DEPARTMENT OF PLANT PATHOLOGY

UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE

Slowackiego 17

PL 71434 Szczecin, Poland

Tel. (091) 4250398; Fax (091) 4425690

E-mail jblaszkowski@agro.ar.szczecin.pl


Phot. by S. Porada

The Department of Plant Pathology has originally been established as the Department of Plant Protection in 1956. At that time, the Department was one of the didactic-scientific units of the Agricultural Faculty of the University of Agriculture erected in Szczecin in 1954. Thus, in 2004, the University of Agriculture celebrated 50 years of its existence.

The organizer and the first head of the Department was Prof. Dr. Tadeusz Dominik. He managed the Department from 1956 to 1979. From October 1979 to 30 September 1999, the head of the Department of Plant Pathology was Prof. Dr. Hab. Tadeusz Madej, and from 1 October 1999 the Department is conducted by Prof. Dr. Hab. Janusz Blaszkowski.

 

Phot. by S. Porada

The rooms of the Department of Plant Pathology are within the building of the Faculty of Shaping of Environment and Agriculture located at the Slowackiego 17 street.

 

Phots. by T. Dominik

The workers of the Department have been: Dr. Aleksandra Andruszewska, Prof. Dr. Hab. Janusz Blaszkowski, Prof. Dr. Tadeusz Dominik, Dr. Maria Gladoch, Prof. Dr. Hab. Janina Honczarenko, Dr. Aleksandra Ihnatowicz, Dr. Marian Kisiel, M. Sc. Elzbieta Kulik, Prof. Dr. Hab. Tadeusz Madej, Prof. Dr Hab. Irena Majchrowicz, Dr. Hab. Mazurkiewicz-Zapalowicz, Prof. Dr. Hab. Ryszard Mietkiewski, M. Sc. Jan Nowicki, Dr. Mariusz Tadych (scientific-didactic workers), M. Sc. Joanna Antkowiak, Halina Baranowska, Grazyna Bidler, M. Sc. Jacek Przybylski, M. Sc. Jolanta Sosnowska, Wanda Stokowiec, Renata Wardzala, Elzbieta Ziolo (technical assistants).

Now, the team of the Department consists of:

The Head Prof. Dr. Hab. Janusz Blaszkowski
Retired professor Prof. Dr. Hab. Tadeusz Madej
Assistant professors Dr. Iwona Adamska
  Dr. Beata Czerniawska
Postgraduate students M. Sc. Monika Cios
  M. Sc. Slawomir Kowalczyk
Technical assistant Elzbieta Ziolo

Scientific activity

Studies an the most important achievements

  1. The occurrence, ecology, and classification of mycorrhizae of cultivated and uncultivated plants. These pioneer investigations were initiated by T. Dominik, the creator of the Polish mycorrhizal school. The most important achievements of these studies were the establishment of a key to mycorrhizae (Dominik 1961, 1962) and the determination of mycotrophy of many plant associations of Poland.
  2. Studies of the occurrence and distribution of microscopic parasitic fungi of Poland. They have been conducted by J. Blaszkowski, T. Dominik, T. Madej, I. Adamska, B. Czerniawska, and E. Ziolo. Among the fungi identified, many were earlier rarely recorded in Poland and a few were for the first time found in Poland and Europe.
  3. The occurrence, distribution, and taxonomy of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. The studies have been initiated by J. Blaszkowski in 1983. Among the fungi found, ca. 60 species were for the first time revealed in Poland, and 24 were described as new for science. Additionally, a new family in the phylum Glomeromycota, Pacisporaceae C. Walker, Blaszk., Schuessler & Schwarzott with the type species, Pac. scintillans (S.L. Rose & Trappe) Sieverd. & Oehl, has been erected (Walker and Schüßler 2004; Walker et al. 2004).
  4. The occurrence of hyperparasitic fungi and their use in biological protection of plants from their pathogens. The frequency of occurrence and the species composition of many hyperpasites were determined, including Ampelomyces quisqualis Ces. ex Schlecht. (Czerniawska 2001; Madej T., Antoszczyszyn 1965).

 

Doctorates

Adamska I. 2000. The occurrence of microscopic parasitic and saprotrophic fungal-like organisms and fungi in the Slowinski National Park.

 

Blaszkowski J. 1985. Studies on the occurrence, epidemiology, and fight of Septoria nodorum Berk.

Chrzanowski J. 1974. Studies of rhizosphere fungi of wheat.

Cios M. 2005. A study on fungal diseases of carrot (Daucus carota L. spp. sativus) and their disease agents.

Phots. by S. Porada (left & right)

Czerniawska B. 2000. A study on fungi of the order Erysiphales and their hyperparasite Ampelomyces quisqualis Ces. ex Schlecht.

Ihnatowicz A. 1975. The influence of different detergents on the development of selected soil fungi in vitro.

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Iwaniuk A. 2002. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and arbuscular mycorrhizae (Glomeromycota) of agricultural soils of the Western Pomeranian Province.

Kisiel M. 1966. Studies on nematodes of the Ammophiletum arenariae plant association of a foredune of the Baltic Sea.

Kowalczyk S. Studies of the occurrence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (Glomeromycota) in soils of the Lubuskie Province (in progress).

Madej T. 1964. A study of the mycotrophy of ericaceous plants.

Majchrowicz I. 1962. Studies on soil fungi associated with dying insects, especially potato beetle.

Mazurkiewicz-Zapalowicz K. 1990. Studies of selected diseases of the potato cultivar Certa.

Mietkiewski R. 1970. Studies on fungi occurring in cereal dusts of the elevator Ewa in the harbour of Szczecin.

Nowak A. 1974. Studies of the influence of mycoflora, especially of soils fungi, on the dynamics of disappearance of some insecticides.

Ostrowska K. 1970. Studies of the occurrence of keratynolytic and keratynophylic fungi in soils of three orchards of the Szczecin Province and their sensitivity to plant protection chemicals.

Tadych M. 1998. The occurrence of arbuscular fungi and mycorrhizae (Glomales, Zygomycota) in the Slowinski National Park and their role in the succession of plants of a deflation hollow of the Leba Bar.

 

Dissertations qualifying for assistant-professorship

Blaszkowski J. 1991. The occurrence of arbuscular fungi and mycorrhizae (Glomales), as well as their influence on growth of plants and responses to fungicides. Zesz. Nauk. AR Szczec., Rozprawy 140, 1-129.

Madej T. 1974. Materials on the mycoflora of plants of the Szczecin Province. AR w Szczecinie, Rozprawy 35, 3-235.

Majchrowicz I. 1968. A study on the mycoflora of a mouse infected by Microsporon boullardii Dom. et Majchr. AR w Szczecinie, Rozprawy 14, 1-72.

 

Professor's titles

Blaszkowski J. - 2001

 

 

Madej T. - 2000

 

Number of publications

Monographs
2
Books and manuals
9
Original papers
270
Popular-scientific papers
213

Projects

1987-1990. Blaszkowski J., the principal investigator. The occurrence and geographical distribution of mycorrhizal fungi of the family Endogonaceae in Poland. Studies financed by the W. Szafer Institute of Botany in Krakow. These studies were a part of the CPBP 04.04.B program entitled „Flora, their changes and threats”.

1991-1994. Blaszkowski J., the principal investigator. Studies of the occurrence and effectiveness of endomycorrhizal fungi. A project financed by the State Committee for Scientific Research; no. PB 5.0271.91.01.

1994. Tadych M., the principal investigator. Studies of the occurrence arbuscular fungi and mycorrhizae of plants of the Bledowska Desert. A project financed by the State Committee for Scientific Research; no. 6 P205 014 07.

1993-1996. Blaszkowski J., the principal investigator. Studies of the importance of mycorrhizal fungi in the succession of plants of deflation hollows and ridges of the Leba Bar. A project financed by the State Committee for Scientific Research; no. 6 P205 043 05.

1997-2000. Blaszkowski J., the principal investigator. Studies of the morphological and genetical diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (Glomales, Zygomycetes). A project financed by the State Committee for Scientific Research; no. 6 P04C 015 13.

2000-2003. Blaszkowski J., the principal investigator. Studies of the morphological and genetical diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (Glomales, Zygomycetes). A project financed by the State Committee for Scientific Research; no. 6 P04C 100 19.

2000-2002.Iwaniuk A., the principal investigator. Arbuscular fungi and mycorrhizae of cultivated sites of the Western Pomeranian Province. A project financed by the State Committee for Scientific Research; no. 6P06B 036 20

2002-2005. Adamska I., the principal investigator. Studies of microscopic parasitic fungi of plants of the Slowinski National Park. A project financed by the State Committee for Scientific Research; no. 3 P04g 017 23.

2005-2006. Blaszkowski J., the principal investigator. Studies of the morphological and genetical diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (Glomeromycota). A project financed by the State Committee for Scientific Research; no. 100/E-381/SPB/COST/P-06/DWM 2/2005.

2005-2007. Blaszkowski J., the principal investigator. Studies of the morphological and genetical diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (Glomeromycota). A project financed by the State Committee for Scientific Research; no. 2 P04C 041 28.

 

Participation in international projects

Blaszkowski J., 1993-1998. A member of the international program COST Action 821 entitled „Arbuscular mycorrhizas in sustainable soil-plant systems”.

Blaszkowski J. 1999-2005. A member of the international program COST Action 838 entitled „Managing arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi for improving soil quality and plant health in agriculture”.

Blaszkowski J. 2006-2010. A member of the international program COST Action 870 entitled „From production to application of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in agricultural systems: a multidisciplinary approach”.


Didactic activity

The lessons conducted

Course of education
Subject of study
Agriculture, intramural studies

Phytopathology

Forecast in plant protection

Biological methods of plant protection

Integrated methods of plant protection

Epidemiology and gradation of diseases and pests

Technique of plant protection

Salubrity and protection of plants in municipal agglomerations

Horticulture, intramural studies

Phytopathology

Technique of plant protection

Protection of Environment, intramural studies

Phytopathology

Ecological methods of plant protection

Architecture of Landscape, intramural studies
Plant protection
Agriculture, extramural studies

Phytopathology

Plant Protection

Horticulture

Phytopathology

Technique of plant protection

Protection of Environment, extramural studies

Phytopathology

Plant Protection

Uwaga: tematy wykładów i ćwiczeń (kliknij tutaj).

The number of engineers and masters of science promoted: ca. 150.

Books, manuals, and websites

Adamska I., Blaszkowski J., Czerniawska B., Madej T., Ziolo E. Saprotrophic, pathogenic, and symbiotic fungi of Poland.

Blaszkowski J. 1997. Podstawy ochrony roslin - fitopatologia. In: Czyz H. (red.) Przewodnik metodyczny dla studentów studiów zaocznych III roku kierunku Ochrona Srodowiska Wydzialu Rolniczego. AR Szczecin, 36-40.

Blaszkowski J. 1998. Podstawy ochrony roslin - fitopatologia. In: Czyz H. (ed.) Przewodnik metodyczny dla studentów II roku 3.5-letnich studiów zaocznych na kierunku Ochrona Srodowiska Wydzialu Rolniczego. AR Szczecin, 38-43.

Blaszkowski J. 2003. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (Glomeromycota), Endogone , and Complexipes species deposited in the Department of Plant Pathology, University of Agriculture in Szczecin, Poland. http://www.agro.ar.szczecin.pl/~jblaszkowski/.

Blaszkowski J., Tadych M., Madej T. 1999. Przewodnik do zajec z fitopatologii. AR Szczec., 335 pp.

Dominik T. 1949. Patologia roslin. Wroclaw, 274 pp.

Dominik T. 1951. Patologia ogólna roslin. PZWS, Wroclaw, 225 pp.

Dominik T. 1951. Podstawy mykologii. PWN, Wroclaw, 370 pp.

Dominik T. 1957. Huby. Warszawa, 157 pp.

Dominik T. 1957. Patologia ogólna roslin. Ogólny zarys. WSR, Szczecin, 159 pp.

Dominik T. 1967. 1968. Patologia ogólna roslin. WSR, Szczecin, 125 pp., 2 ed. 171 pp.

Madej T., Czerniawska B., Blaszkowski J. 2003. Badanie zdrowotnosci roslin uprawnych. In: Czyz H. (ed.) Przewodnik metodyczny do praktyki zawodowej dla studentów III roku Wydzialu Ksztaltowania Srodowiska i Rolnictwa kierunku Rolnictwo. AR Szczecin, 50-53.


T. Madej's honour diploma

Other forms of activity

From 1983, Szczecin's Division of the Polish Phytopathological Society functions in the Department of Plant Pathology. The creator and the chairman of the Division is Prof. Dr. Hab. Tadeusz Madej. In 2002, T. Madej became a honour member of this Society.

Now, the Division comprises 33 persons.


REFERENCES

Czerniawska B. 2001. Studies on the biology and occurrence of Ampelomyces quisqualis in the Drawski Landscape Park (NW Poland). Acta Mycol. 36, 191-201.

Dominik T. 1961. Klucze do oznaczania mikoryz. Zesz. Nauk. WSR Szczec. 5, 63-104.

Dominik T. 1962. Tentative proposal for a new classification scheme of ectotrophic mycorrhizae established on morphological and anatomical characteristics. Centr. Inst. Inf. Nauk.-Techn. i Ekon., Warszawa, 17 pp.

Madej T., Antoszczyszyn S. 1965. Ameplomyces quisqualis Ces. (Cicinobolus cesatii De Bary) w Szczecinie. Biul. Inst. Ochr. Rosl. 30, 65-76.

Walker C., Blaszkowski J., Schwazott D., Schüßler A. 2004. Gerdemannia gen. nov., a genus separated from Glomus, and Gerdemanniaceae fam. nov., a new family in the Diversisporales based on the former Glomus scintillans. Mycol. Res. 108(6), 707-718.

Walker C., Schüßler A. 2004. Nomenclatural clarifications and new taxa in the Glomeromycota. Mycol. Res. 108, 979-982.