Polona Zalar

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Affiliation: University of Ljubljana
Country: Slovenia

Publications

  1. pmc Phylogeny and ecology of the ubiquitous saprobe Cladosporium sphaerospermum, with descriptions of seven new species from hypersaline environments
    P Zalar
    Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Biology, Vecna pot 111, SI 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Stud Mycol 58:157-83. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Taxonomy and phylogeny of the xerophilic genus Wallemia (Wallemiomycetes and Wallemiales, cl. et ord. nov.)
    Polona Zalar
    Biotechnical Faculty, Biology Department, University of Ljubljana, Vecna pot 111, SI 1000, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 87:311-28. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Dishwashers--a man-made ecological niche accommodating human opportunistic fungal pathogens
    P Zalar
    Biology Department, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Fungal Biol 115:997-1007. 2011
  4. pmc Low water activity induces the production of bioactive metabolites in halophilic and halotolerant fungi
    Kristina Sepcic
    Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Vecna pot 111, SI 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Mar Drugs 9:43-58. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Four new species of Emericella from the Mediterranean region of Europe
    Polona Zalar
    University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Biology Department, Vecna pot 111, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Mycologia 100:779-95. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Extremotolerance in fungi: evolution on the edge
    Cene Gostincar
    Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 71:2-11. 2010
  7. pmc A Taxonomic Revision of the Wallemia sebi Species Complex
    Sašo Jančič
    Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    PLoS ONE 10:e0125933. 2015
  8. pmc Genome sequencing of four Aureobasidium pullulans varieties: biotechnological potential, stress tolerance, and description of new species
    Cene Gostincar
    Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Vecna pot 111, Ljubljana SI 1000, Slovenia
    BMC Genomics 15:549. 2014
  9. doi request reprint Candida and Fusarium species known as opportunistic human pathogens from customer-accessible parts of residential washing machines
    Monika Novak Babič
    Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Jamnikarjeva 101, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Fungal Biol 119:95-113. 2015
  10. ncbi request reprint The genus Eurotium - members of indigenous fungal community in hypersaline waters of salterns
    Lorena Butinar
    National Institute of Chemistry, Laboratory of Biotechnology, Hajdrihova 19, SI 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 51:155-66. 2005

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Publications12

  1. pmc Phylogeny and ecology of the ubiquitous saprobe Cladosporium sphaerospermum, with descriptions of seven new species from hypersaline environments
    P Zalar
    Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Biology, Vecna pot 111, SI 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Stud Mycol 58:157-83. 2007
    ..herbarum. Cladosporium langeronii (= Hormodendrum langeronii) previously described as a pathogen on human skin, is halotolerant but has not yet been recorded from hypersaline environments...
  2. ncbi request reprint Taxonomy and phylogeny of the xerophilic genus Wallemia (Wallemiomycetes and Wallemiales, cl. et ord. nov.)
    Polona Zalar
    Biotechnical Faculty, Biology Department, University of Ljubljana, Vecna pot 111, SI 1000, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 87:311-28. 2005
    ..sebi and W. muriae in numerous nucleotides of the SSU and ITS rDNA. This high variation within Wallemia indicates existence of at least two cryptic genera not distinguishable by morphological characters...
  3. doi request reprint Dishwashers--a man-made ecological niche accommodating human opportunistic fungal pathogens
    P Zalar
    Biology Department, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Fungal Biol 115:997-1007. 2011
    ..We conclude that high temperature, high moisture and alkaline pH values typically occurring in dishwashers can provide an alternative habitat for species also known to be pathogenic to humans...
  4. pmc Low water activity induces the production of bioactive metabolites in halophilic and halotolerant fungi
    Kristina Sepcic
    Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Vecna pot 111, SI 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Mar Drugs 9:43-58. 2011
    ..The active extracts exclusively affected the growth of the Gram-positive bacterium tested, Bacillus subtilis. None of the extracts tested showed inhibition of acetylcholinesterase activity...
  5. ncbi request reprint Four new species of Emericella from the Mediterranean region of Europe
    Polona Zalar
    University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Biology Department, Vecna pot 111, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Mycologia 100:779-95. 2008
    ..olivicola produced numerous extrolites such as arugosin E, siderin, shamixanthone, sterigmatocystin, terrein, varitriols and aflatoxin B1, of which the latter was detected only in one of the two strains...
  6. doi request reprint Extremotolerance in fungi: evolution on the edge
    Cene Gostincar
    Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 71:2-11. 2010
    ..These processes are important for understanding the evolution of extremophiles; moreover, they have implications for the emergence of novel fungal pathogens...
  7. pmc A Taxonomic Revision of the Wallemia sebi Species Complex
    Sašo Jančič
    Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    PLoS ONE 10:e0125933. 2015
    ..A key to all currently accepted Wallemia species is provided that allow their identification on the basis of physiological, micromorphological and culture characters. ..
  8. pmc Genome sequencing of four Aureobasidium pullulans varieties: biotechnological potential, stress tolerance, and description of new species
    Cene Gostincar
    Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Vecna pot 111, Ljubljana SI 1000, Slovenia
    BMC Genomics 15:549. 2014
    ..It can cause opportunistic human infections, and it inhabits various extreme environments. To promote the understanding of these traits, we performed de-novo genome sequencing of the four varieties of A. pullulans...
  9. doi request reprint Candida and Fusarium species known as opportunistic human pathogens from customer-accessible parts of residential washing machines
    Monika Novak Babič
    Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Jamnikarjeva 101, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Fungal Biol 119:95-113. 2015
    ..In these cases, fungi were isolated in low numbers (7.5 %), while bacteria Micrococcus luteus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Sphingomonas species prevailed. ..
  10. ncbi request reprint The genus Eurotium - members of indigenous fungal community in hypersaline waters of salterns
    Lorena Butinar
    National Institute of Chemistry, Laboratory of Biotechnology, Hajdrihova 19, SI 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 51:155-66. 2005
    ..herbariorum, and E. repens contribute to the indigenous fungal community in hypersaline water environments, while E. rubrum, E. chevalieri and "E. halotolerans" are only temporal inhabitants of brine at lower salinities...
  11. pmc The Black Yeast Exophiala dermatitidis and Other Selected Opportunistic Human Fungal Pathogens Spread from Dishwashers to Kitchens
    Jerneja Zupančič
    Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    PLoS ONE 11:e0148166. 2016
    ..We conclude that dishwashers represent a reservoir of enriched opportunistic pathogenic species that can spread from the dishwasher into the indoor biome. ..
  12. doi request reprint The mycobiota of the salterns
    Janja Zajc
    Biology Department, University of Ljubljana, Vecna pot 111, Ljubljana, SI 1000, Slovenia
    Prog Mol Subcell Biol 53:133-58. 2012
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