Nouria Koteyeva

Nouria Koteyeva

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Academic degree, academic title: Ph.D.

Position: Senior Researcher, Laboratory Head


Research interests:

  • Development, function and evolution of various types of photosynthesis.
  • Structural and functional bases of cold tolerance of plants of temperate climates.
  • Cellular mechanisms of synthesis and secretion of nectar.
  • Mechanisms of salt tolerance.

Keywords: Adaptation, anatomy, gas exchange, C3 C4 photosynthesis, ontogenesis, phylogeny, salt tolerance mechanisms, cold tolerance, secretion systems

Education and work experience:

1989–1994 — Master degree in Biology in 1994, Department of High Plants, St. Petersburg State University, Russia. Master graduate work: «Seasonal changes of the ultrastructure of shoot apical meristem cells and mesophyll cells of Pinus sylvestris L.». Department of High Plants, St. Petersburg State University.
1994–1999 — Graduate Student. Department of Anatomy and Morphology Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences.
1999 – Defending the Candidate (Ph.D) thesis. Thesis theme «Seasonal changes of the ultrastructure of shoot apical meristem cells and mesophyll cells of Pinus sylvestris L.». This investigation was performed under the guidance of Dr. E.A. Miroslavov.

1999–2004 — Research Scientist. Department of Anatomy and Morphology, Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences.
2000-2001 – Probationer post-doc, Lab. of Androgenesis and Biotechnology, Jules Vern University, France.
2004–2019 — Senior Researcher in Laboratory of Anatomy and Morphology, Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences.
2019 — until now — Head of Laboratory of Anatomy and Morphology, Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences.

Professional memberships:

Selected publications:

Pathare V.S., Panahabadi R., Sonawane B.V., Apalla A.J., Koteyeva N., Bartley L.E., Cousins A.B. Altered cell wall hydroxycinnamate composition impacts leaf- and canopy-level CO2 uptake and water use in rice. Plant Physiology. 2024. 194(1): 190–208.

Koteyeva N.K., Voznesenskaya E.V., Pathare V.S., Borisenko T.A., Zhurbenko P.M., Morozov G.A., Edwards G.E. Biochemical and structural diversification of C4 photosynthesis in tribe Zoysieae (Poaceae). Plants. 2023. 12(23): 4049.

Ellsworth P.Z., Ellsworth P.V., Mertz R.A., Koteyeva N.K., Cousins A.B. Leaf cell wall properties and stomatal density influence oxygen isotope enrichment of leaf water. Plant, Cell & Environment. 2023. 46(9): 2694–2710.

Koteyeva N.K., Voznesenskaya E.V., Berim A., Gang D.R., Edwards G.E. Structural diversity in salt excreting glands and salinity tolerance in Oryza coarctata, Sporobolus anglicus and Urochondra setulosa. Planta. 2022. 257: 9.

Pathare V.S., DiMario R.J., Koteyeva N., Cousins A.B. Mesophyll conductance response to short-term changes in pCO2 is related to leaf anatomy and biochemistry in diverse C4 grasses. New Phytologist. 2022. 236: 1281–1295.

Pautov A., Koteyeva N., Yakovleva O., Ivanova A., Krylova E., Tarasova M., Trukhmanova G., Pautova I. Large lipid droplets of the guard cells are dynamic organelles of the functioning stomata of Fagraea ceilanica. Flora. 2022. 152182.

Zhang L., Smertenko T., Fahy D., Koteyeva N. et al. Analysis of formin functions during cytokinesis using specific inhibitor SMIFH2. Plant Physiology. 2021. 186(2): 945–963.

Sonawane B.V., Koteyeva N.K., Johnson D.M., Cousins A.B. Differences in leaf anatomy determines temperature response of leaf hydraulic and mesophyll CO2 conductance in phylogenetically related C4 and C3 grass species. New Phytologist. 2021. 230(5): 1802–1814.

Ovsyannikov A.Y., Koteyeva N.K. Seasonal movement of chloroplasts in mesophyll cells of two Picea species. Protoplasma. 2020. 257(1): 183–195.

Pathare V.S., Koteyeva N., Cousins A.B. Increased adaxial stomatal density is associated with greater mesophyll surface area exposed to intercellular air spaces and mesophyll conductance in diverse C4 grasses. New Phytologist. 2020. 225(1): 169–182.

Pathare V.S., Sonawane B.V., Koteyeva N., Cousins A.B. C4 grasses adapted to low precipitation habitats show traits related to greater mesophyll conductance and lower leaf hydraulic conductance. Plant, Cell & Environment. 2020. 43(8): 1897–1910.

Giuliani R., Karki S., ... Koteyeva N.K. et al. Transgenic maize phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase alters leaf–atmosphere CO2 and 13CO2 exchanges in Oryza sativa. Photosynthesis Research. 2019. 142(2): 153–167.

Giuliani R., Karki S., ... Koteyeva N.K. et al. Knockdown of glycine decarboxylase complex alters photorespiratory carbon isotope fractionation in Oryza sativa leaves. Journal of Experimental Botany. 2019. 70(10): 2773–2786.

Ellsworth P.V., Ellsworth P.Z., Koteyeva N.K., Cousins A.B. Cell wall properties in Oryza sativa influence mesophyll CO2 conductance. New Phytologist. 2018. 219(1): 66–76.

Voznesenskaya E.V., Koteyeva N.K., Cousins A., Edwards G.E. Diversity in structure and forms of carbon assimilation in photosynthetic organs in Cleome (Cleomaceae). Functional Plant Biology. 2018. 45(10): 983–999.

Ma J.-Y., Sun W., Koteyeva N.K. et al. Influence of light and nitrogen on the photosynthetic efficiency in the C4 plant Miscanthus × giganteus. Photosynthesis Research. 2017. 131(1): 1–13.

Voznesenskaya E.V., Koteyeva N.K., Edwards G.E., Ocampo G. Unique photosynthetic phenotypes in Portulaca (Portulacaceae): C3-C4 intermediates and NAD-ME C4 species with Pilosoid-type Kranz anatomy. Journal of Experimental Botany. 2017. 68(2): 225–239.

Koteyeva N.K., Voznesenskaya E.V., Berry J.O., Cousins A.B., Edwards G.E. The unique structural and biochemical development of single cell C4 photosynthesis along longitudinal leaf gradients in Bienertia sinuspersici and Suaeda aralocaspica (Chenopodiaceae). Journal of Experimental Botany. 2016. 67(9): 2587–2601.

Schüssler C., Freitag H., Koteyeva N., Schmidt D., Edwards G., Voznesenskaya E., Kadereit G. Molecular phylogeny and forms of photosynthesis in tribe Salsoleae (Chenopodiaceae). Journal of Experimental Botany. 2016. 68(2): 207–223.

Koteyeva N.K., Voznesenskaya E.V., Edwards G.E. An assessment of the capacity for phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase to contribute to C4 photosynthesis. Plant Science. 2015. 235: 70–80.

Mirgorodskaya O.E., Koteyeva N.K., Volchanskaya A.V., Miroslavov E.A. Pollen development in Rhododendron in relation to winter dormancy and bloom time. Protoplasma. 2015. 252(5): 1313–1323.

Gandin A., Koteyeva N.K., Voznesenskaya E.V., Edwards G.E., Cousins A.B. The acclimation of photosynthesis and respiration to temperature in the C3–C4 intermediate Salsola divaricata: induction of high respiratory CO2 release under low temperature. Plant, Cell & Environment. 2014. 37(11): 2601–2612.

Koteyeva N.K., Voznesenskaya E.V., Cousins A.B., Edwards G.E. Differentiation of C4 photosynthesis along a leaf developmental gradient in two Cleome species having different forms of Kranz anatomy. Journal of Experimental Botany. 2014. 65(13): 3525–3541.

von Caemmerer S., Edwards G.E., Koteyeva N., Cousins A.B. Single cell C4 photosynthesis in aquatic and terrestrial plants: A gas exchange perspective. Aquatic Botany. 2014. 118(0): 71–80.

Giuliani R., Koteyeva N., Voznesenskaya E., Evans M.A., Cousins A.B., Edwards G.E. Coordination of Leaf Photosynthesis, Transpiration, and Structural Traits in Rice and Wild Relatives (Genus Oryza). Plant Physiology. 2013. 162(3): 1632–1651.

Ocampo G., Koteyeva N.K., Voznesenskaya E.V., Edwards G.E., Sage T.L., Sage R.F., Columbus J.T. Evolution of leaf anatomy and photosynthetic pathways in Portulacaceae. American Journal of Botany. 2013. 100(12): 2388–2402.

Schubert M., Koteyeva N.K., Zdyb A., Santos P., Voitsekhovskaja O.V., Demchenko K.N., Pawlowski K. Lignification of cell walls of infected cells in Casuarina glauca nodules that depend on symplastic sugar supply is accompanied by reduction of plasmodesmata number and narrowing of plasmodesmata. Physiologia Plantarum. 2013. 147(4): 524–540.

Voznesenskaya E.V., Koteyeva N.K., Akhani H., Roalson E.H., Edwards G.E. Structural and physiological analyses in Salsoleae (Chenopodiaceae) indicate multiple transitions among C3, intermediate, and C4 photosynthesis. Journal of Experimental Botany. 2013. 64(12): 3583–3604.

Koteyeva N.K., Kravkina I.M. Structural changes of radicle cells in Tulipa tarda Stapf (Liliaceae) seeds during embryo development and germination under cold and warm stratification. Botanicheskii jurnal. 2013. 98(3): 306–314.

Koteyeva N.K., Voznesenskaya E.V., Berry J.O., Chuong S.D.X., Franceschi V.R., Edwards G.E. Development of structural and biochemical characteristics of C4 photosynthesis in two types of Kranz anatomy in genus Suaeda (family Chenopodiaceae). Journal of Experimental Botany. 2011. 62(9): 3197–3212.

Koteyeva N.K., Voznesenskaya E.V., Roalson E.H., Edwards G.E. Diversity in forms of C4 in the genus Cleome (Cleomaceae). Annals of Botany. 2011. 107: 269–283.

Pengelly J.J.L., Kwasny S., ... Koteyeva N.K. et al. Functional analysis of corn husk photosynthesis. Plant Physiology. 2011. 156: 503–513.

Schubert M., Koteyeva N.K., Wabnitz P.W., Santos P., Büttner M., Sauer N., Demchenko K., Pawlowski K. Plasmodesmata distribution and sugar partitioning in nitrogen-fixing root nodules of Datisca glomerata. Planta. 2011. 233(1): 139–152.

Voznesenskaya E.V., Koteyeva N.K., Edwards G.E., Ocampo G. Revealing diversity in structural and biochemical forms of C4 photosynthesis and a C3-C4 intermediate in genus Portulaca L. (Portulacaceae). Journal of Experimental Botany. 2010. 61(13): 3647–3662.

Vassilyev A.E., Koteyeva N.K. Nectar: composition, role, mechanism of formation. Botanicheskii jurnal. 2010. 95(10): 1361–1379.

Maricle B.R., Koteyeva N.K., Voznesenskaya E.V., Thomasson J.R., Edwards G.E. Diversity in leaf anatomy, and stomatal distribution and conductance, between salt marsh and freshwater species in the C4 genus Spartina (Poaceae). New Phytologist. 2009. 184(1): 216–233.

Smith M.E., Koteyeva N.K., Voznesenskaya E.V., Okita T.W., Edwards G.E. Photosynthetic features of non-Kranz type C4 versus Kranz type C4 and C3 species in subfamily Suaedoideae (Chenopodiaceae). Functional Plant Biology. 2009. 36: 770–782.

Voznesenskaya E.V., Akhani H., Koteyeva N.K., Chuong S.D., Roalson E.H., Kiirats O., Franceschi V.R., Edwards G.E. Structural, biochemical, and physiological characterization of photosynthesis in two C4 subspecies of Tecticornia indica and the C3 species Tecticornia pergranulata (Chenopodiaceae). Journal of Experimental Botany. 2008. 59(7): 1715–1734.

Voznesenskaya E.V., Chuong S., Koteyeva N., Franceschi V.R., Freitag H., Edwards G.E. Structural, biochemical and physiological characterization of C4 photosynthesis in species having two vastly different types of Kranz anatomy in genus Suaeda (Chenopodiaceae). Plant Biology. 2007. 9: 745–757.

Voznesenskaya E.V., Koteyeva N.K., Chuong S.D.X., Ivanova A.N., Barroca J., Craven L.A., Edwards G.E. Physiological, anatomical and biochemical characterisation of photosynthetic types in genus Cleome (Cleomaceae). Functional Plant Biology. 2007. 34(4): 247–267.

Akhani H., Barroca J., Koteeva N., Voznesenskaya E., Franceschi V., Edwards G., Ghaffari S.M., Ziegler H. Bienertia sinuspersici (Chenopodiaceae): a new species from Southwest Asia and discovery of a third terrestrial C4 plant without Kranz anatomy. Systematic Botany. 2005. 30(2): 290–301.

Koteyeva N. A novel structural type of plant cuticle. Doklady Biological Sciences. 2005. 403(1-6): 272–274.

Voznesenskaya E.V., Chuong S.D.X., Koteyeva N.K., Edwards G.E., Franceschi V.R. Functional compartmentation of C4 photosynthesis in the triple layered chlorenchyma of Aristida (Poaceae). Functional Plant Biology. 2005. 32(1): 67–77.

Voznesenskaya E.V., Koteyeva N.K., Chuong S.D., Akhani H., Edwards G.E., Franceschi V.R. Differentiation of cellular and biochemical features of the single-cell C4 syndrome during leaf development in Bienertia cycloptera (Chenopodiaceae). American Journal of Botany. 2005. 92(11): 1784–1795.

Koteyeva N., Telepova-Texier M., Laberche J.-C., Miroslavov E. Les changements dans l'ultrastructure du mesophylle folliaire de Taxus cuspidata Siebold & Zucc. (Taxaceae), lors de l'acclimatation hivernale. Revue de Biologie et Cytologie végétales - Le Botaniste. 2004. 27(1/2): 21–30.

Koteyeva N.K. Patterns of seasonal rhythmics in the ultrastructure of shoot apical meristem and mesophyll cells in Pinus sylvestris (Pinaceae). Botanicheskii jurnal. 2002. 87(11): 50–60. [In Rus]