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שלח באימייל הדפס
Name: Benjamin Raccah, Prof. (Retiree)
Units: Plant ProtectionPlant Pathology and Weed Research
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  +972-3-9683689 +972-8-9492351
Cell: +972-509492351
Email:  braccah@gmail.com  braccah@volcani.agri.gov.il
Office location:Bet Dagan
Address:Institute of Plant Protection
Agricultural Research Organization
The Volcani Center
P.O.Box 6, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel
Research Interests / Job description
Virus-vector relationships at the biological and molecular level
Transmission of plant viruses by vectors
Epidemiology and control of plant viruses

Publications from 1994

  • Huet, H., Gal-On, A., Meir, E. Lecoq, H. and Raccah, B. (1994). Mutations in the helper component (HC) gene of zucchini yellow mosaic virus (ZYMV) affect aphid transmissibility. J. Gen. Virol. 75: 1407-1414.
  • Rasooly, R., Raccah, B. and Klein, M. (1994). Laboratory transmission of the citrus stubborn disease agent by a leafhopper from the Circulifer tenellus complex from the Jordan Valley. Phytoparasitica 22: 209-218.
  • Gindin, G., Barash, I., Harari, N. and Raccah, B. (1994). Effect of endotoxic compounds isolated from Verticillium lecanii on the sweet potato whitefly Bemisia tabaci, Phytoparasitica 22: 189-196.
  • Gal-On, A., Meiri, E., Huet, H., Wu, J-A., B. Raccah and V. Gaba. (1995). Particle bombardment drstically increases the infectivity of cloned DNA of zucchini yellow mosaic potyvirus. J. Gen. Virol. 76: 3223-3227.
  • Berlinger, M., Singer, S., Lebiush-Mordechai, S. and Raccah, B. (1996). Monitoring insect vectors with special emphasis on ornamental viruses in protected conditions. Acta Horticulturae 432: 188-194.
  • Gindin, G., Barash, I., Raccah, B., Singer, S., Ben-Ze'ev, I. And M. Klein. (1996). The potential of some entomopathogenic fungi as biocontrol agents against the onion thrips, Thrips tabaci and western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis. Folia Entomol. Hung. 57: 37-42.
  • Mor, H., Gindin, G., Ben Ze'ev, I.S., B. Raccah, Geschtovt, N.U., Ajikhozina N. and Barash, I. (1996). Diversity among isolates of Verticillium lecanii as expressed DNA polymorphism and virulence towards Bemisia tabaci. Phytoparasitica 24: 111-118.
  • Tanne, E., Marcus, R., Dubitzky, E. and Raccah, B. (1996). Analysis of progress and spatial pattern of corky bark in grapes. Plant. Dis. 80: 34-38. 1996.
  • Almeida, L., Raccah, B. and Klein M. (1997). Trabsmission characteristics of Spiroplasma citri and its effect on leafhopper vectors from the Circulifer tenellus complex. Ann. Appl. Biol. 130: 49-59.
  • Desbiez, C., Gal-On, A., Raccah, B. and Lecoq, H. (1997). Characterization of epitopes on zucchini yellow mosaic potyvirus coat protein permits studies on the interactions between strains. J. Gen. Virol. 78: 2073-2076.
  • Koltai, H. Chejanovsky, N., Raccah, B. and Spiegel, Y. (1997). The first isolated collagen gene of the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne javanica is developmentally regulated. Gene: 196: 191-199.
  • Antignus, Y., Lapidot, M., Ganaim, N., Cohen, J., Lachman, O., Pearlsman, M., Raccah B., and Gera A. (1997). Biological and Molecular Characterization of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus in Israel. Phytoparasitica 25: 319-330.
  • Peng, Y-H., Kadoury, D., Gal-On, A., Huet, H., Wang, Y. and Raccah B.(1998). Mutation in the HC-Pro gene of the zucchini yellow mosaic potyvirus: Effects on aphid transmission and on binding to purified virions. J. Gen. Virol. 79: 897-904.
  • Jacquet, C., Dellecole, Brigitte, Raccah, B., Lecoq, H., Dunez, J. and Ravelonandro M. (1998). Use of modified plum pox coat protein genes developed to limit heteroencapsidation-associated risks in transgenic plants. Journal of Gen. Virol. 79: 1509-1517.
  • Gal-On, A., Meiri, Eti., Raccah, B., and Gaba, V., (1998). Recombination of engineered defective RNA species produces infective potyvirus in planta. J. Virol. 72: 5268-4270.
  • Kadouri, D., Peng, Y-H., Wang, Y. Singer, S., Huet, H., B. Raccah and A. Gal-On (1998). Affinity purification of HC-Pro of potyviruses with Ni2+-NTA resin. J. Virol. Methods 76: 19-29.
  • Fuchs, M., Gal-on, A., Raccah, B. and Gonsalves, D. (1999). Epidemiology of an aphid nontransmissible potyvirus in fields of nontransgenic and coat protein transgenic squash. Transgenic research 8: 429-439.
  • Gera A, Kritzman A, Cohen J, Raccah B. (1999). First report of impatiens necrotic spot tospovirus (INSV) in Israel. Plant dis. 83: 587.
  • Gal-on A and Raccah B. . (2000). Point mutation in the FRNK motif of the potyvirus helper component-protease gene alters symptom expression in cucurbits and elicits protection against the severe homologous virus. Phytopathology 90: 467-473.
  • Grumet, R., Ullah, Z., Gal-On, A and Raccah B. (2000). Cucurbit-potyvirus interactions influencing virus movement and accumulation. Acta Horticulturae 510: 327-334
  • Kritzman A, Beckelman H, Alexandrov S,Lampel M. Zeidan M, Raccah B , and Gera A.(2000). Lisianthus leaf necrosis: a new disease of lisianthus caused by Iris yellow spot virus. Plant dis. 84 (11); 1185-1189.
  • Yarden, G., Hemo, R., Livne, H., Maoz, E., Lev, E., Lecoq, H. and Raccah B . (2000). Cross protection of Cucurbitaceae from zucchini yellow mosaic potyvirus. Acta Horticulturae 510: 349-357
  • Gindin, G., Geschrovt, N.U., Raccah B . and Barash, I. (2000). Pathogenicity of Verticillium lecanii to different developmental stages of the silverleaf whitefly, Bemisia argentifolii. Phytoparasitica 28: 229-239.
  • Kritzman A, Lampel M. Raccah B , and Gera A. (2001). Distribution and transmission of Iris yellow spot virus. Plant dis. 85: 838-842.
  • Kritzman A, Gera A, Raccah B , van Lent JW, Peters D (2002) The route of tomato spotted wilt virus inside the thrips body in relation to transmission efficiency. Arch Virol. 147: 2143-56.
  • Dombrovsky A, Huet H, Zhang H, Chejanovsky N, Raccah B . (2003). Comparison of newly isolated cuticular protein genes from six aphid species. Insect Biochem Mol Biol.33 : 709-15.
  • Ullah Z, Chai B, Hammar S. Raccah B , Gal-On A and Grumet R. (2003). Effect of substitution of the amino termini of coat proteins of distinct potyvirus species on viral infectivity and host specificity. Physiol. Mol. Plant Pathol. 63: 129-139.
  • Dombrovsky A, Huet H, Chejanovsky N and Raccah B. (2005). Aphid transmission of a potyvirus depends on suitability of the helper component and the N terminus of the coat protein. Arch. Virol. 150: 287-298.
  • Ghanim,M., Dombrovsky, A., Raccah B. and Sherman, A. (2006). A microarray approach identifies ANT, OS-D and takeout-like genes as differentially regulated in alate and apterous morphs of the green peach aphid Myzus persicae (Sulzer) Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 36: 857-868.
  • Dombrovsky A, Sobolev, I., Chejanovsky N and Raccah B. (2007). Characterization of RR-1 and RR-2 cuticular proteins from Myzus persicae. Comp. Biochem. and Physiol. Part B (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology). 146: 256-264.
  • Dombrovsky A, Gollop, N., Chen, S., Chejanovsky N and Raccah B. (2007). In vitro association between the helper component-proteinase of Zucchini yellow mosaic virus and cuticle proteins of Myzus persicae. J. Gen. Virol. 88:1602-1610.
  • Bosco, D., Galetto, L., Leoncini, P., Saracco, P., Raccah, B. and Marzachi C. (2007). Interactions between Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris and its leafhopper vectors (Homoptera, Cicadellidae). J. Econ. Entomol.. 100: 1504-1511.
  • Bosco, D., Galetto L., Leoncini P., Saracco P ., Raccah B., and Marzachì C. (2007).  Pattern of chrysanthemum yellows phytoplasma multiplication in three leafhopper vector species (Cicadellidae Deltocephalinae). Bulletin of Insectology 60 : 227-228
  • Spiegel, S., Sobolev, I., Dombrovsky, A., Gera, A., Raccah, B.,  Tam, Y. Beckelman, L. Feigelson, L., Holdengreber V. and Y. Antignus. (2008). Characterization of a Peanut mottle virus1Isolate Infecting Peanut in Israel. Phytoparasitica 36: 168-174.




Invited Reviews.

  • Raccah B . (1995). Epidemiological aspects of virus spread. In "Virus and Virus-like Diseases of Bulb and Flower Crops" (Loebenstein, G, Lawson, R.H. and Brunt, A.A. eds.). Wiley Publication, New York. PP. 135-144.
  • Maiss, E., Varrelmann, M. DiFonzo, C. And Raccah, B. (1997). Risk assessment of traqnsgenic plants expressing the coat protein gene of plum pox potytvirus (PPV). P 85-97. In Virus-Resistant Transgenic Plants: Potential Ecological Impact (M. Tepfer and E. Balazs eds.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, New York, 1997.
  • Raccah B . (1999). Insect Transmission of Plant Viruses. In "Encyclopedia of Life Sciences". MacMillan Publication. An on-line publication.
  • Raccah, B. (1999). Insect Transmission of Plant Viruses. In "Encyclopedia of Life Sciences". MacMillan Publication. An on-line publication.
  • Hammond, J., Lecoq, H. and Raccah, B.(1999). Epidemiological risks from mixed infections and transgenic plants expressing viral genes. Advances in Virus Research. 54: 189-314.
  • Lecoq H., Raccah B . 2001. Cross-protection: Interactions between strains exploited to control plant virus diseases. Chap. 10. (Jeger M.J. and Spence N.J. eds.), Biotic interactions in plant-pathogen associations. CAB International; London (GBR), p.177-192.
  • Raccah, B. Huet, H. and Blanc S. (2001). Potyviruses. Chap. 10 (Harris, K.F. Smith, O.P. and Duffus, J.E. eds). Virus-Insect-Plant Interactions. Academic Press, New York and London, pp. 181-206.
  • Raccah, B. and Fereres A. (2009). Insect transmission of plant viruses. Encyclopedia of Life Sciece (an On-Line Publication).  
  • Fereres A. and Raccah, B. (2015). Insect transmission of plant viruses. Encyclopedia of Life ciences (an online publication).
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