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Name: Arye (Arik) Harel, Ph.D. (Researcher)
Units: Plant SciencesVegetable and Field Crops
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Tel:  972-3-9683644
Cell: 972-50-6220548
Email:  aryeharel@volcani.agri.gov.il  harelarik@gmail.com
Office location:Room 101, Crop Science building.
Address:Institute of Plant Sciences, ARO Volcani, HaMaccabim Road, P.O.B 15159 Rishon LeZion 7528809, ISRAEL

Research Interests / Job description
Biotic stress research:

* Studying the genetic base of plant microbe interactions. Focus on tomato-Botrytis cinerea system.

* Evolutionary forces that shape the genomes of microbial phytopathogens (fungi, and bacteria).

* Molecular mechanisms of plant defense.
Current Lab members:
  • Eswari Pandaranayaka P.J, Postdoc. Deciphering pathogenicity mechanisms of phytopathogenic fungi and oomycetes using protein network analysis..
  • Ekaterina Manasherova. Lab Technician (PhD).
  • Gulab Chand Arya, PostDoc. Deciphering pathogenicity mechanisms of phytopathogenic fungi and oomycetes using molecular approach.
  • Leron Katsir, Postdoc. Studying Solanum lycopersicum's Phyllosphere in the course of B. cinerea infection.
  • Dor Shani, Undergarduate student.Identifying B. cinerea resistant tomato lines.

Former lab members:

  • Dhruv Srivastava (2017-2018), Postdoc. Deciphering pathogenicity mechanisms of phytopathogenic fungi and oomycetes using molecular approach.
  • Nimrod Tish (2017-2018) Undergarduate student.Identifying B. cinerea resistant tomato lines.
  • Yonatan Maayan (2015-2016), Technician (BSc). Computational analysis of the genetic base of resistance-breaking in Tobamoviruses.
  • Reut feldbaum (2017), Undergraduate. Characterization of B. cinerea associated Phyllosphere.
  • Asaf Cohen,  Undergraduate. Trait prediction of bacteria utilizing deep learning (machine learning)
  • Mariana Mor (2015-16), Diversity of B. cinerea isolates.
  • Hagit Shoyhet (2016), Undergarduate student. Diversity of B. cinerea isolates.
  • Galia Appel (2015), Identification of pathogenic determinants in fungal phytopathogens.


  • Jegadeesan S.,, Chaturvedi P., Ghatak A., Pressman E., Meir S., Faigenboim A., Rutley N., Berry., Harel A., Weckwerth W., and Firon N. (2018). Proteomic Analysis of Ethylene-dependent Pollen Thermotolerance Enhancement. Frontiers in Plant Science 10.3389/fpls.2018.01558. Accepted.
  • Galili S., Hovav R., Dorb E., Hershenhorn J., Amir-Segeva O., Harel A., Amir-Segeva O., Bellaloua A., Badania H., Smirnovb E., Achdarib A. (2018) The history of chickpea cultivation and breeding in Israel. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences. Accepted.
  • Srivastava DA., Mor M., Feldbaum R., Tish N.,  Shoyhet H., Manasherova E.,  Pandaranayaka E.,  Rav-David D .,  Elad Y., Harel A. (2018) Multiparametric analysis of diversity in Botrytis cinerea isolates from Israel. Phytoparasitica 10.1007/s12600-018-0684-4.
  • Maayan Y., Pandaranayaka E., Srivastava DA., Lapidot M., Levin I., Dombrovsky A., Harel A. (2018) Using genomic analysis to identify tomato Tm-2 resistance breaking mutations and their underlined evolutionary path in a new and emerging tobamovirus. Archives of Virology 163(7):1863-75.
  • Harel A, Häggblom M, Falkowski PG, and Yee N.(2016). Evolution of prokaryotic respiratory molybdoenzymes and the frequency of their genomic co-occurrence. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 10.1093/femsec/fiw187.
  • Harel A, Karkar S, Falkowski P, and Bhattacharya D. (2015).Deciphering primordial cyanobacterial genome functions from network analysis of proteins. Current Biology 25(5):628-34.
  • Yee N, Choi J, Porter A, Carey S, Rauschenbach I, Harel A. (2014). Selenate reductase activity requires Isc iron-sulfur cluster biosynthesis genes. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 361:138-143.
  • Harel A, Bromberg Y, Falkowski P, and Bhattacharya D. (2013). The evolutionary history of redox metal-binding domains across the tree of life. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 111:7042-47.
  • Kim JD, Senn S, Harel A, Jelen BI, Falkowski PG. (2013). Discovering the electronic circuit diagram of life: structural relationships among transition metal binding sites in oxidoreductases. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 368(1622):20120257-66. Review article.
  • Harel A, Falkowski P, Bromberg Y. (2012). TrAnsFuSE refines the search for protein function: oxidoreductases. Integr Biol (Camb) 4(7):765-77.
  • Harel A, Dalah I, Pietrokovski M, Safran M and Lancet D. Omics Data Management and Annotation, Chapter 3 Bioinformatics for Omics Data: Methods and Protocols Series:Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 719, ISBN: 978-1-61779-026-3, Mayer, Bernd (Ed.), Humana Press, March, 2011. [Book chapter]
  • Safran M, Dalah I, Alexander J, Harel A, Stelzer G, Iny-Stein T, Shmoish M, Rosen N, Bahir I, Madi A, Brewster B, Weisman S, Golan Y and Lancet D. (2010). GeneCards Version 3: the human gene integrator. Database The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation baq020.
  • Stelzer G, Inger A, Olender T, Iny-Stein T, Dalah I, Harel A, Safran M, Lancet D. (2009). GeneDecks: paralog hunting and gene-set distillation with GeneCards annotation. OMICS a journal of integrative biology 13(6):477-87.
  • Harel A, Inger I, Strichman-Almashanu L, Safran M, and Lancet, D. (2009). GIFtS: Annotation Landscape Analysis with GeneCards. Bioinformatics. BMC Bioinformatics 10:348.
  • Erental A, Harel A, and Yarden O. (2007).Type 2A phosphoprotein phosphatase is required for asexual development and pathogenesis of?Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 20:944-954.
  • Harel A, Bercovich S, Yarden, O. (2006). Calcineurin is required for sclerotial development and pathogenicity of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in an oxalic acid independent manner. Mol. Plant-Microb Interact. 19:682-93.
  • Harel A, Gorovits R, Yarden O. (2005). Changes in protein kinase A activity accompany sclerotial development in Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Phytopathology 95: 397-404.
  • Chen C. Harel A, Gorovoits R, Yarden O, Dickman MB. (2004). MAPK regulation of sclerotial development in Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is linked with pH and cAMP sensing. Mol. Plant-Microb Interact. 17:404-413.

Resistance of tomatoes to Botrytis cinerea.
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