Professor Mike Stear

  • Affiliate Researcher (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine)

Research interests

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Research Interests: Understanding the host parasite interaction and using this understanding to develop sustainable methods of disease control; Study populations include nematodes in sheep, cattle, goats and horses as well as sea lice in Atlantic Salmon. Research areas include quantitative genetics and genomics, immunology and immunogenetics, epidemiology and modelling, parasite adaptation to host immune responses and the role of the MHC in resistance to parasitic infection.

 

Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Salivary IgA as a biomarker of nematode infection in small ruminants
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2016 - 2017
     
  • Acute phase protein as biomarkers of disease in livestock and aquaculture
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2015 - 2017
     
  • Acute phase protein as biomarkers of disease in livestock
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2014 - 2014
     
  • The influence of selective breeding on MHC diversity
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2014 - 2017
     
  • Development of a high-density salmon SNP chip: a key tool for improving the competitiveness and sustainability of the UK salmon farming industry
    Technology Strategy Board (TSB)
    2011 - 2014
     
  • Why some hosts have high parasite burdens and the implications for the design of sustainable control strategies
    Wellcome Trust
    2011 - 2014
     
  • A Systems Biology Approach to controlling Nematode Infections of Livestock
    European Commission
    2011 - 2014
     
  • The Feasibility of Breeding Atlantic Salmon for Resistance to Sea Lice.
    DEFRA
    2009 - 2010
     
  • The effect of selection for nematode resistance on mhc class II diversiity
    BBSRC
    2009 - 2011
     
  • The potential role of phagocytic cells in resistance to scrapie in sheep
    Royal Society
    2007 - 2009
     
  • Mechanisms regulating the dynamics of a parasite community in a wild herbivore system.
    Human Frontier Science Program Organisation
    2007 - 2010
     
  • DNA markers for improving sheep health
    Quality Meat Scotland
    2006 - 2007
     
  • Dynamics of a parasites community in an age-structured wild population
    Royal Society
    2006 - 2009
     
  • DNA arraying system for direct haplotyping to predict genetics in sheep and cattle
    Department of Trade & Industry
    2005 - 2006
     
  • Identification and DNA analysis of nematode derived chemokine - MCP-1 in heligmosomoides polygyrus
    British Council - Poland
    2005 - 2007
     
  • Breeding Enhanced disease resistance in livestock
    Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK
    2004 - 2005
     
  • Integration of functional genomics and immunology and their application to infectious disease in ruminants
    DEFRA
    2004 - 2009
     

Publications

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2017

Tsai, H.-Y. et al. (2017) Genotype imputation to improve the cost-efficiency of genomic selection in farmed Atlantic salmon. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, (doi:10.1534/g3.117.040717) (PMID:28250015) (Early Online Publication)

Ali, A. A.O., Stear, A., Fairlie-Clarke, K., Brujeni, G. N., Isa, N. M. M., Salisi, M. S., Donskow-Łysoniewska, K., Groth, D., Buitkamp, J. and Stear, M. J. (2017) The genetic architecture of the MHC class II region in British Texel Sheep. Immunogenetics, 69(3), pp. 157-163. (doi:10.1007/s00251-016-0962-6) (PMID:27921144) (PMCID:PMC5316411)

2016

Scheuerle, M. C., Stear, M. J., Honeder, A., Becher, A. M. and Pfister, K. (2016) Repeatability of strongyle egg counts in naturally infected horses. Veterinary Parasitology, 228, pp. 103-107. (doi:10.1016/j.vetpar.2016.08.021) (PMID:27692309)

Yaro, M., Munyard, K.A., Stear, M.J. and Groth, D.M. (2016) Combatting African Animal Trypanosomiasis (AAT) in livestock: the potential role of trypanotolerance. Veterinary Parasitology, 225, pp. 43-52. (doi:10.1016/j.vetpar.2016.05.003) (PMID:27369574)

Hernández, J.N., Hernández, A., Stear, M., Conde-Felipe, M., Rodríguez, E., Piedrafita, D. and González, J.F. (2016) Potential role for mucosal IgA in modulating Haemonchus contortus adult worm infection in sheep. Veterinary Parasitology, 223, pp. 153-158. (doi:10.1016/j.vetpar.2016.04.022) (PMID:27198794)

Atlija, M., Prada Jimenez de Cisneros, J.M., Gutiérrez-Gil1, B., Rojo-Vázquez, F.A., Stear, M.J., Arranz, J.J. and Martínez-Valladares, M. (2016) Implementation of an extended ZINB model in the study of low levels of natural gastrointestinal nematode infections in adult sheep. BMC Veterinary Research, 12, 97. (doi:10.1186/s12917-016-0723-7) (PMID:27283535) (PMCID:PMC4901511)

Yaro, M., Munyard, K. A., Stear, M. J. and Groth, D. M. (2016) Molecular identification of livestock breeds: a tool for modern conservation biology. Biological Reviews, (doi:10.1111/brv.12265) (PMID:27000721) (Early Online Publication)

Tsai, H.-Y. et al. (2016) Genomic prediction of host resistance to sea lice in farmed Atlantic salmon populations. Genetics Selection Evolution, 48, 47. (doi:10.1186/s12711-016-0226-9) (PMID:27357694) (PMCID:PMC4926294)

2015

McRae, K. M., Stear, M. J., Good, B. and Keane, O. M. (2015) The host immune response to gastrointestinal nematode infection in sheep. Parasite Immunology, 37(12), pp. 605-613. (doi:10.1111/pim.12290) (PMID:26480845)

Tsai, H.-Y., Hamilton, A., Tinch, A. E., Guy, D. R., Gharbi, K., Stear, M. J., Matika, O., Bishop, S. C. and Houston, R. D. (2015) Genome wide association and genomic prediction for growth traits in juvenile farmed Atlantic salmon using a high density SNP array. BMC Genomics, 16, 969. (doi:10.1186/s12864-015-2117-9) (PMID:26582102) (PMCID:PMC4652364)

Atlija, M., Gutíerrez-Gil, B., Arranz, J.-J., Semmer, J., Stear, M. J. and Buitkamp, J. (2015) Major histocompatibility complex class IIB polymorphism in an ancient Spanish breed. Immunogenetics, 67(9), pp. 531-537. (doi:10.1007/s00251-015-0856-z) (PMID:26184839)

Gharbi, K., Matthews, L. , Bron, J., Roberts, R., Tinch, A. and Stear, M. (2015) The control of sea lice in Atlantic salmon by selective breeding. Journal of the Royal Society: Interface, 12(110), 20150574. (doi:10.1098/rsif.2015.0574) (PMID:26289656) (PMCID:PMC4614468)

Mair, C., Matthews, L. , Prada J. de Cisneros, J., Stefan, T. and Stear, M. J. (2015) Multitrait indices to predict worm length and number in sheep with natural, mixed predominantly Teladorsagia circumcincta infection. Parasitology, 142(6), pp. 773-782. (doi:10.1017/S0031182014001905) (PMID:25586410) (PMCID:PMC4413790)

Forbes, A.B., Reddick, D. and Stear, M.J. (2015) Efficacy of treatment of cattle for liver fluke at housing: influence of differences in flukicidal activity against juvenile Fasciola hepatica. Veterinary Record, 176(13), 333. (doi:10.1136/vr.102720) (PMID:25549916)

Mair, C., Stear, M., Johnson, P. , Denwood, M., Jimenez de Cisneros, J. P., Stefan, T. and Matthews, L. (2015) A Bayesian generalized random regression model for estimating heritability using overdispersed count data. Genetics Selection Evolution, 47, 51. (doi:10.1186/s12711-015-0125-5) (PMID:26092676) (PMCID:PMC4473853)

Siva Subramaniam, N., Morgan, E.F., Wetherall, J.D., Stear, M..J. and Groth, D.M. (2015) A comprehensive mapping of the structure and gene organisation in the sheep MHC class I region. BMC Genomics, 16, 810. (doi:10.1186/s12864-015-1992-4) (PMID:26480943) (PMCID:PMC4613773)

2014

Abuargob, O. and Stear, M.J. (2014) Differences between female and castrated male lambs in susceptibility to natural, predominantly Teladorsagia circumcincta infection. Veterinary Parasitology, 205(3-4), pp. 588-594. (doi:10.1016/j.vetpar.2014.08.024) (PMID:25224785)

Darlay, R., Stear, M., Mason, S., Smith, J. and Shaw, M.-A. (2014) The heritability of abortion in pedigree Charollais flocks. Animal Reproduction Science, 149(3-4), pp. 297-304. (doi:10.1016/j.anireprosci.2014.06.028) (PMID:25037445)

Prada Jimenez de Cisneros, J., Stear, M. J., Mair, C., Singleton, D., Stefan, T., Stear, A., Marion, G. and Matthews, L. (2014) An explicit immunogenetic model of gastrointestinal nematode infection in sheep. Journal of the Royal Society: Interface, 11(99), p. 20140416. (doi:10.1098/rsif.2014.0416) (PMID:25121649) (PMCID:PMC4233724)

Prada Jiménez de Cisneros, J., Matthews, L., Mair, C. , Stefan, T. and Stear, M. J. (2014) The transfer of IgA from mucus to plasma and the implications for diagnosis and control of nematode infections. Parasitology, 141(7), pp. 875-879. (doi:10.1017/S0031182013002321)

Irum, S., Qayyum, M., Donskow - Lysoniewska, K., Zia-Ul-Haq, M. and Stear, M. J. (2014) Genetic variability in beta-tubulin-1 in benzimidazole resistant haemonchus contortus from sheep in North-East Punjab, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Zoology, 46(2), pp. 431-435.

2013

Riggio, V., Matika, O., Pong-Wong, R., Stear, M.J. and Bishop, S.C. (2013) Genome-wide association and regional heritability mapping to identify loci underlying variation in nematode resistance and body weight in Scottish blackface lambs. Heredity, 110(5), pp. 420-429. (doi:10.1038/hdy.2012.90)

Corley, S.W., Jonsson, N.N., Piper, E.K., Cutulle, C., Stear, M.J. and Seddon, J.M. (2013) Mutation in the RmβAOR gene is associated with amitraz resistance in the cattle tick Rhipicephalus microplus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(42), pp. 16772-16777. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1309072110)

2012

Lee, C.Y., Qin, J., Munyard, K.A., Siva Subramaniam, N., Wetherall, J. D., Stear, M.J. and Groth, D.M. (2012) Conserved haplotype blocks within the sheep MHC and low SNP heterozygosity in the Class IIa subregion. Animal Genetics, 43(4), pp. 429-437. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2052.2011.02268.x)

Codner, G.F., Stear, M.J., Reeve, R., Matthews, L. and Ellis, S.A. (2012) Selective forces shaping diversity in the class I region of the major histocompatibility complex in dairy cattle. Animal Genetics, 43(3), pp. 239-249. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2052.2011.02239.x)

Nikbakht, G., Rezaii, H., Stear, M.J., Talebi, M. and Mahmoudzadeh, H. (2012) Allelic polymorphism in the second exon of Ovar-DRB1 in fat-tailed sheep. Veterinary Journal, 192(3), pp. 547-549. (doi:10.1016/j.tvjl.2011.08.025)

Stear, M.J., Nikbakht, G., Matthews, L. and Jonsson, N.N. (2012) Breeding for disease resistance in livestock and fish. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 7(007), pp. 1-10. (doi:10.1079/PAVSNNR20127007)

Jonsson, N.N., Bock, R.E., Jorgensen, W.K., Morton, J.M. and Stear, M.J. (2012) Is endemic stability of tick-borne disease in cattle a useful concept? Trends in Parasitology, 28(3), pp. 85-89. (doi:10.1016/j.pt.2011.12.002)

2011

Singleton, D.R., Stear, M.J. and Matthews, L. (2011) A mechanistic model of developing immunity to Teladorsagia circumcincta infection in lambs. Parasitology, 138(3), pp. 322-332. (doi:10.1017/S0031182010001289)

Ballingall, K.T., Herrmann-Hoesing, L., Robinson, J., Marsh, S. G. E. and Stear, M.J. (2011) A single nomenclature and associated database for alleles at the major histocompatibility complex class II DRB1 locus of sheep. Tissue Antigens, 77(6), pp. 546-553. (doi:10.1111/j.1399-0039.2011.01637.x)

Diack, A.B., Gladney, C.D., Mellencamp, M.A., Stear, M.J. and Eckersall, P.D. (2011) Characterisation of plasma acute phase protein concentrations in a high health boar herd. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 139(2-4), pp. 107-112. (doi:10.1016/j.vetimm.2010.09.003)

Stear, M.J., Singleton, D. and Matthews, L. (2011) An evolutionary perspective on gastrointestinal nematodes of sheep. Journal of Helminthology, 85(02), pp. 113-120. (doi:10.1017/S0022149X11000058)

2010

Murphy, L., Eckersall, P.D., Bishop, S.C., Pettit, J.J., Huntley, J.F., Burchmore, R.J.S. and Stear, M.J. (2010) Genetic variation among lambs in peripheral IgE activity against the larval stages of Teladorsagia circumcincta. Parasitology, 137(8), pp. 1249-1260. (doi:10.1017/S0031182010000028)

Stirling, D. and Stear, M.J. (2010) g you the direct determination of haplotypes from extended regions of genomic DNA. BMC Genomics, 11, p. 223. (doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-223)

2009

Chessa, B. et al. (2009) Revealing the history of sheep domestication using retrovirus integrations. Science, 324(5926), pp. 532-536. (doi:10.1126/science.1170587)

Chylinski, C., Boag, B., Stear, M.J. and Cattadori, I.M. (2009) Effects of host characteristics and parasite intensity on growth and fecundity of Trichostrongylus retortaeformis infections in rabbits. Parasitology, 136(1), pp. 117-123. (doi:10.1017/S0031182008005143)

Gharbi, K., Glover, K.A., Stone, L.C., MacDonald, E.S., Matthews, L. , Grimholt, U. and Stear, M.J. (2009) Genetic dissection of MHC-associated susceptibility to Lepeophtheirus salmonis in Atlantic salmon. BMC Genetics, 10, p. 20. (doi:10.1186/1471-2156-10-20)

Stear, M. J., Boag, B., Cattadori, I. and Murphy, L. (2009) Genetic variation in resistance to mixed, predominantly Teladorsagia circumcincta nematode infections of sheep: from heritabilities to gene identification. Parasite Immunology, 31(5), pp. 274-282. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-3024.2009.01105.x)

2008

Denwood, M.J., Stear, M.J., Matthews, L. , Reid, S.W.J., Toft, N. and Innocent, G.T. (2008) The distribution of the pathogenic nematode Nematodirus battus in lambs is zero-inflated. Parasitology, 135(10), pp. 1225-1235. (doi:10.1017/S0031182008004708)

Eckersall, P.D., Lawson, F.P., Kyle, C.E., Waterston, M., Bence, L., Stear, M. and Rhind, S.M. (2008) Maternal undernutrition and the ovine acute phase response to vaccination. BMC Veterinary Research, 4(1), (doi:10.1186/1746-6148-4-1)

2007

Stear, M., Innocent, G.T. and Matthews, L. (2007) Genetic disorders and the quest for candidate genes: Hypotheses worth testing. Veterinary Journal, 174(2), pp. 217-218. (doi:10.1016/j.tvjl.2006.07.015)

Amory, J.R., Mackenzie, A.M., Eckersall, P.D., Stear, M.J. and Pearce, G.P. (2007) Influence of rearing conditions and respiratory disease on haptoglobin levels in the pig at slaughter. Research in Veterinary Science, 83(3), pp. 428-435. (doi:10.1016/j.rvsc.2007.01.012)

Stear, M. et al. (2007) Detection of genes with moderate effects on disease resistance using ovine mhc and resistance to nematodes as an example. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 120, pp. 3-9. (doi:10.1016/j.vetimm.2007.07.012)

Stear, M., Doligalska, M. and Donskow-Schmelter, K. (2007) Alternatives to anthelmintics for the control of nematodes in livestock. Parasitology, 134, pp. 139-151. (doi:10.1017/S0031182006001557)

Stear, M., Fitton, L., Innocent, G., Murphy, L., Rennie, K. and Matthews, L. (2007) The dynamic influence of genetic variation on the susceptibility of sheep to gastrointestinal nematode infection. Journal of the Royal Society: Interface, 4(16), pp. 767-776. (doi:10.1098/rsif.2007.1104)

Vagenas, D., White, I., Stear, M. and Bishop, S. (2007) Estimation of heritabilities and correlations between repeated faecal egg count measurements in lambs facing natural nematode parasite challenge, using a random regression model. Journal of Agricultural Science, 145, pp. 501-508. (doi:10.1017/S0021859607007137)

2006

Davies, G., Stear, M., Benothman, M., Abuagob, O., Kerr, A., Mitchell, S. and Bishop, S. (2006) Quantitative trait loci associated with parasitic infection in Scottish blackface sheep. Heredity, 96, pp. 252-258. (doi:10.1038/sj.hdy.6800788)

Ellis, S.A. et al. (2006) ISAG/IUIS-VIC Comparative MHC Nomenclature Committee report, 2005. Immunogenetics, 57(12), pp. 953-958. (doi:10.1007/s00251-005-0071-4)

Henderson, N. and Stear, M. (2006) Eosinophil and IgA responses in sheep infected with Teladorsagia circumcincta. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 112, pp. 62-66. (doi:10.1016/j.vetimm.2006.03.012)

Love, S., Wyse, C.A., Stirk, A.J., Stear, M.J., Calver, R., Voute, L.C. and Mellor, D.J. (2006) Prevalence, heritability and significance of musculoskeletal conformational traits in Thoroughbred yearlings. Equine Veterinary Journal, 38, pp. 597-603. (doi:10.2746/042516406X159016)

2005

Davies, G., Stear, M. and Bishop, S. (2005) Genetic relationships between indicator traits and nematode parasite infection levels in 6-month-old lambs. Animal Science, 80, pp. 143-150.

Ellis, S., Morrison, W., MacHugh, N., Birch, J., Burrells, A. and Stear, M. (2005) Serological and molecular diversity in the cattle MHC class I region. Immunogenetics, 57, pp. 601-606. (doi:10.1007/s00251-005-0027-8)

Stear, M., Innocent, G. and Buitkamp, J. (2005) The evolution and maintenance of polymorphism in the major histocompatibility complex. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 108, pp. 53-57. (doi:10.1016/j.vetimm.2005.07.005)

2004

Bishop, S., Jackson, F., Coop, R. and Stear, M. (2004) Genetic parameters for resistance to nematode infections in Texel lambs and their utility in breeding programmes. Animal Science, 78, pp. 185-194.

Sayers, G., Mitchel, S., Ryan, M., Stear, M., Hanrahan, J. and Sweeney, T. (2004) Analysis of DRB1 exon 2 genotyping by STR size analysis in Suffolk and Texel sheep breeds. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 43, pp. 177-183.

Stear, M., Bairden, K., Innocent, G., Mitchell, S., Strain, S. and Bishop, S. (2004) The relationship between IgA activity against 4th-stage larvae and density-dependent effects on the number of 4th-stage larvae of Teladorsagia circumcincta in naturally infected sheep. Parasitology, 129, pp. 363-369. (doi:10.1017/S0031182004005736)

2003

Bai, Q.F., McGillivray, C., da Costa, N., Dornan, S., Evans, G., Stear, M.J. and Chang, K.C. (2003) Development of a porcine skeletal muscle cDNA microarray: analysis of differential transcript expression in phenotypically distinct muscles. BMC Genomics, 4,

Bishop, S. and Stear, M. (2003) Modeling of host genetics and resistance to infectious diseases: understanding and controlling nematode infections. Veterinary Parasitology, 115, pp. 147-166. (doi:10.1016/S0304-4017(03)00204-8)

Stear, M.J., Bishop, S.C., Henderson, N.G. and Scott, I. (2003) A key mechanism of pathogenesis in sheep infected with the nematode Teladorsagia circumcincta. Animal Health Research Reviews, 4(1), pp. 45-52. (doi:10.1079/AHRR200351)

2002

Stear, M., Henderson, N., Kerr, A., McKellar, Q., Mitchell, S., Seeley, C. and Bishop, S. (2002) Eosinophilia as a marker of resistance to Teladorsagia circumcincta in Scottish Blackface lambs. Parasitology, 124, pp. 553-560. (doi:10.1017/S0031182002001580)

Strain, S., Bishop, S., Henderson, N., Kerr, A., McKellar, Q., Mitchell, S. and Stear, M. (2002) The genetic control of IgA activity against Teladorsagia circumcincta and its association with parasite resistance in naturally infected sheep. Parasitology, 124, pp. 545-552. (doi:10.1017/S0031182002001531)

2001

Bishop, S. and Stear, M. (2001) Inheritance of faecal egg counts during early lactation in Scottish Blackface ewes facing mixed, natural nematode infections. Animal Science, 73, pp. 389-395.

Coltman, D., Wilson, K., Pilkington, J., Stear, M. and Pemberton, J. (2001) A microsatellite polymorphism in the gamma interferon gene is associated with resistance to gastrointestinal nematodes in a naturally-parasitized population of Soay sheep. Parasitology, 122, pp. 571-582.

Nginyi, J., Duncan, J., Mellor, D., Stear, M., Wanyangu, S., Bain, R. and Gatongi, P. (2001) Epidemiology of parasitic gastrointestinal nematode infections of ruminants on smallholder farms in central Kenya. Research in Veterinary Science, 70, pp. 33-39.

Stear, M., Bishop, S., Mallard, B. and Raadsma, H. (2001) The sustainability, feasibility and desirability of breeding livestock for disease resistance. Research in Veterinary Science, 71, pp. 1-7. (doi:10.1053/rvsc.2001.0496)

Stear, M., Eckersall, P., Graham, P., McKellar, Q., Mitchell, S. and Bishop, S. (2001) Fructosamine concentration and resistance to natural, predominantly Teladorsagia circumcincta infection. Parasitology, 123, pp. 211-218.

Strain, S. and Stear, M. (2001) The influence of protein supplementation on the immune response to Haemonchus contortus. Parasite Immunology, 23, pp. 527-531.

1997

Ngure, R. M., Eckersall, P. D., Jennings, F. W., Burke, J. M., Stear, M. J., Kennedy, P. G.E. and Murray, M. (1997) Major acute phase response of haptoglobin and serum amyloid-P following experimental infection of mice with Trypanosoma brucei brucei. Parasitology International, 46(4), pp. 247-254. (doi:10.1016/S1383-5769(97)00034-2)

Stear, M.J., Bairden, K., Duncan, J.L., Holmes, P.H., McKellar, Q.A., Park, M., Strain, S., Murray, M., Bishop, S.C. and Gettinby, G. (1997) How hosts control worms. Nature, 389(6646), p. 27. (doi:10.1038/37895)

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Articles

Tsai, H.-Y. et al. (2017) Genotype imputation to improve the cost-efficiency of genomic selection in farmed Atlantic salmon. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, (doi:10.1534/g3.117.040717) (PMID:28250015) (Early Online Publication)

Ali, A. A.O., Stear, A., Fairlie-Clarke, K., Brujeni, G. N., Isa, N. M. M., Salisi, M. S., Donskow-Łysoniewska, K., Groth, D., Buitkamp, J. and Stear, M. J. (2017) The genetic architecture of the MHC class II region in British Texel Sheep. Immunogenetics, 69(3), pp. 157-163. (doi:10.1007/s00251-016-0962-6) (PMID:27921144) (PMCID:PMC5316411)

Scheuerle, M. C., Stear, M. J., Honeder, A., Becher, A. M. and Pfister, K. (2016) Repeatability of strongyle egg counts in naturally infected horses. Veterinary Parasitology, 228, pp. 103-107. (doi:10.1016/j.vetpar.2016.08.021) (PMID:27692309)

Yaro, M., Munyard, K.A., Stear, M.J. and Groth, D.M. (2016) Combatting African Animal Trypanosomiasis (AAT) in livestock: the potential role of trypanotolerance. Veterinary Parasitology, 225, pp. 43-52. (doi:10.1016/j.vetpar.2016.05.003) (PMID:27369574)

Hernández, J.N., Hernández, A., Stear, M., Conde-Felipe, M., Rodríguez, E., Piedrafita, D. and González, J.F. (2016) Potential role for mucosal IgA in modulating Haemonchus contortus adult worm infection in sheep. Veterinary Parasitology, 223, pp. 153-158. (doi:10.1016/j.vetpar.2016.04.022) (PMID:27198794)

Atlija, M., Prada Jimenez de Cisneros, J.M., Gutiérrez-Gil1, B., Rojo-Vázquez, F.A., Stear, M.J., Arranz, J.J. and Martínez-Valladares, M. (2016) Implementation of an extended ZINB model in the study of low levels of natural gastrointestinal nematode infections in adult sheep. BMC Veterinary Research, 12, 97. (doi:10.1186/s12917-016-0723-7) (PMID:27283535) (PMCID:PMC4901511)

Yaro, M., Munyard, K. A., Stear, M. J. and Groth, D. M. (2016) Molecular identification of livestock breeds: a tool for modern conservation biology. Biological Reviews, (doi:10.1111/brv.12265) (PMID:27000721) (Early Online Publication)

Tsai, H.-Y. et al. (2016) Genomic prediction of host resistance to sea lice in farmed Atlantic salmon populations. Genetics Selection Evolution, 48, 47. (doi:10.1186/s12711-016-0226-9) (PMID:27357694) (PMCID:PMC4926294)

McRae, K. M., Stear, M. J., Good, B. and Keane, O. M. (2015) The host immune response to gastrointestinal nematode infection in sheep. Parasite Immunology, 37(12), pp. 605-613. (doi:10.1111/pim.12290) (PMID:26480845)

Tsai, H.-Y., Hamilton, A., Tinch, A. E., Guy, D. R., Gharbi, K., Stear, M. J., Matika, O., Bishop, S. C. and Houston, R. D. (2015) Genome wide association and genomic prediction for growth traits in juvenile farmed Atlantic salmon using a high density SNP array. BMC Genomics, 16, 969. (doi:10.1186/s12864-015-2117-9) (PMID:26582102) (PMCID:PMC4652364)

Atlija, M., Gutíerrez-Gil, B., Arranz, J.-J., Semmer, J., Stear, M. J. and Buitkamp, J. (2015) Major histocompatibility complex class IIB polymorphism in an ancient Spanish breed. Immunogenetics, 67(9), pp. 531-537. (doi:10.1007/s00251-015-0856-z) (PMID:26184839)

Gharbi, K., Matthews, L. , Bron, J., Roberts, R., Tinch, A. and Stear, M. (2015) The control of sea lice in Atlantic salmon by selective breeding. Journal of the Royal Society: Interface, 12(110), 20150574. (doi:10.1098/rsif.2015.0574) (PMID:26289656) (PMCID:PMC4614468)

Mair, C., Matthews, L. , Prada J. de Cisneros, J., Stefan, T. and Stear, M. J. (2015) Multitrait indices to predict worm length and number in sheep with natural, mixed predominantly Teladorsagia circumcincta infection. Parasitology, 142(6), pp. 773-782. (doi:10.1017/S0031182014001905) (PMID:25586410) (PMCID:PMC4413790)

Forbes, A.B., Reddick, D. and Stear, M.J. (2015) Efficacy of treatment of cattle for liver fluke at housing: influence of differences in flukicidal activity against juvenile Fasciola hepatica. Veterinary Record, 176(13), 333. (doi:10.1136/vr.102720) (PMID:25549916)

Mair, C., Stear, M., Johnson, P. , Denwood, M., Jimenez de Cisneros, J. P., Stefan, T. and Matthews, L. (2015) A Bayesian generalized random regression model for estimating heritability using overdispersed count data. Genetics Selection Evolution, 47, 51. (doi:10.1186/s12711-015-0125-5) (PMID:26092676) (PMCID:PMC4473853)

Siva Subramaniam, N., Morgan, E.F., Wetherall, J.D., Stear, M..J. and Groth, D.M. (2015) A comprehensive mapping of the structure and gene organisation in the sheep MHC class I region. BMC Genomics, 16, 810. (doi:10.1186/s12864-015-1992-4) (PMID:26480943) (PMCID:PMC4613773)

Abuargob, O. and Stear, M.J. (2014) Differences between female and castrated male lambs in susceptibility to natural, predominantly Teladorsagia circumcincta infection. Veterinary Parasitology, 205(3-4), pp. 588-594. (doi:10.1016/j.vetpar.2014.08.024) (PMID:25224785)

Darlay, R., Stear, M., Mason, S., Smith, J. and Shaw, M.-A. (2014) The heritability of abortion in pedigree Charollais flocks. Animal Reproduction Science, 149(3-4), pp. 297-304. (doi:10.1016/j.anireprosci.2014.06.028) (PMID:25037445)

Prada Jimenez de Cisneros, J., Stear, M. J., Mair, C., Singleton, D., Stefan, T., Stear, A., Marion, G. and Matthews, L. (2014) An explicit immunogenetic model of gastrointestinal nematode infection in sheep. Journal of the Royal Society: Interface, 11(99), p. 20140416. (doi:10.1098/rsif.2014.0416) (PMID:25121649) (PMCID:PMC4233724)

Prada Jiménez de Cisneros, J., Matthews, L., Mair, C. , Stefan, T. and Stear, M. J. (2014) The transfer of IgA from mucus to plasma and the implications for diagnosis and control of nematode infections. Parasitology, 141(7), pp. 875-879. (doi:10.1017/S0031182013002321)

Irum, S., Qayyum, M., Donskow - Lysoniewska, K., Zia-Ul-Haq, M. and Stear, M. J. (2014) Genetic variability in beta-tubulin-1 in benzimidazole resistant haemonchus contortus from sheep in North-East Punjab, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Zoology, 46(2), pp. 431-435.

Riggio, V., Matika, O., Pong-Wong, R., Stear, M.J. and Bishop, S.C. (2013) Genome-wide association and regional heritability mapping to identify loci underlying variation in nematode resistance and body weight in Scottish blackface lambs. Heredity, 110(5), pp. 420-429. (doi:10.1038/hdy.2012.90)

Corley, S.W., Jonsson, N.N., Piper, E.K., Cutulle, C., Stear, M.J. and Seddon, J.M. (2013) Mutation in the RmβAOR gene is associated with amitraz resistance in the cattle tick Rhipicephalus microplus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(42), pp. 16772-16777. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1309072110)

Lee, C.Y., Qin, J., Munyard, K.A., Siva Subramaniam, N., Wetherall, J. D., Stear, M.J. and Groth, D.M. (2012) Conserved haplotype blocks within the sheep MHC and low SNP heterozygosity in the Class IIa subregion. Animal Genetics, 43(4), pp. 429-437. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2052.2011.02268.x)

Codner, G.F., Stear, M.J., Reeve, R., Matthews, L. and Ellis, S.A. (2012) Selective forces shaping diversity in the class I region of the major histocompatibility complex in dairy cattle. Animal Genetics, 43(3), pp. 239-249. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2052.2011.02239.x)

Nikbakht, G., Rezaii, H., Stear, M.J., Talebi, M. and Mahmoudzadeh, H. (2012) Allelic polymorphism in the second exon of Ovar-DRB1 in fat-tailed sheep. Veterinary Journal, 192(3), pp. 547-549. (doi:10.1016/j.tvjl.2011.08.025)

Stear, M.J., Nikbakht, G., Matthews, L. and Jonsson, N.N. (2012) Breeding for disease resistance in livestock and fish. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 7(007), pp. 1-10. (doi:10.1079/PAVSNNR20127007)

Jonsson, N.N., Bock, R.E., Jorgensen, W.K., Morton, J.M. and Stear, M.J. (2012) Is endemic stability of tick-borne disease in cattle a useful concept? Trends in Parasitology, 28(3), pp. 85-89. (doi:10.1016/j.pt.2011.12.002)

Singleton, D.R., Stear, M.J. and Matthews, L. (2011) A mechanistic model of developing immunity to Teladorsagia circumcincta infection in lambs. Parasitology, 138(3), pp. 322-332. (doi:10.1017/S0031182010001289)

Ballingall, K.T., Herrmann-Hoesing, L., Robinson, J., Marsh, S. G. E. and Stear, M.J. (2011) A single nomenclature and associated database for alleles at the major histocompatibility complex class II DRB1 locus of sheep. Tissue Antigens, 77(6), pp. 546-553. (doi:10.1111/j.1399-0039.2011.01637.x)

Diack, A.B., Gladney, C.D., Mellencamp, M.A., Stear, M.J. and Eckersall, P.D. (2011) Characterisation of plasma acute phase protein concentrations in a high health boar herd. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 139(2-4), pp. 107-112. (doi:10.1016/j.vetimm.2010.09.003)

Stear, M.J., Singleton, D. and Matthews, L. (2011) An evolutionary perspective on gastrointestinal nematodes of sheep. Journal of Helminthology, 85(02), pp. 113-120. (doi:10.1017/S0022149X11000058)

Murphy, L., Eckersall, P.D., Bishop, S.C., Pettit, J.J., Huntley, J.F., Burchmore, R.J.S. and Stear, M.J. (2010) Genetic variation among lambs in peripheral IgE activity against the larval stages of Teladorsagia circumcincta. Parasitology, 137(8), pp. 1249-1260. (doi:10.1017/S0031182010000028)

Stirling, D. and Stear, M.J. (2010) g you the direct determination of haplotypes from extended regions of genomic DNA. BMC Genomics, 11, p. 223. (doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-223)

Chessa, B. et al. (2009) Revealing the history of sheep domestication using retrovirus integrations. Science, 324(5926), pp. 532-536. (doi:10.1126/science.1170587)

Chylinski, C., Boag, B., Stear, M.J. and Cattadori, I.M. (2009) Effects of host characteristics and parasite intensity on growth and fecundity of Trichostrongylus retortaeformis infections in rabbits. Parasitology, 136(1), pp. 117-123. (doi:10.1017/S0031182008005143)

Gharbi, K., Glover, K.A., Stone, L.C., MacDonald, E.S., Matthews, L. , Grimholt, U. and Stear, M.J. (2009) Genetic dissection of MHC-associated susceptibility to Lepeophtheirus salmonis in Atlantic salmon. BMC Genetics, 10, p. 20. (doi:10.1186/1471-2156-10-20)

Stear, M. J., Boag, B., Cattadori, I. and Murphy, L. (2009) Genetic variation in resistance to mixed, predominantly Teladorsagia circumcincta nematode infections of sheep: from heritabilities to gene identification. Parasite Immunology, 31(5), pp. 274-282. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-3024.2009.01105.x)

Denwood, M.J., Stear, M.J., Matthews, L. , Reid, S.W.J., Toft, N. and Innocent, G.T. (2008) The distribution of the pathogenic nematode Nematodirus battus in lambs is zero-inflated. Parasitology, 135(10), pp. 1225-1235. (doi:10.1017/S0031182008004708)

Eckersall, P.D., Lawson, F.P., Kyle, C.E., Waterston, M., Bence, L., Stear, M. and Rhind, S.M. (2008) Maternal undernutrition and the ovine acute phase response to vaccination. BMC Veterinary Research, 4(1), (doi:10.1186/1746-6148-4-1)

Stear, M., Innocent, G.T. and Matthews, L. (2007) Genetic disorders and the quest for candidate genes: Hypotheses worth testing. Veterinary Journal, 174(2), pp. 217-218. (doi:10.1016/j.tvjl.2006.07.015)

Amory, J.R., Mackenzie, A.M., Eckersall, P.D., Stear, M.J. and Pearce, G.P. (2007) Influence of rearing conditions and respiratory disease on haptoglobin levels in the pig at slaughter. Research in Veterinary Science, 83(3), pp. 428-435. (doi:10.1016/j.rvsc.2007.01.012)

Stear, M. et al. (2007) Detection of genes with moderate effects on disease resistance using ovine mhc and resistance to nematodes as an example. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 120, pp. 3-9. (doi:10.1016/j.vetimm.2007.07.012)

Stear, M., Doligalska, M. and Donskow-Schmelter, K. (2007) Alternatives to anthelmintics for the control of nematodes in livestock. Parasitology, 134, pp. 139-151. (doi:10.1017/S0031182006001557)

Stear, M., Fitton, L., Innocent, G., Murphy, L., Rennie, K. and Matthews, L. (2007) The dynamic influence of genetic variation on the susceptibility of sheep to gastrointestinal nematode infection. Journal of the Royal Society: Interface, 4(16), pp. 767-776. (doi:10.1098/rsif.2007.1104)

Vagenas, D., White, I., Stear, M. and Bishop, S. (2007) Estimation of heritabilities and correlations between repeated faecal egg count measurements in lambs facing natural nematode parasite challenge, using a random regression model. Journal of Agricultural Science, 145, pp. 501-508. (doi:10.1017/S0021859607007137)

Davies, G., Stear, M., Benothman, M., Abuagob, O., Kerr, A., Mitchell, S. and Bishop, S. (2006) Quantitative trait loci associated with parasitic infection in Scottish blackface sheep. Heredity, 96, pp. 252-258. (doi:10.1038/sj.hdy.6800788)

Ellis, S.A. et al. (2006) ISAG/IUIS-VIC Comparative MHC Nomenclature Committee report, 2005. Immunogenetics, 57(12), pp. 953-958. (doi:10.1007/s00251-005-0071-4)

Henderson, N. and Stear, M. (2006) Eosinophil and IgA responses in sheep infected with Teladorsagia circumcincta. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 112, pp. 62-66. (doi:10.1016/j.vetimm.2006.03.012)

Love, S., Wyse, C.A., Stirk, A.J., Stear, M.J., Calver, R., Voute, L.C. and Mellor, D.J. (2006) Prevalence, heritability and significance of musculoskeletal conformational traits in Thoroughbred yearlings. Equine Veterinary Journal, 38, pp. 597-603. (doi:10.2746/042516406X159016)

Davies, G., Stear, M. and Bishop, S. (2005) Genetic relationships between indicator traits and nematode parasite infection levels in 6-month-old lambs. Animal Science, 80, pp. 143-150.

Ellis, S., Morrison, W., MacHugh, N., Birch, J., Burrells, A. and Stear, M. (2005) Serological and molecular diversity in the cattle MHC class I region. Immunogenetics, 57, pp. 601-606. (doi:10.1007/s00251-005-0027-8)

Stear, M., Innocent, G. and Buitkamp, J. (2005) The evolution and maintenance of polymorphism in the major histocompatibility complex. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 108, pp. 53-57. (doi:10.1016/j.vetimm.2005.07.005)

Bishop, S., Jackson, F., Coop, R. and Stear, M. (2004) Genetic parameters for resistance to nematode infections in Texel lambs and their utility in breeding programmes. Animal Science, 78, pp. 185-194.

Sayers, G., Mitchel, S., Ryan, M., Stear, M., Hanrahan, J. and Sweeney, T. (2004) Analysis of DRB1 exon 2 genotyping by STR size analysis in Suffolk and Texel sheep breeds. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 43, pp. 177-183.

Stear, M., Bairden, K., Innocent, G., Mitchell, S., Strain, S. and Bishop, S. (2004) The relationship between IgA activity against 4th-stage larvae and density-dependent effects on the number of 4th-stage larvae of Teladorsagia circumcincta in naturally infected sheep. Parasitology, 129, pp. 363-369. (doi:10.1017/S0031182004005736)

Bai, Q.F., McGillivray, C., da Costa, N., Dornan, S., Evans, G., Stear, M.J. and Chang, K.C. (2003) Development of a porcine skeletal muscle cDNA microarray: analysis of differential transcript expression in phenotypically distinct muscles. BMC Genomics, 4,

Bishop, S. and Stear, M. (2003) Modeling of host genetics and resistance to infectious diseases: understanding and controlling nematode infections. Veterinary Parasitology, 115, pp. 147-166. (doi:10.1016/S0304-4017(03)00204-8)

Stear, M.J., Bishop, S.C., Henderson, N.G. and Scott, I. (2003) A key mechanism of pathogenesis in sheep infected with the nematode Teladorsagia circumcincta. Animal Health Research Reviews, 4(1), pp. 45-52. (doi:10.1079/AHRR200351)

Stear, M., Henderson, N., Kerr, A., McKellar, Q., Mitchell, S., Seeley, C. and Bishop, S. (2002) Eosinophilia as a marker of resistance to Teladorsagia circumcincta in Scottish Blackface lambs. Parasitology, 124, pp. 553-560. (doi:10.1017/S0031182002001580)

Strain, S., Bishop, S., Henderson, N., Kerr, A., McKellar, Q., Mitchell, S. and Stear, M. (2002) The genetic control of IgA activity against Teladorsagia circumcincta and its association with parasite resistance in naturally infected sheep. Parasitology, 124, pp. 545-552. (doi:10.1017/S0031182002001531)

Bishop, S. and Stear, M. (2001) Inheritance of faecal egg counts during early lactation in Scottish Blackface ewes facing mixed, natural nematode infections. Animal Science, 73, pp. 389-395.

Coltman, D., Wilson, K., Pilkington, J., Stear, M. and Pemberton, J. (2001) A microsatellite polymorphism in the gamma interferon gene is associated with resistance to gastrointestinal nematodes in a naturally-parasitized population of Soay sheep. Parasitology, 122, pp. 571-582.

Nginyi, J., Duncan, J., Mellor, D., Stear, M., Wanyangu, S., Bain, R. and Gatongi, P. (2001) Epidemiology of parasitic gastrointestinal nematode infections of ruminants on smallholder farms in central Kenya. Research in Veterinary Science, 70, pp. 33-39.

Stear, M., Bishop, S., Mallard, B. and Raadsma, H. (2001) The sustainability, feasibility and desirability of breeding livestock for disease resistance. Research in Veterinary Science, 71, pp. 1-7. (doi:10.1053/rvsc.2001.0496)

Stear, M., Eckersall, P., Graham, P., McKellar, Q., Mitchell, S. and Bishop, S. (2001) Fructosamine concentration and resistance to natural, predominantly Teladorsagia circumcincta infection. Parasitology, 123, pp. 211-218.

Strain, S. and Stear, M. (2001) The influence of protein supplementation on the immune response to Haemonchus contortus. Parasite Immunology, 23, pp. 527-531.

Ngure, R. M., Eckersall, P. D., Jennings, F. W., Burke, J. M., Stear, M. J., Kennedy, P. G.E. and Murray, M. (1997) Major acute phase response of haptoglobin and serum amyloid-P following experimental infection of mice with Trypanosoma brucei brucei. Parasitology International, 46(4), pp. 247-254. (doi:10.1016/S1383-5769(97)00034-2)

Stear, M.J., Bairden, K., Duncan, J.L., Holmes, P.H., McKellar, Q.A., Park, M., Strain, S., Murray, M., Bishop, S.C. and Gettinby, G. (1997) How hosts control worms. Nature, 389(6646), p. 27. (doi:10.1038/37895)

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