Department of Stress Biology

leader: Prof. Dr. hab. Eng. Ewa Niewiadomska
address: Niezapominajek 21, 30-239 Kraków
telephone: (+48) 12 4251833 (wew./ext. 158)
faks: (+48) 12 4251844
e.niewiadomska@ifr-pan.edu.pl

Staff

Description

Research of Department of Stress Biology are focused on the functioning of plants under abiotic and biotic stress. Among the abiotic stress factors, mainly salinity, drought and high irradiance, among the biotic factors – infections with bacterial (Pseudomonas syringae) and fungal (Botrytis cinerea) pathogens, are considered. Stress responses are studied at the whole plant level, as well as cell biology and gene expression. A particular emphasis is placed on the adaptive modifications of C3 photosynthesis and induction of CAM (Crassulacean Acid Metabolism) in relation to stress resistance. The role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the cellular redox status is analyzed in the context of signal transduction pathways, regulation of primary and secondary metabolism and stress protection. Another field of interest is the phylogeny of the antioxidant system and photosynthesis in different groups of organisms and their hypothetical role at the early stages of the evolution.

Publications

    • Niewiadomska E.
    • Pilarska M.
    • Acclimation to salinity in halophytic ice plant prevents a decline of linear electron transport.
    • 2021.
    • Environmental and Experimental Botany, 184: 104401.
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    • Ślesak I.
    • Ślesak H.
    • The activity of RubisCO and energy demands for its biosynthesis. Comparative studies with CO2-reductases.
    • 2021.
    • Journal of Plant Physiology, 257: 153337.
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    • Zieliński K.
    • Dubas E.
    • Gerši Z.
    • Krzewska M.
    • Janas A.
    • Nowicka A.
    • Matušíková I.
    • Żur I.
    • Sakuda S.
    • Moravčíková J.
    • β-1,3-Glucanases and chitinases participate in the stress-related defence mechanisms that are possibly connected with modulation of arabinogalactan proteins (AGP) required for the androgenesis initiation in rye (Secale cereale L.).
    • 2021.
    • Plant Science, 302: 110700.
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    • Kocurek M.
    • Kornas A.
    • Wierzchnicki R.
    • Lüttge U.
    • Miszalski Z.
    • Importance of stem photosynthesis in plant carbon allocation of Clusia minor.
    • 2020.
    • Trees, 34: 1009–1020.
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    • Nosek M.
    • Kaczmarczyk A.
    • Jędrzejczyk R. J.
    • Supel P.
    • kaszycki P.
    • Miszalski Z.
    • Expression of genes involved in heavy metal trafficking in plants exposed to salinity stress and elevated Cd concentrations.
    • 2020.
    • Plants, 9: 475.
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    • Śliwa-Cebula M.
    • Kaszycki P.
    • Kaczmarczyk A.
    • Nosek M.
    • Lis-Krzyścin A.
    • Miszalski Z.
    • The common ice plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.): Phytoremediation potential for cadmium and chromate-contaminated soils.
    • 2020.
    • Plants, 9: 1230.
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    • Kupis W.
    • Tomal E.
    • Niewiadomska E.
    • Application of abscisic acid prevents leaf senescence at decreased irradiance.
    • 2020.
    • Biologia Plantarum, 63: 405-410.
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    • 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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    • Libik-Konieczny M.
    • Michalec-Warzecha Ż.
    • Dziurka M.
    • Zastawny O.
    • Konieczny R.
    • Rozpądek P.
    • Pistelli L.
    • Steviol glycosides profile in Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni hairy roots cultured under oxidative stress-inducing conditions.
    • 2020.
    • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 104: 1-13.
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    • Sadura  I.
    • Libik-Konieczny M.
    • Jurczyk B.
    • Gruszka D.
    • Janeczko A.
    • HSP transcript and protein accumulation in brassinosteroid barley mutants acclimated to low and high temperatures.
    • 2020.
    • International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21: 1889.
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