Petr Koutecký


  • Address: University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Science, Branišovská 1760, 370 05 České Budějovice, Czechia
  • Rooms: Department of Botany, Na Zlaté stoce 1 (“Villa”), room 304 (herbarium – attic)
    Laboratory of plant molecular biology, Branišovská 31 – Faculty of Science, building A, rooms 104-106 (ground floor)
  • E-mail:
  • Tel.: +420 38 777 2377 (herbarium)
    +420 38 777 2271, +420 38 777 2362 (laboratory)

Full CV

Latest publications

  • Koutecký P., Prančl J., Košnar J., Koutecká E., Hanzlíčková J., Lučanová M., Nejedlá M., Kaplan Z. (2022) Waking up from a taxonomist’s nightmare: emerging structure of Ranunculus section Batrachium (Ranunculaceae) in central Europe based on molecular data and genome sizes. – Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 198(4): 417–437
  • Šlenker M., Koutecký P., Marhold K. (2022) MorphoTools2: an R package for multivariate morphometric analysis. – Bioinformatics 38(10): 2954–2955
  • Loureiro J., Kron P., Temsch E. M., Koutecký P., Lopes S., Castro M., Castro S. (2021) Isolation of plant nuclei for estimation of nuclear DNA content: Overview and best practices. – Cytometry Part A 99: 318-327
  • Pteridium aquilinum) in Europe: widespread diploids and scattered triploids of likely multiple origin. – Flora 274: 151725

All Publications


  • Plant taxonomy / biosystematics (Centaurea, Ranunculus sect. Batrachium, and many others)
  • Hybridization, polyploidy, and their interactions, breeding systems (apomixis)
  • Morphologic analyses, flow cytometry and molecular methods in plant systematics
  • Genome size variation in various groups of vascular plants, bryophytes, insects
  • Aquatic plants
  • Distribution mapping, determination keys, flora of villages (human settlements in general)

More about research

Proffesional memberships

  • The Czech Botanical Society (since 1997)
  • Editor-in-Chief of Folia Geobotanica (for taxonomy)
  • Editorial board of Preslia
  • Editorial board of Sborník jihočeského muzea (Bulletin of South-Bohemian Museum, in Czech)
  • Associate Editor of Frontiers in Plant Science, section Plant Systematics and Evolution (2019-2022)