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Faculty Profile

Vitaly Citovsky

SUNY Distinguished Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

414 Life Sciences Building Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY 11794-5215
Office Phone: 631-632- 9534 Lab Phones: 631-632-1015/1016/1955/1004 Fax: 631-632-8575


Total Publications 159 Edited Books 3 Patents 3

Selected Publications Since 2000

  1. Citovsky, V. & Zambryski, P. (2000) Systemic transport of RNA in plants. Trends Plant Sci5, 52-54. [pdf reprint]
  2. Rhee, Y., Tzfira, T., Chen, M.H., Waigmann, E., & Citovsky, V. (2000) Cell-to-cell movement of tobacco mosaic virus: enigmas and explanations. Mol. Plant Pathol1, 33-39. [pdf reprint]
  3. Tzfira, T., Rhee, Y., Chen, M.H., Kunik, T., & Citovsky, V. (2000) Nucleic acid transport in plant-microbe interactions: the molecules that walk through the walls.Annu. Rev. Microbiol54, 187-219. [pdf reprint]
  4. Tzfira, T. & Citovsky, V. (2000) From host recognition to T-DNA integration: the function of bacterial and plant genes in the Agrobacterium-plant cell interaction. Mol. Plant Pathol1, 201-212. [pdf reprint]
  5. Rhee, Y., Gurel, F., Gafni, Y., Dingwall, C., & Citovsky, V. (2000) A genetic system for detection of protein nuclear import and export. Nat. Biotechnol18, 433-437. [pdf reprint]
  6. Chen, M.H., Sheng, J., Hind, G., Handa, A., & Citovsky, V. (2000) Interaction between the tobacco mosaic virus movement protein and host cell pectin methylesterases is required for viral cell-to-cell movement. EMBO J19, 913-920. [pdf reprint]
  7. Waigmann, E., Chen, M.H., Bachmaier, R., Ghoshroy, S., & Citovsky, V. (2000) Regulation of plasmodesmal transport by phosphorylation of tobacco mosaic virus cell-to-cell movement protein. EMBO J19, 4875-4884. [pdf reprint]
  8. Kunik, T., Tzfira, T., Kapulnik, Y., Gafni, Y., Dingwall, C., & Citovsky, V. (2001) Genetic transformation of HeLa cells by Agrobacterium. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA  98, 1871-1876. [pdf reprint]
  9. Ueki, S. & Citovsky, V. (2001) Intercellular RNA transport in plants. Curr. Top Plant Biol2, 167-179.
  10. Tzfira, T. & Citovsky, V. (2001) Comparison between nuclear import of nopaline- and octopine-specific VirE2 protein of Agrobacterium in plant and animal cells. Mol. Plant Pathol. 2, 171-176. [pdf reprint]
  11. Tzfira, T., Vaidya, M., & Citovsky, V. (2001) VIP1, an Arabidopsis protein that interacts with Agrobacterium VirE2, is involved in VirE2 nuclear import and Agrobacterium infectivity. EMBOJ. 20, 3596-3607 . [pdf reprint]
  12. Ueki, S. & Citovsky, V. (2001) Inhibition of post transcriptional gene silencing by non-toxic concentrations of cadmium. Plant J28, 283-291. [pdf reprint]
  13. Ueki, S. & Citovsky, V. (2001) RNA commutes to work: regulation of plant gene expression by systemically transported RNA molecules. BioEssays 23, 1087-1090. [pdf reprint]
  14. Tzfira, T. & Citovsky, V. (2002) Partners-in-infection: host proteins involved in genetic transformation of plant cells by Agrobacterium. Trends Cell Biol12, 121-129. [pdf reprint]
  15. Ueki, S. & Citovsky, V. (2002) The systemic movement of a tobamovirus is inhibited by a cadmium-ion-induced glycine-rich protein. Nat. Cell Biol4, 478-485. Cover Article [pdf reprint]
  16. Tzfira, T., Vaidya, M., & Citovsky, V. (2002) Increasing plant susceptibility to Agrobacterium infection by overexpression of the Arabidopsis VIP1 gene. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA  99, 10435-10440. [pdf reprint]
  17. Zhu, Y., Nam, J., Humara, J.M., Mysore, K., Lee, L.Y., Cao, H., Valentine, L., Li, J., Kaiser, A., Kopecky, A., Hwang, H.H., Bhattacharjee, S., Rao, P., Tzfira, T., Rajagopal, J., Yi, H.C., Yadav, V.B.S., Crane, Y., Lin, K., Larcher, Y., Gelvin, M., Knue, M., Zhao, X., Davis, S., Kim, S.I., Kumar, C.T.R., Choi, Y.J., Hallan, V., Chattopadhyay, S., Sui, X., Ziemienowitz, A., Matthysse, A.G., Citovsky, V., Hohn, B., & Gelvin, S.B. (2003) Identification of Arabidopsis rat mutants. Plant Physiol.132, 494-505. [pdf reprint]
  18. Wu, X., Dinneny, J.R., Crawford, K.M., Rhee, Y., Citovsky, V., Zambryski, P.C., & Weigel, D. (2003) Models of intercellular transcription factor movement in the Arabidopsis apex. Development 130, 3735-3745. [pdf reprint]
  19. Chen, M.H. & Citovsky, V. (2003) Systemic movement of a tobamovirus requires host cell pectin methylesterase. Plant J35, 386-392. Cover Article [pdf reprint]
  20. Tzfira, T. & Citovsky, V. (2003) The Agrobacterium-plant cell interaction: taking biology lessons from a bug. Plant Physiol133, 943-947. [pdf reprint]
  21. Tzfira, T., Frankman, L., Vaidya, M., & Citovsky, V. (2003) Site-specific integration of Agrobacterium T-DNA via double-stranded intermediates. Plant Physiol133, 1011-1023. Cover Article [pdf reprint]
  22. Avivi, y., morad, v., ben- meir, h., zhao, j., kashkush, k., Tzfira, t., Citovsky, V., & Grafi, G. (2004) Reorganization of specific chromosomal domains and activation of silent genes in plant cells acquiring pluripotentiality. Dev. Dyn230, 12-22. [pdf reprint]
  23. Abu-Arish, A., Frenkiel-Krispin, D., Fricke, T., Tzfira, T., Citovsky, V., Grayer Wolf, S., & Elbaum, M. (2004) Three-dimensional reconstruction of Agrobacterium VirE2 protein with single-stranded DNA. J. Biol. Chem279, 25359-25363. [pdf reprint]
  24. Eulálio, A., Nunes-Correia, I., Carvalho, A.L., Faro, C., Citovsky, V., Simões, S., & Pedroso de Lima, M.C. (2004) Two African swine fever virus proteins derived from a common precursor exhibit different nucleocytoplasmic transport activities. J. Virol78, 9731-9739. [pdf reprint]
  25. Wang, Y., Tzfira, T., Gaba, V., Citovsky, V., Palukaitis, P. & Gal-On, A. (2004) Functional analysis of the cucumber mosaic virus 2b protein: pathogenicity and nuclear localization. J. Gen. Virol85, 3135-3147. [pdf reprint]
  26. Waigmann, E., Ueki, S., Trutnyeva, K., & Citovsky, V. (2004) The ins and outs of non-destructive cell-to-cell and systemic movement of plant viruses. Crit. Rev. Plant Sci23, 195-250. [pdf reprint]
  27. Tzfira, T., Li, J., Lacroix, B., & Citovsky, V. (2004) Agrobacterium T-DNA integration: molecules and models. Trends Genet20, 375-383. [pdf reprint]
  28. Citovsky , V., Kapelnikov , A., Oliel , S., Zakai, N., Rojas , M.R., Gilbertson , R.L., Tzfira , T., & Loyter , A. (2004) Protein interactions involved in nuclear import of the Agrobacterium VirE2 protein in vivo and in vitroJ. Biol. Chem279, 29528-29533. [pdf reprint]
  29. Tian, G.W., Mohanty, A., Chary, S.N., Li, S., Paap, B., Drakakaki, G., Kopec, C.D., Li, J., Ehrhardt, D., Jackson, D., Rhee, S.Y., Raikhel, N.V., & Citovsky, V. (2004) High-throughput fluorescent tagging of full-length Arabidopsis gene products in plantaPlant Physiol135, 25-38. Cover Article [pdf reprint]
  30. Tzfira, T., Vaidya, M., & Citovsky, V. (2004) Involvement of targeted proteolysis in plant genetic transformation by Agrobacterium. Nature 431, 87-92. [pdf reprint]
  31. Nuclear Import and Export in Plants and Animals (2005) (T. Tzfira & V. Citovsky, eds.) and Kluwer Acad./Plenum Publ., 223 pages. Cover. [pdf reprint]
  32. Loyter, A., Rosenbluh, J., Zakai, N., Li, J., Kozlovsky, S.V., Tzfira, T., & Citovsky, V. (2005) The plant VirE2 interacting protein 1 . A molecular link between the Agrobacterium T-complex and the host cell chromatin? Plant Physiol138, 1318-1321. [pdf reprint]
  33. Tzfira, T., Tian, G.W., Lacroix, B., Vyas, S., Li, J., Leitner-Dagan, Y., Krichevsky, A., Taylor, T., Vainstein, A., & Citovsky, V. (2005) pSAT vectors: a modular series of plasmids for fluorescent protein tagging and expression of multiple genes in plants. Plant Mol. Biol57, 503-516. Cover Article [pdf reprint]
  34. Nelson, R.S. & Citovsky, V. (2005) Plant viruses: invaders of cells and pirates of cellular pathways. Plant Physiol138, 1809-1814. [pdf reprint]
  35. Chen, M.H., Tian, G.W., Gafni, Y., & Citovsky, V. (2005) Effects of calreticulin on viral cell-to-cell movement. Plant Physiol138, 1866-1876. Cover Article [pdf reprint]
  36. Lacroix, B., Tzfira, T., Vaidya, M., & Citovsky, V. (2005) The VirE3 protein of Agrobacterium mimics a host cell function required for plant genetic transformation.EMBO J24, 428-437. [pdf reprint]
  37. Ueki, S., & Citovsky, V. (2005) Control improves with age: systemic transport in plant embryos and adults. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 102, 1817-1818. [pdf reprint]
  38. Li, J., Vaidya, M., White, C., Vainstein, A., Citovsky, V., & Tzfira, T. (2005) Involvement of KU80 in T-DNA integration in plant cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 102, 19231-19236. [pdf reprint]
  39. Li, J., Krichevsky, A., Vaidya, M., Tzfira, T., & Citovsky, V. (2005) Uncoupling of the functions of the Arabidopsis VIP1 protein in transient and stable plant genetic transformation by Agrobacterium. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 102, 5733-5738. [pdf reprint]
  40. Ueki, S. & Citovsky, V. (2005) Identification of an interactor of cadmium ion-induced glycine-rich protein involved in regulation of callose levels in plant vasculature.Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 102, 12089-12094. [pdf reprint]
  41. Eulálio, A., Nunes-Correia, I., Carvalho, A.L., Faro, C., Citovsky, V., Salas, J., Salas, M.L., Simões, S., & Pedroso de Lima, M.C. (2006) Nuclear export of African swine fever virus p37 protein occurs through two distinct pathways and is mediated by three independent signals. J. Virol80, 1393-1404. [pdf reprint]
  42. Tzfira, T., Kunik, T., Gafni, Y., & Citovsky, V. (2006) Agrobacterium protocols: mammalian cells. Methods Mol Biol344, 435-451. [pdf reprint]
  43. Tzfira, T. & Citovsky, V. (2006) Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of plants: biology and biotechnology. Curr. Opin. Biotechnol. 17, 147-154. [pdf reprint]
  44. Lacroix, B., Li, J., Tzfira, T., & Citovsky, V. (2006) Will you let me use your nucleus? How Agrobacterium gets its T-DNA expressed in the host plant cell. Can. J. Physiol. Pharmacol. 84, 333-345. [pdf reprint]
  45. Krichevsky, A., Kozlovsky, S.V., Gafni, Y., & Citovsky, V. (2006) Nuclear import and export of plant viral proteins and genomes. Mol. Plant Pathol7, 131-146. Cover Article [pdf reprint]
  46. Lacroix, B., Tzfira, T., Vainstein, A., & Citovsky, V. (2006) A case of promiscuity: Agrobacterium’s endless hunt for new partners. Trends Genet22, 29-37. Cover Article. [pdf reprint]
  47. Tian, G.W., Chen, M.H., Zaltsman, A., & Citovsky, V. (2006) A pollen-specific pectin methylesterase involved in pollen tube growth. Dev. Biol294, 83-91. [pdf reprint]
  48. Ueki, S. & Citovsky, V. (2007) Spread throughout the plant: systemic transport of viruses. Plant Cell Monogr7, 85-118. [pdf reprint]
  49. Citovsky, V., Lee, L.Y., Vyas, S., Glick, E., Chen, M.H., Vainstein, A., Gafni, Y., Gelvin, S.B., & Tzfira, T. (2006) Identification of subcellular localization of interacting proteins by bimolecular fluorescence complementation in planta. J. Mol. Biol362, 1120-1131. [pdf reprint]
  50. Chakrabarty, R., Banerjee, R., Chung, S-M., Farman, M., Citovsky, V., Hogenhout, S. A., Tzfira, T., & Goodin, M. (2007) pSITE vectors for stable integration or transient expression of autofluorescent protein fusions in plants: probing Nicotiana benthamiana-virus interactions. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact20, 740-750. [pdf reprint]
  51. Sandal, I., Saini, U., Lacroix, B., Bhattacharya, A., Ahuja, P.S., & Citovsky, V. (2007) Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of tea leaf explants: effects of counteracting bactericidity of leaf polyphenols without loss of bacterial virulence. Plant Cell Rep26, 169-176. [pdf reprint]
  52. Zrachya, A., Glick, E., Levy, A., Arazi, T., Citovsky, V., & Gafni, Y. (2007) Suppressor of RNA silencing encoded by Tomato yellow leaf curl virus-Israel. Virology 358, 159-165. Cover Article. [pdf reprint]
  53. Anand, A., Krichevsky, A., Schornack, S., Lahaye, T., Tzfira, T., Citovsky, V., & Mysore, K.S. (2007) Arabidopsis VIRE2 INTERACTING PROTEIN2 is required for Agrobacterium T-DNA integration in plants.. Plant Cell 19, 1695-1708. [pdf reprint]
  54. Citovsky, V., Kozlovsky, S.V., Lacroix, B., Zaltsman, A., Dafni, M., Vyas, S., Tovkach, A., & Tzfira, T. (2007) Biological systems of the host cell involved in Agrobacterium infection. CellMicrobiol9, 9-20. [pdf reprint]
  55. Krichevsky, A., Kozlovsky, S.V., Tian, G.W., Chen, M.H., Zaltsman, A., & Citovsky, V. (2007) How pollen tubes grow. Dev. Biol303, 405-420. [pdf reprint]
  56. Krichevsky, A., Gutgarts, H., Kozlovsky, S.V., Tzfira, T., Sutton, A., Sternglanz, R., Mandel, G., & Citovsky, V. (2007) C2H2 zinc finger-SET histone methyltransferase, is a plant-specific chromatin modifier. Dev. Biol303, 259-269. [pdf reprint]
  57. Krichevsky, A., Kozlovsky, S.V., Gutgarts, H., & Citovsky, V. (2007) Arabidopsis co-repressor complexes containing amino oxidase-like proteins and plant-specific histone methyltransferases. Plant Signal. Behav2, 174-177. [pdf reprint]
  58. Zaltsman, A., Yi, B.Y., Gafni, Y., & Citovsky, V. (2007) Yeast-plant coupled vector system for identification of nuclear proteins. Plant Physiol145, 1264-1271. Cover Article. [pdf reprint]
  59. Tzfira, T., Kozlovsky, S.V., & Citovsky, V. (2007) Advanced expression vector systems: new weapons for plant research and biotechnology. Plant Physiol145, 1087-1089. [pdf reprint]
  60. Agrobacterium (2008) (T. Tzfira & V. Citovsky, eds.) Springer, 735 pages. Cover. [pdf reprint]
  61. Glick, E., Zrachya, A., Levy, Y., Mett, A., Gidoni, D., Belausov, E., Citovsky, V., & Gafni, Y. (2008) Interaction with the host SGS3 is required for suppression of RNA silencing by the Tomato yellow leaf curl virus V2 protein. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105, 157-161. [pdf reprint]
  62. Lacroix, B., Kozlovsky, S.V., & Citovsky, V. (2008) Recent patents on Agrobacterium-mediated gene and protein transfer, for research and biotechnology. Recent Pat. Gene DNA Seq2, 69-81. [pdf reprint]
  63. Tzfira, T. & Citovsky, V. (2008) Probing interactions between plant virus movement proteins and nucleic acids. Methods Mol. Biol451, 293-316. [pdf reprint]
  64. Petrunia, I.V., Frolova, O., Komarova, T.V., Kiselev, S.L., Citovsky, V., & Dorokhov, Y. (2008) Agrobacterium tumefaciens-induced bacteraemia does not lead to reporter gene expression in mouse organs. PLoS ONE 3, e2352. [pdf reprint]
  65. Citovsky, V., Gafni, Y., & Tzfira, T. (2008) Localizing protein-protein interactions by bimolecular fluorescence complementation in planta. Methods 45, 196-206. [pdf reprint]
  66. Lacroix, B., Loyter, A., & Citovsky, V. (2008) Association of the Agrobacterium T-DNA-protein complex with plant nucleosomes. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105, 15429-15434. [pdf reprint]
  67. Orlova, I., Nagegowdaa, D.A., Kish, C.M., Gutensohn, M., Maeda, H. Varbanova, M., Fridman, E., Yamaguchi, S., Hanada, S., Kamiya, Y., Krichevsky, A., Citovsky, V., Pichersky, E., & Dudareva, N. (2009) Small subunit of geranyl diphosphate synthase modifies the chain length specificity of phylogenetically distant geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase in planta. Plant Cell 21, 4002-4017. [pdf reprint]
  68. Krichevsky, A., Zaltsman, A., Kozlovsky, S.V., Tian, G.W., & Citovsky, V. (2009) Regulation of root elongation by histone acetylation in Arabidopsis. J. Mol. Biol. 385, 45-50. [pdf reprint]
  69. Lacroix, B. & Citovsky, V. (2009) Agrobacterium aiming for the host chromatin: host and bacterial proteins involved in interactions between T-DNA and plant nucleosomes. Communic. Integr. Biol2, 42-45. [pdf reprint]
  70. Tzfira, T. & Citovsky, V. (2009) Systems biology of plant-pathogen interactions. Semin. Cell Dev. Biol. 20, 1015-1016. [pdf reprint]
  71. Citovsky, V., Zaltsman, A., Kozlovsky, S.V., Gafni, Y., & Krichevsky, A. (2009) Proteasomal degradation in plant-pathogen interactions. Semin. Cell Dev. Biol. 20, 1048-1054. [pdf reprint]
  72. Ueki, S., Lacroix, B., Krichevsky, A., Lazarowitz, S.G., & Citovsky, V. (2009) Functional transient transformation of intact Arabidopsis plants by microbombardment. Nat. Protoc. 4, 71-77. [pdf reprint]
  73. Komarova, T.V., Schwartz, A.M., Frolova, O.Y., Zvereva, A.S., Gleba, Y.Y., Citovsky, V. & Dorokhov, Y.L. (2010) Pol II-directed non-coding RNAs suppress nuclear export of mRNA. Plant Mol. Biol. 74, 591-603.
  74. Zaltsman, A., Kozlovsky, S.V., Yasmin, F., & Citovsky, V. (2010) Plant defense pathways subverted by Agrobacterium for genetic transformation. Plant Signal. Behav.5, 1245-1248. [pdf reprint]
  75. Ueki, S., Meyers, B.L., Yasmin, F., & Citovsky, V. (2010) A cell-to-cell macromolecular transport assay in planta utilizing biolistic bombardment. J. Vis. Exp. 42, pii 2208. [pdf reprint]
  76. Bhattacharya, A., Sood, P., & Citovsky, V. (2010). The roles of plant phenolics in defense and communication during Agrobacterium and Rhizobium infection. Mol. Plant Pathol. 11, 705-719. [pdf reprint]
  77. Ueki, S., Spektor, R., Natale, D.M., & Citovsky, V. (2010) ANK, a host cytoplasmic receptor for the Tobacco mosaic virus cell-to-cell movement protein, down-regulates callose levels at plasmodesmata to control intercellular transport. PLoS Pathog6, e1001201. [pdf reprint]
  78. Krichevsky, A., Meyers, B.L., Vainstein, A., Maliga, P., & Citovsky, V. (2010) Autoluminescent plants. PLoS ONE 5, e15461. [pdf reprint]
  79. Zaltsman, A., Krichevsky, A., Loyter, A., & Citovsky, V. (2010) Agrobacterium induces expression of a host F-box protein required for tumorigenicity. Cell Host Microbe7, 197-209. [pdf reprint]
  80. Plant Transformation Technologies (2011) (N. Stewart, Jr., A. Touraev, V. Citovsky, & T. Tzfira, eds.) Wiley-Blackwell, 296 pages. 
  81. Magori, S. & Citovsky, V. (2011) Hijacking of the host SCF ubiquitin ligase machinery by plant pathogens. Front. Plant Sci. 2, 87. [pdf reprint]
  82. Zavaliev, R., Ueki, S., Epel, B.L., & Citovsky, V. (2011) Biology of callose (ß-1,3-glucan) turnover at plasmodesmata. Protoplasma 248, 117-130. [pdf reprint]
  83. Ueki, S. & Citovsky, V. (2011) Protein membrane overlay assay: a protocol to test interaction between soluble and insoluble proteins in vitro. J. Vis. Exp. 54, e2961. [pdf reprint]
  84. Magori, S. & Citovsky, V. (2011) Epigenetic control of Agrobacterium T-DNA integration. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1809, 388-394. [pdf reprint]
  85. Ueki, S. & Citovsky, V. (2011) To gate, or not to gate: regulatory mechanisms for intercellular protein transport and virus movement in plants. Mol. Plant 4, 782-793. [pdf reprint]
  86. Lacroix, B. & Citovsky, V. (2011) Extracellular VirB5 enhances T-DNA transfer from Agrobacterium to the host plant. PLOS ONE 6, e25578. [pdf reprint]
  87. Krichevsky, A., Zaltsman, A., Lacroix, B., & Citovsky, V. (2011) Involvement of KDM1C histone demethylase-OTLD1 otubain-like histone deubiquitinase complexes in plant gene repression. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108, 11157-11162. [pdf reprint]
  88. Magori, S. & Citovsky, V. (2011) Agrobacterium counteracts host-induced degradation of its F-box protein effector. Sci. Signal. 4, ra69. [pdf reprint]
  89. Mansfield, J., Genin, S., Magori, S., Citovsky, V., Sriariyanum, M., Ronald, P., Dow, M., Verdier, V., Beer, S.V., Machado, M.A., Toth, I., Salmond, G., & Foster, G.D. (2012) Top 10 plant bacteria in molecular plant pathology. Mol. Plant Pathol13, 614-629. [pdf reprint]
  90. Magori, S. & Citovsky, V. (2012) The role of the ubiquitin-proteasome system in Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of plants. Plant Physiol. 160, 65-71. [pdf reprint]
  91. Ueki, S., Magori, S., Lacroix, B., & Citovsky, V. (2013) Transient gene expression in plants by biolistic DNA delivery. Methods Mol. Biol. 940, 17-26. [pdf reprint]
  92. Lacroix, B. & Citovsky, V. (2013) The roles of host plant factors in Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation. Int. J. Dev. Biol., in press.[pdf reprint]
  93. Lacroix, B. & Citovsky, V. (2013) Agrobacterium. In Brenner’s Encyclopedia of Genetics Second Edition (S. Maloy & K. Hughes, eds.), Elsevier, pp. 52-54. [pdf reprint]
  94. Lacroix, B. & Citovsky, V. (2013) Crown Gall Tumors. In Brenner’s Encyclopedia of Genetics Second Edition (S. Maloy & K. Hughes, eds.), Elsevier, pp. 236-239. [pdf reprint]
  95. Lacroix, B. & Citovsky, V. (2013) A mutation in negative regulator of basal resistance WRKY17 of Arabidopsis increases susceptibility to Agrobacterium-mediated transient genetic transformation. F1000 Research 2, 33. [pdf reprint]
  96. Zalepa-King, L. & Citovsky, V. (2013) A plasmodesmal glycosyltransferase-like protein. PLOS ONE 8, e58025.[pdf reprint]
  97. Lacroix, B. & Citovsky, V. (2013) Characterization of VIP1 activity as a transcriptional regulator in vitro and in planta. Sci. Rep. 3, 2440. [pdf reprint]
  98. Zaltsman, A., Lacroix, B., Gafni, Y., & Citovsky, V. (2013) Disassembly of synthetic Agrobacterium T-DNA-protein complexes via the host SCFVBF ubiquitin-ligase complex pathway. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110, 169-174. [pdf reprint]
  99. García-Cano, E., Zaltsman, A., & Citovsky, V. (2014) Assaying proteasomal degradation in a cell-free system in plants. J. Vis. Exp. 85, e51293. [pdf reprint]
  100. Ueki, S. & Citovsky, V. (2014) Plasmodesmata-associated proteins: can we see the whole elephant? Plant Signal. Behav. 9, e27899. [pdf reprint]
  101. Lacroix, B., Gizatullina, D.I., Babst, B.A., Gifford, A.N., & Citovsky, V. (2014) Agrobacterium T-DNA-encoded protein Atu6002 interferes with the host auxin response. Mol. Plant Pathol. 15, 275-283. [pdf reprint]
  102. Lacroix, B. & Citovsky, V. (2014) Plant genetic engineering: changing the world by advancing agriculture and research. In Discoveries in Modern Science: Exploration, Invention, Technology (J. Trefil, ed.), Macmillan, in press. [pdf reprint]


  1. Citovsky, V. (1998) “Protein-Mediated Nuclear Import of DNA”. U.S. patent # 5,831,020. [pdf reprint]
  2. Rhee, Y. & Citovsky, V. (2005) “Genetic Assay for Protein Nuclear Transport”. U.S. patent # 6,902,886. [pdf reprint]
  3. Tzfira, T. & Citovsky, V. (2010) “Increasing Host Plant Susceptibility to Agrobacterium Infection by Overexpression of the Arabidopsis VIP1 Gene”. U.S. patent # 7,659,447. [pdf reprint]


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