Don Stewart

Professor, Biology



434 New Biology Building

(902) 585-1391 (Tel)

(902) 585-1059 (Fax)



The Intellectual Origins of Biology (Biol 4023)

Molecular Markers in Ecology and Evolution (Biol 4673)

Organisms and their Environment (Biol 1123)

Evolution (Biol 4463)


Research interests:

Molecular zoology. Particular interests include mitochondrial DNA inheritance in bivalves and molecular evolutionary studies of shrews.




Projects and Funding


Representative publications:

(1) Shafer, A.B.A. and D.T. Stewart. 2007. Phylogenetic relationships among Nearctic shrews of the genus Sorex (Insectivora, Soricidae) inferred from combined cytochrome b and inter-SINE fingerprint data using Bayesian analysis. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44: 192-203

(2) Breton, S., D.T. Stewart, and P.U. Blier. 2009. Role-reversal of gender-associated mitochondrial DNA affects mitochondrial function in Mytilus edulis (Bivalvia: Mytilidae). Accepted 29 October 2008. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution. 

(3) Breton, S., §Doucet Beaupré, D.T. Stewart, W.R. Hoeh, and P.U. Blier. 2007. Isn’t one enough?: the unusual system of doubly uniparental inheritance of mtDNA. Trends in Genetics 23:464-475.



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Last updated 29 October 2008.