Projects

Current project: Banking the flora of Kyrgyzstan

Funder: Bentham Moxon Foundation, the Merlin Trust and tbc


 

1. Searching for perspective endemic and rare plant species of Kyrgyzstan with the object of root large scale cultivation for alternative crude drug data base creation (for medical and food industries)

Project results:

Publication:

I.N. Kuzovkina, M.Yu. Prokof’eva, A.R. Umralina, T.P. Chernysheva. Morphological and Biochemical Characteristics of Genetically Transformed Roots of Scutellaria andrachnoides. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology, 2014, Vol. 61, No. 5, pp. 697–706.

Eurasian Patents:

- The strain of callus tissue skullcap of the Androshvidny skullcap (Scutellaria andrachnoides Vved.) - Scut. andr. (TC) - producer of vogonoside and acteoside / Штамм культуры каллусной ткани шлемника андрохновидного (Scutellaria andrachnoides Vved.) – Scut. andr. (TC) –продуцент вогонозида и актеозида.

- Strain culture of the genetically transformed root Androshvidny skullcap (Scutellaria andrachnoides Vved.) - Scut. andr. (HRC) - producer of vogonoside and acteoside  /  Штамм культуры корня шлемника андрохновидного (Scutellaria andrachnoides Vved.) - Scut. andr. (HRC) - продуцент вогонозида и актеозида.

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2. Project: “Conservation and Use of Germplasm of Kyrgyzstan’s Wild Flora for Management of Genetic-Selectional and Economical Tasks” - ISTC project #KR-973 (http://www.istc.int/ru/).

Main tasks:

A seed bank of Kyrgyzstan's wild flora was established. Seeds of new species are being collected each year for seed bank replenishment. At present seeds of 1038 species are stored in the bank at -20°C and -196°C. Among them 133 species are rare, 96 - endemic and 41 - Red Book species. 1039 species are stored in the Millennium Seed Bank, Kew Gardens, UK.