Plant Biotechnology

Laboratory Name Plant Biotechnology
Laboratory Responsible Assoc. Prof. Yelda Özden Çiftçi
Department Molecular Biology and Genetics
Telephone +90 (262) 605 25 02
Address Gebze Institute of Technology
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics C-2/203
41400 Cayirova, Kocaeli, TURKEY
General Information It is estimated that over 9000 plant species are endangered in the world. Among them, preservation of especially woody plants is important as those species are not easy to propagate and face genetic erosion. Thus,  medium (plant tissue culture, slow growth storage, synthetic seed) and long-term (cryopreservation) conservation is carried out in Plant Biotechnology Laboratory to preserve woody plants. Moreover, identification of genetic polymorphisms and determination of genetic fidelity of in vitro-propagated or conserved plant germplasm are also investigated.  
Laboratory Staff Assist Prof. Elif Aylin Özüdoğru
Spcealist Dr. Ergun Kaya
Research assistant Hülya Akdemir
Research assistant Emrah Kırdök
Research assistant Doğa Gümüşel
Project assistant Veysel Süzerer
Hamit Ekinci (MS student)
Ceyhun Öztürk (MS student)
Applications 1) Propagation of woody and ornamental species via plant tissue culture techniques,
2) Mass propagation of plant species via liquid cultures together with temporary immersion bioreactor systems,
3)Determination of oxidative stress of explants during micropropagation and conservation,
4)Application of medium-term conservation techniques (slow growth storage, synthetic seeds)
5) Preservation of plant germplasm via long-term cryogenic storage methods (vitrification, encapsulation-vitrification, droplet-vitrification techniques)
6) Identification of genetic polymorphisms among plant species via PCR-based molecular markers (RAPD, AFLP, ISSR, SSR)
7) Assessment of genetic and epigenetic (MSAP) fidelity of long-term micropropagated and conserved plants.
Equipment 1. PCR
2. Gas chromatography
3. Headspace Sampler
4. Differential Scanning Calorimetry
5. Centrifuge
6. Magnetic stirrer
7. -20⁰C freezer and refrigirator
8. Water bath
9. Incubator Etüv
10. Microwave
11. Ph Meter

 

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