Publications

2019

Gunawardana, D. (2019) An Exploration of Common Greenhouse Gas Emissions by the Cyanobiont of the Azolla–Nostoc Symbiosis and Clues as to Nod Factors in Cyanobacteria. Plants8, 587. [Impact factor 2.6]

Perera R., Gunawardana D., Jayatissa R., Silva R. (2019) Iron content of some popular cooked foods consumed by the rural school children in Sri Lanka (Accepted for publication – Journal of Food Quality) [impact factor 1.36]

Wedage, W. M. M., Aberathne, N., Harischandra, I.N., Gunawardana D. (2019) Sub1, a nodulation-proficient Non-Rhizobial inhabitant of Pueraria phaseoloidesThe Scientific World Journal (https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/9782684)

2018

Pushpakumara, B.L.D.U, Gunawardana, D. (2018) Preliminary data on the presence of an alternate vanadium nitrogenase in a culturable cyanobiont of Azolla pinnata: Implications on CKDu. Data in Brief, 21, pp.2590-2597. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2018.11.073 

Atugoda D.R.A.M.T.R, Mandakini L.L.U, Bandara N.J.G.J., Gunawardana, D. (2018) How a taxonomically-ambiguous cyanobiont and vanadate assist in the phytoremediation of cadmium by Azolla pinnata: implications for CKDu. Environment and Pollution 7(1) 53-65.

2016

Domashevskiy, A.V., Rodriguez D.J., Gunawardana, D., Goss, D.J (2016) Preparation of Functional, Fluorescently Labeled mRNA Capped with Anthraniloyl-m7GpppG. in “Synthetic mRNA: Production, Introduction Into Cells, and Physiological Consequences”. Methods in Molecular Biology, 61-75 (chapter 4).  

Gunawardana, D. (2016) PDZ binding domains, Structural Disorder and Phosphorylation – A menage-a-trois tailing Dcp2 mRNA decapping enzymes. Protein and Peptide Letters 23(999). DOI: 10.2174/0929866523666160506151720 (IF – 1.039)

Mandakini, L.L.U, Bandara, N.J.G.J., Gunawardana D. (2016) A study on the phytoremediation potential of Azolla pinnata under laboratory conditions. Journal of Tropical Forestry and Environment 6(1): 36-49.

2015

Gunawardana, D., Domashevskey, A.V., Gayler, K.R., Goss, D.J. (2015) Efficient preparation and properties of mRNAs containing a fluorescent cap analog Anthraniloyl-m7-GpppG. Translation 3:1 e988538 [Citations – 5] (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4682804/)

2009

Gunawardana, D., Likic, V.A., Gayler, K.R. (2009) Comprehensive bioinformatics analysis of the Nudix superfamily in Arabidopsis thaliana. Comparative and Functional Genomics 820381 (IF– 2.03); [citations – 21]

2008

Gunawardana, D., Cheng, H.C., Gayler, K.R. (2008) Functional domains of the Arabidopsis thaliana mRNA decapping enzyme Nucleic Acids Research 36(1) 203-216 [IF – 11.56]; [citations – 27] (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2248764/)

Sheehy, J., Gunawardana, D., Danila, F., Tan, K..G., Ferrer, A.B., Mitchell, P.L. (2008) Systems biology or the biology of systems: routes to reducing hunger. New Phytologist 179(3) 579-582 (IF – 7.33); [citations – 11]

2005

Swarbrick, J. D., Buyya, S., Gunawardana, D., Gayler, K. R., McLennan, A. G., Gooley, P. R. (2005) Structure and substrate-binding mechanism of human Ap4A hydrolase. J Biol Chem 280(9): 8471-81 (IF – 4.125); [citations – 33] (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15596429)

Swarbrick, J. D., Buyya, S., Gunawardana, D., Fletcher, J. I., Branson, K., Smith, B., Pepe, S., McLennan, A. G., Gayler, K. R., Gooley, P. R. (2005) H, 13C, and 15N resonance assignments of the 17 kDa Ap4A hydrolase from Homo sapiens in the presence and absence of ATP. J Biomol NMR 31(2): 181-182. (IF –2. 534) [Citations – 1]

2002

Gunwardana, D., Buyya, S. Peisley, A., Fletcher, J. Maksel, D. Mclennan, A.G., Gooley, P.R., Galyer, K.R (2002) Mutagenesis studies on the NUDT hydrolase Ap4A hydrolase. Drug Development Research 56 (4), 568-568 [IF – 0.77]