Scientific Publications


Aleksandrov V – Identification of nutrient deficiency in plants by artificial intelligence. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 44, article number 29, 2022.

Brankova L, Dimitrova L, Shopova E, Katerova Z, Sergiev I, Todorova D – Microsomal P450-related electron transfer components, glutathione and glutathione s-transferase contribution in stress response of herbicide-treated wheat to drought and waterlogging. Compt Rend Bulg Аcad Sci 75(7), 1089-1096, 2022.

Delfine S, Velikova VB, Mastrodonato F – Soil mulching influence spearmint yield, eco-physiological activities and essential oil content in rainfed environment of Southern Italy. Agronomy 12, art. 1521, 2022.

Georgieva K, Mihailova G, Fernández-Marín B, Bertazza G, Govoni A, Arzac MI, Laza JM, Vilas, JL, García-Plazaola JI, Rapparini F – Protective strategies of Haberlea rhodopensis for acquisition of freezing tolerance: interaction between dehydration and low temperature. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 23(23), 15050, 2022.

Georgieva K, Popova AV, Mihailova G, Ivanov AG, Velitchkova M – Limiting steps and the contribution of alternative electron flow pathways in the recovery of the photosynthetic functions after freezing-induced desiccation of Haberlea rhodopensis. Photosynthetica 60(1), 136-146, 2022.

Mihailova G, Christov NK, Sárvári É, Solti Á, Hembrom R, Solymosi K, Keresztes Á, Velitchkova M, Popova AV, Simova-Stoilova L, Todorovska E, Georgieva K – Reactivation of the photosynthetic apparatus of resurrection plant Haberlea rhodopensis during the early phase of recovery from drought-and freezing-induced desiccation. Plants 11(17), 2185, 2022.

Mihailova G, Vasileva I, Gigova L, Gesheva E, Simova-Stoilova L, Georgieva K -Antioxidant defense during recovery of resurrection plant Haberlea rhodopensis from drought- and freezing-induced desiccation. Plants 11(2), 175, 2022.

Popova AV, Borisova P, Mihailova G, Georgieva K – Antioxidative response of Arabidopsis thaliana to combined action of low temperature and high light illumination when lutein is missing. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 44, 10, 2022.

Popova AV, Vladkova R, Borisova P, Georgieva K, Mihailova G, Velikova V, Tsonev T, Ivanov AG – Photosynthetic response of lutein deficient mutant lut2 of  Arabidopsis thaliana to low temperature at high light. Photosynthetica 60(SI):108-118, 2022.

Todorova D, Aleksandrov V, Anev S, Sergiev I – Photosynthesis alterations in wheat plants induced by herbicide, soil drought or flooding. Agronomy 12(2), 390, 2022.

Todorova D, Katerova Z, Shopova E, Brankova L, Sergiev I, Jankauskienė J, Jurkonienė S – The physiological responses of wheat and maize seedlings grown under water deficit are modulated by pre-application of auxin-type plant growth regulators. Plants 11(23), 3251, 2022.

Vitale E, Velikova V, Tsonev T, Costanzo G, Paradiso R, Arena C – Manipulation of light quality is an effective tool to regulate photosynthetic capacity and fruit antioxidant properties of Solanum lycopersicum L. cv. ‘Microtom’ in a controlled environment. PeerJ 10:e13677, 2022.

Vitale E, Izzo LG, Amitrano C, Velikova V, Tsonev T, Simoniello P, De Micco V, Arena C – Light quality modulates photosynthesis and antioxidant properties of B. vulgaris L. plants from seeds irradiated with high-energy heavy ions: Implications for cultivation in space. Plants 11 (14), art. 1816, 2022.

Weatherall A, Nabuurs G-J, Velikova V, Santopuoli G, Neroj B, Bowditch E, Temperli C, Binder F, Ditmarová L, Jamnická G, Lesinski J, La Porta N, Pach M, Panzacchi P, Sarginci M, Serengil Y, Tognetti R. Chapter 2 – Defning Climate-Smart Forestry. In: Managing Forest Ecosystems, Vol. 40, Tognetti R, Smith M, Panzacchi P (Eds): Climate-Smart Forestry in Mountain Regions. Springer Nature, Switzerland, AG. ISBN 978-3-030-80766-5, ISBN 978-3-030-80767-2. pp. 35-58, 2022 (eBook).

Walter GM, Clark J, Cristaudo A, Terranova D, Nevado B, Catara S, Paunov M, Velikova V, Filatov D, Cozzolino S, Hiscock SJ, Bridle JR – Adaptive divergence generates distinct plastic responses in two closely related Senecio species. Evolution 76(6):1229-1245, 2022.


Aleksandrov V, Kartseva T, Alqudah AM, Kocheva K, Tasheva K, Börner A, Misheva S – Genetic diversity, linkage disequilibrium and population structure of bulgarian bread wheat assessed by genome-wide distributed SNP markers: from old germplasm to semi-dwarf cultivars. Plants 10(6), 1116, 2021.

Doneva D, Pál M, Brankova L, Szalai G, Tajti J, Khalil R, Ivanovska B, Velikova V, Misheva S, Janda T, Peeva V – The effects of putrescine pre-treatment on osmotic stress responses in drought-tolerant and drought-sensitive wheat seedlings. Physiologia Plantarum 171(2): 200-216, 2021.

Georgieva K, Mihailova G, Gigova L, Dagnon S, Simova-Stoilova L, Velitchkova M – The role of antioxidant defense in freezing tolerance of resurrection plant Haberlea rhodopensis. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants 27(5), 1119-1133, 2021.

Kartseva T, Dobrikova A, Kocheva K, Alexandrov V, Georgiev G, Brestič M, Misheva S – Optimal nitrogen supply ameliorates the performance of wheat seedlings under osmotic stress in genotype-specific manner. Plants 10(3), 493, 2021.

Katerova Z, Sergiev I, Todorova D, Shopova E, Dimitrova L, Brankova L – Physiological responses of wheat seedlings to soil waterlogging applied after treatment with selective herbicide. Plants 10, 1195, 2021.

Peeva VN, Hristova VA, Momchilova SM, Koleva DP, Ivanova AP, Momchilova AB, Maslenkova LT – Functional and structural feature of photosynthetic apparatus of some halophytic and glycophytic representatives from genus Lactuca (Asteraceae). Proceedings of the 5th Balkan Scientific Conference on Biology, 89-96, 2021.

Petrova N, Paunov M, Petrov P, Velikova V, Goltsev V, Krumova S – Polymer-modified single-walled carbon nanotubes affect photosystem II photochemistry, intersystem electron transport carriers and photosystem I end acceptors in pea plants.Molecules 26(19), 5958, 2021.

Shopova E, Brankova L, Katerova Z, Dimitrova L, Todorova D, Sergiev I, Talaat NB – Salicylic acid pretreatment modulates wheat responses to glyphosate. Crops 1(2): 88-96, 2021.

Shopova E, Katerova Z, Brankova L, Dimitrova L, Sergiev I, Todorova D, Talaat NB – Modulation of physiological stress response of Triticum aestivum L. to glyphosate by brassinosteroid application. Life 11, 1156, 2021.

Todorova D, Sergiev I, Katerova Z, Shopova E, Dimitrova L, Brankova L – Assessment of the biochemical responses of wheat seedlings to soil drought after application of selective herbicide. Plants 10, 733, 2021.

Vasileva I, Alexandrov S, Peeva V, Ivanova A, Ivanova J – Optimizing the production of value-added substances derived from CHROOCOCCUS R-10 (CYANOPROKARYOTA). Compt Rend Bulg Аcad Sci 74(11), 1626-1634, 2021. DOI:10.7546/CRABS.2021.11.07

Velikova V, Petrova N, Kovács L, Petrova A, Koleva D, Tsonev T, Taneva S, Petrov P, Krumova S – Single-walled carbon nanotubes modify leaf micromorphology, chloroplast ultrastructure and photosynthetic activity of pea plants. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 22(9), 4878, 2021.

Vitale E, Velikova V, Tsonev T, Ferrandino I, Capriello T, Arena C – The interplay between light quality and biostimulant application affects the antioxidant capacity and photosynthetic traits of soybean (Glycine max). Plants 10(5), 861, 2021.

Vitale E, Vitale L, Costanzo G, Velikova V, Tsonev T, Simoniello P, De Micco V, Arena C – Light spectral composition influences structural and eco‐physiological traits of Solanum lycopersicum cv. ‘Microtom’ in response to high‐LET ionizing radiation. Plants 10(8), 1752, 2021.


Bowditch E, Santopuoli G, Binder F, del Rio M, La Porta N, Kluvankova T, Lesinski J, Motta R, Pach M, Panzacchi P, Pretzsch H, Temperli C, Tonon G, Smith M, Velikova V, Weatherall A, Tognetti R – What is Climate-Smart Forestry? A definition from a multinational collaborative process focused on mountain regions of Europe. Ecosystem Services 43, art. number 101113, 2020.

Chipilski R, Uhr Z, Dimitrov E, Mihailova G, Georgieva K – Drought tolerance of two Bulgarian winter common wheat cultivars. Proceedings of II. International, Agricultural, Biological & Life Science Conference (AGBIOL 2020), 958-967, 2020. ISBN 978-975-374-279-5.

Dimitrova S, Paunov M, Pavlova B, Dankov K, Kouzmanova M, Velikova V, Tsonev T, Kalaji HM, Goltsev V – Photosynthetic efficiency of two Platanus orientalis L. ecotypes exposed to moderately high temperature – JIP-test analysis. Photosynthetica 58 (SI): 657-670, 2020. DOI: 10.32615/ps.2020.012.

Georgieva K, Mihailova G, Velitchkova M, Popova A – Recovery of photosynthetic activity of resurrection plant Haberlea rhodopensis from drought-and freezing-induced desiccation. Photosynthetica 58(4), 911-921, 2020.

Mihailova G, Solti Á, Sárvári É, Keresztes Á, Rapparini F, Velitchkova M, Simova-Stoilova L, Aleksandrov V, Georgieva K – Freezing tolerance of photosynthetic apparatus in the homoiochlorophyllous resurrection plant Haberlea rhodopensis. Environmental and Experimental Botany 178, 104157, 2020.

Sergiev I, Todorova D, Shopova E, Brankova L, Jankauskiene J, Jurkoniene S, Gaveliene V,   Mockevičiūtė R – Assessment of synthetic auxin type compounds as potential modulators of herbicide action in Pisum sativum L. Biologia 75, 1845–1853, 2020.

Traykova B, Grigorova I, Stanilova M, Molle E, Yankova-Tsvetkova E – Alkanna tinctoria: an approach toward ex situ cultivation. Ecologia Balkanica, 2020.

Vasileva I, Alexandrov S, Peeva V, Ivanova A, Ivanova J – Optimizing the production of value-added substances derived from CHROOCOCCUS SP. R-10 (CYANOPROKARYOTA). Compt Rend Bulg Аcad Sci, 2020.

Velikova V, Arena C, Izzo LG, Tsonev T, Koleva D, Tattini M, Roeva O, De Maio A, Loreto F – Functional and structural leaf plasticity determine photosynthetic performances during drought stress and recovery in two Platanus orientalis populations from contrasting habitats. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 21(11), 3912, 2020.


Brunetti C, Tattini M, Guidi L, Velikova V, Ferrini F, Fini A. An integrated overview of physiological and biochemical responses of Celtis australis to drought stress. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening v.46, 126480, 2019.

Doltchinkova V, Andreeva  T,  Georgieva  K, Mihailova  G, Balashev K. Desiccation-induced alterations in surface topography of thylakoids from resurrection plant Haberlea rhodopensis studied by atomic force microscopy, electrokinetic and optical measurements. Physiologia Plantarum 166 (2), 585-595, 2019.

Doneva D, Ivanova J, Kabaivanova L. Physiological responses to oxidative stress of different Chlorella vulgaris isolates. International Journal Bioautomation 23 (4), 447-460, 2019.

Mihailova G, Stoyanova Z, Rodeva R, Bankina B, Bimsteine G, Georgieva K. Physiological changes in winter wheat genotypes in response to the Zymoseptoria tritici infection. Photosynthetica 57(2), 428-437, 2019.


Hristozkova M, Gigova L, Geneva M, Stancheva I, Velikova V, Marinova G – Influence of mycorrhizal fungi and microalgae dual inoculation on basil plants performance. Gesunde Pflanzen 70(2): 99-107, 2018.

Mihailova G, Kocheva K, V Goltsev, Kalaji H, Georgieva K – Application of a diffusion model to measure ion leakage of resurrection plant leaves undergoing desiccation. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 125, 185-192, 2018.

Pal M, Tajti J, Szalai G, Peeva V, Vegh B, Janda T – Interaction of polyamines, abscisic acid and proline under osmotic stress in the leaves of wheat plants. Scientific Reports 8, art. No. 12839, 2018.

Petrova N, Koleva P, Velikova V, Tsonev T, Andreeva T, Taneva S, Krumova S, Danova K – Relations between photosynthetic performance and polyphenolics productivity of Atemisia alba Turra in in vitro tissue culture. International Journal Bioautomation 22(1), 73-82, 2018.

Velikova V, Tsonev T, Tattini M, Arena C, Krumova S, Koleva D, Peeva V, Stojchev S, Todinova S, Izzo LG, Brunetti C, Stefanova M, Taneva S, Loreto F – Physiological and structural adjustments of two ecotypes of Platanus orientalis L. from different habitats in response to drought and re-watering. Conservation Physiology 6(1):coy073, 2018.


Ahrar M, Doneva D, Tattini M, Brunetti C, Gori A, Rodeghiero M, Wohlfart G, Biasioli F, Varotto C, Loreto F, Velikova V – Phenotipic differences determine drought stress responses in ecotypes of Arundo donax adapted to different environments. Journal of Experimental Botany 68(9), 2439-2451, 2017

Baldacchini C, Castanheiro A, Maghakyan N, Sgrigna G, Verhelst J, Alonso R, Amorim J, Bellan P, Breuste J, Bühler O, Cântar I, Cariñanos P, Carriero G, Churkina G, Dinca L, Esposito R, Gawronski S, Kern M, Le Thiec D, Moretti M, Ningal T, Rantzoudi E, Sinjur I, Stojanova B, Aničić Urošević M, Velikova V, Zivojinovic I, Sahakyan L, Calfapietra C, Samson R – How does the amount and composition of PM deposit on Platanus acerifolia leaves change across different cities in Europe? Environmental Science & Technology 51 (3), 1147–1156, 2017

Doneva D, Ahrar M, Tsonev T, Loreto F, Varotto C, Velikova V – The role of isoprene in two Arundineae species exposed to progressive drought. Compt. rend. Acad. bulg. Sci. 70(2), 203-212, 2017

Doneva D, Ivanova J, Kabaivanova L – Physiological and biochemical changes in algal cultures of Chlorella vulgaris and Synechocystis salina (mesophilic and antarctic isolates) occurring after treatment with UV-B radiation. Ecological Engineering and Environment Protection 1, 73-82, 2017

Doneva D, Ivanova J, Kabaivanova L – Physiological and biochemical changes in antarctic and mesophilic Chlorella vulgaris isolates under the effect of Sanosil. Genetics and Plant Physiology 7 (3-4), 160-170, 2017

Georgieva K, Dagnon S, Gesheva E, Bojilov D, Mihailova G, Doncheva S – Antioxidant defense during desiccation of the resurrection plant Haberlea rhodopensis. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 114, 51-59, 2017

Georgieva K, Rapparini F, Bertazza G, Mihailova G, Sárvári É, Solti Á, Keresztes Á – Alterations in the sugar metabolism and in the vacuolar system of mesophyll cells contribute to the desiccation tolerance of Haberlea rhodopensis ecotypes. Protoplasma 254 (1), 193-201, 2017

Georgieva K, Solti Á, Mészáros I, Keresztes Á, Sárvári É – Light sensitivity of Haberlea rhodopensis shade adapted phenotype under drought stress. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 39(8), 164, 2017

Hristozkova M, Geneva M, Stancheva I, Velikova V – LED spectral composition effects on mycorrhizal symbiosis formation with tomato plants. Applied Soil Ecology 120, 189-196, 2017

Li M, Xu J, Alarcon AA, Carlin S, Barbaro E, Cappellin L, Velikova V, Vorska U, Loreto F, Varotto C – In plants recapitulation of isoprene synthases evolution from ocimene synthases. Molecular Biology and Evolution 34(10), 2583-2599, 2017

Mihailova G, Abakumov D, Büchel C, Dietzel L, Georgieva K – Drought-responsive gene expression in sun and shade plants of Haberlea rhodopensis under controlled environment. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 35(3), 313-322, 2017

Szalai G, Janda K, Darkó E, Janda T, Peeva V, Pál M – Comparative analysis of polyamine metabolism in wheat and maize plants. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 112, 239-250, 2017

Yordanova R, Baydanova V, Peeva V – Nitric oxide mediates the stress response induced by cadmium in maize plants. Genetics and Plant Physiology 7(3-4), 121-134, 2017

Yordanova V, Momchilova S,  Momchilova A, Ivanova A, Maslenkova L – Influence of abiotic environmental factors on photosynthetic  activity and leaf fatty acid composition of common butterbur (Petasites hybridus) from different habitats. Compt. rend. Acad. bulg. Sci. 70 (10), 1399-1404, 2017


Arena C, Tsonev T, Doneva D, De Micco V, Michelozzi M, Brunetti C, Centritto M, Fineschi S, Velikova V, Loreto F – The effect of light quality on growth, photosynthesis, leaf anatomy and secondary metabolites of a monoterpene-emitting herbaceous species (Solanum lycopersicum L.) and an isoprene-emitting tree (Platanus orientalis L.). Environmental and Experimental Botany 130, 122-132, 2016

Astier J, Loake G, Velikova V, Gaupels F – Editorial: Interplay between NO signalling, ROS and the antioxidant system in plants. Frontiers in Plant Science, section Plant Physiology 7:1731, 2016

Fu Y, Poli M, Sablok G, Wang B, Liang Y, La Porta N, Velikova V, Loreto F, Li M, Varotto C – Dissection of early transcriptional responses to water stress in Arundo donax L. by unigene-based RNA-Seq. Biotechnology for Biofuels 9, 54,, 2016

Georgieva K, Mihailova G – Drought Tolerance of Photosynthesis. In: Handbook of photosynthesis, Pessarakli M (Ed.), Third edition, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 683-696, 2016

Mihailova G, Büchel C, Dietzel L, Georgieva K – Desiccation induced changes in photosynthesis related proteins of shade and sun Haberlea rhodopensis plants. Compt. Rend Bulg. Acad. Sci. 69 (1), 37-44, 2016

Tatar Ö, Konakchiev A, Tsonev T, Velikova V, Gesheva E, Bayram E, Vitkov A, Edreva A – Plant-soil water status-induced changes in physiological and biochemical properties of yarrow. Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants 19 (7): 1776-1787, 2016

Vanzo E, Merl-Pham J, Velikova V, Ghirardo A, Lindermayr C, Hauck SM, Bernhardt J, Riedel K, Durner J, Schnitzler J-P – Modulation of protein S-nitrosylation by isoprene emission in poplar. Plant Physiology 170 (4), 1945-1961, 2016

Velikova V, Brunetti C, Tattini M, Doneva D, Ahrar M, Tsonev T, Stefanova M, Ganeva T, Gori A, Ferrini F, Varotto C, Loreto F – Physiological significance of isoprenoids and phenylpropanoids in drought response of Arundinoideae species with contrasting habitats and metabolism. Plant, Cell & Environment 39, 2185-2197, 2016


Ahrar M, Doneva D, Koleva D, Romano A, Rodeghiero M, Tsonev T, Biasioli F, Stefanova M, Peeva V, Wohlfahrt G, Loreto F, Varotto C, Velikova V – Isoprene emission in the monocot Arundineae tribe in relation to functional and structural organization of the photosynthetic apparatus. Environmental and Experimental Botany 119: 87-95, 2015

Dimitrova S, Dankov K, Paunov M, Pavlova B, Goltsev V, Velikova V, Tsonev T, Kalaji H, Strasser R – Dark drops of prompt chlorophyll fluorescence as a novel approach for evaluation of the photosynthetic machinery state. J BioSci Biotechnology SE/ONLINE 103-113, 2015

Ivanova A, Babenko L, Shcherbatiuk M, Sheiko O, Kosakivska I – Study on the microstructure of leaf surface, lipids composition, pigments spectrum and hormone status of Eryngium maritimum L. Proceedings of “Seminar of Ecology”, 23-24 April, 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria, 114-121, 2015

Ivanova AP, Tsonev TD, Peeva VN, Maslenkova LT, Najdenski HM, Tsvetkova IV, Babenko LM, Shcherbatiuk MM, Sheiko OA, Kosakivska IV – Euhalophyte Eryngium maritimum L.: the Microstructure and Functional Characteristics. Journal of Stress Physiology & Biochemistry 11 (3), 52-61, 2015

Mihailova G, Velitchkova M, Doltchinkova V, Lazarova D, Georgieva K – Photosynthetic characteristics of the resurrection plant Haberlea rhodopensis from two habitats. Genetics and Plant Physiology 5(1), 74-85, 2015

Paunov M, Dankov K, Dimitrova S, Velikova V, Tsonev T, Strasser R, Kalaji H, Goltsev V – Effect of water stress on photosynthetic light phase in leaves of two ecotypes of Platanus orientalis L. plants. J BioSci Biotechnology SE/ONLINE 15-23, 2015

Rapparini F, Neri L, Mihailova G., Petkova S, Georgieva K – Growth irradiance affects the photoprotective mechanisms of the resurrection angiosperm Haberlea rhodopensis Friv. in response to desiccation and rehydration at morphological, physiological and biochemical levels. Environmental and Experimental Botany 113, 67-79, 2015

Stoychev V, Simova-Stoilova L, Vassileva V, Jorrín Novo JV, Vaseva I, Velikova V, Tsonev T, Demirevska K – Changes in 2-DE protein profile of white and red clover leaves in response to waterlogging stress and recovery. In: Advances in Environmental Research v. 39, Ed. JA Daniels, nova Publishers, New York, ISSN: 2158-5717, ISBN: 978-1-63482-380-7, Chapter 9: 131-162, 2015

Tattini M, Loreto F, Fini A, Guidi L, Brunetti C, Velikova V, Gori A, Ferrini F – Isoprenoids and phenylpropanoids are part of the antioxidant defense orchestrated daily by drought stressed Platanus x acerifolia plants during Mediterranean summers. New Phytologist 207, 613-626, 2015

Velikova V, Müller C, Ghirardo A, Rock TM, Aichler M, Walch A, Schmitt-Kopplin P, Schnitzler JP – Knocking down isoprene emission modifies the lipid matrix of thylakoid membranes and influences the chloroplast ultrastructure in poplar. Plant Physiology 168: 859-870, 2015


Assenov B, Georgieva K, Mihailova G, Zagorchev L, Odjakova M, AbuMhadi N, Christov N, Valcheva D, Valchev D, Todorovska E – Physiological, biochemical and molecular studies on salt tolerance of Bulgarian 6-row barley cultivars. Научни трудове, Институт по земеделие – Карнобат, 3, 45-54, 2014

Centritto M, Haworth M, Marino G, Pallozi E, Tsonev T, Velikova V, Nogues I, Loreto F – Isoprene emission aids recovery of photosynthetic performance in transgenic Nicotiana tabacum following high intensity acute UV-B exposure. Plant Science 226, 82-91, 2014

Denev I, Stefanov D, Gevezova M, Kirilova I, Georgieva K, Kurteva M, Panayotova G – Stress tolerance in some european resurrection plants (Haberlea rhodopensis and Ramonda sp.). In: Handbook of Plant and Crop Physiology, Third Edition. Pessarakli M (Ed.) CRC Press, pp 586-603, 2014

Doltchinkova V, Radovanova N, Georgieva K – Electrokinetic study of ultrasound-induced permeabilization of barley thylakoid membranes and chlorine barley mutants under low and high light. In: Proceedings of Seminar of Ecology 2014, Sofia. Full text reports and short communications. Chankova S, Parvanova P, Danova K (ed.), pp. 73-80, 2014

Janda T, Gondor O, Yordanova R, Szalai G, Pal M – Saliyic acid and phosynthesis signaling and effects. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 36 (10), 2537-2546, 2014

Loreto F, Pollastri S, Fineschi S, Velikova V – Volatile isoprenoids and their importance for protection against environmental constraints in the Mediterranean area. Environmental and Experimental Botany 103, 99-106, 2014 (Review)

Petrova G, Dzhambazova T, Moyankova D, Georgieva D, Michova A, Djilianov D, Möller M – Morphological variation, genetic diversity and genome size of critically endangered Haberlea (Gesneriaceae) populations in Bulgaria do not support the recognition of two different species. Plant Systematics and Evolution 300(1), 29-41, 2014

Pollastri S, Tsonev T, Loreto F – Isoprene improves photochemical efficiency and reduces heat dissipation in plants at physiological temperatures. Journal of Experimental Botany 65 (6), 1565-1570, 2014

Sablok G, Fu Y, Bobbio V, Laura M, Rotino G, Bagnaresi P, Allavena A, Velikova V, Viola R, Loreto F, Li M, Varotto C – Fuelling genetic and metabolic exploration of C3 bioenergy crops through the first reference transcriptome of Arundo donax L. Plant Biotechnology Journal 12(5), 554-567, 2014

Sárvári É, Mihailova G, Solti Á, Keresztes Á, Velitchkova M, Georgieva K – Comparison of thylakoid structure and organization in sun and shade Haberlea rhodopensis populations under desiccation and rehydration. Journal of Plant Physiology 171 (17), 1591-1600, 2014

Solti A, Lenk S, Mihailova G, Mayer P, Barócsi A, Georgieva K – Effects of habitat light conditions on the excitation quenching pathways in desiccating Haberlea rhodopensis leaves: an Intelligent FluoroSensor study. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 130, 217-225, 2014

Solti Á, Mihailova G, Sárvári É, Georgieva K – Antioxidative defence mechanisms contributes to desiccation tolerance in Haberlea rhodopensis population naturally exposed to high irradiation. Acta Biologica Szegediensis 58 (1), 11-14, 2014

Sun P, Wahbi S, Tsonev T, Haworth M, Liu S, Centritto M – On the use of leaf spectral indices to assess water status and photosynthetic limitations in Olea europaea L. during water-stress and recovery. PLOS ONE 9 (8), e105165, 2014

Tattini M, Velikova V, Vickers C, Brunetti C, Di Ferdinando M, Trivellini A, Fineschi S, Agati G, Ferrini F, Loreto F – Isoprene production in transgenic tobacco alters isoprenoids, non-structural carbohydrates and phenylpropanoids metabolism, and protects photosynthesis from drought stress. Plant, Cell and Environment 37 (8), 1950-1964, 2014

Tsonev T, Wahbi S, Sun P, Sorrentino G, Centritto M – Gas exchange, water relations and their relationships with photochemical reflectance index in Quercus Ilex plants during water stress and recovery. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology 16 (2), 335-341, 2014

Velikova V, Ghirardo A, Vanzo E, Merl J, Hauck SM, Schnitzler J-P – The genetic manipulation of isoprene emissions in poplar plants remodels the chloroplast proteome. Journal of Proteome Research 13 (4), 2005-2018, 2014


Brilli F, Tsonev T, Mahmood T, Velikova V, Loreto F, Centritto M – Ultradian variation of isoprene emission, photosynthesis, mesophyll conductance and optimum temperature sensitivity for isoprene emission in water-stressed Eucalyptus citriodora saplings. Journal of Experimental Botany 64(2): 519-528, 2013

Calfapietra C, Pallozzi E, Lusini I, Velikova V – Modification of BVOC emissions induced by changes in atmospheric CO2 and air pollution levels. In: Biology, Controls and Models of Tree Volatile Organic Compound Emissions, Ü. Niinemets & R.K. Monson (Eds.) Tree Physiology 5, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht, CHAPTER 10: pp. 253-284, 2013

Georgiev G, Maslenkova L, Ivanova A, Evstatieva L, Ivanova A, Popova L – The effect of mineral nutrition on photosynthetic activity and saponin content on Puncture vine (Tribulus terrestris L.). In: Photosynthesis: Research for Food, Fuel and Future – 15th International Conference on Photosynthesis. T Kuang, L Zhang, C Lu (Eds.), pp. 789-793, 2013

Georgieva K, Doncheva S, Mihailova G, Petkova S – Effect of light on the photosynthetic activity during desiccation of the resurrection plant Haberlea rhodopensis. In: Photosynthesis: Research for Food, Fuel and Future – 15th International Conference on Photosynthesis. Kuang T, Zhang L, Lu C (Eds.), 536-539, 2013

Krumova S, Zhipinova M, Dankov K, Velikova V, Balashev K, Andreeva T, Russinova E, Taneva S – Brassinosteroids regulate the thylakoid membrane architecture and the photosystem II function. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B, 126, 97-104, 2013

Mihailova G, Petkova S, Stefanov D, Georgieva K – Effect of desiccation of the resurrection plant Haberlea rhodopensis at high temperature on the photochemical activity of PSI and PSII. In: Photosynthesis: Research for Food, Fuel and Future -15th International Conference on Photosynthesis. Kuang T, Zhang L, Lu C (Eds.), 540-543, 2013

Pallozzi E, Tsonev T, Marino G, Copolovici L, Niinemets Ü, Loreto F, Centritto M – Isoprenoid emissions, photosynthesis and mesophyll diffusion conductance in response to blue light, Environmental and Experimental Botany, 95, 50-58, 2013

Velitchkova M, Doltchinkova V, Lazarova D, Mihailova G, Doncheva S, Georgieva K – Effect of high temperature on dehydration-induced alterations in photosynthetic characteristics of the resurrection plant Haberlea rhodopensis. Photosynthetica 51(4), 630-640, 2013

Velitchkova M, Lazarova D, Mihailova G, Stanoeva D, Dolchinkova V, Georgieva K – Characterization of energy transfer processes and flash oxygen yields of thyalakoid membranes isolated from resurrection plant Haberlea rhodopensis subjected to different extent of desiccation. In: Photosynthesis: Research for Food, Fuel and Future – 15th International Conference on Photosynthesis. Kuang T, Zhang L, Lu C (Eds.), 531-535, 2013


Beckett M, Loreto F, Velikova V, Brunetti C, Di Ferdinando M, Tattini M, Calfapietra C, Farrant JM – Photosynthetic limitations and volatile and non-volatile isoprenoids in the poikilochlorophyllous resurrection plant Xerophyta humilis during dehydration and rehydration. Plant, Cell and Environment 35 (12): 2061-2074, 2012

Çiçek N, Fedina I, Çakırlar H, Velitchkova M, Georgieva K – The role of short-term high temperature pretreatment on the UV-B tolerance of barley cultivars. Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry 36, 153-165, 2012

Georgieva K, Doncheva S, Mihailova G, Petkova S – Response of sun- and shade-adapted plants of Haberlea rhodopensis to desiccation. Plant Growth Regulation 67, 121-132, 2012

Georgieva K, Mihailova G, Petkova S – Photochemical efficiency of Photosystem II during desiccation of shade- and sun-adapted plants of Haberlea rhodopensis. Compt. Rend Bulg. Acad. Sci. 65, 631-638, 2012

Ivanova A, Ananieva K, Mishev K, Ananiev E – Effect of natural and induced senescence on lipid composition in leaves and cotyledons of Cucurbita pepo L. (Zucchini). General and Applied Plant Physiology 2 (1-2), 98-106, 2012

Lazova G, Ignatova L, Baydanova V – Drought and Salinity Stress: Changes in hydratase and dehydratase activities of thylakoid-associated carbonic anhydrase in pea seedlings. International Journal of Plant Sciences 173 (1), 7-15, 2012

Peeva VN, Tóth SZ, Cornic G, Ducruet J-M. Thermoluminescence and P700 redox kinetics as complementary tools to investigate the cyclic/chlororespiratory electron pathways in stress conditions in barley leaves. Physiologia Plantarum 144, 83–97, 2012

Péli E, Mihailova G, Petkova S, Tuba Z, Georgieva K – Differences in physiological adaptation of Haberlea rhodopensis Friv. leaves and roots during dehydration–rehydration cycle. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 34 (3), 947-955, 2012

Petkov G, Ivanova A, Iliev I, Vasileva I. A critical look at the micro algae biodiesel. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology 114, 103-111, 2012

Popova LP, Maslenkova LT, Ivanova A, Stoinova Z – Role of Salicylic acid in Allevianting heavy Metal Stress, Chapter 21 In: Environmental Adaptation and Stress Tolerance of Plants in the Era of Climate Change, P. Ahmad and M.N.V. Prasad (Eds.), 447-466, 2012

Shopova E, Ivanov S, Brankova L, Moyankova D, Georgieva D, Polizoev D, Djilianov D – Antioxidants and phenols in herbal teas from Bulgarian market, Biotechnology and Biotechnological Equipment, DOI: 10.5504/BBEQ/WA.2012

Stefanov D, Georgieva K, Ananieva K, Doncheva S, Mitova I, Dinev N – Rapid screening of soil contamination by using tomato plants as bioindicators. a pulse amplitude modulation fluorescence study. Comptes Rendus de L’Academie Bulgare des Sciences 65 (10), 1461-1466, 2012

Tsonev T, Lidon FJC – Zinc in plants – An overview. Emir. J. Food Agric. 24 (4), 322-333, 2012

Velikova V, La Mantia T, Lauteri M, Michelozzi M, Nogues I, Loreto F – The impact of winter flooding with saline water on foliar carbon uptake and the volatile fraction of leaves and fruits of lemon (Citrus x limon L. (Burm. f.)) trees. Functional Plant Biology 39 (3), 199-213, 2012

Velikova V, Sharkey TD, Loreto F – Stabilization of thylakoid membranes in isoprene-emitting plants reduces formation of reactive oxygen species. Plant Signaling & Behavior 7(1), 139-141, 2012

Косаковская И В, Гришко В Н, Сыщиков Д В, Иванова А – Продукты прекисного окисления липидов, биоантиоксиданты глутатион и аскорбиновая кислота галофитов Salsola soda L., Glaucium flavum Crambs. и Euphorbia peplus L. Plant Introduction (Укр.) 1, 72-77, 2012


Georgieva K, Ivanova A, Doncheva S, Petkova S, Stefanov D, Péli E, Tuba Z – Fatty acid content during reconstitution of photosynthetic apparatus of poikilochlorophyllous and air dried Xerophyta scabrida leaves following rehydration. Biologia Plantarum 55(3), 581-585, 2011

Ivanova A, Nechev J, Tsvetkova I, Najdenski H, Stefanov K, Popov S – Compounds with antibacterial activity from the freshwater alga Spirogira crassa (L.) Kutz. General and Applied Plant Physiology 1-2, 31-37, 2011

Krumova S, Zhiponova M, Dankov K, Rashkov G, Tsonev T, Russinova E, Velikova V, Busheva M – Effects of enhanced brassionsteroid perception on photosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana line BRIOE. Compt. rend. Acad. Sci. Bulg. 64 (7), 967-972, 2011

Mihailova G, Petkova S, Büchel C, Georgieva K – Desiccation of the resurrection plant Haberlea rhodopensis at high temperature. Photosynthesis Research 108, 5-13, 2011

Nagy-Déri H, Péli E, Georgieva K, Tuba Z – Changes in chloroplast morphology of different parenchyma cells in leaves of Haberlea rhodopensis Friv. during desiccation and following rehydration. Photosynthetica 49, 119-126, 2011

Tsonev T, Velikova V, Yildiz-Aktas L, Gűrel A, Edreva A – Effect of water deficit and potassium fertilization on photosynthetic activity in cotton plants. Plant Biosystems 145 (4), 841-847, 2011

Velikova V, Tsonev T, Loreto F, Centritto M – Changes in photosynthesis, mesophyll conductance to CO2, and isoprenoid emissions in Populus nigra plants exposed to excess nickel. Environmental Pollution 159, 1058-1066, 2011

Velikova V, Várkonyi Z, Szabó M, Maslenkova L, Nogues I, Kovács L, Peeva V, Busheva M, Garab G, Sharkey TD, Loreto F – Increased thermostability of thylakoid membranes in isoprene-emitting leaves probed with three biophysical techniques. Plant Physiology 157, 905-916, 2011


Demirevska K, Simova-Stoilova L, Fedina I, Georgieva K, Kunert K – Response of oryzacystatin I transformed tobacco plants to drought, heat and light stress. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 196 (2), 90-99, 2010

Fedina I, Hidema J, Velitchkova M, Georgieva K, Nedeva D – UV-B induced stress responses in three rice cultivars. Biologia Plantarum 54 (3), 571-574, 2010

Georgiev G, Ivanova A, Mechkarova P, Ivanova A, Popova L – Rate and forms of mineral nutrition can influence dry matter accumulation and saponin content of puncture vine (Tribulus terrestris L.). Biotechnol. and Biotechnol. EQ 24, 49-52, 2010

Georgieva K, Sarvari E, Keresztes A – Protection of thylakoids against combined light and drought by a lumenal substance in the resurrection plant Haberlea rhodopensis. Annals of Botany 105, 117-126, 2010Koleva D, Stefanova M, Ganeva TS, Velikova V, Tsonev T, Loreto F – Structural responses of Platanus orientalis L. leaves to elevated CO2 concentration and high temperature. Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology 11 (1), 122-129, 2010

Koleva D, Stefanova M, Ganeva TS, Velikova V, Tsonev T, Loreto F – Structural responses of Platanus orientalis L. leaves to elevated CO2 concentration and high temperature. Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology 11 (1), 122-129, 2010

Stancheva I, Georgiev G, Ganeva M, Ivanova A, Dolezal M, Tumova L – Influence of foliar fertilization and growth regulator on Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum, Gaertn.) seed yield and quality J. Plant Nutrition 33, 818-830, 2010

Velikova V, Salerno G, Frati F, Peri E, Conti E, Colazza S, Loreto F – Influence of feeding and oviposition by phytophagous pentatomids on photosynthesis of herbaceous plants. Journal of Chemical Ecology 36, 629-641, 2010

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