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1.             Avtalion, R.R. (1969). Influence de la temperature ambiante sur la production des anticorps chez la carpe. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 17: 630-635.

2.             Avtalion, R.R. (1969). Secondary response and immunological memory in carp, (Cyprinus carpio) immunized against bovine serum albumin. In: M. Sela and M. Prywes, eds. Topics in Basic Immunology. Academic Press NY, pp 172-173.

3.             *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.

4.             Leshem, Y., Avtalion, R.R., Schwartz, M. and Kahana, S. (1969). Presence and possible mode of action of a proteinaceous factor in plant systems. Plant Physiol. 44:75-77

5.             Avtalion, R.R., Malik, Z., Lefler, E. and Katz, E. (1970). Temperature effect on immune resistance of fish to pathogens. Bamidgeh, Bull. Fish Cult. Israel, 22: 33-38.

6.             Leshem, Y., Shomer-Ilan, A. and Avtalion, R.R. (1970). Evidence for the presence and biological activity of a chorionic gonadotropin-like plant growth substance (phytotropin). In: "Plant Growth Substances", Springer Verlag, Edit. 1972, 661-667.

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

8.             Avtalion, R.R., Ziegler-Schlomovitz, R., Perl, M., Wojdani, A. and Sompolinsky, D. (1971). Depressed resistance to tetracycline in Staphylococcus aureus. Microbios 3: 165-180.

9.             Rosenberg, M., Trop, M., Avtalion, R.R. and Pinsky, A. (1971). A simple rapid method for determining sucrose concentration in sucrose gradient centrifugation. Mikrochim. Acta 757-760.

10.         Avtalion, R.R. and Wojdani, A. (1971). Electrophoresis and immunoelectrophoresis of sera from some F1 hybrids of Tilapia. Bamidgeh, Bull. Fish Cult. Israel 23 (4): 117-124.

11.         Spirer, Z., Weizman, Y., Bogair, N. and Avtalion, R.R. (1971). Effect of live measles vaccination and humoral antibody response and tuberculin sensitivity. Harefuah 80(8): 421-423 (Hebrew).

12.         *Trop, M., Pinsky, A., and Avtalion, R.R. (1972). Antibody and inhibitor interactions with pronase trypsin. Immunology 22: 531-535.

13.         Avtalion, R.R., Gorlin, A., Gutwirth, E. and Levinger I.M. (1972). A new method for determination of blood volume in aquatic animals. Isr. J. Med. Sci. 8 (4)

14.         *Grossman, S., Trop, M., Avtalion, R.R. and Pinsky, A. (1972). Eggplant lipoxygenase isolation and partial characterization. Lipids 7: 467-473.

15.         Sompolinsky, D., Wojdani, A. and Avtalion, R.R. (1972). The molecular basis of tetracycline resistance in Staphylococcus aureus. In: "Bacterial Plasmids and Antibiotic Resistance", pp. 417-423 (eds.: V. Kremery, D. Rosival, and T. Watanabe). Springer Verlag Edit.

16.         Avtalion, R.R., Wojdani, A. and Ducziminer, M. (1972). Antibody production in carp (Cyprinus carpio) - Temperature effect and mechanism. In: "L'etude phylogenique et ontogenique de la reponse immunitaire et son apport a la theorie immunologique', pp. 75-87. INSERM editions, Paris, 1973.


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

18.         Shomer-Ilan, A., Avtalion, R.R., and Leshem, Y. (1973). Further evidence for the presence of an endogenous gonadotrophin-like plant factor, "Phytotrophin". Isolation and mechanism of action of the active principle. Aust. J. Biol. Sci. 26: 105-112.

19.         Avtalion, R.R., Gorlin, A., Gutwirth, E. and Wojdani, E. (1974). Determination of blood volume in fish, a new method. Bamidgeh, Bull. Fish Cult. Israel 26: 16-20.

20.         Avtalion, R.R. and Weiss, E. (1975). A method for individual marking of fish. Bamidgeh, Bull. Fish Cult. Israel 27: 21-22.

21.         Avtalion, R.R., Weiss, E., Moalem, T. and Milgrom, L. (1975). Evidence for cooperation of T and B - cells in fish. Isr. J. Med. Sci. 11(12): 1385.

22.         Avtalion, R.R. and Shahrabani, R. (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.

23.         Avtalion, R.R., Pruginin, Y. and Rothbard, S. (1975). Determination of allogeneic and xenogeneic markers in the genus of Tilapia. I. Identification of sex and hybrids in Tilapia by electrophoretic analysis of serum proteins. Bamidgeh, Bull. Fish Cult. Israel 27: 8-13.

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

25.         *Avtalion, R.R. and Milgrom, L. (1976). Regulatory effects of temperature and antigen upon immunity in ectothermic vertebrates. I. Influence of hapten density on the immunological and serological properties of penicilloyl carrier conjugates. Immunology 31: 589-594.

26.         Wojdani, A., Avtalion, R.R., and Sompolinsky, D. (1976). The isolation and characterization of tetracycline resistance proteins from Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. Antimicrob. Agents Chemoth. 9: 526-543.

27.         *Avtalion, R.R., Ducziminer, M., Wojdani, A. and Pruginin, Y. (1976). Determination of allogeneic and xenogeneic markers in the genus of Tilapia. II. Identification of T. aurea, T. vulcani and T. nilotica by electrophoretic analysis of their serum proteins. Aquaculture 7: 255-265. (16)

28.         Avtalion, R.R., Pruginin, Y. and Mires, D. (1976). Determination of allogeneic and xenogeneic markers in the genus of Tilapia. III. Electrophoretic identification of pseudo- hermaphrodism in T. aurea serum. Aquaculture 7: 391-394.

29.         Cooper, E.L., Avtalion, R.R. and Wright, R.K. (1976). Leukocyte in the cold adapted frog Ascapus-Truel. Anatomical Record 184 (3): 580-581.

30.         *Weiss, E. and Avtalion, R.R. (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. Devel. Comp. Immunol. 1: 93-104.

31.         *Stein, E., Avtalion, R.R., and Cooper, E.L. (1977). The coelomocytes of the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris: Morphology and phagocytic properties. J. Morphol. 153: 467-477. (37)

32.         Stein, E., Avtalion, R.R., and Cooper, E.L. (1977). Acid phosphatase determination for earthworm coelomic cells. In: "Staining Procedures Used by Biological Stain Commission", (ed. George Clark). Williams & Wilkins Pub., Baltimore.

33.         Avtalion, R.R., Stein, E. and Cooper, E.L. (1977). Wright`s stain for earthworm coelomic cells. In: "Staining Procedures Used by Biological Stain Commission", (ed. George Clark). Williams & Wilkins Pub., Baltimore.

34.         Serero, M. and Avtalion, R.R. (1978). Regulatory effects of temperature and antigen upon immunity in ectothermic vertebrates. III. Establishment of immunological suppression in fish. Devel. Comp. Immunol. 2: 87-94.

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

36.         Wojdani, A., Katz, E., Shahrabani, R. and Avtalion R.R. (1979). Influence of environmental temperature on the fate of soluble and bacterial antigens in carp. American Zoologist 19(3): 932-933.

37.         *Hammerman, I.S. and Avtalion, R.R. (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.

38.         *Avtalion, R.R., Wishkovsky, A. and Katz, D. (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.

39.         *Caspi, R.R., Shahrabani, R. and Avtalion, R.R. (1980). The cells involved in the immune response of fish. I. The separation and study of lymphocyte subpopulations in carp - a new approach. In: "Phylogeny of Immunological Memory" (ed. M.J. Manning). Elsevier/North-Holland Biomedical Press, Amsterdam, pp. 131-142.

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

41.         *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.

42.         Hulata, G., Rothbard, S. and Avtalion, R.R. (1981). Evidence for multiple paternity in Sarotherodon broods. Aquaculture 25: 281-283.

43.         Wishkovsky, A. and Avtalion, R.R. (1982). Induction of helper and suppressor functions in carp (Cyprinus carpio) and their possible implication in seasonal disease in fish. In: "Immunology and Immunization of Fish (Eds. W.B. van Muiswinkel and E.L. Cooper), Devel. Comp. Immunol. Supp. 2, pp. 83-91.

44.         Caspi, R.R., Rozenszajn, L.A., Gothelf, Y., Pergamanikov- Litvak, T. and Avtalion, R.R. (1982). The cells involved in the immune response in fish. II. PHA-induced clonal proliferation of carp lymphocytes in soft agar culture. Devel. Comp. Immunol. 6: 683-692.

45.         Rosenberg-Wiser, S. and Avtalion, R.R. (1982). The cells involved in the immune response of fish. III. Culture requirement for phytohemagglutinin-stimulated peripheral carp lymphocytes. Devel. Comp. Immunol. 6: 693-702.

46.         Gallily, R., Yamin, A., Caspi, R.R. and Avtalion, R.R. (1982). The non-immunological recognition and killing of xenogeneic cells by murine macrophages. III. Destruction of fish cells by murine macrophages. Devel. Comp. Immunol. 6: 569-578.

47.         Galman, O.R. and Avtalion, R.R. (1984). A preliminary investigation of the characteristics of Red Tilapias from the Philippines and Taiwan. In Proc. Internatl. Symposium on Tilapia in Aquaculture. L. Fishelson and Z. Yaron eds.

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

49.         *Caspi, R.R. and Avtalion, R.R. (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.

50.         Shalev, A., Caspi, R.R., Logdberg, L., Bjork, L., Segal, S. and Avtalion, R.R. (1984). Characterization of carp antisera against B2-microglobulin (B2m) and evidence for a B2m homologue in the carp (Cyprinus carpio). Devel. Comp. Immunol. 8: 639-648.

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

52.         Avtalion, R.R., Shahrabani, R., Agassi, R. and L. Greengrass (1984). Sex specific markers in tilapias. In: "Research on Aquaculture: H. Rosenthal and S. Sarig (eds.) (Spec. Publ.) Eur. Maricult. Soc. 8: 119-128.

53.         Wishkovsky, A. and Avtalion, R.R. (1984). Induction of specific suppression to different protein antigens in carp (Cyprinus carpio) and its possible implication in the mechanism of pathogenesis in fishes. In: "Research on Aquaculture" H. Rosenthal and S. Sarig (eds.) (Spec. Publ.) Eur. Maricult. Soc. 8: 119-128.

54.         Avtalion, R.R., Yeheskel, O. and Ferriera, J.T. (1985). Sex-specific proteins in tilapias: the study of male specific proteins (MSP). The South African Society of Genetics Bulletin 17: 11-13.

55.         Koiller, M. and Avtalion, R.R. (1985). Description and management of a laboratory scale recycling water unit for Tilapia breeding. Aquacult. Engin. 4, 235-246.

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

57.         Don, J., Koiller, M., Yeheskel, O., Nussbaum, K.E. and Avtalion, R.R. (1987). Increased Tilapia embryo viability using ultraviolet irradiation in a closed circulating Zuger-bottle system. Aquacult. Engin. 6, 69-74.

58.         Avtalion, R.R. and Wishkovsky, A. (1987). Modulatory effects of ambient temperature and antigen dose on the induction of specific tolerance to different protein antigens in Cyprinus carpio. Prog. Clin. Biol. Res., 233, 43-51.

59.         Wishkovsky, A. and Avtalion, R.R. (1987). Induction of immuno-suppression to bacterial antigens in carp (Cyprinus carpio). J. Fish Biol., 31: (Suppl. A), 101-106.

60.         Wishkovsky, A., N. Garber and Avtalion, R.R. (1987). The effect of fish age on the mortality caused by selected fish pathogens. J. Fish Biol., 31: (Suppl. A), 243-244.

61.         Don, J. and Avtalion, R.R. (1988). Comparative study on the induction of triploidy in tilapias, using cold and heat shock techniques. J. Fish Biol. 32: 665-672.

62.         *Don, J. and Avtalion, R.R. (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.

63.         Don, J. and Avtalion, R.R. (1988). Production of viable tetraploid tilapias using the cold shock. Israeli J. Aquacult. (Bamidgeh). 40, 22-28.

64.         Don, J. and Avtalion, R.R. (1988). Ploidy and gynogenesis in tilapias. Les Colloques de l'INRA. 44, 199-205.

65.         Avtalion, R.R., Don, J. and Reich, L. (1988). Scale transplantation in normal and gynogenetic tilapias. Les Colloques de l'INRA. 44, 213-220.

66.         Yeheskel, O. and Avtalion, R.R. (1988). Artificial fertilization in tilapias - A preliminary study. Les Colloques de l'INRA. 44, 169-175. (8)

67.         Galman, O.R., Moreau, J., Hulata, G. and Avtalion, R.R. (1988). The use of electrophoresis as a technique for the identification and control of tilapia breeding stocks in Israel. pp. 177-181. In RSV Pullin, T. Bhukaswan, K. Tonguthai and J.L. Maclean (eds.). The Second International Symposium on Tilapia in Aquaculture (ISTA II Proceeding, Thailand}. ICLARM edition, Manila.

68.         Galman, O.R., Moreau, J. and Avtalion, R.R. (1988). Breeding characteristics, growth performance and implications for aquaculture of Philippine red tilapia. pp 169-175. In RSV Pullin, T. Bhukaswan, K. Tonguthai and J.L. Maclean (eds.). Second International Symposium on Tilapia in Aquaculture (ISTA II Proceeding, Thailand). ICLARM edition, Manila.

69.         Mor, A. and Avtalion, R.R. (1988) Evidence for transfer of immunoglobulin from mother to eggs in tilapias. Israeli J. Aquacult. (Bamidgeh). 40, 17-21.

70.         Galman, O. and Avtalion, R.R., (1989). Further study of the embryonic development of Oreochromis niloticus (Cichlidae, Teleostei) using scanning electron microscopy. J. Fish Biol. 34, 653-664.

71.         Avtalion, R.R. and Reich, L. (1989). Chromatophore inheritance in red tilapias Israeli J. Aquacult.(Bamidgeh) 41, 98-104.

72.         Avtalion, R.R. and Timan, B. (1989). Epitopes of Tilapia red blood cells as revealed by rabbit antibodies. Israeli J. Aquacult. (Bamidgeh) 41, 165-167.

73.         Timan, B. and Avtalion, R.R. (1990). Cell surface antigens in tilapias. I. Identification of some species specific red blood cell (RBC) antigens using rabbit antibodies. In: "Research in modern aquaculture: Proceedings of 3rd seminar of the German-Israeli Cooperation in Aquaculture Research, Tiberias, Israel, 1987", H. Rosenthal and S. Sarig (eds.) Europ. Aquacult. Soc. 11, 157-163.

74.         Reich, L. and Avtalion, R.R. (1990). Inheritance of the red color in tilapias, Genetica 80, 195-200.

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

76.         Bern, O. and Avtalion, R.R. (1990). Study of some morphological aspects of fertilization in tilapias. J. Fish Biol. 36, 375-381.

77.         Avtalion, R.R. and Don, J. (1990). Sex-determining genes in tilapia: A model of genetic recombination emerging from sex ratio results of three generations of diploid gynogenetic Oreochromis aureus. J. Fish Biol. 37, 167-173.

78.         Catanzano-Troutaud, D., Avtalion, R.R. and Deschaux, P. (1990). In vitro effect of TF5 on the proliferative response of carp PBL. (French). Ichtiophysiologica Acta, 13, 3-10.

79.         Ber, R., Avtalion, R., Timan B. and Daniel V. (1992). DNA transfer into the gerome of tilapia. In: B. Moav, V. Hilge and H. Rosenthal (eds.) Progress in Aquaculture Research, Eur. Aquacult. Soc., special publ. No. 17. pp 155-165.

80.         Avtalion, R. and A. Mor (1992). Monomeric IgM is transferred from mother to egg in tilapias. Isr. J. Aquacult. (Bamidgeh) 44, 93-98.

81.         Don, J. and Avtalion, R.R. (1993). Ultraviolet irradiation of tilapia spermatozoa and the "Hertwig effect": electron microscopic analysis. J. Fish Biol. 42, 1-14.

82.         Trombka, D. and Avtalion, R.R. (1993). Sex determination in tilapias - A review. Israeli J. Aquacult. (Bamidgeh), 45, 26-27.

83.         Leshem,Y.,. Avtalion, R.R, Agassi, R., Gottlieb, H. and Bach, D. (1993). Manifestation of mechanical stress in membranes: A prospective. hypothesis of endogenous expression of exogenous stress signalling. In, Interacting Stresses on Plants in a Changing Cimat; M.B. Jackson and C.R. Black (eds), Springer Verlag, 1993.

84.         Avtalion, R.R. and Shlapobersky, M. (1994). A whirling viral disease of Tilapia larvae. Israeli J. Aquacult. 46, 102-104.

85.         Kulikovsky, Z., Wohlfarth, G.W. and Avtalion, R.R. (1994). The association between initial weight and growth in tilapias during communal testing 2. Cage testing. Israeli J. Aquacult. 46, 89-94.

86.         Eisenthal, A., Marder, O., Lifschitz-Mercer, B., Fixler, D., Avtalion. R.R., Tirosh, R. Deutsch, M. (1997). Influenza A virus affects the Response of human periferal blood mononuclear cells to phyto hemagglutinin A by altering the cytoskeleton. Phatobiology, 65, 69-74.

87.         Wang, C., Noga, E.J., Avtalion, R.R. and Levy, M.G. (1997). Whole blood assay for examining lymphocyte blastogenesis of percichthyid bass (Morone). Vet Immunol. Immunopathol. 258, 355-362.

88.         Eisenthal, A., Marder, O., Lifschitz-Mercer, B., Skornick, Y., Tirosh, R., Irlin, Y., Avtalion, R.R. and Deutsch, M. (1997). Infection of K562 cells with influenza A virus increases their susceptibility to natural killer lysis. Pathobiology, 65, 331-340.

89.         Colorni, A., Avtalion, R.R., Knibb, W., Berger, E., Colorni, B. and Timan, B. (1998). Histopathology of sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) experimentally infected with Mycobacterium marinum and treated with streptomycin and garlic (Allium sativum) extract. Aquaculture 160, 1-17.

90.         Noga, E.J., Botts, S., Yang, M.S. and Avtalion, R.R. (1998). Acute stress causes skin ulceration in striped bass and hybrid bass (Morone). Vet. Pathol. 35, 102-107.

91.         Belotsky, S., Tinman, S., Shirak, A., Bejerano, I., Levy, R.S. and Avtalion, R.R. (1998). Spontaneous and stimulated chemiluminescence responses of blood leukocytes from healthy and infected tilapia. Isr. J. Aquacult. 50, 67-72.

92.         Shirak, A., Vartin, J., Don, J. and Avtalion, R.R. (1998). Production of viable diploid mitogynogenetic Oreochromis aureus using the cold shock and its optimization through definition of cleavage time. Isr. J. Aquacult. 50, 140-150.

93.         Segal, R., Avtalion, R.R., Timan, B. and Diamant, A. (1998). The use of polyclonal antibodies for detection of Myxidium leei infections in fish. Isr. J. Aquacult. 50, 161-166.

94.         Belotsky, S., Avtalion, R.R., Friedmann, H. and Lubart, R. (1998) Modulatory effect of visible light of chemiluminescence of stimulated and non-stimulated blood leukocytes of carp (Cyprinus carpio, L). Prog. Biomed. Optics 3569, 104-109.

95.         Avtalion, N., Deutsch, M., Tirosh, R., Zurgil, N., Weinreb, A., and Avtalion, R.R. (1999). Preparation of a diagnostic antigen of human melanoma based on lymphocytes ctivation as measured by intracellular fluorescein fluorescence polarization. Cancer Detect Prev. 23(1), 64-71.

96.         Zhong, M.C., Mor, A. and Avtalion, R.R. (1999). One-step procedure for the purification of goldfish (Carrasius auratus) and carp (Cyprinus carpio, L.) serum immunoglobulin by precipitation with 9% polyethylene glycol 6000. Isr. J. Aquacult. 51, 3-9.

97.         Melamed, O., Timan, B., Avtalion, R.R. and Noga, E.J. (1999) Design of a stress model in the hybrid bass (Morone saxatilis x Morone chrysops). Isr. J. Aquacult.-Bamidgeh 51 10-16. (1)

98.         Noga, E.J., Wang, C., Grindem, C. and Avtalion, R.R. (1999). Comparative clinicopathological response of striped bass and palmeto bass to acute stress. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 128, 680-686.

99.         Palti, Y., Shirak, A., Cnaani, A., Ron, M., Avtalion, R.R. and Hulata, G. (1999) Sex linkage and non-Mendelian segregation of microsatellite DNA markers in a meiogenetic family and domestic strains of tilapia (Oreochromis aureus and O. niloticus). PAG Conference, Jan. 7, 1999, San Diego, California, Aquacult. Workshop.

100.      Rothmann, C., Levinshal, T., Timan, B., Avtalion, R.R. and Malik, Z. (2000). Spectral imaging of red blood cells in experimental anemia of Cyprinus carpio. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 125, 75-83.

101.      Shirak, A., Shmarina, A., Kuperman, Y. and Avtalion, R.R. (2000). Inheritance of body and peritoneum color in hybrids of Oreochromis aureus and red O. niloticus. Isr. J. Aquacult. 52, 21-29.

102.      Palti, Y., Shirak, A., Cnaani, A., Feldmesser, E. Avtalion, R.R., Hulata, G. and Ron, M. (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.

103.      Shirak, A. and Avtalion R.R. (2001) Full-sib mating can reduce deleterious effects associated with residual sperm inheritance in gynogens. Isr. J. Aquacult. 53, 15-22

104.      Sinyakov, M., Dror, M., Margel S. and Avtalion, R.R. (2001). Immunogenicity of Aeromonas salmonicida  A-protein in goldfish (Carassius auratus). Isr. J. Aquacult. 53 (3-4), 2001, pgs. 110-114.

105.      Ben-Dom, N., Cherfas, N.B., Gomelsky, B., Avtalion, R.R., Moav, B. and Hulata, G. (2001). Production of heterozygous and homozygous clones of common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.). Evidence from DNA fingerprinting and mixed leukocyte reaction. Isr. J. Aquacult. 53(3-4), 89‑100.

106.      Palti, Y., Shirak, A., Hulata, G., Avtalion, R.R. and M. Ron (2002) Identification of microsatelite DNA markers linked to genes with recessive deleterious alleles in progeny of gynogenetic tilapia (Oreochromis aureus). Aquaculture, 206 (3-4): 151-164.

107.      Timan, B., Shirak, A., Segal, R., Machnes, Z. and Avtalion, R.R. (2002). Epitopes of tilapia red blood cells: I. Species specific antibodies for the control of tilapia breeding stocks. Isr. J. Aquacult. 54(1) 5-11.

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

109.      Belotsky, S., Avtalion, R.R., Sinyakov, M., Lavie, R. and Lubart, R.. (2002). Visible light affects chemiluminescence of carp (Cyprinis carpio) blood leukocytes. Lasers in Medicin. (in press)

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

111.      Degani, G., Jackson. K, Goldberg. D, Zuta-Sarfati, R., and Avtalion, R.R. (2003). b FSH-I, b LH and growth hormone gene expression in the blue gourami (Trichogaster trichopterus, Pallas 1770) during spermatogenesis and male behavior. Rep. biol. Endocrinol. (in press).





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