Alexander Rodionov

Alexander Rodionov

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Academic degree, academic title: Dr.Sc., Professor

Position: Principal Investigator, Laboratory Head


Research interests:

  • Plant molecular phylogeny and cytogenetics.

Keywords: Poaceae, genome evolution, plant molecular phylogeny

Education and work experience:

1977 — Leningrad State University, Dept. of Genetics. Diploma: «Effects of EDTA on the mitotic chromosomes of Drosophila melanogaster».
1985 — PhD Studentship of the National Research Institute of the Animal Genetics and Breeding. Ph.D. Thesis: «Cytochemical study of molecular heterogeneity of bird chromosomes».
2002 — Doctoral studies of Biology Faculty (Genetics; Cell Biology) St. Petersburg State University Doctor of Biology Thesis: «Avian Cytogenetics: physical and genetic chromosome maps and the problem of karyotype evolution».

1977–1978 — Teacher of the 280th School (St.Petersburg) (General Biology).
1978–1986 — Researcher of the Laboratory of Molecular Cytogenetics of the National Research Institutre of the Russian Academy of Agricultute (St.Petersnurg-Pushkin).
1986–2002 — Senior Research Staff Member of the Laboratory of Chromosome Structure and Function, Biological Institute of Leningrad State University (St. Petersburg-Stary Peterhof).
2002 — until now — Head of the Laboratory of Biosystematics and Cytology of the Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.
1986–2003 — Assosiate Professor of Cell Biology, Dept. of Cytology and Histology of the St. Petersburg State University.
2003 — until now — Professor of Biological Faculty of the St. Petersburg State University.

Grants and research projects:

Project leader:

  • RFBR №18-04-01040 «Ways and mechanisms of changes in genoms and karyotypes of plants interspecific hybrids and hybridogenic species».
  • RFBR №17-00-00340 (K) «Changes in the genomes and metabolomes of allopolyploids in еthe tribe Aveneae Dumort. under conditions of strict selection and speciation in nature».
  • RFBR №17-00-00337 «Changes in genomes and transcriptomes of allopolyploid cereals of the tribe Aveneae Dumort. under selection conditions and during speciation in nature».
  • RFBR №15-04-06438 «Cytogenetic and molecular phylogenetic study of the phenomena of interspecific and intergeneric hybridization and its role in the evolution of flowering plants».
  • RFBR № 4-04-10114 Scientific project of an expedition to collect herbarium samples and seeds to study changes in genomes and karyotypes in the course of divergence of taxa of flowering plants that arose by polyploidy and interspecific hybridization.
  • RFBR №13-04-10153 Organization and conduct of an expedition to collect herbarium samples and seeds to study changes in genomes and karyotypes in the course of divergence of taxa of flowering plants that have arisen by polyploidy and interspecific hybridization
  • RFBR №13-04-06104 Scientific project for the organization and holding of the 7th meeting «Karyology, karyosystematics and molecular phylogeny of plants».

Selected publications:

Rodionov A. Eupolyploidy As a Mode in Plant Speciation. Russian Journal of Genetics. 2023. 59: 419–2431.

Belyakov E.A., Mikhaylova Y.V., Machs E.M. Zhurbenko P.M., Rodionov A.V. Hybridization and diversity of aquatic macrophyte Sparganium L. (Typhaceae) as revealed by high-throughput nrDNA sequencing. Sci Rep. 2022. 12: 21610.

Gnutikov A., Nosov N., Loskutov I., Blinova E., Shneyer V., Rodionov A. Origin of Wild Polyploid Avena Species Inferred from Polymorphism of the ITS1 rDNA in Their Genomes. Diversity. 2023. 15: 717.

Gnutikov A., Nosov N., Koroleva T., Punina E., Probatova N., Shneyer V., Rodionov A. Origin of the Rare Hybrid Genus ×Trisetokoeleria Tzvelev (Poaceae) According to Molecular Phylogenetic Data. Plants. 2022. 11: 3533.

Gnutikov A., Nosov N., Loskutov I., Blinova E., Shneyer V., Shneyer V., Probatova N., Rodionov A. New Insights into the Genomic Structure of Avena L.: Comparison of the Divergence of A-Genome and One C-Genome Oat Species. Plants. 2022. 11: 1103.

Rodionov A. Tandem duplications, eupolyploidy and secondary diploidization — genetic mechanisms of plant speciation and progressive evolution. Turczaninowia. 2022. 25: 87–121.

Ozerov I.A., Zhinkina N.A., Torshilova A.A., Machs E.M., Rodionov A.V. Chromosomes of fossilized Metasequoia from early Oligocene of Siberia. Review of Paleobotany and Palynology. 2021. 287: 104365.

Rodionov A.V., Gnutikov A.A., Nosov N.N., Mikhaylova Y.V., Shneyer V.S., Punina E.O. Intragenomic Polymorphism of the ITS 1 Region of 35S rRNA Gene in the Group of Grasses with Two-Chromosome Species: Different Genome Composition in Closely Related Zingeria Species. Plants. 2020. 9: 1647.

Mikhaylova Y.V., Gordon M., Maslova A.R., Polev D.E., Punina E.O., Rodionov A.V. Chloroplast genome of native Silene latifolia subsp. alba from Fennoscandia shows high level of differences from invasive White Campion. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. 2020.

Ozerov I.A., Zhinkina N.A., Torshilova A.A., Machs E.M., Myakoshina Yu.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 Palaeobotany and Palynology. 2020. 279: 104211.

Schanzer I.A., Fedorova A.V., Galkina M.A., Chubar E.A., Rodionov A.V., Kotseruba V.V. Is Rosa × archipelagica (Rosaceae, Rosoideae) really a spontaneous intersectional hybrid between R. rugosa and R. maximowicziana? Molecular data confirmation and evidence of paternal leankage. Phytotaxa. 2020. 428(2): 093–103.

Rodionov A.V., Amosova A.V., Krainova L.M., Machs E.M., Mikhailova Yu.V., Gnutikov A.A., Muravenko O.V., Loskutov I.G. Phenomenon of multiple mutations in the 35S rRNA genes of the C subgenome of polyploid Avena L. species. Russian Journal of Genetics. 2020. 56(6): 674–683.

Mateikovich A.P., Punina E.O., ... Rodionov A.V. ITS1–5.8S rDNA–ITS2 and trnL-trnF Sequences as Markers for the Study of Species Diversity of Altai Feather Grasses. Russian Journal of Genetics. 2020. 56(4): 417–428.

Loskutov I.G., Shelenga T.V., Khoreva V.I., Blinova E.V., Gnutikov A.A., Konarev A.V., Rodionov A.V. Application of metabolomic analysis in exploration of plant genetic resources. Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, Section B: Natural, Exact, and Applied Sciences. 2020. 73(6). 494–501.

Riodionov A.V., Shneyer V.S., Punina E.O., Nosov N.N., Gnutikov A.A. The law of homologous series in variation for systematics. Russian Journal of Genetics. 2020. 56(11): 1277–1287.

Loskutov I.G., Shelenga T.V., Konarev A.V., Vargach Yu.I., Porokhovinova E.A., Blinova E.V., Gnutikov A.A., Rodionov A.V. Modern approach of structuring the variety diversity of the naked and covered forms of cultural oats (Avena sativa L.). Ecological genetics. 2020. 18(1): 27–41.

Shneyer V.S., Rodionov A.V. Plant DNA Barcodes. Biology Bulletin Reviews. 2019. 9(4): 295–3900.

Zhokhova E.V., Rodionov A.V., Povydysh M.N., Goncharov M.Yu., Protasova Ya.A., Yakovlev G.P. Current state and prospects of DNA barcoding and DNA fingerprinting in the analysis of the quality of plant raw materials and plant-derived drugs. Biology Bulletin Reviews. 9(4): 25–40.

Nosov N.N., Tikhomirov V.N., Machs E.M., Rodionov A.V. On polyphyly of the former section Ochlopoa and the hybridogenic section Acroleucae (Poa, Poaceae): insights from molecular phylogenetic analyses. Nordic Journal of Botany. 2019: e02015.

Rodionov A.V., Amosova A.V., Belyakov E.A. et al. Muravenko O.V. Genetic consequence of interspecial hybridization, its role in speciation and phenotypic diversity of plants. Russian Journal of Genetics. 2019. 55(3): 278–294.

Rodionov A.V., Dobryakova K.S., Nosov N.N., Gnutikov A.A., Punina E.O., Kriukov A.A., Shneyer V.S. Polymorphism of ITS sequences in 35S rRNA genes in Elymus dahuricus aggregate species: two cryptic species? Vavilovskii Zhurnal Genetiki i Selektsii = Vavilov Journal of Genetics and Breeding. 2019. 23(2): 287–295.

Loskutov I.G., Shelenga T.V., Rodionov A.V., Khoreva V.I., Blinova E.V., Konarev A.V., Gnutikov A.A., Konarev A.V. Application of metabolomic analysis in exploration of plant genetic resources. Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. 2019. Section B, 73(6 (723)): 20–30.

Amosova A.V., Zoshchuk S.V., Rodionov A.V. et al. Molecular cytogenetics of valuable Arctic and sub-Arctic pasture grass species from the Aveneae/Poeae tribe complex (Poaceae). BMC Genetics. 2019. 20: 92.

Rodionov A.V. Dobryakova K.S., Punina E.O. Polymorphic sites in ITS1-5.8S rDNA-ITS2 region in hybridogenic genus × Elyhordeum and putative interspecific hybrids Elymus ((Poaceae: Triticeae). Russian Journal of Genetics. 2018. 54(9): 1025–1039.

Punina E.O., Machs E.M., Krapivskaya E.E., Rodionov A.V. Polymorphic Sites in Transcribed Spacers of 35S rRNA Genes as an Indicator of Origin of the Paeonia Cultivars. Russian Journal of Genetics. 2017. 53(2): 202–212.

Punina E.O., Nosov N.N., Myakoshina Y.A., Gnutikov A.A., Shmakov A.I., Olonova M.V., Rodionov A.V. New octoploid Catabrosa (Poaceae) species from Altai. KEW BULLETIN. 2016. 71: 35.

Zelenin A.V., Rodionov A.V. Bolsheva N.L., Badaeva E.D., Muravenko O.V. Genome: origins and evolution of the term. Molecular Biology. 2016. 50(4): 542–550.

Nosov N.N., Punina E.O., Machs E.M., Rodionov A.V. Interspecies hybridization in the origin of plant species: cases in the genus Poa sensu lato. Biology Bulletin Reviews. 2015. 5(4): 366–382.

Nosov N.N., Punina E.O., Rodionov A.V. Two new species of Poa (Poaceae) from the Altai Mountains, southern Siberia. Ann. Bot. Fennici. 2015. 52: 19–26.