Vera Malysheva

Vera Malysheva

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Academic degree, academic title: Ph.D.

Position: Senior researcher


Research interests:

  • Biodiversity, ecology, geography and taxonomy of heterobasidiomycetes, the study of the phylogeny of some groups using molecular methods.

Education and work experience:

1997–2002 — student at Samara State University, Biological Faculty
2002–2004 — graduate student at St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of Biology and Soil Science
2002–2004 — senior research engineer at the Laboratory of Mycology, Biological Research Institute at St. Petersburg State University
2004–2007 — graduate student at Laboratory of systematics and geography of fungi, Komarov Botanical Institute
2004–2007 — senior laboratory at Laboratory of systematics and geography of fungi, Komarov Botanical Institute
2007–2010 — junior researcher at Laboratory of systematics and geography of fungi, Komarov Botanical Institute
2010–2015 — researcher at Laboratory of systematics and geography of fungi, Komarov Botanical Institute
2015–present — senior researcher at Laboratory of systematics and geography of fungi, Komarov Botanical Institute

Grants and research projects:

Chief of grant of RFFR 19-04-00024 А (2019–2021) "Heterobasidioid fungi Pucciniomycotina (Basidiomycetes) in the light of the evolution approach: phylogeny, biodiversity and functional role in natural communities".

Chief of grants of RFFR №12-04-33018 (2013–2014) “The main trends of divergence of the cryptic species of fungi and myxomycetes as a result of climate change and as an indicator of functional state of the ecosystems”.

Participant in grants of RFFR:

  • 16-04-01468 (2016-2018) "Mixotrophy of pyroloids (Pyrola spp. and Orthilia secunda) and orchids (Goodyera repens) in forest communities: structure and significance of fungal symbionts".
  • 15-29-02622 (2015-2017) "The estimation of the «hidden diversity» of higher fungi and myxomycetes in soils of vulnerable natural ecosystems on the base of metagenomic approach and classical molecular analysis".
  • 15-04-04645 (2015-2017) "The systematics and phylogeny of the genus Entoloma s.l. (Entolomataceae, Agaricales) based on the morphological and on the molecular genetic approaches".
  • 13-04-00838 (2013-2015) “Resolving of urgent questions of genosystematics and geography of basidiomycetes (clade Boletales, Agaricales, Dacrymycetales, Auriculariales) on the basis of a multigene approach”.
  • 13-04-00110 (2013-2015) “The contribution of ectomycorrhizal fungi to the process of Korean Pine (Pinus koraiensis) resumption in the various stages of pyrogenic succession of the Korean pine-broadleaved forests in the Central Sikhote-Alin”.
  • 12-04-31315 (2012-2013) “Molecular and geographic patterns of speciation in biota of the basidiomycetes in Russia (por. Agaricales, Tremellales, Auriculariales, Dacrymycetales): from morphological to the phylogenetic diversity”.

Participated in government contract “Phylogeography and evolution trends of model groups of Basidiomycetes and Myxomycetes” (2009–2011).

Conferences and workshops:

  • ”Samara region in history of Russia” — a scientific conference (Samara, 2001)
  • ”Conservation business in Russia: Principles, Problems and Priorities” — international conference (Zhigulyovsk, 2002)
  • ”Fungi in natural and anthropogenic ecosystems” — international conference in the Komarov Botanical Institute (St. Petersburg, 2005)
  • XV European Congress of mycologists (St. Petersburg, 16–21 September, 2007)
  • IX Workshop to study macromycetes at the Russian Botanical Society (Veshenskaya, 4–10 October, 2006)
  • X Workshop to study macromycetes at the Russian Botanical Society (Zvenigorod Biological Station of Moscow State University, 15–21 September, 2008)


Zhiguli Nature Reserve (Samara region), East Ilmen Reserve (Novgorod region), Oksky Biosphere Reserve (Ryazan region), Nizhne-Svirsky Natura Reserve (Leningrad region), Pskov region, Altaiskiy Nature Reserve (Altai Republic), Teberda Biosphere Reserve (Karachaevo-Cherkesia Republic), Ussuriysky, «Kedrovaya Pad» (including Leopardovyj Sanctuary) and Sikhote-Alinsky Nature Reserves (Primorsky Territory, Russian Far East), Sayano-Shushenskiy Biospheri Reserve (Krasnoyarsk Krai).

Business trips: Kuprevich Institute of Experimental Botany (Belarus, Minsk), Institute of evolution at University of Haifa (Israel), Nationaal Herbarium Nederland (Leiden, Nederland).

Scientific-organizational and teaching activities:

  • 2008 — participated in preparation and practical training of course “Molecular systematics of fungi” for Master's Degree students of St Petersburg State University, at the Komarov Botanical Institute
  • 2011 — organization of seminar “Principles and methods of the molecular phylogenetics” (25–29 April, 2011) at the Research and Education Center BIN RAS and CCU DBS RAS “Cellular and molecular technology of study of plants and fungi”
  • 2013 — associate professor of Research and Education Center BIN RAS, lecturing for graduate first year students “Molecular methods in modern mycology”

Selected publications:

Spirin V., Malysheva V., Mendes-Alvarenga R. L., Kotiranta H., Larsson K.-H. 2020. Studies in Basidiodendron eyrei and similar-looking taxa (Auriculariales, Basidiomycota) // Botany 98(11): 623–638.

Malysheva V., Spirin V., Schoutteten N., Lange R. D., Pennanen J., Larsson K.-H. 2020. New and noteworthy species of Helicogloea (Atractiellomycetes, Basidiomycota) from Europe // Annales Botanici Fennici 57(1–3): 1–7.

Spirin V., Malysheva V., Miettinen O., Vlasák J., Alvarenga R. L. M., Gibertoni T. B., Ryvarden L., Larsson K.-H. 2019. On Protomerulius and Heterochaetella (Auriculariales, Basidiomycota) // Mycological Progress 18(9): 1079–1099.

Alvarenga R. L. M., Spirin V., Malysheva V., Gibertoni T. B., Larsson K.-H. 2019. Two new genera and six other novelties in Heterochaete sensu lato (Auriculariales, Basidiomycota) // Botany 97(8): 439–451.

Spirin V., Malysheva V., Roberts P., Trichies G., Savchenko A., Larsson K.-H. 2019. A convolute diversity of the Auriculariales (Agaricomycetes, Basidiomycota) with sphaeropedunculate basidia // Nordic Journal of Botany 37(7): e02394.

Spirin V., Malysheva V., Haelewaters D., Larsson K.-H. 2019. Studies in the Stypella vermiformis group (Auriculariales, Basidiomycota) // Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 112(5): 753–764.

Malysheva V., Spirin V., Miettinen O., Kout J., Savchenko A., Larsson K.-H. 2019. On Craterocolla and Ditangium (Sebacinales, Basidiomycota) // Mycological Progress 18(5): 753–762.

Malysheva E. F., Malysheva V. F., Voronina E. Yu., Kovalenko A. E. 2018. Diversity of fungal communities associated with mixotrophic pyroloids (Pyrola rotundifolia, P. media and Orthilia secunda) in their natural habitats // Botanica Pacifica: A Journal of Plant Science and Conservation 7(2): 31–39.

Spirin V., Malysheva V., Trichies G., Savchenko A., Põldmaa K., Nordén J., Miettinen O., Larsson K.-H. 2018. A preliminary overview of the corticioid Atractiellomycetes (Pucciniomycotina, Basidiomycetes) // Fungal Systematics and Evolution 2(1): 311–340.

Voronina E. Yu., Malysheva E. F., Malysheva V. F., Dmitriev G. V., Tiunov A. V., Kovalenko A. E. 2018. A mixotrophy is in question: new data on fungal community associated with photosynthetic terrestrial orchid Goodyera repens // Botanica Pacifica: A Journal of Plant Science and Conservation 7(1): 51–61.

Malysheva V., Spirin V., Miettinen O., Motato-Vásquez V., Hernawati, Seelan J. S. S., Larsson K.-H. 2018. Revision of Protohydnum (Auriculariales, Basidiomycota) // Mycological Progress 17(7): 805–814.

Spirin V., Malysheva V., Larsson K.-H. 2018. On some forgotten species of Exidia and Myxarium (Auriculariales, Basidiomycota) // Nordic Journal of Botany 36(3): njb-01601.

Spirin V., Malysheva V., Yurkov A., Miettinen O., Larsson K.-H. 2018. Studies in the Phaeotremella foliacea group (Tremellomycetes, Basidiomycota) // Mycological Progress 17(4): 451–466.

Malysheva V., Spirin V. 2017. Taxonomy and phylogeny of the Auriculariales (Agaricomycetes, Basidiomycota) with stereoid basidiocarps // Fungal Biology 121(8): 689–715.

Pimenova E. A., Gromyko M. N., Bondarchuk S. N., Malysheva V. F., Malysheva E. F., Kovalenko A. E. 2016. Post-fire Successions of Vegetation and Pinus koraiensis Ectomycorrhizal Communities in Korean Pine–Broadleaf Forests of the Central Sikhote-Alin // Achievements in the Life Sciences 10(1): 48–56.

Malysheva E. F., Malysheva V. F., Kovalenko A. E., Pimenova E. A., Gromyko M. N., Bondarchuk S. N., Voronina E. Y. 2016. Below-ground ectomycorrhizal community structure in the postfire successional Pinus koraiensis forests in the central Sikhote-Alin (the Russian Far East) // Botanica Pacifica: A Journal of Plant Science and Conservation 5(1): 19–31.

Malysheva V. F., Malysheva E. F., Bulakh E. M. 2015. The genus Tremella (Tremellales, Basidiomycota) in Russia with description of two new species and proposal of one nomenclatural combination // Phytotaxa 238(1): 40–70.

Wu F., Yuan Y., He S.-H., Bandara A. R., Hyde K. D., Malysheva V. F., Li D.-W., Dai Y.-C. 2015. Global diversity and taxonomy of the Auricularia auricula-judae complex (Auriculariales, Basidiomycota) // Mycological Progress 14(10): 95.

Wu F., Yuan Y., Malysheva V. F., Du P., Dai Y. C. 2014. Species clarification of the most important and cultivated Auricularia mushroom “Heimuer”: evidence from morphological and molecular data // Phytotaxa 186(5): 241–253.

Malysheva V. F., Bulakh E. M. 2014. Contribution to the study of the genus Auricularia (Auriculariales, Basidiomycota) in Russia // Novosti sistematiki nizshikh rastenii 48: 164–180.

Malysheva V. F., Akulov A. Yu. 2011. New records of Dacrymyces ovisporus and Tremella diaporthicola from the Ukraine // Czech Mycology 63(2): 189–194.

Malysheva V. F. 2009. Type study of one species described in the genus Ceracea // Acta Mycologica 44(1): 3–6.

Wasser S. P., Zmitrovich I. V., Didukh M. Ya., Malysheva V. F. 2006. New Medicinal Ganoderma Mushroom from China: G. tsugae Murrill var. jannieae var. nov. (Aphyllophoromycetideae) // International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms 8(2): 161–172.