Catană Rodica

Catană Rodica
Institute of Biology Bucharest, Romanian Academy

PhD

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Education
October 2005 - December 2009
October 2001 - October 2002
University of Bucharest
Field of study
  • Comparative biology of the normal and tumoral cell

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Publications (33)
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Soil nutrients influence all stages (reproduction, growth, and development) of a plant species’ life, and it is known that the deficit and/or toxicity of one or more nutrients has negative effects on the production of crops of commercial interest. Ecuador represents one of the “mega-diverse” countries in the world, with an agricultural sector of gr...
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Urban areas face numerous provocations, such as air, water, and soil contamination. Additionally, urban lakes have numerous beneficial services that contribute to urban sustainability. In urban aquatic ecosystems, X-ray fluorescence can provide complex answers regarding the presence of elements associated with environmental risk. The study aimed to...
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Moringa oleifera Lam. contains numerous essential constituents found in all plant parts (leaves, pods, and seeds). From all its edible parts, the leaf represents an effective remedy with high potential for medicinal applications. Ecuador is part of the new promising cultivation areas for Moringa, and therefore our study is emphasized to determine t...
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Elaeis guineensis Jacq. has gained a reputation in the food industry as an incredible crop capable of supplying the world's largest edible oil production. In Ecuador, an important oil palm-producing country, this crop is affected in a high percentage by the bud rot disease, which is responsible for palm death. The main objective of the investigatio...
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Asplenium adulterinum Milde represents one of the natural heritages which have to be protected due to their scientific importance. In the actual context of global warming with myriad effects on biodiversity, the ex-situ conservation of A. adulterinum should be a priority. The possibility to obtain genetically stable individuals through in vitro tec...
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This Special Issue brings together some interconnected topics related to fungi and plants such as biodiversity, taxonomy, conservation, molecular phylogeny, ecology, and plant-fungal interactions. Additionally, some applied aspects are covered, such as phytoremediation, the improvement of spinach growth by biochar and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi,...
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The estimation of global biodiversity and its conservation is an old, but still unresolved, concern in biology [...]
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Fine flavor cocoa is a unique category of cocoa that produces almonds with high aromatic potential and several sensory benefits that make it different from the basic or ordinary cocoas. Ecuador is the world’s leader in the production and export of fine flavor cocoa, responsible for 63% of the world’s total production due to the commercialization of...
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Urban lakes play important roles in microclimate regulation such as controlling run-off and groundwater recharge, as well as being a source of water supply and a habitat for a wide variety of flora and fauna. Bucharest has a wide variety of water resources where phytoplankton represent the dominant primary producer, the defining biological factor f...
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Nowadays, climate change is not the only threat facing our planet. There are also other types of pollution such as waste that poisons soils and water and kills plants, harming humans and animals. Sustainability represents a key issue for the actual Global Citizen. For this reason, our article is dedicated to offering biofriendly solutions to decrea...
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This study analyzed the metabolic potential of some functional groups of bacteria in aquatic urban systems and evaluated the abundance of communities of total heterotrophic bacteria in the water in relation to the monitored physico-chemical factors. The results obtained showed seasonal differences, especially in spring. The high values of the abund...
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Our aim was to elaborate an efficient and reproducible protocol for medium-term culture of the threatened taxon Dianthus nardiformis. To reduce the growth, sucrose, mannitol, polyethylene glycol, Abscisic acid and Jasmonic acid were tested. For assessing the in vitro response, the growth and regeneration were registered after different time interva...
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Despite the growing list of elements assessed and recognised as environmental and human health hazards, pollution monitoring and mitigation strategies are mandatory only for a limited number of metals, for which ambient air quality limits are defined by national and international policies. In order to overcome this deficiency, and promote cost-effe...
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Due to the overexploitation, many medicinal plants are in decline. Enhancing the seed germination and the vigorous seedlings production is crucial for their cultivation and for ex situ conservation. Seven medicinal plant species were studied concerning seed germination as effect of different treatments (sterilization procedures and stimulation of g...
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This review presents the current state of biotechnological approaches for some spontaneous medicinal plants in Romania based on literature published throughout the worlds during the last decade. From a total of 122 species that were listed in 2014 as strictly forbidden for collection, 47 species were selected for a biotechnological investigation (b...
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This review presents the current state of biotechnological approaches for some spontaneous medicinal plants in Romania based on literature published throughout the worlds during the last decade. From a total of 122 species that were listed in 2014 as strictly forbidden for collection, 47 species were selected for a biotechnological investigation (b...
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In the endemic and vulnerable taxon Moehringia jankae, a micropropagation protocol for ex situ preservation purpose was established. In vitro cultures were started from aseptic germinated seeds. Single or combinated treatments were used, M. jankae seeds being extremelly contaminated. The most effective sterilization agent was 2.7% sodium dichlorois...
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Biomonitoring, i.e. using plant species for measuring pollution levels, has been previously explored in several locations using various protocols and organisms in the search for effective strategies and practices for monitoring and reducing the levels of pollution. Here we present a tested and functional cost-effective method of using the foliar ac...
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In the endemic and vulnerable taxon Moehringia jankae, a micropropagation protocol for ex situ preservation purpose was established. In vitro cultures were started from aseptic germinated seeds. Single or combinated treatments were used, M. jankae seeds being extremelly contaminated. The most effective sterilization agent was 2.7% sodium dichlorois...
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A successful management and preservation of the natural populations is depending on accurate assessment of genetic diversity. Knowledge of genetic diversity within a population is important for the conservation of the species. Our aim was to assess the genetic diversity in Draba dorneri Heuff. population (Brassicaceae family)—an endemic plant speci...
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Taking into account the strong decrease of plant diversity owing to the anthropically modified environment and climatic changes, it is necessary to adopt integrative measures performed both in situ and ex situ to ensure plant preservation. Among ex situ methods, besides classical ones, plant biotechnologies bring an important contribution for biodi...
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Germination of the seeds is the primary step for plant development in vivo and also in vitro conditions. The seed germination rates vary between different species, altitudes of the habitats, site locations and years, but without clear trends. In the case of endangered plant species the number of seeds may be limited or they have problems concerning...
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Our aim was to establish an efficient and reproducible system for producing synthetic seeds from recurrent somatic embryogenesis in long-term cultures of Gentiana lutea L. This species is a vulnerable medicinal plant, protected both at the national and international levels, and is included in different Red Lists and Books. In vitro culture, as an a...
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In this study we intended to check the genetic stability of micropropagated shoots obtained through indirect organogenesis of a rare, Carpathian endemic Erigeron nanus Schur plant species using the RAPD techniques. Our study is joining to the Convention on Biological Diversity’s 2010 target, which consists in the reduction of the current rate of bi...
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Our aim was to establish an optimized protocol for in vitro short-term conservation of the vulnerable species Dianthus nardiformis Janka belonging to Romanian Flora.For our purpose, different culture media compositions were tested: complex variants added with plant growth regulators and simplified media with low levels of macro- and microelements.T...
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the aspects of medium term conservation under slow growth conditions of two rare plant species from Caryophyllaceae family: Gypsophila petraea (Baumg.) Rchb. and Dianthus callizonus Schott et Kotschy. Different methods like reducing carbon source, reducing mineral concentration and temperatures (25°C and 10...
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The plant germplasm collections represent an important way for ex situ conservation of plant species on short, medium or long-term period of time. In order to establish a reproducible protocol for the introduction to in vitro gene bank collection based on tissue cultures of two rare taxa -Dianthus spiculifolius and D. glacialis ssp. gelidus, morpho...
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For ex situ preservation purpose, starting for immature seeds in vitro culture were established. Different developmental ways were described as direct morphogenesis, callusogenesis and somatic embryogenesis.

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https://www.ibiol.ro/biomonro/en/index.htm Objective 1. Preparing protocols for the use of species in biomonitoring programs Objective 2. Establishing the national system of active and passive biomonitoring of heavy metals Objective 3. Identifying methods and techniques to reduce the concentration of airborne heavy metals Objective 4. Establishing the national system for collecting, integrating and processing data on heavy metal biomonitoring data Objective 5. Developing the national warning system in case of long term environmental impact