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Kolodkin-Gal Publications
*Q1 Microbiology ** Q1 Life Sciences

Steinberg et al., Science Signaling, 2020

Microbial Genetics

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Selected Research Papers:


  • Kumar S#., Kolodkin-Gal I#. and Engelberg-Kulka, H. Novel quorum-sensing peptides mediating interspecies bacterial cell death. mBio (4):e00314-00313, doi:10.1128/mBio.00314-13 (2013).  

  • Kolodkin-Gal I#., Alexander Helholz#, Kolter R., and Losick R. Respiration control of multicellularity in Bacillus subtilis by a complex of the cytochrome chain with a membrane-embedded histidine kinase. Genes & Development (27):887-899, doi:10.1101/gad.215244.113 (2013).  # Equal Contibution

  • Bucher T., Oppenheimer-Shaanan Y., Savidor A., Bloom-Ackermann Z. and Kolodkin-Gal I$. Disturbance of the bacterial cell wall specifically interferes with biofilm formation. Environmental Microbiology Reports 7(6):990-1004, doi:10.1111/1758-2229.12346 (2015).

  • Bucher T., Hausser J., Olender T., Cytryn E., and Kolodkin-Gal I$. An active β-lactamase is a part of an orchestrated cell wall stress resistance network of Bacillus rhizosphere species. Environmental Microbiology* 21(3):1068-1085, doi:10.1111/1462-2920 (2019) 

  • Keren-Paz A., Maan, H., Karunker, I., Kapishnikov S., Gal, A., Graumann, P. and Kolodkin-Gal I$. The intracellular and extracellular roles of calcium in B. subtilis biofilms. iScience** (2022).

A selected review on microbial genetics:

Microbial Ecology and Evolution

Selected Research Papers

  • Rosenberg G., Oppenheimer-Shaanan Y., Steinberg N., Olender T., Doron S., Sirota-Madi A., Bloom-Ackermann Z. and Kolodkin-Gal I$. Not so simple, not so subtle: The interspecies competition between Bacillus simplex and Bacillus subtilis biofilms and its impact on the evolution of bacterial social behaviour. Npj Biofilms and Microbiomes (2):15027, doi:10.1038/npjbiofilms.2015.27 (2016).

  • Oppenheimer-Shaanan Y., Sibony-Nevo O., Bloom-Ackermann Z., Suissa R., Steinberg N., Kartvelishvily E., Brumfeld V. and Kolodkin-Gal I$. Spatio-temporal Dynamics of the Assembly of Functional Minerals within Biofilms. Npj Biofilms and Microbiomes* (2):15031, doi:10.1038/npjbiofilms.2015.31 (2016).

  • Ganin H, Keren-Paz A., Kemper N., Meijler MM., Malitsky M., Aharoni A., Kolodkin-Gal I$. Indole derivatives maintain the status quo between beneficial biofilms and their plant hosts. Molecular Plant Microbe Interaction*  doi: 10.1094/MPMI-12-18-0327-R (2019).

  • Ogran A., Yardeni  EH., Keren-Paz A., Bucher T., Jain R., and Kolodkin-Gal I$. The Plant Host Induces Antibiotic Production To Select the Most-Beneficial Colonizers. Applied and Enviornmental Microbiology * doi:10.1128/AEM.00512-19 (2019)

  • Hou Q., Keren-Paz A., Malitsky, S. and Kolodkin-Gal I$. Weaponing volatiles by Microbial Biofilms. Npj Biofilms and Microbiomes* (2021)

Selected reviews on the Microbial Ecology and Evolution:

  • Harris K. and Kolodkin-Gal I$. Applying the handicap principle to biofilms: condition-dependent signaling in Bacillus subtilis microbial communities. Environmental Microbiology* 21(2):531-540, doi: 10.1111/1462-2920 (2019).

  • Qihou Hou, and Kolodkin-Gal I$. Harvesting the complex pathways of antibiotic production and resistance of soil bacilli for optimizing plant microbiome. FEMS Microbiology Ecology (2021),

Infection Biolology

Selected Research Papers

  • Suez J., Korem T., Zeevi D., Zilberman-Schapira G., Thaiss CA., Maza O., Kolodkin-Gal, I$,, Shapiro H., Halpern Z., Segal E. and Elinav E. Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota. Nature (514):181-6, doi:10.1038/nature13793 (2014).

  • Rosen E., Tsesis I., Storzi N. and Kolodkin-Gal, I$, Eradication of biofilms on human dentin. Frontiers in Microbiology* doi:10.3389/fmicb.2016.02055 (2016).

  • Keren-Paz A., Brumfeld V., Oppenheimer-Shaanan Y. and Kolodkin-Gal, I$ Micro-CT X-ray Imaging Exposes Structured Diffusion Barriers within Biofilms. npj Biofilms and Microbiomes*, doi:10.1038/s41522-018-0051-8 (2018).

  • Hassanov T., Iris Karukner-Hazan I., Steinberg N., Erez A. and Kolodkin-Gal, I$, Novel antibiofilm chemotherapies target nitrogen from glutamate and glutamine.8(1):7097, Scientific Reports doi:10.1038/s41598-018-25401-z (2018).

  • Cohen-Cymberknoh M., Kolodkin-Gal D., Keren-Paz A., Kapishnikov S., Green-Zelinger P., Shteinberg m., Zamir G., Kerem E$ and Kolodkin-Gal, I$. Calcium carbonate mineralization is essential for biofilm formation and lung colonization. iScience** (2022)

Selected reviews on Infection Biology

  • Povolsky T., Keren-Paz A., and Kolodkin-Gal, I$. The Metabolic Microenvironment Drives Microbial Differentiation and Antibiotic Resistance. Trends in Genetics** DOI: 10.1016/j.tig.2020.10.007 (2021)

  • Suissa R., Oved R., Koren O$. and Kolodkin-Gal, I$. Molecular Genetics for Probiotic Engineering: How Dissecting the Molecular Mechanisms Promoting the Adaptations of Beneficial LAB bacteria Can Yield Medical Applications. Trends in Microbiology* DOI: 10.1016/j.tim.2021.07.007 (2021)

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