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Zvi Peleg Zvi Peleg

Tel: 08-9489638

Fax: 08-9489833

E-mail: zvi.peleg@mail.huji.ac.il

Lab website: Peleg's lab







Research Interest

  • Wheat establishment under fluctuating environmental conditions: The highly variable and unpredicted rainfall within and between seasons, which characterize the Mediterranean region, results in significant wheat yield losses. Our study focuses on improving wheat growth under fluctuating environmental conditions.
  • Cereals adaptation to environmental stress combinations: Under field conditions, plants routinely subjected to combinations of environmental stresses. Plant response(s) to stress combinations differ from the response(s) to individual stress condition. We use the model grass Brachypodium to study genes and gene networks involved in plants adaptation to multiple environmental stresses.
  • Herbicides resistant in grasses weeds: Lolium rigidum Gaudin (annual ryegrass), is a major grass weed infesting cereal crops in Israel. In recent years, L. rigidum resistant to ACCase, ALS and EPSPS inhibitors is spreading worldwide. Our research aims to elucidate the mechanisms of resistant involves in resistant populations.  

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Publications :

  • Frenkel E., Matzrafi M., Rubin B. & Peleg Z. (2017) Effects of environmental conditions on the fitness penalty in herbicide resistant Brachypodium hybridum. Frontier in Plant science, 8: 94. PubMed
  • Matzrafi M., Seiwert B., Reemtsma T., Rubin B. & Peleg Z. (2016) Climate change increases the risk of herbicide-resistant weeds due to enhanced detoxification. Planta, 244, 1217-1227.  PubMed
  • van Oss R., Abbo S., Eshed R., Sherman A., Coyne C.J., Vandemark G.J., Zhang H-B. & Peleg Z. (2015) Genetic relationship in Cicer sp. expose evidence for geneflow between the cultigen and its wild progenitor. PLoS ONE, 10, e0139789.  PubMed
  • Amram A., Fadida- Myers A., Golan G., Nashef K., Ben-David R. & Peleg Z. (2015) Effect of GA-sensitivity on wheat early vigour and yield components under Mediterranean deep sowing conditions. Frontier in Plant Science, 6, 487.  PubMed
  • Golan G., Oksenberg A. & Peleg Z. (2015) Genetic evidence for differential selection of grain and embryo weight during wheat evolution under domestication. Journal of Experimental Botany, 66, 5703-5711.  PubMed
  • Raineri J., Wang S., Peleg Z., Blumwald E. & Chan R. (2015) The rice transcription factor OsWRKY47 is a positive regulator of the response to water deficit stress. Plant Molecular Biology, 88, 401-413.  PubMed
  • Shaar-Moshe L., Hübner S. & Peleg Z. (2015) Identification of conserved drought-adaptive genes using a cross-species meta-analysis approach. BMC Plant Biology, 15,111.  PubMed
  • Peleg Z., ShabtayA. & Abbo S. (2015) Allelic diversity between and within three wild annual Cicer species. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 62, 177-188.  PubMed
  • Ben-David R., Peleg Z., Dinoor A., Saranga Y., Korol A.B. & Fahima T. (2014) Genetic dissection of quantitative powdery mildew resistance loci in tetraploid wheat. Molecular Breeding, 34, 1647-1658.  PubMed
  • Avni R., Nave M., Eilam T., Sela H., Alekperov C., Peleg Z., Dvorak J., Korol A.B. & Distelfeld A. (2014) Ultra-dense genetic map of durum wheat × wild emmer wheat developed using the 90K iSelect SNP genotyping assay. Molecular Breeding, 34, 1549-1562.  PubMed
  • Matzrafi M., Gadri Y., Frenkel E., Rubin B. & Peleg Z. (2014)  Evolution of herbicide resistance mechanism in grass weeds.  Plant Science, 229, 43-52.  PubMed  AudioSlides presentation
  • Abbo S., Pinhasi van-Oss R., Gopher A., Saranga Y., Ofner I. & Peleg Z. (2014) Plant domestication versus crop evolution: A conceptual framework for cereals and grain legumes.  Trends in Plant Science, 19, 351-360.  PubMed  YouTube video
  • Reguera M., Peleg Z., Abdel-Tawab Y.M., Tumimbang E.B., Delatorre C.A. & Blumwald E. (2013) Stress-induced CK synthesis increases drought tolerance through the coordinated regulation of carbon and nitrogen assimilation in rice. Plant Physiology, 163, 1609-1622.  PubMed
  • Delatorrea C.A., Cohen Y., Liu L., Peleg Z. & Blumwald E. (2012) The regulation of the SARK promoter activity by hormones and environmental signals. Plant Science, 193-194, 39-47.  PubMed
  • Reguera M., Peleg Z. & Blumwald E. (2012) Targeting metabolic pathways for genetic engineering abiotic stress-tolerance in crops. Biochimicaet Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Gene Regulatory Mechanisms, 1819, 186-194.  PubMed
  • Krugman T., Peleg Z., Quansah L., Chagué V., Korol A.B., Nevo E., Saranga Y., Fait A., Chalhoub B. & Fahima T. (2011) Drought adaptation mechanisms in roots of wild emmer wheat. Functional & Integrative Genomics, 11, 565-583.  PubMed
  • Peleg Z., Fahima T., Korol A.B., Abbo S. & Saranga Y. (2011) Genetic analysis of wheat domestication and evolution under domestication. Journal of Experimental Botany, 62, 5051-5061.  PubMed
  • Peleg Z., Reguera M., Tumimbang E., Walia H. & Blumwald E. (2011) Cytokinin mediated source-sink modifications improve drought tolerance and increase grain yield in rice under water stress. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 9, 747-758.  PubMed
  • Durmaz E., Coruh C., Dinler G., Grusak M.A., Peleg Z., Saranga Y., Fahima T., Yazici A., Ozturk L., Cakmak I. & Budak H. (2011) Expression and cellular localization of ZIP1 transporter under zinc deficiency in wild emmer wheat. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter,29, 582-596.  PubMed
  • Peleg Z. & Blumwald E. (2011) Hormone balance and abiotic stress tolerance in crop plants. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 14, 290-295.  PubMed
  • Bassil E., Ohto M., Esumi T., Tajima H., Zhu Z., Cagnac O., Belmonte M., Peleg Z., Yiamaguchi T. & Blumwald E. (2011) The Arabidopsis intracellular Na+/H+ antiporters AtNHX5 and AtNHX6 are endosomal-associated and necessary for plant growth and development. Plant Cell, 23, 224-239.  PubMed
  • Peleg Z., Apse M.P. & Blumwald E. (2011) Engineering salinity and water stress tolerance in crop plants: Getting closer to the field. Advances in Botanical Research, 57, 405-428. PubMed
  • Peleg Z., Saranga Y., Fahima T., Aharoni A. & Elbaum R. (2010) Genetic control over silica deposition in wheat awns. PhysiologiaPlantarum, 140, 10-20.  PubMed
  • Ben David R., Xie W., Peleg Z., Saranga Y., Dinoor A., Korol A.B. & Fahima T. (2010) Identification and mapping of PmG16 a powdery mildew resistance gene derived from wild emmer wheat. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 121, 499-510. PubMed
  • Chatzav* M., Peleg* Z., YaziciA., Ozturk L., Fahima T., Cakmak I. & Saranga Y (2010) Genetic diversity for grain nutrients in wild emmer wheat: Potential for wheat improvement. Annals of Botany, 105, 1211-1220.  *equal contribution.  PubMed
  • Krugman T., Chagué V., Peleg Z., Balzergue S., Just J., Korol A.B., Nevo E., Saranga Y., Chalhoub B. & Fahima T. (2010) Multilevel regulation and signaling processes associated with adaptation to ‎terminal drought in wild emmer wheat. Functional & Integrative Genomics. 10, 167-186.  PubMed
  • Gomez-Becerra H.F. Yazici A., Budak H., Ozturk L., Peleg Z., Morgounov A., Fahima T., Saranga Y. & Cakmak I. (2010) Genetic variation and environmental stability of grain mineral nutrient concentrations in Triticumdicoccoides under five environments.  Euphytica, 171, 39-52.  PubMed
  • Peleg Z., Cakmak I., Ozturk L., Yazici A., Jun Y., Budak H., Korol A.B., Fahima T. & Saranga Y. (2009) Quantitative trait loci conferring grain mineral nutrient concentrations in durum wheat × wild emmer wheat RIL population. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 119, 353-369.  PubMed
  • Peleg Z., Fahima T., Krugman T., Abbo S., Yakir D., Korol A.B. & Saranga Y. (2009) Genomic dissection of drought resistance in durum wheat × wild emmer wheat recombinant inbreed lines population. Plant, Cell & Environment, 32, 758-779.  PubMed
  • Abbo S., Saranga Y., Peleg Z., Kerem Z., Lev-Yadun S. & Gopher A. (2009) Reconsidering domestication of legumes versus cereals in the ancient Near East.  The Quarterly Review of Biology, 84, 29-50.  PubMed
  • Peleg Z., Saranga Y., Suprunova T., Ronin Y., Röder M.S., Kilian A., Korol A.B. & Fahima T. (2008). High-density genetic map of durum wheat × wild emmer wheat based on SSR and DArT markers. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 117, 103-115.  PubMed
  • Peleg Z., Saranga Y., Yazici A.M., Fahima T., Ozturk L. & Cakmak I. (2008) Grain zinc, iron and protein concentrations and zinc-efficiency in wild emmer wheat under contrasting irrigation regimes.  Plant and Soil, 306, 57-67.  PubMed
  • Peleg Z., Fahima T., Krugman T., Abbo S. & Saranga Y. (2008). Genetic structure of natural wild emmer wheat populations as reflected by transcribed versus anonymous SSR markers. Genome, 51, 187-195.  PubMed
  • Peleg Z., Saranga Y., Krugman T., Abbo S., Nevo E. & Fahima T. (2008).  Allelic diversity associated with aridity gradient in wild emmer wheat populations. Plant, Cell & Environment, 31, 39-49.  PubMed
  • Peleg Z., Fahima T. & Saranga Y. (2007) Drought resistance in wild emmer wheat: physiology, ecology and genetics.  Israel Journal of Plant Science, 55, 289-297.  PubMed
  • Distelfeld A., Cakmak I., Peleg Z., Ozturk L., Yazici A.M., Saranga Y. & Fahima T. (2007) Multiple QTL effects of wheat Gpc-B1 locus on grain protein and micronutrient concentrations.  Physiologia Plantarum, 129, 635-643.  PubMed
  • Abbo S., Gopher A., Peleg Z., Saranga Y., Fahima T., Salamini F. & Lev-Yadun S. (2006).  The ripples of "The big (agricultural) bang": The spread of early wheat cultivation.  Genome, 49, 861-863.  PubMed
  • Peleg Z., Fahima T., Abbo S., Krugman T., Nevo E., Yakir D. & Saranga Y. (2005). Genetic diversity for drought resistance in wild emmer wheat and its ecogeographical associations.  Plant, Cell & Environment, 28, 176-191.  PubMed

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Lab members

Current members of the group:

   Name    Position    E-mail   Phone
Ruchama Hayouka Lab manager peleglab@mail.huji.ac.il 08-9489319
Lidor Shaar-Moshe Ph.D. candidate lidor.shaar@mail.huji.ac.il 08-9489293
Guy Golan Ph.D. candidate guy.golan@mail.huji.ac.il 08-9489293
Naama Teboul Ph.D. candidate naama.teboul@mail.huji.ac.il 08-9489293
Amit Haron Ph.D. candidate amit.haron@mail.huji.ac.il 08-9489293
Yaron Gadri Ph.D. candidate yaron.gadri@mail.huji.ac.il 08-9489293
Harel Bacher Ph.D. candidate harel.bacher@mail.huji.ac.il 08-9489293
Adi Oksenberg M.Sc. student adi.oksenberg@mail.huji.ac.il 08-9489293
Itamar Vilan M.Sc. student itamar.vilan@mail.huji.ac.il 08-9489293
Siwar Assili M.Sc. student siwar.assili@mail.huji.ac.il 08-9489293
Gil Shoshani M.Sc. student gil.shoshani@mail.huji.ac.il 08-9489293
Amit Shama M.Sc. student amit.shama@mail.huji.ac.il 08-9489293
Alon Horesh M.Sc. student alon.horesh@mail.huji.ac.il 08-9489293
Elnatan Golan M.Sc. student elnatan.golan@mail.huji.ac.il 08-9489293
Idan Sabag B.Sc. Research exercise idan.sabag@mail.huji.ac.il 08-9489293
Idan Ayalon B.Sc. Research exercise idan.ayalon1@mail.huji.ac.il 08-9489293
Elisha Hendel B.Sc. Research exercise elisha.hendel@mail.huji.ac.il 08-9489293
Rom Tarshish Undergraduate student romtarshish@gmail.com 08-9489293

Former lab members:

Alon Shabtay, M.Sc. (2012)

Buzi Raviv, Research exercise (2012)

Avishay Amram, B.Sc. Research exercise (2013)

Gabriel E. Méndez Espitia, M.Sc. (2014)

Amir Pelech, B.Sc. Research exercise (2015).

Eyal Frenkel, M.Sc. (2015).

Aviya Fadida-Myers, M.Sc. (2015).

AviadPerry, B.Sc. Research exercise (2016).

Maor Matzrafi, Ph.D. (2016).

Tom Kliper, M.Sc. (2017).

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