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faculty member

  • Prof. Martin Goldway
  • Associate Professor
  • Biotechnology
  • Food Sciences - B.Sc. Program
  • +972(0)46953597
  • [email protected]
    • Agriculture
    • Genetics
  • 1) The self-incompatibility fertilization system in Rosaceae
     The Rosaceae include several of the most important fruits -  apple, pear, peach, apricot, cherry and plum, all of which are cultivated in Upper Galilee in Israel. The Rosaceae are self-incompatible and, therefore, depend on cross-fertilization. We are studying the self-incompatibility mechanism and its impact on horticulture. Molecular research is combined with field experiments in the orchards, combining basic and applied research. 

    2) A molecular study of the ripening of climacteric fruit in respect to storage.
     We are focusing on genes that are affected by the ripening     hormone ethylene. A few new candidate genes which are currently examined. We use tomato as our model plant but our aim to apply our findings to fruit.

  •  Laboratory in Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Industrial Microbiology, Molecular biology of yeast, Introduction to plant breeding, Pollination and fertilization.