>> Syed, Zeeshan Ali, Vanika Gupta, Manas Geeta Arun, Aatashi Dhiman, Bodhisatta Nandy, and Nagaraj Guru Prasad. "Absence of reproduction-immunity trade-off in male Drosophila melanogaster evolving under differential sexual selection." BMC evolutionary biology 20, no. 1 (2020): 1-10. (pdf)


>> Syed Z.A., Chatterjee, M., Samant, M.A. and Prasad N.G. Reproductive Isolation through Experimental Manipulation of Sexually Antagonistic Coevolution in Drosophila melanogaster. Scientific Reports 7, (2017). (pdf

>> Chechi, T.S., Ali, Z.S. and Prasad, N.G. Virility does not Imply Immensity: Testis size, Accessory Gland Size 2 and Ejaculate depletion pattern do not Evolve in Response to Experimental Manipulation of Sex Ratio in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Insect Physiology (2017). 67-73 (pdf)


>> Shenoi, V. N., Banerjee, S.M., Guruswamy, B., Sen, S., Ali, Z.S. and Prasad, N.G. Drosophila melanogaster males evolve increased courtship as a correlated response to larval crowding. Animal Behaviour (2016). 183 -193 (pdf)

>> Singh K., Zulkifli, M. and Prasad, N.G. Identification and characterization of novel natural pathogen of Drosophila melanogaster isolated from wild captured Drosophila spp. Microbes and Infection (2016). 813–821 (pdf)

>> Shenoi, V. N. and Prasad, N.G. Local adaptation to developmental density does not lead to higher mating success in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Evolutionary Biology (2016). 407-417 (pdf)

>> Singh, K., Samant, M., Tom, M.M. and Prasad, N.G. Evolution of Pre- and Post-Copulatory Traits in Male Drosophila melanogaster as a Correlated Response to Selection for Resistance to Cold Stress. PLoS One. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0153629 (pdf)

>> Singh, K. and Prasad, N.G. Evolution of pre- and post-copulatory traits in female Drosophila melanogaster as a correlated response to selection for resistance to cold stress. Journal of Insect Physiology 91-92 (2016) 26-33.(pdf)​

>> Gupta, V., Venkatesan, S., Chatterjee, M., Syed, Z.A., Nivsarkar, V. and Prasad, N.G., 2016. No apparent cost of evolved immune response in Drosophila melanogaster. Evolution. DOI: 10.1111/evo.12896 (pdf)


>> Shenoi, V. N.,  Ali, S.Z. and Prasad, N.G. Evolution of increased adult longevity in Drosophila melanogaster populations selected for adaptation to larval crowding. Journal of evolutionary biology (2015). 407-417 (pdf)


>> Singh, K., Kochar, E. and Prasad, N.G. Egg viability, mating frequency and male mating ability evolve in populations of Drosophila melanogaster selected for resistance to cold shock.  PLoS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129992 (pdf


>> Prasad, N.G., Dey, S., Joshi, A. and Vidya T.N.C. 2015. Rethinking inheritance, yet again: inheritomes, contextomes and dynamic phenotypes. bioRxiv, 013367. (pdf)


>> Prasad, N.G. and  Joshi, A. 2015. Remarks on the article on life-history traits in Drosophila populations selected for rapid development by Yadav and Sharma. The Journal of Experimental Biology 218 (2), 326-327. (pdf)



>> Nandy, B., Gupta V., Udaykumar, N., Samant, M., Sen, S. and Prasad, N.G. 2013. Evolution of mate-harm, longevity and behaviour in male fruit flies subjected to different levels of interlocus conflict. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 13:212. (pdf)


>> Gupta, V., Zeeshan, S. A. and Prasad, N. G. 2013. Sexual activity increases resistance against Pseudomonas entomophila in male Drosophila melanogaster. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 13: 185. (pdf)


>> Nandy, B., Vanika, G., Udaykumar, N., Samant, M. A., Sen, S. and Prasad, N.G. 2013. Experimental evolution of female traits under different levels of intersexual conflict in Drosophila melanogaster. Evolution. doi:10.1111/evo.12271. (pdf)


>> Imroze, K. and Prasad, N. G. 2013. Adaptive male mate choice in relation to female infection status in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Insect Physiology. 59: 1017-1023. 


>> Nandy, B., Chakraborty, P., Ali, Z.S. and Prasad, N.G. 2013. Sperm competitive ability evolves in response to altered operational sex ratio. Evolution. doi:10.1111/evo.12076. (pdf)



>> Khan, I. and Prasad N. G. 2012. The aging of the immune response in Drosophila melanogaster. Journals of Gerontology: Biological Sciences. doi:10.1093/Gerona/gls144. (pdf)


>> Nandy, B., Abhilasha, J., Zeeshan, S. A., Sharmi, S. and Prasad, N. G. 2012. Degree of adaptive male mate choice is positively correlated with female quality variance. Scientific Reports. doi:10.1038/srep00447. (pdf)


>> Banerjee, K. Kr., Ayyub, C., Ali, S. Z., Mandot, V., Prasad, N. G. and Kolthur-Seetharam, U. 2012. dSir 2 in the adult fatbody but not muscles regulates lifespan in a diet-dependent manner. Cell Reports. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2012.11.013.




>> Bedhomme, S., Chippindale, A. K., Prasad, N. G., Delcourt, M., Abbott, J. K., Mallet, M. A. and Rundle, H. D. 2011. Male-limited evolution suggests no extant intralocus sexual conflict over the sexually dimorphic cuticular hydrocarbons of Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Genetics. 90: 443-452. 


>> Imroze, K. and Prasad, N. G. 2011. Mating with large males decreases the immune defence of females in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Genetics. 90: 427-434. (pdf)


>> Imroze, K. and Prasad, N. G. 2011. Sex-specific effect of bacterial infection on components of adult fitness in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Evolutionary Biology Research. 3: 79-86. (pdf)


>> Pan-Pan, J., Bedhomme, S., Prasad, N. G. and Chippindale, A. K. 2011. Sperm competition and mate harm unresponsive to male-limited selection in Drosophila: An evolving genetic architecture under domestication. Evolution. 65:2248. 


>> Nandy, B. and Prasad, N. G. 2011. Reproductive behaviour and fitness components in male Drosophila are non-linearly affected by the number of male co-inhabitants early in adult life. Journal of Insect Science. 11: 67. (pdf)



>> Dey, S., Prasad, N. G., Shakarad, M. and Joshi, A. 2008. Laboratory evolution of population stability in Drosophila: Constancy and persistence do not necessarily co-evolve. Journal of Animal Ecology. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2008.01401.


>> Kwan, L., Bedhomme, S., Prasad, N. G. and Chippindale, A. K. 2008. Sexual conflict and environmental change: trade-offs within and between the sexes during the evolution of desiccation resistance. Journal of Genetics. 87(4): 383-394. 


>> Bedhomme, S., Prasad, N. G., Jiang, P-P. and Chippindale, A. K. 2008. Reproductive behaviour evolves rapidly when intralocus sexual conflict is removed. PLoS ONE. 3(5): e2187. 



>> Prasad, N. G., Bedhomme, S., Day, T. and Chippindale, A. K. 2007. An evolutionary cost of separate genders revealed by male-limited evolution. American Naturalist. 169: 29-37. (pdf)


>> Prasad, N. G. and Bedhomme, S. 2006. Sexual conflict in plants. Journal of Genetics. 85: 161-164. (pdf)

>> Rajamani, M., Raghavendra, N., Prasad, N. G., Archana, N., Joshi, A. and M. Shakarad. 2006. Reduced larval feeding rate is a strong evolutionary correlate of rapid development in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Genetics. 85: 209-212.



>> Shakarad, M., Prasad, N. G., Gokhale, K., Gadagkar, V., Rajamani, M. and Joshi, A. 2005. Faster development does not lead to correlated evolution of greater pre-adult competitive ability in Drosophila melanogaster. Biology Letters. 1: 91-94. 



>> Prasad, N. G. and Shakarad, M. 2004. Genetic correlations: transient truths of adaptive evolution. Journal of Genetics. 83: 3-6. 


>> Sharmila Bharathi, N., Prasad, N. G., Shakarad, M. and Joshi, A. 2004. Correlates of sexual dimorphism for dry weight and development time in five species of Drosophila. Journal of Zoology. 264: 87-95. 



>> Sharmila Bharathi, N., Prasad, N. G., Shakarad, M. and Joshi, A. 2003. Variation in adult life-history and stress resistance across five species of Drosophila. Journal of Genetics. 82: 191-205. 


>> Prasad, N. G. and Joshi, A. 2003. What have two decades of laboratory life-history evolution studies on Drosophila melanogaster taught us? Journal of Genetics. 82: 45-76. (pdf)


>> Prasad, N. G., Shakarad, M., Rajamani, M. and Joshi, A. 2003. Interaction between the effects of maternal and larval nutritional levels on pre-adult survival in Drosophila melanogaster. Evolutionary Ecology Research. 5: 903-911. (pdf)


>> Prasad, N. G., Dey, S., Shakarad, M. and Joshi, A. 2003 The evolution of population stability as a by-product of life-history evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences (Supplement: Biology Letters). 270: S84-S86. (pdf)


>> Joshi, A., Prasad, N. G. and Shakarad, M. 2001. K-selection, α -selection, effectiveness, and tolerance in competition: density-dependent selection revisited. Journal of Genetics. 80: 63- 75.


>> Prasad, N. G., Shakarad, M., Anitha, D., Rajamani, M. and Joshi, A. 2001. Correlated responses to selection on faster development and early reproduction in Drosophila: the evolution of larval traits. Evolution. 55: 1363- 1372. (pdf)


>> Shakarad, M., Prasad, N. G., Rajamani, M. and Joshi, A. 2001. Evolution of faster development does not lead to greater fluctuating asymmetry of sternopleural bristle number in Drosophila. Journal of Genetics. 80: 1- 7. 


>> Prasad, N. G., Shakarad, M., Gohil, V. M., Sheeba, V., Rajamani, M. and Joshi, A. 2000. Evolution of reduced pre-adult viability and larval growth rate in laboratory populations of Drosophila melanogaster selected for shorter development time. Genetical Research. 76: 249-259. (pdf) 

IISER Mohali                                                                                                                                                                                         Department of Biological Sciences