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All-Russian Scientific Research Institute for Fundamental and Applied Parasitology of Animals and Plant – a branch of the Federal State Budget Scientific Institution “Federal Scientific Centre VIEV”

Laboratory of Phytoparasitology

Laboratory of Phytoparasitology

Head of the Laboratory, 
Odoyevskaya I.M. - Laboratory of biochemistry and biotechnologyCandidate of Biological Sciences 
Svetlana Vladimirovna Lychagina

The laboratory was established in 1936. 

The most important objective of the Phytoparasitology Laboratory is to develop a strategy for managing the population of phytoparasitic nematodes. The tasks of the Phytoparasitology Laboratory also include the identification of nematodes in different regions of the Russian Federation. 

Main research directions of the Laboratory:

 • selection of organisms with properties for the biological regulation of populations of phytoparasitic nematodes and assessment of their mode of action;

 • assessment of nematode resistance and tolerance of varieties and hybrids of cereals, vegetables and potatoes;

 • development and improvement of measures to combat potato rot nematode (Ditylenchus destructor), potato cyst nematode (Globodera rostochiensis), oat cyst nematode (Heterodera avenae), sugar beet cyst nematode (Heterodera schachtii), stem nematode (Ditylenchus dipsaci), rice leaf nematode (Aphelenchoides besseyi), nematodes-vectors of viruses of the genus Xiphinema, and root-knot nematodes of the genus Meloidogyne; 

• using the agrophytocenotic method to control the population of phytohelminths; 

• application of the serological method for identification of nematodes;

 • cultivation of plant-parasitic nematodes in laboratory conditions; 

• use of the luminescent method for analysis of microorganisms in the soil; 

• assessment of the number and biodiversity of nematodes in natural and anthropogenic communities; 

• development of mathematical and computer models for predicting the development of potato globoderosis, and population dynamics of potato golden nematode;

• study of the epiphytotic process in the most harmful phytohelminthiasis (potato globoderosis, potato ditylenchiasis, rice aphenechoides, meloydoginosis of vegetable crops; 

• development of remote methods for detection of foci of phytohelminthiasis.