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“Mistakes are the portals of discovery”

-James Joyce-

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Physiological characterization of the wild almond Prunus arabica stem photosynthetic capability.

Trainin, T., Brukental, H., Shapira, O., Attia, Z., Tiwari, V., Hatib, K., Gal, S., Zemach, H., Belausov, E., Charuvi, D., Holland, D., and Azoulay-Shemer, T. (2022).  Frontiers in Plant Science. 13: 941504

Shading Nets Reduce Canopy Temperature and Improve Photosynthetic Performance in ‘Pinkerton’ Avocado Trees during Extreme Heat Events.

Alon E, Shapira O, Azoulay-Shemer T, Rubinovich L. (2022). Agronomy.12:1360.

Revealing the genetic components responsible for the unique photosynthetic stem capability of the wild almond Prunus arabica (Olivier) Meikle.

Brukental, HS., Doron-Faigenboim, A., Bar-Ya’akov, I., Harel-Beja, R., Attia, ZPD., Azoulay-Shemer, T., Holland, D. (2021). Frontiers in Plant Science, Vol. 12 Issue 2583.    

Jasmonic acid and salicylic acid play minor roles in stomatal regulation by CO2, abscisic acid, darkness, vapor pressure deficit, and ozone.
Zamora O., Schulze S., Azoulay-Shemer T., Parik H., Unt J., Brosché M., Schroeder JI., Yarmolinsky D., Kollist H.

 Plant J (2021).  Oct;108(1):134-150.


A role for calcium‐dependent protein kinases in differential CO2‐ and ABA‐controlled stomatal closing and low CO2‐induced stomatal opening in Arabidopsis.

Schulze, S., Dubeaux, G., Ceciliato H. O. P., Munemasa, S., Nuhkat, M., Yarmolinsky D., Aguilar, J., Diaz, R., Azoulay-Shemer, T., Steinhorst, L., Offenborn J.K., Kudla, J., Kollist, H. and Schroeder J.I. (2020). New Phytologist

Insights into the Molecular Mechanisms of CO2-Mediated Regulation of Stomatal Movements.

Zhang J, De-oliveira-Ceciliato P, Takahashi Y, Schulze S, Dubeaux G, Hauser F, Azoulay-Shemer T, Tõldsepp K, Kollist H, Rappel W-J, & Schroeder JI. 

Curr Biol (2018).

Eukaryotic lipid metabolic pathway is essential for functional chloroplasts and CO2 and light responses in Arabidopsis guard cells.

Negi, J., Munemasa, S., Song, B., Tadakuma, R., Fujita M., Azoulay-Shemer, T, Engineer. B.C., Kusumi, K., Nishida, I., Schroeder .I.J., Iba, K.  

PNAS (2018).


Starch biosynthesis by AGPase, but not starch degradation by BAM1/3 and SEX1, is rate-limiting for CO2-regulated stomatal movements under short day conditions.

Azoulay-Shemer T., Schwankl, N., Rog, I.,Moshelion, M. Schroeder, J.I. 

FEBS letter (2018).


Seeing is believing.

Azoulay-Shemer T., Hsu, P.K., Schroeder, J.I.

News and Views, Nature Plants. (3):765-766 (2017).


Starch biosynthesis in guard cells but not in mesophyll cells functions in CO2 -induced stomatal closing.

Azoulay-Shemer T., Bagheri A, Wang C, Palomares A, Stephan AB, Kunz, H.H, Schroeder JI.

Plant Physiology 171(2):788-798 (2016).


Guard cell photosynthesis is critical for stomatal turgor production, yet does not directly mediate CO2 - and ABA-induced stomatal closing.

Azoulay-Shemer T., Palomares A, Bagheri A, Israelsson-Nordstrom M, Engineer CB, Bargmann BO, Stephan AB, Schroeder J.I.

Plant J 83: 567-581 (2015).


CO2 Sensing and CO2 Regulation of Stomatal Conductance: Advances and Open Questions.

Engineer CB, Hashimoto-Sugimoto M, Negi J, Israelsson-Nordström M, Azoulay-Shemer T, Rappel W-J, Iba K, Schroeder J.I.

Trends in Plant Science (2015) Volume 21, Issue 1, January 2016, Pages 16-30, ISSN 1360-1385.


Pathway of Chlorophyll Breakdown in Citrus Fruit Peel, as Compared with Senescing Arabidopsis Leaves and Other Plant Systems.

Azoulay-Shemer, T., Harpaz-Saad, S., Eyal, Y. and Goldschmidt, E.E.

ISHS Acta Horticulturae. 892 (2011).


Dual, N and C-terminal, processing of citrus chlorophyllase precursor within the plastid membranes leads to the mature enzyme.

Azoulay-Shemer, T., Harpaz-Saad, S., Cohen-Peer, R., Mett, A., Gidoni, D., Lovat, N., Krokhin, O., Spicer, V., Standing, G.K., Goldschmidt, E.E. and Eyal, Y.

Plant Cell Physiol. 52(1):70-83 (2011). 


Citrus chlorophyllase dynamics at ethylene-induced fruit color-break; a study of chlorophyllase expression, post-translational processing kinetics and in-situ intracellular localization.

Azoulay-Shemer, T., Harpaz-Saad, S., Belausov, E., Lovat, N., Krokhin, O., Spicer, V., Standing, K.G., Goldschmidt, E.E., Eyal, Y.

Plant Physiology 148: 108-118 (2008). 


Chlorophyllase is a rate-limiting enzyme in chlorophyll catabolism and is post-translationally regulated.

Harpaz-Saad, S., Azoulay, T., Arazi, T., Ben-Yaakov, E., Mett, A., Shiboleth, Y.M., Hortensteiner, S., Gidoni, D., Gal-On, A., Goldschmidt, E.E., Eyal, Y.

Plant Cell 19: 1007-1022 (2007).







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