Cristina Rosa

Assistant 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.

Huck Institutes Affiliations

Most Recent Papers

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

Symbiotic polydnavirus of a parasite manipulates caterpillar and plant immunity

Ching Wen Tan, Michelle Peiffer, Kelli Hoover, Cristina Rosa, Flor E. Acevedo, Gary W. Felton, 2018, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 5199-5204

Characterization of the first complete genome sequence of an Impatiens necrotic spot orthotospovirus isolate from the United States and worldwide phylogenetic analyses of INSV isolates

Kaixi Zhao, Paolo Margaria, Cristina Rosa, 2018, BMC Research Notes

Within gut physicochemical variation does not correspond to distinct resident fungal and bacterial communities in the tree-killing xylophage, Anoplophora glabripennis

Charles J. Mason, David C. Long, Elizabeth M. McCarthy, Nivedita Nagachar, Cristina Rosa, Erin D. Scully, Ming Tien, Kelli Hoover, 2017, Journal of Insect Physiology on p. 27-35

Tritrophic Interactions

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

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

First report of apple (Malus domestica) as a host of ‘Candidatus phytoplasma pruni’ in the United States

E. V. Nikolaeva, R. Welliver, C. Rosa, T. Jones, K. Peter, S. Costanzo, R. E. Davis, 2017, Plant Disease

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

ICTV virus taxonomy profile

Massimo Turina, Brad I. Hillman, Keramat Izadpanah, Mina Rastgou, Cristina Rosa, 2017, Journal of General Virology on p. 129-130

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

High-Impact 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

Oral delivery of double-stranded RNAs and siRNAs induces RNAi effects in the potato/tomato psyllid, Bactericerca cockerelli

Hada Wuriyanghan, Cristina Rosa, Bryce W. Falk, 2011, PLoS One

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

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

RNA interference is induced in the glassy winged sharpshooter Homalodisca vitripennis by actin dsRNA

Cristina Rosa, Shizuo G. Kamita, Bryce W. Falk, 2012, Pest Management Science on p. 995-1002

Tritrophic Interactions

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

Small RNA profiles of wild-type and silencing suppressor-deficient tomato spotted wilt virus infected Nicotiana benthamiana

Paolo Margaria, Laura Miozzi, Cristina Rosa, Michael J. Axtell, Hanu R. Pappu, Massimo Turina, 2015, Virus Research on p. 30-38

Diversity of proteobacterial endosymbionts in hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae) (Hemiptera

Carol D. von Dohlen, Usha Spaulding, Kathleen Shields, Nathan P. Havill, Cristina Rosa, Kelli Hoover, 2013, Environmental Microbiology on p. 2043-2062

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

Colorado potato beetle manipulates plant defenses in local and systemic leaves

Seung Ho Chung, Cristina Rosa, Kelli Hoover, Dawn S. Luthe, Gary W. Felton, 2013, Plant Signaling and Behavior

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