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Scientists Michal Ucko

National Center for Mariculture

Michal Ucko

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Ph.D. 1996, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
At IOLR since 1985

Research interests:
Food chain:-microalgae, rotifers,and artemia for aquaculture
Molecular pathology - detection and identification of fish pathogens

Selected publications:
Diamant, A., Lipshitz, A. and Ucko, M . 2007. Phylogeny of Coccomyxa (Myxosporea: Myxidiidae) spp. with the description of a new species from Bathygobius cyclopterus (Gobiidae) in the northern Red Sea. Folia Parasitol. 54:109116.

Colorni, A. Diamant, A. Kvitt, H. and Ucko, M. 2006. Traditional and phylogenetic approaches in the diagnosis and identification of pathogens in mariculture. Isr. J. Aquacult. Bamidgeh 58:374.

Diamant, A. Ucko, M., Paperna, Colorni, A. and Lipshitz, A. 2005. Kudoa iwatai (Myxosporea: Multivalvulida) in wild and cultured fish in the Red Sea: redescription and molecular phylogeny.J. Parasitol. 91:1175-1189

Ucko, M. and Colorni, A. (2005). Mycobacterium marinum infections in fish and humans in Israel. J. Clin. Microbiol. 43:892-895.

Ucko, M., Colorni, A. and Diamant, A. (2004). Nodavirus infections in Israeli mariculture. J. Fish Dis. 27:459-469.

Ucko, M., Colorni, A., Kvitt, H., Diamant, A., Zlotkin, A. and Knibb, W.R. (2002). Strain variation in Mycobacterium marinum fish isolates. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 68:5281-5287.

Kvitt, H., Ucko, M., Colorni, A., Batargias, C., Zlotkin, A. and Knibb, W. (2002). Photobacterium damselae ssp. piscicida: detection by direct amplification of 16S rRNA gene sequences and genotypic variation as determined by amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP). Dis. Aquat. Org. 48:187-195.

Diamant, A., Banet, A., Ucko, M., Colorni, A., Knibb, W. and Kvitt, H. (2000). Mycobacteriosis in wild rabbitfish Siganus rivulatus associated with cage farming in the Gulf of Eilat, Red Sea. Dis. Aquat. Org. 39:211-219.

Ucko, M., Shrestha, R. P., Mesika, P., Bar-Zvi, D. and Arad (Malis), S. (1999). Glycoprotein moiety in the cell wall of the red microalga Porphyridium sp. (Rhodophyta) as the biorecognition site for the Crypthecodinium cohnii-like dinoflagellate. J. Phycol. 35:1276-1281.

Ucko, M., Elbrachter, M. and Schnepf, E. (1997). A Crypthecodinium cohnii - like dinoflagellate feeding myzocytotically on the unicellular red alga Porphyridium sp. Eur. J. Phycol. 32:133-140.
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