Prof. Martin Goldway

Prof. Martin Goldway
Head of Department
Research Group Leader

Our main research subject is pollination and fertilization in Rosaceae - apple, pear, apricot, loquat and plum, are all cultivated in our region, the Upper Galilee. In Rosaceae self-pollen is rejected by the S-RNase-mediated gametophytic self-incompatibility (GSI) fertilization system. Therefor cross pollination between cultivars is essential for fruit set. We are studying the GSI mechanism, the flower physiology and pollination, including the addition of bumblebee, in related to yield quantity and fruit quality.

Lately we are also studying Avocado pollination and fertilization in order to further understand its fertilization system and identify new cultivars for the Israeli orchard.
Another area of our research is ripening of climacteric fruits. The research focuses on the molecular and physiological impact of the agent MCP1 which inhibits ethylene response and thus prolongs storage.


Ph.D. Dep. of Genetics, the Hebrew University
M.Sc. Dep. of Genetics, the Hebrew University

Academic and research experience
Post-Doctoral fellow Dep. of Molecular Genetics, Hadassah Medical School, Hebrew University
From 1993, Head of Molecular Genetics in Agriculture laboratory at MIGAL and a lecturer in the dep. of Biotechnology Tel Hai College. Currently, Head of the dep. of Biotechnology.

Scientific Publications

Optimizing the harvest date for long-term storage of ?Spadona? pears (Pyrus communis L.) by prediction of the pre-climacteric minimum

Gamrasni,D.,Ben-Arie, R. and Goldway,M .
Scientia Horticulturae 2015 Volume 197 Pages 280?286

Effect of enhanced pollination on economic properties of self-compatible loquat (Eriobotrya japonica Lindl.)

Nyska, R., Shafir, S. Goldway, M. and Schneider, D.
Scientia Horticulura 2014 Volume 176 Pages 248-254

Reduced yields of ?Earlicot? apricot (Prunus armeniaca) grown in a relatively hot climate and methods to improve flowering intensity and yield

Raz A., Stern, R.A, S. Shafir and Goldway, M.
Journal of Horticultural Sciences and Biotechnology 2014 Volume 89 Pages 495-500

Lavi 1-A new Pyrus betulifolia rootstock for 'Coscia' pear (Pyrus communis) in the hot climate of Israel

R. A. Stern; I. Doron; G. Redel; A. Raz; M. Goldway; D. Holland
Scientia Horticulturae 2013 Volume 161 Pages 293-299

Self-compatibility in loquat (Eriobotrya japonica Lindl.) is possibly due to S6-RNase mutation

R. Nyska; A. Raz; Z. Baras; S. Shafir; M. Goldway; D. Schneider
Scientia Horticulturae 2013 Volume 161 Pages 43-48

Adding bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) to pear orchards increases seed number per fruit, fruit set, fruit size and yield

Zisovich, H., Goldway, M., Schneider, D., Steinberg, S., Stern, E. and Stern, R.A.
J. Hort. Sci. and Biotech 2012 Volume 87 Pages 353-359

Does alteration of 'Koroneiki' olive tree architecture by uniconazole affect productivity?

D. Schneider; M. Goldway; R. Birger; R. A. Stern
Scientia Horticulturae 2012 Volume 139 Pages 79-85

Suppression of Olive (Olea europaea L.) tree growth by uniconazole in high-density orchards

D. Schneider; M. Goldway; R. Birger; R. Stern
Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 2011 Volume 59 Issue 1 Pages 85-92

S6-Rnase is a marker for self-compatibility in Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica Lindl.)

R. Niska; M. Goldway; D. Schneider
HortScience 2010 Volume 45 Issue 8 Pages 1146-1149

Syrian pear (Pyrus syriaca) as a pollinator for European pear (Pyrus communis) cultivars

A. H. Zisovich; A. Raz; R. A. Stern; M. Goldway
Scientia Horticulturae 2010 Volume 125 Issue 3 Pages 256-262

Uniconazole reduces fruit set and hand-thinning, and increases fruit size in 'Canino' apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.)

R. A. Z. Amir; M. Goldway; R. A. Stern
Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology 2010 Volume 85 Issue 1 Pages 30-34

1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) application to Spadona pears at different stages of ripening to maximize fruit quality after storage

D. Gamrasni; R. Ben-Arie; M. Goldway
Postharvest Biology and Technology 2010 Volume 58 Issue 2 Pages 104-112

Renumbering the S-RNase alleles of European pears (Pyrus communis L.) and cloning the S109 RNase allele

M. Goldway; T. Takasaki-Yasuda; J. Sanzol; M. Mota; A. Zisovich; R. A. Stern; S. Sansavini
Scientia Horticulturae 2009 Volume 119 Issue 4 Pages 417-422

SFB-based S-haplotyping of apricot (Prunus armeniaca) with DHPLC

A. Raz; R. A. Stern; D. Bercovich; M. Goldway
Plant Breeding 2009 Volume 128 Issue 6 Pages 707-711

Uniconazole is an effective blossom thinner for 'Bing' cherry (Prunus avium)

R. A. Stern; A. Raz; S. Applebaum; A. Meiri; M. Goldway
Scientia Horticulturae 2009 Volume 122 Issue 3 Pages 417-420

Cross-pollination improves 'Orri' mandarin fruit yield

D. Schneider; M. Goldway; N. Rotman; I. Adato; R. A. Stern
Scientia Horticulturae 2009 Volume 122 Issue 3 Pages 380-384

Identification of seven haplotype-specific SFBs in European pear (Pyrus communis) and their use as molecular markers

A. Zisovich; R. A. Stern; M. Goldway
Scientia Horticulturae 2009 Volume 121 Issue 1 Pages 49-53

Gametophytic self-incompatibility system, its impact on pear (pyrus communis L.) cultivation, and the utilization of the wild syrian pear (pyrus syriaca) as a "universal pollinator"

A. Zisovich; R. A. Stern; M. Goldway
Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 2008 Volume 56 Issue 3 Pages 257-263

S-RNase based S-genotyping of Japanese plum (Prunus salicina Lindl.) and its implication on the assortment of cultivar-couples in the orchard

G. Sapir; R. A. Stern; S. Shafir; M. Goldway
Scientia Horticulturae 2008 Volume 118 Issue 1 Pages 12-???

Full compatibility is superior to semi-compatibility for fruit set in Japanese plum (Prunus salicina Lindl.) cultivars

G. Sapir; R. A. Stern; S. Shafir; M. Goldway
Scientia Horticulturae 2008 Volume 116 Issue 4 Pages 394-398

Molecular Basis and Horticultural Application of the Gametophytic Self-incompatibility System in Rosaceous Tree Fruits

Martin Goldway, Gal Sapir, and Raphael A. Stern
Plant Breeding Ed: J. Janeck. 2007 Volume 28 Issue 7 Pages 215-237

Multiple introduction of honeybee colonies increases cross- pollination, fruit-set and yield of 'Black Diamond' Japanese plum (Prunus salicina Lindl.)

G. Sapir; M. Goldway; S. Shafir; R. A. Stern
Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology 2007 Volume 82 Issue 4 Pages 590-596

SFBs of Japanese plum (Prunus salicina): Cloning seven alleles and determining their linkage to the S-RNase gene

G. Sapir; R. A. Stern; M. Goldway; S. Shafir
HortScience 2007 Volume 42 Issue 7 Pages 1509-1512

B subunit of E. coli enterotoxin as adjuvant and carrier in oral and skin vaccination

E. Fingerut; B. Gutter; M. Goldway; D. Eliahoo; J. Pitcovski
Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 2006 Volume 112 Issue 03-??? Pages 253-263

A comparison between semi- and fully compatible apple pollinators grown under suboptimal pollination conditions

D. Schneider; R. A. Stern; M. Goldway
HortScience 2005 Volume 40 Issue 5 Pages 1280-1282