Botanical Garden of Vilnius University

Botanical Garden of Vilnius University

Sukurta: 02 August 2017

43 Kairėnų, LT-10239 Vilnius
Tel/fax 219 3133, 231 7933
E-mail:
http://www.botanikos-sodas.vu.lt

Director – Dr. Audrius Skridaila

STAFF

Research fellows: Habil. Dr. I. Pašakinskienė, Dr. A. Aučina, Dr. S. Dapkūnienė, Dr. R. Juodkaitė, Dr. D. Naugžemys, Dr. A. Skridaila, Dr. R. Šiukšta, Dr. G. Štukėnienė, Dr. V. Vaitkūnienė, Dr. S. Žilinskaitė.

Departments of the Botanical Garden:

Department of Management and Coordination of Scientific Programs: 1) Group of Plant Biodiversity and Taxonomy; 2) Laboratory of Biotechnology and Genetics.
Department of Plant Collections: 1) Group of Lithuanian Flora; 2) Group of Dendrological  Collections; 3) Group of Pomological  Collections; 4) Group of Herbaceous Ornamental Plant  Collections; 5) Group of  Indoor Plant  Collections; 6) Group of  Natural and  Induced  Mutants  Collections
Department of Vingis, 110 M. K. Čiurlionio, LT-03100 Vilnius, tel. 233 0160

 RESEARCH AREAS

Genomics, Biomolecules and Biotechnologies: Fundamental and Applied Research

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Introduction and investigation of ornamental and horticulture plants
Collection, assessment and conservation of plant genetic resources
Plant molecular taxonomy
Genetic polymorphism, genetic instability of plants
Biotechnology of cultivation and reproduction
Micropropagation in vitro
Phytopathology, mycorrhizal fungi diversity

MAIN CONFERENCES ORGANIZED IN 2016

Projects Supported by University Budget

Plant Genetic Resources, Biological, Molecular Studies and Biotechnology. Prof. Habil. Dr. I. Pašakinskienė. 2016–2020.

Inter–Simple Sequence Repeat (ISSR) analysis was used to explore the genetic diversity of five blue-berried honeysuckle populations from geographically remoted locations (two populations of L. caerulea subsp. pallasii (Ledeb.) Browicz from Latvia and three populations of L. caerulea subsp. kamtschatica (Sevast.) Pojark. from Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula). The adaption of eight lilacs (Syringa L.) cultivars on in hortus condition was investigated. The main criteria to Lithuanian national plant genetic resources for the tulips (Tulipa L.) cultivars from 15 classification groups were determined. The gladioli (Gladiolus L.) Lithuanian cultivars (registered in the International Registry) ‘Aš Toks’, ‘Byzantine Gold’, ‘Chocolate Princess’, ‘Falenopsis’, ‘Gaiva’, ‘Infospace’, ‘Neringa’ were investigated. Long-term research of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) ectomycorrhizal fungal community along the moisture gradient (peat bog, peat bog-forest ecotone and forest sites) was completed.

Main publications:

Dapkūnienė, S., Maršelienė, R.  2016. Viendienių (Hemerocallis L.) veislių morfologinių dekoratyvių savybių apibūdinimo aprašas. Akademija, 39 p.

Gliožeris, S., Dapkūnienė, S. 2016. Dvispalvių kaladžių (Caladium bicolor (Aiton) Vent.) veislių morfologinių ir dekoratyviųjų savybių aprašas. Akademija, 35 p.

Dapkūnienė, S., Gliožeris, S. 2016.  Gumbinių begonijų (Begonia tuberhybrida Voss)
veislių morfologinių ir dekoratyviųjų savybių aprašas. Akademija, 23 p.

International Projects

Project: Ribes/Rubus European Central Data Base. Dr. D. Ryliškis.
Internet: http://projektai.vu.lt/ribes-rubus.
The Central Ribes/Rubus Europe Database was managed (the IPGRI and ECP/GR request).
 
The Ribes database contains 2551 records of Ribes accessions held in 11 countries, namely Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Sweden and U.K. in the meantime. The Rubus database contains 665 records of Rubus accessions held in 6 countries, namely Poland, Czech, Germany, Lithuania, Romania and Sweden (Nordic Gene Bank) in the meantime.

COST program, activity FP1305 Linking belowground biodiversity and ecosystem function in European forests. http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/fps/Actions/FP1305?management. Dr. A. Aučina.

Contractual Research

Klaipėda seaport. Protected plants preservation program in the Smeltė botanical reserve. Transfer and experimental restoration program of three protected plants species (Aster trifolium L., Glaux maritima L., Juncus gerardii Loisel), Dr. A. Skridaila, Dr. G. Štukėnienė. 2015–2016.

The Botanical Garden collected material for propagation of preserved plants (seeds, live plants) in the territory of Smeltė botanical reserve, grew new plants (under controlled conditions - in the laboratory, greenhouses) and planted them as well as the plants taken in natural habitat (Smeltė) in prepared areas. More than 15 000 preserved plants were grown in the Botanical Garden and planted in preserved territories (Kopgalis and Kliosiai).

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

BGCI – Botanical Garden Conservation International
LUBSA – Lithuanian Association of University Botanical Gardens
IPGRI – International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (Italy)
Institute of Dendrology, Kornik (Poland)
Lithuanian Plant Gene Bank (Lithuania)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Habil. Dr. I. Pašakinskienė –

  • editorial board member of the journals Agriculture-Žemdirbystė (Lithuania) and Botanica Lithuanica (Lithuania).

Dr. A. Skridaila –

  • editorial board member of the journals Rocznik Dendrologiczny (Poland) and Vytauto Didžiojo universiteto Botanikos sodo raštai (Lithuania).