Publications

Lab members | Equal contribution

Samhita L, Raval PK, Stephenson G, Thutupalli S and Agashe D (In review). The impact of mistranslation on phenotypic variability and fitness Preprint on bioRxiv

Agarwal A and Agashe D (In review). The red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum: A model for host-microbiome interactions.

Prakash A, Agashe D and Khan I (In review). Basal resistance against a pathogen is more beneficial than immune priming responses in flour beetles. Preprint on bioRxiv

Agarwal A and Agashe D (In review). Restoring ancestral microbiome aids beetle adaptation to new diets. Preprint on bioRxiv

2020

Joshi S and Agashe D (2020). Ontogenic color change, survival, and mating in the damselfly Agriocnemis pygmaea Rambur (Insecta: Odonata). Ecological Entomology Online Access | NCBS news article | Research Matters article

Samhita L, Raval PK and Agashe D (2020). Global mistranslation increases cell survival under stress in E. coliPLoS Genetics 16(3): e1008654 Open Access | NCBS news article | Recommended by Faculty of 1000

Sanjenbam P, Buddidathi R, Venkatesan R, Shivaprasad PV and Agashe D (2020). Phenotypic diversity of Methylobacterium associated with rice landraces in North-east India. PLoS One 15(2): e0228550 Open Access

2019

Phalnikar K, Kunte K and Agashe D (2019). Disrupting butterfly microbiomes does not affect host survival and development. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 286:20192438 Open Access | Featured in Quanta Magazine | NCBS news article

Deb R, Nair A and Agashe D (2019). Host dietary specialization and neutral assembly shape gut bacterial communities of wild dragonflies. PeerJ 7:e8058 Open Access | Featured in Quanta Magazine| NCBS news article

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 Online access | Preprint on bioRxiv

Kaminski Strauss S, …, Agashe D, …, Walunjkar N, …. and Yitzak Pilpel [total 63 authors] (2019). Evolthon: A community endeavor to evolve lab evolution. PLoS Biology 17(3): e3000182 Open access

Agavekar G, Agashe D and Economo EP (2019). Dimensions of ant diversity on a small tropical island. Insect conservation and diversity 12: 161-171. Online access

2018

Ravi Kumar V, Issar S and Agashe D (2018). The induction of larval resource preference in heterogeneous habitats. Ecological Entomology 43, 719–730 Online access

Sane M, Miranda JJ and Agashe D (2018). Antagonistic pleiotropy for carbon use is rare in new mutations. Evolution 72(10):2202-2213 Open access | NCBS News article

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 Open access | NCBS News article

Phalnikar K, Kunte K and Agashe D (2018). Dietary and developmental shifts in butterfly-associated bacterial communities. Royal Society Open Science 5:171559 Open access

Agashe D and Kunte K (editors) (2018). Special issue on the Genetics of Adaptation. Molecular Biology and Evolution Virtual Issue

Khan I, Prakash A, Issar S, Umarani M, Sasidharan R, Masagalli JN, Lama P, Venkatesan R and Agashe D (2018). Female chemical warfare drives fitness effects of group sex ratio. American Naturalist 191(3):306–317  Preprint on bioRxiv | Journal access

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 Open access

2017

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  Published online Dec 2017 | News coverage | NCBS News article

Agashe D (2017). The road not taken: Could stress-specific mutations lead to different evolutionary paths? PLoS Biology 15(6): e2002862 Open access

Khan I, Agashe D and Rolff J (2017). Early life inflammation, immune response and aging. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 284:

2016

Diwan GD and Agashe D (2016). The frequency of internal Shine-Dalgarno – like motifs in prokaryotes. Genome Biology and Evolution 8(6):1722-1733 Open access

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 Open access

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. Open access | MBE News

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. PDF | SI | Cover | Highlighted in “In this issue”

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. PDF | SI

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 PDF

2015

Kunte K and Agashe D [guest editors] (2015). Special section on Evolutionary Biology, in Current Science 108:1835-1873. PDF of the preface

Carroll SM, Chubiz LM, Agashe D and Marx CJ (2015). Parallel and divergent evolutionary solutions for the optimization of an engineered central metabolism in Methylobacterium extorquens AM1. Microorganisms 3:152-174 PDF

2014

Parent CE, Agashe D and Bolnick DI (2014). Intraspecific competition reduces niche width in experimental populations. Ecology and Evolution 4(20): 3878-3990 Open access

Agashe D and Shankar N (2014). The evolution of bacterial DNA base composition. Journal of Experimental Zoology, series B 322 (7): 517-528 PDF

2009–2013

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 PDF | SI | Recommended by Faculty of 1000

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 PDF

Agashe D and Bolnick DI (2012). Dietary niche and population dynamic feedbacks in a novel habitat. Oikos 121(3): 347-356 PDF

Agashe D, Falk JJ and Bolnick DI (2011). Effects of founding genetic variation on adaptation to a novel resource. Evolution 65(9): 2481-2491 PDF | SI

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 PDF | SI

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 PDF

Agashe D (2009). The stabilizing effect of intraspecific genetic variation on population dynamics in novel and ancestral habitats. American Naturalist 174(2): 255-267 PDF | SI | Recommended by Faculty of 1000 | American Society of Naturalists’ Student Paper Award