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colorful roots

Detailed profiles of hundreds of substances produced in different plant cell types can help improve crops – and our health

potato sprout. Image: Thinkstock

Revealing the gene network for producing the toxin in green potatoes may help improve crops

Tube map for plants

Plant breeders may soon be using “Underground maps” to improve their crops

Woodland strawberry. Image courtesy of H. Zell, Wikimedia commons

Institute scientists make a significant contribution to the wild strawberry genome.

Weizmann Institute researchers, together with an international team: Sequence the Full Woodland Strawberry Genome
In a collaborative effort involving 74 researchers from 38 research institutes, scientists have produced the full genome of a wild...
l-r) Dr. Asaph Aharoni, Dr. Ilana Rogachev, Tal Mendel and Dr. Avital Adato

Pink tomato genes code for more than color.


The Pink Gene unravelled by Weizmann Institute scientists

Weizmann Institute scientists unravel the genetic secrets of a pink tomato


Biosensor makes the plant glow (right) when thiamin levels drop
A unique RNA switch in plants was engineered to show vitamin levels
Dr. Asaph Aharoni. Strawberry defense

A genetically engineered plant recruits "bodyguards" that protect it against its enemies