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Name: Einat Zchori-Fein, Ph.D. (Researcher)
Units: Newe Ya'arResearch teams-Newe Yaar
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  04-9539549 04-9539551
Cell: 0506-220045
Email:    einat@volcani.agri.gov.il
Office location:Newe Ya'ar Research Center
Address:Entomology Lab
Newe Ya'ar Research Center
P.O. Box 1021
Ramat Yishay, 30095

Research Scientists

Research Interests / Job description
The diversity and phenotype of secondary symbionts of the sweet potato whitefly Bemisia tabaci
The multi-trophic interactions of plants/plant pathogens/arthropod vectors/natural enemies
Horizontal transmission of secondary symbionts

Recent publications 

Gueguen, G., F. Vavre, O. Gnankine, M. Peterschmitt, D. Charif, E. Chiel, Y. Gottlieb, M. Ghanim, E. Zchori-Fein and F. Fleury. 2010. Endosymbiont metacommunities, mtDNA diversity and the evolution of the Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) species complex. Mol. Ecol. 19: 4365-4376.

Gottlieb, Y., E. Zchori-Fein, N. Mozes-Daube, S. Kontsedalov, M. Skaljac, M. Brumin, I. Sobol, H. Czosnek, F. Vavre, F. Fleury and M. Ghanim. 2010. The transmission efficiency of Tomato yellow leaf curl virus by the whitefly Bemisia tabaci is correlated with the presence of a specific symbiotic bacterium species. J. Virol. 84: 9310-9317.

Fluger-Caspi, A. and E. Zchori-Fein. 2010. Do plants and insects share the same symbionts? IJPS 58: 113-119.

Tabic, A., H. Yunis, M. Abdel Wali, T. Hijawi and E. Zchori-Fein. 2011. The use of OLIPE traps as a part of a regional effort for olive fly (Bactrocera oleae) control. IJPS 59: 53-58.

Himler, A.G., T. Adachi-Hagimori, J.E. Bergen, A. Kozuch, S.E., Kelly, B.E. Tabashnik, E. Chiel, V.A., Duckworth, T.J. Dennehy, E. Zchori-Fein and M. S. Hunter. 2011. Rapid spread of a bacterial symbiont in an invasive whitefly is driven by fitness benefits and female bias. Science 332: 254-256.

Caspi-Fluger, A., M. Inbar, N. Mozes-Daube, L. Mouton, M.S. Hunter and E. Zchori-Fein. 2011. Rickettsia 'in' and 'out': two different localization patterns of a bacterial symbiont in the same insect species. PLoS ONE 6: e21096.

Zchori-Fein, E. and K. Bourtzis (eds). 2011. Manipulative tenants - Bacteria associated with arthropods (a book, CRC press).

Gottlieb, Y., S. Perlman, E. Chiel and E. Zchori-Fein. 2011. Rickettsia get around. A chapter in Zchori-Fein, E. and K. Bourtzis (eds), Manipulative tenants - Bacteria associated with arthropods CRC Press. Pages 191-206.   

Mouton, L., M. Thierry, H. Henri, R. Baudin, O. Gnankine, B. Reynaud, E. Zchori-Fein, N. Becker, F. Fleury and H. Delatte. 2012. Evidence of diversity and recombination in Arsenophonus symbionts of the Bemisia tabaci species complex. BMC Biology 12(Suppl 1):S10.

Chiel, E., D. Gerling, S. Steinberg, J. Klapwijk, K. Bolckmans and E. Zchori-Fein, 2012. Contagious sterility in the parasitoid wasp Eretmocerus mundus (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae).  Biocontrol Sci. Technol. 22: 61-66.

Caspi-Fluger, A., M. Inbar, N. Mozes-Daube, N. Katzir, V. Portnoy, E. Belausov, M. S. Hunter and E. Zchori-Fein. 2012. Horizontal transmission of the insect symbiont Rickettsia is plant-mediated. Proc. Roy. Soc. L. 279:1791-1796.

Camerota, C., N. Raddadi, A. Pizzinat, E. Gonella, E. Crotti, R. Tedeschi, N. Mozes-Daube, L. Ember, Z. Acs, M. Kolber, E. Zchori-Fein, D. Daffonchio and A. Alma. 2012. Incidence of 'Candidatus Liberibacter europaeus' and phytoplasmas in Cacopsylla species (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) and their host/shelter plants. Phytoparasitica 40: 213-221.

Santos-Garcia, D., P-A. Farnier, F. Beitia, E. Zchori-Fein, F. Vavre, L. Mouton, A. Moya, A. Latorre and F.J. Silva. 2012. Complete genome sequence of "Candidatus Portiera aleyrodidarum" BT-QVLC, an obligate symbiont that supplies amino acids and carotenoids to Bemisia tabaci. J. Bacteriol. 194: 6654.

Bing X-L., J. Yang, E. Zchori-Fein, X-W. Wang and S-S. Liu. 2013 Characterization of a newly discovered symbiont in the whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79 :569-575.

Zindel, R., M. Ofek, D. Minz, E. Palevsky, E. Zchori-Fein and A. Aebi. 2013.  The role of the bacterial community in the nutritional ecology of the bulb mite Rhizoglyphus robini. FASEB J. 27: 1488-1497.

Iasur-Kruh, L., P. G. Weintraub, N. Mozes-Daube, W. E. Robinson, S. J. Perlman and E. Zchori-Fein. 2013. Novel Rickettsiella in the leafhopper Orosius albicinctus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae). Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79: 4246-4252.

Weintraub, P.G., H. Hoch, R. Mühlethaler and E. Zchori-Fein. 2014. Synchrotron X-ray micro-computed tomography as a tool for in situ elucidation of insect bacteriomes. Arth. Struct. & Devel. 43: 183-186

Cass, B.N., N. Mozes-Daube, L. Iasur-Kruh, E.C. Bondy, S.E. Kelly, M.S. Hunter and E. Zchori-Fein. 2014. Bacterial endosymbionts in field-collected samples of Trialeurodes sp. nr. abutiloneus (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). Res. Microbiol. 165: 77-81.

Chiel, E., S.E. Kelly, A.M. Harris, M. Gebiola, X. Li, E. Zchori-Fein, and M.S. Hunter. 2014. Characteristics, phenotype and transmission of Wolbachia in the sweet potato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae), and its parasitoid Eretmocerus sp. nr. emiratus (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae). Environ. Entomol. 43: 353-362.

Santos-Garcia, D., P-A. Rollat-Farnier, F. Beitia, E. Zchori-Fein, F. Vavre, L. Mouton, A. Moya, A. Latorre and F.J. Silva. 2014. The genome of Cardinium cBtQ1 provides insights into genome reduction, symbiont motility and its settlement in Bemisia tabaci. Genome Biol. Evol. 6: 1013-1030.

Caspi-Fluger, A., M. Inbar, S. Steinberg, Y. Friedmann, M. Freund, N. Mozes-Daube and E. Zchori-Fein. 2014. Characterization of the symbiont Rickettsia in the mirid bug Nesidiocoris tenuis (Reuter) (Heteroptera: Miridae). Bull. Ent. Res. 104: 681-688.

Bustan, A., Z. Kerem, U. Yermiyahu, A. Ben-Gal, A. Lichter, S. Droby, E. Zchori-Fein, D. Orbach, I. Zipori and A. Dag. 2014. Preharvest circumstances leading to elevated olive (Olea europaea L.) oil acidity. Sci. Hort. 176: 11-21.

Zchori-Fein, E., T. Lahav and S. Freilich. 2014. Variations in the identity and complexity of endosymbiont combinations in whitefly hosts. Front. Microbiol. 5: article 310. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00310.

Iasur-Kruh, I., L. Taha-Salaime, W.E. Robinson, R. Sharon, S. Droby, S.J. Perlman and E. Zchori-Fein. 2015. Microbial associates of the vine mealybug Planococcus ficus (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) under different rearing conditions. Microb. Ecol. 69: 204-214.

Cass B.N., R. Yallouz, E.C. Bondy, N. Mozes-Daube, A.R. Horowitz, S.E. Kelly, E. Zchori-Fein and M.S. Hunter. 2015. Dynamics of the endosymbiont Rickettsia in an insect pest. Microb. Ecol.  70: 287-297.

Rollat-Farnier P-A., D. Santos-Garcia, Q. Rao, M-F. Sagot, F.J. Silva, H. Henri, E. Zchori-Fein, A. Latorre, A. Moya, V. Barbe, S-S. Liu, X-W. Wang, F. Vavre and L. Mouton. 2015. Two host clades, two bacterial arsenals: evolution through gene losses in facultative endosymbionts. Genome Biol. Evol. 7: 839-855.

Glassner H., E. Zchori-Fein, S. Compant, A. Sessitsch, N. Katzir, V. Portnoy and  S. Yaron. 2015. Characterization of endophytic bacteria from cucurbit fruits with potential benefits to agriculture in melons (Cucumis melo L.). FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. Accepted.

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