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Professor D.M.D. Yakandawala

Research Publications (Selected) :

  • RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Research publications in Refereed Journals:
  • Morton, C.M., Dayanandan, S. and Dissanayake, D. (1999). Phylogeny and biosystematics of the Pseudomonotes (Dipterocarpaceae) based on molecular and morphological data. Plant Systematics and Evolution. 216: 197-205.
  • Yakandawala, D., Morton, C.M. and Prance, G.T. (2001). A phylogenetic study of the Chrysobalanaceae using morphological data. Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Science) 28: 1-17.
  • Dilhan, M.A.A.B., Yakandawala, D., Gunatilleka, C.V.S. and Bambaradeniya, C.N.B.(2002). Structure and composition of Scrubland vegetation in the lower Walawe basin irrigation extension area in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Science) 30: 105-125.
  • Yakandawala, D.M.D. and Rubasinghe, S.C.K. (2003). Re-evaluation of species limits of Hortonia (Monimiaceae) based on empirical methods. Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Science) 31: 13-28.
  • Ratnatilaka, Asoka, Yakandawala, Deepthi, Ratnayake, Janaka and Sugathadasa, Samantha (2003). Poisoning of “Hondala” due to misidentification as “Passion fruit” leaves. The Ceylon Medical Journal - Sri Lanka. 48 (1): 23.
  • Yakandawala, D.M.D., Sirisena, U.M. and Dassanayake, M.D. (2004). Determination of different Juncus (Juncaceae) species that occur in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Science) 33: 67-76.
  • Yakandawala, D.M.D., Sirisena, U.M. and Dassanayake, M.D. (2004). Two new records of Juncus species (Rush family - Juncaceae) in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Science) 33: 33-44.
  • Yakandawala, Deepthi (2004). Plant Molecular Systematics and Angiosperm Phylogeny. In Molecular Systematics, Ed. S.J. Britto. The Rapinat Herbarium & Centre for Molecular Systematics, Tiruchirappalli, India.
  • Yakandawala, D.M.D. and Samarakoon, T.M. (2006). An empirical study on the taxonomy of Crinum zeylanicum (L.)L. and Crinum latifolium L.. Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Science) 35 (1): 53-72.
  • Yakandawala, Deepthi (2006). Recent developments in angiosperm phylogeny and classification in the light of molecular data and cladistics. Journal of National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka 34 (4): 177-187.
  • Perera, P.I.P., Hocher, V., Verdiil, J.L., Doulbeau, S., Yakandawala, D.M.D. and Weerakoon, L.K. (2007). Unfertilized ovary: a novel explant for coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) somatic embryogenesis. Plant Cell Reports 26: 21-28.
  • Rubasinghe, S.C.K., Yakandawala, D.M.D. and Wijesundara, D.S.A. (2007). Morphometric analysis of the endemic genus Stemonoporus Thw. (Dipterocarpaceae) using morphological data: re-evaluation of species limits. Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Science) 36 (1): 17-34.
  • Yakandawala, Deepthi and Yakandawala, Kapila (2007). Mecardonia procumbens (Mill.) Small: A new genus to the Sri Lankan Scrophulariaceae Juss. Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Science) 36 (1): 61-64.
  • Yakandawala, Deepthi and Peabotuwage, Indika (2007).‘Tel-olu’ – is it really an ‘Olu’? Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Science) 36 (2): 89-100.
  • Yakandawala, D.M.D. and Gunathileke, L.A.A.H. (2008). Phylogenetic relationships of Gordonia species (Theaceae) that are endemic to Sri Lanka. Journal of National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka 36 (1): 51-58.
  • Perera, P.I.P., Hocher, V., Verdiil, J.L., Bandupriya, H. D. D., Yakandawala, D.M.D. and Weerakoon, L.K. (2008). Androgenic potential in coconut (Cocos nucifera L.). Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 92:293-302.
  • Rubasinghe, S.C.K.,Yakandawala, D.M.D. and Wijesundara, D.S.A. (2008). Phylogenetics of the endemic genus Stemenoporus Thw. (Dipterocarpaceae). Journal of National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka 36 (4): 281-297.
  • Perera, P.I.P., Hocher, V., Verdiil, J.L., Yakandawala, D.M.D. and Weerakoon, L.K. (2008). Use of SSR markers to determine the anther-derived homozygous lines in coconut. Plant Cell Reports 27:1697–1703
  • Perera P I P, Yakandawala, D.M.D., Verdeil, J-L., Hocher, V. and Weerakoon L. K. (2008). Somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration in unfertilised ovary explants of coconut (Cocos nucifera L.). Journal of Tropical Agricultural Research 20:226-233
  • Perera, P.I.P., Yakandawala, D.M.D. Hocher, V., Verdiil, J.L., and Weerakoon, L.K. (2009). Effect of growth regulators on microscope embryogenesis in coconut anthers. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 96:171-180.
  • Perera, P.I.P., Hocher, V., Weerakoon, L.K., Yakandawala, D.M.D., and Verdiil, J.L. (2009). Feasibility of using the expression of the retinoblastoma gene as a marker for assessing the embryonic potential of coconut ovary culture. Code 25 (1): 34-45.
  • Perera P.I.P., Vidhanarachchi, V. R. M., Gunathilake, T. R., Yakandawala, D. M. D., Hocher, V., Verdeil, J-L., and Weerakoon L. K. (2009). Effect of plant growth regulators on ovary culture of coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture DOI: 10.1007/s11240-009-9577-z
  • Gunawardhana, P. L. T., Senevirathna, A.M.W.K., Adikaram, N.K.B. and Yakandawala D.M.D. (2009) A Phenetic Analysis of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides (Penz.) Penz. & Sacc. Isolates of some Selected Host Plants. Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Science) 38 (2): 57-66.
  • Perera P.I.P., Yakandawala, D.M.D., Verdeil, J-L., Hocher, V. and Weerakoon L. K. (2010). Morphological aspects of coconut anther culture Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka 38 (1): 69-74.
  • Yakandawala, D., C.M. Morton and G.T. Prance. (2010). Morphological phylogenetic analysis of the Chrysobalanaceae inferred from chloroplast, nuclear and morphological data. Annals of Missouri Botanical Gardens 97:259-281.
  • Ratnatilaka, Asoka, Yakandawala, Deepthi, Rupasinghe, Nihal and Kapila Ratnayake (2010). Poisoning of Binthamburu (Ipomoea asarifolia) due to misidentification as “kankun” (Ipomoea aquatica) The Ceylon Medical Journal 55 (2): 54-56.
  • Yakandawala, Deepthi and Yakandawala, Kapila (2011). Hybridization between natives and invasive aliens: an overlooked threat to the biodiversity of Sri Lanka. Ceylon Journal of Science 40 (1): 13-23.
  • Other articles
  • Yakandawala, Deepthi (2011). ‘The Green Heritage’ The Flora of Sri Lanka. SL Magazine. 3rd Quarter 2011. Department of Government Information, 163 Kirulapone Avenue Colombo 00500 Sri Lanka. Pp. 42-48.
  • Proceeding in conferences/symposiums – FULL PAPERS
  • Perera, P.I.P., Hocher, V., Verdiil, J.L., Yakandawala, D.M.D. and Weerakoon, L.K. (2006). Recent advances in anther culture of coconut (Cocos nucifera L). In: Xu Z, Li J, Xue Y, Yang W (Eds.). Biotechnology and sustainable agriculture 2006 and beyond. Proceedings of the 11th IAPTC&B Congress August 13-18, 2006, Beijing, China, Pp. 451-456.
  • Yakandawala, Deepthi and Yakandawala, Kapila (2007). Ornamental Aquatics: Potential Weeds in Aquatic Ecosystems. In: Marambe, B., Sangakkara, U.R., De Costa, and Abeysekara, A.S.K. (Eds). 21st Asian Pacific Weed Science Society (APWSS) Conference, 2-6th October 2007, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Pp. 522-525.
  • Yakandawala, Deepthi and Yakandawala, Kapila (2008). Taxonomy, conservation and landscape potential of Crinum zeylanicum (L.) L.. Proceedings of Aries Kovoor Memorial symposium: Innovations in plant science through multidisciplinary research., March 3, 2008, IFS, Kandy, Sri Lanka Pragna Special issue, XIX (1) Pp 73-78.
  • Perera, P.I.P., Hocher, V., Verdiil, J.L., Yakandawala, D.M.D. and Weerakoon, L.K. (2008). Generation of double haploid coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) plants via anther culture. Proceedings of Aries Kovoor Memorial symposium: Innovations in plant science through multidisciplinary research., March 3, 2008, IFS, Kandy, Sri Lanka Pragna Special issue, XIX (1) Pp 35-39.
  • Perera, P.I.P., Yakandawala, D.M.D. Hocher, V., Verdiil, J.L., and Weerakoon, L.K. (2008). Variations among Anthers and their Orientaion during in vitro culture for inducing androgenesis in coconut. In: Proceedings of the Second Symposium on Plantation Crop Research - Export Competitiveness through Quality Improvements. (Eds. N.P.A.D. Nainanayake and J.M.D.T. Everard.) Coconut Research Institute, Lunuwila, Sri Lanka. pp104 – 110.
  • Published in abstract form (Presentations at conferences, meetings of Professional associations etc;
  • Dissanayake, D.M.D. and Balasubramanium, S. (1995). A preliminary study of secondary metabolites in selected families. Proceeding of the 51st Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo, Pp. 255-256.
  • Dissanayake, D.M.D. and Wijepala, W.A.M. (1996). Morphological diversity of trichomes in the genus Thunbergia, Family Acanthaceae. Proceeding of Proceeding of the 52nd Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo, Pp. 127-128.
  • Dilhan, M.A.A.B., Bambaradeniya, C.N.B., Gunatilleka, C.V.S., Yakandawala, D. and Amarasinghe, F.P. (2001). The structure and Composition of natural vegetation types in lower Walawe basin irrigation extension area. Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Forestry and Environment Symposium 2001 of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, Pp. 12.
  • Wijesinghe, D. S., Yakandawala, D. and Wijesundara, S. (2001). A preliminary investigation on the species delimitation of the genus Stemonoporus. Proceeding of The 57th Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo, Pp.173.
  • Dilhan, M.A.A.B., Yakandawala, D.M.D., Gunatilleka, C.V.S. and Bambaradeniya, C.N.B. (2002). Structure and composition of secondary vegetation in an abandoned shifting cultivation in the lower Walawe basin irrigation extension area. Proceedings of the Twenty-Second Sessions. 2002. Institute of Biology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Pp. 45-46.
  • Rubasinghe, S.C.K. and Yakandawala, D.M.D. (2002). Species delimitation of Hortonia (Monimiaceae) using morphological data. Proceeding of the Annual Research sessions, University of Peradeniya, Vol. 7. Nov. 2002, Pp.112.
  • Yakandawala, D.M.D. and Rubasinghe, S.C.K.(2002). Biodiversity of Hortonia.. Proceeding of the Annual Research Sessions, University of Peradeniya, Vol. 7. Nov. 2002, Pp. 113.
  • Rubasinghe, S.C.K. and Yakandawala, D.M.D. (2002). An assessment of species delimitation of Hortonia (Monimiaceae) using a large number of morphological data. Proceeding of the 58th Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo, Pp. 171.
  • Gamage, D.W. and Yakandawala, D.M.D. (2003). Morphological diversity of epidermal hairs in the genus Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae). Proceeding of the Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Sri Lanka. Vol. 8. October 23, 2003, Pp. 154.
  • Dilhan, M.A.A.B., Yakandawala, D.M.D., Bambaradeniya, C.N.B. and Gunatilleka, C.V.S. (2003). Comparison of Floristic Composition and Diversity of three vegetation types in the lower Walawe basin. Proceeding of the Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Sri Lanka. Vol. 8. October 23, 2003, Pp. 147.
  • Samarakoon, T.M. and Yakandawala, D.M.D. (2004). Species delimitations of Crinum latifolium and Crinum zeylanicum (Goda -Manel). Proceeding of the 60th Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Pp.158.
  • Sirisena, U.M. and Yakandawala, D.M.D. (2004). Re-evaluation of the different species of Juncus (Juncaceae) that occur in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of the 60th Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Pp.159.
  • Dilhan, M.A.A.B., Samarawickrama, V.A.M.P.K., Ranawana, K.B., Gunatilleka, I.A.U.N., Gunatilleka, C.V.S. and Yakandawala, D.M.D. (2004). Herpertofaunal diversity in the Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife sanctuary, Karnataka, India. Proceedings and abstracts of The Peradeniya University Research Sessions, PURSE – 2004, Pp.123.
  • Rajapakse, C. P., and Yakandawala, D.M.D. (2004). A statistical analysis of the vegetative characters of Sri Lankan Asparagus (Asparagaceae). Proceedings and abstracts of The Peradeniya University Research Sessions, PURSE – 2004, Pp.135.
  • Perera, P.I.P., Weerakoon, L.K., Fernando, S.C. and Yakandawala, D.M.D. (2004). Histological analysis of embryogenic structures derived from unfertilized ovary explants of coconut (Cocos nucifera L.). Proceeding of the 60th Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo, Pp. 114.
  • Yakandawala, D.M.D., Samuel R. and Grasserbauer, E. (2005). Morphological and molecular diversity in different Asparagus species (Asparagaceae) of Sri Lanka. XVII International Botanical Congress, Vienna, Austria. 17 -23 July 2005, Pp. 389.
  • Gunathileke, L.A.A.H. and Yakandawala, D.M.D. (2005) Phylogenetic relationships of Gordonia species (Theaceae) that are endemic to Sri Lanka. Proceedings and abstracts of The Peradeniya University Research Sessions, PURSE – 2005, Pp.105.
  • Perera, P.I.P., Weerakoon, L.K., and Yakandawala, D.M.D. (2005). Histological studies on inflorescence development of coconut (Cocos nucifera L). In: Proceedings of the 61th Annual Session of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 12-17 December, Colombo, Pp.23.
  • Dilhan, M.A.A.B., Yakandawala, D.M.D., Gunatilleka, C.V.S., Bambaradeniya, C.N.B. and Alagan Ram (2005). Distribution of invasive alien species in the lower Walawe basin irrigation extension area. Proceedings and abstracts of The Peradeniya University Research Sessions, PURSE – 2005, Pp.108.
  • Rubasinghe, S.C.K., Yakandawala, D.M.D. and Wijesundara, D.S.A. (2005). A preliminary study of species limits of the endemic genus Stemonoporus (Dipterocarpaceae) using morphological data. 2005. Proceedings and abstracts of The Peradeniya University Research Sessions, PURSE – 2005, Pp.92.
  • Saumyasiri, M.K.G., Yakandawala, D.M.D., Samarajeewa, P. and Wijesinghe, K.G.G. (2006). Phylogenetic relationships of different Cinnamomum species in Sri Lanka. Proceedings and abstracts of The Peradeniya University Research Sessions, PURSE – 2006, Pp.134.
  • Priyangani, E.G.D., Yakandawala, D.M.D. and Gunatilleka, I.A.U.N. (2006). A preliminary anatomical and morphological study of the genus Mesua in Sri Lanka: A taxonomic approach. Proceedings and abstracts of The Peradeniya University Research Sessions, PURSE – 2006, Pp.139.
  • Edirisooriya, E. M. S. G. M., Dharmagunawardhana, H. A. and Yakandawala, D.M.D. (2006). Jurassic plant fossils in a Gondwana Basin, North west Sri Lanka: Some recent findings. Proceedings and abstracts of The Peradeniya University Research Sessions, PURSE – 2006, Pp.152.
  • Rubasinghe, S.C.K., Yakandawala, D.M.D. and Wijesundara, D.S.A. (2006). Conservation of the diversity of the endemic genus Stemonoporus Thw. (Dipterocarpaceae): A taxonomic perspective. Proceedings and abstracts of The International Conference on Humid Tropical Ecosystems. Changes Challenges and Opportunities. Kandy, Sri Lanka. 4-9th December 2006, Pp.11.
  • Edirisooriya, E. M. S. G. M., Dharmagunawardhana, H.A. and Yakandawala, D. (2007). An assessment of Jurassic plant fossils in Gondwana Sediments of Tabbowa: Some recent findings. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Sessions Geological Society of Sri Lanka, 23rd February 2007, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Pp. 11.
  • Perera, P.I.P., Verdiil, J.L., Weerakoon, L.K., and Yakandawala, D.M.D. (2006). Recent advances in anther culture of coconut (Cocos nucifera L). In: Abstracts of 11th International Association for Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology; Biotechnology and Sustainable Agriculture 2006 and Beyond, August 13-18, Beijing, China, Pp. 45.
  • Saumyasiri, M.K.G., Yakandawala, D.M.D., Samarajeewa, P. and Wijesinghe, K.G.G. (2006). Preliminary study of Cinnamomum Phylogeny: Chemical and Morphological Approach. Proceedings and abstracts of 11th Biological Sciences Graduate Congress. 15-17th December, 2006, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, Pp. 36.
  • Perera, P.I.P., Hocher, V., Verdiil, J.L., Yakandawala, D.M.D. and Weerakoon, L.K. (2006). In: Abstracts: Enhancing effect of TDZ on callogenesis of coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) ovary culture. Asia Pacific Conference on Plant Tissue Culture and Agribiotechnology (APaCPA) 2007, 17 – 21 June 2007, Kuala Lumpure, Malaysia, Pp.128.
  • Saumyasiri, M.K.G., Yakandawala, D.M.D., Samarajeewa, P. and Wijesinghe, K.G.G. (2007). Phenetic relationship of natural and cultivated Cinnamomum verum accessions of Sri Lanka. Proceeding of the 63rd Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Pp.67-68.
  • Peabotuwage, Indika and Yakandawala, Deepthi (2007). ‘Tel-olu’ – is it realy an ‘Olu’? Proceeding of the 63rd Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Pp.70-71.
  • Priyangani, E.G.D., Gunatilleka, I.A.U.N. and Yakandawala, D.M.D. (2007). Taxonomic position of Mesua stylosa (Thw.) Kosterm. (Clusiaceae) - A morphological and anatomical approach. Proceeding of the 63rd Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Pp. 69.
  • Saumyasiri, M.K.G., Yakandawala, D.M.D., Samarajeewa, P. and Wijesinghe, K.G.G. (2007). Phenetic relationships of wild and cultivated accessions of cinnamon. Proceedings and abstracts of The Peradeniya University Research Sessions, PURSE – 2007, Pp. 70-71.
  • Rubasinghe, S.C.K., Yakandawala, D.M.D. and Wijesundara, D.S.A. (2007). Species limits of the endemic genus Stemonoporus Thw. - leaf architecture answers. Proceedings of the Twelfth International Forestry and Environment Symposium 2007. Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, Pp. 24.
  • Duangjai, Sutee, Samuel, Rosabelle, Wallnoefer, Bruno, Munzinger, Jérôme, Yakandawala, Deepthi, Chase, Mark W. (2008). A phylogenetic framework for infrageneric classification of Diospyros (Ebenaceae) with an emphasis on a radiation of species in New Caledonia. Botany 2008. July 26 – 30, 2008. University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC.
  • Kumarage, L.D. and Yakandawala, D.M.D. (2009). Phylogenetic relationships of the genus Garcinia (Clusiaceae) present in Sri Lanka. Proceedings and abstracts of The Peradeniya University Research Sessions, PURSE – 2009, Vol. 14. Part 1. Pp. 174-176.
  • Menike, J.M.D.R. and Yakandawala, D.M.D. (2009). Phylogenetic relationships of the genus Calophyllum (Clusiaceae) present in Sri Lanka. Proceedings and abstracts of The Peradeniya University Research Sessions, PURSE – 2009, Vol. 14. Part 1. Pp. 177-179.
  • Yakandawala, D. (2011). "The imposter still reigns" The truth behind the National Flower of Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the Seventeenth Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. 19th and 20th May 2011. Auditorium of National Aquatic Recourses Research and Development Agency, Colombo 15.
  • Sanjeevanie, W.A.P., Yakandawala, K. and Yakandawala, D.M.D. (2011). Morphological diversity of Nymphaea nouchali Burm f. (Nil Manel) and its hybrids. Proceedings of the 11th Agricultural Research Symposium, September, 2011. Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.
  • Kularatne, W.M.T.D., Wijekoon, P. and Yakandawala, D. (2011). Multivariate techniques in analysing the morphological variations of the genus Monochoria. Proceedings and abstracts of The Peradeniya University Research Sessions, PURSE – 2011, Vol. 16. Part 1. Pp.123.
  • Udage, Savithri and Yakandawala, Deepthi (2011). (2011). Morphological variation and species boundaries of the genus Monochoria (Pontederiaceae) in Sri Lanka. Proceedings and abstracts of The Peradeniya University Research Sessions, PURSE – 2011, Vol. 16. Part 1. Pp. 189.
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