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  1. Firsov, A., Shaloiko, L., Kozlov, O., Vinokurov, L., Vainstein, A. and Dolgov, S. (2016). Purification and characterization of recombinant supersweet protein thaumatin II from tomato fruit. Protein Expression and Purification. doi: 10.1016/j.pep.2016.03.002.
  2. Tzin, V., Rogachev, I., Meir, S., Moyal Ben Zvi, M., Masci, T., Vainstein, A., Aharoni, A. and Galili, G. (2015) Altered levels of aroma and volatiles by metabolic engineering of shikimate pathway genes in tomato fruits. AIMS Bioengineering 2: 75-92.
  3. Cna'ani, A., Spitzer-Rimon, B., Ravid, J., Farhi, M., Masci, T., Aravena-Calvo, J., Ovadis, M. and Vainstein, A. (2015) Two showy traits, scent emission and pigmentation, are finely co-regulated by the MYB transcription factor PH4 in petunia flowers. New Phytologist 208: 708-714 (cover).
  4. Honig, A., Marton, I., Rosenthal, M., Smith J.J., Nicholson, M.G., Jantz, D., Zuker, A. and Vainstein A. (2015) Transient expression of virally delivered meganuclease in planta generates inherited genomic deletions Mol. Plant 8: 1292-1294.
  5. Firsov, A., Tarasenko, I., Mitiouchkina, T., Ismailova, N., Shaloiko, L., Vainstein, A. and Dolgov, S. (2015) High-yield expression of M2e peptide of avian influenza virus H5N1 in transgenic duckweed plants. Mol. Biotechnol. 57: 653-661.
  6. Peer, R., Rivlin, G., Golobovitch, S., Lapidot, M., Gal-On, A., Vainstein, A., Tzfira, T., Flaishman, M.A. (2015) Targeted mutagenesis using zinc-finger nucleases in perennial fruit trees. Planta 241: 941-951.
  7. Cna'ani, A., Mühlemann, J.K., Ravid, J., Masci, T., Klempien, A., Nguyen, T.T.H., Dudareva, N., Pichersky, E. and Vainstein, A. (2015) Petunia x hybrida floral scent production is negatively affected by high-temperature growth conditions. Plant, Cell and Environ. 38: 1333-1346.
  8. Tzin, V., Rogachev, I., Meir, S., Moyal, Moyal Ben Zvi, M., Masci, T., Vainstein, A., Aharoni, A. and Galili, G. (2013) Tomato fruits expressing a bacterial feedback-insensitive 3-deoxy-d-arabino-heptulosonate 7-phosphate synthase of the shikimate pathway possess enhanced levels of multiple specialized metabolites and upgraded aroma. J. Exp. Botany 64: 4441-4452
  9. Alon, M., Malka, O., Eakteiman, G., Elbaz, M., Moyal Ben Zvi, M., Vainstein, A. and Morin, S. (2013) Activation of the phenylpropanoid pathway in Nicotiana tabacum improves the performance of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci via reduced jasmonate signaling. Plos One 8 (10): e76619. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0076619
  10. Marton, I., Honig, A., Omid, A., De Costa, N., Marhevka, M., Cohen, B., Zuker, A. and Vainstein, A. (2013) From Agrobacterium to viral vectors: genome modification of plant cells by rare cutting restriction enzymes. Int. J. Dev. Biol. 57: 639-650.
  11. Barberini, S., Savona, M., Raffi, D., Leonardi, M., Pistelli, La., Stochmal, A., Vainstein, A, Pistelli, Lu. and Ruffoni B. (2013) Molecular cloning of SoHPPR encoding a hydroxyphenylpyruvate reductase, and its expression in cell suspension cultures of Salvia officinalis. Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult 114: 131-138.
  12. Spitzer-Rimon, B., Cna’ani, A. and Vainstein, A. (2013) Virus-aided gene expression and silencing using TRV for functional analysis of floral scent-related genes. Methods in Molecular Biology 975: 139-148.
  13. Farhi, M., Kozin, M., Duchin, S. and Vainstein, A. (2013) Metabolic engineering of plants for artemisinin synthesis. Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering Reviews 29: 135-148.
  14. Spitzer, B., Farhi, M., Albo, B., Cna’ani, A., Moyal Ben Zvi, M., Masci, T., Edelbaum, O., Yu, Y., Shklarman, E., Ovadis, M. and A., Vainstein, A. (2012) The R2R3-MYB‚Äìlike regulatory factor EOBI, acting downstream of EOBII, regulates scent production by activating ODO1 and structural scent-related genes. Plant Cell 24: 5089-5105.
  15. Vainstein, A., Marton, I., Zipin Rotman, A., De Costa, N., Honig, A., Marhevka, E., Omid A. and Zuker A. (2012) Permanent genome modifications in plant cells by transient viral vectors. Acta Horticulturae 953: 31-36
  16. Moyal Ben Zvi, M., Shklarman, E., Masci, T., Kalev, H., Debener, T., Shafir, S., Ovadis, M. and Vainstein, A. (2012) PAP1 transcription factor enhances production of phenylpropanoid and terpenoid scent compounds in rose flowers. New Phytologist 195:335-345.
  17. Chernin, L., Toklikishvili, N., Dandurishvili, N., Tediashvili, M. and Vainstein, A. (2012) Suppression of crown gall disease by rhizosphere bacteria and Agrobacterium-specific bacteriophages. In ‚"Molecular Microbial Ecology of The Rhizosphere‚" (Frans J. de Bruijn, ed.), Wiley-Blackwell, v. 2, pp. 607-613.
  18. Alon, M., Elbaz, M., Moyal Ben-Zvi, M., Feldmesser, E., Vainstein, A. and Morin, S. (2012) Insights into the transcriptomics of polyphagy: Bemisia tabaci adaptability to phenylproapnoids involves coordinated expression of defense and metabolic genes. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 42:251-263.
  19. Tzfira, T., Weinthal, T., Marton, I., Zeevi, V., Zuker, A. and Vainstein, A. (2012) Genome modifications in plant cells by custom-made restriction enzymes. Plant Biotech. Journal 10:373-389.
  20. Farhi, M., Marhevka, E., Ben-Ari, J., Algamas-Dimantov, A., Liang, Z., Zeevi, V., Edelbaum, O., Spitzer-Rimo, B., Abeliovich, H., Schwartz, B., Tzfira, T. and Vainstein, A. (2011) Generation of the potent anti-malarial drug artemisinin in tobacco. Nature Biotechnology 29:1072-1074.
  21. Chernin, L., Toklikishvili, N., Ovadis, M., Kim, S., Ben-Ari, J., Khmel, J. and Vainstein, A. (2011) Quorum-sensing quenching by rhizobacterial volatiles. Environmental Microbiology Reports 3:698-704.
  22. Farhi,M., Marhevka, E., Masci, T., Marcos, E., Eyal, Y., Ovadis, M., Abeliovich, H. and Vainstein, A. (2011) Harnessing yeast subcellular compartments for the production of plant terpenoids. Metabolic Eng.13:474-481.
  23. Vainstein, A., Marton, I., Zuker, A., Danziger, M and Tzfira, T. (2011) Permanent genome modifications in plant cells by transient viral vectors. Trends in Biotech. 26:363-369
  24. Zeng L., Wang Z., Vainstein A., Chen S. and Ma H. (2011) Cloning, localization and expression analysis of a new tonoplast monosaccharide transporter from Vitis vinifera L. J. Plant Growth Regul. 30:199-212.
  25. Krichevsky, A., Meyers, B., Vainstein, A., Maliga, P. and Citovsky, V. (2010) Autoluminescent Plants. PLoS ONE 5 (11): e15461. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015461
  26. Marton I., Zuker A., Shklarman E., Zeevi V., Tovkach A., Roffe S., Ovadis M., Tzfira T. and Vainstein A. (2010) Non-transgenic genome modification in plant cells. Plant Physiol. 154:1079-1087.
  27. Dandurishvili N., Toklikishvili N., Ovadis M., Eliashvili P., Giorgobiani N., Keshelava R., Tediashvili M., Vainstein A., Khmel I., Szegedi E. and Chernin L. (2010) Broad-range antagonistic rhizobacteria Pseudomonas fluorescens and Serratia plymuthica suppress Agrobacterium crown-gall tumors on tomato plants. J. Appl. Microbiol. 110:341-352.
  28. Toklikishvili, N., Dandurishvili, N., Vainstein, A., Tediashvili, M., Giorgobiani, N., Lurie, S., Szegedi, E., Glick, B.R. and Chernin, L. (2010) ACC deaminase-producing bacteria inhibit crown gall formation in tomato plants infected by Agrobacterium tumefaciens or A. vitis. Plant Pathology 59:1023-1030.
  29. Spitzer-Rimon, B., Marhevka, E., Barkai, O., Marton, I., Edelbaum, O., Masci, T., Prathapani, N., Shklarman, E., Ovadis, M. and Vainstein, A. (2010) EOBII, a gene encoding a flower-specific regulator of phenylpropanoid volatiles' biosynthesis in petunia. Plant Cell 22:1961-1976.
  30. Farhi, M., Lavie, O., Masci, T., Hendel-Rahmanim, K., Weiss, D., Abeliovich, H. and Vainstein, A. (2010) Identification of rose phenylacetaldehyde synthase by functional complementation in yeast. Plant Mol. Biol. 72:235-245.
  31. Moyal Ben Zvi, M., Zuker, A., Ovadis, M., Shklarman, E., Ben-Meir, H., Zenvirt, S. and Vainstein, A. (2008) Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of gypsophila (Gypsophila paniculata L.) Mol. Breeding 22:543-553.
  32. Dafny-Yelin, M., Tzfira, T., Vainstein, A. and Adam, Z. (2008) Non-redundant functions of sHSP-CIs in acquired thermotolerance and their role in early seed development in Arabidopsis. Plant Mol. Biol. 67:363-373.
  33. Moyal Ben Zvi , M., Negre-Zakharov, F., Masci, T., Ovadis, M., Shklarman, E., Ben-Meir, H., Tzfira, T., Dudareva, N., Vainstein, A. (2008) Interlinking showy traits: co-engineering of scent and color biosynthesis in flowers. Plant Biotech. Journal 8:403-415.
  34. Glick, A., Philosoph-Hadas, S., Vainstein, A., Meir, A., Tadmor Y., Meir S. (2007) Methyl jasmonate enhances color and carotenoid content of yellow-pigmented cut rose flowers. Acta Hort. 755:243-250.
  35. Hendel-Rahmanim, K., Masci, T., Vainstein, A., Weiss, D. (2007) Diurnal regulation of scent emission in rose flowers. Planta 226:1491-1499.
  36. Spitzer, B., Moyal Ben Zvi, M., Ovadis, M., Marhevka, E., Barkai, O., Edelbaum, O., Marton, I., Masci, T., Alon, M., Morin, S., Rogachev, I., Aharoni, A., Vainstein, A. (2007) Reverse genetics of floral scent: application of TRV-based gene silencing in petunia. Plant Physiol. 145:1241-1250.
  37. Ben-Zvi, M., Spitzer, B. and Vainstein, A. (2005) Secrets of floral scent. Flower World (Hebrew) 12:42-44.
  38. Citovsky, V., Lee, L-Y., Vyas, S., Glick, E., Chen, M-H., Vainstein, A., Gafni, Y., Gelvin, S.B., Tzfira, T. (2006) Subcellular localization of interacting proteins by bimolecular fluorescence complementation in planta. J Mol. Biol. 362:1120-1131.
  39. Leitner-Dagan, Y., Ovadis, M., Shklarman, E., Elad, Y., Rav David, D., Vainstein, A. (2006) Spatial and temporal regulation of plastid lipid-associated protein CHRC supports its dual role. Plant Physiol. 142:233-244.
  40. Kaminaga, Y., Schnepp, J., Peel, G., Kish., C, Ben-Nissan., G, Weiss, D., Orlova, I., Lavie, O., Rhodes, D., Wood, K., Porterfield, DM., Cooper, AJL., Pichersky, E., Vainstein, A. and Dudareva, N. (2006) Phenylacetaldehyde synthase from Petunia hybrida is a bifunctional enzyme that catalyzes the efficient coupling of phenylalanine decarboxylation to phenylethylamine oxidation. J. Biol. Chem. 281:23357-23366.
  41. Moyal Ben Zvi, M., Spitzer, B., and Vainstein, A. (2006) Navigating the network of floral scent production. Acta Hort. 714:143-154.
  42. Leitner-Dagan, Y., Ovadis, M., Zuker, A., Shklarman, E., Ohad, I., Tzfira, T., Vainstein, A. (2006) CHRD, a plant member of the evolutionarily conserved YjgF family, is involved in photosynthesis and chromoplastogenesis. Planta 225:89-102.
  43. Farhi, M., Dudareva, N., Masci, T., Weiss, D., Vainstein, A. and Abeliovich, H. (2006) Synthesis of the food flavoring methyl benzoate by genetically engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae Journal of Biotech. 122:307-315.
  44. Guterman, I., Masci, T., Chen, X., Negre, F., Pichersky, E., Dudareva, N., Weiss, D. and Vainstein, A. (2006) Generation of phenylpropanoid pathway-derived volatiles in transgenic plants: rose alcohol acetyltransferase produces phenylethyl acetate and benzyl acetate in petunia flowers. Plant Mol. Biol. 60: 555-563.
  45. Li, J., Vaidya, M., White, C., Vainstein, A., Citovsky, V. and Tzfira, T. (2005) Involvement of KU80 in T-DNA integration in plant cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 102:19231-19236.
  46. Zaffryar, S., Zimerman, B., Abu-Abied, M., Belausov, E., Lurya, G., Vainstein, A., Kamenestky, R. and Sadot, E. (2007) Developmental specific association of microtubules with amyloplasts in scale cells of Narcissus tazetta. Protoplasma 230:153-163.
  47. Lacroix, B., Tzfira, T., Vainstein, A. and Citovsky, V. (2006) A case of promiscuity: Agrobacterium’s endless search for partners. Trends Genet. 22:29-37.
  48. Ben Zvi, M. and Vainstein, A. (2007) Carnation. In "Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry, Transgenic Crops VI" (Pua E.C. and Davey, M.R., eds.) Springer-Verlag Berlin, v. 61, pp. 241-252.
  49. Dafny-Yelin, M., Guterman, I., Menda, N., Ovadis, M., Shalit, M., Pichersky, E., Zamir, D., Lewinsohn, E., Adam, Z., Weiss, D. and Vainstein, A. (2005) Flower proteome-changes in protein spectrum during the advanced stages of rose petal development. Planta 222:37-46.
  50. Tzfira, T., Tian, G.W., Lacroix, B., Vyas, S., Li, J., Leitner-Dagan, Y., Krichevsky, A., Taylor, T., Vainstein, A. and Citovsky, V. (2005) pSAT vectors: a modular series of plasmids for fluorescent protein tagging and expression of multiple genes in plants. Plant Mol. Biol. 58: 503-516.
  51. Vainstein, A., Lewinsohn, E. and Weiss, D. (2005) A genomics approach for identification of floral scent genes in rose. In "Biology of Floral Scent" (Dudareva, N. and Pichersky, E, eds.) CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 91-102.
  52. Casanova, E., Trillas, M.I., Moysset, L. and Vainstein, A. (2005) Influence of rol genes in floriculture. Biotech. Adv. 23:3-39.
  53. Shalit, M., Shafir, S., Larkov, O., Bar, E., Kaslassi, D., Adam, Z., Zamir, D., Vainstein, A., Weiss, D., Ravid, U. and Lewinsohn, E. (2004) Volatile compounds emitted by rose cultivars:fragrance perception by man and honey bees. Isr. J. Plant Sci. 52:245-255.
  54. Casanova, E, Valdés,, A.E., Zuker, A., Fernández, B., Vainstein, A., Trillas, M.I., Moysset, L. (2004) rolC-transgenic carnation plants: adventitious organogenesis and levels of endogenous auxin and cytokinins. Plant Sci. 167:551-560.
  55. Vainstein, A., Lewinsohn, E., Adam, Z., Pichersky, E., Zamir, D. and Weiss, D. (2003) Rose fragrance: genomic approaches and metabolic engineering. Acta Hort. (Forkmann, G., Hauser, B. and Michaelis, S., eds.) 612:105-111.
  56. Vainstein, A., Zamir, D. and Weiss, D. (2003) Rose fragrance--from gene to function. In "Encyclopedia of Rose Science", (Roberts, A., etc., eds.) Academic Press, Elsevier Science London, UK, pp. 263-265.
  57. Scovel, G. and Vainstein, A. (2003) Flowering in carnation and ways to manipulate flower characteristics. Flowering Newsletter 35: 34-40.
  58. Shalit, M., Guterman, I., Volpin, H., Bar, E., Tamari, T., Menda, N., Adam, Z., Zamir, D., Vainstein, A., Weiss, D, Pichersky, E. and Lewinsohn E. (2003) Volatile ester formation in roses: identification of an Acetyl-CoA:geraniol/citronellol acetyltransferase in developing rose petals. Plant Physiol. 131: 1868-1876.
  59. Casanova, E., Zuker, A., Trillas, M., Moysset, L. and Vainstein, A. (2003) The rolC gene in carnation exhibits cytokinin- and auxin-like activities. Scientia Horticulturae 97: 321-331.
  60. Guterman, I., Shalit, M., Menda, N., Piestun, D., Dafny-Yelin, M., Shalev, G., Davydov, O., Ovadis, M., Emanuel, M., Wang, J., Adam, Z., Pichersky, E., Lewinsohn, E., Zamir, D., Vainstein, A. and Weiss, D. (2002) Rose scent: genomic approach to discover novel floral fragrance-related genes. Plant Cell 14: 2325-2338.
  61. Lavid, N., Wang, J., Shalit, M., Guterman, I., Bar, E., Beuerle, T., Menda, N., Shafir, S., Zamir, D., Adam, Z., Vainstein, A., Weiss, D., Pichersky, E. and Lewinsohn, E. (2002) O-Methyltransferases involved in the biosynthesis of volatile phenolic derivatives in rose petals. Plant Physiol. 129: 1899-1907.
  62. Lavy, M., Zuker, A., Lewinsohn, E., Larkov, O., Ravid, U., Vainstein, A. and Weiss, D. (2002) Linalool and linalool oxide production in transgenic carnation flowers expressing the Clarkia breweri linalool synthase gene. Mol. Breeding 9: 103-111.
  63. Vainstein, A. (ed.) (2002) Breeding for ornamentals: classical and molecular approaches Kluwer Academic Publishers, 392 pp., Dordrecht, the Netherlands
  64. Ben-Meir, H., Zuker, A., Weiss, D. and Vainstein, A. (2002) Molecular control of floral pigmentation: anthocyanins. In "Breeding for ornamentals: classical and molecular approaches" (Vainstein, A. , ed.) Kluwer Academic Press, the Netherlands, pp. 253-272.
  65. Zuker, A., Tzfira, T., Ben-Meir, H., Ovadis, M., Shklarman, E., Itzhaki, H., Forkmann, G., Martens, S., Neta-Sharir, I., Weiss, D. and Vainstein, A. (2002) Modification of flower color and fragrance by antisense suppression of the flavanone 3-hydroxylase gene. Mol. Breeding 9:33-41.
  66. Guterman, I., Dafny-Yelin, M., Shalit, M., Emanuel, M., Shaham, N., Piestun, D., Zuker, A., Ovadis, M., Lavi, M., Lavid, N., Lewinsohn E., Pichersky, E., Vainstein, A. , Zamir, D., Adam, Z. and Weiss, D. (2001) An integrated genomic approach to discovering fragrance-related genes in rose petals. Flowering Newsletter 32:31-37.
  67. Scovel, G., Ovadis, M., Reuven, M., Ben-Yephet, Y. and Vainstein, A. (2001) Marker assisted selection for resistance to fusarium oxysporum in the greenhouse carnation. Acta Hort. (Van Huylenbroeck J., Van Bockstaele, E. and Debergh P., eds) 552:151-156.
  68. Vainstein, A. , Lewinsohn, E., Pichersky, E. and Weiss, D. (2001) Floral fragrance - new inroads into an old commodity. Plant Physiol. 127:1383-1389.
  69. Zuker, A., Shklarman, E., Scovel, G., Ben-Meir, H., Ovadis, M., Neta-Sharir, I., Ben-Yephet, Y., Weiss, D., Watad A. and Vainstein, A. (2001) Genetic engineering of agronomic and ornamental traits in carnation. Acta Hort. (Sorvari, S., Karhu, S., Kanervo, E. and Pihakaski, S., eds.) 560:91-94.
  70. Zuker A., Tzfira T., Scovel G., Ovadis A., Shklarman E., Itzhaki h. and Vainstein A. (2001) RolC-transgenic carnation with improved agronomic traits: quantitative and qualitative analyses of greenhouse-grown plants. J. Am. Soc. Hort. Sci. 126:13-18.
  71. Zuker, A., Tzfira, T., Ahroni, A., Shklarman, E., Ovadis, M., Itzhaki, H., Ben-Meir, H. and Vainstein, A. (2001) Genetic engineering of carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus). In "Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry" (Bajaj, Y.P.S., ed.) Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 48:70-83.
  72. Scovel G., Altshuler T., Liu Z. and Vainstein A. (2000) The evergreen gene is essential for flower initiation in carnation. J. Heredity 91:487-491.
  73. Ovadis, M., Zuker, A., Ahroni, A., Tzfira, T., Itzhaki, H., Shklarman, E., Ben-Meir, H. and Vainstein, A. (2000) Highly efficient procedure for generating transgenic carnation with novel traits. Acta Hort. (Le Nard, M. and Cadic,A., eds.) 508:49-51.
  74. Altman, A., Tzfira, T., Wang, W., Vinocur, B., Hazan, G. and Vainstein, A. (2000) Clonal stability, seasonal periodicity and transgenes: the lesson from long-term micropropagation of transgenic and non-transformed Populus tremula L. plants. Acta Hort. 530: 429-436.
  75. Vishnevetsky, M., Ovadis, M., Zuker, A. and Vainstein, A. (1999) Molecular mechanisms underlying carotenogenesis in the chromoplast: multilevel regulation of carotenoid-associated genes. Plant J. 20:423-431.
  76. Ovadis, M., Zuker, A., Ahroni, A., Tzfira, T., Itzhaki, H., Shklarman, E., Ben-Meir, H. and Vainstein, A. (1999) Application of an integrative system based on microprojectile bombardment and Agrobacterium tumefaciens to generate transgenic carnation plants with novel characteristics. In "Plant Biotechnology and In Vitro Biology" (Altman, A., Izhar, S. and Ziv, M., eds.) Kluwer Academic Press, the Netherlands, pp. 533-536.
  77. Zuker, A., Tzfira, T., Scovel, G., Shklarman, E., Ovadis, M., Itzhaki, H., Ben-Meir, H. and Vainstein, A. (1999) Transgenic carnation plants. Focus 5-6.
  78. Tzfira, T., Vainstein, A. and Altman, A. (1999) Rol-gene expression in transgenic aspen (Populus tremula) plants results in accelerated growth and improved stem production index. Trees 14:49-54.
  79. Ovadis, M., Chernin, L., Tzfira, T., Canaan, V., Aharoni, A., Sakar, D., and Vainstein, A. (1999) Transformation of tobacco and aspen plants with the ita locus of an INCQ plasmid confers resistance toAgrobacterium tumefaciens infection. In "Plant Biotechnology and In Vitro Biology" (Altman, A., Izhar, S. and Ziv, M., eds.) Kluwer Academic Press, the Netherlands, pp.189-192.
  80. Zuker, A., Ahroni, A., Tzfira, T., Ben-Meir, H. and Vainstein, A. (1999) Wounding by bombardment yields highly efficient Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of  carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus L.). Mol. Breeding 5:367-375.
  81. Vishnevetsky, M., Ovadis, M. and Vainstein, A. (1999) Carotenoid sequestration in plants: the role of carotenoid-associated proteins. Trends Plant Sci. 4:232-235.
  82. Ovadis, M., Vishnevetsky, M. and Vainstein, A. (1998) Isolation and sequence analysis of a gene from Cucumis sativus (accession no. AF099501) encoding the carotenoid-associated protein CHRC. Plant Physiol. 118:1536.
  83. Tzfira, T., Vainstein, A. and Altman, A. (1998) Rol-transgenic Populus tremula: root development, root-borne bud regeneration and in vitro propagation coefficient. Trees 8:464-471.
  84. Scovel, G., Ben-Meir, H., Ovadis, M. and Vainstein, A. (1998) RAPD and RFLP markers tightly linked to the locus controlling carnation flower type. Theor. Appl. Genet. 96:117-122. 
  85. Zuker, A., Tzfira, T. and Vainstein, A. (1998) Cut-flower improvement using genetic engineering. Biotech. Adv. 16:33-79. 
  86. Tzfira, T., Jensen, C.S., Vainstein, A. and Altman, A. (1997) Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation of Populus tremula L. through direct shoot regeneration from stem segments. Physiol. Plant. 99:554-561.
  87. Vishnevetsky, M., Ovadis, M., Itzhaki, H. and Vainstein, A. (1997) CHRC, encoding a chromoplast-specific carotenoid-associated protein, is an early gibberellic acid-responsive gene. J. Biol. Chem. 272:24747-24750.
  88. Ahroni, A., Zuker, A., Rozen, Y., Shejtman, H. and Vainstein, A. (1997) An efficient method for adventitious shoot regeneration from stem-segment explants of Gypsophila paniculata L. Plant Cell, Tissue Org. Cult. 49:101-106. 
  89. Tzfira, T., Altman, A. and Vainstein, A. (1997) Transgenic Populus: a step-by-step protocol for its Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. Plant Mol. Biol. Rep. 15:219-235.
  90. Zuker, A., Ahroni, A., Shejtman, H. and Vainstein, A. (1997) Adventitious shoot regeneration from leaf explants of Gypsophila paniculata L. Plant Cell Rep. 16:775-778.
  91. Libal-Weksler, Y., Vishnevetsky, M., Ovadis, M. and Vainstein, A. (1997) Isolation and regulation of accumulation of a minor chromoplast-specific protein from Cucumis sativus corollas. Plant Physiol. 113:59-63. 
  92. Vishnevetsky, M., Ovadis, M., Libal-Weksler, Y., Itzhaki, H. and Vainstein, A. (1997) Molecular analyses of carotenoid-associated proteins from chromoplasts of Cucumis sativus corollas. Acta Hort. (Altman, A. and Ziv, M., eds.) 447:575-578.
  93. Tzfira, T., Jensen, C.S., Vainstein, A. and Altman, A. (1997) Aspen transformation procedures: oncogenic Agrobacterium rhizogenes versus disarmed A. tumefaciens. Acta Hort. (Altman, A. and Ziv, M., eds.) 447:295-300.
  94. Jensen, C.S., Tzfira, T., Vainstein, A. and Altman, A. (1997) Direct regeneration and selection of Populus tremula L. transgenic shoots from. Agrobacterium tumefaciens-transformed stem explants. In "Biology of Root Formation and Development" (Altman, A. and Waisel, Y., eds.) Basic Life Sciences Series, Plenum Publishing Co., NY, pp. 209-211.
  95. Tzfira, T., Jensen, C.S., Vainstein, A. and Altman, A. (1997) Improved rooting ability and root-system performance in transgenic aspen plants. In "Biology of Root Formation and Development" (Altman, A. and Waisel, Y., eds.) Basic Life Sciences Series, Plenum Publishing Co., NY, pp. 181-186.
  96. Ben-Meir, H., Scovel, G., Ovadis, M. and Vainstein, A. (1997) Molecular markers in the breeding of ornamentals. Acta Hort. (Altman, A. and Ziv, M., eds.) 447:599-601.
  97. Zuker, A., Ahroni, A. and Vainstein, A. (1997) A highly efficient method for carnation transformation. Acta Hort. (Altman, A. and Ziv, M., eds.) 447:373-375.
  98. Vinocur, B., Tzfira, T., Ziv, M., Vainstein, A. and Altman, A. (1997) Bud regeneration and growth from transgenic and non-transgenic aspen (Populus tremula) root explants. In "Biology of Root Formation and Development" (Altman, A. and Waisel, Y., eds.) Basic Life Sciences Series, Plenum Publishing Co., NY, pp. 217-219.
  99. Altman, A., Pelah, D., Gal, A., Tzfira, T., Yarnitzky, O., Shoseyov, O. and Vainstein, A. (1996) Toward water stress-tolerant poplar and pine trees: molecular biology, transformation and regeneration. In "Somatic Cell Genetics and Molecular Genetics of Trees" (Ahuja, R. et al., eds.) Kluwer Academic Press, the Netherlands, pp. 47-56.
  100. Tzfira, T., Ben-Meir, H., Yarnitzky, O., Vainstein, A. and Altman, A. (1996) Highly efficient transformation and regeneration of transgenic aspen plants through shoot-bud formation in root culture, and transformation of Pinus halepensis. In "Somatic Cell Genetics and Molecular Genetics of Trees" (Ahuja, R. et al., eds.) Kluwer Academic Press, the Netherlands, pp. 125-130.
  101. Zuker, A., Ahroni, A., Chang, P.L., Cheah, K., Kononowicz, K.A., Woodson, W.R., Bressan, R.A., Watad, A.A., Hasegawa, P.M. and Vainstein, A. (1996) Transformation of carnation using the biolistic method. Plant Tissue Cult. Biotech. 2:105-108.
  102. Vishnevetsky, M., Ovadis, M., Itzhaki, H., Levy, M., Libal-Weksler, Y., Adam, Z. and Vainstein, A. (1996) Molecular cloning of a carotenoid-associated protein from Cucumis sativus corollas: homologous genes involved in carotenoid sequestration in chromoplasts. Plant J. 10:1111-1118.
  103. Tzfira, T., Vainstein, A. and Altman, A. (1996) Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated DNA transfer in Pinus halepensis. Plant Cell Rep. 16:26-31. 
  104. Watad, A., Ahroni, A., Zuker, A., Shejtman, H., Nissim, A. and Vainstein, A. (1996) Adventitious shoot formation from carnation stem segments: a comparison of different culture procedures. Sci. Hortic. 65:313-320.
  105. Tzfira, T., Ben-Meir, H., Vainstein, A. and Altman, A. (1996) Highly efficient transformation and regeneration of transgenic aspen plants through shoot-bud formation on root cultures. Plant Cell Rep. 15:566-571.
  106. Tzfira, T., Vainstein, A. and Altman, A. (1996) A novel transformation procedure for Populus tremula. Plant Tissue Cult. Biotech. 2:109-112.
  107. Brandis, A., Vainstein, A. and Goldschmidt, E.E. (1996) Distribution of chlorophyllase among components of chloroplast membranes in Citrus sinensis organs. Plant Phys. Biochem. 34:49-54.
  108. Zuker, A., Ahroni, A., Cheng, P., Chea, K., Woodson., W.R., Bressan, R.A.,Watad, A., Hasegawa, P.M. and Vainstein, A. (1995) Transformation of carnation by microprojectile bombardment. Sci. Hortic. 64:177-185. 
  109. Vainstein, A. (1995) Ornamental plant improvement: classical and molecular approaches. Chronica Hortic. 35:8-9.
  110. Vainstein, A. , Ben-Meir, H., Zuker, A., Watad, A., Scovel, G., Ahroni, A. and Ovadis, M. (1995) Molecular markers and genetic transformation in the breeding of ornamentals. Acta Hort. (Vainstein, A. and Weiss, D., eds.) 420:65-67.
  111. Libal-Weksler, Y., Vishnevetsky, M., Ovadis, M., Itzhaki, H. and Vainstein, A. (1995) Flower-specific carotenoid accumulation in chromoplasts: molecular control of carotenoid-associated proteins. Acta Hort. (Vainstein, A. and Weiss, D., eds.) 420:32-34.
  112. Altman, A., Yaari, A., Pelah, D., Gal, A., Tzfira, T., Wang, W.X., Shoseyov, O., Vainstein, A. and Riov, J. (1995) In vitro organogenesis, transformation and expression of drought-related proteins in forest tree cultures. In "Current Issues in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology" (Terzi, M. et al., eds.) Kluwer Academic Publishers, the Netherlands, pp. 87-94.
  113. Vainstein, A. and Weiss, D. (eds.) (1995) Ornamental plant improvement: classical and molecular approaches. Acta Hort. 420, 149 pp., Leiden, the Netherlands.
  114. Vainstein, A. and Ben-Meir, H. (1994) DNA fingerprint analysis of roses. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 119:1099-1103.
  115. Ben-Meir, H. and Vainstein, A. (1994) Assessment of genetic relatedness in roses by DNA fingerprint analysis. Sci. Hortic. 58:115-121.
  116. Vainstein, A. , Halevy, A., Smirra, I. and Vishnevetsky, M. (1994) Chromoplast biogenesis in Cucumis sativus corollas: rapid effect of GA3 on the accumulation of a chromoplast-specific carotenoid-associated protein. Plant Physiol. 104:321-326.
  117. Vainstein, A. , Ben-Meir, H. and Zuker, A. (1993) DNA fingerprinting as a reliable tool for the identification and genetic analysis of ornamentals. In "Creating Genetic Variation in Ornamentals" (Sciva, T. and Mercuri, A., eds.) EUCARPIA, Italy, pp. 373-387.
  118. Vainstein, A. (1993) Recent technical and scientific developments for the identification of varieties and the definition of minimum distances. In "The Protection of New Plant Varieties" CIOPORA, Switzerland, pp. 11-21
  119. Vainstein, A. , Fisher, M. and Ziv, M. (1993) Applicability of reporter genes to carnation transformation: comparison between chloramphenicol acetyltransferase and b-glucuronidase. HortScience 28:1122-1124.
  120. Vainstein, A. and Sharon, R. (1993) Biogenesis of petunia and carnation corolla chloroplasts: changes in the abundance of nuclear and plastid-encoded photosynthesis-specific gene products during flower development. Physiol. Plant. 89:192-198.
  121. Smirra, I., Halevy, A. and Vainstein, A. (1993) Isolation and characterization of a chromoplast-specific carotenoid-associated protein from Cucumis sativus corollas. Plant Physiol. 102:491-496.
  122. Broido, S., Loyter, A. and Vainstein, A. (1993) Transient expression of photosynthetic genes in transfected albinoid protoplasts and correct processing of newly synthesized chloroplast-destined polypeptides. Physiol. Plant. 88:259-266.
  123. Fisher, M., Ziv, M. and Vainstein, A. (1993) An efficient method for adventitious shoot regeneration from carnation petals. Sci. Hortic. 53:231-237.
  124. Vainstein, A. , Hillel, J., Lavi, U. and Tzuri, G. (1992) Genetic variation detected by DNA fingerprinting in flowers. Acta Hort. 314:345-351.
  125. Vainstein, A. , Fisher, M. and Ziv, M. (1992) Plant regeneration from carnation petals as a source for genetic variation in vitro. Acta Hort. 314:39-45.
  126. Sharon, D., Hillel, J., Vainstein, A. and Lavi, U. (1992) Application of DNA fingerprinting for identification and genetic analysis of Carica papaya and other Carica species. Euphytica 62:119-126.
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  127. Vainstein, A. , Hillel, J., Lavi, U. and Tzuri, G. (1991) DNA fingerprints as a reliable tool for analysis of genetic relatedness in carnation. Euphytica 56:225-229
  128. Lavi, U., Hillel, J., Vainstein, A. and Sharon, D. (1991) Application of DNA fingerprints for the identification and genetic analysis of avocado. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 116:1078-1081.
  129. Tzuri, G., Hillel, J., Lavi, U., Haberfeld, A. and Vainstein, A. (1991) DNA fingerprint analysis of ornamental plants. Plant Science 76:91-97.
  130. Broido, S., Loyter, A. and Vainstein, A. (1991) Expression of plant genes in transfected mammalian cells: accumulation of recombinant preLHC IIb proteins within cytoplasmic inclusion bodies. Exp. Cell Res. 192:248-255.
  131. Weiss, D., Shomer-Ilan, A., Vainstein, A. and Halevy, A.H. (1990) Carbon fixation in corollas of Petunia hybrida. Possible coordination between photosynthetic systems under low CO2 flow. Physiol. Plant. 78:345-350.
  132. Anandan, S., Vainstein, A. and Thornber, J.P. (1989) Correlation of some published amino acid sequences for photosystem I polypeptides to a 17 kDa LHC I pigment-protein and to subunits III and IV of the core complex. FEBS Lett. 256:150-154.
  133. Vainstein, A. , Razin, A., Graessmann, A. and Loyter, A. (1989) Fusogenic reconstituted Sendai virus envelopes as a vehicle for introduction of DNA into viable mammalian cells. In "Methods in Enzymology" (Wu, R., Grossman, L. and Moldave, K., eds.) Academic Press, New York, vol: Recombinant DNA Methodology, pp. 633-652.
  134. Thornber, J.P., Peter, G.F., Chitnis, P.R. and Vainstein, A. (1989) Molecular and cellular biology of the major light-harvesting pigment-protein (LHC IIb) of higher plants. In "Photosynthesis: Molecular Biology and Bioenergetics" (Singhal, G.S. et al., eds.) Springer-Verlag-Narosa Publishing House, New Dehli, pp.  373-387.
  135. Vainstein, A. , Peterson, C.C. and Thornber, J.P. (1989) Light-harvesting pigment-proteins of photosystem I in maize. J. Biol. Chem. 264:4058-4063.
  136. Vainstein, A. , Ferreira, P., Peterson, C.C., Verbeke, J. and Thornber, J.P. (1989) Expression of the major light-harvesting chlorophyll a/b-protein and its insertion into thylakoids of mesophyll and bundle sheath chloroplasts of maize. Plant Physiol. 89:602-609.
  137. Thornber, J.P., Peter, G.F., Chitnis, P.R., Nechushtai, R. and Vainstein, A. (1988) Some aspects of the molecular and cellular biology of the light-harvesting  complex of photosystem II. In "Light Energy Transduction in Photosynthesis" (Stevens Jr., S.E. and Bryant, D.A., eds.) American Society of Plant Physiologists, Rockville, MD., pp.137-154.
  138. Vainstein, A. , Hershkowitz, M., Israel, S., Rabin, S. and Loyter, A. (1984) A new method for reconstitution of highly fusogenic Sendai virus envelopes. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 773:181-188.
  139. Loyter, A., Vainstein, A. , Graessmann, M. and Graessmann, A. (1983) Fusion-mediated injection of SV40-DNA: Introduction of SV40-DNA into tissue culture cells by the use of DNA-loaded reconstituted Sendai virus envelopes. Exp. Cell Res. 143:415-425.
  140. Vainstein, A. , Razin, A., Graessman, A. and Loyter, A. (1983) Fusogenic reconstituted Sendai virus envelopes as a vehicle for introduction of DNA into viable mammalian cells. In "Methods in Enzymology" (Wu, R. and Moldave, K., eds.) Academic Press, New York, vol. 101, pp. 492-512.
  141. Vainstein, A. , Atidia, J. and Loyter, A. (1981) Reconstituted Sendai virus envelopes as a biological carrier for microinjection of proteins and DNA molecules. In "Liposomes in Study of Drug Activity and Immunocompetent Cell Function" (Panaf, A. and Nicolau, C., eds.) Academico Press, New York, pp. 95-108.