2024Ciezarek, A.G., Mehta, T.K., Man, A., Ford, A.G., Kavembe, G.D., Kasozi, N., Ngatunga, B.P., Shechonge, A.H., Tamatamah, R., Nyingi, D.W. and Cnaani, A., 2024. Ancient and recent hybridization in the Oreochromis cichlid fishes. Molecular Biology and Evolution, p.msae116.
2024Liu, Z., Kishe, M.A., Gambagambi, P.N., Shechonge, A.H., Ngatunga, B.P.,Smith, K., Saxon, A.D., Hudson, A.G., Linderoth, T., Turner, G.F., Collins, R.A., Genner, M.J., (2024), Nuclear environmental DNA resolves fine-scale population genetic structure in an aquatic habitat, ISCIENCE doi:
2023Lawson, Michael R. M.; Hayle, Michael G. B.; Shechonge, Asilatu H.; Nyingi, Wanja Dorothy; Ford, Antonia G.; Hoffman, Joseph I. ; Day, Julia J.; Turner, George F.; Dasmahapatra, Kanchon K.. 2023 Sympatric and allopatric Alcolapia soda lake cichlid species show similar levels of assortative mating. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 11, 1150083. 13, pp.
2023Chavula GM, Mwamad S, Gondwe E, Ngochera M, Halafo JS, Shechonge AH, Gabagambi NP, Mbonde AS, Banda D, Muyumbana N, Lawrence TJ, Migeni ZA, Stephanie Smith S, Jonasse C, Kanyerere GZ , Ngatunga BP (2023). Lake Malawi/Niassa/Nyasa basin: Status, challenges, and research needs. Journal of Great Lakes Research.
2022Madeleine Carruthers, Duncan E. Edgley, Andrew D. Saxon, Peter G. Nestory, Asilatu Shechonge, Eric A. Miska, Richard Durbin, Jon R. Bridle, George F. Turner, Martin J. Genner (2022). Ecological speciation promoted by divergent regulation of functional genes within African cichlid fishes.
2022Grégoire Vernaz; Alan G. Hudson; M. Emília Santos; Bettina Fischer; Madeleine Carruthers; Asilatu H. Shechonge; Nestory P. Gabagambi; Alexandra M. Tyers; Benjamin P. Ngatunga; Milan Malinsky; Richard Durbin,; George F. Turner, ; Martin J. Genner; Eric A. Miska( 2022). Epigenetic Divergence during Early Stages of Speciation in an African Crater Lake Cichlid Fish. Nature Ecology & Evolution doi: 10.1038/s41559-022-01894-w
2022 A. Ciezarek, Antonia G.P. Ford, Graham J. Etherington, Nasser Kasozi, Milan Malinsky, Tarang K. Mehta, Luca Penso-Dolfin, Benjamin P. Ngatunga, Asilatu Shechonge, Rashid Tamatamah, Wilfried Haerty, Federica Di Palma, Martin J. Genner, George F. Turner (2022). Whole genome resequencing data enables a targeted SNP panel for conservation and aquaculture of Oreochromis cichlid fishes. Aquaculture, DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2021.73763
2022Genner M.J., Hsu L.-L., Collins R.A., Smith A.M., Saxon A.D., Shechonge A.H., Ngatunga B.P. & Turner G.F. 2022. Revision of the African cichlid fish genus Ctenochromis (Teleostei, Cichliformes), including a description of the new genus Shuja from Lake Tanganyika and the new species Ctenochromis scatebra from northern Tanzania. European Journal of Taxonomy 819: 23–54.
2021Blackwell T, Ford AGP, Ciezarek AG, Bradbeer SJ, Gracida Juarez CA, Smith AM, Ngatunga BP, Shechonge A, Tamatamah R, Etherington G, Haerty W, Di Palma F, Turner GF, Genner MJ. Newly discovered cichlid fish biodiversity threatened by hybridization with non-native species. Mol Ecol. 2021 Feb;30(4):895-911. doi: 10.1111/mec.15638. Epub 2020 Oct 16. PMID: 33063411.
2021Hannah Munby, Tyler Linderoth, Bettina Fischer, Mingliu Du, Grégoire Vernaz, Alexandra M Tyers, Benjamin P Ngatunga, Asilatu Shechonge, Hubert Denise, Shane A McCarthy, Iliana Bista, Eric A Miska, M Emília Santos, Martin J Genner, George F Turner, Richard Durbin(2021). Differential use of multiple genetic sex determination systems in divergent ecomorphs of an African crater lake cichlid. BioRxiv
2020 Alzaylaee H, Collins RA, Rinaldi G, Shechonge A, Ngatunga B, Morgan ER, et al. (2020) Schistosoma species detection by environmental DNA assays in African freshwaters. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 14(3): e0008129.
2020Lewis J. White , Gemma Sutton , Asilatu Shechonge , Julia J. Day , Kanchon K. Dasmahapatra , Mary E.Pownall (2020). Adaptation of the carbamoyl-phosphate synthetase (CPS) enzyme in an extremophile fish. Royal Society Open Science
2020Alzaylaee, H., Collins, R.A., Shechonge, A. et al. Environmental DNA-based xenomonitoring for determining Schistosoma presence in tropical freshwaters. Parasites Vectors 13, 63 (2020).
2020Gemma Sutton , Lewis J. White , Antonia G.P. Ford , Asilatu Shechonge , Julia J. Day , Kanchon K. Dasmahapatra and Mary E. Pownall (2020).Exploring the Expression of Cardiac Regulators in a Vertebrate Extremophile: The Cichlid Fish Oreochromis (Alcolapia) alcalica. Journal of Developmental Biology.
2019Shechonge, A., Ngatunga, B.P., Bradbeer, S.J., Ford, A.G.P., Smith, A.M., Tamatamah, R., Sweke, E.A., Turner, G.F. & Genner, M.J. (2019) Population genetic evidence for a unique resource of Nile tilapia in Lake Tanganyika, East Africa. Environmental Biology of Fishes DOI: 10.1007/s10641-019-00895-2
2019 Antonia G.P.Ford., Thomas R.Bullen ., LongsonPang ., Martin J.Genner.,RogerBills.,TomášFlouri.,Benjamin P.Ngatunga., LukasRüber., Ulrich K.Schliewen., OleSeehausen., AsilatuShechonge., Melanie L.J.Stiassny., George F.Turner & Julia J.Day (2019) Molecular phylogeny of Oreochromis (Cichlidae: Oreochromini) reveals mito-nuclear discordance and multiple colonisation of adverse aquatic environments.Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
2019 Shechonge, A., Ngatunga, B.P., Bradbeer, S.J., Day, J.J., Freer, J.J., Ford, A.G.P., Kihedu, J., Richmond, T., Mzighani, S., Smith, A.M., Sweke, E.A., Tamatamah, R., Tyers, A., Turner, G.F. & Genner, M.J. (2019) Widespread colonization of Tanzanian catchments by introduced Oreochromis tilapia fishes: the legacy from decades of deliberate introduction. Hydrobiologia. (
2018Shechonge, A., Ngatunga, B.P., Bradbeer, S.J.,Ford, A.G.P., Smith, A.M., Tamatamah, R.,Harrington, J., Turner, G.F. & Genner, M.J. (2018) Losing cichlid fish biodiversity: genetic and morphological homogenization of tilapia following colonization by introduced species. Conservation Genetics (https://doi.org10.1007/s10592-018-1088-1
2018Turner, G., Shechonge, A. & Tweddle, D. 2018. Oreochromis chungruruensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T60626A47204093.
2018 Bradbeer, S.J., Harrington, J., Watson, H., Warraich, A., Shechonge, A., Smith, A., Tamatamah, R., Ngatunga, B.P., Turner, G.F. & Genner, M.J. (2018) Limited hybridization between introduced and critically endangered indigenous tilapia fishes in northern Tanzania. Hydrobiologia (
2018Kanyerere, Z, Phiri, B & Shechonge, A. 2018. Oreochromis karongae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018
2013 Genner, M.J., Connell, E., Shechonge, A., Smith, A., Swanstrom, J., Mzighani, S., Mwijage, A., Ngatunga, B.P. and Turner, G.F. (2013) Nile tilapia invades the Lake Malawi catchment. African Journal of Aquatic Sciences. 38, supp. 1, 85-90.
Book Chapters
2019Kanyerere, G.Z., Phiri, T.B., Sayer, C.A., Shechonge, A.4, Snoeks, J. and Tweddle, D.(2019). The status and distribution of freshwater fishes in the Lake Malawi/Nyasa/Niassa Catchment. in : Sayer, C.A., Palmer-Newton, A.F. and Darwall, W.R.T. (Eds). Conservation priorities for freshwater biodiversity in the Lake Malawi/Nyasa/Niassa Catchment. Cambridge, UK and Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. xii +214pp. DOI: