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  • Prof.  Sigal Ben-Yehuda
Prof Sigal Ben Yehuda
Bacterial Nanotube
Stempler, Baidya, Bhattacharya et al., Nature Communications, 2017
Bacteria have developed various mechanisms by which they sense, interact, and kill other bacteria, in an attempt to outcompete one another and survive. We show that Bacillus subtilis can kill and prey on its niche rival Bacillus megaterium utilizing nanotubes.
Elhanan Tzipilevich, Michal Habusha, Sigal Ben-Yehuda, Cell, 2017
We show that bacteria sensitive to phage infection can exchange phage receptors with their resistant neighbors, suggesting a new route for information transfer.
Our Science
Figure of bacteria 
Social activity within bacterial communities
Intercellular commutation among bacteria via nanotubes
Cues for bacterial colony formation and aging
Spread of bacteriophages in multicellular communities
bacterial nanotube 
The enigma of bacterial spores the most resilient
cell type known
Understanding molecular dormancy
Figuring out spore revival
Lab Publications
Bacterial Nanotube
The characteristics of bacterial nanotube (Dubey, Mali-Mohan et al., 2016)
Colony formation
Colony formation in bacteria (Mamou et al., 2016)
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Mamou, G., Babu Malli Mohan, G., Rouvinski, A., Rosenberg, A., and Ben-Yehuda, S. (2016).
Cell Reports 14, 1-8.
Dubey, G.P., Malli Mohan, G.B., et al. (2016).
Developmental Cell 36, 453–461.
Sinai L., Rosenberg A., Smith Y., Segev E., and Ben-Yehuda S. (2015).
Molecular Cell, 57(4):695-707.
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Rosenberg A., et al. (2015).
BMC Biol. 13(1):76. doi: 10.1186/s12915-015-0184-7.
Segev, E., Smith, Y., and Ben-Yehuda, S. (2012).
Cell 148:139-49.
Dubey, P. G., and Ben-Yehuda, S. (2011).
Cell 144(4):590-600.
Lab Members
Lab Staff, from left to right:Amit, Elhanan, Lior, Alex, Sigal, Michal, Ganesh, Ofer, Gyanendra, Rachel, Gideon
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