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Name: Dani Eshel, Ph.D. (Researcher)
Units: Postharvest and Food SciencesDepartment of Postharvest Science
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  03-9683621 03-9683613
Cell: 050-6220621
Email:  dani@volcani.agri.gov.il  dani@agri.gov.il
Office location:Dept. of Postharvest Science
Address:P.O. Box 15159
68 Hamakabim Rd, Rishon LeZion, 7528809, Israel

Head of Institute of Postharvest and Food Science

Lab web site: https://eshellab.wixsite.com/research

Research Interests / Job description
- Molecular physiology of bud dormancy and apical dominance in plants
- Sugar metabolism as a mechanism for abiotic stress tolerance of plants
- Caspase like proteins and their role in programmed cell death and autophagy
- Crops improvement through target genome editing

Selected Publications 

Zhu, X.B., Chen, A.R., Butler, N.M., Zeng, Z.X., Xin, H.Y., Wang, L.X., Lv, Z.Y., Eshel, D., Douches, D.S., and Jiang, J.M. (2024) Molecular dissection of an intronic enhancer governing cold-induced expression of the vacuolar invertase gene in potato. Plant Cell (In press).


Danieli R.,  Assouline S.,  Salam B. B.,  Vrobel O.,  Teper-Bamnolker P.,  Belausov E.,  Granot D.,  Tarkowski P.,  Eshel D. (2023) Chilling induces sugar and ABA accumulation that antagonistically signals for symplastic connection of dormant potato buds. Plant, Cell & Environment 46:2097-2111.


Teper-Bamnolker P.,  Roitman M.,  Katar O.,  Peleg N.,  Aruchamy K., Suher S., Doron-Faigenboim A.,  Leibman D.,  Omid A.,  Belausov E.,  Andersson M.,  Olsson N.,  Fält A-S,  Volpin H.,  Hofvander P.,  Gal?On A., and Eshel D. (2023) An alternative pathway to plant cold tolerance in the absence of vacuolar invertase activity.The Plant Journal 113:327-341.


Rather G. A., Ayzenshtat D., Teper?Bamnolker P., Kumar M., Forotan Z., Eshel D. and Samuel Bocobza (2022) Advances in protoplast transfection promote efficient CRISPR/ Cas9?mediated genome editing in tetraploid potato. Planta 256:14.


Ren Y., Jiang H., Ma L., Zheng X., Prusky D., Eshel D., Bi Y. (2022) Diphenyleneiodonium delays the deposition of suberin polyphenolic and lignin at wounds of potato tubers by inhibiting Strbohs transcription and NADPH oxidase activity. Postharvest Biology and Technology 185:111798.


Salam B. B., Barbier F., Danieli R., Teper-Bamnolker P., Ziv C., Spíchal L., Aruchamy K., Shnaider Y., Leibman D., Shaya F., Carmeli-Weissberg M., Gal-On A., Jiang J., Ori N., Beveridge C. and Eshel D. (2021) Sucrose promotes stem branching through cytokinin. Plant Physiology 185:1708-1721.


Teper-Bamnolker P., Danieli R., Peled-Zehavi H., Belausov E., Abu-Abied M., Avin-Wittenberg T., Sadot E. and Eshel D. (2020)  Vacuolar processing enzyme translocates to the vacuole through the autophagy pathway to induce programmed cell death. Autophagy 17:3109-3123.


Galsurker O., Kelly G., Doron-Faigenboim A., Aruchamy K., Salam B. B., Teper-Bamnolker P., Lers A. and Eshel D. (2020) Endogenous sugar level is associated with differential heat tolerance in onion bulb scales. Postharvest Biology and Technology 163: 111145.


Arnon-Rips H., Sabag A., Tepper-Bamnolker P., Chalupovich D., Levi-Kalisman Y., Eshel D., Porat R. and Poverenov E. (2020) Effective suppression of potato tuber sprouting using polysaccharide-based emulsified films for prolonged release of citral. Food Hydrocolloids 103:105644. 


Dror B., Savidor A., Salam B. B., Sela N., Lampert Y., Teper-Bamnolker P., Daus A., Carmeli S., Sela (Saldinger) S. and Eshel D. (2019) High levels of CO2 induce spoilage by Leuconostoc mesenteroides by upregulating dextran-synthesis genes. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 85: e00473-18.


Galsurker O., Doron-Faigenboim A., Teper-Bamnolker P., Daus A., Lers A. and Eshel D. (2018). Differential response to heat stress in outer and inner onion bulb scales. Journal of Experimental Botany 69: 4047-4064.


Danieli R., Blank L., Salam B. B., Malka S. K., Teper-Bamnolker P., Daus A., Zig U., Amichay M., Shemer Z., Gal-On A. and Eshel D. (2018) Postharvest temperature has a greater impact on apical dominance of potato seed-tuber than field growing-degree days exposure. Field Crop Research 223:105-112.


Chaturvedi A. K. s, Rohkin S. S., Faigenboim-Doronb A., Teper-Bamnolker P., Salam B. B., Daus A., Kamenetsky R. and Eshel D. (2018) Differential carbohydrate gene expression during preplanting temperature treatments controls meristem termination and bulbing in garlic. Environmental and Experimental Botany 150:280-291.


Salam B. B., Kumar M. S., Zhu X., Gong H., Ziv C., Teper-Bamnolker P., Ori N., Jiang J. and Eshel D. (2017) Etiolated stem branching is a result of systemic signaling associated with sucrose level. Plant Physiology, 175:734-745.


Teper-Bamnolker P., Buskila Y., Belausov E., Wolf D., Doron-Faigenboim A., Ben-Dor S., Van der Hoorn R. A. L., Lers A. and Eshel D. (2017) Vacuolar processing enzyme (VPE) activates programmed cell death in the apical meristem inducing loss of apical dominance. Plant, Cell & Environment 40:2381-2392.


Lampert, Y. , Dror B., Sela N., Teper-Bamnolker P., Daus A., Sela (Saldinger) S. and Eshel D. (2017). Emergence of Leuconostoc mesenteroides as a causative agent of oozing in carrots stored under non-ventilated conditions. Microbial Biotechnology 10:1677-1689.


Galsurker O., Doron-Faigenboim A., Teper-Bamnolker P., Daus A., Fridman Y., Lers A., Eshel D. (2016). Cellular and molecular changes associated with onion skin formation suggest involvement of programmed cell death. Frontiers in Plant Science 7: 2031.


Buskila Y., Sela N., Teper-Bamnolker P., Tal I., Shani E., Weinstain R., Gaba V., Tam Y., Lers A. and Eshel D. (2016) Stronger sink demand for metabolites supports dominance of the apical bud in etiolated growth. Journal of Experimental Botany 67: 5495-5508.


Turgeman, T., Shatil-Cohen, A., Moshelion, M., Teper-Bamnolker, P., Skory, C. D., Lichter, A. and Eshel, D. (2016). The role of aquaporins in pH-Dependent germination of Rhizopus delemar spores. PloS one, 11: e0150543.


Rohkin Shalom S., Gillett D., Zemach H., Kimhi S., Forer I., Zutahy Y., Tam Y., Teper-Bamnolker P., Kamenetsky R. and Eshel D. (2015) Storage temperature controls the timing of garlic bulb formation via shoot apical meristem termination. Planta, 242:951-962.

Kamenetsky R., Faigenboim A., Shemesh Mayer E., Ben Michael T., Gershberg C., Kimhi S., Esquira I., Rohkin Shalom S., Eshel D., Rabinowitch D. H. and Sherman A. (2015).Integrated transcriptome catalogue and organ-specific profiling of gene expression in fertile garlic (Allium sativum L.). BMC Genomics 16:12.

Zipor G., Duarte P., Carqueijeiro I., Shahar L., Ovadia R., Teper-Bamnolker P. , Eshel D., Levin Y., Doron-Faigenboim A., Sottomayor M. and Oren-Shamir M. (2014).In planta anthocyanin degradation by a vacuolar class III peroxidase in Brunfelsia calycina flowers. New Phytologist 205:653-665.

Turgeman T., Kakongi N., Schneider A., Vinokur Y., Teper-Bamnolker P., Carmeli S., Levy M., Skory C. D., Lichter A., and Eshel D. (2014).  Induction of Rhizopus oryzae germination under starvation using host metabolites increases spore susceptibility to heat stress. Phytopathology 104:240-247.

Eshel D., Teper-Bamnolker P., Vinokur Y., Saad I., Zutahy Y., Rodov V. (2014). Fast curing: a method to improve postharvest quality of onions in hot climate harvest. Postharvest Biology and Technology 88:34-39.


Ment, D., G. Gindin, Rot A., Eshel D., Teper-Bamnolker P., Ben-Ze'ev I., Glazer I., Samish M (2013). Role of cuticular lipids and water soluble compounds in tick susceptibility to Metarhizium infection. Biocontrol Science and Technology 23:956-967.


Bar-El Dadon S., Yolanda Pascual C., Eshel D., Teper-Bamnolker P., Dolores Paloma Ibá ñez M., Reifen R. (2012).Vicilin and the basic subunit of legumin are putative chickpea allergens. Food Chemistry 138:13-18.

Eshel D. and Teper-Bamnolker P. (2012) Can loss of apical dominance in potato tuber serve as a marker of physiological age? Plant Signaling & Behavior 7:1158-1162.

Teper-Bamnolker P., Buskila Y., Lopesco Y., Ben-Dor S., Saad I., Holdengreber V., Belausov E., Zemach H., Ori N., Lers A. and Eshel D. (2012). Release of apical dominance in potato tuber is accompanied by programmed cell death in the apical bud meristem. Plant Physiology 158: 2053-2067.


Buskila Y., Tsror L., Sharon M., Teper Bamnolker P., Holczer-Erlich O., Vershavsky S., Ginzberg I., Burdman S. and Eshel D. (2011).  Postharvest dark skin spots in potato tubers are an over-suberization response to Rhizoctonia solani infection. Phytopathology 101:436-444

Gan-Mor S., Regev R., Levi A. and Eshel D. (2011). Adapted thermal imaging for development of postharvest precision steam-disinfection technology for carrots. Postharvest Biology and Technology 59:265-271.

Eshel D. (2011). Non-chemical approaches for postharvest quality management of underground vegetables. Stewart Postharvest Review 7:1-7.

Teper Bamnolker P., Dudai N., Fischer R., Belausov E., ‎‎ ‎‎Zemach H., Shoseyov O. and Eshel D.  (2010) Mint essential oil can induce or inhibit potato sprouting by differential alteration of apical meristem. Planta 232:179-186. 

Rodov V., Tietel Z., Vinokur Y., Horev B., and Eshel D. (2010). Ultraviolet light stimulates flavonols accumulation in peeled onions and inactivates microorganisms on their surface. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 58:9071-9076.

Kliger Y., Levy O., Oren A., Ashkenazy H., Tiran Z., Novik A., Rosenberg A., Amir A., Wool A., Toporik A., Schreiber E., Eshel D., Levine Z., and Cohen Y., Nold-Petry C., Dinarello C. A. and Borukhov I. (2009) Peptides modulating conformational changes in secreted chaperones: from in silico design to preclinical proof of concept. PNAS 106:13797-13801.

Eshel D., Regev R., Orenstein J., Droby S., Gan-Mor S. (2009) Combining physical, chemical and biological methods for synergistic control of postharvest diseases: a case study of Black Root Rot of carrot. Postharvest Biology and Technology 54:48-52.

Eshel D., Orenstein J., Hazanovsky M. and Tsror L. (2008) Control of sprouting and tuber-borne diseases of stored potato by environment-friendly method. Acta Horticultura 830:363-368.

Shemesh R., Toporik A., Levine Z., Hecht I., Rotman G., Wool A. Dahary D., Gofer E., Kliger Y., Ayalon Soffer M., Rosenberg A., Eshel D., and Cohen Y. (2008) Discovery and validation of novel peptide agonists for G-protein coupled receptors. Journal of Biological Chemistry   283: 34643-34649.

Eshel D., Toporik A., Efrati T., Nakav S., Chen A. and Douvdevani A. (2008). Characterization of natural human antagonistic soluble CD40 isoforms produced through alternative splicing. Molecular Immunology 46:250-257

Reuveni M., Shegolov D., Eshel D., Ben Arie R., and Prusky D. (2007). Virulence and the production of endo-1,4-b-glucanase by isolates of Alternaria alternata involved in the moldy-core disease of apples. Journal of Phytopathology 155:50-55 

Akimitsu K., Isshiki A., Ohtani K., Yamamoto H., Eshel D., and Prusky D. (2004). Sugars and pH: A clue to the regulation of fungal cell wall-degrading enzymes in plants. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 65:271-275.

Oren A., Toporik A., Biton S., Almog N., Eshel D., Bernstein J., Savitsky K., and Rotman G. (2004). hCHL2, a novel Chordin-related gene, displays differential expression and complex alternative splicing in human tissues and during myoblast and osteoblast maturation. Gene 331:17-31.

Eshel D., Miara, I., Ailing T., Dinoor A., and Prusky D. (2002). pH regulates endoglucanase expression and virulence of Alternaria alternata in persimmon fruits. Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions 8:774-779.

Eshel D., Lichter A., Dinoor, A., and Prusky D. (2002). Characterization ofAlternaria alternata glucanase genes expressed during infection of resistant and susceptible persimmon fruits. Molecular Plant Pathology 3:347-358.

Eshel D., Beno-Mualem D., Lorang J. M., Dinoor A., and Prusky D. (2001).Induction of peroxidase during infection of unripe persimmon fruit by Alternaria alternata: A possible quiescence mechanism. Journal of Phytopathology 150:357-362.

Prusky D., Eshel D., Kobiler, I., Yakoby, N., Beno-Moualem, D., Ackerman, M., Zuthji, Y., and Ben-Arie, R. (2001).Postharvest chlorine treatments for the control of persimmon black spot disease caused by Alternaria alternataPostharvest Biology and Technology 23:23-32.


Eshel D., Ben-Arie R., Dinoor A., and Prusky D. (2000). Resistance of gibberellin-treated persimmon fruit to Alternaria alternata arises from the reduced ability of the fungus to produce 
endo-1,4-b-glucanase. Phytopathology 90:1256-1262.


Eshel D., Gamliel A., Grinstein A., DiPrimo P., and Katan J. (2000). Combined soil treatments and sequence of application in improving the control of soilborne pathogens. Phytopathology 90:751-757.


Eshel D., Gamliel, A., Katan, J., and Grinstein A. (1999). Evaluation of soil fumigants on soilborne fungal pathogens in a controlled-environment system and in soil. Crop Protection 18:437-443.



 Lab members

Current members of the group:

Dr. Paula Teper-Bamnolker (Lab Manager)

Marina Roitman (Ph.D. student)

Yossi Stern (Ph.D. student)

Barbara Longwani (Ph.D. student)

Maya Eisenstadt (M.Sc.)

Shiran Jantzis (M.Sc.)

Talya Steinberg (M.Sc.)

Sophia Pyatikop (B.Sc.)


Former Students:

Dr. Einat Paz (Postdoc)

Dr. Bolaji Babajide Salam (Postdoc)

Dr. Tidhar Turgemann (Postdoc)

Dr. Sarit Rohkin Shalom (Postdoc)

Dr. Shiva Malka Kumar (Postdoc)

Dr. Yael Lampert (Postdoc)

Dr. Amit Kumar Chaturvedi (Postdoc) 

Dr. Sigal Popovsky (Postdoc)

Dr. Kalaivani Aruchamy (Postdoc)

Dr. Yossi Buskila (Ph.D.) 

Dr. Ortal Galsuker (Ph.D.)

Dr. Bolaji Babajide Salam (Ph.D.)

Raz Danieli (Ph.D. student)

Tali Monosov (M.Sc.)

Yossi Buskila (M.Sc.)

Avishai Schneider (M.Sc.)

Nathan Kakongi (M.Sc.)

Yael Lopesco (M.Sc.)

Barak Dror (M.Sc.)

Shlomit Shuher (M.Sc.)

Omri Katar (M.Sc.)

Noam Peleg (M.Sc.)

Idan Flaks (B.Sc.)

Avinoam Daus (Technician)



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