Department of Cell Biology

leader: Prof. Dr. hab. Eng. Iwona Żur
address: Niezapominajek 21, 30-239 Kraków
telephone: (+48) 12 4253301 (wew./ext. 40)
faks: (+48) 12 4251844
Control of gametogenesis, androgenesis and embryo formation • (a)biotic stress tolerance • plant embryology • genomic DNA sequences localisation



Poster overview of the Department of Cell Biology


Androgenesis in in vitro cultures of cereals, grasses and Brassicaceae – doubled haploid (DH) technology and utilisation of DHs in basic research and breeding practice

Molecular, proteomic, metabolomic and cytological background of androgenesis in hexaploid triticale (× Triticosecale Wittm.) and oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.)

In vitro cultures (tissue/suspension/protoplast) and its utilization in studies on tolerance/resistance and defence reactions in response to (a)biotic stress

Molecular and physiological determinants controlling resistance of winter triticale (× Triticosecale Wittm.) towards Microdochium nivale and Blumeria graminis infection

Epigenetic factors that influence on the process of microspore embryogenesis

Embryology of cassava (Manihot aesculenta Kranz)



  • Doubled haploids production by androgenesis (anther culture, isolated microspor culture) and distant crosses for basic reasearch (genetic mapping, QTLs analysis, proteomics, metabolomics) and breeding (cooperation with commeracial breeding companies)
  • In vitro culture of organs/tissues/cell and protoplasts suspensions and its utilization in the studies on embryo- or organogenesis and defences reactions induced by abiotic stress treatment
  • Plant-pathogen interactions, identification of factors that determine the resistance against pathogenic fungi
  • Early phases of plant  embryogenesis
  • Advanced analytic methods of light and fluorescent microscopy: in situ immunodetection, histochemistry, cytogenetics, cariology, cytology and classic anatomy
  • Biochemical and molecular analyses: proteins extraction and identyfication (D-Gel, Western-Blot, SELDI-TOF), DNA isolation and analysis (PAGE


    • Wójcik-Jagła M.
    • Daszkowska-Golec A.
    • Fiust A.
    • Kopeć P.
    • Rapacz M.
    • Identification of the genetic basis of response to de-acclimation in winter barley.
    • 2021.
    • International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 22: 1057.
    • Hornyák M.
    • Słomka A.
    • Sychta K.
    • Dziurka M.
    • Kopeć P.
    • Pastuszak J.
    • Szczerba A.
    • Płażek A.
    • Reducing flower competition for assimilates by half results in higher yield of Fagopyrum esculentum.
    • 2020.
    • International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21: 8953.
    • Surówka E.
    • Hura T.
    • Osmoprotectants and nonenzymatic antioxidants in halophytes.
    • 2020.
    • In: Handbook of Halophytes. From Molecules to Ecosystems towards Biosaline Agriculture. Grigore MN. (eds); publisher name: Springer, Cham.
    • Kovacik M.
    • Nowicka A.
    • Pecinka A
    • Isolation of high purity tissues from developing barley seeds..
    • 2020.
    • Journal of Visualized Experiments, 164: e61681.
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