Researcher interests: Genetic, molecular and physiological studies aimed at understanding the role of the female reproductive tract and its associated organs in facil- itating a successful reproduction event: dissecting the role of female accessory glands in mediating fertilization; sperm-egg interactions; reproductive aging. Genetic processes that underlie the development of the female reproductive tract. Genetic mechanisms that mediate the age-related Genetic mechanisms that mediate the age-related decline in fecundity and fertility. Sterile Insect Technique (SIT).
DEPARTMENT: Entomology
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Selected Publications

Yael Heifetz, mariana f wolfner
editorial overview networks phase transitions sociality and reproduction inter insect interactions that change molecular physiological state (2019)| Current opinion in insect science| Read more
Ayelet Omid, Rivka Elbaum, gil goobes, Hanne Volpin, Yael Heifetz, javier arturo sanchezlopez, nurit adiramfiliba, Oren Tzfadia, santosh kumar, Shula Blum
grass silica mineralizer gsm1 protein precipitates silica in sorghum silica cells (2019)| bioRxiv| Read more
Yael Heifetz, michael elgart, orit salton, shay stern, yoav soen, yulia gnainsky
impact of gut microbiota on the fly s germ line (2016)| Nature Communications| Read more
Yael Heifetz, i carmel, u tram
mating induces developmental changes in the insect female reproductive tract (2016)| Current opinion in insect science| Read more
frank w avila, Yael Heifetz, javier arturo sanchezlopez, jennifer l mcglaughon, mariana f wolfner, sukirtha raman
nature and functions of glands and ducts in the drosophila reproductive tract (2016)| | Read more
Yael Heifetz, mariana f wolfner
neuronal nitric oxide synthase in the lower reproductive tract of female drosophila (2015)| Molecular Reproduction and Development| Read more
Yael Heifetz, mariana f wolfner
mating regulates reproductive tract neuromodulators in drosophila (2014)| Molecular Reproduction and Development| Read more
Yael Heifetz, mariana f wolfner, Moshe Lindner, Yuval Garini
mating regulates neuromodulator ensembles at nerve termini innervating the drosophila reproductive tract (2014)| Current Biology| Read more
Yael Heifetz, ido carmel, noam shomron
does base pairing strength play a role in microrna repression (2012)| RNA| Read more
Anat Kapelnikov, Yael Heifetz, patricia k rivlin, ronald r hoy
tissue remodeling a mating induced differentiation program for the drosophila oviduct (2008)| BMC Developmental Biology| Read more

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