Anna Maria Vaira

Taxonomic and molecular characterization of RNA plant viruses with scientific and economic value. Development of molecular diagnostic tools. Genetic modification of model plants through A. tumefaciens. Production of virus-resistant plants by genetic engineering. Studies on viral protein functions and sub-cellular localization through fusion with fluorescent molecules. Development of viral infectious clones and viral vectors for protein expression and VIGS studies. Virus-host proteins interaction



  • 2014 - The coat protein of Alternanthera mosaic virus is the elicitor of a temperature-sensitive systemic necrosis in Nicotiana benthamiana, and interacts with a host boron transporter protein - Lim, H-S., Nam J., Seo E-Y., Nam M., Vaira A.M., Bae H., Jang C-Y., Lee C.H., Kim H.G., Roh M., Hammond J. - Virology, 452-453:264-278
  • 2013 - From immunity to susceptibility: Virus resistance induced in tomato by a silenced transgene is lost as TGS overcomes PTGS - Catoni, M., Lucioli, A., Doblas-Ibáñez, P., Accotto, G.P., Vaira, A.M. - Plant journal, 75:941-953
  • 2013 - First Report of Freesia sneak virus Associated with Foliar Necrosis of Freesia refracta in Bulgaria - Bobev, S.G., Taphradjiiski, O.I., Hammond, J., & Vaira, A.M. - Plant Disease, 97:1514
  • 2012 - Lolium latent virus (Alphaflexiviridae) coat proteins: expression and functions in infected plant tissue - Vaira, A. M., Lim, H.-S., Bauchan, G. R., Owens, R. A., Natilla, A., Dienelt, M. M., Reinsel, M. D. & Hammond, J. - Journal of general virology, 1814-1824
  • 2010 - Mutation Of A Chloroplast Targeting Signal In Alternanthera Mosaic Virus Tgb3 Impairs Cell-to-cell Movement And Eliminates Long Distance Virus Movement. - Lim H.S., Vaira A.M., Bae H., Bragg J.N., Ruzin S.E., Bauchan G.R., Dienelt M.M., Owens R.A., Hammond J. - Journal Of General Virology (54890J0), volume 91 pag. 2102-2115
  • 2010 - Efficiency Of Vigs And Gene Expression In A Novel Bipartite Potexvirus Vector Delivery System As A Function Of Strength Of Tgb1 Silencing Suppressor. - Lim H-s., Vaira A.m., Domier, L.l., Lee S.c., Kim H.g., Hammond J. - Virology (95304J0), volume 402(1 pag. 149-163
  • 2010 - Pathogenicity Of Althernanthera Mosaic Virus Is Affected By Determinants In Rna-dependent Rna Polymerase And By Reduced Efficacy Of Silencing Suppression In A Movement-competent Tgb1 - Hyoun-sub Lim, Vaira,a.m., Reinsel, M.d., Bae, H., Bailey, B.a., Domier, L.l., Hammond, J. - Journal Of General Virology (54890J0), volume 91 pag. 277-287
  • 2009 - First Report Of Freesia Sneak Virus In Freesia Sp. In Virginia - Vaira Am, Hansen Ma, Murphy C, Reinsel Md, Hammond J - Plant Disease (01997J0), Publisher: 93
  • 2009 - Subcellular Localization Of The Barley Stripe Mosaic Virus Triple 1 Gene Block Proteins - Hyoun-sub Lim, Bragg, J.n., Ganesan, U., Ruzin , S., Schichnes, D., Mi Yeon Lee, Vaira, A.m., Ki Hyun Ryu, Hammond , J., Jackson, A. - Journal Of Virology (62788J0), volume 83 pag. 9432-9448
  • 2008 - Ophiovirus - Vaira, A.m., Milne, R.g. - Encyclopedia Of Virology, Third Edition, Vol. 3, Pp.447-454, Elsevier Ltd. , Publisher: Mahy, B.W.J. and M.H.V. Van Regenmortel
  • 2008 - Molecular Characterization Of Lolium Latent Virus, Proposed Type Member Of A New Genus In The Family Flexiviridae - Am Vaira, Cjm Maroon Lango, R Li, J Hammond - Archives Of Virology (15471J0), volume 153 pag. 1267-1270
  • 2007 - First Report Of Freesia Sneak Virus Infecting Lachenalia Cultivars In South Africa - Vaira, A.m., (1) Kleynhans, R., (2) Hammond, J. - Plant Disease (01997J0), volume 91 pag. 770-770
  • 2005 - Genus Ophiovirus - Vaira, A.m., Accotto, G.p. Gago-zachert, S., Garcia, M.l., Grau, O., Milne, R.g., Morikawa, T., Natsuaki, T., Torok, V., Verbeek, M. & Vetten, H.j. - In: Virus Taxonony: Viiith Report Of The International Committee On Taxonomy Of Viruses”. Pp. 673-679 , Publisher: Elsevier Academic Press
  • 2005 - Field Evaluation Of Tomato Hybrids Engineered With Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus Sequences For Virus Resistance, Agronomic Performance, And Pollen-mediated Transgene Flow. - Accotto, G.p., Nervo, G., Acciarri, N., Tavella, L., Vecchiati, M., Schiavi, M., Mason, G. & Vaira, A.m. - Phytopathology (77147J0), volume 95 pag. 800-807
  • 2004 - Gravi Malattie Da Virus Minacciano Le Coltivazioni Di Pomodoro In Serra. - Davino, S., Accotto, G.p., Vaira, A.m., Davino, M. - Informatore Fitopatologico , volume 6 pag. 35-40
  • 2004 - Proteomics As A Tool To Improve Investigation Of Substantial Equivalence In Genetically Modified Organisms: The Case Of A Virus-resistant Tomato. - Corpillo, D., Gardini, G., Vaira, A.m.,basso, M., Aime, S., Accotto, G.p. & Fasano, M. - Proteomics (13608J0), volume 4 pag. 193-200
  • 2004 - Occurrence Of Cucumber Vein Yellowing Virus In Cucurbitaceous Species In Southern Portugal. - Louro, D., Quinot, A., Neto, E., Fernandes, J.e., Marian, D., Vecchiati, M., Caciagli, P. & Vaira, A.m. - Plant Pathology (77264J0), Publisher: 53
  • 2003 - Characterization Of Two Tomato Lines Highly Resistant To Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus Following Transformation With The Viral Nucleoprotein Gene. - Nervo G., Cirillo C., Accotto G.p., Vaira A.m. - Journal Of Plant Pathology (00077NN), volume 85 pag. 139-144
  • 2003 - The Partial Sequence Of Rna 1 Of The Ophiovirus Ranunculus White Mottle Virus Indicates Its Relationship To Rhabdoviruses And Provides Candidate Primers For An Ophiovirus-specificrt+pcr Test. - Vaira A.m. 1, Accotto G.p. 2, Costantini A. 3, Milne R.g. 4. - Archives Of Virology (15471J0), volume 148 pag. 1037-1050
  • 2003 - Virus Diseases Of Vegetable Crops In Southern Bulgaria - Kostova D., Lisa V., Milne R G., Vaira A M ., Dellavalle G., Torlianis S. - Phytopathologia Mediterranea , volume 42 pag. 3-8
  • 2003 - Amarilleos En Los Cultivos De Tomate Asociados A Tomato Chlorosis Virus (tocv) Y Tomato Infectious Chlorosis Virus (ticv) En Espana . - Font M.i., Vaira A.m. , Accotto G.p., Lacasa A., Serra J., Gomila J., Juarez M., Espino A I., Jorda M.c. - Bol. San. Veg. Plagas , volume 29 pag. 109-121
  • 2002 - Tomato Infectious Chlorosis Virus Caused Leaf Yellowing And Reddening Of Tomato In Italy - Vaira Am., Accotto Gp., Vecchiati M., Bragaloni M. - Phytoparasitica (77140J0), volume 30 pag. 290-294
  • 2002 - Virus Diseases Of Japanese Anemone. - Lisa V., Vaira A.m.., Milne R.g., Masenga V. - Acta Horticulturae , Publisher: 568
  • 2002 - Molecular Diagnosis Of Ranunculus White Mottle Virus In Two Ornamental Species. - Vaira A.M, Accotto G.P., Lisa V., Vecchiati M., Masenga V. - Acta Horticulturae , 568: 29-33
  • 2002 - Estimating The Number Of Integrations In Transformed Plants By Quantitative Real-time Pcr. - Mason, G., Provero, P., Vaira, A.m. - Bmc Biotechnology , Publisher: 2
  • 2002 - First Report Of Tomato Infectious Chlorosis Virus In Spain - Font M.i., Martinez-culebras P., Jorda M.c., Louro D., Vaira A.m., Accotto G.P. - Plant Disease (01997J0), 86: 696