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Meira Ziv

Meira Ziv

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Meira Ziv is a Professor in the Robert H Smith Institute of Plant Science and Genetics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). Her research interests are in the physiology and morphogenesis of plant organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis in large scale liquid cultures; shoot-malformation, hyperhydricity and the role of oxidative stress in the control of plant development in bioreactor cultures for efficient acclimatization and survival ex vitro; bulb and corm development in geophytes cultured in liquid cultures in relation to carbohydrate metabolism.

Research Interest

Plant morphology and physiology in tissue culture plants. Biotechnology aspects of various plants propagated in large scale pre-sterilized disposable bioreactors and their in vitro acclimatization. Physiological aspects of bud and root regeneration, control of hyper-hydricity and malformation in plants regenerated liquid cultures. Enhanced hardening in vitro, using growth retardants and silicon Developmental physiology of corms, tubers and bulbs storage organs produced in vitro.