The lab’s publications can be found at under Falk BW.
The following are a selected few of the most recent publications.


Kuo, YW., Bednarska, A., Al Rwahnih, M., Falk B.W. 2022. Development Of Agrobacterium Tumefaciens Infiltration Of Infectious Clones Of Grapevine Geminivirus A Directly Into Greenhouse-Grown Grapevine And Nicotiana Benthamiana Plants. Phytopathology.

Matsumura, Emilyn E. et al. 2022. Citrus Sudden Death-Associated Virus As A New Expression Vector For Rapid In Planta Production Of Heterologous Proteins, Chimeric Virions, And Virus-Like Particles. Biotechnology Reports 35:e00739.

Pitman, T. L., VU, S., Tian, T., Posis, K., Falk B. W. 2022. Genome And Phylogenetic Analysis Of Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus Global Isolates And Validation Of A Highly Sensitive RT-Qpcr Assay. Plant Disease 106:1713-1722.

Kuo, Yen‐Wen, and Bryce W. Falk. 2022. Artificial Microrna Guide Strand Selection From Duplexes With No Mismatches Shows A Purine‐Rich Preference For Virus‐ And Non‐Virus‐Based Expression Vectors In Plants. Plant Biotechnology Journal 20:1069-1084. 



Kuo, Y.-W., Falk, B.W. 2020. RNA interference approaches for plant disease control. Biotechniques. 

Falk, B.W.; Nouri, S. 2020. Special Issue: “Plant Virus Pathogenesis and Disease Control”. Viruses 12:1049.

Nigg, J. C., Kuo, Y.-W., Falk, B. W. 2020. Endogenous Viral Element-Derived Piwi-Interacting RNAs (piRNAs) Are Not Required fro Production of Ping-Pong Dependent piRNAs from Diaphorina citri Densovirus. mBio 11:e02209-20.

Chen, Q., Nouri, S., Zhang, Y., Erickson, A., Falk, B. W. 2020. Diaphorina citri reovirus is most closely related to fijiviruses. Virology 547:20-26. 

Citrograph Magazine – ACP Are Full of Viruses. Can We Use Them Against HLB?

Scientia – Fighting Plant Disease with Virus-based Gene Technology

Campbell, A. J., Erickson, A., Pellerin, E., Salem, N., Mo, X., Falk, B. W., and Ferriol, I. 2019. Phylogenetic classification of a group of self-replicating RNAs that are common in co-infections with poleroviruses. Virus Research.


Nigg, J. C., and Falk, B. W. 2019. Diaphorina citri densovirus is a persistently infecting virus with a hybrid genome organization and unique transcription strategy. J. Gen. Virology. 101:226-239.

Pitman, T., Posis, K., Tian, T., Belanger, C., Roy, A., Falk, B. W. 2019. First report of watermelon green mottle mosaic virus in North America. Plant Disease.

Diaz-Lara, A., Navarro, B., Di Serio, F., Stevens, K., Hwang, M. S., Kohl, J., Vu, S. T., Falk, B. W., Golino, D., and Al Rwahnih, M. 2019. Two novel negative-sense RNA viruses infecting grapevine are members of a newly proposed genus within the family Phenuviridae. Viruses 11:685.

Chen, Q., Godfrey, K., Liu, J., Mao, Q., Kuo, Y.-W., and Falk , B. W. 2019. A Nonstructural protein responsible for viral spread of a novel insect reovirus provides a safe channel for biparental virus transmission to progeny. J. Virol. 93:e00702-19.

Matsumura, Emilyn; Coletta-Filho, Helvecio; Machado, Marcos; Nouri,
Shahideh; Falk, Bryce W. 2019. Rescue of Citrus sudden death-associated virus in Nicotiana benthamiana plants from cloned cDNA: insights into mechanisms for expression of the three capsid proteins. Molec. Plant Pathol. 20:611–625.

ter Horst, A. M., Nigg, J. C., Dekker, F. M., and Falk, B. W. 2019. Endogenous viral
elements are widespread in arthropod genomes and commonly give rise to piRNAs. J. Virol. 93:e02124-18.


Qiao, W., Medina, V., Kuo, Y.-W., Falk, B. W. 2018. A distinct, non-virion plant virus Movement protein encoded by a Crinivirus essential for systemic infection. mBio 9:e02230-18. 

Qiao, W., Helpio, E., Falk, B. W. 2018. Two Crinivirus-conserved small proteins, P5
and P9, are indispensable for efficient Lettuce infectious yellows virus infectivity in plants. Viruses 10:459.

Nouri, S., Matsumura, E. E., Kuo, Y.-W., and Falk, B. W. 2018. Insect-specific viruses: from discovery to potential translational applications. Curr. Opinion Virol. 33:33–41.

Rosa, C., Kuo, Y.-W., Wuriyanghan, H. and Falk, B. W. 2018. RNA Interference (RNAi) mechanisms and applications in Plant Pathology. Ann Rev Phytopathol.

Huang, T.-K., Falk, B. W., Dandekar, A. M., McDonald, K. A. 2018. Enhancement of recombinant protein production in transgenic Nicotiana benthamiana plant cell suspension cultures with co-cultivation of Agrobacterium containing silencing suppressors. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 19:1561

Qiao, W., Zarzynska-Nowak, A., Nerva, L., and Falk, B. W. 2018. Accumulation of 24 nucleotide transgene-derived siRNAs is associated with crinivirus immunity in transgenic plants. Molec. Plant Pathol. 19:2236-2247.

Qiao, W., and Falk, B. W. 2018. Efficient protein expression and virus-induced gene silencing in plants using a crinivirus-derived vector. Viruses 10:216–232. 

Bao, D., Ganbaatar, O., Cui, X., yu, R., Bao, W., Falk, B. W., Wuriyanghan, H. 2018. Downregulation of genes coding for core RNAi components and disease resistance proteins via corresponding microRNAs might be correlated with successful SMV infection in soybean. Molec. Plant Pathol. 19:948-960.

Ferriol, I., Vallino, M., Ciuffo, M., Nigg, J. C., Zamora-Macorra, E. J., Falk, B. W., and Turina, M. 2018. The Torradovirus RNA2-ORF1 protein is necessary for plant systemic infection. Molec. Plant Pathol. 19:1319-1331.


Qiao, W., Medina, V., and Falk, B. W. 2017. Inspirations on virus replication and cell- to-cell movement from studies examing the cytopathology induced by Lettuce infectious yellows virus in plant cells. Frontiers in Plant Science 8:1672.

Lindbo, J. A., Falk, B. W. 2017. The impact of “coat protein-mediated resistance” in applied plant pathology and basic research. Phytopathology 107:624-634.

Nerva, L. Varese, G. C., Falk, B. W., Turina, M. 2017. Mycoviruses of an endophytic fungus can replicate in plant cells: evolutionary implications. Scientific Reports 7:1908.

Matsumura, E. E., Coletta-Filho, H. D., Nouri, S., Falk, B. W., Nerva, L., Oliveira, T. S., dorta, S. O., Machado, M. A. 2017. Deep sequencing analysis of RNAs from Citrus plants grown in a citrus sudden death-affected area reveals diverse known and putative novel viruses. Viruses 9(4). pii: E92.

Galdeano, D. M., Breton, M. C., Lopes, J. R. S., Falk, B. W., Machcado, M. A. 2017. Oral delivery of double-stranded RNAs induces mortality in nymphs and adults of the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri. PLoS One 12:e0171847.

Zarzynska-Nowak, A., Ferriol, I., Falk, B. W., Borodynko-Filas, N., Haslow- Jaroszewka, B. 2017. Construction of Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated tomato black ring virus infectious cDNA clones. Virus Res. 230:59–62.

Lu, S., Li, J., Wang, X., Song, D., Bai, R., Shi, Y., Gu, Q., Kuo, Y.-W., Falk, B. W., and Yan, F. 2017. A semipersistent plant virus differentially manipulates feeding behaviors of different sexes and biotypes of its whitefly vector. Viruses 9(1). pii: E49


Li, J., Liang, X., Wang, X., Shi, Y., Gu, Q., Kuo, Y.-W., Falk, B. W., Yan, F. 2016. Direct evidence for the semipersistent transmission of Cucurbit chlorotic yellows virus by a whitefly vector. Scientific Reports 6:36604

Matsumura, E. E., Nerva, L., Nigg, J. C., Falk, B. W., and Nouri, S. 2016. Complete genome sequence of the largest known Flavi-like virus, Diaphorina citri flavi-like virus, a novel virus of the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri. Genome Announc. 4(5). pii: e00946-16.

Stenger, D. C., Krugner, R., Nouri, S., Ferriol, I., Falk, B. W. and Sisterson, M. S. 2016. Sequence polymorphism in an insect RNA virus field population: A snapshot from a single point in space and time reveals stochastic differences among and within individual hosts. Virology 498:209–217.

Ferriol, I., Silva Jr., D. M., Nigg, J. C., Zamora-Macorra, E. J., and Falk, B. W. 2016. Identification of the cleavage sites of the RNA2-encoded polyproteins for two members of the genus Torradovirus by N-terminal sequencing of the virion capsid proteins. Virology 498: 109–115.

Nigg, J. C., Nouri, S., and Falk, B. W. 2016. Complete genome sequence of a putative densovirus of the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri. Genome Announc. 4(4):e00589-16.

Nouri, S., Salem, N., Falk, B. W. 2016. Complete genome sequence of Diaphorina citri- associated C virus, a novel putative RNA virus of the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri. Genome Announc. 4(4):e00639-16.

Slkanaimsh, S., Karuppanan, K., Guerrero, A., Tu, A., Hashimoto, B., Hwang, M., Phu, M., Arzola, L., Lebrilla, C. B., Dandekar, A. M., Falk, B. W., Nandi, S., Rodriguez, R. L., and McDonald, K. A. 2016. Transient expression of tetrameric recombinant human butyrylcholinesterase in Nicotiana benthamiana. Frontiers in Plant Sci. 7:743.

Ferriol, I., Ambrox, S., ds Silva Jr., D. M., Falk, B. W., Rubio, L. 2016. Molecular and biological characterization of highly infectious transcripts from full-length cDNA clones of broad bean wilt virus 1. Virus research. 217:71-5.

Ferriol, I., Turina, M., Zamora-Macorra, E. J., and Falk, B. W. 2016. RNA1 independent replication and GFP-expression from Tomato marchitez virus isolate M cloned cDNAs. Phytopathology 106:500-9.

Nouri, S., Salem, N., Nigg, J. C., Falk, B. W. 2016. Diverse array of new viral sequences identified in worldwide populations of the Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) using viral metagenomics. J. Virology 90: 2434-2445.


Salem, N. Mansour, A., Ciuffo, M., Falk, B. W., Turina, M. 2015. A new tobamovirus infecting tomato crops in Jordan. Arch. Virol. 161:503-6. 

Nandety, R. S., Sharif, A., Kamita, S. G., Ramasamy, A., and Falk, B. W. 2015. Identification of novel and conserved microRNAs in Homalodisca vitripennis, the glassy-winged sharpshooter by expression profiling. PLoS One 10:e0139771.

Debreczeni, D. E., Lopez, C., Aramburu, J., Daros, J. A., Soler, S., Galipienso, L., Falk, B. W., Rubio, L. 2015. Complete sequence of three different biotypes of tomato spotted wilt virus (wild type, tomato Sw-5 resistance-breaking and pepper Tsw resistance-breaking) from Spain. Arch. Virol. 160:2117–2123.

Herrera-Vasquez, J. A., Rubio, L., Alfaro-Fernandez, A., Debreczeni, D. E., Font- San-Ambrosio, I., Falk, B. W., and Ferriol, I. 2015. Detection and absolute quantitation of Tomato torrado virus (ToTV) by real time RT-PCR. J. Virological Methods 221:90–94.

Whitfield, A. E., Falk, B. W., and Rotenberg, D. 2015. Insect vector-mediated transmission of plant viruses. Virology 479-480:278–289.