Fields of interest:
Biochemistry, genetics, animal agriculture, sustainability, research and development policy
HARPER, G.S.,LEHNERT, S.A. and GREENWOOD, P.L. (2005):
Nutrition-gene interactions (post-genomics): Changes in gene expression through nutritional manipulations
In: Applications of Gene-based Technologies for Improving Animal Production and Health in Developing Countries (Makkar, H.P.S. and Viljoen, G.J. eds.) Springer, The Netherlands, IAEA . Pp. 411-428.
PETHICK, D.W., HARPER, G.S. and DUNSHEA, F.R. (2005):
Fat Metabolism and Turnover
In: Quantitative Aspects of Ruminant Digestion and Metabolism 2nd Edition, Chapter 13 (Edited by J. Dijkstra, J.M. Forbes & J. France) p. 345. CABI Publishing, C.A.B. International Wallingford Oxfordshire OX10 8DE UK
DUNSHEA, F.R., D’SOUZA, D.N., PETHICK, D.W., HARPER, G.S. and WARNER, R.D. (2005):
Effects of dietary factors and other metabolic modifiers on quality and nutritional value of meat
Meat Science 71: 8-38.
HARPER, G.S.and PETHICK, D. W. (2004):
Viewpoint: How might marbling begin?
Aust. J. Exp. Agric. 44:653-662.
Trends in skeletal muscle biology and the understanding of toughness in beef (1999)
Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 50: 1105-29..
Recent scientific publications:
WHITE, J.D., ALLINGHAM, P.G., GORMAN, C.M., EMERY, D.L., HYND, P., OWENS, J., BELL, A., SIDDELL, J., HARPER, G.S., …ODDY, V.H. (2012):
Design and phenotyping procedures for recording wool, skin, parasite resistance, growth, carcass yield and quality traits for the SheepGENOMICS mapping flock.
Animal Production Science
RIDOUTT, B,. SANGUARNSRI, P. and HARPER, G.S. (2011):
Comparing carbon and water footprints for beef cattle production in southern Australia.
ALLINGHAM, P.G., GREENWOOD, P.L., BROWN, T.J. and HARPER, G.S. (2010):
Hyaluronan: is it a biomarker for adipose development within bovine muscle?
Animal Production Sciences 50, 88-97.
MANTLE, B.L., HUDSON, N.J., HARPER, G.S., CRAMP, R.L. and FRANKLIN, C.E. (2009):
Skeletal muscle atrophy occurs slowly and selectively during prolonged aestivation in Cyclorana alboguttata.
Journal of Experimental Biology 212: 3664-3672.
GREENWOOD, P.L., TOMKINS, N.W., HUNTER, R.A., ALLINGHAM, P.G., HARDEN, S. and HARPER, G.S. (2010):
0vine myofiber characteristics are influenced by post-weaning nutrition.
Journal of Animal Science 87: 3114-3123.