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Israel Prize awarded to Hebrew University Professor Dani Zamir for his agricultural research - Haaretz


The Israel Prize for agricultural research and environmental science is being awarded to Prof. Dani Zamir, the Education Ministry announced Sunday. Zamir is professor emeritus in genetics at the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment at Hebrew University.

Zamir’s fields of research deal with improving plants and developing innovative tools for genetic cultivation. For example, he developed a group of cultured tomatoes that contain a DNA string from species of wild tomatoes that make them resistant to dryness, salt and various diseases.

Twenty years ago he founded the company AB Seeds, which together with the university’s Yissum technology ...

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