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Researcher: Irwin Goldman

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Areas of Expertise
  • Plant science
  • Germplasm development, systematics and breeding
  • Molecular biology
  • Crop physiology
  • Postharvest quality
  • Edible and ornamental crop management
  • Sustainable production
  • Breeding and genetics of cross-pollinated vegetable crops
  • Genetics of horticulturally-desirable traits in vegetable crops
  • Carrot, onion, and beet inbred lines and hybrids
  • Human health functionality of vegetable crops
Web Site Irwin Goldman's Department of Horticulture Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 8,198,512 - High pigment golden beets, issued June 2012.
  • 6,437,222 - Reduced pigment gene of carrot and its use, issued August 2002.
  • 6,353,156 - High pigment beet, issued March 2002.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20060212968 - High pigment golden beets, published September 2006.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Freeing Crop Genetics through the Open Source Seed Initiative. Luby CH, Goldman IL. PLoS Biol. 2016 Apr 19;14(4):e1002441. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002441. eCollection 2016 Apr.

  • Geosmin (2β,6α-dimethylbicyclo[4.4.0]decan-1β-ol) production associated with Beta vulgaris ssp. vulgaris is cultivar specific. Freidig AK, Goldman IL. J Agric Food Chem. 2014 Mar 5;62(9):2031-6. doi: 10.1021/jf4047336. Epub 2014 Feb 26.

  • Genetic and phenological variation of tocochromanol (vitamin E) content in wild (Daucus carota L. var. carota) and domesticated carrot (D. carota L. var. sativa). Luby CH, Maeda HA, Goldman IL. Hortic Res. 2014 Apr 9;1:14015. doi: 10.1038/hortres.2014.15. eCollection 2014.

  • Steam-cooking rapidly destroys and reverses onion-induced antiplatelet activity. Hansen EA, Folts JD, Goldman IL. Nutr J. 2012 Sep 20;11:76. doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-11-76.

View Irwin Goldman's publications here.
Recent Artistic Works
  • University of California, Davis
  • USDA
  • University of Illinois, Crop Sciences
Research Tools
Research Facilities
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-262-7781
Current University UW–Madison
Department Horticulture
Title Professor and Chair
Other Appointments Dean of UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Science
Address Line 1 377 Moore Hall - Agronomy
Address Line 2 1575 Linden Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., University of Illinois, Agricultural Science, 1985
Master's Degree M.S., North Carolina State University, Crop Science, 1987
PhD Ph.D., UW–Madison, Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics, 1991
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing Inbred Carrot Lines W279A and W279B

Inbred Table Beet W434A and W434B

Inbred Carrot Lines W280A and W280B

Inbred Carrot Line W281C

Inbred Carrot Lines WAY274A and WAY274B

High Pigment Golden Beets

High Pigment Golden Beets

An Inbred Table Beet with a Root Suitable for Slicing

A Monogerm Round-Type Inbred Table Beet

High Pigment Beet

Colorful New Table Beets

Inbred Table Beet W427A and W427B

Inbred Table Beet W443A and W443B

Inbred Table Beet W446A and W446B