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Dr. Aurelija Liatukienė

ORCiD iD: 0000-0002-8946-1932
+370 672 34 636
E-mail: aurelija.liatukiene@lammc.lt
Instituto al. 1, Akademija, LT-58344 Kėdainiai distr., Lithuania



2005–2007 Master degree in Agronomy, Faculty of Agronomy, Lithuanian University of Agriculture (since 2019 Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy).

2001–2005 Bachelor degree in Biology, Faculty of Natural sciences, Vytautas Magnus University.

Academic degrees and pedagogical titles

2012 Agricultural Sciences, Agronomy, PhD thesis “Investigation of genetic diversity of lucerne (Medicago spp.) by identifying resistance to pathogens and mobile aluminium”.

Research fields

  • Breeding and investigation of genetic resource of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L. and Medicago varia Marth.)

Professional experience

Since 2015 Researcher, Grass Breeding Department, Institute of Agriculture LAMMC.

2009–2015 Junior Researcher, Grass Breeding Department, Institute of Agriculture LAMMC.

2006–2007 Technician, Grass Breeding Department, Lithuanian Institute of Agriculture (since 2010 Institute of Agriculture LAMMC).

2005 Technician, Genetic and Physiology Laboratory, Lithuanian Institute of Agriculture.

In-service training

  • 2013 training “Unified and unique scientific methodology for innovative research in agriculture and forestry”.

Involvement in programmes and projects

  • 2012–2013 Lithuanian–Ukrainian Cooperation Programme “Preservation of perennial grasses genetic resources and new cultivars breeding for the specific purposes”, executor.
  • 2012–2013 Ministry of environment programme “Investigation of the plant genetic resources, renewal genetic collections and preparation plant genetic material for the storage at the Plant Gene Bank”, executor.
  • 2010–2011 Ministry of Agriculture program “Breeding and introduction of plant cultivars”, executor, executor


Articles in journals indexed in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science database

  1. Skuodienė R., Liatukienė A., Petrauskas G. 2023. Comparison of productivity and agro-biological traits of alfalfa populations resistant to mobile al grown on acidic and neutral soils. Agronomy, 13 (1): 156. IF – 3,949
  2. Liatukienė A., Norkevičienė E., Danytė V., Liatukas Ž. 2023. Diversity of agro-biological traits and development of diseases in alfalfa cultivars during the contrasting vegetation seasons. Sustainability, 15 (2): 1445. IF – 3,889
  3. Liatukienė A., Skuodienė R. 2023. The response of alfalfa cultivars to mobile aluminum toxicity. Grassland Science, 69 (1): 79–86. IF – 1,44
  4. Liatukienė A., Skuodienė R. 2021. The response of alfalfa genotypes to different concentrations of mobile aluminium. The Journal of Agricultural Science, 159 (5-6): 363–372. IF – 2,603

  5. Danytė V., Gorash A., Liatukienė A., Liatukas Ž. 2020. Trends changes of oat genotypes grown in Lithuania. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 107 (4): 323–328. IF – 1,083
  6. Liatukienė A., Ruzgas V., Liatukas Ž., Skuodienė  R. 2020. The response of Medicago sativa to mobile aluminium toxicity at seedling stage. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 107 (4): 309–316. IF – 1,083
  7. Liatukiene A., Skuodiene R., Tomchuk D., Danyte V. 2020. Evaluation of agro-biological traits of Medicago sativa and M. varia in Cambisol and Retisol. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 107 (1): 41–48. IF – 1,083
  8. Buhaiov V., Horenskyy V., Liatukienė A. 2018. The response of Medicago sativa to aluminium toxicity under laboratory and field conditions. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 105 (2): 141–148. IF – 1,020
  9. Liatukienė A., Liatukas Ž., Ruzgas V. 2015. Reaction of the Lithuanian alfalfa breeding populations to Phoma medicaginis under cool temperate climate conditions. Pakistan Journal of Botany, 47 (3): 919– IF – 0,658
  10. Liatukienė A., Liatukas Ž. 2014. Downy mildew reaction of alfalfa accessions of different geographical orgin under Lithuanian conditions. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology, 16 (5): 905–910. IF – 0,808
  11. Liatukienė A., Liatukas Ž., Schitea M., Ruzgas V. 2013. Disease reaction of several Lithuanian and Romanian alfalfa cultivars. Romanian Agricultural Research, 30: 99–108. IF – 0,226.

Other peer-reviewed publications

  1. Liatukienė A., Liatukas Ž., Ruzgas V. 2012. Relationships among alfalfa resistance to Sclerotinia crown and stem rot, Sclerotinia trifoliorum and oxalic acid. African Journal of Biotechnology, 11 (72): 13690–13696.
  2. Liatukienė A., Liatukas Ž., Ruzgas V. 2011. Netikrosios miltligės ir askochitozės vystymasis liucernų sėkliniame pasėlyje.  Žemės ūkio mokslai, 18 (3): 95–99.
  3. Liatukienė A., Liatukas Ž. 2011. Liucernų atsparumas vėžiui .VDU Botanikos sodo raštai, (XV): 43–50.
  4. Liatukienė A., Liatukas Ž. 2011. Netikrosios miltligės įtaka liucernos žolės derliui. Jaunųjų mokslininkų darbai, 30 (1): 109–114.
  5. Liatukienė A., Liatukas Ž. 2010. Liucernų kompleksinis atsparumas ligoms. VDU Botanikos sodo raštai, (XIV): 98-104.
  6. Liatukienė A., Liatukas Ž., Ruzgas V. 2010. Reaction of lucerne (Medicago) to fungal diseases caused by Phoma medicaginis. Žemės ūkio mokslai, 17 (1-2): 25–31.
  7. Liatukienė A., Liatukas Ž., Ruzgas V. 2010. Netikrosios miltligės tyrimai liucernų pasėlyje. Žemės ūkio mokslai, 17 (3-4): 87–92.
  8. Liatukienė A., Liatukas Ž., Ruzgas V. 2010. Resistance of European lucerne accessions to aluminium. Agronomy Research 8 (spec. iss. III): 663–672.
  9. Liatukienė A., Liatukas Ž., Ruzgas V. 2009. Resistance of lucerne (Medicago) germinating seeds to oxalic acid. Biologija, 55 (1): 46–50.
  10. Liatukienė A., Liatukas Ž, Ruzgas V. 2009. Effect of the morphological traits on seed yield of lucerne breeding populations in Lithuania. Journal Central European Agriculture, 10 (4): 333–340.
  11. Liatukienė A., Liatukas Ž., Ruzgas V. 2008. Association of aluminium tolerance with morfological traits in lucerne (Medicago sativa). Biologija, 54 (4): 301–305.
  12. Liatukienė A., Liatukas Ž., Ruzgas V. 2008. Winterhardiness as the key factor for selecting accessions of Medicago sativa high – yielding germplasm. Biologija, 54 (2): 129–133.

Other publications

  1. Liatukienė A. 2017. Impact of fungal diseases on seed yield and agro-morphological traits of alfalfa under temperate climate conditions. Plant breeding: science for agricultural development. International scientific conference, p. 35.
  2. Kemešytė V., Lemežienė N., Liatukienė A., Stukonis V., Mikoliūnienė J., Norkevičienė E., Petrauskas G. 2017. New goals for grass and legume breeding in Lithuania. Plant breeding: science for agricultural development, p. 38.
  3. Liatukienė A. 2017. A new variety of alsike clover Poliai. Plant breeding: science for agricultural development. International scientific conference, p. 36.
  4. Liatukienė A. 2009. Agro-morfological traits of lucerne (Medicago sativa) tolerant to aluminium. Tarptautinė mokslinė jaunųjų mokslininkų konferencija „Jaunimas siekia pažangos – 2009“. Doktorantų mokslinės konferencijos straipsnių rinkinys. LŽŪU, 3: 43–46.

Sections of monographs and books published by international publishers

  1. Liatukienė A. 2018. Genetic variability of the most important traits in alfalfa cultivars under Lithuanian conditions. G. Brazauskas et al. (eds.). Breeding Grasses and Protein Crops in the Era of Genomics. Springer, p. 67–72.

Popular press articles

  1. Liatukienė A. 2013. Mėlynžiedžių ir hibridinių liucernų selekcija Lietuvoje. Mano ūkis, p. 40.