“EXPERIMENTAL ALGOLOGY” – Scientific Publications

Selected publications


Toshkova-Yotova T, Georgieva A, Todorova K, Pilarski P, Toshkova R. 2011. Antitumor properties of vegetable oil extract from green microalga Coelastrella sp.. Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Faculty of Biology and Food Sciences, Nitra, Slovakia, In press.


Vasileva IA, Ivanova JG, Gigova LG. 2020. Selection of nitrogen source affects the growth and metabolic enzyme activities of Chlorella vulgaris (Beijerinck) strain R-06/2 (Chlorophyta). Archives of Biological Sciences, 72(2), 291-300.

Toshkova-Yotova T, Alexandrov S, Pilarski P, Yocheva L, Petrova D, Chaneva G. 2020. Screening of antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of green microalga Coelastrella sp. BGV. Oxidation Communications, 43, 2, 265-279.

Ivanova J, Vasileva I, Kabaivanova L. 2020. Enhancement of Algal Biomass Accumulation Using Undiluted Anaerobic Digestate. International Journal of Pharma Medicine and Biological Sciences, 9, 3.


Nikolova B, Semkova S, Tsoneva I, Antov G, Ivanova J, Vasileva I, Kardaleva P, Stoineva I, Christova N, Nacheva L, Kabaivanova L. 2019. Characterization and potential antitumor effect of a heteropolysaccharide produced by the red alga Porphyridium sordidum. Engineering in Life Sciences, ISSN:1618-2863.

Vasileva I, Marinova G, Gigova L. 2019. Growth and antioxidant enzymes responses of Scenedesmus sp. BGP (Chlorophyceae) to cultivation temperature and irradiance. Oxidation communications, 42, 1, 39-48.

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

Vasileva I, Alexandrov S, Ivanova J. 2019. Biotechnological perspectives of the red microalga Porphyridium cruentum. Studia Universitatis” Vasile Goldis” Arad. Seria Stiintele Vietii (Life Sciences Series), 28(4), 167-173.

Vasileva I, Ivanova A, Alexandrov S. 2019. Terraforming mars is not out of the question yet–and microscopic algae could help. Trakia Journal of Sciences, 17(1), 9.

Vasileva I, Ivanova J, Alexandrov S. 2019. Bioethical considerations for algal biotechnology. Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics, 9(2), 1-5.


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

Marinova G, Ivanova J, Pilarski P, Chernev G, Chaneva G. 2018. Effect of heavy metals on the green alga Scenedesmus incrassatulus. Oxidation Communications, 41, 2, 318-328.

Strunecký O, Kopejtka K, Goecke F, Tomasch J, Lukavsky J, Neori A, Kahl S, Pieper DH, Pilarski P, Kaftan D, Koblížek M. 2018. High diversity of thermophilic cyanobacteria in Rupite hot spring identified by microscopy, cultivation, single‑cell PCR and amplicon sequencing. Extremophiles, Springer.


Hristozkova M, Gigova L, Geneva M, Stancheva I, Vasileva I, Sichanova M, Mincheva J. 2017. Mycorrhizal fungi and microalgae modulate antioxidant capacity of basil plants. Journal of Plant Protection Research, 57, 4, 417-426.

Avramova V, AbdElgawad H, Vasileva I, Petrova AS, Holek A, Mariën J, Asard H, Beemster GT. 2017. High antioxidant activity facilitates maintenance of cell division in leaves of drought tolerant maize hybrids. Frontiers in Plant Sciences, 8, 84.


Kabaivanova L, Ivanova J, Pechlivanova V, Nikolova B. 2016. Specific antitumor effect of the combined action of algal heteropolysaccharide and electroporation. International Journal Bioautomation, 20, 3, 407-416.

Alexandrov SD. 2016. Algal research in space: history, current status and future prospects. Innovare Journal of Life Science 4(4), 1-4.


Chaneva G, Pilarski P. 2015. Iron supply-induced oxidative changes in Plectonema boryanum (Cyanobacteria). Oxidation Communications, 38, 2, 714-721.

Gärtner G, Uzunov B, Ingolic E, Kofler W, Gacheva G, Pilarski P, Zagorchev L, Odjakova M, Stoyneva M. 2015. Мicroscopic investigations (LM, TEM and SEM) and identification of Chlorella isolate R-06/2 from extreme habitat in Bulgaria with a strong biological activity and resistance to environmental stress factors. Biotechnology and Biotechnological Equipment, 29, 3, 536-540.

Gigova L, Ivanova N. 2015. Microalgae respond differently to nitrogen availability during culturing. Journal of Biosciences, 40, 2, 365-374.

Ivanova J, Kabaivanova L, Petkov G. 2015. Temperature and irradiance effects on Rhodella reticulata growth and biochemical characteristics. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology, 62, 5, 647-652.

Iliev I, Petkov G, Lukavsky J. 2015. An approach for bioremediation of mineral oil polluted soil. Genetics and Plant Physiology, 5(2): 162-169.

Ivanova J, Kabaivanova L, Petrov P, Yankova S. 2015. Optimization strategies for improved growth, polysaccharide production and storage of the red microalga Rhodella reticulata. Bulgarian Chemical Communications, 47, 1, 167-174.

Vasileva IA, Marinova GV, Gigova LG. 2015. Effect of nitrogen source on the growth and biochemical composition of a new bulgarian isolate of Scenedesmus sp. Journal of BioScience and Biotechnology SE/ONLINE, 125-129.

Kabaivanova L, Chernev G, Ivanova J. 2015. Construction of inorganic and hybrid biosorbents for heavy metal ions removal. International Journal Bioautomation, 19, 473-482.

Kvíderová J, Elster J, Iliev I. 2015. Application of databases in polar research – Data evaluation and outputs. Czech Polar Reports, 5, 2, 143-159.


Alexandrov SD, Iliev II, Petkov GD. 2014. Establishment of growth conditions for cultivation of the microalga Trachydiscus minutus at laboratory scale. Pure and Applied Biology, 3, 01-09.

Gacheva G, Gigova L. 2014. Biological activity of microalgae can be enhanced by manipulating the cultivation temperature and irradiance. Central European Journal of Biology, 9, 12, 1168-1181.

Ivanova J, Stoyancheva G, Pouneva I. 2014. Lysis of Antarctic algal strains by bacterial pathogen. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 105, 6, 997-1005, Springer.

Gardeva E, Toshkova R, Yossifova L, Minkova K, Ivanova N, Gigova L. 2014. Antitumor activity of C-Phycocyanin from Arthronema africanum (Cyanophyceae). Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, 57, 5, 675-684.


Najdenski HM, Gigova LG, Iliev I, Pilarski PS, Lukavsky J, Tsvetkova IV, Ninova MS, Kussovski V. 2013. Antibacterial and antifungal activities of selected microalgae and cyanobacteria. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 48, 7, 1533-1540.

Chernev G, Kabaivanova L, Salvado, Ivanova J. 2013. Sol-Gel hybrid materials applied as matrices for a co-immobilized system of bacteria and algae. Journal of Applicable Chemistry, 2, 6.

Gacheva G, Gigova L, Ivanova N, Iliev I, Toshkova R, Gardeva E, Kussovski V, Najdenski H. 2013. Suboptimal growth temperature enhance the biological activity of cultured cyanobacterium Gloeocapsa sp. Journal of Applied Phycology, 25, 1, 183-194.

Gacheva G, Gigova L, Ivanova N, Pilarski P, Lukavský J. 2013. Growth, biochemical and enzymatic responses of thermal cyanobacterium Gloeocapsa sp. (Cyanophyta) to temperature and irradiance. Phycological Research, 61, 217-227.


Gardeva Е, Toshkova R, Yossifova L, Minkova K, Gigova L. 2012. Cytotoxic and apoptogenic potential of red microalgal polysaccharides. Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment, 26, 4, 3167-3172.

Gigova L, Ivanova N, Gacheva G, Andreeva R, Furnadzhieva S. 2012. Response of Trachydiscus minutus (Xanthophyceae) to temperature and light. Journal of Phycology, 48, 1, 85-93.

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


Iliev I, Petkov G, Lukavsky J, Furnadzhieva S, Andreeva R. 2011. Do cyanobacterial lipids contain fatty acids longer than 18 Carbon atoms? Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung, 66, 267–276.

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

Lukavský J, Furnadzhieva S, Pilarski P. 2011. Cyanobacteria of thermal springs at Pantsharevo, Sofia, Bulgaria. Acta Botanica Croatica, 70, 2, 1-18. Department of Biology Faculty of Science University of Zagreb, Croatia.


Ivanova K, Georgieva K, Boteva R, Minkova K, Gigova L. 2010. The biliprotein C-phycocyanin modulates the early radiation response: a pilot study. Mutation Research – Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis, 695, 40-45.

Iliev I, Petkov G, Lukavsky J, Furnadzhieva S, Andreeva R, Bankova V. 2010. The alga Trachydiscus minutus (Pseudostaurastrum minutum): Growth and Composition. General and Applied Plant Physiology, 36, 3-4, 222-231.

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