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Vos E., Aharonson O., Schorghofer N., Dynamic and isotopic evolution of ice reservoirs on Mars, Icarus, 324, 1-7, 2019.

Zenati Y., Toonen S., Perets H.B., Formation and evolution of hybrid He-CO white dwarfs and their properties, Mon. Notices Royal Astron. Soc., 482 (1), 1135-1142, 2019.

Koeksoy E., Sundman A., Byrne J.M., Lohmayer R., Planer-Friedrich B., Halevy I., Konhauser K.O., Kappler A., Formation of green rust and elemental sulfur in an analogue for oxygenated ferro-euxinic transition zones of Precambrian oceans, Geology, 47 (3), 211-214, 2019.

Qin Q.-L., Li Y., Sun L.-L., Wang Z.-B., Chen X.-L., Oren A., Zhang Y.-Z., Trophic specialization results in genomic reduction in free-living marine Idiomarina bacteria, mBio, 10, e02545-18, 2019.


Citron R.I., Perets H.B., Aharonson O., The role of multiple giant impacts in the formation of the Earth–Moon system, Astrophys. J., 862 (1), 5, 2018.

Ofir A., Xie J.-W., Jiang C.-F., Sari R., Aharonson O., A spectral approach to transit timing variations, Astrophys. J. Supplement series, 234 (1), 9, 2018.

Bertran E., Leavitt W.D., Pellerin A., Zane G.M., Wall J.D., Halevy I., Wing B.A., Johnston D.T., Deconstructing the dissimilatory sulfate reduction pathway: Isotope fractionation of a mutant unable of growth on sulfate, Front. Microbiol., 9, 3110, 2018.

Ribas I., …, A. Ofir, …, A candidate super-Earth planet orbiting near the snow line of Barnard’s star, Nature, 563, 365–368, 2018.

Trifonov T., …, A.Ofir, …, The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs. First visual-channel radial-velocity measurements and orbital parameter updates of seven M-dwarf planetary systems, Astron. Astrophys., 609, A117, 2018.

Saxton C.J., Perets H.B., Baskin A., Spectral features of tidal disruption candidates and alternative origins for such transient flares, Mon. Notices Royal Astron. Soc., 474 (3), 3307–3323, 2018.

Toonen S., Perets H.B., Hamers A.S., The rate of WD-WD head-on collisions in isolated triples is too low to explain standard type Ia supernovae, Astron. Astrophys., 610, A22, 2018.

Grishin E., Lai D., Perets H.B., Chaotic quadruple secular evolution and the production of misaligned exomoons and Warm Jupiters in stellar multiples, Mon. Notices Royal Astron. Soc., 474 (3), 3547–3556, 2018.

Michaely E., Perets H.B., Supernova and prompt gravitational-wave precursors to LIGO gravitational-wave sources and short GRBs, Astrophys. J. Letters, 855 (1), L12, 2018.

Hamers A.S., Perets H.B., Relaxation near supermassive black holes driven by nuclear spiral arms: Anisotropic hypervelocity stars, S-stars and tidal disruption events, Astrophys. J., 846 (2), 123, 2018.

Glanz H., Perets H.B., Efficient common-envelope ejection through dust-driven winds, Mon. Notices Royal Astron. Soc. Letters, 478 (1), L12–L17, 2018.

Rosenthal M.M., Murray-Clay R.A., Perets H.B., Wolansky N., Gas-assisted growth of protoplanets in a turbulent medium, Astrophys. J., 861 (1), 74, 2018.

Toonen S., Perets H.B., Igoshev A.P., Michaely E., Zenati Y., The demographics of neutron star - white dwarf mergers. Rates, delay-time distributions and progenitors, Astron. Astrophys., 619, A53, 2018.

Malamud U., Perets H.B., Schäfer C., Burger C., Moonfalls: collisions between the Earth and its past moons, Mon. Notices Royal Astron. Soc., 479 (2), 1711–1721, 2018.

Grishin E., Perets H.B., Fragione G., Quasi-secular evolution of mildly hierarchical triple systems: analytics and applications for GW sources and hot Jupiters, Mon. Notices Royal Astron. Soc., 481 (4), 4907-4923, 2018.

Munoz D.J., Perets H.B., Statistical trends in the obliquity distribution of exoplanet systems, Astrophys. J., 156 (6), 253, 2018.

Perets H.B., Mastrobuonno-Battisti A., Meiron Y., Gualandris A., Spiral arms, warping, and clumps formation in the Galactic center young stellar disk, arXiv:1802.00012, 2018.

Pellerin A., Wenk, C.B., Halevy I., Wing B.A., Sulfur isotope fractionation by sulfate-reducing microbes can reflect past physiology, Environ. Sci. Technol., 52, 4013–4022, 2018.

Koeksoy E., Halama M., Hagemann N., Laufer K., Kleindienst S., Byrne J. M., Sundman A., Hanselmann K., Halevy I., Schoenberg R., Konhauser K.O., Kappler A., A case study for late Archean and Proterozoic biogeochemical iron- and sulfur-cycling in a modern habitat – the Arvadi Spring, Geobiology, 16, 353–368, 2018.

Bertran E., Leavitt W.D., Pellerin A., Zane G.M., Wall J.D., Halevy I., Wing B.A., Johnston D.T., Deconstructing the dissimilatory sulfate reduction pathway: Isotope fractionation of a mutant unable of growth on sulfate, Front. Microbiol., 9 , 3110, 2018.

Wenk C.B., Wing B.A., Halevy I., Electron carriers in microbial sulfate reduction inferred from experimental and environmental sulfur isotope fractionations, ISME J., 12, 495–507, 2018.

Armstrong D., Lancet D., Zidovetzki R., Replication of simulated prebiotic amphiphilic vesicles in a finite environment exhibits complex behavior that includes high progeny variability and competition, Astrobiology, 18 (4), 419-430, 2018.

Lancet D., Zidovetzki R., Markovitch O., Systems protobiology: Origin of life in lipid catalytic networks, J. Royal Soc. Interface, 15 (144), 20180159, 2018.

Lancet D., Enceladus organic chemistry supports origin of life in a lipid-world scenario, Lecture at the European Astrobiology Network Association meeting (Berlin, Germany), 24-28 September 2018.

Chun J., Oren A., Ventosa A., Christensen H., Arahal D.R., Da Costa M., Rooney A.P., Yi H., Xu X.-W., De Meyer S., Trujillo M.E., Minimal standards for the use of genome data for the taxonomy of prokaryotes, Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 68, 461-466, 2018.

Zheng M, Deng T., Oren A. (eds). Introduction to salt lake science. Science Press, Beijing. 210 pp. (in English), 179 pp. (in Chinese). 2018.

Oren A., Garrity G.M., Uncultivated microbes – in need of their own nomenclature?, ISME J., 12, 309-311, 2018.

Oren A., Salt lakes, climate change, and human impact: a microbiologist's perspective, 163-170. In Air and Water – Components of the Environment, G. Şerban, R. Bătinas, T. Tudose, C. Horváth, A. Croitoru, I, Holobâcă (eds.). Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj- Napoca, 2018.

Trujillo M.E., Oren A., Avoiding "salami slicing" in publications describing new prokaryotic taxa, Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 68, 977-978, 2018.

Oren A., Hirschberg Y., Mann V., Jehlička J., Effects of nicotine on the biosynthesis of carotenoids in halophilic Archaea (class Halobacteria): an HPLC and Raman spectroscopy study, Extremophiles, 22, 359-366, 2018.

Oren A, Garrity G.M., Parte A.C., Why are so many effectively published names of prokaryotic taxa never validated?, Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 68, 2125-2129, 2018.

Jehlicka J., Culka A., Mana L., Oren A., Using portable Raman spectrometer to detect carotenoids of halophilic archaea in synthetic inclusions in halite and sulfates, Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 410, 4437-4443, 2018.

Gunde-Cimerman N., Oren A., Plemenitas A., Strategies of adaptation of microorganisms of the three domains of life to high salt concentrations, FEMS Microbiol. Rev., 242, 353-375, 2018.


Oren A. Extremophiles and their natural niches on Earth, 635-660. In Handbook of Astrobiology, Kolb V. (ed). CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, 2018.


Lee C.J.D., McMullan P.E., O'Kane C.J., Stevenson A., Santos I.C., Roy C., Ghosh W., Mancinelli R.L., Banciu H.L., Mormile M.R., McMullan G., Fares M.A., Benison K.C., Oren A., Dyall-Smith M.L., Hallsworth J.E., NaCl-saturated brines are thermodynamically moderate, rather than extreme, microbial habitats, FEMS Microbiol. Rev., 42 (5), 672-693, 2018.


Sun C., Xu L., Yu X.-Y., Zhao Z., Wu Y.-H., Oren A., Wang C.-S., Xu X.-W., Minwuia thermotolerans gen. nov., sp. nov., a marine bacterium forming a deep branch in the Alphaproteobacteria, and proposal of Minwuiaceae fam. nov. and Minwuiales ord. nov., Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 68, 3856-3862, 2018.


Oren A., Microbiology of hypersaline environments, 131-142. In Introduction to salt lake science, M. Zheng, T. Deng, and A. Oren (eds). Science Press, Beijing, 2018.

Oren A.,Physiology and biochemistry of halophilic microorganisms, 143-154. In Introduction to salt lake science, M. Zheng, T. Deng, and A. Oren (eds). Science Press, Beijing, 2018.


Keller J.W., Gaddis L., Petro N., Aharonson O., Preface: The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Icarus, 298, 1, 2017.

Ozak N., Aharonson O., Halevy I., Reply to Comment on “Radiative transfer in CO2-rich atmospheres: 1. Collisional line mixing implies a colder early Mars”, J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 122 (11), 2366–2367, 2017.

Polishook D., Moskovitz N., Thirouin A., Bosh A., Levine S., Zuluaga C., Tegler S.C., Aharonson O., The fast spin of near-Earth asteroid (455213) 2001 OE84, revisited after 14 years: Constraints on internal structure, Icarus, 297, 126–133, 2017.

Hayne P.O., Bandfield J.L., Siegler M.A., Vasavada A.R., Ghent R.R., Williams J.-P., Greenhagen B.T., Aharonson O., Elder C.M., Lucey P.G., Paige D.A., Global regolith thermophysical properties of the Moon from the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment, J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 122 (12), 2371–2400, 2017.

Rubanenko L., Aharonson O., Stability of ice on the Moon with rough topography, Icarus, 296, 99–109, 2017.

Fisher E.A., Lucey P.G., Lemelin M., Greenhagen B.T., Siegler M.A., Mazarico E., Aharonson O., Williams J.-P., Hayne P. O., Neumann G.A., Paige D.A., Smith D.E., Zuber M.T., Evidence for surface water ice in the lunar polar regions using reflectance measurements from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter and temperature measurements from the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment, Icarus, 292, 74–85, 2017.

Polishook D., Jacobson S.A., Morbidelli A., Aharonson O., A Martian origin for the Mars Trojan asteroids, Nat. Astron., 1, 0179, 1-5, 2017.

Smith D.E., Zuber M.T., Neumann G.A., Mazarico E., Lemoine F.G., Head III J.W., Lucey P.G., Aharonson O., and others., Whitten J., McClanahan T., Summary of the results from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter after seven years in lunar orbit, Icarus, 283, 70-91, 2017.

Rufu R., Aharonson O., Perets H.B., A multiple-impact origin for the Moon, Nat. Geosci., 10, 89–94, 2017.

Hamers A.S., Antonini F., Lithwick Y., Perets H.B., Portegies Zwart S.F., Secular dynamics of multiplanet systems: implications for the formation of hot and warm Jupiters via high-eccentricity migration, Mon. Notices Royal Astron. Soc., 464 (1), 688-701, 2017.

Tsatsi A., Mastrobuono-Battisti A., van de Ven G., Perets H.B., Bianchini P., Neumayer N., On the rotation of nuclear clusters formed by cluster-inspirals, Mon. Notices Royal Astron. Soc., 464 (3), 3720-3727, 2017.

Mikhaloff D.N., Perets H.B., Short- and long-term evolution of a stellar disk around a massive black hole: The role of the cusp, stellar evolution and binaries, Mon. Notices Royal Astron. Soc., 465 (1), 281-292, 2017.

Michaely E., Perets H.B., Grishin E., On the existence of regular and irregular outer moons orbiting the Pluto-Charon system, Astrophys. J., 836 (1), 27, 2017.

Grishin E., Perets H.B., Zenati Y., Michaely E., Generalized Hill-stability criteria for hierarchical three-body systems at arbitrary inclination, Mon. Notices Royal Astron. Soc., 466 (1), 276–285, 2017.

Blasberger A., Behar E., Perets H.B., Brosch N., Tielens A.G.G.M., Observational evidence linking interstellar UV absorption to PAH molecules, Astrophys. J., 836 (2), 173, 2017.

Malamud U., Perets H.B., Schubert G., The contraction/expansion history of Charon with implication for its planetary-scale tectonic belt, Mon. Notices Royal Astron. Soc., 468 (1), 1056-1069, 2017.

Mastrobuono-Battisti A., Perets H.B., The composition of Solar system asteroids and Earth/Mars moons, and the Earth-Moon composition similarity, Mon. Notices Royal Astron. Soc., 469 (3), 3597–3609, 2017.

Malamud U., Perets H.B., Post main sequence evolution of icy minor planets II: Water retention and white dwarf pollution around massive progenitor stars, Astrophys. J., 842 (1), 67, 2017.

Malamud U., Perets H.B., Post-main-sequence evolution of icy minor planets III. Water retention in dwarf planets and exomoons and implications for white dwarf pollution, Astrophys. J., 849 (1), 8, 2017.

Halevy I., Alesker M., Schuster E.S., Popovitz-Biro R., Feldman Y., A key role for green rust in the Precambrian marine environment and iron formation genesis, Nat. Geosci., 10, 135–139, 2017.

Halevy I., Bachan A., The geologic history of seawater pH, Science, 355, 1069– 1071, 2017.

Sade Z., Halevy I., New constraints on kinetic isotope effects during CO2(aq) hydration and hydroxylation: Revisiting theoretical and experimental data, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 214, 246–265, 2017.

Kurashova I., Halevy I., Kamyshny A., Kinetics of decomposition of thiocyanate in natural aquatic systems, Environ. Sci. Technol., 52, 1234–1243, 2017.

Oren A., Glycerol metabolism in hypersaline environments, Environ. Microbiol., 18, 851-863, 2017.

Oren A., Why isn’t Haloferax mediterranei more ‘weed-like’?, Commentary on “Microbial weeds in hypersaline habitats: the enigma of the weed-like Haloferax mediterranei” by A. Oren and J.E. Hallsworth (FEMS Microbiol. Lett., 359, 134-142, 2014), FEMS Microbiol. Lett., 364 (1), fnx070, 2017.

Oren A., A plea for linguistic accuracy – also for Candidatus taxa, Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 67, 1085-1094, 2017.

Oren A., Aerobic hydrocarbon-degrading Archaea. In Taxonomy, Genomics and Ecophysiology of Hydrocarbon Degrading Microbes, Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology, ed. T.J. McGenity. Springer, 2017.

Oren A., Ventura S., The current status of cyanobacterial nomenclature under the “prokaryotic” and the ”botanical” code, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 110 (10), 1257-1269, 2017.

Oren A., On names of genera of prokaryotes that are later homonyms of generic names with standing in the zoological or the botanical nomenclature. Proposal of Neomegalonema gen. nov. and Neomegalonema perideroedes comb. nov. as replacements for the prokaryotic generic name Meganema and the species name Meganema perideroedes, Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 67, 4276-4278, 2017.