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Name: Leonid Korol, Ph.D. (Retiree)
Units: Plant SciencesNatural Resources
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  03-9683678
Cell: 050-6220123
Email:    vckorol@volcani.agri.gov.il
Office location:Room 305, 3rd Floor, Gene Bank Wing of Plant Sciences Institute
Address:Department of Agronomy and Natural Resources
Institute of Plant Sciences
Agricultural Research Organization - the Volcani Center
P.O.Box 6, Bet Dagan
ISRAEL 50250
Research Interests / Job description
Population genetics

Research interests

Environmental influences on changes of genetic diversity and structure to reveal adaptive genetic variation.  Genotype x environment interaction.

Quantification of selection in natural forest populations.

Natural hybridizations between species in forest populations.

Gene flow among forest tree populations.

Monitoring the changes in genetic diversity for maintaining healthy populations. Drought tolerance.

Plant molecular systematics and phylogeny.

 Acacia treeAnalysis of genetic diversity and population differentiation among populations of three different Israeli species of Acacia: A. raddiana, A. negevensis (A. pachyceras (Schwartz), A. tortilis.
 Eucalytus treeAssessment of genetic structure among Eucalyptus camaldulensis trees planted in Israel and comparison of this genetic variation in Israel vs. Australian populations to allow reconstructing history of this species distribution in our region.
 Pine treesInvestigation of genetic diversity and genetic structure of Aleppo pine forests growing in different environmental conditions.  We use DNA markers to detect the genetic structure and degree of relatedness within and among different stands.  Comparison of the genetic structure of populations of different ages will permit us to detect changes in gene frequencies due to deficit of water, high temperature and other factors. Study of chloroplast DNA markers will help us to identify regions of local adaptation.


Samocha, Y., Shklar, G., Korol, L. & Sternberd, M. 2009. From mesic to arid environments: morphological and genetic divergence in Asphodelus aestivus Brot. populations. Israel J. of Plant Sciences 57: 91-100.

Korol, L., Zoref, Y., Kapulnik, Y & Atzmon, N. 2008. Assessment of the genetic variation among Suillus granulatus in Israel. Israel J. of Plant Sciences. 56: 321-330.

Korol, L. &  Schiler,  G. 2006. Molecular Variability and Diversity of Mediterranean Pines: Pinus halepensis Mill. and Pinus brutia Ten. in Plant genome Biodiversity and Evolution (editors Sharma AK and Sharma A): p. 30-52.

Schiller, G., Shklar G. & Korol L. 2006. Genetic diversity assessment by random amplified polymorphic DNA of oaks in Israel 3. Quercus calliprinos Webb. Israel J. of Plant Sciences. 54:137-148.

Schiller G., Herr, H., Shklar, G. and Korol L.  (2005). Diversity assessment, of leaf phenology variation in Quercus ithaburensis Decne by RAPD. Israel J. of Plant Sciences. 53: 75-78.

Korol, L., Shklar, G. & Schiller G. (2004). Tabor Oak in Israel, Genetic Diversity With and Between Populations. Forest Genetics 11: 317-323.

Schiller G., Shklar, G. & Korol L.  (2004). Habitat Effects on Adaptive Variation in Pinus Halepensis Mill. Provenances. Forest Genetics 11: 325-335.

Schiller, G., Shklar, G, &  Korol, L. (2004). Genetic diversity assessment by random amplified polymorrphyc DNA of oaks in Israel. 2. Quercus boissieri Reut. . Israel J. of Plant Sciences. 52: 315-322.

Gabriel Schiller, Galina Shklar & Leonid Korol. (2003). Genetic diversity assessment by random amplified polymorphic DNA of oaks in Israel. Israel J. of Plant Sciences. 51: 1-10.

Korol, L., Shklar, G & Schiller, G. (2002). Differentiation within and among Pinus brutia Ten. seed stands in Turkey in their isoenzymes. Forest Genetics. 9: 233-242.

Korol, L., Shklar, G. & Schiller, G. (2002). Genetic variation of Pinus halepensis populations in Israel.Israel J. of Plant Sciences. 50: 135-143.

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