Dr Maria Pilarska

Department of Stress Biology
(+48) 12 4251833 (wew./ext. 138)
Abiotic stress • photosynthesis • leaf senescence • halophytes


    • Pilarska M.
    • Niewiadomska E.
    • Sychta K.
    • Słomka A.
    • Differences in the functioning of photosynthetic electron transport between metallicolous and non-metallicolous populations of the pseudometallophyte Viola tricolor.
    • 2020.
    • Journal of Plant Physiology, 250: 153185.
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    • Rozpądek P
    • Nosek M
    • Domka A
    • Ważny R
    • Jędrzejczyk R
    • Tokarz K
    • Pilarska M.
    • Niewiadomska E.
    • Turnau K
    • Acclimation of the photosynthetic apparatus and alterations in sugar metabolism in response to inoculation with endophytic fungi.
    • 2019.
    • Plan, Cell & Environment, 42: 1408-1423.
    • Niewiadomska E.
    • Brückner K.
    • Mulisch M.
    • Kruk J.
    • Orzechowska A.
    • Pilarska M.
    • Luchowski R.
    • Gruszecki I. W.
    • Krupinska K.
    • Lack of tocopherols influences the PSII antenna and the functioning of photosystems under low light.
    • 2018.
    • Journal of Plant Physiology, 223: 57-64.
    • Pilarska M.
    • Skowron E.
    • Pietraś R.
    • Krupinska K.
    • Niewiadomska E.
    • Changes in lipid peroxidation in stay-green leaves of tobacco with senescence-induced synthesis of cytokinins.
    • 2017.
    • Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 118: 161-167.
    • Pilarska M.
    • Wiciarz M.
    • Jajić I.
    • Kozieradzka-Kiszkurno M.
    • Dobrev P.
    • Vanková R.
    • Niewiadomska E.
    • A different pattern of production and scavenging of reactive oxygen species in halophytic Eutrema salsugineum (Thellungiella salsuginea) plants in comparison to Arabidopsis thaliana and its relation to salt stress signaling.
    • 2016.
    • Frontiers in Plant Science, 7: 1179.
    • Pilarska M.
    • Malec P.
    • Salaj J.
    • Bartnicki F.
    • Konieczny R.
    • High expression of somatic embryogenesis receptor-like kinase coincides with initiation of various developmental pathways in in vitro culture of Trifolium nigrescens.
    • 2016.
    • Protoplasma, 253: 345-355.
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               Research interests

             - the role of reactive oxygen species in salt-stress tolerance

             - the influence of soil salinity on photosynthetic apparatus

             - regulation of leaf senescence


                Practical skills

              - determination of PSII and PSI activity

              - spectrophotometric determination of enzymes activities

              - electrophoretic techniques (proteins, nucleic acids)

              - immunodetection (Western Blot)

              - immunolocalization of proteins and polysaccharides in tissue sections

              - gene expression analysis (qPCR)

              - cytological and histological analysis (conventional and fluorescence microscope)

              - in vitro culture methods



Publications before 2014

Konieczny R., Śliwinska E., Pilarska M., Tuleja M. Morphohistological and flow cytometric analyses of somatic embryogenesis in Trifolium nigrescens Viv. 2012. Plant Cell Tiss Org. Cult. 109: 131-141.

Kuta E., Bohdanowicz J., Słomka A., Pilarska M., Bothe H. Floral structure and  pollen morphology of two zinc violets (Viola lutea ssp. calaminaria and V. lutea ssp. westfalica) indicate their taxonomic affinity to Viola lutea. 2012Plant Syst. Evol. 298:445–455.

Konieczny R., Pilarska M., Tuleja M., Salaj T., Ilnicki T. Somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration in zygotic embryos of Trifolium nigrescens (Viv.). 2010. Plant Cell Tiss. Org. Cult. 100: 123-130.

Konieczny R., Kępczyński J., Pilarska M., Cembrowska D., Menzel D., Šamaj J.Cytokinin and ethylene affect auxin transport-dependent rhizogenesis in hypocotyls of common ice plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.). 2009. J. Plant Growth Regul. 28: 331-340.

Pilarska M., Czaplicki A., Konieczny R. Patterns of pectin epitope expression during shoot and root regeneration in androgenic cultures of two wheat cultivars. 2007. Acta Biol. Cracov. Bot. 49: 69-72.