Menachem Goren

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It has previously been inferred that the fusion of a macrophage secondary lysosome with a phagosome delivers the entire lysosomal contents uniformly to the phagosome. We found, however, that different fluorescent lysosomal probes can enter phagosomes at remarkably different rates, even though they are initially sequestered together in the same organelles.(More)
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We investigate the genetic diversity of the sweeper Pempheris, a biological invader that entered the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal. Two mitochondrial regions and one nuclear region were sequenced and topological reconstructions investigated from samples collected from the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea and three Indo-Pacific localities.(More)
Various natural and synthetic substances classified as polyanionics have been implicated in antagonizing phagosome-lysosome fusion in cultured macrophages. The phenomenon has been judged by comparing the transfer of selected markers from secondary lysosomes to phagosomes in control and in "polyanion" cells. Our earlier studies showed that use of one of the(More)
Investigating the alimentary tract in several species of lizardfishes (Synodontidae, Teleostei) of the genera Saurida, Synodus and Trachinocephalus, from various sites of their distribution, revealed melanization of the tract wall. This phenomenon was observed in several species of the genus Saurida, but not in the other two genera. This melanization is(More)
The first Red-Sea Indo-Pacific alien moray eel in the Eastern Mediterranean is reported here. A single specimen ot Gymnothorax reticularis was captured by a commercial bottom-trawl vessel off the northern coast of Israel. Morphological and anatomical similarities with the single known Red-Sea specimen raise an old taxonomic dilemma.
The number of alien species in the Mediterranean Sea is steadily increasing and it seems that the pace has been accelerating since the turn of the century (Galil et al. 2014). In 2015 alone five additional fish species have been reported, Epinephelus geoffroyi (Klunzinger, 1870) (Golani et al. 2015); Stolephorus indicus (van Hasselt, 1823) (Fricke et al.(More)
Tilapia zillii is widespread in the East Levant inland aquatic systems as well as in artificial water reservoirs. In this study we explore the genetic and morphological variation of this widespread species, using mitochondrial control region sequences and meristic characters. We examine the hypothesis that T. zillii' s population structure corresponds to(More)
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