Key Publications                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Loss of function of Oryza sativa Argonaute 18 induces male sterility and reduction in phased small RNAs Das, Soumita, Chenna Swetha, Kannan Pachamuthu, Ashwin Nair, and P. V. Shivaprasad. Plant Reproduction (2020): 1-15. 

A conserved sequence signature is essential for robust plant miRNA biogenesis, Anushree Narjala, Ashwin Nair, Varsha Tirumalai, G Vivek Hari Sundar, Padubidri V Shivaprasad - Nucleic Acids Research, February 2020. [Summary].

miR828 and miR858 regulate VvMYB114 to promote anthocyanin and flavonol accumulation in grapes. V Tirumalai, C Swetha, A Nair, A Pandit, PV Shivaprasad, Journal of Experimental Botany, May 2019. [Press Release]

Major domestication-related phenotypes in indica rice are due to loss of miRNA-mediated laccase silencing Chenna Swetha, Debjani Basu, Kannan Pachamuthu, Varsha Tirumalai, Ashwin Nair, Melvin Prasad, Padubidri V. Shivaprasad - The Plant Cell, 2018 (Breakthrough Report)  [Press Release]

Molecular characterization of a new begomovirus infecting Synedrella nodiflora in South India S Das, A Hegde, PV Shivaprasad - Archives of virology, 2018 

Methylglyoxal detoxification by a DJ-1 family protein provides dual abiotic and biotic stress tolerance in transgenic plants P Melvin, K Bankapalli, P D'Silva, PV Shivaprasad - Plant Molecular Biology, 2017

Biochemical requirements for two dicer-like activities from wheat germ PV Shivaprasad, T Hohn, R Akbergenov - PloS one, 2015

Diversity, expression and mRNA targeting abilities of Argonaute-targeting miRNAs among selected vascular plants Jagtap S, PV Shivaprasad - BMC genomics, 2014

When genomes meet-Rna, epigenetics and phenotypes of hybrid plant D Baulcombe, P Shivaprasad, Q Gouil, D Bond - The FEBS Journal, 2014

A microRNA superfamily regulates nucleotide binding site–leucine-rich repeats and other mRNAs PV Shivaprasad, HM Chen, K Patel, DM Bond… - The Plant Cell, 2012

High frequency of T-DNA deletions in transgenic plants transformed with intron-containing hairpin RNA genes S Sunitha, PV Shivaprasad, K Sujata, K Veluthambi - Plant molecular biology reporter, 2012

Extraordinary transgressive phenotypes of hybrid tomato are influenced by epigenetics and small silencing RNAs PV Shivaprasad, RM Dunn, BACM Santos, A Bassett… - The EMBO journal, 2012

RNA silencing in plants: Flash report! RA Mosher, MG Lewsey, PV Shivaprasad - Silence, 2010

The CaMV transactivator/viroplasmin interferes with RDR6-dependent trans-acting and secondary siRNA pathways in Arabidopsis PV Shivaprasad, R Rajeswaran, T Blevins, J Schoelz… - Nucleic acids research, 2008