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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

Publications

PUBLICATIONS 

(link to Google Scholar - https://scholar.google.co.il/citations?user=MSpRSMkAAAAJ&hl=en)

2020

Lifshitz, N., Hazanov, L., Fine, M. and Yarden, O. 2020. Seasonal variations in the culturable mycobiome of Acropora loripes along a depth gradient. Microorganisms 8, 1139;  https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms8081139.

Feldman, D., Yarden, O. and Hadar, Y. 2020. Seeking the roles for fungal small-secreted proteins in affecting saprophytic lifestyles. Front. Microbiol. 11:455 https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2020.00455/full

Hou, L.W., Groenewald, J.Z., Pfenning, L.H., Yarden, O., Crous, P.W. and Cai, L. 2020. The phoma-like dilemma. Stud. Mycol. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.simyco.2020.05.001

Meyer, V., Evelina Y. Basenko, E.Y., Benz, JP, Braus, G.H., Caddick, M.X, Csukai, M., de Vries, R.P., Endy, D., Frisvad, J.C., Gunde-Cimerman, N., Haarmann, T., Hadar, Y., Hansen, K., Johnson, R.I., Keller, N.P., Kraševec, N., Mortensen, U.H., Perez, R., Ram, A.F.J., Record, E., Ross, P., Shapaval, V., Steiniger, C., van den Brink, H., van Munster, J., Yarden, O. and Wösten, H.A.B. 2020. Growing a circular economy with fungal biotechnology: A white paper. Fung. Biol. Biotech. 7, 5. https://fungalbiolbiotech.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40694-020-00095-z

Alder-Rangel, A., Idnurm, A., Brand, A.C., Brown, A.J.P., Gorbushina, A.,Kelliher, C.M., Campos, C.B., Levin, D.E., Bell-Pedersen, D., Dadachova, E., Bauer, F.F., Gadd, G.M.,Braus, G.H., Braga, G.U.L., Brancini, G.T.P., Walker, G.M., Druzhinina, I., Pócsi, I., Dijksterhuis, J.,Aguirre, J., Hallsworth, J.E., Schumacher, J., Wong, K.H., Selbmann, L., Corrochano, L.M., Kupiec, M.,Momany, M., Molin, M., Requena, N., Yarden, O., Cordero, R.J.B., Fischer, R., Pascon, R.C., Mancinelli,R.L., Emri, T., Basso, T.O., Rangel, D.E.N. 2020. The Third International Symposium on Fungal Stress –ISFUS. Fung. Biol. 124: 235-252. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1878614620300271?via%3Dihub

2019

Feldman, D., Kowbel, D.J., Cohen, A., Glass, N.L., Hadar, Y. and Yarden, O. 2019. Identification and manipulation of Neurospora crassa genes involved in sensitivity to furfural. Biotech. Biofuels 12:210. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s13068-019-1550-4

Feldman, D., Amedi, N., Carmeli, S., Yarden, O. and Hadar, Y. 2019. Small secreted proteins (SSPs) act as a checkpoint for fungal development and metabolism in the white-rot fungus Pleurotus ostreatus. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 85 (15): e00761-19. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00761-19.

Herold, I., Kowbel, D., Delgado-Álvarez, D., Garduño-Rosales, M., Mouriño-Pérez, R.R. and Yarden, O. 2019. Transcriptional profiling and localization of GUL-1, a COT-1 pathway component, in Neurospora crassa. Fung. Genet. Biol. 126:1-11 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fgb.2019.01.010   

Wang, Z., Miguel-Rojas, C., Lopez-Giraldez, F., Yarden, O., Trail, F. and Townsend, J. 2019. Metabolism and development during conidial germination in response to a carbon-nitrogen-rich synthetic or a natural source of nutrition in Neurospora crassa. mBio 10:e00192-19. https://doi.org/10.1128/mBio .00192-19

Amend, A., Burgaud, G., Cunliffe, M., Edgcomb, V.P., Ettinger, C., Gutiérrez, M.H., Heitman, J., Hom, E.F.Y., Ianiri, G., Jones, A.C., Kagami, M., Picard, K.T., Quandt, C.A., Raghukumar, S., Riquelme, M., Stajich, J., Vargas-Muñiz, J., Walker, A.K., Yarden, O. and Gladfelter, A.S. 2019. Fungi in the marine environment: open questions and unsolved problems.  mBio 10:e01189-18. https://doi.org/10.1128/mBio.01189-18.  

2018

Aharoni-Kats, L., Zelinger, E., Chen, S. and Yarden, O. 2018 Altering Neurospora crassa MOB2A exposes its functions in development and affects its interaction with the NDR kinase COT1. Mol. Microbiol. 108: 641–660 (featured on the cover) https://doi.org/10.1111/mmi.13954  

du Plessis, I.L., Druzhinina, I.S., Atanasova, L., Yarden, O. and Jacobs, K. 2018. The diversity of Trichoderma species from soil in South Africa with five new additions. Mycologia 110:559-583 (featured on the cover) https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00275514.2018.1463059   

Yoav, S., Salame, T.M., Feldman, D., Levinson, D., Ioelovich, M., Morag, E., Yarden, O., Bayer, E.S. and Hadar, Y. 2018. Effects of cre1 modification in the white-rot fungus Pleurotus ostreatus PC9: Altering substrate preference during biological pretreatment. Biotech. 11:212 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13068-018-1209-6  

2017

Shomin-Levi, H. and Yarden, O. 2017. The Neurospora crassa PP2A regulatory subunits RGB1 and B56 are required for proper growth and development and interact with the NDR kinase COT1. Front. Microbiol. 8:1694. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01694 https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2017.01694/full

Herold, I. and Yarden, O. 2017. Regulation of Neurospora crassa cell wall remodeling via the cot-1 pathway is mediated by gul-1Curr. Genet. 63:145-159.http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00294-016-0625-z/fulltext.html#Abs1

Nimri, L., Spivak, O., Tal, D., Schälling, D., Peri, I., Graeve, L., Salame, T.M., Yarden, O., Hadar, Y. and Schwartz, B. 2017. A recombinant fungal compound induces anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic effects on colon cancer cells. Oncotarget 8:28854-28864. http://www.impactjournals.com/oncotarget/index.php?journal=oncotarget&page=article&op=view&path%5b%5d=15859&pubmed-linkout=1

Simkovitch, R., Gajst, O., Zelinger, E, Yarden, O. and Huppert, D. 2017. Irradiation by blue light in the presence of a photoacid confers changes to colony morphology of the plant pathogen Colletotrichum gloeosporioides. Photochem. Photobiol. B: Biol. 174:1-9. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/10111344/174?sdc=1

Feldman, D., Kowbel, D., Glass, N.L., Yarden, O. and Hadar, Y. 2017. A role for small secreted proteins (SSPs) in a saprophytic fungal lifestyle: Ligninolytic enzyme regulation in Pleurotus ostreatus. Sci. Rep. 7: 14553. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-15112-2

2016

Yarden, O. 2016. Model fungi: engines of scientific insight. Fung. Biol. Rev. 30:33-35. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1749461316300264

Knop, D., Levinson, D., Makovitzki, A., Agami, A., Lere, E., Mimram, A., Yarden, O., and Hadar, Y. 2016. Limits of versatility of versatile peroxidase. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 82:4070-4080. http://aem.asm.org/content/82/14/4070.abstract?sid=3cf26564-2dc1-408f-bd88-8afb429437fe

Lang-Yona, N., Shuster-Meiseles, T., Mazar, Y., Yarden, O. and Rudich, Y. 2016. Impact of urban air pollution on the allergenicity of Aspergillus fumigatus conidia: Field sampling supported by laboratory experiments. Sci. Total Environ. 541:365-371. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004896971530718X

2015

López-Legentil, S., Erwin, P.M., Turon, M. and Yarden, O. 2015. Diversity of fungi isolated from three temperate ascidians. Symbiosis 66:99-106.http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13199-015-0339-x

Cohen, R., Orgil, G., Burger, Y., Saar, U., Elkabetz, M., Tadmor, Y., Edelstien, M., Belausov, E., Maymon, M., Freeman, S. and Yarden, O. 2014. Differences in the responses of melon accessions to Fusarium crown rot and their colonization by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. radicis cucumerinum. Plant Pathology 64:655-663http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ppa.12286/abstract

Knop, D., Yarden, O. and Hadar, Y. 2015. The ligninolytic peroxidases in the genus Pleurotus: Divergence in activities, expression and potential applications. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 99:1025-1038. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00253-014-6256-8

Kabbage, M., Yarden, O. and Dickman, M.B. 2015. Dining habits of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum: switching from biotrophic to necrotrophic lifestyle. Plant Sci. 233:53–60.http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168945214003057

Feldman, D., Kowbel, D.J., Glass, N.L., Yarden, O. and Hadar, Y. 2015. Detoxification of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural by the Pleurotus ostreatus lignolytic enzymes aryl alcohol oxidase and dehydrogenase. Biotech. Biofuels 8:63. http://www.biotechnologyforbiofuels.com/content/8/1/63

2014

Yarden, O. 2014. Fungal association with sessile marine invertebrates. Front. Microbiol. 5:228 http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fmicb.2014.00228/abstract

Koch, L., Lodin, A., Herold, I., Ilan, M. Carmeli, S. and Yarden, O. 2014. Sensitivity of Neurospora crassa to a marine-derived Aspergillus tubingensis anhydride exhibiting antifungal activity that is mediated by the MAS1 protein. Mar. Drugs 12:4713-4731 http://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/12/9/4713

Yarden, O., Veluchamy, S., Dickman, M.B. and Kabbage, M. 2014. Sclerotinia sclerotiorum catalase SCAT1 increases tolerance to oxidative stress, regulates ergosterol levels and controls pathogenic development. Physiol. Mol. Plant Pathol. 85:34-41 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0885576513000763

Salame, T.M., Knop, D., Levinson, D., Mabjeesh, S.J., Yarden, O. and Hadar, Y. 2014. Inactivation of a Pleurotus ostreatus versatile-peroxidase-encoding gene (mnp2) results in reduced lignin degradation. Environ. Microbiol. 16: 265–277 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1462-2920.12279/abstract (featured on the cover)

Knop, D., Ben-Ari, J., Salame, T.M., Levinson, D., Yarden, O. and Hadar, Y. 2014. Mn2+-deficiency reveals a key role for the Pleurotus ostreatus versatile MnP (VP4) in oxidation of aromatic compounds. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 98:6795–6804.

2013

Ziv, C., Feldman, D., Aharoni-Kats, L., Chen, S., Liu, Y. and Yarden, O. 2013. The N-terminal region of the Neurospora NDR kinase COT1 regulates morphology via its interactions with MOB2A/B. Mol. Microbiol. 90:383-399 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mmi.12371/abstract (featured on the cover).

Feldman, D., Ziv, C., Gorovits, R., Efrat, M. and Yarden, O. 2013. Neurospora crassa protein arginine methyl transferases are involved in growth and development and interact with the NDR kinase COT1. PLoS One http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone. 0080756#abstract0"

Lang-Yona, N., Levin, Y., Dannemiller, K., Yarden, O., Peccia, J. and Rudich, Y. 2013. Changes in atmospheric CO2 influence the allergenicity of Aspergillus fumigatusGlob. Chang. Biol. 19: 2381–2388. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.12219/abstract

Salame, T.M., Knop, D., Levinson, D., Yarden, O. and Hadar, Y. 2013. Redundancy amongst manganese-peroxidases in Pleurotus ostreatus. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79: 2405–2415 http://aem.asm.org/content/79/7/2405.abstract?sid=4ff9868a-69c2-414a- a200-647ab2cd2a1e (featured on the cover).

Panizel, I., Yarden, O., Ilan, M and Carmeli, S. 2013. Eight novel peptaibols from sponge-associated Trichoderma atroviride. Mar. Drugs 11:4937-4960.http://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/11/12/4937

2012

Salame, T., Knop, D., Tal, D., Levinson, D., Yarden, O. and Hadar, Y. 2012. A gene-targeting system for Pleurotus ostreatus: Demonstrating the predominance of versatile-peroxidase (mnp4) by gene replacement. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78: 5341-5352 (featured on the cover)

Salame, T., Knop, D., Tal, D., Levinson, D., Mabjeesh, S.J., Yarden, O. and Hadar, Y. 2012. Release of Pleurotus ostreatus versatile-peroxidase from Mn2+ repression enhances anthropogenic and natural substrate degradation. PLoS ONE 7(12): e52446. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0052446.

Ferandez-Fueyo, E., Ruiz-Duenas, F., Ferreira, P., Floudas, D., Hibbett, D., Canessa, P., Larrondo, L., James, T., Seelenfreund, D., Lobos, S., Polanco, R., Tello, M., Honda, Y., Watanabe, T., Jae San, R., Kubicek, C., Schmoll, M., Gaskell, J., Hammel, K., St. John, F., Vanden Wymelenberg, A., Sabat, G., Splinter BonDurant, S., Syed, K., Yadav, J., Doddapaneni, H., Subramanian, V., Laven, J., Oguiza, J., Perez, G., Pisabarro, A., Ramirez, L., Santoyo, F., Master, E., Coutinho, P., Henrissat, B., Lombard, V., Magnuson, J., Kues, U., Hori, C., Igarashi, K., Samejima, M., Held, B., Barry, K., LaButti, K., Lapidus, A., Lindquist, E., Lucas, S., Riley, R., Salamov, A., Hoffmeister, D., Schwenk, D., Hadar, Y., Yarden, O., de Vries, R., Wiebenga, A., Stenlid, J., Eastwood, D., Grigoriev, I., Berka, R., Blanchette, R., Kersten, P., Martinez, A., Vicuna, R., and Cullen, D. 2012.Comparative genomics of Ceriporiopsis subvermispora and Phanerochaete chrysosporium provide insight into selective ligninolysis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 109:5458-5463.

Lang-Yona, N., Dannemiller, K., Yamamoto, N., Peccia, J., Yarden, O., Burshtein, N. and Rudich, Y. 2012. Annual distribution of allergenic fungal spores in atmospheric particulate matter in the eastern Mediterranean; A comparative study between ergosterol and quantitative PCR analysis. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 12:2681-2690.

2011

Kapri-Pardes, E., Haviv, H., Mahmoud, Y., Ilan, M., Khalfin-Penigel, I., Carmeli, S., Yarden, O. and Karlish, S.J.D. 2011. Stabilization of the α2 isoform of Na,K-ATPase by mutations in a phospholipid binding pocket. J. Biol. Chem. 286:42888-42899 abstract

Bardea, A., Burshtein, N., Rudich, Y., Salame, T., Ziv, C., Yarden, O. and Naaman, R. Sensitive detection and identification of DNA and RNA using a patterned capillary tube (PCT). Anal. Chem. 83:9418-9423 abstract

Amselem, J., Cuomo, C.A. , van Kan, J.A.L., Viaud, M., Benito, E.P., Couloux, A., Coutinho, P.M., de Vries, R.P., Dyer, P.S., Fillinger, S., Fournier, E., Gout, L., Hahn, M., Kohn, L., Lapalu, N., Plummer, K.M., Pradier, J.-M., Quévillon, E., Sharon, A., Simon, A., ten Have, A., Tudzynski, B., Tudzynski, P., Wincker, P., Andrew, M., Anthouard, V., Beffa, R., Benoit, I., Bouzid, O., Chen, Z., Choquer, M., Collémare, J., Cotton, P., Danchin, E.G., Da Silva, C., Gautier, A., Giraud, C., Giraud, T., Gonzalez, C., Grossetete, S., Güldener, U., Henrissat, B., Howlett, B., Kodira, C., Kretschmer, M., Lappartient, A., Leroch, M., Levis, C., Mauceli, E., Neuvéglise, C., Oeser, B., Pearson, M., Poulain, J., Poussereau, N., Quesneville, H., Rascle, C., Schumacher, J., Ségurens, B., Sexton, A., Silva, E., Sirven, C., Soanes, D.M., Talbot, N.J., Yandava, C., Yarden, O., Zeng, Q., Rollins, J.A., Lebrun, M.-H., Dickman, M.B. 2011. Genomic analysis of the necrotrophic fungal pathogens Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Botrytis cinereaPLOS Genetics 7: e1002230. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1002230.

Denisov, Y. Yarden, O. and Freeman, S. 2011. The transcription factor SNT2 is involved in fungal respiration and reactive oxidative stress in Fusarium oxysporum and Neurospora crassaPhysiol. Mol. Plant Pathol. 2011: 76: 137-143

Gal-Hemed, I., Atanasova, L., Komon-Zelazowska, M., Druzhinina, I.S., Viterbo, A. and Yarden, O. 2011. Marine isolates of Trichoderma as potential halotolerant agents of biological control for arid-zone agriculture. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 77:5100-5109 abstract

Cohen, E., Koch, L., Myint Thu, K., Rahamim, Y., Aluma, Y., Ilan, M., Yarden, O. and Carmeli, S. 2011. Novel terpenoids of the fungus Aspergillus insuetus isolated from the Mediterranean sponge Psammocinia sp. collected along the coast of Israel. Bioorg. Med. Chem. 19:6587-6593 doi:10.1016/j.bmc.2011.05.0450

Costantino, V., Mangoni, A., Teta, R., Kra-Oz, G. and Yarden, O. 2011. Neurosporaside, a tetraglycosylated sphingolipid from Neurospora crassa. J. Nat. Prod. 74:554-558

Riquelme, M., Yarden, O., Bartinicki-Garcia, S., Bowman, B., Castro-Longoria, E., Free, S., Felissner, A., Freitag, M., Lew, R.R., Mourino-Perez, R., Plamann, M., Rasmussen, C., Richthammerj, C., Roberson, R.W., Sanchez-Leon, E., Seiler, S. and Waters, M.K., 2011. Architecture and development of the Neurospora crassa hypha - a model cell for polarized growth. Fung. Biol.115:446-474 doi:10.1016/j.funbio.2011.02.008

Salame, T.M., Ziv, C., Hadar, Y. and Yarden, O. 2011. RNAi as a potential tool for biotechnological applications. Appl. Microbiol. Biotech. 89:501-512 abstract.

Denisov, Y., Freeman, S. and Yarden, O. 2011. Inactivation of Snt2, a BAH/PHD-containing transcription factor, impairs pathogenicity and increases autophagosome abundance in Fusarium oxysporum. Mol. Plant Pathol. 12:449-461 abstract

2010

Osherov, N. and Yarden, O. 2010. The fungal cell wall. Pages 224-237 in: Borkovich, K.A. and Ebbole, D.J. (eds). Cellular and Molecular Biology of Filamentous Fungi. American Society of Microbiology Press.

Ziv, C. and Yarden, O. 2010. Gene silencing for functional analysis: Assessing RNAi as a tool for manipulation of gene expression. Pages 77-100 in: Sharon, A. (ed) Molecular Biology Methods for Fungi. Humana Press.

Paz, Z., Komon-Zelazowska, M., Druzhinina, I.S., Aveskamp, M.M., Schnaiderman, A. Aluma, A., Carmeli, S., Ilan, M. and Yarden, O. 2010. Diversity and potential antifungal properties of fungi associated with a Mediterranean sponge. Fung. Divers. 42:17-26 article

Dvash, E. Kra-Oz, G. Ziv, C. Carmeli, S. and Yarden, O. 2010. The NDR kinase DBF-2 is involved in regulation of mitosis, conidial development and glycogen metabolism in Neurospora crassa. Eukaryot. Cell 9:502-513 pubmed

Salame, T.H., Yarden, O. and Hadar, Y. 2010. Pleurotus ostreatus manganese-dependent peroxidase silencing impairs decolorization of Orange II. Microb. Biotech. 3:93-106. abstract

2009

Ziv, C., Kra-Oz, G., Gorovits, R., Maerz, S., Seiler, S. and Yarden, O. 2009. Cell elongation and branching are regulated by differential phosphorylation states of the NDR kinase COT1 in Neurospora crassa. Mol. Microbiol. 74:974-989 pubmed

Maerz, S. Dettmann, A., Ziv, C., Liu, Y., Valerius, O., Yarden, O. and Seiler, S. 2009. MOB1-DBF2 and MOB2A/2B-COT1 function as distinct modules during septation and tip growth in Neurospora crassa. Mol. Microbiol. 74:707-723. pubmed

Gellerman, G., Pariente, N., Paz, Z., Shnaiderman, A and Yarden, O. 2009. Synthesis and antifungal activity of -trifluroalkyl aminovinylketone derivatives. J. Agric. Fd. Chem. 57:8303-8307. pubmed

Ein-Gil, N., Ilan, M., Carmeli, S., Smith, G.W. Pawlik, J.R. and Yarden, O. 2009. Presence of Aspergillus sydowii, a pathogen of gorgonian sea-fans in the marine sponge Spongia obscura ISME J. 3:752-755. pubmed

Aly, R., Cholakh, H., Joel, D.M., Leibman, D., Steinitz, B., Zelcer, A., Naglis, A., Yarden, O. and Gal-On, A.. 2009 Gene silencing of mannose 6-phosphate reductase in the parasitic weed Orobanche aegyptiaca through the production of homologous dsRNA sequences in the host. Plant Biotech. J. 7:487-498. pubmed

2008

Levy, M., Erental, A. and Yarden, O. 2008. Efficient gene replacement and direct hyphal transformation in Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Mol. Plant Pathol. 9:719-725. pubmed

Maerz, S., Ziv, C., Vogt, N., Helmstaedt, K., Cohen, N., Gorovits, R., Yarden, O. and Seiler, S. 2008. The Ndr kinase COT1, and the MAP kinases MAK1 and MAK2 genetically interact to regulate filamentous growth, hyphal fusion and sexual development in Neurospora crassa. Genetics 179:1313-1325. pubmed

Resheat-Eini, Z., Zelter, A., Gorovits, R., Read, N.D. and Yarden, O. 2008. The Neurospora crassa colonial temperature sensitive 2, 4 and 5 (cot-2, cot-4 and cot-5) genes encode regulatory and structural proteins required for hyphal elongation and branching. Fungal Genet. Rep. 55:32-36. web

Erental, A., Dickman, M. and Yarden, O. 2008. Sclerotial development in Sclerotinia sclerotiorum: Awakening molecular analysis of a "dormant" structure. Fung. Biol. Rev. 22:6-16.

Horowitz Brown, S., Yarden, O., Gollop, N., Chen, S., Zveibil, A., Belausov, E. Freeman, S. 2008. Differential protein expression in Colletotrichum acutatum: changes associated with reactive oxygen species (ROS) and nitrogen starvation implicated in pathogenicity on strawberry. Mol. Plant Pathol. 9:171-190.

Ziv, C., Gorovits, R. and Yarden, O. 2008. Carbon Source affects PKA-dependent polarity of Neurospora crassa in a CRE-1-dependent and independent manner. Fung. Genet. Biol. 45:103-116. pdf

2007

Lotan-Pompan, M., Cohen, R. Yarden, O. Portnoy, V., Burger, Y. and Katzir, N. 2007. Trifluralin herbicide-induced resistance of melon to Fusarium wilt involves expression of stress- and defense-related genes. Mol. Plant Pathol. 8:9-22. pdf

Yarden, O. 2007. Model systems for studying the biology of filamentous fungi - rumors of their death should be postponed. Phytoparasitica 35:111-115. pdf

Yarden, O., Ainsworth, T.D., Roff, G., Leggat, W., Fine, M. and Hoegh-Guldberg, O. 2007. Increased prevalence of ubiquitous ascomycetes in an acropoid coral (Acropora formosa) exhibiting symptoms of brown band syndrome and skeletal eroding band. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 73:2755-2757. pdf

Erental, A., Harel, A. and Yarden, O. 2007. Type 2A phosphoprotein phosphatase is required for asexual development and pathogenesis of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 20:944-954. pdf

Gerlitz, G., Livnat, I., Ziv, C., Yarden, O., Bustin, M. and Reiner, O. 2007. Migration cues induce chromatin alterations. Traffic 8:1521-1529. pdf

2006

Harel, A., Bercovich,S. and Yarden, O. 2006. Calcineurin is required for sclerotial development and pathogenicity of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in an oxalic acid-independent manner. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 19:682-693. pdf

Horowitz, S., Freeman, S., Zveibil,A. and Yarden, O. 2006. A defect in nir1, a nirA-like transcription factor, confers morphological abnormalities and loss of pathogenicity in Colletotrichum acutatum. Mol. Plant Pathol. 7:341-354. pdf

Divon H.H., Ziv C., Davydov O., Yarden O. and Fluhr R. 2006. The global nitrogen regulator, FNR1, regulates fungal nutrition-genes and fitness during Fusarium oxysporum pathogenesis. Mol. Plant Pathol.7:485-497. pdf

Seiler,S., Vogt, N., Ziv, C., Gorovits,R., and Yarden, O. 2006. The STE20/germinal center kinase POD6 interacts with the NDR kinaseCOT1 and is involved in polar tip extension in a motor protein-dependent mannerin Neurospora crassa. Mol. Biol. Cell 17:4070-4082. pdf

2005

Reuveni, E., Leshkowitz, D. and Yarden, O. 2005. BioCloneDB: a database application to manage DNA sequence and gene expression data. Appl. Bioinformat. 4:277-280.

Harel, A., Gorovits, R. and Yarden, O. 2005. Changes in protein kinase A activity accompany sclerotial development in Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Phytopathology 95:397-404. pdf

Denisov, D., Yarden, O. and Freeman, S. 2005. Impaired purine biosythesis affects pathogenicity of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis. Eur. J. Plant Pathol. 112:293-297.pdf

Gesner, S., Cohen, N., Ilan, M., Yarden, O. and Carmeli, S. 2005. Pandangolide 1a, a new metabolite of the sponge-associated fungus Cladosporium sp. and the absolute stereochemistry of Pandangolide 1 and iso-Cladospolide B. J. Nat. Prod. 68:1350-1353. pdf

Kerem, Z., German-Shashoua, H. and Yarden, O. 2004. Microwave-assisted extraction of bioactive saponins from chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). J. Sci Food Agri. 85:406-412. pdf 

Scheffer, J., Ziv, C., Yarden, O. and Tudzynski, P. 2004. The COT1 homologue CPCOT1 regulates polar growth and branching and is essential for pathogenicity in Claviceps purpurea. Fung. Genet. Biol. 42:107-118. pdf 

2004

Yarden, O. 2004. Cell Biology of Hyphae. pages 1-8 in: Arora, D.K (ed.) Handbook of Fungal Biotechnology. Marcel Dekker, New York.

Borkovich, K.A., Alex, L.A., Yarden, O., Freitag, M., Turner, G.E., Read, N.D., Seiler, S., Bell-Pedersen, D., Paietta, J., Plesofsky, N., Plamann, M., Goodrich-Tanrikulu, M. Schulte, U., Mannhaupt, G., Nargang, F.E., Radford, A., Selitrennikoff, C., Galagan, J.E., Dunlap, J.C., Loros, J.J., Catcheside, D., Inoue, H., Aramayo, R., Polymenis, M., Selker, E.U., Sachs, M.S., Marzluf, G.A., Paulsen, I., Davis, R., Ebbole, D.J., Zelter, A., Kalkman, E., ORourke, R., Bowring, F., Yeadon, J., Ishii, C., Suzuki, K., Sakai, W. and Pratt, R. 2004. Lessons from the genome sequence of Neurospora crassa: Tracing the path from genomic blueprint to multicellular organism. Microbiol. Molec. Biol. Rev. 68:1-108. abstract 

Chen, C., Harel, A., Gorovits, R., Yarden, O. and Dickman, M. 2004. MAPK regulation of sclerotial development in Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is linked with pH and cAMP sensing. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 17:404-413. abstract 

Alkan, N., Gadkar, V., Coburn, J., Yarden, O. and Kapulnik, Y. 2004. Quantification of the AM fungus Glomus intraradices in host tissue using real-time PCR. New Phytol. 161:877-885. abstract   

Yang, Y., He, Q., Cheng, P., Wrage, P., Yarden, O. and Liu, Y. 2004. Distinct roles for PP1 and PP2A in the Neurospora circadian clock. Genes Develop. 18:255-260. abstract

Horowitz, S., Yarden, O. Zveibil, A. and Freeman, S. 2004. Development of a robust screening method for pathogenicity of Colletotrichum species on strawberry seedlings enabling forward genetic studies. Plant Dis. 88:845-851. pdf

Nir-Paz, R., Strahilevitz, J., Shapiro, M., Keller, N., Goldschmied-Reouven, A., Yarden, O., Block, C and Polacheck, I. 2004. Clinical and epidemiological aspects of infections caused by Fusarium species: a collaborative study from Israel. J. Clin. Microbiol. 42:3456-3461. abstract 

Zelter, A, Bencina, M., Bowman, B.W., Yarden, O. and Read, N.D. 2004. A comparative genomic analysis of the calcium signaling machinery in Neurospora crassa, Magnaporthe grisea, Aspergillus fumigatus and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Fung. Genet. Biol. 41:827-841. abstract 

2003

Galagan, J., Calvo, S., Borkovich, K., Selker, E., Read, N.D., FitzHugh,W., Ma, L.-J., Smirnov, S., Purcell, S., Rehman, B., Elkins, T., Engels, R., Wang. S., Nielsen, C.B., Butler, J., Jaffe, D., Endrizzi, M., Qui, D., PIanakiev, P., Bell-Pedersen, D., Nelson, M.A., Werner-Washburne, M., Selitrennikoff, C.P., Kinsey, J.A., Braun, E.L., Zelter, A., Schulte, U., Kothe, G.O., Jedd, G., Mewes. W., Staben, C., Marcotte, E., Greenberg, D., Roy, A., Foley, K., Naylor, J., Stange-Thomann, N., Barrett, R., Gnerre, S., Kamal, M., Kamvysselis, M., Bielke, C., Rudd, S., Frishman, D., Krystofova, S., Rasmussen, C., Metzenberg, R.L., Perkins, D.D., Kroken, S., Catcheside, D., Li, W., Pratt, R.J., Osmani, S.A., DeSouza, C.P.C., Glass, L., Orbach, M.J., Berglund, J.A., Voelker, R., Yarden, O., Plamann, M., Seiler, S., Dunlap, J., Radford, A., Aramayo, R., Natvig, D.O., Alex, L.A., Mannhaupt, G., Ebbole, D.J., Freitag, M., Paulsen, I., Sachs, M.S, Lander, E.S, Nusbaum, C., Birren, B. (2003). The genome sequence of the filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa. Nature 422: 859-868. abstract 

Zeke, T., Szr, B., K¢kai, E., Yatzkan, E., Yarden, O., Szir k, K., Fehr, Z., Gergely, P. and Dombr di, V. 2003. Expression of protein phosphatase 1 during the asexual development of Neurospora crassa. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 134:161-170. abstract 

Gorovits, R. and Yarden, O. 2003. Environmental suppression of Neurospora crassa cot-1 hyperbranching: a link between COT1 kinase and stress-sensing. Eukaryot. Cell 2:699-707. abstract

Yarden, O., Ebbole, D.J., Freeman, S., Rodriguez, R.J. and Dickman, M.B. 2003. Fungal Biology and Agriculture: Revisiting the Field. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 16:859-866. abstract 

2002

Cohen, R., Persky, L., Hazan-Eitan, Z., Yarden, O. and Hadar, Y. 2002.Mn2+ alters peroxidase profiles and lignin degradation by the white-rot fungus Pleurotus ostreatusunder different nutritional and growth conditions. Appl. Biochem. Biotech. 102:415-429 abstract

Cohen, R., Yarden, O. and Hadar, Y. 2002. Lignocellulose affects Mn2+ regulation of peroxidase transcript levels in solid state cultures of Pleurotus ostreatus. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 68:3156-3158. abstract 

Yarden, A. and Yarden, O. 2002. Cooperative class preparation of a problem awareness file promotes meaningful learning among undergraduate students. J. Coll. Sci. Teach. 32:114-119.

2001

Propheta, O., Vierula, J., Toporowski, P., Gorovits, R. and Yarden, O. 2001. The Neurospora crassa colonial temperature-sensitive 3 (cot-3) gene encodes protein elongation factor 2. Mol. Gen. Genet. 6:894-901. abstract 

Lavid, N., Schwartz, A., Yarden, O. and Tel-Or, E. 2001. The involvement of ployphenols and peroxidase activities in heavy-metal accumulation by epidermal glands of the waterlily (Nymphaeaceae). Planta 212:323-331. abstract 

Cohen, R., Hadar, Y. and Yarden, O. 2001. Transcript and activity levels of different Pleurotus ostreatus peroxidases are differentially affected by Mn2+. Environ. Microbiol. 3:312-322. abstract 

Bakshi, S., Sztejnberg, A. and Yarden, O. 2001. Characterization of a cold-tolerant strain of Fusarium proliferatum, a biocontrol agent of grape downy mildew.Phytopathology 91:1062-1068.

2000

Beth-Din, A. and Yarden, O. 2000. The Neurospora crassa chs-3 gene encodes an essential class I chitin synthase. Mycologia 92:6573.

Gorovits, R., Sjollema, K.A., Sietsma, J.H. and Yarden, O. 2000. Cellular distribution of COT1 kinase in Neurospora crassa. Fung. Genet. Biol. 30:63-70. abstract 

1999

Yatzkan, E. and Yarden O. 1999. The B regulatory subunit of protein phosphatase 2A is involved in different developmental stages in Neurospora crassa. Mol. Microbiol. 31:197-210. abstract

Yatzkan, E., Dombradi, V. and Yarden, O. 1999. Detection of a protein phosphatase 2A holoenzyme in Neurospora crassa. Fung. Genet. Newslt. 46:32-33. Rotem, Y., Yarden, O. and Sztejnberg, A. 1999. The mycoparasite Ampelomyces quisqualis expresses exgA, encoding an exo-b-1,3 glucanase, in culture and during mycoparasitism.Phytopathology 89:631-638.

Gorovits, R., Propheta, O., Kolot, M., Dombradi, V., and Yarden, O. 1999. A mutation within the catalytic domain of COT1 kinase confers changes in the presence of two COT1 isoforms and in Ser/Thr protein kinase and phosphatase activities in Neurospora crassa. Fung. Genet. Biol. 27:264-274. abstract

McDonald, B.A., Zhan, J., Yarden, O., Hogan, K., Garton, J. and Pettway, R.E. 1999. The population genetics of Mycosphaerella graminicola (anamorph Septoria tritici) and Phaeosphaeria nodorum (anamorph Stagonospora nodorum). pp 44-69 In: Lucas, J.A, Bowyer, P. and Anderson, H.M. (eds.) Septoria on Cereals: A Study of Pathosystems. CAB International, Wallingford United Kingdom. 

Yarden, O. and Russo, V.E.A. 1999. Genetic and environmental influence on development of the filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa. pp 67-82 In: Russo, V.E.A., Cove, D., Edgar, L., Jaenisch, R. and Salamini, F. (eds.). Development-Genetics, Epigenetics and Environmental Regulation. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. 

Dickman, M.B. and Yarden, O. 1999. Ser/Thr kinases and phosphatases in filamentous fungi. Fungal Genet. Biol. 26:99-117. abstract 

1998

Gamliel, A. and Yarden, O. 1998. Diversification of diseases affecting herb crops in Israel accompanies the increase in herb crop production. Phytoparasitica 26:53-58.pdf

Lauter, F.-R., Marchfelder, U., Russo, V.E.A., Yamashiro, C.T., Yatzkan, E. and Yarden, O. 1998. Photoregulation of cot-1, a kinase-encoding gene involved in hyphal growth in Neurospora crassa. Fung. Genet. Biol. 23:300-310. abstract 

Yatzkan, E., Szoor, B., Feher, Z., Dombradi, V. and Yarden, O. 1998. Protein phosphatase 2A is involved in hyphal growth of Neurospora crassa. Mol. Gen Genet. 259:523-531. abstract 

Szoor, B., Feher, Z., Zeke, Y., Gergely, P., Yarden, O., and Dombradi, Z. 1998. pzl-1 encodes a novel protein phosphatase-Z-like Ser/Thr phosphatase in Neurospora crassa.Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1388:260-266. abstract 

1997

Prokisch, H., Yarden, O., Mischler, M., Tropschug, M. and Barthelmess, I.B. 1997. Impairment of calcineurin function in Neurospora crassa reveals its essential role for hyphal growth, morphology and maintenance of the apical Ca2+-gradient. Mol. Gen. Genet. 256:104-114. abstract 

Yatzkan, E. and Yarden, O. 1997. ppt-1, a Neurospora crassa PPT/PP5 subfamily serine/threonine protein phosphatase. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1353:18-22 abstract 

1996

Weiss, N. Sztejnberg, A. and Yarden, O. 1996. The chsA gene, encoding a class I chitin synthase from Ampelomyces quisqualis. Gene 168:99-102. abstract 

Yarden, O. and Russo, V.E.A. 1996. Changes in chitin deposition accompany runner hyphae branching of Gaeumannomyces graminis in culture. Mycol. Res. 100:444-448.

Beth Din, A., Specht, C.A., Robbins, P.W. and Yarden, O. 1996. chs-4, a class IV chitin synthase from Neurospora crassa. Mol. Gen. Genet. 250:214-222. abstract 

Ostersetzer, O., Tabak, S., Yarden, O., Shapira, R. and Adam, Z. 1996. Immunological detection of homologs to bacterial proteases in higher plant chloroplasts. Eur. J. Biochem. 236:932-936. abstract

Cohen, R., Katzir, N., Schreiber, S., Greenberg, R. and Yarden, O. 1996. Occurrence of Sphaerotheca fuliginea race 3 on cucurbits in Israel. Plant Dis. 80:344.

Sietsma, J.H., Beth Din, A., Ziv, V., Sjollema, K.A. and Yarden, O. 1996. Membranous vesicles (chitosomes) are involved in chitin synthase compartmentalization and trafficking in Neurospora crassa. Microbiology 142:1591-1596. abstract

Buhr, T.L., Oved, S., Truesdell, G.M., Huang, C., Yarden, O. and Dickman, M.B. 1996. TB3, a glutamine-rich kinase-encoding gene from Colletotrichum trifoliicomplements the cot-1 mutant of Neurospora crassa. Mol. Gen. Genet. 251:565-572. abstract 

ADDITIONAL PUBLICATIONS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Yatzkan, E. and Yarden, O. 1995. Inactivation of a single type 2A phosphoprotein phosphatase is lethal in Neurospora crassa. Curr. Genet. 28:458-466. abstract

Beth Din, A. and Yarden, O. 1994. The Neurospora crassa chs-2 gene encodes a non-essential chitin synthase. Microbiology 140:2189-2197.
abstract

Yarden, O. and Katan, T. 1993. Mutations leading to substitutions at amino acids 198 and 200 of beta tubulin that correlate with benomyl-resistance phenotypes of field strains of Botrytis cinereaPhytopathology 83:1478-1483.

Yarden, O., Plamann, M.D., Ebbole, D.J. and Yanofsky, C. 1992. cot-1, a gene of Neurospora crassa required for hyphal elongation, encodes a protein kinase. EMBO J. 11:2159-2166. abstract

Yarden, O. and Yanofsky, C. 1991. Chitin synthase 1 plays a major role in cell wall biogenesis in Neurospora crassa. Genes and Develop. 5:2420-2430. abstract