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Matthews, A.E., T.J. Boves, A.D. Sweet, E.M. Ames, L.P. Bulluck, E.I. Johnson, M. Johnson, S.E. Lipshutz, K.L. Percy, D.W. Raybuck, W.M. Schelsky, C.M. Tonra, C.B. Viverette, and A.J. Wijeratne. 2023. Novel insights into symbiont population structure: globe-trotting avian feather mites contradict the specialist-generalist variation hypothesis. Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/mec.17115

Hale, Brett, E. Brown, and A.J. Wijeratne. 2023. An updated assessment of the soybean–Phytophthora sojae pathosystem. Plant Pathology. doi: 10.1111/ppa.13377

Hale, Brett, S. Ratnayake, A. Flory, R. Wijeratne, C. Schmidt, A.E. Robertson, and A.J. Wijeratne. 2023. Gene regulatory network inference in soybean upon infection by Phytophthora sojae. Plos One. 18(7):e0287590. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0287590

Irafasha, G., S. Mutinda, F.M. Mobegi, Brett Hale, G. Omwenga, A.J. Wijeratne, S. Wicke, E.S. Bellis, and S. Runo. 2023. Transcriptome atlas of Striga germination: Implications for managing an intractable parasitic plant. Plants, People, Planet. doi: 10.1002/ppp3.10263

Matthews, A.E., A.J. Wijeratne, A.D. Sweet, F.A. Hernandes, D.P.L. Toews, and T.J. Boves. 2023. Dispersal-limited symbionts exhibit unexpectedly wide variation in host specificity. Systematic Biology. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syad014

Matthews, A.E., T.J Boves, K.L Percy, and A.J Wijeratne. 2023. Draft genome sequencing data of a feather mite, Amerodectes protonotaria Hernandes 2018 (Acariformes: Proctophyllodidae). _Data in Brief__. 46:108835. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2022.108835

Mutinda, S., F.M Mobegi, Brett Hale, O Dayou, E Ateka, A.J Wijeratne, S Wicke, E.S Bellis, and S Runo. 2023. Resolving intergenotypic Striga resistance in sorghum.Journal of Experimental Botany. erad2


Matthews, A.E., T.J. Boves, A.D. Sweet, E.M. Ames, L.P. Bulluck, E.I. Johnson, M. Johnson, et al. 2022. Population genomics of avian feather mites with contrasting host specificities. Zoosymposia. 22:47–47.

Matthews, A.E., A.J. Wijeratne, A.D. Sweet, F.A. Hernandes, D.P.L. Toews, and T.J. Boves. 2022. Host specificity varies widely in dispersal-limited symbionts. Zoosymposia. 22:52–52.

Poudel, S., Brett Hale, and A.J. Wijeratne. 2022. Evaluation of cytosine conversion methods for whole-genome DNA methylation profiling. F1000Research. 11:1450.


Park, S., A.J. Wijeratne, Y. Moon, and N.L. Waterland. 2021. Time-course transcriptomic analysis of petunia x hybrida leaves under water deficit stress using RNA sequencing. Plos One. 16(4):e0250284.


Hale, Brett, C. Phipps, N. Rao, A.J. Wijeratne, and G.C. Phillips. 2020. Differential expression profiling reveals stress-induced cell fate divergence in soybean microspores. Plants. 9(11):1510.

Kost, M.A., H. Perales, S. Wijeratne, A.J. Wijeratne, E.J. Stockinger, and K.L. Mercer. 2020. Transcriptional differentiation of UV-B protectant genes in maize landraces spanning an elevational gradient in Chiapas, Mexico. Evolutionary Applications. 13(8):1949–67.

Thomas, G.W.C., E. Dohmen, D.S.T. Hughes, S.C. Murali, M. Poelchau, K. Glastad, C.A. Anstead, A.J. Wijeratne, et al. 2020. Gene content evolution in the arthropods. Genome Biology. 21(1):1–14.


Milutinovic, M., B.E. Lindsey III, A.J. Wijeratne, J.M. Hernandez, N. Grotewold, V. Fernández, E. Grotewold, and J. Brkljacic. 2019. Arabidopsis EMSY-like (EML) histone readers are necessary for post-fertilization seed development, but prevent fertilization-independent seed formation. Plant Science. 285:99–109.

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


Kumar, Anand, Anastasia N Vlasova, Loic Deblais, Huang-Chi Huang, Asela Wijeratne, Sukumar Kandasamy, David D Fischer, et al. “Impact of Nutrition and Rotavirus Infection on the Infant Gut Microbiota in a Humanized Pig Model.” BMC Gastroenterology 18, no. 1 (2018): 93.


Kost, Matthew A, Hugo R Perales, Saranga Wijeratne, Asela J Wijeratne, Eric Stockinger, and Kristin L Mercer. “Differentiated Transcriptional Signatures in the Maize Landraces of Chiapas, Mexico.” BMC Genomics 18, no. 1 (2017): 1–14.

Lee, Sungwoo, Bryan J Cassone, Asela Wijeratne, Tae-Hwan Jun, Andrew P Michel, and MA Mian. “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, no. 1 (2017): 1–12.

Pavinato, VAC, Gabriel Rodrigues Alves Margarido, AJ Wijeratne, S Wijeratne, T Meulia, AP Souza, AP Michel, and MI Zucchi. “Restriction Site Associated DNA (RAD) for de Novo Sequencing and Marker Discovery in Sugarcane Borer, Diatraea Saccharalis Fab.(Lepidoptera: Crambidae).” Molecular Ecology Resources 17, no. 3 (2017): 454–65.


Huang, Jian, Asela J Wijeratne, Chong Tang, Tianyu Zhang, Rebecca E Fenelon, Heather A Owen, and Dazhong Zhao. “Ectopic Expression of TAPETUM DETERMINANT1 Affects Ovule Development in Arabidopsis.” Journal of Experimental Botany 67, no. 5 (2016): 1311–26.


Arismendi, Nolberto L, Maritza Reyes, Sally A Miller, Asela J Wijeratne, and Roberto Carrillo. “Infection of ‘C Andidatus Phytoplasma Ulmi’Reduces the Protein Content and Alters the Activity of Detoxifying Enzymes in A Mplicephalus Curtulus.” Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 157, no. 3 (2015): 334–45.

Bautista, Ma Anita M, Binny Bhandary, Asela J Wijeratne, Andrew P Michel, Casey W Hoy, and Omprakash Mittapalli. “Evidence for Trade-Offs in Detoxification and Chemosensation Gene Signatures in Plutella Xylostella.” Pest Management Science 71, no. 3 (2015): 423–32.

Sun, Liang, Gustavo R Rodriguez, Josh P Clevenger, Eudald Illa-Berenguer, Jinshan Lin, Joshua J Blakeslee, Wenli Liu, et al. “Candidate Gene Selection and Detailed Morphological Evaluations of Fs8. 1, a Quantitative Trait Locus Controlling Tomato Fruit Shape.” Journal of Experimental Botany 66, no. 20 (2015): 6471–82


Arismendi, NL, M Reyes, SA Miller, AJ Wijeratne, and R Carrillo. “Amplicephalus Curtulus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) Infected by ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma Ulmi’(Elm Yellows Group) Showed Changes in Protein Content, Glutathione S-Transferase, and Esterase Activity.” TRANSMISSION OF’Candidatus Phytoplasma Ulmi’(16SrV-A, ELM YELLOWS) BY Amplicephalus Curtulus (HEMIPTERA: CICADELLIDAE): EFFECTS ON THE ACTIVITY OF DETOXIFYING ENZYMES AND FITNESS OF ITS VECTOR, 2014, 82.

Broderick, Shaun R, Saranga Wijeratne, Asela J Wijeratne, Laura J Chapin, Tea Meulia, and Michelle L Jones. “RNA-Sequencing Reveals Early, Dynamic Transcriptome Changes in the Corollas of Pollinated Petunias.” BMC Plant Biology 14, no. 1 (2014): 1–21.

Lu, Pingli, Asela J Wijeratne, Zhengjia Wang, Gregory P Copenhaver, and Hong Ma. “Arabidopsis PTD Is Required for Type I Crossover Formation and Affects Recombination Frequency in Two Different Chromosomal Regions.” _Journal of Genetics and Genomic_s 41, no. 3 (2014): 165–75.

Nimmakayala, Padma, Venkata Lakshmi Abburi, Abhishek Bhandary, Lavanya Abburi, Venkata Gopinath Vajja, Rishi Reddy, Sridhar Malkaram, et al. “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 (2014): 537–48.

Stewart, LR, R Teplier, JC Todd, MW Jones, BJ Cassone, S Wijeratne, A Wijeratne, and MG Redinbaugh. “Viruses in Maize and Johnsongrass in Southern Ohio.” Phytopathology 104, no. 12 (2014): 1360–69.


Jiang, Linjian, Asela J Wijeratne, Saranga Wijeratne, Martina Fraga, Tea Meulia, Doug Doohan, Zhaohu Li, and Feng Qu. “Profiling MRNAs of Two Cuscuta Species Reveals Possible Candidate Transcripts Shared by Parasitic Plants.” PLoS One 8, no. 11 (2013): e81389

Lee, Sungwoo, MA Rouf Mian, Leah K McHale, Hehe Wang, Asela J Wijeratne, Clay H Sneller, and Anne E Dorrance. “Novel Quantitative Trait Loci for Partial Resistance to Phytophthora Sojae in Soybean PI 398841.” Theoretical and Applied Genetics 126 (2013): 1121–32.

Mamidala, Praveen, Asela J Wijeratne, Saranga Wijeratne, Therese Poland, Sohail S Qazi, Daniel Doucet, Michel Cusson, Catherine Beliveau, and Omprakash Mittapalli. “Identification of Odor-Processing Genes in the Emerald Ash Borer, Agrilus Planipennis.” PloS One 8, no. 2 (2013): e56555.


DeLay, Bridget, Praveen Mamidala, Asela Wijeratne, Saranga Wijeratne, Omprakash Mittapalli, Jian Wang, and William Lamp. “Transcriptome Analysis of the Salivary Glands of Potato Leafhopper, Empoasca Fabae.” Journal of Insect Physiology 58, no. 12 (2012): 1626–34. .

Lu, Pingli, Xinwei Han, Ji Qi, Jiange Yang, Asela J Wijeratne, Tao Li, and Hong Ma. “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 Research 22, no. 3 (2012): 508–18.

Mamidala, Praveen, Asela J Wijeratne, Saranga Wijeratne, Karl Kornacker, Babu Sudhamalla, Loren J Rivera-Vega, Andrew Hoelmer, Tea Meulia, Susan C Jones, and Omprakash Mittapalli. “RNA-Seq and Molecular Docking Reveal Multi-Level Pesticide Resistance in the Bed Bug.” BMC Genomics 13 (2012): 1–17 10.


Wang, Hehe, Asela Wijeratne, Saranga Wijeratne, Sungwoo Lee, Christopher G Taylor, Steven K St Martin, Leah McHale, and Anne E Dorrance. “Dissection of Two Soybean QTL Conferring Partial Resistance to Phytophthora Sojae through Sequence and Gene Expression Analysis.” BMC Genomics 13, no. 1 (2012): 1–23.

Wang, H, A Wijeratne, S Wijeratne, SK St Martin, and AE Dorrance. “Comparison of Genes Underlying Two QTL Conferring Partial Resistance to Phytophthora Sojae from Resistant and Susceptible Soybean Genotypes.” In PHYTOPATHOLOGY, 101:S186–87. AMER PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOC 3340 PILOT KNOB ROAD, ST PAUL, MN 55121 USA, 2011.


Qi, Ji, Asela J Wijeratne, Lynn P Tomsho, Yi Hu, Stephan C Schuster, and Hong Ma. “Characterization of Meiotic Crossovers and Gene Conversion by Whole-Genome Sequencing in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae.” BMC Genomics 10 (2009): 1–12.


Wijeratne, Asela J, and Hong Ma. “Genetic Analyses of Meiotic Recombination in Arabidopsis.” Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 49, no. 8 (2007): 1199–1207.

Wijeratne, Asela J, Wei Zhang, Yujin Sun, Wenlei Liu, Reka Albert, Zhengui Zheng, David G Oppenheimer, Dazhong Zhao, and Hong Ma. “Differential Gene Expression in Arabidopsis Wild-Type and Mutant Anthers: Insights into Anther Cell Differentiation and Regulatory Networks.” The Plant Journal 52, no. 1 (2007): 14–29.


Wijeratne, Asela J, Changbin Chen, Wei Zhang, Ljudmilla Timofejeva, and Hong Ma. “The Arabidopsis Thaliana PARTING DANCERS Gene Encoding a Novel Protein Is Required for Normal Meiotic Homologous Recombination.” Molecular Biology of the Cell 17, no. 3 (2006): 1331–43.