Peer-reviewed Articles describing primary data:

Finkelshtein A, Shlezinger N, Bunis O, Sharon A (2011). Botrytis cinerea BcNma is involved in apoptotic cell death but not in stress adaptation. Fung Genet Biol 48:621-630.


Shlezinger N, Minz A, Gur Y, Hatam I, Dagdas YF, Talbot NJ, Sharon A (2011). Anti-apoptotic machinery protects the necrotrophic fungus Botrytis cinerea from host- induced apoptotic-like cell death during plant infection. PLoS Pathog 7:e1002185.   


Shlezinger N, Eizner E, Dubinchik S, Minz-Dub A, Tetroashvili R, Reider A,  Sharon A (2014). Measurement of apoptosis by SCAN©, a system for counting and analysis of fluorescently labelled nuclei. Microbial Cell 1:406-415.


Shlezinger N, Israeli M, Mochly E, Oren-Young L, Zhu W, Sharon A (2016). Translocation from nuclei to cytoplasm is necessary for anti A-PCD activity and turnover of the Type II IAP BcBir1. Molecular Microbiology, 99:393-406.


Shlezinger N, Irmer H, Dhingra S, Beattie SR, Cramer RA, Braus G, Sharon A and Hohl TM.  (2017) Sterilizing immunity in the lung relies on targeting fungal apoptotic-like cell death pathways. Science, 6355:1037-1041.


Peer-reviewed review Articles:

Sharon A, Finkelstein A, Shlezinger N, Hatam I (2009). Fungal apoptosis: function, genes and gene function. FEMS Microbiol Rev 33:833-854.  


Shlezinger N, Doron A, Sharon A (2011). Apoptosis-like programmed cell death in the grey mould fungus Botrytis cinerea: genes and their role in pathogenicity. Biochem Soc Trans 39:1493-1498.


Shlezinger N, Goldfinger N, Sharon A (2012). Apoptotic-like programed cell death in fungi: the benefits in filamentous species. Front Oncol 2:97.              


Sharon A, Shlezinger N (2013). Fungi Infecting Plants and Animals: Killers, Non-Killers, and Cell Death. PLoS Pathog 9:e1003517.


Book chapters

Shlezinger N, Fites JS, Klein BS, Hohl TM.(2019). ‘Fungal Bioreporters to monitor outcomes of Aspergillus – host cell interactions. Host-fungal interactions: Methods and protocols. Springer, Boston, MA.


Koret School of Veterinary Medicine,
The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agricultural, Food & Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel



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