Alexei E. Solovchenko

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  1. Gitelson, A.A., Gamon, J.A. and Solovchenko, A.E. 2017. Multiple drivers of seasonal change in PRI: Implications for photosynthesis. 1. Leaf level. Remote Sensing of Environment. 191: 110-116. DOI 10.1016/j.rse.2016.12.014.

  2. Gitelson, A.A., Gamon, J.A. and Solovchenko, A.E. 2017. Multiple drivers of seasonal change in PRI: Implications for photosynthesis. 2. Stand level. Remote Sensing of Environment. 191: 198206. DOI 10.1016/j.rse.2016.12.015.

  3. Mishanin, V.I., Trubitsin, B.V., Patsaeva, S.V., Ptushenko, V.V., Solovchenko, A.E., and Tikhonov, A.N. 2017. Acclimation of shade-tolerant and light-resistant Tradescantia species to growth light: chlorophyll a fluorescence, electron transport, and xanthophyll content. Photosynthesis Research. DOI 10.1007/s11120-017-0339-1. In press.

  4. Ptushenko V.V., Ptushenko O.S., Samoilova O.P., Solovchenko A.E. 2017. Analysis of photoprotection and apparent non-photochemical quenching of chlorophyll fluorescence in Tradescantia leaves based on the rate of irradiance-induced changes in optical transparence. Biochemistry (Moscow). In press.


  5. Minyuk, G.S., Chelebieva, E.S., Chubchikova, I.N., Dantsyuk, N.V., Drobetskaya, I.V., Sakhon, E.G., Chivkunova, O.B., Chekanov, K.A., Lobakova, E.S., Sidorov, R.A., and Solovchenko, A.E. 2016. pH and CO2 effects on Coelastrella (Scotiellopsis) rubescens growth and metabolism. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology. 63(4): 566-574. DOI 10.1134/S1021443716040105

  6. Chekanov, K., Lukyanov, A., Boussiba, S., Aflalo, C., Solovchenko, A.E. 2016. Modulation of photosynthetic activity and hotoprotection in Haematococcus pluvialis cells during their conversion into haematocysts and back. Photosynthsis Research. 128(3): 313-323.

  7. Shebanova, A., Ismagulova, T., Solovchenko, A.E., Baulina, O., Lobakova, E., Ivanova, A., Moiseenko, A., Shaitan, K., Polshakov, V., Nedbal, L., and Gorelova, O. 2016. Versatility of the green microalga cell vacuole function as revealed by analytical transmission electron microscopy. Protoplasma. DOI 10.1007/s00709-016-1024-5.

  8. Vasilieva, S.G., Lobakova, E.S., Lukyanov, A A., and Solovchenko, A.E. 2016. Immobilized microalgae in biotechnology. Moscow University Biological Sciences Bulletin. 71(3): 170176. 10.3103/S0096392516030135.

  9. Baulina, O., Gorelova, O., Solovchenko, A.E., Chivkunova, O., Semenova, L., Selyakh, I., Scherbakov, P., Burakova, O., and Lobakova, E. 2016. Diversity of the nitrogen starvation responses in subarctic Desmodesmus sp. (Chlorophyceae) strains isolated from symbioses with invertebrates. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 92: fiw031. doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiw031.

  10. Solovchenko, A.E., Verschoor, A.M., Jablonowski, N.D., and Nedbal, L. 2016. Phosphorus from wastewater to crops: an alternative path involving microalgae. Biotechnology Advances. 34(5): 550-564.

  11. Ptushenko V.V., and Solovchenko, A.E. 2016. Tolerance of the photosynthetic apparatus to acidification of the growth medium as a possible determinant of CO2-tolerance of a symbiotic microalga Desmodesmus sp. IPPAS-2014. Biochemistry (Moscow). 81(12): 1531-1537. DOI 10.1134/S0006297916120142.

  12. Solovchenko, A.E., Semenova, L.R., Selyakh, I.O., Shcherbakov, P.N., Chekanov, K.A., Chivkunova, O.B., Dolnikova, G.A., and Lobakova E.S. 2016. Assessment of a new Chlorella vulgaris (Chlorophyta) IPPAS C-2015 strain for application in poultry wastewater bioremediation. Biotekhnologiya (Biotechnology). 32(2): 7281.


  13. Chekanov K., and Solovchenko, A.E. 2015. Possibilities and limitations of non-destructive monitoring of the unicellular green microalgae (Chlorophyta) in the course of balanced growth. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology. 62(2): 270278. DOI 10.1134/S1021443715010033.

  14. Solovchenko, A.E., Gorelova, O.A., Baulina, O.I., Selyakh, I.O., Semenova, L.R., Chivkunova, O.B., Scherbakov, P.N., and Lobakova, E.S. 2015. Physiological plasticity of symbiotic Desmodesmus (Chlorophyceae) isolated from taxonomically distant White Sea invertebrates. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology. 125(3): 62(5): 653663. DOI 10.1134/S1021443715050167.

  15. Solovchenko, A.E. 2015. Recent breakthroughs in the biology of astaxanthin accumulation by microalgal cell. Photosynthesis Research. 125(3): 437449. DOI 10.1007/s11120-015-0156-3.

  16. Gorelova, O.A., Baulina, O.I., Solovchenko, A.E., Chekanov, K.A., Chivkunova, O.B., Fedorenko, T.A., and Lobakova, E.S. 2015. Similarity and diversity of the Desmodesmus spp. microalgae isolated from associations with White Sea invertebrates. Protoplasma. V.252: 489-503. DOI 10.1007/s00709-014-0694-0.

  17. Abu-Ghosh, S., Fixler, D., Dubinsky, Z., Solovchenko, A.M., Zigman, M., Yehoshua, Y., and Iluz, D. 2015. Flashing light enhancement of photosynthesis and growth occurs when photochemistry and photoprotection are balanced in Dunaliella salina. European Journal of Phycology. 50(4): 469480. DOI 09670262.2015.1069404.

  18. Abu-Ghosh, S., Pal-Nath, D., Markovitch, D., Solovchenko, A.M., Didi-Cohen, S., Portugal, I., Khozin-Goldberg, I., Cohen, Z., and Boussiba, S. 2015. A novel source of dihomo-γ-linolenic acid: possibilities and limitations of DHLA production in the high-density cultures of the Δ5 desaturase-mutant microalga Lobosphaera incisa. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology. 117: 760766. DOI 10.1002/ejlt.201400430.

  19. Solovchenko A., Selivanova E., Chekanov K., Sidorov R., Nemtseva N., and Lobakova, E. 2015. Induction of secondary carotenogenesis in new halophile microalgae from the genus Dunaliella (Chlorophyceae). Biochemistry (Moscow). 80(11): 1508-1513. DOI 10.1134/S0006297915110139.

  20. Solovchenko A., Gorelova O., Selyakh I., Pogosyan S., Baulina O., Semenova L., Chivkunova O., Voronova E., Konyukhov I., Scherbakov P., and Lobakova, E. 2015. A novel CO2-tolerant symbiotic Desmodesmus (Chlorophyceae, Desmodesmaceae): acclimation to and performance at a high carbon dioxide level. Algal Research. 11 399410. DOI 10.1016/j.algal.2015.04.011.

  21. Gorelova, O., Baulina, O., Solovchenko, A.M., Selyakh, I., Chivkunova, O., Semenova, L., Scherbakov, P., Burakova, O., and Lobakova, E. 2015. Coordinated rearrangements of assimilatory and storage cell compartments in a nitrogen-starving symbiotic chlorophyte cultivated under high light. Archives of Microbiology. 197: 181195. DOI 10.1007/s00203-014-1036-5.


  22. Solovchenko, A.M., Pogosyan, S., Chivkunova, O., Selyakh, I., Semenova, L., Voronova, E.,Scherbakov, P., Konyukhov, I., Chekanov, K., Kirpichnivok, M. and Lobakova, E. 2014. Phycoremediation of alcohol distillery wastewater with a novel Chlorella sorokiniana strain cultivated in a photobioreactor monitored on-line via chlorophyll fluorescence. Algal Research.

  23. Solovchenko, A.M., Lukyanov, A., Solovchenko, O., Didi-Cohen, S., Boussiba, S., and Khozin-Goldberg, I. 2014. Interactive effects of salinity, high light, and nitrogen starvation on fatty acid and carotenoid profiles in Nannochloropsis oceanica CCALA 804. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology 116: 635-644.


  24. Solovchenko, A.M., Solovchenko, O., Khozin-Goldberg, I., Didi-Cohen, S., Pal, D., Cohen, Z., Boussiba, S. 2013. Probing the effects of high-light stress on pigment and lipid metabolism in nitrogen-starving microalgae by measuring chlorophyll fluorescence transients: Studies with a Δ5 desaturase mutant of Parietochloris incisa (Chlorophyta, Trebouxiophyceae). Algal Research 2: 175-182

  25. Solovchenko, A.M. and Khozin-Goldberg, I. 2013. High-CO2 tolerance in microalgae: possible mechanisms and implications for biotechnology and bioremediation. Biotechnology Letters 35: 1745-1752

  26. Pal D, Khozin-Goldberg I, Didi-Cohen S, Solovchenko A, Batushansky A, Kaye Y, Sikron N, Samani T, Fait A, Boussiba S. 2013. Growth, lipid production and metabolic adjustments in the euryhaline eustigmatophyte Nannochloropsis oceanica CCALA 804 in response to osmotic downshift. Applied Microbiology and Biotehcnology 97: 8291-8306

  27. Solovchenko, A.M. E., Lukyanov, A. A., Vasilieva, S. G., Savanina, Ya.V., Solovchenko, O.V. and Lobakova. E.S. 2013. Possibilities of bioconversion of agricultural waste with the use of microalgae. Moscow University Biological Sciences Bulletin 68: 206-215. DOI 10.3103/S0096392514010118.

  28. Solovchenko A. E., Aflalo, C., Lukyanov, A. and Boussiba, S. 2013. Non-destructive monitoring of carotenogenesis in Haematococcus pluvialis via whole-cell optical density spectra. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 97: 4533-4541. DOI 10.1007/s00253-012-4677-9

  29. Solovchenko, A.E., Chivkunova, O.B., Semenova, L.R., Selyakh, I.O., Shcherbakov, P.N., Karpova, E.A. and Lobakova, E.S. 2013 Stress-Induced changes in pigment and fatty acid content in the microalga Desmodesmus sp. isolated from a white sea hydroid. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology 60: 313-321. DOI 10.1134/S1021443713030138

  30. Solovchenko, A.E. 2013. Physiology and adaptive significance of secondary carotenogenesis in green microalgae. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology 60: 1-13. DOI: 10.1134/S1021443713010081


  31. Gorelova O.A., Baulina O.I., Solovchenko A.E., Fedorenko T.A., Kravtsova T.R., Chivkunova O.B., Koksharova O.A., Lobakova E.S. 2012. Green microalgae isolated from associations with white sea invertebrates. Microbiology 4: 505-507. DOI 10.1134/S002626171204008X

  32. Solovchenko A.E. 2012. Physiological role of neutral lipid accumulation in eukaryotic microalgae under stresses. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology 2: 167-176

  33. Solovchenko A. E., Chivkunova, O., Sun, W. J. and Merzlyak, M. 2012. Reconstruction of microalgal suspension absorption spectra from reflectance spectra of the cells deposited on GF/F filters. Israeli Journal of Plant Sciences 60: 231-242 DOI 10.1560/IJPS.60.1-2.231


  34. Solovchenko, A.M. E. and Chivkunova, O. B. 2011. Physiological role of anthocyanin accumulation in common hazel juvenile Leaves. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology 58: 674-680

  35. O. A. Kudryavtseva1, I. S. Mazheika, A. E. Solovchenko, and O. V. Kamzolkina. 2011. Genetic Instability of the Short-Living Ascomycetous Fungus Podospora anserina induced by prolonged submerged cultivation. Microbiology 80: 784-796

  36. Solovchenko, A.E. Lobakova, E.S., Barsky, E. L., Savina, Y.V., Dolnikova, G.A. Lukyanov, A.A. and Kirpichnikov, M.P. 2011. Environmental photobiotechnology for wastewater treatment. Biotechnology 6: 70-88

  37. Solovchenko, A.M. E., Chivkunova, O.B., Merzlyak, M.N., Rudkovskii, V.A., Kozhina, L.V, Balakirev, A.E., Nazarov, Y.B. 2011. Approaches to the diagnosis of non-destructive physiological condition and damage of apples reflection in the visible region. Storage and processing of agricultural raw materials 4: 51-56

  38. Solovchenko A. E., Khozin-Goldberg, I., Recht, L. and Boussiba, S. 2011. Stress-induced changes in optical properties, pigment and fatty acid content of Nannochloropsis sp.: implications for non-destructive assay of total fatty acids. Marine Biotechnology 13: 527-535. DOI: 10.1007/s10126-010-9323-x.

  39. Solovchenko, A.M. E., Chivkunova, O.B. and Maslova, I. P. 2011. Pigment composition, resistance to photodamage and optical properties of the microalga Haematococcus pluvialis cultivated under high light. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology 58: 9-17

  40. Solovchenko A. E., Kozhina, L., Nazarov, Y. and Gudkovsky, V. 2011. Relationships between internal ethylene and optical reflectance in ripening Antonovka apples grown under sunlit and shaded conditions. Postharvest Biology and Technology 59: 206-209 DOI: 10.1016/j.postharvbio.2010.08.013.


  41. Solovchenko A. E., Khozin-Goldberg, I., Cohen, Z., Boussiba, S. and Merzlyak, M. N. 2010 Coordinated carotenoid and lipid syntheses induced in Parietochloris incisa (Chlorophyta, Trebouxiophyceae) mutant deficient in Δ5 desaturase by nitrogen starvation and high light. Journal of Phycololy 46: 763-772 DOI: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2010.00849.x

  42. Solovchenko A. E., Merzlyak, M. N. and Pogosyan, S. I. 2010 Irradiation-induced decrease of reflectance provides an insight into photoprotective mechanisms of ripening apple fruit. Plant and Science 178: 281-288

  43. Solovchenko A. E., Chivkunova, O. B., Gitelson, A. A. and Merzlyak, M. N. 2010 Non-destructive estimation pigment content, ripening, quality and damage in apple fruit with spectral reflection in the visible range. Fresh Produce 4: 91-102


  44. Solovchenko, A.M. E., Khozin-Goldberg, I., Cohen, Z. and Merzlyak, M. N. 2009 Carotenoid-to-chlorophyll ratio as a proxy for assay of total fatty acids and arachidonic acid content in the green microalga Parietochloris incisa. Journal of Applied Phycolgy 20: 361-366.


  45. Merzlyak M.N., Chivkunova O.B., Maslova I.P., Naqvi K.R., Solovchenko A.E., Klyachko-Gurvich G.L. 2008 Light absorption and scattering by cell suspensions of some cyanobacteria and microalgae. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology 55: 420-425 DOI: 10.1134/S1021443708030199

  46. Solovchenko, A.M. E., Khozin-Goldberg, I., Didi-Cohen, S., Cohen, Z. and Merzlyak, M. N. 2008 Effects of light intensity and nitrogen starvation on growth, total fatty acids and arachidonic acid in the green microalga Parietochloris incisa. Journal of Applied Phycolgy 20: 245-251

  47. Solovchenko, A.M. E., Khozin-Goldberg, I., Didi-Cohen, S., Cohen, Z. and Merzlyak, M. N. 2008 Effects of light and nitrogen starvation on the content and composition of carotenoids of the green microalga Parietochloris incisa. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology 55: 455-462.

  48. Solovchenko, A.M. E., Merzlyak, M. N., Chivkunova, O. B., Reshetnikova, I. V., Khozin-Goldberg, I. S. Didi-Cohen, S. and Cohen, Z. 2008 Effects of illumination and nitrogen starvation on accumulation of arachidonic acid by the microalga Parietochloris incisa. Moscow University Biological Sciences Bulletin 63: 44-48

  49. Solovchenko, A.M. E. and M.N. Merzlyak. 2008 Screening of visible and UV radiation as a photoprotective mechanism in plants. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology 55: 719-737 DOI: 10.1134/S1021443708060010

  50. Mark N. Merzlyak, Olga B. Chivkunova, Solovchenko A. E., K. Razi Naqvi. 2008 Light absorption by anthocyanins in juvenile, stressed and senescing leaves. Journal of Experimental Botany 59: 3903-3911


  51. Merzlyak, M. N., Chivkunova, O. B., Gorelova, O. A., Reshetnikova, I. V., Solovchenko, A.M. E., Khozin-Goldberg, I. and Cohen, Z. 2007 Effect of nitrogen starvation on optical properties, pigments and arachidonic acid content of the unicellular green alga Parietochloris incisa (trebouxiophyceae) chlorophyta. Journal of Phycology 43: 833-843


  52. Solovchenko A. E., Avertcheva, O. V. and Merzlyak, M. N. 2006 Elevated sunlight promotes ripening-associated pigment changes in apple fruit. Postharvest Biology and Technology 40: 183-189


  53. Solovchenko A. E., Chivkunova, O. B., Merzlyak, M. N. and Gudkovsky, V. A. 2005 Relationships between chlorophyll and carotenoid pigments during on- and off-tree ripening of apple fruits as revealed non-destructively with reflectance spectroscopy. Postharvest Biology and Technology 38: 9-17

  54. Merzlyak M.N., Solovchenko A. E., Smagin, A. I. and Gitelson, A. A. 2005 Apple flavonols during fruit adaptation to solar radiation: spectral features and technique for non-destructive assessment. Journal of Plant Physiology 162: 151-160

  55. Merzlyak M., Solovchenko A. E. and Pogosyan S. 2005 Optical properties of rhodoxanthin accumulated in Aloe arborescens Mill. leaves under high-light stress with special reference to its photoprotective function. Photochem. Photobiological Science 4: 333-340

  56. Solovchenko, A.M. E., Matthes, A. and Schmitz-Eiberger, M. 2005 The role of solar UV in long-term adaptation of ripening apple fruits to high sunlight. Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality 79: 72-76


  57. Merzlyak M.N., Gitelson A.A., Chivkunova O.B., Solovchenko A.E. and Pogosyan S.I. 2003 Application of reflectance spectroscopy for analysis of higher plant pigments. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology 50: 785-792

  58. Merzlyak M.N., Solovchenko A.E. and Gitelson A.A. 2003 Reflectance spectral features and non-destructive estimation of chlorophyll, carotenoid and anthocyanin content in apple fruit. Postharvest Biology and Technology 27: 197-211

  59. Sokolskaya S.V., Sveshnikova N.V., Kochetova G.V., Solovchenko A.E., Gostimski S.A. and Bashtanova O.B. 2003 Involvement of phytochrome in regulation of transpiration: red-/far red-induced responses in the chlorophyll-deficient mutant of pea. Functional Plant Biology 30: 1249-1259

  60. Solovchenko A. E. and Merzlyak M. 2003 Optical properties and contribution of cuticle to UV protection in plants: experiments with apple fruit. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences 2: 861-866

  61. Solovchenko A. E. and Schmitz-Eiberger M. 2003 Significance of skin flavonoids for UV-B-protection in apple fruits. Journal of Experimental Botany 54: 1977-1984


  62. Merzlyak M.N., Solovchenko A.E. and Chivkunova O.B. 2002 Patterns of pigment changes in apple fruits during adaptation to high sunlight and sunscald development. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 40: 679-684

  63. Merzlyak M.N. and Solovchenko A.E. 2002 Photostability of pigments in ripening apple fruit: a possible photoprotective role of carotenoids during plant senescence. Plant Science 163: 881-888


  64. Solovchenko A.E., Chivkunova O.B., Merzlyak M.N. and Reshetnikova I.V. A 2001 Spectrophotometric analysis of pigments in apples. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology 48: 801-808

  65. Chivkunova O.B., Solovchenko A.E., Sokolova S.G., Merzlyak M. N., Reshetnikova I.V. and Gitelson A.A. 2001 Reflectance spectral features and detection of superficial scald-induced browning in storing apple fruit. Journal of Russian Phytopathological Society 2: 73-77

    Chapters in book


  66. Solovchenko A. E.,Konstantin Chekanov. Production of carotenoids using microalgae cultivated in photobioreactors. In: Production of Biomass and Bioactive Compounds Using Bioreactor Technology. K.-Y. Paek et al. (eds.), Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht, 2014. DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-9223-3_4


  67. Solovchenko A. E.,Olga Chivkunova, and Mark Merzlyak. Reflectance-based non-destructive assay of leaf chlorophylls and carotenoids. In: Photosynthetic pigments - chemical structure, biological function and ecology. Eds.: T.Golovko, K.Strzalka. Komi Scientific Centre, 2013.Ch. 23. 326-339.

  68. Inna Khozin-Goldberg, Solovchenko A. E.,Dipasmita Pal, Zvi Cohen, Sammy Boussiba. Omega-3 and omega-6 LC-PUFA from photosynthetic microalgae: studies on Parietochloris incisa and Nannochloropsis sp. In: Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids: Sources, Antioxidant Properties and Health Benefits. Ch. 1. Ed.: A. Catala. Nova Science Publishers. Hauppauge, NY. 2013: 1-22. ISBN 978-1-62948-151-7.


  69. Solovchenko A. E., Khozin-Goldberg, i., Chivkunova, O. 2011 Real-time spectral techniques for detection of the buildup of valuable compounds and stress in microalgal cultures: implications for biotechnology. In: Microalgae: Biotechnology, Microbiology and Energy. Ed.: Melanie N. Johansen. Nova Science Publishers. Hauppauge, NY. 2011. ISBN: 978-1-61324-625-2

  70. Alexei Solovchenko (2011) Photoprotection of Plants via Optical Screening, on Photobiological Sciences Online (KC Smith, ed.) American Society for Photobiology,


  71. Solovchenko A.E. Photoprotection in Plants - Optical Screening-based Mechanisms. Springer Series in Biophysics. Vol. 14. Springer. 2010. 1st Edition., 2010, X, 167 p. ISBN: 978-3-642-13886-4.


  72. Merzlyak M.N., Solovchenko A.E., Chivkunova O.B., Khozin-Goldberg I, Didi-Cohen S., and Cohen Z. Effects of light and nitrogen availability on growth and accumulation of arachidonic acid in the microalga Parietochloris incisa. In: Industrial application of biotechnology. Krylov I.A., Zaikov G.E., eds. Nova Science Publishers. Hauppauge, NY. 2006. 9-16.

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Photophysiology of algae and plants
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