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Michelle Heck
Emerging Pests and Pathogens Research
Research Molecular Biologist

Phone: (607) 254-5453
Fax: (607) 255-1132

RW HOLLEY CTR
538 TOWER RD
ITHACA, NY 148532901
Projects
Harnessing Natural Variation in Transmission of Liberibacter by the Asian Citrus Psyllid to Develop Novel HLB Control
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 431126
Harnessing Natural Variation in Transmission of Liberibacter by the Asian Citrus Psyllid to Develop Novel HLB Control Strategries
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 431130
Harnessing Natural Variation in Transmission of Liberibacter by the Asian Citrus Psyllid to Develop Novel HLB Control Strategries
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 431131
Identification of Genes and Gene Products Involved in Vector-Pathogen Interactions to Control Vector-borne Pathogens
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 435502
Virus-Protein Interactions Mediating Protein Trafficking
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 437971
Leveraging a Structure-Function Approach to Block Polerovirus Transmission by Aphids
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 439060
Management and Biology of Arthropod Pests and Arthropod-borne Plant Pathogens (BRIDGE PROJECT)
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 439292
Therapeutic Molecule Evaluation and Field Delivery Pipeline for Solutions to HLB
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 439266
Leveraging a Structure-Function Approach to Block Polerovirus Transmission by Aphids
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 438588
Harnessing Natural Variation in Transmission of Liberibacter by the Asian Citrus Psyllid to Develop Novel HLB Control Strategies
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 430547
Using Mass Spectrometry Technologies to Develop Novel Management Strategies for Huanglongbing
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 430972
Not All Psyllids Are Created Equal: Why Do Some Transmit Liberibacter and Others Do Not?
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 430975
A Screen of Nodule-Specific Cysteine-Rich Peptides for Control of the HLB Bacterium in Citrus
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 435718

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Natural products: potential for HLB control - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Development on Citrus medica infected with ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ has sex-specific and -nonspecific impacts on adult Diaphorina citri and its endosymbionts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bacterial vector-borne plant diseases: unanswered questions and future directions Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, W., Reyes-Caldas, P., Mann, M., Seifbarghi, S., Kahn, A., Almeida, R., Beven, L., Heck, M.L., Hogenhout, S., Coaker, G. 2020. Bacterial vector-borne plant diseases: unanswered questions and future directions. Molecular Plant. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2020.08.010.
Proteomics in non-model organisms: A new analytical frontier Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Heck, M.L., Neely, B. 2020. Proteomics in non-model organisms: A new analytical frontier. Journal of Proteome Research. 19:3595-3606. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jproteome.0c00448?ref=pdf.
Longitudinal transcriptomic, proteomic, and metabolomic analysis of Citrus limon response to graft inoculation by ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ramsey, J.S., Chin, E., Chavez, J., Saha, S., Mischuk, D., Mahoney, J., Mohr, J., Robison, F., Godfrey, K., Levesque, C., Foster, L., Xu, Y., Strickler, S., Fernandez, N., Polek, M., Giovannoni, J.J., Mueller, L., Slupsky, C., Bruce, J., Heck, M.L. 2020. Longitudinal transcriptomic, proteomic, and metabolomic analysis of Citrus limon response to graft inoculation by ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’. Journal of Proteome Research. 19:2247-2263. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jproteome.9b00802.
Asian citrus psyllid: biology, ecology and management of the huanglongbing vector Reprint Icon ()
Ammar, E., Heck, M.L., Shatters, R.G. 2020. Asian citrus psyllid: biology, ecology and management of the huanglongbing vector. Book Chapter. 127-155. https://doi.org/10.1079/9781786394088.0113.
Peptidomics approaches for the identification of bioactive molecules from Diaphorina citri Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fleites, L.A., Johnson, R., Kruse, A.R., Nachman, R.J., Hall, D.G., Maccoss, M., Heck, M.L. 2020. Peptidomics approaches for the identification of bioactive molecules from Diaphorina citri . Journal of Proteome Research. 19/4; 1392-1408. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jproteome.9b00509.
Siderophores from the Entomopathogenic Fungus Beauveria bassiana Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Krasnoff, S., Howe, K.J., Heck, M.L., Donzelli, B. 2020. Siderophores from the Entomopathogenic Fungus Beauveria bassiana. Journal of Natural Products. 83(2):296-304.
Longitudinal transcriptomic, proteomic, and metabolomic analyses of Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck graft-inoculated with ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chin, E., Ramsey, J.S., Mishchuk, D.O., Saha, S., Mitrovic, E., Chavez, J.D., Howe, K.J., Zhong, X., Polek, M., Godfrey, K.E., Mueller, L.A., Bruce, J.E., Heck, M.L., Slupsky, C.M. 2019. Longitudinal transcriptomic, proteomic, and metabolomic analyses of Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck graft-inoculated with ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’. Journal of Proteome Research. 19(2):719-732. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jproteome.9b00616.
Lessons from one fastidious bacterium to another: What can we learn about Liberibacter species from Xylella fastidiosa Reprint Icon ()
Kruse, A., Fleites, L.A., Heck, M.L. 2019. Lessons from one fastidious bacterium to another: What can we learn about Liberibacter species from Xylella fastidiosa. Insects. 10(9):300. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10090300.
Color morphology of Diaphorina citri influences interactions with its bacterial endosymbionts and 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hosseinzadeh, S., Ramsey, J.S., Mann, M., Bennett, L., Hunter, W.B., Shams-Bakhsh, M., Hall, D.G., Heck, M.L. 2019. Hemocyanin protein expression is correlated with color morphology and immunity to ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ in the Huanglongbing insect vector, Diaphorina citri. PLoS One. 14(5):e0216599. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0216599.
The identify of a Single Residue of the RNA-dependent RNA Polymerase of Grapevine Fanleaf Virus modulates vein clearing symptoms in Nicotiana benthamiana Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Osterbaan, L., Choi, J., Kenney, J., Flasco, M., Vigne, E., Schmitt-Keichinger, C., Rebelo, A., Heck, M.L., Fuchs, M. 2019. The identify of a Single Residue of the RNA-dependent RNA Polymerase of Grapevine Fanleaf Virus modulates vein clearing symptoms in Nicotiana benthamiana. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 32:7. https://doi.org/10.1094/MPMI-12-18-0337-R.
The Hunt for Early HLB Biomarkers ()
Heck, M.L. 2019. The Hunt for Early HLB Biomarkers. Citrograph. 10(2):26-29.
Plant viruses transmitted in two different modes produce differing effects on small rna-mediated processes in their aphid vector Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pinheiro, P.V., Wilson, J.R., Xu, Y., Zheng, Y., Rebelo, A., Fattah-Houseini, S., Kruse, A., Santos Dos Silva, R., Xu, Y., Kramer, M.H., Giovannoni, J.J., Fei, Z., Gray, S.M., Heck, M.L. 2019. Plant viruses transmitted in two different modes produce differing effects on small rna-mediated processes in their aphid vector. Phytobiomes Journal. 3(1):71-81. https://doi.org/10.1094/PBIOMES-10-18-0045-R.
Looking through the lens of ‘omics technologies: Insights into the transmission of insect vector-borne plant viruses Reprint Icon ()
Wilson, J.R., Deblasio, S.L., Alexander, M.M., Heck, M.L. 2019. Looking through the lens of ‘omics technologies: Insights into the transmission of insect vector-borne plant viruses. Insect Molecular Biology. 6(34):113-144. https://doi.org/10.21775/cimb.034.113.
Looking through the lens of ‘omics technologies: Insights into the transmission of insect vector-borne plant viruses Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wilson, J.R., Deblasio, S.L., Alexandr, M.M., Heck, M.L. 2019. Looking through the lens of ‘omics technologies: Insights into the transmission of insect vector-borne plant viruses. Current Issues in Molecular Biology. 34:113-144. https://doi.org/10.21775/cimb.034.113.
Distribution and variation of bacterial endosymbiont and “candidatus liberibacter asiaticus” titer in the huanglongbing insect vector, diaphorina citri kuwayama Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hosseinzadeh, S., Shams-Bakhsh, M., Mann, M., Fattah-Hosseini, S., Bagheri, A., Heck, M.L. 2018. Distribution and variation of bacterial endosymbiont and “candidatus liberibacter asiaticus” titer in the huanglongbing insect vector, diaphorina citri kuwayama. Microbial Ecology. 78(1):206-222. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00248-018-1290-1.
The interaction dynamics of two potato leafroll virus movement proteins affects their localization to the outer membranes of mitochondria and plastids Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
DeBlasio, S.L., Xu, Y., Johnson, R., Rebelo, A., MacCoss, M., Gray, S.M., Heck, M.L. 2018. The interaction dynamics of two potato leafroll virus movement proteins affects their localization to the outer membranes of mitochondria and plastids. Viruses. 10(11):585. https://doi.org/10.3390/v10110585.
‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ minimally alters expression of immunity and metabolism proteins in the hemolymph of Diaphorina citri, the insect vector of Huanglongbing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kruse, A., Ramsey, J.S., Johnson, R., Hall, D.G., MacCoss, M., Heck, M.L. 2018. ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ minimally alters expression of immunity and metabolism proteins in the hemolymph of Diaphorina citri, the insect vector of Huanglongbing. Journal of Proteome Research. 17(9):2995-3011. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jproteome.8b00183.
Bacteria associated with Russian Wheat Aphid (Diuraphis noxia) enhance aphid virulence to wheat Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luna, E., Van Eck, L., Campillo, T., Weinroth, M., Metcalf, J., Perez-Quintero, A.L., Botha, A., Thannhauser, T.W., Pappin, D., Tissarat, N.A., Lapitan, N.L., Argueso, C.T., Ode, P.J., Heck, M.L., Leach, J.E. 2018. Bacteria associated with Russian Wheat Aphid (Diuraphis noxia) enhance aphid virulence to wheat. Phytobiomes Journal. https://doi.org/10.1094/PBIOMES-06-18-0027-R.
Targeted disruption of aphid transmission: A vision for the management of crop diseases caused by Luteoviridae members Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Heck, M.L., Brault, V. 2018. Targeted disruption of aphid transmission: A vision for the management of crop diseases caused by Luteoviridae members. Current Opinion in Virology. 33:24-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coviro.2018.07.007.
Disruption of chloroplast function through downregulation of phytoene desaturase enhances the systemic accumulation of an aphid-borne, phloem-restricted virus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
DeBlasio, S.L., Rebelo, A., Parks, K., Gray, S.M., Heck, M.L. 2018. Disruption of chloroplast function through downregulation of phytoene desaturase enhances the systemic accumulation of an aphid-borne, phloem-restricted virus. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. https://doi.org/10.1094/MPMI-03-18-0057-R.
The quest for a non-vector psyllid: Natural variation in acquisition and transmission of the huanglongbing pathogen 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' by Asian citrus psyllid isofemale lines Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ammar, E., Hall, D.G., Hosseinzadeh, S., Heck, M.L. 2018. The quest for a non-vector psyllid: Natural variation in acquisition and transmission of the huanglongbing pathogen 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' by Asian citrus psyllid isofemale lines. PLoS One. 13(4):e0195804. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0195804.
A stem-loop structure in potato leafroll virus ORF5 that is essential for readthrough translation of the coat protein ORF stop codon 700 bases upstream Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xu, Y., Ju, H., DeBlasio, S.L., Carino, E.J., Johnson, R., MacCoss, M., Heck, M.L., Miller, W., Gray, S.M. 2018. A stem-loop structure in potato leafroll virus ORF5 that is essential for readthrough translation of the coat protein ORF stop codon 700 bases upstream. Journal of Virology. https://doi.org/10.1128/JVI.01544-17.
Crystal structure of diaphorin methanol monosolvaate isolated from diaphorina citri kuwayama, the insect vector of citrus greening disease Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Szebenyi, D., Kriksunov, I., Howe, K.J., Ramsey, J.S., Hall, D.G., Heck, M.L., Krasnoff, S. 2018. Crystal structure of diaphorin methanol monosolvaate isolated from diaphorina citri kuwayama, the insect vector of citrus greening disease. Acta Crystallographica Secion E. 74(Pt 4):445-449. https://doi.org/10.1107/S2056989018002992.
Diaphorina citri nymphs are resistant to morphological changes induced by “Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus” in midgut epithelial cells Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mann, M., Fattah-Hosseini, S., Ammar, E., Strange, R., Warrick, E., Sturgeon, K., Shatters, R.G., Heck, M.L. 2018. Diaphorina citri nymphs are resistant to morphological changes induced by “Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus” in midgut epithelial cells. Infection and Immunity. 86(4):e00889-17. https://doi.org/10.1128/IAI.00889-17.
Insect transmission of plant pathogens: a systems biology perspective Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Heck, M.L. 2018. Insect transmission of plant pathogens: a systems biology perspective. mSystems. 3(2). https://doi.org/10.1128/mSystems.00168-17.
Protein interaction networks at the host-microbe interface in Diaphorina citri, the insect vector of the citrus greening pathogen Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Ramsey, J.S., Chavez, J., Johnson, R., Mahoney, J., Mohr, J., Robison, F., Zhong, X., Hall, D.G., Maccoss, M., Bruce, J., Heck, M.L. 2017. Protein interaction networks at the host-microbe interface in Diaphorina citri, the insect vector of the citrus greening pathogen. International Research Conference on Huanglongbing. 4(2):160545. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.160545.
Relative susceptibility of Musa genotypes to banana bunchy top disease in Cameroon and implication for disease management - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ngatat, S., Hanna, R., Kumar, P.L., Gray, S.M., Cilia, M., Ghogomu, R.T., Fontem, D.A. 2017. Relative susceptibility of Musa genotypes to banana bunchy top disease in Cameroon and implication for disease management. Crop Protection. 101:116-122.
Evaluation of a bead-free immunoprecipitation technique coupled with tandem mass spectrometry for identification of plant-virus protein interactions Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
DeBlasio, S.L., Bereman, M.S., Mahoney, J., Thannhauser, T.W., Gray, S.M., MacCoss, M.J., Heck, M.L. 2017. Evaluation of a bead-free immunoprecipitation technique coupled with tandem mass spectrometry for identification of plant-virus protein interactions. Journal of Biomolecular Techniques. 28(3):111-121. https://doi.org/10.7171/jbt.17-2803-002.
Combining 'omics and microscopy to visualize interactions between the Asian citrus psyllid vector and the Huanglongbing pathogen Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus in the insect gut - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kruse, A., Fattah-Hosseini, S., Saha, S., Johnson, R., Warwick, E., Sturgeon, K., Mueller, L., Maccoss, M.J., Shatters, R.G., Cilia, M. 2017. Combining 'omics and microscopy to visualize interactions between the Asian citrus psyllid vector and the Huanglongbing pathogen Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus in the insect gut. PLoS One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0179531.
A molecular tug-of-war: Global plant proteome changes during viral infection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alexander, M., Cilia, M. 2017. A molecular tug-of-war: Global plant proteome changes during viral infection. Current Plant Biology. 5:13-24.
Insights in luteovirid structural biology guided by chemical cross-linking and high resolution mass spectrometry Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alexander, M., Mohr, J.P., DeBlasio, S.L., Chavez, J., Ziegler-Graff, V., Brault, V., Bruce, J., Heck, M.L. 2017. Insights in luteovirid structural biology guided by chemical cross-linking and high resolution mass spectrometry. Virus Research. 241:42-52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.virusres.2017.05.005.
Improved annotation of the insect vector of citrus greening disease: biocuration by a diverse genomics community Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saha, S., Hosmani, P.S., Villalobos-Ayala, K., Miller, S., Shippy, T., Flores, M., Rosendale, A., Shatters, R.G., D'Elia, T.D., Brown, S.J., Hunter, W.B., Heck, M.L. 2019. Improved annotation of the insect vector of citrus greening disease: biocuration by a diverse genomics community. Database: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation. 2019. https://doi.org/10.1093/database/baz035.
Protein interaction networks at the host-microbe interface in Diaphorina citri, the insect vector of the citrus greening pathogen - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ramsey, J.S., Chavez, J., Johnson, R., Mahoney, J., Mohr, J., Robison, F., Zhong, X., Hall, D.G., Maccoss, M., Bruce, J., Cilia, M. 2017. Protein interaction networks at the host-microbe interface in Diaphorina citri, the insect vector of the citrus greening pathogen. Royal Society Open Science. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.160545.
Host plants indirectly influence plant virus transmission by altering gut cysteine protease activity of aphid vectors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pinheiro, P., Ghanim, M., Rebelo, A., Santos, R., Orsburn, B.C., Gray, S.M., Cilia, M. 2016. Host plants indirectly influence plant virus transmission by altering gut cysteine protease activity of aphid vectors. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. DOI: 10.1074/mcp.M116.063495.
Improved annotation of the insect vector of citrus greening disease: Biocuration by a diverse genomics community Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saha, S., Hosmani, P.S., Billalobos-Ayala, K., Miller, S., Shippy, T., Flores, M., Rosendale, A., Cordola, C., Bell, T., Mann, H., DeAvila, G., DeAvila, D., Moore, Z., Buller, K., Ciolkevich, K., Nandyal, S., Mahoney, R., Van Voorhis, J., Dunlevy, M., Farrow, D., Hunter, D., Morgan, T., Shore, K., Guzman, V., Izsak, A., Dixon, D.E., Cridge, A., Cano, L., Cao, X., Jiang, H., Leng, N., Johnson, S., Cantarel, B.L., Richards, S., English, A., Shatters, R.G., Childers, C., Chen, M., Cilia, M., Mueller, L., Munoz-Torres, M., Nelson, D., Poelchau, M.F., Benoit, J., Wiersma-Koch, Brown, S.J. 2017. Improved annotation of the insect vector of citrus greening disease: Biocuration by a diverse genomics community. bioRxiv. https://doi:10.1101/bioRxiv.099168.
A general method for targeted quantitative cross-linking mass spectrometry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chavez, J.D., Eng, J.K., Cilia, M., Rivera, K., Zhong, X., Wu, X., Schweppe, D., Allen, T., Khurgel, M., Kumar, A., Lampropoulos, A., Larsson, M., Maity, S., Morozov, Y., Pathmasiri, W., Perez-Neut, M., Pineyro-Ruiz, C., Polina, E., Post, S., Rider, M., Tokmina-Roszyk, D., Parrine Sant'Ana, D., Bruce, J.E. 2016. A general method for targeted quantitative cross-linking mass spectrometry. PLoS One. 11(12):e0167547.
The draft genome of whitefly Bemisia tabaci MEAM1, a global crop pest, provides novel insights into virus transmission, host adaptation, and insecticide resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, W., Hasegawa, D.K., Kaur, N., Kliot, A., Pinheiro, P.V., Luan, J., Stensmyr, M.C., Zheng, Y., Liu, W., Sun, H., Xu, Y., Luo, Y., Kruse, A., Yang, X., Kontsedalov, S., Lebedev, G., Fisher, T., Nelson, D.R., Hunter, W.B., Brown, J.K., Jander, G., Cilia, M., Douglas, A.E., Ghanim, M., Simmons, A.M., Wintermantel, W.M., Ling, K., Fei, Z. 2016. The draft genome of whitefly Bemisia tabaci MEAM1, a global crop pest, provides novel insights into virus transmission, host adaptation, and insecticide resistance. BMC Biology. 14:110 doi:10.1186/s12915-016-0321-Y.
Model system-guided protein interaction mapping for virus isolated from phloem tissue - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Deblasio, S.L., Johnson, R., Maccoss, M., Gray, S.M., Cilia, M. 2016. Model system-guided protein interaction mapping for virus isolated from phloem tissue. Journal of General Virology. 15:4601-4611.
Morphological abnormalities and cell death in the Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) midgut associated with Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ghanim, M., Fattah-Hosseini, S., Levy, A., Heck, M.L. 2018. Morphological abnormalities and cell death in the Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) midgut associated with Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus. Scientific Reports. 6:33418. doi:10.1038/srep33418.
Factors affecting transmission rates of 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' by Asian citrus psyllid - (Abstract Only)
Visualization of host-polerovirus interaction topologies using Protein Interaction Reporter technology - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Deblasio, S.L., Chavez, J., Alexander, M., Ramsey, J.S., Eng, J., Mahoney, J., Gray, S.M., Bruce, J., Cilia, M. 2015. Visualization of host-polerovirus interaction topologies using Protein Interaction Reporter technology. Journal of Virology. 90:1973-1987.
Metabolic interplay between the Asian citrus psyllid and its Profftella symbiont: An Achilles’ heel of the citrus greening insect vector - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ramsey, J.S., Johnson, R., Hoki, J., Kruse, A., Mahoney, J., Hilf, M.E., Hunter, W.B., Hall, D.G., Shroeder, F., Maccoss, M., Cilia, M. 2015. Metabolic interplay between the Asian citrus psyllid and its Profftella symbiont: An Achilles’ heel of the citrus greening insect vector. PLoS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140826.
Persistent, circulative transmission of begomoviruses by whitefly vectors ()
Rosen, R., Kanakala, S., Kliot, A., Pakkianathan, B., Abu Farich, B., Santana-Magal, N., Elimelech, M., Kontsedalov, S., Lebedev, G., Cilia, M., Ghanim, M. 2015. Persistent, circulative transmission of begomoviruses by whitefly vectors. Current Opinion in Virology. 15:1-8.
The Potato leafroll virus structural proteins manipulate overlapping, yet distinct protein interaction networks during infection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Deblasio, S.L., Johnson, R., Sweeney, M., Karasev, A., Gray, S.M., Maccoss, M., Cilia, M. 2015. The Potato leafroll virus structural proteins manipulate overlapping, yet distinct protein interaction networks during infection. Proteomics. 15(12):2098-2112.
Is there a role for symbiotic bacteria in plant virus transmission? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pinheiro, P., Kliot, A., Ghanim, M., Cilia, M. 2015. Is there a role for symbiotic bacteria in plant virus transmission? Current Opinion in Insect Science. 8:69-78.
Insights into the polerovirus-plant interactome revealed by co-immunoprecipitation and mass spectrometry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Deblasio, S.L., Johnson, R., Mahoney, J., Karasev, A., Gray, S.M., Maccoss, M., Cilia, M. 2014. Insights into the polerovirus-plant interactome revealed by co-immunoprecipitation and mass spectrometry. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. DOI: 10.1094/MPMI-11-14-0363-R.
Evidence for lysine acetylation in the coat protein of a Polerovirus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cilia, M., Johnson, R., Sweeney, M., Deblasio, S.L., Bruce, J.E., Maccoss, M.J., Gray, S.M. 2014. Evidence for lysine acetylation in the coat protein of a Polerovirus. Journal of General Virology. DOI: 10.1099/vir.0.066514-0.
An interdisciplinary approach to combat HLB ()
Chin, E., Mishchuk, D.O., Bruce, J., Cilia, M., Coaker, G., Davis, C., Jin, H., Ma, W., Seller, G., Levesque, C., Godfrey, K., Slupsky, C.M. 2014. An interdisciplinary approach to combat HLB. Citrograph. Available: http://www.citrusresearch.org/citrograph-winter-2014.
Circulative, “Nonpropagative” Virus Transmission: An orchestra of virus, insect and plant derived instruments - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gray, S.M., Cilia, M., Ghanim, M. 2014. Circulative, “Nonpropagative” Virus Transmission: An orchestra of virus, insect and plant derived instruments. Advances in Virus Research. 89:141-99.
Evidence for the biochemical basis of host virulence in the greenbug aphid, Schizaphis graminum (Homoptera: Aphididae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pinheiro, P., Bereman, M., Burd, J., Pals, M.A., Armstrong, J.S., Howe, K.J., Thannhauser, T.W., Maccoss, M., Gray, S.M., Cilia, M. 2014. Evidence for the biochemical basis of host virulence in the greenbug aphid, Schizaphis graminum (Homoptera: Aphididae). Journal of Proteome Research. 13(4):2094–2108.
Infection of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci with Rickettsia spp. alters its interactions with Tomato yellow leaf curl virus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kliot, A., Cilia, M., Czosnek, H., Ghanim, M. 2014. Infection of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci with Rickettsia spp. alters its interactions with Tomato yellow leaf curl virus. Journal of Virology. 88(10):5652-60.
Genomic and proteomic analysis of Schizaphis graminum reveals cyclophilin proteins are involved in the transmission of Cereal yellow dwarf virus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tamborindeguy, C., Bereman, M., Deblasio, S.L., Igwe, D., Smith, D., White, F., Maccoss, M., Gray, S.M., Cilia, M. 2013. Genomic and proteomic analysis of Schizaphis graminum reveals cyclophilin proteins are involved in the transmission of Cereal yellow dwarf virus. PLoS One. 8(8):e71620.
The identification of protein biomarkers distinguishing virus transmission competent and refractive insect populations by coupling genetics with quantitative intact proteomics - (Proceedings)
Discovery and targeted LC-MS/MS of purified polerovirus reveals differences in the virus-host interactome associated with altered aphid transmission - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cilia, M., Peter, K.A., Bereman, M., Howe, K.J., Fish, T., Smith, D., Gildow, F., Maccoss, M., Gray, S.M. 2012. Discovery and targeted LC-MS/MS of purified polerovirus reveals differences in the virus-host interactome associated with altered aphid transmission. PLoS One. 7(10).
Cross-linking measurements of the potato leafroll virus reveal protein interaction topologies required for virion stability, aphid transmission, and virus-plant interactions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chavez, J., Cilia, M., Ju, H., Weisbrod, C., Eng, J.K., Gray, S.M., Bruce, J.E. 2012. Cross-linking measurements of the potato leafroll virus reveal protein interaction topologies required for virion stability, aphid transmission, and virus-plant interactions. Journal of Proteome Research. 11(5):2968-2981.
Homopteran vector biomarkers for efficient circulative plant virus transmission are conserved in multiple aphid species and the whitefly Bemisia tabaci - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cilia, M., Bereman, M., Fish, T., Maccoss, M.J., Gray, S.M. 2012. Homopteran vector biomarkers for efficient circulative plant virus transmission are conserved in multiple aphid species and the whitefly Bemisia tabaci. Journal of Integrative Agriculture. 11(2):249-262.
Biomarker discovery from the top down: protein biomarkers for efficient virus transmission by insects (Homoptera: Aphididae) discovered by coupling genetics and 2-D DIGE - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cilia, M., Howe, K.J., Fish, T., Smith, D., Mahoney, J., Tamborindeguy, C., Burd, J.D., Thannhauser, T.W., Gray, S.M. 2011. Biomarker discovery from the top down: protein biomarkers for efficient virus transmission by insects (Homoptera: Aphididae) discovered by coupling genetics and 2-D DIGE. Proteomics. 11:2440-2458.
Genetics coupled to quantitative intact proteomics links heritable aphid and endosymbiont protein isoform expression to polerovirus transmission - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cilia, M., Tamborindeguy, C., Fish, T., Howe, K.J., Thannhauser, T.W., Gray, S.M. 2011. Genetics coupled to quantitative intact proteomics links heritable aphid and endosymbiont protein isoform expression to polerovirus transmission. Journal of Virology. 85(5):2148-2166.
Tangible benefits of the pea aphid genome sequencing in proteomics research: enhancements in protein identification, data incorporation, and evaluation criteria - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cilia, M., Thannhauser, T.W., Gray, S.M. 2010. Tangible benefits of the pea aphid genome sequencing in proteomics research: enhancements in protein identification, data incorporation, and evaluation criteria. Journal of Insect Physiology. Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21070785.
The identification of protein biomarkers distinguishing virus transmission competent and refractive insect populations by coupling genetics with quantitative intact proteomics - (Proceedings)
Cilia, M., Tamborindeguy, C., Thannhauser, T.W., Gray, S.M. 2010. The identification of protein biomarkers distinguishing virus transmission competent and refractive insect populations by coupling genetics with quantitative intact proteomics. Journal of American Society for Mass Spectrometry. 58:42.
The proteomics toolbox for agricultural research: precision biomarker discovery using genetics - (Proceedings)
Cilia, M., Tamborindeguy, C., Thannhauser, T.W., Gray, S.M. 2010. The proteomics toolbox for agricultural research: precision biomarker discovery using genetics. Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology. 27:20.
Combined use of 2-D reverse phase chromatography & data independent mass spectrometry simultaneously characterizing proteomes of Schizaphis graminum & its obligate endosymbiont Buchnera aphidicola, from whole aphid extracts - (Abstract Only)
Mclaughlin, M., Cilia, M., Howe, K.J., Gray, S.M., Thannhauser, T.W. 2010. Combined use of 2-D reverse phase chromatography & data independent mass spectrometry simultaneously characterizing proteomes of Schizaphis graminum & its obligate endosymbiont Buchnera aphidicola, from whole aphid extracts. Journal of Biomolecular Techniques. 21(3):S58.
A Comparison of Protein Extraction Methods Suitable for Gel-Based Proteomics Studies of Aphid Proteins - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cilia, M., Fish, T., Yang, X., Mclaughlin, M., Thannhauser, T.W., Gray, S.M. 2009. A Comparison of Protein Extraction Methods Suitable for Gel-Based Proteomics Studies of Aphid Proteins. Journal of Biomolecular Techniques. 20(4):201-215.
Control of Arabidopsis meristem development by thioredoxin-dependent regulation of intercellular transport - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Benitez-Alfonso, Y., Cilia, M., San Roman, A., Thomas, C., Maule, A., Hearn, S., Jackson, D. 2009. Control of Arabidopsis meristem development by thioredoxin-dependent regulation of intercellular transport. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 106(9):3615-3620.
Towards sustaining women through critical transition points in scientific careers: a workshop summary. ()
Cilia, M. 2008. Towards sustaining women through critical transition points in scientific careers: a workshop summary.. Journal of Biomolecular Techniques. 19(5):353–355.
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