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שלח באימייל הדפס
 
Name: Itamar Glazer, Prof. (Retiree)
Units: Plant ProtectionEntomology and the Nematology and Chemistry units
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  03-9683075
Cell: 050-6220290
Fax:03-9665327
Email:    glazerit@volcani.agri.gov.il
Office location:Bulding No. 25, Entomology
Address:Dept. Entomology and Nematology
ARO, The Volcani Center
68 Hamacabim Rd., Rishon Le Zion
P.O.Box 15159, 7528809
ISRAEL

Senior Scientist

Research Interests / Job description
Biological Control of Insect Pests by Microbial control agents:
Entomopathogenic nematodes- Ecology, Genetics and Application
Entomopathogenic fungi- Ecology, host-parasite interactions and application.
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University Education and Additional Training

1977?1980 B.Sc. degree in Agriculture at the Faculty of Agriculture of the Hebrew University in Rehovot, Israel.

1980?1981 M.Sc. Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University, Rehovot, Israel.

1981?1985 Ph.D. Agriculture. Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University Rehovot, Israel.

1993-1994 Sabbatical leave at Department of Entomology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, at the laboratory of Dr. Randy Gaugler.

2000-2004- Director of "Kidum" the Technology Transfer Office of Agricultural Research Organization (ARO).

2004-2005- Sabbatical leave Molecular Microbiology Laboratory of Dr. David Clarke at the Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, U.K. (5 months). At the laboratory of Dr. Ralf-Udo Ehlers, in the Dept. Biotechnology & Biol. Control, Institute for Phytopathology, Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, Germany (7 months).

2005-2007- Director of "Kidum" the Technology Transfer Office of ARO

2007-2013- Head of Plant Science Institute, ARO.

2014-2015- Sabbatical leave at the lab of Prof. Martin Chalfie, Biology and Genetics Department, Columbia Univ., New York, USA.

2015- August 2019- ARO Deputy Director, Director for Research and Development.

Sept. 2019- Dec. 2020- Sabbatical leave at the lab of Prof. Andrea Battisti, DAFNAE, University of Padova. Italy. 

 

Positions held and Academic Status

1985?1987 Senior Scientist at Biosys Inc. Palo?Alto Ca. U.S.A.

 1987 to date:  Research Scientist at the Dept. of Entomology and Nematology, ARO, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel.

1989 to date- External member of the Plant Protection Division at the Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University.

1990- Promoted to B level Scientist.

1994-1999- Head Department of Nematology.

1995- Promoted to A level Scientist

1998- Promoted to A+ level Scientist (eq. Full Professor).

Areas of interest and research activity

Insect parasitic nematodes and fungi- use against pests, genetics and molecular mechanisms, ecology (mainly survival strategies under stress conditions) and biodiversity. Development of microbial control agents against economically important pests.

Teaching Experience

1989:  Appointed external teacher in Nematology at the Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University. In the  courses "Nematology"  (#71522), until 1994, and "Insect Pathology"  (#71127), to date.

Publications- Total publications – over 292, of which:

Reviewed publications- 128

Book Chapters and invited reviews- 19

Books editing- 3

Patents- 3

Abstracts and oral presentations-130

Articles of non?reviewed journals - 12

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

Samish, M., Ginsberg, H. and Glazer, I. 2005. Biological control of ticks. Parasitology 129: S389-S403

Alekseev, E., Glazer, I., and Samish, M. 2005. Effect of soil texture and moisture on the activity of entomopathogenic nematodes against female Boophilus annulatus ticks. Biocontrol 51: 507-518.

Glazer I., Eliyau M., Salame L.,  Nakash Y., Blumberg D. 2006. Evaluation of the Efficacy of the Entomopathogenic Nematodes Heterorhabditis sp.  Against Sap Beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)  Biocontrol 52: 259-270

Gindin, G., Levski, S., Glazer, I.  and Soroker V. 2006. Evaluation of the entomopathogenic fungi Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana against the red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).Phytoparasitica 34: 370-379

 Somvanshi V., S., Koltai, H. and Glazer I. 2008. Expression of different desiccation tolerance related genes in various species of entomopathogenic nematodes.Molecular Biochemical Parasitology 158: 65-71

Joyce A., J., Brachman, O., A., Glazer I., Lango L., Schwär, G., Clarke J. D. and Bode H., B. 2008. Bacterial biosynthesis of a multipotent stilbene. Angewandte Chimie 47: 1942-1945. 

Gindin, G., Glazer, I., Mishoutchenko, A. and Samish, M. 2009. Entomopathogenic fungi as a potential control agent against the lesser mealworm, Alphitobius diaperinus in broiler houses. BioControl 54:549–558

Gindin, G., Ment, D., Rot, A., Glazer, I., and Samish, M. 2009.  Pathogenicity of Metarhizium anisopliae (Hypocreales: Clacicipitaceae) to tick eggs and the effect of egg cuticular lipids on conidia development. Journal Medical Entomology 46: 531-538.

 Ment, D., Gindin, V., Glazer, I., Perl, S., Dani, E. and Samish, M. 2010. The effect of temperature and relative humidity on the formation of Metarhizium anisopliae chlamydospores in tick eggs. Fungal Biology (former Mycological Research) 114: 49-56

Salame, L., Glazer, I., Miqaia, N.and Chkhubianishvili, T. 2010. Characterization of new populations of entomopathogenic nematodes isolated at diverse sites across Israel. Phytoparasitica  37: 39-52.

Salame, I. Glazer, M. T. Chubinishvilli and T. Chkhubianishvili 2010. Genetic improvement of the desiccation tolerance and host-seeking ability of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema feltiae. Phytoparasitica  38: accepted.

Ment, D., Gindin, G., Rot, A., Soroker., V., Glazer, I., Barel, S. and Samish, M. 2010. A novel technique for evaluating the adhesion of Metarhizium anisopliae conidia to tick cuticle.

Biological Control: accepted. 

Ment, D., Gindin, G., Rot, A., Soroker., V., Glazer, I., Barel, S. and Samish, M. 2009.

Novel technique for quantifying adhesion of Metarhizium anisopliae conidia to the tick cuticle. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 76: 3521–3528

Ment, D., Gindin, G., Soroker., V., Glazer, I., Rot, A. and Samish, M. 2010. Metarhizium anisopliae conidial responses to lipids from ticks cuticle and tick mammalian host surface. Journal of invertebrate Pathology: 103: 132-139

Ment, D., Gindin, V., Glazer, I., Perl, S., Dani, E. and Samish, M. 2010. The effect of temperature and relative humidity on the formation of Metarizium anisopliae chlamydospores in tick eggs. Fungal Biology (former Mycological Research) 114: 49-56

Salame, L., Glazer, I., Miqaia, N.and Chkhubianishvili, T. 2010. Characterization of new populations of entomopathogenic nematodes isolated at diverse sites across Israel. Phytoparasitica  38: 39-52. 

Salame, L. and  Glazer, I., Chubinishvilli M.T. and Chkhubianishvili T. 2010. Genetic improvement of the desiccation tolerance and host-seeking ability of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema feltiae.Phytoparasitica  38: 359-368

Kaaya, G. P., Samish, M., Hedimbi, M., Gindin G. and Glazer, I. 2011. Control of tick populations by spraying Metarhizium anisopliae conidia on cattle under field conditions. Experimental and Applied Acarology 55: 273-281.

Ment, D., Belausov, E., Churchill, A. C. L.,  Donzelli B. G. G., Gindin, G., Glazer, I., Rot, A., S. A. Rehner, and Samish M. 2012. Resistant ticks inhibit Metarhizium infection prior to hemocoel invasion by reducing fungal viability on the cuticle surface. Environmental Microbiology 14: 1570-1583

Wilson, J. M., Ehlers, R-U and Glazer, I. 2012. Entomopathogenic nematode foraging strategies – is Steinernema carpocapsae really an ambush forager? Nematology, 14: 389-394

Perry, N. R., Ehlers, R-U., and Glazer, I. 2012. A realistic appraisal of methods to enhance desiccation tolerance of entomopathogenic nematodes. J. Nematology 44:185-190.

Rot, A. Gindin, G., Ment, D.,  Mishoutchenko, A. Glazer, I. and  Samish, M. 2013. On-host control of the brown dog tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus Latreille (Acari: Ixodidae) by Metarhizium brunneum (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae). Veterinary Parasitology 193: 229-237.

 Ment, D., Gindin, G., Rot, A., Eshel, D., Teper-Bamnolker, P., Ben-Ze'ev I., Glazer, I., and Samish, M. 2013. Cuticular lipids and proteins role in tick susceptibility to Metarhizium infection. Biocontrol Science and Technology 23: 956-967

Moshayov A, Koltai, H., and Glazer, I. 2013. Molecular characterization of the recovery process in the entomopathogenic nematode Heterorhabditis bacteriophora. International Journal of Parasitology 43: 843-852.

Samish, M. Rot, A. Ment, D., Barel, S., Glazer I. and Gindin G. 2014. Efficacy of the entomopathogenic fungus, Metarhizium brunneum in controlling the tick Rhipicephalus annulatus under field conditions.  Veterinary Parasitology 206: 258-266. 

Glazer, I., Salame, L., Dvash, L., Muklada, H., Azaizeh H., Mreny, R., Markovics,  A., Muklada, H., and Landau, S. Y. 2015. Effects of Tannin-Rich Host Plants on the Infection and Establishment of the Entomopathogenic Nematode Heterorhabditis bacteriophora. Journal of Invertabrate Pathology 128:31-36.

Santhi, V S.,  Salame,  L.,  Nakache Y.,  Koltai, H.,  Soroker V.,  Glazer, I. 2015. Attraction of entomopathogenic nematodes Steinernema carpocapsae and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora to the Red Palm Weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus. Biological Control 83: 75–81.

Glazer, I., Salame, L., Dvash, L., Muklada, H., Azaizeh H., Mreny, R., Markovics,  A., Muklada, H., and Landau, S. Y. 2015. Effects of tannin-rich host plants on the infection and establishment of the entomopathogenic nematode Heterorhabditis bacteriophora. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 128: 31-36.

Azaizeh H., Mreny, R., Markovics,  A., Muklada, H., Glazer, I. and Landau, S. Y., 2015. Seasonal variation in the effects of Mediterranean plant extracts on the exsheathment kinetics of goat gastrointestinal nematode larvae. Small Ruminant Research 131:130-135.

Salame, L. and Glazer, I. 2015. Stress avoidance:  Vertical movement of entomopathogenic nematodes in response to soil moisture gradient. Phytoparasitica 43:647-655

Yaari M., Figenbaum A., Koltai H., Salame L., Glazer I. 2015. Transcriptome analysis of desiccation and heat tolerance of entomopathogenic nematodes. International J. Parasitology 10.1016/j.ijpara.2015.08.011

Santhi, V S., Ment D., Salame,  L.,  Soroker V.,  Glazer, I. 2016. Genetic improvement of the attraction and host-seeking ability of the entomopathogenic nematodes Steinernema carpocapsae and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora to the Red Palm Weevil. Biological Control 100: 29-36

Santhi, V. S., Salame, L., Dvash, L., Muklada, H., Azaizeh H., Mreny, Awwad., S., R., Markovics,  A., Landau, S. Y. and Glazer, I., 2017. Ethanolic Extracts of Inula viscosa, Salix alba and Quercus calliprinos, negatively affect the development of the entomopathogenic nematode, Heterorhabditis bacteriophora- a model to compare GINs developmental effect. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 128: 3136.

Santhi, V S., Salame, L., Muklada, H., Azaizeh H., Awwad, S., Haj-Zaroubic, M., Landau, S. Y. and Glazer, I., 2019. Toxicity of phenolic compounds to entomopathogenic nematodes: A case study with Heterorhabditis bacteriophora exposed to lentisk (Pistacia lentiscus) extracts and their chemical components. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 160: 4353

Landau S-Y., Santhi V S., Glazer, I., Salame, L., Muklada, Haj-Zaroubi M., Awwad, S.,  Markovics, A. and Aziza H., 2019. Can an entomopathogenic nematode serve, by proxy to strongyles, in assessing the anthelmintic effects of phenolic compounds?

       Experimental Parasitology 209: 107811

Levy, N., Faigenboim, A.,  Salame, L., Molina, C., Ehlers, R-U, Glazer, I. and Ment, D. 2020. Characterization of the phenotypic and genotypic tolerance to abiotic stresses of natural populations of Heterorhabditis bacteriophora. Scientific Reports, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-67097-0

Samish, M., Rot A., Gindin, G., Ment,  D., Behar, A. and Glazer, I. 2020. Biocontrol of the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis, by entomopathogenic nematodes and fungi. Biological Control 149: 104301  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2020.104301

 

Ment. D., Samish, M., Gindin, G. and Glazer, I. 2020. Comparative response of Metarhizium brunneum to the cuticles of susceptible and resistant hosts. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology:  https://doi.org/10.1002/arch.21756

Santhi, V. S., Faigenboim, A., Ment, D., Salame, L., Soroker, V., Hetzroni, A. and Glazer, I.  2021. Behavioral and molecular response of the insect parasitic nematode Steinernema carpocapsae to cues emitted by a host, the Red Palm Weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus). Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology 241: 111345 https://doi: 10.1016/j.molbiopara.2020.111345


 

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