Francisco J. del Toro
  • Department of Environmental Biology, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CIB-CSIC), Spain
Research fields
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D in Biology, Environmental Biology Department, Molecular plant/virus/vector interactions Group, CIB-CSIC, Spain, 2016

Current Position

Research assistant at Molecular plant/virus/vector interactions Group, Environmental Biology department, Centre of Biological Research (CIB-CSIC), Spain

Publications (since 2009)

  1. Fernandez-Calvino, L., Guzman-Benito, I., Del Toro, F. J., Donaire, L., Castro-Sanz, A. B., Ruiz-Ferrer, V. and Llave, C. (2016). Activation of senescence-associated Dark-inducible (DIN) genes during infection contributes to enhanced susceptibility to plant viruses. Mol Plant Pathol 17(1): 3-15.
  2. Aguilar, E., Allende, L., Del Toro, F. J., Chung, B. N., Canto, T. and Tenllado, F. (2015). Effects of Elevated CO(2)and Temperature on Pathogenicity Determinants and Virulence of Potato virus X/Potyvirus-Associated Synergism. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 28(12): 1364-1373.
  3. Del Toro, F. J., Aguilar, E., Hernandez-Walias, F. J., Tenllado, F., Chung, B. N. and Canto, T. (2015). High Temperature, High Ambient CO(2) Affect the Interactions between Three Positive-Sense RNA Viruses and a Compatible Host Differentially, but not Their Silencing Suppression Efficiencies. PLoS One 10(8): e0136062.
  4. Fernandez-Calvino, L., Osorio, S., Hernandez, M. L., Hamada, I. B., del Toro, F. J., Donaire, L., Yu, A., Bustos, R., Fernie, A. R., Martinez-Rivas, J. M. and Llave, C. (2014). Virus-induced alterations in primary metabolism modulate susceptibility to Tobacco rattle virus in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 166(4): 1821-1838.
  5. del Toro, F., Fernandez, F. T., Tilsner, J., Wright, K. M., Tenllado, F., Chung, B. N., Praveen, S. and Canto, T. (2014). Potato virus Y HCPro localization at distinct, dynamically related and environment-influenced structures in the cell cytoplasm. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 27(12): 1331-1343.
  6. Del Toro, F., Tenllado, F., Chung, B. N. and Canto, T. (2014). A procedure for the transient expression of genes by agroinfiltration above the permissive threshold to study temperature-sensitive processes in plant-pathogen interactions. Mol Plant Pathol 15(8): 848-857.
  7. Rodrigo, G., Carrera, J., Ruiz-Ferrer, V., del Toro, F. J., Llave, C., Voinnet, O. and Elena, S. F. (2012). A meta-analysis reveals the commonalities and differences in Arabidopsis thaliana response to different viral pathogens. PLoS One 7(7): e40526.
  8. Franco-Zorrilla, J. M., Del Toro, F. J., Godoy, M., Perez-Perez, J., Lopez-Vidriero, I., Oliveros, J. C., Garcia-Casado, G., Llave, C. and Solano, R. (2009). Genome-wide identification of small RNA targets based on target enrichment and microarray hybridizations. Plant J 59(5): 840-850.
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