About the Authors

Omer Falik, Yonat Mordoch, Ariel Novoplansky
Mitrani Department of Desert Ecology, Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Midreshet Ben-Gurion, Israel

Lydia Quansah, Aaron Fait
The French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Dryland, Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Midreshet Ben-Gurion, Israel

Corresponding Author

anovopla@bgu.ac.il

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AN OF. Performed the experiments: OF YM. Analyzed the data: AN LQ AF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AN LQ AF. Wrote the paper: AN. Executed the GC-MS chemical analyses: LQ.