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Invited researcher Viktor Korzun
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As of 15.02.2021

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Name of the project: Infectious diseases of culture plants: quantitative research and control strategies exemplified by snow mold

Strategy for Scientific and Technological Development Priority Level: г

Goals and objectives

Project objective: Characterization of fundamentals of pathogenesis induced by snow mold excitants, selecting resistant materials for breeding and development of effective methods of control of this disease by creation of tolerant hybrids and next generation protective as well as optimization of agrotechnology procedures.

The practical value of the study

We have gathered a collection of pathocomplexes causing snow mold on the territory of several regions of the Volga federal district and conducted a complex characterisation of those pathocomplexes. Our researchers have completed a meta-genome analysis of samples if plants affected by snow mold. Field experiments have been conducted involving an artificial and a natural infection background to determine the sources of resistivity of plants to snow mold. We have reproduced and an analysed the first hybrid generation, reproduced the genotypes of resistant winter grains. Our team have completed a transcriptome profiling of plants infected with fungi causing snow mold. We have developed and designed new polyphenolic compounds, benzofuran derivatives, as well as derivatives of dithiophosphate derivative anti-fungal agents for the suppression of development of snow mold. The antagonistic activity of representatives of phyto-associated micro-flora with respect to fungi causing snow mold has been studied.

Education and career development:

The lead research fellow of the laboratory M. L. Ponomaryova has developed the education programme «Genetic resources for selection» for highest-qualification staff training in the specialisation 35.06.01 «Agriculture».


We have prepared a Russian-German project devoted to infectious diseases in winter rye.

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Ponomareva M. L. et al.
Snow mold of winter cereals: A complex disease and a challenge for resistance breeding //Theoretical and Applied Genetics. – 2020. – С. 1-15
Gorshkov V. et al.
Rye Snow Mold-Associated Microdochium nivale Strains Inhabiting a Common Area: Variability in Genetics, Morphotype, Extracellular Enzymatic Activities, and Virulence //Journal of Fungi. – 2020. – Т. 6. – №. 4. – С. 335
Micheletti G. et al.
Intriguing enigma of nitrobenzofuroxan's ‘Sphinx’: Boulton–Katritzky rearrangement or unusual evidence of the N-1/N-3-oxide rearrangement? //RSC Advances. – 2020. – Т. 10. – №. 57. – С. 34670-34680
Tsers I. et al.
Plant Soft Rot Development and Regulation from the Viewpoint of Transcriptomic Profiling //Plants. – 2020. – Т. 9. – №. 9. – С. 1176
Chugunova E. et al.
On the Nucleophilic Reactivity of 4, 6-Dichloro-5-nitrobenzofuroxan with Some Aliphatic and Aromatic Amines: Selective Nucleophilic Substitution //The Journal of Organic Chemistry. – 2020. – Т. 85. – №. 21. – С. 13472-13480
Chugunova E. et al.
Design of Novel 4-Aminobenzofuroxans and Evaluation of Their Antimicrobial and Anticancer Activity //International journal of molecular sciences. – 2020. – Т. 21. – №. 21. – С. 8292
Kravchenko U. et al.
The PhoPQ two-component system is the major regulator of cell surface properties, stress responses and plant-derived substrate utilisation during development of Pectobacterium versatile-host plant pathosystem //bioRxiv. – 2020
Gogoleva N. et al.
Transcriptomic dataset of wild type and phoP mutant Pectobacterium versatile //Data in brief. – 2020. – Т. 32. – С. 106123
Gruner P. et al.
Mapping Stem Rust (Puccinia graminis f. sp. secalis) Resistance in Self-Fertile Winter Rye Populations //Frontiers in Plant Science. – 2020. – Т. 11. – С. 667
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