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שלח באימייל הדפס
Name: Ofir Bahar, Ph.D. (Researcher)
Units: Plant ProtectionPlant Pathology and Weed Research
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  03-9683561 Lab: 03-9683562
Cell: 050-6220503
Email:    ofirb@agri.gov.il
Office location:Plant Pathology and Virology building Room#103
Address:Department of Plant Pathology and Weed Research
ARO - Volcani Center
P.O.Box 155
Bet-Dagan 5025001


VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT: http://ofirb7.wix.com/bahar-lab

Research Interests / Job description
* Molecular study of plant-pathogen interaction
* Plant diseases caused by fastidious bacteria
* The role of bacterial outer-membrane vesicles in pathogenicity and immune activation


Schwessinger, B*., Bahar, O*., Thomas, N., Holton, N., Nekrasov, V., Ruan, D., Canals, PE., Daudi, A., Petzold, CJ., Vasanth, SR., Kuo, R., Chovatia, M., Daum, C., Heazlewood, JL., Zipfel, C. and PC Ronald.  Transgenic Expression of the Dicotyledonous Pattern Recognition Receptor EFR in Rice Leads to Ligand-Dependent Activation of Defense Responses. PLoS Pathogens 11(3): e1004809. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004809 

Tripathi, J., Lorenzen, J., Bahar, O., Ronald, PC. and  Tripathi, L. 2014. Transgenic expression of the rice Xa21 pattern recognition receptor in banana (Musa sp.) confers resistance to Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum. Plant Biotechnology Journal 12: 663-673.

Bahar, O*., Pruitt, R*., Luu, DD., Schwessinger, B., Daudi, A., Liu, F., Ruan, R., Fontaine-Bodin, L., Koebnik, R. and PC. Ronald. 2014. The Xanthomonas Ax21 protein is processed by the general secretory system and is secreted in association with outer membrane vesicles. PeerJ 2:e242; DOI 10.7717/peerj.242


Han, SW*., Lee, SW*., Bahar, O., Schwessinger, B., Robinson, M., Shaw, J., Madsen, J., Brodbelt, J., and PC. Ronald. 2012. Tyrosine sulfation in a Gram-negative bacterium. Nature Communications 3: 1153.


Burdman, S., Bahar O., Parker, J. and L. De La Fuente. 2011. Involvement of type IV pili in pathogenicity of plant pathogenic bacteria. Genes 2: 706-735.

Bahar, O., Levi, N. and S. Burdman. 2011. The cucurbit pathogenic bacterium Acidovorax citrulli requires a polar flagellum for full virulence before and after host tissue penetration. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 24: 1040-1050.


Bahar, O., De La Fuente, L. and S. Burdman. 2010. Assessing adhesion, biofilm formation and motility of Acidovorax citrulli using microfluidic flow chambers. FEMS Microbiology Letters 312: 33-39.

Bahar, O. and S. Burdman. 2010. Bacterial fruit blotch: a threat to the cucurbit industry. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 58: 19-31.


Bahar, O., Goffer T. and S. Burdman. 2009. Type IV pili are required for virulence, twitching motility, and biofilm formation of Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 22: 909-920.


Bahar, O., Kritzman, G. and S. Burdman. 2009. Bacterial fruit blotch of melon: screens for disease tolerance and role of seed transmission in pathogenicity. European Journal of Plant Pathology 123: 71-83.


Bahar, O., Efrat, M., Hadar, E., Dutta, B., Walcott, R.R. and S. Burdman. 2008. New subspecies-specific polymerase chain reaction-based assay for the detection of Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli. Plant Pathology 57: 754-763.


* These authors contributed equally to this work


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