French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands
Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research
BGU, Sede-Boqer Campus, 84990, Israel
Born: 1947, Israel.
Senior lecturer, The Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, BGU (2004)
Transport of solutes across plant membranes under normal and stress conditions and the effect of aging on these processes.
1974-1980 Ph.D. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Advisor: Prof. L. Reinhold
Thesis: "Transport of organic solutes through membranes of vacuoles and
protoplasts isolated from higher plants"
1972-1974 M.Sc. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Plant Physiology. Advisor: Prof. L. Reinhold
Title of Thesis: "The uptake of 2-deoxy-D-glucose by isolated cotyledons
1969-1972 B.Sc. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Biology (Physiology and Biochemistry)
Latest refereed articles and Chapters in collective volumes:
1. Mittova V, Volokita M, Guy M and Tal M. 2000. Activities of SOD and the ascorbate-glutathione cycle enzymes in subcellular compartments in leaves and roots of the cultivated tomato and its wild salt tolerant relative Lycopersicon pennellii.. Physiologia Plantarum 110: 42- 51. (cited 62 times, IF 2.334).
*2. Shalata A, Mittova V, Volokita M, Guy M and Tal M. 2001. Response of the cultivated tomato and its wild salt-tolerant relative Lycopersicon pennellii to salt-dependent oxidative stress: the root antioxidative system. Physiologia Plantarum 112: 487-494. (cited 86 times, IF 2.334).
*3. Mittova V, Guy M, Tal M and Volokita M. 2002. Response of the cultivated tomato and its wild salt-tolerant relative Lycopersicon pennellii to salt-dependent oxidative stress: upregulation of the antioxidant system in root plastids of L. pennellii. Free Radicals Research. 36: 195 – 202. (cited 29 times, IF 2.826).
*4. Mittova V, Tal M, Volokita M and Guy M. 2002. Salt-stress induces upregulation of an efficient chloroplast antioxidant system in the salt-tolerant wild tomato species lycopersicon pennellii but not in the cultivated species. Physiologia Plantarum 115: 393 – 400. (cited 50 times, IF 2.334).
*5. Mittova V, Tal M, Volokita M and Guy M. 2003. Upregulation of the leaf mitochondrial and
peroxisomal antioxidative systems in response to salt-induced oxidative stress in the wild salt-tolerant tomato species Lycopersicon pennellii. Plant Cell and Environment 26: 845-856. (cited 34 times, IF 4.666).
*6. Mittova V, Kiddle G, Theodoulou FL, Gómez L, Volokita M, Tal M, Foyer CH, and Guy M. 2003. Co-ordinated induction of glutathione biosynthesis and glutathione-metabolizing enzymes is correlated with salt tolerance in tomato. FEBS Letters 554: 417-421. (cited 22 times, IF 3.264).
*7. Mittova V, Theodoulou FL, Kiddle G, Volokita M, Tal M, Foyer CH, and Guy M. 2004. Comparision of mitochondrial ascorbate peroxidase in the cultivated tomato, Lycopersicon esculentum, and its wild, salt—tolerant relative, L. pennellii- a role for matrix isoforms in protection against oxidative damage. Plant Cell and Environment 27: 237- 250. (cited 8 times, IF 4.666).
*8.Mittova V, Guy M, Tal M and Volokita M. 2004. Salinity upregulates the antioxidative system in root mitochondria and peroxisomes of the wild salt-tolerant tomato species Lycopersicon pennellii. Journal of Experimental Botany 55: 1105-1113. (cited 56 times, IF 4.001).
*9. Najami N, T Janda, W Barriah, G Kayam, M Tal, M Guy and Volokita M. 2008.. Ascorbate peroxidase gene family in tomato: Its identification and characterization. Molecular Genetics and Genomics 279: 171-282. (cited 2 times, IF 2.838).
Chapters in Authored Books:
Reinhold L and Guy M. 2002 Function of membrane transport under salinity: Plasma membrane. In: Salinity. Environment - Plants- Molecules, pp 397-421. A. Läuchli and U. Lüttge (eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.