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David Lindsay Hayman (1929-2006)
Reprints 1955-1995

MSS 0113


Biographical Note

David Hayman, who retired as Reader in Genetics in 1992, was closely associated with the University of Adelaide for more than 50 years.

In his final year for the B.Ag.Sc. degree at the Waite Institute in 1952, David obtained a splendid grounding in genetics with Professor D.G. Catcheside and George Mayo and Jean Mathieson as Lecturers in the new Department.

In 1953 he began a study of cross-incompatibility in the grass Phalaris coerulescens which led to his discovery of a novel genetic system with two separate gene loci, both with multiple alleles, controlling incompatibility. A similar discovery was reported for rye in 1954 by Lundqvist in Sweden. Hayman and Lundqvist are now acknowledged as co-discoverers of the genetic basis for incompatibility found in all grass species.

After several years as a Research Officer in the CSIRO Division of Plant Industry, David came to Adelaide as a Lecturer in Genetics in 1959 and began a big project on marsupial cytogenetics. From studies of chromosome morphology and banding patterns in Australian and South American species, he identified two contrasting themes in marsupial evolution: the conservation of chromosome number and morphology, and chromosomal fission events leading to an increase in chromosome number.

David maintained his interest in incompatibility in P.coerculescens, supervising studies of mutations where the incompatibility has been completely or partially lost and after retirement he worked with Professor Peter Langridge at the Waite Institute in an attempt to clone an incompatibility gene from pollen.

David Hayman is remembered as an inspiring teacher of cytology and genetics. Whilst Assistant to the Dean of the Faculty of Science (1960-75) and later as Dean, he built lasting friendships with many in the wider university. He served on the University Finance Committee (1982-86), the Wilderness School Council (1969-84) and as President of the Genetics Society of Australia (1979).

He enjoyed collecting early maps and books and donated 17th century texts to the University Library. The Library will continue to benefit from the income from the Dr David Hayman Memorial Book Fund.

Adapted from the obituary written by Professor Henry Bennett. These reprints were donated in November 2006 by Professor Bennett.


Contents Listing


"Centromeric behaviour of the univalents in two Phalaris hybrids." Aust. J. Biol. Sci., 8: 241-252.

"The genetical control of incompatibility in Phalaris coerulescens Desf." Aust. J. Biol. Sci., 9: 321-331.
"Cytological evidence for apomixis in Australian Paspalum dilatatum." J. Aust. Inst. Agric. Sci., 22: 292.

"The distribution and cytology of the chromosome races of Themeda australis in Southern Australia." Aust. J. Botany, 8: 58-68.
"The effect of temperature, age, and an inversion on recombination values and interference in the X-chromosome of Drosophila melanogaster." (with P.A. Parsons) Genetics, 32: 74-88.

"A simplified method for the study of chromosomes in Man." (with M.A. Kinlough and H.N. Robson) Nature, 189: 420.

"Chromosomal aberrations and disease." Medical Journal of Australia, 1: (50th Year) 387-388.
"Chromosomal organisation and genic expression." Postgraduate course in Cell Culture. Melbourne University Press. [NOT IN COLLECTION]

"Genetic counselling in a case of familial Mongolism (Down's syndrome)." Medical Journal of Australia, 1: 794-795.
"A quantitative method for comparing the karyotypes of related species." (with P.G. P1artin) Evolution, 19: 157-161.
"An autoradiographic study of DNA synthesis in the sex chromosomes of two marsupials with an XX/XY1Y2 sex chromosome mechanism." (with P.G. Martin) Cytogenetics, 4: 209-218.
"Supernumerary chromosomes in the marsupial Schoinobates volans (Kerr)." (with P.G. Martin) Aust. J. Biol. Sci., 18: 1081-1082.
"Sex chromosome mosaicism in the marsupial genera Isoodon and Perameles." (with P.G. Martin) Genetics, 52: 1201-1206. [NOT IN COLLECTION]

"A complex sex-chromosome system in the hare-wallaby Lagorchestes conspicillatus Gould." (with P.G. Martin) Chromosoma, 19: 159-175.

"Quantitative comparisons between the karyotypes of Australian marsupials from three different superfamilies." (with P.G. Martin) Chromosoma, 20: 290-310.

"Cytogenetics of marsupials." (with P.G. Martin) In Mammalian Cytogenetics, ed. K. Benirschke, pp.191-217. Springer-Verlag, New York.
"Stability of two-1ocus incompatibility systems." (with O. Mayo) XIIth International Congress of Genetics, Tokyo, August. [NOT IN COLLECTION]
"Congenital malformations associated with a ring 4 chromosome." (with R. Carter and Elizabeth Baker) J. Med. Genetics, 6: 224-227.
"Parallel mosaicism of supernumerary chromosomes and sex chromosomes in Echymipera kalabu (Marsupialia)." (with P.G. Martin and P.F. Waller) Chromosoma, 27: 371-380. [NOT IN COLLECTION]

"Chromosomal and serological studies of the Caenolestidae and their implications for marsupial evolution." (with P.G. Martin, J.A.W. Kirsch and P.F. Waller) Nature, 231, 5299: 194-195.

"Mammalia I: Monotremata and Marsupialia, Vol. 4: Chordata 4." Animal Cytogenetics. Gebruder Borntraeger, Berlin: Stuttgart. pp.110. (with P.G. Martin) [NOT IN COLLECTION]

"Marsupial sex chromosomes." (with R.H. Rofe). In: Reproduction and Evolution, ed. J.H. Calaby and C.H. Tyndale-Biscoe, pp.69-79. Australian Academy of Science. Proc. Fourth Symposium on Comparative Biology of Reproduction, Canberra, December 1976.
"Chromosome number - constancy and variation." In: The Biology of Marsupials, ed. B. Stonehouse and D. Gilmore, pp.27-48. Macmillan.

"Seasonal variation of chiasma frequency in Phyllodactylus marmoratus (Gray) (Gekkonidae-Reptilia)." (with Max King) Chromosoma (Berl.), 69: 131-154.

"Effects of genotype and light on mating preference in Drosophila melanogaster." (with J.G. Oakeshott) Aust. J. Biol. Sci., 32: 607-614.
"Observations on the chromosomes and reproductive systems of four macropodine interspecific hybrids (Marsupialia: Macropodidae)." (with Meredith J. Smith and R.M. Hope) Aust. J. Zool., 27: 959-972.

"Factors affecting the frequency and pattern of Mitomycin C-induced chromatid exchanges." Chromosoma (Berl.), 78: 341-352.

"Verification of the structure of the complex sex chromosome system in Lagorciestes conspicillatus Gould (Marsupialia: Mammalia)." (with P. Sharp) Chromosoma, 83: 263-274.
"Components of Genetic Systems in Mammals." Chapter 3, pp.52-65, in Evolution and Speciation. Essays in Honour of M.J.D. White (eds. Atchley, W.R. and D.S. Woodruff). Cambridge University Press, New York. x+435. [NOT IN COLLECTION]
"Hoechst 33258 induced uncondensed sites in marsupial chromosomes." (with P.J. Sharp) Chromosoma, 83: 249-262.
"The distribution of SCEs within and between the genomes of an interspecific hybrid." (with P.J. Sharp) Chromosoma, 84: 231-242.

"A comparative study of the relative frequency and specific pattern of chromatid interchanges induced by mono-, di- and polyfunctional alkylating agents." Mutation Research, 104: 153-158.
"The chromosomes of Tarsipes spencerae Gray (Marsupialia)." (with P.J. Sharp) Aust. J. Zool., 30:-799-803.
"The relative DNA contents of the eutherian and marsupial X chromosomes." (with L.K. Ashworth and A.V. Carrano) Cytogenet. Cell Genet., 34: 265-270.

"Ribosomal gene reiteration in a marsupial species with an X-linked nucleolar organizer." (with A.J. Robins and J.R.E. Wells) Aust. J. Biol., 37: 211-215.
"Studies of the sex chromosomes of Burramys parvus Broom (Marsupialia: Burramyidae)." (with I.M. Mansergh) Aust. Mammal., 7: 179-180.

"G-banding evidence for a conserved complement in the Marsupialia." (with R. Rofe) Cytogenet. Cell Genet., 39: 40-50.
"Variation in chiasma frequency in male Trichosurus vulpecula (Marsupialia: Mammalia)." (with P.J. Sharp) Genetica, 66: 145-150.

"Novel sex differences in linkage values and meiotic chromosome behaviour in a marsupial." (with J.H. Bennett and R.M. Hope) Nature, 323: 59-60.

"The incompatibility loci as indicators of conserved linkage groups in the Poaceae." (with C.R. Leach) Heredity, 58: 303-305.
"Chromosome Evolution in Marsupials." In: Chromosomes Today Vol. 9 (ed. A. Stahl, J.M. Luciani and A.M. Vagner Capodano) pp.91-102 (with R. Rofe and P.J. Sharp). Allen and Unwin.

"An examination of the role of chiasma frequencies in the genetic system of marsupials." (with P.J. Sharp) Heredity, 60: 77-85.
"Further evidence of novel sex differences in chiasma distribution in marsupials." (with H.D.M. Moore and E.P. Evans) Heredity, 61: 455-458.
"Studies on early replication patterns in the marsupial Sminthopsis crassicaudata: no evidence of X-Y homologies." (with G. Muller and W. Schempp) Cytogenet. Cell Genet., 48: 164-166.

"Reproductive and genetical studies with a laboratory colony of the dasyurid marsupial Sminthopsis crassicaudata." (with J.H. Bennett, W.G. Breed and R.M. Hope) Aust. J. Zool., 37: 207-222.
"Marsupial cytogenetics." Aust. J. Zool., 37: 331-350. [NOT IN COLLECTION]
"The chromosomes of four genera of possums from the family Petauridae (Marsupialia: Diprotodonta)" (with J.D. Murray, S. Donnellan, G.M. McKay, R.H. Rofe, P.R. Baverstock and M. Gelder). Aust. J. Zool., 38: 351-.
"Meiosis in male and female Trichosurus vulpecula (Marsupialia)." (with J.C. Rodger) Heredity, 64: 251-254.
"Synaptonemal complex formation in male scorpions exhibiting achiasmate meiosis and structural heterozygosity." (with C.M. Shanahan) Genome, 33: 914-926.
"A comparative study of chiasmata in male and female Bettongia penicillata Gray 1827 (Marsupialia)." (with M. Smith and J. Rodger) Genetica, 83: 45-49.

"Quantitative determination of rDNA transcription units in vertebrate cells." (with T. Haaf and M. Schmid) Exp. Cell Res. 193: 78-86.

"Mutations affecting self-incompatibility in Phalaris caerulesem." Heredity, 68: 495-503.
"The S-Z incompatibility system." In: Grass evolution and domestication, ed. J. Chapman. Cambridge University Press. Chapter 3, pp. 117-137. [NOT IN COLLECTION]

"Cloning a ???? self incompatibility from the ??????????." The Plant Cell, 6: 1923-1932.

"Thioredoxin activity in the C terminus of Phalaris S protein." (with ???, Jan Nield and Peter Langridge) The Plant Journal, 8: 133-138.
"X-Y chromosome dissociation in mice and rats exposed to increased testicular or environmental temperatures." (with S.J. Van Zelst, J.L. Zupp and B.P. Satchell) Reprod. Fertility and Development, 7: 1117-21.

With curriculum vitae and bibliography.




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