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Name: Noam Alkan, Ph.D. (Researcher)
Units: Postharvest and Food SciencesPostharvest Science of Fresh Produce
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  03-9683605 03-9683606
Cell: 0506220566
Email:    noamal@agri.gov.il
Office location:Office: 224; Laboratories: 220, 221. Department of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce.
Address:Dept. of Postharvest Science, Institute of Postharvest and Food Sciences
The Volcani Center, ARO,
POB 6, Bet Dagan 50250

Physiology and pathology of sub-tropical fruits

Research Interests / Job description
Characterization of fruits stem-end-rot microbiome.
Fruit resistance mechanism during fungal quiescent colonization.
Characterization of mango fruits response to cold storage.
Cold storage quarantine treatments for mango and avocado fruits.
Articles in Reviewed Journals
  • Alkan, N., Gadkar, V., Coburn, J., Yarden, O. and Kapulnik, Y. (2004). Quantification of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungusGlomus intraradices in host tissue using real-time polymerase chain reaction. New Phytol. 161: 877-885.
  • Alkan, N., Gadkar, V., Yarden, O. and Kapulnik, Y. (2006). Analysis of quantitative interactions between two species of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, Glomus mosseae and G. intraradices, by real-time PCR. Appl Environ Microbiol. 72: 4192-4199.
  • Alkan, N., Fluhr, R., Sherman, A. and Prusky, D. (2008). Role of ammonia secretion and pH modulation on pathogenicity ofColletotrichum coccodes on tomato fruit. Mol Plant-Microbe Interact. 21: 1058-1066.
  • Prusky, D., Kobiler, I., Miyara, I. and Alkan, N. (2009). Fruit Diseases. In: The mango, botany, production and Uses, 2nd edition. (R.E. Litz, ed), pp. 210-231. CABI international, Cambridge, UK.
  • Alkan, N., Fluhr, R., Sagi, M., Davydov, O. and Prusky, D. (2009). Ammonium secretion by Colletotrichum coccodesactivates host NADPH oxidase activity enhancing host cell death and fungal virulence in tomato fruits. Mol Plant-Microbe Interac22: 1484-91.
  • Davidzon, M., Alkan, N., Kobiler, I. and Prusky, D. (2010). Acidification by gluconic acid of mango fruit tissue during colonization via stem end infection by Phomopsis mangiferae.Postharvest Biol Technol 55: 71-77.
  • Prusky, D., Alkan, N., Miyara, I., Barad, S., Davidzon, M., Kobiler, I., Brown-Horowitz, S., Lichter, A., Sherman, A. and Fluhr, R. (2010). Mechanisms modulating postharvest pathogen colonization of decaying fruits. In: Postharvest Pathology, Plant pathology in the 21th century. (D. Prusky and M.L. Gullino, eds), pp: 43-56. 9th International congress, Springer Science. Dordrecht, Netherlands.
  • Itkin, M., Rogachev, I., Alkan, N., Rosenberg, T., Zamariola, L., Malitsky, S., Masini, L., de-Vos, R., Prusky, D., Burdman, S., Beekwilder, J. and Aharoni, A. (2011). GLYCOALKALOID METABOLISM1 is required for steroidal alkaloid glycosylation and prevention of phytotoxicity in tomatoPlant Cell. 23: 3893-3910.
  • Alkan, N., Fluhr, R. and Prusky, D. (2012). Ammonium secretion during Colletotrichum coccodes infection modulates salicylic and jasmonic acid pathways of ripe and unripe tomato fruitMol Plant-Microbe Interac. 25: 85-96.
  • O’Connell, J.R., Thon, M.R., Hacquard, S., van Themaat, E.V.L., Amyotte, S.G., Kleemann, J., Torres, M.F., Damm, U., Buiate, E.A., Epstein, L., Alkan, N., et al. (2012). Life-style transitions in plant pathogenic Colletotrichum fungi deciphered by genome and transcriptome analyses. Nature Genet. 44: 1060–1065.
  • Shi, J.X., Adato, A., Alkan, N.,  He, Y., Lashbrooke, J., Matas, A.J., Meir, S., Malitsky, S., Isaacson, T., Prusky, D., Schreiber, L., Schreiber, L., Granell, A.R., Widemann, E., Grausem, B., Pinot, F.,  Rose, J.K.C., Rogachev, I., Rothan, C. and Aharoni A. (2013). The SlSHINE3 transcription factor regulates cutin assembly in the epidermis of developing tomato fruit. New Phytol. 197: 468-481.
  • Heyno, E., Alkan, A. and Fluhr, R. (2013). Dual role of plant quinone reductases in host-fungus interaction. Physiol Plant. 149(3):340-53.
  • Lampl, N., Alkan, N., Davidov, O. and Fluhr, R. (2013). Set-point control of RD21 protease activity by AtSerpin1 controls cell death in Arabidopsis. Plant J74(3):498-510.
  • Leviatan, N., Alkan, N., Leshkowitz, D. and Fluhr, R. (2013). Genome-wide survey of cold stress regulated alternative splicing in Arabidopsis thaliana with tiling microarray. PLOS One8(6): e66511.
  • Alkan N.Espeso, E.A. and Prusky, D. (2013). Virulence regulation of phytopathogenic fungi by pH. Antioxid. Redox Signaling. 20;19(9):1012-25.
  • Prusky, D., Alkan, N., Fluhr, R. and Tesfaye, M. (2013). Quiescent and necrotrophic lifestyle choice during postharvest disease development. Ann Rev Phytopathol51: 155-176.
  • Alkan, N., Meng, X., Reuveni, E., Friedlander, G., Sukno, S.A., Sherman, A., Michael, T., Fluhr, R. and Prusky, D. (2013). Genomic and transcriptomic analysis of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides reveals a conserved role for pacC pH regulation in Fungi. Mol Plant-Microbe Interact. 26(11):1345-1358. Corresponding author. Editor Pick.
  • Alkan, N., Friedlander, G., Ment, D., Prusky, D. and Fluhr, R. (2015). Simultaneous transcriptome analysis of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides and tomato fruits response reveals novel fungal-fruit arm and defense strategies. New Phytol. 205(2): 801-815. Corresponding author.
  • *Alkan, N., *Ment, D., *Luria, N., *Bi, F., Reuveni, E., Fluhr, R., and Prusky, D. (2015). A role of AREB in the regulation of PACC-dependent acid-expressed-genes and pathogenicity ofColletotrichum gloeosporioides. Mol Plant-Microbe Interact.28(2): 154-166.
  • Lee J. S., Kaplunov, T., Zutahy, Y., Daus, A., Alkan, N., Lichter, A. (2015). The significance of postharvest disinfection for prevention of internal decay of table grapes after storage. Sci Hort. 192: 346-349.
  • Sivankalyani, V., Feygenberg, O., Maorer, D., Zaaroor, M., Fallik, E., Alkan, N. (2015). Combined treatments reduce chilling injury and maintain fruit quality in avocado fruit during cold quarantine. PLOS One. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140522. Corresponding author.
  • Lashbrooke. J.G., Adato, A., Lotan, O., Alkan, N., Tsimbalist, T., Rechav, K., Moreno, J.P.F., Widemann, E., Grausem, B., Pinot, F., Granell, A., Costa, F., Aharoni, A. (2015). The tomato mixta-like transcription factor coordinates fruit epidermis conical cell development and cuticular lipid biosynthesis and assembly. Plant Physiol. doi:10.1104/pp.15.01145.
  • Alkan, N., Fortes A.M. (2015). Insights into molecular and metabolic events associated with fruit response to postharvest fungal pathogens. Front Plant Sci. 6:889. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00889. Corresponding author.
  • Sivankalyani S, Feygenberg O, Diskin S, Alkan, N. (2016). Increased anthocyanin and flavonoids in mango fruit peel are associated with cold and pathogen resistance. Postharv. Biol. Technol. 111: 132–139. Corresponding author.
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