Researcher: Jiwan Palta

Areas of Research Expertise
  • Plant science
  • Germplasm development, systematics and breeding
  • Molecular biology
  • Crop physiology
  • Postharvest quality
  • Edible and ornamental crop management
  • Sustainable production
  • Genetics, physiology and molecular biology of environmental stress resistance and cold acclimation in plants
  • Identification of genes for cold acclimation and mechanism of freezing injury
  • Impact of calcium and nitrogen nutrition on potato tuber quality and yield under heat and drought stress
  • Natural lipids to control fruit ripening, quality, storability and retardation of senescence
Web Site Jiwan Palta's Department of Horticulture Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Current/Active Funding
  • WARF, 1998-2020, Laboratory share of royalty & licensing income - Professor Jiwan P. Palta
  • USDA, Cultural Research Service, 2015-2017, Genebank genetic diversity management with respect to climate change and physiological stress
Issued Patent(s)
  • 7,101,828 - Methods for enhancing plant health, protecting plants from biotic and abiotic stress related injuries and enhancing the recovery of plants injured as a result of such stresses, issued September 2006.
  • 6,559,099 - Methods for enhancing plant health, protecting plants from biotic and abiotic stress related injuries and enhancing the recovery of plants injured as a result of such stresses, issued May 2003.
  • 6,426,105 - Use of lysophosphatidylethanolamine (18.1) and lysophosphatidylinositol to retard senescence and to enhance fruit ripening, issued July 2002.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20070269529 - Method for treating plants and plant parts, published November 2007.
  • 20040234657 - Method for treating plants and plant parts, published November 2004.
  • 20030064893 - Methods for enhancing plant health, protecting plants from biotic and abiotic stress related injuries and enhancing the recovery of plants injured as a result of such stresses, published April 2003.
  • 20030036531 - Use of lysophospholipids to inhibit mammalian phospholipase D, published February 2003.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Postharvest dip treatment with a natural lysophospholipid plus soy lecithin extended the shelf life of banana fruit. Ahmed ZFR, Palta JP. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 2016 Feb;113(1):58-65. doi: 10.1016/j.postharvbio.2015.10.016.

  • Influence of mating structure on agronomic performance, chip fry color, and genetic distance among biparental tetraploid families. Rak K, Palta JP. American Journal of Potato Research. 2015 Aug;92(4):518-535. doi: 10.1007/s12230-015-9466-4.

  • Application of marker assisted selection for potato virus y resistance in the University of Wisconsin potato breeding program. Fulladolsa AC, Navarro F, Kota R, Severson K, JP Palta, AO Charkowski. American Journal of Potato Research. 2015 May;92(3):1-7. doi: 10.1007/s12230-015-9431-2.


View Jiwan Palta's publications here.
Recent Artistic Works
Collaboration
  • USDA
Research Tools
Research Facilities
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-262-5782
Current University UW–Madison
Department Horticulture
Title Professor
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 490 Moore Hall - Agronomy
Address Line 2 1575 Linden Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., Punjab Agricultural University, India, Agriculture, 1966
Master's Degree M.S., Punjab Agricultural University, India, Soil Physics, 1968 MS, University of Minnesota, Soil Physics, 1971
PhD Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Plant Physiology, 1976
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing "Tundra" (W2310-3), a Chipping Potato for Longer Cold Storage

Methods for Enhancing Plant Health Using Lysophospholipids

W8405-1R: A Red Skin White Flesh Potato for the Fresh Market

W8893-1R: A Round-Oval, Red Skin White Flesh Potato for the Fresh Market

W6234-4Rus: A Light Russet Potato with French Fry Potential

W9133-1Rus: A Russet Potato with Better Disease Resistance and Fresh Market Potential

W9433-1Rus: A Russet Potato with Fresh Market and Processing Potential