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Avigdor Eldar

Molecular Microbiology & Biotechnology
Tel Aviv University

Avigdor Eldar


Avigdor Eldar, Professor, Molecular Microbiology & Biotechnology, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Research Interest

Bacterial quorum sensing, Bacterial quorum-sensing and cooperation in spatially complex communities, Design principles of bacterial quorum-sensing networks, Engineering social strategies in bacteria, Quorum-sensing as a model for the evolution of specificity, The role of quorum sensing in the evolution of bacteria – mobile element interactions.


  • Facultative cheating supports the co-existence of multiple quorum-sensing pherotypes. Shaul Pollak, Shira Omer Bendori, Eran Even-Tov, Valeria Lipsman, Tasneem Bareia, Ishay Ben-Zion, Avigdor Eldar. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 113(8):2152-7 (2016)

  • Social evolution selects for redundancy in bacterial quorum sensing. Eran Even-Tov, Shira Omer Bendori, Julie Valastyan, Xiaobo Ke, Shaul Pollak, Tasneem Bareia, Ishay Ben-Zion, Bonnie L. Bassler and Avigdor Eldar. PLOS Biology, 14(2): e1002386 (2016)

  • Transient Duplication-Dependent Divergence and Horizontal Transfer Underlie the Evolutionary Dynamics of Bacterial Cell–Cell Signaling. Eran Even-Tov, Shira Omer Bendori, Shaul Pollak, Avigdor Eldar. PLoS Biol 14(12): e2000330 (2016)

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