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Department of Animal Sciences
The Robert H. Smith Faculty
of Agricultural, Food & Environment

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Herzl 229, Rehovot 7610001, Israel
Phone: +972-(0)8-9489119;
Fax: +972-(0)8-9465763;
Yael Lewitus, Department's Secretary

List of Publications

Selected publications


1. David L. (2009) Inheritance of colors and evolution of koi and carp. VDM Verlag Dr. Muller, Germany, 99 pp.

Book Chapters

1. David L., Clauder-Munster S. and Steinmetz L. M. (2011) A high-resolution map of transcription in the yeast genome. In: Yeast Systems Biology, Springer Press, USA. Eds. Castrillo JI. and Oliver SG. Methods Mol Biol. 2011;759:3-28.

2. Braun E. and David L. (2011) Cellular plasticity and dynamic processes underlie adaptation of genome rewired cells to an unforeseen regulatory challenge. In: Transformations of Lamarckism; From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology. Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA. Series Eds. Gissis S.B. and Jablonka E. PP.181-192.



1. Yasur-Landau D, Jaffe C.L, Doron-Faigenboim A, David L and Baneth G. (2017) Induction of allopurinol resistance in Leishmania infantum isolated from dogs. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 11(9), p.e0005910.

2. Tadmor-Levi, R., Asoulin, E., Hulata, G. and David, L., 2017. Studying the Genetics of Resistance to CyHV-3 Disease Using Introgression from Feral to Cultured Common Carp Strains. Frontiers in Genetics, 8,24.

3. Petit, J., David, L., Dirks, R. and Wiegertjes, G.F., 2017. Genomic and transcriptomic approaches to study immunology in cyprinids: What is next?. Developmental & Comparative Immunology


4. Shapira R, David L. (2016) Genes with a Combination of Over-Dominant and Epistatic Effects Underlie Heterosis in Growth of Saccharomyces cerevisiae at High Temperature. Frontiers in Genetics, 7, 72.

5. Wiegertjes GF, Lorenzen N, Secombes CJ, Collet B, Fischer U, Tafalla C, Parra D, Scapigliati G, Boudinot P, Evensen ØAdamsA, ToffanA, Buchmann K, VeselyT, David LMuleroV, SmithP, Aspehaug V, Engell-Sørensen K, SoberJ, WallisT, RødT, Flores M, MarchJ, Stratmann A, Christofilogiannis P, TobarJ, Henriksen NH, Sigholt T, de las Heras A. (2016) TargetFish - Targeted disease prophylaxis in European fish farming. Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists. 36:52-56.

6. Yasur-Landau D, Jaffe CL, David L, Baneth G. (2016) Allopurinol Resistance in Leishmania infantum from Dogs with Disease Relapse. PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 10(1):e0004341.


7. Khedkar GD, Lutzky S, Rathod S, Kalyankar A, David L. (2014) A dual role of dams in fragmentation and support of fish diversity across the Godavari River basin in India. Ecohydrology. 7:1560-1573. DOI: 10.1002/eco.1470.

8. Shapira R, Levy T, Shaked S, Fridman E, David L. (2014) Extensive heterosis in growth of yeast hybrids is explained by a combination of genetic models. Heredity. 113:316-326. DOI: 10.1038/hdy.2014.33

9. Moore L.S., Wei W., Stolovicki E., Benbenishty T., Wilkening S., Steinmetz L.M., Braun E., David L. (2014) Induced Mutations in Yeast Cell Populations Adapting to an Unforeseen Challenge. PLOS ONE 9, e111133.

10. Khedkar G.D., Jamdade R., Naik S., David L., Haymer D. (2014) DNA barcodes for the fishes of the Narmada, the third longest river of India. PLOS ONE 9, e101460. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0101460

11. Granevitze Z., David L., Twito T., Weigend S., Feldman M., Hillel J. (2014) Phylogenetic resolution power of microsatellites and various SNP types assessed in ten divergent chicken populations. Animal Genetics 45(1):87-95. DOI: 10.1111/age.12088


12. David L., Ben-Harosh Y., Stolovicki E., Moore L.S., Nguyen M., Tamse R., Dean J., Mancera E., Steinmetz L.M., Braun E. (2013) Multiple genomic changes associated with reorganization of gene regulation and adaptation in yeast. Molecular Biology and Evolution 30(7):1514–1526.

13. Ohad D.G., Avrahami A., Waner T., and David L.(2013) The occurrence and suspected mode of inheritance of congenital subaortic stenosis and tricuspid valve dysplasia in Dogue de Bordeaux dogs.  The Veterinary Journal 197:351-357. DOI: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2013.01.012

14. Bar I., Kaddar E., Velan A. and David L.PI (2013). Melanocortin receptor 1 and black pigmentation in the Japanese ornamental carp (Cyprinus carpio Var. Koi). Frontiers in Genetics 4,DOI: 10.3389/fgene.2013.00006


15. Kongchum, P., Sandel E., Lutzky S., Hallerman, EM, Hulata, G, David, L; Palti, Y (2011) Association between IL-10a single nucleotide polymorphisms and resistance to cyprinid herpesvirus-3 infection in common carp (Cyprinus carpio). Aquaculture 315(3-4):417-421.

16. Kongchum, P. ,  Hallerman, EM., Hulata, G., David, L.; Palti, Y. (2011) Molecular cloning, characterization and expression analysis of TLR9MyD88 and TRAF6 genes in common carp (Cyprinus carpio). Fish Shellfish Immunol. 30(1): 361-371. DOI: 10.1016/j.fsi.2010.11.012


17. David L., Stolovicki E., Haziz E. and Braun E. (2010) Inherited adaptation of genome-rewired cells in response to a challenging environment, HFSP Journal 4:131-141. DOI: 10.2976/1.3353782

18. Kongchum P., Palti Y., Hallerman E.M., Hulata G., David L. (2010) SNP discovery and development of genetic markers for mapping innate immune response genes in common carp (Cyprinus carpio).Fish Shellfish Immunol. 29(2): 356-361. DOI: 10.1016/j.fsi.2010.04.013  

19. Kongchum P., Rexroad III C. E., Hallerman E. M., David L., Palti Y. (2009) Single nucleotide polymorphism identification, genetic mapping and tissue expression of the rainbow trout TLR9gene. Anim. Genet. 40(6):1001-1001. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2052.2009.01924.x

2009 and Before

20. Sinha H*., David L.*, Pascon RC., Clauder MS., Krishnakumar S., Nguyen M., Shi G., Jed Dean, Oefner PJ., McCusker JH., Steinmetz LM. (2008) Sequential elimination of major-effect contributors identifies additional quantitative trait loci conditioning high- temperature growth in yeast.  Genetics, 180(3):1661-70. * Co-first authors, equal contributions. DOI: 10.1534/genetics.108.092932

21. Wei W., McCusker JH., Hyman RW., Jones T., Ning Y., Cao Z., Gu Z., Bruno D., Miranda M., Nguyen M., Wilhelmy J., Komp C., Tamse R., Wang X., Jia P., Luedi P., Oefner PJ., David L., Dietrich FS., Li Y., Davis RW., and Steinmetz LM. (2007) Genome sequencing and comparative analysis of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain YJM789. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA., 104(31): 12825-30. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0701291104

22. Granevitze Z., Blum S., Cheng H., Vignal A., Morisson M., Ben-Ari G., David L., Feldman MW., Weigend S., Hillel J. (2007) Female-Specific DNA Sequences in the chicken genome. J. Hered.,98(3): 238-42. DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esm010

23. David L., Rosenberg NA., Lavi U., Feldman MW. and Hillel J. (2007) Genetic diversity and population structure inferred from the partially duplicated genome of domesticated carp, Cyprinus carpio L.  Genet. Sel. Evol. 39:319-340. DOI: 10.1051/gse:2007006

24. Ben-Ari G., Zenvirth D., Sherman A., David L., Klutstein M., Lavi U., Hillel J. and Simchen G. (2005) Four linked QTLs control sporulation efficiency in budding yeast. PLoS Genetics.2(11):e195. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.0020195

25. Yue GH, David L, Orban L. (2006) Mutation rate and pattern of microsatellites in common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.). Genetica. 129 (3): 329-331 DOI: 10.1007/s10709-006-0003-8

26. Gagneur J., David L., Steinmetz LM.(2006) Capturing cellular machines by systematic screens of protein complexes. Trends Microbiol. 14(8):336-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.tim.2006.06.002

27. David L., Huber W., Granovskaia M., Toedling J., Palm CJ., Bofkin L., Jones T., Davis RW. and Steinmetz LM. (2006) A high-resolution map of transcription in the yeast genome. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 103(14):5320-5. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0601091103

28. Iwashita S. Ueno S., Nakashima K., Song SY., Ohshima K., Tanaka K., Endo H., Kimura J., Kurohmaru M., Fukuta K., David L. and Osada N. (2006)  A tandem gene duplication followed by recruitment of a retrotransposon created the paralogous bucentaur gene (bcntp97) in the ancestral ruminant. Mol. Biol. Evol. 23(4):798-806.  DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msj088

29. Hillel J., Gefel D., Kalman R., Ben-Ari G., David L., Orion O., Feldman MW., Bar-On H., Blum S., Raz I., Schaap T., Shpirer I., Lavi U., Shafrir E. and Ziv E. (2005) Evidence for a major gene affecting the transition from normoglycaemia to hyperglycaemia in Psammomys obesusHeredity,95(2):158-65. DOI: 10.1038/sj.hdy.6800701

30. Ben-Ari G., David L., Blum S., Twito T., Vignal A., Weigend S., Feldman M. W., Lavi U. and Hillel J. (2004) Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNPs) in chicken: resources and possible applications. In: Second report on chicken genes and chromosomes 2005. Cytogenet. Genome Res., 109(4):415-79. DOI: 10.1159/000084205

31. Gu Z., David L., Petrov D., Jones T., Davis RW. and Steinmetz LM. (2005) Elevated evolutionary rates in the laboratory strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiaeP. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA,102(4):1092-7. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0409159102

32. Hon-Nami K., Ueno S., Endo H., Nishimura H., Igarashi T., David L. and Iwashita S. (2004) A novel Giraffidae-specific interspersed repeat with a microsatellite, originally found in an intron of a ruminant paralogous p97bcnt gene. Gene, 13:340(2):283-90. DOI:10.1016/j.gene.2004.07.016

33. Prokisch H., Scharfe C., Camp DG., Xiao W. David L., Andreoli C., Monroe ME., Moore R J., Gritsenko MA., Kozany C., Hixson KK., Mottaz HM., Zischka H. Ueffing M., Herman ZS., Davis RW., Meitinger T., Oefner PJ., Smith RD. and Steinmetz LM. (2004) Integrative Analysis of the Mitochondrial Proteome in Yeast. PLoS Biology, 2(6):795-804. DOI:10.1371/journal.pbio.0020160

34. McKinnon JS., Mori S., Blackman B., David L., Kingsley D., Jamieson L., Chou J. and Schluter D. (2004) Evidence for ecology’s role in speciation. Nature, 429(6989):294-8. DOI: 10.1038/nature02556

35. David L., Rothbard S., Rubinstein I., Katzman H., Hulata G., Hillel J.,  Lavi U. (2004) Aspects of red and black color inheritance in the Japanese ornamental (Koi) carp (Cyprinus carpio L.). Aquaculture, 233(1-4):129-147.

36. David L., Blum S., Feldman MW., Lavi U., Hillel J. (2003) Recent duplication of the common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) genome as revealed by analyses of microsatellite loci. Mol. Biol. Evol., 20(9): 1425-1434. DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msg173

37. Hillel J., Groenen MAM., Tixier-Boichard M., Korol AB., David L., Kirzhner VM., Burke T., Barre-Dirie A., Crooijmans RPMA., Elo K., Feldman MW, Freidlin PJ., Mäki-Tanila A., Oortwijn M., Thomson P., Vignal A., Wimmers K. and Weigend S. (2003) Biodiversity of 52 chicken populations assessed by microsatellite typing of DNA pools. Genet. Sel. Evol., 35(5):533-557.DOI:10.1051/gse:2003038

38. David, L., Jinggui, F., Palanisamy, R., Hillel, J. and Lavi, U. (2001) Polymorphism in ornamental and common carp strains (Cyprinus carpio L.) as revealed by AFLP analysis and a new set of microsatellite markers. Mol. Gen. Genomics, 266: 353-362. DOI: 10.1007/s004380100569

39. Rothbard, S., Shelton, W.L., Rubinshtein, I., Hinits Y. and David, L. (2000) Induction of all-female triploids in Grass carp (Ctenophringodon idella) by integration of hormonal sex inversion and ploidy manipulations. Israeli J. Aquacult. - Bamidgeh, 52(4):133-150.

40. Rothbard, S., Rubinshtein, I. and David, L. (1999) Coloration in crosses between two variants of goldfish, Carassius auratus. Israeli J. Aquacult. - Bamidgeh, 51(3):133-140.

41. Rothbard, S., Rubinshtein, I., David, L. and Shelton, W.L. (1999). Ploidy manipulations aimed to produce androgenetic Japanese ornamental (Koi) carp, Cyprinus carpio L. Israel J. Aquacult. - Bamidgeh, 51(1): 26-39.