Livia Stavolone

We aim to understand the way viruses interact with their plant hosts: the role and function of virus-encoded proteins and the identification of host factors required for virus infection.  The main interest of our lab is the mechanism of movement of viruses and virus-derived signals through the plant host. In particular, we study the tubule-mediated mechanism of the cell-to-cell movement of cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV).

Recently, we have started a new research line investigating on host factors involved in symptom production upon virus infection.


Articles and book chapters since 2008

  • 2017 - Prosystemin overexpression induces transcriptional modifications of defenserelated and receptor-like kinase genes and reduces the susceptibility to Cucumber mosaic virus and its satellite RNAs in transgenic tomato plants - Bubici G., Carluccio A.V., Stavolone L., Cillo F. - Plos one, 12(2): e0171902
  • 2017 - Extracellular Matrix in Plants and Animals: Hooks and Locks for Viruses - Stavolone L., Lionetti V. - Frontiers In Microbiology ,
  • 2016 - Unusual genomic features of a badnavirus infecting mulberry - Chiumenti M., Morelli M., De Stradis A., Elbeaino T., Stavolone L., Minafra A. - Journal Of General Virology , 97: 3073-3087
  • 2015 - Virus-induced gene silencing of pectin methylesterase protects Nicotiana benthamiana from lethal symptoms caused by Tobacco mosaic virus - Bubici G., Carluccio A.V., Cillo F., Stavolone L. - European Journal Of Plant Pathology , 141:339-347
  • 2014 - Interference of Brefeldin A in viral movement protein tubules assembly - Carluccio A.V.,Stavolone L. - Plant Signaling & Behavior , 9:e29121
  • 2014 - Hitching a ride on vesicles: Cauliflower mosaic virus movement protein trafficking in the endomembrane system - Carluccio A.V., Zicca S., Stavolone L. - Plant Physiology , 164:1261-1270
  • 2010 - Caulimoviridae Tubule-guided Transport Is Dictated By Movement Protein Properties. - Sanchez-Navarro J., Pallas V., Fajardo T., Zicca S., Stavolone L. - Journal Of Virology, 84:4109-4112