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The level of Azospirillum brasilense strain Cd colonization in the rhizosphere of some vegetables was 104–105 colony-forming units (CFU) per root of one plant in 2-week-old plants inoculated with 5 × 108 Azospirillum cells. Significant increases in root length (35%) and in top (90%) and root (50%) dry weight and total leaf area (90%) were observed in(More)
Functional trade-offs have long been recognised as important mechanisms of species coexistence, but direct experimental evidence for such mechanisms is extremely rare. Here, we test the effect of one classical trade-off - a negative correlation between seed size and seed number - by establishing microcosm plant communities with positive, negative and no(More)
An indexing system for detectingTomato mosaic virus (ToMV) in commercial tomato seed lots is described. Factors associated with the procedure were analyzed and the following standard two-step working scheme is proposed: (i) mass screening by ELISA for the presence of the virus; (ii) evaluation of virus infectivity within the infested seed lots. A threshold(More)
The potential of wild plants in Israel as sources of edible sprouts has not been investigated until now. Milk thistle (Silybum marianum L.) is native to the Mediterranean basin and is now widespread throughout the world; its young fleshy stems are traditionally eaten by the local Arab sector in Israel, and its sprouts are rich in antioxidants and have been(More)
The ex situ collection of the Israel Plant Gene Bank (IGB) aims to encompass the rich local flora and its genetic diversity with an emphasis on crop wild relatives. However, to properly establish a core collection, collection efforts must be prioritized and strategized. We previously classified local plant genetic resources into four priority groups that(More)
S OF PRESENTATIONS AT T H E 21ST C O N G R E S S O F T H E I S R A E L I P H Y T O P A T H O L O G I C A L S O C I E T Y February 14-15, 2000 ARO, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel Invited Lecture Biological Con t ro l of Pos tharves t Diseases of F ru i t s and Vegetables: Development and Commercial Implementation S. Droby Dept. of Postharvest Science,(More)
S OF PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE 10TH CONGRESS OF THE PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF ISRAEL Apri l 2 0 2 1 , 1986 The Vo lcan i Cente r , A R O , Bet Dagan, Israel A: EPIDEMIOLOGY OFPLANTDISEASES IMPROVED "SINGLE TILLERS" METHOD FOR LOSS ASSESSMENT IN WHEAT D. SHTEINBERG*, A. MARANI** and A. DINOOR* *Dept. of Plant Pathology and Microbiology and **Dept. of Field(More)
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