Prof. Yoel Margalit: Curriculum Vitae

 

1. PERSONAL DETAILS

Name:

Yoel Margalit

Date of Birth:

February 9, 1933, Yugoslavia

Date of Immigration:

1948

Marital Status:

1952-1957 

Address at work:

Department of Life Sciences,Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.  Tel : 08-6461340

Address at home:

43 Haggefen Street, Omer. Tel : 08-6469550


2. EDUCATION

1965-1967

 

M.Sc. Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Dept. of Zoology (Zoology major, Parasitology and Chemistry minor)
Name of advisor: Prof. Aharon Shulov
Title of thesis: Effect of temperature and the hygroreaction on the development of the larvae, pre-pupa and pupa of the oriental rat flea Xenopsylla cheopis Rothsch (Siphonapatera; Pulicidae).

1967-1971

Ph.D. Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Dept.  of Zoology
Name of advisor: Prof. R. Galun and Prof. A. Zuckerman
Title of thesis: Mouthpart sensilla of the tsetse fly and their function. Artificial feeding and feeding stimuli of the tsetse fly Glossina austeni Newst.

     

 

3. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

1972   

Visiting Research Associate. Center for Biology of  Natural Systems directed by Prof. Barry Commoner, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. 

1973

 Adjunct Associate Professor. School of Science and Technology, Department of Biological Sciences, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.                 

1975    

Visiting Associate Professor. Biology Department, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.  

1974-1975

Visiting Associate Professor. School of Science and Technology, Department of Biological Sciences, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.

1976-1977

Senior Scientist. Israel Institute for Biological Research, Nes Ziona.  

1978-1988

Senior Lecturer. Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.        

1988- present 

Associate Professor. Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.  

1990-1992

Visiting Scholar. Department of Tropical Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts. 

 

Professional Activities

a) Positions in Academic Administration

1974-1975

Coordinator of Environmental Science  Program of the School of Science and Technology,  with assignments as  indicated in the appointment sheet issued August 15, 1974. Southern Illinois University,           

1974-1975

Chairman of the Ad-Hok Sciences and Technology Environmental Program Committee , assigned to develop and design  interdisciplinary curriculum for a Major  in Environmental Sciences. Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville,

1980-1981

Co-chairman of the same committee. 

1978-1981

Curriculum Committee member and coordinator  of Environmental Science Program Department  of  Biology, BGU.

1987-1990

Adjunct Professor. University of Winnipeg, Canada.       

1996-2001

Member of the Natural Sciences Faculty Safety Committee, BGU  

1996-2001

Member Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research as representative of the Faculty of Natural Sciences. BGU

1999-2000

Industrial Committee member -  Faculty of Natural Sciences Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva (BGU). 

         

 

b) Professional functions outside Universities

1964-1968

 Planned and carried out entomological portion of Arthropod-borne Virus Survey, supported by U.S. Public Health Service, Research Grant No. 63-CDC-51 at Israel Institute for Biological Research, Nes Ziona.  

1968-1970

Investigated ecology and systematics of inland water fauna of Sinai Peninsula, as part of interdisciplinary research project carried out by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

1969-1970

Principal Investigator in survey of inland water fauna of the Jordan and Dead Sea Valley Springs, supported by the Israeli Academy of Sciences.  

1972-1975

Carried out ecosystem studies on breeding places of Culex pipiens complex mosquitoes and other aquatic insects associated with polluted water in the St. Louis Metropolitan area, Missouri, USA for Southern Illinois University.  

1973

Conducted survey of Pestiferous Arthropods of Blue Water Area, St. Clair County, Illnois, for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  

1973-75

Member of WATER QUALITY STEERING COMMITTEE of CEI (Committee for Environmental Information), St. Louis Metropolitan Area, St. Louis, Missouri.  

1977-78

Established and directed Inland Water Ecological Service, The Hebrew University Jerusalem

1978-1979

Committee member and treasurer of the Zoological Society of Israel. 

1979-1981

President, The Zoological Society of Israel.  

1980-1989

Established and chaired the Center for Biological Control of Mosquitoes in the Department of Biology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev.  

1996-present

Established and chaired the Center for Biological Control (CBC) in the Department of Biology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev. 

1997

Founding  International Bt Consortium involving 17 laboratories in 14 different countries. 

2000

Founding member of the European Mosquito Control Association (EMCA)

c) Professional Consulting

1978-1988

Member of World Health Organization's Expert Committee of Scientific Working Group on Biological Control of Insect Vectors of Diseases, Geneva.  

1980 -1981

Advisor to Ministry of Health of the Israeli Government on mosquito control programs.  

1987-1988

Consultant to MASHAV-Israeli Ministry for Foreign Affairs on Development of B.t.i. based Antimalaria Program in Honduras.  

1991-1993

Consultant to the Department of Public Health, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA on Mosquito Abatement Programs Aimed at Encephalitis Prevention in the State of Massachusetts.  

1994

Consultant to Israeli Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MASHAV) on Suppression of Malaria by B.t.i. in Roatan Island - Hondurus.  

1998

Consultant to Israeli Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MASHAV) on Suppression of Malaria by B.t.i. in Turkey.  

1999

Consultant to Israeli Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MASHAV) on Suppression of Malaria by B.t.i. in Nigeria.   

1999

Consultant to Israeli Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MASHAV) on Suppression of Malaria by B.t.i. in Uzbekistan

2000

Head WHO international multidisciplinary mission to Azerbaijan on Integrated Biological Control in suppressing the re-emerging malaria in the Central Asian Republics

 

e) Membership In Professional Societies

Ecological Society of Israel

Zoological Society of Israel

Entomological Society of Israel

North American Benthological Society

American Mosquito Control Association

U.S. Society for Invertebrate Pathology

U.S. Society of Vector Ecologists


Educational Activities

a) Courses taught

1965-1971

Instructor in the following courses at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem: General Entomology Faunistics of Aquatic Insects Medical Entomology.  

1972

Lectured on Biology of Aquatic Insects in course of Limnology (Biology 485) in the Department of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.  

1973

Taught graduate course titled: Ecology of Aquatic Insects (Biology 596) at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois.  Appointed as examiner and member of the M.Sc. Graduate Committee at St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri.  

1974

Taught courses titled: Man's Biological Inheritance (Biology 204 - Introductory course to biology and Environmental Sciences) SIUE, Spring Quarter, Appointed as examiner of the Ph.D. Graduate Committee at Washing University, St. Louis, Missouri.  

1975

Taught Courses titled: Fresh Water Ecology (GSM 131) SIUE, Winter quarter.  Limnology (Biology 521) SIUE, Spring quarter.  Contemporary Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.  

1979-present

Hydrobiology, Department of Biology, BGU, Beer Sheva, Israel. 

1979-present

Biology and Ecology of Insects, Department of Biology, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel.  

1981-present

Undergraduate Research Project.

1980-1982

Pest Control (Coordinator), Department of Biology, BGU, Beer Sheva, Israel.  

1980-1986

Field Ecology Camps, Department of Biology, BGU, Beer Sheva, Israel. 

1984-present

Invertebrate Zoology (classes up to 150 students).  

1984-present

Guided Reading.  

1992 June

Taught course titled "Vector Borne Disease Control" at the International Center for Public Health Research, University of South Carolina, Columbia S.C.

1990-1992

Lectured in course "Principals of Public Health Entomology" TPH 206D, given by A. Spielman at the Department of Tropical Public Health, Harvard University, Boston Mass.  


b) Research Students (Master Of Science)

Bobroglio, Haim 

Bio-control of mosquitoes in laboratory and in field-trials by Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis.  (Graduated 1981).

Lakhim-Tsror, Lea

Larvicidal activity of B. th. israelensis in mosquitoes.  Jointly with Prof. Z. Barak, (Graduated 1981).

Shohat (Segar) Dalia

Purification and characterization of delta- endotoxin produced by B. th. israelensis. Jointly with Prof. Z. Barak.  (Graduated 1982).

Ohana, Bella

The fate of B. th. israelensis after laboratory and field application.  Jointly with Prof. Z. Barak. (Graduated 1986).

Baum, Dalia

Fly pheromones: their synthesis and application. Jointly with Prof. A. Shani. (Graduated 1991).

Ginot, Shimrit 

Adaptive and non-adaptive variations of terrestrial snails in the Negev Desert.  Jointly with Prof. J. Heller, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem (Graduated 1993)

Stav, Gil

Individual and interactive effects of predators and a species sharing the same trophic level as mosquitoes on mosquito populations (Graduated 1998).


Doctoral and Postdoctoral Students

Michael Brownbridge (UK)

Studies on Bacillus thuringiensis and B. sphaericus Postdoc, 1984-1987.

Abraham Kalfon (Israel)

Development of selective media for Bacillus spaericus and B. thuringiensis israelensis.  Postdoc, 1985-1986

Martin Jach  (Austria)

 Distribution of dytiscids in springs of the Western Dead Sea area. Postdoc, 1986-1987.

Leon Blaustein (US)

Ecology of mosquito breeding habitats. Postdoc, 1989-1993

Rosa Sinai (Israel)

Ecology of Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis (B.t.i.) Ph.D. Student, 1995-1999.

Lars-Eric Widahl

Environmental conditions in mosquito breeding (Sweden) habitats in the Southern Dead Sea Basin. Postdoc, 1996.

Eitan Ben-Dov

Genotyping of new Bacillus thuringiensis isolates. Postdoc 1997-98.

 

                

4. AWARDS, HONORS, RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

2001 - Doctorate Honoris Causa – to be bestowed on September 19, by the President of the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico

2001 – Presidential Citation Award of the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) for contributing to the development of methods of Integrated Biological Control (IBC) of mosquitoes using bacteria (discovery of Bti), Dallas, Texas.

 

2000 – First honorary member of the European Mosquito Control Association (EMCA), Speyer, Germany

 

1998 - Honorary guest and speaker at the KABS (German Mosquito Control Association) 20th Anniversary Jubilee, in front of 100 mayors, Ludwigschafen, Germany.    

 

1993 - July-October  Visiting Scholar at T.P.H. Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.    

 

1992 - University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Biological Sciences Monterrey, Mexico, March 1992.  Honorary Guest Speaker on the occasion of 40th Anniversary of the Faculty of Biological Sciences, Lectured on "Biology and biotechnology of Bacillus thringiensis var. israelensis", at the ceremony bestowing Doctorate Honoris Causa upon Dr. Howard Dulmage the “father” of Bt research in USA.

 

1990 - Bergman Price for Outstanding Biological Research. Honored for the discovery of B.t.i., an environmentally safe bacterium now applied against mosquitoes and blackflies throughout the world.    

 

1985  Medal of Merit from Philippsburg, Germany for improving their quality of life. Key of the city granted by the Mayor of Philippsburg.   

 

1984  Honorary Citizen of Winnipeg, Canada, in recognition of contribution to environmentally friendly biological control of mosquitoes..  

 

a) Authored Books

 1)         Margalit, J., Parker, R. and Boston, R. (1975)  Environmental Education in American Universities and Colleges.  Representative Programs (compilation) School of Science and Technology, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, pp. 1-147.

2)         Margalit, J., (1987)  Survey of Mosquito Breeding Sites in the Dan Region of Central B.G.U. Publication, pp. 1-146 (in Hebrew).

 

b) Editorship of collective volumes

 

*1)       Davidson, E., Faust, R.M., Margalit, J. and Tahori, A. (Editors) (1990).  Bacterial Control of Agricultural and Medically Important Insects.  A Global Prospective.  Entomological Society of Israel and Ben Gurion University 258 pp.

 

*2)       Feng, T. –Y., Chak, K.-F., Smith, R., Yamamoto, T., Margalith, Y., Chilcott, C., Rose, R. (Editors) (1995).  Bacillus thuringiensis Biotechnology and Environmental Benefits, Academia Sinica  pp. 521-557.

 

*3)       Ascher, K. and Margalith, Y. (Editors) (1998) The Second En Gedi Conference on Bacterial Control of Agricultural Insect Pests and Vectors of Human Diseases. Israel Journal of Entomology Vol. 32: 240

 

 

c) Chapters in Collective Volumes

 

1)         Margalit, J. and Tahori, A.S. (1978)  Mosquitoes of the Kinneret Area, pp. 377-379.  In: Monography on Lake Kinneret.  C. Serruya (Ed.), Yunk Publication, Holland.

2)         Keynan, A., Sandler, N., Zomer, E. and Margalit, J. (1983)  Recent progress and perspectives in the improvement of the effectiveness of Bacillus thuringiensis H-14 (B.t.i.).  In "Basic Biology of Microbial Larvicides of Vectors of Human Diseases".  (Ed. Frank Michal) WHO/UNDP/World Bank Publ., Geneva, Switzerland pp. 157-166.

 

3)         Margalit, J., Lahkim-Tsror, L., Bobroglo, H., Paskar, C. and Barak, Z. (1985)  Biological control of mosquitoes in Israel.  In: "Integrated Control of Vectors", (Ed. Laird, M. and Miles, J.W.), Academic Press Inc. pp. 361-374.

 

*4)          Margalit, J. (1990)  The discovery of B.t.i. - In Bacterial control of mosquitoes and Black Flies, (Eds. de Barjac and Sutherland). Rutgers University Press.  pp. 3-9.

   

*5)          Becker, N. and Margalit, J. (1993).  Use of Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis against Mosquitoes and Black flies.  In "Bacillus thuringiensis an Environmental Biopesticide.: Theory and Practice:.  (Eds. Entwistle, P.F., Cory, J.S., Bailey, M.Y and Higgs, S.).  John Wiley and Sons N.Y. pp. 147-170.

 

*6)          Margalith, Y., Becker, N., Back, C. and Zaritsky, A. (1995) Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis as a biological control agent of mosquitoes and blackflies. In Bacillus thuringiensis biotechnology and environmental benefits, vol 1, (Feng, T. –Y., Chak, K.-F., Smith, R., Yamamoto, T., Margalith, Y., Chilcott, C., Rose, R. (Editors)) Academia Sinica pp. 521-556.

 

*7)         Margalith, Y. and Ben-Dov, E. (1999). Biological Control by Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis, in Insect Pest Management. Techniques for Environmental Protection. [Eds] Jack E. Rechcigl and Nancy A. Rechcigl. Lewis Publishers. pp.243-304.

 

 

d) Refereed Articles in Scientific Journals

 

  1.       Yinon, U., Shulov, S. and Margalit, J. (1967)  The hygroreaction on the larvae of the oriental rat flea Xenopsylla cheopis Rothsch (Siphonapatera; Pulicidae) Parasitology, 57: 315-319.         

 

  2.       Nir, Y., Goldwasser, R., Lasowski, Y. and Margalit, J. (1967)  Isolation of West Nile Virus from mosquitoes in Israel.  Amer. J. Epid., 87: 436-501.

 

  3.       Galun, R. and Margalit, J. (1969)  Adenine nucleotides as feeding stimulants of the tsetse fly Glossina austeni Newst.  Nature, 222: 583-584.

 

  4.       Galun, R. and Margalit, J. (1970)  Some properties of the ATP receptors of Glossina austeni Newst.  Transac. Roy. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg., 64:, 171-174.         

 

  5.       Margalit, J. and Tahori, A.S. (1970)  Population dynamics of Culex pipiens molestus Forskal and Culex univittatus Theobald in Israel.  Israel J. Entomol., 5: 141-150.

 

  6.       Margalit, J. and Tahori, A.S. (1970)  Species of mosquitoes found in Israel during a survey (1955-1958).  Israel J. Entomol., 5: 151-159.

 

  7.       Margalit, J. (1971)  Feeding behavior of the tsetse fly Glossina austeni Newst with special reference to the chemo-and-mechano-receptors which control it.  120 pp. Ph.D. thesis submitted to the Senate of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 

  8.       Margalit, J., Tahori, A.S. and Nir, Y. (1971)  Seasonal abundance of some mosquito species in Israel during a survey 1965-1968.  Israel J. Entomol., 6: 323-325.

 

  9.       Margalit, J. and Tahori, A.S. (1971)  Notes on larval ecology of five prevalent Culicini in Israel.  Israel J. Entomol., 6: 315-322.

 

10.       Margalit, J. and Shulov, M.A. (1972)  Effect of temperature on the development of pre-pupa of the rat flea Xenopsylla cheopis Rothschild.  J. Med. Entomol., 9(2): 111-125.

 

11.       Nir, Y., Goldwasser, R., Avivi, A., Lasowski, Y. and Margalit, J. (1972)  Arbovirus activity in Israel.  Isr. J. Med. Sci., 8(10): 1695-1701.

 

12.       Margalit, J., Galun, R. and Rice, M. (1972)  Mouthpart sensilla of the tsetse fly and their function.  I. Feeding patterns.  Am. Trop. Med. Parasitol. 66(4): 525-536.

 

13.       Rice, M., Galun, R. and Margalit, J. (1973)  Mouthpart sensilla of the tsetse fly and their function.  II.  Labial sensilla.  Ann. Trop. Med. Parasitol., 67(1): 101-107.

 

14.       Rice, M., Galun, R. and Margalit, J. (1973)  Mouthpart sensilla of the tsetse fly and their function.  III. Labrocibarial sensilla.  Ann. Trop. Med. Parasitol., 67(1): 109-116.

 

15.       Margalit, J. and Tahori, A.S. (1973)  The mosquito fauna of Sinai.  J. Med. Entomol., 10(1): 89-96.

 

16.       Margalit, J. and Tahori, A.S. (1973)  Mosquitoes (Diptera, Culicidae) breeding in the Dead Sea area.  Israel J. Zool., 22: 27-37.

 

17.       Margalit, J. and Tahori, A.S. (1974)  An annotated list of mosquitoes in Israel.  Isr J. Entomol., 9: 77-91.

 

18.       Goldberg, L.J. and Margalit, J. (1977)  A bacterial spore demonstrating rapid larvicidas activity against Anopheles sergentii, Uranotaenia unguiculata, Culex univittatus, Aedes aegypti and Culex pipiens complex.  Mosquito News, 37(3): 355-358.

 

19.       Arata, A., Chapman, H., Davidson, E., Laird, M., Margalit, J. and Roberts, D.W. (1979)  Status of Biocontrol in Medical Entomology.  Nature 276: 669-670.

 

20.       Dimantman, Ch. and Margalit, J. (1981)  Rain pools as breeding and dispersal sites of mosquitoes and other aquatic insects in the Central Negev Desert.  Journal of Arid Environment, 4: 123-129.

 

21.       Lahkim-Tsror, L., Pascar, C., Margalit, J. and Barak, Z. (1982)  Larvicidal activity of Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis in Aedes aegypti: Histological studies.  Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 41: 104-116.

 

22.       Margalit, J. and Evenchik, Z. (1983)  Mosquito and copepod host range tests with Coelomomyces psorophorae (Blastociadiales, Chytridiomycetes).  Insect Science and its Application, 4: 383-385.

 

23.       Margalit, J., Zomer, E., Erel, Z. and Barak, Z. (1983)  Development and application of Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis serotype H-14 as an effective biological control agent against mosquitoes in Israel.  Biotechnology, 1: 74-76.

 

24.       Margalit, J. (1983)  Application di Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis contro le zanzare in Israele.  La Difesa Delle Plante, 6: 235-6.

 

25.       Margalit, J., Marcus, A. and Pelah, Z. (1984)  Effect of encapsulation on the persistence of Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis, serotype H-14.  European Journal of Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology, 19: 382-383.

 

26.       Margalit, J. and Bobroglo, H. (1984)  The effect of organic materials and solids in water on the persistence of Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis, Serotype H-14.  Zeitschrift angew.  Entom. 97: 516-520.

 

27.       Ohana, B., Margalit, J. and Barak, Z. (1985)  A method for identifying colonies of bacteria possessing mosquito larvicidal effects.  Appl. Microbiol. Biotech. 21: 250-251.

 

28.       Margalit, J. and Dean, D. (1985)  The story of Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis (B.t.i.).  J. Amer. Mosq. Control Assoc. 1: 1-17.

 

29.       Sandler, N., Keynan, A. and Margalit, J. (1985)  A study of Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis haemolysis as a possible basis for an assay of larval toxicity.  European J. of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology.  Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 23: 47-53.

 

30.       Tesh, R.B., Peleg, J., Samina, I., Margalit, J., Bodkin, D.K., Shope, R.E. and Knudson, D.C. (1985)  Biological and antigenic characterization of Netivot Virus, an unusual new Orbivirus recovered from mosquitoes in Israel.  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 35: 418-428.    

 

31.       Kalfon, A., Lugten, M. and Margalit, J. (1986)  Development of selective media for Bacillus sphaericus and Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis.  J. Appl. Microbiol. and Biotechnol. 24: 240-243.

 

32.       Samina, J., Margalit, J. and Peleg, J. (1986)  Isolation of viruses from mosquitoes in the Negev, Israel.  Trans. Roy. Soc. Trop. Med. & Hyg. 30: 471-472.

 

33.       Brownbridge, M. and Margalit, J. (1986)  New Bacillus thuringiensis strains isolated in Israel highly toxic to mosquito larvae.  J. Invertebrate Pathology. 48: 216-222.

 

34.       Ohana, B., Margalit, J. and Barak, Z. (1987)  Fate of Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis under simulated field conditions.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology 53(4): 828-831.

 

35.       Brownbridge, M. and Margalit, J. (1987)  Mosquito active strains of Bacillus sphaerius isolated from soil and mud samples collected in Israel.  J. Invertebrate Pathology. 50: 106-112.

 

36.       Barak, Z., Ohana, B., Allon, Y. and Margalit, J. (1987)  A mutant of Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis (B.t.i.) resistant to antibiotics.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 27: 88-93.

 

37.       Brownbridge, M. and Margalit, J. (1987)  Identification of Bacillus thuringiensis strains, toxic to mosquitoes recently isolated in Israel.  J. Invertebrate Pathology, 50: 322-323.

 

38.       Jach, M. and Margalit, J. (1987)  Distribution of dytiscids in springs of the Western Dead Sea area.  Coleopterists Bulletin. 41(4): 327-334.

 

39.       Margalit, J., Dimentman, Ch. and Danon, J. (1987)  Distribution patterns and population dynamics of adult mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in Southern Israel.  Bulletin of Entomological Research. 77: 477-486.

 

*40.      Margalit, J., Dimentman Ch., and Tahori, A.S. (1988)  Geographical, seasonal and ecological distribution of mosquito larvae (Diptera, Culicidae) in Southern Israel.  Archiv fur Hydrobiologie. 112(2): 233-249.

 

*41.      La-France, D., Shani, A. and Margalit, J. (1989)  Biological activity of synthetic hydrocarbon mixtures of cut components of the female housefly (Musca domestica L.).  J. Chem. Ecology.  15: 1475-1490.·

 

*42.      Margalit, J. (1989)  Biological control by Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis (B.t.i.).  History and present status .  Israel J. of Entomology. 23: 3-8.

 

*43.      Blaustein, L. and Margalit, J. (1991)  Indirect effect of the fairy shrimp Branchipus schaefferi and two ostracod species on Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis induced mortality to mosquitoes.  Hydrobiologia 212: 67-76. 

 

*44.      Havron, A. and Margalit, J. (1991)  Pupal parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) of muscoid filth flies in Israel.  Medical and Veterinary Entomology 5: 267-275.

 

*45.      Avissar, Y., Margalit, J. and Spielman, A. (1994)  Incorporation of body components of diverse microorganisms by larval mosquitoes.  J. Amer. Mosq. Control Ass. 10(1): 91-98.

 

*46.      Blaustein, L. and Margalit, J. (1994)  Spatial distributions of Culiseta longiareolata  (Culicidae-Diptera) and Bufo viridis  (Amphibia : Bufonidae) among and within desert pools. J. Arid Environ. 29: 199-211

 

*47.      Blaustein, L. and Margalit, J. (1994)  Differential prey vulnerability of various mosquito species to the cyclopoid copepod, Acanthocyclops viridis .  Isr. J. Zool.  40: 55-60.

 

*48.      Blaustein, L. and Margalit, J. (1994)  Mosquito larvae (Culiseta longiareolata ) compete with and prey upon toad (Bufo viridis ) immatures.  J. Anim. Ecol.  63: 841-850.

 

*49.      Havron, A. and Margalit, J. (1995)  Parasitization of Vespa orientalis  Nests by Sphecophaga resparum  Curtis in Southern Israel (Hymenoptera : Vespidae, Ichneumonidae) Phytoparasitica 23(1): 19-25.

 

*50.      Blaustein, L. and Margalit, J. (1995)  Priority effects in temporary pools; Nature and outcome of mosquito larva-toad tadpole interactions is influenced by order of entrance.  J. Anim. Ecol.  65: 77-84.

*51.      Manasherob, R., Ben-Dov, E., Margalit, J., Zaritsky, A. & Barak, Z. (1996). Raising  activity of Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis against Anopheles stephensi larvae by   encapsulation in Tetrahymena pyriformis (Hymenostomatida: Tetrahymenidae). J. Amer.  Mosq. Control Assoc. 12: 627-631.

*52.      Ben-Dov, E., Zaritsky, A., Dahan, E., Barak, Z., Sinai, R., Manasherob, R., Khameraev,      A., Troyetskaya, A., Dubitsky, A., Berezina, N. & Margalith, Y. (1997). Extended screening  by PCR for seven cry-group genes from field-collected strains of Bacillus thuringiensis. J. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 63: 4883-4890

*53.      Ben-Dov, E., E. Dahan, A. Zaritsky, R. Sinai, R. Manasherob, A. Khameraev, A. Dubitsky, N. Berezina and Y. Margalith (1998). Novel cry-type genes detected by extended PCR screening from field-collected strains of Bacillus thuringiensis. Isr. J. Entomol. 32: 163-169.

*54.      Stav, G., L. Blaustein and J. Margalith (1999) Experimental evidence for predation risk sensitive ovposition by a mosquito, Culiseta longiareolata. Ecological Entomology 24: 1-6

 

*55.      Ben-Dov, E., W. Qingfeng, A. Zaritsky, R. Manasherob, Z. Barak, B. Schneider, A. Khamraev, M. Baizhanov, V. Glupov and Y. Margalith (1999) Multiplex PCR screening to detect cry9 genes in Bacillus thuringiensis strains. Appl. And Environ. Microbiol. 65: 3714-3716.

*56      Stav, G., L. Blaustein and J. Margalith (2000). Influence of nymphal Anax imperator (Odonata: Aeshinidae) on oviposition by the mosquito Culiseta longiareolata (Diptera: Culicidae) and community structure in temporary pools . J. Vector Ecology 25: 190-202.

*57.      Ben-Dov, E., Manasherob, R., Zaritsky, A., Barak, Z. & Margalith, Y. (2000). PCR Analysis of cry7 Genes in Bacillus thuringiensis by the Five Conserved Blocks of Toxins. Current Microbiology 42: 96-99.

 

*58.      Myasnik, M., Manasherob, R., Ben-Dov, E., Zaritsky, A., Margalith, Y. & Barak, Z. (2001). Comparative sensitivity to UV-B radiation of two Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies and other Bacillus sp. Current Microbiology (in press).

   

e) Unrefereed Professional Articles and Publications

 

 1.        Galun, R. and Margalit, J. (1970)  Artificial feeding and feeding stimuli of the tsetse fly Glossina austeni Newst.  Proceedings 1st Symposium of Tsetse Fly Breeding under Laboratory Conditions and its Practical Application.  Lisboa, Portugal, 1: 211-220.

 

 2.        Margalit, J. (1970)  A preliminary report on the mosquito fauna of the Sinai Peninsula.  Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Israel Society of Zoology.  Israel J. Zool. 20(2): 148-149.

 

 3.        Goldberg, L.J. and Margalit, J. (1977)  Potential application of bacterial spore, ONR60A to mosquito larval control.  Vector Biology and Control, World Health Organization, Geneva, Swizerland, WHO Mimiographed document WHO/VBC/77.  662: 1-8.

 

4.         Margalit, J., Evenchick, S. and Tahori, A.S. (1978)  Experiments in Biological Control of culicine larvae in Israel.  Proceedings, Colloquim on Invertebrate Pathology.  J. of Invertebrate Palthology, pp. 125-128.

 

 5.        Margalit, J. (1979)  Standardization and Industrial Development of Spore-forming Bacterial Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis and B. sphaericus.  WHO Mimiographed document TDR/BCV/SWG/79/11, pp. 1-8.

 

 6.        Margalit, J. (1980)  Sinai Peninsula: A bridge or barrier between African and Palaearctic aquatic entomofaunae.  Proceedings: Meeting of the Zoological Society.  Israel J. of Zoology, 29: 199-200.

 

 7.        Lahkim-Tsror, L., Pascar, C., Margalit, J. and Barak, Z. (1980)  Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis - a biological control agent against mosquitoes.  Proceedings of the 10th International Congress on Tropical Medicine and Malaria, Manila, Philippines.

 

 8.        Klein, D., Zomer, E. and Margalit, J. (1982)  Development of bio-insecticide against mosquitoes: Preliminary field trials.  Proceedings of the 32nd Scientific Meeting of the Microbiological Society of Israel.  Israel Journal of Medical Sciences, 18(5).

 

 9.        Margalit, J., Oren, H., Erel, Z., Keynan, A., Klein, D. and Zomer, E. (1982)  Experience in Production of Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis H14 in Israel WHO Mimiographed Document TDR/BCV/IC/82/WP10, pp. 1-9. 

 

10.       Blaustein, L. and J. Margalit.  1989.  Indirect effects of several crustaceans on the             efficacy of Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis to kill mosquitoes.  Proc. European Society of Vector Ecol.  Also Proc. Israel Society of Zoology and 1990  Proc. American Mosquito Control Assoc.

11.       Blaustein, L. and J. Margalit.  1990.  Larval mosquito-tadpole interactions in desert pools.  Proc. Annu. Conf. Israel Soc. Ecol. Environ. Quality Sci.

12.       Manasherob, R., Margalit, J., Ben-Dov, E., Zaritsky, A. & Barak, Z.  1994.  Raising larvicidal activity of Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis d-endotoxin against Anopheles stephensi by encapsulation in Tetrahymena pyriformis. VIIth  Conference Isr. Soc. Entomol., pp. 27-28.

13.       Schneider, B., Stav, G. and Margalith, J. (1995) Environmental solutions to problems caused by housefly (Musca domestica) swarms in the Jordan Valley. I - Population dynamics of the adult stage.  Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Israel Society of Zoology.  Israel J. Zool. 32: 71.

 

14.       Stav, G., L. Blaustein and J. Margalit.  1996.  Mosquito (Culiseta longiareolata and Culex pipiens) populations:   Individual and interactive effects of a predator (Anax imperator) and a species sharing the same trophic level as mosquito larvae.  Isr. J. Zool. 42: 84-85

15.       Ben-Dov, E., Zaritsky, A., Manasherob, R., Barak, Z., & Margalith, Y.  1997. Detection of novel genes from Bacillus thuringiensis.  30th Annu. Meet. Soc. Invertebr. Pathol. (Abstract, p. 8), August 24-29, Banff, Canada.

 

16.                   Ben-Dov, E., Zaritsky, A., Manasherob, R., Barak, Z., & Margalith, Y.  1997. New cry7, and cry8 from Bacillus thuringiensis.  2nd International Congress of Vector Ecology (Abstract P#36, p 72), October 19-24, Orlando, USA. 

 

17.       Stav, G., L. Blaustein, and J. Margalit.  1998. The impact of the predator Anax imperator on populations of the mosquito, Culiseta longiareolata.  Isr. J. Zool.

 

18.       Ben-Dov, E., Wang, Q., Zaritsky, A., Manasherob, R., Barak, Z. & Margalith, Y.  1998.  Multiplex PCR screening for detection cry9 genes from Bacillus thuringiensis.  XI European Meet. Society for Vector Ecology. Book of Abstracts, p. 30, October 13-17, Lisbon, Portugal.

19.       Blaustein, L., G. Stav, B.P. Kotler, and J. Margalith. 1998.  Risk of predation and oviposition habitat selection:  Consequences for community structure and mosquito population dynamics. Proc. Annu. conf. Isr. Soc. Ecol. Environ. Qual. (p.173).  Also submitted to Soc. Vector Ecol. International Meetings.

20.       Ben-Dov, E., Wang, Q., Zaritsky, A., Manasherob, R., Schneider, B., Barak, Z. Khamraev, A., Baizhanov, M., Glupov, V.& Margalith, Y. 1999.  Screening by PCR for detection of cry9 genes from Bacillus thuringiensis. 32th Annu. Meet. Soc. Invertebr. Pathol. August 22-27, Irvine, U.S.A.

 

Lectures And Presentations At Meetings And Invited Seminars

a) Invited Plenary Lectures at Conferences/Meetings

Toronto, Canada, on March 19, 1984 - The opening plenary lecture at the Annual Meeting of the American Mosquito Conrol Association - The History of B.t.i. and Zoogeography of Israeli Mosquitoes.  March 20, 1984 

New Orleans, Louisiana, AMCA Annual Meeting, April 22, 1986 - two invited lectures: Zoology and Dynamics of the Mosquito Popultion in the Negev and Isolation of New Entomotoxic Bacilli in Israel.

Flagstaff Arizona:  Annual meeting of the Society of Insect Pathology July 1991.  Invited paper on "Present Status of Practical Aspects of the Field use of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis jointly with Peter Luthy and Norbert Becker.

Margalit, J. and Zaritsky, A. (1994)  B.t.i. for control of mosquitoes and black flies. The Conference of the Entomological Society of Israel.  Invited opening plenary lecture.  Phytoparasitica 23(1), 75.

Margalit, J. and Zaritsky, A. (1994)  B.t.i. for mosquito control.  The Pacific Rim Conference on Biotechnology of Bacillus thuringiensis  and its impact to the environment.  Invited paper.

Zamir, Tz., Havron, A. and Margalit, J. (1994)  Mining Environs compatible with flora and fauna in the Dead Sea region.  12th Annual Conference of the Israeli Society for Mining Engineering.  Invited paper.

Manasherob, R., Margalit, J., Ben-Dov, E., Barak, Z and Zaritsky, A. (1994)  Raising Larvicidal activity of Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis  d-endotoxin against Anopheles stephensi by encapsultion in Tetrahymena pyriformis.  8th European Meeting of the Society for Vector Ecology (SOVE).

Margalit, J. and Zaritsky, A. (1995)  Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis (B.t.i.) as biological control agent of mosquitoes and black flies.  29th Annual Meeting of the Israeli Society of Clinical Biochemistry.  Invited Paper.

Margalith, Y. (1996)  The role of Bti in modern mosquito control 20 years after its discovery. KABS (German Mosquito Control Association) 20th Jubilee Meeting. Ludwigshafen, Germany.

Margalith, Y. and Ben-Dov, E. (1998) New strains of Bt biopesticides. Siconbiol VI Biotechnology Conference, Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Margalith, Y. (1999) New trends in biological control of mosquitoes.

Eko-Malaria Control Workshop, March 8-10, 1999, Lagos, Nigeria.

 

b) Presentation of Papers at Conferences/Meetings (Since 1985)

Washington, D.C., at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund on 8 August, 1985 - The Concept of Biological Control of Mosquitoes.

In California at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Vector Ecology - November 22, 1985.  Invited paper: The Fate of B.t.i. After Field Application.

Veldhoven, Holland - 4th International Colloquium of Invertebate Pathology August 1987: Isolation of New Bacillus Strains Toxic to Mosquitoes in Israel.

Ben Gurion University, Israel.  Coordination Workshop on Bacterial Control of Agricultural Insect Pests and Vectors of Human Diseases, En-Gedi, March 1988.   Opening lecture:  1) The present status of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis.  2) Fate of B.t.i. in Nature.

In Heidelberg Germany at the Annual Meeting of SIP (Society of Invertebrate Pathology) - July 1992: "Characteristics of an Algal Vehicle for Recombinant B.t.i."  Jointly with Avissar and Spielman.

In Bologna, Italy at the European Meeting of SOVE (Society of Vector Ecology) - July 1992  Filter Feeding Larval Mosquitoes Drink no Water.  Jointly with Avissar and Spielman.

In Shoresh, Israel, Second En Gedi Conference on Bacterial Control of Agricultural Insect Pests  and Vectors of Human Diseases, August 12-16, 1996

Shoresh, Israel.   Ben-Dov, E., Dahan, E., Zaritsky, A., Sinai, R., Manasherob, R. Barak, Z., Khameraev,   A., Troyetskaya, A., Dubitsky, A., Berezina, N. & Margalith, Y. Novel cry-type  gene detected by extended PCR
screening from field-collected strains of Bacillus thuringiensis. In Cordova, Spain, 29th Annu. Meet. Soc. Invertebr. Pathol. and IIIrd International Colloquium on Bacillus thuringiensis. September 1-6, 1996.

Ben-Dov, E., Dahan, E., Zaritsky, A., Sinai, R., Manasherob, R., Barak, Z., & Margalith,  Y.  Extended screening by PCR for cryI, cryII, cryIII and cryIVfrom field-collected strains of Bacillus thuringiensis.

 

d) Seminars at Universities and Institutions – 1984-1999

University of Manitoba on March 15, 1984, Recent Advances in Mosquito Conrol with B.t.i..

University of Winnipeg, Canada, on Mrch 10, 1984 - Mosquito Conrol Using Bacterial Agents - B.t.i..

Montpellier, France, on 6 April 1985 - Recent Advances in Biological Control of Mosquitoes.

University of Heidelberg on 29 July, 1985 - Recent Advances in the Biological Control of Mosquitoes.

University of Manitoba, at the Canada Biting Fly Center on 31 July, 1985 - Fate of B.t.i. After Field Application.

In Florida, at the USDA, Insects Affecting Man and Animals Research Laboratory in Gainesville, on 13 August, 1985 - Fate of B.t.i. after field application.

Anhambra State University, Enugu, Nigeria, April 15, 1986 - Biological Control of Mosquitoes.

Nairobi, Kenya, at the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology, May 23, 1986 - Biological Control of Mosqitoes.

University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Canada.  Seminr lecture on Biological control of Mosquitoes, April 10, 1987.

Rhode Island College, Providence R.I. USA.  Invited seminar lecture on "Biological Control of Mosquitoes".  September 1990.

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Ecoscience Laboratories.  Invited seminar lecture on "Control of Mosquitoes with B.t.i. March 1991.

 

e) Organized Conferences

1981 Organized and convened the annual meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel.

 

1988 February, Organized and Convened the "Coordination workshop on Bacterial Control of Agricultural Insects and the vectors of Human Diseases". In En Gedi, Israel.  Sponsored by US AID.

 

1991 August,  Convenor and Chair of the Symposium on Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis - 15th Anniversary of Discovery.  At the Meeting of the Society of Invertebrate Pathology, Flagstaff Arizona.

 

1996 August  - Organized and Convened the "Second En Gedi Conference on Bacterial Control of Agricultural Insect Pests and Vectors of Human Diseases highlighting the 20th Anniversary of the Bti Discovery". In Shoresh, Israel.  Sponsored by BGU, Abbott and KABS.

 

1998 June – Organized, chaired and hosted the Annual Meeting of the Israeli Society of Ecology and Environmental Sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

 

1998 October – Member of international organizing committee, 2nd International Biotechnology Conference at Wuhan, PR China.

 

2000 March – Founding member of the European Mosquito Control Association (EMCA) Meeting held in Waldsee, Germany.

 

2000 September – Member of International Organizing Committee of the 13th European Society of Vector Ecology (SOVE) Meeting. Keynote speaker in same meeting, Belek, Turkey

2001 April – Member of the scientific committee of the international conference “1st Balkan Conference on Malaria and Mosquito Control”

 

Patents

1.         Marcus, A., Margalit, J. and Pelach, Z. (1981)  Patent: Insecticidal compositions containing of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis and method for the production thereof.  Patent Application Number 62831, pp. 1-12.

 

 

 

Research Grants

1.  Title of Project

Studies on Formulation of Biological and Chemical Control Agents.  (With Dr. A. Marcus).

Granting Agency

The Council for Higher Education ("VATAT")

Duration - Years

3 (1981 - 1984)

Total

IS 750,000 ($ 25,000).

 

2.  Title of Project

Epidemology and Control of Arthropod-borne Diseases in Israel. Collaborating with Egypt and the Hebrew University.

Granting Agency

U. S.  A.I.D.

Duration - Years

5 (1981 - 1986)

Total

$ 600,000

 

3.  Title of Project

The Development of New Strains of B.t.i. for the Effective Control of Mosquito Larvae.

Granting Agency

Ministry of Science - German Federal Republic

Duration - Years

3 (1982 - 1985)

Total

DM 183,000

 

4.  Title of Project

Field Application Studies of B.t.i. in water Reclamation Lagoons of Central Dan Region.

Granting Agency

MEKOROT Water Company

Duration - Years

4 (1982 - 1985)

Total

$ 74,000.

 

5.  Title of Project

Industrial Development of a New Entomophagus  bacterium - B.t.i. Against Mosquitoes (Culicidae) and Black Flies (Simulidae)

Granting Agency

Biotechnological Applications Ltd.

Duration - Years

1 (1984)

Total

$ 54,000.

 

6.  Title of Project

Development of Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis and Other Related Strains As Effective Biological Control Agents Against Anopheles and Other Mosquitoes - Vectors of Diseases (Kenya, Nigeria and Philippines).

Granting Agency

US – AID - STPS

Duration - Years

3 (1984 - 1987)

Total

$ 147,000.

 

7.  Title of Project

Survey of Mosquito Breeding Sites in the Dan Region

Granting Agency

Israel Ministry of Interior

Duration - Years

February - 1987

Total

$ 16,000.

 

8.  Title of Project

Development of Microbial Pesticide to Protect Grain from Harvest Time till Reaching the Consumer, Proposal No. C8-048 (Philippines).

Granting Agency

US – AID - CDR

Duration - Years

3 (1988 - 1991)

Total

$ 200,000.

 

9.  Title of Project

Coordination Workshop on Microbial Pesticides

Granting Agency

US - AID

Duration - Years

(1988)

Total

$ 80,000.

 

10. Title of Project

Coordination Workshop of US, Jordanian Palestinian and Israeli Scientist in Taba, Egypt, on solutions of problems in the Dead Sea and Gaza Regions.

Granting Agency

US - AID

Duration - Years

1994

Total

$ 12,000.

 

11. Title of Project

Survey of potential mosquito breeding places induced by environmental disturbances along the SOREQ Valley

Granting Agency

Jerusalem Municipality

Duration - Years

1994

Total

$ 7,900.

 

12. Title of Project

Survey of Mosquito breeding places in the Hula Preserve region

Granting Agency

Hula Reserve Authority

Duration - Years

1994

Total

$ 2,400.

 

13. Title of Project

Protection of Post Harvest grains by new isolates of spore-forming Bacteria in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

Granting Agency

US-AID-CDR

Participants

Allovuddin Khameraev Ph.D.Uzbek Academy of Science  Anatolij M. Dubitskij Ph.D.Kazakhstan Academy of Science

Duration - Years

3 (1992-1995)

Total

$ 150, 075.

 

14. Title of Project

Poisoned Baits as control agents of the oriental hornet Vespa orentalis F.

Granting Agency

Chief Scientist's Office, Ministry of the Environmental Quality

Duration - Years

3 (1992-1995)

Total

$ 30,000.

 

15. Title of Project

Novel Bacillus Strains as Environmental Biopesticides

Granting Agency

US-AID-CDR

Participants  

M. Baizhanov, Ph.D. Kazakhstan Academy of Science Allovuddin Khameraev Ph.D. Uzbek Academy of Science

Duration - Years

3 (1997-1999)

Total

 $149,624

 

16. Title of Project

Environmental solutions to problems caused by Arthropods of public healthimportance in the Jordan Rift Valley and Gaza Strip.

Granting Agency

US - AID - MERC

Duration - Years

5 years (1994-2000)

Total

$ 900,000 ($ 2,250,000 total for all participating countries).

 

17. Title of Project

Integrated Biological Control of mosquitoes in the  Dead Sea Region

Granting Agency

Dead Sea Works Ltd. and Tamar Regional Council

Duration - Years

1994-2002

Total

$ 300,000 

 

18. Title of Project

New insecticidal bacteria identified by PCR

Granting Agency

INTAS - EU

Participants

Norbert Becker, Ph.D. KABS, Germany; Alberto Fereres, Ph.D.  CSIC Spain; Victor Glupov, Ph.D. SBRAS Novosibirsk, Russia; Allovuddin Khameraev Ph.D. Uzbek Academy of Science; M. Baizhanov,Ph.D. Kazakhstan Academy of Science

Duration - Years

2 (1997-1998)

Total

ECU 60,000

19. Title of Project

Development of a surveillance system and integrated biological control (IBC) for curbing re-emerging malaria in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan

Granting Agency

COPERNICUS-2

Participants

Jointly with Germany, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

Duration - Years

3 (2000-2002)

Total

Euro 500,000

 

 

Present Activities

Research in Progress

1.         Biological control of insect pests of medical importance.

2.         Studies of aquatic ecosystems.

3.         Development of B.t.i. for mosquito control in Israel and in developing countries.

4.         Disturbed environmental conditions inducing breeding of mosquitoes and flies.

5.         Developing malaria suppression programs in Turkey, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Nigeria.

           

 

Last Updated: 20/12/2005