Science Publications

1969

Kakpakov, V. T., V. A. Gvozdev, L. G. Polukarova, V. J. Birstein, and T. P. Platova. 1969. The Culture of Drosophila Embryonic Cells: Growth Characteristics, Karyotype, and Functioning of Sex-Linked Genes. In: Struktura i geneticheskie funktsii biopolimer [Structure and Genetic Function of Biopolymers]. Vol. 1 (M., 1969), 61-77 (in Russian)

Kakpakov, V. T., V. A. Gvozdev, V. J. Birstein, and L. G. Polukarovova. 6-Phosphogluconate Dehydrogenase in the Culture of Drosophila cells in vitro. In: Trudy vtorogo biokhmichesokogo s’yezda. Tashkent, 1969 g. [Proceedings of the Second Biochemistry Meeting. Tashkent, 1969]. P. 69 (in Russian).

1970

Gvozdev, V. A., V. J. Birstein, and L. D. Faizullin. Gene Dependent Regulation of 6-Phosphogluconate Dehydrogenase activity in Drosophila melanogaster. Drosophila Information Service, 45: 163.

Gvozdev, V. A., V. J. Birstein, L. G. Polukarova, L. G. Faizullin, and T. I. Gerasimova. Genetic Regulation of Synthesis of the Glucose-6-phoshate and 6-Phosphogluconate in Drosophila melanogaster in vitro. Trudy konferentsii Instituta atomnoi energii im. I. V. Kurchatova [Proceedings of the Conference of the Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy]. Vol. 1 (1970). Pp. 286-299 (in Russian).

1971

Birstein, V. J. Geneticheskaya regulyatsiya sinteza 6-fosfoglyukonatdehidrogenazy u Drosophila melanogaster. Avtoreferat kandidatskoi dissertatsii. [Genetic Regulation of 6-Phosphogluconate Dehydrogenase Synthesis in Drosophila melanogaster. Synopsis of the Candidate of Sciences Thesis] (Moscow: Moscow State University). 34 pp. (in Russian).

Gvozdev, V. A., V. J. Birstein, L. G. Polukarova, and V. T. Kakpakov. Expression of Sex-Linked Genes of Drosophila melanogaster. Drosophila Information Service, vol. 46: 68.

Gvozdev, V. A., V. J. Birstein, V. T. Kakpakov, and L. G. Polukarova. Expression of Sex-Linked Genes in the Drosophila Embryonic Cell Lines. Ontogenez [Ontogenesis], vol. 2, no. 3: 304-310 (in Russian).

1972

Gvozdev, V. A., V. J. Birstein, and T. I. Gerasimova. Position-Effect Variegation of Pgd Locus Determining 6-Phosphogluconate Dehydrogenase in Drosophila melanogaster. Drosophila Information Service, vol. 48: 60.

1973

Gvozdev, V. A., T. I. Gerasimova, and V. J. Birstein. Inactivation of the 6-Phosphogluconate Dehydrogenase Structural Gene after Its Translocation to the Heterochromatin in Drosophila. Genetika [Genetics], vol. 9: 64-72 (in Russian).

1974

Gvozdev, V. A., V. J. Birstein, and T. I. Gerasimova. Inactivation of the 6-Phosphogluconate dehydrogenase Structural Gene. Molecular and General Genetics, vol. 130: 251-160.

1976

Birstein, V. J. Heterochromatin, Position Effect in Drosophila melanogaster, and the Problem of Chromosome Heterochromatinization. Uspekhi sovremennoi biologii [Achievements in Modern Biology], vol. 81, no. 2: 225-243 (in Russian).

Mazin, A. L., V. J. Birstein, and T. O. Alexandrovskaya. 1980. Karyotype and Genome Size of Pelodytes caucasicus. Genetica, vol. 54, no. 1: 75-77.

1981

Birstein, V. J. Does Differential Staining Patterns on Amphibian Chromosomes Indicate Structural Characteristics of Genome Organization in Lower Vertebrates? Tsitologia [Cytology], vol. 23, no. 8: 843-860 (in Russian).

Birstein, V. J. Silver Staining of Drosophila melanogaster Polytene Chromosomes and the Effect of Hyaluronidase and Lysozyme Pretreatment. Genetica, vol. 56, no. 2: 167-173.

Birstein, V. J. On the Mechanism of Ammoniac Silver Staining: Effect of Lysozyme and Hyaluronidase Pretreatments of Chromosomes. Tsitologia [Cytology], vol. 23, no. 4: 397-403 (in Russian).

1982

Birstein, V. J. 1982. Structural Characteristics of Genome Organization in Amphibians: Differential Staining of Chromosomes and DNA Structure. Journal of Molecular Evolution, vol. 18: 73-91.

Birstein, V. J., and A. L. Mazin. Chromosomal Polymorphism of Bufo bufo: Karyotype and C-Banding Pattern of B. b. verrucosissima. Genetica, vol. 59: 93-98.

1984

Birstein, V. J. Localization of NORs in Karyotypes of Four Rana Species. Genetica, vol. 64: 149-154.

1985

Birstein, V. J. Evolyutsionnaya karyologiya amphibii [Evolutionary Karyology of Amphibians] (Moscow: Moscow State University) (unpublished manuscript in Russian).

1987

Birstein, V. J. Molekulyarnye i tsitogeytticheskie osobennosti ranntego razvitiya Anamnii (amphbii i kostistykh ryb) [Molecular and Cytogenetic Characteristics of Early Development of the Anamnia (Amphibians and Teleosts)] (Apatity, Nauka Publ.) 51 pp. (in Russian)

Birstein, V. J. Tsitogeneticheskie i molekulyarnye aspekty evolyutsii pozvonochnykh [Cytogenetic and Molecular Aspects of Vertebrate Evolution] (Moscow: Nauka Publ.). 284 pp. (a book in Russian).

Birstein, V. J., and V. P. Vasiliev. Tetraploid-Octoploid Relationships and Karyological Evolution in the Order Acipenseriformes (Pisces). Karyotypes, Nucleoli, and Nucleus-Organizer Regions in Four Acipenserid Species. Genetica, vol. 72, no. 1: 3-12.

Birstein, V. J., and V. P. Vasiliev. Nucleolar Organizer Regions, Their Function and Polyploidy in Fishes. Zhurnal obshchei biologii [Journal of General Biology], vol. 48, no. 6: 729-747 (in Russian).

1988

Birstein, V. J. Karyological and Genetic Characters of the Genus Laminaria and Other Representatives of the Laminariales. Botanicheskii zhurnal [Botanical Journal], vol. 73, no. 10: 1369-1379 (in Russian).

1989

Birstein, V. J. On the Karyotype of Trichoplax sp. (Placozoa). Biologisches Zentralblatt, vol. 108: 63-67.

1990

Birstein, V. J. First Contribution to Karyology of Two Acoels (Turbellaria) and a Dinophilid (Annelidae). Biologisches Zentralblatt, vol. 109: 169-174.

Birstein, V. J., and N. A. Mikhailova. On the Karyology of Trematodes of the Genus Microphallus and Their Intermediate Gastropod Host, Littorina saxatilis. I. Chromosome Analysis of Three Microphallus Species. Genetica, vol. 80: 159-165.

Birstein, V. J., and N. A. Mikhailova. On the Karyology of Trematodes of the Genus Microphallus and Their Intermediate Gastropod Host, Littorina saxatilis. II. Karyological Study of Littorina saxatilis (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia). Genetica, vol. 80: 167-170.

1991

Birstein, V. J. On the Karyotypes of the Neorhabdocoela Species and Karyological Evolution of Turbellaria. Genetica, vol. 83: 107-120.

Birstein, V. J. Vertebrate Evolution: Karyotypes, Chromosomes, and Genomes. 200 pp. (Unpublished manuscript—a rough English translation of the book Cytogenetic and Molecular Aspects of Vertebrate Evolution; available at the Smithsonian Institution Library, Washington, D.C.; call number: QL607.5.B56 1991a)

1993

Birstein, V. J. Sturgeons and Paddlefishes: Threatened Fishes in Need of Conservation. Conservation Biology, vol. 7: 773-787.

Birstein, V. J. Is Acipenser medirostris One or Two Species? Sturgeon Quarterly, vol. 1, no. 2: 8.

Birstein, V. J., A. I. Poletaev, and B. F. Goncharov. The DNA Content in Eurasian Sturgeon Species Determined by Flow CytometryCytometry, vol. 14: 377-383.

1995

Birstein, V. J. Sturgeon Specialist Group. Species, no. 24: 63.

Birstein, V. J. Another Fish Story. IUCN Bulletin, no. 4: 27-28.

Joffe, B. I., K. M. Valiejo Roman, V. Ya. Birstein, and A. V. Troitsky. 1995. 5S rRNA Sequences of 12 Species of Flatworms: Implications for the Phylogeny of the Platyhelminthes. Hydrobiologia, vol. 305: 37-43.

Mikhailova, N. A., I. B. Lobov, O. I. Podgornaya, and V. J. Birstein. Restriction Analysis of the Nuclear DNA of Three Species of Acipenser. Sturgeon Quarterly, vol. 3, no. 3: 10-11.

1996

Birstein, V. J. Sturgeons May Disappear from the Caspian Sea. Russian Conservation News, no. 7: 15-16.

Birstein, V. J. Sturgeons in the Lower Danube: A Trip to Romania. Sturgeon Quarterly, vol. 4, no. 1-2: 10-11.

Birstein, V. J. International Sturgeon Meetings. Sturgeon Quarterly, vol. 4, no. 4: 15.

Birstein, V. J. Sturgeon Specialist Group. Species, no. 26/27: 92-93.

DeSalle, R., and V. J. Birstein. PCR Identification of Black Caviar. Nature, vol. 381: 197-198.

Salnikov, V. B., V. J. Birstein, and R. L. Mayden. The Contemporary Status of the Two Amu Darya River Shovelnose Sturgeons, Pseudoscaphirhynchus kaufmanni and P. hermanni. Sturgeon Quarterly, vol. 4, no. 3: 10-14.

1997

Birstein, V. J., A. Bauer, and A. Kaiser-Pohlmann (eds.) Sturgeon Stocks and Caviar Trade Workshop (Gland, Switzerland, and Cambridge, UK: IUCN). 88 pp. (a book).

Birstein, V. J., J. R. Waldman, and W. E. Bemis (eds.) Sturgeon Biodiversity and Conservation. (Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers). 444 pp. (a book; also a journal version of the Environmental Biology of Fishes).

Birstein, V. J. Experiments on Humans in the NKVD, Chelovek [Human Being], no. 5: 113-131 (in Russian).

Birstein, V. J. The Problem of Sub-Species: Further Comment. CAT News, no. 27: 24.

Birstein, V. J. Pseudoscaphirhynchus spp.: A Bibliography. Sturgeon Quarterly, vol. 5, no. 1/2: 6-11.

Birstein, V. J. Concluding Remarks: The Current Status of Sturgeons, Threats to Their Survival, the Caviar Trade and International Efforts Needed to Save Them. In: Birstein, V. J., A. Bauer, and A. Kaiser-Pohlmann (eds.) Sturgeon Stocks and Caviar Trade Workshop (Gland, Switzerland, and Cambridge, UK: IUCN). Pp. 71-88.

Birstein, V. J. Threatened Fishes of the World: Pseudoscaphirhynchus spp. (Acipenseridae). In: Birstein, V. J., J. R. Waldman, and W. E. Bemis (eds.) Sturgeon Biodiversity and Conservation. (Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers). Pp. 381-383.

Birstein, V. J., and W. E. Bemis. Leo Semenovich Berg and the Biology of Acipenseriformes: A Dedication. In: Birstein, V. J., J. R. Waldman & W. E. Bemis (eds.) Sturgeon Biodiversity and Conservation (Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers). Pp. 15-22.

Birstein, V. J., and W. E. Bemis. How Many Species Are There Within the Genus Acipenser? In: Birstein, V. J., J. R. Waldman, and W. E. Bemis (eds.) Sturgeon Biodiversity and Conservation (Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers). Pp. 157-163.

Birstein, V. J., W. E. Bemis, and J. R. Waldman. The Threatened Status of Acipenseriform Species: A Summary. In: Birstein, V. J., J. R. Waldman, and W. E. Bemis (eds.) Sturgeon Biodiversity and Conservation (Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers). Pp. 427-435.

Birstein, V. J., R. Hanner, and R. DeSalle. Phylogeny of the Acipenseriformes: Cytogenetic and Molecular Approaches. In: Birstein, V. J., J. R. Waldman & W. E. Bemis (eds.) Sturgeon Biodiversity and Conservation (Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers). Pp. 127-155.

Bemis, W. E., V. J. Birstein, and J. R. Waldman. Sturgeon Biodiversity and Conservation: An Introduction. In: Birstein, V. J., J. R. Waldman, and W. E. Bemis (eds.) Sturgeon Biodiversity and Conservation (Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers). Pp. 13-14.

1998

Birstein, V. J. Experiments on Humans – Not Only in Nazi Germany. In: Yudin, B. G. (ed.) Bioetika: Printsipy, pravila, problemy [Bioethics: Principles, Rules, Problems] (Moscow: Editorial URSS) (in Russian).

Birstein, V. J., J. Betts, and R. DeSalle. 1998. Molecular Identification of Acipenser sturio Specimens: A Warning Note for Recovery Plans. Biological Conservation, vol. 84: 97-101.

Birstein, V. J., and R. DeSalle. Molecular Phylogeny of Acipenserinae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 9: 141-151.

Birstein, V. J., P. Doukakis, B. Sorkin, and R. DeSalle. Population Aggregation Analysis of Caviar Producing Species of Sturgeons and Implications for Diagnosis of Black Caviar. Conservation Biology, vol. 12: 766-775.

1999

Birstein, V. J. Effects of Ecosystem Degradation on Anadromous Sturgeons. In: Proceedings of the CMS Symposium on Animal Migration (Gland, Switzerland, 13 April 1997). CMS Technical Publications No. 2 (Bonn/The Hague). Pp. 19-37.

Birstein, V. New Perspectives for Monitoring Migratory Animals – Improving Knowledge for Conservation. Environmental Policy and Law, vol. 29, no. 5: 235-238.

Birstein, V. J., P. Doukakis, and R. DeSalle. Molecular Phylogeny of Acipenserinae and Black Caviar Species Identification. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, vol. 15: 12-16.

Doukakis, P., V. J. Birstein, G. I. Ruban, and R. DeSalle. Molecular Genetic Analysis among Subspecies of Two Eurasian Sturgeon Species, Acipenser baerii and A. stellatus. Molecular Ecology, vol. 8, Issue S12: S117-S128.

2000

Birstein, V. J. 2000. Sturgeons and Paddlefishes (Acipenseriformes). In: Reading, R. P, and B. Miller (eds.) Endangered Animals: A Reference Guide to Conflicting Issues (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press). Pp. 269-278.

Birstein, V. J. (one of the editors of the special volume). Symposium on Conservation of the Atlantic Sturgeon Acipenser sturio in Europe (Madrid and Sevilla, 6-11 September, 1999). Boletín Instituto Español de Oceanografia, vol. 16, nos. 1-4.

Birstein, V. J., and P. Doukakis. Molecular Analysis of Acipenser sturio, L., 1758 and A. oxyrinchus Mitchill, 1815: A Review. Boletín Instituto Español de Oceanografia, vol. 16, nos. 1-4: 61-73.

Birstein, V. J., P. Doukakis, and R. DeSalle. Polyphyly of mtDNA Lineages in the Russian Sturgeon, Acipenser gueldenstaedtii: Forensic and Evolutionary Implications. Conservation Genetics, vol. 1, no. 1: 81-88.

Birstein, V. J., P. Doukakis, G. I. Ruban, and R. DeSalle. A New Cryptic Species within the Russian Sturgeon in the Caspian Sea: The First Molecular Evidence. In: Proceedings of the International Conference “Sturgeons on the Boundary of the 21st Century,” Astrakhan (Russia), September 11-15, 2000. P.124 (in Russian).

Doukakis, P., V. J. Birstein, R. DeSalle, A. Ludwig, A. Machordom, A. Almodovar, and B. Elvira. Failure to Confirm Previous Identification of Two Putative Museum Specimens of the Atlantic Sturgeon, Acipenser sturio, as the Adriatic Sturgeon, A. naccarii. Marine Biology, vol. 136, no. 2: 373-377.

Kuhajda, B. R., R. L. Mayden, V. B. Salnikov, and V. J. Birstein. Examination of Intraspecies Variation and Life History Characteristics of Pseudoscaphirhynchus kaufmanni and P. hermanni (Actinopterygii, Acipenseridae), Central Asian Sturgeon Endemic to the Amu Darya River. In: Program Book and Abstracts. Joint (80th) Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, American Elasmobranch Society, Herpetologist League, Neotropical Ichthyological Association. La Paz, Mexico. Pp. 223-224

Nolan, K. A., A. Catalano, P. Doukakis, V. Birstein, and R. DeSalle. Introducing Students to Conservation Genetics Using Sturgeon Caviar. In: Karcher, S. J. (ed.) Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching. Vol. 21. Proceedings of the 21st Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE). Pp. 102-112.

2001

Birstein, V. J., and P. Doukakis. Molecular Identification of Sturgeon Species: Science, Bureaucracy, and the Impact of Environmental Agreements. In: New Perspectives for Monitoring for Migratory Animals – International Workshop on Behalf of the 20th Anniversary of the Bonn Convention (Bonn, June 23-26, 1999) (Bonn: Federal Agency for Nature Conservation). Pp. 47-63.

2002

Birstein, V. J. Sturgeon Species and Hybrids: Can Hybrids Produce Caviar? Environmental Policy and Law, vol. 32, no. 5: 210-214.

Birstein, Vadim J. Mordet pa rysk biology. Res Publica, no. 56: 99-113 (in Swedish).

Birstein, V. J., P. Doukakis, and R. DeSalle. Molecular Phylogeny of Acipenseridae: Nonmonophyly of Scaphirhynchinae. Copeia, vol. 2002, no. 2: 287-302.

Birstein, V. J., P. Doukakis, and R. DeSalle. Letter to the Editor. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, vol. 12, no. 1: 107-108.

2004

Birstein, V. J., and G. Ruban. A Comment on the Siberian, Acipenser baerii, and Russian, Acipenser gueldenstaedtii, Sturgeons. Environmental Biology of Fishes, vol. 70: 91-92

2005

Birstein, V. J. Phylogeny and Evolution of Acipenseriformes: New Molecular and Genetic Data Create New Puzzles. In: Gall, Ya. M. (ed.), Evolutionary Biology: History and Theory, vol. 3 (St. Petersburg: Nauka Publ.). Pp. 231-269.

Birstein, V. J., G. Ruban, A. Ludwig, P. Doukakis, and R. DeSalle. The Enigmatic Caspian Sea Russian Sturgeon: How Many Cryptic Forms Does It Contain? Systematics and Biodiversity, vol. 3, no. 2: 203-218.

Doukakis, P., V. J. Birstein, and R. DeSalle. Intraspecific Structure Within Three Caviar-Producing Sturgeons (Acipenser gueldenstaedtii, A. stellatus, and Huso huso) based on mitochondrial DNA analysis. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, vol. 21, no. 6: 457-460.

2006

Krieger, J., A. K. Hett, P. A. Fuerst, V. J. Birstein, and A. Ludwig. 2006. Unusual Intraindividual Variation of the Nuclear 18S rRNA Gene Is Widespread Within the Acipenseridae. Journal of Heredity, vol. 97, no. 3: 218-225.

2008

Birstein, V. Famed Biologist Lost to Stalin’s Terror. Nature Genetics, vol. 40, no. 8: 930.

2009

Birstein, V. J., P. Doukakis, R. Hanner, G. I. Ruban, E. Wong, and R. DeSalle. Testing Taxonomic Boundaries and the Limit of DNA Barcoding in the Siberian Sturgeon, Acipenser baerii. Mitochondrial DNA, vol. 20, no. 5/6: 110-118.

2010

Birstein, V. J. Nikolai Vavilov Was a Victim of Stalin’s Terror. Studies in the History of Biology, vol. 2, no. 3: 142-146 (in Russian).

2012

Birstein, Vadim. Moi otets Yakov Avadievich Birshtein. [My Father Jacob A. Birstein] (Moscow: Novyi khronograf). 231 pp. (a book in Russian, with English synopsis).

2014

Birstein, Vadim. Moi otets Yakov Avadievich Birshtein. [My Father Jacob A. Birstein] (Moscow: August Borg). 166 pp. (a book in Russian, with English synopsis; an additional print with changes).