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Prof. Oded Yarden

Professor
Buck Family Chair in Plant Pathology
Aaronsohn building
Phone: +972-(0)8-9489298/315 | Fax: +972-(0)8-9468785
Molecular mechanisms of fungal growth and development, cell wall biosynthesis, regulation of hyphal elongation and branching.

Contact Us

Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

P.O. Box 12 
Rehovot 76100 
ISRAEL

Tel: 08-9489219
Fax: 08-9466794
rakefetk@savion.huji.ac.il

Prof. Oded Yarden

RESEARCH

The major focus of research in the Yarden lab is the study of molecular mechanisms involved in fungal growth and development. We are currently focusing on the study of cell wall biosynthesis and on involvement of protein phosphorylation in the regulation of hyphal elongation and branching. More recently, we have been studying fungi in their natural environment (including soil and in association with plants and sessile marine animals) and their interactions with other species. We are taking advantage of genetic and biochemical tools developed for such studies, in different fungi, in order to advance our knowledge of fungal biology. We hope that a better understanding of such processes, some of which are unique to fungi, may provide a basis for designing rational approaches to either affect fungal proliferation or enhance specific traits of fungi used in biotechnology.

 

mutant

cot-1, a mutant of the filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa, which at higher temperatures alters its growth from a predominantly hyphal-elongation to a multiple-branching pattern.