RNDr. Alica Chroňáková, Ph.D.

Job Position: Research Scientist - Department of soil microbiology and soil chemistry , Board member - Scientific council

Contact details

Phone: 420387775770; 420387775779; 420387775762
E-mail: alicach@upb.cas.cz
Room: NB 209, 252


RNDr. Alica Chroňáková, Ph.D.

Position: Research scientist

Phone: +420 387775770 (5762)

E-mail: alica.chronakova@upb.cas.cz

Room: NB209



* 1972, Trenčín, Slovakia

Address: Hůrka 24, 397 01 Písek


Afiliation and address of employer: 

Biology Centre CAS, Institute of Soil Biology, Na Sádkách 7, 370 05 České Budějovice, Czech republic

Phone/Fax: +420 387775770, E-mail: alica.chronakova@upb.cas.cz


Academic qualification:

Ph.D. in ecology, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Faculty of Sciences, České Budějovice and Institute of Soil Biology (2009). Supervisor: Ing. Václav Krištůfek, CSc.

RNDr. in microbiology, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Faculty of Sciences, České Budějovice and Institute of Soil Biology (2009). Supervisor: Ing. Václav Krištůfek, CSc.

MSc. in microbiology and molecular biology, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Prague (1995). Supervisor: doc. Jitka Forstová, CSc.

BSc. in biology, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Prague (1993).


Specialisation: ecology of soil microorganisms (bacteria, archaea, actinomycetes), molecular microbial ecology, human affected and subsurface terestrial ecosystems,  next-generation sequencing, screening for new bioactive natural products.



KBE017, garant, Molecular methods in soil and aquatic microbial ecology, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Faculty of Sciences, České Budějovice

KBE020, partly, Ecology of soil microorganisms, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Faculty of Sciences, České Budějovice

KBO121, partly, Practicals on 454 pyrosequencing, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Faculty of Sciences, České Budějovice



2016 - Institute of Soil Biology, Scientific council

2016 - Czech Society for Ecology (www.cspe.cz)

2016 - Czechoslovak Society for MIcrobiology (www.cssm.info)


International conference organisation:

2011, Ecology of Soil Microorganisms, 27.4. – 1.5. 2011, Prague, Editor of Book of Abstracts


Additioanl activities:

2016 – curator of Culture Collection of Soil Actinomycetes in frame of the Biology Centre Collection of Organisms (BCCO). www.actinomycetes.cz

Total found: 33 records
Kyselková M., Chrudimský T., Husník F., Chroňáková A., Heuer H., Smalla K., Elhottová D. (2016) Characterization of tet(Y)-carrying LowGC plasmids exogenously captured from cow manure at a conventional dairy farm FEMS Microbiology Ecology 92 : fiw075.
DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fiw075
Petříček M., Petříčková K., Pospíšil S., Kuzma M., Chroňáková A., Krištůfek V., Stříž I. (2016) Manumycin-type metabolite called Colabomycin E which inhibits caspase 1 and creation of interleukins, strain produces the Colabomycin E and a method of a production of the Colabomycin E Vlastník: Biologické centrum AV ČR, v. v. i.- Mikrobiologický ústav AV ČR, v. v. i.- Institut klinické a experimentální medicíny. Datum udělení patentu: 20.09.2016. Číslo patentu: US9447062
Sinclair L., Ijaz U., Jensen L., Coolen M., Gubry-Rangin C., Chroňáková A., Oulas A., Pavloudi C., Schnetzer J., Weimann A., Ijaz A., Eiler A., Quince C., Pafilis E. (2016) Seqenv: Linking sequences to environments through text mining PeerJ 4 : DOI: 10.7717/peerj.2690
Chroňáková A., Schloter-Hai B., Radl V., Endesfelder D., Quince C., Elhottová D., Šimek M., Schloter M. (2015) Response of archaeal and bacterial soil communities to changes associated with outdoor cattle overwintering PLoS ONE 10 : -.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135627
Koubová A., Chroňáková A., Pižl V., Sánchez-Monedero M., Elhottová D. (2015) The effects of earthworms Eisenia spp on microbial community are habitat dependent European Journal of Soil Biology 68 : 42-55.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejsobi.2015.03.004
Kyselková M., Kotrbová L., Bhumibhamon G., Chroňáková A., Jirout J., Vrchotová N., Schmitt H., Elhottová D. (2015) Tetracycline resistance genes persist in soil amended with cattle feces independently from chlortetracycline selection pressure Soil Biology and Biochemistry 81 : 259-265.
Petříčková K., Chroňáková A., Zelenka T., Chrudimský T., Pospíšil S., Petříček M., Krištůfek V. (2015) Evolution of cyclizing 5-aminolevulinate synthases in the biosynthesis of actinomycete secondary metabolites: Outcomes for genetic screening techniques Frontiers in Microbiology 6 : -.
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00814
Řeháková K., Chroňáková A., Krištůfek V., Kuchtová B., Janatková K., Scharfen J., Čapek P., Doležal J. (2015) Bacterial community of cushion plant thylacospermum ceaspitosum on elevational gradient in the himalayan cold desert Frontiers in Microbiology 6 : -.
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00304
Mulec J., Krištůfek V., Chroňáková A., Oarga A., Scharfen J., Šestauberová (2014) Microbiology of Healing Mud (Fango) from Roman Thermae Aquae Iasae Archaeological Site (Varaždinske Toplice, Croatia) Microbial Ecology 69 : 293-306.
DOI: 10.1007/s00248-014-0491-5
Petříčková K., Pospíšil S., Kuzma M., Tylová T., Jágr M., Tomek P., Chroňáková A., Brabcová E., Anděra L., Krištůfek V. (2014) Biosynthesis of colabomycin E, a new manumycin-family metabolite, involves an unusual chain-length factor ChemBioChem 15 : 1334-1345.
Radl V., Chroňáková A., Čuhel J., Šimek M., Elhottová D., Welzl G., Schloter M. (2014) Bacteria dominate ammonia oxidation in soils used for outdoor cattle overwintering Applied Soil Ecology 77 : 68-71.
Šimek M., Virtanen S., Simojoki A., Chroňáková A., Elhottová D., Krištůfek V., Yli-Halla M. (2014) The microbial communities and potential greenhouse gas production in boreal acid sulphate, non-acid sulphate, and reedy sulphidic soils Science of the Total Environment 466-467 : 663-672.
Šustr V., Chroňáková A., Semanová S., Tajovský K., Šimek M. (2014) Methane production and methanogenic archaea in the digestive tracts of millipedes (Diplopoda) PLoS ONE 9 : -.
Chroňáková A., Ascher J., Jirout J., Ceccherini M., Elhottová D., Pietramellara G., Šimek M. (2013) Cattle impact on composition of archaeal, bacterial, and fungal communities by comparative fingerprinting of total and extracellular DNA Biology and Fertility of Soils 49 : 351-361.
Frouz J., Livečková M., Albrechtová J., Chroňáková A., Cajthaml T., Pižl V., Háněl L., Starý J., Baldrián P., Lhotáková Z. (2013) Is the effect of trees on soil properties mediated by soil fauna? A case study from post-mining sites Forest Ecology and Management 309 : 87-95.
Kyselková M., Jirout J., Chroňáková A., Vrchotová N., Bradley R., Schmitt H., Elhottová D. (2013) Cow excrements enhance the occurrence of tetracycline resistance genes in soil regardless of their oxytetracycline content Chemosphere 93 : 2413-2418.
Bannert A., Bogen C., Esperschütz J., Koubová A., Buegger F., Fischer D., Radl V., Fu R., Chroňáková A., Elhottová D. (2012) Anaerobic oxidation of methane in grassland soils used for cattle husbandry Biogeosciences 9 : 3891-3899.
DOI: 10.5194/bg-9-3891-2012
Bradley R., Chroňáková A., Elhottová D., Šimek M. (2012) Interactions between land-use history and earthworms control gross rates of soil methane production in an overwintering pasture Soil Biology and Biochemistry 53 : 64-71.
DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2012.04.025
Koubová A., Goberna M., Šimek M., Chroňáková A., Pižl V., Insam H., Elhottová D. (2012) Effects of the earthworm Eisenia andrei on methanogens in a cattle-impacted soil: A microcosm study European Journal of Soil Biology 48 : 32-40.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejsobi.2011.09.007
Kyselková M., Chroňáková A., Volná L., Němec J., Ulmann V., Scharfen J., Elhottová D. (2012) Tetracycline resistance and presence of tetracycline resistance determinants tet(V) and tap in rapidly growing mycobacteria from agricultural soils and clinical isolates Microbes and Environments 27 : 413-422.
DOI: 10.1264/jsme2.ME12028

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