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T. Frankovits, P.V. Cherian, Y. Yesharim, S. Dobler, O. Wurtzel

A quantitative model for in vivo stem cell decisions in planarians

bioRxiv (2024),

T. Gordon, N. Hendin, O. Wurtzel

Methods for cell isolation and analysis of the highly regenerative tunicate Polycarpa mytiligera

bioRxiv (2023),

M. Hoffman, O. Wurtzel

PLANAtools - an interactive gene expression repository for the planarian Schmidtea mediterranea

Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology (2023),

bioRxiv (2022),


Y. Dagan*, Y. Yesharim*, A.R. Bonneau, T. Frankovits, S. Schwartz, P.W. Reddien, O. Wurtzel

m6A is required for resolving progenitor identity during planarian stem cell differentiation

EMBO Journal (2022),

bioRxiv (2021),

N. Hendin, T. Gordon, N. Shenkar, O. Wurtzel

Molecular characterization of the immediate wound response of the solitary ascidian Polycarpa mytiligera

Developmental Dynamics (2022),

T. Gordon, T. Zaquin, M.A. Kowarsky, Y. Voskoboynik, N. Hendin, O. Wurtzel, F. Caicci, L. Manni, A. Voskoboynik, N. Shenkar

Stemness activity underlying whole brain regeneration in a basal chordate

Cells (2022),

A.A. Raz, O. Wurtzel, P.W. Reddien

Planarian stem cells specify fate yet retain potency during the cell cycle

Cell Stem Cell (2021)

M.L. Scimone*, O. Wurtzel*, Kathryn Malecek, C.T. Fincher, I.M. Oderberg, K.M. Kravarik, P.W. Reddien
foxF-1 Controls Specification of Non-body Wall Muscle and Phagocytic Cells in Planarians
Current Biology (2018)

C.T. Fincher, O. Wurtzel, T. de Hoog, K.M. Kravarik, P.W. Reddien

Cell type transcriptome atlas for the planarian Schmidtea mediterranea

Science 360.6391 (2018): eaaq1736. visit:

O. Wurtzel*, I.M. Oderberg*, P.W. Reddien

Planarian Epidermal Stem Cells Respond to Positional Cues to Promote Cell Type Diversity.

Developmental Cell (2017), 40, 491-504

O. Cohen, S. Doron, O. Wurtzel, D. Dar, S. Edelheit, I. Karunker, E. Mick, R.Sorek.

Comparative Transcriptomics across the Prokaryotic Tree of Life.

Nucleic acids research (2016): gkw394.

O. Wurtzel, L.E. Cote, A. Poirier, R. Satija, A. Regev, P.W. Reddien.

A Generic and Cell-Type-Specific Wound Response Precedes Regeneration in Planarians.

Developmental Cell (2015), 35(5):632-45. visit:

L. Rockah-Shmuel, Á. Tóth-Petróczy, A. Sela, O. Wurtzel, Rotem Sorek, and Dan S. Tawfik.

Correlated Occurrence and Bypass of Frame-Shifting Insertion-Deletions (InDels) to Give Functional Proteins. 

PLoS Genetics 9, no. 10 (2013): e1003882.

N. Sesto, O. Wurtzel, C. Archambaud, R. Sorek, P. Cossart.

The excludon: a new concept in bacterial regulation.

Nature Reviews Microbiology, 11(2), 75-82.

N. Pencovich, S. Hantisteanu, O. Wurtzel, M Hallak, O. Fainaru.

A pro-angiogenic expression pattern dictates preferential recruitment of immature myeloid cells into angiogenic versus dormant tumors in mice.

Genes and immunity,14 (2013), 90-98.

S. Edelheit, S. Schwartz, M. Mumbach, O. Wurtzel, R. Sorek.

Transcriptome-Wide Mapping of 5-methylcytidine RNA Modifications in Bacteria, Archaea, and Yeast Reveals m5C within Archaeal mRNAs. 

PLoS Genetics, 9(6), e1003602 (2013).

T. Quax, S. Brouns, J Koehorst, F. Blombach, O. Wurtzel, W. Ran, K. Makarova, Y. Wolf, R. Sorek, E. Koonin, J. van der Oost.

Codon bias modulates differential production of proteins from genes within operons.

Cell reports, 4(5), 938-944 (2013).

O. Wurtzel*, N. Sesto*, J.R. Mellin, S. Edelheit, I. Karunker, C. Archambaud, P. Cossart, R. Sorek.

Comparative transcriptomics of pathogenic and non-pathogenic Listeria species.

Molecular Systems Biology, 8:583 (2012).

O. Wurtzel, D. Yoder-Himes, K. Han, A. Dandeker, P. Greenberg, R. Sorek, S. Lory.

The single-nucleotide resolution transcriptome of Pseudomonas aeruginosa grown in body temperature.

PLoS Pathogens, 8(9), e1002945 (2012).

S. Michaeli, T. Donniger, S. Gupta, O. Wurtzel, M. Romano, D. Visnovezky, R. Sorek, R.Unger, E. Ullu.

RNA-seq analysis of small RNPs in Trypanosoma brucei reveals a rich repertoire of non-coding RNAs.

Nucleic Acids Research, (2012) 40 (3):1282-1298.

A. Kimelman, A. Levy, H. Sberro, S. Kidron, A. Leavitt, G. Amitai, D. Yoder-Himes, O.Wurtzel, Y. Zhu, EM Rubin, R. Sorek.

A vast collection of microbial genes that are toxic to bacteria.

Genome Research, 22(4):802-9 (2012).

S. Avrani, O. Wurtzel, I. Sharon, R. Sorek, D. Lindell.

Genomic island variability facilitates Prochlorococcus-virus coexistence.

Nature, 474: 604–608 (2011).

S. He*, O. Wurtzel*, K. Singh, J. Froula, S. Yilmaz, Z. Wang, F. Chen, EA Lindquist, R. Sorek, P. Hugenholtz. Validation of two commercial ribosomal RNA removal methods for microbial metatranscriptomics.

Nature Methods, 7:807-812 (2010).

O. Wurtzel, M. Dori-Bachash, S. Pietrokovski, E. Jurkevitch, R. Sorek.

Mutation detection with next-generation resequencing through a mediator genome.

PLoS ONE, 5(12):e15628 (2010).

A. Stern, L. Keren, O. Wurtzel, G. Amitai, R. Sorek.

Self-targeting by CRISPR: gene regulation or autoimmunity?

Trends in Genetics, 26(8):335-340 (2010).

D.R. Yoder-Himes, P.S.G. Chain, Y. Zhu, O. Wurtzel, E.M. Rubin, J.M. Tiedje and R. Sorek.

Mapping the Burkholderia cenocepacia niche response via high-throughput sequencing.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 106(10):3976-3981 (2009).

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