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The Laboratory of Aplied Genetics

Research team:

1.    Lupaşcu Galina, dr. sci., professorr
2.    Celac Valentin, dr. sci., principal scientific researcher
3.    Mihnea Nadejda, dr. sci., principal scientific researcher
4.    Budac Alexandru, dr., coordinating scientific researcher
5.    Rotari Silvia, dr.,  coordinating scientific researcher
6.    Saşco Elena, dr., coordinating scientific researcher
7.    Gore Andrei, dr.,  senior scientific researcher
8.    Malii Aliona, dr., senior scientific researcher
9.    Leatamborg Svetlana, scientific researcher
10.    Gavzer Svetlana, scientific researcher
11.    Coşalîc Cristina, trainee scientific researcher
12.    Gîrlă Valeria, trainee scientific researcher
13.    Climăuţan Diana, trainee scientific researcher
14.    Buga Gheorghina, working superior
15.    Lupaşcu Varvara, working  superior
16.    Raşcov Zinaida, working  superior
17.    Cavadji Nicolae, worker

Research directions:

Genetics and improvement of productivity, quality, resistance to biotic (fungal pathogens) and abiotic (high temperature, drought) factors unfavorable for genotypes of triticale, common wheat, durum wheat, rye, soybean, chickpeas, lentils, beans, beans, tomatoes. Establishing the role of environmental factors on phenotypic variability and genotypic weight in the manifestation of characters. Elucidation of the role of epistasis, maternal factor, genotype x environment interactions in the formation of valuable phenotypes. Determination of the genetic basis of positive transgressions in common winter wheat and soybeans. Creation of high-performance varieties, homologation and their implementation in production.

Research methods:

Classical and contemporary methods are applied in the research –  genetic, breeding, biotechnological, mycological, phytopathological and statistical.

Research equipment:

Distiller, autoclave, drying oven, microscope, computers, fotocamera, thermostats, batose, minibatosis.

Relevant results: It was found that the genetic control of the resistance of common winter wheat to pathogens that cause root diseases is determined by plant x pathogen interactions, temperature and gene actions / interactions in the host plant. The maternal factor significantly influences the spectrum of phenotypic classes in segregating populations, gene actions and interactions, the rate of transgressions of valuable production traits and resistance to wheat pathogens and the efficiency of  hybridization – tomato.

Innovative aspects and advantages:

Dozens of high-performance varieties have been created and / or approved in the Republic of Moldova within the laboratory of Applied Genetics:  triticale (Inghen 33, Inghen 35, Inghen 93, Ingen 40, Ingen 54, Costel), common wheat (Moldova 5, Moldova 11, Moldova 79, Moldova 614, Moldova 16, Moldova 66), autumn durum wheat (Auriu 273, Hordeiforme 333, Hordeiforme 335, Auriu 2, Sofidurum), spring durum wheat  (Arnăut 7), autumn rye (Zâmbreni 70), oat (Săltareţ), soybean (Zodiac, Albişoara, Alina, Amelina, Clavera, Ştefănel, Lăduţa, Nadejda), chickpeas (Botna, Inchel, Ovidel), garden bean (Geca 5), chickling  (Bogdan), lentil (Aurie, Verzuie), peanuts (Fazenda 1), tomato (Elvira, Jubiliar 60/20, Mary Gratefully, Mihaela, Milenium, Prestij, Tomiş, Deşteptarea, Exclusiv, Cerasus). Methods for identifying resistant genotypes have been developed. Most of the elaborations are covered with patents of inventions, presented at various Inventions Salons in the country and abroad (Iaşi, Cluj - Romania, China), and were appreciated with gold, silver, bronze medals, cups, trophies and orders.

Assistance, scientific services provided: 

It is proposed for sale the seeds / kernels of tomato, soybeans, chickpeas, durum wheat, triticale varieties  with productivity, quality and high resistance to disease and drought.