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Name: Dana Ment, Ph.D. (Researcher)
Units: Plant ProtectionEntomology and the Nematology and Chemistry units
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:   03-9683351 03-9683352
Cell: 0505964706
Email:    danam@volcani.agri.gov.il
Office location:Entomology and nematology department
Address:HaMaccabim Road 68 , P.O.B 15159 Rishon LeZion 7528809

Principal investigator

Research Interests / Job description
- Microbial biopesticides
- Invertebrate pathology
- Entomopathogenic Fungi and nematodes


Our research focus on arthropod pathogen from various perspectives and is primarily directed towards understanding the basic interaction between the pathogen and its invertebrate host.
Ongoing projects are broad ranging from the most intimate interaction and disease initiation and progression to population studies, epizootiology and persistence of the pathogen in the environment.


We are always looking for curious and enthusiastic people for M.Sc., Ph.D. and post-doc
Each one of the students at the lab has its own project, which is part of the big picture of the research interests of our lab.
M.Sc. and undergraduate students usually work on aspects of Ph.D. candidates so they get every day help if needed.



• Articles in reviewed journals

1. Gindin Galina, Ment Dana, Rot Asael, Glazer Itamar, Samish Michael (2009). Pathogenicity of Metarhizium anisopliae (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae) to Tick Eggs and the Effect of Egg Cuticular Lipids on Conidia Development. Journal of Medical Entomology, 46: 531-538. Impact factor: 1.762
2. Ment Dana, Gindin Galina, Glazer Itamar, Perl Shmuel, Elad Daniel, Samish Michael (2010). The effect of ambient conditions on the formation of Metarhizium anisopliae chlamydospores in tick eggs. Fungal Biology, 114: 49-56. Impact factor: 2.921
3. Ment Dana, Gindin Galina, Soroker Victoria, Glazer Itamar, Rot Asael, Samish Michael (2010). Metarhizium anisopliae conidial responses to lipids from tick cuticle and tick mammalian host surface. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 103: 132-139. Impact factor: 2.147
4. Ment Dana, Gindin Galina, Rot Asael, Soroker Victoria, Glazer Itamar, Barel Shimon, Samish Michael (2010). Novel technique for quantifying adhesion of Metarhizium anisopliae conidia to the tick cuticle. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 76: 3521-3528. Impact factor: 3.829
5. Ment Dana, Iraki Naim, Gindin Galina, Rot Asael, Glazer Itamar, Abu-Jreis Rula, Michael Samish (2010). Thermal limitations of Metarhizium anisopliae efficacy: Selection for application on warm-blooded vertebrates. BioControl, 56: 81-89. Impact factor: 1.927
6. Ment Dana, Gindin Galina, Churchill C.L. Alice, Rot Asael, Belausov Eduard, Rehner A. Stephen, Glazer Itamar, Donzelli G.G. Bruno, Samish Michael (2012). Resistant ticks inhibit Metarhizium spp. infection at the penetration stage but not at the pre-penetration stages. Environmental Microbiology 14: 1570-1583. Cover image. Impact factor: 5.843
7. Rot Asael, Gindin Galina, Ment Dana, Mishotchenko Aziza, Glazer Itamar, Samish Michael (2013). On-host control of the brown dog tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus Latreille (Acari: Ixodidae) by Metarhizium brunneum (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae). Veterinary Parasitology 193: 229-237. Impact factor: 2.579
8. Ment Dana, Gindin Galina, Rot Asael, Eshel Dani, Teper-Bamnolker Paula, Ben-Ze'ev Israel, Glazer Itamar, Samish Michael (2013). Susceptibility of ticks to fungal infection: Possible role of cuticular lipids and proteins. Biocontrol Science and Technology 23: 956-967. Impact factor: 0.92
9. Alkan Noam, Friedlander Gilgi, Ment Dana, Prusky Dov, Fluhr Robert (2014). Simultaneous transcriptome analysis of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides and tomato fruits response reveals novel fungal-fruit arm and defense strategies. New Phytologist, doi: 10.1111/nph.13087. Impact factor: 6.545.
10. Ment Dana, Alkan Noam, Luria Neta, Bi Fang-Cheng, Reuveni Eli, Fluhr Robert, Prusky Dov (2014). pacC and areB co-regulate acid-expressed genes in Colletotrichum gloeosporioides and determine fungal pathogenicity. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, doi.org/10.1094/MPMI-09-14-0252-R. Impact factor: 4.455.
11. Samish Michael, Rot Asael, Ment Dana, Barel Shimon, Glazer Itamar, Gindin Galina (2014). Efficacy of the entomopathogenic fungus, Metarhizium brunneum in controlling the tick Rhipicephalus annulatus under field conditions. Veterinary Parasitology, DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2014.10.019. Impact factor: 2.545.
12. Prusky Dov, Barad Shiri, Luria Neta, and Ment Dana (2014). pH modulation of host environment, a mechanism modulating fugal attack in postharvest pathogen interactions. Chapter 2 In: D. Prusky, M.L. Gullino (eds.), Postharvest Pathology, Plant Pathology in the 21st Century 7, pp. 11-25 DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-07701-7_2.
13. Bi, F., Barad, S., Ment, D., Luria, N., Dubey, A., Casado, V., Glam, N., Mínguez, J.D., Espeso, E.A., Fluhr, R., Prusky, D., 2015. Carbon regulation of environmental pH by secreted small molecules that modulate pathogenicity in phytopathogenic fungi. Molecular Plant Pathology n/a-n/a. doi:10.1111/mpp.12355
14. Santhi, V.S., Ment, D., Salame, L., Soroker, V., Glazer, I., 2016. Genetic improvement of host-seeking ability in the entomopathogenic nematodes Steinernema carpocapsae and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora toward the Red Palm Weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus. Biological Control 100, 29-36. doi:10.1016/j.biocontrol.2016.05.008

• Articles in Non-Reviewed Journals in Hebrew and English
1. דנה מנט. פטריות תוקפות חרקים. ביו-ביטאון, גליון 9, 2015
2. ?ויקטוריה סורוקר, ?דנה מנט?,?? ?ים אלטמן,? ?איתן גולדשטיין? ,?יפית כהן? ,?אמוץ חצרוני,? ?ארנון אלוש. מלכודות ופטריות להתמודדות עם? ?מכת החדקונית. עלון הנוטע פברואר 2016 מספר 2 התמר


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