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Rúa, M.A., Antoninka, A., Antunes, P.M., Chaudhary, V.B., Gehring, C., Lamit, L.J., Piculell, B.J., Bever, J.D., Zabinski, C., Meadow, J.F., Lajeunesse, M.J., Milligan, B.G., Karst, J., and Hoeksema, J.D. 2016. Home-field advantage? evidence of local adaptation among plants, soil, and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi through meta-analysis. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16, 1-15. doi: 10.1186/s12862-016-0698-9.

Data on Dryad: (2016).

Chaudhary, V.B., M.A. Rúa, A. Antoninka, J.D. Bever, J. Cannon, A. Craig, J. Duchicela, A. Frame, M. Gardes, C. Gehring, M. Ha*, M. Hart, J. Hopkins, B. Ji, N. C. Johnson, W. Kaonongbua, Ju. Karst, R. Koide, L. Lamit, J. Meadow, B. Milligan, J. Moore, T. Pendergast, B. Piculell, B. Ramsby, S. Simard, S. Shrestha, J. Umbanhowar, W. Viechtbauer, L. Walters, G. Wilson, P. Zee, and J.D. Hoeksema. 2016. “MycoDB, a global database of plant response to mycorrhizal fungi,” Scientific Data. 3:160028.

Data on Dryad: (2016).

Rúa, M.A., Wilson, E.C., Steele, S.*, Munters, A.R.*, Hoeksema, J.D., Frank, A.C. 2016. Ectomycorrhizal fungi structure the bacterial needle endophyte microbiota in Pinus radiata: implications for biotic selection of microbial communities. Frontiers in Microbiology. 7:399. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00399.


Rúa, M.A., Moore, B.*, Hergott, N., Van, L.*, Jackson, C.R., Hoeksema, J.D. 2015. Ectomycorrhizal fungal communities and enzymatic activities vary across an ecotone between a forest and field. Journal of Fungi. 1(2):185-210.

Nyabadza, F. Bekele, B.T., Rúa, M.A., Malonza, D., Chiduku, N., Kgosimore, M., 2015. The implications of HIV treatment on the HIV-malaria coinfection dynamics: a modeling perspective. BioMed Research International. Article ID 659651: doi:10.1155/2015/659651.

Whitaker, B.*, Rúa, M.A., Mitchell, C.E. 2015. Viral pathogen production in a wild grass host driven by host growth and soil nitrogen. New Phytologist. 207(3):760-768.

Yamamichi, M., Meunier, C.L., Peace, A., Prater, C., Rúa, M.A. 2015. Rapid evolution of a consumer stoichiometric trait destabilizes consumer-producer dynamics. Oikos. 124:960-969.

Rúa, M.A. & Umbanhowar, J. 2015. The effect of mutualists on pathogen-host dynamics. Theoretical Ecology. 8(1):133-148.


Cronin, J.P., Rúa, M.A., Mitchell, C.E. 2014. Why is living fast dangerous? Disentangling the roles of resistance and tolerance of disease American Naturalist.184:172-187.

Rúa, M.A., McCulley, R.L., Mitchell, C.E. 2014. Climate drivers, host identity, and fungal endophyte infection determine virus prevalence in a grassland ecosystem. Journal of Ecology.102:690-699.

Hoeksema J & Rúa M: F1000Prime Recommendation of [Zimmerman N et al., Front Ecol Environ 2014, 12(4):224-31]. In F1000Prime, 19 May 2014; DOI: 10.3410/f.718384400.793495106.


Rúa, M.A., McCulley, R.L., Mitchell, C.E. 2013. Fungal endophyte infection and host genetic background jointly modulate host response to an aphid-transmitted viral pathogen. Journal of Ecology. 101:1007-1018.

Rúa, MA., Umbanhowar, J., Hu, S., Burkey, K., Mitchell, CE. 2013. “Elevated CO2 spurs reciprocal positive effects between a plant virus and an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus. New Phytologist.  199:541-549.


Rúa M.A, Pollina E.C., Power A.G., Mitchell C.E. 2011. The role of viruses in biological invasions: friend or foe? Current Opinion in Virology. 1:68-72.

Rúa, M.A. and C.E. Mitchell, 2011. Pathogens, Plant. For The Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions, edited by Daniel Simberloff and Marcel Rejmánek. The University of California Press. 520-525.


Rudgers, J.A., Savage, A.M., and Rúa, M.A. 2010. Geographic variation in a facultative mutualism alters local arthropod diversity. Oecologia. 163:985-96.


Rudgers, J.A., Afkhami, M.E., Rúa, M.A., Davitt, A.J., Hammer, S., and Huguet, V. 2009. Why ecologists should consider endophytes: broad patterns of endophyte distribution in the grasses. Ecology. 90:1531-1539.


Rúa, M.A., Nijjer, S., Johnson, A., Rogers, W.E., and E. Siemann. 2008. Experimental approaches for testing allelopathy: investigating the allelopathic potential of the invader sapium sebiferum. Allelopathy Journal. 22:1-14.