Arie Altman, Ph.D
Tel: 972-8-9489477; fax: 972-8-9489899; email:
Born in Israel, July 8, 1937; M.Sc. 1964, Ph.D. 1970,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Lecturer 1970; Senior
Lecturer 1977; Associate Professor 1982; Professor 1989. Emeritus
Guest Professor, Culture Research, Faculty of Humanities, Tel Aviv University, Israel
to Judith (deceased 2009), a daughter (Orly) and a son (Ron).
Other professional activities:
Hebrew University and local: Founder and President,
Israeli Society of Plant Propagation. (1979-1981); Chairman,
Teaching Board, The Faculty of Agriculture (1986-1989); Director,
The Otto Warburg Center of Biotechnology in Agriculture (1992
1998); Member, Standing Committee and Academic Policy Committee,
HU (1997-2000); Member, National Committee for Biotechnology and
Chairman, National Sub-Committee for Plant Genomics (2000- );
Founding Chairperson, Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in
International : Chairman, Organizing Committee,
International Symposium "Frontiers of Biotechnology in
Agriculture (1991); Chairman, In Vitro Culture Working Group,
International Society of Horticultural Science (1994-1997);
Chairman, Organizing Committee, Second International Symposium on
the Biology of Root Formation, Jerusalem (1996); President,
International Association of Biotechnology (IAPB) (1994-1998); Executive
Committee, IAPTC&B (1998-2002) and International Advisory Committees.
Sabbatical leaves/Invited Professor: Dept. of Biology,
Yale University, New Haven, USA; Dept. of Biochemistry, Roche
Institute of Molecular Biology, USA; Scripps Research Institute,
La Jolla, USA; Dept. of Botany, University of Natal, South
Africa; INRA, Versailles, France; Dept. of Plant Morphogenesis,
University of Paris VI, France; Dept. of Plant Ecology and
Physiology, Amsterdam Free University, The Netherlands,
University College of London Institute of Archaeology.
Editorial Boards: Plant Physiology (1987-1991); Plant
Tissue Culture and Biotechnology (1994-1998); Annual Review of
Plant Biotechnology and Applied Genetics (1997-2005); Israel
Journal of Plant Sciences (1995-2004); In Vitro Cellular &
Developmental Biology-Plant; Electronic Journal of Biotechnology;
Editor: Plant Cell Reports.
RESEARCH FIELDS AND INTERESTS
Molecular regulation of plant response to drought and salinity:
The molecular basis of abiotic stress tolerance in plants,
especially drought, salinity and extreme temperatures, is
rather limited. In view the worldwide devastating problems of
salinization and desertification, both in relation to food
production and to environment degradation, we are involved in
several research projects directed at elucidating some of the
molecular regulation of tolerance to abiotic stress, especially
drought and salinity. Poplar trees, Arabidopsis, tomato
and the model halophyte Thellungiella halophila are the
major plants studied.† Plant adaptation
to environmental stresses is controlled by cascades of
molecular networks which activate stress-responsive mechanisms
to re-establish homeostasis and protect damaged proteins and
membranes. Stress-associated proteins and metabolites are two
major key regulators of adaptation to abiotic stress which are
intensively studied in our laboratory.
While the study of stress proteins and proteomics has already
received considerable attention, our understanding of the
contribution of the metabolome to stress tolerance is just
emerging. Below is a summary of our recent findings on two
unique stress-associated related proteins, Populus SP1
and Arabidopsis AtSP, and on stress-associated
metabolite profiling. The research is carried out with 4
different plant species (Populus euphratica, tomato,
Arabidopsis thaliana and Thellungiella
halophila/salsuginea) and under different salt
Recently, we characterized a new exceptionally stable,
homo-oligomeric protein (SP1), having a potent chaperone-like
The SP1 represents a novel class of proteins with a dual role:
both in plant stress tolerance, and as novel nanobiomolecule
for biotechnological applications. SP1 protein was isolated and
characterized initially in Populus tremula L. The
sp1 gene encodes a 12.4 kDa novel boiling-stable
hydrophilic protein (SP1). Northern blot analysis revealed that
sp-1 encodes a small mRNA (about 0.6 kb), which is
constitutively expressed in plants, but
its accumulation is stimulated by stress conditions. In planta,
SP1 is found at several sizes, and detailed protein analysis
established that SP1 is a homo-oligomeric protein, existing in
aspen plants as a complex composed of several 12.4 kDa
subunits. Recombinant SP1 retained similar characteristics when
expressed in E. coli.Two
genomic sp1 related sequences that are highly homologous
were isolated, as well as the corresponding promoters.
The SP1 is exceptionally resistant to many harsh conditions,
which normally degrade proteins. SP-1 transcripts were
over-expressed in transgenic aspen, showing an increased
tolerance to high levels of NaCl. In vitro, SP-1 is highly
potent in protecting the activity of several diagnostic and
industrial enzymes from heat-inactivation, and can serve as a
nanomolecule for drug delivery. Proteins with similar
characteristics have been found in several other plant species
and homologous genes and proteins were found in Populus
euphratica, an extremely salt tolerant species, as well as
in Arabidopsis. We established that P. euphratica
trees can maintain cellular homeostasis and show unique
adaptation and tolerance to salt stress by the activation of
different unique mechanisms. The following characteristics seem
especially important: (1) the ability to tolerate high levels
of Na+, Cl- and Ca2+ in the
leaves, (2) a capacity to up-regulate the synthesis of
different inorganic and organic acids (such as phosphoric acid
and quinic acid), thus maintaining normal cell functioning, (3)
maintainance of leaf cell turgor by the synthesis of high
concentrations of mono and oligosaccharides (osmolytes), (4)
P. euphratica trees developed, during their evolutionary
adaptation to salt, a higher basal level of SP1 (relative to
P. tremula, a salt sensitive species), and (5) SP1 is
sumoylated upon salt stress, and is consequently translocated
from the cytosol to the plasmalemma (possibly contributing to
membrane stabilization and functioning) and to the nucleus
(possibly associated to the chromatin).
Following cloning of Atsp, the Arabidopsis SP1
homolog, we showed its thermostability and resistance to
protease, as well as its chaperon-like activity in vitro. To
better understand the biologic functions of Atsp, we use
a strategy of reverse genetics, transforming A. thaliana
plants with an RNAi vector resulting in several independent
knock-out lines showing no apparent AtSP protein accumulation.
Preliminary results show that growth of the RNAi line is
considerably reduced, and the under-expressing line is more
sensitive to salt stress. In addition, we found that expression
of the bacterial beta gene in tomato results in glycine betaine
in the transgenic tomato (unlike the wild type which does not
accumulate glycine betaine) and in increased salt stress
tolerance. This was accompanied by changes in metabolite
profiles and in the expression of HSP70. We propose that
overproduced glycine betaine in tomato acts as an
osmoprotectant to stabilize functional and/or structural
proteins and in signaling changes in several metabolites.
†An integrated physiological and
metabolic characterization of salt cress (Thellungiella
halophila) adaptation to high salinity stress was carried
out, and compared with that of A. thaliana.
We found that salt stress tolerance of Thellungiella
is achieved by a combination of Na+ and Cl-
uptake by the roots, and even those levels of
Na+ and Cl- that accumulate in the leaves have
no effect on plant growth and protein levels,
being probably sequestered in the
vacuole. Significantly high basal levels of several metabolites
were found in Thellungiella, relative to the low levels
found in Arabidopsis.
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Forests are very important both to the world economy, having a
wide range of commercial uses, and for maintaining and
preserving our ecosystem. To lower the pressure on existing
forests, an intensive effort is needed to include trees in the
modern era of biotechnology. Although molecular breeding is
routine in agriculture, forest-tree species have been left far
behind. The potential of biotechnology for accelerating
forest-tree-breeding programs can be realized at several
levels, including clonal propagation of superior genotypes, and
direct introduction of specific traits via genetic engineering.
These two aspects are being studied in our laboratory. We
developed efficient procedures for micropropagation of
Populus species, especially P. tremula and P.
euphratica, using shoot bud regeneration form stem and root
explants, from callus, and in liquid cultures of roots. A large
number of buds were produced from mature cotyledon explants of
Pinus halepensis, and plants were recovered. Similar
procedures were used for cloning of Fagus sylvatica.
Highly efficient transformation rates, using A.
rhizogenes and A. tumefaciens, were achieved in
P. tremula. Using these procedures and several A.
rhizogenes rol genes, we have recovered transgenic plants
with improved growth rate in vitro, as well as improved rooting
characteristics and stem:root production index. Tolerance to
drought and salinity stress is being investigated in Populus
tremula, Populus euphratica and Pinus
halepensis (see above).
Plant tissue culture and propagation:
Clonal propagation of agricultural plants is becoming
increasingly important, not only (as it was traditionally) in
ornamental plants, but also in several other crops, including
vegetables and trees. Our laboratory has been and is involved
in studying hormonal and environmental control of
embryogenesis, organogenesis and tissue development in culture.
This resulted in the application of vitro procedures for rapid
clonal propagation (as well as for physiological and molecular
studies) of poplar species, Citrus, pine and Fagus,
celery, Allium and several other species.
Gene-Culture Coevolution and Niche Construction in Plants and Agriculture
Niche construction and Gene-culture coevolution (GCC) are two major interrelated
concepts that are currently the focus of revealing the interactions between
human culture, their biological development and the human environment. The two
are generally considered with respect to human development, and only occasionly
to other organisms. Niche construction studies the processes by which an
organism alters its own and other species' environment, and can be important to
evolution as natural selection is. GCC claims that human development is the
product of two interacting evolutionary processes: genetic evolution and
cultural evolution. We expand the two concepts beyond the dual system of human
gene-culture, to include also animals, plants and microorganisms' genes (the
"biome"), with special reference to domesticated plants and agriculture. The
interrelationship between human beings and agriculture in general, and plants in
particular, is a central cultural cornerstone in two outstanding periods: first
during the agricultural (Neolithic) revolution around 8,000-10,000 B.C., the
other one in our time, starting with the molecular revolution in the mid 1980's.
The two periods form major revolutions at the intercept between cultures on one
side, and agriculture and plants on the other. We propose that domestication and
all breeding technologies of crop plants and farm animals, both traditional and
novel molecular technologies, represent a specific case of culture-driven
genetic changes. While gene-culture coevolution is typically conceived as
culturally-driven changes in human genes, we extend it to include also genetic
changes in domesticated plants and animals.
Arie Altman, Books
A. Altman, ed. (1998). Agricultural Biotechnology. Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, ISBN:
0-8247-9439-7. 770 pp.
Altman, A. and Y. Waisel, eds. (1997). The Biology of Root Formation and Development,
Plenum Press, N.Y., USA. ISBN: 0-306-45706-7. 376 pp.
Altman, A. and M. Ziv, eds, (1997). Horticultural Biotechnology: In Vitro Culture and
Breeding, Acta Horticulturae 447, Wageningen, The Netherlands. ISBN: 90-6605-909-5. 674 pp.
A. Altman, M. Ziv and S. Izhar, eds. (1999). Plant Biotechnology and In Vitro Biology in
the 21st Century. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN:
0-7923-5826-0. 771 pp.
Altman A. and P. Hasegawa, eds. (2012). Plant Biotechnology and Agricultural Prospects
for the 21st century. Elsevier Publishers, and Academic Press, San Diego, USA.
ISBN 978-0-12-381466-1. (by invitation).
Altman A. and P. Hasegawa (2013). Plant Biotechnology and Agricultural Prospects for the
21st century. Elsevier Publishers, and Academic Press. Chinese Edition, Ke'Ai
Communication of China Publishers. 01-2012-2726.
Arie Altman, Publications 1969-2014
Ordin, L. and Altman A. (1965). Inhibition of phosphoglucomutase activity in
oat coleoptiles by air pollutants. Physiol. Plant. 18:790-797.
Altman, A., S.P. Monselise and K. Mendel (1966). Respiration rate, peroxidase
activity, catalase activity and growth of roots of citrus rootstocks. J. Hort. Sci.
Altman, A. (1967). Plant damages caused by air pollutants. Mada, Vol. 11 (Hebrew).
Altman, A. and A. Goell (1970). Chloride content of citrus seeds and its
distribution in various fractions. J. Am. Soc. Hort. Sci. 95:193-195.
Altman, A. and R. Goren (1971). Promotion of callus formation by abscisic acid in
citrus bud cultures. Plant Physiol. 47:844-846.
Altman, A. and K. Mendel (1972). A comparative study of chloride uptake and
transport in various tissues of citrus seedlings and its relevance to ion absorption in
trees. In: "Isotopes and Radiation in Soil-Plant Relationships, including Forestry",
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, pp. 95-108.
Altman, A. (1972). The role of auxin in root initiation in cuttings. Proc. Inter.
Plant Propag. Soc. 22:280-294.
Altman, A. and K. Mendel (1973). Characteristics of the uptake mechanism of chloride
ions in excised roots of a woody plant (Citrus). Physiol. Plant. 29:157-162.
Altman, A. (1973). Passive and active components of chloride absorption in the
bark and the wood of citrus roots. Physiol. Plant 29:163-168.
Altman, A. and P.F. Wareing (1974). The effect of IAA on sugar accumulation and
basipetal transport of 14C-labelled assimilates in relation to root formation in
Phaseolus Vulgaris cuttings. Physiol. Plant. 33:32-38.
Altman, A. and R. Goren (1974). Growth and dormancy cycles in citrus bud cultures
and its hormonal control. Physiol. Plant. 30:240-245.
Altman, A. and R. Goren (1974). Interrelationship of abscisic acid and gibberellic
acid in promotion of callus formation in the abscission zone of citrus bud cultures.
Physiol. Plant. 32:55-61.
Mozes, R. and A. Altman (1977). Characteristics of root-to-shoot transport of
cytokinin 6-benzyl aminopurine-8-14C in intact seedlings of Citrus Aurantium. Physiol.
Altman, A. and R. Mozes (1977). Comparative basipetal transport of 6-benzyl
aminopurine-8-14C, gibberellin A3-3H, IAA-2-14C and sucrose-14C in the root of intact
Citrus aurantium seedlings. Physiol. Plant. 39:233-235.
Giladi, I., A. Altman and R. Goren (1977). Differential effects of sucrose, abscisic
acid and benzyladenine on shoot growth and callus formation in the abscission zone of
excised citrus buds. Plant Physiol. 59:1161-1164.
Altman, A. and R. Goren (1977). Horticultural and physiological aspects of citrus
bud culture. Acta Horticulturae 78:51-60.
Altman, A., R. Kaur-Sawhney and A.W. Galston (1977). Stabilization of oat
leaf protoplasts through polyamine-mediated inhibition of senescence.
Plant. Physiol. 60:570-574.
Altman, A. and R. Goren (1978). Development of citrus bud explants in culture. J.
Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 103:120-123.
Galston, A.W., A. Altman and R. Kaur-Sawhney (1978). Polyamines, ribouclease and the
improvement of oat leaf protoplasts. Plant Sci. Lett. 11:69-79.
Kaur-Sawhney, R., A. Altman and A.W. Galston (1978). Dual mechanisms in
polyamine-mediated control of ribonuclease activity in oat leaf protoplasts. Plant Physiol.
Goren, R., A. Altman and I. Giladi (1979). The role of ethylene in ABA-induced
callus formation in citrus bud cultures. Plant Physiol. 63:280-282.
Giladi, I., A. Altman and R. Goren (1979). A method for aseptic culture of bud
explants from citrus trees. Sci. Horticulturae 10:357-362.
Ben-Gad, D.Y. A. Altman and S.P. Monselise (1979). Interrelationships of vegetative
growth and assimilate distribution of Citrus limettiodes seedlings in response to
root-applied GA3 and SADH. Canad. J. Bot. 57:484-490.
Friedman, R., A. Altman and E. Zamski (1979). Adventitious root formation in bean
hypocotyl cuttings in relation to IAA translocation and hypocotyl anatomy. J. Exp. Bot.
Kuris, A., A. Altman and E. Putievsky (1980). Rooting and initial establishment of
oregano, peppermint and balm. Sci. Horticulturae 13:53-59.
Kuris, A., A. Altman and E. Putievsky (1980). Vegetative propagation of spice
plants: root formation in oregano. Sci. Horticulturae 14:151-156.
Galston, A.W., R.K. Sawhney, A. Altman and H. Flores (1980). Polyamines,
macromolecular syntheses and the problem of cereal protoplast regeneration. In: Advances in
Protoplast Research, Hungarian Academy of Science, 485-497.
Altman, A. and U. Bachrach (1981). Involvement of polyamines in plant growth and
senescence. In: C.M. Caldarera et al. eds. Advances in Polyamine Research, Vol. 3. Raven
Press, pp. 365-375.
Gulsen, Y., A. Altman and R. Goren (1981). Growth and development of citrus pistils
and fruit explants in vitro. Physiol. Plant. 53:295-300.
Altman, A., Y. Gulsen and R. Goren (1982). Growth and metabolic activity of lemon
juice vesicle explants in vitro. Plant Physiol. 69:1-6.
Altman, A. (1982). Retardation of radish leaf senescence by polyamines. Physiol.
Altman, A. (1982). Polyamines and wounded storage tissues: inhibition of RNase
activity and solute leakage. Physiol. Plant 54:194-198.
Altman, A., R. Friedman and N. Levin (1982). Arginine decarboxylase and
ornithine decarboxylase of mung bean seedlings. Plant. Physiol. 69:876-879.
Friedman, R., A. Altman and U. Bachrach (1982). Polyamines and root
formation in mung bean hypocotyl cuttings. I.Effect of exogenous compounds and changes in
endogenous polyamines. Plant Physiol. 70:844-848.
Altman, A., R. Friedman, D. Amir and N. Levin (1982). Polyamine effects and
metabolism in plants under stress conditions. In: P.F. Wareing, ed., Plant Growth
Substances 1982, Academic Press (Proc. 11th Inter. Conf. Plant Growth Substances). pp.
Altman, A. and D. Freudenberg (1982). Quality of Pelargonium graveolens
cuttings as affected by the rooting medium. Sci. Horticulturae 19:379-385.
Gat, O., I. Sela and A. Altman (1983). Polyionosinic: polycytidylic acid in
association with cyclic nucleotides activates the antiviral factor (AVF) in plant
tissues. J. Gen. Virol. 64:211-214.
Altman, A., R. Friedman and N. Levin (1983). Alternative metabolic pathways of
polyamine biosynthesis in relation to plant growth. In: U. Bachrach et al., eds., Advances
in Polyamine Research, Vol. 4. Raven Press, pp. 395-408
Nathan, R., A. Altman and S.P. Monselise (1984). Changes in activity of
polyamine biosynthetic enzymes and in polyamine contents in developing fruit tissues of
"Murcott" mandarin. Sci. Hortic. 22:359-364.
Altman. A., B.N. Cohen, H. Weissbach and N. Brot (1984). Transcriptional
activity of isolated maize chloroplasts. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 235:26-33.
Friedman, R., A. Altman and U. Bachrach (1985). Polyamines and root
formation in mung bean hypocotyl cuttings. II. Incorporation of precurssors into
polyamines. Plant Physiol. 79:80-83.
Schwartz, M., A. Altman, Y. Cohen and T. Arzee (1986). Localization of
ornithine decarboxylase and changes in polyamine content in root meristems of Zea mays.
Physiol. Plant. 67:485-492.
Amir, D., E.E. Goldschmidt and A. Altman (1986). Autolysis of chlorophyll in
aqueous and detergent suspensions of chloroplast fragments. Plant Science 43:201-206.
Nur, T., R. Ben-Arie, S. Lurie and A. Altman (1986). Involvement of divalent
cations in maintaining cell membrane integrity in stressed apple fruit tissue. J. Plant
Friedman, R., N. Levin and A. Altman (1986). Presence and identification of
polyamines in xylem and phloem exudates of plants. Plant physiol. 82: 1154-1157.
Gur, A., A. Altman, R. Stern and B. Wolowitz (1986). Improving rooting and
survival of softwood peach cuttings. Sci. Horticulturae 30:97-108.
Gur, A., A. Altman, R. Stern, T. Sigler and B. Wolowitz (1987). Interactions
between myo-inositol and cytokinins: their basipetal transport and effect on peach roots.
Physiol. Plant. 69:633-638.
Amir-Shapira, D., E.E. Goldschmidt and A. Altman (1987). Chlorophyll
catabolism in senescing plant tissues: in vivo breakdown intermediates suggest different
degradative pathways for Citrus fruit and parsley leaves. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA)
Bravdo, B., O. Shoseyov, R. Ikan and A. Altman (1987). Free and bound
monoterpene content of leaves and berries and their biosynthesis by in vitro grown berries.
In: Inter. Symp. of Wine Aroma, Trento, Italy, pp. 55-62.
Altman, A. and T. Rotem (1988). A new fog aeroponic system for propagating and
growing horticultural plants. Proc. Inter. Plant Propag. Soc. 38: 207-208.
Gad, A.E., B. Ze'ewi and A. Altman (1988). Fusion of germinating watermelon
pollen tubes with liposomes. Plant Sci. 55: 69-75.
Rosenberg, N., A.E. Gad, A. Altman, N. Navot and H. Czosnek (1988).
Liposome-mediated introduction of the chloramphenicol acetyl transferase (CAT) gene and its
expression in tobacco protoplasts. Plant Molec. Biol. 10:185-191.
Gad, A.E., C. Lubitz-Omero, N. Rosenberg and A. Altman (1988). Changes in the
integrity of large unilamellar vesicles following their interaction with tobacco cell
suspensions. Plant Cell Reports 7:341-343.
Nadel, B.L., A. Altman and M. Ziv (1989). Regulation of somatic
embryogenesis in celery cell suspensions I. Promoting effects of mannitol on somatic embryo
development. Plant Cell, Tissue & Organ Culture 18:181-189.
Shapira, R., A. Altman, Y. Henis and I. Chet (1989). Polyamines and ornithine
decarboxylase activity during growth and differentiation in Sclerotium rolfsii. Jour. Gen.
Friedman, R., A. Altman and N. Levin (1989). The effect of salt stress on
polyamine biosynthesis and content in mung bean plants and in halophytes. Physiol. Plant
Altman, A. (1989). Polyamines and Plant Hormones. In: U. Bachrach and Y.M.
Heimer, eds. The Physiology of Polyamines, Vol. 2, CRC Press. pp. 121-145.
Altman, A., N. Levin, P. Cohen, M. Schneider and B. Nadel (1989). Polyamines
in growth and differentiation of plant cell cultures: The effect of nitrogen nutrition,
salt stress and embryogenic media. In: Advances in Polyamine Research Vol. 5, V. Zappia et
al., eds. Plenum Press pp. 559-572.
Bravdo, B., O. Shoseyov, R. Ikan and A. Altman (1990). Monoterpene glycoside
biosynthesis in detached grape berries grown in-vitro. Physiol. Plant 78:93-99.
Nadel, B.L., A. Altman and M. Ziv (1990). Regulation of somatic
embryogenesis in celery cell suspensions. II. Early detection of embryogenic potential and
the induction of synchronized cell cultures. Plant Cell, Tissue & Organ Culture 20:
Nadel, B.L., A. Altman and M. Ziv (1990). Cold storage and efficient
conversion of somatic celery embryos into transplantable plants. Sci. Hortic. 44: 9-16.
Gad, A.E., N. Rosenberg and A. Altman (1990). Liposome-mediated plant cell
transformation: facts and prospects. Physiol. Plant. 79:177-183.
Nadel, B.L., A. Altman and M. Ziv (1990). Regulation of large scale somatic
embryogenesis in Celery. Acta Horticulturae. 280:75-82.
Rosenberg, N., M. Reichenbach-Dekel, N. Navot, A.E. Gad, A. Altman and H.
Czosnek (1990). Liposome-mediated DNA introduction into plant protoplasts and calli. Acta
Viterbo, A., A. Altman and H.D. Rabinowitch (1990). In-vitro propagation and
cold storage of Allium trifoliatum genotypes. In: Colture in vitro e micropropagazione in
ortoflorofrutticoltura, Inter. Symp. Proc. Cesena, Italy. pp. 281-284,
Altman, A., M. Schwartz and T. Arzee (1990). A role for polyamines in
differentiation and growth of plant roots. In: Biology and Chemistry of Polyamines, S.H.
Goldemberg and I.D. Algranati, eds., ICSU Press and Oxford University Press Symposium
Series Vol. 12:147-158.
Altman, A., B.L. Nadel, Z. Falash and N. Levin (1990). Somatic embryogenesis
in celery: Induction, control and changes in polyamines and proteins. In H.J.I. Nijkamp
et al., eds., Progress in Plant Cellular and Molecular Biology. Kluwer Academic Publ.,
Dordrecht. pp. 454-459.
Nadel, B.L., A. Altman, S. Pleban and A. Huttermann (1991). In-vitro
development of mature Fagus sylvatica L. buds. I. The effect of medium and plant regulators
on bud growth and protein profiles. J. Plant Physiol. 138: 596-601.
Nadel, B.L., A. Altman, S. Pleban, R. Kocks and A. Huttermann (1991). In vitro
development of mature Fagus sylvatica L. buds. II. Seasonal changes in the response to
plant growth regulators. J. Plant Physiol. 138:136-141.
Altman, A. (1991). Frontiers of biotechnology in agriculture. Trends in
Goren, R., M. Huberman, N. Levin and A. Altman (1992). Promoting the activity
of arginine decarboxylase by ethylene and its significance to the control of abscission in
citrus leaf explants. Proc. International Ethylene Symp., Agen, France, pp. 325-326.
Viterbo, A., A. Altman and H.D. Rabinowitch (1992). Plant regeneration from
callus cultures of Allium trifoliatum subsp. hirsutum and assessment of genetic stability
by isozyme polymorphism. Plant Breeding 108: 265-273.
Rosenberg, D., A. Altman and B. Bravdo (1992). A physiological analysis of the
differential rooting preformance of calamondin and pelargonium cuttings under mist and high
humidity. Acta Horticulturae 314: 257-268.
Nadel, B.L., G. Hazan, R. David, A. Altman and A. Huttermann (1992). In vitro
propagation of Populus species: responses to growth regulators and medium composition. Acta
Horticulturae 314: 61-68.
Van Staden, J., S.J. Upfold, A. Altman and B.L. Nadel (1992). Metabolism of
benzyladenine in embryogenic cell cultures of celery. J. Plant Physiol. 140: 466-469.
Danin, M., S.J. Upfold, N. Levin, B.L. Nadel, A. Altman and J. Van Staden
(1993). Polyamines and cytokinins in celery embryogenic cell cultures. J. Plant Growth
Regul. 12: 245-254.
Ikan, R., V. Weinstein, Y. Milner, B. Bravdo, O. Shoseyov, D. Segal, A. Altman
and I. Chet (1993). Natural glycosides as potential odorants and flavorants. Acta
Horticulturae: International Symp. on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, pp. 17-28.
Altman, A. (1993). On genes and gene-worship or: an horticulturist view of
molecular biology. Acta Horticulturae 329: 218-224.
Czosnek, H., A. Kheyr-Pour, B. Gronenborn, E. Remetz, M. Zeidan, A. Altman,
H.D. Rabinowitch, S. Vidavsky, N. Kedar, Y. Gafni and D. Zamir (1993). Replication of
tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) DNA in agroinoculated leaf discs from selected tomato
genotypes. Plant Mol. Biol. 22: 995-1005.
Altman, A. and N. Levin (1993). Interactions of polyamines and nitrogen
nutrition in plants. Physiol. Plant. 89: 653-658.
Van Staden, J., S.J. Upfold and A. Altman (1994). Metabolism of
(14C)trans-zeatin and (14C)benzyladenine by detached yellow, green and variegated leaves of
Schefflera. Physiol. Plant. 90: 73-78.
Viterbo, A., A. Altman and H.D. Rabinowitch (1994). In vitro propagation and
germplasm cold-storage of fertile and male-sterile Allium trifoliatum subsp. hirsutum.
Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 41: 87-98.
Pelah, D., A. Altman and H. Czosnek (1994). Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus DNA
in callus cultures derived from infected tomato leaves. Plant Cell Tissue Organ Culture 39:
Pelah, D., O. Shoseyov and A. Altman (1995). Characterization of BspA, a
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Vainstein and J. Riov (1995). In vitro organogenesis, transformation and expression of
drought-related proteins in forest tree cultures. In: M. Terzi et al., eds., Current Issues
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Pelah, D., A. Ya'ari, A. Altman, O. Shoseyov and J. Riov (1995). Growth, in
vitro propagation and desiccation-specific proteins of Populus and Pinus cultures. In: S.
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Seed in Apium graveolens (Celery). In: Y.P.S. Bajaj, ed., Biotechnology in Agriculture
and Forestry, Vol 31, Somatic Embryogenesis and Synthetic Seed II, pp. 306-322.
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transformation and regeneration of aspen plants through shoot-bud formation in root
cultures. Plant Cell Reports. 15: 566-571.
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transformation and regeneration of transgenic aspen plants through shoot-bud formation in
root culture, and transformation of Pinus halepensis. In: M.R. Ahuja, W. Boerjan and D.B.
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Tzfira T., O. Yarnitzky, A. Vainstein and A. Altman (1996). Agrobacterium
rhizogenes-mediated DNA transfer in Pinus halepensis Mill. Plant Cell Reports. 16: 26-31.
Tamim, M., A. Altman, R. Goren, and E.E. Goldschmidt (1996). Citrus flowering
research in Rehovot, Israel: renewed focus on gibberellins. Flowering Newsletter 22: 34-40.
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for Populus tremula. Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology 2: 109-112.
Altman, A., T. Alegrand, D. Pelah, T. Tzfira, B. Vinocur, W-X. Wang and O.
Yarnitsky (1996). Molecular biology of drought tolerance and transformation of Populus and
Pinus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dendrome 3: 5-7.
Shaoliang, C., W. Shasheng, A. Altman and A. Huttermann (1996). Cytokinins:
moderators of stomatal movement in poplar genotypes. J. Beijing Forestry Univ. 5(2): 9-22.
Huancheng, M., L.E. Fung, W. Shasheng, A. Altman and A. Huttermann (1996).
Preliminary study on the salt resistance mechanisms of Populus euphratica. J. Beijing
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Shaoliang, C., W. Shasheng, A. Altman and A. Huttermann (1996). Stomatal
and non- stomatal control of photosynthesis in poplar genotypes in response to water
stress. J. Beijing Forestry Univ. 5(2): 63-72.
Chen, S., S-S. Wang, A. Altman and A. Huttermann (1996). Genotype-specific
differences in drought tolerance of poplar in relation to abscisic acid. In: I. Bach, ed.,
Proc. 20th Session Intern. Poplar Commission: Environmental and Social Issues in Poplar and
Willow Cultivation and Utilization, Budapest 1996, pp. 555-562.
Fung, L., S-S. Wang, A. Altman and A. Huttermann (1996). Effect of NaCl on
three poplar genotypes: I. Growth responses. In: I. Bach, ed., Proc. 20th Session Intern.
Poplar Commission: Environmental and Social Issues in Poplar and Willow Cultivation and
Utilization, Budapest 1996, pp. 563-571.
Fung, L., H-C. Ma, S-S. Wang, A. Altman and A. Huttermann (1996). Effect of
NaCl on three poplar genotypes: II. Uptake of Cl, Na, K and Ca ions. In: I. Bach, ed.,
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Ma, H-C., L. Fung, S-S. Wang, A. Altman and A. Huttermann (1996). Photosynthesis
of Populus euphratica in saline soil. In: I. Bach, ed., Proc.20th Session Intern. Poplar
Commission: Environmental and Social Issues in Poplar and Willow Cultivation and
Utilization, Budapest 1996, pp. 596-603.
Tamim, M., A. Altman, R. Goren and E.E. Goldschmidt (1996). Modification of the
time and intensity of flowering in Citrus cultivars by water stress, light, low
temperatures and growth regulators. Proc. Int. Soc. Citriculture, Vol. 2:
Pelah, D., W. Wang, A. Altman, O. Shoseyov and D. Bartels (1997). Differential
accumulation of water-stress related proteins, sucrose synthase and soluble sugars in
Populus genotypes which differ in their water-stress response. Physiol. Plant. 99: 153-159.
Pelah, D., O. Shoseyov, A. Altman and D. Bartels (1997). Water-stress response
in aspen (Populus tremula): differential accumulation of dehydrin, sucrose synthase,
GAPDH homologues and soluble sugars. J. Plant Physiol. 151: 96-100.
Tzfira, T., C. S. Jensen, A. Vainstein and A. Altman (1997). Transformation
and regeneration of transgenic aspen plants via shoot formation from stem explants.
Physiol. Plant. 99: 554-561.
Schwartz, M., A. Altman, Y. Cohen and T. Arzee (1997). Inhibition of polyamine
biosynthesis by L-canavanine and its effect on meristematic activity, growth, and
development of Zea mays roots. Israel J. Plant Sci. 45: 23-30.
Pelah, D., M.Dekel, N. Rosenberg, N. Navot, A. Altman and H. Czosnek (1997).
Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) DNA replication in protoplasts derived from tomato
genotypes, sensitive, tolerant and resistant to the virus. Plant Tissue Culture and
Biotechnology 3: 97-106.
Tzfira, T.,C. S. Jensen, W-X. Wang, A. Zuker, B. Vinocur, A. Altman and A.
Vainstein (1997). Transgenic Populus tremula: a step-by-step protocol for its
Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. Plant Molec. Reporter 15: 219-235.
Chen, S-L., S-S. Wang, A. Altman and A. Huttermann (1997). Genotypic variation
in drought tolerance of poplar in relation to abscisic acid. Tree Physiol. 17: 797-803.
Ma, H-C, L. Fung, S-S. Wang, A. Altman and A. Huttermann (1997). Photosynthetic
response of Populus euphratica to salt stress. Forest Ecology and Management 93: 55-61.
Tzfira, T.,C. S. Jensen, A. Vainstein and A. Altman (1997). Aspen
transformation procedures: oncogenic Agrobacterium rhizogenes versus disarmed Agrobacterium
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Jensen, C.S., T. Tzfira, A. Vainstein and A. Altman (1997). Direct regeneration
and selection of Populus tremula L. transgenic shoots from Agrobacterium
tumefaciens-transformed stem explants. In: A. Altman and Y. Waisel, eds. The Biology of
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Wang, W-X., D. Pelah, A. Altman and O. Shoseyov (1997). Clonal differences in
the expression of a water stress related protein (BspA) in Populus spp. In A. Altman and M.
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Carmi, T., M. Ziv and A. Altman (1997). Bud regeneration, growth and
proliferation of aspen (Populus tremula) roots in liquid cultures. In A. Altman and M. Ziv,
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embryogenesis. In A. Altman and M. Ziv, eds, Horticultural Biotechnology: In Vitro Culture
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Tzfira, T., A. Vainstein and A. Altman (1997). Improved rooting ability and root
system performance in transgenic aspen plants. In: A. Altman and Y. Waisel, eds. The
Biology of Root Formation and Development, Plenum Press, pp. 181-186.
Vinocur, B., T. Tzfira, M. Ziv A. Vainstein and A. Altman (1997). Bud
regeneration and growth from transgenic and non transgenic aspen (Populus tremula) root
explants. In: A. Altman and Y. Waisel, eds. The Biology of Root Formation and Development,
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Meiri, H. and A. Altman (1998). Agriculture and agricultural biotechnology:
Development trends towards the 21st century. In: A. Altman, ed. (1998). Agricultural
Biotechnology. Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, pp. 1-17.
Altman, A. and B. Loberant (1998). Micropropagation: Clonal plant propagation in
vitro. In: A. Altman, ed. (1998). Agricultural Biotechnology. Marcel Dekker, Inc., New
York, pp. 19-42.
Tzfira, T., A. Zuker and A. Altman (1998). Forest tree biotechnology: genetic
transformation and application to future forests. Trends in Biotechnology 16: 439-446.
Tzfira, T., B. Vinocur, A. Altman and A. Vainstein (1998). rol-transgenic
Populus tremula: root development, root-borne bud regeneration and in vitro propagation
coefficient. Trees 12: 464-471.
Fung, L.E., S.S. Wang, A. Altman and A. Huttermann (1998). Effect of NaCl on
growth, photosynthesis, ion and water relations of four poplar genotypes. Forest Ecology
and Management 107: 135-146.
Tzfira, T., A. Vainstein and A. Altman (1999). rol-gene expression in transgenic
aspen (Populus tremula) plants results in accelerated growth and improved stem production
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we go from here? In: A. Altman, M. Ziv and S. Izhar, eds., Plant Biotechnology and In Vitro
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Ovadis, M., Chernin, L., Tzfira, T., Canaan, V., Aharoni, A., Sakar, D., Altman,
A., Vainstein, A. (1999). Transformation of tobacco and aspen plants with the ITA locus
of an INCQ plasmid confers resistance to Agrobacterium tumefaciens infection. In: Altman
A., Ziv M. and Izhar, S. (eds.). Plant biotechnology and in vitro biology in the 21st
century. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp: 533-536.
Shani, Z., Dekel, M., Tsabary, G., Jensen, Ch., Tzfira, T., Goren, R., Altman, A
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Shani, Z., Shpigel, E., Roiz, L., Goren, R., Vinocur, B., Tzfira, T., Altman, A
and Shoseyov, O. (1999). Cellulose binding domain increases cellulose synthase activity in
Acetobacter xylinum, and biomass in transgenic plants. In: Altman A., Ziv M. and Izhar, S.
(eds.). Plant biotechnology and in vitro biology in the 21st century. Kluwer Academic
Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp: 213-218.
Tzfira, T., Ya'ari, A., Yarnitzky, O., Riov, J. and Altman, A. (1999). In
vitro propagation of Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis Mill.). In: Altman A., Ziv M. and Izhar,
S. (eds.). Plant biotechnology and in vitro biology in the 21st century. Kluwer Academic
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Wang, W.X., Tzfira, T.,Levin, N., Shoseyov, O and Altman, A. (1999). Plant
tolerance to water and salt stress: The expression pattern of a water stress responsive
protein (BspA) in transgenic aspen plants. In: Altman A., Ziv M. and Izhar, S. (eds.).
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(1999). Arabidopsis thaliana endo-1,4,-b-glucanase (cel1) promoter mediates
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ahead. Electronic J. Biotechnology
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towards improving plant performance and drought tolerance. In: S.M. Jain and S.C. Minocha,
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Alian, A., A. Altman and B. Heuer (2000). Genotypic differences in salinity and
water stress tolerance of fresh market tomato cultivars. Plant Sci. 152: 58-65.
Altman, A. and B. Loberant (2000). Micropropagation of plants: principles and
practices. In: R. Spier, ed., Encyclopedia of Cell Technology, Vol. 1: 916-929. John Wiley
& Sons, Inc., New York
Altman, A., T. Tzfira, W. Wang, B. Vinocur, G. Hazan and A. Vainstein (2000).
Clonal stability, seasonal periodicity and transgenes: the lesson from long-term
micropropagation of transgenic and non-transformed Populus tremula L. Plants. In: A.
C. Cassels et al., eds, Int. Symp. on Methods and Markers for Quality Assurance in
Micropropagation, Acta Horticulturae 530: 429-436.
Vinocur, B., T. Carmi, A. Altman and M. Ziv (2000). Enhanced bud regeneration in
aspen (Populus tremula L.) roots cultured in liquid medium. Plant Cell Reports 19:
Wang, W.X., B. Vinocur, O. Shoseyov and A. Altman (2001). Biotechnology of
plant osmotic stress tolerance: physiological and molecular considerations. In: S. Sorvari
et al., eds., Int. Symp. on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding, Acta Horticulturae
S. Chen, J. Li, S. Wang, A. Huttermann and A. Altman. (2001). Salt, nutrient
uptake and transport, and ABA of Populus euphratica hybrid in response to increasing soil
NaCl. Trees 15: 186-194.
Wang, W.G., D. Pelah, T. Alegrand, O. Shoseyov and A. Altman (2001). "Boiling
and/or detergent stable, and/or protease resistant, chaperone-like oligomeric proteins,
polynucleotides encoding the same, and their uses" (Patent application).
Wang, W.G., D. Pelah, T. Alergand, O. Shoseyov and A. Altman (2002). cDNA
cloning, expression and characterization of SP1, an oligomeric water-stress responsive
boiling stable protein. Plant Physiology130: 865-875.
Altman, A. (2003). From plant tissue culture to biotechnology: scientific
revolutions, abiotic stress tolerance, and forestry. In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol.-Plant
Wang, W.G., T. Barak, B. Vinocur, O. Shoseyov and A. Altman (2003). Abiotic
resistance and chaperones: possible physiological role of SP1, a stable and stabilizing
protein from Populus. In: Plant Biotechnology 2002 and Beyond (ed. I. K. Vasil), Kluwer
Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Boston, London. pp. 439-443.
Chen S , Li, J., Wang, S., Fritz, E., Huettermann, A. and Altman, A. (2003).
Effects of NaCl on shoot growth, transpiration, ion compartmentation and transport in
regenerated plants of Populus euphratica and P. tomentosa. Canadian J. of Forest Res. 33:
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Almog (2003). Crystallization and preliminary X-ray crystallographic analysis of SP1, a
novel chaperone-like protein. Acta Cryst. D59: 512-514.
Ziv, M. and A. Altman (2003). Plant Tissue Culture: General Principles.
Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences, Elsevier Science Ltd.
Wang, W., B. Vinocur and A. Altman (2003). Plant responses to drought, salinity
and extreme temperatures: towards genetic engineering for stress tolerance. Planta 218:
Wang, W., B. Vinocur, O. Shoseyov and A. Altman (2004). The role of plant
heat-shock proteins/molecular chaperones in the abiotic stress response. Trends in Plant
Science 9: 244-252.
Or Dgany, Ana Gonzalez , Oshrat Sofer, Wangxia Wang, Gennady Zolotnitsky, Amnon Wolf ,
Yuval Shoham, Arie Altman, Sharon G. Wolf, Oded Shoseyov and Orna Almog (2004).
Structural Basis of the Thermostability of SP1, a Novel Plant (Populus tremula)
Boiling Stable Protein. Journal of Biological Chemistry 279: 51516 - 51523.
Pelah, D., I. Marton, W. Wang, O. Shoseyov, A. Altman and E. Cohen (2004).
Accumulation and protection activity of protease-resistant heat-stable proteins in
Haematococcus pluvialis during high light and nitrogen starvation. Jour. Applied Phycology
Mizrachy, L., D. Dabush, Y. Levy, R. Aloni A. Altman and Y. Gafni (2004).
Cloning and characterization of the tomato karyopherin-1 gene promoter. Devlop. Growth.
Differ. 46: 515-522.
Vinocur, B. and A. Altman (2005). Recent advances in engineering plant tolerance
to abiotic stress: achievements and limitations. Curr. Opinion
Biotecnology 16: 1-10.
Brosch√© Mikael, Basia Vinocur, Edward R Alatalo, Airi Lamminm√§ki, Thomas Teichmann,
Eric A Ottow, Dimitar Djilianov, Dany Afif, Marie-B√©atrice Bogeat-Triboulot, Arie
Altman, Andrea Polle, Erwin Dreyer, Stephen Rudd, Lars Paulin, Petri Auvinen and Jaakko
Kangasj√§rvi (2005). Gene expression and metabolite profiling of Populus euphratica
growing in the Negev desert. Genome Biology 2005, 6.
Wang, Wang-Xia, Or Dgany, Sharon Grayer Wolf, Ilan Levy, Rachel Algom, Yehonathan
Pouny, Amnon Wolf, Ira Marton, Arie Altman and Oded Shoseyov (2006). Aspen SP1, an
Exceptional Thermal, Protease and Detergent-Resistant Self-Assembled Nano-Particle.
Biotechnology and Bioengineering 95: 161-168.
Solomon, A., Sara Golubowicz, Zeev Yablowicz, Shlomo Grossman, Margalit Bergman, Hugo
E. Gottlieb, Arie Altman, Zohar Kerem, and Moshe A. Flaishman (2006). Antioxidant
Activities and Anthocyanin Content of Fresh Fruits of Common Fig ( Ficus carica L.). J.
Agricultural and Food Chemistry 54: 7717-7723.
Polle A., , A. Altman and X. Jiang (2006). Towards genetic engineering for
drought tolerance in trees. M. Fladung and D.Ewald (eds.) Tree Transgenesis: Recent
Developments. Springer-verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, pp 275-297.
Marie-B√©atrice Bogeat-Triboulot, Mikael Brosch√©, Jenny Renaut, Laurent Jouve, Didier
Le Thiec, Payam Fayyaz, Basia Vinocur, Erwin Witters, Kris Laukens, Thomas Teichmann,
Arie Altman, Jean-Fran√ßois Hausman, Andrea Polle, Jaakko Kangasj√§rvi, and Erwin
Dreyer (2007). Gradual Soil Water Depletion Results in Reversible Changes of Gene
Expression, Protein Profiles, Ecophysiology, and Growth Performance in Populus
euphratica, a Poplar Growing in Arid Regions. Plant Physiol. 143: 876-892.
Arnon Heyman, Yoav Barak, Jonathan Caspi, David B. Wilson, Arie Altman, Edward
A. Bayer and Oded Shoseyov (2007). Multiple display of catalytic modules on a protein
scaffold: Nano-fabrication of enzyme particles. Journal of Biotechnology 131:433-439.
Arnon Heyman, Ilan Levy, Arie Altman and Oded Shoseyov (2007). SP1 as a Novel
Scaffold Building Block for Self-Assembly Nanofabrication of Submicron Enzymatic
Structures.Nano Lett. 7: 1575-1579.
Izhar Medalsy, Or Dgany, Mukhles Sowwan, Hezy Cohen, Alevtyna Yukashevska, Sharon G.
Wolf, Amnon Wolf, Abraham Koster, Orna Almog, Ira Marton, Yehonathan Pouny, Arie
Altman, Oded Shoseyov and Danny Porath (2008). SP1 Protein-Based Nanostructures and
Arrays. Nano Lett. 8: 473-477.
Loberant, B. andA. Altman (2010). Micropropagation of Plants. In:
Encyclopedia of Industrial Biotechnology: Bioprocess, Bioseparation, and Cell Technology,
Michael C. Flickinger, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Monika Brinker, Mikael Brosch√©, Basia Vinocur, Atef Abo-Ogiala, Payam Fayyaz,
Dennis Janz, Eric A. Ottow, Andreas D. Cullmann, Joachim Saborowski, Jaakko Kangasj√§rvi,
Altman, Andrea Polle (2010). Linking the salt transcriptome with physiological
responses of a salt resistant Populus species as a strategy to identify genes
important for stress acclimation. Plant Physiology 154:1697-1709.
Anat Solomon, Sara Golubowicz, Zeev Yablowicz, Margalit Bergman, Shlomo
Grossman,Arie Altman, Zohar Kerem, Moshe A. Flaishman (2010). EPR
Studies of O2*-, OH, and 1O2 Scavenging and Prevention of Glutathione Depletion in
Fibroblast Cells by Cyanidin-3-rhamnoglucoside Isolated from Fig (Ficus carica L.) Fruits.
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 58:7158-7165.
Antoine Harfouche, Richard Meilan and Arie Altman (2011). Tree genetic
engineering and applications to sustainable forestry and biomass production. Trends in
Biotechnology 29: 9-17.
Altman A. and P.M. Hasegawa (2012) Introduction to plant biotechnology 2011:
Basic aspects and agricultural implications. In: A. Altman and P.M. Hasegawa, eds. 2012.
Plant Biotechnology and Agriculture: Prospects for the 21st Century. Elsevier and Academic
Press.Amsterdam. ISBN 978-0-12-381466-1.pp. xxix-xxxviii.
Antoine Harfouche, Richard Meilan and Arie Altman (2014). Molecular and
physiological responses to abiotic stress in forest trees and their relevance to tree
improvement. Tree Physiol 34 (11): 1181-1198. (Special issue, Invited Review).
Moshelion, M. and A. Altman (2015). Current challenges and future perspectives
of plant and agricultural biotechnology. Invited Opinion Review, Trends in Biotechnology
Wang, W., Pelah, D., Alegrand, T., Pouny, Y., Marton, I.,
Wolf, A., Shoseyov, O., Altman, A. (2007). Denaturant stable and/or protease
resistant, chaperone-like oligomeric proteins, polynucleotides encoding same, their uses
and methods of increasing a specific activity thereof. USA Patent 7,253,341.
Wolf, A., Pouny, Y., Marton, I., Dgany, O., Altman, A., Shoseyov, O. (2007). Sp1
Polypeptides, Modified Sp1 Polypeptides And Uses Thereof. Patent: Wo/2007/007325.
And additional patents thereof.
Update: Feb 2015