Marika Rossi

I am studying various aspects of virus-host interaction. In particular:

-        Role of autophagy in the mycovirsus CHV1 replication in infected fungus Cryphonectria parasitica.

-        Characterization of Orumia melon virus coat protein and biological meaning of plant cell nucleolar targeting during viral infection.


  • Tran D, El-Maarouf-Bouteau H, Rossi M, Biligui B, Briand J, Kawano T, Mancuso S, Bouteau F. (2013). Post-transcriptional regulation of GORK channels by superoxide anion contributes to increases in outward-rectifying K⁺ currents. New Phytol. 198(4):1039-48
  • Tran D, Rossi M, Biligui B, Kawano T, Mancuso S, Bouteau F. (2013). Ozone-induced caspase-like activities are dependent on early ion channel regulations and ROS generation in Arabidopsis thaliana cells. Plant Signal Behav. 8(8). doi:pii: e25170.
  • Azzarello E. ,Pandolfi C., Giordano C., Rossi, M., Mugnai, S., Mancuso S. (2012). Ultramorphological and physiological modifications induced by high zinc levels in Paulownia tomentosa Environ Exp Bot 81: 11-17
  • Wegner LH, Stefano G, Shabala L, Rossi M, Mancuso S, Shabala S. (2011). Sequential depolarization of root cortical and stelar cells induced by an acute salt shock – implications for Na+ and K+ transport into xylem vessels. Plant Cell Environ. 34(5):859-69
  • Stefano G, Renna L, Rossi M, Azzarello E, Pollastri S, Brandizzi F, Baluska F, Mancuso S. (2010) AGD5 is a GTPase-activating protein at the trans-Golgi network. The Plant Journal 64, 790-799.
  • De Virgilio M, De Marchis F, Bellucci M, Mainieri D, Rossi M, Benvenuto E, Arcioni S, Vitale A. (2008) The human immunodeficiency virus antigen Nef forms protein bodies in leaves of transgenic tobacco when fused to zeolin. Journal of Experimental Botany 59(10):2815-29.
  • Hanton SL, Chatre L, Matheson LA, Rossi M, Held MA, Brandizzi F. (2008) Plant Sar1 isoforms with near-identical protein sequences exhibit different localisations and effects on secretion. Plant Molecular Biology 67(3):283-94.
  • Hanton SL, Matheson LA, Chatre L, Rossi M, Brandizzi F. (2007) Post-Golgi protein traffic in the plant secretory pathway. Plant Cell Reports 26(9):1431-8.
  • Matheson LA, Hanton SL, Rossi M, Latijnhouwers M, Stefano G, Renna L, Brandizzi F. (2007). Multiple roles of ADP-ribosylation factor 1 in plant cells include spatially regulated recruitment of coatomer and elements of the Golgi matrix. Plant Physiology 143(4):1615-27.
  • Mainieri D, Rossi M, Archinti M, Bellucci M, De Marchis F, Vavassori S, Pompa A, Arcioni S, Vitale A. (2004). Zeolin. A new recombinant storage protein constructed using maize gamma-zein and bean phaseolin. Plant Physiology 136(3):3447-56.