Contact Us


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. Eliezer E. Goldschmidt

Born 1938, Jerusalem
Ph.D. 1968, Hebrew Univ. 
Sen. Lect. 1972
Assoc. Prof. 1978
Prof. 1982.

Research Interests

Chrolophyll breakdown and chloroplast senescence. Role of ethylene in citrus fruit ripening. Source-sink relationships in fruit trees. Alternate bearing. Flower induction in fruit trees. History and genetics of the Citron.

Research Projects

  1. Alternate bearing and carbohydrate regulation in new citrus cultivars. Funding: Citrus Marketing Board.
  2. Chlorophyll breakdown in Keitt and other difficult-to-degreen mango cultivars. (With Y. Eyal). Funding: Ministry of Agriculture.
  3. Biotechnological uses of chlorophyllase (With Y. Eyal). Funding: Chief Scientist, Ministry of Agriculture.
  4. History and Genetics of the Citron (Etrog). Funding: Private Funds.