Hale, B., Phipps, C., Rao, N., Wijeratne, A., & Phillips, G. C. (2020). Differential expression profiling reveals stress-induced cell fate divergence in soybean microspores. Plants. 2020 Nov 7;9(11):1510. doi:

Kost, M.A., Perales, H., Wijeratne, S., Wijeratne, A.J., Stockinger, E.J., and Mercer, K.L. (2020). Transcriptional differentiation of UV‐B protectant genes in maize landraces spanning an elevational gradient in Chiapas, Mexico. Evol. Appl. 13: 1949–1967.

Thomas, G.W.C., Wijeratne A. J.*, et al. (2020). Gene content evolution in the arthropods. Genome Biol. 21: 15. *This is a large collaboration, and I am a middle author.


Milutinovic, M., Lindsey III, B., Wijeratne, A. J., Hernandez, J., Grotewold, N., Fernandez, V., Grotewold, E.Brkljacic, J. (2019) Fertilization-dependent seed development enforced by EMSY-like (EML) histone readers. Plant Science. 285, 99-109


Kumar, A., Vlasova, A., Deblais, L., Huang, H-C., Wijeratne, A. J., Kandasamy, S., Fischer, D. D, Langel, S. N., Paim, F. C., Alhamo, A., Shao, L., Saif, L. J., Rajashekara, G. (2018). Impact of nutrition and rotavirus infection on the infant gut microbiota in a humanized pig model. BMC Gastroenterol. 22;18(1):93. doi: 10.1186/s12876-018-0810-2.

Muñoz-Vargas, L, Opiyo, SO, Digianantonio, R, Williams, ML, Wijeratne, A. J., Habing, G. (2018). Fecal microbiome of periparturient dairy cattle and associations with the onset of Salmonella shedding. PLoS One, 11;13(5): e0196171


Kost, M. A., Perales, H. R., Wijeratne, S., Wijeratne, A. J., Stockinger, E., & Mercer, K. L. (2017). Differentiated transcriptional signatures in the maize landraces of Chiapas, Mexico. BMC Genomics, 18(1).

Lee, S., Cassone, B. J., Wijeratne, A. J., Jun, T.-H., Michel, A. P., & Mian, M. A. R. (2017). Transcriptomic dynamics in soybean near-isogenic lines differing in alleles for an aphid resistance gene, following infestation by soybean aphid biotype 2. BMC Genomics, 18(1).


Pavinato VAC, Margarido GRA, Wijeratne, A. J., Wijeratne S, Meulia T, Souza AP, Michel AP, Zucchi, MI. Restriction site associated DNA (RAD) for de novo sequencing and marker discovery in sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis Fab. (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Molecular Ecology Resources. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12583


Arismendi NL, Reyes M, Miller SA; Wijeratne, A. J., Carrillo R. 2015. Infection of Candidatus Phytoplasma ulmi reduces the protein content and alters the activity of detoxifying enzymes in Amplicephalus curtulus. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 157(3): 334-345

Sun L, Rodriguez GR, Clevenger JP, Illa-Berenguer E, Lin J, Blakeslee JJ, Liu W, Fei Z, Wijeratne, A. J., Meulia T, van der Knaap E. 2015. Candidate gene selection and detailed morphological evaluations of fs8.1, a quantitative trait locus controlling tomato fruit shape. J. Exp. Bot. 66(20): 6471–6482. Epub ahead of print 2015 Jul 14. doi:10.1093/jxb/erv361.


Bautista M, Anita M, Bhandary B, Wijeratne, A. J., Michel AP, Hoy CW, Mittapalli O. 2015. Evidence for tradeoffs in detoxification and chemosensation gene signatures in Plutella xylostella. Pest Manag Sci. 71(3):423–432. Epub ahead of print 2014 Jun 13. doi: 10.1002/ps.3822.

Broderick SR, Wijeratne S, Wijeratne, A. J., Chapin LJ, Meulia T, Jones ML. 2014. RNA-sequencing reveals early, dynamic transcriptome changes in the corollas of pollinated petunias. BMC Plant Biology. 14(1): 307. doi: 10.1186/s12870-014-0307-2.

Lu P, Wijeratne, A. J., Wang Z, Copenhaver GP, Ma H. 2014. Arabidopsis PTD Is Required for Type II Crossover Formation and Affects Recombination Frequency in Two Different Chromosomal Regions. J Genet Genomics. 41(3):165–75. doi: 10.1016/j.jgg.2014.02.001.

Nimmakayala P, Abburi VL, Bhandary A, Abburi L, Vajja VG, Reddy R, Wijeratne, A. J., Tomason YR (n.d.). 2014. Use of VeraCode 384-plex assays for watermelon diversity analysis and integrated genetic map of watermelon with single nucleotide polymorphisms and simple sequence repeats. Molecular Breeding. 34(2):537–548.

Stewart LR, Teplier R, Todd J, Jones M, Cassone BJ, Wijeratne S, Wijeratne, A. J., Redinbaugh M. 2014. Viruses in Maize and Johnsongrass in Southern Ohio. Phytopathology. 104(12): 1360–1369. doi: 10.1094/PHYTO-08-13-0221-R.


Jiang L, Wijeratne, A. J., Wijeratne S, Fraga M, Meulia T, Doohan D, Zhaohu L, Qu F. 2013. Profiling mRNAs of Two Cuscuta Species Reveals Possible Candidate Transcripts Shared by Parasitic Plants. PloS One. 8(11): e81389. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0081389. (* Equal contributions)

Mamidala P, Wijeratne, A. J., Wijeratne S, Poland T, Qazi SS, Doucet D, Cusson M, Beliveau C , Mittapalli O. 2013. Identification of Odor-Processing Genes in the Emerald Ash Borer, Agrilus planipennis. PloS One. 8(2): e56555. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0056555.

Lee S, Mian MR, McHale LK, Wang H, Wijeratne, A. J., Sneller CH, Dorrance AE. 2013. Novel quantitative trait loci for partial resistance to Phytophthora sojae in soybean PI 398841. Theor Appl Genet. 126(4): 1121–1132. doi: 10.1007/s00122-013-2040-x.


DeLay B, Mamidala P, Wijeratne, A. J., Wijeratne S, Mittapalli O, Wang J, Lamp W. 2012. Transcriptome analysis of the salivary glands of potato leafhopper, Empoasca fabae. J Insect Physiol. 58(12): 1626–1634.

Lu P, Han X, Qi J, Yang J, Wijeratne, A. J., Li T, Ma H. 2012. Analysis of Arabidopsis genome-wide variations before and after meiosis and meiotic recombination by resequencing Landsberg erecta and all four products of a single meiosis. Genome Res. 22(3), 508–518. doi: 10.1101/gr.127522.111.

Mamidala P, Wijeratne, A. J., Wijeratne S, Kornacker K, Sudhamalla B, Rivera-Vega LJ, Mittapalli O. 2012. RNA-Seq and molecular docking reveal multi-level pesticide resistance in the bed bug. BMC Genomics. 13(1): 6. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-13-6.

Wang H, Wijeratne, A. J., Wijeratne S, Lee S, Taylor CG, St Martin SK, Dorrance AE. 2012. Dissection of two soybean QTL conferring partial resistance to Phytophthora sojae through sequence and gene expression analysis. BMC Genomics. 13(1): 428. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-13-428.


Qi J, Wijeratne, A. J., Tomsho LP, Hu Y, Schuster SC, Ma H. 2009. Characterization of meiotic crossovers and gene conversion by whole-genome sequencing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. BMC Genomics. 10(1): 475. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-10-475.


Wijeratne, A. J., Ma H. 2007. Genetic analyses of meiotic recombination in Arabidopsis. J Integr Plant Biol. 49(8): 1199–1207. (Review article)

Wijeratne, A. J., Zhang W, Sun Y, Liu W, Albert R, Zheng Z, Oppenheimer DG, Zhao D, Ma H. 2007. Differential gene expression in Arabidopsis wild-type and mutant anthers: insights into anther cell differentiation and regulatory networks. Plant J. 52(1): 14–29.


Wijeratne, A. J., Chen C, Zhang W, Timofejeva L, Ma H. 2006. The Arabidopsis thaliana PARTING DANCERS gene encoding a novel protein is required for normal meiotic homologous recombination. Mol Biol Cell. 17(3): 1331–1343.