VIROLOGY, PLANT HEALTH AND PROPAGATION
Principal research directions:
Х developing of the fundamentals of producing health fruit and small fruit plants on the virus-free basis:
- introducing biotechnological methods of the express-diagnostics of fruit, small fruit and ornamental crops viruses in the system of the health planting stock growing;
- improving methods of infected clones sanitation with the use of chemo- and thermotherapy and in vitro
- culture as well as of the accelerated propagation of the selected basic clones, establishment of certificated fruit and small fruit foundation stock, developing of the conditions for their management;
Х control over the genetic identity and preparation of genetic certificates for basis clones of promising cultivars and rootstocks of the domestic breeding on the basis of the molecular genetic markers.
Х the integral technology for the production of the fruit, small fruit and ornaђmental crops certificated plants on the virus-free basis has been developed;
Х biotechnological methods have been improved and introduced of the virus diagnostics, sanitation of the infected plants of cultivars valuable, accelerated propagation of basic virus-free clones and preparaton of their genetic certificates;
Х the basic fund of fruit and small fruit virus-free clones has been created.
Offer to customers:
Х scientific providing of the production of the fruit, small fruit and ornamental crops planting stock on the virus-free basis, namely:
- inspection of parental gardens for study of their phytosanitary state and certification;
- selection of high-productive cultivars and rootstocks samples for the diagnostics concerning the absense of latent virus diseases in order to single out initial clones for the establishment of basis virus-free mother plantations;
- express-diagnostics of virus, bacterial and fungal diseases with the usage of laboratory as well as control over soil as concerns the presense of nematodes which are vectors-carriers of a group of nepoviruses;
- genetic fingerprint (genetic certificates creation) of varieties of fruit and small fruit crops on the basis of molecular genetic markers;
Х sanitation of the infected clones of cultivars and rootstocks valuable for economy with the use of chemo- and thermotherapy and in vitro culture;
Х propagation of basis virus-free clones with the usage of biotechnological methods (apical meristem culture, cutting and so on);
Х consultative assistance or scientific accompaniђment as regards the establishment and management of the certificated mother plantations;
Х growing of basic virus-free stock to order fer the establishment of productive certificated parental gardens.
For information: tel./fax (044) 526-65-97
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org - Kateryna Udovychenko, Head of the Department Virology, Plant Health and Propagation, PhD