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Details of Prof. Amir Sagi   


Gender male
Job title professor
Department Life Sciences
Ben Gurion University; The National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev ( NIBN)
Building #39, room 103 POB 653 Beer-Sheva 84105
Ben Gurion University
Beer Sheva
Tel 972 8 6461364
Fax 972 8 6472890
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Website http://www.bgu.ac.il/~sagia
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Degree PhD
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Marine Biotechnology, Marine Products , Marine Biotechnology, Marine Products
Research Activities Gonad maturation, vitellogenesis, and lipoprotein synthesis. Regulation of gene expression and proteins related to growth, molt cycle, gastrolith formation and biomineralization processes. Sexual plasticity - the regulatory role of the androgenic gland in sex-differentiation and intersexuality of crustaceans: insulin like hormones and molecular sex markers. Adaptation of crustaceans into intensive, aquaculture systems. The main target organisms are the freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii, the Red-Claw Australian crayfish, Cherax quadricarinatus, and the White Shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei and various ornamental shrimp. .
Skills/Expertise biotechnology development for aquaculture

Created: 1997-02-24 Last Updated: 2015-05-16 by Amir SAGI