Nadezhda Zhinkina

Nadezhda Zhinkina

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Academic degree, academic title: Ph.D.

Position: Senior Researcher


Research interests:

  • Reproductive biology.
  • Embryology.
  • Botanical hisochemistry.
  • Paleobotany.

Keywords: Ovule, pollen grain, microsporogenesis, vegetative cell, generative cell, ovary, embryo, endosperm, seed

Education and work experience:

1995 – PhD in biological sciences. Thesis topic «Comparative embryology of representatives of the Campanulaceae family».

1970 – until now – employee of the laboratory of embryology and reproductive biology of the Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.

Grants and research projects:

Member of research team:

  • 2016-2018. Grant RFBR №16-04-01809-а. Project name «Morphogenesis, structural-functional organization and evolution of reproductive structures in the system of subgenus Esula Pers., genus Euphorbia L. (Euphorbiaceae)».
  • 2016. Grant RFBR №16-04-20739. Project name «Project of organization of the conference - V International School for young scientists «Embryology, genetics and biotechnology», devoted to Prof. Tatana Borisovna Batygina (Saint-Petersburg, 9-14 October 2016)».
  • 2014-2015. Grant of the President of RF for the supporting of the leading scientific schools of Russian Federation № NSH-5282.2014.4 Project name «Elaboration of the theory of reproduction from the position of the problem of integrity and reliability of biosystems. Polyvariancy of morphogenetical developmental programs, natural and artificial models of their realization» (Project leader – T.B. Batygina).
  • 2013-2015. Grant RFBR № 13-04-00541. Project name «Euphorbia L. subgenus Esula Pers.: the diversity of palynological, anatomical and embryological characters, geographical analysis» (Project leader D.V. Geltman).

Conferences and workshops:

Professional memberships:

Scientific-organizational and teaching activities:

Selected publications:

Zhinkina N.A., Evdokimova E.E. Development of the anther in Platycodon grandiflorus (Campanulaceae). Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2020. 105(3): 300-309. (in Russian)

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 и Myrsiniteae, of the subgenus Esula genus Euphorbia (Euphorbiaceae). Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2019. 104(4): 528-568. [In Russian]

Titova G.E., Nyukalova M.A., Zhinkina N.A. Towards the reproductive biology of Euphorbia lathyris L. (Euphorbiaceae): seed development. Vestnik Tver GU. Seria Biology and Ecology. 2018. 3: 35-52. (in Russian)

Zhinkina N.A., Torshilova A.A., Oserov I.O. Application of modified technique of stainnig tissues of recent and fossil plants. Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2018. 103(9): 1191-1195 (In Russ.)

Titova G.E., Yakovleva O.V., Zhinkina N.A. Development of the seed in Euphorbia palustris (Euphorbiaceae). Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2015. 100(3): 226-248. (in Russian)

Zhinkina N.A. Family Campanulacae. In: Comparative anatomy of seeds. Sankt-Petersburg, Nauka. 2010. 7: 354-365.

Zhinkina N.А. Heterostyly. In: Embryology of Flowering Plants. Terminology and Concepts. Vol.3: Reproductive systems (ed. T. B. Batygina). Science Publishers, Inc., Enfield, NH, USA, Plymouth, UK. 2009. 48-50.

Zhinkina N.А. Dichogamy. In: Embryology of Flowering Plants. Terminology and Concepts. Vol.3: Reproductive systems (ed. T. B. Batygina). Science Publishers, Inc., Enfield, NH, USA, Plymouth, UK. 2009. 50-53.

Zhinkina N.A., Oserov I.O. Methodic of staining tissues of fossil plants after Felgen. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2008. 6. (in Russian)

Kravtsova T.I., Zhinkina N.A. Structure of seed coat in members of the genus Iris (Iridaceae). Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2008. 93(11): 1737-1749. (in Russian)

Ozerov I.A., Zhinkina N.A., Efimov A.M., Machs E.M., Rodionov A.V. Feulgen-positive staining of the cell nuclei in fossilized leaf and fruit tissues of the Lower Eocene Myrtaceae. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 2006. 150(3): 315-321.

Zhinkina N.A., Voronova O.N. Towards the methodic of staining of embryological preparations. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2000. 85(6): 168-171. (in Russian)

Embryiology of Flowering Plants. Terminology and Concepts. In 3 Volumes. Ed. Batygina T. B. Volume 3. System of reproduction. 2000. St-Petersburg: Mir I Semya. (in Russian)

Zhinkina N.A. Comparative embryology of the members of Campanulaceae family. PhD theses. 1995. St-Petersburg.

Shamrov I.I., Zhinkina N.A. Development of the ovule in Azorina vidaloii (Campanulaceae). Botanicheskii zhurnal. 1994. 79(6): 19-34. (in Russian)

Kamelina O.P., Zhinkina N.A. Towards embryology of Ostrowskia magnifica (Campanulaceae). Development of male embryonic structures. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 1989. 74(1): 1293-1302. (in Russian)