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Dormant phages communicate via arbitrium to control exit from lysogeny

Nitzan Aframian, Shira Omer Bendori, Stav Kabel, Polina Guler, Avigail Stokar-Avihail, Erica Manor, Kholod Msaeed, Valeria Lipsman, Ilana Grinberg, Alaa Mahagna & Avigdor Eldar

Nature Microbiology

Biophysical aspects underlying the swarm to biofilm transition

Vasco M. Worlitzer, Ajesh Jose, Ilana Grinberg, Markus Bär, Sebastian Heidenreich, Avigdor Eldar, Gil Ariel & Avraham Be’er

Science advances


Short-range quorum sensing controls horizontal gene transfer at micron scale in bacterial communities

 Jordi van Gestel, Tasneem Bareia, Bar Tenennbaum, Alma Dal Co, Polina Guler, Nitzan Aframian, Shani Puyesky, Ilana Grinberg, Glen G D’Souza, Zohar Erez, Martin Ackermann, Avigdor Eldar

Nature Communications

A mobile genetic element increases bacterial host fitness by manipulating development

 Joshua M Jones, Ilana Grinberg, Avigdor Eldar, Alan D Grossman


See a Research Highlight of the work in Nature Reviews Microbiology


A Bacterial Tower of Babel: Quorum-Sensing Signaling Diversity and Its Evolution

 Nitzan Aframian, Avigdor Eldar

Annual Review of Microbiology

Competition between social cheater viruses is driven by mechanistically different cheating strategies

 Moran Meir, Noam Harel, Danielle Miller, Maoz Gelbart, Avigdor Eldar, Uri Gophna, Adi Stern

Science advances


Clonality and non-linearity drive facultative-cooperation allele diversity

 Ishay Ben-Zion, Shaul Pollak and Avigdor Eldar

ISME 10.1038/s41396-018-0310-y (2018) Download

Selection for increased quorum-sensing cooperation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa through the shut-down of a drug resistance pump

Ron D. Oshri+, Keren S. Zrihen+, Itzhak Shner, Shira Omer Bendori and Avigdor Eldar

ISME 10.1038/s41396-018-0205-y (2018) Download


Self-sensing in Bacillus subtilis quorum-sensing systems
Tasneem Bareia, Shaul Pollak, Avigdor Eldar

Nature Microbiology 10.1038/s41564-017-0044-z (2017)


Transient Duplication-Dependent Divergence and Horizontal Transfer Underlie the Evolutionary Dynamics of Bacterial Cell–Cell Signaling
Eran Even-Tov, Shira Omer Bendori, Shaul Pollak, Avigdor Eldar

PLoS Biol 14(12): e2000330 (2016) Download

Social evolution selects for redundancy in bacterial quorum sensing
Eran Even-Tov, Shira Omer Bendori, Julie Valastyan, Xiaobo Ke, Shaul Pollak, Tasneem Bareia, Ishay Ben-Zion, Bonnie L. Bassler and Avigdor Eldar.

PLOS Biology, 14(2): e1002386 (2016) Download

Facultative cheating supports the co-existence of multiple quorum-sensing pherotypes

Shaul Pollak, Shira Omer Bendori, Eran Even-Tov, Valeria Lipsman, Tasneem Bareia, Ishay Ben-Zion, Avigdor Eldar.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 113(8):2152-7 (2016) Download

(See also a commentary on this work by Pérez-Escudero and Gore on the same journal issue)

2015 and earlier

The RapP-PhrP quorum sensing system of Bacillus subtilis strain NCIB3610 affect biofilm formation through multiple targets, due to an atypical signal-insensitive allele of RapP
Bendori Omer Shira, Pollak Shaul, Hizi Dorit, Eldar Avigdor.

J. Bacteriol. 197(3): 592-602 (2015)

From Dusk till Dawn: One-Plasmid Systems for Light-Regulated Gene Expression

Ohlendorf, R., R. Vidavski, Eldar A, Moffat K, Möglich A.

Journal of molecular biology, 416(4): 534-542 (2012)

Macromotives and microbehaviors: the social dimension of bacterial phenotypic variability
Peter Reuven and Avigdor Eldar (Review)

Current Opinion in Genetics & Development, 21 (6): 759-767 (2011) Download

Social conflict drives the evolutionary divergence of quorum sensing
Avigdor Eldar.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 108 (33): 13635-13640 (2011) Download

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