Olga Yakovleva

Olga Yakovleva

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Academic degree, academic title: Ph.D.

Position: Leading Researcher

E-mail: yakovleva@binran.ru

Phone number: +7 (812) 372-54-66 ext. 2245

Research interests:

  • Features of mucilage formation in representatives of different systematic groups.
  • Ultrastructure of plant organs in relationto systematics of modern and fossil plants.
  • Comparative anatomy of angiosperm seeds.
  • Structural and functional organization of stomatal complexes.

Keywords: Mucilage-producing cells, protein-containing plastids, vegetative organs, domations, stomata, reproductive organs, systematics, ultrastructure, ontogenesis

Education and work experience:

1973 – graduated from the Biology and Soil Faculty of the Leningrad State University named after A. A. Zhdanov, the topic of the thesis «Ultrastructure of the reproductive organs of two species of the Black Sea brown algae Cystoseira».
1982-1987 – Ph.D. seeker (Candidate of Biological Sciences seeker).
1990 – Candidate of Biological Sciences degree (Ph.D.), Komarov Botanical Institute RAS. Specialty-03.00.05-botany. Dissertation topic: «Ultrastructure of mucilage-containing cells of the leaf epidermis of dicotyledonous plants».

1971 – Senior Laboratory Assistant at the Laboratory of Plant Anatomy and Morphology, Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.
1988 – Research Assistant at the Laboratory of Plant Anatomy and Morphology, Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.
1992 – Research Scientist at the Laboratory of Plant Anatomy and Morphology, Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.
2000 – Senior Researcher, Laboratory of Plant Anatomy and Morphology, Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.
2004-2019 – Head of the Laboratory of Anatomy and Morphology, Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.
2019 – until now – Leading Researcher at the Laboratory of Plant Anatomy and Morphology, Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.

Grants and research projects:

State task

  • 2018-2024 AAAA-A18-118031690084-9 «Structural and functional foundations of development and adaptation of higher plants». Project leader.
  • 2012-2018. AAAA-A18-118032390174-7 «Comparative anatomy of angiosperm seeds (multi-volume summary)». Project leader.

Project leader

  • 2013-2015. RFBR № 13-04-00852 «Variety of fruits and seeds of dicotyledons: features of the anatomical structure in application for taxonomy».
  • 2012-2014. RFBR № 12-04-07022-д. «Publication of the book «Comparative anatomy of seeds. Volume 7 (supplements). Dicotyledons. Lamiidae»»
  • 2010-2012. RFBR № 10-04-00277-а «Comparative anatomy of dicotyledonous fruits and seeds».
  • 2009-2011. RFBR № 09-04-07095-d «Publication of the book «Comparative anatomy of seeds. Volume 7. Dicotyledons. Lamiidae. Asteridae»».
  • 2007-2009. RFBR № 07-04-01091 « Comparative anatomy of angiosperm seeds».
  • 2004-2006. RFBR № 04-04-49417-а «Protein-containing plastids: their classification, distribution, significance for diagnosis and phylogeny».
  • 2000-2002. RFBR № 00-04-48561-а «Identification of the main directions and key stages of the evolution of mucus-producing and terpenoidogenic cells in the secretory structures of higher plants in connection with the possible commonality of their origin».
  • 1997-1999. RFBR № 97-04-49715-а «Comparative characteristics of mucus-forming structures of representatives of the order Malvales: ultrastructural analysis with the possibility of using its results for the diagnosis of the order».

Member of research team:

  • 2020-2022. RFBR № 20-04-00355-А «Key taxa of gymnosperms of the Jurassic and Cretaceous of Russia and adjacent territories: study of the morphology and anatomy of reproductive and vegetative organs for the purposes of taxonomy and phylogeny».
  • 2018-2020. RFBR № 18-04-01017-А «WOX-CLAVATA systems in the regulation of the development of plant storage organs».
  • 2017-2019. RFBR № 17-04-01213-а «Structural and functional organization of stomatal complexes of flowering plants with secondary cells identical in structure to mesophyll cells».
  • 2016-2018. RFBR № 16-04-01809 «Morphogenesis, structural and functional organization, and evolution of reproductive structures in the Esula Pers. subgenus system genus Euphorbia L. (Euphorbiaceae)».
  • 2016-2018. RFBR № 16-04-00946 «Ginkgoaceae and Chekanovskianiaceae Jurassic and Cretaceous: a comprehensive study of the morphological and anatomical structure of generative and vegetative organs for the purposes of taxonomy and phylogeny».
  • 2016-2018 RFBR № 16-04-00052 «Taxonomy, systematics, and phylogeny of the Anthemideae (Asteraceae) tribe) European and Asian Russia».
  • 2013-2015. RFBR № 13-04-00541 «Species of the subgenus Esula Pers. genus Euphorbia L. (Euphorbiaceae): diversity of palynological, anatomical and embryological features, geographical analysis».
  • 2013-2015. RFBR № 13-04-01518 «Mesozoic conifers: a comprehensive study of the morphological and anatomical structure of leaves and shoots for the purposes of taxonomy and phylogeny of the family Miroviaceae».
  • 2013-2015. RFBR № 13-04-01468 «Taxonomy and phylogeny of the subtribes Handelianae, Achilleiana, Anthemidinae, Matricariinae and Artemisiinae (tribe Anthemideae, Asteraceae)».
  • 2010-2012. RFBR № 10-04-00779-а «Taxonomy and phylogeny of the subtribes Cancriniinae, Tanacetinae, and Artemisiinae (tribe Anthemideae, Asteraceae)».
  • 2008-2010. RFBR № 08-04-01354 «Study of the mechanisms of action of phytotoxic nonenolides produced by fungi».
  • 2007-2009. RFBR № 07-04-00057 «Revision of the genus Artemisia L. and related taxa of the tribe Anthemideae (Asteraceae) based on morphological, geographical, karyological, and molecular studies».

Professional memberships:

Editorial activity:

  • Volume editor «Comparative anatomy of seeds. T. 7 (additions). Dicotyledones. Lamiidae». 2013. S.-Petersburg, 314 p.
  • Volume editor «Comparative anatomy of seeds. T. 7. Dicotyledones. Lamiidae, Asteridae». 2010. S.-Petersburg, 468 p.

Selected publications:

Monographs and chapters in collective monographs:

Yakovleva O.V. Vasiliy Georgievich Aleksandrov. 1887-1963. М.: Nauka, 2007. 181 p.

Yakovleva O.V., Ivanova A.N. Family Plantaginaceae. Comparative anatomy of seeds. T. 7 (additions). Dicotyledones. Lamiidae. 2013. 188-201.

Yakovleva O.V., Titova G.E., Ivanova A.N. Family Lentibulariaceae. Comparative anatomy of seeds. Т. 7 (additions). Dicotyledones. Lamiidae. 2013. 201-252.

Yakovleva O.V., Tuchina N.G., Ivanova A.N. Family Goodeniaceae. Comparative anatomy of seeds. Т. 7. Dicotyledones. Lamiidae, Asteridae. 2010. 402-414.

Yakovleva O.V. Family Viscaceae. Comparative anatomy of seeds. Vol. 6. St.-Petersburg. 2000. 174-179.


Pautov A., Bauer S., Ivanova O., Krylova E., Yakovleva O., Sapach Y., Pautova I. Stomatal rings: structure, functions, origin. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 2021. 195: 357-379.

Smolikova G., Shiroglazova O., ... Yakovleva O. et al. Comparative analysis of the plastids conversion, photochemical activity and chlorophyll degradation in developing embryos of green-seeded and yellow-seeded pea (Pisum sativum L.) cultivars. Functional Plant Biology. 2020. 47(5): 409-424.

Nosova N., Yakovleva O., Kotina E. First data on the leaf cuticle ultrastructure of the Mesozoic genus Pseudotorellia Florin. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 2019. 271: 096-104.

Titova G.E., Yakovleva O.V., Zhinkina N.A., Nyukalova M.A., Geltman D.V. Seed development in some species of the sections Lathyris, Holophyllum and Myrsiniteae, subgenus Esula of the genus Euphorbia (Euphorbiaceae). Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2019. 104(4): 528–568.

Pautov A., Bauer S., Ivanova O., Krylova E., Yakovleva O., Sapach Y., Pautova I. Influence of stomatal rings on movements of guard cells. Trees. Structure and Function. 2019. 33(5): 1459–1474.

Yakovleva O.V. The structure of mucilage-producing cells and cell walls of leaf tracheal elements (communication and distribution). Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2018. 103(7): 882-908.

Paponova S.S., Chetverikov P.E., ... Yakovleva O.V. et al. Gall mite Fragariocoptes setiger (Eriophyoidea) changes leaf developmental program and regulates gene expression in the leaf tissues of Fragaria viridis (Rosaceae). Annals of Applied Biology. 2018. 172(1): 33-46.

Pautov A, Yakovleva O, Krylova E, Pautova I, Gussarova G. Structural changes of large lipid droplets in stomatal complex of Trochodendron aralioides and their possible functional significance. Flora. 2018. 242: 146–154.

Luzhanin V.G., Yakovleva O.V., Iyen Nguen T.X., Tam Nguen Z. Seed coat structure in some Ononis (Fabaceae) species of the sections Ononis and Natrix. Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2016. 101(12): 1389-1400.

Pautov A., Yakovleva O., Krylova E., Gussarova G. Large lipid droplets in leaf epidermis of angiosperm. Flora. 2016. 219: 62-67.

Lavrentyev N.V., Yakovleva O.V. Pericarp and seed coat structure in Quercus species (Fagaceae) grown in the botanical garden of Saint-Petersburg. Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2016. 101(6): 671-689.

Nosova N., Yakovleva O., Ivanova A., Kiritchkova A. First data on the ultrastructure of the leaf cuticle of a Mesozoic conifer, Mirovia Reymanówna (Miroviaceae). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 2016. 233: 115-124.

Ozerov I.A., Yakovleva O.V. On the possible occurrence of secretory structures in the leaves of the early Eocene Paramyrtaciphyllum agapovii (Myrtaceae). Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2015. 100(8): 823-828.

Yakovleva O.V. On the correlation between occurrence of mucilage cells and plant functioning: evidences and propositions. Proceedings of the conference "Botany: history, theory, practice", dedicated to the 300th-year of the V.L. Komarov Botanical Institute. 2014. 241-251.

Karpova A.P., Yakovleva O.V. Peculiarities of pericarp structure in Stroganowia (Cruciferae) species. Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2012. 97(2): 222-230.

Karpova A.P., Yakovleva O.V. The comparative analysis of species of genus Stroganowia (Cruciferae). Vestnik St. Petersburg University. Ser. 3. 2012. 1: 14–37.

Svetlova A.A., Yakovleva O.V. Comparative characteristical of mucilage cells in some species of the genus Linum (Linaceae) from Russian flora. Rastitelnye Resursy. 2010. 46(2): 1-12.

Karpova A.P., Yakovleva O.V. Seed coat structure of Stroganowia species and some representatives of Lepidium (Cruciferae). Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2009. 94(12): 1791-1801.

Yakovleva O.V., Ivanova A.N., Barmicheva E.M. Protein inclusions in plastids: typiphication, distribution, significance for diagnostics and phylogeny. Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2008. 93(10): 1513-1536.

Yakovleva O.V., Barmicheva K.M. Features of abaxial epidermis structure at different stages of leaf formation in some Ericaceae species. Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2005. 90(9): 1421-1429.

. 2005. 90(9): 1421-1429.

Yakovleva O.V. On the inner cuticle of angiospermous seeds. Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2002. 87(7): 1-15.

Yakovleva O.V., Korobkov A.A., Boyko E.V. Structure of mucilage containing cells in achene pericarp of some species of Artemisia (Asteraceae). Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2002. 87(9): 1-16.

Bykova O.P., Yakovleva O.V. Fruit and seed structure of some species of the genus Alcea L. species and revelation of reasons inhibiting or stimulating seed germination. Rastitelnye Resursy. 2002. 38(3): 20-29.

Yakovleva O.V., Buznikov A.A., Pautov A.A., Andrejeva E.N., Yurkovskaya T.K., Alexeeva-Popova N.V. The morphological and anatomical characteristics of Hylocomium splendens (Hylocomiaceae, Musci) as the pollution degree indicator of Karelian isthmus forests. Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2001. 86(8): 52-62.

Yakovleva O.V., Bykova O.P., Kolalite M.R. Mucilage ultrastructure in mucilage cells within the order Malvales. Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2000. 85(7): 108-118.

Yakovleva O.V., Laberch J.-Cl., Pautov A.A. Cell wall of the leaf upper epidermis of Populus talassica Kom. (Salicaceae). Revue de Cytologie et Biologie vegetales - Le Botaniste. 2000. 23(1-2): 35-39.

Yakovleva O.V., Kravtsova T.I. The ultrastructure of pericarp cells in Urtica dioica (Urticaceae). Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 1999. 84(7): 33-41.

Bykova O.P., Yakovleva O.V. Distribution of mucilage cells in tissues of stem and root of some species of the genus Alceae L. Rastitelnye Resursy. 1996. 32(1): 59-72.

Yakovleva O.V., Zhilin S.G. Cell ultrastructure in the leaf of Miocene Eucommia with preserved gutta-percha threads (Northern Kazakhstan). Paleontol. Journal. 1995. 29(1a): 159-171.

Vickulin S.V., Yakovleva O.V., Zhilin S.G. Xeromorphic features of the leaves of "sea grass" Zostera kiewiensis Schmalh. (Early Olygocene, the Ukraine). Paleontol. Journal. 1995. 29(2A): 148-158.

Yakovleva O.V. The ultrastructure of mucilage cells in the leaf epidermis of Dirachma socotrana (Dirachmaceae). Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 1994. 79(5): 52-58.

Bykova O.P., Yakovleva O.V. The leaf mucilage cells in some representatives of Alcea L. Rastitelnye Resursy. 1991. 27: 82-90.

Pyasyatskene A.A, Yakovleva O.V., Vaichyunene Ya.A., Abrutis V.A. Slime formation in Viola spp. growing in the Lithuanian SSR USSR. Rastitelnye Resursy. 1991. 27(1): 10-21.

Yakovleva O.V. The formation of slime cells of leaf epidermis in the dicotyledonous plants (electron microscope data). Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 1990. 75(10): 1400-1408.

Jakovleva O.V. Slime cells of the leaf epidermis in the dicotyledonous plants (electron microscope data). Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 1988. 73(7): 977-987.