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שלח באימייל הדפס
Name: Benjamin (Benny) Aloni, Ph.D. (Retiree)
Units: Plant SciencesVegetable and Field Crops
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  03-9683467 03-9683793
Cell: 050-6220467
Email:    vcaloni@volcani.agri.gov.il
Office location:Institute of Plant Science, Room 318
Address:Department of Vegetable research
Institute of Plant Sciences
Agricultural Research Organization
Bet-Dagan, 50 250

Research Scientist, Plant Physiologist

Research Interests / Job description
Stress physiology in vegetable.
* Processes involved in reproductive organs abortion in greenhouse-grown vegetables.
*Assimilate partitioning and metabolism in relation to abscission of flowers and fruitlets under adverse temperature and light conditions.
*Fruit production under environmental stresses.
Study of mechanisms underlying fruit physiological disorders:
Fruit shape malformation
Fruit skin cracking
Fruit Blossom-end rot
*Study of the physiological, biochemical and molecular aspects of incompatibility in vegetable grafting.
*Interactions between plant hormones IAA, ethylene and ABA in stress tolerance.
*Interactions between environmental stresses and oxidative processes in the plants.


 Recent publications

45. Moreshet, S., Yao, C., Aloni, B., Karni, L., Stanghellini, C. (1999) Environmental factors affecting the cracking of greenhouse-grown bell pepper fruit.  J. Hort. Sci. and Biotech. 74:6-12.

46. Aloni, B., Karni, L., Moreshet, S., Yao, C. and Stanghellini, C. (1999) Cuticular cracking in pepper fruit: II. Effect of fruit water relations and fruit expansion. J. Hort. Sci. Biotech. 74:1-5

47. Aloni, B., Pressman, E. and Karni, L. (1999) The effects of fruit load, defoliation and night temperature on the morphology of pepper flower and on fruit shape. Ann. Bot. 83:529-534.

48. Aloni, B. Karni, L. and Bar-Tal, A. (1999) Environmental and endogenous causes of physiological disorders in pepper fruit and means for reduction their severity (review article in Hebrew) (2000). Gan Sadeh Vameshek, 2: 54-58.

49.  Bar-Tal, A., Keinan, M., Fishman, S., Aloni, B., Oserovitz, Y. and Genard, M. (1999) Simulation of environmental effects on Ca content in pepper fruit. Acta Hort. 507: 253-262.

50. Yao, C., Moreshet, S., Aloni, B. and Karni, L (2000). Effects of water stress and climatic factors on the diurnal fluctuation in diameter of bell pepper fruit. J. Hort. Sci. & Biotech. 75: 6-11

51.  Karni, L., Aloni, B., Bar-Tal, A., Moreshet, M., Keinan, M. and Yao, C.(2000)       The effect of root restriction on the incidence of blossom-end rot in bell pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) J. Hort. Sci. & Biotech. 75: 364-369.

52. Yao, C., Moreshet, S. and Aloni, B. (2001) Water relations and hydraulic control of stomatal behaviour in bell pepper plant in partial soil drying. Plant, Cell & Environ. 24: 227-235.

53. Aloni, B., Peet M., Pharr, M. and Karni, L. (2001) The effect of high temperature and high atmospheric CO2 on carbohydrate changes in bell pepper (Capsicum annuum) pollen in relation to its germination. Physiologia Plantarum 112: 505-512.

54. Bar-Tal, A. Aloni, B., Karni, L., Oserovitz, J., Hazan, A., Itach, M., Gantz, S., Avidan, A., Posalski, I., Tratkovski, N. and Rozenberg, R. (2001) Nitrogen nutrition of greenhouse pepper. I. Effect of nitrogen concentration and NO3:NH4 ratio on yield, fruit shape and the incidence of blossom-end rot in relation to plant mineral composition. HortScience 36: 1244-1251.

55. Bar-Tal, A. Aloni, B., Karni, L. and Rozenberg, R. (2001) Nitrogen nutrition of greenhouse pepper. II. Effect of nitrogen concentration and NO3:NH4 ratio on growth, transpiration and nutrient uptake. HortScience 36: 1252-1259.

56. Karni, L. and Aloni, B. (2002) Fructokinase and hexokinase from pollen grains of bell pepper (Capsicum annuum L.): Possible role in pollen germination under conditions of high temperature and CO2 enrichment. Ann. Bot. 90: 607-612.

57. Aktas, H., Karni, L., Aloni, B. and Bar-Tal, A. (2003) Physiological and biochemical mechanisms leading to blossom-end rot in greenhouse-grown peppers, irrigated with saline solution. Hcta Hort. 609: 81-88.

58. Bar-Tal, A., Aloni, B.,   Karni, L. and Aktas, H. (2003) Nutrition of Protected Fruit Vegetables. Proceeding for the Dahlia Greidinger Symposium 2003, "Nutrient, Substrate and Water Management in Protected Cropping Systems". Izmir, Turkey.

59. A. Silber, M. Bruner , E. Kenig , G. Reshef , H. Zohar, I. Posalski , H. Yehezkel, D. Shmuel, S. Cohen, M. Dinar, E. Matan, I. Dinkin1, Y. Cohen, L. Karni, Aloni B. (2004) High fertigation frequency and phosphorus level: Effects on  summer-grown bell pepper growth and blossom-end rot incidence. Plant and Soil, 1-12.

60. Aktas H, Karni L, Chang D. C, Turhan E, Bar-Tal A. and Aloni, B. (2005) The suppression of salinity-associated oxygen radicals production, in pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) fruit, by manganese, zinc and calcium in relation to its sensitivity to Blossom-end Rot. Physiologia Plantarum, 123:67-74.

61. Bar-tal, A., Aloni B. ,A.Arbel ,M. Barak , L. Karni , J. Oserovitz, A. Hazan, S. Gantz, A.Avidan , I. Posalski and M. Keinan  (2006) Effects of an evaporative cooling system on greenhouse climate, fruit disorders and yield in bell pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology 81 (4) 599-606

62. Turhan, E., L. Karni, H.Aktas, G. Deventurero, D. C. Chang, A. Bar-tal and Aloni B. (2006) Apoplastic anti-oxidants in pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) fruit and their relationship to blossom-end rot. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology 81 (4) 661-667

63. Turhan, E., Aktas, H, Deventurero, G., Karni, L., Bar-tal, A. and Aloni, B. (2006) Blossom-end rot is associated with impairment of sugar metabolism and growth of pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) fruits. Journal of Horticultural Sciences & Biotechnology 81: 921-927.

64. B. Aloni, L. Karni, G. Deventurero, Z. Levin R. Cohen, N. Katzir, M.Lotan-Pompan, M. Edelstein. H. Aktas E. Turhan D. M. Joel  and Carmella Horev (2008) Possible Mechanisms for Graft Incompatibility Between Melon Scions and Pumpkin Rootstocks. Acta Horticulturae 782:313-323.

65a Aloni, B., Karni, L., Deveturero, G., Levin, Z., Cohen, R., Kazir, N., Lotan-Pompan, M., Edelstein, M., Aktas, H., Turhan, E., Joel, D. M., Horev, C and Kapulnic, Y. (2008) Physiological and biochemical changes at the rootstock-scion interface in graft combinations between Cucurbita rootstocks and a melon scion.  Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology. 83 (6) 777-783

66d Aktas, H., Dasgan, H. Y., Yetisir, H., Sari, N., Koc, S., Ekici, B., Solmas, I., Unlu, H. and Aloni, B. (2009). Variation in the response of different lines and hybrids of melon (Cucumis melo var. cantaloupensis) under salt stress. Amer.- Eur. J. Agric. & Environ. Sci. 5: 485-493.

66d Aktas, H., Dasgan, H. Y., Yetisir, H., Sari, N., Koc, S., Ekici, B., Solmas, I., Unlu, H. and Aloni, B. (2009). Variation in the response of different lines and hybrids of melon (Cucumis melo var. cantaloupensis) under salt stress. Amer.- Eur. J. Agric. & Environ. Sci. 5: 485-493.

67a Karni, L. Aktas, H., Deveturero, G. and Aloni B. (2009) Tomato transplant pre- conditioning using NaCl, ethephon and Silver thiosulfate (STS): study of the possible involvement of root ethylene and oxidative stress-related activities. Journal  of  Horticultural Science & Biotechnology. (in press).

68b Silber, A. Bar-Tal, A. Levkovitch, I. Bruner, M. Yehezkel, H. Shmuel, D. Cohen, S.         Matan E. Karni, L. Aktas, H. Turhan, E.and Aloni B. (2009) Manganese nutrition of        pepper (Capsicum annuum L.): growth, Mn uptake and fruit disorder incidence. Sci.         Hort.  (in press).  

69a Aloni,B. KarniL. and AktasH. (2010) Methylene blue increases the tolerance of tomato  plants to abiotic stresses. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology  85: 387-393

70a Aloni, B. Cohen, R. Karni, L. Aktas H. and. Edelstein M (2010) Hormonal signaling  in rootstock-scion interactions (Review paper). Acta Horticulturae (in press).

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