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שלח באימייל הדפס
Name: Avi Sadka, Ph.D. (Researcher)
Units: Plant SciencesFruit Tree Sciences
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  ‎‎03-9683343 ‎‎03-9683884
Cell: ‎‎050-6220340
Email:    vhasadka@volcani.agri.gov.il
Office location:Fruit Trees Building Room No. 210
Address:Department of Fruit Trees Sciences,
Institute of Plant Sciences,
ARO, The Volcani Center
P.O. Box 6
Bet Dagan 50250

Research Interests / Job description
Citrus Physiology: fruit development, fruit quality, alternate bearing and yield improvement

Fields of Scientific Interest:

  • Fruit growth and development
  • Fruit quality
  • Control of alternate bearing
  • Practical aspects of citriculture

Current Research Projects:

Current Lab Members and Their Projects

Engineers/ Technicians


Ludmila Schlizerman , Ms.C., Laboratory Research Engineer, Fruit acidity and Citrus flowering


Naftali Zur , Field Technician, Photoselective nets and plastic mulches in the orchard

Visiting Scientist

Prof. Vijay Bahadur,, India, Alternate bearing



Liron Shalom , Ph.D. Student, Alternate bearing

Yasmin Levi, , M.Sc. Student, Alternate bearing

Deriba Nemara, , M.Sc. Student, Photoselective nets


Past Lab Members

  • Dr. Ran Kapri, Ph.D. Student
  • Dr. Ken Marsh, Visiting Scientist from New Zeland
  • Dr. Yong-Zhong Liu, Visiing Scientist from China
  • Dr. Ming Dong, Visiting Scholar
  • Dr. Sham Prakash, Pot Doctoral Fellow
  • Mr. Gabriel Bardosh, M.Sc. Student
  • Ms. Alina Sorkina, M.Sc. Student
  • Ms. Ravit Goldberg-Moeller, M.Sc. Student
  • Mr. Adi Mondshein, M.Sc. Student
  • Mr. Yishai Wachsmann, M.Sc. Student
  • Mr. Shmuel Kalderon, M.Sc. Student
  • Mr. Asfaw Degu, M.Sc. Student
  • Ms. Ifat Bar-Haim, M.Sc. Student
  • Ms. Sivan Samuels, M.Sc. Student
  • Mrs. Esther Dahan, Lab Technichian
  • Dr. Puneet Dhwan, Visiting Scholar

Recent Publications, since 2010 

Katz, E., Fon, M., Eigenheer, R.A., Phinney, B.S., Sadka, A. and Blumwald, E.. (2010). A label-free differential quantitative mass spectrometry method for the characterization and identification of protein changes during citrus fruit development. Proteome Sci. 8, 68. PDF

Degu, A., Hatew, B., Nunes-Nesi, A., Schlizerman, L., Zur, N., Katz, E., Fernie, A.R., Blumwald, E. and Sadka, A. (2011). Inhibition of aconitase in citrus fruit callus results in a metabolic shift towards amino acid biosynthesis. Planta 234, 501-513. PDF

Katz, E., Boo, K.H., Kim, H.Y., Eigenheer, R.A., Phinney, B.S., Shulaev, V., Negre-Zakharov, F., Sadka, A. and Blumwald, E. (2011). Label-free shotgun proteomics and metabolite analysis reveal a significant metabolic shift during Citrus fruit development. J. Exp. Botany 62:5367-5384. PDF

Sorkina, A., Bardosh, G., Liu, Y-Z., Fridman, I., Schlizerman, L., Zur, N., Or, E., Goldschmidt, E.E., Blumwald, E. and Sadka, A.. (2011). Isolation of a citrus promoter and its functional analysis in isolated juice sacs and in tomato. Plant Cell Rep. 30:1627-1640. PDF

Shlalom, L., Samuels, S., Zur, N., Shlizerman, L., Zemach, H., Ofir, R., Blumwald, E. and Sadka, A. (2012). Alternate bearing in citrus: changes in the expression of flowering control genes and in global gene expression in ON- versus OFF-crop trees. PLOS ONE, 7(10): e46930. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0046930. PDF

Goldberg-Moeller, R., Shalom, L., Shlizerman, L., Samuels, S., Zur, N., Ophir, R., Blumwald, E. and Avi Sadka (2013). Effect of gibberellin treatment during flowering induction period on global gene expression and transcription of flowering-control genes in Citrus buds. Plant Sci. 198: 46-57. PDF


                 Netting experiment, 2013 harvest


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