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Assaf  Sukenik

Assaf Sukenik


D.S. in Environmental Sciences, the Faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, 1986

Current position

Senior researcher, Kinneret Limnological Laboratory, Israel Oceanographic & Limnological research, Migdal, Israel

Publications (since 2010)

  1. Kaplan, A., Weiss, G. and Sukenik, A. (2016). Cyanobacterial secondary metabolites mediate interspecies-intraspecies communication in the water body. Environ Microbiol 18(2): 305-306.
  2. Hadas, O., Kaplan, A. and Sukenik, A. (2015). Long-term changes in cyanobacteria populations in lake kinneret (sea of galilee), Israel: an eco-physiological outlook. Life (Basel) 5(1): 418-431.
  3. Sukenik, A., Quesada, A. and Salmaso, N. (2015). Global expansion of toxic and non-toxic cyanobacteria: effect on ecosystem functioning. Biodiversity and Conservation 24:889–908.
  4. Kaplan-Levy, R. N., Hadas, O. and Sukenik, A. (2015). Deciphering the mechanisms against oxidative stress in developing and mature akinetes of the cyanobacterium Aphanizomenon ovalisporum. Microbiology 161(7): 1485-1495.
  5. Sukenik, A., Maldener, I., Delhaye, T., Viner-Mozzini, Y., Sela, D. and Bormans, M. (2015). Carbon assimilation and accumulation of cyanophycin during the development of dormant cells (akinetes) in the cyanobacterium Aphanizomenon ovalisporum. Front Microbiol 6: 1067.
  6. Sukenik, A., Kaplan-Levy, R. N., Viner-Mozzini, Y., Quesada, A. and Hadas, O. (2013). Potassium deficiency triggers the development of dormant cells (akinetes) in Aphanizomenon ovalisporum (Nostocales, Cyanoprokaryota)(1). J Phycol 49(3): 580-587.
  7. Harel, M., Weiss, G., Lieman-Hurwitz, J., Gun, J., Lev, O., Lebendiker, M., Temper, V., Block, C., Sukenik, A., Zohary, T., Braun, S., Carmeli, S. and Kaplan, A. (2013). Interactions between Scenedesmus and Microcystis may be used to clarify the role of secondary metabolites. Environ Microbiol Rep 5(1): 97-104.
  8. Sukenik, A., Kaplan-Levy, R. N., Welch, J. M. and Post, A. F. (2012). Massive multiplication of genome and ribosomes in dormant cells (akinetes) of Aphanizomenon ovalisporum (Cyanobacteria). ISME J 6(3): 670-679.
  9. Sukenik, A., Hadas, O., Kaplan, A. and Quesada, A. (2012). Invasion of Nostocales (cyanobacteria) to Subtropical and Temperate Freshwater Lakes - Physiological, Regional, and Global Driving Forces. Front Microbiol 3: 86.
  10. Kaplan, A., Harel, M., Kaplan-Levy, R. N., Hadas, O., Sukenik, A. and Dittmann, E. (2012). The languages spoken in the water body (or the biological role of cyanobacterial toxins). Front Microbiol 3: 138.
  11. Hadas, O., Pinkas, R., Malinsky-Rushansky, N., Nishri, A., Kaplan, A., Rimmer, A., and Sukenik, A. (2012). Appearance and establishment of diazotrophic cyanobacteria in Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). Freshwater Biol 57: 1214-1227.
  12. Blanchfield, P. J., Shapiro, J., Sukenik, A., Orihel, D. M. and Shefer, E. (2012). Low Levels of Mercury in Lake Kinneret Fish. The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh, IJA_64.2012IC.783.
  13. Harel, M., Weiss, G., Daniel, E., Wilenz, A., Hadas, O., Sukenik, A., Sedmak, B., Dittmann, E., Braun, S. and Kaplan, A. (2012). Casting a net: fibres produced by Microcystis sp. in field and laboratory populations. Environ Microbiol Rep 4(3): 342-349.
  14. Ramm, J., Lupu, A., Hadas, O., Ballot, A., Rucker, J., Wiedner, C. and Sukenik, A. (2012). A CARD-FISH protocol for the identification and enumeration of cyanobacterial akinetes in lake sediments. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 82(1): 23-36.
  15. Bar-Yosef, Y., Murik, O., Sukenik, A., Hadas, O. and Kaplan, A. (2012). Multiannual variations in phytoplankton populations: what distinguished the blooms of Aphanizomenon ovalisporum in Lake Kinneret in 2010 from 2009? Environ Microbiol Rep 4(5): 498-503.
  16. Viner-Mozzini, D. and Sukenik, A. (2012) Organosulfides inhibit growth and photosynthetic activity of algae and cyanobacteria. Allelopathy Journal 30: 117-128.
  17. Zohary T., Nishri A. and Sukenik A. (2012) Present–absent: a chronicle of the dinoflagellate Peridinium gatunense from Lake Kinneret. Hydrobiologia. 698:161–174.
  18. Ballot, A., Ramm, J., Rundberget, T., Kaplan-Levy, R.N., Hadas, O., Sukenik, A. and Wiedner, C. (2011) Occurence of non-toxic Aphanizomenon ovalisporum and Anabaena bergii strains in Lake Kinneret (Israel). J. Plankton Res. 33: 1736-1746.

Authored books

  1. Zohary, T., Berman,T., Nishri, A. and Sukenik, A. (eds). (2014). Lake Kinneret: Ecology and Management. Springer.

Chapters in collective volumes (last 5 years)

  1. Ostrovsky, I., Rimmer, A., Yacobi, Y. Z., Nishri, A., Sukenik, A., Hadas, O. and Zohary, T. (2013). Long-term changes in the Lake Kinneret ecosystem: the effects of climate change and anthropogenic factors. In: Goldman, C. R., Kumagai, M. and Robarts, R. D. (eds). Climatic change and global warming of inland waters: Impacts and mtigation for ecosystems and societies. John Wiley & Sons, 271-293.
  2. Maldener, I., Summers, M. L. and Sukenik, A. (2014). Cellular differentiation in filamentous cyanobacteria. In: Flores, E. and Herrero, A. (eds). The cell biology of cyanobacteria. Caister Academic Press.
  3. Berman, T., Zohary, T., Nishri, A. and Sukenik, A. (2014). General background. Chap. 1. In: Zohary, T., Sukenik, A., Berman, T. and Nishri, A. (eds). Lake kinneret: Ecology and management. Springer.
  4. Sukenik, A., Zohary, T. and Markel, D. (2014). The monitoring program. Chap. 32 In: Zohary, T., Sukenik, A., Berman, T. and Nishri, A. (eds). Lake Kinneret: Ecology and management. Springer.
  5. Sukenik, A., Hadas, O. and Kaplan, A. (2014). Cyanobacteria. Chap. 12 In: Zohary, T., Sukenik, A., Berman, T. and Nishri, A. (eds). Lake kinneret: Ecology and management. Springer.
  6. Sukenik, A., Carmeli, S., Hadas, O., Leibovici, E., Malinsky-Rushansky, N., Parparov, R., Pinkas, R., Viner-Mozzini, Y. and Wynne, D. (2014). Water pollutants. Chapter 33. In: Zohary, T., Sukenik, A., Berman, T. and Nishri, A. (eds). Lake kinneret: Ecology and management. Springer.
Protocols by Assaf Sukenik
  1. Induction, Isolation and Counting of Akinetes in Aphanizomenon ovalisporum