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Voronezh State Academy of Forestry Engineering

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Isakov Igor J.

Senior lecturer, Ph.D..

E-mail: leskul@vglta.vrn.ru
Telephone: +7-4732-537606
Fax: +7-4732-537651

Offers of high school on participation in joint researches with the European universities within the limits of thematic priorities of the Seventh frame program of scientifically-technological development of EU

Cooperation / Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology / Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest and aquatic environments


FP7-KBBE-2008-2B KBBE-2008-1-2-06 Area: The influence of inbreeding on the display of some quantitative features in a downy birch and silver birch

The brief description of the project: Inbreeding, or closely related crossing, is always connected with the decrease of phenotypical values of quantitative features in certain groups of plants. Inbreeding in self-pollinating plants (wheat, barley, peas, beans, peppers, citrus plants, cotton, etc.) is a normal phenomenon. In cross- pollinating plants and animals inbreeding can result in the action of harmful recessive genes, which in a homozygous state cause partial (sublethal and subvital genes) or full (lethal genes) destruction of organisms. Harmful influence of inbreeding is often revealed, for example, in self-pollination of corn, potatoes or cabbage (the decrease in intensity of growth, fertility; the appearance of anomaly and deformities). In hens annual coupling «brother x sister» leads to the hereditary decrease in egg-laying qualities and vitality. In human beings marriages between cousins result in the growth of frequency of hereditary diseases (especially rare ones) in children; inborn deformities, stillbirths and deaths in early age are more frequent than in unrelated marriages, by 24—48 %. It is suggested to check the effects of inbreeding on quantitative features of woody plants (tree height, trunk diameter) by carrying out a controllable self-pollination and free pollination in a downy birch and silver birch.

Expected results: Stage-by-stage production of a necessary plant material will make it possible to check the necessary theoretical preconditions obtained as a result of tests on annual plants. An ultimate aim of the work is to obtain selfed lines in birch.

The countries of partners under the project: Germany, Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom

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Voronezh State Academy of Forestry Engineering
394613,  RU,  Voronezh region,  Voronezh
Address: VSAFE, 8, ul. Timiryazeva