43 Kairėnų str., LT-10239 Vilnius
Tel. 219 3133
Director – Dr. Audrius Skridaila
Chief research fellow: Habil. Dr. I. Pašakinskienė.
Senior research fellows: Dr. A. Skridaila, Dr. D. Naugžemys.
Research fellows: Dr. A. Aučina, Dr. S. Dapkūnienė, Dr. R. Juodkaitė, Dr., Dr. R. Šiukšta, , Dr. V. Vaitkūnienė, Dr. S. Žilinskaitė.
Junior research fellow: Dr. G. Štukėnienė.
Departments of the Botanical Garden:
Department of Management and Coordination of Scientific Programs:
- Group of Plant Biodiversity and Taxonomy;
- Laboratory of Biotechnology and Genetics.
Department of Plant Collections:
- Group of Lithuanian Flora;
- Group of Dendrological Collections;
- Group of Pomological Collections;
- Group of Herbaceous Ornamental Plant Collections;
- Group of Indoor Plant Collections;
- Group of Natural and Induced Mutants Collections;
Department of Vingis, M. K. Čiurlionio 110, LT-03100 Vilnius, tel. 233 0160
Genomics, biomolecules and biotechnologies: fundamental and applied research
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
Phytopatology, mycorrhizal fungi diversity
MAIN CONFERENCES ORGANIZED IN 2018
20th MEIS Convention (Middle-European Iris Society). MEIS and Botanical Garden of Vilnius University
International conference Educational spaces and the process of education
Scientific-practical conference Dendrology and urban landscaping
RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2018
Projects funded by University Budget
Plant Genetic Resources, Biological, Molecular Studies and Biotechnology. Group Leader Prof. Habil. Dr. I. Pašakinskienė. 2016–2020.
Long-term dynamics of ectomycorrhizal community of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) seedlings outplanted in forest clear-cuts of different age were investigated. The ECM fungal communities of Scots pine seedlings into clear-cut sites, replanted from nurseries into clear-cut sites and the ones replanted from nurseries into forest sites were compared. Assessment of vegetative reproduction capacity (bulbs mass) of tulip (Tulipa L.) varieties (‘Monte Spider’/Double Early Tulips, ‘Antarctica’/Triumph Tulips, ‘Claudia’/Lily Flowered Tulips, ‘Lion King’/Fringed Tulips and ‘Virchic’/Viridiflora Tulips) was investigated and compared according to mother bulbs size. The rhododendrons (Rhododendron L.) cultivars were propagated by tissue culture. The Anderson’s nutrient medium supplemented with 1 mg/l 2iP is suitable for the in vitro stabilization of leaf-throwing (deciduous) rhododendrons, and the standard nutrient medium PWM – for evergreen rhododendrons. Morphological characteristics of Lithuanian primroses varieties (Primula L.) were evaluated, too.
Pašakinskienė, I., Švėgždienė, D. 2018. A comparative lowered temperature response in root apex cellular growth of Festuca pratensis and x Festulolium braunii. Žemdirbystė-Agriculture, vol. 105, no 4, p. 349–356.
Šiukšta, R., Bondzinskaitė, S., Kleizaitė, V., Žvingila, D., Taraškevičius, R., Mockeliūnas, L., Stapulionytė, A., Mak, K., Čėsnienė, T. 2018. Response of Tradescantia plants to oxidative stress induced by heavy metal pollution of soils from industrial areas. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, doi: 10.1007/s11356-018-3224-3.
Vyšniauskienė, R., Rančelienė, V., Naugžemys, D., Patamsytė, J., Sinkevičienė, Z., Butkuvienė, J., Žvingila, D. 2018. Genetic diversity of populations of Bidens genera invasive and native species in Lithuania. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, vol. 105(2), p. 183–190, doi: 10.13080/z-a.2018.105.024
Project: Ribes/Rubus European Central Data Base. Dr. D. Ryliškis.
The Central Ribes/Rubus Europe Database was managed (the IPGRI and ECP/GR request).
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.
MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS
BGCI – Botanical Garden Conservation International
LUBSA – Lithuanian Association of University Botanical Gardens (Lithuania)
IPGRI – International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (Italy)
Institute of Dendrology, Kornik (Poland)
Lithuanian Plant Gene Bank (Lithuania)
OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES
Dr. A. Skridaila –
- editorial board member of the journal Rocznik Polskiego towarzystwa Dendrologicznego.
Habil. Dr. I. Pašakinskienė –
- editorial board member of the journal Botanica Lithuanica.