New Issue 74 (3) 2022


The Archives of Biological Sciences is a multidisciplinary journal that covers original research in a wide range of subjects in life science. The new issue contains original articles in biomedical research, including the first report of 10 years of practice from a Serbian referral center on the oncologic and reproductive outcomes of fertility-sparing surgery for borderline ovarian tumors, as well as the finding that altered arginine metabolism in colon cancer is a sign of the increased proliferative potential of tumor-adjacent tissue; also, original results that the sesquiterpene fraction F1012-2 of Eupatorium lindleyanum DC. regulates the p53/NF-κB signaling pathways in human breast cancer and that hypophosphorylation of retinoic acid receptor alpha inhibits triple-negative breast cancer cell migration and invasion are presented, including the finding that erianin, a dibenzyl compound found in Dendrobium chrysotoxum Lindl. extract, a promising agent in the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme, triggers apoptosis in U373 and A172 glioblastoma cells.

A study of pathogen characteristics in a medical microbiology paper presents a proteomics analysis of altered metabolic pathways in classic and hypervirulent isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae; as the virulence differences between hypervirulent and classical forms are poorly understood. K pnemoniae is an opportunistic pathogen and global threat causing a wide range of infections.

A paper in environmental microbiology shows the results of research of two decades of changes in the diversity of freshwater cyanobacteria in waters intended for human consumption.

A paper in mycology describes effective methods of preserving the gene pool of valuable edible and medicinal mushrooms, which includes the maintenance and correct identification of the biology, morphology and phylogeny of preserved strains of the Pleurotus eryngii species complex in culture collections.

Environmental pollution is represented by a study of trace metal and metalloid bioaccumulation in three centipedes (Chilopoda), Clinopodes flavidus, Cryptops anomalans and Eupolybothrus transsylvanicus identified as bioindicators suitable for monitoring metal pollution.

An article in conservation biology provides the results of analysis of the influence of foraging habitat characteristics on nest-box occupancy and breeding parameters of the European roller, Coracias garrulus in Serbia, and offers practical recommendations for the continuation of the nest-box program and the allocation of conservation measures.