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

    • Ślesak I.
    • Mazur Z.
    • Ślesak H.
    • Genes encoding the photosystem II proteins are under purifying selection: An insight into the early evolution of oxygenic photosynthesis.
    • 2022.
    • Photosynthesis Research.
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    • Okunlola G.O.
    • Olatunji O.A.
    • Niewiadomska E.
    • Jimoh M.A.
    • Rufai A.B.
    • Ogunkunle C.O.
    • Foliar application of melatonin alleviates the deleterious effects of drought on the three most cultivated capsicum species in africa.
    • 2022.
    • Gesunde Pflanzen.
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    • Joachimiak AJ
    • Libik-Konieczny M.
    • Wójtowicz T.
    • Sliwinska E.
    • Grabowska-Joachimiak A.
    • Physiological aspects of sex differences and Haldane's rule in Rumex hastatulus .
    • 2022.
    • Scientific Reports, 12: 11145.
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    • Saja-Garbarz D.
    • Libik-Konieczny M.
    • Fellner M.
    • Jurczyk B.
    • Janowiak F.
    • Silicon-induced alterations in the expression of aquaporins and antioxidant system activity in well-watered and drought-stressed oilseed rape.
    • 2022.
    • Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 174: 73-86.
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    • Zieliński K.
    • Kaczmarczyk A.
    • Cieślak E.
    • Ślesak I.
    • Symbioza u cyjanobakterii.
    • 2021.
    • Kosmos Problemy Nauk Biologicznych, 70: 697–710 .
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    • Libik-Konieczny M.
    • Michalec-Warzecha Ż.
    • Ślesak I.
    • Pistelli L.
    • Rhizobium rhizogenes - Mediated genetic transformation of antidiabetic plants.
    • 2021.
    • Biotechnology of Anti-diabetic Medicinal Plants (eds G. Saikat, K.V. Sandeep, & B.S. Amit), pp. 341-382. Springer, Singapore .
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    • Libik-Konieczny M.
    • Michalec-Warzecha Ż.
    • Ślesak I.
    • Pistelli L.
    • Rhizobium rhizogenes-Mediated genetic transformation of antidiabetic plants.
    • 2021.
    • In: Gantait S., Verma S.K., Sharangi A.B. (eds) Biotechnology of Anti-diabetic Medicinal Plants. Springer, Singapore.
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    • Pilarska M.
    • Bartels D.
    • Niewiadomska E.
    • Differential regulation of NAPDH oxidases in salt-tolerant Eutrema salsugineum and salt-sensitive Arabidopsis thaliana.
    • 2021.
    • International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 22: 10341..
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    • Libik-Konieczny M.
    • Capecka E.
    • Tuleja M.
    • Konieczny R.
    • Synthesis and production of steviol glycosides: recent research trends and perspectives.
    • 2021.
    • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 105: 3883–3900.
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