Alla Torshilova

Alla Torshilova

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Academic degree, academic title: Ph.D.

Position: Research Scientist


Research interests:

  • Cytoembryological and morphological studies of the female and male reproductive structures of flowering plants.
  • Cytological studies of fossil plants using various staining methods.

Keywords: Dioscorea, gametophyte, seed, endosperm, pollen grain, fossil plants

Education and work experience:

1980-1985 – studied at the Kirov Forestry Academy.
1992-1998 – St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of Geography and Geoecology, postgraduate studies at Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.
2007 – PhD in Biological Sciences. Thesis topic «Reproductive biology of Dioscorea nipponica Makino (Dioscoreaceae)», scientific adviser Corr. RAS Batygina T.B.

2000 – until now – employee of the Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.

Grants and research projects:

Member of research team:

  • 2014–2015. Grant of the President of RF to support leading scientific schools № 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».
  • 2013-2014 Grant of RFBR № 13-04-96605-а «Features of the biology of some rare endangered and economically valuable plant species (Orchidaceae, Dioscoreaceae, Campanulaceae, etc.), development of technologies for their accelerate reproduction to preserve the biological diversity of plant communities in the Krasnodar Region».

Selected publications:

Ozerov I.A., Zhinkina N.A., Torshilova A.A., Machs E.M., Rodionov A.V. Feulgen Testing of the Nuclei of Leaf Cells of Taxodium dubium (Cupressaceae) from the Eocene Tavda Flora of Western Siberia. Paleontological Journal. 2022. 56(3): 311-316.

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.

Ozerov I.A., Zhinkina N.A., Torshilova A.A., Machs E.M., Myakoshina Y.A., Rodionov A.V. Use of DNA-specific stains as indicators of nuclei and extranuclear substances in leaf cells of the Middle Eocene Metasequoia from Arctic Canada. Review of paleobotany and palynology. 2020. 279.

Shamrov I.I., Anisimova G.M., Torshilova A.A., Levichev I.G. Gynoecium and ovule structure in some species of Crinum (Amaryllidaceae). Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2020. 105(8): 733-749. (In Russ)

Andronova E.V., Butusova O.G., Torshilova A.A. Mechanisms of seed dormancy in Cardiocrinum cordatum var. glehnii (Liliaceae). Botanica Pacifica. 2019. 8(2): 19-24.

Butusova O.G., Torshilova A.A., Andronova E.V. Seed dormancy in Cardiocrinum cordatum var. glehnii (Liliaceae) and ways of its overcoming. The International Journal of Plant Reproductive Biology. 2019. 11(1): 51-57.

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.)

Torshilova A.A Process of double fertilization in Dioscorea nipponica and D caucasica (Dioscoreaceae). Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2018. 103(3): 283-296. (In Russ)

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). Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2016. 101(4):359-377. (In Russ)

Titova G.E., Torshilova A.A. To the evolution of seed morphological type in the Dioscorea section Stenophora (Dioscoreaceae). Botanicheskii Zhurnal. 2015. 100(8): 761-786 (In Russ)