Dina Spungin
  • Research scientist, Bar-Ilan university
Research focus
  • Environmental science
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D., Bar-Ilan University, Israel, 2018


• Spungin, D., Bidle, K., and Berman-Frank, I. Metacaspase involvement in ‎programmed cell death of the marine cyanobacterium Trichodesmium. ‎Environmental microbiology. Environmental Microbiology, 21(2), 667-681, ‎‎2019.‎ ‎
• Spungin, D., Belkin, N., Foster, R. A., Stenegren, M., Caputo, A., Pujo-Pay, M., ‎Leblond, N., Dupouy, C., Bonnet, S., and Berman-Frank, I.: Programmed cell death ‎in diazotrophs and the fate of organic matter in the western tropical South Pacific ‎Ocean during the OUTPACE cruise, Biogeosciences, 15, 3893-3908, 2018.
• Ulrike Pfreundt+1, Dina Spungin+1, Shengwei Hou, Björn Voß, Ilana Berman-Frank, ‎Wolfgang R. Hess. 2017. Genome of a giant bacteriophage from a decaying ‎Trichodesmium bloom. Marine Genomics,‎‏) ‏‎33) 21-25, 2017. (+1 equal contribution)‎. ‎
• Spungin, D., Pfreundt, U., Berthelot, H., Bonnet, S., AlRoumi, D., Natale, F., Hess, ‎W. R., Bidle, K. D., and Berman-Frank, I.: Mechanisms of Trichodesmium demise ‎within the New Caledonian lagoon during the VAHINE mesocosm experiment, ‎Biogeosciences, 13, 4187-4203, 2016.‎ ‎
• Berman-Frank, I., Spungin, D., Rahav, E., Van Wambeke, F., Turk-Kubo, K., and ‎Moutin, T.: Dynamics of transparent exopolymer particles (TEP) during the ‎VAHINE mesocosm experiment in the New Caledonian lagoon, Biogeosciences, 13, ‎‎3793-3805, 2016.‎ ‎
• Pfreundt, U., Spungin, D., Bonnet, S., Berman-Frank, I., and Hess, W. R.: Global ‎analysis of gene expression dynamics within the marine microbial community during ‎the VAHINE mesocosm experiment in the southwest Pacific, Biogeosciences, 13, ‎‎4135-4149, 2016.‎
• ‎Dina Spungin, Orly Levitan, Ilana Berman-Frank. Trichodesmium's strategies to ‎alleviate P limitation in the future acidified oceans. Environmental Microbiology. ‎‎16(6):1935–1947, 2014. ‎ ‎
• Levitan O, Kranz SA, Spungin D, Prášil O, Rost B, Berman-Frank I. The combined ‎effects of pCO2 and light on the N2 fixing cyanobacterium Trichodesmium IMS101: ‎A mechanistic view. Plant Physiology. 2014.‎ ‎
• Yoni Sharon, Orly Levitan, Dina Spungin, Ilana Berman-Frank and Sven Beer (2010) ‎Photoacclimations of the seagrass Halophila stipulacea to the dim irradiance at its 50 m ‎depth limit. Limnology and Oceanography. 56(1):357–362, 2014.‎
1 Protocol published
Assessment of Metacaspase Activity in Phytoplankton
Authors:  Dina Spungin and Ilana Berman-Frank, date: 08/20/2019, view: 2113, Q&A: 0
Programmed cell death (PCD) is an irreversible, genetically-controlled form of cell suicide in which an endogenous biochemical pathway leads to morphological changes and ultimately, cellular demise. PCD is accompanied by de-novo protein ...
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