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Y. Koren, A. Perilli, O. Tchaicheeyan, A. Lesman and Y. Meroz (preprint)

Analysis of root-soil interactions reveals mechanical advantages of growth-driven penetration of roots

C. Nguyen, I. Dromi, A. Kempinski, G. E. C. Gall,  O. Peleg, and Y. Meroz (2024)

Noisy circumnutations facilitate self-organized shade avoidance in sunflowers

Physical Review X (accepted)

M. Sunny Nazeer, Y. Tauqeer Ansari, M. Rivière, Y. Meroz, C. Laschi and E. Falotico (2024)

An imitation learning-based approach for enabling plant-like tropic abilities in a redundant soft continuum arm

10th International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics (ICCAR), IEEE

A. Porat, A. Tekinalp, Y.  Bhosale, M. Gazzola and Y. Meroz (2024)

On the mechanical origins of waving, coiling and skewing in Arabidopsis thaliana roots

PNAS, 121 (11) e2312761121

A. Porat*, M. Rivière* and Y. Meroz (2023)

A quantitative model for spatio-temporal dynamics of root gravitropism

Journal of Experimental Botany, erad383

M. Rivière and Y. Meroz (2023)

Plants sum and subtract stimuli over different timescale

PNAS,  120 (42) e2306655120

L. Segal and Y. Meroz (2023)

Art-science collaborations: generators of new ideas and serendipitous events

Quantitative Plant Biology, special collection "Art and Science and Society", 4, e9

C.-F. Kaiser*, A. Perilli*, G. Grossmann and Y. Meroz (2023)

Studying root-environment interactions in structured microdevices

Journal of Experimental Botany, erad122

F. Meder, B. Baytekin, E. Del Dottore, Y. Meroz, F. Tauber, I. Walker, and B. Mazzolai (2022)

A perspective on plant robotics: from bioinspiration to hybrid systems

Bioinspir. Biomim, 18, 015006

G.E.C. Gall, T.D. Pereira,  A. Jordan and Y. Meroz  (2022)

Fast estimation of plant growth dynamics using deep neural networks

Plant Methods, 18(1), 1-11

Y. Meroz  (2021)

Plant tropisms as a window on plant computational processes

Tansley Insight, New Phytologist, 229(4),1911–1916

Y. Meroz and W. Silk (2020)

By hook or by crook: how and why do compound leaves stay curved during development?

Insight on Rivière et al.’s "Hook shape of growing leaves results from an active regulation"

Journal of Experimental Botany, 71 (20), 6189–6192

A. Porat, F. Tedone, M. Palladino, P. Marcati and Y. Meroz (2020)

A general 3D model for growth dynamics of sensory-growth systems: from plants to robotics

Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 7 (89)

E. Chetrit, Y. Meroz, Z. Klausner and R. Berkovich (2020)

Correlations within polyprotein forced unfolding dwell-times introduce sequential dependency

Journal of Structural Biology, 210 (3), 107495

R. Bastien*, A. Porat* and Y. Meroz (2019)

Towards a framework for collective behavior in growth-driven systems, based on plant-inspired allotropic pairwise interactions

Bioinspir. Biomim, 14 (5), 055004

Y. Meroz, R. Bastien and L. Mahadevan (2019)

Spatio-temporal integration in plant tropisms

J. R. Soc. Interface, 16

S. Wexler,  H. Schayek,  K. Rajendar,  I. Tal,  E. Shani,  Y. Meroz,  R. Dobrovetsky  and  R. Weinstain (2018)

Characterizing gibberellin flow in planta using photocaged gibberellins

Chemical Science (advanced publication)

K. Y. Lee, S.-J. Park, K. A. Lee, S.-H. Kim, H. Kim, Y. Meroz, L. Mahadevan, K.-H. Jung, T. K. Ahn,

K. K. Parker and K. Shin (2018)

Photosynthetic artificial organelles sustain and control ATP-dependent reactions in a protocellular system

Nature Biotechnology,  36, 530–535

Y. Meroz and B. Meade (2017)

Intermittent granular dynamics at a seismogenic plate boundary

Phys. Rev. Lett, 119, 138501

Y. Meroz, V. Ovchinnikov and M. Karplus (2017)

Coexisting origins of subdiffusion in internal dynamics of proteins

Phys. Rev. E, 95, 062403

R. Bastien and Y. Meroz (2016)

The kinematics of plant nutation reveals a simple relation between curvature and the orientation of differential growth 

PLoS Comput Biol 12(12): e1005238

* selected for cover of December 2016 <link>

H.V. Prentice-Mott*, Y. Meroz*, A. Carlson, M.A. Levine, M.W. Davidson, D. Irmia, G. Charras,

L. Mahadevan and J.V. Shah (2015)      * equal contribution 

Directional memory arises from long-lived cytoskeletal asymmetries in polarized chemotactic cells

PNAS, 113(5), 1267-1272

A. Taloni, Y. Meroz and A. Huerta (2015)

Collisional statistics and dynamics of 2D hard-disk systems: from fluid to solid

Phys. Rev. E, 92 (2), 022131

Y. Meroz (2015)

Beyond experimental noise: analyzing single-molecule data of heterogeneous systems

Comment on “Extracting physics of life at the molecular level: A review of single-molecule data analyses” by W. Colomb and S.K. Sarkar

Physics of Life Reviews, 13, 146-7

Y. Meroz, I.M. Sokolov (2015)

A toolbox for determining subdiffusive mechanisms

Physics Reports, 573(6), 1-29

S.D. Ha, J. Shi, Y. Meroz, L. Mahadevan and S. Ramanthan (2014)

Neuromimetic circuits with synaptic devices based on strongly correlated electron systems

Phys. Rev. Applied 2, 064003

* selected for Editor’s Suggestion and for Physics magazine synopsis <link>

Y. Meroz and R. Bastien (2014)

Stochastic processes in gravitropism

Frontiers in Plant Science, 5, 00674

Y. Meroz, Y. Oreg and Y. Imry (2014)

Memory effects in the electron glass

EPL 105(3), 37010   * chosen for EPL Highlights of 2014

Y. Meroz, I.M. Sokolov and J. Klafter (2013)

Test for determining a subdiffusive model in ergodic systems from single trajectories

Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 090601

D. Campbell and Y. Meroz (2012) - chapter in book

The Fermi-Pasta-Ulam (FPU) problem: a path to complexity

In: Proceedings of the International School of Physics "E. Fermi" Course CLXXVI

Eds. G. Stanley and F. Mallamace (IOS Press, Amsterdam) 

Y. Meroz , I.M. Sokolov  and J. Klafter (2011) 

Unequal twins: probability distributions do not determine everything

Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 260601

Y. Meroz, I.M. Sokolov and J. Klafter (2011)

Distribution of first passage times to specific targets on compactly explored fractal structures

Phys. Rev. E (Rapid Communication) 83, 020104

Y. Meroz, I.M. Sokolov and J. Klafter (2010)

Subdiffusion of Mixed Origins: When Ergodicity and Nonergodicity Coexist

Phys. Rev. E (Rapid Communication) 81, 010101

Y. Meroz, I. Eliazar and J. Klafter (2009) 

Facilitated diffusion in a crowded environment: from kinetics to stochastic

Phys. A: Math. Theor. 42 434012

Y. Meroz and D. Horn (2007) 

Biological roles of specific peptides in enzymes

Proteins: Struct. and Func. 72(2): 606

V. Kunik, Y. Meroz, Z. Solan, B. Sandbank, U. Weingart, E. Ruppin and D. Horn (2007) 

Functional representation of enzymes by specific peptides

PLoS Comput Biol 3(8): e167

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