Avigad Vonshak

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Peer-Reviewed Publications



    2015

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

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

    2002

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

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

  15. 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

  16. 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

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

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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

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

    1992

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

  34. 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

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

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

    1990

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

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

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. 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

  42. 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

  43. 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

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

  45. 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

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

  47. 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

  48. 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

  49. 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

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

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

  52. 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

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

  54. 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

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

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

  57. 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

  58. 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

  59. 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

  60. 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

  61. 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

  62. 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

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

    1978

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

    1975

  65. 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

  66. 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, Chapter 10 in: Bioenergy and Sustainability: bridging the gap. Ed. Glaucia Mendes Souza, Reynaldo l. Victoria, Carlos A. Joly, luciano m. Verdade, Pub SCOPE Paris France. pp. 302-347

    2013

  67. 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

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

    2011

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

    2004

  70. 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

  71. 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.

    2000

  72. 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.

    1997

  73. Chapters written in Vonshak, A. (Ed.) 1997 Spirulina platensis (Arthrospira): Physiology, Cell-biology and Biotechnology. Taylor & Francis, London UK, 1997: Vonshak, A. Spirulina: Growth, Physiology and Biochemistry. pp. 43-65, Vachhani, A.K. and Vonshak, A. Genetics of Spirulina. pp. 67-77, Vonshak, A. Outdoor Mass Production of Spirulina: The Basic Concept. pp. 79-99, Vonshak, A. Use of Spirulina Biomass. pp. 205-211, Vonshak, A. Appendices. pp. 213-226

    1992

  74. 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.

  75. Boussiba, S., Lu, F. and Vonshak, A. 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

  76. 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

  77. 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.

  78. 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, 1988, PP. 421-30.

  79. 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

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

  81. 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

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

    1985

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

  84. Vonshak, A. and Richmond, A. 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, 1985.

    1980

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


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