Marta Saługa

Research Assistant

Molecular Biogeography and Systematics Group
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Lubicz 46, 31‑512 Kraków, Poland


Research interests

  • Evolutionary history and biogeography of plants (mosses, vascular plants), in particular from southern polar regions (Antarctica), in the context of past climate changes.
  • DNA analyses in biogeography and systematics, including exploration of herbarium resources for molecular studies.

Recent publications (selected)

Wilk K., Pabijan M., Saługa M., Gaya E., Lücking R. 2021. Phylogenetic revision of South American Teloschistaceae (lichenized Ascomycota, Teloschistales) reveals three new genera and species. Mycologia 113: 278–299. DOI

Krajewski Ł., Adamec L., Saługa M., Bednarek-Ochyra H., Plášek V. 2020. Welcome to the Czech Republic again! Rare northern mosses Calliergon megalophyllum and Drepanocladus sordidus (Amblystegiaceae) in South Bohemia in light of their European distribution and habitat preferences. PhytoKeys 154: 111–136. DOI

Lenarczyk J., Saługa M., Piątek J. 2020. Integrative approach helps clarify confusing taxonomy of the Pseudopediastrum boryanum species complex (Chlorophyceae), including recognition of five distinct species. Journal of Phycology 56: 1557–1574. DOI

Saługa M. 2020. At the crossroads of botanical collections and molecular genetics laboratory: a preliminary study of obtaining amplifiable DNA from moss herbarium material. PeerJ 8: e9109. DOI

Lenarczyk J., Saługa M. 2018. Evolutionary relationships between the varieties of green algae Pediastrum boryanum and P. duplex s.l. (Chlorophyceae, Hydrodictyaceae). Fottea 18: 170‒188. DOI

Ronikier M., Saługa M., Jiménez J.A., Ochyra R., Stryjak-Bogacka M. 2018. Multilocus DNA analysis supports Didymodon gelidus (Musci, Pottiaceae) as a distinct endemic of the austral polar region. Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae 87: 3609. DOI

Saługa M., Ochyra R., Żarnowiec J., Ronikier M. 2018. Do Antarctic populations represent local or widespread phylogenetic and ecological lineages? Complicated fate of bipolar moss concepts with Drepanocladus longifolius as a case study. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 18: 263–278. DOI

Migdałek G., Nowak J., Saługa M., Cieślak E., Szczepaniak M., Ronikier M., Marcussen T., Słomka A., Kuta E. 2017. No evidence of contemporary interploidy gene flow between the closely related European woodland violets Viola reichenbachiana and V. riviniana (sect. Viola, Violaceae). Plant Biology 19: 542–551. DOI