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


Selected Publications

  • Harpaz-Saad, S., Western, T.L. and Kieber, J.J. (2012). 
    The FEI2-SOS5 pathway and CELLULOSE SYNTHASE 5 are required for cellulose biosynthesis in the Arabidopsis seed coat and affect pectin mucilage structure. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 7:285-288.
  • Harpaz-Saad, S., Yoon, G. M., Mattoo, A. K., and Kieber , J. J. (2012). 
    The Formation of ACC and Competition Between Polyamines and Ethylene for SAM. Annual Plant Reviews 44: 53–81.
  • Harpaz-Saad, S., McFarlane, H.E., Xu, S., Divi, U.K., Forward, B., Western, T.L. and Kieber, J.J. (2011). 
    Cellulose synthesis via the FEI2 RLK/SOS5 pathway and CELLULOSE SYNTHASE 5 is required for the structure of seed coat mucilage in Arabidopsis. Plant Journal, 68:941-953. (Featured article; cover photo).
  • Azoulay-Shemer, T., Harpaz-Saad, S., Cohen-Peer, R., Mett, A., Spicer, V., Lovat, N., Krokhin, O., Brand, A., Gidoni, D., Standing, K.G., Goldschmidt, E.E. and Eyal, Y. (2011). 
    Dual N- and C-terminal processing of citrus chlorophyllase precursor within the plastid membranes leads to the mature enzyme. Plant and Cell Physiology, 52:70-83.
  • Berger, Y., Harpaz-Saad, S., Brand, A., Melnik, H., Sirding, N., Alvarez, J. P., Zinder, M., Samach, A., Eshed, Y. and Ori, N. (2009). 
    The NAC-domain transcription factor GOBLET specifies leaflet boundaries in compound tomato leaves. Development. 136:823-832. (Featured article; cover photo).
  • Harpaz-Saad, S., Azoulay, T., Arazi, T., Ben-Yaakov, E., Mett, A., Shibolet, Y. M., Hortensteiner, S., Gidoni, D., Gal-On, A., Goldschmidt, E. E., and Eyal, Y. (2007). 
    Chlorophyllase is a rate limiting enzyme in chlorophyll catabolism and is posttranslationally regulated. Plant Cell, 19:1007-1022.
  • Azoulay Shemer, T., Harpaz-Saad, S., Belausov, E., Lovat, N., Krokhin, O., Spicer, V., Standing, K. G., Goldschmidt, E. E. and Eyal, Y. (2008). 
    Citrus chlorophyllase dynamics at ethylene-induced fruit color-break; a study of chlorophyllase expression, posttranslational processing kinetics and in-situ intracellular localization. Plant Physiology, 148:108-118.
  • Ben-Yaakov, E., Harpaz-Saad, S., Galili, D., Eyal, Y. and Goldschmidt, E. E. (2006). 
    Chlorophyllase activity and chlorophyll degradation during the course of leaf senescence. Israeli J. Plant Sciences, 54:129-135.
  • Harpaz, S., Goldschmidt, E. E., Gizis, A., Vaya, Y. and Ben-Arie, R. (2001). 
    Post-harvest treatments of lychee fruit as revealed in fruit surface morphology and enzyme activity. Acta Horticulture, 313-315.