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Mailing Address:
The Robert H. Smith Institute of
Plant Sciences and Genetics
in Agriculture
POB 12, Rehovot 76100, Israel

Administrator: Neomi Maimon 
Tel: 972-8-948-9251,
Fax: 972-8-948-9899,

Director: Prof. David Weiss
Tel: 972-8-948-9436
Fax: 972-8-948-9899


Prof. Amram Ashri

CV Highlights

Born 1929, Haifa 
Ph.D. 1957, Univ. of Calif., Davis
Jacob and Rachel Liss Professor of Agronomy Emeritus 
Dean, Faculty of Agriculture

Research Interests

Optimal integrated plant breeding approaches. Breeding cultivars for low input conditions. Genetics and breeding of productive, determinate varieties of sesame -dehiscent and indehiscent. Improvement of mutation breeding techniques, using radiation and chemicals. Germ plasm resources in plant breeding. Enhancement, evaluation, documentation and preservation of the genetic resources of sesame, peanuts and safflower. Agricultural research and manpower-training in developing countries. 

Research Projects:

  • Sesame genetic resources: collection and evaluation.
  • Improved mutation breeding techniques in oil crops


See also: Amram_Ashri