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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: 03-9683687
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
HaMakkabbim road 68
Rishon LeZion


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



Mawassi, M., Dror, O., Bar-Joseph, M., Piasezky, A., Sjölund, M. J., Levitzky, N., Shoshana, N., Meslenin, L., Haviv, S., Porat, C., Katsir, L., Svetlana, K., Ghanim, M., Zelinge- Reichert E., Arnsdorf, M.Y., Gera, A. and Bahar O.  (2017). 'Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum' is tightly associated with carrot yellows symptoms in Israel and transmitted by the prevalent psyllid vector Bactericera trigonica. Phytopathology. (Accepted).

Lidor, O., Dror, O., Hamershlak, D., Shoshana, N., Belausov, E., Zahavi, T., Mozes-Daube, N., Naor, V., Zchori-Fein, E., Iasur-Kruh, L. & Bahar, O. (2017). Introduction of a putative biocontrol agent into a range of Phytoplasma- and Liberibacter-susceptible crop plants. Pest Manag. Sci. (Accepted, DOI: 10.1002/ps.4775).

Katsir, L., Zhepub, R., Piasezky, A., Jiang, J., Sela, N., Freilich, S., and Bahar, O. (2017). The Genome Sequence of “Candidatus Carsonella ruddii” Strain BT, From the Psyllid Bactericera trigonica. Genome Announc. (Accepted).

Katsir, LS., and Bahar, O. (2017). Bacterial outer membrane vesicles at the plant–pathogen interface. PLoS Pathog. (13:e1006306).

Mordukhovich, G., and Bahar, O. (2017). Isolation of outer membrane vesicles from phytopathogenic Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris. Bio-Protocol. (7:1–13). 

Bahar, O., Mordukhovich, G., Luu, DD., Schwessinger, B., Daudi, A., Jehle, AK., Felix, G. and PC. Ronald. (2016). Bacterial outer membrane vesicles induce plant immune responses. Mol. Plant Microbe In. 5: 374-384.

Pruitt, R*, Schwessinger, B*., Joe, A., Thomas, N., Liu, F., Albert, M., Robinson, MR., Chan, LG., Luu, D., Chen, C., Bahar, O., Daudi, A., De Vleesschauwer, D., Caddell, D., Zhang, W., Zhao, X., Li, X., Heazlewood, JL., Ruan, D., Majumder, D., Chern, M., Kalbacher, H., Midha, S., Patil, PB., Sonti, RV., Petzold, CJ., Liu, CC., Brodbelt, JS., Felix, G. & PC. Ronald. (2015). The rice immune receptor XA21 recognizes a tyrosine-sulfated protein from a Gram-negative bacterium. Science Advances (99: 1-12).

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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