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Avtalion R.R. (1969). Temperature effect on antibody production and immunological memory, in carp (Cyprinus carpio) immunized against bovine serum albumin (BSA). Immunology, 17:927-931. (65)

Trop, M., R.R.. Avtalion, Z. Malik, and A. Pinsky (1970). Antigenicity of proteinases from Streptomyces griseus  (Pronase). Biochem. J.  119:339-342. (67)

Avtalion, R.R., A. Wojdani, Z. Malik, R. Shahrabani, and M Ducziminer (1973). Influence of environmental temperature on the immune response in fish. Curr. Top. Microbiol. Immunol. 61:1-35. (111)

Avtalion, R.R, and R. Shahrabani (1975). Studies on phagocytosis in fish. I. In vitro uptake and killing of living Staphylococcus aureus by peripheral leukocytes of carp (Cyprinus carpio). Immunology, 29:1181-1187. (37)

Avtalion, R.R., E. Weiss, and T. Moalem (1976). Regulatory effects of temperature upon immunity in ectothermic vertebrates. In:"Comparative Immunology", pp. 227-238, (ed: J.J. Marchalonis), Blackwell Edit, Oxford. (34)

Weiss, E. and R.R. Avtalion (1977).  Regulatory effect of temperature and antigen upon immunity in ectothermic vertebrates.  II. Primary enhancement of anti-hapten antibody response at high and low temperatures. Dev. Comp. Immunol. 1:93-104. (15)

Stein, E., R.R Avtalion, and E.L. Cooper (1977). The coelomocytes of the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris: Morphology and phagocytic properties. J. Morphol. 153:467-477. (40)

Avtalion, R.R., and I.S. Hammerman (1978). Sex determination in Sarotherodon (Tilapia).  I. Introduction to a theory of autosomal influence. Isr. J. Aquacult, 30:110-115. (21)

Hammerman, I.S. and R.R. Avtalion (1979). Sex determination in Sarotherodon (Tilapia).  II. The sex ratio as a tool for the determination of genotype.  A mathematical model of autosomal and gonosomal influence. Ther. Appl. Genet.  55:177-187. (21)

Avtalion, R.R., A. Wishkovsky, and D. Katz (1980). Regulatory effect of temperature on suppression and enhancement of the humoral immune response in fish. In:  "Phylogeny of Immunological Memory", (ed: M.J. Manning).  Elsevier/North- Holland Biomed, pp. 113-121. (24)

Avtalion, R.R. (1981). Environmental control of the immune response in fish. CRC Crit. Rev. Environ. Control, 11:163-188. (76)

Avtalion, R.R.,  (1981). Genetic markers in Sarotherodon and their use for sex and species identification. In:  "The Biology and Culture of Tilapias" (eds.R Pullin and R.H.L. McConnel) ICLARM Edit. (Manila), pp. 269-277. (20)

Caspi, R.R., R. Shahrabani, T. Kehati-Dan and R.R. Avtalion (1984). Heterogeneity of mitogen-responsive lymphocytes in carp (Cyprinus carpio). Devel. Comp. Immunol.  8:61-70. (25)

Caspi, R.R., and R.R. Avtalion (1984). Evidence for the existence of an IL-2 like lymphocyte growth-promoting factor in a bony fish, Cyprinus carpio. Devel. Comp. Immunol.  8:51-60. (31)

Caspi, R.R. and R.R. Avtalion (1984). The mixed leukocyte reaction (MLR) in carp: bidirectional and unidirectional MLR. Dev. Comp. Immunol. 8:631-638. (20)

Don, J. and R.R. Avtalion, (1986). The induction of triploidy in Oreochromis aureus by heat shock. Theor. Appl.Genet.  72, 186-192. (22)

Don, J. and R.R. Avtalion  (1988). Production of F1 and F2 diploid gynogenetic tilapias and analysis of the "Hertwig curve" obtained using ultraviolet irradiated sperm. Theor. Appl. Gen. 76, 253-259. (25)

Mor, A. and R.R. Avtalion. (1990). Transfer of specific antibody activity from immunized mother to embryo in tilapias. J. Fish Biol. 37, 249-255. (31)

Palti, Y, .A. Shirak, A. Cnaani, E. Feldmesser, R.R. Avtalion, G. Hulata, and M. Ron. (2001). Microsatellite marker harbors a limited number of copies in the genome of two tilapia species (Oreochromis aureus and O. niloticus) Animal Genetics 32, 40-41.

Shirak A., Y. Palti, A. Cnaani, A. Korol, G. Hulata, M. Ron and R.R. Avtalion. (2002). Association between loci with deleterious alleles and distored sex ratio in an inbred line of tilapia (Oreochromis aureus). J. Heredit, 93, 270-276.

Sinyakov, M., M. Dror, Helena M. Zhevelev, S. Margel and R.R. Avtalion (2002). Natural antibodies and their significance in active immunization and protection against a defined pathogen in fish. Vaccine, 20, 3668-3674.


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