Researcher interests: Mode of action of growth regulators in the control of citrus leaf and fruit abscission, with special emphasis on the role of auxin metabolism and translocation in relation to ethylene effects. Auxin catabolism in relation to ethylene effect and tissue sensitivity. Controlling post- harvest flower abscission of Cestrum elegans. Ethylene biosynthesis relating to abscission, senescence and fruit maturity, ethylene perception and signal transduction at the genome level. Response of endogenous ethylene on the postharvest behavior of citrus fruit at the molecular level. Effect of ethylene blockers on external ethylene actions on citrus fruits. Flowering and fruiting as affected by exogenous hormones. Carbohydrate metabolism in relation to fruit development and maturity. Molecular aspects of sucrose glycolysis and gluconeogenesis.

Selected Publications

Akiva Apelbaum, Edward C.Sisler, Raphael Goren, Margrethe Serek
The effect of dialkylamine compounds and related derivatives of 1-methylcyclopropene in counteracting ethylene responses in banana fruit (2009)| ScienceDirect | Read more
Eliezer E.Goldschmidt, Raphael Goren, Jian Xin Shi, Ron Porat
Molecular, biochemical and anatomical factors governing ethanol fermentation metabolism and accumulation of off-flavors in mandarins and grapefruit (2007)| ScienceDirect | Read more
Amnon Lers, Bekele Abebie, Raphael Goren, Sonia Philosoph-Hadas
Differential Effects of NAA and 2,4-D in Reducing Floret Abscission in Cestrum (Cestrum elegans) Cut Flowers are Associated with their Differential Activation of Aux/IAA Homologous Genes (2007)| oxford academic| Read more

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