Eviatar Nevo


Affiliation: University of Haifa
Country: Israel


  1. Li K, Wang L, Knisbacher B, Xu Q, Levanon E, Wang H, et al. Transcriptome, genetic editing, and microRNA divergence substantiate sympatric speciation of blind mole rat, Spalax. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016;113:7584-9 pubmed publisher
  2. Li K, Wang H, Cai Z, Wang L, Xu Q, Lövy M, et al. Sympatric speciation of spiny mice, Acomys, unfolded transcriptomically at Evolution Canyon, Israel. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016;113:8254-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Earlier tests suggested slope-specific mate choice. Habitat interslope-adaptive selection across the transcriptome and mate choice substantiate sympatric speciation (SS), suggesting its prevalence at EC I and commonality in nature. ..
  3. Dai F, Chen Z, Wang X, Li Z, Jin G, Wu D, et al. Transcriptome profiling reveals mosaic genomic origins of modern cultivated barley. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014;111:13403-8 pubmed publisher
    ..This study indicates that the domestication of barley may have occurred over time in geographically distinct regions. ..
  4. Wang X, Chen Z, Yang C, Zhang X, Jin G, Chen G, et al. Genomic adaptation to drought in wild barley is driven by edaphic natural selection at the Tabigha Evolution Slope. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018;115:5223-5228 pubmed publisher
    ..The unique mechanisms for drought adaptation of the wild barley from the Tabigha Evolution Slope may be useful for crop improvement, particularly for breeding of barley cultivars with high drought tolerance. ..
  5. Li K, Hong W, Jiao H, Wang G, Rodriguez K, Buffenstein R, et al. Sympatric speciation revealed by genome-wide divergence in the blind mole rat Spalax. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015;112:11905-10 pubmed publisher
    ..Sharp ecological divergences abound in nature; therefore, SS appears to be an important mode of speciation as first envisaged by Darwin [Darwin C (1859) On the Origins of Species by Means of Natural Selection]. ..
  6. Weissmann M, Arvatz G, Horowitz N, Feld S, Naroditsky I, Zhang Y, et al. Heparanase-neutralizing antibodies attenuate lymphoma tumor growth and metastasis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016;113:704-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, the neutralizing monoclonal antibodies attenuate lymphoma growth by targeting heparanase in the tumor microenvironment. ..
  7. Kim Y, Oh J, McIver L, Rashkovetsky E, Michalak K, Garner H, et al. Divergence of Drosophila melanogaster repeatomes in response to a sharp microclimate contrast in Evolution Canyon, Israel. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014;111:10630-5 pubmed publisher
  8. Cai Z, Wang L, Song X, Tagore S, Li X, Wang H, et al. Adaptive Transcriptome Profiling of Subterranean Zokor, Myospalax baileyi, to High- Altitude Stresses in Tibet. Sci Rep. 2018;8:4671 pubmed publisher
    ..The highly variant genes identified in Myospalax were involved in hypoxia tolerance, hypercapnia tolerance, ATP-pathway energetics, and temperature changes. ..
  9. Beiles A, Raz S, Ben Abu Y, Nevo E. Putative adaptive inter-slope divergence of transposon frequency in fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) at "Evolution Canyon", Mount Carmel, Israel. Biol Direct. 2015;10:58 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, adaptation of a TE may be expressed only in part of the time and specific localities. ..

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  1. Nevo E, Fu Y, Pavlicek T, Khalifa S, Tavasi M, Beiles A. Evolution of wild cereals during 28 years of global warming in Israel. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109:3412-5 pubmed publisher
    ..The revealed evolutionary changes imply unrealized risks present in genetic resources for crop improvement and human food production. ..
  2. Chen L, Fan J, Hu L, Hu Z, Xie Y, Zhang Y, et al. A transcriptomic analysis of bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon) provides novel insights into the basis of low temperature tolerance. BMC Plant Biol. 2015;15:216 pubmed publisher
  3. Hu T, Sun X, Zhang X, Nevo E, Fu J. An RNA sequencing transcriptome analysis of the high-temperature stressed tall fescue reveals novel insights into plant thermotolerance. BMC Genomics. 2014;15:1147 pubmed publisher
    ..Increased cell division, LMW/HMW-HSP, dissimilation and antioxidant transcript amounts in tall fescue were correlated with successful resistance to high temperature stress. ..
  4. Tomita M, Okutani A, Beiles A, Nevo E. Genomic, RNA, and ecological divergences of the Revolver transposon-like multi-gene family in Triticeae. BMC Evol Biol. 2011;11:269 pubmed publisher
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    Nevo E, Beiles A, Spradling T. Molecular evolution of cytochrome b of subterranean mole rats, Spalax ehrenbergi superspecies, in Israel. J Mol Evol. 1999;49:215-26 pubmed
    ..Thus, the molecular evolution of mitochondrial cytochrome b in S. ehrenbergi is explicable by opposite selective stresses across the range of S. ehrenbergi in Israel, associated with the ecological adaptive radiation of the complex...
  6. Nevo E. Stress, adaptation, and speciation in the evolution of the blind mole rat, Spalax, in Israel. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2013;66:515-25 pubmed publisher
    ..It involves multiple adaptive complexes to life underground and is an evolutionary model to a few hundred underground mammals. It involves great promise in the future for medicine, space flight, and deep-sea diving...
  7. Armstrong D, McGowen M, Weckle A, Pantham P, Caravas J, Agnew D, et al. The core transcriptome of mammalian placentas and the divergence of expression with placental shape. Placenta. 2017;57:71-78 pubmed publisher
    ..115 genes are important for the core functions of the placenta in all eutherian species analyzed. The molecular functions and pathways enriched in the core placenta align with the evolutionarily conserved functionality of the placenta. ..
  8. Yan J, Su P, Wei Z, Nevo E, Kong L. Genome-wide identification, classification, evolutionary analysis and gene expression patterns of the protein kinase gene family in wheat and Aegilops tauschii. Plant Mol Biol. 2017;95:227-242 pubmed publisher
    ..graminearum to validate the prediction of microarray. Our results will provide the foundational information for further studies on the molecular functions of wheat PKs. ..
  9. Yablonovitch A, Fu J, Li K, Mahato S, Kang L, Rashkovetsky E, et al. Regulation of gene expression and RNA editing in Drosophila adapting to divergent microclimates. Nat Commun. 2017;8:1570 pubmed publisher
    ..This work shows the extent to which gene expression and RNA editing differ between flies from different microclimates, and provides insights into the regulation responsible for these differences. ..
  10. Nevo E, Chen G. Drought and salt tolerances in wild relatives for wheat and barley improvement. Plant Cell Environ. 2010;33:670-85 pubmed publisher
    ..Wild genetic resistances to drought and salinity will be shifted in the future from field experiments to the farmer. ..
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    Nevo E, Beiles A, Korol A, Robin Y, Pavlicek T, Hamilton W. Extraordinary multilocus genetic organization in mole crickets, Gryllotalpidae. Evolution. 2000;54:586-605 pubmed
    ..Simulations based on this model showed that a combination of these three mechanisms may produce the observed distribution of alleles, via selection on a few loci, to affect the entire genome organization. ..