Alexey Seregin

Alexey Seregin
Lomonosov Moscow State University | MSU · Faculty of Biology

Doktor nauk (DSc), 2014; Kandidat nauk (PhD), 2007

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Introduction
We are digitizing the Moscow University Herbarium (MW), the second largest herbarium of Russia with 1,044,000 specimens (and 22K new accessions in 2016!). 970K specimens are scanned at the moment making the eighth largest digital herbarium in the world available online (after P, L, NY, US, PE, BR, and MEXU). Until 2018, the project was supported by the Russian Science Foundation (РНФ, project 14-50-00029). Currently, we made some new grant proposals to develop the platform and content in line with the "Atlas of Russian Flora", "Checklist of Russian Flora", "Flora of the Moscow City" and some others. Our portal with 911K scans (970K by the end of 2018) is available at https://plant.depo.msu.ru/ and via GBIF. I am proud to lead the Moscow Herbarium team.
Additional affiliations
August 2015 - October 2015
Universität Osnabrück
Position
  • DAAD alumni
September 2014 - October 2014
Universität Osnabrück
Position
  • DAAD alumni
March 2014 - July 2016
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Position
  • Herbarium Curator & Leading Research Fellow
Education
October 2004 - September 2007
July 1999 - June 2004
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Field of study
  • Geography

Publications

Publications (284)
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We report 323 new vascular plant species for the Sevastopol area, an administrative unit in the south-western Crimea. Records of 204 species are confirmed by herbarium specimens, 60 species have been reported recently in literature and 59 species have been either photographed or recorded in field in 2008 –2014. Seventeen species and nothospecies ar...
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The taxonomic circumscription of Allium saxatile s.l. (Amaryllidaceae), widely distributed from Italy to China, has been controversial with the number of accepted species ranging from three to seven. The aims of this study include a morphological and molecular revision of the group, a thorough nomenclatural study of available names and the reconstr...
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Extensive data on vascular plant flora of Vladimir Oblast, Russia collected within the framework of a grid survey, were published by the author earlier in the “Flora of Vladimir Oblast, Russia: checklist and atlas” (Seregin, 2012). The second book of the series is an analytical part of the survey. General part of the book reviews methods of grid da...
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This is a comprehensive checklist of Vladimir Oblast flora covering 1371 species of vascular plants and 230 species of bryophytes. A brief nomenclatural section based on regional bibliography, ecological preferences, grid frequency, distribution within landscapes and administrative units are given for each species, as well as some notes on nomencla...
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Digitisation of collections (databasing of label information and imaging) is a recent trend in herbarium management. Public access to such information via the Internet makes collections more broadly useful and improves scientific research. The Moscow University Herbarium (MW) received a grant from the Russian Science Foundation (8,000,000 RUR; 142,...
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The Skvortsov Herbarium of the Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden, Russian Academy of Sciences (MHA) in the 1945-1980s dealt with vascular plants and only scattered occasional collections of bryophytes and lichens were accumulated there without special arrangement. Since the late 1980s, the bryophyte studies in the MHA Herbarium became permanent and sev...
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This is a compilative dataset based upon digitisation and databasing of multiple references. The mission of this resource is to enable direct access to a large array of floristic data published in 1975-2021 in hardly available journals, serials, monographs and technical reports written in Russian. Submit a new reference | Отправить новый источник:...
Technical Report
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Project “Flora of Russia | Flora of Russia” on iNaturslist is an initiative of Lomonosov Moscow State University. In three years, the project collected ca. 1,625,000 research-grade observations. The report was generated semi-automatically in the form of screenshots–three for each regional project. These are (1) a header with general statistics, (2)...
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Quaternary climatic fluctuations changed the floristic composition of large areas and forced biota to repeated movements following gradients of their ecological tolerance. Different and contrasting patterns of responses were reported for various species. In this study we focused on Adenophora liliifolia, a perennial herbaceous species representing...
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Supplementary figures: Fig. S1. Nerium oleander L.; Fig. S2. Mirabilis jalapa L. (photographs by P. Novák)
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Ryazan Oblast, situated in the central part of European Russia, has a long tradition of biodiversity research. Large distributional, ecological and phenological data on various taxonomic groups are available from this territory, mainly in the form of paper publications items, undigitised museum collections and archival sources. The purpose of this...
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Supplements Supplement Figure 1. SplitsTree scheme of the second evolutionary lineage of the genus Allium based on ITS sequences. Supplement Figure 2. Phylogenetic tree of second evolutionary lineage of the genus Allium, based on trnL-trnF sequences. Numbers by nodes represent bootstrap support (1000 replicates) and Bayesian probabilities. Joint pr...
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Background: Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) has uneven data coverage across taxonomic, spatial and temporal dimensions. Temporal imbalances in the data coverage are particularly dramatic. Thus, 188.3M GBIF records were made in 2020, more than the whole lot of the currently available pre-1986 electronic data. This underscores the im...
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The purpose of this dataset is to deliver to a wider audience in the form of GBIF-mediated data vast floristic materials collected by the author across various localities of European Russia from 2001-2019 (Arkhangelsk, Tver, Vladimir, Tula, Lipetsk, Voronezh Oblasts, Krasnodar Krai, City of Moscow and Komi Republic). Taxonomic data on vascular plan...
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Background: The dataset covers wild tracheophytes (native species, naturalised aliens and casuals) of Vladimir Oblast, Russia. It includes only one occurrence per species per grid square, thereby recently confirmed earlier records are not duplicated. Georeferences are based on the WGS84 grid scheme with 342 squares with areas ranging from 94.7 km2...
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Phylogenetic and phylogeographic patterns in Allium section Decipientia (subgenus Melanocrommyum) were analysed, including most species of this section and representative species of most other sections of the monophyletic Allium subgenus Melanocrommyum. We constructed a molecular phylogenetic tree based on predominantly non-coding sequences from nu...
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Phylogenetic and phylogeographic patterns in Allium section Decipientia (subgenus Melanocrommyum) were analysed, including most species of this section and representative species of most other sections of the monophyletic Allium subgenus Melanocrommyum. We constructed a molecular phylogenetic tree based on predominantly non-coding sequences from nu...
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The arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi are a globally‐distributed group of soil organisms that play critical roles in ecosystem function. However, the ecological niches of individual AM fungal taxa are poorly understood. We collected >300 soil samples from natural ecosystems worldwide and modelled the realized niches of AM fungal virtual taxa (VT; a...
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Project “Flora of Russia | Flora of Russia” on iNaturslist is an initiative of Lomonosov Moscow State University. In two years, the project collected ca. 897,000 research grade observations. This report was generated semi-automatically in the form of screenshots–three for each regional project. These are (1) a header with general statistics, (2) a...
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TUL Herbarium presents collections from Tula Oblast stored at the Tula State Lev Tolstoy Pedagogical University, Russia, which is an educational and scientific institution that supports various types of scientific activities, including research on biodiversity and nature conservation. The university is a holder of some biological collections, such...
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The "Flora of Russia" project on iNaturalist brought together professional scientists and amateur naturalists from all over the country. Over 10,000 people were involved in the data collection. Within 20 months, the participants accumulated 750,143 photo observations of 6,857 species of the Russian flora. This constitutes the largest dataset of ope...
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"Flora of Russia" project on iNaturalist: spatial data from 10 thousand volunteers (Russian language presentation)
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Floristics in the era of big data (Russian language presentation). Since 2015, Lomonosov Moscow State University team has created two largest datasets of e-data on the floristic diversity of Russia, i.e. the Moscow Digital Herbarium (https://plant.depo.msu.ru/) and the portal “Flora of Russia | Flora of Russia” on iNaturalist (https://www.inaturali...
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Background: World herbaria with 387.5M specimens (Thiers 2019) are being rapidly digitised. At least 79.9M plant specimens (20.6%) are already databased throughout the globe in the standard form of GBIF-mediated data. The contribution of smaller herbaria has been steadily growing over the last few years due to cost reduction, usage of platforms an...
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"Flora of Russia" at iNaturalist: a collective portrait (Russian language presentation)
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Moscow Digital Herbarium: through regional web portals towards a consortium (Russian language presentation). Moscow Digital Herbarium launched in 2016 by Moscow University is a consortium since 2019. The Herbarium of Main Botanical Garden, RAS (MHA) and Herbarium of Tula State Pedagogical University (TUL) are now available through this platform. IR...
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The "Flora of Russia" project on iNaturalist brought together professional scientists and amateur naturalists from all over the country. Over 10,000 people are involved in the data collection. Within 20 months the participants accumulated over 750,000 photo observations of 6,853 species of the Russian flora. This constitutes the largest dataset of...
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Flora of Russia on iNaturalist backup 2020 Sep 08 (886K records in total). Metadata only and hyperlinks to photos in csv format. The “Flora of Russia” project on iNaturalist brought together professional scientists and amateur naturalists from all over the country. Over 10,000 people participate in data collection. In 20 months, the participants co...
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Найдено шесть новых заносных видов для Новосибирской обл., а также 13 видов (как аборигенных, так и адвентивных) новых для отдельных районов.
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Drastic recircumscription of Pentanema (Asteraceae) resulted in transfers of many species from Inula, whereas hybrids with binomials did not receive new combinations yet. However, names for interspecific hybrids of Inula auct. are in active current use, and a dozen of nothospecies are being regularly mentioned in floras, checklists, and research pa...
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Flora of Russia on iNaturalist backup 2020 07 23 (725K records). Metadata only and hyperlinks to photos in csv format. The “Flora of Russia” project on iNaturalist brought together professional scientists and amateur naturalists from all over the country. Over 8400 people participate in data collection. In 18 months, the participants collected 610...
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This is the twelfth of a series of miscellaneous contributions, by various authors, where hitherto unpublished data relevant to both the Med-Checklist and the Euro+Med (or Sisyphus) projects are presented. This instalment deals with the families Asparagaceae (incl. Hyacinthaceae), Boraginaceae, Cactaceae, Caryophyllaceae, Chenopodiaceae, Compositae...
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A web-resource, the Moscow Digital Herbarium (https://plant.depo.msu.ru/), was launched by the Lomonosov Moscow State University in October, 2016 for publication of specimens imaged and databased in the Moscow University Herbarium (MW) (Seregin, 2018). In 2015–2018, a commercial partner scanned 93% of the regular herbarium collections at 300 dpi an...
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Flora of Russia on iNaturalist backup 2020 06 01 (460K records). Metadata only and hyperlinks to photos in csv format. The “Flora of Russia” project on iNaturalist brought together professional scientists and amateur naturalists from all over the country. Over 5600 people participate in data collection. In 17 months, the participants collected 395...
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We launched two resources on the flora of the Northwest Caucasus with open online access – https://krasnodar.depo.msu.ru/ и https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/krasnodar-krai-flora. == Создано два ресурса по флоре Северо-Западного Кавказа со свободным онлайн доступом – https://krasnodar.depo.msu.ru/ и https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/krasnodar...
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Flora of Russia on iNaturalist backup 2020 05 10 (367K records) Metadata only and hyperlinks to photos in csv format The “Flora of Russia” project on iNaturalist brought together professional scientists and amateur naturalists from all over the country. Over 4700 people participate in data collection. In one year, the participants collected over...
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The “Flora of Russia” project on iNaturalist brought together professional scientists and amateur naturalists from all over the country. Over 3800 people participate in data collection. In one year, the participants collected over 220000 photo observations on 5689 species of the Russian flora. This is the third largest dataset of open distributiona...
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The article presents the results of measuring the DNA content by flow cytometry of S. sanguinolenta and S. borealis species in 50 populations from natural habitats of Russia and Mongolia. Two probable cytotypes for S. sanguinolenta, as well as single samples with multiple changes, and two cytotypes for S. borealis were identified. Samples with the...
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Backup of the "Flora of Russia" project on iNaturalist, part 1
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Backup of the "Flora of Russia" project on iNaturalist, part 2
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MHA Herbarium presents in GBIF collections from Moscow Region (Moscow City and Moscow Oblast). The Moscow collections (i.e. 49,622 specimens) were imaged by MHA staff members in 2019. The imaging of 40K specimens was supported by the research project 19-34-70018 funded by RFBR and Moscow city Government (“Flora of Moscow” Information System on Mosc...
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Abstract. The flora of vascular plants of the Troyeruchitsa State Nature Reserve and three surrounding settlements was studied. In 2016–2019, I recorded 489 species of native and alien plants on an area of 10 km2 (supplemented with 12 species from papers published earlier), including 456 species growing within the reserve and 45 species along its b...
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World herbaria with 387.5M specimens (Thiers, 2019) are being rapidly digitized. At least 77M plant specimens (20%) are already databased throughout the globe in the standard form of GBIF-mediated data. About 55M specimens are imaged, but only 21.6M of them are concentrated in the top-ten largest digital herbaria – P, L, NY, US, PE, BR, MEXU, MW, K...
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The Flora of Russia project on iNaturalist (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/flora-of-russia) brought together professional scientists and amateur naturalists from all over the country. Over 3,800 people participate in data collection. In one year, the participants collected over 220,000 photo observations on 5,689 species of the Russian flora....
Technical Report
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Project “Flora of Russia | Flora of Russia” on iNaturslist is an initiative of Lomonosov Moscow State University. For the first year, the project collected ca. 215,000 new research grade observations. This report was generated semi-automatically in the form of screenshots–four for each regional project. These are (1) a header, (2) general statistic...
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TUL Herbarium presents in GBIF collections from Tula Oblast. The Tula collections (ca. 9,000 specimens) were imaged in December 2019 - January 2020. The imaging was supported by the research project 19-44-710002 (Diversity assessment and visualization of the Tula Oblast flora using modern data technologies) funded by RFBR and Tula Oblast Government...
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Russian-language presentation "Regional portals of the Moscow Digital Herbarium: City of Moscow, Krasnodar Krai, Tula Oblast"
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"Flora of Moscow" Information System on Moscow Digital Herbarium web-platform (Russian-language presentation) ABSTRACT. In the first year (until 15 Oct 2019), the work on the project went towards the accumulation and structuring of electronic data on the diversity of vascular plants in Moscow. The first block of activities was related to the proc...
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Russian-language presetation "Collections of the Moscow University Herbarium". Actualized stats on specimens, collectors and years. An important historical milestone.
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Russian-language presentation "Гербарий в цифровую эпоху" on current state of digitization activity in Moscow University Herbarium in the global context. Actual figures, maps, and graphs.
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Russian-language presentation for the general audience (iNaturalist Word Tour - Тверь: почему человек со смартфоном эффективнее ученых в изучении биоразнообразия?)
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Stretching 8000 km from the Pannonian basin and the Danube delta in the West to the Manchuria region in the East and reaching up to 1000 km in width, the Eurasian steppe belt is the vastest steppe region worldwide. However, our knowledge about the temporal and spatial patterns of floral origin and evolution of the Eurasian Steppe is limited and inc...
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В 2020 г. Россия впервые примет участие в City Nature Challenge. Четыре весенних дня десятки тысяч горожан по всему миру с фотоаппаратами и смартфонами ищут объекты живой природы - растения, грибы и животных. Почему это важно для учёных, что такое информатика биоразнообразия и как человек с телефоном превращается в ученого расскажет ведущий научный...
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Moscow Digital Herbarium is an initiative of the Moscow State University. In 2015, we started complete imaging of the Moscow University Herbarium (MW) at 300 dpi (1). This budget-consuming work was completely covered by the megagrant # 14-50-00029 from the Russian Science Foundation (РНФ). Year by year our commercial partner imaged all geographical...
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The paper presents new records of 24 vascular plant species from 11 Eurasian countries. One taxon (Orobanche laxissima) is reported from Armenia; one (Epipactis condensata) from Azerbaijan; two (Phragmites americanus, Polygala multicaulis) from Belarus; one (Stipa cauca-sica) from Egypt; one (Puccinellia hauptiana) from Kyrgyzstan; three (Aquilegia...
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The Noahs Ark project, afoot at M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University since 2015 and aimed at studying biodiversity, is the largest ongoing Russian project in life sciences. During its implementation, several hundred new species have been described; a comprehensive genetic and biochemical characterization of these species, as well as that of the p...
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Moscow Digital Herbarium, the largest Russian biodiversity database (presentation in Russian) == Цифровой гербарий МГУ – крупнейшая российская база данных о биоразнообразии (презентация на русском языке)
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Massive imaging of herbarium collections is performed only in a few countries, leading to disproportions in geographical coverage of the world’s flora across virtual herbaria. The Moscow University Herbarium (MW) digitised all Asian collections in 2016–2017 and published them online at https://plant.depo.msu.ru/, including 3283 specimens from Turke...
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We are digitizing the Moscow University Herbarium (MW), the second largest herbarium of Russia with 1,037,059 specimens. About 911,000 specimens are scanned at the moment making the eighth largest digital herbarium in the world available online. Currently, we are developing the platform and content in line with the atlas of Russian flora, checklist...
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Цифровой гербарий МГУ (https://plant.depo.msu.ru/) – результат работ по полной оцифровке фондовой коллекции Гербария Московского университета. На грант РНФ № 14–50–00029 мы отсканировали и опубликовали в интернете изображения 911 тыс. гербарных образцов. Из них около 638 тыс. образцов – это растения, собранные в России. Второй этап развития Цифрово...
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The "Noah's Ark" project, afoot at M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University since 2015 and aimed at studying biodiversity, is the largest ongoing Russian project in life sciences. During its implementation, several hundred new species have been described; a comprehensive genetic and biochemical characterization of these species, as well as that of th...
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The Red Data Book of Sevastopol contains information on 384 species of plants and animals that protected in the administrative boundaries of Sevastopol region, including 176 species and subspecies of vascular plants, 11 species of algae and 19 fungi. In turn 178 animal species and subspecies, including 122 species of invertebrates and 56 species of...
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Moscow Digital Herbarium (https://plant.depo.msu.ru/) is the sixth largest library of imaged herbarium specimens in the world. We are adding constantly new images of recently collected specimens, transcriptions of the labels, and manual georeferences. As of 4 May 2018, Moscow Digital Herbarium hosts 911,543 images of 914,324 specimens, 101,415 capt...
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Серегин А.П. Цифровой гербарий МГУ: информационная система и контент (полное описание в скриншотах). Москва, 2018. 260 с. Seregin A.P. Moscow Digital Herbarium: a system and content (complete screenshot description). Moscow, 2018. 260 p. (in Russian). Разделы 1. Главная страница 2. Форма расширенного поиска 3. Табличная выдача результатов (рас...
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The ultrasound-assisted extraction method for isolation of 17 sugars and sugar alcohols from conifers with a subsequent hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method for their determination is proposed. The optimization of extraction parameters was carried out using Taguchi – L9 orthogonal array experimental design f...
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Digitisation of the Moscow University Herbarium is a valuable contribution to the collections already imaged all over the globe. Our web-portal is the only place where one can consult the images of hundreds of species described from Russia and adjacent countries. Further databasing of these materials will fill large gaps in electronic distributiona...
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Цифровой гербарий МГУ: как это работает? [презентация на русском] Five branches including "The Plants" branch are working within the grant of the complex science programs of Russian Science Foundation (#14–50–00029) under V.A. Sadovnichiy since the end of 2014. Nine groups are forming the branch, and one of them is developing the Moscow Digital He...
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Цифровой гербарий МГУ: зачем ботаникам big data? [Moscow Digital Herbarium: why botanists need big data?
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Moscow Digital Herbarium: how it works? (conference paper, in Russian). Five branches including "The Plants" branch are working within the grant of the complex science programs of Russian Science Foundation (#14–50–00029) under V.A. Sadovnichiy since the end of 2014. Nine groups are forming the branch, and one of them is developing the Moscow Digit...
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In this study, by means of the Taguchi Method-L9 orthogonal array experimental design, the extraction conditions of the UAE method for 4 parameters at 3 levels have been optimized. The use of this method allowed to achieve a high degree of extraction of sugars and sugars alcohols from foliage of conifers. Also, a high degree of extraction was connr...
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Moscow University Herbarium (MW) is the second largest herbarium in Russia after the Komarov Institute. The herbarium is focused on the flora of temperate Eurasia with an emphasis on the flora of Russia. The collections of MW include 1,030,669 specimens (incl. 4.8K type specimens) (62nd place in the world’s ranking) representing 37,200 species and...
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The paper presents new records for 29 vascular plant species from 12 Eurasian countries. Seven taxa (Agave sisalana, Austrocylindropuntia subulata, Lagurus ovatus subsp. nanus, Opuntia stricta, Orobanche serbica, Oxalis articulata, Vitis × instabilis) are reported from Albania, one (Allium carinatum) from the Europaean part of Russia, six (Dipsacus...
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In 2015–2016, 785887 specimens were scanned at the Herbarium of Moscow State University (MW), which comprised 77.7% of the total collection. The metadata of the digital herbarium include the identifier (ID) of each specimen, its species name, and geographical reference (area code). As the largest in Russia database with respect to biodiversity, the...
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В 2015-2016 гг. в Гербарии МГУ (MW) было отсканировано 785 887 образцов, или 77.7% общего объема коллекции. Отмечено, что метаданные Цифрового гербария МГУ включают для каждого образца уникальный идентификатор, номенклатуру и привязку к географическим районам. Установлено, что крупнейшая в России база данных по биоразнообразию состоит из изображени...
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Цифровой гербарий МГУ: новые возможности Что это такое? • Цифровой гербарий МГУ – результат работ по сканированию фондов гербария Московского университета. • Источник финансирования: грант РНФ «Научные основы создания национального банка-депозитария живых систем» (№ 14-50-00029). • Крупнейшая в России база данных по разнообразию растений.
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За десятилетний период накоплены новые обширные данные по флоре сосудистых растений национального парка, в том числе в результате повторного сеточного картирования территории, проведенного автором в 2012 г. Для каждого вида составлена карта распространения на сеточной основе по 80 ячейкам площадью 24,1–24,5 км2. Кратко охарактеризованы географическ...
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Presentation for the talk given at ”Biodiversity informatics and Mapping Asia Plants (MAP)” Symposium at the XIX International Botanical Congress (Shenzhen, China, 2017)
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Imaging of specimens is the modern trend in the herbarium management. Today, at least 62 herbaria have 1 M+ specimens and at least eight herbaria have estimated their collections as 1 M. Even in the larger herbaria mass digitisation is still not a common practice. In late 2014, the Moscow University Herbarium (MW) had received direct investment for...