Prof. Arie Altman

Born in Israel, July 8, 1937

M.Sc. 1964, Ph.D. 1970, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Lecturer 1970; Senior Lecturer 1977; Associate Professor 1982; Professor 1989. Emeritus

Guest Professor, Culture Research, Faculty of Humanities, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Married to Judith (deceased 2009), a daughter (Orly) and a son (Ron).

Hebrew University and local: Founder and President, Israeli Society of Plant Propagation. (1979-1981); Chairman, Teaching Board, The Faculty of Agriculture (1986-1989); Director, The Otto Warburg Center of Biotechnology in Agriculture (1992 1998); Member, Standing Committee and Academic Policy Committee, HU (1997-2000); Member, National Committee for Biotechnology and Chairman, National Sub-Committee for Plant Genomics (2000- ); Founding Chairperson, Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture (1999-2005).

International : Chairman, Organizing Committee, International Symposium "Frontiers of Biotechnology in Agriculture (1991); Chairman, In Vitro Culture Working Group, International Society of Horticultural Science (1994-1997); Chairman, Organizing Committee, Second International Symposium on the Biology of Root Formation, Jerusalem (1996); President, International Association of Biotechnology (IAPB) (1994-1998); Executive Committee, IAPTC&B (1998-2002) and International Advisory Committees.

Sabbatical leaves/Invited Professor: Dept. of Biology, Yale University, New Haven, USA; Dept. of Biochemistry, Roche Institute of Molecular Biology, USA; Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA; Dept. of Botany, University of Natal, South Africa; INRA, Versailles, France; Dept. of Plant Morphogenesis, University of Paris VI, France; Dept. of Plant Ecology and Physiology, Amsterdam Free University, The Netherlands, University College of London Institute of Archaeology. 

Editorial Boards: Plant Physiology (1987-1991); Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology (1994-1998); Annual Review of Plant Biotechnology and Applied Genetics (1997-2005); Israel Journal of Plant Sciences (1995-2004); In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-Plant; Electronic Journal of Biotechnology; Editor: Plant Cell Reports.

 

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Research Interests

Molecular regulation of plant response to drought and salinity:

The molecular basis of abiotic stress tolerance in plants, especially drought, salinity and extreme temperatures, is rather limited. In view the worldwide devastating problems of salinization and desertification, both in relation to food production and to environment degradation, we are involved in several research projects directed at elucidating some of the molecular regulation of tolerance to abiotic stress, especially drought and salinity. Poplar trees, Arabidopsis, tomato and the model halophyte Thellungiella halophila are the major plants studied.  Plant adaptation to environmental stresses is controlled by cascades of molecular networks which activate stress-responsive mechanisms to re-establish homeostasis and protect damaged proteins and membranes. Stress-associated proteins and metabolites are two major key regulators of adaptation to abiotic stress which are intensively studied in our laboratory.

While the study of stress proteins and proteomics has already received considerable attention, our understanding of the contribution of the metabolome to stress tolerance is just emerging. Below is a summary of our recent findings on two unique stress-associated related proteins, Populus SP1 and Arabidopsis AtSP, and on stress-associated metabolite profiling. The research is carried out with 4 different plant species (Populus euphratica, tomato, Arabidopsis thaliana and Thellungiella halophila/salsuginea) and under different salt stress regimes.

Recently, we characterized a new exceptionally stable, homo-oligomeric protein (SP1), having a potent chaperone-like activity. The SP1 represents a novel class of proteins with a dual role: both in plant stress tolerance, and as novel nanobiomolecule for biotechnological applications. SP1 protein was isolated and characterized initially in Populus tremula L. The sp1 gene encodes a 12.4 kDa novel boiling-stable hydrophilic protein (SP1). Northern blot analysis revealed that sp-1encodes a small mRNA (about 0.6 kb), which is constitutively expressed in plants, but its accumulation is stimulated by stress conditions. In planta, SP1 is found at several sizes, and detailed protein analysis established that SP1 is a homo-oligomeric protein, existing in aspen plants as a complex composed of several 12.4 kDa subunits. Recombinant SP1 retained similar characteristics when expressed in Ecoli.Two genomic sp1 related sequences that are highly homologous were isolated, as well as the corresponding promoters. The SP1 is exceptionally resistant to many harsh conditions, which normally degrade proteins. SP-1 transcripts were over-expressed in transgenic aspen, showing an increased tolerance to high levels of NaCl. In vitro, SP-1 is highly potent in protecting the activity of several diagnostic and industrial enzymes from heat-inactivation, and can serve as a nanomolecule for drug delivery. Proteins with similar characteristics have been found in several other plant species and homologous genes and proteins were found in Populus euphratica, an extremely salt tolerant species, as well as in Arabidopsis. We established that P. euphratica trees can maintain cellular homeostasis and show unique adaptation and tolerance to salt stress by the activation of different unique mechanisms. The following characteristics seem especially important: (1) the ability to tolerate high levels of Na+, Cl- and Ca2+ in the leaves, (2) a capacity to up-regulate the synthesis of different inorganic and organic acids (such as phosphoric acid and quinic acid), thus maintaining normal cell functioning, (3) maintainance of leaf cell turgor by the synthesis of high concentrations of mono and oligosaccharides (osmolytes), (4) P. euphratica trees developed, during their evolutionary adaptation to salt, a higher basal level of SP1 (relative to P. tremula, a salt sensitive species), and (5) SP1 is sumoylated upon salt stress, and is consequently translocated from the cytosol to the plasmalemma (possibly contributing to membrane stabilization and functioning) and to the nucleus (possibly associated to the chromatin).

Following cloning of Atsp, the Arabidopsis SP1 homolog, we showed its thermostability and resistance to protease, as well as its chaperon-like activity in vitro. To better understand the biologic functions of Atsp, we use a strategy of reverse genetics, transforming A. thaliana plants with an RNAi vector resulting in several independent knock-out lines showing no apparent AtSP protein accumulation. Preliminary results show that growth of the RNAi line is considerably reduced, and the under-expressing line is more sensitive to salt stress. In addition, we found that expression of the bacterial beta gene in tomato results in glycine betaine in the transgenic tomato (unlike the wild type which does not accumulate glycine betaine) and in increased salt stress tolerance. This was accompanied by changes in metabolite profiles and in the expression of HSP70. We propose that overproduced glycine betaine in tomato acts as an osmoprotectant to stabilize functional and/or structural proteins and in signaling changes in several metabolites.  An integrated physiological and metabolic characterization of salt cress (Thellungiella halophila)adaptation to high salinity stress was carried out, and compared with that of Athaliana. We found that salt stress tolerance of Thellungiella is achieved by a combination of Na+ and Cl-uptake by the roots, and even those levels of Na+ and Cl- that accumulate in the leaves have no effect on plant growth and protein levels, being probably sequestered in the vacuole. Significantly high basal levels of several metabolites were found in Thellungiella, relative to the low levels found in Arabidopsis

 

Forestry biotechnology:

Forests are very important both to the world economy, having a wide range of commercial uses, and for maintaining and preserving our ecosystem. To lower the pressure on existing forests, an intensive effort is needed to include trees in the modern era of biotechnology. Although molecular breeding is routine in agriculture, forest-tree species have been left far behind. The potential of biotechnology for accelerating forest-tree-breeding programs can be realized at several levels, including clonal propagation of superior genotypes, and direct introduction of specific traits via genetic engineering. These two aspects are being studied in our laboratory. We developed efficient procedures for micropropagation of Populus species, especially P. tremula and P. euphratica, using shoot bud regeneration form stem and root explants, from callus, and in liquid cultures of roots. A large number of buds were produced from mature cotyledon explants ofPinus halepensis, and plants were recovered. Similar procedures were used for cloning of Fagus sylvatica. Highly efficient transformation rates, using A. rhizogenes and A. tumefaciens, were achieved in P. tremula. Using these procedures and several A. rhizogenes rol genes, we have recovered transgenic plants with improved growth rate in vitro, as well as improved rooting characteristics and stem:root production index. Tolerance to drought and salinity stress is being investigated in Populus tremulaPopulus euphratica and Pinus halepensis (see above).

Plant tissue culture and propagation:

Clonal propagation of agricultural plants is becoming increasingly important, not only (as it was traditionally) in ornamental plants, but also in several other crops, including vegetables and trees. Our laboratory has been and is involved in studying hormonal and environmental control of embryogenesis, organogenesis and tissue development in culture. This resulted in the application of vitro procedures for rapid clonal propagation (as well as for physiological and molecular studies) of poplar species, Citrus, pine and Fagus, celery, Allium and several other species.

Gene-Culture Coevolution and Niche Construction in Plants and Agriculture

Niche construction and Gene-culture coevolution (GCC) are two major interrelated concepts that are currently the focus of revealing the interactions between human culture, their biological development and the human environment. The two are generally considered with respect to human development, and only occasionly to other organisms. Niche construction studies the processes by which an organism alters its own and other species' environment, and can be important to evolution as natural selection is. GCC claims that human development is the product of two interacting evolutionary processes: genetic evolution and cultural evolution. We expand the two concepts beyond the dual system of human gene-culture, to include also animals, plants and microorganisms' genes (the "biome"), with special reference to domesticated plants and agriculture. The interrelationship between human beings and agriculture in general, and plants in particular, is a central cultural cornerstone in two outstanding periods: first during the agricultural (Neolithic) revolution around 8,000-10,000 B.C., the other one in our time, starting with the molecular revolution in the mid 1980's. The two periods form major revolutions at the intercept between cultures on one side, and agriculture and plants on the other. We propose that domestication and all breeding technologies of crop plants and farm animals, both traditional and novel molecular technologies, represent a specific case of culture-driven genetic changes. While gene-culture coevolution is typically conceived as culturally-driven changes in human genes, we extend it to include also genetic changes in domesticated plants and animals.

 

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Books

A. Altman, ed. (1998). Agricultural Biotechnology. Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, ISBN: 0-8247-9439-7. 770 pp.

Altman, A. and Y. Waisel, eds. (1997). The Biology of Root Formation and Development, Plenum Press, N.Y., USA. ISBN: 0-306-45706-7. 376 pp.

Altman, A. and M. Ziv, eds, (1997). Horticultural Biotechnology: In Vitro Culture and Breeding, Acta Horticulturae 447, Wageningen, The Netherlands. ISBN: 90-6605-909-5. 674 pp.

A. Altman, M. Ziv and S. Izhar, eds. (1999). Plant Biotechnology and In Vitro Biology in the 21st Century. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN: 0-7923-5826-0. 771 pp.

Altman A. and P. Hasegawa, eds. (2012). Plant Biotechnology and Agricultural Prospects for the 21st century. Elsevier Publishers, and Academic Press, San Diego, USA. ISBN 978-0-12-381466-1. (by invitation).

Altman A. and P. Hasegawa (2013). Plant Biotechnology and Agricultural Prospects for the 21stcentury. Elsevier Publishers, and Academic Press. Chinese Edition, Ke'Ai Communication of China Publishers. 01-2012-2726.

 

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Publications

Publications 1969 - 2014

Ordin, L. and Altman A. (1965). Inhibition of phosphoglucomutase activity in oat coleoptiles by air pollutants. Physiol. Plant. 18:790-797.

Altman, A., S.P. Monselise and K. Mendel (1966). Respiration rate, peroxidase activity, catalase activity and growth of roots of citrus rootstocks. J. Hort. Sci. 41:215-224.

Altman, A. (1967). Plant damages caused by air pollutants. Mada, Vol. 11 (Hebrew).

Altman, A. and A. Goell (1970). Chloride content of citrus seeds and its distribution in various fractions. J. Am. Soc. Hort. Sci. 95:193-195.

Altman, A. and R. Goren (1971). Promotion of callus formation by abscisic acid in citrus bud cultures. Plant Physiol. 47:844-846.

Altman, A. and K. Mendel (1972). A comparative study of chloride uptake and transport in various tissues of citrus seedlings and its relevance to ion absorption in trees. In: "Isotopes and Radiation in Soil-Plant Relationships, including Forestry", International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, pp. 95-108.

Altman, A. (1972). The role of auxin in root initiation in cuttings. Proc. Inter. Plant Propag. Soc. 22:280-294.

Altman, A. and K. Mendel (1973). Characteristics of the uptake mechanism of chloride ions in excised roots of a woody plant (Citrus). Physiol. Plant. 29:157-162.

Altman, A. (1973). Passive and active components of chloride absorption in the bark and the wood of citrus roots. Physiol. Plant 29:163-168.

Altman, A. and P.F. Wareing (1974). The effect of IAA on sugar accumulation and basipetal transport of 14C-labelled assimilates in relation to root formation in Phaseolus Vulgaris cuttings. Physiol. Plant. 33:32-38.

Altman, A. and R. Goren (1974). Growth and dormancy cycles in citrus bud cultures and its hormonal control. Physiol. Plant. 30:240-245.

Altman, A. and R. Goren (1974). Interrelationship of abscisic acid and gibberellic acid in promotion of callus formation in the abscission zone of citrus bud cultures. Physiol. Plant. 32:55-61.

Mozes, R. and A. Altman (1977). Characteristics of root-to-shoot transport of cytokinin 6-benzyl aminopurine-8-14C in intact seedlings of Citrus Aurantium. Physiol. Plant. 39:225-232.

Altman, A. and R. Mozes (1977). Comparative basipetal transport of 6-benzyl aminopurine-8-14C, gibberellin A3-3H, IAA-2-14C and sucrose-14C in the root of intact Citrus aurantium seedlings. Physiol. Plant. 39:233-235.

Giladi, I., A. Altman and R. Goren (1977). Differential effects of sucrose, abscisic acid and benzyladenine on shoot growth and callus formation in the abscission zone of excised citrus buds. Plant Physiol. 59:1161-1164.

Altman, A. and R. Goren (1977). Horticultural and physiological aspects of citrus bud culture. Acta Horticulturae 78:51-60.

Altman, A., R. Kaur-Sawhney and A.W. Galston (1977). Stabilization of oat leaf protoplasts through polyamine-mediated inhibition of senescence. Plant. Physiol. 60:570-574.

Altman, A. and R. Goren (1978). Development of citrus bud explants in culture. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 103:120-123.

Galston, A.W., A. Altman and R. Kaur-Sawhney (1978). Polyamines, ribouclease and the improvement of oat leaf protoplasts. Plant Sci. Lett. 11:69-79.

Kaur-Sawhney, R., A. Altman and A.W. Galston (1978). Dual mechanisms in polyamine-mediated control of ribonuclease activity in oat leaf protoplasts. Plant Physiol. 62:158-160.

Goren, R., A. Altman and I. Giladi (1979). The role of ethylene in ABA-induced callus formation in citrus bud cultures. Plant Physiol. 63:280-282.

Giladi, I., A. Altman and R. Goren (1979). A method for aseptic culture of bud explants from citrus trees. Sci. Horticulturae 10:357-362.

Ben-Gad, D.Y. A. Altman and S.P. Monselise (1979). Interrelationships of vegetative growth and assimilate distribution of Citrus limettiodes seedlings in response to root-applied GA3 and SADH. Canad. J. Bot. 57:484-490.

Friedman, R., A. Altman and E. Zamski (1979). Adventitious root formation in bean hypocotyl cuttings in relation to IAA translocation and hypocotyl anatomy. J. Exp. Bot. 30:769-777.

Kuris, A., A. Altman and E. Putievsky (1980). Rooting and initial establishment of oregano, peppermint and balm. Sci. Horticulturae 13:53-59.

Kuris, A., A. Altman and E. Putievsky (1980). Vegetative propagation of spice plants: root formation in oregano. Sci. Horticulturae 14:151-156.

Galston, A.W., R.K. Sawhney, A. Altman and H. Flores (1980). Polyamines, macromolecular syntheses and the problem of cereal protoplast regeneration. In: Advances in Protoplast Research, Hungarian Academy of Science, 485-497.

Altman, A. and U. Bachrach (1981). Involvement of polyamines in plant growth and senescence. In: C.M. Caldarera et al. eds. Advances in Polyamine Research, Vol. 3. Raven Press, pp. 365-375.

Gulsen, Y., A. Altman and R. Goren (1981). Growth and development of citrus pistils and fruit explants in vitro. Physiol. Plant. 53:295-300.

Altman, A., Y. Gulsen and R. Goren (1982). Growth and metabolic activity of lemon juice vesicle explants in vitro. Plant Physiol. 69:1-6.

Altman, A. (1982). Retardation of radish leaf senescence by polyamines. Physiol. Plant. 54:189-193.

Altman, A. (1982). Polyamines and wounded storage tissues: inhibition of RNase activity and solute leakage. Physiol. Plant 54:194-198.

Altman, A., R. Friedman and N. Levin (1982). Arginine decarboxylase and ornithine decarboxylase of mung bean seedlings. Plant. Physiol. 69:876-879.

Friedman, R., A. Altman and U. Bachrach (1982). Polyamines and root formation in mung bean hypocotyl cuttings. I.Effect of exogenous compounds and changes in endogenous polyamines. Plant Physiol. 70:844-848.

Altman, A., R. Friedman, D. Amir and N. Levin (1982). Polyamine effects and metabolism in plants under stress conditions. In: P.F. Wareing, ed., Plant Growth Substances 1982, Academic Press (Proc. 11th Inter. Conf. Plant Growth Substances). pp. 483-494.

Altman, A. and D. Freudenberg (1982). Quality of Pelargonium graveolens cuttings as affected by the rooting medium. Sci. Horticulturae 19:379-385.

Gat, O., I. Sela and A. Altman (1983). Polyionosinic: polycytidylic acid in association with cyclic nucleotides activates the antiviral factor (AVF) in plant tissues. J. Gen. Virol. 64:211-214.

Altman, A., R. Friedman and N. Levin (1983). Alternative metabolic pathways of polyamine biosynthesis in relation to plant growth. In: U. Bachrach et al., eds., Advances in Polyamine Research, Vol. 4. Raven Press, pp. 395-408

Nathan, R., A. Altman and S.P. Monselise (1984). Changes in activity of polyamine biosynthetic enzymes and in polyamine contents in developing fruit tissues of "Murcott" mandarin. Sci. Hortic. 22:359-364.

Altman. A., B.N. Cohen, H. Weissbach and N. Brot (1984). Transcriptional activity of isolated maize chloroplasts. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 235:26-33.

Friedman, R., A. Altman and U. Bachrach (1985). Polyamines and root formation in mung bean hypocotyl cuttings. II. Incorporation of precurssors into polyamines. Plant Physiol. 79:80-83.

Schwartz, M., A. Altman, Y. Cohen and T. Arzee (1986). Localization of ornithine decarboxylase and changes in polyamine content in root meristems of Zea mays. Physiol. Plant. 67:485-492.

Amir, D., E.E. Goldschmidt and A. Altman (1986). Autolysis of chlorophyll in aqueous and detergent suspensions of chloroplast fragments. Plant Science 43:201-206.

Nur, T., R. Ben-Arie, S. Lurie and A. Altman (1986). Involvement of divalent cations in maintaining cell membrane integrity in stressed apple fruit tissue. J. Plant Physiol. 125:47-60.

Friedman, R., N. Levin and A. Altman (1986). Presence and identification of polyamines in xylem and phloem exudates of plants. Plant physiol. 82: 1154-1157.

Gur, A., A. Altman, R. Stern and B. Wolowitz (1986). Improving rooting and survival of softwood peach cuttings. Sci. Horticulturae 30:97-108.

Gur, A., A. Altman, R. Stern, T. Sigler and B. Wolowitz (1987). Interactions between myo-inositol and cytokinins: their basipetal transport and effect on peach roots. Physiol. Plant. 69:633-638.

Amir-Shapira, D., E.E. Goldschmidt and A. Altman (1987). Chlorophyll catabolism in senescing plant tissues: in vivo breakdown intermediates suggest different degradative pathways for Citrus fruit and parsley leaves. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA) 84:1901-1905.

Bravdo, B., O. Shoseyov, R. Ikan and A. Altman (1987). Free and bound monoterpene content of leaves and berries and their biosynthesis by in vitro grown berries. In: Inter. Symp. of Wine Aroma, Trento, Italy, pp. 55-62.

Altman, A. and T. Rotem (1988). A new fog aeroponic system for propagating and growing horticultural plants. Proc. Inter. Plant Propag. Soc. 38: 207-208.

Gad, A.E., B. Ze'ewi and A. Altman (1988). Fusion of germinating watermelon pollen tubes with liposomes. Plant Sci. 55: 69-75.

Rosenberg, N., A.E. Gad, A. Altman, N. Navot and H. Czosnek (1988). Liposome-mediated introduction of the chloramphenicol acetyl transferase (CAT) gene and its expression in tobacco protoplasts. Plant Molec. Biol. 10:185-191.

Gad, A.E., C. Lubitz-Omero, N. Rosenberg and A. Altman (1988). Changes in the integrity of large unilamellar vesicles following their interaction with tobacco cell suspensions. Plant Cell Reports 7:341-343.

Nadel, B.L., A. Altman and M. Ziv (1989). Regulation of somatic embryogenesis in celery cell suspensions I. Promoting effects of mannitol on somatic embryo development. Plant Cell, Tissue & Organ Culture 18:181-189.

Shapira, R., A. Altman, Y. Henis and I. Chet (1989). Polyamines and ornithine decarboxylase activity during growth and differentiation in Sclerotium rolfsii. Jour. Gen. Microbiol. 135:1361-1367.

Friedman, R., A. Altman and N. Levin (1989). The effect of salt stress on polyamine biosynthesis and content in mung bean plants and in halophytes. Physiol. Plant 76:295-302.

Altman, A. (1989). Polyamines and Plant Hormones. In: U. Bachrach and Y.M. Heimer, eds. The Physiology of Polyamines, Vol. 2, CRC Press. pp. 121-145.

Altman, A., N. Levin, P. Cohen, M. Schneider and B. Nadel (1989). Polyamines in growth and differentiation of plant cell cultures: The effect of nitrogen nutrition, salt stress and embryogenic media. In: Advances in Polyamine Research Vol. 5, V. Zappia et al., eds. Plenum Press pp. 559-572.

Bravdo, B., O. Shoseyov, R. Ikan and A. Altman (1990). Monoterpene glycoside biosynthesis in detached grape berries grown in-vitro. Physiol. Plant 78:93-99.

Nadel, B.L., A. Altman and M. Ziv (1990). Regulation of somatic embryogenesis in celery cell suspensions. II. Early detection of embryogenic potential and the induction of synchronized cell cultures. Plant Cell, Tissue & Organ Culture 20: 119-124.

Nadel, B.L., A. Altman and M. Ziv (1990). Cold storage and efficient conversion of somatic celery embryos into transplantable plants. Sci. Hortic. 44: 9-16.

Gad, A.E., N. Rosenberg and A. Altman (1990). Liposome-mediated plant cell transformation: facts and prospects. Physiol. Plant. 79:177-183.

Nadel, B.L., A. Altman and M. Ziv (1990). Regulation of large scale somatic embryogenesis in Celery. Acta Horticulturae. 280:75-82.

Rosenberg, N., M. Reichenbach-Dekel, N. Navot, A.E. Gad, A. Altman and H. Czosnek (1990). Liposome-mediated DNA introduction into plant protoplasts and calli. Acta Horticulturae. 280:509-516.

Viterbo, A., A. Altman and H.D. Rabinowitch (1990). In-vitro propagation and cold storage of Allium trifoliatum genotypes. In: Colture in vitro e micropropagazione in ortoflorofrutticoltura, Inter. Symp. Proc. Cesena, Italy. pp. 281-284,

Altman, A., M. Schwartz and T. Arzee (1990). A role for polyamines in differentiation and growth of plant roots. In: Biology and Chemistry of Polyamines, S.H. Goldemberg and I.D. Algranati, eds., ICSU Press and Oxford University Press Symposium Series Vol. 12:147-158.

Altman, A., B.L. Nadel, Z. Falash and N. Levin (1990). Somatic embryogenesis in celery: Induction, control and changes in polyamines and proteins. In H.J.I. Nijkamp et al., eds., Progress in Plant Cellular and Molecular Biology. Kluwer Academic Publ., Dordrecht. pp. 454-459.

Nadel, B.L., A. Altman, S. Pleban and A. Huttermann (1991). In-vitro development of mature Fagus sylvatica L. buds. I. The effect of medium and plant regulators on bud growth and protein profiles. J. Plant Physiol. 138: 596-601.

Nadel, B.L., A. Altman, S. Pleban, R. Kocks and A. Huttermann (1991). In vitro development of mature Fagus sylvatica L. buds. II. Seasonal changes in the response to plant growth regulators. J. Plant Physiol. 138:136-141.

Altman, A. (1991). Frontiers of biotechnology in agriculture. Trends in Biotechnology 9:373-374.

Goren, R., M. Huberman, N. Levin and A. Altman (1992). Promoting the activity of arginine decarboxylase by ethylene and its significance to the control of abscission in citrus leaf explants. Proc. International Ethylene Symp., Agen, France, pp. 325-326.

Viterbo, A., A. Altman and H.D. Rabinowitch (1992). Plant regeneration from callus cultures of Allium trifoliatum subsp. hirsutum and assessment of genetic stability by isozyme polymorphism. Plant Breeding 108: 265-273.

Rosenberg, D., A. Altman and B. Bravdo (1992). A physiological analysis of the differential rooting preformance of calamondin and pelargonium cuttings under mist and high humidity. Acta Horticulturae 314: 257-268.

Nadel, B.L., G. Hazan, R. David, A. Altman and A. Huttermann (1992). In vitro propagation of Populus species: responses to growth regulators and medium composition. Acta Horticulturae 314: 61-68.

Van Staden, J., S.J. Upfold, A. Altman and B.L. Nadel (1992). Metabolism of benzyladenine in embryogenic cell cultures of celery. J. Plant Physiol. 140: 466-469.

Danin, M., S.J. Upfold, N. Levin, B.L. Nadel, A. Altman and J. Van Staden (1993). Polyamines and cytokinins in celery embryogenic cell cultures. J. Plant Growth Regul. 12: 245-254.

Ikan, R., V. Weinstein, Y. Milner, B. Bravdo, O. Shoseyov, D. Segal, A. Altman and I. Chet (1993). Natural glycosides as potential odorants and flavorants. Acta Horticulturae: International Symp. on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, pp. 17-28.

Altman, A. (1993). On genes and gene-worship or: an horticulturist view of molecular biology. Acta Horticulturae 329: 218-224.

Czosnek, H., A. Kheyr-Pour, B. Gronenborn, E. Remetz, M. Zeidan, A. Altman, H.D. Rabinowitch, S. Vidavsky, N. Kedar, Y. Gafni and D. Zamir (1993). Replication of tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) DNA in agroinoculated leaf discs from selected tomato genotypes. Plant Mol. Biol. 22: 995-1005.

Altman, A. and N. Levin (1993). Interactions of polyamines and nitrogen nutrition in plants. Physiol. Plant. 89: 653-658.

Van Staden, J., S.J. Upfold and A. Altman (1994). Metabolism of (14C)trans-zeatin and (14C)benzyladenine by detached yellow, green and variegated leaves of Schefflera. Physiol. Plant. 90: 73-78.

Viterbo, A., A. Altman and H.D. Rabinowitch (1994). In vitro propagation and germplasm cold-storage of fertile and male-sterile Allium trifoliatum subsp. hirsutum. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 41: 87-98.

Pelah, D., A. Altman and H. Czosnek (1994). Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus DNA in callus cultures derived from infected tomato leaves. Plant Cell Tissue Organ Culture 39: 37-42.

Pelah, D., O. Shoseyov and A. Altman (1995). Characterization of BspA, a major boiling-stable, water-stress-responsive protein in aspen (Populus tremula). Tree Physiology 15: 673-678.

Altman, A., A. Ya'ari, D. Pelah, A. Gal, T. Tzfira, W-X. Wang, O. Shoseyov, A. Vainstein and J. Riov (1995). In vitro organogenesis, transformation and expression of drought-related proteins in forest tree cultures. In: M. Terzi et al., eds., Current Issues in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology, Kluwer Academic Publ., pp. 87-94.

Pelah, D., A. Ya'ari, A. Altman, O. Shoseyov and J. Riov (1995). Growth, in vitro propagation and desiccation-specific proteins of Populus and Pinus cultures. In: S. Wang and X. Jiang (eds.), Growth and Development Control and Biotechnology in Woody Plants, Proc. IUFRO Workshop, Beijing 1993, China Forestry Publishing House, Beijing, pp75-89.

Altman, A. (1995). Plant and agricultural biotechnologies: Recent advances and prospects. In: S. Wang and X. Jiang (eds.), Growth and Development Control and Biotechnology in Woody Plants, Proc. IUFRO Workshop, Beijing 1993, China Forestry Publishing House, Beijing, pp. 18-28.

Nadel, B.L., A. Altman and M. Ziv (1995). Somatic Embryogenesis and Synthetic Seed in Apium graveolens (Celery). In: Y.P.S. Bajaj, ed., Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry, Vol 31, Somatic Embryogenesis and Synthetic Seed II, pp. 306-322. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg.

Tzfira, T., Ben-Meir, H., Vainstein, A., and Altman, A. (1996). Highly efficient transformation and regeneration of aspen plants through shoot-bud formation in root cultures. Plant Cell Reports. 15: 566-571.

Altman, A., D. Pelah, O. Yarnitsky, T. Tzfira, A. Ya'ari, W-X. Wang, O. Shoseyov, A. Vainstein, A. Huttermann and S. Wang (1996). Towards water stress-tolerant poplar and pine trees: Molecular biology, transformation and regeneration. In: M.R. Ahuja, W. Boerjan and D.B. Neal, eds., Somatic Cell Genetics and Molecular Genetics of Trees, pp. 47-56, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.

Tzfira, T., O. Yarnitzky, A. Vainstein and A. Altman (1996). Highly efficient transformation and regeneration of transgenic aspen plants through shoot-bud formation in root culture, and transformation of Pinus halepensis. In: M.R. Ahuja, W. Boerjan and D.B. Neal, eds., Somatic Cell Genetics and Molecular Genetics of Trees, pp. 125-130, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.

Tzfira T., O. Yarnitzky, A. Vainstein and A. Altman (1996). Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated DNA transfer in Pinus halepensis Mill. Plant Cell Reports. 16: 26-31.

Tamim, M., A. Altman, R. Goren, and E.E. Goldschmidt (1996). Citrus flowering research in Rehovot, Israel: renewed focus on gibberellins. Flowering Newsletter 22: 34-40.

Tzfira, T., A. Vainstein and A. Altman (1996). A novel transfromation procedure for Populus tremula. Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology 2: 109-112.

Altman, A., T. Alegrand, D. Pelah, T. Tzfira, B. Vinocur, W-X. Wang and O. Yarnitsky (1996). Molecular biology of drought tolerance and transformation of Populus and Pinus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dendrome 3: 5-7.

Shaoliang, C., W. Shasheng, A. Altman and A. Huttermann (1996). Cytokinins: moderators of stomatal movement in poplar genotypes. J. Beijing Forestry Univ. 5(2): 9-22.

Huancheng, M., L.E. Fung, W. Shasheng, A. Altman and A. Huttermann (1996). Preliminary study on the salt resistance mechanisms of Populus euphratica. J. Beijing Forestry Univ. 5(2): 31-40.

Shaoliang, C., W. Shasheng, A. Altman and A. Huttermann (1996). Stomatal and non- stomatal control of photosynthesis in poplar genotypes in response to water stress. J. Beijing Forestry Univ. 5(2): 63-72.

Chen, S., S-S. Wang, A. Altman and A. Huttermann (1996). Genotype-specific differences in drought tolerance of poplar in relation to abscisic acid. In: I. Bach, ed., Proc. 20th Session Intern. Poplar Commission: Environmental and Social Issues in Poplar and Willow Cultivation and Utilization, Budapest 1996, pp. 555-562.

Fung, L., S-S. Wang, A. Altman and A. Huttermann (1996). Effect of NaCl on three poplar genotypes: I. Growth responses. In: I. Bach, ed., Proc. 20th Session Intern. Poplar Commission: Environmental and Social Issues in Poplar and Willow Cultivation and Utilization, Budapest 1996, pp. 563-571.

Fung, L., H-C. Ma, S-S. Wang, A. Altman and A. Huttermann (1996). Effect of NaCl on three poplar genotypes: II. Uptake of Cl, Na, K and Ca ions. In: I. Bach, ed., Proc. 20th Session Intern. Poplar Commission: Environmental and Social Issues in Poplar and Willow Cultivation and Utilization, Budapest 1996, pp. 572-578.

Ma, H-C., L. Fung, S-S. Wang, A. Altman and A. Huttermann (1996). Photosynthesis of Populus euphratica in saline soil. In: I. Bach, ed., Proc.20th Session Intern. Poplar Commission: Environmental and Social Issues in Poplar and Willow Cultivation and Utilization, Budapest 1996, pp. 596-603.

Tamim, M., A. Altman, R. Goren and E.E. Goldschmidt (1996). Modification of the time and intensity of flowering in Citrus cultivars by water stress, light, low temperatures and growth regulators. Proc. Int. Soc. Citriculture, Vol. 2: 945-948.

Pelah, D., W. Wang, A. Altman, O. Shoseyov and D. Bartels (1997). Differential accumulation of water-stress related proteins, sucrose synthase and soluble sugars in Populus genotypes which differ in their water-stress response. Physiol. Plant. 99: 153-159.

Pelah, D., O. Shoseyov, A. Altman and D. Bartels (1997). Water-stress response in aspen (Populus tremula): differential accumulation of dehydrin, sucrose synthase, GAPDH homologues and soluble sugars. J. Plant Physiol. 151: 96-100.

Tzfira, T., C. S. Jensen, A. Vainstein and A. Altman (1997). Transformation and regeneration of transgenic aspen plants via shoot formation from stem explants. Physiol. Plant. 99: 554-561.

Schwartz, M., A. Altman, Y. Cohen and T. Arzee (1997). Inhibition of polyamine biosynthesis by L-canavanine and its effect on meristematic activity, growth, and development of Zea mays roots. Israel J. Plant Sci. 45: 23-30.

Pelah, D., M.Dekel, N. Rosenberg, N. Navot, A. Altman and H. Czosnek (1997). Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) DNA replication in protoplasts derived from tomato genotypes, sensitive, tolerant and resistant to the virus. Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology 3: 97-106.

Tzfira, T.,C. S. Jensen, W-X. Wang, A. Zuker, B. Vinocur, A. Altman and A. Vainstein (1997). Transgenic Populus tremula: a step-by-step protocol for its Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. Plant Molec. Reporter 15: 219-235.

Chen, S-L., S-S. Wang, A. Altman and A. Huttermann (1997). Genotypic variation in drought tolerance of poplar in relation to abscisic acid. Tree Physiol. 17: 797-803.

Ma, H-C, L. Fung, S-S. Wang, A. Altman and A. Huttermann (1997). Photosynthetic response of Populus euphratica to salt stress. Forest Ecology and Management 93: 55-61.

Tzfira, T.,C. S. Jensen, A. Vainstein and A. Altman (1997). Aspen transformation procedures: oncogenic Agrobacterium rhizogenes versus disarmed Agrobacterium tumefaciens. In A. Altman and M. Ziv, eds, Horticultural Biotechnology: In Vitro Culture and Breeding, Acta Horticulturae 447, pp. 295-300.

Jensen, C.S., T. Tzfira, A. Vainstein and A. Altman (1997). Direct regeneration and selection of Populus tremula L. transgenic shoots from Agrobacterium tumefaciens-transformed stem explants. In: A. Altman and Y. Waisel, eds. The Biology of Root Formation and Development, Plenum Press, pp. 209-211.

Pelah, D., O. Shoseyov and A. Altman (1997). Drought tolerance: a molecular perspective. In A. Altman and M. Ziv, eds, Horticultural Biotechnology: In Vitro Culture and Breeding, Acta Horticulturae 447, pp. 439-445.

Wang, W-X., D. Pelah, A. Altman and O. Shoseyov (1997). Clonal differences in the expression of a water stress related protein (BspA) in Populus spp. In A. Altman and M. Ziv, eds, Horticultural Biotechnology: In Vitro Culture and Breeding, Acta Horticulturae 447, pp. 467-468.

Altman, A. and M. Ziv (1997). Horticulture biotechnology: a historical perspective and future prospects. In A. Altman and M. Ziv, eds, Horticultural Biotechnology: In Vitro Culture and Breeding, Acta Horticulturae 447, pp. 31-35.

Carmi, T., M. Ziv and A. Altman (1997). Bud regeneration, growth and proliferation of aspen (Populus tremula) roots in liquid cultures. In A. Altman and M. Ziv, eds, Horticultural Biotechnology: In Vitro Culture and Breeding, Acta Horticulturae 447, pp. 669-670.

Bockish, T., Y. Saranga and A. Altman (1997). Garlic micropropagation by somatic embryogenesis. In A. Altman and M. Ziv, eds, Horticultural Biotechnology: In Vitro Culture and Breeding, Acta Horticulturae 447, pp. 241-242.

Tzfira, T., A. Vainstein and A. Altman (1997). Improved rooting ability and root system performance in transgenic aspen plants. In: A. Altman and Y. Waisel, eds. The Biology of Root Formation and Development, Plenum Press, pp. 181-186.

Vinocur, B., T. Tzfira, M. Ziv A. Vainstein and A. Altman (1997). Bud regeneration and growth from transgenic and non transgenic aspen (Populus tremula) root explants. In: A. Altman and Y. Waisel, eds. The Biology of Root Formation and Development, Plenum Press, pp. 217-219.

Meiri, H. and A. Altman (1998). Agriculture and agricultural biotechnology: Development trends towards the 21st century. In: A. Altman, ed. (1998). Agricultural Biotechnology. Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, pp. 1-17.

Altman, A. and B. Loberant (1998). Micropropagation: Clonal plant propagation in vitro. In: A. Altman, ed. (1998). Agricultural Biotechnology. Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, pp. 19-42.

Tzfira, T., A. Zuker and A. Altman (1998). Forest tree biotechnology: genetic transformation and application to future forests. Trends in Biotechnology 16: 439-446.

Tzfira, T., B. Vinocur, A. Altman and A. Vainstein (1998). rol-transgenic Populus tremula: root development, root-borne bud regeneration and in vitro propagation coefficient. Trees 12: 464-471.

Fung, L.E., S.S. Wang, A. Altman and A. Huttermann (1998). Effect of NaCl on growth, photosynthesis, ion and water relations of four poplar genotypes. Forest Ecology and Management 107: 135-146.

Tzfira, T., A. Vainstein and A. Altman (1999). rol-gene expression in transgenic aspen (Populus tremula) plants results in accelerated growth and improved stem production index. Trees 14: 49-54.

Altman, A. (1999). Le peuplier, le stress et la transgenese. Biofutur 188: 36-39.

Altman, A. (1999). The plant and agricultural biotechnology revolution: where do we go from here? In: A. Altman, M. Ziv and S. Izhar, eds., Plant Biotechnology and In Vitro Biology in the 21st Century. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 1-7.

Ovadis, M., Chernin, L., Tzfira, T., Canaan, V., Aharoni, A., Sakar, D., Altman, A., Vainstein, A. (1999). Transformation of tobacco and aspen plants with the ITA locus of an INCQ plasmid confers resistance to Agrobacterium tumefaciens infection. In: Altman A., Ziv M. and Izhar, S. (eds.). Plant biotechnology and in vitro biology in the 21st century. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp: 533-536.

Shani, Z., Dekel, M., Tsabary, G., Jensen, Ch., Tzfira, T., Goren, R., Altman, A and Shoseyov, O. (1999).Expression of Arabidopsis thaliana endo-1,4-(-glucanase (cel1) in transgenic poplar plants. In: Altman A., Ziv M. and Izhar, S. (eds.). Plant biotechnology and in vitro biology in the 21st century. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp: 209-212.

Shani, Z., Shpigel, E., Roiz, L., Goren, R., Vinocur, B., Tzfira, T., Altman, A and Shoseyov, O. (1999). Cellulose binding domain increases cellulose synthase activity in Acetobacter xylinum, and biomass in transgenic plants. In: Altman A., Ziv M. and Izhar, S. (eds.). Plant biotechnology and in vitro biology in the 21st century. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp: 213-218.

Tzfira, T., Ya'ari, A., Yarnitzky, O., Riov, J. and Altman, A. (1999). In vitro propagation of Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis Mill.). In: Altman A., Ziv M. and Izhar, S. (eds.). Plant biotechnology and in vitro biology in the 21st century. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp: 89-92.

Wang, W.X., Tzfira, T.,Levin, N., Shoseyov, O and Altman, A. (1999). Plant tolerance to water and salt stress: The expression pattern of a water stress responsive protein (BspA) in transgenic aspen plants. In: Altman A., Ziv M. and Izhar, S. (eds.). Plant biotechnology and in vitro biology in the 21st century. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp: 561-565.

Shani, Z., M. Dekel, C.S. Jensen, T. Tzfira, R. Goren, A. Altman, O. Shoseyov (1999). Arabidopsis thaliana endo-1,4,-b-glucanase (cel1) promoter mediates uidA expression in elongating tissues of aspen (Populus tremula). J. Plant Physiol. 156: 118-120.

Altman, A. (1999). Plant biotechnology in the 21st century: the challenges ahead. Electronic J. Biotechnology

Tzfira, T., W. Wang and A. Altman (2000). Genetic transformation of Populus towards improving plant performance and drought tolerance. In: S.M. Jain and S.C. Minocha, eds., Molecular Biology of Woody Plants. Vol.2: 135-160. Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Alian, A., A. Altman and B. Heuer (2000). Genotypic differences in salinity and water stress tolerance of fresh market tomato cultivars. Plant Sci. 152: 58-65.

Altman, A. and B. Loberant (2000). Micropropagation of plants: principles and practices. In: R. Spier, ed., Encyclopedia of Cell Technology, Vol. 1: 916-929. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York

Altman, A., T. Tzfira, W. Wang, B. Vinocur, G. Hazan and A. Vainstein (2000). Clonal stability, seasonal periodicity and transgenes: the lesson from long-term micropropagation of transgenic and non-transformed Populus tremula L. Plants. In: A. C. Cassels et al., eds, Int. Symp. on Methods and Markers for Quality Assurance in Micropropagation, Acta Horticulturae 530: 429-436.

Vinocur, B., T. Carmi, A. Altman and M. Ziv (2000). Enhanced bud regeneration in aspen (Populus tremula L.) roots cultured in liquid medium. Plant Cell Reports 19: 1146-1154.

Wang, W.X., B. Vinocur, O. Shoseyov and A. Altman (2001). Biotechnology of plant osmotic stress tolerance: physiological and molecular considerations. In: S. Sorvari et al., eds., Int. Symp. on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding, Acta Horticulturae 560: 285-292.

S. Chen, J. Li, S. Wang, A. Huttermann and A. Altman. (2001). Salt, nutrient uptake and transport, and ABA of Populus euphratica hybrid in response to increasing soil NaCl. Trees 15: 186-194.

Wang, W.G., D. Pelah, T. Alegrand, O. Shoseyov and A. Altman (2001). "Boiling and/or detergent stable, and/or protease resistant, chaperone-like oligomeric proteins, polynucleotides encoding the same, and their uses" (Patent application).

Wang, W.G., D. Pelah, T. Alergand, O. Shoseyov and A. Altman (2002). cDNA cloning, expression and characterization of SP1, an oligomeric water-stress responsive boiling stable protein. Plant Physiology130: 865-875.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC166613/pdf/pp1002000865.pdf

Altman, A. (2003). From plant tissue culture to biotechnology: scientific revolutions, abiotic stress tolerance, and forestry. In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol.-Plant 39:75-84.http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/4293577.pdf?acceptTC=true&jpdConfirm=true

Wang, W.G., T. Barak, B. Vinocur, O. Shoseyov and A. Altman (2003). Abiotic resistance and chaperones: possible physiological role of SP1, a stable and stabilizing protein from Populus. In: Plant Biotechnology 2002 and Beyond (ed. I. K. Vasil), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Boston, London. pp. 439-443.

Chen S , Li, J., Wang, S., Fritz, E., Huettermann, A. and Altman, A. (2003). Effects of NaCl on shoot growth, transpiration, ion compartmentation and transport in regenerated plants of Populus euphratica and P. tomentosa. Canadian J. of Forest Res. 33: 967-975

Wang, W., O. DganyO. DymA. AltmanO. Shoseyov and O. Almog (2003). Crystallization and preliminary X-ray crystallographic analysis of SP1, a novel chaperone-like protein. Acta Cryst. D59: 512-514.

Ziv, M. and A. Altman (2003). Plant Tissue Culture: General Principles. Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences, Elsevier Science Ltd.

Wang, W., B. Vinocur and A. Altman (2003). Plant responses to drought, salinity and extreme temperatures: towards genetic engineering for stress tolerance. Planta 218: 1-14.

Wang, W., B. Vinocur, O. Shoseyov and A. Altman (2004). The role of plant heat-shock proteins/molecular chaperones in the abiotic stress response. Trends in Plant Science 9: 244-252. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1360138504000603

Or Dgany, Ana Gonzalez , Oshrat Sofer, Wangxia Wang, Gennady Zolotnitsky, Amnon Wolf , Yuval Shoham, Arie Altman, Sharon G. Wolf, Oded Shoseyov and Orna Almog (2004). Structural Basis of the Thermostability of SP1, a Novel Plant (Populus tremula) Boiling Stable Protein. Journal of Biological Chemistry 279: 51516 - 51523.

Pelah, D., I. Marton, W. Wang, O. Shoseyov, A. Altman and E. Cohen (2004). Accumulation and protection activity of protease-resistant heat-stable proteins in Haematococcus pluvialis during high light and nitrogen starvation. Jour. Applied Phycology 16: 153-155.

Mizrachy, L., D. Dabush, Y. Levy, R. Aloni A. Altman and Y. Gafni (2004). Cloning and characterization of the tomato karyopherin-1 gene promoter. Devlop. Growth. Differ. 46: 515-522.

Vinocur, B. and A. Altman (2005). Recent advances in engineering plant tolerance to abiotic stress: achievements and limitations. Curr. Opinion Biotecnology 16: 1-10.

Broschֳ© Mikael, Basia Vinocur, Edward R Alatalo, Airi Lamminmֳ₪ki, Thomas Teichmann, Eric A Ottow, Dimitar Djilianov, Dany Afif, Marie-Bֳ©atrice Bogeat-Triboulot, Arie Altman, Andrea Polle, Erwin Dreyer, Stephen Rudd, Lars Paulin, Petri Auvinen and Jaakko Kangasjֳ₪rvi (2005). Gene expression and metabolite profiling of Populus euphratica growing in the Negev desert. Genome Biology 2005, 6.

Wang, Wang-Xia, Or Dgany, Sharon Grayer Wolf, Ilan Levy, Rachel Algom, Yehonathan Pouny, Amnon Wolf, Ira Marton, Arie Altman and Oded Shoseyov (2006). Aspen SP1, an Exceptional Thermal, Protease and Detergent-Resistant Self-Assembled Nano-Particle. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 95: 161-168.

Solomon, A., Sara Golubowicz, Zeev Yablowicz, Shlomo Grossman, Margalit Bergman, Hugo E. Gottlieb, Arie Altman, Zohar Kerem, and Moshe A. Flaishman (2006). Antioxidant Activities and Anthocyanin Content of Fresh Fruits of Common Fig ( Ficus carica L.). J. Agricultural and Food Chemistry 54: 7717-7723.

Polle A., , A. Altman and X. Jiang (2006). Towards genetic engineering for drought tolerance in trees. M. Fladung and D.Ewald (eds.) Tree Transgenesis: Recent Developments. Springer-verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, pp 275-297.

Marie-Bֳ©atrice Bogeat-Triboulot, Mikael Broschֳ©, Jenny Renaut, Laurent Jouve, Didier Le Thiec, Payam Fayyaz, Basia Vinocur, Erwin Witters, Kris Laukens, Thomas Teichmann, Arie Altman, Jean-Franֳ§ois Hausman, Andrea Polle, Jaakko Kangasjֳ₪rvi, and Erwin Dreyer (2007). Gradual Soil Water Depletion Results in Reversible Changes of Gene Expression, Protein Profiles, Ecophysiology, and Growth Performance in Populus euphratica, a Poplar Growing in Arid Regions. Plant Physiol. 143: 876-892.

Arnon Heyman, Yoav Barak, Jonathan Caspi, David B. Wilson, Arie Altman, Edward A. Bayer and Oded Shoseyov (2007). Multiple display of catalytic modules on a protein scaffold: Nano-fabrication of enzyme particles. Journal of Biotechnology 131:433-439.

Arnon Heyman, Ilan Levy, Arie Altman and Oded Shoseyov (2007). SP1 as a Novel Scaffold Building Block for Self-Assembly Nanofabrication of Submicron Enzymatic Structures.Nano Lett. 7: 1575-1579.

Izhar Medalsy, Or Dgany, Mukhles Sowwan, Hezy Cohen, Alevtyna Yukashevska, Sharon G. Wolf, Amnon Wolf, Abraham Koster, Orna Almog, Ira Marton, Yehonathan Pouny, Arie Altman, Oded Shoseyov and Danny Porath (2008). SP1 Protein-Based Nanostructures and Arrays. Nano Lett. 8: 473-477.

Loberant, B. andA. Altman (2010). Micropropagation of Plants. In: Encyclopedia of Industrial Biotechnology: Bioprocess, Bioseparation, and Cell Technology, Michael C. Flickinger, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Monika Brinker, Mikael Broschֳ©, Basia Vinocur, Atef Abo-Ogiala, Payam Fayyaz, Dennis Janz, Eric A. Ottow, Andreas D. Cullmann, Joachim Saborowski, Jaakko Kangasjֳ₪rvi, Arie

Altman, Andrea Polle (2010). Linking the salt transcriptome with physiological responses of a salt resistant Populus species as a strategy to identify genes important for stress acclimation. Plant Physiology 154:1697-1709.

Anat Solomon, Sara Golubowicz, Zeev Yablowicz, Margalit Bergman, Shlomo Grossman,Arie Altman, Zohar Kerem, Moshe A. Flaishman (2010). EPR Studies of O2*-, OH, and 1O2 Scavenging and Prevention of Glutathione Depletion in Fibroblast Cells by Cyanidin-3-rhamnoglucoside Isolated from Fig (Ficus carica L.) Fruits. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 58:7158-7165.

Antoine Harfouche, Richard Meilan and Arie Altman (2011). Tree genetic engineering and applications to sustainable forestry and biomass production. Trends in Biotechnology 29: 9-17.

Altman A. and P.M. Hasegawa (2012) Introduction to plant biotechnology 2011: Basic aspects and agricultural implications. In: A. Altman and P.M. Hasegawa, eds. 2012. Plant Biotechnology and Agriculture: Prospects for the 21st Century. Elsevier and Academic Press.Amsterdam. ISBN 978-0-12-381466-1.pp. xxix-xxxviii.

Antoine Harfouche, Richard Meilan and Arie Altman (2014). Molecular and physiological responses to abiotic stress in forest trees and their relevance to tree improvement. Tree Physiol 34 (11): 1181-1198. (Special issue, Invited Review).

Moshelion, M. and A. Altman (2015). Current challenges and future perspectives of plant and agricultural biotechnology. Invited Opinion Review, Trends in Biotechnology (submitted).

 

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Patents

Wang, W., Pelah, D., Alegrand, T., Pouny, Y., Marton, I., Wolf, A., Shoseyov, O., Altman, A. (2007). Denaturant stable and/or protease resistant, chaperone-like oligomeric proteins, polynucleotides encoding same, their uses and methods of increasing a specific activity thereof. USA Patent 7,253,341.

Wolf, A., Pouny, Y., Marton, I., Dgany, O., Altman, A., Shoseyov, O. (2007). Sp1 Polypeptides, Modified Sp1 Polypeptides And Uses Thereof. Patent: Wo/2007/007325. And additional patents thereof.

 

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