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Hume, J. , S. Bennis, T. Bruning, M. F. Docker, S. V. Good, R. Lampman, J. Rinchard, T. Searcy, M. P. Wilkie and N. S. Johnson. Evaluation of larval sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) growth in the laboratory using principles developed for Pacific lamprey (Entosphenus tridentatus) restoration. Aquaculture Research (accepted).

Fleet, Jenna L. and Mackey, Theresa E. and Jeffrey, Jennifer and Good, Sara V. and Jeffries, Ken M. and Hasler, Caleb, Interindividual Behavioural Variation in Response to Elevated C02 Predicts mRNA Transcript Abundance of Genes Related to Acid-Base Regulation in Medaka (Oryzias Latipes). Available at SSRN: or

Ferrer MM, Vásquez-Cruz M, Hernández-Hernández T, Good SV (2023) Geographical and life-history traits associated with low and high species richness across angiosperm families. Front Plant Sci, 14. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2023.1276727


Yasmin T, Grayson PD, Docker MF, Good SV (2022) Pervasive male-biased expression throughout the germline-specific regions of the sea lamprey genome supports key roles in sex differentiation and spermatogenesis. Commun Biol 5, 434 (2022). Doi:10.1038/s42003-022-03375-z.

Hechter D, Vahkal B, Tiede T, and Good S.V. (2022) Reviewing the physiological roles of the novel hormone-receptor pair INSL5-RXFP4: a protective energy sensor? J Mol Endocrinol. 2022 May 12;69(1):R45-R62. doi: 10.1530/JME-21-0241.

Mohammadi A, Bagherichimeh S, Choi Y, Fazel A, Tevlin E, Huibner S, Good SV, Tharao W, Kaul R. Immune parameters of HIV susceptibility in the female genital tract before and after penile-vaginal sex. Commun Med (Lond). 2022 May 27;2:60. doi: 10.1038/s43856-022-00122-7. PMID: 35637661; PMCID: PMC9142516.

Khussainova E, Kisselev I, Iksan O, Bekmanov B, Skvortsova L, Garshin A, Kuzovleva E, Zhaniyazov Z, Zhunussova G, Musralina L, N. Kahbatkyzy1, A. Amirgaliyeva, M. Begmanova1, A. Seisenbayeva, K. Bespalova1, A. Perfilyeva1, G. Abylkassymova1, A. Farkhatuly, S. V. Good and L. Djansugurova (2022). Genetic Relationship Among the Kazakh People Based on Y-STR Markers Reveals Evidence of Genetic Variation Among Tribes and Zhuz. Frontiers in Genetics 2022, 12. DOI: 10.3389/fgene.2021.801295

Mohammadi A, Bagherichimeh S, Choi Y, Fazel A, Tevlin E, S. Huibner, Z. Shao, D. Zuanazzi, J. Prodger, S. V. Good, W. Tharao, R. Kaul (2022) Insertive condom-protected and condomless vaginal sex both have a profound impact on the penile immune correlates of HIV susceptibility. PLOS Pathogens 18(1): e1009948.


Merrill, K.A., Abrams, E.M., Good, S.V. et al. Associations between food allergy, country of residence, and healthcare access. Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol 18, 103 (2022).


Sara Victoria Good, Ryan Gotesman, Ilya Kisselev and A.D. Paterson. Fish and chips: the origin of human gene families is a predictor of the location of GWAS signals, 16 September 2021, Preprint available at Research Square [].

Yegorov S, Goremykina M, Ivanova R, Good SV, Babenko D, Shevtsov A, MacDonald KS, Zhunussov Y; COVID-19 Genomics Research Groupon behalf of the Semey COVID-19 Epidemiology Research Group. Epidemiology, clinical characteristics, and virologic features of COVID-19 patients in Kazakhstan: A nation-wide retrospective cohort study. Lancet Reg Health Eur. 2021 May;4:100096. doi: 10.1016/j.lanepe.2021.100096.

Nisha Ajmani, Tamanna Yasmin, Margaret Docker and Sara V. Good. Transcriptomic analysis of gonadal development in parasitic and non-parasitic lampreys (Ichthyomyzon spp.), with a comparison of genomic resources in these non-model species. February, 2021, G3: Genes, Genomes, genetics.

Vahkal, Brett, S. Yegorov, N. Chukwunonso, J. Donner, D. Reddick, A. Shrivastav, J. Uzonna and S.V. Good. Immune System Effects of Insulin-like Peptide 5 in a Mouse Model. December, 2020, Frontiers in Endocrinology,



Dean Reddick, Daniel I Udenwobele, David Datzkiw, Revanti Mukherjee, Shailly Varma Shrivastav, Sara Good, Anuraag Shrivastav. 2020. N-myrostylation: Tracing step backwards to find a way forwards. BioRxiv: doi:

Yegorov, S., Dmitriy Babenko, Samat Kozhakhmetov, Lyudmila Akhmaltdinova, Irina Kadyrova, Ayaulym Nurgozhina, Madiyar Nurgaziyev, Sara Victoria Good, Gonzalo H. Hortelano, Bakytgul Yermekbayeva, Almagul Kushugulova. Psoriasis is associated with elevated gut IL-1α and intestinal microbiome alterations: results of a cross-sectional study from Central Asia. Frontiers In Immunology, 2020.  


Yegorov S, V. Joag, R.M. Galiwango, S. V. Good, B. Okech and R. Kaul. Impact of Endemic Infections on HIV Susceptibility in Sub-Saharan Africa. Trop Dis Travel Med Vaccines. 2019;5:22. Published 2019 Nov 29. doi:10.1186/s40794-019-0097-5

Yegorov, S., Vineet R. Joag, Ronald M. Galiwango, Sara V. Good, Juliet Mpendo, Egbert Tannich, Andrea K. Boggild, Noah Kiwanuka, Bernard S. Bagaya, Rupert Kaul. 2019. Treatment of helminth Schistosoma mansoni infection in Ugandan women reduces HIV entry into cervical CD4 T cells and induces type I interferon pathways. Nature Communications 10 (1): DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-09900-9

Al Nafea, H., Brett Vahkal, C. Kellie Zelmer, Sergey Yegorov, Jan Bogerd, and Sara V. Good 2019. Japanese medaka as a model for studying the relaxin family genes involved in neuroendocrine regulation:  insights from the expression of fish-specific paralogues of rln3 and insl5 and rxfp3/4-type receptors. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, 1 (487): 2-11. DOI:10.1016/j.mce.2019.01.017


S. Yegorov, R. Galiwango, S. V. Good, M. Muwanga, I. Wesonga, J. Mpendo, E. Tannich, A. Boggild, N. Kiwanuka, B. S. Bagaya, R. Kaul, 2018 Schistosoma mansoni infection and socio-behavioral predictors of HIV risk in women from Entebbe, Uganda, BMC Infectious Disease, DOI: 10.1186/s12879-018-3481-2


Flores-Abreu I. N, R.E. Trejo-Salazar,  L.L. Sánchez-Reyes, S. V.  Good, S. Magallón, A. García-Mendoz, and L.E. Eguiarte. 2019 Tempo and mode in coevolution of Agave sensu lato (Agavoideae, Asparagaceae) and its bat pollinators, Glossophaginae (Phyllostomidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 133: 176-188. DOI:10.1016/j.ympev.2019.01.004



Ross A.D. Bathgate, Martina Kocan, Daniel J. Scott, M. Akhter Hossain, Sara V. Good, Sergey Yegorov, Jan Bogerd, Paul R. Gooley, 2018. The relaxin receptor as a therapeutic target –perspectives from evolution and drug targeting, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Volume 187; 114-132.

Good, S. V. 2018. Association of imputed gene expression with glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) levels in people with type 1 diabetes, MSc thesis in Community Health Sciences, 128 pages, University of Manitoba.


Pellissier, T., H. Al Nafea and S. V. Good, 2017. Divergence of insulin superfamily ligands, receptors and Igf binding proteins in marine versus freshwater stickleback: Evidence of selection in known and novel genes. Comparative biochemistry and Physiology, Part D: Genomics and Proteomics. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbd.2017.10.006


Udenwobele, R. Su, S.V. Good, T. Blake-Ball, S. Varma Shrivastav and A. Shrivastav, 2017. Myristoylation: An important protein modification in the immune response. Frontiers in Immunology.  DOI:


Suarez-Gonzalez, A. J. Sutton, A. Trant, E. Zamlynny and Sara V. Good, 2015. Rethinking refugia: Tree topology, divergence dates, and demographic history trace the distribution of the endangered Plymouth gentian (Sabatia kennedyana) from the Pleistocene glaciation to present day. American Journal of Botany. doi:10.3732/ajb.1400254


Martinez-Nuñez, Felix, Christina Davy, Craig Willis, and Sara V. Good, 2015. Spatial genetic structure among bat hibernacula along the leading edge of a rapidly spreading pathogen. Conservation Genetics : 1-12. Doi: 10.1007/s10592-015-0719-z


Yegorov, Sergey, J. Bogerd, S.V. Good, 2014. The relaxin family peptide receptors and their ligands: New developments and paradigms in the evolution from jawless fish to mammals, General and Comparative Endocrinology, Available online 29 July 2014, ISSN 0016-6480,

Suarez-Gonzalez, A and S.V. Good, 2014. Pollen limitation and reduced reproductive success are associated with biparental inbreeding in a self-incompatible species, Prunus virginiana. Annals of Botany 12/2013; DOI: 10.1093/aob/mct289.



Ferrer, Miriam M., S. Good and J. Herbin (2013). Prevalence of self-sterility and other reproductive traits in Angiosperm families with High Diversification rates, In Reproductive Biology of Plants, Chapter 14, Publisher: CRC Press, Editors: Kishan Gopal Ramawat, Jean-Michel Mérillon, K. R. Shivanna, pp.301-354.



Arroyo J, Hoffmann F, Good S, Opazo J (2012) INSL4 Pseudogenes Help Define the Relaxin Family Repertoire in the Common Ancestor of Placental Mammals. J. Mol. Evol: (1-2): 73-78.


Good, S.V., S. Yegorov, J. Martijn, J. Franck, and J. Bogerd, 2012. New Insights into ligand-receptor pairing and co-evolution of relaxin family peptides and their receptors in teleosts. Appearing in a special issue on molecular evolutionary routes that lead to innovation. Int J Evol Biol. 2012:310278


Yegorov, S .and S. V. Good. 2012 Using Ancestral Genome Reconstructions to study the Evolution of Ligand- Receptor Systems: the Case of Relaxin Hormones and Their Receptors. PLoS One 7:e32923


Ferrer, M. and S. V. Good. 2012 The distribution of self-incompatibility systems in flowering plants: do pre-zygotic barriers to reproduction increase rates of diversification?" Annals of Botany, 10.1093/aob/mcs124



Trant, A., T. Herman and S. V. Good-Avila. 2010 Effects of anthropogenic disturbance on the reproductive ecology and pollinator service of Plymouth gentian, a lakeshore species at risk. Plant Ecology Volume: 210 , Issue: 2 , Page: 241-252.


Good-Avila, S.V., S. Yegorov, S. Harron, P. Glen, J. Ozon, and B.C. Wilson, 2009. Relaxin gene family in teleosts: phylogeny syntenic mapping, selective constraint, and expression analysis. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9:293-312. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-9-293.


Yegorov, S., S.V. Good-Avila, L. Parry and B.C. Wilson. 2009. Relaxin family genes in humans and teleosts. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1160:42-44.


Miriam M. Ferrer, S. V. Good-Avila, Carlos Montaña,CésarDomínguez and Luis E. Eguiarte 2009. Effect of population density on seed set and seed germination in the partially self-incompatible shrub, Flourensia cernua (Asteraceae). Annals of Botany 103(7): 1077-1089.


Good-Avila, S.V., D. Majumder, H. Amos and A. G. Stephenson (2008). Characterisation of self-incompatibility in Campanula rapunculoides (Campanulaceae) through genetic analyses and microscopy. Canadian Journal of Botany. 86 (1): 1-13.


M. M. Ferrer and S. V. Good-Avila, 2007. Macroevolutionary analyses of the gain and loss of self-incompatibility in the Asteraceae. New Phytologist 173:401-444.


Marina Myra, Charlie Ember, Sara V. Good-Avila, Vanessa Morton. 2006. Assessment of six potential organic apple blossom thinners: specifically pollenicides. Journal of Tree Fruit Production. Volume 6 (3):pp (18-30).


Good-Avila, S.V., Souza, V., Gaut, B. S. and L. E. Eguiarte. 2006. Timing and rate of speciation in Agave (Agavaceae). The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 24: 9124-9129.


Rocha, M., Good-Ávila, S. V., Molina-Freaner, F.,  Arita, H. T., Castillo, A., García-Mendoza, A., Silva-Montellano, A., Gaut, B. S., Souza, V. and L. E. Eguiarte. 2006. Pollination biology and adaptive radiation of Agavaceae, with special emphasis in the genus Agave.  Aliso, 22: 327-342.


Good-Avila, S.V., T. Nagel, D.W. Vogler and A.G. Stephenson, 2003.  Effects of inbreeding on male function and self-fertility in the partially self-incompatible herb, Campanula rapunculoides (Campanulacaeae). American Journal of Botany 90:1736-1745.


Good-Avila, S. V. and A. G. Stephenson, 2003 Parental effects in a partially self-incompatible herb, Campanula rapunculoides:  influence of variation in the strength of self-incompatibility on seed set and progeny performance. American Naturalist 161:615-630.


Good-Avila, S.V. and A. G. Stephenson 2002.  The inheritance of modifiers conferring self-fertility in the partially self-incompatible perennial Campanula rapunculoides  L. (Campanulaceae).  Evolution 56 (2) 263-272. 


Good-Avila, S.V., Frey, F. and A. G. Stephenson (2001). The effect of partial self-incompatibility on the breeding system of Campanula rapunculoides L. (Campanulaceae) under conditions of natural pollination.  International Journal of Plant Sciences 162(5) 1081-1087.

Stephenson, A. G, Good, S.V., Vogler, D.  2000 Interrelationship of inbreeding depression, plasticity in the self-incompatibility system and the breeding system in Campanula rapunculoides L. (Campanulaceae).  Annals of Botany 85: 211-220. 


Good, S.V., Williams, D.F, Ralls, K. and R.C. Fleischer. 1997. Population Structure of Dipodomys ingens (Heteromyidae): The role of spatial heterogeneity in maintaining genetic diversity.  Evolution 51(4):1296-1310. 



Invited Book Chapters


Ferrer, Miriam M., S. Good and J. Herbin (2013). Prevalence of self-sterility and other reproductive traits in Angiosperm families with High Diversification rates, In Reproductive Biology of Plants, Springer Academic Press.


Good-Avila, S. V., Jorge Mena-Ali and A. G. Stephenson. (2008). Plasticity in the strength of self-incompatibility: causes and evolutionary consequences. In Self-incompatibility of Flowering Plants, pp 33-51 Edited by Veronica Franklin-Tong, Spring-Verlag.




Sara V. Good, 2016. Immune System Abnormalities as Environmental Risk Factors and/or Comorbid Conditions for Autism Spectrum Disorder? Msc thesis proposal, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Xiaoqing Liu and Marissa Becker (co-supervisors). 37 pages.


Sara V. Good, 2013. Summary report of a household survey concerning the health, nutritional status and food security of women and children in Taita-Taveta county, Kenya. Final report for Department of Global Health, Community Health Sciences, Mwanzo-Mwema project.


Martinez, F. and S. V. Good, 2011. Hybridization levels in the endemic and endangered species Salix jejuna (Barrens Willow) in Newfoundland. Final report for the DFW, Newfoundland, 19 pages.


Ferrer, M. M and S. V. Good-Avila 2008. Studies into the effect of the use of organic materials to control fruit set in apple, 48 pages.


Trant, A. and S. V. Good 2007 Red Oak (Quercus rubra) Distribution, Age and Recruitment Assessment in Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site of Canada, 66 pages.


Good-Avila, S.V., S. Wood, J. Sutton and M. Ferrer, 2006. Genetics, reproduction and pollination biology of two Atlantic Coastal Plains Flora species at risk: opportunity for cross-border stewardship. Final report for the WWF – ESRF committee, 59 pages.


MSc Thesis (Community Health Sciences)

Good, S. V. 2018. Association of imputed gene expression with glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) levels in people with type 1 diabetes, MSc thesis in Community Health Sciences, 128 pages, University of Manitoba.


PhD Thesis

Good, S.V. 2000. Partial self-incompatibility in Campanula rapunculoides L. (Campanulaceae): genetic and molecular bases, parental effects and the influence of pollinator availability on the selfing rate. Ph.D dissertation, 226 pages, The Pennsylvania State University.

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