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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. Joseph Riov

Curriculum Vitae

Born 1939, Israel

Ph.D. 1970, Hebrew Universiy

Assoc. Prof. 1983

Prof. 1989

 Emeritus 2008

Research Interests

Mechanisms of controlling adventitious root formation, with an emphasis on auxin activity and metabolism. Genetics of forest trees. Abscission control of plant organs.

Research Projects

1. Improving the rooting methods of cuttings of forest and fruit trees.

2. Synthesis of auxin conjugates with a high efficacy of rooting of cuttings.

3. Selection of drought resistant clones of forest trees.

4. Studying the genetics and physiology of pine hybrids.


See also: Joseph_Riov