Avigad Vonshak

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Peer-Reviewed Publications



    2017

  1. Jeamton, W., Dulsawat, S., Tanticharoen, M., Vonshak, A., and Cheevadhanarak, S. 2017. Overcoming intrinsic Restriction Enzyme Barriers Enhances Transformation Efficiency in Arthrospira platensis C1. Plant and Cell Physiology. 58(4): 822–830. doi:10.1093/pcp/pcx016.

    2015

  2. Varshney, P., Mikulic, P., Vonshak, A., Beardall, J., and Wangikar, P.P. 2015. Extremophilic micro-algae and their potential contribution in biotechnology. Bioresource technology. 184: 363-372.

    2014

  3. Vonshak, A, Laorawat, S., Bunnag, B, and Tanticharoen, M. 2014. The effect of light availability on the photosynthetic activity and productivity of outdoor cultures of Arthrospira platensis (Spirulina). Journal of Applied Phycology. 26: 1309–1315.

    2011

  4. Chien, L-F. and Vonshak, A. 2011 Enzymatic antioxidant response to low-temperature acclimation in the cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis. Journal of Applied Phycology. 23: 887-894.

    2010

  5. Fedoroff, N.V., Battisti, D.S., Beachy, R.N., Cooper, P.J.M., Fischhoff, D.A., Hodges, C.N., Knauf, V.C., Lobell, D., Mazur, B.J., Molden, D., Reynolds, M.P., Ronald, P.C., Rosegrant, M.W., Sanchez, P.A., Vonshak, A., Zhu, J.-K., 2010. Radically rethinking agriculture for the 21st century. Science. 327: 833–834.

    2009

  6. Manandhar-Shrestha, K., Arad, S. and Vonshak, A. 2009. DCMU-resistance mutation confers resistance to high salt stress in the red microalga Porphyridium sp (Rhodophyta). European Journal of Phycology. 44: 339-346

    2008

  7. Vonshak, A, and Novoplansky, N. 2008. Acclimation to low temperature of two Arthrospira platensis ( Cyanobacteria ) strains involves down-regulation of PSII and improved resistance to photoinhibition. Journal of Phycology. 44: 1071–1079

    2003

  8. Torzillo, G., Pushparaj, B., Masojidek, J. and Vonshak, A. 2003. Biological constrains in algal biotechnology. Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering. 8: 338-348

    2002

  9. Lu, C.-M. and Vonshak, A. 2002. Effects of salinity stress on Photosystem II function in cyanobacterial Spirulina platensis cells. Physiologia Plantarum. 114: 405-413

  10. Bigogno, C., Khozin-Goldberg, I., Boussiba, S., Vonshak, A. and Cohen, Z. 2002. Lipid and fatty acid composition of the green alga Parietochloris incisa. Phytochemistry. 60: 497-503

    2001

  11. Vonshak, A., Torzillo, G., Masojidek, J. and Boussiba, S. 2001. Sub-optimal morning temperature induces photoinhibition in dense outdoor cultures of the alga Monodus subterraneus(Eustigmatophyta). Plant, Cell and Environment. 24: 1113-1118

  12. Lu, C.-M., Rao, K., Hall, D. and Vonshak, A. 2001. Production of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in Monodus subterraneusgrown in a helical tubular photobioreactor as affected by cell density and light intensity. Journal of Applied Phycology. 13: 517-522

    2000

  13. Vonshak, A., Cheung, S.M. and Chen, F. 2000. Mixotrophic growth modifies the response of Spirulina (Arthrospira) platensis (Cyanobacteria) cells to light. Journal of Phycology. 36: 675-679

  14. Cao, J.X., Liang, D., Xu, Z.F., Qiu, G.H., Li, B.J. and Vonshak, A. 2000. Physico-chemical parameters influencing DNase activity of the cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis. Microbiological Research. 155: 59-63

    1999

  15. Lu, C.M. and Vonshak, A. 1999. Characterization of PSII photochemistry in salt-adapted cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis cells. The New Phytologist. 141: 231-239

  16. Lu, C.M., Torzillo, G. and Vonshak, A. 1999. Kinetic response of photosystem II photochemistry in the cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis to high salinity is characterized by two distinct phases. Australian Journal of Plant Physiology. 26: 283-292

  17. Lu, C.M. and Vonshak, A. 1999. Photoinhibition in outdoor Spirulina platensis cultures assessed by polyphasic chlorophyll fluorescence transients. Journal of Applied Phycology. 11: 355-359

    1998

  18. Lu, F., Vonshak, A., Zarka, A. and Boussiba, S. 1998. Does astaxanthin protect Haematococcus against light damage? Zeitschrift für Naturforschung. 53c: 93-100

  19. Zeng, M.T. and Vonshak, A. 1998. Adaptation of Spirulina platensis to salinity-stress. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, A.. 120/121: 113-118

  20. Lu, C.M., Zhang, J. and Vonshak, A. 1998. Inhibition of quantum yield of PS II electron transport in Spirulina platensis by osmotic stress may be explained mainly by an increase in the proportion of the QB-non-reducing PS II reaction centers. Australian Journal of Plant Physiology. 25: 689-694

    1997

  21. Vachhani, A.K. and Vonshak, A. 1997. Recombination protein A gene, recA, from Spirulina platensis sp. IAM-M135. Journal of Applied Phycology. 8: 563-564

    1996

  22. Vonshak, A., Chanawongse, L., Bunnag, B. and Tanticharoen, M. 1996. Light acclimation and photoinhibition in three Spirulina platensis isolates. Journal of Applied Phycology. 8: 35-40

  23. Vonshak, A., Kancharaksa, N., Bunnag, B. and Tanticharoen, M. 1996. Role of light and photosynthesis on the acclimation process of the cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis to salinity stress. Journal of Applied Phycology. 8: 119-124

  24. Vonshak, A., Torzillo, G., Accolla, P. and Tomaselli, L. 1996. Light and oxygen stress in Spirulina platensis (cyanobacteria) grown outdoors in tubular reactors. Physiologia Plantarum. 97: 175-179

    1995

  25. Gitelson, A.A., Laorawat, S., Keydan, G.P. and Vonshak, A. 1995. Optical properties of dense algal cultures outdoors and its application to remote estimation of biomass and pigment concentration in Spirulina platensis (cyanobacteria), Journal of Phycology. 31: 828-834

  26. Lu, F., Vonshak, A., Gabbay, R., Hirshberg, Y., Cohen, Z., and Boussiba, S. 1995. The biosynthetic pathway of astaxanthin in a green alga Haematococcus pluvialis as indicated by inhibition with diphenylamine. Plant Cell Physiology. 36: 1519-1524

  27. Vonshak, A., Chanawongse, L., Bunnag, B. and Tanticharoen, M. 1995. Physiological characterization of Spirulina platensis isolates: response to light and salinity. Plant Physiology. (Life Science Advances) 14: 161-166

    1994

  28. Vonshak, A. , Torzillo, G. and Tomaseli, L. 1994. Use of chlorophyll fluorescence to estimate the effect of photoinhibition in outdoor cultures of Spirulina platensis. Journal of Applied Phycology. 6: 31-34

  29. Lu, F., Vonshak, A. and Boussiba, S. 1994. Effect of temperature and irradiance on growth of Haematococcus pluvialis (Chlorophyceae). Journal of Phycology. 30: 829-833

  30. Torzillo, G. and A. Vonshak. 1994. Effect of light and temperature on the photosynthetic capacity of the cyanobacterium gSpirulina platensis. Biomass and Bioenergy. 6: 399-403

  31. Tanticharoen, M., Reungjitchachawali, M., Boonag, B., Vonktaveesuk, P., Vonshak, A. and Cohen, Z. 1994. Optimization of ϒ-linolenic acid (GLA) production in Spirulina platensis. Journal of Applied Phycology. 6: 295-300

    1993

  32. Richmond, A., Boussiba, S., Vonshak, A. and Kopel, R. 1993. A new tubular reactor for mass production of microalgae outdoors. Journal of Applied Phycology. 5: 327-332

  33. Tanticharoen, M., Bunnag, B. and Vonshak, A. 1993. Cultivation of Spirulina using secondary treated starch wastewater. Australian Biotechnology. 3: 223-226

    1992

  34. Vonshak, A. and Guy, R. 1992. Photoadaptation, photoinhibition and productivity in outdoor grown Spirulina platensis strains. Plant Cell and Environment. 15: 613-616

  35. Cunningham, F., Vonshak, A. and Gantt, E. 1992. Photoacclimation in the red alga Porphyridium cruentum: Changes in photosynthetic enzymes, electron carriers, and light-saturated rate of photosynthesis as a function of irradiance and spectral quality. Plant Physiology. 100: 1142-1149

    1991

  36. Cohen, Z. and Vonshak, A. 1991. The fatty acid composition of Spirulina-like cyanobacteria as a tool for chemotaxonomy. Phytochemistry. 30: 205-206

  37. Boussiba, S. and Vonshak, A. 1991. Astaxanthin accumulation in the green alga Haematococcus pluvialis. Plant and Cell Physiology. 32: 1077-1082

    1990

  38. Guterman, H., Vonshak, A. and Ben-Yaakov, S. 1990. A macro model for outdoor algal mass production. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 35: 809-819

  39. Vonshak, A., 1990. Recent advances in microalgal biotechnology. Biotechnology Advances. 8: 709-727

  40. Richmond, A., E. Lichtenberg, B. Stahl and Vonshak, A. 1990. Quantitative assessment of the major limitations on productivity of Spirulina platensis in open raceways. Journal of Applied Phycology. 2: 195-206

    1989

  41. Guterman, H., Vonshak, A. and Ben-Yaakov, S. 1989 Automatic on-line growth estimation method for outdoor algal biomass production. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 132: 143-152

  42. Vonshak, A., Sivak, M. and Walker, D. 1989 Use of a solid support in the study of photosynthetic activity of Spirulina platensis. Journal of Applied Phycology. 1: 131-135

    1988

  43. Boussiba, S., Sandbank, E., Shelef, G., Cohen, Z., Vonshak, A., Ben-Amotz, A., Arad, S. and Richmond, A. 1988 Outdoor cultivation of the marine microalga Isochrysis galbana in open raceways. Aquaculture. 72: 247-53

  44. Cohen, Z., Vonshak, A. and Richmond, A. 1988 The effect of environmental conditions on fatty acid composition of the red alga Porphyridium cruentum: correlation to growth rate. Journal of Phycology. 24: 328-332

  45. Sivak, M.N. and Vonshak, A. 1988 Photosynthetic characterization of Spirulina platensis on solid support 1. chlorophyll fluorescence. New Phytologist. 110: 241-47

  46. Vonshak, A., Guy, R., Poplawsky, R. and I. Ohad. 1988 Photoinhibition and its recovery in two different strains of Spirulina. Plant and Cell Physiology. 29: 721-726

  47. Vonshak, A. and Richmond, A. 1988 Mass production of Spirulina - an overview. Biomass. 15: 233-48

  48. Vonshak, A., Guy, R. and Guy, M. 1988 The response of the filamentous cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis to salt stress. Archives of Microbiology. 150: 417-20

  49. Lee, Y. K. and A. Vonshak. 1988 The kinetics of photoinhibition and its recovery in the red alga Porphyridium cruentum. Archives of Microbiology. 150: 529-533

    1987

  50. Boussiba, S., Vonshak, A., Cohen, Z., Avissar, Y. and Richmond, A. 1987 Lipid and biomass production by the halotolerant microalga Nannochloropsis salina. Biomass. 12: 37-48

  51. Cohen, Z., Vonshak, A. and Richmond, A. 1987 Fatty acid composition of Spirulina strains under various environmental conditions. Phytochemistry. 26: 2255-58

  52. Vonshak, A. 1987 Strain selection of Spirulina suitable for mass production. Hydrobiologia. 151/152: 79-82

  53. Vonshak, A. 1987 Biological limitations in developing the biotechnology for algal mass cultivation. Revue des Sciences de l'Eau / Journal of Water Science. 6: 99-103

    1986

  54. Richmond, A. and Vonshak, A. 1986 Management of Spirulina mass culture. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia. 83: 222-223

  55. Vonshak, A., Cohen, Z. and Richmond, A. 1986 The potential use of Porphyridium biomass for valuable natural products. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia. 83: 136-138

    1985

  56. Vonshak, A., Cohen, Z. and Richmond, A. 1985 The feasibility of mass cultivation of Porphyridium. Biomass. 8: 13-25

  57. Vonshak, A. and Richmond, A. 1985 Problems in developing the biotechnology of algal biomass production. Plant and Soil. 89: 129-135

  58. Ben-Yaakov, S., Guterman, H., Vonshak, A. and Richmond, A. 1985 An automatic method for on-line estimation of the photosynthetic rate in open algal ponds. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 27: 1136-1145

    1984

  59. Wolk, C.P., Vonshak, A., Kebce, P. and Elhai, J. 1984 Construction of shuttle vectors capable of conjugative transfer from Escherichia coli to nitrogen-fixing filamentous cyanobacteria. PNAS, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 80: 561-565

    1983

  60. Vonshak, A., Boussiba, S., Abeliovich, A. and Richmond, A. 1983 Production of Spirulina biomass: maintenance of pure culture outdoors. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 25: 341-349

  61. Duyvesteyn, M.G.C., Korsuize, J., de-Waard, A., Vonshak, A. and Wolk, C.P. 1983 Sequence-specific endonucleases in strains of Anabaena and Nostoc. Archives of Microbiology. 134: 276-281

    1982

  62. Vonshak, A., Abeliovich, A., Boussiba, S., Arad, S. and Richmond, A. 1982 Production of Spirulina biomass: effects of environmental factors and population density. Biomass. 2: 175-185

    1981

  63. Vonshak, A. and Richmond, A. 1981 Genome multiplication as related to the growth rate in blue-green algae Anacystis nidulans. Plant and Cell Physiology. 22: 442-449

  64. Vonshak, A. and Richmond, A. 1981 Photosynthetic and respiratory activity in Anacystis nidulans adapted to osmotic stress. Plant Physiology. 68: 504-506

    1978

  65. Richmond, A. and Vonshak, A. 1978 Spirulina culture in Israel. Archiv fur Hydrobiologie. 11: 274-280

    1975

  66. Vonshak, A. and Richmond, A. 1975 Initial stages in the onset of senescence in tobacco leaves. Plant Physiology. 55: 786-790




    Chapters in Books

    2015

  67. Long, S.P., Karp, A., Buckeridge, M. S., Davis, S.C., Jaiswal, D., Moore, P.H., Moose, S. P., Murphy, D.J., Onwona-Agyeman, S. and Vonshak, A. 2015. Feedstocks for Biofuels and Bioenergy. In: Bioenergy and Sustainability: bridging the gap. Chapter 10. Ed. Glaucia Mendes Souza, Reynaldo l. Victoria, Carlos A. Joly, luciano m. Verdade, Pub SCOPE Paris France. pp. 302-347.

    2013

  68. Torzillo, G. and Vonshak, A. Environmental stress physiology. In: Microalgal Culture: Biotechnology and Applied Phycology and Biotechnology. Richmond, A. (Ed.). 2nd edition Blackwell Science, 2013, pp. 90-113.

    2012

  69. Silli C., Torzillo G. and Vonshak A. 201.2 Arthrospira (Spirulina) In: Ecology of Cyanobacteria. II. Their Diversity in Space and Time. Whitton, B.A. (Ed.), Springer, 2012, pp. 677-705.

    2011

  70. Masojidek J, Vonshak A, Torzillo G. 2011. Chlorophyll fluorescence applications in microalgal mass cultures. In: Chlorophyll a fluorescence in aquatic science: Methods and applications. Springer, Dordrecht. Suggett DJ, Prásil O, Borowitzka MA (eds). pp 277-292

    2004

  71. Vonshak, A. and Torzillo, G. 2004. Environmental stress physiology. In: Microalgal Culture: Biotechnology and Applied Phycology. Richmond, A. (Ed.). Blackwell Science, 2004, pp. 57-82.

    2003

  72. Torzillo, G. and Vonshak, A. 2003. Biotechnology for Algal Mass Cultivation. In: Recent Advances in Marine Biotechnology. Vol. 9. Biomaterials an Bioprocessing. Fingerman, M. and Nagabhushanam, R. (Eds.). Science Publishers, Inc. 2003, 45-77.

    2002

  73. Torzillo, G. and Vonshak, A. 2002. Spirulina platensis (Arthrospira): Physiology, Cell-Biology And Biotechnology. In: Spirulina platensis (Arthrospira): Physiology, Cell-Biology And Biotechnology. Complete book. CRC Press. Edited by Avigad Vonshak. 233 pp. ISBN 0-203-48396-0 Master e-book ISBN.

  74. Vonshak, A. 2002. Spirulina: Growth, Physiology and Biochemistry. In: Spirulina platensis (Arthrospira): Physiology, Cell-Biology And Biotechnology. Chapter 3. CRC Press. Edited by Avigad Vonshak. pp: 43-66. ISBN 0-203-48396-0 Master e-book ISBN.

  75. Vachhani, A.K., and Vonshak, A. 2002. Genetics of Spirulina. In: Spirulina platensis (Arthrospira): Physiology, Cell-Biology And Biotechnology. Chapter 4. CRC Press. Edited by Avigad Vonshak. pp: 67-78. ISBN 0-203-48396-0 Master e-book ISBN.

  76. Vonshak, A. 2002. Outdoor Mass Production of Spirulina: The Basic Concept. In: Spirulina platensis (Arthrospira): Physiology, Cell-Biology And Biotechnology. Chapter 5. CRC Press. Edited by Avigad Vonshak. pp: 79-86. ISBN 0-203-48396-0 Master e-book ISBN.

    2000

  77. Vonshak, A. and Tomaselli, L. 2000. Arthrospira (Spirulina): Systematics and Ecophysiology. In: The Ecology of Cyanobacteria. Whitton, B.A. and Potts, M. (Eds.). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands, 2000, pp. 505-522.

    1992

  78. Vonshak, A. 1992. Microalgal biotechnology: is it an economical success? In: Biotechnology: Economic and Social Aspects. DaSilva, E.J., Ratledge, C. and Sasson, A. (Eds.) Cambridge University Press, U.K., 1992.

  79. Boussiba, S., Lu, F. and Vonshak, A. 1992. Methods for enhancement and determination of astaxanthin accumulation in the green alga Haematococcus pluvialis. In: Methods in Enzymology. Vol. 213, Packer, L. (ed.), Academic Press, 1992, pp. 386-391.

    1991

  80. Vonshak, A. 1991. Microalgae: laboratory growth techniques and the biotechnology of biomass production. In: Photosynthesis and Production in a Changing Environment: A Field and Laboratory Manual. Hall, Scurlock, Bolhar, Leegood and Long (Eds.). Chapman and Hall Ltd Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers, London, 1991.

    1988

  81. Vonshak, A. and Guy, R. 1988 Photoinhibition as a limiting factor in outdoor cultivation of Spirulina platensis. In Algal Biotechnology, T. Stadler et al., (Eds), Elsevier Applied Science Publishers, London England, 1988, PP. 365-70.

  82. Cohen, Z., Vonshak, A., Boussiba, S. and A. Richmond. 1988. The effect of temperature and cell concentration on fatty acid composition of outdoor cultures of Porphyridium cruentum. In: Algal Biotechnology T. Stadler et al., (Eds), Alsevier Applied Science Publishers, London England. PP. 421-30.

  83. Vonshak, A. and Guy, R. 1988. Photoinhibition in outdoor cultures of the cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis. In: Techniques and New Developments in Photosynthesis Research. Barber, J. and R. Malkin, (Eds.). Plenum Press, NY & London, 1988.

    1987

  84. Vonshak, A. 1987. Porphyridium. In: Micro-algal Biotechnology. Borowitzka, M. and J. Borowitzka, (Eds.). Cambridge University Press.

  85. Coombs, C., Hind,G., Leedoog, R.C., Tieszen, L.L. and Vonshak, A. 1987. Analytical Techniques. In: Techniques in Bioproductivity and Photosynthesis. Reprinted and Corrected Edition, J. Coombs, D. Hall , S.P. Long and J.M.O. Scurlock (Eds.). Pergamon Press, London, 1987.

    1986

  86. Vonshak, A. 1986. Laboratory techniques for the culturing of microalgae. In: Handbook for Algal Mass Culture. Richmond, A. (Ed.). CRC Press, Boca Raton Florida.

    1985

  87. Vonshak, A. 1985. Microalgae: laboratory techniques and outdoor biomass production. In: Techniques in Bioproductivity and Photosynthesis. 2nd Edition, J. Coombs and D. Hall (Eds.). Pergamon Press, London. (This volume has been translated to Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Russian).

  88. Vonshak, A. and Richmond, A. 1985. Problems in developing the biotechnology of algal biomass production. In: Biosaline research - a look into the future. Pasternak, D. and A. San-Pietro Martinus Nijhoff (Eds.). Dr. Junk Pub., The Netherlands.

    1980

  89. Vonshak, A. and Maske, H. 1980. Algae: growth techniques and biomass production. In: Techniques in Bioproductivity and Photosynthesis. J. Coombs and D. Hall (Eds.). Pergamon Press, London.


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