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שלח באימייל הדפס
 
Name: Shimon Meir, Ph.D. (Researcher)
Units: Postharvest and Food SciencesPostharvest Science of Fresh Produce
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  +972-3-9683667
Cell: 050-6220667
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Email:    shimonm@volcani.agri.gov.il
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Research Interests / Job description
Postharvest physiology of ornamentals, Controlled and modified atmosphere storage
  • Meir, S., Ronen, R., Lurie, S. and Philosoph-Hadas, S. (1997). Assessment of chilling injury progress during storage: Chlorophyll fluorescence characteristics of chilling-susceptible and triazole-induced chilling tolerant basil leaves. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 10: 213-220.
  • Huang, F-Y.*, Philosoph-Hadas, S.*, Meir, S., Callaham, D.A., Sabato, R., Zelcer, A. and Hepler, P.K. (1997). Increases in cytosolic calcium in parsley mesophyll cells correlate with leaf senescence. Plant Physiol. 115: 51-60.
  • Meir, S., Philosoph-Hadas, S., Droby, S., Reuveni, Y., Horev, B., Davidson, H. and Stav, D. (1997). Treatments for improving water balance of cut wax flowers exported to Japan under unfavorable transport conditions. Bulletin of Israeli Flower Growers 7: 56-61. (In Hebrew).
  • Droby, S., Meir, S., Philosoph-Hadas, S., Horev, B., Reuveni, Y. and Stav, D. (1997). 
    Treatments for reducing decay and abscission in cut wax flowers exported under unfavorable transport conditions. Bulletin of Israeli Flower Growers 8: 60-62, 86. (In Hebrew).
  • Meir, S., Reuveni, Y., Davidson, H. and Philosoph-Hadas, S. (1998). Commercial application of postharvest gibberellin treatments for improving quality of pelargonium cuttings during transport. Bulletin of Israeli Flower Growers 7: 67-68. (In Hebrew).
  • Meir, S., Reuveni, Y., Rosenberger, I., Manor, Y. and Philosoph-Hadas, S. (1998).
    Improving quality of limonium beltleard cut flowers by pulsing treatments with floral preservatives and sucrose. Bulletin of Israeli Flower Growers 10: 67-71,86. (In Hebrew).
  • Meir, S.*, Droby, S.*, Davidson, H., Alsevia, S., Cohen, L., Horev, B. and Philosoph-Hadas, S. (1998). Suppression of Botrytis blight in cut rose flowers induced by postharvest application of methyl jasmonate. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 13: 235-243.
  • Friedman, H., Meir, S., Rosenberger, I., Halevy, A.H., Kaufman, P.B. and Philosoph- Hadas, S. (1998). Inhibition of the gravitropic response of snapdragon spikes by the calcium channel blocker lanthanum chloride. Plant Physiol. 118: 483-392.
  • Droby, S., Porat, R., Cohen, L., Weiss, B., Shapiro, B., Philosoph-Hadas, S. and 
    Meir, S. (1999). Suppression green mold decay in grapefruit with postharvest jasmonate application. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 124(2): 184-188.
  • Michaeli, R., Philosoph-Hadas, S., Riov, J. and Meir, S. (1999). Chilling-induced leaf abscission of Ixora coccinea plants. I. Induction by oxidative stress via increased sensitivity to ethylene. Physiol. Plant. 107: 166-173.
  • Michaeli, R., Riov, J., Philosoph-Hadas, S. and Meir, S. (1999). Chilling-induced leaf abscission of Ixora coccinea plants. II. Alteration of auxin economy by oxidative stress.Physiol. Plant. 107: 174-180.
  • Michaeli, R, Philosoph-Hadas S, Riov, J. and Meir S. (1999). Role of ethylene sensitivity in mediating the chilling-induced leaf abscission of ixora plants. In: Biology and Biotechnology of the Plant Hormone Ethylene II (A.K. Kanellis, C. Chang, H. Klee, A.B. Bleecker, J.C. Pech and D. Grierson, eds.), pp. 19-26. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.
  • Tamari, G., Salim, S., Philosoph-Hadas, S. and Meir, S. (1999). Prevention of floret abscission in Cestrum cut flowers. Bulletin of Israeli Flower Growers 5: 55-57. (In Hebrew).
  • Meir, S., Philosoph-Hadas, S., Salim, S., Davidson, H., Tamari, Y. and Gutman, S. (1999). Prevention of floret abscission in Cestrum cut flowers by pulsing treatments with synthetic chlorophenoxy auxins and STS. Bulletin of Israeli Flower Growers 4: 83-89 (In Hebrew).
  • Philosoph-Hadas, S., Friedman, H., Berkovitz-Simantov, R., Rosenberger, I., Woltering, E.J., Halevy, A.H. and Meir, S. (1999). Involvement of ethylene biosynthesis and action inregulation of the gravitropic response of cut flowers. In: Biology and Biothechnology of the Plant Hormone Ethylene II (A.K. Kanellis, C. Chang, H. Klee, A.B. Bleecker, J.C. Pech and D. Grierson, eds.), pp. 151-156. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.
  • Meir, S., Philosoph-Hadas, S., Salim, S., Tamari, G., Kirshner-Engel, R., Carmeli, A., Sizel, J. and Lavee, A. (2000). Kangaroo paw: development of treatments for preserving the quality of cut flowers. Bulletin of Israeli Flower Growers 3: 49-52. (In Hebrew).
  • Tamari, G., Salim, S., Vardi, J., Philosoph-Hadas, S. and Meir, S. (2000). Roses: examination of the necessity of STS presence in the pulsing solution and the effect of preservatives and gibberellin on quality of summer cut flowers. Bulletin of Israeli Flower Growers 4: 46-47. (In Hebrew).
  • Michaeli, R., Riov, J., Philosoph-Hadas, S. and Meir, S. (2001). Chilling-induced leaf abscission of Ixora coccinea plants. III. Enhancement by high light via increased oxidative processes. Physiol. Plant. 113: 338-345.
  • Philosoph-Hadas, S., Friedman, H., Meir, S., Berkovitz-Simantov, R., Rosenberger, I., Halevy, A.H., Kaufman, P.B., Balk, P. and Woltering E.J. (2001). Gravitropism in cut flower stalks of snapdragon. Advances in Space Research 27(5): 921-932.
  • Halevy, A.H., Torre, S., Borochov, A., Porat, R., Philosoph-Hadas, S., Meir, S. and Friedman H. (2001). Calcium in regulation of postharvest life of flowers. Acta Hortic. 543: 345-351.
  • Oren-Shamir, M., Dela, G., Ovadia, R., Nissim-Levi, A., Philosoph-Hadas, S., and Meir, S. (2001). Differentiation between petal blueing and senescence of cut ‘Mercedes' rose flowers. J. Hortic. Sci. Biothechnol 76(2): 195-200.
  • Rosenberger, I., Philosoph-Hadas, S., Meir, S., Zuberi, G., Amar, E and Caspi, P. (2001). Limonium: effect of growing conditions in the Arava and postharvest treatments on flower quality of various cultivars. Bulletin of Israeli Flower Growers 9: 43-45. (In Hebrew).
  • Meir, S., Tamari, G., Salim, S., Tamari, Y. and Philosoph-Hadas, S. (2001). Cotinus: new possibilites for improving vase life. Bulletin of Israeli Flower Growers 7: 67-70. (In Hebrew).
  • Shahak, Y., Lahav, T., Shpigel, E., Philosoph-Hadas, S., Meir, S., Orenshtein, H., Gussakovsky, Y., Ratner, K., Giller, Y., Shaptzisky, S, Zur, N., Rosenberger, I., Gniloyn, R. and Gal, Z. (2002). Growing Aralia and Monstera leaves under colored shading nets. Olam Poreah 13: 60-62. (In Hebrew).
  • Friedman, H., Vos, J.W., Hepler, P.K., Meir, S., Halevy, A.H. and Philosoph-Hadas, S. (2003). The role of actin filaments in the gravitropic response of snapdragon flowering shoots.Planta 216 (6): 1034-1042.
  • Friedman, H., Meir, S., Halevy, A.H. and Philosoph-Hadas, S. (2003). Characterization of the asymmetric growth of gravistimulated snapdragon spikes by stem and cell dimension analyses.Am. J. Bot. 90 (6): 849-856.
  • Friedman, H., Meir, S., Philosoph-Hadas, S. and Halevy, A.H. (2003). Effect of octanoic acid on ethylene-mediated processes in Arabidopsis. Plant Growth Regulation: 40(3): 239-247.
  • Friedman, H., Meir, S., Halevy, A.H. and Philosoph-Hadas, S. (2003). Inhibition of the gravitropic bending response of flowering shoots by salicylic acid. Plant Science: 165: 905-911.
  • Philosoph-Hadas, S., Berkovits-Simantov, R., Friedman, H., Meir, S. and Halevy, A.H. (2003). Role of ethylene in modulating auxin action during the gravitropic response of cut snapdragon spikes. In: Biology and Biotechnology of the Plant Hormone Ethylene III (M. Vendrell, H. Klee, J.C. Pech and F. Romojaro, eds.), pp. 311-312. IOS Press, Amsterdam.
  • Meir, S., Hunter, D.A., Jen-Chih, C. and Reid, M.S. (2003). Molecular study of the acquisition of increased sensitivity to ethylene in the abscission zone in response to removal of the auxin source. In: Biology and Biotechnology of the Plant Hormone Ethylene III (M. Vendrell, H. Klee, J.C. Pech and F. Romojaro, eds.), pp. 284-289. IOS Press, Amsterdam.
  • Shlomo, E., Salim, S., Philosoph-Hadas, S. and Meir, S. (2003). Euphorbia fulgens: preliminary observations towards development of treatments with preservative solutions and growth regulators for extending vase life. Olam Poreah 23: 50-52 (In Hebrew).
  • Meir, S., Salim, S., Mor, Y. and Philosoph-Hadas, S. (2003). Lisianthus - improving vase life by addition of cytokinin to the recommended pulsing solution. Olam Poreah 29: 44-46 (In Hebrew).
  • Meir, S., Philosoph-Hadas, S., Salim, S. and Tamari, G. (2004). Ornamental branches of Pelargonium acerifolium: application of spray treatments with gibberellin and rovral before harvest for extending vase life. Olam Poreah: 31: 46-50. (In Hebrew).
  • Meir, S., Salim, S. and Philosoph-Hadas, S. (2004). Leonotis leonurus: Development of postharvest treatments for cut flowers. Olam Poreah: 34: 56-59. (In Hebrew).
  • Beno-Mualem, D., Gusev, L., Dvir, O., Pesis, E., Meir, S. and Lichter, A. (2004). The effects of ethylene, methl jasmonate and 1-MCP on abscission of cherry tomatoes from the bunch and expression of endo-1,4-?-glucanases. Plant Sci. 167: 499-507.
  • Philosoph-Hadas, S., Golan, O., Rosenberger, I., Salim, S., Kochaneck, B. and Meir, S. (2004). Efficiency of 1-MCP in neutralizing ethylene effects in cut flowers and potted plants following simultaneous or sequential application. Acta Hortic. (In press).
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    LIST OF PUBLICATIONS - last 5 years (2005-2009)

    1.   Articles in Reviewed Journals

  • 41.  Friedman, H., Meir, S., Rosenberger, I, Halevy, A.H. and Philosoph-Hadas, S. (2005).Calcium antagonists inhibit bending and differential ethylene production of gravistimulated Ornithogalum ‘Nova' cut flower spikes. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 36: 9-20.

  • 42.  Friedman, H., Zhang, Z., Meir, S., Halevy, A.H. and Philosoph-Hadas, S. (2005).  New approaches for postharvest inhibition of undesired gravitropic bending in various snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus L.) cultivars.Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology 80: 433-438.

  • 43.   Meir, S., Hunter, D.A., Chen, J-C, Halaly, V. and Reid, MS.  (2006).Molecular changes occurring during acquisition of abscission competence following auxin depletion in Mirabilis jalapa L. Plant Physiol. 141: 1604-1616.

  • 44.  Abebie B, Lers A, Philosoph- Hadas S, Goren R, Riov J, Meir S (2007). Differential effects of NAA and 2,4- D in reducing floret abscission in cestrum (Cestrum elegans Schlecht) cut flowers are associated with their differential activation of Aux/ IAA homologous genes. Annals of Botany. 101: 249-259.

  • 45.  Zhang, Z., Friedman, H., Meir, S., Rosenberger, I., Halevy, A.H. and Philosoph-Hadas, S. (2008). Microtubule reorientation in shoots precedes bending during the gravitropic response of cut snapdragon spikes.  J Plant Physiol. 165: 289-296.

  • 46.  Jiang, C-Z. Lu F., Imsabai, W., Meir, S. and Reid, M. S. (2008). Silencing polygalacturonase expression inhibits tomato petiole abscission.  J. Exp. Bot. 59: 973-079.

  • 47.  Dvir, O., Farber, I., Rom, M., Rachman, A., Beno-Moualem, Meir, S., and Lichter, A. (2009).  Low humidity after harvest changes the abscission site in bunch cherry  tomatoes.  J. Sci. Food Agric. 89: 1519-1525.

  • 48.  Meir D, Pivonia S, Levita R, Dori I, Ganot L, Meir S, Salim S, Resnick N, Wininger S, Shlomo E and Koltai H (2009).
    Application of mycorrhiza to ornamental horticultural crops: Lisianthus as a test case.  Spanish J. Agri. Res. (In press).

  Articles in Hebrew

22.  Meir, S., Salim, S., Luria, G. and Philosoph-Hadas, S. (2005). Anemone - a new treatment for cut flowers: recommendations for growers. Olam Haperach, March Issue: 51.

23.   Meir, S., Philosoph-Hadas, S., Salim, S., Perzelan, Y., Cohen, M. and Ran, Y. (2005).
Peony part 1: Effect of grower's storage conditions (from harvest to transport) and packing conditions for air transport on quality of cut flowers cvs. ‘Douchesse de Nemours' and ‘Sarah Bernhardt' during vase life. http:/www.mop-zafon.org.il/lab/flower/0058.pdf ; 12 pages.

24.  Meir, S., Philosoph-Hadas, S., Salim, S., Perzelan, Y., Cohen, M. and Ran, Y. (2005). Peony part 2: Effect of growth conditions, growth methods, growth region and temperature regimes on quality of cut flowers cvs. ‘Douchesse de Nemours' and ‘Sarah Bernhardt' during vase life. http:/www.mop-zafon.org.il/lab/flower/0059.pdf; 9 pages.

25.  Meir, S., Philosoph-Hadas, S., Salim, S., Perzelan, Y., Kamenetsky, R., Barzilay, A. and Cohen, M. (2005). Peony part 3: Effect of temperature regimes during growth in the phytotron on quality of cut flowers during vase life. http:/www.mop-zafon.org.il/lab/flower/0060.pdf; 4 pages.

26.  Meir, S., Philosoph-Hadas, S., Salim, S., Tamari, Y., Shlomo, E. and Ran, Y. (2005).Research results (1999-2003) of postharvest physiology and treatments to extend vase life of various Grevillea cultivars. http://www.mop-zafon.org.il/lab/flower/0065.pdf; 26 pages.

 27.   Meir, S., Philosoph-Hadas, S., Salim, S., Rosenberger, I. and Perzelan, J. (2005). Innovation in postharvest handling and treatments of floricultural crops. Israel's Agriculture, pp. 14-21 (In English).

28.   Meir, S., Salim, S., Rosenberger, I., Perzelan, J. and Philosoph-Hadas, S. (2005). Long life for cut flowers: The new Israeli formulation of LONG LIFE, developed as a vase solution for cut flowers, improves quality of cut flowers and ornamental branches with similar efficiency to the commercial formulation of CHRYSAL CLEAR. Olam Haperach, October-November Issue.: 52-59.

29.   Meir, S., Salim, S., Shlomo, E. and Philosoph-Hadas, S. (2005). Recommended treatments for cut branches of Viburnum tinus exported by air or sea shipment. Olam Haperach, December Issue: 40-41.

30.  Meir, S., Philosoph-Hadas, S. and Salim, S.
(2006). Improvement of vase life of various Viburnum tinus clones following air transport. Olam Haperach, March Issue: 54-56.

31.   Meir, S., Philosoph-Hadas, S., Salim, S., Rosenberger, I., Finkelstein, S. and Gafni, E. (2006). Sea transport shipment of various clones of Viburnum tinus cut branches. Olam Haperach, April Issue: 56-61.

32.  Meir, S., Philosoph-Hadas, S., Salim, S., Perzelan, J., Cohen, M., Ran, Y.,  Finkelstein, S. and Zilber, A. (2006). Peony: Improving cut flowers quality by examining the effects of growth conditions and developing postharvest treatments - a report summary. Olam Haperach, May Issue: 54.

33.  Philosoph-Hadas, S., Meir, S., Riov, J., Shtein, I., Rosenberger, I., Perzelan, J., Droby, S., Shpigel, E. and Kagan, S. (2006). Improving quality of ornamental branches for export by postharvest treatments - a report summary. Olam Haperach, June-July Issue: 56.

34.  Philosoph-Hadas, S., Meir, S., Perzelan, J., Rosenberger, I., Salim, S., Weissblum, A., Lev, M., Fallik, E. and Shpigel, E. (2006). Development of washing, cleaning and shining treatments for ornamental branches exported by sea transport  - a report summary. Olam Haperach, June-July Issue: 57.

35.  Meir, S., Philosoph-Hadas, S., Salim, S., Rosenberger, I., Perzelan, J., Friedman, H., Rot, E., Shlomo, E. and Finkelstein, S. (2006).           Examination of postharvest treatments and optimal air and sea transport conditions for improving quality and extending vase-life of new cut flowers intended for export - a report summary. Olam Haperach, June-July Issue: 58.

36.  Rosenberger, I., Perzelan, Y, Meir, S., Droby, S. and Philosoph-Hadas, S. (2007). Improving quality of decorative foliage and leaves during long distance sea shipment from Israel under controlled atmosphere (CA). Olam Haperach, December 2006-January 2007 Issue: 54-57.

37.   Meir, S., Salim, S., Zaccai, M. and Philosoph-Hadas, S. (2007). Inhibition of leaf and flower senescence by gibberellin treatments in Lilium candidum cut branches following air transport simulation. Olam Haperach, February-March Issue: 46-49.

38.    Rosenberger, I., Friedman, H., Meir, S., and Philosoph-Hadas, S. (2007). Leaves of Philodendron 'Xanadu': Is it possible to export them by sea shipment? Olam Haperach, April-May Issue: 58-61.

39.    Philosoph-Hadas, S., Meir, S., Droby, S., Rosenberger, I. and Perzelan, J. (2008).             Improving quality of decorative foliage and leaves during long distance sea shipment from Israel under controlled atmosphere (CA). Israel's Agriculture pp, 10-12 (In English).

40.   Philosoph-Hadas, S., Droby, S., Rosenberger, I., Perzelan, J. Shtein, I. and Meir, S. (2008). Sea transport of ornamental branches to Europe and USA. Olam Haperach, February-March Issue: 24-30.

41.  Meir, S., Yehezkel, A., Shhori, D., Yeshayahu, A., Droby, S., Rosenberger, I., Salim, S., Perzelan, J., Zadka, T, Sharon, Y and Philosoph-Hadas, S. (2008). Experimental shipment of cut flowers and ornamental branches in plastic containers compared to carton boxes in two sea transport pathways. Olam Haperach, February-March Issue: 38-50.

42.   Droby, S., Philosoph-Hadas, S., Meir, S., Cohen, L., Rephael, G., Ayk, A, Rosenberger, I. and Perzelan, J. (2008). Phytopathological aspects in sea transport of Ruscus and Pittosporum ornamental branches. Olam Haperach, February-March Issue: 32-35.

43.   Meir, S., Salim, S., Droby, S., Zadka, T, Kochaneck, B. and Philosoph-Hadas, S. (2008). Gerbera cut flowers: Is it possible to transport them by sea? Olam Haperach, August-September Issue: 32-36.

44.   Cohen, M., Shemi, N., Eitan, R., Kamenetsky, R., Philosoph-Hadas, S., and Meir, S. (2008).           Seasonal shipment damage in 'Safari Sunset' branches: Causes and possible solutions. Olam Haperach, August-September Issue: 56-60.

45.   Meir, S., Salim, S., Zadka, T, Stav, D., Kochaneck, B. and Philosoph-Hadas, S. (2009). Cooling rhizomes of Iris hybrid 'Ziv' as a means for early flowering. Olam Haperach, December 08-January 09 Issue: 54-57.

46.   Regev, R., Weissblum, A., Rosenberger, I., Philosoph-Hadas, S., Meir, S. and Amir, R. (2009). A machine for cleaning Aspidistra leaves. Olam Haperach, December 08-January 09 Issue: 48-49.

47.   Meir, S., Salim, S., Zadka, T. and Philosoph-Hadas, S. (2009). Nerine spp. cut flowers: Developing treatments to improve quality during vase life. Olam Haperach, February-March Issue: 52-55.

 

Teaching

  • Physiology of Abscission and Separation - Graguate Course, first semester; at the Faculty of Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot
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