Plants as sessile organisms have to efficiently cope with adverse environmental conditions. Abiotic stresses like drought, cold and heat crucially involve the function of the plant hormone abscisic acid (ABA). Extensive research during the past years especially in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana has ncovered and characterized central modules of ABA and abiotic stress signaling. […]
The research involves isolation and identification of new strains ofentomopathogenic nematodes from Palestinian territories, following a study oftheir biological characteristic; such as infectivity, heat tolerance, anddesiccation tolerance. In addition to the conventional crosses method, theidentification employs restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) ofinternal transcriptase spacers. The project aims at developingappropriate strains of entomopathogenic nematodes for the […]
biology and symbiosis of the bacto-helminthic complex Heterorhabditisbacteriophora and Photorhabdus luminescens for the biological control of whitegrubs (Maladera matrida) in the Middle East.