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Tube map for plants

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

Work of art: A portion of a plant cell

A stunning scientific image reveals how plants cope with sudden changes in light intensity

(l-r) Drs. Olga Davydov and Nardy Lampl, Prof. Robert Fluhr, Drs. Ofra Budai-Hadrian and Thomas Roberts. Secrets to growth
Understanding plants’ survival systems could help reduce agricultural losses. ...
Woodland strawberry. Image courtesy of H. Zell, Wikimedia commons

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

Scanning electron microscope image of Emiliania huxleyi superimposed on a MODIS satellite image of an E. huxleyi bloom in the Barents Sea from 27 July 2004. Satellite image courtesy of Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA; Inset SEM photo by Steve Gschmeissner, Photo Researchers, Inc.
Tiny phytoplankton are key to the oceans' health – as well as our own
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...
Prof. Emeritus Esra Galun
Prof. Emeritus Esra Galun used scientific methods for breeding improved varieties of melons.
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


Correlations between various “cis” and “trans” effects on gene expression, under different conditions. The correlations range from high (red) to low (blue)
Gene interactions explain how hybrids can differ from both parents