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prof. dr hab. Bożena Zakryś

Scientific interests

Taxonomy, phylogenetics and ecology of autotrophic euglenids

Didactics

  • Botany
  • Biology of eukaryotic microorganisms
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Forensic Botany

Ongoing research projects

Previous research projects

  • 2011-2015: projekt badawczy N N303 796040 „Identyfikacja molekularna fototroficznych euglenin oraz weryfikacja taksonomiczna wybranych grup gatunków krytycznych”; head 2011-2014: projekt badawczy NCN: Analiza rozmieszczenia intronów konwencjonalnych i niekonwencjonalnych w genach jądrowych euglenin; contractor
  • 2010-2013: projekt badawczy N N303 548839 „Filogeneza i taksonomia rodziny Thaminidiaceae na podstawie danych morfologicznych, molekularnych i fizjologicznych; head
  • 2007-2010: projekt badawczy N303 010 32/0552. “Filogeneza i taksonomia euglenin (Euglenaceae) na podstawie danych molekularno-morfologicznych”; contractor
  • 2003-2006: projekt badawczy KBN Nr 6PO4C 082 25, Filogeneza i taksonomia klejnotek (Euglenaceae); head
  • 1999-2002: projekt badawczy KBN Nr 6PO4C 016 17, Filogeneza euglenin (Euglenoida) i ewolucja ich chloroplastów w świetle analizy znaczników molekularnych; head
  • 1993-1995: projekt badawczy KBN Nr 41188910, Zróżnicowanie genetyczne Euglena agilis (Euglenophyta); head

Participation in international research programmes

  • 2002-2006: Spanish project financed by Spanish Education and Culture Ministry titled „Flora of fresh water algae of Iberian Peninsula” contractor of the taxonomic part concerning the taxonomic distinguishment of selected algae groups; contractor.
  • 2001-2002: Spanish-Polish project (Nr.: REN2001-3597) financed by Spanish Science & Technology Ministry titled “Vegetal diversity of Basturs lakes”; contractor.
  • 1999-2002: SpanishiPolish project (Nr. PB97-0982) financed by Spanish Education and Culture Ministry titled „Long-term changes in the biodiversity of macrophytes and macroalgae in wetlands of Eastern Iberian Peninsula”; contractor.
  • 1996-1999: Korean project financed by Chungnam National University, Daejon Korea titled „Study on Korean euglenid representatives from the genera Euglena and Phacus”; contractor.
  • 1996r. (6 months): American research project financed by Hesler Award, Department of Botany, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, U.S.A titled “ Floristic, taxonomic and biogeographic studies of green euglenoids from the Southern Appalachians”; head and main contractor.
  • 1991r. (3 months): American research project financed by Hesler Award, Department of Botany, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, U.S.A titled “The flora of green Euglenophyta and their variability in natural populations in the Southern Appalachians”; head and main contractor.

Societies memberships and functions

  • 1999-and running: American Phycological Society; member
  • 1977-2015: Member of the Polish Botanical Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Botaniczne)

Prizes and distinctions

  • 2019 Nagroda JM Rektora UW (Zespołowa) za osiągnięcia naukowe
  • 2016 Nagroda JM Rektora UW (Zespołowa) za osiągnięcia naukowe
  • 2014 Nagroda JM Rektora UW (Zespołowa) za osiągnięcia naukowe
  • 2009 Nagroda JM Rektora UW (Zespołowa) za osiągnięcia naukowe
  • 2009 Srebrny Krzyż Zasługi za dokonania dydaktyczne i działalność organizacyjną w Uniwersytecie Warszawskim
  • 2006 Nagroda JM Rektora UW (Zespołowa) za osiągnięcia naukowe
  • 2005/2006 Stypendium naukowe JM Rektora UW
  • 2004/2005 Stypendium naukowe JM Rektora UW
  • 2003 Nagroda JM Rektora UW (Indywidualna III0) za osiągnięcia naukowe
  • 2001/2002 Stypendium naukowe JM Rektora UW
  • 2000/2001 Stypendium naukowe JM Rektora UW
  • 2001 Nagroda Rektora UW (Indywidualna II0) za osiągnięcia naukowe
  • 1998 Nagroda Rektora UW (Indywidualna I0 ) za habilitację
  • 1994 Nagroda JM Rektora UW (Indywidualna I0 ) za osiągnięcia naukowe
  • 1988 Nagroda JM Rektora UW (Indywidualna II0) za osiągnięcia naukowe
  • 1986 Nagroda JM Rektora UW (Zespołowa) za osiągnięcia dydaktyczne

Publications since 2001

2022

Chaber, Katarzyna; Łukomska-Kowalczyk, Maja; Fells, Alicja; Milanowski, Rafał; Zakryś, Bożena

Toward the robust resolution of taxonomic ambiguity within Lepocinclis (Euglenida) based on DNA sequencing and morphology Journal Article

Journal of Phycology, 58 (1), pp. 105-120, 2022.

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2021

Gumińska, Natalia; Łukomska-Kowalczyk, Maja; Chaber, Katarzyna; Zakryś, Bożena; Milanowski, Rafał

Evaluation of V2 18S rDNA barcode marker and assessment of sample collection and DNA extraction methods for metabarcoding of autotrophic euglenids Journal Article

Environmental Microbiology, 23 (6), pp. 2992–3008 , 2021.

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Gumińska, Natalia; Zakryś, Bożena; Milanowski, Rafał

A New Type of Circular RNA derived from Nonconventional Introns in Nuclear Genes of Euglenids Journal Article

Journal of Molecular Biology, 433 (3), pp. 166758, 2021.

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Łukomska-Kowalczyk, Maja; Chaber, Katarzyna; Fells, Alicja; Milanowski, Rafał; Zakryś, Bożena

Description of Flexiglena gen. nov. and new members of Discoplastis and Euglenaformis (Euglenida) Journal Article

Journal of Phycology, 57 (3), pp. 766-779, 2021.

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2020

Łukomska-Kowalczyk, Maja; Fells, Alicja; Chaber, Katarzyna; Milanowski, Rafał; Zakryś, Bożena

Taxon‐rich phylogeny and taxonomy of the genus Phacus (Euglenida) based on morphological and molecular data Journal Article

Journal of Phycology, 56 (5), pp. 1135-1156, 2020.

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Łukomska-Kowalczyk, Maja; Chaber, Katarzyna; Fells, Alicja; Milanowski, Rafał; Zakryś, Bożena

Molecular and Morphological Delimitation of Species in the Group of Lepocinclis Ovum-like taxa (Euglenida) Journal Article

Journal of Phycology, 56 (2), pp. 283-299, 2020.

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2018

Kulczycka, Agata; Łukomska-Kowalczyk, Maja; Zakryś, Bożena; Milanowski, Rafał

PCR identification of toxic euglenid species Euglena sanguinea Journal Article

Journal of Applied Phycology, 30 (3), pp. 1759–1763, 2018, ISSN: 0921-8971.

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Gumińska, Natalia; Płecha, Magdalena; Walkiewicz, Halszka; Hałakuc, Paweł; Zakryś, Bożena; Milanowski, Rafał

Culture purification and DNA extraction procedures suitable for next-generation sequencing of euglenids Journal Article

Journal of Applied Phycology, 30 (6), pp. 3541–3549, 2018, ISSN: 1573-5176.

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Gumińska, Natalia; Płecha, Magdalena; Zakryś, Bożena; Milanowski, Rafał

Order of removal of conventional and nonconventional introns from nuclear transcripts of Euglena gracilis Journal Article

PLoS Genetics, 14 (10), pp. e1007761, 2018, ISSN: 15537404.

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2017

Zakryś, Bożena; Milanowski, Rafał; Karnkowska, Anna

Evolutionary Origin of Euglena Book Chapter

Schwartzbach, Steven D; Shigeoka, Shigeru (Ed.): Euglena: Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, 973 , pp. 3–17, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2017, ISBN: 978-3-319-54910-1.

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2016

Łukomska-Kowalczyk, Maja; Karnkowska, Anna; Krupska, Małgorzata; Milanowski, Rafał; Zakryś, Bożena

DNA barcoding in autotrophic euglenids: evaluation of COI and 18s rDNA Journal Article

Journal of Phycology, 52 (6), pp. 951–960, 2016, ISSN: 00223646.

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Milanowski, Rafał; Gumińska, Natalia; Karnkowska, Anna; Ishikawa, Takao; Zakryś, Bożena

Intermediate introns in nuclear genes of euglenids – are they a distinct type? Journal Article

BMC Evolutionary Biology, 16 (1), pp. 49, 2016, ISSN: 1471-2148.

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2015

Łukomska-Kowalczyk, Maja; Karnkowska, Anna; Milanowski, Rafał; Łach, Łukasz; Zakryś, Bożena

Delimiting species in the Phacus longicauda complex (Euglenida) through morphological and molecular analyses Journal Article

Journal of Phycology, 51 (6), pp. 1147–1157, 2015, ISSN: 00223646.

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Karnkowska, Anna; Bennett, Matthew S; Watza, Donovan; Kim, Jong Im; Zakryś, Bożena; Triemer, Richard E

Phylogenetic Relationships and Morphological Character Evolution of Photosynthetic Euglenids (Excavata) Inferred from Taxon-rich Analyses of Five Genes Journal Article

Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 62 (3), pp. 362-373, 2015.

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2014

Milanowski, Rafał; Karnkowska, Anna; Ishikawa, Takao; Zakryś, Bożena

Distribution of Conventional and Nonconventional Introns in Tubulin (alpha and beta) Genes of Euglenids Journal Article

Molecular Biology and Evolution, 31 (3), pp. 584–593, 2014, ISSN: 1537-1719.

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2013

Zakryś, Bożena; Karnkowska-Ishikawa, Anna; Łukomska-Kowalczyk, Maja; Milanowski, Rafał

A new photosynthetic euglenoid isolated in Poland: Euglenaria clepsydroides sp. nov. (Euglenea) Journal Article

European Journal of Phycology, 48 (3), pp. 260–267, 2013, ISSN: 0967-0262.

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Karnkowska-Ishikawa, Anna; Milanowski, Rafał; Triemer, Richard E; Zakryś, Bo}ena

A redescription of morphologically similar species from the genus Euglena : E. laciniata, E. sanguinea, E. sociabilis, and E. splendens 1 Journal Article

Journal of Phycology, 49 (3), pp. 616–626, 2013, ISSN: 00223646.

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2012

Karnkowska-Ishikawa, Anna; Milanowski, Rafał; Triemer, Richard E; Zakryś, Bożena

Taxonomic revisions of morphologically similar species from two euglenoid genera: Euglena (E. granulata and E. velata) and Euglenaria (Eu. anabaena, Eu. caudata, and Eu. clavata) Journal Article

Journal of Phycology, 48 (3), pp. 729–739, 2012, ISSN: 00223646.

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2011

Karnkowska-Ishikawa, Anna; Milanowski, Rafał; Zakryś, Bożena

The species Euglena deses (Euglenaceae) revisited: new morphological and molecular data Journal Article

Journal of Phycology, 47 (3), pp. 653–661, 2011, ISSN: 00223646.

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2010

Karnkowska-Ishikawa, Anna; Milanowski, Rafał; Kwiatowski, Jan; Zakryś, Bożena

Taxonomy of the Phacus oscillans (Euglenaceae) and its close relatives-balancing morphological and molecular features Journal Article

Journal of Phycology, 46 (1), pp. 172–182, 2010, ISSN: 00223646.

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Linton, Eric W; Karnkowska-Ishikawa, Anna; Kim, Jong Im; Shin, Woongghi; Bennett, Mathew S; Kwiatowski, Jan; Zakryś, Bożena; Triemer, Richard E

Reconstructing Euglenoid Evolutionary Relationships using Three Genes: Nuclear SSU and LSU, and Chloroplast SSU rDNA Sequences and the Description of Euglenaria gen. nov. (Euglenophyta) Journal Article

Protist, 161 (4), pp. 603-619, 2010, ISSN: 1434-4610.

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2009

Kosmala, Sylwia; Karnkowska-Ishikawa, Anna; Milanowski, Rafał; Kwiatowski, Jan; Zakryś, Bożena

Phylogeny and systematics of Euglena (Euglenaceae) species with axial, stellate chloroplasts based on morphological and molecular data-new taxa, emended diagnoses, and epitypifications Journal Article

Journal of Phycology, 45 (2), pp. 464–481, 2009, ISSN: 00223646.

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2007

Kosmala, Sylwia; Bereza, Magdalena; Milanowski, Rafał; Kwiatowski, Jan; Zakryś, Bożena

Morphological and molecular examination of relationships and epitype establishment of Phacus pleuronectes , Phacus orbicularis , and Phacus hamelii Journal Article

Journal of Phycology, 43 (5), pp. 1071–1082, 2007, ISSN: 00223646.

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Kosmala, Sylwia; Milanowski, Rafał; Brzóska, Kamil; Pękala, Małgorzata; Kwiatowski, Jan; Zakryś, Bożena

Phylogeny and systematics of the genus Monomorphina (Euglenaceae) based on morphological and molecular data Journal Article

Journal of Phycology, 43 (1), pp. 171–185, 2007, ISSN: 00223646.

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2006

Milanowski, Rafał; Kosmala, Sylwia; Zakryś, Bożena; Kwiatowski, Jan

Phylogeny of photosynthetic Euglenophytes based on combined chloroplast and cytoplasmic SSU rDNA sequence analysis Journal Article

Journal of Phycology, 42 (3), pp. 721–730, 2006, ISSN: 0022-3646.

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2005

Kosmala, Sylwia; Karnkowska, Anna; Milanowski, Rafał; Kwiatowski, Jan; Zakryś, Bożena

Phylogenetic and taxonomic position of Lepocinclis fusca comb. nov. (=Euglena fusca) (Euglenaceae): morphological and molecular justification Journal Article

Journal of Phycology, 41 (6), pp. 1258-1267, 2005, ISSN: 00223646.

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2004

Zakryś, Bożena; Empel, Joanna; Milanowski, Rafał; Gromadka, Robert; Borsuk, Piotr; Kędzior, Marta; Kwiatkowski, Jan

Genetic variability of Euglena agilis (Euglenophyceae) Journal Article

Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae, 73 (4), pp. 305–309, 2004, ISSN: 2083-9480.

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2003

Brown, Patrick J P; Zakryś, Bożena; Farmer, Mark A

Plastid morphology, ultrastructure, and development in Colacium and the loricate Euglenophytes (Euglenophyceae) Journal Article

Journal of Phycology, 39 (1), pp. 115-121, 2003.

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2002

Zakryś, Boz.ena; Milanowski, Rafał; Empel, Joanna; Borsuk, Piotr; Gromadka, Robert; Kwiatowski, Jan

Two different species of Euglena, E. geniculata and E. myxocylindracea (Euglenophyceae), are virtually genetically and morphologically identical Journal Article

Journal of Phycology, 38 (6), pp. 1190–1199, 2002, ISSN: 00223646.

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2001

Milanowski, Rafał; Zakryś, B; Kwiatowski, Jan

Phylogenetic analysis of chloroplast small-subunit rRNA genes of the genus Euglena Ehrenberg. Journal Article

International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 51 (3), pp. 773–781, 2001, ISSN: 1466-5026.

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