Siderophore transport systems in fluorescent pseudomonads and their ecological importance. 1992.Ph.D. thesis. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Supervisors: Prof. Yitzhak Hadar and Prof. Yona Chen.


  • The Ecology of Predation at the Microscale.2020. Jurkevitch E., and Mitchell, R.J., Editors. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg.

  • Predatory Prokaryotes - Biology, ecology, and evolution. 2007. Jurkevitch E. (ed.). Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg.

Book Chapters

  1. Rotem, Or, Pasternak, Z., and Jurkevitch, E. 2014. Bdellovibrio and Like Organisms. In the Prokaryotes. Rosenberg, E., DeLong, E.F, Stackebrandt, E, Lory, S, Thompson, F. (eds.). Springer.

  2. Jurkevitch, E. 2012. Isolation and classification of Bdellovibrio and like organisms. In Current Protocols in Microbiology. Coico, R., Kowalik, T., Quarles, J., Stevenson, B., and R. Taylor (eds). John Wiley and Sons. N.Y.

  3. Jurkevitch, E. 2011. Insect "symbiology" is coming of age, bridging between bench and field. In Beneficial Microorganisms in Multicellular Life Forms. Rosenberg, E., and U. Gophna (eds).Springer-Verlag.

  4. Jurkevitch,E. 2010. Evolution and consequences of nutrition-based symbioses in insects: more than food stress. In Symbiosis and Stress. Seckbach, J.,and M. Grube(eds). Series:Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology. Springer, Dordrecht,The Netherlands.

  5. Buée, M., De Boer, W., Martin, F., van Overbeek, L., and E. Jurkevitch. 2009. The rhizosphere zoo: An overview of plant-associated communities of microorganisms, including phages, bacteria, archaea, and fungi, and of some of their structuring factors. Plant and Soil. 321:189-212 . doi 10.1007/s11104-009-9991-3.

  6. Jurkevitch, E. 2009. Predatory Behavior in Bacteria. In: McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology 2009.McGraw-Hill, USA.

  7. Yuval, B., Ben-Yosef, M., Ben-Ami, E., Behar, A., and E. Jurkevich, E. 2008. The role of microorganisms in enhancing reproductive success of the Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae). In: 7th meeting of the working group on fruit flies of the Western hemisphere (eds P.M. Montoya Gerardo, F. Diaz Fleischer & S. Flores Breceda), pp. 90-92, Mazatlan, Mexico.

  8. Behar, A., Ben-Yosef, M., Lauzon, C.R., Yuval, B., and E. Jurkevich. Structure and function of the bacterial community associated with the Mediterranean fruit fly. In: Insect Symbiosis. Bourtzis, K. and T. Miller (eds). CRC., Boca Raton.

  9. Jurkevitch, E. and Y. Davidov. 2007. Phylogenetic diversity and evolution of predatory prokaryotes. In: Predatory Prokaryotes - Biology, ecology, and evolution. 2007. Jurkevitch E. (ed.). Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg.

  10. Jurkevitch E. 2007. A brief history of short bacteria: a chronicle of Bdellovibrio (and like organisms) research. In: Predatory Prokaryotes - Biology, ecology, and evolution. 2007. Jurkevitch E. (ed.). Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg.

  11. Jurkevitch, E. Isolation and classification of Bdellovibrio and like organisms. 2006. In: Current Protocols in Microbiology. Coico, R., Kowalik, T., Quarles, J., Stevenson, B., and R. Taylor (eds). John Wiley and Sons. N.Y.

  12. Burdman, S., Kadouri, D., Jurkevitch, E. and Y. Okon. 2001. Bacterial phytostimulators in the rhizosphere: from research to application. In: G. Bitton (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology. Wiley & Sons, New York

  13. Jurkevitch, E. 2000. The genus Bdellovibrio. In: Dworkin, M., Flakow, S., Rosenberg, E. Schleifer, K.H., and E. Stackebrandt (eds.). The Prokaryotes. Springer-Verlag, New York

  14. Burdman, S., Jurkevitch, E. and Y. Okon. 2000. Involvement of extracellular components in the aggregation of Azospirillum brasilense. pp. 415-416. In: F.O. Pedrosa et al. (eds.), Nitrogen Fixation: From Molecules to Crop Productivity. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands

  15. Burdman, S., Jurkevitch, E. and Y. Okon. 2000. Recent advances in the use of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) in agriculture. pp. 227-248. In: N. S. Subba Rao and Y. R. Dommergues (eds.). Microbial Interactions in Agriculture and Forestry, Vol. 2. Science Publishers, Enfield, US

  16. Hadar, Y., Jurkevitch, E.and Y. Chen. 1986. The effect of Pseudomonas siderophores on iron nutrition of plants. In: T.R. Swinburne (ed.) Iron, Siderophores and Plant Disease. Plenum Press, New York, pp. 43-48.

Peer-reviewed publications

  1. Sathyamoorthy, R.  Kushmaro, Y., Rotem, O., Matan, O., Kadouri, D.E., Huppert, A., and  Jurkevitch, E.  2020 To hunt or to rest: prey depletion induces a novel starvation survival strategy in bacterial predators. ISME Journal. 1-15.

  2. Youdkes, D., Helman, Y., Burdman, S., Matan, O., and Jurkevitch, E. 2020. Potential control of potato soft rot disease by the obligate predators Bdellovibrio and like organisms. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 86. doi:10.1128/AEM.02543-19.

  3.  Petrenko, M., Friedman, S.P., Fluss, R., Pasternak, Z., Huppert, A., and Jurkevitch, E. 2019. Spatial heterogeneity stabilizes predator-prey interactions at the microscale while patch connectivity controls their outcome. Environmental Microbiology. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14887. PMID: 31814273.

  4. Sathyamoorthy, R., Maoz, A., Pasternak, Z., Im, H., Huppert, A., Kadouri, D., and Jurkevitch, E. 2019. Bacterial predation under changing viscosities. Environmental Microbiology. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14696.

  5. Cohen, Y., Pasternak, Z., Johnke, J., Abed-Rabbo, A., Kushmaro, A., Chatzinotas, A., and Jurkevitch, E. 2019. Bacteria and micro-eukaryotes are differentially segregated in sympatric wastewater microhabitats. Environmental Microbiology. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14548.

  6. Jose, P.A., Ben-Yosef, M., Jurkevitch, E., and Yuval, B. 2019. Symbiotic bacteria affect oviposition behavior in the olive fruit fly Bactrocera oleae. Journal of Insect Physiology. 117: p. 103917.

  7. Yuval, B., Lahuatte, P., Polpass, A.J.,  Causton, C.E., Jurkevitch, E., Kouloussis, N., and Ben-Yosef, M. 2019. Behavioral responses of the invasive fly Philornis downsi to stimuli from bacteria and yeast in the laboratory and the field in the Galapagos Islands. Insects. In press.

  8. Gatica Arias, J., Jurkevitch, E., Cytryn, E. 2019. Comparative metagenomics and network analyses provide novel insights into the scope and distribution of β-lactamase homologues in the environment. Frontiers in Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00146.

  9. Habtom, H., Pasternak, Z., Matan, O., Azulay, C., Gafny, R., & Jurkevitch, E. 2019. Applying microbial biogeography in soil forensics. Forensic Science International: Genetics. 38: p. 195-203.

  10. Zaada, D.S.Y., Ben-Yosef, M., Yuval, B. and Jurkevitch, E., 2018. The host fruit amplifies mutualistic interactions between Ceratitis capitata larvae and associated bacteria. bioRxiv, p.327668.

  11. Pasternak, Z., Luchibia, A.O., Matan, O., Dawson, L., Gafny, R., Shpitzen, M., Avraham, S., and Jurkevitch, E. 2018. Mitigating temporal mismatches in forensic soil microbial profiles. Australian Journal of Forensics Sciences.  10.1080/00450618.2018.1450897.

  12. Segev, E., Pasternak, Z., Ben Sasson, T., Jurkevitch, E., and Gonen, M., 2018. Automatic identification of optimal marker genes for phenotypic and taxonomic groups of microorganisms. PloSOne doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0195537​

  13. Kaplan, E., Marano R.B.M., Jurkevitch E., Cytryn, E., 2018. Enhanced bacterial fitness under residual fluoroquinolone concentrations is associated with increased gene expression in wastewater-derived qnr plasmid-harboring strains. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9:1176.​

  14. Avidan, O., Petrenko, M., Becker, R., Beck, S., Linscheid, M., Pietrokovski, S., and Jurkevitch, E. 2017. Identification and characterization of differentially-regulated Type IVb pilin genes necessary for predation in obligate bacterial predators. Scientific Reports 7:1, 1013.  DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-00951-w.​

  15. Ben-Yosef, M., Zaada, D.S.Y., Dudaniec, R.Y., Pasternak, Z., Jurkevitch, E., Smith, R.J., Causton, C.E., Lincango, M.P., Tobe, S.S., Mitchell, J.G., Kleindorfer, S., and Yuval, B. 2017. Host-specific associations among the microbiome of the parasitic fly Philornis downsi and Darwin’s finches. Molecular Ecology. 10.1111/mec.14219.​

  16. Johnke, J. Baron, M., de Leeuw, M. , Kushmaro, A., Jurkevitch, E., Harms, H., and Chatzinotas, A.  2017. A generalist protist predator enables coexistence in multitrophic predator-prey systems containing a phage and the bacterial predator Bdellovibrio. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 5, doi:10.3389/fevo.2017.00124.

  17. Makarovsky, D.,  Fadeev, L., Salam, B.B., Zelinger, E., Matan, O., Inbar, J,, Jurkevitch, E., Gozin, M., and Burdman, S. 2017. Silver nanoparticles in complex with bovine submaxillary mucin possess strong antibacterial activity and protect against seedling infection. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, doi:10.1128/aem.02212-17.

  18. Jurkevitch, E., Jacquet, S., Bdellovibrio et organismes apparentés : des prédateurs bactériens hors du commun! Science/Médecine.33: 519 – 527.

  19. Pavlidi, N.,  Gioti, A., Wybouw, N., Dermauw, W., Ben-Yosef, M., Yuval, B., Jurkevitch, E., Kampouraki, A., Van Leeuwen, T., and Vontas, J. 2017. Transcriptomic responses of the olive fruit fly Bactrocera oleae and its symbiont Candidatus Erwinia dacicola to olive feeding. Scientific Reports 7, 42633, doi:10.1038/srep42633.

  20. Dattner, I., Miller, E., Petrenko, M., Kadouri, D.E., Jurkevitch, E., and Huppert, A. 2017. Modelling and parameter inference of predator-prey dynamics in heterogeneous environments using the direct integral approach. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2016.0525.

  21. Habtom, H., Demanèche, S., Dawson, L., Azulay, C., Matan O., Robe, P., Gafny, R., Simonet, P. Jurkevitch, E., and Pasternak, Z. 2017. Soil characterisation by bacterial community analysis for forensic applications: a quantitative comparison of environmental technologies. Forensic Science International: Genetics, 26: 21-29.

  22. Martínez, V., Herencias, C., Jurkevitch, E., and Prieto, M. A. 2016. Engineering a predatory bacterium as a proficient killer agent for intracellular bio-products recovery: The case of the polyhydroxyalkanoates. Scientific reports, 6.

  23. Hol, F.J., Rotem, O., Jurkevitch, E., Dekker, C. and Koster, D.A. 2016. Bacterial predator–prey dynamics in microscale patchy landscapes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 283: 20152154.

  24. Rotem, O., Pasternak, Z., Shimoni, E., Belausov, E., Porat, Z., Pietrokovski, S., and Jurkevitch, E. 2015. Cell-cycle progress in obligate predatory bacteria is dependent upon sequential sensing of prey recognition and prey quality cues. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. 112:E6028-6037.

  25. Pasternak, Z., Ben Sasson, T., Cohen, Y., Segev, E., and Jurkevitch, E. 2015. A new comparative-genomics approach for defining phenotype-specific indicators reveals specific genetic markers in predatory bacteria. PloSOne, 10: e0142933.

  26. Rotem, O., Nesper, J., Borovok, I., Gorovits, R., Kolot, M., Pasternak, Z., .and Jurkevitch, E. 2015. An extended cyclic di-GMP network in the predatory bacterium Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus.  Journal of Bacteriology, JB-00422.


  27. Ben-Yosef, M., Pasternak, Z., Jurkevitch, E., Yuval, B. 2015. Symbiotic bacteria enable olive fly larvae to overcome host defences. Royal Society Open Science 2:7.


  28. Gatica, J., Yang, K., Pagaling, E., Jurkevitch, E., Yan, T. and Cytryn, E., 2015. Resistance of undisturbed soil microbiomes to ceftriaxone indicates extended spectrum β-lactamase activity. Frontiers in microbiology, 6.

  29. Kaplan, E., Sela, N., Doron-Faigenboim, A., Navon-Venezia, S., Jurkevitch, E. and Cytryn, E., 2015. Genomic and functional characterization of qnr-encoding plasmids from municipal wastewater biosolid Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates. Frontiers in microbiology, 6.

  30. Johnke, J. Cohen, Y., DeLeuuw, M. Kushmaro, A., Jurkevitch, E., and Chazinotas, A. 2014. Multiple micro-predators controlling bacterial communities in the environment. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 27, 185-190.

  31. Ben-Yosef, M., Pasternak, Z., Jurkevitch, E., and B. Yuval. 2014. Symbiotic bacteria enable olive flies (Bactrocera oleae) to exploit intractable sources of nitrogen. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 27.12: 2695-2705. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jeb.12527/full

  32. Kandel, P.P., Pasternak, Z.,  van Rijn, J., Nahum, O., Jurkevitch, E. 2014. Abundance, diversity and seasonal dynamics of predatory bacteria in aquaculture zero discharge systems. FEMS Microbial Ecology. 89:149-161. 


  33. Pasternak, Z., Njagi, M., Chanyi, R., S, Rotem,, O., Lurie-Weinberger, M.N., Koval, S.F., Pietrokovski, S.,  Gophna , U.,  and E. Jurkevitch. 2014. In and out: an analysis of epibiotic vs. periplasmic bacterial predators. ISME Journal. 8:625-635. http://www.nature.com/ismej/journal/v8/n3/full/ismej2013164a.html

  34. Pasternak, Z.,  Al-Ashhab, A., Gatica, J., Gafny, R., Avraham, S., Minz, D.,  Gillor, O., Jurkevitch, E. 2013. Spatial and temporal biogeography of soil microbial communities in arid and semi-arid regions.  PLoSOne, 8:e69705. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0069705

  35. Kaplan, E., Offek, M., Jurkevitch, E., Cytryn, E. 2013. Characterization of fluoroquinolone resistance and qnr diversity in Enterobacteriaceae from municipal biosolids. Frontiers in Antimicrobials, Resistance and Chemotherapy. 4: 144. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3678080/

  36. Pasternak, Z., Pietrokovski , S.,  Rotem, O., Gophna , U.,  Lurie-Weinberger , M.N., and E. Jurkevitch. 2013. By their genes ye shall know them: genomic signatures of predatory bacteria. ISME Journal. 7:756-769.  


  37. Karunker, I.,  Rotem, O., Dori-Bachash, M., Jurkevitch, E., Sorek, R. 2013. A global transcriptional switch between the attack and growth forms of  Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. PLoSOne. 8: e61850. 


  38. Aharon, Y., Pasternak, Z., Ben Yosef , M., Behar, A., Lauzon , C., Yuval, B., and E. Jurkevitch. 2013. Phylogenetic, metabolic and taxonomic diversity shape the Mediterranean fruit fly microbiota across ontogeny. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 79: 303-513. http://aem.asm.org/content/79/1/303.full

  39. Martinez, V., Jurkevitch, E., Garcia, J.L., and M.A. Prieto. 2012. Reward for Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus for preying on a polyhydroxyalkanoate producer. Environmental Microbiology. 15: 1204-1215. 


  40. Koval, S.F., Hynes, S.H., Flannagan, R.S., Pasternak, Z.,  Davidov, Y., and E. Jurkevitch. 2012. Bdellovibrio exovorus, sp. nov., a novel predator of Caulobacter crescentus. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 63: 146-151. http://ijs.sgmjournals.org/content/63/Pt_1/146.full

  41. Pasternak Z., Al-Ashhab , A., Gatica , J., Gafny, R., Avraham, S., Frenk , S., Minz, D.,  Gillor, O., and E. Jurkevitch. 2012. Optimization of molecular methods and statistical procedures for forensic fingerprinting of microbial soil communities. International Research Journal of Microbiology. 3:363-372. 


  42. Negreanu, Y., Pasternak, P., Jurkevitch, E., and Eddie Cytryn. 2012. Impact of treated wastewater irrigation on antibiotic resistance in agricultural soils. Environmental Science and Technology. 46:4800–4808. 


  43. Qvit-Raz,N., Finkel, O. Al-Deeb, T., Malkawi, H., Hindiyeh, M.Y., Jurkevitch, E., Belkin, S. 2012. Biogeographical diversity of leaf-associated microbial communities from salt secreting Tamarix trees of the Dead Sea region. Research in Microbiology. 142-150. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0923250811002099

  44. Jurkevitch, E. 2011. Riding the Trojan horse: combating pest insects with their own symbionts. Microbial biotechnology 4: 620-627. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1751-7915.2011.00249.x/full

  45. Gavriel, S., Jurkevitch, E., Gazit. Y., and Yuval, B. 2011. Bacterially enriched diet improves sexual performance of sterile male Mediterranean fruit flies. Journal of Applied Entomology. 135:564-573.  


  46. Yuval, B., Ben –Ami, E., Behar, A., Ben-Yosef, M., and Jurkevitch, E. 2010. The Mediterranean fruit fly and its bacteria – potential for improving sterile insect technique operations. Journal of Applied Entomology. 137 (s1):39-42. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1439-0418.2010.01555.x/full

  47. Wurtzel, O.,  Dori-Bachash, M., Pietrokovski, S., Jurkevitch, E., and R. Sorek. 2010. Mutation detection with next-generation resequencing through a mediator genome. PLoS One. 12): e15628. 


  48. Baudoin, E., Lerner, A., Sajjat, M., El Zemrany, H., Prigent-Combaret, C., Jurkevitch, E., Spaepen, S., Vanderleyden, J., Nazaret, S., Okon, Y., and Y., Moenne-Loccoz. 2010. Effets of Azospirillum brasilense with genetically modified auxin biosynthesis gene ipdC upon the diversity of the indigenous microbiota of the wheat rhizosphere. Research in Microbiology. 161:219-226. 


  49. Ben Yosef, M., Aharon, Y.,  Jurkevitch, E., and Yuval, B. 2010. Give us the tools and we will do the job: Symbiotic bacteria affect olive fly fitness in a diet dependent fashion. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 277:1545-1552. 


  50. Ben Ami,  E., Yuval, B., and E. Jurkevitch. 2010. Manipulation of the microbiota of mass-reared Mediterranean fruit flies Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) improves sterile male sexual performance. ISME Journal. 4:28–37. http://www.nature.com/ismej/journal/v4/n1/full/ismej200982a.html

  51. Van Essche, M., Sliepen, I., Loozen, G., Van Eldere, J., Quirynen, M., Davidov, Y., Jurkevitch, E., and Teughels, W. 2009. Development and performance of a quantitative PCR for the enumeration of Bdellovibrionaceae. Environmental Microbiology Reports.4: 228-233. pdf

  52. Davidov, Y., and Jurkevitch, E. Predation between prokaryotes and the origin of eukaryotes. BioEssay. 31:748-57 pdf

  53. Dori-Bachash, M., Dassa, B, Pineiro, S., Jurkevitch, E. and Pietrokovski, S. 2009. Bacterial intein-like domains specific to predatory bacteria: a new domain type characterized in Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. Functional and Integrative Genomics. 9:153-166 pdf

  54. Behar, A., Yuval, B. and E. Jurkevitch. 2008. Community structure of the Mediterranean fruit fly microbiota: Seasonal and spatial sources of variation. Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution. 54:181:191. pdf

  55. Ben-Yosef, M., Behar, A., Jurkevitch, E., and Yuval, B. 2008. Bacteria-diet interactions affect longevity in the medfly Ceratitis capitata. Journal of Applied Entomology. 132:690–694.pdf

  56. Dori-Bachash, M., Dassa, B, Pietrokovski, S., and E. Jurkevitch. 2008. Proteome-based comparative analyses of growth stages reveal new cell-cycle dependent functions in the predatory bacterium Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 74:7152-7162. pdf

  57. Behar, A., Yuval, B and Jurkevitch, E. 2008. Gut bacterial communities in the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) and their impact on host longevity. Journal of Insect Physiology :1377-1383. pdf

  58. Qvit-Raz,N., Jurkevitch, E., Belkin, S. Drop-size Soda Lakes: Transient microbial habitats on a salt-secreting desert tree. Genetics. 178:1615-1622. pdf

  59. Ben Yosef, M., Jurkevitch, E., Yuval, B. Effect of bacteria on nutritional status and reproductive success of the Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata. Physiological Entomology. 33: 145-154 pdf

  60. Behar, A., Jurkevitch, E., Yuval, B. 2008. Bringing back the fruit into fruit fly-bacteria interactions. Molecular Ecology. 17:1375-1386 pdf

  61. Castro-Sowinski, S., Herschkovitz, Y., Okon, Y., and E. Jurkevitch. 2007. Effects of inoculation with plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria on resident rhizosphere microorganisms. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 276:1-11. pdf

  62. Jurkevitch, E. Predatory behaviors in bacteria- diversity and transitions. Microbe Magazine (The ASM News Magazine) 2:67-73. pdf

  63. Davidov, Y., Huchon, D., Koval, S.F., and E. Jurkevitch. 2006. A new α-proteobacterial clade of Bdellovibrio-like predators: implications for the mitochondrial endosymbiotic theory. Environmental Microbiology. 8:2179-2188. pdf

  64. Davidov, Y., Friedjung, A., and E. Jurkevitch. 2006. Structure analysis of a soil community of predatory bacteria using culture-dependent and culture independent methods reveals a hitherto undetected diversity of Bdellovibrio-and-like organisms. Environmental Microbiology. 8: 1667-1673.

  65. Lerner, A., Herschkovitz, Y., Baudoin, E., Nazaret, S., Moenne-Loccoz, Y., OkonY., and E. Jurkevitch. 2006. Effect of Azospirillum brasilense inoculation on rhizobacterial communities analyzed by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis and automated ribosomal intergenic spacer analysis. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 38:1212-1218. pdf

  66. Lerner, A., Shor, Y., Vinokurov, A., Okon, Y., and E. Jurkevitch. 2006. Can denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) analysis of amplified 16S rDNA of soil bacterial populations be used in forensic investigations? Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 38:1188-1192. pdf

  67. Herschkovitz, Y., Lerner, A., Davidov, Y., Rothballer, M., Hartmann, A., Okon, Y., and E. Jurkevitch. 2005. Inoculation with the plant growth promoting rhizobacterium Azospirillum brasilense causes little disturbance in the rhizosphere and rhizoplane of maize (Zea mays). Microbial Ecology. 50:277-288. pdf

  68. Herschkovitz, Y., Lerner, A., Davidov, Y., Okon, Y., and E. Jurkevitch. 2005. Azospirillum brasilense does not affect population structure of specific rhizobacterial communities of inoculated maize (Zea mays). Environmental Microbiology. 7:1847-1852.pdf

  69. Kadouri D., Castro-Sowinski, S., Jurkevitch, E., and Y. Okon. 2005. Ecological and agricultural significance of bacterial polyhydroxyalkanoates. Critical Reviews in Microbiology. 31:55-67.

  70. Behar, A., Yuval, B., and E. Jurkevitch . 2005. Enterobacteria-mediated nitrogen fixation in natural populations of the fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata. Molecular Ecology. 14:2637-2643. (Fast track publication). pdf

  71. Barel, G., Sirota, A., Volpin, H., and E. Jurkevitch. 2005. Fate of predator and prey proteins during the growth of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus on Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas syringae prey. Journal of Bacteriology.187:329-335. pdf

  72. Davidov, Y., and E. Jurkevitch. 2004. Diversity and evolution of Bdellovibrio-and-like organisms (BALOs), reclassification of Bacteriovorax starrii as Peredibacter starrii gen. nov., comb. nov., and description of the Bacteriovorax-Peredibacterclade as Bacteriovoracaceae fam. nov. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 54:1439-1452. pdf

  73. Shemesh, Y.,and E. Jurkevitch. 2004. Plastic phenotypic resistance to predation by Bdellovibrio and like organisms in bacterial prey. Environmental Microbiology. 6:8-12. pdf

  74. Kadouri, D., Jurkevitch, E., and Y. Okon. 2003. Poly-?-hydroxybutyrate depolymerase (PhaZ) in Azospirillum brasilense and characterization of a phaZ mutant. Archives of Microbiology. 180:309-318. pdf

  75. Edelshtein, Z., Kadouri, D., Jurkevitch, E., Vande Broek, A., Vanderleyden, J., and Y. Okon. 2003. Characterization of genes involved in poly-?-hydroxybutyrate metabolism in Azospirillum brasilense. Symbiosis.34:157-170. pdf

  76. Shemesh, Y., Davidov, Y., Koval , S., and E. Jurkevitch. 2003. Small eats big: ecology and diversity of Bdellovibrio and like organisms, and their dynamics in predator-prey interactions. Agronomie. 23:433-439. pdf

  77. Kadouri, D. Jurkevitch, E. , and Y. Okon. 2003. Involvement of the reserve material poly b-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) in Azospirillum brasilense in stress endurance and root colonization. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 69:3244-3250. pdf

  78. Kadouri, D., Burdman, S., Jurkevitch, E , and Y. Okon. 2002. Identification and isolation of the genes involved in poly b-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) biosynthesis in Azospirillum brasilense and characterization of a mutant strain impaired in PHB production. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 68:2943-294.

  79. Sinvany G ., Kapulnik Y., Wininger S. , Badani H. and E. Jurkevitch. 2002. The early nodulin enod40 is induced by, and also promotes arbuscular mycorrhizal root colonization. Physiological & Molecular Plant Pathology. 60:103-109.

  80. Barel, G., and E. Jurkevitch. 2001. Analysis of phenotypic diversity among host-independent mutants of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus 109J. Archives of Microbiology. 176: 211-216.

  81. Burdman, S., Dulguerova, G., Okon, Y. and E. Jurkevitch. 2001. Purification of the major outer membrane protein of Azospirillum brasilense, its affinity to plant roots and its involvement in cell aggregation. Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions. 14: 555-561.

  82. Schallmach, E., Minz, D., and E. Jurkevitch. 2000. Culture-independent detection of changes in root-associated bacterial populations of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) following nitrogen depletion. Microbial Ecology. 40:309-316.

  83. Jurkevitch, E. and G. Shapira. 2000. Structure and colonization dynamics of epiphytic bacterial communities and of selected component strains on tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) leaves. Microbial Ecology. 40:300-308.

  84. Burdman, S., De Mot, R., Vanderleyden, J., Okon, Y. and E. Jurkevitch. 2000. Identification and characterization of the omaA gene encoding the major outer membrane protein of Azospirillum brasilense. DNA Sequence. 11:225-237.

  85. Burdman, S., Jurkevitch, E., Soria-Diaz, M. E., Gil Serrano, A. M. and Y. Okon. 2000. Extracellular polysaccharide composition of Azospirillum brasilense and its relation with cell aggregation. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 189:259-264.

  86. Freeman, S., Minz, D., Jurkevitch, E., Maimon, M., and Shabi, E. 2000. Molecular analyses for differentiating Colletotrichum populations from almond and other hosts. Phytopathology. 90:608-614.

  87. Burdman, S., Okon, Y., and E. Jurkevitch. 2000. Surface characteristics of Azospirillum brasilense in relation to cell aggregation and attachment to plant roots. Critical Reviews in Microbiology. 26:91-110.

  88. Jurkevitch E., Minz, D., Ramati, B., and G. Barel. 2000. Prey range characterization, ribotyping, and diversity of soil and rhizosphere Bdellovibrio spp. isolated on phytopathogenic bacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 66:2365-2371.

  89. Jurkevitch, E., and B. Ramati. 2000. Design and uses of Bdellovibrio 16S rRNA-targeted oligonucleotides. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 184:265-271.

  90. Vedder-Weiss, D., Jurkevitch, E., Burdman, S., Weiss, D. and Y. Okon. 1999. Root growth, respiration and beta-glucosidase activity in maize (Zea mays) and common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) inoculated with Azospirillum brasilense. Symbiosis. 26:363-377.

  91. Burdman, S., Jurkevitch, E., Schwartsburd, B. and Y. Okon. 1999. Involvement of outer membrane proteins in the aggregation of Azospirillum brasilense. Microbiology. 145:1145-1152.

  92. Burdman, S., Jurkevitch, E., Schwartsburd, B., Hampel, M. and Y. Okon. 1998. Aggregation in Azospirillum brasilense: effects of chemical and physical factors and involvement of extracellular components. Microbiology. 144:1989-1999.

  93. McKahn, H.I., Frugier, F., Petrovics, G., Coba, T., Jurkevitch, E., Brown, S. Kondorosi, E., Kondorosi, A. and M. Crespi. 1997. Cloning of a WD-repeat-containing gene from alfalfa (Medicago sativa): A role in hormone-mediated cell division? Plant Molecular Biology. 34:771-780.

  94. Shanzer, A., Libman, J., Weizman, H., Mester, B., Hadar, Y., Chen, Y., Jurkevitch, E., and O. Ardon. 1996. Molecular recognition and signaling. Pure and Applied Chemistry. 68:757-760.

  95. Crespi1, M., Jurkevitch1, E., Poiret, M., d'Aubenton-Carafa, Y., Petrovics, G., Kondorosi, E., and A. Kondorosi. 1994. enod40, a gene expressed during nodule organogenesis, codes for a non-translatable RNA involved in plant growth. EMBO Journal. 13:5099-5112. 1Equal contribution.

  96. Jurkevitch, E., Hadar, Y., Chen, Y., Yakirevitch, P., Libman, J., and A. Shanzer. 1994. Iron uptake and molecular recognition in Pseudomonas putida: receptor mapping with ferrioxamine B, coprogen B and their biomimetic analogs. Microbiology. 140:1697-1703.

  97. Chen, Y., Jurkevitch, E., Bar-Ness, E., and Y. Hadar. 1994. Stability constants of pseudobactin complexes with transition metals. Soil Science Society America Journal. 58:390-396.

  98. Jurkevitch, E., Hadar, Y., Chen, Y., Chino, M., and S. Mori. 1993. Utilization of the phytosiderophore mugineic acid as an iron source by rhizosphere fluorescent pseudomonads. Biometals. 6:119-123.

  99. Jurkevitch, E., Hadar, Y., and Y. Chen. 1992. Utilization of the siderophores FOB and pseudobactin by rhizosphere microorganisms of cotton plants. Journal of Plant Nutrition.15: 2183-2192.

  100. Jurkevitch, E., Hadar, Y., Chen,Y., Libman, J., and A. Shanzer. 1992. Iron uptake and molecular recognition in Pseudomonas putida: receptor mapping with ferrichrome and its biomimetic analogs. Journal of Bacteriology. 174:78-83.

  101. Jurkevitch, E., Hadar, Y., and Y. Chen. 1992. Differential siderophore utilization and iron uptake by soil and rhizosphere bacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 58:119-124.

  102. Hofte, M., Seong, K.Y., Jurkevitch, E., and W. Verstraete. 1991. Pyoverdin production by the plant growth promoting Pseudomonas strain 7NSK2: ecological significance in soil. Plant and Soil. 130:249-258.

  103. Jurkevitch, E., Hadar, Y., and Y. Chen. 1988. Involvement of bacterial siderophores in the remedy of lime-induced chlorosis in peanut. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 52:1032-1037.

  104. Jurkevitch, E., Hadar, Y., and Y. Chen. 1986. The remedy of lime-induced chlorosis in peanuts by Pseudomonas sp. siderophores. Journal of Plant Nutrition. 9:535-545.

Miscellaneous publications

  • Davidov, Y, and E. Jurkevitch. 2007. How incompatibilities may have led to eukaryotic cell. Correspondence. Nature. 448: 130.
  • Davidov, Y, and E. Jurkevitch. 2007. Comments of Poole and Penny's essay "Evaluating hypotheses for the origin of eukaryotes". BioEssays. 29:74-84.