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Basic activity directions:

The study of molecular mechanisms of electrochemical and metabolic transformations of solar energy in photosynthesis; the evaluation of molecular mechanisms of plant tolerance to abiotic and biotic factors; comparative study of the organization and expression of eukaryotic genomes; refinement and validation of macromolecular structures; elucidation of ways to solve problems of agriculture and human health using methods of molecular biology and cell biotechnology, the development, study and optimization of biomimetic models of photosynthesis

Main scientific achievements :

The mechanism of the effect of oxygen on the non-photochemical quenching of energy-dependent chlorophyll fluorescence in vascular plants has been clarified; Sequence analysis of amplification products synthesized with specific primer pairs for the C-terminus of RdRp and Nib-proteins of the viral genome and the N-terminus of the capsid-coated CP-protein was performed. Watermelon mosaic virus (WMV) was first identified in the Cucumis melo L. plant and G2 / G1 intergroup recombination was identified in WMV isolates; For the first time in Azerbaijan, the phytoplasma candidate ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma solani’ caused a dangerous disease ‘Bois noir’ was discovered, and as a result of multilocus sequence analysis of the genetic diversity of these phytoplasma isolates, four new genotypes were discovered based on the stamp gene; For the first time in the world, the spread of this pathogen by Reptalus noahi insects was determined on the basis of barcoding by mtCOI mitochondrial marker; An algorithm for detecting misplaced and heavy atoms in protein structures using the ratio of peak values of electron density around a point atom has been developed; A new TSSPlant computer program with higher accuracy has been developed to search for RNA polymerase II promoters in plants; For the first time, the microfauna of oil-contaminated soils in Azerbaijan was analyzed for antimicrobial activity and the AZ-130 strain with high and stable activity against dangerous Gram-positive and Gram-negative pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis and Acinetobacter baumannii was found;