Scientists from the Ural Federal University (Ural Federal University) and Nankai University (Tianjin, China) synthesized new compounds for the development of new-generation drugs to protect potatoes from pathogenic pathogens. This was announced on Monday in the press service of UrFU.
“Scientists from UrFU have synthesized compounds that resist the infection of potatoes with pathogens. The work has been carried out since 2016, when a grant from the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) was received. Together with their Chinese colleagues from Nankai University, chemists have developed methods for obtaining new biologically active compounds exhibiting antifungal properties, ”the report says.
As explained by TASS in the press service, the parties investigated the antiviral activity of various substances, which made it possible to identify compounds with a high protective and therapeutic effect. According to Tatyana Glukhareva, Associate Professor, Department of Organic Synthesis Technology, Chemical Engineering Institute (KhTI), UrFU, the first compound obtained stimulates growth and contributes to the resistance of potatoes to infections.
“During the experiment in the open field, an increase in the quantity and quality of the crop was recorded. In the course of testing this compound during long-term storage of tubers, its ability to increase their resistance to pathogens was noted. The results ... testify to the prospects for the creation of preparations on its basis for the protection of potatoes and other agricultural crops with a more thorough study of its harmlessness, ”the press service of Glukhareva said.
The second compound also resists phytopathogenic fungi that cause potato diseases. “The grant was received in 2016 by Yuri Morzherin, professor at the Ural Federal University, for a period of three years for the development of a project that involves the development of environmentally friendly technologies for protecting potatoes from the most dangerous pathogens and harmful organisms and the creation of new generation agricultural products. Next year, scientists will conduct field tests of the substance, ”the press service said.
Ural Federal University is the largest university in the Urals Federal District (Ural Federal District), about 35 thousand students study there. There are 13 scientific laboratories under the leadership of leading foreign scientists.
A source: https://tass.ru