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Ecosystems and Biomes R&D

The combination of accelerating climate change and the growing world population continue to challenge agricultural production. Understanding the factors that control microbial processes involved in biogeochemical cycling is essential for ecosystem sustainability. Knowledge of the complex nature of soil-plant-microbe interactions under abiotic and biotic stresses can potentially offer new strategies to improve soil fertility and plant health.
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Medicinal plant biotechnology research group established within the Ecobiome R&D Lab.
The main goal of our research group is to understand the mechanistic basis of host–endophyte relationship production of endophyte-derived bioactive compounds. We also study the biology of medicinal plants affected by various abiotic stresses and evaluate optimal doses of organo-mineral fertilizers on plant growth and phytochemical compounds of medicinal plants.
Research objectives:
- to investigate the diversity of endophytic bacterial communities associated with medicinal plants
- to determine and characterize the endophyte derived bioactive compounds
- to evaluate the effect of organo-mineral fertilizers (compost, biochar, minerals, and their combination) on the growth properties and phytochemical compounds of medicinal plants.
Enhanced Soybean Productivity by Inoculation With Indigenous Bradyrhizobium Strains in Agroecological Conditions of Northeast Germany
Commercial inoculants are often used to inoculate field-grown soybean in Europe. However, nodulation efficiencies in these areas are often low. To enhance biological nitrogen (N) fixation and increase domestic legume production, indigenous strains that are adapted to local conditions could be used to develop more effective inoculants. Our results demonstrate that inoculation of locally adapted soybean cultivars with the indigenous isolates improves nodulation and yield attributes. Thus, to attain optimal symbiotic performance, the strains need to be matched with specific cultivars.
Interactive Effects of Biochar, Nitrogen, and Phosphorous on the Symbiotic Performance, Growth, and Nutrient Uptake of Soybean (Glycine max L.)
Numerous studies reported the positive effect of soil amendment with biochar on plant development. However, little is known about biochar and its interrelation with nitrogen (N) and phosphorous (P) additions and their impact on plant growth. In recent publication our results show that the interactions between nitrogen, phosphorus, and biochar affect soybean growth by improving the symbiotic performance of B. japonicum and the growth and nutrition of soybean. We observed strong positive correlations between plant shoot biomass, root biomass, and N and P uptake. These data indicated that the combined use of biochar and low N, P application can be an effective approach in improving soybean growth with minimum nutrient input.
Product and services
The laboratory provides soil testing, fertilizer recommendations, and plant analysis services to farmers, and landscape specialists.
Ecobiome R&D offer a full range of services for scientific meetings, training courses, conferences, congresses for in-person, virtual and hybrid events in the fields of environment, agriculture and life sciences.
Microbial inoculants refer to formulations composed of beneficial microorganisms. We develop a microbial inoculants that promote plant nutrition, crop yield, elevate stress tolerance or treat specific diseases.
Research Group  Leaders
Dilfuza Egamberdieva
Dilfuza Egamberdieva received her Ph.D. from the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, and has a background in agricultural biotechnology.  Her current research focuses on the soil plant-microbe interactions, biological control of plant disease, and plant production under extreme environmental conditions. Her approach is interdisciplinary, which aims to build an agricultural knowledge and innovation network for organic farming. She is a Fellow of the Global Young Academy and Ambassador of the American Society of Microbiology to Uzbekistan.

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Dr. Wen-Jun Li
Dr. Wen-Jun Li received his Ph. D in Microbiology from Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is currently working as Distinguished Professor in School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China. His research is mainly focused on microbial diversity of those terrestrial extremophilic environments, by using culture-dependent and culture-independent methods and on mechanisms of extremophilic actinobacteria to adapt those unusual environments. He is member of Bergey’s International Society for Microbial Systematics (BISMiS) since 2011.
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National University of Uzbekistan
Faculty of Biology
Joint Uzbek-China Key Lab of “Ecobiomes”
100174, Tashkent, University str. 4