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The mutational landscape of gradual acquisition of drug resistance in clinical samples of Candida albicans.
Authors: Funt JM, Abbey D*, Issi L*, Oliver BG, White TC, Rao RP, Berman J, Thompson DA, Regev A (* equal contribution)
Source: (2014)

Chemical screening identifies a small molecule inhibitor of C. albicans adhesion, morphogenesis and pathogenesis.
Authors: Fazly A, Jain C, Dehner AC, Issi L, Lilly E, Fidel PL, Rao RP*, Kaufman PD* (* Corresponding authors)
Source: PNAS 110(33): 13594-13599 (2013).

The role of Candida albicans AP-1 protein against host derived ROS in in-vivo models of infection.
Authors:Jain C, Pastor K, Gonzalez AY, Lorenz MC, Rao RP. (2012)
Source:Virulence 4: 67-76.

Aberrant synthesis of Indole-3-acetic acid in Saccharomyces cerevisiae triggers morphogenic transition, a virulence trait of pathogenic fungi
Authors: Prusty Rao R, Hunter A, Kashpur O and Normanly J
Source: Genetics 185 (1):  211-220 (2010).     
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A Patho-assay using S. cerevisiae and C. elegans reveals novel roles for yeast AP-1, Yap1 and host dual oxidase BLI-3 in fungal pathogenesis.
Authors: J Charu, Yun M, Politz S. M, Prusty Rao R.
Source: Eukaryotic Cell. 8 (8) 1218-1227 (2008).
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Expression Profiling of Auxin-Treated Arabidopsis Roots: Toward a molecular analysis of lateral root emergence.
Authors: Laskowski M, Biller S, Stanley K, Kajstura T, Prusty R.
Source: Plant and Cell Physiology 47(6): 788-792 (2006).

SCH9, a putative kinase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, affects HOT1-stimulated recombination.
Authors: Prusty R, Keil RL.
Source:Molecular Genetics and Genomics, 272:  264-274 (2004).

The plant hormone, Indole acetic acid, induces invasive growth in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Authors: Prusty R, Grisafi P, Fink GR.
Source: PNAS USA, 101(12):  4153-57 (2004).
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Ribosomal DNA replication fork barrier and HOT1 recombination hot spot:  shared sequences but independent activities. 
Authors: Ward TR*, Huong MJ*, Prusty R*, Lau CK, Keil RL, Fangman WL, Brewer BJ.  (* Equal contribution).
Source: Molecular and Cellular Biology, 20(13): 4948-57 (2000).

Elimination of yeast replication block protein Fob1p extends the life span of mother cells.
Authors: Defossez P, Prusty R, Kaeberlein M, Lin S, Ferrigno P, Silver PA, Keil RL, Guarente L.
Source: Molecular Cell, 3: 447-455 (1999). 
Featured in News and Views in Nature Genetics, May 1999, 22: 4-6.

ENOD 8, a Medicago early nodulin gene, expressed in empty nodules. 
Authors: Dickstein R, Prusty R, Peng T, Ngo W and Smith ME.
Source: Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions, 6: 715-721 (1993).      


Invited Review articles


Host pathogen relations: exploring animal models to study fungal pathogens. Pathogens.
Authors: Harwood, C & Rao RP
Source: (2014)


Secondary metabolites and other small molecules as intercellular pathogenic signals.
Authors: Dufour, N & Rao RP
Source: FEMS Microbiol Lett 314: 10-17 (2011).


Brewing biofuels.
Authors: Prusty Rao R, Swana, J, Dufour N.
Source: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Plant 47(6):637-649 (2011) . DOI: 10.1007/s11627-011-9374-3


Fermentative organisms of 5 and 6 Carbon sugars.
Authors: Prusty Rao R, Swana, J, Dufour N
Source: Plant Biomass Conversion, Wiley Publications (2011).