Violet Kotseruba

Violet Kotseruba

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Academic degree, academic title: Ph.D.

Position: Senior Researcher


Research interests:

  • Cytology and molecular cytogenetics of plants.
  • Structure and evolution of chromosomes.
  • Molecular systematics of plants.

Keywords: Cereals, wormwood, chromosome numbers, karyology, taxonomy, microevolution, ITS1–5.8S–ITS2, trnL-trnF

Education and work experience:

1989 – Department of Genetics, Kiev State University (Kiev, Ukraine). Master’s thesis «Intergeneric hybridization between Lolium L. and Festuca L.».
1994 – Ph.D. in Genetics. Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry of the Academy of Agricultural Sciences (St. Petersburg, Russia). Ph.D. Thesis «Cytogenetic study of somatic chromosomes of Lolium L. and Festuca L. using the method of differential staining».

1995 – until now – emploee of BIN RAS.

Conferences and workshops:


  • International Agriculture, Environment and Health Congress. Aydin, October, 26-28, 2018. Oral report.
  • XIV Congress of the Russian Botanical Society and the conference «Botany in the Modern World». Russia, Makhachkala, June 18 - June 23, 2018. Oral report.
  • All-Russian scientific-practical conference «IV Theodosia scientific readings». Russia, Feodosia, May 25-27, 2017. Oral report.
  • Taxonomy and evolutionary morphology of plants: Conference dedicated to 85 anniversary of V.N. Tikhomirov. Russia, Moscow, January, 31 – February, 3, 2017. Oral report.
  • 3rd B-Chromosome Conference. Germany, IPK Gatersleben, April, 7-9, 2014. Oral report.
  • BioSyst Eu 2013 Global Systematics. Austria, Vienna, 2013. Oral report.
  • Plant Genomics Lab., Heard Professor Dr. Alan Schulman. Finland, Helsinki, February, 9, 2009. Oral report.
  • Conference of nanotechnology in agriculture. Russia, Moscow, 2008. Oral report.
  • Lewitsky Conference. Russia, St-Petersburg, 2008. Oral report.
  • XII Congress of the Russian Botanical Society. Russia, Petrozavodsk, 2008. Oral report.
  • X Symposium of International Organization for Plant Biosystematics. Slovakia, Strebske Pleso, 2008. Oral report.
  • Mountain Ecosystems Scientific Conference. Russia, Nalchik, 2007. Oral report.
  • Scientific Linnean’s Conference. Russia, Moscow, 2007. Oral report.
  • XVII International Botanical Congress. Austria, Vienna, 2005. Oral report.


  • Russian Far East.
  • Dagestan.
  • Crimea.

Selected publications:

Korobkov A.A., Kotseruba V.V., Zavgorodnyaya O.Yu., Mitrenina E.Yu., Krivenko D.A. IAPT chromosome data 32/10. Taxon. 2020. 69(5): 1130-1131.

Schanzer I.A.; Fedorova A.V.; Galkina M.A.; Chubar E.A.; Rodionov A.V., Kotseruba V.V. Is Rosa × archipelagica (Rosaceae, Rosoideae) really a spontaneous intersectional hybrid between R. rugosa and R. maximowicziana? Molecular data confirmation and evidence of paternal leakage. Phytotaxa. 2020. 428(2): 093-103.

Korobkov A.A., Kotseruba V.V., Krivenko D.A. IAPT chromosome data 30/4. Taxon. 2019. 68(5): 1124-1130.

Korobkov A.A., Kotseruba V.V., Probatova N.S. Chromosome numbers for 12 species of Artemisia (Asteraceae) from the Altai region, West Siberia, Russia. Botanica Pacifica. A journal of plant science and conservation. 2018. 7(1): 101-106.

Kotseruba V.V., Krivenko D.A., Korobkov A.A. IAPT/IOPB chromosome data 23 / Ed. K. Marhold & I. Kucera. Taxon. 2016. 65(6): 1457.

Kotseruba V., Pistrick K., Kumke K. et al. The evolution of the hexaploid grass Zingeria kochii (Mez) Tzvel. (2n = 12) was accompanied by complex hybridization and uniparental loss of ribosomal DNA. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 2010. 56: 146-155.

Castiglione M.R., Kotseruba V., Cremonini R. Methylated-rich regions and tandem repeat arrays along the chromosome complement of Colpodium versicolor (Stev.) Schmalh. Protoplasma. 2009. 237(1-4): 13-18.

Altinkut A., Kotseruba V., Kirzhner V.M., Nevo E., Raskina O., Belyayev A. As-like transposons in populations of wild diploid Triticeae species: comparative analysis of chromosomal distribution. Chromosome Research. 2006. 14(3): 307-317.

Kotseruba V., Pistrick K., Gernand D., Meister A., Ghukasyan A., Gabrielyan I., Houben A. Characterisation of the low-chromosome number grass Colpodium versicolor (Stev.) Schmalh. (2n = 4) by molecular cytogenetics. Caryologia. 2005. 58(3): 241-245.

Kotseruba V., Gernand D., Meister A., Houben A. Uniparental loss of ribosomal DNA in the allotetraploid grass Zingeria trichopoda (2n=8). Genome. 2003. 46(1): 156-163.

Cremonini R., Castiglione Ruffini M., … Kotseruba V.V. et al. Chromosome banding and DNA methylation patterns, chromatin organization and nuclear DNA content in Zingeria biebersteiniana (Claus) P. Smirnov. Biologia Plantarum. 2003. 46(4): 543-550.

Zhukova P.G., Kotseruba V.V., Petrovsky V.V. Karyological and taxonomical investigations of poppies from Northern Yakutia. Botanical Journal. 2003. 88(11): 113-117. (in Russian).

Manzanero S., Rutten T., Kotseruba V., Houben A. Alterations in the distribution of histone H3 phosphorylation in mitotic plant chromosomes in response to cold treatment and the protein phosphatase inhibitor cantharidin. Chromosome Research. 2002. 10: 467-476.

Kotseruba V.V. Intraspecific polymorphism of the karyotype of Daiswa hainanensis subsp. vietnamensis Takht. Tsitologiya. 2001. 43(11): 1075-1079. (in Russian).

Kotseruba V.V. Cytogenetic feature of Zingeria biebersteiniana (Claus) P.Smirn. Tsitologiya. 2003. 43(2): 178-181. (in Russian).

Kotseruba V., Venora G., Blangiforti S., Castiglione Ruffini M., Cremonini R. Cytology of Vicia species. IX. Nuclear DNA amount, chromatin organization and computer aided karyotyping of a Russian accesion of Vicia faba L. Caryologia. 2000. 53(3-4): 195-204.

Kotseruba V.V. Block organization of chromosomes of Festuca pratensis Huds. Tsitologiya. 1999. 41(1): 87-90. (in Russian).

Kotseruba V.V. Differential staining of chromosomes of six ryegrass species. Res. Bul. of Vavilov Inst. of Plant Industry. 1995. 234: 26-28. (in Russian).