Victoria Shneyer

Victoria Shneyer

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Academic degree, academic title: Dr.Sc.

Position: Leading Researcher


Research interests:

  • DNA-systematics and molecular phylogeny of angiosperms, Apiaceae, Iridaceae, Poaceae.
  • Species and speciation, DNA barcoding, cryptic species, cytotypes.

Keywords: DNA-systematics, molecular phylogeny, angiosperms, species, speciation, DNA-barcoding, cryptic species, cytotypes, Apiaceae, Iridaceae, Poaceae

Education and work experience:

1968 – Graduated from the Leningrad State University. Diploma in Biochemistry of humans and animals.
1971-1974 — Post graduate course at the Komarov Botanical Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences.
1976 – Candidate Biol. Sci. (= Ph.D) from the Moscow State University.
2000 – Doctor Biol. Sci. from the Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.

1968-1971 – All-Union Research Institute of Plant Industry.
1974 – until now – work in the Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.

Grants and research projects:

Project leader:

  • 2011-2013. RFBR № 11-04-01167а «Evolution in the grass genus Milium with high caryological polymorphism: phylogenetic structure, phylogeography and cryptic speciation».
  • 2008-2009. RFBR№ 08-04-12149-ofi «DNA barcoding in plants: development of methods and development of databases».
  • 2000-2002. RFBR № 00-04-48980а «Creation of a basis for the natural system of the Umbelliferae family based on data on the similarity of their proteins».
  • 1996-1998. RFBR № 96-04-49891а «Taxonomy and phylogeny of the Umbelliferae family based on the immunochemical study of seed storage proteins».

Member of research team:

  • 2018-2020. RFBR № 18-04-01040 «Patterns and rules of genome and karyotype variations in plant interspecial hybrids and hybridigenic species».
  • 2017-2019. RFBR № 17-00-00337 «Variations in genomes and transcriptomes of allopolyploid grasses, Aveneae Dumort., in domestication and natural selection».
  • 2012-2014. RFBR № 12-04-01470-а «Variations in genomes and karyotypes during the divergence of flowering plant taxa arising by polyploidy and interspecific hybridization: a comprehensive molecular, phylogenetic and cytogenetic study».
  • 2009-2011. RFBR № 09-04-01469-а «Genetic mechanisms of plant evolution during speciation by polyploidy and interspecific hybridization».

Professional memberships:

Editorial activity:

Selected publications:

Rodionov A.V., Gnutikov A.A., Nosov N.N., Mikhaylova Y.V., Shneyer V.S., Punina E.O. Intragenomic Polymorphism of the ITS 1 Region of 35S rRNA Gene in the group of grasses with two-chromosome species: different ggenome composition in closely related Zingeria species. Plants. 2020. 9: 1647.

Rodionov A.V., Shneyer V.S., Gnutikov A.A. Nosov N.N., Zhurbenko P.M., Punina E.O., Loskutov I.G., Muravenko O.V. Species dialectics: from initial uniformity, through the greatest possible diversity to ultimate uniformity. Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2020. 105(9): 835–853. In Russian.

Rodionov A.V., Shneyer V.S., Punina E.O., Nosov N.N., Gnutikov A.A. The law of homologous series in variation for systematics. Russian Journal of Genetics. 2020. 56(11): 1227-1238.

Rodionov A.V., Amosova A.V., ... Shneyer V.S. et al. Genetic consequence of interspecial hybridization, its role in speciation and phenotypic diversity of plants. Russian Journal of Genetics. 2019. 55(3): 278-294.

Rautian M.S., Rodionov A.V., Shneyer V.S. Polyphyly of chloroplast carriers: where do plants are located on the “tree of life? Turczaninowia. 2019. 22(2): 121-132. In Russian.

Rodionov A.V., Dobryakova K.S., Nosov N.N., Gnutikov A.A., Punina E.O., Kriukov A.A., Shneyer V.S. Polymorphism of ITS sequences in 35S rRNA genes in Elymus dahuricus aggregate species: two cryptic species? Vavilovskii Zhurnal Genetiki i Selektsii = Vavilov Journal of Genetics and Breeding. 2019. 23(2): 287-295.

Shneyer V.S., Kotseruba V.V., Machs E.M., Rodionov A.V. Cryptic species, interspecific hybridization, and the breakdown of biodiversity. Skvortsovia: International Journal of Salicology and Plant Biology. 2019. 5(2): 12-14.

Shneyer V.S., Rodionov A.V. Plant DNA Barcodes. Biology Bulletin Reviews. 2019. 9(4): 295-3900.

Shneyer V.S., Punina E.O., Rodionov A.V. Intraspecific variation of ploidy in angiosperms and its taxonomical treatment. Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2018. 103(5): 555-585. In Russian

Shneyer V.S., Kotseruba V.V. Cryptic species in plants and their detection by genetic differentiation between populations. Russian Journal of Genetics: Applied Research. 2015. 5(5): 528-541.

Shneyer V.S. On some cases of conflict between serological and DNA sequence data in Apiaceae. Plant Diversity and Evolution. 2010. 128(1–2): 173-180.

Shneyer V.S. DNA barcoding is a new approach in comparative genomics of plants. Russian Journal of Genetics. 2009. 45(11): 1267-1278.

Shneyer V.S. DNA barcoding of animal and plant species as an approach for their molecular identification and describing of diversity. Zhurnal Obshchei Biologii. 2009. 70(4). 296-315. In Russian

Shneyer V.S. ON the species-specificity of DNA: fifty years later. Biochemistry. 2007. 72(12): 1377-1384.

Valiejo-RomanC. M.,.Shneyer V.S, SamigullinT. H., Terentieva E I., Pimenov M. G. An attempt to clarify taxonomic relationships in «Verwandtschaftskreis der Gattung Ligusticum» (Umbelliferae-Apioideae) by molecular analysis. Plant Syst.Evol. 2006. 257: 25-43.

Shneyer V.S. DNA sequence data in plant systematics: a brief outline of methods for their receiving, handling and treating. Part I. Extracting and sequencing of DNA; an alignment of the sequences. Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2005. 90(3): 304-331. In Russian.

Shneyer V.S. DNA sequence data in plant systematics: a brief outline of methods for their receiving, handling and treating. Part II. Methods of trees constructing and of the estimation of their support; choosing of taxa and of DNA sequences for an analysis. Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2005. 90(3): 304-331. In Russian

Shneyer V.S., Kutyavina N.G., Pimenov M.G. Systematic relationships whithin and between Peucedanum and Angelica (Umbelliferae - Peucedaneae) inferred from immunological studies of seed proteins. Plant Syst. Evol. 2003. 236(3-4): 175-194.

Shneyer V.S., Kutyavina N.G. , Pimenov M.G. Immunochemical investigation of taxonomical relationships in the tribes Coriandreae, Scandiceae, Caucalideae, Dauceae and Thapsieae (Umbelliferae – Apioideae). Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2001. 86(2): 14-25. In Russian

Shneyer V.S. Serotaxonomical study of the genus Iris s.str. (Iridaceae). Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 1999. 84(9): 37-46. In Russian

Pimenov M.G., Shneyer V.S., Valjejo-Roman K.M., Troitsky A.V., Terentieva E.I. Komarovia Korovin: a multidisciplinary study of a genus of uncertain taxonomic position. Komarovia. 1999. 1: 63-75.

Shneyer V.S., Borschtschenko G.P., Pimenov M.G. Immunochemical appraisal of relationships within the tribe Peucedaneae (Apiaceae). Plant Syst.Evol. 1995. 198(1): 1-16.

Shneyer V.S., Morosova N.S., Kutyavina N.G. Serotaxonomical investigation in the Papaverales. Plant Syst.Evol. 1995. 198(l.9): 181-182.

Shneyer V.S., Kutyavina N.G. On serological similarity of Hypogomphia turkestana and the members of the subtribe Lamiinae (Lamiaceae). Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 1992. 77(3): 54-60. In Russian

Shneyer V.S., Borschtschenko G.P., Pimenov M.G., Leonov M.V. The tribe Smyrnieae (Umbelliferae) in the light of serotaxonomical analysis. Plant Syst. Evol. 1992. 182(1): 135-148.

Shneyer V.S. Chloroplast DNA as a source of information for the systematic of higher plants. Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 1991. 76(12): 1657-1673 In Russian.

Shneyer V.S. Serotaxonomical study of the genus Iris s.l. (Iridaceae). Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 1990. 75(6): 804-809. In Russian.

Shneyer V.S. Serotaxonomical study of the tribe Ixieae (Iridaceae). Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 1990. 75(12): 1657-1668 In Russian

Shneyer V.S. Immunochemical method of the comparing of proteins in the systematic of plants. Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 1988. 73(8): 1073-1085. In Russian

Shneyer V.S. Serological studies in Iridaceae family. On the relationship of the genera Crocus and Romulea. Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 1986. 71(3): 341-345. In Russian.