Cristina Rosa

Associate Professor of Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology

Cristina Rosa

Research Summary

Plant Virology, interaction of plant viruses with their insects as vectors and with their plant hosts. Virus evolution, exploration of plant viromes, viral co-infections, effect of climate change on viral resistant breaking strains. Use of nanotechnologies for virus detection and virus disease management.

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Publication Tags

Bacteria Insects Genes Digestive System Gene Expression Microorganisms Larva Viruses Nitrogen Herbivory Herbivores Catechol Oxidase Lycopersicon Esculentum Secretion Tomatoes Thysanoptera Defense Cerambycidae Copper Honey Bees Fagus Larvae Insecta Bees Mouth

Most Recent Papers

A cyber-age approach to manage <i>Barley yellow dwarf virus</i> in winter wheat on a global scale

Joseph Walls III, Cristina Rosa,

An integrated pest management program outperforms conventional practices for tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) in Cambodia

Mitzy Porras, Antonino Malacrino, Chanratha An, Kim Hian Seng, Ong Socheath, George Norton, Sally Miller, Cristina Rosa, E Rajotte, Megan O'Rourke, 2022, Plant Health Progress

Complexity and local specificity of the virome associated with tospovirus-transmitting thrips species

M. Chiapello, L. Bosco, M. Ciuffo, S. Ottati, N. Salem, C. Rosa, L. Tavella, M. Turina, 2021, Journal of Virology

A plant based modified biostimulant (Copper chlorophyllin), mediates defense response in arabidopsis thaliana under salinity stress

Md Tariqul Islam, Wenzi Ckurshumova, Michael Fefer, Jun Liu, Wakar Uddin, Cristina Rosa, 2021, Plants

The Role of Pathogen Dynamics and Immune Gene Expression in the Survival of Feral Honey Bees

Chauncy Hinshaw, Kathleen C. Evans, Cristina Rosa, Margarita M. López-Uribe, 2021, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Virus-Resistant Crops and Trees

Cristina Rosa, 2021, on p. 145-160

The Foliar Microbiome Suggests that Fungal and Bacterial Agents May be Involved in the Beech Leaf Disease Pathosystem

Carrie J. Ewing, Jason Slot, Maria Soledad Benitez, Cristina Rosa, Antonino Malacrino, Alison Bennett, Enrico Bonello, 2021, Phytobiomes Journal on p. 335-349

Virulence genetics of an erwinia amylovora putative polysaccharide transporter family member

Sara M. Klee, Judith P. Sinn, Elena Christian, Aleah C. Holmes, Kaixi Zhao, Brian L. Lehman, Kari A. Peter, Cristina Rosa, Timothy W. McNellis, 2020, Journal of Bacteriology

Distribution of recently identified bee-infecting viruses in managed honey bee (Apis mellifera) populations in the USA

Allyson M. Ray, Dawn L. Lopez, J. Francisco Iturralde Martinez, David A. Galbraith, Robyn Rose, Dennis VAN Engelsdorp, Cristina Rosa, Jay D. Evans, Christina M. Grozinger, 2020, Apidologie on p. 736-745

Survey, morphology and white mold disease of country bean (Lablab purpureus L.) caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary in-relation to soil physico-chemical properties and weather conditions in Bangladesh

M. S. Nahar, Najmun Naher, M. J. Alam, M. J. Hussain, L. Yasmin, M. Y. Mian, S. A. Miller, C. Rosa, 2020, Crop Protection

Most-Cited Papers

Herbivore exploits orally secreted bacteria to suppress plant defenses

Seung Ho Chung, Cristina Rosa, Erin D. Scully, Michelle Peiffer, John F. Tooker, Kelli Hoover, Dawn S. Luthe, Gary W. Felton, 2013, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 15728-15733

RNA interference mechanisms and applications in plant pathology

Cristina Rosa, Yen Wen Kuo, Hada Wuriyanghan, Bryce W. Falk, 2018, Annual Review of Phytopathology on p. 581-610

Tritrophic Interactions

Ikkei Shikano, Cristina Rosa, Ching Wen Tan, Gary W. Felton, 2017, Annual Review of Phytopathology on p. 313-331

Fall armyworm-associated gut bacteria modulate plant defense responses

Flor E. Acevedo, Michelle Peiffer, Ching Wen Tan, Bruce A. Stanley, Anne Stanley, Jie Wang, Asher G. Jones, Kelli Hoover, Cristina Rosa, Dawn Luthe, Gary Felton, 2017, Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions on p. 127-137

Host plant species determines symbiotic bacterial community mediating suppression of plant defenses

Seung Ho Chung, Erin D. Scully, Michelle Peiffer, Scott M. Geib, Cristina Rosa, Kelli Hoover, Gary W. Felton, 2017, Scientific Reports

Helicoverpa zea gut-associated bacteria indirectly induce defenses in tomato by triggering a salivary elicitor(s)

Jie Wang, Michelle Peiffer, Kelli Hoover, Cristina Rosa, Rensen Zeng, Gary W. Felton, 2017, New Phytologist on p. 1294-1306

Investigating the viral ecology of global bee communities with high-throughput metagenomics

David A. Galbraith, Zachary L. Fuller, Allyson M. Ray, Axel Brockmann, Maryann Frazier, Mary W. Gikungu, J. Francisco Iturralde Martinez, Karen M. Kapheim, Jeffrey T. Kerby, Sarah D. Kocher, Oleksiy Losyev, Elliud Muli, Harland M. Patch, Cristina Rosa, Joyce M. Sakamoto, Scott Stanley, Anthony D. Vaudo, Christina M. Grozinger, 2018, Scientific Reports

Essential amino acid supplementation by gut microbes of a wood-feeding cerambycid

Paul A. Ayayee, Thomas Larsen, Cristina Rosa, Gary W. Felton, James G. Ferry, Kelli Hoover, 2016, Environmental Entomology on p. 66-73

Gut microbes contribute to nitrogen provisioning in a wood-feeding cerambycid

Paul Ayayee, Cristina Rosa, James Gregory Ferry, Gary Felton, Michael Craig Saunders, Kelli Hoover, 2014, Environmental Entomology on p. 903-912

Herbivore Oral Secreted Bacteria Trigger Distinct Defense Responses in Preferred and Non-Preferred Host Plants

Jie Wang, Seung Ho Chung, Michelle Peiffer, Cristina Rosa, Kelli Hoover, Rensen Zeng, Gary W. Felton, 2016, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 463-474