Goals & Objectives
The project aims to study the resistance of individual black saxaul plants within a species against the damages of insect gall-forming plants by determining factors that cause damage to individual plants in its subsequent breeding and propagation of saxaul cultivar resistant to gall-formed insects as well as studying the biochemical composition and molecular genetic analysis of plant tissues. The objectives of the project are to:
- Analyzing the pest foci and clarification of the species composition of gall-forming pests in the foci of saxaul, and the allocation within the population of individual plants of saxaul that were not damaged by pests in the lesion;
- Carrying out laboratory tests for biochemical composition in plants and their genetic structure, as well as the study of anatomical and morphological features of plants not damaged by pests; and
- Collecting planting materials from resistant plants within the species for the possibility of further study of the heritability of this property.
- Objective 1
- Analyzing and processing of collected secondary data
- Conducting field survey and collection of plant samples in the research area
- Analyzing the collected survey and sample data
- Objective 2
- Conducting a laboratory analysis of a saxaul sample
- Objective 3
- Analyzing field trial planting
- Analyzing the field survey and collected plant samples in the field trial site
- Engaging with experts on saxaul and gall-formed insects
- Identification of resistant plants against gall-formed insects including their anatomical and morphological features.
- Establishment of biochemical properties and genetic structures.
- 2 seminars held with employees of regional forest institutions following the publication of an article in both foreign and domestic science journals as well as publications in the media.