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Sunethra Dharmasiri, Ph.D.

Sunethra Dharmasiri, Ph.D.

Sunethra Dharmasiri, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer
sd20@txstate.edu
512.245.4644
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Ph.D., 1995, University of Hawaii
M.S., 1990, University of Hawaii
B.S., 1982, University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka)

Courses

Modern Biology I (BIO 1320)
General Botany (BIO 2410)
Plant Physiology (BIO 3465)

Research Interests 

Molecular regulation of plant growth and development

Selected Publications

Dharmasiri, S, Harrington, HM, Dharmasiri, N (2010) Heat shock modulates phosphorylation status and activity of nucleoside diphosphate kinase in cultured sugarcane cells. Plant Cell Reports 29:1305-1314.

Parry, G, Calderon-Villalobos, LI, Prigge, M, Peret, B, Dharmasiri, S, Itoh, H, Lechner, E, Gray, WM, Bennett, M, Estelle, M (2009) Complex regulation of the TIR1/AFB family of auxin receptors. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 106:22540-22545.

Torres, CA, Bucio, JL, Ramirez, AC, Laclette, EI, Dharmasiri, S, Estelle, M, Estrella, LH (2008) Phosphate availability alters lateral root development in Arabidopsis by modulating auxin sensitivity via a mechanism involving the TIR1 auxin receptor. Plant Cell 20:3258-3272.

Dharmasiri, N, Dharmasiri, S, Weijers, D, Karunarathne, N, Jurgens, G, Estelle, M (2007) AXL1 and AXR1 have redundant functions in RUB conjugation and growth and development in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 52:114-123.

Dharmasiri, S, Swarup, R, Mockaitis, K, Dharmasiri, N, Singh, SK, Kowalchyk, M, Marchant, A, Sandberg, G, Bennett, M, Estelle, M (2006) AXR4 is required for asymmetric localization of the auxin influx facilitator AUX1. Science 312: 1218-1220.

Dharmasiri, N, Dharmasiri, S, Estelle, M (2005) The F-box protein TIR1 is an auxin receptor. Nature 435: 441- 445.

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