Vito S. Polito

Vito Polito

Position Title

Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

3025 Wickson Hall

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Horticulture and Agronomy

Specialties / Focus

  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Environmental and Integrative Biology


  • 1973 BA Biology Sonoma State University
  • 1975 MS Botany University of California, Davis
  • 1979 PhD Botany University of California, Davis


Cuevas, J. and V.S. Polito. 2004. The Role of Staminate Flowers in the Breeding System of Olea europaea (Oleaceae): an Andromonoecious, Wind-pollinated Taxon. Annals of Botany 93: 547-553.

Gratton, S.R., M.J. Berenguer, J.H. Connell, V.S. Polito, P.M. Vossen. 2006. Olive oil production as influenced by differnt quantities of applied water. Agric. Water Management 85: 133-140.

Lamp B, Connell JA, Duncan R, Viveros M and VS Polito. 2001. Almond flowerdevelopment: Floral initiation and organogenesis. J. Amer. Soc. Hortic. Sci.. 126:689-696

Polito VS. 1999. Seedlessness and parthenocarpy in Pistacia vera L. (Anacardiaceae): Temporal changes in patterns of vascular transport to ovules. Annals of Botany. 83:363-368

Polito, V.S., K. Pinney, R. Heerema, S. Weinbaum. 2002. Flower differentiation and spur leaf area in almond. J. Hortic. Sci. Biotechnol. 77:474-478.