- Basic genetics and physiology studies of the spontaneous mutations of ripening inhibitor genes in tomatoes and the consequent exploitation of the knowledge resulted in the original development of long shelf-life tomatoes, thus revolutionizing the fresh market industry.
Major Research Interests
Physiology, genetics and breeding for yield, disease resistance, quality, flavor and long-shelf-life in tomatoes and in short-day onions.
Floral and fertility restoration in garlic.
Oxygen toxicity in plants: the role of oxygen-free radicals in physiological disorders.
Seed production: physiology and genetics of pollination and fertilization processes. Read more about Prof. Haim D. Rabinowitch