Publications and Presentations

*Equal contribution

  1. Phalnikar K, Kunte K and Agashe D (In press). Disrupting butterfly microbiomes does not affect host survival and development. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B
  2. Deb R, Nair A and Agashe D (2019). Host dietary specialization and neutral assembly shape gut bacterial communities of wild dragonflies. PeerJ 7:e8058
  3. Khan I, Prakash A and Agashe D (2019). Pathogen susceptibility and fitness costs explain variation in immune priming across natural populations of flour beetles. Journal of Animal Ecology 88(9): 1332-1342
  4. Kaminski Strauss S,…, Agashe D,…, and Yitzak Pilpel [total 63 authors] (2019). Evolthon: A community endeavor to evolve lab evolution. PLoS Biology 17(3): e3000182
  5. Agavekar G, Agashe D and Economo EP (2019). Dimensions of ant diversity on a small tropical island. Insect conservation and diversity 12: 161-171
  6. Kumar VR, Issar S and Agashe D (2018). The induction of larval resource preference in heterogeneous habitats. Ecological Entomology 43: 719–730
  7. Sane M, Miranda JJ and Agashe D (2018). Antagonistic pleiotropy for carbon use is rare in new mutationsEvolution 72(10):2202-2213
  8. Diwan GD and Agashe D (2018). Wobbling forth and drifting back: The evolutionary history and impact of tRNA modifying enzymes. Molecular Biology and Evolution 35(8):2046-2059
  9. Phalnikar K, Kunte K and Agashe D (2018). Dietary and developmental shifts in butterfly-associated bacterial communities. Royal Society Open Science 5:171559
  10. Agashe D and Kunte K (editors) (2018). Special issue on the Genetics of Adaptation. Molecular Biology and Evolution Virtual Issue
  11. Khan I, Prakash A, Issar S, Sasidharan R, Umarani M, Lama P, Jagadeesh NM, Venkatesan R and Agashe D (2018). Female chemical warfare mediates fitness effects of group sex ratio. American Naturalist 191(3):306–317
  12. Mahajan S and Agashe D (2018). Translational selection for speed is not sufficient to explain variation in bacterial codon usage bias. Genome Biology and Evolution. 10(2):562–576
  13. Khan I*, Prakash A*, and Agashe D (2017). Experimental evolution of insect immune memory vs. pathogen resistance. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 284:20171583
  14. Agashe D (2017). The road not taken: Could stress-specific mutations lead to different evolutionary paths? PLoS Biology 15(6):e2002862
  15. Khan I, Agashe D and Rolff J (2017). Early life inflammation, immune response and aging. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 284(1850): 20170125
  16. Diwan GD and Agashe D (2016). The frequency of internal Shine-Dalgarno – like motifs in prokaryotes. Genome Biology and Evolution 8(6):1722-1733
  17. Khan I*, Prakash A* and Agashe D (2016). Divergent immune priming responses across life stages and populations of flour beetles. Ecology and Evolution 6: 7847–7855
  18. Agashe D, Sane M*, Phalnikar K*, Diwan GD*, Habibullah A, Martinez-Gomez NC, Sahasrabuddhe V, Polachek W, Wang J, Chubiz L and Marx CJ (2016). Large-effect beneficial synonymous mutations mediate rapid and parallel adaptation in a bacterium. Molecular Biology and Evolution 33:1542-1553
  19. Nair A and Agashe D (2016). Host-specific, spatial and temporal variation in culturable gut bacterial communities of dragonflies. Current Science 110(8):1513-1523
  20. Khan I, Prakash A and Agashe D (2016). Immunosenescence and the ability to survive bacterial infection in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum. Journal of Animal Ecology 85:291-301
  21. Kunte K and Agashe D [guest editors] (2015). Special section on Evolutionary Biology, in Current Science 108:1835-1873
  22. Parent CE*, Agashe D* and Bolnick DI (2014). Intraspecific competition reduces niche width in experimental populations. Ecology and Evolution 4(20):3878-3990
  23. Agashe D and Shankar N (2014). The evolution of bacterial DNA base composition. Journal of Experimental Zoology B 322(7):517-528
  24. Nayak DD, Agashe D, Lee M-C, and Marx CJ (2016). Selection maintains apparently degenerate metabolic pathways due to tradeoffs in using methylamine for carbon versus nitrogen. Current Biology 26:1416-1426
  25. Carroll SM, Chubiz LM, Agashe D, Marx CJ (2015). Parallel and divergent evolutionary solutions for the optimization of an engineered central metabolism in Methylobacterium extorquens AM1. Microorganisms 3:152-174
  26. Agashe D, Martinez-Gomez NC, Drummond DA and Marx CJ (2013). Good codons, bad transcript: large reductions in gene expression and fitness arising from synonymous mutations in a key enzyme. Molecular Biology and Evolution 30(3):549-560
  27. Falk JJ, Parent CE, Agashe D and Bolnick DI (2012). Drift and selection entwined: Asymmetric reproductive isolation in an experimental niche shift. Evolutionary Ecology Research 14:403-423
  28. Agashe D and Bolnick DI (2012). Dietary niche and population dynamic feedbacks in a novel habitat. Oikos 121(3): 347-356
  29. Agashe D, Falk JJ and Bolnick DI (2011). Effects of founding genetic variation on adaptation to a novel resource. Evolution 65(9):2481-2491
  30. Agashe D and Bolnick DI (2010). Intraspecific genetic variation and competition interact to facilitate niche expansion. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, series B 277(1696):2915-2924
  31. Tiple A, Agashe D, Khurad AM and Kunte K (2009). Population dynamics and seasonal polyphenism of Chilades pandava (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) in central India. Current Science 97(12):1774-1779
  32. Agashe D (2009). The stabilizing effect of intraspecific genetic variation on population dynamics in novel and ancestral habitats. American Naturalist 174(2):255-267.