doc. RNDr. Pavel Švec, Ph.D.

Phone: +420 549 497 601
E-mail: mpavel@sci.muni.cz
ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pavel-Svec
Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1051-5177
Web of Science ResearcherID: B-1209-2008
Research
My research aims to study heterotrophic bacteria isolated from Antarctic sources. The main objective of these studies is to isolate and characterise culturable bacteria from abiotic (e.g. waters, soils, rocks, cryoconites) and animal (e.g. seals, birds) samples using phenotypic tests, DNA fingerprinting and sequencing techniques, and chemotaxonomic analyses. This approach enables the study of the diversity and distribution of Antarctic bacterial species, the assessment of their phenotypic, physiological and genotypic variability and the description of new bacterial taxa.
• Biodiversity, distribution and variability of microorganisms in the Antarctic environment
• Taxonomy of culturable bacteria from abiotic sources
• Taxonomy of culturable bacteria from wild Antarctic animals

Main publications:


HOLOCHOVÁ, Pavla, Ivana MAŠLAŇOVÁ, Ivo SEDLÁČEK, Pavel ŠVEC, Stanislava KRÁLOVÁ, Vojtěch KOVAŘOVIC, Hans-Jürgen BUSSE, Eva STAŇKOVÁ, Miloš BARTÁK and Roman PANTŮČEK. Description of Massilia rubra sp. nov., Massilia aquatica sp. nov., Massilia mucilaginosa sp. nov., Massilia frigida sp. nov., and one Massilia genomospecies isolated from Antarctic streams, lakes and regoliths. Systematic and Applied Microbiology. Munich, Germany: ELSEVIER GmbH, 2020, vol. 43, No. 5, p. "126112-1"-"126112-12". ISSN 0723-2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.syapm.2020.126112
NOVÁKOVÁ, Dana, ŠVEC, Pavel, ZEMAN, Michal, BUSSE, Hans-Jürgen, MAŠLAŇOVÁ, Ivana, PANTŮČEK, Roman, KRÁLOVÁ, Stanislava, KRIŠTOFOVÁ, Lucie, SEDLÁČEK, Ivo. Pseudomonas leptonychotis sp. nov., isolated from Weddell seals in Antarctica. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 2020, vol. 70, No. 1, p. 302–308. ISSN: 1466-5026. http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijsem.0.003753
KRÁLOVÁ, Stanislava, ŠVEC, Pavel, BUSSE, Hans-Jürgen, STAŇKOVÁ, Eva, VÁCZI, Peter, SEDLÁČEK, Ivo. Flavobacterium chryseum sp. nov. and Flavobacterium psychroterrae sp. nov., novel environmental bacteria isolated from Antarctica. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 2018, vol. 68, No. 10, p. 3132–3139. ISSN: 1466-5026. https://doi.org/10.1099/ijsem.0.002952
ŠVEC, Pavel, KRÁLOVÁ, Stanislava, BUSSE, Hans-Jürgen, KLEINHAGAUER, Tanita, PANTŮČEK, Roman, MAŠLAŇOVÁ, Ivana, CNOCKAERT, Margo, VANDAMME, Peter, STAŇKOVÁ, Eva, GELBÍČOVÁ, Tereza, HOLOCHOVÁ, Pavla, BARTÁK, Miloš, KÝROVÁ, Kamila, SEDLÁČEK, Ivo. Pedobacter jamesrossensis sp. nov., Pedobacter lithocola sp. nov., Pedobacter mendelii sp. nov. and Pedobacter petrophilus sp. nov., isolated from the Antarctic environment. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 2017, vol. 67, No. 5, p. 1499–1507. ISSN: 1466-5026. http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijsem.0.001749
ŠVEC, Pavel, KRÁLOVÁ, Stanislava, BUSSE, Hans-Jürgen, KLEINHAGAUER, Tanita, KÝROVÁ, Kamila, PANTŮČEK, Roman, MAŠLAŇOVÁ, Ivana, STAŇKOVÁ, Eva, NĚMEC, Miroslav, HOLOCHOVÁ, Pavla, BARTÁK, Miloš, SEDLÁČEK, Ivo. Pedobacter psychrophilus sp. nov., isolated from Antarctic fragmentary rock. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 2017, vol. 67, No. 8, p. 2538–2543. ISSN: 1466-5026. http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijsem.0.001962