- 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.
Abstracts of Publications (2005-2014)
Brown JK, Lambert GM, Ghanim M, Czosnek H and Galbraith DW (2005).
Nuclear DNA Content of the Whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Genn.) (Aleyrodidae: Homoptera/ Hemiptera) Estimated by Flow Cytometry. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 95:309-312.
Supplementary Data Table
Means of water loss rate (WLR), relative water loss (RWL), fruit fresh weight (FFW), pericarp surface area (PSA), pericarp weight per surface (PWS) and relative dry matter content (RDM) of 161 genotypes analyzed, grown for 2 years (2001-02 and 2002-03) in the Arava Valley of southern Israel. Read more about Supplementary Data
Genomic/metabolomic/proteomic approaches for identification of novel (regulatory and biosynthetic) aroma genes
Site-specific genome modification and genetic engineering in plants
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Wheat production under climate changes: The highly variable and unpredicted rainfall within and between seasons, which characterize the Mediterranean region, results in significant yield losses. Our research focuses on improving wheat production under changing climate.Read more >
Research in the Mosquna lab is focused on plants response to environmental stress; we are interested in the apex of abscisic acid (ABA) signal transduction pathway and related cellular/physiological stress response. In addition we are kin to discover novel plant hormones and growth regulators, by an unbiased approach monitoring plant small molecule-protein interactions. Study of this regulatory scaffold is expected to be of long-term benefit to biotechnology and lead to innovations in agriculture.
The role of Solanaceae aquaporins in improving plant vigor, abiotic stress tolerance and yield production.
The regulatory role of aquaporins in controlling plant cell water permeability.
Developing a high-throughput automated screening system for the on-line collection and analysis of data from many plants simultaneously. Pinpointing plants showing improved transpiration-use efficiency under normal and stress conditions at an early developmental stage.
My lab is the Plant Sensing Laboratory.
We use a collection of Remote and Proximal Sensing techniques and scales in the open field as well as more controlled environments, to obtain non-destructive data and imagery. A variety of techniques including Machine Learning and Image Processing are implemented.
The ability to nondestructively assess plant traits is explored and used to detect a-biotic and biotic stresses, predict yield and assess plant phenology among other applications. Read more about Dr. Ittai Herrmann
We welcome Dr Ittai Herrmann to the Institute.
Dr. Hermanni is setting up the Plant Sensing Laboratory. The lab will use remote and proximal sensing techniques, both in the field and in controlled environments, to nondestructively assess plant traits, detect stress, redict yield and assess plant phenology. Read more about Welcome Dr Ittai Herrmann