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Plant and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Daniella Schatz and Prof. Assaf Vardi

Are tiny packages of cellular material helping the algal cells or the viruses that infect them? 

Beet-colored tomatoes

Pigments made by beets may help boost resistance to disease and the nutrition value of crops

Bread and Health: A Personal Matter

A new study reveals that there is no difference between the health effects of “wholesome” and white bread

Arabidopsis leaves with and without cholesterol

The biochemical steps to making cholesterol in plants turn out to be surprisingly similar to those in animals 

Tamir Klein tree group

Between his lab, the greenhouses and nearby forests, Klein hopes to understand how trees adapt 

A section of a ripe tomato sample showing the distribution of sucrose (orange) in the flesh and of an antioxidant (green) in the fruit skin tissue; mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) technology was used to map the molecules

Weizmann Institute’s WeizMass and MatchWeiz help identify plant metabolites

Dr. Flores on Tara

Scientists aboard the TARA investigate marine ecology

Dr Daniella Schatz

A viral infection in marine microorganisms has consequences for the entire planet