"Aru" K. Arumuganathan, PhD
Dr. Arumuganathan received his bachelor’s degree from Sri Lanka and Master’s degree from University of Wales, UK. He attended Ohio University, receiving his PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology in 1988. After post-doctoral work in chromosome sorting at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, he joined the University of Nebraska Faculty in 1992. Since 2001, he has been Research Associate Member and Director of the Flow Cytometry Core Laboratory at Benaroya Research Institute (BRI).
Area of Research
As the primary source and contact for flow cytometric services, Dr. Arumuganathan ensures successful operation of the BRI Flow Cytometry Core Laboratory. This includes sorting human and murine specimens for BRI’s research projects, providing technical support and training for flow cytometry users and maintaining facility instrumentation.
Dr. Arumuganathan has an expertise in isolation, flow karyotyping and sorting of chromosomes. His current collaborative research activities include flow cytometric estimation of genome sizes, sorting of chromosomes, mitochondria and chloroplast.
Chen W, Hasegawa DK, Arumuganathan K, Simmon AM, Wintermantel WM, Fei Z, Ling KS. (2015). Estimation of the Whitefly Bemisia tabaci Genome Size Based on k-mer and Flow Cytometric Analyses. Insects, 6, 704-715.
Bliss BJ, Wanke S, Barakat A, Ayyampalayam S, Wickett N, Wall PK, Jiao Y, Landherr L, Ralph PE Hu. Y, Neinhuis C, Leebens-Mack J, Arumuganathan K, Clifton SW, Maximova SN, Ma H, dePamphilis CW. (2013). Characterization of the basal angiosperm Aristolochia fimbriata: a potential experimental system for genetic studies. BMC Plant Biol. 13:13. PMCID: PMC3621149
Gschwend AR, Wai CM, Zee F, Arumuganathan K, Ming R. (2012). Genome size variation among sextypes in diocious and triocious Caricaceae species. Euphytica, 189(3), 461-469. DOI: 10.1007/s10681-012-0815-9
Prakash Kumar P, Turner IM, Rao AN, Arumuganathan K. (2011). Estimation of nuclear DNA content of various bamboo and rattan species. Plant Biotechnology Reporter. 5: 317-322.
VanBuren R, Li J, Zee F, Zhu J, Liu C, Arumuganathan K, Ming R. (2011). Longli is not a hybrid of Logan and Lychee as revealed by genome size analysis and trichome morphology. Tropical Plant Biol. 4:228-236.
McNeal JR, Arumugunathan K, Kuehl JV, Boore JL, dePamphilis CW. (2007). Systematics and plastid genome evolution of the cryptically photosynthetic parasitic plant genus Cuscuta (Convolvulaceae). BMC Biology, 5: 55-64.
Ammiraju JSS, Luo M, Goicoechea JL, Wang W, Kudrna D, Mueller C, Talag J Kim H, Sisneros NB, Blackmon B, Fang E, Tomkins JB, Brar D, MacKill D, McCouch S, Kurata N, Lambert G, Galbraith DW, Arumuganathan K, Rao K, Walling JG, Gill N, Yu Y, SanMiguel P, Soderlund C, Jackson S, Wing RA. (2006). The Oryza bacterial artificial chromosome library resource: construction and analysis of 12 deep-coverage large-insert BAC libraries that represent the 10 genome types of the genus Oryza. Genome Res. 16(1):140-147.
Cui L, Wall PK, Leebens-Mack JH, Lindsay BG, Soltis D, Doyle JJ, Soltis P, Carlson JE, Arumuganathan K, Barakat A, Albert V, Ma H, dePamphilis CW. (2006). Widespread genome duplications throughout the history of flowering plants. Genome Research, 16:738-749.
Tuna M, Vogel KP, Arumuganathan K. (2005). Genome size and Giemsa C-banded karyotype of tetraploid Bromus ciliatus L. Euphytica, 146:177-182.
Wang, W., M. Tanurdzic, M. Luo, N. Sisneros, H.R. Kim, J.K. Weng, D. Kudrna, C. Mueller, K. Arumuganathan, J. Carlson, C. Chapple, C. de Pamphilis, D. Mandoli, J. Tomkins, R.A. Wing, and J.A. Banks. (2005). Construction of a bacterial artificial chromosome library from the spikemoss Selaginella moellendorffii: a new resource for plant comparative genomics. BMC Plant Biol, 5:10.
Li L, Arumuganathan K, Rines HW, Phillips R, Riera-Lizarazu O, Sandhu D, Zhou Y, Gill KS. (2001). Isolating maize chromosome 9 from oat-maize chromosome addition lines by flow cytometric sorting. Theor. Appl. Genet. 102(5):658-663.
Gill KS, Arumuganathan K, Lee J.-H. (1999). Isolating individual wheat (Triticum aestivum) chromosome arms by flow cytometric analysis of ditelosomic lines. Theor. Appl. Genet. 98(8):1248-1252.
Lee JH, Arumuganathan K,Yen Y, Kaeppler SM, Kaeppler HF, Baenziger PS. (1997). Root tip cell cycle synchronization and metaphase chromosomes isolation suitable for flow sorting in common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Genome, 40:633-638.
Lee JH, Arumuganathan K, Kaeppler SM, Kaeppler HF, Papa CM. (1996). Cell synchronization and isolation of metaphase chromosomes from maize root tips for flow-cytometric analysis and sorting. Genome, 39:697-703.
Arumuganathan K, Martin GB, Telenius H, Tanksley SD, Earle ED (1994). Chromosome 2-specific DNA clones from sorted chromosomes of tomato. Molecular and General Genetics, 242:551-558.
Arumuganathan K, Earle ED. (1991). Nuclear DNA content of some important plant species. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, 9(3):208-219.
Arumuganathan K, Earle ED. (1991). Estimation of nuclear DNA amounts of plants by flow cytometry. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, 9(3):229-241.
Arumuganathan K,Slattery JP, Tanksley SD, Earle ED. (1991). Preparation and flow cytometric analysis of metaphase chromosomes of tomato. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 82: 101-111