Accumulation of low molecular weight antioxidants – anthocyanins, phenolic compounds, vitamins A, C, E, carotenoids (β-carotene), and some amino acids in plants under the influence of various probiotic compositions is studied. Methodology used: thin-layer chromatography, spectrophotometry.
Annotation of the dissertation
The idea of the work is to create and justify a set of human-friendly biotechnological agents complex to optimize the productivity and nutritional value of root vegetables.
Research planned in the work: the accumulation of low molecular weight antioxidants – anthocyanins, phenolic compounds, vitamins A, C, E, carotenoids (β-carotene), some amino acids in plants under the influence of various probiotic compositions will be investigated. The most important functions of anthocyanins are binding of free radicals, reactive oxygen species, participation in gene expression and others. Phenolic compounds protect plants from oxidative stress and pathogenic microorganisms. It is expected that the use of probiotic compositions will promote the growth, productivity and antioxidant activity of root crops.
The results of the work would allow revealing the physiological reactions of root crops to the substances released by probiotic microorganisms, in search of ecological biotechnological tools to increase the productivity of agricultural plants.
- 2019-08 – 2019-09. Summer School Greenhouse Horticulture Wageningen Academy, Wageningen Plant Research, Horticulture & Product Physiology Group, Wageningen University & Research Business Unit Greenhouse Horticulture.
- Šocik B., Jurkonienė S., Gavelienė V., Jankovska-Bortkevič E. Effect of probiotic compositions on growth, antioxidant activity and productivity of beetroot. XII International Agriculture Symposium “AGROSYM 2021”. 7-10 October 2021, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Šocik B., Jurkonienė S., Gavelienė V. (2020). Effect of Probiotic Compositions on Growth, Antioxidant Activity and Productivity of Root Crops. The COINS Abstract Book. p. 60-61.