)
Bertozzi, T., Sanders, K.L., Sistrom, M.J. and Gardner, M.G. (2012). Anonymous nuclear loci in non-model organisms: making the most of high throughput genome surveys. Bioinformatics 28, 1807-1810.
Perkins, E.M., Donnellan, S.C., Bertozzi , T., Chisholm, L.A. and Whittington, I.D. (2009). Looks can deceive: Molecular phylogeny of flatworm ectoparasites (Monogenea: Capsalidae) does not reflect current morphological classification. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 52, 705-714.
Perkins, E.M., Donnellan, S.C., Bertozzi , T. and Whittington, I.D. (2010). Closing the mitochondrial circle on paraphyly of the Monogenea (Platyhelminthes) infers evolution in the diet of parasitic flatworms. International Journal for Parasitology 40, 1237-1245.
Bertozzi, T., Adams, M. and Walker, K. F. (2000). Species boundaries in carp gudgeons (Eleotrididae: Hypseleotris) from the River Murray, South Australia: evidence for multiple species and extensive hybridization. Marine and Freshwater Research 51, 805-815.
Gardner, M.G., Fitch, A.J., Bertozzi, T. and Lowe, A.J. (2011). Rise of the machines – recommendations for ecologists when using next generation sequencing for microsatellite development. Molecular Ecology Resources 11, 1093-1101.