STRUCTURENational GenbankGermplasm laboratory

Head of the structural unit:

Total number of employees: 8

Main activity directions of structural unit:

Maintenance of reliable storage of seeds, in the conditions providing their genetic integrity and search of possible ways of activation of organism's natural systems of restoration for prevention of genetic consequences of seeds ageing  at long storage in the conditions of Genbank. Scientific research-works are being implemented in direction of creating of new methods regulated inheritance purity and stability of plant genetic resources, especially, ancient varieties, rare and threatened species. Evaluation of the genetic diversity of collections of various plant species using molecular markers.

Main scientific results of structural unit:

In total in the refrigerating chamber of intermediate term storage 7000 samples of seeds of various groups of the plants concerning 61 family, 217 sorts, 399 kinds and 225 versions are collected.   Inheritance potential of longevity of seeds in various species, intra-specific populations and varieties had been studied and unique method which prognosticated it had been created.