Project #5

Working out ex situ and in vitro methods of pool bank preservation.

The main task of the project is creation of germplasm bank of endemic, rare, endangered (of the ornamental plants group) and economically especially valuable plant species of Kyrgyzstan.


The main form of conservation of genetic resources is seeds. As biotechnology develops there has been appearing a possibility to store genetic material in banks for storage of tissues and cells alive. This is especially the case for unique and endangered form of wild plants, which are possible to encounter sometimes as single specimen. Using methods of micro-reproduction in culture in vitro it is possible to obtain sufficient volume of materials for creation of bank of apical meristems. That is why during the work on performing tasks we paid special attention to both method of conservation of genetic foundation – as seed bank and meristem bank.