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Mailing Address:
The Robert H. Smith Institute of
Plant Sciences and Genetics
in Agriculture
POB 12, Rehovot 76100, Israel

Administrator: Neomi Maimon 
Tel: 972-8-948-9251,
Fax: 972-8-948-9899,

Director: Prof. David Weiss
Tel: 972-8-948-9436
Fax: 972-8-948-9899


Selected Publications

Spiegelman Z., S. Omer, B.N. Mansfeld and S. Wolf (2017). Function of Cyclophilin1 as a long-distance signal molecule in the phloem of tomato plants. J. Exp. Bot.  68:953-964.

Shilo T, L. Zygier, B. Rubin, S. Wolf and H. Eizenberg (2016). Mechanism of Glyphosate Control of Phelipanche Aegyptiaca, Planta 244: 1095-1107.

Spiegelman Z., B-K. Ham, Z. Zhang, T.W. Toal, S.M. Brady, Y. Zheng, Z. Fei, W.J. Lucas and S. Wolf (2015). A tomato phloem-mobile protein regulates the shoot-to-root ratio by mediating the auxin response in distant organs. Plant J. 83:853-863.

Spiegelman Z., G. Golan and S. Wolf (2013). Don't kill the messenger: Long-distance trafficking of mRNA molecules. Plant Sci. 213:1-8.

Golan G., R. Betzer and S. Wolf (2013). Phloem-specific expression of a melonAux/IAA in tomato plants alters auxin sensitivity and plant development. Front. Plant Sci., 23 August 2013 | doi: 10.3389/fpls.2013.00329.

Gil, L., J. Ben-Ari, R. Turgeon and S. Wolf (2012) Effect of CMV infection and high temperatures on the enzymes involved in raffinose family oligosaccharide biosynthesis in melon plants. J. Plant Physiol. 169:965-970.

Gil, L., I. Yaron, D. Shalitin, N. Sauer, R. Turgeon and S. Wolf (2011). Sucrose transporter plays a role in phloem loading in CMV-infected melon plants that are defined as symplastic loaders. Plant J. 66:366-374.

Nashilevitz, S., C. Melamed-Bessudo,  Y. Izkovich, I. Rogachev, S. Osorio-Algar, M. Itkin, A. Adato, I. Pankratov, J. Hirschberg, A. Fernie, S. Wolf, B. Usadel, A.A. Levy, D. Rumeau and A. Aharoni (2010). An orange ripening mutant links plastid NAD(P)H dehydrogenase complex activity to central and specialized metabolism during tomato fruit maturation. Plant Cell, 22:1977-1997.

Yativ, M., I. Harary, and S. Wolf (2010). Sucrose accumulation in watermelon fruits: Genetic variation and biochemical analysis. J. Plant Physiol. 167:589-596.

Turgeon, R. and S. Wolf (2009). Phloem transport: Cellular pathways and molecular trafficking. Annu. Rev. Plant Biol. 60:207-221.

Nashilevitz, S, C. Melamed-Bessudo, A. Aharoni, J. Kossmann, S. Wolf and, A.A. Levy (2009). The legwd mutant uncovers the role of starch phosphorylation in pollen development and germination in tomato. Plant J. 57:1-13.

Omid, A., T. Keilin,  A. Glass,  D. Leshkowitz and S. Wolf (2007). Characterization of phloem-sap transcription profile in melon plants. J. Exp. Bot. 58:3645-3656.

Belotserkovsky, H., Y. Berger, R. Shahar and S. Wolf (2007). Specific role of LeMAN2 in the control of seed germination exposed by overexpression of the LeMAN3 gene in tomato plants. Planta 227:199-209.

Peleg, G., D. Malter and S. Wolf (2007). Viral infection enables phloem loading of GFP and long-distance trafficking of the protein. Plant J. 51:165-172. 

Weiss, Y., B. Rubin, A. Shulman, I. Ben Shir, E. Keinan and S. Wolf (2006). Determination of plant resistance to herbicidal compounds inhibiting cell division and early growth by seed and plantlets bioassays. Nature Protocols 1:2282-2287.

Weiss, Y., A. Shulman, I. Ben Shir, E. Keinan and S. Wolf (2006). Herbicide-resistance conferred by expression of a catalytic antibody in Arabidopsis thaliana. Nature Biotechnol. 24:713-717.

Nadler-Hassar, T., A. Goldshmidt, B. Rubin and S. Wolf (2004). Glyphosate inhibits the translocation of green fluorescent protein and sucrose from a transgenic tobacco host to Cuscuta campestris Yunk. Planta 219:790-796.

Complainville, A., L. Brocard, I. Roberts, E. Dax, N. Sever, N. Sauer, A. Kondorosi, S. Wolf, K. Oparka and M. Crespi (2003). Nodule initiation involves the creation of a new symplasmic field in specific roots cells of Medicago species. Plant Cell 15:2778-2791. 

Shalitin, D., Y. Wang, A. Omid, A. Gal-On and S. Wolf (2002). Cucumber mosaic virus movement protein affects sugar metabolism and transport in tobacco and melon plants. Plant Cell Environ. 25:989-998 (COVER PHOTO).

Hofius, D., K. Herbers, M. Melzer, A. Omid, E. Tacke, S. Wolf and U Sonnewald (2001). Evidence for expression level-dependent modulation of carbohydrate status and viral resistance by the potato leafroll virus movement protein in transgenic tobacco plants. Plant J. 28:529-543.

Shalitin, D. and S. Wolf (2000). Cucumber mosaic virus infection affects sugar transport in melon plants. Plant Physiol. 123:597-604. 

Wolf, S. and A. Millatiner (1999). Effect of tobacco mosaic virus movement protein on photosynthesis in transgenic tobacco plants. J. Plant Physiol. 156:253-258.

Almon, E., M. Horowitz, H-L. Wang, W.J. Lucas, E. Zamski and S. Wolf (1997). Phloem-specific expression of TMV-MP alters carbon metabolism and partitioning in transgenic potato plants. Plant Physiol. 115:1599-1607.

Olesinski, A.A., E. Almon, N. Navot, A. Perl, E. Galun, W.J. Lucas and S. Wolf (1996). Tissue-specific expression of the tobacco mosaic virus movement protein in transgenic potato plants alters plasmodesmal function and carbohydrate partitioning, Plant Physiol. 111:541-550.

Wolf, S. and W.J. Lucas (1994). Virus movement protein and other molecular probes of plasmodesmatal function. Plant Cell Environ. 17:573-585.

Lucas, W.J. and S. Wolf (1993). Plasmodesmata: the intercellular organelle of green plants. Trends Cell Biol. 3:308-315.

Wolf, S., C.M. Deom, R.N. Beachy and W.J. Lucas (1991). Plasmodesmatal functioning is probed using transgenic tobacco plants that express a virus movement protein. Plant Cell 3: 593-604. (COVER PHOTO).

Wolf, S., C.M. Deom, R.N. Beachy and W.J. Lucas (1989). Movement protein of tobacco mosaic virus modifies plasmodesmatal size exclusion limit. Science 246:377-379.



Wolf, S. et al. (2004) "Watermelon varieties having altered sugar ratios". Patent application No. PCT/IL2004/000122


See also: Shmuel_Wolf