Acta biologica Cracoviensia. Series botanica (ACTA BIOL CRACOV BOT)

Publisher: Polska Akademia Nauk. Komisja Biologiczna

Journal description

Acta Biologica Cracoviensia Series Botanica publishes original papers embodying the results of experimental or theoretical research, invited reviews, and brief communications in: Anatomy; Morphology; Cytology; Genetics; Karyology; Embryology; Tissue culture; Physiology; Biosystematics.

Current impact factor: 0.73

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 0.73
2013 Impact Factor 0.662
2012 Impact Factor 0.612
2011 Impact Factor 0.565
2010 Impact Factor 0.586
2009 Impact Factor 0.571
2008 Impact Factor 0.351
2007 Impact Factor 0.367
2006 Impact Factor 0.213
2005 Impact Factor 0.368
2004 Impact Factor 0.228
2003 Impact Factor 0.205
2002 Impact Factor 0.269
2001 Impact Factor 0.237
2000 Impact Factor 0.314
1999 Impact Factor 0.25
1998 Impact Factor 0.167
1997 Impact Factor

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 1.04
Cited half-life 7.60
Immediacy index 0.03
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.23
Website Acta Biologica Cracoviensia - Series Botanica website
Other titles Acta biologica cracoviensia. Series. Botanica
ISSN 0001-5296
OCLC 5454203
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Since M. sinensis Anderss., M. sacchariflorus (Maxim.) Hack. and M. ×giganteus J.M.Greef & Deuter ex Hodk. and Renvoize have considerably the highest potential for biomass production among Miscanthus Anderss. species, there is an urgent need to broaden the knowledge about cytological characteristics required for their improvement. In this study our objectives were to assess the genome size variation among eighteen Miscanthus accessions, as well as estimation of the monoploid genome size (2C and Cx) of the M. sinensis cultivars, which have not been analyzed yet. The characterization of three Miscanthus species was performed with the use of flow cytometry and analysis of the stomatal length. The triploid (2n = 3x = 57) M. sinensis ‘Goliath’ and M. ×giganteus clones possessed the highest 2C DNA content (8.34 pg and 7.43 pg, respectively). The intermediate 2C-values were found in the nuclei of the diploid (2n = 2x = 38) M. sinensis accessions (5.52–5.72 pg), whereas they were the lowest in the diploid (2n = 2x = 38) M. sacchariflorus ecotypes (4.58–4.59 pg). The presented study revealed interspecific variation of nuclear DNA content (P <0.01) and therefore allowed for recognition of particular taxa, inter- and intraspecific hybrids and prediction of potential parental components. Moreover, intraspecific genome size variation (P <0.01) was observed in M. sinensis cultivars at 3.62 %. The values of the stomatal size obtained for the triploid M. ×giganteus ‘Great Britain’ (mean 30.70 μm) or ‘Canada’ (mean 29.67 μm) and diploid M. sinensis ‘Graziella’ (mean 29.96 μm) did not differ significantly, therefore this parameter is not recommended for ploidy estimation.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2015 · Acta biologica Cracoviensia. Series botanica
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    ABSTRACT: Carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC catalyze the reversible reaction CO2+H2O↔HCO3-+H+ providing a substrate (CO2) for Rubisco. To date, three gens families encoding distinct classes of CAs have been identified (α-, β- and γ-CA) in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Among them, α-type lumenal CAH3 is the key enzyme required for the optimal function of the water oxidation complex at the donor side of PSII. Cadmium inhibits photosynthesis, but the exact mechanism of this inhibition remains unclear. The aim of this work was to assess whether CAH3-deficiency affects photosynthetic activity of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cells grown in Cd-induced stress conditions.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2014 · Acta biologica Cracoviensia. Series botanica
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    ABSTRACT: Self-incompatibility (SI) is a genetic system that promotes outcrossing by rejecting self-pollen. In the Brassicaceae the SI response is mediated by the pistil S-locus receptor kinase (SRK) and its ligand, pollen S-locus cysteine-rich (SCR) protein. Transfer of SRK-SCR gene pairs to self-fertile Arabidopsis thaliana enabled establishment of robust SI, making this transgenic self-incompatible A. thaliana an excellent platform for SI analysis. Here we report isolation of a novel A. thaliana self-incompatibility mutant, AtC24 SI mutant, induced by heavy-ion beam irradiation. We show that the AtC24 SI mutant exhibits breakdown of SI, with pollen hydration, pollen tube growth and seed set resembling the corresponding processes in wild-type (self-fertile) A. thaliana. Further reciprocal crosses indicated that some perturbed SI factor in the stigmatic cell of the AtC24 SI mutant is responsible for the observed phenotype, while the pollen response remained intact. Our results demonstrate successful application of heavy-ion beam irradiation to induce a novel A. thaliana self-incompatibility mutant useful for SI studies.
    Preview · Article · Dec 2013 · Acta biologica Cracoviensia. Series botanica
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    ABSTRACT: cAMP is a second messenger which plays a regulatory role in a wide variety of biological processes in organisms ranging from prokaryotes to higher eukaryotes, but knowledge of its role in macroalgae and vascular plants is limited. We modified cAMP levels in the macroalga Chara vulgaris thallus and studied the effects on thallus growth and gametangia development: db-cAMP (permeable analog of cAMP), adenylate cyclase (AC) activator, forskolin and theophylline (cAMP phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitor) were used to elevate cAMP levels, and the AC inhibitors 2'-dAdo and 2'-d3'-AMP were used to decrease them. The results suggest that in Chara vulgaris the cAMP pathway may regulate both vegetative thallus growth and gametangia development, and that these effects may depend on this second-messenger level. Elevated cAMP stimulated thallus growth and delayed gametangia development; decreased cAMP inhibited thallus growth and accelerated maturation of both antheridia and oogonia. These results suggest that the cAMP pathway participates in regulation of developmental processes in Chara vulgaris and that thallus growth and gametangia development require different cAMP levels in cells.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2013 · Acta biologica Cracoviensia. Series botanica