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  1. Dinamarca, J., Levitan, O., Kumaraswamy, K.G., Lun D.S., Falkowski P.G. 2017 Overexpression of a diacylglycerol acyltransferase gene in Phaeodactylumtricornutum directs carbon towards lipid biosynthesis. Journal of Phycology, DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12513
  2. Dutkiewicz, S., Morris, J.J., Follows, M.J., Scott, J., Levitan, O., Dyhrman, S.T., Berman-Frank, I. 2015 Impact of ocean acidification on the structure of future phytoplankton communities. Nature Climate Change 11:1002-1006
  3. Levitan,, Dinamarca, J., Zelzion, E., Gorbunov, M,Y., Falkowski, P.G. 2015 An RNAi knock-down of nitrate reductase enhances lipid production in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. The Plant Journal 84(5):963-973
  4. Levitan, O., Dinamarca, J., Zelzion, E., Lun, D.S., L.T. Guerra, Kim, M.K., Van Mooy, B., Kim, J., , Bhattacharya, D., Falkowski, P.G. 2015 Remodeling of intermediate metabolism in the diatom, Phaeodactylum tricornutum, under nitrogen starvation. Natl. acad. Sci. U.S.A 112(2):412-7
  5. Levitan, O., Dinamarca, J., Hochman, G., Falkowski, P.G. 2014 Diatoms: the fossil fuels of the future. Trends in Biotechnology. 32(3): 117-124
  6. Spungin, D., Berman-Frank, I., Levitan, O. 2014 Trichodesmium’s strategies to alleviate P-limitation in the future acidified oceans. Environmental Microbiology 16(6):1935-1947
  7. Marie-Mathilde Perrineau, M.M., Zelzion, E., Gross, j., Price, D., Boyd, J., Levitan, O., Bhattacharya, D. 2014 Using natural selection to unlock the adaptive potential of microalgal genomes. PLoS ONE 9(3): e92533
  8. Guerra, T., Levitan, O., Frada, M.J., Suns, J.S., Falkowski P.G., Dismukes, C.G. 2013 Regulatory branch points affecting protein and lipid biosynthesis in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Journal of Biomass and Bioene 59:306-315
  9. Sharon, Y., Levitan, O., Spungin, D., Berman-Frank, I., Beer, S. 2011. Photoacclimation of the seagrass Halophila stipulacea to the dim irradiance at its 48-meter depth limit. Limnology and Oceanography 56)1(: 357-362
  10. Levitan, O., Brown, CM., Sudhaus, S., Campbell, D., LaRoche, J., and Berman-Frank, I. 2010. Regulation of nitrogen metabolism in the marine diazotroph Trichodesmium IMS101 under varying temperatures and atmospheric CO2Environmental
  11. Kranz, S.A., Levitan, O., Richter, K-U., Prášil, O., I. Berman-Frank I. Rost, B. 2010. Combined effects of pCO2 and light on the N2 fixing cyanobacteria Trichodesmium IMS101: Physiological responses. Plant Physiology 154: 334-345
  12. Levitan, O., Kranz, SA., Spungin, D., Prášil, O., Rost, B., Berman-Frank, I. 2010. The combined effects of pCO2 and light on the N2 fixing cyanobacterium Trichodesmium IMS101: A mechanistic view. Plant  Physiology  154: 346-356
  13. Levitan, O., Sudhaus, S., LaRoche, J., Berman-Frank, I. The influence of varying pCO2 and temperature on gene expression of carbon and nitrogen pathways in Trichodesmium PLoS ONE 5(12): e15104
  14. Suggett, DJ, Stambler, N., Prášil O, Kolber, Z., Quigg, A., Vázquez-Dominguez E., Zohary, T.,Berman T., Iluz D., Levitan, O., Lawson, T., Meeder, E., Bar-Zeev, E., Medova, H., Berman-Frank, I. 2009. Nutrient control of oceanic microbial growth during spring in the Gulf of Aqaba. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 56: 227-239
  15. Ionescu, D., Oren A., Levitan, O., Hindiyeh, H., Malkawis, H.,Berman-Frank, I. 2009. The cyanobacterial community of the Zerka Ma’in hot springs, Jordan: morphological and molecular diversity and nitrogen fixation. Algological Studies 130: 109-124
  16. Küpper, H.,Seibert, S., Šetlík, I., Prášil, O., Šetlikova, E., Strittmatter, M., Levitan, O., Lohscheider, J., Adamska, I., Berman-Frank, I. 2008. Iron limitation in the marine cyanobacterium Trichodesmium reveals new insights into regulation of photosynthesis for nitrogen fixation. New Phytologist 179: 784-798
  17. Levitan, O., Rosenberg, G., Šetlík I., Šetlíkova E., Gtigel, J., Klepetar, J., Prášil, O., Berman-Frank, I. Elevated CO2 enhances nitrogen fixation and growth in the marine cyanobacterium Trichodesmium. Global Change Biology 13: 1-8
  18. Berman-Frank,I., Rosenberg, G., Levitan, O., Haramaty, L., Mari X. 2007. Coupling between autocatalytic cell death and transparent exopolymeric particle production in the marine cyanobacterium Trichodesmium. Environmental Microbiology 9: 1415-1422