Štěpán Zezulka, Ph.D.

Štěpán Zezulka, Ph.D.


  • fluorescence methods for detection and quantification of cyanobacteria
  • induced chlorophyll fluorescence as a tool for assessment of primary photosynthetic processess in photoautotrophic organisms


phone:+420 530 506 740


  • M.Sc. in teaching of mathematics and biology for secondary schools (Faculty of Science, Masaryk University Brno, 2003)
  • Dr. in plant anatomy and physiology (Faculty of Science, Masaryk University Brno, 2007)
  • Ph.D. in plant anatomy and physiology (Faculty of Science, Masaryk University Brno, 2007)


Selected publications:

  • Mikula, P., Kalhotka, L., Jancula, D., Zezulka S., Korinkova, R., Cerny, J., Marsalek, B., Toman, P. (2014): Evaluation of antibacterial properties of novel phthalocyanines against Escherichia coli – Comparison of analytical methods. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B-Biology 138: 230-239.
  • Mikula, P., Zezulka S., Jancula, D., Marsalek, B. (2012): Metabolic activity and membrane integrity changes in Microcystis aeruginosa new findings on hydrogen peroxide toxicity in cyanobacteria. European Journal of Phycology 47(3): 195-206.
  • Vanova L., Kummerova, M., Klems, M., Zezulka, S. (2009): Fluoranthene influences endogenous abscisic acid level and primary photosynthetic processes in pea (Pisum sativum L.) plants in vitro. Plant Growth Regulation 57(1): 39-47.
  • Kummerova, M., Vanova, L., Krulova, J., Zezulka, S. (2008): The use of physiological characteristics for comparison of organic compounds phytotoxicity. Chemosphere 71(11): 2050-2059.
  • Kummerova, M., Zezulka, S., Krulova, J., Triska, J. (2007): Photoinduced toxicity of fluoranthene on primary processes of photosynthesis in lichens. Lichenologist 39: 91-100.
  • Kummerova, M., Krulova, J., Zezulka, S., Triska, J. (2006): Evaluation of fluoranthene phytotoxicity in pea plants by Hill reaction and chlorophyll fluorescence. Chemosphere 65(3): 489-496.
  • Kummerova, M., Bartak, M., Dubova, J., Triska, J., Zubrova, E., Zezulka S. (2006): Inhibitory effect of fluoranthene on photosynthetic processes in lichens detected by chlorophyll fluorescence. Ecotoxicology 15(2): 121-131.

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