Dr. Amit Levy

Dr. Amit Levy

  Assistant Professor
  Plant Pathology
  Phone: 863.956.8704
  Fax: 863.956.4631
  Email: amitlevy@ufl.edu


Diann Achor, Stacy Welker, Sulley K Ben-Mahmoud, Chunxia Wang , Svetlana Yuryevna Folimonova, Manjul Dutt, Siddarame Gowda, Amit Levy. Dynamics of Candidatus Liberibacter Asiaticus Movement and Sieve-Pore Plugging in Citrus Sink Cells. Plant Physiology DOI: 10.1104/pp.19.01391

Kellee Britt, Samantha Gebben, Amit Levy, Maher Al Rwahnih, Ozgur Batuman. The Detection and Surveillance of Asian Citrus Psyllid (Diaphorina citri)-infecting Viruses in Florida Citrus Groves. Frontiers in Plant Biology DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2019.01687

Nabil Killiny, Pedro Gonzalez-Blanco, Yulica Santos-Ortega, Fuad Al-Rimawi, Amit Levy, Faraj Hijaz, Ute Albrecht, Ozgur Batuman (2019). Tracing Penicillin Movement in Citrus Plants Using Fluorescence-Labeled Penicillin Antibiotics, 8 (4) DOI: 10.3390/antibiotics8040262

El-Desouky Ammar, Diann Achor, Amit Levy (2019) Immuno-Ultrastructural Localization and Putative Multiplication Sites of Huanglongbing Bacterium in Asian Citrus Psyllid Diaphorina citri Insects 10 (12) DOI: 10.3390/insects10120422

Saptarshi Ghosh , Ola Jassar, Svetlana Kontsedalov, Galina Lebedev, Chunxia Wang, Donielle Turner, Amit Levy, Murad Ghanim (2019). A Transcriptomics Approach Reveals Putative Interaction of Candidatus Liberibacter Solanacearum with the Endoplasmic Reticulum of Its Psyllid Vector. Insects 10(9), 279. DOI: 10.3390/insects10090279

Yosvanis Acanda, Chunxia Wang, Amit Levy (2019). Gene expression in citrus plant cells using Helios® gene gun system for particle bombardment. Methods in Molecular Biology. 2015, 219-228. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-9558-5_16

Amit Levy, Choaa El-Mochtar, Chunxia Wang, Michael Goodin, Vladimir Orbovic (2018). A New Toolset for Protein Expression and Subcellular Localization Studies in Citrus and Its Application for Citrus Tristeza Virus Proteins Plant Methods 14 (2). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13007-017-0270-7

Murad Ghanim, Diann Achor, Saptarshi Ghosh, Svetlana Kontsedalov, Galina Lebedev, Amit Levy (2017). ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ Accumulate inside Endoplasmic Reticulum Associated Vacuoles in the Gut Cells of Diaphorina citri. Scientific Reports 7, 16945. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-16095-w

Murad Ghanim, Soma Fattah-Hosseini, Amit Levy, Michelle Cilia (2016). Morphological abnormalities and cell death in the Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) midgut associated with Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus. Scientific Reports 6, 33418. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep33418

Amit Levy (2015). Turnip vein clearing virus movement protein nuclear activity: do Tobamovirus movement proteins play a role in immune response suppression? Plant Signaling and Behavior 10 (10), e1066951. https://doi.org/10.1080/15592324.2015.1066951

Amit Levy, Judy Zheng, Sondra G. Lazarowitz (2015). Synaptotagmin SYTA forms ER-plasma membrane junctions that are recruited to plasmodesmata for plant virus movement. Current Biology 25 (15), 2018–2025*. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2015.06.015
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* Recommended by faculty of 1000

Asako Uchiyama*, Harumi Shimada-Beltran*, Amit Levy*, Judy Zheng, Parth Javia, Sondra G. Lazarowitz (2014). Arabidopsis SYTA regulates the trafficking and cell-to-cell movement of diverse plant viruses. Frontiers in Plant Science 5**. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2014.00584
*Equal contribution
** Recommended by faculty of 1000

Raul Zavaliev, Amit Levy, Abed Gera, Bernard L. Epel (2013). Subcellular dynamics and role of Arabidopsis β-1,3-glucanases in cell-to-cell movement of Tobamoviruses. Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions 26 (9), 1016-1030. https://doi.org/10.1094/MPMI-03-13-0062-R

Amit Levy, Judy Zheng, Sondra G. Lazarowitz (2013). The Tobamovirus Turnip vein clearing virus 30k movement protein localizes to novel nuclear filaments to enhance virus infection. Journal of Virology 87 (11), 6428-6440*. http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JVI.03390-12
*Recommended by faculty of 1000
*Selected for spotlight section of the journal

Dana Guenoune-Gelbart, Michael Elbaum, Guy Sagi, Amit Levy, Bernard L. Epel (2008). Tobacco mosaic virus replicase and movement protein function synergistically in facilitating TMV spread by lateral diffusion in the plasmodesmal desmotubule of Nicotiana benthamiana. Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions 21 (3), 335-45*. https://doi.org/10.1094/MPMI-21-3-0335
*Recommended by faculty of 1000

Amit Levy, Dana Guenoune-Gelbart, Bernard L. Epel (2007). β-1,3-glucanases: plasmodesmal gatekeepers for intercellular communication. Plant Signaling & Behavior 2 (5), 404-406.

Amit Levy, Michael Erlanger, Michal Rosenthal, Bernard L. Epel (2007).
A plasmodesmata-associated β-1,3-glucanase in Arabidopsis. The Plant Journal 49 (4), 669–682*. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-313X.2006.02986.x
*Recommended by faculty of 1000


Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Sciences (2008), Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Master of Arts in Plant Sciences (2003), Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Bachelor of Arts in Life Sciences (2000), Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.