Curriculum Vitae



Name: Constantinos (or Konstantinos or Costas) Fasseas

Year and Place of birth:  Athens, 1951

Family status: Married with 4 children

Home address: Aggelidou 16, 114 76, Athens Greece.   

Home Tel.:  +30 210 64 11 873

Work Tel.: +30 210 52 94 331




1975: BSc in Biology, Department of Biology, University of Athens.

1980:  PhD, Department of Botany, University of Glasgow.

Positions held.

Professor of Cell Biology (Cell Ultrastructure), Faculty of Crop Science, Agricultural University of Athens.

Director of the Electron Microscopy Laboratory of the Agricultural University of Athens.


Published work

Notes and Books

1.   “Cell fine structure – Microscopy” notes. (1992),  pages 210. In Greek.

2.   Cell Biology” notes (2003), pages 131. In Greek.

3.  General Botany”. The Morphology, Anatomy and Physiology of the Higher Plant. Embryo Publ. 2005. (In Greek).

4.  Fasseas K. and P. Katinakis (1997).  Electron Microscopic Methods in Virology:  In:  Molecular Virology.  P. Katinakis (ed).  EU-NACTAR Monpellier, France. In English.

5.   E.C.T.S. Guide (European Credit Transfer System) for the Department of Agricultural Biotechnology (2002). Pages 60. In English.



Published work

Ph.D. Thesis

Fasseas, C. (1980).  Fine structural studies in differentiation and dedifferentiation in the higher plant.  Ph.D. Thesis.  University of Glasgow.


Published work in peer viewed journals.

(Papers 2, 3, 15 &16 are not in the ISI)

1.      Fasseas, C. and B.G. Bowes (1980).  Ultrastructural observations on proliferating storage cells of mature cotyledons of Phaseolus vulgaris L. cultured in vitro Annals of Botany. 46:143-152.

i.f.:  2.939

2.      Psaras, G.K., C. Fasseas and C.C. Hatzopoulou-Belba. (1985). Stomatal response to water stress in Myrtus communis L.  Journal of plant anatomy and morphology2(1):33-38.

3.      Xylouri, E., C. Papadopoulou, C. Fasseas and E. Stoforos (1986).  Quick diagnosis of infectious skin lesions with the transmission electron microscope.  Acta Microbiologica Hellenica, 31:50-51. (in Greek).

4.      Fasseas C., I. M. Roberts and A. F. Murant. (1989). Immunogold Localization of Parsnip Yellow Fleck Antigen in Thin Sections of Plant Cells. Journal of general Virology. 70:2741-2749.

i.f.: 3.120

5.      Christodoulakis N. S. and C. Fasseas. (1990). Air pollution Effects on the Leaf Structure of Laurus nobilis, an Injury Resis­tant Species.  Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 44:276-281.

i.f.:  0.505 

6.      Christodoulakis N. S., H. Tsimbani and C. Fasseas. (1990). Leaf Structural Peculiarities in Sarcopoterium spinosum, a Season­ally Dimorphic Subshrub. Annals of Botany. 65: 291-296.

i.f.: 2.939

7.      Christodulakis N.S. and C. Fasseas. (1991). Seasonal dimorphism of Phlomis fruticosa under controlled environmental conditions. Acta Oecologica 12(3), 323-330.

i.f.: 1.320

8.      Karabourniotis, G. K., N. Papastergiou, E. Kabanopoulou, and C. Fasseas.  (1994). Foliar sclereids of Olea europaea may function as optical fibers. Canadian Journal of Botany. 72: 330-336.

i.f.: 1.193 

9.      Karabourniotis, G., and C. Fasseas. 1996. The dense indumentum with its polyphenol content may replace the protective role of the epidermis in some young xeromorphic leaves. Canadian Journal of Botany. 74: 347-351.

i.f.: 1.193

10.  Karabourniotis, G., G. Kofidis, C. Fasseas, V. Liakoura and I. Drossopoulos (1998).  Polyphenol deposition in leaf hairs of Olea europaea (Oleaceae) and Quercus ilex (Fagaceae).  American Journal of Botany. 85(7): 1007-1012.

i.f.:  2.969 

11.  Kokkinos, A., C.  Fasseas, E. Eliopoulos and G. Kalatzopoulos.  (1998).   Cell size of various acid bacteria as determined by scanning electron microscope and image analysis.  Lait 78, 491-500.

i.f.: 0.868

12.  Pappa, Á., N. Tzamtzis, M. Statheropoulos, and C.  Fasseas. 2000. The pyrolytic behavior of Pinus halepensis needles observed by transmission light microscopy and stereoscopy. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 55(2):195 – 202.

i.f.:  1.412

13.  Skandamis, P., Koutsoumanis, K., Fasseas, K. and Nychas, G.-J.E. 2001.  The inhibition of oregano essential oil and EDTA on Escherichia coli O157:H7.  Italian journal of food science 13(1):65-76.  (C.I. 0.470)

i.f.: 0.506

14.  Tzamtzis, Í., Á. Pappa, Í. Statheropoulos, and C.  Fasseas. 2002.  Effect of fire retardants on the pyrolysis of Pinus halepensis needles using microscopic techniques. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis. 63:147-156.

i.f.:  1.412

15.  Sabatakou O, Paraskevakou E, Tseleni-Balafouta S, Athanasiadis A, Fasseas C. (2003) Scanning electron microscopic observations of the development of the chicken caecum. J Submicrosc Cytol Pathol.  Oct;35(4):423-9


16.  Sabatakou O, Paraskevakou E, Tseleni-Balafouta S, Athanasiadis A, Fasseas K. (2003). The development of the chicken small intestine: a scanning electron microscopy study. J Submicrosc Cytol Pathol.  Jul;35(3):323-30.


17.  Kavroulakis, N; Flemetakis, E; Aivalakis, G; Dahiya, P; Brewin, NJ; Fasseas, K; Hatzopoulos, P; Katinakis, P. 2003. Tissue distribution and subcellular localization of carbonic anhydrase in mature soybean root nodules indicates a role in CO2 diffusion. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 41 (5): 479-484.

i.f.: 1.847

18.  Akoumianaki-Ioannidou, A. Georgakopoulos, J. H., Fasseas, C. and Argyroudi-Akouyunoglou. (2004). Photoacclimation in Spathiphyllum. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 73: 149-158.

i.f.: 1.909

19.  Kintzios, S., Bem, F., Mangana, O., Nomikou, K., Markoulatos, P., Alexandropoulos N., Fasseas, C., Arakelyan, V., Petrou, A-L., Soukouli, K., Moschopoulou, G., Yialouris, C., and A. Simonian. 2004. Study on the mechanism of BERA (Biolectrec Recognition Assay): evidence for immobilized cell membrane interactions with viral fragments.  Biosensors and Bioelectronics 20: 907-916.

i.f.: 4.132

20.  Liakopoulos G., S. Stavrianakou, M. Filippou, C. Fasseas, C. Tsadilas, I. Drossopoulos and G. Karabourniotis.(2005). Boron remobilization at low boron supply in olive (Olea europaea) in relation to leaf and phloem mannitol concentrations. Tree Physiol. 25(2):157-65.

i.f.:  2.297

21.  Kavallieratos N.G., Tomanović Z., Athanassiou C.G., Starý P., Zikić V., Sarlis G.P., Fasseas C. (2005) Aphid parasitoids infesting cotton, citrus, tobacco, and cereal crops in southeastern Europe: aphid plant associations and keys Canad. Entomol. 137, 516-531.

i.f.: 0.568

22.  Kavallieratos N.G., Tomanovic Z., Starý P., Athanassiou C.G., Fasseas C., Petrovic O., Stanisavlević L.Z., Veroniki M.A. (2005) Praon Haliday (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) of Southeastern Europe: key, host range and phylogenetic relationships.  Zoologischer Anzeiger 243, 181-209.

i.f.: 0.775

23.  Kavallieratos N.G., Tomanović Ž., Sarlis G.P., Fasseas C., Emmanouel N.E., 2006. A review of the genus Aphidius Nees in Greece (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Aphidiinae) with the description of a new species. Journal of Natural History, 40 (17-18): 1179-1197.  

i.f.: 0.631

24. Kavallieratos, NG; Tomanovic, Z; Sarlis, GP; Fasseas, C; Emmanouel, NE 2006. A review of the genus Aphidius Nees in Greece (Hymenoptera : Braconidae : Aphidiinae) with the description of a new species. Journal of Natural History, 40 (23-24): 1481-1481

 i.f.: 0.631

 25.  Karapanos, I.C., Fasseas, C., Olympios, C.M.and Passam, H.C. 2006. Factors affecting the efficacy of agar-based substrates for the study of tomato pollen germination. The Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology, 81(4): 631-638

i.f.: 0.719

26.  Aliferis, K.A., M. Chrysayi-Tokousbalides and C. Fasseas. 2006.  Physiological and ultrastructural changes in “green islands” on Avena sterilis leaves caused by (8R,16R)-(–)-pyrenophorin. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry.  44(11-12): 851-856.

i.f.: 1.847

27.  Ntougias, S., C. Fasseas and G. I. Zervakis. 2007. Olivibacter sitiensis gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from alkaline olive-oil mill wastes in the region of Sitia, Crete.  Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57:398-404.

i.f.: 2.662

28.  Ntougias S, G. I. Zervakis and C. Fasseas. 2007. Halotalea alkalilenta gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel osmotolerant and alkalitolerant bacterium from alkaline olive mill wastes, and emended description of the family Halomonadaceae Franzmann et al. 1989, emend. Dobson and Franzmann 1996. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57:1975-1983.

i.f.: 2.662

29.  Filippou M., C. Fasseas and G. Karabourniotis. 2007.  Photosynthetic characteristics of olive tree (Olea europaea) bark.  Tree Physiology 27:977-984.

i.f.:  2.297

30.  Karabournioti, S., E..P. Eleftheriou, A. Thrasyvoulou and C. Fasseas. 2007. Pollen polymorphism in Thymus capitatus  (Lamiaceae).  Canadian Journal of Botany 85(5): 493-500. doi:10.1139/B07-048

i.f.: 1.193

31.  Economou, G., D. Lyra, K. Sotirakoglou, K. Fasseas and P. Taradilis (2007). Stimulating Germination of Orobanche ramosa Seeds by an Ascophyllum nodosum Extract. Phytoparasitica 35(4):367-375.

i.f: 0.632

32.  Argyropoulou, C., D. Daferera, P. Tarantilis, C. Fasseas and M. Polyssiou  (2007).  Chemical composition and variation during development of the essential oil from leaves of Lippia citriodora H. B. K. (Verbenaceae).  Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 35:831-837.

i.f.: 1.048

33.  Travlos, I.S., G. Liakopoulos, G. Karabourniotis, C. Fasseas and A.J. Karamanos (2008).  Circadian leaflet movements og Tylosema esculentum (Burch) A. Schreib, and the abolishment of these diurnal movements by potassium deficiency.  Journal of Arid Environments. 72:1745-1750.

 i.f.: 1.238

34.  Rigas, S., Daras, G., Laxa, M., Marathias, N., Fasseas, C.,. Sweetlove, L. J. and Hatzopoulos, P. (2009).  Role of Lon1 protease in post-germinative growth and maintenance of mitochondrial function in Arabidopsis thaliana. New Scientist 181: 588-600.

             Paper commented by: Nicolas L. Taylor and A. Harvey Millar, (2009).  New Phytologist  181: 505–508

             i.f.: 5.249

35. Kalloniati, C.,  Tsikou, D., Lampiri, V.,  Fotelli, M.N.,Rennenberg, H., Chatzipavlidis, I., Fasseas, C., Katinakis, P. and Flemetakis, E. (2009). Characterization of a Mesorhizobium loti á-type carbonic anhydrase and its role in symbiotic nitrogen fixation.  Journal of Bacteriology 191: 2593-2600

i.f.: 4.013

36. Daras, G., Rigas, S., Penning, B., Milioni, D., McCann M.C., Carpita, N.C., Fasseas, C. and Hatzopoulos, P. (2009). The thanatos mutation in Arabidopsis thaliana cellulose synthase 3 (AtCesA3) has a dominant-negative effect on cellulose synthesis and plant growth. New Phytologist 184(1):114-126. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2009.02960.x

 i.f.: 5.249

37. Christodoulakis, N., Lampri, P.N. and Fasseas, C. (2009) Structural and cytochemical investigation on the leaf of silverleaf nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium), a drought resistant alien weed of the Greek flora. Australian Journal of Botany 57:432-438

             i.f.: 1.459

38Assimakopoulou, A., Tsougrianis, C., Elena, K., Fasseas, C. and Karabourniotis, G. 2009. Pre-Harvest Rind-Spotting in ‘Clementine’Mandarin. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 32: 1486–1497, 2009

i.f.: 0.569

39.  Kyriakis, G. and Fasseas, C. (2010). A novel type of tube network within the stem bark of Olea europaea L. Flora 205:90-93.

 i.f.: 1.157

40.  Polaki, A., Xasapis, P., Fasseas, C., Yanniotis, S., and Mandala I. (2010). Fiber and hydrocolloid content affect the microstructural and sensory characteristics of fresh and frozen stored bread. Journal of Food Engineering 97(1):1-7.

             i.f.: 2.081

41. Argyropoulou, C., A. Akoumianaki – Ioannidou, N.S. Christodoulakis and C. Fasseas (2010). Leaf anatomy and histochemistry of Lippia citriodora (Verbenaceae).  Australian Journal of Botany 58:398-409.

             i.f.: 1.459

42. Christodoulakis, N.S., Kogia, D., Mavroeidi, D. and C. Fasseas. 2010. Anatomical and histochemical investigation of the leaf of Teucrium polium, a pharmaceutical sub-shrub of the Greek phryganic formations. Journal of Biological Research 14: 199-209.

         i.f.: 0.583

43. Christodoulakis, N.S., K. Kollia and C. Fasseas. (2010). Leaf structure and histochemistry of Ecballium elaterium (L.) A. Rich. (squirting cucumber). Flora (in press).

         i.f.: 1.157

44. Boubourakas, I. N., A. E. Voloudakis, K. Fasseasc, N. Resnick, H. Koltai and P. E. Kyriakopoulou. (2010). Cellular localization of Peach latent mosaic viroid in peach sections by liquid phase in situ RT-PCR.  Plant Pathology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3059.2010.02398.x).

             i.f.: 2.368

45. Fasseas, C. and A. Akoumianaki-Ioannidou. 2010. Some Anatomical Features of Laurus nobilis Leaves Contributing to Its Suitability as Ornamental Plant in Temperate Climates.  Acta Horticulturae 885:99-108. 

46. Akoumianaki-Ioannidou, A., P. Alexiou and C. Fasseas. 2010. Propagation of Pterocephalus perennis by Cuttings and Its Evaluation as Ornamental.  Acta Horticulturae 885:21-26.  

47. Akoumianaki-Ioannidou A., M. Papagianni and C. Fasseas. 2010.  Propagation of Elaeagnus × ebbingei by Cuttings and Its Evaluation as an Ornamental for Use in Urban and Sub-Urban Areas. Acta Horticulturae 885:27-32

48.  Assimakopoulou,  A.,  C.D. Holevas, and K. Fasseas ( 2011).  Relative susceptibility of some Prunus rootstocks in hydroponics, to iron deficiency. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 34:1014–1033.

49.   Gratsia M. E., P. E. Kyriakopoulou, A. E. Voloudakis, C. Fasseas, and I. E. Tzanetakis. (2012).  First Report of Olive mild mosaic virus and Sowbane mosaic virus in Spinach in Greece. Disease Notes: 96(8):1230.

50.  Fasseas M. K., C. Fasseas, K. C. Mountzouris and P. Syntichaki (2013). Effects of Lactobacillus salivarius, Lactobacillus reuteri, and Pediococcus acidilactici on the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans include possible antitumor activity. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol          97:2109–2118


51.  Christodoulakis, N. S. , K. Gargaraki, and C. Fasseas (2013).  Leaf Structure of Pelargonium odoratissimum (Soland.), an Aromatic Species Widely Used in Herbal Remedies and Confectionery.  Journal of Herbs, Spices & Medicinal Plants, 19:132–143.


52.  Christodoulakis, N. S., M. Tsiarta, and C. Fasseas (2013).  Leaf Structure and Histochemical Investigation in Papaver rhoeas L. (Corn Poppy, Field Poppy). Journal of Herbs, Spices & Medicinal Plants, 19:119–131


53.   Vahamidis,  P., A. Karamanos, G. Economou and C. Fasseas (2014). A new scale for the assessment of wheat spike morphogenesis.  Annals of Applied Biology. DOI: 10.1111/aab.12097

54.   Ioakeimidis, F., C. Ott, V. Kozjak-Pavlovic, F. Violitzi, V. Rinotas, E. Makrinou, E. Eliopoulos, C. Fasseas, G. Kollias, E. Douni. (2014). A Splicing Mutation in the Novel Mitochondrial Protein DNAJC11 Causes Motor Neuron Pathology Associated with Cristae Disorganization, and Lymphoid Abnormalities in Mice.  PLOS ONE 9(8): 1-17


55.   Ntougias, S., A. Lapidus, J. Han, K. Mavromatis, A. Pati, A. Chen, H.P. Klenk, T. Woyke, C. Fasseas, N.C. Kyrpides, G.I. Zervakis.  (2014). High quality draft genome sequence of Olivibacter siti-ensis type strain (AW-6T), a diphenol degrader with genes involved in the catechol pathway.  Standards in Genomic Sciences 9: 783-793 


56.  Fernández, V., D. Sancho-Knapik, P. Guzmán, J.J. Peguero-Pina, L. Gil, G. Karabourniotis, M. Khayet, C. Fasseas, J. A. Heredia-Guerrero, A. Heredia, and E. Gil-Pelegrín (2014). Wettability, Polarity, and Water Absorption of Holm Oak Leaves: Effect of Leaf Side and Age. Plant Physiology. 166: 168–180.


57.    Christodoulakis, N. S., M. Georgoudi,and C. Fasseas. (2014) Leaf Structure of Cistus creticus L. (Rock Rose), a Medicinal Plant Widely Used in Folk Remedies Since Ancient Times.  Journal of Herbs, Spices & Medicinal Plants, 20:103–114.




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