Anna Dimitrova

Assistant Professor Anna Dimitrova, PhD

Building 21, Office 104; Lab 112
Phone: +359-2-9792677; +359-29792682

ORCID: 0000-0001-5481-995X
SCOPUS Author ID: 26642885100
Research Gate: Anna_Dimitrova2


rRNA genes, chromatin, nuclear matrix, epigenetics, DNA methylation, genotyping, abiotic stress.


  • PhD, Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), 2011
  • MSc, Faculty of Biology, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, 1979


  • 2017 – 2020 Research grant from National Science Fund (NSF), Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science (DН11/8): Small NudC proteins: effective regulators of development and stress tolerance ofArabidopsis thaliana, Project participant
  • 2016 – 2019 Research grant from NSF-Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science (DН06/9): A comprehensive study on the signal mechanisms, guiding interactions between host plants, rhizosphere microbiota, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and root parasitic plants, Project participant
  • 2016 – 2019 Research grant from National Science Fund (NSF), Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science (DН06/12): Study on adaptive mechanisms to drought in Bulgarian winter wheat varieties, Project leader
  • April – June, 2018 Project BG05M2OP001-2.002-0001, Studentski praktiki – Phase 1, Operational Programme “Science and Education for Smart Growth 2014-2020”, Student’s mentor
  • 2012 – 2015 Project BG051PO001-3.3.06-0025, Bulgaria’s Human Resources Development operational programme ” Support for training and development of young competitive experts in the field of physiology, phytochemistry, genomics, proteomics and biodiversity of eukaryotic organisms”, Team member


  • Union of Scientists in Bulgaria, Subdivision of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology (FESPB)


Georgiev O., K. Mishev, M. Krasnikova, M. Kitanova, A. Dimitrova, L. Karagyozov (2019) The Hordeum bulbosum 25S – 18S rDNA region: comparison with Hordeum vulgare and other Triticeae. Z. Naturforsch. C, (in press).

Vassileva V., I. Vaseva, A. Dimitrova (2019). Expression profiling of DNA methyltransferase genes in wheat genotypes with contrasting drought tolerance. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci. 25 (5): 845-851.

Vassileva V., D. Moyankova, A. Dimitrova, P. Mladenov, D. Djilianov (2018) Assessment of leaf micromorphology after full desiccation of resurrection plants. Plant Biosyst. 153 (1): 108-117, 10.1080/23802359.2018.1483766.

Georgieva M., B. Tsenov, A. Dimitrova (2017) Dual effects of N-nitroguanidine neonicotinoids on plants. Genet. Plant Physiol., 7 (3-4): 107-120.

Dimitrova A. D., O. Georgiev, K. Mishev, S. Tzvetkov, E. D. Ananiev, L. Karagyozov (2016) Mapping of unmethylated sites in rDNA repeats in barley NOR deletion line. J. Plant Physiol., 205: 97-104, DOI:10.1016/j.jplph.2016.07.019.

Todorovska E., A. Dimitrova, L. Stoilov, N. Christov, D. Vassilev, K. Gecheff (2013) Molecular variability in barley structural mutants produced by gamma-irradiation. Plant Mutation Rep. 3 (1): 4-8.

Dimitrova A. D., K. I. Gecheff, E. D. Ananiev (2012) Methylation pattern of ribosomal RNA genes in NOR-deleted and NOR-reconstructed barley lines (Hordeum vulgare L.). Organization of IGS in rDNA repeat unit. Genetcs and Plant Physiology 2 (1–2): 3–14.

Mishev K., A. Dimitrova, E. D. Ananiev (2011) Darkness affects differentially the expression of plastid-encoded genes and delays the senescence-induced down-regulation of chloroplast transcription in cotyledons of Cucurbita pepo L. (Zucchini). Z. Naturforsch. C, 66 (3-4): 159-166.

Dimitrova A. D., E. D. Ananiev, K. I. Gecheff (2009) DNase I hypersensitive sites within the intergenic spacer of ribosomal RNA genes in reconstructed barley karyotypes. Biotechnol. & Biotechnol. Eq. 23 (1): 1039-1043.

Dimitrova A. D., E. D. Ananiev, L. M. Stoilov, K. I. Gecheff (2008) Ribosomal RNA gene expression in reconstructed barley karyotypes. Compt. Rend. Acad. Bulg. Sci., 61 (9): 1159-1168.

Dimitrova A., L. Stoilov, K. Gecheff (2004) Loop organization of ribosomal DNA in barley. Compt. Rend. Acad. Bulg. Sci., 57 (9): 57-60.

Georgiev S., T. Dekova, I. Atanasssov, Z. Angelova, A. Dimitrova, V. Mirkova, L. Stoilov (2000) Transposable elements in wheat and Triticale Sphaerococcum mutant forms. Biotechnol. & Biotechnol. Eq. 14 (1): 25-32.

Gecheff K. I., V. Mirkova, A. Dimitrova, S. Georgiev, L. M. Stoilov (1997) Intrachromosomal mapping of chromatid aberrations induced by restriction endonucleases in barley. Theor. Appl. Genet., 94 (6-7): 919-924

Stoilov L. M., V. N. Mirkova, A. Dimitrova, V. Uzunova, K. I. Gecheff (1996) Restriction endonucleases induce chromosomal aberrations in barley. Mutagenesis, 11 (1): 119-123.

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