Prof. Martin Goldway

Prof. Martin Goldway
Head of Department
Principal Investigator
Molecular Genetics in Agriculture Laboratory
Phone
97246953597

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.

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Education
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
2015

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
2014

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
2014

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
2013

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
2013

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
2012

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
2012

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
2011

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
2010

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
2010

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
2010

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
2010

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
2009

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
2009

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
2009

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
2009

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
2009

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
2008

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-???
2008

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
2008