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Name: Omer Frenkel, Ph.D. (Researcher)
Units: Plant ProtectionPlant Pathology and Weed Research
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  03-9683529
Cell: 0506220379
Email:    omerf@volcani.agri.gov.il
Address:Department of Plant Pathology and Weed Research, ARO, The Volcani Center, POB 15159, Derech Hamacabim 68, Rishon Lezyion 7505101, Israel

researcher

Research Interests / Job description
Soil borne pathogens ecology

Population biology of plant pathogens

Plant diseases in wild vs. agricultural pathosystems

Current projects:

Effect of biochar amendments on the dynamics of soil-borne pathogens in greenhouses and nurseries

The epidemiology of Clavibacter michiganensis the causal agent of tomato bacterial canker in nurseries

The synergistic effect of multiple infections

Population biology of Erysiphe necator in grapes

Population biology of Botryosphaeria species in Israel

Lab members:
PhD students Mr.Amit Jaiswal; Mrs Amit Philosophe, Mr Lior Gur

post doc: Dr Yochai Isaak

M.Sc students Mr. Tal Samocha, Mr. Yedidia Atun

Lab technicians: Mrs Maya Moshe (soon will become a Phd Student), Mr. Dor Azoulai, Ms. Danielle Rockenstein
CV  

  Professional biography and academic background

1995-1998:     B.Sc. Biology & Environmental Sciences. The Hebrew University Jerusalem, Jerusalem.

1999-2002:  M.Sc. (Magna Cum Laude). Plant Pathology. The Hebrew University Jerusalem, Rehovot.

2003-2008: Ph.D.  Crop Sciences. The Hebrew University Jerusalem,   Rehovot.        

2008-2010: Post-doctoral Research associate, Plant Pathology, Cornell University, Ithaca,   NY, with Prof. Michael Milgroom.

2010-2011: Post-doctoral associate, Plant Pathology, ARO, The Volcani Center, with Prof, Dani Shtienberg.

2011-date: Research Scientist, Dep. of Plant Pathology and Weed Sciences, ARO, The Volcani Center. Israel.

 2016-date: Promoted to stage B (Senior lecture), Research Scientist, Dep. of Plant Pathology and Weed Sciences, ARO, The Volcani Center. Israel.

Articles in Reviewed Journals

1.  Lichtenzveig, J., Gamliel, E., Frenkel, O., Michaelido, S., Abbo, S., Sherman, A. and Shtienberg, D. (2005). Distribution of mating types and diversity in virulence of Didymella rabiei in Israel. Eur. J. Plant Pathol. 113: 15-24.

2.  Frenkel, O., Shtienberg, D., Abbo, S. and Sherman, A. (2007). The sympatric Ascochyta complex of wild Cicer judaicum and domesticated chickpea. Plant Pathol. 56: 464-471.

3.  Frenkel, O., Sherman, A., Abbo, S. and Shtienberg, D. (2008). Differential aggressiveness among Didymella rabiei isolates from domesticated chickpea and its sympatric wild relative Cicer judaicum. Phytopathology 98: 600-608.

4.  Frenkel, O., Peever, TL., Chilvers, MI., Ozkilinc, H., Can, C., Abbo S., Shtienberg, D. and Sherman, A. (2010). Ecological Genetic Divergence of the Fungal Pathogen Didymella rabiei on Sympatric Wild and Domesticated Cicer spp. App. Environ. Microbiol. 76: 30-39

5.  Ozkilinc, H., Frenkel, O., Abbo, S., Eshed, R., Sherman, A., Shtienberg, D., Ophir, R. and Can, C. (2010). A comparative study of Turkish and Israeli populations of Didymella rabiei, the Ascochyta blight pathogen of chickpea. Plant Pathol. 59: 492-503.


6.  Frenkel, O., Yermiyahu, U., Forbes, GA., Fry, WE. and Shtienberg, D. (2010). Boron induces systemic acquired resistance against Phytophthora infestans. Plant Pathol. 59: 626-633.

7.  Frenkel, O., Brewer, MT. and Milgroom, MG. (2010). Variation in aggressiveness of Eryshiphe necator from different Vitis species and geographic origins in the eastern United States. Phytopathology 100: 1185-1193.

8.   Spanu,  PD., Abbott, JC., Burgis, TA., Ahmadinejad, N., Ametz, C., Amselem, J., Barton, GR., Benjdia, M., Bidzinski, P., Bindschedler, LV., Both, M., Brewer, MT., Brown, JKM., Butcher, SA., Cadle?Davidson, L., Cadle?Davidson, M., Collemare, J., Cramer, R., Fransisco, LR., Frenkel, O., Godfrey, D., Gurr, SJ., Harriman, J., Hoede, C., King, BC., Klages, S., Kleemann, J., Knoll, D., Koti, PS., Kreplak, J., Lebrun, MH., Lu, X., Maekawa, T., Mahanil, S., Milgroom, MG., Montana, G., Noir, S., O’Connell, RJ., Oberhänsli, S., Parlange, F., Pedersen, C., Quesneville, H., Reinhardt, R., Ridout, CJ., Rott, M., Sacristán, S., Schmidt, SM., Schön, M., Schulze?Lefert, P., Skamnioti, P., Soanes, DM., Sommer, H., Stüber, K., Takahara, H., Talbot, NJ., Thordal?Christensen, H., van Themaat, AL., Vigouroux, M., Weßling, R., Wicker, T. and Panstruga, R. (2010). Genome expansion and gene loss in powdery mildew fungi reveal functional tradeoffs in extreme parasitism.  Science 330: 1543-1546.

9    Frenkel, O., Portillo, I., Brewer, MT., Peros, JP., Cadle-Davidson, L and Milgroom, MG. (2011). Development of microsatellite markers from the transcriptome of Erysiphe necator for analyzing population structure in North America and Europe. Plant Pathol. 61:106-119.

10.  Ozkilinc, H., Frenkel, O., Shtienberg, D., Abbo, S., Sherman, A., Kahraman,  A. and Can, C. (2011). Aggressiveness of eight Didymella rabiei isolates from domesticated and wild chickpea native to Turkey and Israel, a case study. Eur. J. Plant Pathol. 131:529-537.

11.  Ramming, DW., Gabler, F., Smilanick, JL., Margosan, DA., Cadle Davidson, M., Barba, P., Mahanil, S., Frenkel, O., Milgroom, MG. and Cadle-Davidson, L.  (2012). Identification of race specific resistance in North American Vitis spp. limiting Erysiphe necator hyphal growth. Phytopathology 102: 83-93.

12.  Brewer, MT., Frenkel, O. and Milgroom, MG. (2012). Linkage disequilibrium and spatial aggregation of genotypes in sexually reproducing populations of Erysiphe necator. Phytopathology 102: 997-1005.

13.   Jaiswal, AK., Elad, Y., Graber, ER. and Frenkel, O. (2014). Rhizoctonia solani suppression and plant growth promotion in cucumber as affected by biochar pyrolysis temperature, feedstock and concentration. Soil Biol. Boichem. 69: 110-118.

14.  Sharabani, G., Manulis-Sasson, S., Chalupowitz, L., Borenstein, M., Shulhani,  R., Lofthaus, M., Sofer, M., Frenkel, O., Dror, O. and Shtienberg, D. (2014). Temperature at early stages of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis infection affects bacterial canker development and virulence-gene expression. Plant Pathol. 63: 1119-1129.

15.   Kolton, M., Frenkel, O., Elad, Y. and Cytrin, E. (2014). Potential role of flavobacterial gliding-motility/type IX secretion system complex in root colonization and plant defense. MPMI 27: 1005-1013.

16.   Frenkel, O., Cadle-Davidson, L*., Wilcox, W.F. and Milgroom, M.G. (2015). Mechanisms of resistance to an azole fungicide in the grapevine powdery mildew, Erysiphe necator. Phytopathology 105: 370-377.

17.   Jaiswal, AK., Frenkel, O., Lew, B., Graber, E.R. and Elad, Y. (2015). Non-monotonic influence of biochar dose on bean seedling growth and susceptibility to Rhizoctonia solani: The Shifted Rmax-Effect.  Plant and Soil: 395:125-140.

18.   Gur, Y. and Frenkel, O. (2015). First report of Leaf spot on blue lupin (Lupinus pilosus) caused by Pleiochaeta setosa. Plant disease: In Press; doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-05-15-0558-PDN

19.   Frenkel, O., Bornestein, M., Shulhani, R., Sharabani, G., Sofer, M., Abu-Moch, F., Lofthaus, M.,  Manulis-Sasson, S. and Shtienberg, D. (2016). Secondary spread of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis in nurseries and the conditions    leading to infection of tomato seedlings. Eur. J. Plant Pathol.: 144:569-579.

20.  Golani, M., Abbo, S., Sherman, A., Frenkel, O and Shtienberg,   D. (2016). The temperature response and aggressiveness of Peyronellaea pinodes isolates originating from wild and domesticated Pisum sp. in Israel. Phytopathology: In Press, doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-11-15-0306-R.

21.  Golani, M., Frenkel, O., Borenstein, M., Shulhani, R., Abbo, S. and Shtienberg, D. (2016). Prevalence, development and significance of ascochyta blight caused by Didymella pinodes in Pisum elatius populations growing in natural ecosystems. Phytopathology: In Press, doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-02-16-0064-R.   

22   Jaiswal, AK., Elad, Y., Paudel, I., Graber, ER. Cytrin, E., and Frenkel, O. (2017). Linking the belowground microbial composition, diversity and activity to soilborne disease suppression and growth promotion of tomato amended with biochar. Scientific Reports 7. doi:10.1038/srep44382

2.  Books and Invited Reviews

1.  Abbo, S., Frenkel, O., Sherman, A. and Shtienberg, D. (2007).

The sympatric Ascochyta pathosystems of near eastern legumes, a key for better understanding of pathogen biology. Eur. J. Plant Pathol. 119: 111-118. IF 1.413. Category: Plant Science; Rank 94/190.

2.  Graber, E.R., Frenkel, O., Jaiswal, A.KS. and Elad, Y. (2014).    How may biochar influence severity of diseases caused by soilborne pathogens? Carbon Manage. 5: 169-183.  IF. 1.722. Category: Environmental Science; Rank 105/216.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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