Aneta Słomka

Address

Department of Plant Cytology and Embryology
Institute of Botany, Jagiellonian University
Gronostajowa 9, 30-387 Cracow
e-mail: aneta.slomka@uj.edu.pl, a.slomka@iphils.uj.edu.pl
phone: +48 12 664 60 30

Scientific Education

2009 - Ph.D. in biological sciences (Jagiellonian University, Cracow)
2004 - M.Sc. in biological sciences (Jagiellonian University, Cracow)

Employment

since 2009 – assistant Professor in Insitute of Botany (Jagiellonian University, Cracow)

Research Interests

The influence of heavy metals on plants in in vivo and in in vitro conditions

  • Genetical, cytogenetical, anatomical diversity
  • Physiological mechanisms of tolerance (antioxidative system, secondary metabolites - cyclotides, photosynthesis)
  • Run of reproductive processes

The origin and evolution of the plant species with the involvement of hybridisation and polyploidisation based on different molecular, anatomical, cytogenetical markers; genome size, pollen characters

Ex situ conservation of endangered species (violets) from Viola genus (genetic diversity, plant tissue culture, seed banks)

Research Grants and Scientific Programs

Reseracher, HORhn 078/PB/34/14, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, 2014-2016, The study to increase vitality and degree of flower pollinations in common buckwheat to improve its yield

Leader, IP2011 050471, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, 2012-2014, Endemic pansies (Violaceae, Viola genus, Melanium section) from serpentine and arsenic soils – adaptation, reproduction, genetic diversity and their origin in respect of the species conservation

Researcher, 810/NCOST/2010/0, European Cooperation in Science and Technology, 2011-2013, Development of method of obtaining morphologically and genetically differentiated specimens of Miscathus x giganteus via gino- and androgenesis

Main researcher, N N303 393536, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, 2009-2012, Studies on Viola L. (Violaceae) species in terms of their variability and adaptation to the polluted sites  

Main researcher, N N303 386133, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, 2007-2009, Microevolutionary processes of plants at heavy metal polluted sites based on Viola tricolor L. (Violaceae) from southern Polish heaps

Academic Teaching

  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Biotechnology in Nature Conservation
  • Diversity and Evolution of Plants
  • Plant Physiology
  • Mechanisms of Plant Evolution
  • Seminars for bachelor students

Selected Publications

SZCZEPANIAK M, KAMIŃSKI R, KUTA E, SŁOMKA A, HEISE W, CIEŚLAK E. 2016. Natural hybridization between Gladiolus palustris and G. imbricatus inferred from morphological, molecular and reproductive evidence. Preslia 88: 137–161.

MAŁOBĘCKI A, MARCUSSEN T, BOHDANOWICZ J, MIGDAŁEK G, SŁOMKA A, KUTA E. 2016. Cleistogamy and phylogenetic position of Viola uliginosa (Violaceae) re-examined. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 182: 180–194.

SŁOMKA A, KWIATKOWSKA M, BOHDANOWICZ J, SHUKA L, JĘDRZEJCZYK-KORYCIŃSKA M, BORUCKI W, KUTA E. 2016. Insight into “serpentine syndrome” of Albanian, endemic violets (Viola L., Melanium Ging. section) – Looking for unique, adaptive microstructural floral, and embryological characters. Plant Biosystems. DOI: 10.1080/11263504.2016.1219418.

PAUL W, CIEŚLAK E, RONIKIER M, MIGDAŁEK G, SŁOMKA A, ŻABICKA J. 2016. Low genetic diversity of declining Viola uliginosa (Violaceae) at its southern range limits in Poland. Acta Biologica Cracoviensia series Botanica 58(2): 71–82.

SLAZAK B, ŚLIWIŃSKA E, SAŁUGA M, RONIKIER M, BUJAK J, SŁOMKA A, GÖRANSSON U, KUTA E. 2015. Micropropagation of Viola uliginosa (Violaceae) for endangered species conservation and for somaclonal variation-enhanced cyclotide biosynthesis. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 120: 179–190.

SŁOMKA A, GODZIK B, SZAREK-ŁUKASZEWSKA G, SHUKA L, HOEF-EMDEN K, BOTHE H. 2015. Albanian violets of the section Melanium, their morphological variability, genetic similarity and their adaptations to serpentine or chalk soils. Journal of Plant Physiology 174: 110–123.

SŁOMKA A, KUTA E. 2015. Fiołek trójbarwny – Viola tricolor L. W: Wierzbicka M (red.). Ekotoksykologia. Rośliny, gleby, metale. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, Warszawa, 392–410.

KUTA E, JĘDRZEJCZYK-KORYCIŃSKA M, CIEŚLAK E, ROSTAŃSKI A, SZCZEPANIAK M, MIGDAŁEK G, WĄSOWICZ P, SUDA J, COMBIK M, SŁOMKA A. 2014. Morphological versus genetic diversity of Viola reichenbachiana and V. riviniana (sect. Viola, Violaceae) from soils differing in heavy metal content. Plant Biology 16: 924–934.

SŁOMKA A, WOLNY E, KUTA E. 2014. Viola tricolor (Violaceae) is a karyologically unstable species. Plant Biosystems 148: 602–608.

SŁOMKA A., BOHDANOWICZ J, POZNAŃSKA E, KWIATKOWSKA M, PILARSKA M, STRUEBIG M, SHUKA L, KUTA E. 2014. Usefulness and limitations of pollen characters in environmental studies based on Viola L. species (sect. Melanium Ging.). Modern Phytomorphology 5: 31–34.

KUTA E., SŁOMKA A. 2013. O inteligencji roślin. Alma Mater 158: 64–66.

MIGDAŁEK G, WOŹNIAK M, SŁOMKA A, GODZIK B, JĘDRZEJCZYK-KORYCIŃSKA M, ROSTAŃSKI A, BOTHE H, KUTA E. 2013. Morphological differences between violets growing at heavy metal polluted and non-polluted sites. Flora 208: 87–96.

SŁOMKA A, BOHDANOWICZ J, KUTA E, SHUKA L, BOTHE H. 2013. Floral structure and pollen morphology are important characters in taxonomy of the genus Viola (Violaceae). Modern Phytomorphology 4: 37.

MIGDAŁEK G, JĘDRZEJCZYK-KORYCIŃSKA M, ROSTAŃSKI A, SŁOMKA A, KUTA E. 2013. Usefulness of morphological characters in determination of intra-and interspecific diversity of violets (Viola L., Violaceae). Modern Phytomorphology 4: 35–36.

SŁOMKA A, JĘDRZEJCZYK-KORYCIŃSKA M, ROSTAŃSKI A, KARCZ J, KAWALEC P, KUTA E. 2012. Heavy metals in soil affect reproductive processes more than morphological characters in Viola tricolor. Environmental and Experimental Botany 75: 204–211.

SŁOMKA A, KUTA E, PŁAŻEK A, DUBERT F, ŻUR I, DUBAS E, KOPEĆ P, ŻUREK G. 2012. Sterility of Miscanthus x giganteus results from hybrid incompatibility. Acta Biologica Cracoviensia series Botanica 54(2): 1–8.

KUTA E, BOHDANOWICZ J, SŁOMKA A, PILARSKA M, BOTHE H. 2012. Floral structure and pollen morphology of two zinc violets (Viola lutea ssp. calaminaria and V. lutea ssp. westfalica) indicate their taxonomic affinity to Viola lutea. Plant Systematics and Evolution 298: 445–455.

SŁOMKA A, SUTKOWSKA A, SZCZEPANIAK M, MALEC P, MITKA J, KUTA E. 2011. Increased genetic diversity of Viola tricolor L. (Violaceae) in metal-polluted environments. Chemosphere 83: 435–442.

SŁOMKA A, KUTA E, SZAREK-ŁUKASZEWSKA G, GODZIK B, KAPUSTA P, TYLKO G, BOTHE H. 2011. Violets of the section Melanium, their colonization by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and their occurrence on heavy metal heaps. Journal of Plant Physiology 168: 1191–1199.

SŁOMKA A, SIWIŃSKA D, WOLNY E, KELLNER K, KUTA E. 2011. Influence of a heavy-metal-polluted  environment on Viola tricolor L. genome size and chromosome number. Acta Biologica Cracoviensia series Botanica 53(1): 7–15.

SŁOMKA A., KUTA E. 2011. Fiołek trójbarwny (Viola tricolor) na terenach metalonośnych Polski południowej. Centrum Kultury im. Marii Płońskiej w Bolesławiu, Bolesław, 50–54.

SŁOMKA A, KAWALEC P, KELLNER K, JĘDRZEJCZYK-KORYCIŃSKA M, ROSTAŃSKI A, KUTA E. 2010. Was reduced pollen viability in Viola tricolor L. the result of heavy metal pollution or rather the test applied? Acta Biologica Cracoviensia series Botanica 52(1): 123–127.

SŁOMKA A, LIBIK-KONIECZNY M, KUTA E, MISZALSKI Z. 2008. Metalliferous and non-metalliferous populations of Viola tricolor represent similar mode of antioxidative response. Journal of Pant Physiology 165: 1610–1619.

HILDEBRANDT U, HOEF-EMDEN K, BACKHAUSEN S, BOTHE H, BOŻEK M, SIUTA A, KUTA E. 2006. The
rare, endemic zinc violets of Central Europe originate from Viola lutea Huds. Plant Systematics and Evolution 257: 205–222.

SIUTA A, BOŻEK M, JĘDRZEJCZYK M, ROSTAŃSKI A, KUTA E. 2005. Is the blue zinc violet (Viola guestphalica Nauenb.) a taxon of hybrid origin? Evidence from embryology. Acta Biologica Cracoviensia series Botanica 47(1): 237–245.