Olga Boldina

Olga Boldina

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Academic degree, academic title: Ph.D.

Position: Research Scientist

E-mail: boldina@binran.ru

Research interests:

  • Chlamydomonas ultrastructure and taxonomy based on living cultures.
  • The estimation of the biodiversity of free-living green monads and monads associated with amphibians in northwestern Russia.
  • Culture screening for biotechnology.

Keywords: Green monads, ultrastructure, Chlamydomonas, Chloromonas, Edaphochlamys, Heterochlamydomonas, Microglena

Education and work experience:

1979-1984 – graduated from Leningrad State University; diploma title: «Multiple allelism in cbn-1 gene of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii».
1984-1987 – Ph.D. student in Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.
1990 – Ph.D. thesis «The ultrastructure of some Chlamydomonas species in culture».

1988-1991 Senior Laboratory Assistant of Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.
1991-1999 Research Assistant of Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.
1996 – until now – Research Scientist of Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.

Grants and research projects:

Project leader:

  • 2011. RFBR № 11-04-90772.
  • 2010. RFBR №10-04-90783.
  • 2009. RFBR № 09-04-08185-з, «Participation in 9th International Phycological Congress».

Member of research team:

  • 2008 – until now. Russian Academy of Sciences, Federal program Biodiversity and Gene pool dynamics, project 2.1.6. «Inventarization and estimation of taxonomical diversity of soil, freshwater and marine algae of Russia».
  • 2006-2008 Russian Coordinator on algological content in European project «LIFE TCY/ROS/000050».

Conferences and workshops:

Organizing committee:

  • All-Russia conference «Algae: problems of taxonomy, ecology and application in monitoring». Russia, Saint-Petersburg, September, 24-28, 2018. Member of organizing committee.


  • Internationa confernce «Advances in modern phycology» – VI, IV. Ukrain, Kiev, 2019, 2012. Oral report.
  • All-Russia conference «Algae: problems of taxonomy, ecology and application in monitoring». Russia, 2018, 2014, 2009. Oral report.
  • International Phycological Congress. Poland, Sczhetschin, 2017. Japan, Tokyo, 2009. Oral reports.
  • All-russian conference (V Ladoga symposisum). Russia, Saint-Petersburg, 2016. Oral report.
  • nternational Conference on the Cell and Molecular Biology of Chlamydomonas. Germany, Potsdam, 2012. USA , Norton, 2010. Posters.
  • XII conference of Russian Botanical Society. Russia, Petrozavodsk, 2008. Oral reports.
  • XI International school on plant theoretical morphology. Russia, Tver, 2008. Oral reports.
  • International Symposium Biology and Taxonomy of Green Algae V. Slovakia, Smolenice, 2007. Oral report.

Professional memberships:

Editorial activity:

Reviewer of several articles of Journals:

  • «Botanicheskii Zhurnal» (2020)
  • «Environmental Science and Pollution Research» (ESPR) (2020)
  • «Russian Journal of Plant Physiology» (2016)

Selected publications:

Krivina E.S., Boldina O.N., Bukin Yu.S., Bykova S.V., Temraleeva A.D. Species delimitation polyphasic approach reveals Meyerella similis sp. nov.: a new species of «small green balls» within the Chlorella-clade (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta). Organisms Diversity & Evolution. 2022. 22(4).

Temraleeva A.D., Krivina E.S. Boldina O.N. A new genus of soil green microalgae Edaphochloris gen. nov. (Chlorellaceae, Trebouxiophyceae). Issues of modern algology. 2022. 1(28): 94-101.

Temraleeva A., Krivina E., Boldina O. Edaphochloris, gen. nov.: a new genus of soil green algae (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta) with simple morphology. Plant. Syst. Evol. 2022. 308(1): 1-13.

Zharova D.A., Ivanova A.N., Drozdova I.V., Belyaeva A.I., Boldina O.N., Voitsekhovskaja O.V., Tyutereva E.V. Role of Autophagy in Haematococcus lacustris: Cell Growth under Salinity. Plants. 2022. 11(2), 197: 1-19.

Smirnova S.V., Safronova T.V., Luknitskaya A.F., Boldina O.N. Rare and new for Antarctica species of algae from the continental waterbodies of Schirmacher Oasis. Novosti sistematiki nizshyh rastenij. 2021. 55(2): 335–347.

Smirnova S.V., Chaplygina O.Ya., Luknitskaya A.F., Boldina O.N. New and rare species of algae for Antarctica from the waterbodies of the Schirmacher Oasis (East Antarctica). Issues of modern Algology. 2021. 2(26): 144–147.

Czernyadjeva I.V., Ahti T., Boldina O.N. et al. New finds of algae, fungi, lichens and bryophytes. 6. Novosti sistematiki nizshyh rastenij. 2020. 54(2): 537–557. (In Russian.)

Egorova I. N., Mincheva E. V., Boldina O. N. Ataktogamous green microalgae of the genus Chlorosarcinopsis Herndon (Chlorophyceae, Chlorophyta) from Zabaikalskiy region (Russia). Pytotaxa. 2018. 343(1): 001–019.

Novakovskaya I. V., Patova E. N., Boldina O. N., Patova A. D., Shadrin D.M. Molecular phylogenetic analyses, ecology and morphological characteristics of Chloromonas reticulata (Goroschankin) Gobi which causes red blooming of snow in the Subpolar Urals. Cryptogamie, Algologie. 2018. 39(2): 199-213.

Geltman D.V. et al. Vascular plants, bryophytes, algae, lichens, fungi and slime molds needed in regional conservation measures in the Leningrad region. Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2018. 103(6): 764–811. (In Russian.)

Boldina O.N. Cytological study of Chloromonas typhlos (Chlamydomonadaceae, Chlorophyta) from North-Western Russia. Novosti sistematiki nizshyh rastenij. 2017. 51: 5–11. (In Russian.)

Boldina O.N. Сhlamydomonads (Chlamydomonadaceae) from St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region: current knowledge and new records. Novosti sistematiki nizshyh rastenij. 2016. 50: 5–22. (In Russian.)

Boldina O.N., Gerashchenko A.N., Parfenov V.A. Removal of biodeterioration from surface of stone monuments by means of laser treatment. Part III. Laser removal of microscopic algae. Proceedings of Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University. 2016. 10: 66–73.

Boldina O.N., Ulanova A.A., Chunaev A.S. Stephanosphaera pluvialis (Volvocales, Chlorophyta), a rare freshwater species of the northwestern Russia. Novosti sistematiki nizshyh rastenij. 2014. 48: 27–37. (In Russian.)

Boldina O.N. Cell ultrastructure of soil alga ACKU 61-02 from the culture collection of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University. Algologia. 2014. 24(3): 260–264. (In Russian.)

Boldina O.N. The cell utrastructure Lobochlamys culleus (Chlamydomonadaceae, Chlorophyta). Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2012. 97(9): 39–46. (In Russian.)

Boldina O.N. The ultrastructure of Chlamydomonas pitschmannii cells. International Conference Algae and Cyanobacteria in natural and agricultural ecosystems, dedicated Prof. Emilia A. Shtina. Kirov. 2010: 68–71. (In Russian.)

Boldina O.N. The utrastructure Chlamydomonas carrizoensis (Chlamydomonadaceae, Chlorophyta). Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2008. 93(6): 70–77. (In Russian.)

Boldina O.N. Ultrastructural investigation of Chlamydomonas carrizoensis and the variability of traditional morphological criteria of Chlamydomonas. Protistology. 2007. 5(1): 15.

Andreeva V.M., Boldina O.N., Vinogradova K.L., Konstantinova I.A. To the memory of Tatjiana Vladimirovna Sedova. Botanical Journal. 2003. 88(4): 181–185.

Boldina O.N. The ultrastructure of Chlamydomonas pseudopertusa (Chlamydomonadaceae, Chlorophyta). Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2000. 85(4): 56–60. (In Russian.)

Konstantinova I.A., Boldina O.N. Comparative analysis of the pyrenoid ultrastructure in green monad and coccoid algae. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology. 2000. 47(5): 655–659. (In Russian.)

Boldina O.N. On the ultrastructure of an unicellular alga of the genus Chloromonas (Chlamydomonadaceae, Chlorophyta). Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 1998. 83(4): 61–65. (In Russian.)

Boldina O.N. The main types of pyrenoid ultrastructural organization in Chlamydomonas (Chlorophyta, Chlamydomonadales). Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 1996. 81(12): 49–58. (In Russian.)

Chunaev A.S., Ladygin V.G., Mirnaya O.N., Semenova Ye.P., Gaevsky N.A., Boldina O.N. Multiple allelism in gene cbn 1, controlling chlorophyll b accumulation in Chlamydomonas reinhardii. Genetica. 1984. 20(5): 1121–1126. (In Russian.)