Plant Biotechnology

Exploration of the features, causes and mechanisms of structural and functional variability of the genome in cellular populations in vitro and in nature, as well as finding ways to regulate this variability in order to develop molecular genetic and physiological and biochemical foundations of plant biotechnology. Development of new high-yield plant crops for plant tissues for medicine, agriculture, cosmetic and nutritional purposes. Research of the plant cell and tissue culture for secondary metabolite production can be highly applied in comparison to harvesting secondary metabolites directly from slow growing, difficult to propagate, rear and endangered plants and also in cases when access to the regions of natural plant habitats is restricted, offering convenient, safe and profitable way of producing certain plant components.


  • Laminar flow hoods
  • Autoclave for media sterilisation
  • Drying cabinets
  • Tools for manipulations
  • Thermal rooms with adjustable conditions


  • Abakumov E. V., Parnikoza I.Yu., Vlasov D. Yu., Lupachev A. V. Biogenic–abiogenic interaction in Antarctic ornithogenic soils. Biogenic-abiogenic interactions in natural and anthropogenic systems. Part of the series “Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences”. – Springer International Publishing, 2016: 237-248. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-24987-2_19.
  • Yudakova, O.I., Tyrnov, V.S., Kunakh, V.A., Kozeretskaya I. A., Parnikoza I. Yu. Adaptation of the seed reproduction system to conditions of Maritime Antarctic in Deschampsia antarctica E. Desv. Russ. J. Dev. Biol. 2016, 47: 138-146.
  • L. T. Ellis, I. Parnikoza, V. Plášek, S. Sabovljević, A. D. Sabovljević, P. Saha, Md Nehal Aziz, W. Schröder, J. Váňa, J. van Rooy, J. Wang, Y.–J. Yoon & J. H. Kim. New national and regional bryophyte records, 47. Journal of Bryology. 2016, 47(2):1–17.
  • Kunakh VA, Twardovska MO, Andreev IO. Features chromosomal variability in tissue culture plants Deschampsia antarctica Desv. with different numbers of chromosomes. The Bulletin of Vavylov Society of Geneticists and Breeders of Ukraine. 2016, 14(1): 36–43.
  • Drobyk NM, Grytsak LR, Mel’nyk VМ, Kravets NB, Konvalyuk II, Twardovska MO, Kunakh VA. In vitro manipulation and propagation of Gentiana L. species from the Ukrainian flora. In: Rybczyński J.J., Davey M.R., Mikula A. (Eds.). The Gentianaceae. Vol. 2. Biotechnology and applications. – Springer Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London. 2015; P:45-79.
  • Kunakh VA, Mel’nyk VМ, Drobyk NМ, Andreev IO, Spiridonova KV, Twardovska MO, Konvalyuk II, Adonin VI. Genetic variation induced by tissue and organ culture in Gentiana species. In: Rybczyński J.J., Davey M.R., Mikula A. (Eds.). The Gentianaceae. Vol. 2. Biotechnology and applications. – Springer Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London. 2015;P:199-238.
  • Drobyk NM, Mel’nyk VМ, Twardovska MO, Konvalyuk II, Kunakh VA. Tissue and organ cultures of Gentians as potential sources of xanthones and flavonoids. In: Rybczyński J.J., Davey M.R., Mikula A. (Eds.). The Gentianaceae. Vol. 2. Biotechnology and applications. – Springer Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London. 2015; P:307-317.
  • Amosova AV, Bolsheva NL, Samatadze TE, Twardovska MO... at all. Molecular cytogenetic analysis of Deschampsia antarctica Desv. (Poaceae), Maritime Antarctic. PLoS ONE. 2015;10(9). – e0138878. doi: 10.1371/journal.
  • Мosula MZ, Andreev IO, Bublyk OM, Mel’nyk VМ, Konvalyuk II, Drobyk NМ, Kunakh VA. Molecular markers to assess genetic diversity of Gentiana lutea L. from the Ukrainian Carpathians. Plant Genetic Resources. 2015; doi: 10.1017/S147926211400104X.
  • Parnikoza I, Miryuta N, Ozheredova I, Kozeretska I, Smykla J, Kunakh V, Convey P. Comparative analysis of Deschampsia antarctica Desv. population adaptability in the natural environment of the Admiralty Bay region (King George Island, maritime Antarctic). Polar Biology. 2015;38(9):1401-1411.
  • Ozheredova IP, Parnikoza IYu, Poronnik OO, Kozeretska IA, Demidov SV, Kunakh VA. Mechanisms of Antarctic vascular plant adaptation to abiotic environmental factors. Cytol. Genet. 2015;49(2):139–145.
  • Mel’nyk VМ, Drobyk NМ, Twardovska MO, Kunakh VA. Karyology of European species of genus Gentiana L. In: Rybczyński J.J., Davey M.R., Mikula A. (Eds.). The Gentianaceae. Characterization and Ecology. Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London: Springer. 2014;1:219-230.
  • Bublyk OM, Andreev IO, Kalendar RN, Spiridonova KV, Kunakh VA. Efficiency of different PCRbased marker systems for assessment of Iris pumila genetic diversity. Biologia. 2013; 68 (4): 61320. doi: 10.2478/s11756-013-0192-4
  • Kunakh VA. Evolution of cell populations in vitro: peculiarities, driving forces, mechanisms and consequences. Biopolym. Cell. 2013; 29(4): 29531. doi: 10.7124/bc.000824
  • Bublyk OM, Andreev IO, Spiridonova KV, Kunakh VA. Genetic variability in regenerated plants of Ungernia victoris. Biologia Plantarum. 2012; 56(2):395–400. doi: 10.1007/s10535-012-0106-2
  • Miryuta NYu, Kunakh VA. Dynamics of cell population systems in vitro. III. Hypothesis of cell differential process selfcontrol and it's phenomenology realization by the example of Rauwolfia serpentina Benth. tissues culture "Biotechnology" J. 2012; 5(3):40–52.
  • Parnikoza IYu, Loro P, Miryuta NYu. Kunakh VA, Kozeretska IA. The influence of some environmental factors on cytological and biometric parameters and chlorophyll content of Deschampsia antarctica Desv in maritime Antarctic. Cytol. Genet. 2011. 45(3):170–6. doi: 10.3103/S0095452711030078

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