Professor Zbigniew Miszalski

Full Professor

Functional and Evolutionary Ecology Group
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Lubicz 46, 31‑512 Kraków, Poland


Research interests

  • Biotic stress.
  • Abiotic stress.
  • Carbon metabolism.
  • Photosynthesis, C3, CAM (Crassulacean Acid Metabolism).

Recent publications (selected)

Gieniec M., Miszalski Z., Rozpądek P., Jędrzejczyk R.J., Czernicka M., Nosek M. 2024. How the ethylene biosynthesis pathway of semi-halophytes is modified with prolonged salinity stress occurrence. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 25: 4777. DOI

Miszalski Z., Kaszycki P., Śliwa-Cebula M., Kaczmarczyk A., Gieniec M., Supel P., Kornaś A. 2023. Plasticity of Plantago lanceolata L. in adaptation to extreme environmental conditions. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 24: 13605. DOI

Śliwa-Cebula M., Koniarz T., Szara-Bąk M., Baran A., Miszalski Z., Kaszycki P. 2023. Phytoremediation of metal-contaminated bottom sediments by the common ice plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.) in Poland. Journal of Soils and Sediments 23: 1065–1082. DOI

Supel P., Śliwa-Cebula M., Miszalski Z., Kaszycki P. 2022. Cadmium-tolerant rhizospheric bacteria of the C3/CAM intermediate semi-halophytic common ice plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.) grown in contaminated soils. Frontiers in Plant Science 13: 820097. DOI

Lembicz M., Miszalski Z., Kornaś A., Turnau K. 2021. Cooling effect of fungal stromata in the Dactylis-Epichloë-Botanophila symbiosis. Communicative and Interactive Biology 14: 151–157. DOI

Nosek M., Gawrońska K., Rozpądek P., Sujkowska‐Rybkowska M., Miszalski Z., Kornaś A. 2021. At the edges of photosynthetic metabolic plasticity – on the rapidity and extent of changes accompanying salinity stress‐induced CAM photosynthesis withdrawal. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 22: 8426. DOI

Repkina N., Ignatenko A., Holoptseva E., Miszalski Z., Kaszycki P., Talanova V. 2021. Exogenous methyl jasmonate improves cold tolerance with parallel induction of two cold-regulated (COR) genes expression in Triticum aestivum L. Plants 10: 1421. DOI

Surówka E., Latowski D., Dziurka M., Rys M., Maksymowicz A., Żur I., Olchawa-Pajor M., Desel C., Krzewska M., Miszalski Z. 2021. ROS-scavengers, osmoprotectants and violaxanthin de-epoxidation in salt-stressed Arabidopsis thaliana with different tocopherol composition. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 22: 11370. DOI

Kocurek M., Kornas A., Wierzchnicki R., Lüttge U., Miszalski Z. 2020. Importance of stem photosynthesis in plant carbon allocation of Clusia minor. Trees 34: 1009–1020. DOI

Nosek M., Kaczmarczyk A., Jędrzejczyk R.J., Supel P., Kaszycki P., Miszalski Z. 2020. Expression of genes involved in heavy metal trafficking in plants exposed to salinity stress and elevated Cd concentrations. Plants 9: 475. DOI

Śliwa-Cebula M., Kaszycki P., Kaczmarczyk A., Nosek M., Lis-Krzyścin A., Miszalski Z. 2020. The common ice plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.) – Phytoremediation potential for cadmium and chromate-contaminated soils. Plants 9: 1230. DOI

Surówka E., Potocka I., Dziurka M., Wróbel-Marek J., Kurczyńska E., Żur I., Maksymowicz A., Gajewska E., Miszalski Z. 2020. Tocopherols mutual balance is a key player for maintaining Arabidopsis thaliana growth under salt stress. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 156: 369–383. DOI

Kornaś A., Filek M., Sieprawska A., Bednarska-Kozakiewicz E., Gawrońska K., Miszalski Z. 2019. Foliar application of selenium for protection against the first stages of mycotoxin infection of crop plant leaves. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 99: 482–485. DOI

Libik-Konieczny M., Kuźniak E., Surówka E., Ślesak I., Nosek M., Miszalski Z. 2019. Crassulacean acid metabolism and its role in plant acclimatization to abiotic stresses and defence against pathogens. In: F.M. Cánovas, U. Lüttge, C. Leuschner, M.C. Risueño (eds.). Progress in Botany, Vol 81. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg: 277–306. DOI

Nosek M., Kaczmarczyk A., Śliwa M., Jędrzejczyk R., Kornaś A., Supel P., Kaszycki P., Miszalski Z. 2019. The response of a model C3/CAM intermediate semi-halophyte Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L. to elevated cadmium concentrations. Journal of Plant Physiology 240: 153005. DOI

Sekulska-Nalewajko J., Kornaś A., Gocławski J., Miszalski Z., Kuźniak E. 2019. Spatial referencing of chlorophyll fluorescence images for quantitative assessment of infection propagation in leaves demonstrated on the ice plant: Botrytis cinerea pathosystem. Plant Methods 15: 18. DOI

Ślesak I., Kula M., Ślesak H., Miszalski Z., Strzałka K. 2019. How to define obligatory anaerobiosis? An evolutionary view on the antioxidant response system and early stages of evolution of life on Earth. Free Radical Biology and Medicine 140: 61–73. DOI

Śliwa M., Kaszycki P., Supel P., Kornaś A., Kaproń A., Lüttge U., Miszalski Z. 2019. Selected physiological parameters of creeping willow [Salix repens subsp. arenaria (L.) Hiit.]: a shrubby plant inhabiting degraded industrial areas. Trees 33: 1447–1457. DOI

Dymova O., Khristin M., Miszalski Z., Kornas A., Strzałka K., Golovko T. 2018. Seasonal variations of the leaf chlorophyll-protein complexes in the wintergreen herbaceous plant Ajuga reptans L. Functional Plant Biology 45: 519–527. DOI

Filek M., Sieprawska A., Oklestkova J., Rudolphi-Skórska E., Biesaga-Koscielniak J., Miszalski Z., Janeczko A. 2018. 24-epibrassinolide as a modifier of antioxidant activities and membrane properties of wheat cells in zearalenone stress conditions. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation 37: 1085–1098. DOI

Miszalski Z., Kornaś A., Kuźniak E. 2018. Photosynthesis-related functions of vasculature-associated chlorenchymatous cells. In: F.M. Cánovas, U. Lüttge, R. Matyssek (eds.). Progress in Botany, Vol. 79. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg: 173–196. DOI

Nosek M., Gawrońska K., Rozpądek P., Szechyńska-Hebda M., Kornaś A., Miszalski Z. 2018. Withdrawal from functional Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) is accompanied by changes in both gene expression and activity of antioxidative enzymes. Journal of Plant Physiology 229: 151–157. DOI

Libik-Konieczny M., Kozieradzka-Kiszkurno M., Michalec-Warzecha Ż., Miszalski Z., Bizan J., Konieczny R. 2017. Influence of anti- and prooxidants on rhizogenesis from hypocotyls of Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L. cultured in vitro. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 39: 166. DOI

Kuźniak E., Kornas A., Kaźmierczak A., Rozpądek P., Nosek M., Kocurek M., Zellnig G., Müller M., Miszalski Z. 2016. Photosynthesis-related characteristics of the midrib and the interveinal lamina in leaves of C3-CAM intermediate plant Mesembryanthemum crystallinum. Annals of Botany 117: 1141–1151. DOI

Miszalski Z., Skoczowski A., Silina E., Dymova O., Golovko T., Kornas A., Strzałka K. 2016. Photosynthetic activity of vascular bundles in Plantago media leaves. Journal of Plant Physiology 204: 36–43. DOI

Surówka E., Dziurka M., Kocurek M., Goraj S., Rapacz M., Miszalski Z. 2016. Effects of exogenously applied hydrogen peroxide on antioxidant and osmoprotectant profiles and the C3-CAM shift in the halophyte Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L. Journal of Plant Physiology 200: 102–110. DOI

Wojciechowska R., Kalisz A., Sękara A., Nosek M., Cebula S., Miszalski Z., Kunicki E., Grabowska A. 2016. Alterations in chlorophyll a fluorescence and pigments concentration in the leaves of Cauliflower and Broccoli transplants subjected to chilling. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 44: 17–24. DOI

Kocurek M., Kornas A., Pilarski J., Tokarz K., Lüttge U., Miszalski Z. 2015. Photosynthetic activity of stems in two Clusia species. Trees 29: 1029–1040. DOI

Libik-Konieczny M., Kozieradzka-Kiszkurno M., Desel C., Michalec-Warzecha Ż., Miszalski Z., Konieczny R. 2015. The localization of NADPH oxidase and reactive oxygen species in in vitro-cultured Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L. hypocotyls discloses their differing roles in rhizogenesis. Protoplasma 252: 477–487. DOI

Nosek M., Kornaś A., Kuźniak E., Miszalski Z. 2015. Plastoquinone redox state modifies plant response to pathogen. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 96: 163–170. DOI

Nosek M., Rozpądek P., Kornaś A., Kuźniak E., Miszalski Z. 2015. Veinal-mesophyll interaction under biotic stress. Journal of Plant Physiology 185: 52–56. DOI

Rozpądek P., Nosek M., Ślesak I., Kunicki E., Dziurka M., Miszalski Z. 2015. Ozone fumigation increases the abundace of nutrients in Brassica vegetables: broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica) and Chinese cabbage (Brassica pekinensis). European Food Research and Technology 240: 459–462. DOI

Rozpądek P., Wężowicz K., Nosek M., Ważny R., Lembicz M., Miszalski Z., Turnau K. 2015. The fungal endophte Epichloë typhina improves photosynthesis efficiency of its host orchard grass (Dactylis glomerata). Planta 242: 1025–1035. DOI