Department of Plant Physiology and Biotechnology

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Faculty of Biology/Department of Plant Physiology and Biotechnology
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Anna Aksmann
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ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4766-2434

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Short description of research profile

Phytotoxicity of chemical contaminants of the water environment: physiological, biochemical and molecular responses of plants and green algae to pharmaceuticals, herbicides and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Factors influencing the cell cycle of the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Transient and stable transformation of selected plant and green algae species: production of recombinant proteins, lipids and waxes.


Representative publications

Majewska M., Harshkova D., Guściora M., Aksmann A. Phytotoxic activity of diclofenac: Evaluation using a model green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii with atrazine as a reference substance. Chemosphere (2018) 209, 989÷997 DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.06.156        
Pokora W., Aksmann A., Baścik-Remisiewicz A., Dettlaff-Pokora A., Tukaj Z. Exogenously applied hydrogen peroxide modifies the course of the Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cell cycle. Journal of Plant Physiology (2018) 230, 61–72 DOI: 10.1016/j.jplph.2018.07.015
Chincinska I.A., Kapusta M., Zielińska E., Miklaszewska M., Błażejewska K., Tukaj Z. Production of recombinant human deoxyribonuclease I in Luffa cylindrica L. and Nicotiana tabacum L.: evidence for protein secretion to the leaf intercellular space. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (2019) 136 (1), 5163 DOI: 10.1007/s11240-018-1491-9
Miklaszewska M., Banaś A., Królicka, A. Metabolic engineering of fatty alcohol production in transgenic hairy roots of Crambe abyssinica. Biotechnology and Bioengineering (2017) DOI: 10.1002/bit.26234
Aksmann A., Pokora W., Baścik-Remisiewicz A., Dettlaff-Pokora A., Wielgomas B., Dziadziuszko M., Tukaj Z. Time-dependent changes in antioxidative enzyme expression and photosynthetic activity of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cells under acute exposure to cadmium and anthracene. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (2014), 110: 31÷40
Technology Expertise

chlorophyll a fluorescence analysis in vivo (plants and alage); mitochondrial membrane potential analysis in vivo in algae cells; oxygen evolution/consumption in alagae cells suspension; antioxidative enzymes activity assesment in plant/algae material (spectrofotometry, native-PAGE); DNA/RNA isolation (plant/algae material); PCR and Real-Time PCR; proteins analysis by Western-blotting with immunodetection; lipids analysis (GC, TLC); transient and stable transformation of plants and alage