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Name: Uri Lavi-Gefel, Prof. (Retiree)
Units: Plant SciencesFruit Tree Sciences
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  ‎‎03-9683826 ‎‎03-9683339
Cell: 050-6-220026
Fax:03- 9601892
Email:    ulavi@volcani.agri.gov.il
Office location:ARO- Volcani Center
Address:P.O. Box 6,
Bet-Dagan, 50250

Researcher (A+). 

Research Interests / Job description
Genetics; Classical and Molecular Breeding.

Study of sequence variation by various technologies and for various applications.


Fields of Interest:

  • Genetics; Classical and Molecular Breeding.
  • Study of sequence variation by various technologies and for various applications.
Current Research Objectives:
  • Breeding of new mango cultivars.
  • Molecular study of the infection process of F. mangiferae causing the disease "flowering malformation" in mango.
  • Identification of date-palm genes controlling the generation of off-types..



A. Articles in Reviewed Journals (from 2003).

58. Suliman-Pollatcheck, S ., Kashkush, K ., Shats, H ., Hillel, J . and U. Lavi . 2003. Generation and mapping of AFLP, SSRs and SNPs in Lycopersicon esculentum. Cellular and Molecular Biology Letters 7: 583-597. .

59. David, L ., S. Blum ., M., Feldman ., U. Lavi , and J. Hillel . 2003. Possible duplications in the common carp (Cyprinus capio L.) genome as revealed by analyses of microsattelite loci. Molecular Biology and Evolution 20: 1425-1434.

 60. Sharon-Asa , L, M. Shalit ., A. Friedman ., E. Bar ., D. Holland  E. Or  U. Lavi , E. Lewinsohn , and Y. Eyal . 2003. Citrus fruit flavor and aroma biosynthesis: Isolation, functional characterization and developmental regulation of Cstps1, a key gene in the production of the sesquiterpene aroma compound valencene. The Plant  Journal. 36: 664-674.

61. David, L., P. Rajasekaran, J. Fang, J. Hillel and U. Lavi.2004. Aspects of red and black color inheritance in the Japanese ornamental (Koi) carp (Cyprinus carpio L). Aquaculture. 233:129-147.

62. Yonash, N . F. Jinggui , A. Shamai , N. Pollak , U. Lavi  and A. Cohen . 2004. Phenotypic and genotypic analysis of commercial cultivar and wild species of Anemone coronaria. Euphytica. 136: 51-62.

63. Gurevich, S . U. Lavi  and Y. Cohen . 2004. Genetic variation in date palms propagated from offshoots and tissue culture. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 130, 46-53.

64. Lahav, E ., T. Israeli ., I. Regev ., H. Ardity ., M. Chemo ., A. Chapnik ., M. Ackerman ., O. Feygenberg , E. Pesis ., D. Sa'ada and U. Lavi . 2004. 'Lavi' - A new avocado cultivar. HortScience. 40: 489.

65. Lavi, U ., T. Israeli ., I. Regev ., H. Ardity ., M. Chemo ., A. Chapnik ., M. Ackerman ., O. Feygenberg , E. Pesis ., D. Sa'ada  and E. Lahav PI. 2004. 'Arad' - A new avocado cultivar. HortScience. 40:488.

*66 Fang, J . A. Kritzman ., N. Yonash ., A. Gera ., N. Pollack  and U. Lavi . 2005. Genetic variation of thrips populations assessed by amplified fragment length polymorphism. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 98:351-358.

67. Hillel, J., Gefel, D., Kalman, R., Ben-Ari, G., David, L., Orion, O,., Feldman, MW ., Bar-On, H ., Blum, S.,  Raz, I., Schaap, T., Shpirer, I., Lavi, U., Shafrir, E and E. Ziv. 2005. Evidence for a major gene affecting the transition from normoglycaemia to hyperglycaemia in Psammomys obesus. Heredity. 95: 158-165.

68 Ben-Ari G., Zenvirth D., Sherman A., Simchen G., Lavi U. and Hillel J. 2005. Application of SNPs for assessing biodiversity and phylogeny among yeast strains. Heredity. 95: 493-501.

69 Shamai, A., J. Fang., N. Pollack., A. Cohen., N. Yonash and U. Lavi. 2006. Discovery of c-SNPs in Anemone coronaria L. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 53: 1-5.

70.Atsmon, G., T. Oster., G. Ben Ari., S. Blum., A. Cahaner., S. Weigend., U. Lavi., and J. Hillel. 2006. Marker assisted selection based on multi-trait economic index in chicken: Experimental results and simulation. Animal Genetics. 37:482-488.

*71Ben-Ari, Giora., Drora Zenvirth , Amir Sherman , Lior David , Michael Klutstein, Uri Lavi , Jossi Hillel  and Giora Simchen. 2006. Four linked genes participate in controlling sporulation efficiency in budding yeast. Plos Genetics. 2(11): e195 doi:10.1371. 

 72.David, Lior ., Nach A. Rosenberg , Uri Lavi , Marcus W. Feldman  and Jossi Hillel . 2007. Genetic diversity and population structure inferred from partially duplicated genome of domesticated carp Cyprinus carpio L. Genet. Sel. Evol. 39: 319-340.

73. Twito, T ., S. Weigned ., S. Blum ., Z. Granevitze ., M. W. Feldman, R. Perl-Treves , U. Lavi ., and J. Hillel . 2007. Biodiversity of 20 chicken breeds assessed by SNPs located in genes. Cytogenetic and Genome Research. 117: 319-326.

74. Atsmon, G .,S. Blum ., M. Feldman ., U. Lavi ., and J. Hillel . 2007. Detection of agriculturally important QTLs in chickens and analysis of factors affecting genotyping strategy. Cytogenetic and Genome Research 117-327-337.

75.  Acheampong, K. A ., R. Akromah ., F. A. Ofori, J.F. Tarama , D. Sa'ada ., I. Bitton  and U. Lavi. 2008. Molecular Characterzation of Ghanaian avocado (Persea americana Mill). J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. In-press.


B.     B. Reviews and Chapters in Books (from 1994).

3.L Lavi, U., P.B. Cregan, T. Schaap and J. Hillel. 1994. Application of DNA markers of identification and breeding of perennial fruit crops. Horticultural Reviews 7: 195-226. 14

4.    Cregan B.C., M.S. Akkaya., A. A. Bhagwat., U. Lavi and J. Rongwen. 1994. Length polymorphisms of simple sequence repeat (SSR) DNA as molecular markers in plants. p. 47-56. in: Plant Genome Analysis. Ed. P.M. Gresshoff. CRL Press.

5.    Litz, R., and U. Lavi. 1997. Mango Biotechnology in: ‘The Mango'. Chapter 12. CRC Press, Florida Ed. R. Litz. pp: 401-424.

6.   Lavi, U. and E. Lahav. 2002. Avocado breeding and genetics in: ‘The Avocado'. CRC Press, Florida, Ed. A. W. Whiley.

7.    Pliego Alfaro F., and U. Lavi 2002. Avocado biotechnology The Avocado. CRC Press, Florida, Ed. A. W. Whiley.

8 S Scora, R. W., B. N. Wolstenholme and U. Lavi 2002. Avocado Taxonomy, The Avocado. CRC Press, Florida, Ed. A. W. Whiley.

9.    Ben-Ari G., David L., Blum S., Twito T., Vignal A., Weigend S., Feldman M. W., Lavi U. and Hillel J. (2005). Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNPs) in chicken: resources and possible applications. Invited review. Cytogenetic and Genome Research. 109:433-438.

10.   Lahav, E. and U. Lavi. 2007. Avocado Breeding in: Breeding of tropical tree crops. Ed. M. Jain and P. M. Priyadarshan. Springer (in press).

11.   Litz, R. E., M. A. Gomez and U. Lavi. 2007. Biotechnology in: The mango (2nd edition). Ed. R. E. Litz. CAB International (in-press).


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