Lifschitz

Eliezer Lifschitz

Education

1969-1971 Post- Doctoral Fellow with D.L. Lindsley, UCSD, La Jolla, California

1965-1969 Ph. D Genetics, Hebrew university, Jerusalem, Israel.  (MAGNA CUM LAUDE)

1963-1965 M. Sc. Genetics, Field crops, Hebrew university, Jerusalem, Israel,

1960-1963 B. Sc. with distinction, Agriculture Economy, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Research

We study the genetic regulation of shoot architecture in flowering plants. Currently we are focusing on   the molecular and cellular programs commanded by the protein hormone FLORIGEN in harmonizing   floral induction, vegetative growth and vascular development during the reproductive phase of tomato.

Most significant publications

Lifschitz, E., Eviatar, T., Rozman, A., Shalit, A., Goldshmidt, A., Amsellem, Z., Alvarez, J.P., and Eshed, Y. (2006): The tomato FT ortholog triggers systemic signals that regulate growth and flowering and substitute for diverse environmental stimuli.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A, 103:6398-6403 (567).

  • Pnueli, L., Gutfinger, T., Hareven. D., Ben-Naim, O., Ron, N., Adir, N., and Lifschitz, E. (2001): Tomato SP-interacting proteins define a conserved signaling system that regulates shoot architecture and flowering.  Plant Cell, 13:2687-2702. (287)
  • Pnueli, L., Carmel-Goren, L., Hareven, D., Gutfinger,T., Alvarez, J., Ganal, M., Zamir, D., and Lifschitz, E. (1998): The SELF-PRUNING gene of tomato regulates vegetative to reproductive switching of sympodial meristems and is the ortholog of CEN and TFL1Development, 125:1979-1989 (519).
  • Hareven, D., Gutfinger, T., Parnis, A., Eshed, Y., and Lifschitz, E. (1996): The making of a compound leaf: genetic manipulation of leaf architecture in tomato.  Cell, 84:735-744. (416)
  • Pnueli, L., Abu-Abeid, M., Zamir, D., Nacken, W., Schwarz-Sommer, Z., and Lifschitz, E. (1991): The MADS box gene family in tomato: temporal expression during floral development, conserved secondary structures and homology with homeotic genes from Antirrhinum and Arabidopsis.  Plant J., 1:255-266. (297)
  • Lifschytz, E., Hareven, D., Azriel, A., and Brodsly, H. (1983): DNA clones and RNA transcripts of four lampbrush loops from the Y chromosome of Drosophila hydei.  Cell, 32:191-199 (50)
  • Lifschytz, E., and Lindsley, D.L. (1972): The role of X-chromosome inactivation during spermatogenesis.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A, 69:182-186. (548)
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Recent publications, last 15 years

Shalit-Kaneh, A., Eviatar-Ribak, T., Horev, G., Sussa, N., Roni Aloni, R., Yuval Eshed, Y., and Lifschitz, E. (2019): The flowering hormone florigen accelerates secondary cell wall biogenesis to harmonize vascular maturation with reproductive development. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A, 116: 16127-16136.

  • Eviatar-Ribak,T., Shalit-Kaneh, A., Chappell-Maor, L., Amsellem,Z., Eshed,Y., and Lifschitz, E. (2013):  A Cytokinin- activating  Enzyme Promotes Tuber Formation in Tomato.  Current Biology, 23:1057–1064.
  • Efroni, I., Eshed,Y., and Lifschitz, E. (2010): Morphogenesis of simple and compound leaves: a critical review.  Plant Cell, 22:1019-1032.
  • Shalit, A., Rozman, A., Goldshmidt, A., Alvarez,J.P., Bowman, J.L., Eshed,Y., and Lifschitz, E. (2009): The flowering hormone florigen functions as a general systemic regulator of growth and termination.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A, 106:8392-8397.
  • Lifschitz, E., Eviatar, T., Rozman, A., Shalit, A., Goldshmidt, A., Amsellem, Z., Alvarez, J.P., and Eshed, Y. (2006): The tomato FT ortholog triggers systemic signals that regulate growth and flowering and substitute for diverse environmental stimuli.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A, 103:6398-6403 (384).
  • Ben-Naim,O., Eshed,R., Parnis,A., Teper-Bamnolker,P., Shalit,A., Coupland,G., Samach,A., and Lifschitz,E. (2006): The CCAAT binding factor can mediate interactions between CONSTANS-like proteins and DNA.  Plant J., 46:462-476.
  • Lifschitz,E. and Eshed,Y. (2006): Universal florigenic signals triggered by FT homologues regulate growth and flowering cycles in perennial day-neutral tomato.  J. Exp. Bot., 57:3405-3414.
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