Plant-bacteria communication pathways

B. subtilis have the ability to form root-associated biofilms which protect plants against fungal and microbial infections. The goal of our research is to elucidate how metabolite exchange between the bacteria and tomato-roots are regulate biofilm colonization and disassembly as well promotes plant resistance versus by plant pathogens such as Pseudomonas syringae. Understanding the physiology of bacterial biofilms has tremendous clinical and ecological ramifications.

Ph.D Thesis: Scanning the chromosome for damage upon entry into sporulation in Bacillus subtilis. Supervisor by Prof. Sigal Ben Yehuda, the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Institute for Medical Research, Israel-Canada (IMRIC) Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.




Visualization of B. subtilis biofilm formation on Tomato root by CSLM.