Ieva Ignatavičienė

Name Surname: Ieva Ignatavičienė

Institute, laboratory: Nature Research centre, Institute of Ecology

Laboratory of Molecular Ecology

Scientific Supervisor: Dr. (HP) D. Butkauskas

Consultant Supervisor: -

Study period: 2020-10-01 - 2024-09-30

Research theme: Genetic Studies of Common Fish (Perch, Roach) and Aquatic Plants (Duckweed) Populations and Changes of Genetic Structure Formation caused by Anthropogenic Activities in the Baltic States

Purpose: To investigate the genetic structure of perch, roach and duckweed populations and possible effects caused by anthropogenic activities in Lithuanian and Latvian, using markers of nuclear coding genes, mtDNA D-loop fragments and chloroplast non-coding sequences and to determine the genetic variability in experimental clones of duckweed exposed of increased electromagnetic radiation using sequence markers of nuclear genes associated with oxidative stress.

Tasks: 1. To determine the markers of nuclear gene sequences for interpopulation and intrapopulation variability of perch and roach in Lithuania and Latvia.

2. To measure the genetic diversity of perch populations using markers of nuclear genes, mtDNA D-loop fragments, and microsatellite sequences.

3. To measure the genetic diversity of roach populations using markers of nuclear genes and mtDNA D-loop fragments.

4. To measure the genetic diversity of duckweed populations using markers of nuclear genes and chloroplast non-coding sequences.

5. To perform the comparative molecular studies of perch, roach and duckweed populations and to evaluate the possible effects of genetic structure caused by anthropogenic activities using genetic markers.

6. To determine the genetic variability in experimental clones of duckweed exposed of increased electromagnetic radiation using markers of nuclear genes and chloroplast non-coding sequences.

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Conferences: 78th International Scientific Conference of the University of Latvia “Innovative and applied research in Biology”, topic “Identification and Application of Informative Genetic Markers in studies of Genetic Diversity of Experimental and Wild Populations of Lemna minor”, Latvia, Riga. 2020-01-30.

Contacts: e-mail, phone: ieva.ignataviciene@gmail.com, +370 659 26290