Galina Vinogradova

Galina Vinogradova

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Academic degree, academic title: Ph.D.

Position: Senior Researcher


Research interests:

  • Morphogenesis of the angiosperms reproductive structures.
  • Structural and functional basis of the female gametophyte development, mechanisms of differentiation and specialization of its cells, peculiarities of the polarization of embryo sacs of different types.
  • Evolution of the female archesporium and gametophyte.
  • Mechanisms of the switching over reproductive programs, apomixis, polyembryony.

Keywords: Embryology, morphogenesis of the reproductive structures, female gametophyte, embryo sac polarization, reproductive developmental programs, evolution of the female gametophyte, apomixis, polyembryony

Education and work experience:

1995–2000 — Tver State University, Faculty of Chemistry, Biology and Geography, Department of Botany.
2001–2005 — Postgraduate studies of the Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.
2009 — PhD thesis «Polyembryony in Allium ramosum L. and Allium schoenoprasum L. (Alliaceae)» defense.

2001 — until now — Komarov Botanical Institute, Laboratory of Embryology and Reproductive Biology.

Grants and research projects:

Project leader:

  • 2015–2017. Program of Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences «Biodiversity of the natural systems. Biological resources of Russia. Assessment of condition and fundamental basis of monitoring», project № 0126-2015-0070 «Creation of the integrated base of inventory developmental biology knowledge».

Member of research team:

  • 2020–2023. RFBR№ 20-54-46002-Ст «Phylogenetic and functional analysis of genes associated with apomixixs in representatives of Boechera genus» (leader of Russian group – Brukhin V.B., leader of Turkish group Taskin K.M., Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Çanakkale, Turkey).
  • 2016–2018. Grant of the Russian Scientific Foundation № 16-16-00026 «Mechanisms of the formation of seed resistance to the oxidative stress and glicooxidative damage of proteins during storage of seeds of Pisum sativum L. and Brassica napus L.» (leader Medvedev S.S., Saint-Petersburg State University).
  • 2016–2018. RFBR №16-04-01809 «Morphogenesis, structural and functional organization and evolution of the reproductive structures in the system of the Esula Pers. subgenus of the Euphorbia L. genus (Euphorbiaceae)» (leader Titova G.E.).
  • 2013–2015. RFBR №13-04-00541 «Species of the Esula Pers. subgenus of the Euphorbia L. genus (Euphorbiaceae): diversity of the palinological, anatomical and embryological features, geographical analysis » (leader Geltman D.V.).
  • 2011–2013. RFBR №11-04-01466 «Morphoprocesses in the different modes of the reproduction from the standpoint of non-traditional approaches and views» (leader Batygina T.B.).
  • 2014–2015. Grant of the President of the Russian Federation for support of the Leading Scientific Schools of the Russian Federation №SS-5282.2014.4. «Development of the theory of plant reproduction from the standpoint of the problem of the integrity and reliability of biosystems. Polyvariance of morphogenetic developmental programs, natural and artificial models of their implementation» (leader Batygina T.B.).

Other projects:

  • 2017–2021. Project «Elaboration of methods for cytoembryological analysis of the monosomal cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) lines» according to agreement of the collaboration of the Komarov Botanical Institute and National University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek (Members of research team: Vinogradova G.Yu., Titova G.E. from BIN RAS, Sanamjan M.F., Bobokhujaev Sh.U. from NUUz).
  • Project is devoted to studies of the developmental patterns of the reproductive structures in plants of monosomal lines (without one chromosome) of the Gossypium hirsutum from cytogenetic collection of the National University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek, which have the phenotypic feature «stigma reduction».

Conferences and workshops:

Organizing committee:

  • V International School for Young Scientists «Embryology, Genetics and Biotechnology», dedicated to the memory of the Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor Tatyana Borisovna Batygina. Russia, Saint-Petersburg, October 9–14, 2016. Secretary of Organizing Committee.


  • International Symposium dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Prof. Ludmila Ivanovna Lotova «Plant Anatomy: Traditions and Perspectives». Russia, Moscow, September 16–22, 2019. Oral presentation.
  • XIV Delegate Congress of the Russian Botanical Society and Conference «Botany in the modern world». Russia, Makhachkala, June 17–24, 2018. Oral presentation.
  • International Scientific Conference dedicated to 100th anniversary of the Department of Botany, Tver State University «Biodiversity: approaches of study and conservation». Russia, Tver, November 8–11, 2017. Oral presentation.
  • V International School for Young Scientists «Embryology, Genetics and Biotechnology», dedicated to the memory of the Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor Tatyana Borisovna Batygina. Russia, Saint-Petersburg, October 9–14, 2016. Oral presentation.
  • VII International Scientific and Practical Conference «Biotechnology as an Instrument for Plant Biodiversity Conservation (physiological, biochemical, embryological, genetic and legal aspects)», devoted to the 30th anniversary of Biotechnology Department in Nikita Botanical Gardens. Russia, Crimea, Yalta, September 25 — October 1, 2016. Oral presentation.
  • International Conference «Conservation of Plant Diversity in Botanical Gardens: traditions, current situation and future» commemorating the 70-th anniversary of Central Siberian Botanical Garden. Russia, Novosibirsk, August 1-8, 2016. Oral presentation.
  • Semicentenary after Konstantin Meyer: XIII Moscow Symposium on Plant Phylogeny. Russia, Moscow, February 2–6, 2015. Oral presentation.
  • IV International School for Young Scientists «Embryology, Genetics and Biotechnology». Russia, Perm, December 3–9, 2012. Oral presentation.

Professional memberships:

Selected publications:

Vingradova G.Yu., Sinelnikova N.V., Tashkin K.M., Brukhin V.B. Development of female reproductive structures in Boechera (Brassicaceae) species under sexual and apomictic reproductive modes. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2023. 108(12): 1100–1118. [In Russian]

Vinogradova G. Female archesporium of angiosperms: structure, evolution, biological role. Botanicheskii Zurnal. 2022. 107(12): 1125–1146.

Vinogradova G., Torshilova A., Machs E. Flower morphology and phylogenetic analysis of some Dioscorea species of the section Stenophora (Dioscoreaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution. 2022. 308(6). Article 1834: 1–16.

Vinogradova G.Yu., Zhinkina N.A. Why does only one embryo sac develop in the Paeonia ovule with multiple archesporium? Plant Biology. 2021. 23(2): 267–274.

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

Vinogradova G.Yu. Reproductive biology of Pinguicula vulgaris (Lentibulariaceae) in Leningrad region [Reproductivnaya biologiya Pinguicula vulgaris (Lentibulariaceae) v Leningradskoi oblasti]. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2018. 103(12): 1501–1513 [In Russian]

Vinogradova G.Yu. Endosperm development in Allium schoenoprasum and A. ramosum (Alliaceae) [Razvitie endosperma u Allium schoenoprasum i A. ramosum (Alliaceae)]. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2018. 103(11): 1451–1471. [In Russian]

Vinogradova G.Yu. Morphogenesis of the female reproductive structures in Euphorbia (Euphorbiaceae) species different by the embryo sac development type [Morfogenez zhenskikh reproductivykh struktur u vidov Euphorbia (Euphorbiaceae), razlichayuschikhsya po tipu razvitiya zarodyshevogomeshka]. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2017. 102(8): 1061–1093. [In Russian]

Torshilova A.A., Vinogradova G.Yu., Titova G.E. Development of female gametophyte in Dioscorea caucasica (Dioscoreaceae). The International Journal of Plant Reproductive Biology. 2017. 9(2): 148–152.

Torshilova A.A., Vinogradova G.Yu., Titova G.E. Ovule and embryo sac development in Dioscorea caucasica (Dioscoreaceae) [Razvitie semyazachatka i zarodyshevogo meshka u Dioscorea caucasica (Dioscoreaceae)]. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2016. 101(4): 377–396. [In Russian]

Poluboyarova T.V., Novikova T.I., Vinogradova G.Yu., Andronova E.V. Morpho-histological analysis of direct shoot organogenesis induced in flower buds cultures of Allium altissimum. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 2014. 5(13): 2015–2022.

Vinogradova G.Yu. Polyembryony in Allium schoenoprasum L. (Alliaceae). Origin of embryos [Poliembrioniya u Allium schoenoprasum L. (Alliaceae). Proiskhozhdenie zarodyshei]. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2013. 98(8): 959–974. [In Russian]

Batygina T.B., Vinogradova G.Yu. Phenomenon of polyembryony. Genetic heterogeneity of seeds. Russian Journal of Developmental Biology. 2007. 38(3): 126–151.