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Name: Vered Irihimovitch, Ph.D. (Researcher)
Units: Plant SciencesFruit Tree Sciences
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  03-9683965 03-9683955
Cell: 050-6220061
Email:    veredi@volcani.agri.gov.il
Office location:Institute of Plant Sciences.
Research Interests / Job description
1-Fruit growth and development.
2-Fruit abscission.


B.Sc.                                         Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

M.Sc.                                         Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Ph.D.                                         Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Postdoctoral fellow I:              Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Postdoctoral fellow II:             Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant

                                                  Research. Cornell University. Ithaca


Research interests      

  • Fruit growth and development.
  • Fruit abscission.
  • Flowering control

Current research projects:

  • 1- Regulation of abscission zone formation during fruitlet drop in mango and avocado
  • 2- Study of mechanisms controlling alternate bearing in 'Hass' avocado.
  • 3- Breeding and selection of new avocado cultivars.

Current lab members:

Tali Zviran (Lab technician).

Eyal Halon (Lab technician).

Gil Yosef (M.Sc. student).

Shani Glick (M.Sc. student).

Itamar Gafni (M.Sc.student).


Former lab members:

Revital Rosenfeld (M.Sc. student).

Yardena Dahan (Lab technician).

Moshe Goren (Lab technician).

Victor Zadiranov (Undergraduate student).

Sabag Michal (M.Sc. student).

Dafna Ziv (M. Sc. student).

Oshrat Zezak (M. Sc. student).

Dr. Ish-Shalom Mazal.

Dr. Youlia Denisov


Denisov, Y., Glick, S., Zviran, T., Ish-Shalom, M., Faigenboim, A., Cohen, Y and Irihimovitch, V (2017). Distinct spatial and temporal expression profiles of auxin-related genes during mango fruitlet drop.
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry doi.org/10.1016/j.plaphy.2017.04.021

Ziv, D.,  Zviran, T., Zezak, O., Samach, A. and Irihimovitch, V (2014). Expression profiling of FLOWERING LOCUS T-like gene in alternate bearing 'Hass' avocado trees suggests a role for PaFT in avocado flower induction PloS ONE 9 (10)e e110613. doi: 10.371/journal/pone/0110613.

Sabag, M., Ben-Ari, G., Zviran, T., Biton, I., Goren, M., Dahan, Y., Sadka A and Irihomovitch, V (2013). PaKRP, a cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor from avocado, may facilitate exit from the cell cycle during fruit growth. Plant Science 213:18-29.

Ish-Shalom, M., Dahan, Y., Maayan, I and Irihimovitch, V (2011). Cloning and molecular characterization of an ethylene receptor gene, MiERS1, expressed during mango fruitlet abscission and fruit ripening. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 49(8):931-936.

Dahan, Y., Sabag, M and Irihimovitch, V (2011). Coning of distinct cell-proliferation-related genes from avocado and molecular charcterization of their expression, as related to small and normal 'Hass' fruit phenotype development. Proceedings VIII World Avocado Congress http:// www.avocadosource.com/wac7/Section_06

Dahan  Y, Rosenfeld  R, Zadiranov, V and Irihimovitch, V (2010). A proposed conserved role for an avocado fw2.2-like gene as a negative regulator of fruit cell division. Planta 232: 663-676.

Dahan, Y, Rosenfeld, R and Irihimovitch, V (2010). Isolation of a FRUIT WEIGHT 2.2 homolog in 'Hass' avocado and characterization of its expression as related to reduced cell division. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 884:145-151.

Irihimovitch, V and Yehudai-Resheff ,S (2008). Phosphate and sulfur limitation responses in the chloroplast of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 283:1-8.

Irihimovitch, V and Stern, D.B (2006). The sulfur acclimation SAC3 kinase is required for chloroplast transcriptional repression under sulfur limitation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 103:7911-7916. 

Bohne, A.V., Irihimovitch, V., Weihe, A. and Stern, D.B (2006). Chlamydomonas reinhardtii encodes a single sigma70-like factor which likely functions in chloroplast transcription. Curr. Genet.  2:1-8

Fine, A., Irihimovitch, V., Dahan, I., Konrad, Z and Eichler, J (2006). Cloning, expression and purification of  functional Sec11a and Sec11b, type I signal peptidases of  the Archaeon Haloferax volcanii. J. Bacteriol. 188:1911-1919.

Cohen, I., Knopf, J.A., Irihimovitch V and Shapira, M (2005). A proposed mechanism for the inhibitory effects of oxidative stress on Rubisco assembly and its subunit expression.  Plant Physiology,137:738-746.

Yosef, I., Irihimovitch V., Knopf, J.A., Cohen, I., Dahan, I., Nahum. E., Keasar, C. and Shapira, M (2004). RNA binding activity of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase large subunit from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. J. Biol. Chem. 279:10148-56. 

Eichler, J. and Irihimovitch, V (2003). Move it on over: getting proteins across biological membranes. Bioessays. 25:1154-7.

Irihimovitch,V and Eichler, J (2003). Post-translational secretion of fusion proteins in the halophilic Archaea Haloferax volcanii.  J. Biol. Chem. 278: 12881-12887.

Irihimovitch,V.,  Ring, G., Elkayam, T., Konrad, Z. and Eichler, J (2003). Isolation of fusion proteins containing SecY and SecE, components of the protein translocation complex from the halophilic archaeon Haloferax volcanii. Extremophiles. 7: 71-77

Irihimovitch, V and Shapira, M (2000). Glutathione Redox Potential Modulated by Active Oxygen Species Regulates Translation of Rubisco LSU in the Chloroplast. J. Biol. Chem.  275: 16289 -16295.

Nerd, A., Irihimovitch V and Mizrahi, Y (1998). Phenology, breeding system and fruit development of Argan (Argania spinosa) cultivated in Israel. Economic Botany 52: 161-167

Shapira, M and Irihimovitch V (1998). Active oxygen species transiently suppress the synthesis of the chloroplast encoded RUbisco LSU. In: Proceedings of the XI International Congress on Photosynthesis, Ed. Garab, G.; Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 3367-3370 

Shapira, M., Lers, A., Irihimovitch, V., Heifetz, P. B., Osmond, C. B., Gillham, N.W. and Boynton, J.E (1997). Differential Regulation of Chloroplast Gene Expression in  C.reinhardtii  during  Photoacclimation: Light Stress Transiently  Suppresses Synthesis of the Rubisco LSU Protein while Enhancing Synthesis of the PS II D1 Protein.  Plant Mol. Biol.  33 :1001-1011 (* note - different spelling of family  name)

Articles in Hebrew

Dahan, Y., Rosenfeld, R., Goren, M., Levin, A., Ish-Am, G., Viner, L and Irihimovitch, V (2010). Fruit size problem in 'Hass'- what is the limiting factor? In Alon Hanotea. 64: 13-18 

Schnider, D., Ish-Am, G., Lahav, E., Rom, D., Yehieli, N., Cohen, H., Idelman, E., Hatan, H, Noy, M., Pesis, E., Feignberg, O., Goren, M., Tzviran, T and Irihimovitch, V (2013). The  renewed Israeli avocado breeding program, a report from the field. In Alon Hanotea 67:20-24

Ziv, D., Zviran, T., Zezak , O., Samach, A and Irihimovitch, V (2015). Selective hand fruit thinning, as means to increase fruit size and reduce 'Hass' avocado alternate bearing problem. In Alon Hanotea 69:35-39.







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