Dr. Alexandra Martynova-Van Kley

Dr. Alexandra Martynova-Van Kley (email) is an Professor in Biotechnology. She came to SFASU in 2002 following a long career as a research scientist for the Russian Academy of Science in Ufa, Russia were she obtained considerable laboratory experience and authored a number of peer-reviewed publications at the academy. Russian system of higher education has a long tradition of involving students in research at the undergraduate level. Each student must spend his or her final year conducting research and writing a “diploma” prior to graduating from the university with a degree equivalent to the bachelor’s degree in the United States. Dr. Van Kley has had extensive experience supervising and working with such students assigned to her laboratory to work as interns as they completed their diplomas. Several of her projects involving undergraduate interns resulted in publications in conference proceedings.


  1. Martynova-Van Kley, A., M.S. Manoharan , J. Bray , M.E. Hume , S.E. Dowd and A. Nalian. 2013. Pyrosequencing Analysis of Salinomycin and Eimeria spp. Challenge-Induced Changes in Broiler Cecal Microbial Communities. International Journal of Poultry Science, 12 (12): 689-697. Full text.
  2. Martynova-Van Kley, A., E.O. Oviedo-Rondón , S.E. Dowd , M. Hume, A. Nalian. 2012. Effect of Eimeria Infection on Cecal Microbiome of Broilers Fed Essential Oils. International Journal of Poultry Science, 11 (12): 747-755. Full text.
  3. Hume, M., N. Barbosa, S. Dowd, N. Sakomura, A. Nalian, A. Martynova-Van Kley, E. Oviedo-Rondón. 2011. Use of pyrosequencing and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis to examine the effects of probiotics and essential oil blends on digestive microflora in broilers under mixed Eimeria infection. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease,
    8 (11) :1159-1167.
  4. Nalian A., J. Van Kley, K. Stroup, A. Martynova-Van Kley. 2010. Host preferences of arbuscular mycorrhizal along a soil nutrient and hydrological gradient. Biotechnology (Ukraine), T. 3 (3): 78-83 (English)
  5. Nalian A., J. Van Kley, R. Ibragimov, A. Martynova-Van Kley.2009. Level of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi species richness in rhizosphere of Chasmanthium sessiliforum (Poir.) Yates and Callicarpa Americana L. Vestnik Orenburgskogo Universiteta, 6:269-271 (Russian). Уровень видового разнообразия сообществ везикуло-арбускулярных грибов в ризосфере Chasmanthium sessiliforum (Poir.) Yates и Callicarpa Americana L.
  6. Martyniuk O., А. Nalian, J. Van Kley, A. Martynova-Van Kley. 2009. Phylogenetic analysis of Amaranthaceae Juss. based on surface structure of pollen and sequences of maturase k and RBCL proteins. Biotechnology (Ukraine), T. 2 (2): 94-100 (English)
  7. Bashirova R., R. Ibragimov, A. Martynova-Van Kley,O. Shooraliova, N. Kudashkina. 2009. Effect of biotic and edaphic factors on flavonoid content in Polygonum aviculare L. Vestnik Bashkir Universiteta, Т.14 (1): 72-75. (Russian)
  8. Р.М.Баширова, Р.И.Ибрагимов, A. Martynova-VanKley, О.В.Шуралева, Н.В. Кудашкина.2009 Влияние биотических и эдафических факторов на содержание фл авоноидов в траве Polygonum aviculare L. Bестник Башкирского Университета, Т.14(1): 72-75.
  9. Martynova-Van Kley A., A. Syvyk, I. Teplova, M. Hume, A. Nalian. 2008. Rapid detection of avian Eimeria species using denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis. Poultry Science, 87:1707-1713. Supporting Online Material
  10. Hume M., C. Scanlan, R. Harvey, A. Andrews, J. Snodgrass, A. Nalian, A. Martynova-Van Kley, D. Nisbet. 2008. Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis as a Tool to Determine Batch Similarity of Porcine Cecal Bacteria Probiotic Cultures. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 74(16):5241-3.
  11. Syvyk A., A. Martynova-Van Kley, A. Nalian. 2008. A positive control for detecting heteroduplexes in DGGE for microbial community fingerprinting. The Texas Journal of Science, 60(1):33-44.
  12. Martynova-Van Kley A., H. Wang, A. Nalian, J. Van Kley. 2006. Detection of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in an east Texas forest by analysis of SSU rRNA gene sequence. The Texas Journal of Science, 58(3):231-242.
  13. Martynova A. and I. Usmanov. 1991. Formation of the absorbing root system in plants of different types of adaptive strategies depending on the mineral nutritive regime. Ukraine Botanical Journal vol. 48, # 4: 75-79.
  14. Usmanov, I. , A. Martynova, N. Usmanova and S. Ianturin. 1991. The plant adaptive strategy in South Urals saline soils: the resource distribution in cenopopulations. Ecology (Russia) 1:9-16.
  15. Usov, V., I. Usmanov, V. Trapesnikov and A. Martynova. 1991. Formation of rhizoderm surface and radial H+ flows in wheat roots under their isolated nutrition. Physiol. and Biochemistry of Kult. Rast. vol. 23, #1: 38-45.
  16. Martynova, A. 1990. Physiological Aspects of the Adaptive Strategies of Plants. Ph.D. dissertation. Institute of Experimental Botany, Belorussian Academy of Science, Minsk, USSR.
  17. Usmanov, I. and A. Martynova. 1990. Physiological reactions of plants with different types of ecological-cenotic strategies to changes in cultivation conditions. News of Academy of Sciences of USSR, Series of Biology 3: 427-433.
  18. Usmanov, I., G. Kudoyarova, A. Martynova et. al. 1990. The ratio of indole acetic and abscisic acids in plants with different types of adaptive strategies. Physiol. and Biochemistry Kult. Rast. vol. 22, #1: 65-68.
  19. Usmanov, I. , A. Martynova and S. Ianturin. 1989. Plant adaptive strategies in South Urals saline soils. The reaction to abiotic stress. Ecology (Russia) 4: 20-27.
  20. Usmanov, I. and A. Martynova. 1988. Individual variety in cenopopulations of different adaptive strategies plants. Ecology (Russia) 5: 21-27.
  21. Usmanov, I. and A. Martynova. 1987. The material-energetic resource distribution in the roots of plants with different adaptive strategies. Dokl. Akad. Nauk USSR, vol. 297, #3: 754-757.
  22. Usmanov, I. and A. Martynova. 1987. Physiological analysis of interpopulational heterogeneity using plants with different adaptive strategies (RS-analysis). p.156-176. In a book: Problems of theoretical and experime

Thesis topics

  1. 2011. The influence of environmental factors on the qualitative and quantitative composition of the microbiota in soils of different types of terrain. Ph. D.
  2. 2011. Dynamics of bacterial community analyzed in poultry litter treated with LitterGuard® using DGGE and pyrosequencing.
  3. 2010. Detecting seasonal changes in arbuscular mycorrhizal communities by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis and pyrosequencing.
  4. 2010. Effect of coccidiostat and natustattm on intestinal microflora in caecum of broilers challenged with eimeria analyzed using bacterial 16s rdna tag-encoded flx amplicon pyrosequencing.
  5. 2009. Monitoring of Eimeria in broilers using Real Time PCR. link
  6. 2009. Bacterial Diversity in Soil Communities of East Texas Habitats.link
  7. 2009. Profiling of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal communities by high-throughput sequencing.
  8. 2008. Analysis of arbuscular mycorrhizal communities in east Texas. link
  9. 2007. Comparison of the catalytic activities of the wild-type and mutant endogluconases from Pyrococcus horikoshii.
  10. 2007. Strategy for detection and identification of Eimeria species infecting chickens. WILLIAM R. JOHNSON OUTSTANDING THESIS AWARD. link
  11. 2007. Identification and phylogenetic analysis of southeastern USA earthworm species using 16S rDNA and COI sequences.
  12. 2007. Molecular modeling of thermostable endoglucanases. link
  13. 2006. Spatial distribution and structural diversity of bacterial communities in oil-contaminated soils of east Texas.link
  14. 2006. Phylogenetic analysis of the partial 18S small subunit gene sequence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in east Texas forest.link

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