Alexandra Ivanova

Alexandra Ivanova

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Position: Research Scientist


Phone number: +7 (812) 372-54-66 ext. 2245

Research interests:

  • Methods of electron microscopy.
  • Secretory structures in plants: ontogenesis, evolution.
  • Carnivorous plants.

Keywords: Electron microscopy, glandular trichomes, secretory canals, carnivorous plants, Cleomaceae, Droseraceae, Araliaceae

Education and work experience:

1985-1990 – student, Department of Biochemistry, Leningrad State University.
1997-2000 – postgraduate student in Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.

2000 – until now – Research Scientist in Komarov Botanical Institute RAS, Laboratory of Plant Anatomy and Morphology.

Grants and research projects:

Member of research team:

  • 2018-2020. RSF №18-16-00074 «Novel regulators of autophagy, growth and salt resistance in plants: can we use them to obtain salt-resistant barley varieties?». Project leader Dr. M.A. Romanova.
  • 2017-2019. RFBR № 17-04-00837 «Investigation of cellular and molecular mechanisms of the simplex shoot apical meristem functioning in lycophytes and gymnosperms». Project leader Dr. M.A. Romanova.
  • 2017-2018. RSF № 14-16-00120-P «Changes in the minor antenna and in the PSII reaction centres as basis to rise photosynthesis and tolerance to light and drought stress in barley». Project leader Dr. E.V. Tyutereva.
  • 2015-2017. RFBR № 15-04-06392 «Anatomical traits of secretory structures in Apiales as an innovative tool for reconstructing their reproductive organs' morphogenesis and building up the system of the order». Project leader Dr. A.I. Konstantinova.
  • 2015-2017. RFBR № 15-04-06386 «The peculiarities of pollen structure and development of hybrids and their parental forms with different pollen types». Project leader Dr. O.A. Gavrilova.
  • 2015-2017. RFBR № 15-04-03665 «Structural and functional variability in C3-C4 intermediate species and their role in evolution of C4». Project leader Dr. E.V. Voznesenskaya
  • 2014-2016. RFBR № 14-04-01397 «Regulation of shoot apical meristem functions in the earliest vascular plants, the lycophytes». Project leader Dr. M.A. Romanova.
  • 2013-2015. RFBR № 13-04-02000 «The role of plasmodesmata in the development of the plant body: an evolutionary aspect». Project leader Dr. O.V. Voitsekhovskaja.
  • 2013-2015. RFBR № 13-04-00852 «The diversity of fruits and seeds in dicotyledons: structural characteristics in application to systematics». Project leader Dr. O.V. Yakovleva.
  • 2012-2014. RFBR № 12-04-01298 «Diversity of Apiales fruit morphogenesis pathways: the contribution of comparative carpology to the construction of the order system». Project leader Dr. A.I. Konstantinova.
  • 2011-2013. RFBR № 11-04-01457 «Onthogenical basis of structural and biochemical diversity in Cleomaceae». Project leader Dr. N.K. Koteyeva.
  • 2010-2012. The joint project of RFBR and U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation, № 10-04-92512-ИК_а/ RUB1-2982-ST-10, «Identifying mechanisms for increasing carbon acquisition and water use efficiency of plants with climate change». Project leader Dr. E.V. Voznesenskaya.
  • 2010-2012. RFBR № 10-04-00277-а «The comparative anatomy of fruits and seeds in dicotyledons». Project leader Dr. O.V. Yakovleva.
  • 2010-2012. RFBR № 10-04-01186 «The role of peroxisome degradation in control of the peroxisomal pool size and of ROS levels in plant cells». Project leader Dr. O.V. Voitsekhovskaja.

Professional memberships:

Selected publications:

Rudaya E.S., Kozyulina P.Y., Pavlova O.A., Dolgikh A.V., Ivanova A.N., Dolgikh E.A. Regulation of the Later Stages of Nodulation Stimulated by IPD3/CYCLOPS Transcription Factor and Cytokinin in Pea Pisum sativum L. Plants. 2022. 11(1): 56.

Zharova D.A., Ivanova A.N., Drozdova I.V., Belyaeva A.I., Boldina O.N., Voitsekhovskaja O.V., Tyutereva E.V. Role of Autophagy in Haematococcus lacustris Cell Growth under Salinity. Plants. 2022. 11(2): 197.

Voitsekhovskaja O.V., Melnikova A.N., ... Ivanova A.N. et al. Leaf Epidermis: The Ambiguous Symplastic Domain. Frontiers in plant science. 2021. 12: 695415.

Dmitrieva V.A., Domashkina V.V., Ivanova A.N., Sukhov V.S., Tyutereva E.V., Voitsekhovskaja O.V. Regulation of plasmodesmata in Arabidopsis leaves: ATP, NADPH and chlorophyll b levels matter. J Exp Bot. 2021. 72(15): 5534-5552.

Avdeenko Y.L., Vishnyakov A.E., Ivanova A.N., Taraskina A.E., Chilina G.A., Bosak I.A., Bogomolova T.S., Karpov, S.A. An ultrastructural study of opportunistic fungal pathogen Rhizomucor pusillus (Mucoromycetes). Mikologiya i Fitopatologiya. 2021. 55(6): 387–395.

Britski D.A., Ivanova A.N., Grigoryeva V.V. Morphology of polycolpate pollen grains in some species of Primula (Primulaceae). Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2019. 104(10): 113–124. [In Russian]

Kosolapova A.O., Belousov M.V., ... Ivanova A.N. et al. Two Novel Amyloid Proteins, RopA and RopB, from the Root Nodule Bacterium Rhizobium leguminosarum. Biomolecules. 2019. 9(11):694.

Grigoryeva V.V., Britski D.A., Ivanova A.N., Korobkov A.A. Pollen morphology of some species in the genus Primula section Farinosae (Primulaceae). Botanicheskii zhurnal. 2018. 103(5): 645-654. [In Russian]

Evkaikina A.I., Berke L., Romanova M.A., Proux-Wéra E., Ivanova A.N., Rydin C., Pawlowski K., Voitsekhovskaja O.V. The Huperzia selago Shoot Tip Transcriptome Sheds New Light on the Evolution of Leaves. Genome Biology and Evolution. 2017. 9(9): 2444–2460.

Tyutereva E.V., Evkaikina A.I., Ivanova A.N., Voitsekhovskaja O.V. The absence of chlorophyll b affects lateral mobility of photosynthetic complexes and lipids in grana membranes of Arabidopsis and barley chlorina mutants. Photosynth Res. 2017. 133(1-3): 357-370.

Dmitrieva V.A., Ivanova A.N., Tyutereva E.V., Evkaikina A.I., Klimova E.A., Voitsekhovskaja O.V. Chlorophyllide-a-Oxygenase (CAO) deficiency affects the levels of singlet oxygen and formation of plasmodesmata in leaves and shoot apical meristems of barley. Plant Signal Behav. 2017. 12(4): e1300732.

Nosova N., Yakovleva O., Ivanova A., Kiritckova A. First data on the ultrastructure of the leaf cuticle of a Mesozoic conifer, Mirovia Reymanówna (Miroviaceae). Review of Paleobotany and Palynology. 2016. 233: 115-124.

Shebanova A., Ismagulov T., ... Ivanova A. et al. Versatility of the green microalga cell vacuole function as revealed by analytical transmission electron microscopy. Protoplasma. 2017. 254(3): 1323–1340.