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Name: Alexander Goldshmidt, Ph.D. (Researcher)
Units: Plant SciencesVegetable and Field Crops
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  972-3-9683681 972-54-739-20-80
Cell: 0547392080
Email:    alexg@volcani.agri.gov.il
Office location:room 320
Address:Department of Field Crops Science,
Institute of Plant Science, Agricultural Research
Organization, The Volcani Center, P.O. Box 15159,
7528809 Rishon Lezion, Israel

Principal investigator

Research Interests / Job description
Our research is focused on investigation of the genetic factors and networks controlling development of the pericarp tissues in fruits of Solanaceae crops tomato and pepper.
We seek to use our research to develop novel genetic solutions and tools to extend fruit's shelf life and improve its consumer attractiveness and nutritional values.



1. Paciorek T, Chiapelli BJ, Wang JY, Paciorek M, Yang H, Sant A, Val DL, Boddu J, Liu K, Gu C, Brzostowski LF, Wang H, Allen EM, Dietrich CR, Gillespie KM, Edwards J, Goldshmidt A, Neelam A, Slewinski TL. Targeted suppression of gibberellin biosynthetic genes ZmGA20ox3 and ZmGA20ox5 produces a short stature maize ideotype. Plant Biotechnol J. 2022 Jun;20(6):1140-1153.

2. Wu M.F., Goldshmidt A., Ovadya, D., and Larue, H. (2020). I am all ears: Maximize maize doubled haploid success by promoting axillary branch elongation. Plant direct, 4, e00226.

3. Claeys H, Vi SL, Xu X, Satoh-Nagasawa N, Eveland AL, Goldshmidt A, Feil R, Beggs GA, Sakai H, Brennan RG, Lunn JE, Jackson D. (2019) Control of meristem determinacy by trehalose 6-phosphate phosphatases is uncoupled from enzymatic activity. Nat Plants. Apr;5(4):352-357.

4. Je B.I., Gruel J., Lee Y.K., Bommert P., Eveland A.E., Goldshmidt A., Meeley B., Bartlett M., Komatsu M., Sakai H., Jonsson H., Jackson D. (2016) Signaling from organ primordia regulates stem cell proliferation via the FASCIATED EAR3 receptor-like protein. Nature Genetics 48: 785-91

5. Bartlett M., Williams S., Taylor Z., DeBlasio S., Goldshmidt A., Hall D., Schmidt R., Jackson D., and Whipple C. (2015) The PI/GLO ortholog sterile tassel silky ear1 (sts1) reveals conserved and divergent aspects of maize flower development. Plant Cell; 27: 3081-98.

6. Eveland A.L., Goldshmidt A., Pautler M., Morohashi K., Liseron-Monfils C., Lewis M.W., Kumari S., Yang F., Hiraga S., Unger-Wallace E., Olson A., Stanfield S., Hake S., Schmidt R.J., Vollbrecht E., Grotewold E., Ware D., and Jackson D.(2014) Regulatory modules controlling maize inflorescence architecture. Genome Res. 2014; 24: 431-43.

7. Bommert P., Il Je B., Goldshmidt A., and Jackson D. (2013) The Ga-subunit gene COMPACT PLANT2 functions in CLAVATA signaling to control shoot meristem size. Nature 2013; 502: 555-558

8. Xu X.M., Wang J., Xuan Z., Goldshmidt A., Borrill P.G.M., Hariharan N., Kim J.Y., Jackson D.(2011) Chaperonins facilitate KNOTTED1 cell-to-cell trafficking and stem cell function. Science 333: 1141-1144.

9. Eveland A., Satoh-Nagasawa N., Goldshmidt A., Meyer S., Beatty M., Sakai H., Ware D., Jackson D.(2010) Digital gene expression signatures for maize development. Plant Physiology 154: 1024-1039.

10. Brutnell T.P., Wang L., Swartwood K., Goldshmidt A., Jackson D., Zhu X., Kellogg E.A., Van Eck J. (2010) Setaria viridis: a Model for C4 Photosynthesis Plant Cell 22: 2537-2544.

11. Sarojam R, Sappl P.G., Goldshmidt A., Efroni I., Floyd S.K., Eshed Y., Bowman J. (2010) Differentiating Arabidopsis shoots from leaves by combined YABBY activities. Plant Cell 22: 2113-2130.

12.Shani E., Burko Y., Ben-Yaakov L., Berger Y., Amsellem Z., Goldshmidt A., Sharon E., Ori N. (2009) Stage-specific regulation of Solanum lycopersicum leaf maturation by class 1 KNOTTED1-LIKE HOMEOBOX proteins. Plant Cell 21:3078-92.

13. Alvarez J .P., Goldshmidt A., Efroni I., Bowman J. L., Eshed Y. (2009) The NGATHA distal organ development genes are essential for style specification in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell; 21:1373-93.

14. Shalit A. Rozman A., Goldshmidt A., Alvarez J. P., Bowman J.L., Eshed Y., Lifschitz E. (2009) The flowering hormone florigen functions as a general systemic regulator of growth and termination. PNAS 106:8392-7.

15. Efroni I., Blum E., Goldshmidt A., Eshed Y. A (2008) protracted and dynamic maturation schedule underlies Arabidopsis leaf development. Plant Cell; 20:2293-306.

16. Goldshmidt A., Alvarez J.P., Bowman J., and Eshed Y. (2008) Signals derived from YABBY gene activities in organ primordia regulate growth and partitioning of Arabidopsis shoot apical meristems. Plant Cell 20:1217-30.

17. Lifschitz E., Eviatar T., Rozman A., Shalit A, Goldshmidt A., Amsellem Z., Alvarez J., and Eshed Y. (2006) Induction of systemic flowering signals: a conserved pleiotropic function of FT orthologs. PNAS 103:6398-403.

18. Alvarez J, P., Pekker I., Goldshmidt A., Blum E., Amsellem Z., and Eshed Y. (2006) Endogenous and synthetic microRNAs stimulate simultaneous, efficient and localized regulation of multiple targets in diverse species. Plant Cell. 18: 1134-51.

19. Nadler-Hassar T, Goldshmidt A, Rubin B, Wolf S. (2004) Glyphosate inhibits the translocation of green fluorescent protein and sucrose from a transgenic tobacco host to Cuscuta campestris Yunk. Planta. ; 219(5):790-6.

Granted patents:

1. Toland B.B, Caldo R.A, Dai S, Gabbert K, Goldshmidt A, Howell M.D, Karunanandaa B, Sivalinganna M, McDill B.W, Ovadya D.J, Preuss S, Rice E.A, Savidge B, Sharma V.K. (Granted patent 2019) Composition and Methods for altering flowering and plant architecture to improve yield potential. US - Patent number: 10294486

2. Allen E.M, Boddu J, Dietrich C.R, Goldshmidt A, Howell M, Kosola K.R, Neelam A, Slewinski T.L, Venkatesh T.V, Wang H. (2018) Methods and Composition for short stature plants through manipulation of GIBBERELLIN metabolism to increase harvestable yield. US - Patent number: 10724047

Published patents

1. Toland B.B, Dai S, Gabbert K, Goldshmidt A, Howell M.D, McDill B.W, Ovadya D.J, Savidge B, Sharma V.K. (2018) Composition and Methods for altering flowering and plant architecture to improve yield potential. Publication number: 20180105819 US. Patent office

2. Robert M. Alba, Edwards M. Allen, Brent Brower-Toland, Molian Deng, Todd DeZwaan, Charles Dietrich, Alexander Goldshmidt, Cara L. Griffith, Miya D. Howell, Niranjani J. Iyer, Hongwu Jia, Saritha V. Kuriakose, Hong Li, Linda L. Lutfiyya, Anil Neelam, Shengzhi Pang, Mingsheng Peng, Monnanda Somaiah Rajani, Daniel Ruzicka, Daniel P. Schachtman, Vijay K. Sharma, Tyamagondlu V. Venkatesh, Huai Wang, Xiaoyun Wu, Nanfei Xu. (2020) MODIFIED PLANTS WITH ENHANCED TRAITS. USA patent office Publication number: 20200362360











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