R. Turpanova, Candidate of Agricultural Science
On the basis of modern biotechnology methods to increase the potential productive capacities of potato varieties zoned in Kazakhstan.
Key tasks: to get a virus-free planting material of potato in vitro using the method of isolating the apical meristem and the method of RNA interference; explore the protective mechanisms of RNA interference in potato plants in response to viral infection, and to obtain stable somaclonal lines of domestic potato varieties, conduct biochemical, molecular, and selection and genetic analysis of resistant potato somaclonal lines derived from RNA interference method and apical meristems method; breeding of resistant somaclonal lines of the regenerated plants in a greenhouse; field-tests of stable somaclonal lines, selection and genetic evaluation, selection of forms with economically valuable signs.
Development of obtaining of virus-free seed potatoes will improve the quality and reduce the import of potatoes at the potato market. Potato price will be reduced by 1.5-2 times when filling the market with quality potatoes. The competitiveness of results is very high, as new original forms of resistant potato varieties are going to be obtained that would be recommended for production.
Scope of Application
Farms, food market, food industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
For execution of the project 30 000 thousand tenge are required.