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Errbii M, Ernst UR, Lajmi A, Privman E, Gadau J, Schrader L. 2024. Evolutionary genomics of socially polymorphic populations of Pogonomyrmex californicus. BMC Biology.

Lajmi A, Glinka F, & Privman E. 2023. Optimising ddRAD sequencing for population genomic studies using ddgRADer. Mol Ecol Res.

      The ddgRADer webtool: a user-friendly tool that advises on experimental design of population genomic studies using ddRAD sequencing (double-digest restriction site associated DNA sequencing; a reduced representation genomic sequencing approach)

Koto A, Tamura M, Wong PS, Aburatani S, Privman E, Stoffel C, Crespi A, McKenzie SK, La Mendola C, Kay T, Keller L. 2023. Social isolation shortens lifespan through oxidative stress in ants. Nat Comm, 5493.

Cohen P, Bacilieri R, Jazmín RM, Privman E, Boaretto E, Fuks D, Weiss E, Cvikel D, Erickson-Gini T, Tepper Y, Schmidt J, Wales N, Gilbert TP, Bar-Oz G, Meiri M. 2023. Ancient DNA from a lost Negev Highlands desert grape reveals a late antiquity wine lineage. PNAS, 120 (17).

Favreau E, Cini A, Taylor D, Ferreira FC, Bentley MA, Cappa F, Cervo R, Privman E, Schneider J, Thiery D, Mashoodh R, Wyatt CDR, Brown RL, Bodrug-Schepers A, Stralis-Pavese N, Dohm JC, Mead D, Himmelbauer H, Guidgo R, Sumner S. 2023. Putting hornets on the genomic mapp. Sci Rep, 6232.

Cohen P, Privman E. 2020. The social supergene dates back to the speciation time of two Solenopsis fire ant species. Sci Rep 10: 11538.

Inbar S*, Cohen P*, Yahav T, Privman E. 2020. Comparative study of population genomic approaches for mapping colony-level traits. PLoS Comp Biol, 16: e1007653.

Dang VD, Cohanim AB, Fontana S, Privman E, Wang J. 2019. Has gene expression neofunctionalization in the fire ant antennae contributed to queen discrimination behavior? Ecology and Evolution, 9: 12754-12766.

Cohen P, Privman E. 2019. Speciation and hybridization in invasive fire ants. BMC Evol Biol 19: 111.

Reiner Brodetzki T, Inbar S, Cohen P, Aron S, Privman E, Hefetz A. 2019. The Interplay between Incipient Species and Social Polymorphism in the Desert Ant Cataglyphis. Sci Rep 9: 9495.

Yahav T, Privman E. 2019. A comparative analysis of methods for de novo assembly of hymenopteran genomes using either haploid or diploid samples. Sci Rep 9: 6480.

Inbar S, Privman E. 2019. The effect of chemical distances, physical distances, and the presence of sexuals on aggression in Cataglyphis desert ants. bioRxiv.

Inbar S, Privman E. 2019. Differences in long-chained cuticular hydrocarbons between males and gynes in Cataglyphis desert ants. bioRxiv.

Cohanim AB, Amsalem E, Saad R, Shoemaker D, Privman E. 2018. Evolution of olfactory functions on the fire ant social chromosome. Gen Biol Evol 10: 2947-2960.

Saad R, Cohanim AB, Kosloff M, Privman E. 2018. Neofunctionalization in ligand binding sites of ant olfactory receptors. Gen Biol Evol 10: 2490-2500.

Privman E, Cohen P, Cohanim AB, Riba-Grognuz O, Shoemaker D, Keller L. 2018. Positive selection on sociobiological traits in invasive fire ants. Mol Ecol 15: 3116-3130.

LeBoeuf AC, Cohanim AB, Stoffel C, Brent CS, Waridel P, Privman E, Keller L, Benton R. 2018. Molecular evolution of juvenile hormone esterase-like proteins in a socially exchanged fluid. Sci Rep 8: 17830.

Boomsma JJ, Brady SG, Dunn RR, Gadau J, Heinze J, Keller L, Sanders NJ, Schrader L, Schultz TR, Sundstöm L, Ward PS, Wcislo WT, Zhang G, The GAGA Consortium. 2017. The Global Ant Genomics Alliance (GAGA). Myrmecological News 25, 61-66.

Boeckmann B, Dylus D, Moretti S, Altenhoff A, Train CM, Kriventseva E, Bougueleret L, Xenarios I, Privman E, Dessimoz C. 2017. Taxon sampling unequally affects individual nodes in a phylogenetic tree: consequences for model gene tree construction in SwissTree. bioRxiv.

LeBoeuf AC, Waridel P, Brent CS, Goncalves AN, Menin L, Ortiz D, Riba-Grognuz O, Koto A, Soares ZG, Privman E, Miska EA, Benton R, Keller L. 2016. Oral transfer of chemical cues, growth proteins and hormones in social insects. eLIFE 5: E20375.

Lucas ER, Privman E, Keller L. 2016. Higher expression of somatic repair genes in long-lived ant queens than workers. Aging 8: 1940-1951.

Roux J, Privman E, Moretti S, Daub JT, Robinson-Rechavi M, Keller L. 2014. Patterns of positive selection in seven ant genomes. Mol Biol Evol 31: 1661-1685.

Privman E, Wurm Y, Keller L, 2013. Duplication and concerted evolution in a master sex determiner under balancing selection. Proc R Soc B 280: 20122968.

Simola DF, Wissler L, Donahue G, Waterhouse RM, et al. 2013. Social insect genomes exhibit dramatic evolution in gene composition and regulation while preserving regulatory features linked to sociality. Genome Res 23: 1235-1247.

Privman E*, Penn O*, and Pupko T. 2012. Improving the performance of positive selection Inference by filtering unreliable alignment regions. Mol Biol Evol 29: 1-5.

Ryvkin A, Ashkenazy H, Smelyanski L, Kaplan G, Penn O, Weiss-Ottolenghi Y, Privman E, Ngam PB, Woodward JE, May GD, Bell C, Pupko T, Gershoni JM. 2012. Deep panning: steps towards probing the IgOme. PLoS One 7: e41469.

Barzel A, Naor A, Privman E, Kupiec M, Gophna U. 2011. Homing endonucleases residing within inteins: evolutionary puzzles awaiting genetic solutions. Biochem Soc Trans 39: 169-73.

Barzel A*, Privman E*, Peeri M, Naor A, Shachar E, Burstein D, Lazary R, Gophna U, Pupko T, and Kupiec M 2011. Native homing endonucleases can target conserved genes in humans and in animal models. Nuc Acid Res 39: 6646-6659.

      The HomeBase web server: a searchable collection of homing endonucleases for gene targeting

Penn O*, Privman E*, Ashkenazy H, Landan G, Graur D, and Pupko T 2010. GUIDANCE: a web server for assessing alignment confidence scores. Nuc Acid Res 38: W23-W28.

      The GUIDANCE web server: estimation of confidence scores for individual alignment positions

Penn O*, Privman E*, Landan G, Graur D, and Pupko T. 2010. An alignment confidence score capturing robustness to guide-tree uncertainty. Mol Biol Evol 27: 1759-1767.

Ninio M*, Privman E*, Pupko T, and Friedman N. 2007. Phylogeny reconstruction: increasing the accuracy of pairwise distance estimation using Bayesian inference of evolutionary rates. Bioinformatics 23: e136-e141.
      Available as part of the SEMPHY package

Stern A, Privman E, Rasis M, Lavi S, Pupko T. 2007. Evolution of the metazoan protein phosphatase 2C superfamily. J Mol Evol 64: 61-70.

Book chapters

Privman E. 2014. Bioinformatic identification of homing endonucleases and their target sites. In Homing Endonucleases (ed Edgell, D)Methods in Molecular Biology 1123: Ch. 2, 27-35.


Ph.D. Thesis: Cohen P. 2021. Genomic studies of demographic history and evolution of sociobiological traits in ants. University of Haifa.

M.Sc. Thesis: Yahav T. 2017. Haploid or diploid DNA? A comparative analysis of methods for de novo assembly of hymenopteran genomes.University of Haifa.

M.Sc. Thesis: Saad R. 2016. Evolution of olfactory receptors in ants and adaptations for social communication.University of Haifa.

Ph.D. Thesis: Privman E. 2010. Hybrid methods inspired by the mutual dependency of sequence alignment and phylogeny reconstruction. Tel Aviv University.


Barzel A, Privman E, Michael P, Pupko T, Kupeic M. 2009. Homing endonuclease genes and their targets. Patent application no. US 2011/0064717 A1.

Barzel A., Privman E., Burstein D., Gophna U., Pupko T., Kupiec M. 2009. Method for searching for homing endonucleases, their genes and their targets. Patent application no. US 2010/0317724 A1.

Akiva P., Dlber A., Pollock S., Levine Z., Nemzer S., Grebinskiy V., Meloon B., Olson A., Rosenberg A., Haviv A., Zevin S., Zekhari T., Shaged Z., Olshansky M., Farkash A., Privman E., Novik A., Keren N., Cojocaru G., Cohen Y., Shemesh R., Sella-Tavor O., Mintz L., Xie H., Dahary D., Levanon E., Freilich S., Beck N., Zhu W., Wasserman A., Chermesh C., Azar I., Sorek R., Bernstein J.  2006.  Novel calcium channel variants and methods of use thereof. Patent application no. US 2006/0147946 A1.

Diber A., Pollock S., Levine Z., Nemzer S., Grebinskiy V., Meloon B., Olson A., Rosenberg A., Haviv A., Zevin S., Zekharia T., Shaked Z., Olshansky M., Farkash A., Privman E., Novik A., Keren N., Cojocaru G., Akiva P., Cohen Y., Shemesh R., Sella-Tavor O., Mintz L., Xie H., Dahary D., Levanon E., Freilich S., Beck N., Zhu W., Wasserman A., Chermesh C., Azar I., Sorek R., Bernstein J.  2006.  Methods and systems for annotating biomolecular sequences. Patent application no. US 2006/0068405 A1.