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שלח באימייל הדפס
Name: Moshe Bar Joseph, Prof. (Retiree)
Units: Plant ProtectionPlant Pathology and Weed Research
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  +97289350823
Cell: +972509350823
Fax:+ 97289352826
Email:    mbjoseph@gmail.com
Office location:Bet Dagan
Address:Dept of Plant Pathology and Weed Research
ARO, The Volcani Center
Bet Dagan 50250
Research Interests / Job description
Management and control of virus and virus like disease agents of subtropical fruit trees, with special emphasis on citrus.
Certification programs, nursery propagation methods and modern cultivation practices of citrus & subtropical fruit trees .
Eradication policies and practices of potentialy epidemic disease agents of fruit trees.
Phytoplasma, Spiroplasma and insect vectored disease agents of citrus and subtropical fruit trees
Molecular characterization and evolution of Closteroviridae and of viroid disease agents.
Methods of pathogen detection and elimination.
Transgenic plants (citrus) and rapid propagation technologies.


1972                Ph.D. Hebrew University, Jerusalem

1984               Researcher, Grade A+ (equivalent to Professor, Dept of Virology, ARO, The                    Volcani  Research Center, Bet Dagan

1983-1984       Head of Department of Plant Pathology, Volcani Center

1995-1986       Head of Department of Plant Virology, Volcani Center

1994 -2004     Professor (Adjunct) Department of Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva.

1996-1997       Scientific Director, The Gilat Experiment Station, Northern Negev.

1986-2004       Founder and Head of the S. Tolkowsky Laboratory for Citrus Disease Research. ARO,   Volcani Research Center, Bet Dagan

2004, 1st  of September, Retired Officially after 39.5 years of service.

Supervision of Graduate Students

Since 1982, I served as an indepedent supervisor of PhD students from the Faculty of Agriculture Rehovot, The Hebrew University , Jerusalem.  In total 11 M.Sc. and 9 Ph.D. Students, have completed their degrees under my supervision.


1980      The Lee Hutchins award, The American Phytopathology Society

1996    Elected, Scientist of the Year, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel


More then  100 publications in  reviewed Journals and Proceeding, (see their impact in Google Scholar ) More then 15 review Chapters in Books   and > 150 popular articles in Local and International  Popular Agricultural Journals.

Publications since 1999

1. Yang G, Che X, Gofman R, Ben-Shalom Y, Piestun D, Gafny R, Mawassi M, Bar-Joseph M. 1999. D-RNA molecules associated with subisolates of the VT strain of citrus tristeza virus which induce different seedling-yellows reactions. Virus Genes 19:5-13.

 2. Satyanarayana T, Gowda S, Boyko VP, Albiach-Marti MR, Mawassi M, Navas-Castillo J, Karasev AV, Dolja V, Hilf ME, Lewandowski DJ, Moreno P, Bar-Joseph M, Garnsey SM, Dawson WO 1999. An engineered closterovirus RNA replicon and analysis of heterologous terminal sequences for replication. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 96:7433-8.

3. Gera, A., Cohen, J., Kritzman, A., Beckelman, E. and Bar-Joseph, M. 1999. Production of diagnostic antibodies to plant viruses utilizing denaturated coat proteins and booster immunization with partially purified virus. J. Pl. Pathol. 81,189-192

 4. Gowda S, Satyanarayana T, Davis CL, Navas-Castillo J, Albiach-Marti MR, Mawassi M, Valkov N, Bar-Joseph M, Moreno P, Dawson WO. 2000. The p20 gene product of Citrus tristeza virus accumulates in the amorphous inclusion bodies. Virology. 274: 246-54.

 5. Lee, R.F. and Bar-Joseph, M. 2000. Citrus tristeza virus, pp61-63 in Compendium of Citrus Diseases (Timmer, Garnsey and Graham Eds.) APS Press,

 6. Cohen, S., N. Mogilner and S. Moreshet, M. Bar-Joseph 2000. Influence of citrus exocortis viroid on Citron seedling water relations. Acta Hort 535:245-251.

 7. Owens RA, Yang G, Gundersen-Rindal D, Hammond RW, Candresse T, Bar-Joseph M. 2000 Both point mutation and RNA recombination contribute to the sequence diversity of citrus viroid III. Virus Genes 20:243-52.

8. Bar-Joseph M., Che, X., Piestun, D., Botuman, O., Gofman, R., Ben Shalom, Y., Yang, G. and M. Mawassi 2000. Citrus Tristeza Virus (CTV) Biology Revisited: Quick Decline and Seedling Yellows- The Cost of Sour Orange Resistance Gene(s)? Proc Int. Soc. Citricul. 

9. Satyanarayana T, Bar-Joseph M, Mawassi M, Albiach-Marti MR, Ayllon MA, Gowda S, Hilf ME, Moreno P, Garnsey SM, Dawson WO. 2001 Amplification of citrus tristeza virus from a cDNA clone and infection of citrus trees. Virology. 280:87-96.

10. Che, X., Piestun, D., Mawassi M, Yang, G. Satyanarayana T Gowda S Dawson WO, and Bar-Joseph M, 2001. 5 'Co-terminal subgenomic RNAs in citrus tristeza virus infected cells. Virology, 283:374-81.

11. Antignus, Y., Lachman, O., Pearlsman, M., Gofman, R. and Bar-Joseph, M., 2002. A new disease of greenhouse tomatoes in Israel caused by a disnct strain of Tomato apical stunt viroid (TASVd). Phytoparasitica, 30

12. Che, X., Mawassi M, and Bar-Joseph M, 2002. A Novel class of large and infectious defective RNAs of citrus tristeza virus. Virology, 298:133-145

13. Martelli GP, Agranovsky AA, Bar-Joseph M, Boscia D, Candresse T, et al ICTV Study Group on closteroviruses and allied viruses, 2002. The family Closteroviridae revised. Arch Virol. 147:2039-44.

14. Gowda S, Ayllon MA, Satyanarayana T, Bar-Joseph M, Dawson WO. 2003. Transcription Strategy in a Closterovirus: a Novel 5'-Proximal Controller Element of Citrus Tristeza Virus Produces 5'- and 3'-Terminal Subgenomic RNAs and Differs from 3' Open Reading Frame Controller Elements. J Virol. 77:340-52.

15. Che X, Dawson WO, Bar-Joseph M, 2003. Defective RNAs of Citrus tristeza virus analogous to Crinivirus genomic RNAs. Virology 310: 298-309.

16. Galiakparov N, Goszczynski DE, Che X, Batuman O, Bar-Joseph M, Mawassi M. 2003 Two classes of subgenomic RNA of grapevine virus A produced by internal controller elements. Virology 312: 434-48.

17. Adams MJ, Antoniw JF, Bar-Joseph M, Brunt AA, et al 2004 The new plant virus family Flexiviridae and assessment of molecular criteria for species demarcation. Arch Virol. 149 :1045-60

18. Maccheroni W, Alegria MC, Greggio CC, Piazza JP, Kamla RF, Zacharias PR, Bar-Joseph M, et al, 2005. Identification and genomic characterization of a new virus (Tymoviridae family) associated with citrus sudden death disease. J Virol. 79:3028-37

19. Sela S, Nestel D, Pinto R, Nemny-Lavy E, Bar-Joseph M. 2005. Mediterranean fruit fly as a potential vector of bacterial pathogens. Appl Environ Microbiol. 71:4052-6.

20. Cohen, O., Batuman, O., Moskowits, Y., Gootwine, E., Mawassi, M. and Bar-Joseph, M. 2005. Goat Horns, Platforms for Viroid Transmission to Fruit Trees. Phytoparasitica 33:141-148

21. Cohen, O., Batuman, O., Stanbekova, G., Sano, T., Mawassi, M. and Bar-Joseph, M. 2006. Construction of a multiprobes for the simultaneous detection of viroids infecting fruit trees. Virus Genes 33, 287-292

22. Batuman, O., Mawassi, M. and Bar-Joseph, M. 2006 Transgenes consisting of a dsRNA of an RNAi suppressor plus the 3' UTR provide resistance to Citrus tristeza virus sequences in Nicotiana benthamiana but not in citrus. Virus Genes 33, 319-327

23. Bar-Joseph, M, Batuman O. and Roistacher C. N. The history of Citrus tristeza virus-Revisited In Citrus tristeza Virus,. In AV Karasev and M. Hilf, Eds. APS Press, Submitted 2005

24. Ozgur Batuman, Xibing Che, Guang Yang, Yoni Moskowitch, Munir Mawassi, and Moshe Bar-Joseph. Interference or Insurance? More Questions than Answers on the Roles of the Multiple Defective RNAs of Citrus Tristeza Virus. In AV Karasev and M. Hilf, Eds. APS Press, Submitted 2005

25. Alexander V. Karasev and Moshe Bar-Joseph. Citrus Tristeza Virus and Taxonomy of Closteroviruses. AV Karasev and M. Hilf Eds. APS Press, Submitted 2005.

26. Spiegel, S., Zeidan, M., Sobolev, I., Beckelman, Y., Holdengreber, V., Tam, Y. , Bar-Joseph, M. , Lipsker, Z. , Gera, A. 2007 The complete nucleotide sequence of Passiflora latent virus and its phylogenetic relationship to other carlaviruses. Arch Virol. 152:181-9.

27. Folimonov, A.S., Folimonova, S.Y., Bar-Joseph, M. and Dawson, W.O. 2007 A stable RNA virus-based vector for citrus trees. Virology, 368: 205-16.

28. Tatineni, S., Robertson, C.J., Garnsey, S.M., Bar-Joseph, M., Gowda, S., Dawson, W.O. 2008 Three genes of Citrus tristeza virus are dispensable for infection and movement throughout some varieties of citrus trees. Virology 376: 297-307



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