Prof Varda Kagan Zur Publications

Chapters in Collective Volumes

  1. Kagan-Zur, V. and Lips, S.H. Studies on the intercellular location of enzymes of the photosynthetic carbon reduction cycle. In: Proc. 3rd Int. Conf. Photosyn. M. Avron Ed. Elsevier Scientific Pub. Co., Amsterdam,1974.

  2. Donachie, W.D., Sullivan, N.F., Kenan, D.J., Derbyshire, V., Begg, K.J.and Kagan-Zur, V. 1983. Genes and cell division in E. coli. In Progress in Cell Cycle Controls. J. Chaloupka et al., eds. Czechoslovak Academy of Science, Prague 1983, p. 28-33.

  3. Kagan-Zur, V. and Lips, S.H. 1987. A particulate cytoplasmic fraction enhancing photo- synthesis of isolated chloroplasts by activation of RuBiPCase. In: Progress in Photosynthesis Research. J. Biggins, ed. Vol. III, pp. 289-292,.

  4. Roth-Bejerano, N. Wenkart, S. Mills, D. and Kagan-Zur, V. ( 2001) Mycorrhizal associations between Tuber melanosporum mycelia and Cistus incanus cultured roots. Corvoisier, Olivier & Chevalier eds. Proceedings of the Vth International Congress, Science and Cultivation of Truffle. Mars 4-6, 1999. pp 173-176

  5. Sharon Holdengraeber, Francis Martin, Nurit Roth-Bejerano and Varda Kagan-Zur. (2001) Some lobed fruit bodies of terfezia boudieri (a desert truffle) combine two its rflp patterns, suggesting independent origins. Fédération française des trufficulteurs eds. Proceedings of the Vth International Congress, Science and Cultivation of Truffle. Mars 4-6, 1999. 78-81

  6. Kagan-Zur, V. Taylor, F. W. and Roth-Bejerano, N. (2001) Identification of plant hosts of the Kalahari desert-truffle Terfezia pfeilii Fédération française des trufficulteurs eds. Proceedings of the Vth International Congress, Science and Cultivation of Truffle. Mars 4-6, 1999. 82-86.

  7. Shabi, E. Freeman, S. Maimon, M. Luzzati, Y. Kagan-Zur V., Roth-Bejerano, N. and Pinkas Y. (deceased). (2001) Introduction of Tuber melanosporum into Israel. Fédération française des trufficulteurs eds. Proceedings of the Vth International Congress, Science and Cultivation of Truffle. Mars 4-6, 1999. 107-111.

  8. Kagan-Zur V. .2001. Terfezias, a family of mycorrhizal edible mushrooms for arid zones. In: A. Schliesel & D Pasternak eds. Proceeding of the IPALAC Conference on 'Combating Desertification with Plants November 1-5, 1999, Beer-Sheva Israel. Kluwer Academic Publ. New York. pp 45-53

  9. Kagan-Zur V, Roth-Bejerano N, Wenkart S, Bustan A, Ventura Y, Zaritzki M, Mills D, Shabi E, Luzzati Y, Freeman S, & Pinkas Y. (2002) Tuber melanosporum research in Israel. In: I Hall, W Yun, E Danell & A Zambonelli eds. Edible Mycorrhizal Mushrooms and Their Cultivation. A Compact Disc Edition. ISBN 0-478-10828-X

Invited Review

  1. Giovannetti G, N. Roth-Bejerano, E. Zanini & V. Kagan-Zur (1994). Truffles and their cultivation. Hort. Rev. 17:71-107

Refereed Articles

  1. Kagan-Zur, V. and Lips, S.H. 1975. Studies on the intracellular location of enzymes of the photosynthetic carbon reduction cycle. Eur. J. Biochem. 59:17-23.

  2. Kagan-Zur, V., Friedlander, M. and Lips, S.H. 1980. Changes in chloroplasts envelopes induced by light or dark pretreatment of pea seedlings. Planta 149: 427-432.

  3. Kagan-Zur, V. and Lips, S.H. 1983. A particulate cytoplasmic fraction enhancing photo- synthesis of isolated chlroplasts. I. Kinetic aspects and some characteristics of the phenomenon. Isr. J. Bot.32:203-212.

  4. Kagan-Zur, V. and Mizrahi, Y. 1987. Fruit ripening in tetraploid tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) J. Hort. Sci. 62(2): 243-248.

  5. Mizrahi, Y., Taleisnik, E., Zohar, Y., Offenbach, R., Matan, A., Golan, R. and Kagan-Zur, V. 1988. Beneficial effects of salinity: I. Improved quality of tomato fruit with no concomitant loss of yield. J. Am. Soc. Hort. Sci. 113:202-205.

  6. Sivan, S., Zaritsky, A. and Kagan-Zur, V. 1988. Replication forks of Escherichia coli are not the preferred sites for lysogenic integration of bacteriophage Mu. J. Bact. 170: 3089-3093.

  7. Dewar, S., Kagan-Zur, V., Begg, K.J. and Donachie, W.D. 1989. Transcriptional regulation of cell division genes in Escherichia coli. Mol. Microbiol. 3:1371-1377.

  8. Roth-Bejerano, N., Livne, D.and Kagan-Zur, V. 1990. Helianthemum-Terfezia relations in different growth media. New Phytol. 114:235-238.

  9. Kagan-Zur, V., Mills, D. and Mizrahi, Y. 1990. Callus formation from tomato endosperm. Acta Horticulturae. 280:139-142,.

  10. Kagan-Zur, V., Zamir, D., Navot, N. and Mizrahi, Y. 1991. A tomato triploid hybrid whose double genome parent is the male. J. Amer. Soc. Hortic. Sci. 116:342-345,.

  11. Kagan-Zur, V., Yaron-Miron, D. and Mizrahi, Y. 1991. A study of triploid tomato fruit attributes. J. Amer. Hortic. Sci 116:228-231.

  12. Kagan-Zur, V., Livne D. and Mizrahi, Y. 1992. Analysis of effects of auxin on fruit size of tetraploid and diploid tomato fruits. J. Hort. Sci. 67: 817-825.

  13. Kagan-Zur, V. and Mizrahi, Y. 1993. Long shelf-life cocktail tomatoes can be picked in bunches. Sci. Hortic. 56:31-41.

  14. Kagan-Zur, V., E. Raveh, S. Lischinsky & N. Roth-Bejerano. 1994. Helianthemum - Terfezia association is enhanced by low iron in the growth medium. New Phytol. 127:567-570

  15. Lapidot, M., Bar-Zvi, D., Kagan-Zur, V. and Mizrahi, Y. 1995. Identification of the double-chromosone donor parent of spontaneous tomato triploids. Theor. Appl. Genet. 88:914-916

  16. Taylor, F.W., Thamage, D.M., Baker, N., Roth-Bejerano, N. and Kagan-Zur, V. 1995. Notes on the Kalahari Desert Truffle Terfezia pfeilii. Mycol. Res. 99:874-878

  17. Roth-Bejerano, N. and Kagan-Zur, V. 1995. Sclerotia-like agregates in culture of Terfezia leonis. Mycol. Veget. Mediter.9:147-152

  18. Kagan-Zur, V., Tieman, D.M., Marlow, J.S. and Handa, A.K. 1995. Differential regulation of polygalacturonase and pectin methylesterase gene expression during and after heat stress in ripening tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) fruits. Plant Mol. Biol. 29:1101-1110

  19. Kagan-Zur, V., Kuang, J. Tabak,S. Taylor, F.W. and Roth-Bejerano, N. 1999. Potential verification of a host plant for the desert truffle Terfezia pfeilii by molecular methods. Myc. Res. 103:1270-1274

  20. Kagan Zur V., Freeman S., Luzzati Y., Roth-Bejerano N. and Shabi E. (2000) Emergence of the first black Périgord truffle (Tuber melanosporum) in Israel. Mycol. Veget. Mediter. 15:187-192

  21. Kagan-Zur, V, Freeman S, Luzzati Y, Roth-Bejerano, N and Shabi E. (2001) Survival of introduced Tuber melanosporum mycorrhizas at two sites in Israel as measured by its occurrence on mycorrhizas. Plant & Soil 229(2):159-166.

  22. Wenkart S., Roth-Bejerano N., Mills D. and Kagan-Zur V. (2001). Mycorrhizal associations between Tuber melanosporum mycelia and transformed roots of Cistus incanus. Plant Cell Reports. 20(4):369-373. (DOI: 10.1007/s002990100325)

  23. Bohrer, G., Kagan-Zur, V., Roth-Bejerano, N. and Ward, D. (2001). Effects of environmental variables on VAM associations abundance in wild Kalahari-Desert-populations of V. infausta. The Journal of Vegetation Science 12:279-288.

  24. Volis S., Yakubov B., Shulgina I., Kagan-Zur V. Ward D. and Mendlinger S. (2001) Test of adaptive RAPD variation in population genetic structure of wild barley (Hordeum spontaneum Koch) Journal of the Linnean Society ( Doi 10.1006/bijl.2001.0569) 74:289-303.

  25. Mills D, S Wenkart, Roth-Bejerano N, and Kagan-Zur V. 2002. A simple procedure for the micropropagation of Cistus incanus from aseptic seedlings and ex vitro plants. Agr Med 132: 77-82

  26. Bohrer, G., Kagan-Zur, V., Roth-Bejerano, N., Ward, D. Beck, G. & Bonifacio, E. 2003 Effects of different AM mycorrhizal communities on mineral acquisition and depletion from the soil by host plants. J. Arid Environ. 55:193 208

  27. Roth-Bejerano N, E Sela, V Kagan-Zur. 2003. Low soil temperature favors survival of cistus incanus-tuber melanosporum mycorrhizas. Mycol. Veget. Mediter. 18: 84-88.

  28. Roth-Bejerano N, Li Y-F & Kagan-Zur V. 2004. Homokaryotic and heterokaryotic hyphae in Terfezia. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 85: 165168.

  29. Aviram S, N Roth-Bejerano & V. Kagan-Zur. 2004. Two ITS forms co-inhabiting a single genet of an isolate of Terfezia boudieri (Ascomycotina), a desert truffle. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 85: 169174.

  30. Roth-Bejerano N, Mendlinger S, & Kagan-Zur V. (2004) Effect of calcium on growth of submerged Terfezia boudieri mycelium. DOI 10.1007/s10267-003-0156-6. Mycoscience 45:3034.

  31. Yvonne Ventura, David Mills, Varda Kagan-Zur, Nurit Roth-Bejerano, Amnon Bustan (2004). Mycorrhized Ri-transformed roots facilitate in vitro inoculation of Cistus incanus with Tuber melanosporum. Plant Cell, Tissue & Organ Culture (In press).

  32. Ferdman Y, Aviram S, Roth-Bejerano N, Trappe JM, & Kagan-Zur V. 2005 Phylogenetic Studies of Terfezia pfeilii and Choiromyces echinulatus (Pezizales) support new genera for southern African truffles: Kalaharituber and Eremiomyces. Mycological Research, 109 (2): 236-244

  33. Bustan A, Ventura Y, Kagan-Zur V & Roth-Bejerano N. Optimized Conditions For Mycorrhiza Formation Between The Pink Rockrose (Cistus Incanus) And The Black Perigord Truffle (Tuber Melanosporum). Israel J Plant Science (accepted for publication).

Last Updated: 20/12/2005