William Koven

William Koven

Cell Phone: 0523-467822

Professor (Emeritus) Ph.D. 1992, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Research interests:

  • Physiology and nutrition of fish larvae and juveniles.
  • Gene modulation of highly unsaturated fatty acids and taurine.
  • Neural development in larval fish.
  • Protein alternatives for grow out diets for fish

Selected publications:

Tandler A, Levitan A, Nixon O, Gaon A, Koven* W. (2023).The effect of dietary docosahexaenoic acid (DHA; 22:6n-3) on photoreceptor abundance, rhodopsin expression and growth in developing gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) larvae. Israeli Journal of Aquaculture – Bamidgeh. 2023;75(1):1-15.  doi:10.46989/001c.77592

Koven*, William, Chen Bracha, Oriya Nixon, Dor Israeli, Amos Tandler, Iris Meiri-Ashkenazi, and Hanna Rosenfeld. 2023. “The Effect of Dietary Taurine and Its Potential Biosynthesis on Juvenile Grey Mullet (Mugil Cephalus) Performance.” Israeli Journal of Aquaculture – Bamidgeh 75 (1): 1–14. https://doi.org/10.46989/001c.70351.

Gaon, A., Tandler, A., Nixon, O., Sadin, S. El, Allon, G., & Koven*, W. (2021). The combined DHA and taurine effect on vision , prey capture and growth in different age larvae of gilthead sea bream ( Sparus aurata ). Aquaculture, 545(December 2020), 737181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2021.737181

Gaon, A., Nixon, O., Tandler, A., Falcon, J., Besseau, L., Escande, M., Sadin, S. El, Allon, G., & Koven*, W. (2020). Dietary taurine improves vision in different age gilthead sea bream ( Sparus aurata ) larvae potentially contributing to increased prey hunting success and growth. Aquaculture, November, 736129.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.736129

Koven*, W., Gisbert, E., Meiri-Ashkenazi, I., Nixon, O., Israeli, D., Tandler, A., Nolasco Soria, H., Solovyev, M. M., & Rosenfeld, H. (2020). The effect of weaning diet type on grey mullet (Mugil cephalus) juvenile performance during the trophic shift from carnivory to omnivory. Aquaculture, 518(October 2019), 734848. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2019.734848

Elsadin, S., Nixon, O., Mozes, N., Allon, G., Gaon, A., Tandler, A., & *Koven, W. (2019). The effect of dissolved carbon dioxide (CO2) on the bone mineral content and on the expression of bone-Gla protein (BGP, Osteocalcin) in the vertebral column of white grouper (Epinephelus aeneus). Aquaculture, 511(January 2018), 634196. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2019.06.010

Koven*, W., Gisbert, E., Nixon, O., Solovyev, M. M., Gaon, A., Allon, G., Meiri-Ashkenazi, I., Tandler, A., & Rosenfeld, H. (2019). The effect of algal turbidity on larval performance and the ontogeny of digestive enzymes in the grey mullet (Mugil cephalus). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology -Part A : Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 228(November 2018), 71–80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpa.2018.11.005

Elsadin, S., Nixon, O., Mozes, N., Allon, G., Gaon, A., Kiflawi, M., Tandler, A., & *Koven, W. (2018). The effect of dissolved carbon dioxide (CO2) on white grouper (Epinephelus aeneus) performance, swimbladder inflation and skeletal deformities. Aquaculture, 486(November 2017), 81–89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2017.11.011

Koven*, W., Nixon, O., Allon, G., Gaon, A., El Sadin, S., Falcon, J., Besseau, L., Escande, M., Vassallo Agius, R., Gordin, H., & Tandler, A. (2018). The effect of dietary DHA and taurine on rotifer capture success, growth, survival and vision in the larvae of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus). Aquaculture, 482(March 2017), 137–145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2017.09.039

Nayak, S., Koven, W., Meiri, I., Khozin-Goldberg, I., Isakov, N., Zibdeh, M., & Zilberg, D. (2017). Dietary arachidonic acid affects immune function and fatty acid composition in cultured rabbitfish Siganus rivulatus. Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 68, 46–53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsi.2017.07.003

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