Tamar Krugman

Research Interests

Tamar Krugman is the curator of the Wild Cereals Gene Bank and a senior researcher at the Institute of Evolution at Haifa University.

Tamar is the manager of the Genomic Lab at the Institute of Evolution. The main research of Tamar is focused on the utilization of wild cereals,Triticum dicoccoides and Hordeum spontaneum, for crop improvement.

This include:

  • study of adaptive mechanism for abiotic stress tolerance,
  • identification of candidate genes for drought resistance,
  • genetic mapping of drought resistance, functional genomics of drought resistance genes,
  • expression study of genes in the gibberellin metabolic pathway under drought stress, and transcriptome analysis of wild wheat under drought.

Tamar is currently involved in transcriptome study of wheat domestication.


Selected Publications

1. Li, Yinghui, Lina Qiu, Qiang Zhang, Xiangxi Zhuansun, Huifang Li, Xin Chen, Tamar Krugman, Qixin Sun, and Chaojie Xie. 2020. Exogenous sodium diethyldithiocarbamate, a Jasmonic acid biosynthesis inhibitor, induced resistance to powdery mildew in wheat. Plant Direct, 4 (4).
2. Li, Yinghui, Lina Qiu, Xinye Liu, Qiang Zhang, Xiangxi Zhuansun, Tzion Fahima, Tamar Krugman, Qixin Sun, and Chaojie Xie. 2020. Glycerol-induced powdery mildew resistance in wheat by regulating plant fatty acid metabolism, plant hormones cross-talk, and pathogenesis-related genes. International journal of molecular sciences, 2020, 21 (2): 673.
3. Varotto, S., Tani, E., Abraham, E., Krugman, T., Kapazoglou, A., Melzer, R., Radanović, A. and Miladinović, D., 2020. Epigenetics: Possible applications in climate-smart crop breeding. Journal of Experimental Botany, eraa188 https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/eraa188
4. Fatiukha, A., Klymiuk, V., Peleg, Z., Saranga, Y., Cakmak, I., Krugman, T., Korol, A.B. and Fahima, T., 2020. Variation in phosphorus and sulfur content shapes the genetic architecture and phenotypic associations within the wheat grain ionome. The Plant Journal, 101(3), pp.555-572.
5. Fatiukha, A., Filler, N., Lupo, I., Lidzbarsky, G., Klymiuk, V., Korol, A.B., Pozniak, C., Fahima, T. and Krugman, T. 2020. Grain protein content and thousand kernel weight QTLs identified in a durum× wild emmer wheat mapping population tested in five environments. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 133(1), pp.119-131.
6. Ales Pecinka, Christian Chevalier, Isabelle Colas, Kriton Kalantidis, Serena Varotto, Tamar Krugman, Christos Michailidis, María-Pilar Vallés, Aitor Muñoz, Mónica Pradillo, 2019. Chromatin dynamics during interphase and cell division: similarities and differences between model and crop plants, Journal of Experimental Botany, , erz457 https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erz457
7. Fatiukha, A., Deblieck, M., Klymiuk, V., Merchuk-Ovnat, L., Peleg, Z., Ordon, F., Fahima, T., Korol, A.B., Saranga, Y. and Krugman, T. 2019. Genomic architecture of phenotypic plasticity of complex traits in tetraploid wheat in response to water stress. bioRxiv, p.565820.
8. Klymiuk, V., Fatiukha, A., Kis-Papo, T., Huang, L., Saranga, Y., Krugman, T., Fahima., T. 2019. Durum wheat as a bridge between wild emmer wheat genetic resources and bread wheat. In Applications of Genetic and Genomic Research in Cereals (pp. 201-230). Woodhead Publishing.
9. Krugman, T., Nevo, E., Beharav, A., Sela, H. and Fahima, T., 2018. The Institute of Evolution Wild Cereal Gene Bank at the University of Haifa. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences, 65(3-4), pp.129-146.
10. Klymiuk, V., et al., 2018. Cloning of the wheat Yr15 resistance gene sheds light on the plant tandem kinase-pseudokinase family. Nature communications, 9, p.3735.
11. Merchuk-Ovnat, L., T. Fahima, J.E. Ephrath, T. Krugman and Y. Saranga. 2017. Ancestral QTL alleles from wild emmer wheat enhance root development under drought in modern wheat. Frontier in Plant Science. 8:703.
12. Merchuk-Ovnat, T Fahima, T Krugman and Y Saranga. 2016. Ancestral QTL alleles from wild emmer wheat improve grain yield, biomass and photosynthesis across environnements in modern wheat. Plant Science, 251:23-34
13. Merchuk-Ovnat L, Barak V, Fahima T, Ordon F, Lidzbarsky GA, Krugman T and Saranga Y. 2016. Ancestral QTL alleles from wild emmer wheat improve drought resistance and productivity in modern wheat cultivars. Frontier in Plant Science, 7
14. Huang L, Sela H, Feng L, Chen Q, Krugman T, Yan J, ... & Fahima, T. 2016. Distribution and haplotype diversity of WKS resistance genes in wild emmer wheat natural populations. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 1-14.
15. Huang, L., D. Raats, H. Sela, V. Klymiuk, G. Lidzbarsky, L. Feng, T. Krugman and T. Fahima. 2016. Evolution and adaptation of wild emmer wheat populations to biotic and abiotic stresses. Annual Review in Phytopathology, 53:12.1-12.23.
16. Hongda Zou, Tzarfati R, Hübner S, Krugman T, Fahima T, Abbo S, Saranga Y, Korol AB. 2015. Transcriptome profiling of wheat glumes in wild emmer, hulled landraces and modern cultivars. BMC Genomics, 201516:777
17. Tzarfati R, Barak V, Krugman T, Fahima T, Abbo S, Saranga Y, Korol A. 2014. Novel quantitative trait loci underlying major domestication traits in tetraploid wheat. Molecular Breeding, 34:1613-1628
18. Raats D, Frenkel Z, Krugman T, Dodek I, Sela H, Magni F, Cattonaro F, Vautrin S, Bergès H, Wicker T, Keller B, Leroy P, Philippe R, Paux E, Doležel J, Feuillet C, Korol AB and T Fahima. 2013. The physical map of wheat chromosome 1BS provides insights into its gene space organization and evolution. Genome Biology, 14:R138
19. Ma X, Sela H, Jiao G, Li C, Wang A, Pourkheirandish M, Weiner D, Sakuma S, Krugman T, Nevo E, Komatsuda T, Korol A and Chen G. 2012.Population-genetic analysis of HvABCG31 promoter sequence in wild barley (Hordeum vulgare ssp. spontaneum), BMC Evolutionary Biology, 12:188
20. Krugman T, Peleg Z, Quansah L, Chagué V, Korol AB, Nevo E, Saranga Y, Fait A, Chalhoub B, Fahima T. 2011. Alteration in expression of hormone-related genes in wild emmer wheat roots associated with drought adaptation mechanisms. Functional and Integrative Genomics, 11: 565-583
21. Krugman T, Chagué V, Peleg Z, Balzergue S, Just J, Korol AB, Nevo E, Saranga Y, Chalhoub B, Fahima T. 2010. Multilevel regulation and signalling processes associated with adaptation to terminal drought in wild emmer wheat. Functional and Integrative Genomics, 10: 167-186
22. Chen G, Krugman T, Fahima T, Chen K, Hu Y, Röder M, Nevo E, Korol A. 2010. Chromosomal regions controlling seedling drought resistance in Israeli wild barley, Hordeum spontaneum C. Koch. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 57: 85-99
23. Chen G, Komatsuda T, Pourkheirandish M, Sameri M, Sato K, Krugman T, Fahima T, Korol AB, Nevo E. 2009. Mapping of the gene responsible for the drought hypersensitive cuticle eibi1 mutation in wild barley (Hordeum spontaneum). Breeding Science, 59: 21–26.
24. Peleg Z, Fahima T, Krugman T, Abbo S, Yakir D, Korol AB, Saranga Y. 2009 Genomic dissection of drought resistance in durum wheat x wild emmer wheat recombinant inbreed line population. Plant Cell and Environment, 32: 758-779.
25. Peleg, Z., Y. Saranga, T. Krugman, S. Abbo, E. Nevo and T. Fahima. 2008. Allelic diversity associated with aridity gradient in wild emmer wheat populations. Plant Cell and Environment. 31:39-49.
26. Peleg, Z., T. Fahima, T. Krugman, S. Abbo and Y. Saranga. 2008. Genetic structure of natural wild emmer wheat populations as reflected by transcribed vs. anonymous microsatellite markers. Genome 51:187-191.
27. Peleg Z, Saranga Y, Krugman T, Abbo S, Nevo E, Fahima T. 2007. Allelic diversity associated with aridity gradient in wild emmer wheat populations. Plant Cell and Environment. 31:39-49.
28. Suprunova T, Krugman T, Distelfeld A, Fahima T, Nevo E, Korol A. 2007. Identification of a novel gene (Hsdr4) involved in water-stress tolerance in wild barley. Plant Molecular Biology, 64 (1-2):17-34
29. Peleg Z, Fahima T, Abbo S., Krugman T., Nevo E., Yakir D. & Saranga Y. 2005. Genetic diversity for drought resistance in wild emmer wheat and its ecogeographical association Plant Cell and Environment, 28, 176-191
30. Krugman# T., Suprunova, T.#, T. Fahima, C. Guoxiong, I. Shams, A.B. Korol, and E. Nevo. 2004. Differential expression of dehydrin (Dhn) in responses to water stress in resistant and sensitive wild barley (Hordeum spontaneum). Plant Cell and Environment, 27: 1297-1308

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