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Genetically Modified Form of Wheat


Study the Physiology of Genetically Modified Wheat Forms and Grain Biochemistry in the Climate Change Conditions in Tajikistan

Tech Area / Field

  • ENV-MIN/Monitoring and Instrumentation/Environment
  • ENV-APC/Air Pollution and Control/Environment

3 Approved without Funding

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Leading Institute
Institute of Botany, Plant Physiology and Genetics, Tajikistan, Dushanbe


  • University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign / Department of Plant Biology, USA, IL, Urbana\nUniversity of Bedfordshire, UK, Luton

Project summary

The aim of this project is to study the possible impact of various climate change scenarios on growth, development, adaptation characteristics, yield and quality of crops genetically modified forms of wheat, to identify their ability to adapt to a warmer climate in Tajikistan, to establish the degree of manifestation of genetically modified properties in these conditions and the possibility of cultivating them in Tajikistan.

In our republic has not conducted a detailed study of the effect of greenhouse (the climate-forming) gases on physiological and biochemical parameters of genetically modified forms of plants, in particular, their interaction with stress factors such as high temperature, water deficit, the atmospheric and soil drought. Do not study the effect of the above factors on the yield genetically modified of wheat and its qualitative characteristics (starch, cellulose, protein).

These studies will help to some extent to answer the question of the advisability of growing genetically modified forms of wheat resistant to climate change. Are there any deviations in the metabolism of plants, which could cause unwanted effects on the level and quality of crops, human health and biopersity of wheat in the region in which the studies will be conducted.

The project participants are experts in the study of physiology and biochemistry of plants, and modeling the factors on plants and have sufficient experience in dealing with fundamental and applied importance. The practical value of the project is that it will be the influence of different concentrations of CO2, heat, water deficit, atmospheric and soil drought on growth, development and yield formation of genetically modified forms of wheat. Particular attention will be paid to the biochemical quality of wheat and technological baking performance of wheat flour.

The offered project answers the purposes ISTC for realization of reorientation of the weapon scientists peace activity and their integration in the international scientific community.

Volume of carried out jobs under the project is designed for three years (36 months) with use of modern methods, application of computer engineering for realization of theoretical accounts, processing and analysis of experimental data.

In successful performance of the project, its examination, estimation of quality and results of job, realization of technological aspects of a problem, the important role belongs to foreign collaborators, which participation creates favorable facilities for qualitative and timely implementation of the project.


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