• Biocontrol Enhancers to Promote Root Colonization by Beneficial Bacteria (No. T4-1723)

    Scientist: Ilana Kolodkin-Gal

    Available chemically based pesticides cause a large number of negative health and environmental effects including the outcome of residual contamination of land, water, and crops. Subsequently there is a need for improved methods of crop protection, preferably the use of environmental friendly alternatives of biologically ... Read more
  • Bioengineered Microorganisms that can "Eat" (Fix) CO2 (No. T4-1736)

    Scientist: Ron Milo

    Biomass production by plants and other photosynthetic organisms involves carbon fixation, the process of incorporating inorganic carbon dioxide into organic compounds. Currently carbon fixation by plants and other photosynthetic organisms is the limiting factor in biomass production. Improvement in the metabolic pathway ... Read more
  • In Silico Designed Synthetic Carbon Fixation Pathways for Superior Biomass Generation (No. T4-1556)

    Scientist: Ron Milo

    Synthetic carbon fixation pathways can allow plants to produce more biomass using the same amount of energy from sunlight. Novel carbon fixation cycles discovered at The Weizmann Institute hold potential to greatly increase the capacity of organisms to convert atmospheric carbon into sugars. Modern agriculture faces limi ... Read more
  • Increasing Plant Yield by Inhibiting Attenuating Enzymes (No. T4-1812)

    Scientist: Avihai Danon

    A growing global population requires a greater food supply. The agriculture industry and biotechnology sector are trying to overcome the challenge and improve crop efficiency by increasing food production in the same or smaller farming areas, as well as dealing with the threats imposed by climate change. Consequently the ... Read more
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