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Aleš Kladnik


Ph.D. in Biology, University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2003

Current position

Assistant Professor, University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Biology, Ljubljana, Slovenia


  1. Dermastia, M., Kladnik, A., Bar-Dror, T. and Lers, A. (2012). Endoreduplication preferentially occurs at the proximal side of the abscission zone during abscission of tomato leaf. Plant Signal Behav 7(9): 1106-1109.
  2. Bernardi, J., Lanubile, A., Li, Q. B., Kumar, D., Kladnik, A., Cook, S. D., Ross, J. J., Marocco, A. and Chourey, P. S. (2012). Impaired auxin biosynthesis in the defective endosperm18 mutant is due to mutational loss of expression in the ZmYuc1 gene encoding endosperm-specific YUCCA1 protein in maize. Plant Physiol 160(3): 1318-1328.
  3. Kogovsek, P., Kladnik, A., Mlakar, J., Znidaric, M. T., Dermastia, M., Ravnikar, M. and Pompe-Novak, M. (2011). Distribution of Potato virus Y in potato plant organs, tissues, and cells. Phytopathology 101(11): 1292-1300.
  4. Praper, T., Sonnen, A., Viero, G., Kladnik, A., Froelich, C. J., Anderluh, G., Dalla Serra, M. and Gilbert, R. J. (2011). Human perforin employs different avenues to damage membranes. J Biol Chem 286(4): 2946-2955.
  5. Strgulc Krajsek S., Kreft S., Kladnik A., Draslar K., Jogan N., Dermastia M. (2011) Morphology and glandular activity of unicellular trichomes of Epilobium hirsutum. Biologia Plantarum 55 (1):149-152.
  6. Praper, T., Sonnen, A. F., Kladnik, A., Andrighetti, A. O., Viero, G., Morris, K. J., Volpi, E., Lunelli, L., Dalla Serra, M., Froelich, C. J., Gilbert, R. J. and Anderluh, G. (2011). Perforin activity at membranes leads to invaginations and vesicle formation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108(52): 21016-21021.
  7. Bar-Dror, T., Dermastia, M., Kladnik, A., Znidaric, M. T., Novak, M. P., Meir, S., Burd, S., Philosoph-Hadas, S., Ori, N., Sonego, L., Dickman, M. B. and Lers, A. (2011). Programmed cell death occurs asymmetrically during abscission in tomato. Plant Cell 23(11): 4146-4163.
  8. Bakrac, B., Kladnik, A., Macek, P., McHaffie, G., Werner, A., Lakey, J. H. and Anderluh, G. (2010). A toxin-based probe reveals cytoplasmic exposure of Golgi sphingomyelin. J Biol Chem 285(29): 22186-22195.
  9. Dermastia, M., Kladnik, A., Dolenc Koce, J. and Chourey, P. S. (2009). A cellular study of teosinte Zea mays subsp. parviglumis (Poaceae) caryopsis development showing several processes conserved in maize. Am J Bot 96(10): 1798-1807.
  10. Rijavec, T., Kovac, M., Kladnik, A., Chourey, P. S. and Dermastia, M. (2009). A comparative study on the role of cytokinins in caryopsis development in the maize miniature1 seed mutant and its wild type. J Integr Plant Biol 51(9): 840-849.
  11. Leser, V., Drobne, D., Vilhar, B., Kladnik, A., Znidarsic, N. and Strus, J. (2008). Epithelial thickness and lipid droplets in the hepatopancreas of Porcellio scaber (Crustacea: Isopoda) in different physiological conditions. Zoology (Jena) 111(6): 419-432.
  12. Besenicar, M. P., Bavdek, A., Kladnik, A., Macek, P. and Anderluh, G. (2008). Kinetics of cholesterol extraction from lipid membranes by methyl-beta-cyclodextrin--a surface plasmon resonance approach. Biochim Biophys Acta 1778(1): 175-184.
  13. Anzlovar, S., Kladnik, A., Kogovsek, P., Nikolic, P., Gruden, K., Brzin, J. and Dermastia, M. (2008). The Temporal and Spatial Expression of PR‐5 Linusitin‐Like Gene in Healthy and Ethylene‐Treated Flax Plants. International Journal of Plant Sciences 169(6): 701-707.
  14. Kladnik, A., Chourey, P. S., Pring, D. R. and Dermastia, M. (2006). Development of the endosperm of Sorghum bicolor during the endoreduplication-associated growth phase. Journal of cereal science 43(2): 209-215.
  15. Sraj-Krzic, N., Pongrac, P., Klemenc, M., Kladnik, A., Regvar, M. and Gaberscik, A. (2006). Mycorrhizal colonisation in plants from intermittent aquatic habitats. Aquatic Botany 85(4): 331-336.
  16. Kladnik, A., Chamusco, K., Chourey, P. S. and Dermastia, M. (2005). In situ detection of programmed cell death in the maize caryopsis. Periodicum biol 107: 11-16.
  17. Anderluh, G., Besenicar, M., Kladnik, A., Lakey, J. H. and Macek, P. (2005). Properties of nonfused liposomes immobilized on an L1 Biacore chip and their permeabilization by a eukaryotic pore-forming toxin. Analytical biochemistry 344(1): 43-52.
  18. Kladnik, A., Chamusco, K., Dermastia, M. and Chourey, P. (2004). Evidence of programmed cell death in post-phloem transport cells of the maternal pedicel tissue in developing caryopsis of maize. Plant Physiol 136(3): 3572-3581.
  19. Kladnik, A., Vilhar, B., Chourey, P. S. and Dermastia, M. (2004). Sucrose synthase isozyme SUS1 in the maize root cap is preferentially localized in the endopolyploid outer cells. Canadian journal of botany 82(1): 96-103.
  20. Vilhar, B., Kladnik, A., Blejec, A., Chourey, P. S. and Dermastia, M. (2002). Cytometrical evidence that the loss of seed weight in the miniature1 seed mutant of maize is associated with reduced mitotic activity in the developing endosperm. Plant Physiol 129(1): 23-30.
Protocols by Aleš Kladnik
  1. Maize Kernels – Fixation in FAA, Embedding, Sectioning and Feulgen Staining