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שלח באימייל הדפס
Name: Yaakov Tadmor, Ph.D. (Researcher)
Units: Newe Ya'arResearch teams-Newe Yaar
Research Interests / Job description  Latest Chapters In Blog
Tel:  04-9539548
Cell: 050-6220054
Email:    tadmory@volcani.agri.gov.il
Office location:Newe Yaar Research Center
Address:Newe Yaar Research Center
POBox 1021
Ramat Yishai 30095


Research Interests / Job description
The main lines of research I am interested in are: 1. Development and discovery of unique plant material for research and breeding purposes. 2. Genetic and chemical analyses of health and quality compounds and traits in agricultural products.

Last five years publications:


Cohen, S., Tzuri, G., Harel-Beja, R., Itkin, M., Portnoy, V., Sa’ar, U., Lev, S., Yeselson, L., Petrikov, M., Rogachev, I., Aharoni, A., Ophir, R., Tadmor, Y., Lewinsohn, E., Burger, Y., Katzir, N., Schafer, A. A. 2012.Co-mapping studies of QTLs for fruit acidity and candidate genes of organic acid metabolism and proton transport in sweet melon (Cucumis melo L.). Theor Appl Genet 125:343–353.


Plakhine, D., Tadmor, Y., Ziadne, H., Joel D. M. 2012. Maternal tissue is involved in stimulant reception by seeds of the parasitic plant Orobanche. Ann Bot 109: 979-986.


Bernillon, S., Biais, B., Deborde, C., Maucourt, M., Cabasson, C., Gibon, Y., Hansen, T. H., Husted, S., de Vos, R. C. H., Mumm, R., Jonker, H., Ward, J. L., Miller, S. J., Baker, J. M., Burger, J., Tadmor, Y., Beale, M. H., Schjoerring, J. K., Schaffer, A. A., Rolin, D., Hall, R. D., Moing, A. 2013. Metabolomic and elemental profiling of melon fruit quality as affected by genotype and environment. Metabolomics 9:57–77.


Gonda, I., Lev, S., Bar, E., Sikron, N., Portnoy, V., Davidovich-Rikanati, R., Burger, J., Schaffer, A. A., Tadmor, Y. Giovannonni, J. J., Huang, M., Fei, Z., Katzir, N., Fait, A., Lewinsohn, E. (2013) Catabolism of L-methionine in the formation of sulfur and other volatiles in melon (Cucumis melo L.) fruit. Plant J. 74: 458–472.


Borovsky, Y., Tadmor, Y., Bar, E., Meir, A., Lewinsohn, E., Paran, I. (2013) Induced mutation in b-CAROTENE HYDROXYLASE results in accumulation of b-carotene and conversion of red to orange color in pepper fruit. Theor Appl Genet 126:557–565.


Galpaz, N., Burger, Y., Lavee, T., Tzuri, G., Sherman, A., Melamed, T., Eshed, R., Meir, A., Portnoy, V., Bar, E., Shimoni-Shor, E., Feder, A., Saar, Y., Saar, U., Baumkoler, F., Lewinsohn, E., Schaffer, A. A., Katzir, N., Tadmor, Y. (2013) Genetic and biochemical characterization of an EMS induced mutation in Cucumis melo CRTISO gene. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 539: 117-125.


Zhang, M. K., Zhang, M. P., Mazourek, M., Tadmor, Y., Li, L. (2014). Regulatory control of carotenoid accumulation in winter squash during storage. Planta, 240, 1063-1074.


Cohen, S., Itkin, M., Yeselson, Y., Tsuri, G., Portnoy, V., Harel-Beja, R., Lev, S., Sa‘ar, U., Davidovitz-Rikanati, R., Baranes, N., Bar, E., Wolf, D., Petreikov, M., Shen, S., Ben-Dor, S., Rogachev, I., Aharoni, A., Ast, T., Schuldinger, M., Belausov, E., Eshed, R., Ophir, R., Sherman, A., Frei, B., Neuhaus, E., Xu, Y., Fei, Z., Giovannoni, J., Lewinsohn, E., Tadmor, Y., Paris, H.S., Katzir, N., Burger, Y. and Schaffer, A.A. (2014). The PH gene determines fruit acidity and contributes to the evolution of sweet melons. Nature Communications 5, Article number: 4026 doi:10.1038/ncomms5026.


Edelstein, M. Tyutyunik, J. Fallik, E. Meir, A. Tadmor, Y. and Cohen, R. (2014). Horticultural evaluation of exotic watermelon germplasm as potential rootstocks. Scientia Horticult. 5:9:56:-646.


Cohen, R., Tyutyunik,J., Fallik, E., Oka, Y. Tadmor, Y. and Edelstein, M. (2014). Phytopathological evaluation of exotic watermelon germplasm as a basis for rootstock breeding.  Scientia Horticult. 165:203-210.


Yahyaa, M., Bar, E., Dubey, N.K., Meir, A., Davidovich-Rikanati, R., Hirschberg, J., Aly, R., Tholl, D., Simon, P.W., Tadmor, Y., Lewinsohn, E. and Ibdah, M. (2014). Formation of norisoprenoid flavor compounds in carrot (Daucus carota L.) roots: characterization of a cyclic carotenoid specific Carotenoid cleavage dioxygenase1. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 61: 12244-12252.


Coffey, J., Simmons, A.M., Shepard, B.M., Tadmor, Y., Levi, A. (2015). Potential sources of whitefly (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) resistance in desert watermelon (Citrullus colocynthis) germplasm. HortScience. 50:13-17.


Cohen, R., Orgil, G., Burger, Y., Saar, U,. Elkabetz, M., Tadmor, Y., Edelstien, M. Belausov, E, Maymon, M., Freeman , S. and Yarden, O. (2015). Differences in the responses of melon accessions to Fusarium crown rot and their colonization by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. radicis cucumerinum. Plant Pathol. 64:655-663.


Freilich, S., Lev, S., Gonda, I., Reuveni, E., Portnoy, V., Oren, E., Lohse, M., Galpaz, N., Bar, E., Tzuri, G., Wissotsky, G., Meir, A., Burger, J., Tadmor, Y., Schaffer, A., Fei, Z., Giovannoni, J.J., Lewinsohn, E. and Katzir, N. (2015). Systems approach for exploring the intricate associations between color, sweetness and aroma in melon fruit. BMC Plant Biology 15: 71 doi:10.1186/s12870-015-0449-x.


Davidovich-Rikanati, R., Shalev, L., Baranes, N., Meir, A., Itkin, M., Cohen, S., Zimbler, K., Portnoy, V., Ebizuka, Y., Shibuya, M., Burger, Y., Katzir, N., Schaffer, A., Lewinsohn, E. and Tadmor, Y. (2015). Recombinant yeast as a functional tool for understanding bitterness and cucurbitacin biosynthesis in watermelon (Citrullus spp.). Yeast 32: 103-114.


Tzuri, G., Zhou, X., Chayut, N., Yuan, H., Portnoy, V., Meir, A., Sa'ar, U., Baumkoler, F., Mazourek, M., Lewinsohn, E., Fei, Z., Schaffer, A.A., Li, L., Burger, J., Katzir, N. and Tadmor Y. (2015). A "golden" SNP in CmOr governs fruit flesh color of melon (Cucumis melo). The Plant Journal 82: 267-279.


Yuan, H., Owsiany, K., Sheeja, T. E., Rodriguez, C., Li, Y., Chayut, N., Y. Yang, R. Welsch, T. Thannhauser, M. Parthasarathy, Q. Xu, X. Deng, Z. Fei, A. A. Schaffer, N. Katzir, J. Burger, Y. Tadmor and Li, L. (2015). A Single Amino Acid Substitution in an ORANGE Protein Promotes Carotenoid Overaccumulation in Arabidopsis. Plant physiology, pp-00971


Feder, A., Burger, J., Gao, S., Lewinsohn, E., Katzir, N., Schaffer, A. A., Meir, A., Davidovich-Rikanati, R., Portnoy, V., Gal-On, A., Fei, Z., Kashi, Y., and Tadmor, Y. (2015) A Kelch domain-containing F-box coding gene negatively regulates flavonoid accumulation in Cucumis melo L. Plant physiologyPlant physiology, pp-01008.

Chayut, N., Yuan, H., Ohali, S., Meir, A., Yeselson, Y., Portnoy, V., Zheng, Y., Fei, Z.,  Lewinsohn, E., Katzir, N., Schaffer, A. A., Gepstein, S., Burger, J., Li, L., and Tadmor Y. (2015). A bulk segregant transcriptome analysis reveals metabolic and cellular processes associated with Orange allelic variation and fruit β-carotene accumulation in melon fruit. BMC Plant Biology,15: 274. http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/s12870-015-0661-8.pdf.

Levi, A., Coffey, J., Massey, L., Guner, N., Oren, E., Tadmor, Y, and Ling, K. (2015). Resistance to Papaya Ringspot Virus-Watermelon Strain (PRSV-W) in the Desert Watermelon Citrullus colocynthis. HortScience, 51(1), 4-7

Itkin, M., Davidovich-Rikanati, R., Cohen, S., Portnoy, V., Doron-Faigenboim, A., Oren, E., Freilich, S., Tzuri, G., Baranes, N., Shen, S., Petreikov, M., Sertchookc, R., Ben-Dord, S., Gottliebe, H., Hernandez, A., Nelson, D., Paris, H., Tadmor, Y., Burger, Y., Lewinsohn, E., Katzir, N. and Schaffer, A. (2016). The biosynthetic pathway of the nonsugar, high-intensity sweetener mogroside V from Siraitia grosvenorii. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(47), E7619-E7628.


Branham, S. Vexler, L., Meir, A., Tzuri, G., Frieman, Z., Levi, A., Wecheter, W. Tadmor, Y. and Gur, A. (2017) Genetic mapping of a major codominant QTL associated with β-carotene accumulation in watermelon. Molecular Breeding, 37: 146. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11032-017-0747-0


Levi, A., Simmons, A. M., Massey, L., Coffey, J., Wechter, W. P., Jarret, R. L., Tadmor Y., Nimmakayala N. and Reddy, U. K. (2017). Genetic Diversity in the Desert Watermelon Citrullus colocynthis and its Relationship with Citrullus Species as Determined by High-frequency Oligonucleotides-targeting Active Gene Markers. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science, 142(1), 47-56.


Sun T., Yuan H., Cao H., Yazdani M., Tadmor Y., and Li L. (2017). Carotenoid Metabolism in Plants: The Role of Plastids. Mol. Plant. --, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2017.09.010


Gur, A., Tzuri, G., Meir, A., Sa'ar, U., Portnoy, V., Katzir, N., Schaffer A., Li, L., Burger, Y. and Tadmor, Y. (2017). Genome-Wide Linkage-Disequilibrium Mapping to the Candidate Gene Level in Melon (Cucumis melo). Scientific reports, 7(1), 9770.


Ren, Y., Guo, S., Zhang, J., He, H., Sun, H., Tian, S., Gong, G., Zhang, H., Levi, A., Tadmor, Y., and Xu, Y. (2017). A tonoplast sugar transporter underlies a sugar accumulation QTL in watermelon. Plant physiology, pp-01290.


Chayut, N., Yuan, H., Ohali, S., Meir, A., Saar, U., Tzuri, G., Zheng, Y., Mazourek, M., Gepstein, S., Xiangjun, Z., Portnoy, V., Lewinsohn, E., Schaffer, A.A., Katzir, N., Fei, Z., Welsch, R., Li, L., Burger, J., and Tadmor, Y. (2017). Distinct Mechanisms of the ORANGE Protein in Controlling Carotenoid Flux. Plant Physiology, pp-01256. Plant Physiology 173; 376-389.


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