• E. Henry, C.R. Carlson, and Y.-W. Kuo (2023) Candidatus Kirkpatrella diaphorinas gen. nov., sp. nov., an uncultured endosymbiont identified in a population of Diaphorina citri from Hawaii. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology [Corresponding author]
  • A. Erickson, J. Jiang, Y.-W. Kuo, B.W. Falk (2023) Construction and use of an infectious cDNA clone to identify aphid vectors and susceptible monocot hosts of the polerovirus barley virus G. Virology. 579, 178–185.


  • Y.-W. Kuo, B.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. DOI: 10.1111/pbi.13786
  • Y.-W. Kuo, A. Bednarska, M.A. Rwahnih, B.W. Falk (2022) Development of infectious clones of grapevine geminivirus A, and efficient methods for Agrobacterium-mediated infiltration directly into greenhouse-grown grapevine and Nicotiana benthamiana plants. Phytopathology. DOI: 10.1094/PHYTO-01-22-0015-R [Corresponding author]
  • C.R. Carlson, A.M. ter Horst, J.S. Johnston, E. Henry, B.W. Falk, and Y.-W. Kuo (2022) High quality, chromosome-scale genome assemblies: comparisons of three Diaphorina citri (Asian citrus psyllid) geographic populations. DNA Research. DOI: 10.1093/dnares/dsac027 [Corresponding author]


  • J. Jiang, Y.-W. Kuo, N. Salem, A. Erickson, B.W. Falk (2021) Carrot mottle virus ORF4 movement protein targets plasmodesmata by interacting with the host cell SUMOylation system. New phytologist. DOI: 10.1111/nph.17370
  • Y.-W. Kuo, B.W. Falk (2020) RNA interference approaches for plant disease control. BioTechniques. 69 (6), 469-477. DOI: 10.2144/btn-2020-0098
  • J.C. Nigg, Y.-W. Kuo, B.W. Falk (2020) Endogenous viral element-derived piRNAs are not required for production of ping-pong-dependent piRNAs from Diaphorina citri densovirus. mBio 11(5), e02209-20 DOI: 10.1128/mBio.02209-20
  • Q. Chen, K. Godfrey, J. Liu, Q. Mao, Y.-W. Kuo, B. W. Falk (2019) A nonstructural protein responsible for viral spread of a novel insect reovirus provides a safe channel for biparental virus transmission to progeny. Journal of Virology. DOI:10.1128/JVI.00702-19


  • W. Qiao, V. Medina, Y.-W. Kuo, B.W. Falk (2018) A distinct, non-virion plant virus movement protein encoded by a crinivirus essential for systemic infection. mBio 9 (6), DOI: 10.1128/mBio.02230-18
  • S. Nouri, E.E. Matsumura, Y.-W. Kuo, B.W. Falk (2018) Insect-specific viruses: From the discovery to potential translational applications. Current Opinion in Virology 33: 33-41
  • C. Rosa, Y.-W. Kuo*, H. Wuriyanghan, B.W. Falk (2018) RNA interference mechanisms and applications in plant pathology. Annual Review of Phytopathology 56:581-610, (* Co-first author)
  • W. Qiao, A. Zarzynska-Mowak, L. Nerva, Y.-W. Kuo, B.W. Falk (2018) Accumulation of 24 nucleotide transgene-derived siRNAs is associated with crinivirus immunity in transgenic plants. Molecular Plant Pathology doi: 10.1111/mpp.12695


  • S. Lu, J. Li, X. Wang, D. Song, R. Bai, Y. Shi, Q. Gu, Y.-W. Kuo, B.W. Falk, F. Yan (2017) A Semipersistent plant virus differentially manipulates feeding behaviors of different sexes and biotypes of its whitefly vector. Viruses, 9(1), 4;
  • J. Li, X. Liang, X. Wang, Y. Shi, Q. Gu, Y.-W. Kuo, B.W. Falk, F. Yan (2016) Direct evidence for the semipersistent transmission of Cucurbit chlorotic yellows virus by a whitefly vector.  Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 36604,
  • R.S. Nandety, Y.-W. Kuo*, S. Nouri, B.W. Falk (2015) Emerging strategies for RNA interference (RNAi) applications in insects. Bioengineered 6 (1), 8-19, (* Co-first author)
  • Y-W. Kuo, R.L. Gilbertson, T. Turini, E.B. Brennan, R.F. Smith, S.T. Koike (2014) Characterization and Epidemiology of Outbreaks of Impatiens necrotic spot virus on Lettuce in Coastal California. Plant Disease98: 1050-1059,


  • O. Batuman, Y.-W. Kuo*, M. Palmieri, M.R. Rojas, R.L. Gilbertson (2010) Tomato chocolate spot virus, a member of a new torradovirus species that causes a necrosis-associated disease of tomato in Guatemala. Arch. Virol. 155: 857-869, (* Co-first author)
  • O. Batuman, G. Miyao, Y.-W. Kuo, L.-F. Chen, R.M. Davis, R.L. Gilbertson (2009) An outbreak of a necrosis disease of tomato in California in 2008 was caused by a new ilarvirus species related to Parietaria mottle virus. Plant Disease 93: 546,
  • S.T. Koike, Y.-W. Kuo, M.R. Rojas, R.L. Gilbertson (2008) First report of Impatiens necrotic spot virusinfecting lettuce in California. Plant Disease 92: 1248,
  • Y.-W. Kuo, M.R. Rojas, R.L. Gilbertson, W.M. Wintermantel (2007) First report of Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus in California and Arizona, in association with Cucurbit leaf crumple virus and Squash leaf curl virus. Plant Disease 91: 330,
  • T.-C. Chen, C.-W. Huang, Y.-W. Kuo, F.-L. Liu, C.-H. Hsuan Yuan, H.-T. Hsu, S.-D. Yeh (2006) Identification of common epitopes on a conserved region of NSs proteins among tospoviruses of Watermelon silver mottlevirus serogroup. Phytopathology 96: 1296-1304,