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שלח באימייל הדפס
Name: Rakefet David-Schwartz, Ph.D. (Researcher)
Units: Plant SciencesNatural Resources
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  03-9683681 03-9683478
Cell: 050-6220575
Email:    rakefetd@agri.gov.il
Office location:Room 320, Gene Bank Building
Address:Institute of Plant sciences,
Agricultural Research Organization,
Volcani Center,
Bet Dagan, Israel


Research Interests / Job description
Forest-tree genetics and molecular research.

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Personal publications:

  1. Fox, H.S, Faigenboim, A., Kelly, G., Bourstein, R., Attia, Z., Zhou, J.PD, Moshe, Y. T, Moshelion, M., David-Schwartz, R. (2018) Transcriptome analysis of under drought stress and during recovery Tree Physiology. Link
  2. Nabais, C., Hansen, J., David-Schwartz, R., Klisz, M., López, R. and Rozenberg, P. (2018) The effect of climate on wood density: what provenance trials tell us? Forest Ecology and Management. 408:148-156. Link
  3. Goren, S., Lugassi, N., Stein, O., Yeselson, Y., Schaffer, A. A., David-Schwartz, R., Granot, D. (2017) Suppression of sucrose synthase affects auxin signaling and leaf morphology in tomato. PLOS ONE.  12: e0182334.
  4. Hochberg, U., David-Schwartz, R., Degu, A., Fait, A., Peterlunger, E., Cochard, H., Carlos Herrera, J. (2017) Grapevine acclimation to water deficit: the adjustment of stomatal and hydraulic conductance differ from petiole embolism vulnerability. Planta. 245:1091-1104. 
  5. Kelly, G., Lugassi, N., Belausov, E., Wolf, D., Khamaisi, B., Brandsma, D., Kottapalli, J., Fidel, L., Ben-Zvi, B., Egbariah, A., Kwame Acheampong, A., Zheng, C., Or, E., Distelfeld, A., David-Schwartz, R., Carmi, N. and Granot D. (2017) The Solanum tuberosum KST1 partial promoter as a tool for guard cell-specific expression in various plant species. Journal of Experimental Botany. 68:2885-2897. 
  6. Hochberg, U., Albuquerque, C., Rachmilevitch, S., Cochard, H., David-Schwartz, R., Brodersen, C. R., McElrone, A. and Windt, C. W. (2016) Grapevine petioles are more sensitive to drought induced embolism than stems: evidence from in vivo MRI and microCT observations of hydraulic vulnerability segmentation. Plant, Cell & Environment. 39:1886–1894. 
  7. David-Schwartz, R. Indira Paudel, Maayan Mizrachis, Sylvain Delzon, Hervé Cochard, Victor Lukyanov, Eric Badel, Gaelle Capdeville, Galina ShklarT, and Shabtai Cohen. (2016) Indirect evidence for genetic differentiation in vulnerability to embolism in Pinus halepensis.Frontiers in Plant Sciences (Functional Ecology). 7:768. Link
  8. Ranjan, A., Ichihashi, Y., Farhi, M., Zumstein, K., Townsley, B., David-Schwartz, R., Sinha, N.R. (2014) De novo assembly and characterization of the transcriptome of the parasitic weed Cuscuta pentagona identifies genes associated with plant parasitism. Plant Physiology. 166: 1186-1199.
  9. Cohen, O., Borovsky, Y., David-Schwartz, R., Paran, I. (2014) CaS promotes transition to flowering and is required for flower formation in pepper. New Phytologist. 202: 1014-1023.
  10. Granot, D., Kelly, G., Stein, O., and David-Schwartz R. (2014) Substantial roles of hexokinase and fructokinase in the effects of sugars on plant physiology and development. Journal of Experimental Botany. 65: 809–819. 
  11. Kelly, G., Moshelion, M. David-Schwartz, R. Halperin, O., Wallach, R., Attia, Z., Belausov, E., Granot, D. (2013) Hexokinase mediates stomatal closure. Plant Journal. Published.
  12. Granot, D., David-Schwartz, R., and Kelly, G. (2013) Hexose kinases and their role in sugar-sensing and plant development. Frontiers in Plant Science. 4: 44.
  13. David-Schwartz, R., Borovsky, Y., Zemach, H., and Paran, I. (2013) CaHAM is required for shoot apical meristem organization in pepper. Plant Science. 203-204: 8-16
  14. David-Schwartz, R., Weintraub, L., Vidavski, R., Zemach, H., Murakhovsky, L., Swartzberg, D., and Granot, D. (2013) The SlFRK4 promoter is active only during late stages of pollen and anther development. Plant Science 199-200, 61-70. 
  15. Alakonya, A., Kumar, R., Koenig, D., Kimura, S., Townsley, B., Runo, S., Garces, H.M., Kang, J., Yanez, A., David-Schwartz, R., Machuka, J., and Sinha, N. (2012). Interspecific RNA Interference of SHOOT MERISTEMLESS-Like Disrupts Cuscuta pentagona Plant Parasitism. The Plant Cell 24, 3153-3166. 
  16. Cohen, O., Borovsky, Y., David-Schwartz, R., and Paran, I. (2012). CaJOINTLESS is a MADS-box gene involved in suppression of vegetative growth in all shoot meristems in pepper. Journal of Experimental Botany 63, 4947-4957. 
  17. Kelly, G., David-Schwartz, R., Sade, N., Moshelion, M., Levi, A., Alchanatis, V., and Granot, D. (2012). The Pitfalls of Transgenic Selection and New Roles of AtHXK1: A High Level of AtHXK1 Expression Uncouples Hexokinase1-Dependent Sugar Signaling from Exogenous Sugar. Plant Physiology 159, 47-51.
  18. 8. Jeifetz, D., David-Schwartz, R., Borovsky, Y., and Paran, I. (2011). CaBLIND regulates axillary meristem initiation and transition to flowering in pepper. Planta 234, 1227-1236. 
  19. Neta, R., David-Schwartz, R., Peretz, Y., Sela, I., Rabinowitch, H., Flaishman, M., and Kamenetsky, R. (2011). Flower development in garlic: the ups and downs of gaLFY expression. Planta 233, 1063-1072. 
  20. David-Schwartz, R., Koenig, D., and Sinha, N.R. (2009). LYRATE is a key regulator of leaflet initiation and lamina outgrowth in tomato. The Plant Cell 21, 3093-3104. 
  21. David-Schwartz, R., Runo, S., Townsley, B., Machuka, J., and Sinha, N. (2008). Long-distance transport of mRNA via parenchyma cells and phloem across the host parasite junction in Cuscuta. New Phytologist 179: 1133-1141. 
  22. David-Schwartz, R., and Sinha, N. (2007). Evolution and Development in Plants: Bridging the Gap. International Journal of Plant Sciences 168, 49-59. 
  23. Gadkar, V., David-Schwartz, R., Nagahashi, G., Douds, D.D., Wininger, S., and Kapulnik, Y. (2003). Root exudate of pmi tomato mutant M161 reduces AM fungal proliferation in vitro. FEMS Microbiology Letters 223, 193-198.
  24. David-Schwartz, R., Gadkar, V., Wininger, S., Bendov, R., Galili, G., Levy, A.A., and Kapulnik, Y. (2003). Isolation of a Premycorrhizal Infection (pmi2) Mutant of Tomato, Resistant to Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Colonization. Mol Plant Microbe In 16, 382-388. 
  25. Lum, M.R., Li, Y., LaRue, T.A., David-Schwartz, R., Kapulnik, Y., and Hirsch, A.M. (2002). Investigation of Four Classes of Non-nodulating White Sweetclover (Melilotus alba annua Desr.) Mutants and Their Responses to Arbuscular-Mycorrhizal Fungi. Integrative and Comparative Biology 42, 295-303.
  26. Gadkar, V., David-Schwartz, R., Kunik, T., and Kapulnik, Y. (2001). Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Colonization. Factors Involved in Host Recognition. Plant Physiology 127, 1493-1499. 
  27. David-Schwartz, R., Badani, H., Smadar, W., Levy, A.A., Galili, G., and Kapulnik, Y. (2001). Identification of a novel genetically controlled step in mycorrhizal colonization: plant resistance to infection by fungal spores but not extra-radical hyphae. The Plant Journal 27, 561-569. 
  28. Ginzberg, I., David, R., Shaul, O., Elad, Y., Wininger, S., Ben-Dor, B., Badani, H., Fang, Y., van Rhijn, P., Li, Y., Hirsch, A.M. and Kapulnik, Y. (1998). Glomus intraradices colonization regulates gene expression in tobacco roots. Symbiosis 25: 145-157. 
  29. David, R., Itzhaki, H., Ginzberg, I., Gafni, Y., Galili, G., and Kapulnik, Y. (1998). Suppression of Tobacco Basic Chitinase Gene Expression in Response to Colonization by the Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungus Glomus intraradices. Mol Plant Microbe In 11, 489-497. 
  30. Kapulnik, Y., Volpin, H., Itzhaki, H., Ganon, D., Galili, S., David, R., Shaul, O., Elad, Y., Chet, I., and Okon, Y. (1996). Suppression of defence responses in mycorrhizal alfalfa and tobacco roots. New Phytologist 133, 59-64.


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