Products - Plants

Creating a pre-product based on prior knowledge.

This  group focuses its efforts on trait refining of significant crops, such as wheat, barley, potato, tomato, watermelon, squash, and ornamentals, applying their expertise to develop new varieties of plants.
There are several promising directions, including, but not limited to, cost-effective and more fragrant ornamental plants, wide-range pathogen-resistant and more nutritious tomatoes, as well as potatoes with upgraded postharvest traits.

Enrichment of tomato fruit with high nutritional and industrial value carotenoids

Research project 1

Project researcher:
Prof Joseph Hirschberg

Generating disease resistance in tomato by editing defense trafficking and signaling pathways

Research project 2

Project researcher:
Maya Bar

Development of long dormancy and high starch potato cultivar.

Research project 3

Project researchers:
Dr. Dani Eshel, Dr. Samuel Bocobza and Dr. Paula Teper-Bamnolker

CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology for virus resistance in vegetables

Research project 4

Project researcher:
Dr. Ziv Spiegelman

Genome Editing for Removal of Anti-Nutritional Alkaloids from Eggplant Fruit and Potato Tubers

Research project 5

Project researcher:
Prof. Asaph Aharoni

Development of compact table grape plants via CRISPR-directed dominant mutation in VvDELLA1

Research project 6

Project researcher:
Dr. Etti Or

Production of Chrysanthemum with autonomous flowering mechanism using CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing technology

Research project 7

Project researcher:
Dr. Ben Rimon

Development of petunia lines with enhance scent production

Research project 8

Project researcher:
Prof. Alexander Vainstein

Genome Editing Approach to Improve Plant Growth Rate by Targeting Growth Limiting Signaling

Research project 9

Project researcher:
Prof. Assaf Mosquna

Producing CRISPR/Cas9-derived Chrysanthemum mutants with reduced stem length for cut flower and pot-plant breeding

Research project 10

Project researcher:
Dr. Idan Efroni