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שלח באימייל הדפס
Name: Daniel M. (Danny) Joel, Ph.D. (Retiree)
Units: Newe Ya'arResearch teams-Newe Yaar
Research Interests / Job description  
Cell: 0528465665
Email:  dmjoel@agri.gov.il  dmjoel@volcani.agri.gov.il
Office location:Newe Ya'ar Research Center
Address:Department of Weed Research
Newe-Ya'ar Research Center
P.O. Box 1021
Ramat-Yishay 30095

Emeritus Researcher, ARO 

Honorary Member, International Parasitic Plants Society (IPPS) 

Honorary Member, Weed Science Society of Israel (WSSI)

Research Interests / Job description
Parasitic mechanisms in plants.
The broomrapes (Orobanche and Phelipanche spp.)
Carnivory mechanisms in plants.
Biological communication
Functional plant anatomy.



Joel, D.M., Gressel, J., Musselman L.J. (eds.) 2013. Root Parasitic Orobanchaceae: parasitic mechanisms and control strategies. Springer, Heidelberg. 513 pp. ISBN 978-3-642-38146-1

Juniper, B.E., Robins, R.J. and  Joel, D. M. 1989. The Carnivorous Plants. Academic Press, London. 353 pp.


Selected articles

Plakhine D, Tadmor Y, Ziadne H and Joel DM (2012) A maternal tissue is involved in stimulant reception by seeds of the parasitic plant Orobanche. Annals of Botany 109: 979-986.

Joel DM, Bar H, Mayer AM, Plakhine D, Ziadne H, Westwood JH and Welbaum GF (2012) Seed ultrastructure and water absorption pathway of the root-parasitic plant Phelipanche aegyptiaca (Orobanchaceae) Annals of Botany 109:181-195.

Joel D.M., Chaudhuri S.K., Plakhine, D., Ziadne, H. and Steffens J.C. (2011). Dehydrocostus lactone is exuded from sunflower roots and stimulates germination of the root parasite Orobanche cumana. Phytochemistry 72 :624-634.

Iosilevskii G. and Joel DM (2012) Aerodynamic trapping effect and its implications for capture of flying insects by carnivorous pitcher plants. European Journal of Mechanics - B/Fluids 38: 65-72.

Aly R, Hamamouch N, Abu-Nassar J, Wolf S, Joel DM, Eizenberg H, Kaisler E, Cramer C, Gal-On A, Westwood JH (2011) Movement of protein and macromolecule between host plant and the parasitic weed Phelipanche aegyptiaca Pers. Plant Cell Reports DOI 10.1007/s00299-011-1128-5

Koltai H., LekKala S.P., Bahattacharya C., Mayzlish-Gati E., Resnick N., Wininger S., Dor E., Yoneyama Ka., Yoneyama Ko., Hershenhorn J., Joel D.M. and Kapulnik Y. (2010) A Tomato Strigolactone-Impaired Mutant Displays Aberrant Shoot Morphology and Plant Interactions. Journal of Experimantal Botany 61: 1739-1749.

Koltai, H., Dor, E., Hershenhorn, J., Joel, D.M., Weininger S., Shealtiel H., Bahattacharya C., Eliahu E., Resnick N., Barg R. and Kapulnik Y. (2009). Strigolactones' effect on root growth and root-hair elongation may be mediated by auxin-efflux carriers. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation. DOI 10.1007/s00344-009-9122-7

Joel D.M. (2009) The new Nomenclature of Orobanche and Phelipanche. Weed Research 49 (Suppl. 1): 6-7.

Rubiales D., Verkleij J., Vurro, M., Murdoch A.J. and Joel D.M. (2009) Parasitic Plant Management in Sustainable Agriculture. Weed Research 49 (Suppl. 1): 1-5

Plakhine D. and Joel D.M. (2009) Ecophysiological consideration of Orobanche cumana germination. Helia 33, 13-18.

Rubiales D., Fernández-Aparicio M., Wegmann, K., and Joel D.M. (2009) Revisiting strategies for reducing the seedbank of Orobanche and Phelipanche spp. Weed Res. 49 (Suppl. 1), 23-33.

Satovic Z., Joel D.M., Rubiales D., Cubero J. I. and Román B. (2009) Population genetics in weedy species of Orobanche. Australasian Plant Pathology, 38, 228-234.

Plakhine D., Ziadna H. and Joel D.M. (2009). Is seed conditioning essential for Orobanche germination? Pest Management Science 65: 492-496.

Aloni B., Karni L., Deventurero G., Levin Z., Cohen R., Katzir N.,Lotan-Pompan M., Edelstein M., Aktas H., Turhan E., Joel D.M., Horev C. and Kapulnik Y. (2008). Physiological and biochemical changes at the rootstock-scion interface in graft combinations between Cucurbita rootstocks and a melon scion. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology 83: 777-783.

Joel, D.M., Hershenhorn Y., Eizenberg H., Aly R., Ejeta G., Rich P.J., Ransom J.K., Sauerborn J. and Rubiales D. (2007) Biology and Management of Weedy Root Parasites. In: Ed. J. Janick. Horticultural Reviews. John Wiley & Sons. 33: 267-349.

Joel D.M. (2007) Direct infection of potato tubers by the root parasite Orobanche aegyptiaca. Weed Res.47: 276-279.

Gross, M., Joel, D.M., Cohen, Y., Bar, E., Friedman, J. and Lewinsohn, E. (2006). Ontogenesis of mericarps of bitter fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill. var. vulgare) as related to t-anethole accumulation. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 54: 309-316.

Song W. J., Zhou W. J., Jin Z. L., Zhang D., Yoneyama K., Takeuchi Y., and Joel D.M. (2006) Growth regulators restore germination of Orobanche seeds that are conditioned under water stress and suboptimal temperature. Austral. J. Agri. Res. 57 :1195-1201.

Kusumoto D., Chae S.H., Mukaida K, Yoneyama Ka., Yoneyama Ko., Joel D.M. and Takeuchi Y. (2006) Effects of fluridone and norflurazon on conditioning and germination of Striga asiatica seeds. Plant Growth Reg. 48:73 -78.

Joel, D.M., Bar H., Mayer A.M., Welbaum G., and Westwood J. (2006) Characterization of a dioxygenase gene with a potential role in the steps leading to germination of a root parasite: Orobanche spp. In: Eds. S. Navie, S. Adkins and S. Ashmore. Seeds: Biology, Development and Ecology. CAB International. pp. 296-306.

Rubiales D., Pérez-de-LuqueA., Sillero JC, Román B., Kharrat M., Khalil S., Joel D.M., and Riches Ch. (2006) Screening techniques and sources of resistance against parasitic weeds in grain legumes. Euphytica 147: 187-199.

Song W. J ., Zhou W. J., Jin Z. L., Cao D.D., Joel D.M. , Takeuchi Y. and Yoneyama K. (2005) Germination response of Orobanche seeds subjected to conditioning temperature, water potential and growth regulator treatments. Weed Res. 45: 467 -476.

Biesmeijer J.C., Giurfa M., Koedam D,. Potts S.G., Joel D.M. and Dafni A. (2005) Convergent evolution: Floral guides, stingless bee nest entrances, and insectivorous pitchers. Naturwiss. 92: 444-450.

Pérez-de-Luque A., Rubiales D., Cubero J.I., Press M.C., Scholes J., Yoneyama K., Takeuchi Y., Plakhine D., and Joel D.M. (2004) Interaction between Orobanche crenata and its host legumes: Unsuccessful haustorial penetration and necrosis of the developing parasite. Ann. Bot. 95:935-942.

Dor E., Eizenberg H., Joel D.M., Levitin, E. and Hershenhorn J. (2008). First Report of Orobanche crenata parasitism on ornamental anemone (Anemone coronaria L.) in Israel. Plant Disease 92: 655

Eizenberg H. and Joel D. M., (2007). The canon of potato science: 18. Parasitic weeds. Potato Research 50:275-278.

Eizenberg, H., Plakhine, D., Landa, T., Joel, D.M. and Hershenhorn, J. (2004) First report of a new race of sunflower broomrape (Orobanche cumana) in Israel. Plant Dis. 88: 1284.

Chae, S.H., Yoneyama, K. Takeuchi, Y. and Joel, D.M. (2004) Fluridone and norflurazon, carotenoid-biosynthesis inhibitors, promote seed conditioning and germination of the holoparasite Orobanche minor. Physiol. Plant. 120:328 -337.

Joel, D.M., French, J.C., Graft, N. Kourteva, G. Dixon, R.A. and Havkin-Frenkel, D. (2003) A hairy tissue produces vanillin. Isr. J. Plant Sci. 51: 157-161

Rubiales, D., Pérez-de-Luque, A., Joel, D.M., Alcántara, C., and Sillero, J.C. (2003) Characterization of resistance in chickpea to crenate broomrape (Orobanche crenata). Weed Sci. 51: 702-707.

Bar-Nun, N., Plakhine, D., Joel, D.M., and Mayer, A.M. (2003) Changes in the activity of the alternative oxidase in Orobanche seeds during conditioning and their possible physiological function. Phytochemistry 64: 235-241.

Román B., Satovic Z., Rubiales D., Torres A.M., Cubero J.I., Katzir N. and Joel D.M. (2002) Variation among and within populations of the parasitic weed Orobanche crenata from Spain and Israel revealed by Inter Simple Sequence Repeat (ISSR) markers. Phytopathology 92:1262-1266.

Eizenberg, H., Golan, S. and Joel D. M. (2002). First report of the parasitic plant Orobanche aegyptiaca infecting Olive. Plant Dis. 86: 814.

Joel, D. M., Portnoy, V. and Katzir, N. (2001). Use of DNA markers in the study of Orobanche and Striga. in: A Technical Manual for Parasitic Weed Research and Extension. ed. J. Kroschel. Kluwer Academic Publishers b.v. pp. 13-17.

Zhou W. J., Yoneyama K., Takeuchi Y., Iso S., Rungmekarat S., Chae S. H., Sato D. and Joel D.M. (2004) In vitro infection of host roots by differentiated calli of the parasitic plant Orobanche. J. Expt. Bot., 55: 899-907

Joel, D.M. (2000) The long-term approach to parasitic weeds control: manipulation of specific developmental mechanisms of the parasite. Crop Protect. 19: 753-758.

Joel, D.M., Portnoy, V. (1998) The angiospermous root parasite Orobanche L. (Orobanchaceae) induces expression of a Pathogenesis Related (PR) gene in susceptible tobacco roots. Ann. Bot. 81: 779-781.

Joel, D.M., Portnoy, V., and Katzir, N. (1998) Use of DNA fingerprinting for soil-borne seed identification. Aspects Appl. Biol. 51:23-27.

Losner-Goshen D., Portnoy V., Mayer A.M. and Joel, D.M. (1998) Pectolytic activity by the haustorium of the parasitic plant Orobanche L. (Orobanchaceae) in host roots. Ann. Bot. 81:319-326.

Lewinsohnn, E., Dudai, N., Tadmor, Y., Katzir, I., Ravid, U., Putievsky, E. and Joel, D.M. (1998) Histochemical localization of citral accumulation in lemongrass leaves (Cymnopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf., Poaceae). Ann. Bot. 81:35-39.

Surov T., Aviv D., Aly R., Joel, D.M., Goldman-Guez T., and Gressel J. (1998) Generation of transgenic asulam-resistant potatoes to facilitate eradication of parasitic broomrapes (Orobanche spp.), with the sul gene as the selectable marker. TAG 96: 132-137.

Portnoy, V.H., Katzir , N. and Joel, D.M. (1997) Species identification of soil-borne Orobanche seeds by DNA fingerprinting. Pesticide Biochem. Physiol. 58: 49-54.

Thipyapong, P., Joel, D.M. and Steffens, J.C. (1996) Differential expression and turnover of the tomato polyphenol oxidase gene family during vegetative and reproductive development. Plant Physiol. 113: 707-718

Joel, D.M., Portnoy, V. and Katzir, N. (1996) Identification of single tiny seeds of Orobanche using RAPD analysis. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 14: 243-248.

Joel, D. M. and Losner-Goshen, D. (1994) The attachment organ of the parasitic angiosperms Orobanche cumana and O. aegyptiaca and its development. Can. J. Bot. 72: 564-574.

Kleifeld, Y., Goldwasser, Y., Herzlinger, G., Joel, D. M., Golan, S. and Kahana, D. (1994). The effect of flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) and other crops as trap and catch crops for control of Egyptian broomrape (Orobanche aegyptiaca Pers.). Weed Res. 34: 37-44.

Ben-Hod, G., Losner, D., Joel, D. M. and Mayer, A. M. (1993). Pectin methylesterase in calli and germinating seeds of Orobanche aegyptiaca. Phytochem. 32: 1399-1402.

Ben-Hod, G., Losner, D., Joel, D. M. and Mayer, A. M. (1991). Infection of tomato roots using calli of broomrape. Physiol. Plant. 83: 353-356.

Ben-Hod, G., Losner, D., Joel, D. M. and Mayer, A. M. (1991). In vitro culture of Orobanche aegyptiaca. Ann. Bot. 68 : 413-416.

Losner-Goshen, D., Ben-Hod, G., Mayer, A. M. and Joel, D.M. (1996). Aseptic broomrape infection of tomato root culture. Israel J. Plant Sci. 44: 89-94.

Katzir, N., Portnoy, V., Tzuri, G., Castejon-Muñoz, M. and Joel, D.M. (1996) Use of Random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers for the study of the parasitic weed Orobanche. Theorethical and Applied Genetics 93: 367-372.

Joel, D. M., Steffens, J. C. and Matthews, D. E. (1995) Germination of Weedy Root Parasites. in: Seed Development and Germination (eds. J. Kigel and G. Galili ). Marcel Dekker, Inc. New York. pp. 567-598.

Joel, D.M., Kleifeld, Y., Losner-Goshen, D., Herzlinger, G. and Gressel J. (1995) Transgenic crops to fight parasitic weeds. Nature, 374: 220-221

Schaffer, A. A., Jacobsohn, R., Joel, D. M., Eliassi, E. and Fogelman, M. (1991) Effect of broomrape (Orobanche spp.) infection on sugar content of carrot roots. HortSci. 26 : 892-893.

Joel, D. M. and Liston, A. (1986). New adventive weeds in Israel. Isr. J. Bot. 35: 215-233.

Joel, D.M. 1983. AGS (Alcian Green Safranin) - A simple differential staining of plant material for the light microscope. Proc. Royal Microscopical Soc. 18: 149-151.

Joel, D. M. and Eisenstein, D. (1980). A bridge between the ovule and ovary-wall in Mangifera indica (Anacardiaceae). Acta Bot. Neerl. 29: 203-206

Joel, D.M. (1980). Resin ducts in the mango fruit : a defense system. J. Expt. Bot. 31: 1707-1718.

Joel, D. M. and Fahn, A. (1980). Ultrastructure of the resin ducts of Mangifera indica L. (Anacardiaceae). III. Secretion of protein-polysaccharide mucilage in the fruit. Ann. Bot. 46: 785-790.

Joel, D.M. and Fahn, A. (1980). Ultrastructure of the resin ducts of Mangifera indica L. (Anacardiaceae). II. Resin secretion in the primary stem ducts. Ann. Bot. 46: 779-783.

Joel, D.M. and Fahn, A. (1980). Ultrastructure of the resin ducts of Mangifera indica L. (Anacardiaceae). I. Differentiation and senescence of the shoot ducts. Ann. Bot. 46: 225-233.

Joel, D.M., Marbach, I and Mayer, A. M. (1978). Laccase in the Anacardiaceae. Phytochemistry 17: 796-797.

Fahn, A. and Joel, D.M. (1977). Development of primary secretory ducts in the stem of Mangifera indica L. Tropical Botany 29: 161-164.

Rachmilevitz, T. and Joel, D.M. (1976). Ultrastructure of the calyx glands of Plumbago capensis Thunb. in relation to the process of secretion. Isr. J. Bot. 25: 127-139.

Joel, D. M. and Gepstein, S. (1985). Chloroplasts in the epidermis of Sarracenia (the American pitcher plant) and their role in carnivory - an immunocytochemical approach. Physiol. Plant. 63: 71-75.

Joel, D. M. (1985). Leaf anatomy of Caltha dioneaefolia Hooker (Ranunculaceae) - Is this species carnivorous? Bot. J. Linn Soc. 90: 243-252.

Rea, P.A., Joel, D. M. and Juniper, B. E. (1983). Secretion and redistribution of chloride in the digestive glands of Dionaea muscipula Ellis (Venus's Flytrap) upon secretion stimulation. New Phytol. 94: 359-366.

Joel, D. M., Juniper, B. E. and Dafni, A. (1985). Ultraviolet patterns in the traps of carnivorous plants. New Phytol. 101: 585-593.

Joel, D.M., Rea, P. A. and Juniper, B. E. (1983). The cuticle of Dionaea muscipula Ellis (Venus's Flytrap) in relation to stimulation, secretion and absorption. Protoplasma 114: 55-51.

Joel, D.M. (1981). The duct systems of the base and stalk of the mango fruit. Bot. Gaz. 142: 329-333.

Joel, D.M. and Heide-Jørgensen, H. S. (1985). Ultrastructure and development of the pitcher epithelium of Sarracenia. Isr. J. Bot. 34: 331-349.

Joel, D.M. (1988). Mimicry and mutualism in carnivorous pitcher plants (Sarraceniaceae, Nepenthaceae, Cephalotaceae, Bromeliaceae). Biological J. Linn. Soc. 35: 185-197.


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