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2018 - 2021

Abeyawardana O.A.J*, Viehmannova I., Koudela M. (2021): The effect of trifluralin on post-in vitro morphogenesis of five genotypes of head cabbage (Brassica oleraceae var. capitata). Journal of Horticultural Research 29: 47–54.

Gutierrez-Larruscain D, Abeyawardana O.A.J., Kruger M., Belz C., Juricek M., Storchova H* (2021): Transcriptomic study of the night break in Chenopodium rubrum reveals possible upstream regulators of the floral activator CrFTL1. Journal of Plant Physiology 265: 153492.

Malar C.M., Kruger M., Kruger C, Wang Y., Stajich J.E., Keller J. et al. (2021) The genome of Geosiphon pyriformis reveals ancestral traits linked to the emergence of the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. Current Biology 31: 01.058.

Lopez-Gonzalez N., Bobo-Pinilla J., Gutierrez-Larruscain D., Martinez-Ortega M.M., Rojas-Andres B.M. (2021): Hybridization as a biodiversity driver: The case of Veronica × gundisalvi. Mediterranean  Botany 42: e67901.

Mitra D., Sierra B.E.G., Khoshru B., De Los Santos Villalobos S., Belz C, Chaudhary P. et al. (2021): Impacts of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi on Rice Growth, Development, and Stress Management With a Particular Emphasis on Strigolactone Effects on Root Development. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 52: 1591-1621.

Storchova H. (2021): Flowering in Chenopodium and Related Amaranths. In: S. Schmöckel (Ed) The Quinoa Genome. Springer Nature Switzerland. ISBN 978-3-030-65237-1.

Kruger M., Abeyawardana O.A.J., Kruger C., Juricek M., Storchova H* (2020): Differentially Expressed Genes Shared by Two Distinct Cytoplasmic Male Sterility (CMS) Types of Silene vulgaris Suggest the Importance of Oxidative Stress in Pollen Abortion. Cells 9: 2700.

Storchova H. (2020): The Evolution of the FLOWERING LOCUS T-Like (FTL) Genes in the Goosefoot Subfamily Chenopodioideae. In: P.Pontarotti (Ed) Evolutionary Biology – A Transdisciplinary Approach. Pp. 325-335. Springer, Heidelberg, Dordrecht, London, New York. ISBN 978-3-030-57246-4

Krüger M., Abeyawardana O.A.J., Juricek M., Kruger C., Storchova H.* (2019): Variation in plastid genomes in the gynodioecious species Silene vulgaris. BMC Plant Biology 19: 568.

Storchova H*., Hubackova H., Abeyawardana O.A.J., Walterova J., Vondrakova Z., Eliasova K., Mandak B. (2019): Chenopodium ficifolium flowers under long days without upregulation of FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT) homologs. Planta 250: 2111-2125.

Olson M.S., Storchova H., Houliston G., Armstrong J. (2019): Maternal factors have stronger effect on family sex ratio than nuclear factors in a trans-Atlantic cross of Silene vulgaris. Plant Ecology and Diversity 12: 103-114.

Storchova H.*, Stone J.D., Sloan D.B., Abeyawardana O.A.J., Muller K., Walterova J., Pazoutova M. (2018): Homologous recombination changes the context of Cytochrome b transcription in the mitochondrial genome of Silene vulgaris KRA. BMC Genomics 19: 874. [pdf]

Sirova D.*, Barta J., Simek K., Posch T., Pech J., Stone J., Borovec J., Adamec L., Vrba J. (2018) Hunters or farmers? Microbiome characteristics help elucidate the diet composition in an aquatic carnivorous plant. Microbiome 6: 225

Mandak B., Krak K., Vit P., Lomonosova M.N., Belyayev A., Habibi F., Wang L., Douda J., Storchova H. (2018): Hybridization and polyploidization within the Chenopodium album aggregate analysed by means of cytological and molecular markers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 129: 189-201.

2015 - 2017

Storchova H.* (2017): The Role of Non-Coding RNAs in Cytoplasmic Male Sterility in Flowering Plants. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 18: 2429. [pdf]

Kolouskova P., Stone J.D., Storchova H.* (2017): Evaluation of reference genes for reverse transcription quantitative real-time PCR (RTqPCR) studies in Silene vulgaris considering the method of cDNA preparation. PloS ONE 12: e0183470. [pdf]

Voriskova A., Jansa J., Puschel D., Kruger M., Cajthaml T., Vosatka M., Janouskova M. (2017): Real-time PCR quantification of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi: does the use of nuclear or mitochondrial markers make a difference? Mycorrhiza 27: 577-585.

Janouskova M., Krak K., Vosatka M., Puschel D., Storchova H. (2017): Inoculation effects on root-colonizing arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities spread beyond directly inoculated plants. PloS ONE 12: e0181525.

Stone J.D., Kolouskova P., Sloan D.B., Storchova H.* (2017): Non-coding RNA may be associated with cytoplasmic male sterility in Silene vulgaris. Journal of Experimental Botany 68: 1599-1612. [pdf]

Drabesova J., Cerna L., Masterova H., Kolouskova P., Potocky M., Storchova H.* (2016): The Evolution of the FT/TFL1 Genes in Amaranthaceae and Their Expression Patterns in the Course of Vegetative Growth and Flowering in Chenopodium rubrum. G3-Genes, Genomes, Genetics 6: 3066-3076. [pdf]

Wu Z.Q., Stone J.D., Storchova H., Sloan D.B. (2015): High transcript abundance, RNA editing, and small RNAs originating from intergenic regions in the massive mitochondrial genome of the angiosperm Silene noctiflora. BMC Genomics 16: 938. [pdf]

Barta J., Stone J.D., Pech J., Sirova D., Adamec L., Campbell M.A., Storchova H.* (2015): The transcriptome of Utricularia vulgaris, a rootless plant with minimalist genome, reveals extreme alternative splicing and only moderate sequence similarity with Utricularia gibba. BMC Plant Biology 15: 78. [pdf]

Storchova H.*, Drabesova J., Chab D., Kolar J., Jellen E.N. (2015): The introns in FLOWERING LOCUS T-LIKE (FTL) genes are useful markers for tracking paternity in tetraploid Chenopodium quinoa Willd. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 62: 913-925.

Stone J.D., Storchova H.* (2015): The application of RNA-seq to the comprehensive analysis of plant mitochondrial transcriptomes. Molecular Genetics and Genomics 290: 1-9.

Dobra J., Cerny M., Storchova H., Dobrev P., Skalak J., Jedelsky P.J., Luksanova H., Gaudinova A., Pesek B., Malbeck J., Vanek T., Brzobohaty B., Vankova R. (2015): The impact of heat stress targeting on the hormonal and transcriptomic response in Arabidopsis. Plant Science 231: 52-61.


Lubovska J., Dobra J., Storchova H., Wilhelmova N., Vankova R. (2014): Cytokinin oxidase/dehydrogenase overexpression modifies antioxidant defense against heat, drought and their combination in Nicotiana tabacum plants. Journal of Plant Physiology 171: 1625-1633.

Sirova D., Santrucek J., Adamec L., Barta J., Borovec J., Pech J., Owens S.M., Santruckova H., Schaufele R., Storchova H., Vrba J. (2014): Dinitrogen fixation associated with shoots of aquatic carnivorous plants: is it ecologically important? Annals of Botany 114: 125-133.

Drabesova J., Chab D., Kolar J., Haskovcova K., Storchova H. (2014): A dark-light transition triggers expression of the floral promoter CrFTL1 and downregulates CONSTANS-like genes in a short-day plant Chenopodium rubrum. Journal of Experimental Botany 65: 2137-2146.

Janouskova M., Krak K., Wagg C., Storchova H., Caklova P., Vosatka M. (2013): Effects of inocula additions in presence of a pre-established arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79: 6507-6515.

Mackova H., Hronkova, M., Dobra, J., Tureckova V., Novak O., Lubovska, Z., Motyka V., Haisel D., Hajek T., Prasil I.T., Gaudinova A., Storchova H., Ge E., Werner T., Schmuelling T., Vankova R. (2013): Enhanced drought and heat stress tolerance of tobacco plants with ectopically enhanced cytokinin oxidase/dehydrogenase gene expression. Journal of Experimental Botany 64: 2805-2815.

Muller K., Storchova H. (2013): Transcription of atp1 is influenced by both genomic configuration and nuclear background in the highly rearranged mitochondrial genomes of Silene vulgaris. Plant Molecular Biology 81: 4-5.

Sloan D.B., Muller K., McCauley D.E., Taylor D.R., Storchova H. (2012): Intraspecific variation in mitochondrial genome sequence, structure, and gene content in Silene vulgaris, an angiosperm with pervasive cytoplasmic male sterility. New Phytologist, 196: 1228 -1239.

Landa P., Vankova R., Andrlova J., Hodek J., Marsik P., Storchova H., White J.C., Vanek T. (2012): Nanoparticle-specific changes in Arabidopsis thaliana gene expression after exposure to ZnO, TiO2, and fullerene soot. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 241: 55-62

Krak K., Janouskova M., Caklova P., Vosatka M., Storchova H. (2012): Intraradical dynamics of two coexisting isolates of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Glomus intraradices sensu lato as estimated by real-time PCR of mitochondrial DNA. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78: 3630-3637.  [abstract]

Storchova H., Muller K., Lau S., Olson M.S. (2012): Mosaic origins of a complex mitochondrial gene in Silene vulgaris. PloS ONE 7: e30401. doi:10.1371. [pdf]

Vankova R., Dobra J., Storchova H. (2012): Recovery from drought stress in tobacco: an active process associated with the reversal of senescence in some plant parts and the sacrifice of others. Plant Signaling and Behaviour 7: 19-21. [abstract]


Dobra J., Vankova R., Havlova M., Burman A.J., Libus J., Storchova H. (2011): Tobacco leaves and roots differ in the expression of proline metabolism-related genes in the course of drought stress and subsequent recovery. Journal of Plant Physiology, 168: 1588-1597. [abstract].

Storchova H. (2011): Genome structure and gene expression variation in plant mitochondria, particularly in the genus Silene. In: P.Pontarotti (Ed) Evolutionary Biology – Concepts, Biodiversity, Macroevolution and Genome Evolution. Pp. 273-289. Springer, Heidelberg, Dordrecht, London, New York. ISBN: 978-3-642-20763-1.

Storchova H. (2011):  Control of flowering in the genus Chenopodium In: M.W.Yaish (Ed) The Flowering Process and its Control in Plants: Gene Expression and Hormone Interactions. Pp. 279-287. Research Signpost, Kerala, India, ISBN:978-81-308-0436-1

Landa P., Storchova H., Hodek J., Vankova R., Podlipna R., Marsik P., Ovesna J, Vanek T. (2010): Transferases and transporters mediate the detoxification and capacity to tolerate trinitrotoluene in Arabidopsis. Functional and Integrative Genomics 10: 547-559.

Sloan D.B., Alverson A.J., Storchova H., Palmer J.D., Taylor D.R. (2010) Extensive loss of translational genes in the structurally dynamic mitochondrial genome of the angiosperm Silene latifolia. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 10: 274 [pdf]

Elansary H.O., Muller K., Olson M.S., Storchova H. (2010): Transcription profiles of mitochondrial genes correlate with mitochondrial DNA haplotypes in a natural population of Silene vulgaris. BMC Plant Biology 10: 11 [pdf]    


Elansary H.O., Adamec L, Storchova H. (2010): Uniformity of organellar DNA in Aldrovanda vesiculosa, an endangered aquatic carnivorous species, distributed across four continents. Aquatic Botany 92: 214-220 [abstract]


Chab D., Kolar J., Olson M.S., Storchova H. (2008):Two Flowering Locus T (FT) homologs in Chenopodium rubrum differ in expression patterns. Planta 228:929-940. [abstract]

Havlova M., Dobrev P.I., Motyka V., Storchova H., Libus J., Dobra J., Malbeck J., Gaudinova A.,Vankova R. (2008): The role of cytokinins in response to water deficit in tobacco plants over-expressing trans-zeatin O-glucosyltransferase gene under 35S or SAG12 promoters. Plant, Cell and Environment 31: 341-353 [abstract]

Storchova H., Olson M.S.(2007): The architecture of the chloroplast trnH-psbA non-coding region in angiosperms. Plant Systematics and Evolution 268: 235-256

Whittier D.P., Storchova H.(2007). The Gametophyte of Huperzia selago in Culture. American Fern Journal 97:149-154

Libus J., Storchova H. (2006): Quantification of cDNA generated by reverse transcription of total RNA provides a simple alternative tool for quantitative RT-PCR normalization. BioTechniques 41: 156-164 [pdf]

Suzuki J.I., Herben T, Krahulec F., Storchova H., Hara T. (2006). Effects of neighbourhood structure and tussock dynamics on genet demography of Festuca rubra in amountain meadow. Journal of Ecology 94: 66-76


Storchova H., Olson M.S. (2004). Comparison between mitochondrial and chloroplast DNA variation in the native range of Silene vulgaris. Molecular Ecology 13: 2909-2919. [abstract]

Kirschner J., Stepanek J., Mes T.H.M., den Nijs J.C.M., Oosterveld P., Storchova H. , Kuperus P. (2003). Principal features of the cpDNA evolution in Taraxacum (Asteraceae, Lactuceae): a conflict with taxonomy. Plant Systematics and Evolution 239: 231-255

Maldonado San Martín  A.P., Adamec L., Suda J., Mes T.H.M., Storchova H. (2003). Genetic variation within the endangered species Aldrovanda vesiculosa (Droseraceae) as revealed by RAPD analysis. Aquatic Botany 75 (2):159-172 [abstract]


Storchova H., Chrtek J., Bartish I.V., Tetera M., Kirschner J., Stepanek J. (2002). Genetic variation in agamospermous taxa of Hieracium sect. Alpina (Compositae) in Tatry Mts. (Slovakia). Plant Systematics and Evolution 235: 1-17 [pdf]

Mes T. H. M., Kuperus  P., Kirschner J., Stepanek J., Storchova H., Oosterveld P., Nijs J.C.M. den (2002). Detection of genetically divergent clone mates in apomictic dandelions. Molecular Ecology 11: 253-265

Mes T. H. M., Kuperus  P., Kirschner J., Stepanek J., Oosterveld P., Storchova H.,  Nijs J.C.M. den (2000). Evolution of trn Phe (GAA) chloroplast pseudogenes in the agamocomplex Taraxacum  (Asteraceae. Lactuceae).Genome 43: (4): 634-641 [abstract]

Storchova H. , Hrdlickova R., Chrtek J.Jr., Tetera M., Fitze D., Fehrer J. (2000). An improvement of DNA isolation from plants collected in the field and conserved in saturated NaCl/CTAB solution. Taxon 49: 79-84 [pdf]


Storchova H., Stepankova J. (1996).  RAPD in the genus  Myosotis -    Optimization of the PCR reaction. Chemické listy 90: 703 – 704

Storchova H.,  Capkova V., Tupy J.  (1994). A Nicotiniana tabacum  mRNA encoding  a 69 kDa  glycoprotein occuring abundantly  in  pollen tubes is transcribed  but not translated during pollen development in the anthers. Planta 192: 441-445


1980 - 1990

Doskocil  J., Storchova  H., Stokrova  J., Forstova  J., Meyer J.(1988). Correlation  of physical maps  and some genetic  functions in  the genomes of the  kappa-theta family of Bacillus licheniformis. Molecular and General Genetics. 214: 343-347.

Doskocil J.,  Forstova J., Storchova H.  (1986): Physical mapping of LP 51 and LP 52 prophages of lysogenic strains of Bacillus licheniformis. Molecular and General Genetics 205: 530-534.

Meyer  J.,  Stalhammar-Carlemalm  M.,  Storchova  H., Doskocil J. (1986). Denaturation maps  of_Bacillus  licheniformis phagesLP-52 and theta DNAs. Gene 41: 327-329.

Meyer  J.,  Stalhammar-Carlemalm  M.,  Storchová  H., Doskocil J. (1986). The genomes of the morphologically different bacteriophages LP 52 and theta are related. Experientia 42 (1): 104

Doskocil J., Forstova J., Storchova  H., Meyer J. (1985). Genomic structure and  evolution of _Bacillus  licheniformis_theta and  LP 52  phage family. In:  Glass R.E., Spirek  J. (Eds.): Gene Manipulation and Expression. Croom Helm. London, pp. 3-21.

Storchova H.,  Meyer J., Doskocil  J. (1985). An  electron microscopic heteroduplex  study of the  sequence relations between the bacteriophages LP 52 and theta. Molecular and General Genetics 199: 476-490.

Forstova J., Grunnerova H., Hostomsky Z., Doskocil J. (1982).
Sequence  Homology and  Recombination between  the genomes of morphologically   dissimilar bacteriophages  LP 52  and theta. Molecular and General Genetics 199:

Fucik  V., Grunnerova  H.,  Zadrazil  S. (1982).  Restriction and modification in  Bacillus subtilis 168.  Regulation of hsr  M (non B). Expression in spoOA mutants and effects on permissiveness for F15 and 105 phages. Molecular and General Genetics 186: 118-121.

Fucik V.,  Grunow R., Grunnerova  H., Hostomsky Z.,  Zadrazil S.(1980). New  members of Bacillus subtilis  phage group containing a  protein link in  their circular DNA.  In: Zadrazil S., Sponar J. (Eds.) DNA - recombination, interactions and repair.
p. 111-118.