Tomás Canto
  • Department of Environmental Biology, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CIB-CSIC), Spain
Research fields
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D in Biology, Department of Plant Physiology, Complutense University of Madrid, 1994

Current Position

Senior Investigator at the Department of Environmental Biology of the Center for Biological Research of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas; CIB-CSIC) in Madrid, Spain

Publications (since 2005)

  1. Chung, B. N., Canto, T., Tenllado, F., Choi, K. S., Joa, J. H., Ahn, J. J., Kim, C. H. and Do, K. S. (2016). The Effects of High Temperature on Infection by Potato virus Y, Potato virus A, and Potato leafroll virus. Plant Pathol J 32(4): 321-328.
  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. Fernandez-Calvino, L., Martinez-Priego, L., Szabo, E. Z., Guzman-Benito, I., Gonzalez, I., Canto, T., Lakatos, L. and Llave, C. (2016). Tobacco rattle virus 16K silencing suppressor binds ARGONAUTE 4 and inhibits formation of RNA silencing complexes. J Gen Virol 97(1): 246-257.
  4. 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.
  5. Aguilar, E., Almendral, D., Allende, L., Pacheco, R., Chung, B. N., Canto, T. and Tenllado, F. (2015). The P25 protein of Potato virus X is the main pathogenicity determinant responsible for systemic necrosis in PVX-associated synergisms. Journal of Virology 89: 2090-2103.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Zhou, T., Murphy, A. M., Lewsey, M. G., Westwood, J. H., Zhang, H. M., Gonzalez, I., Canto, T. and Carr, J. P. (2014). Domains of the cucumber mosaic virus 2b silencing suppressor protein affecting inhibition of salicylic acid-induced resistance and priming of salicylic acid accumulation during infection. J Gen Virol 95(Pt 6): 1408-1413.
  9. Sahana, N., Kaur, H., Jain, R. K., Palukaitis, P., Canto, T. and Praveen, S. (2014). The asparagine residue in the FRNK box of potyviral helper-component protease is critical for its small RNA binding and subcellular localization. J Gen Virol 95(Pt 5): 1167-1177.
  10. Tena Fernandez, F., Gonzalez, I., Doblas, P., Rodriguez, C., Sahana, N., Kaur, H., Tenllado, F., Praveen, S. and Canto, T. (2013). The influence of cis-acting P1 protein and translational elements on the expression of Potato virus Y helper-component proteinase (HCPro) in heterologous systems and its suppression of silencing activity. Mol Plant Pathol 14(5): 530-541.
  11. Canizares, M. C., Lozano-Duran, R., Canto, T., Bejarano, E. R., Bisaro, D. M., Navas-Castillo, J. and Moriones, E. (2013). Effects of the crinivirus coat protein-interacting plant protein SAHH on post-transcriptional RNA silencing and its suppression. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 26(9): 1004-1015.
  12. Mathioudakis, M. M., Veiga, R. S., Canto, T., Medina, V., Mossialos, D., Makris, A. M. and Livieratos, I. (2013). Pepino mosaic virus triple gene block protein 1 (TGBp1) interacts with and increases tomato catalase 1 activity to enhance virus accumulation. Mol Plant Pathol 14(6): 589-601.
  13. Sahana, N., Kaur, H., Basavaraj, Tena, F., Jain, R. K., Palukaitis, P., Canto, T. and Praveen, S. (2012). Inhibition of the host proteasome facilitates papaya ringspot virus accumulation and proteosomal catalytic activity is modulated by viral factor HcPro. PLoS One 7(12): e52546.
  14. Semashko, M. A., Gonzalez, I., Shaw, J., Leonova, O. G., Popenko, V. I., Taliansky, M. E., Canto, T. and Kalinina, N. O. (2012). The extreme N-terminal domain of a hordeivirus TGB1 movement protein mediates its localization to the nucleolus and interaction with fibrillarin. Biochimie 94(5): 1180-1188.
  15. Gonzalez, I., Rakitina, D., Semashko, M., Taliansky, M., Praveen, S., Palukaitis, P., Carr, J. P., Kalinina, N. and Canto, T. (2012). RNA binding is more critical to the suppression of silencing function of Cucumber mosaic virus 2b protein than nuclear localization. RNA 18(4): 771-782.
  16. Semashko, M. A., Rakitina, D. V., Gonzalez, I., Canto, T., Kalinina, N. O. and Taliansky, M. E. (2012). Movement protein of hordeivirus interacts in vitro and in vivo with coilin, a major structural protein of Cajal bodies. Dokl Biochem Biophys 442: 57-60.
  17. Goswami, S., Sahana, N., Pandey, V., Doblas, P., Jain, R. K., Palukaitis, P., Canto, T. and Praveen, S. (2012). Interference in plant defense and development by non-structural protein NSs of Groundnut bud necrosis virus. Virus Res 163(1): 368-373.
  18. Mathioudakis, M. M., Veiga, R., Ghita, M., Tsikou, D., Medina, V., Canto, T., Makris, A. M. and Livieratos, I. C. (2012). Pepino mosaic virus capsid protein interacts with a tomato heat shock protein cognate 70. Virus Res 163(1): 28-39.
  19. Choi, S. K., Yoon, J. Y., Canto, T. and Palukaitis, P. (2011). Replication of cucumber mosaic virus RNA 1 in cis requires functional helicase-like motifs of the 1a protein. Virus Res 158(1-2): 271-276.
  20. Lewsey, M. G., Gonzalez, I., Kalinina, N. O., Palukaitis, P., Canto, T. and Carr, J. P. (2010). Symptom induction and RNA silencing suppression by the cucumber mosaic virus 2b protein. Plant Signal Behav 5(6): 705-708.
  21. Gonzalez, I., Martinez, L., Rakitina, D. V., Lewsey, M. G., Atencio, F. A., Llave, C., Kalinina, N. O., Carr, J. P., Palukaitis, P. and Canto, T. (2010). Cucumber mosaic virus 2b protein subcellular targets and interactions: their significance to RNA silencing suppressor activity. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 23(3): 294-303.
  22. Gonzalez-Jara, P., Fraile, A., Canto, T. and Garcia-Arenal, F. (2009). The multiplicity of infection of a plant virus varies during colonization of its eukaryotic host. J Virol 83(15): 7487-7494.
  23. Lewsey, M., Surette, M., Robertson, F. C., Ziebell, H., Choi, S. H., Ryu, K. H., Canto, T., Palukaitis, P., Payne, T., Walsh, J. A. and Carr, J. P. (2009). The role of the Cucumber mosaic virus 2b protein in viral movement and symptom induction. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 22(6): 642-654.
  24. Canto, T., Aranda, M. A. and Fereres, A.  (2009).  Climate change effects on physiology and population processes of hosts and vectors that influence the spread of hemipteran-borne plant viruses. Global Change Biology 15: 1884-1894.
  25. Shams-Bakhsh, M., Canto, T. and Palukaitis, P. (2007). Enhanced resistance and neutralization of defense responses by suppressors of RNA silencing. Virus Res 130(1-2): 103-109.
  26. Chung, B. N., Canto, T. and Palukaitis, P. (2007). Stability of recombinant plant viruses containing genes of unrelated plant viruses. J Gen Virol 88(Pt 4): 1347-1355.
  27. Lewsey, M., Robertson, F. C., Canto, T., Palukaitis, P. and Carr, J. P. (2007). Selective targeting of miRNA-regulated plant development by a viral counter-silencing protein. Plant J 50(2): 240-252.
  28. Canto, T., Uhrig, J. F., Swanson, M., Wright, K. M. and MacFarlane, S. A. (2006). Translocation of Tomato bushy stunt virus P19 protein into the nucleus by ALY proteins compromises its silencing suppressor activity. J Virol 80(18): 9064-9072.
  29. Canto, T. and Palukaitis, P. (2005). Subcellular distribution of mutant movement proteins of Cucumber mosaic virus fused to green fluorescent proteins. J Gen Virol 86(Pt 4): 1223-1228.
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