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Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas, CIB-CSIC
Plant Virology Group
Madrid (Spain)

Current status: Associate Member - Application: 2008, 05 June - Admittance: 2008, 16 June

General data
Organization Group name Group size Web site Address Country Status
Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas, CIB-CSIC Plant Virology Group 1 permanent
2 temporary
web site Dr. Tomas Canto
Research Scientist
Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas (CIB, CSIC)
Ramiro de Maeztu 9
28040 Madrid,
Spain Research unit group
Staff of the group
Interests of the group
  • The interactome in viral suppression of gene silencing processes in plants
  • Molecular basis of non-persistent transmission of viruses by aphids
  • Canto. T., MacFarlane, S.A. and Palukaitis, P. (2004).
    ORF6 of Tobacco mosaic virus is a pathogenicity determinant in Nicotiana benthamiana.
    Journal of General Virology 85, 3123-3133.
  • Reavy, B., Dawson, S., Canto, T. and MacFarlane S.A. (2004).
    Heterologous expression of plant virus genes that suppress post-transcriptional gene silencing results in suppression of RNA interference in Drosophila cells.
    BMC Biotechnology 4, 18.
  • Uhrig, J.F.*, Canto, T*., Marshall, D. and MacFarlane, S.A. (2004).
    Relocalization of nuclear ALY proteins in the cytoplasm by the Tomato bushy stunt virus P19 pathogenicity protein.
    Plant Physiology 135, 2411-2423.
  • Canto, T. and Palukaitis, P. (2005).
    Subcellular distribution of mutant movement proteins of Cucumber mosaic virus fused to green fluorescent proteins.
    Journal of General Virology 86, 1223-1228.
  • Canto, T., Uhrig, J., Swanson, M., Wright, K. M., and MacFarlane, S. (2006)
    Translocation of the TBSV P19 into the nucleus by ALY compromises its silencing supresor activity.
    Journal of Virology 80, 9064-9072
  • Lewsey, M., Robertson, F.C., Canto, T., Palukaitis, P., and Carr, J.P. (2007).
    Selective targeting of miRNA-regulated