Molecular barcode of symbiotic groups as a basis for assessing the structure of terrestrial lithogenic biotopes

R&D registration number in UkrISTEI: 0119 U000105.

What priority area of ​​science and technology does it correspond to: fundamental scientific research on the most important problems of developing scientific, technical, socio-economic, socio-political, human potential to ensure Ukraine’s competitiveness in the world and sustainable development of society and the state.

Research: fundamental.

Funding source: funds from the general fund of the state budget.

Prospect for further implementation in 2021-2022: to be continued as a targeted fundamental

Research level: no analogues in Ukraine.

Availability of a patent: 1 patent of Ukraine

What additional actions require further research: the search for interested investors.

Brief description, advantages, further prospects for application.

The work is based on materials of expedition trips (Dnepropetrovsk, Kirovograd, Zakarpattia, Nikolaev, Donetsk regions), during which 257 descriptions of epilithic lichen groups on silicate outcrops of the Ukrainian crystalline shield were made. Descriptions of groups of epilithic lichen groups were made on test plots of different areas. The species composition of lichens and lichenophilic fungi was checked at the Laboratory of Biodiversity and Ecological Monitoring named after V.I. I.K. Pachosky Kherson State University using microscopic technique. The description was posted in the TURBOWEG 2 database.

Based on the results of the research, a syntaxonomic scheme of lichen groups of silicate outcrops of the Ukrainian Crystalline Shield was proposed for the first time, which includes four classes known in Europe: Rhizocarpetea geographici, Leprarietea chlorinae, Collematetea cristati and Ceratodonto purpurei-Polytricheteaiferi. associations (all the latest for science). According to the results of the research, 11 species of lichens new to Ukraine were identified.

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