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Institute of Genetic Resources




Azadliq ave 155, AZ1106, Baku


(+994 12) 5629171

(+994 12) 5628625


(+994 12) 4499221

(+994 12) 5619182

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General director

Zeynal Iba oglu Akparov

Correspondent member of ANAS

Office Phone: (+994 12) 5629171

Mobile: (+994 50) 6114740

Fax: (+994 12) 4499221


Deputy directors

Mehraj Ali oglu  Abbasov 

PhD in Biology

Office Phone: (+994 12) 5629805

Mobile: (+994 50) 5327819

Fax: (+994 12) 4499221


General Manager

Mahmudov Rafail Umud oglu

Scientific secretary

Natavan Sabir gizi Kalantarova

Doctor of Philosophy in Biology

Office Phone: (+994 12) 5629928

Mobile: (+994 50) 7494810

Fax: (+994 12) 4499221


Establishment history


Basic activity directions  The main scientific directions of institute are inventory and passportization, collection, introduction, restoration, reproduction, evaluation according to the international descriptors of the cultivated plants and their wild ancestors, valuable, rare, threatened and endangered genus, species, aborigine varieties and forms, the local breeds of agricultural animals; study of scientific issues related to ex situ and in situ conservation; research on revealing resistant, high productive accessions with high quality and involving them into breeding; creation of new varieties and breeds and coordination of the activities of the different institutions in relevant fields. 
Main scientific achievements  1. During scientific expeditions to 20 botanical and geographical regions of Azerbaijan seeds from 7000 plant accessions belonged to 400 species of cultivated plants and their wild relatives were collected, passportizated, resistance to biotic and abiotic stress factors was evaluated, their ex-situ and in-situ conservation was provided and National DataBase on plant genetic resources was created.

2. In cereal and legume plant accessions the possibility of regaining (restovration) of germination ability and genetic integrity lost as a result of long term conservation in genebank using the ozone-air mixture and the stimulating effect of this mixture to the plant development, product quality and ecological safety was determined.

3. With the purchase of a new type wheat forms with branched spikes the role of remote hydridization in enrichment of

genetic diversity has been proven experimentally.

4. For the first time, in bread wheat botanical varieties (T. aestivum v. erythrospermum, T. aestivum v. albidum, T. aestivum v. meridionale, T. aestivum v. lutescens) and varieties (Akinchi 84, Guneshli, Mirbeshir 128) of Azerbaijan origin genes (Yr18/Lr34) providing resistance to yellow and brown rust and major gene (Sr31) providing resistance to stem rust were identified.

5. In grains of F2 hybrids of tetraploid wheat species, as well as of durum wheat varieties and accessions more than 50 allele component blocks of gliadincoding Gli 1A, Gli 1B, Gli 6A and Gli 6B loci localized in short arms of 1A, 1B, 6A and 6B homologous chromosomes and 2 allele component blocks of glutenincoding Gul 1A and Gul 1B loci localized in long arms of 1A and 1B homologous chromosomes were identified.

6. It was determined that the resistance of plants to stress factors was due to the reconstruction of cell genetic systems and further acceleration of expression of some genes. In nucleus of drought and salinity tolerant plant genotypes under the stress condition DNA fractions, especially the amount of euchromatin DNA increases leading to the intensification of RNA synthesis. This shows the increase of physiological lability and functional activity of genetic apparatus.

7. For the first time in Azerbaijan in cultivated and wild species of legume plants Beet western yellows virus

(BWYV), Bean leafroll virus (BLRV), Chickpea chlorotic stunt virus (CpCSV), Faba bean necrotic yellows virus (FBNYV), Pea seed-borne mosaic virus (PSbMV) viruses were identified and sequenced. In chickpea, lentil and faba bean accessions new isolits (chickpea -HQ180352; lentil - HQ180353; chickpea - HQ199306; chickpea -180354; chickpea - 199305; lentil -GQ351600; faba bean - GQ371215) were determined and registered in international genebank.

8. Detection of three out of four (AAA, ATT, GTA və ATA) haplotypes belonged to South Caucasus in local wild grape accessions of Azerbaijan it was once again proven that Azerbaijan was one of the origin and cultivation centers for this plant. 54 local aborigen grape varieites were described using modern ampelographic methods and published in book named “Ampelography of Caucasus and Northern Black Sea Region” (“VITIS”, Germany, 2012, 485 p.)

9. By studying higher plants of Azerbaijan flora and their wild relatives with modern florogenetic, ecological and botanical methods 928 species (51 families and 242 genera) were included into new volume of “Azerbaijan flora”. As a result of this study monographs named “Higher plants of Azerbaijan” (3 volumes) (Science, 2005-2008) and ‘”A concept of Azerbaijan flora” (Science, 2011) have been published.

Total number of employees 311
Structural subdivisions Cereal and legume plants department
Department of ecobotany and systematics
Department of technical and forage plants
Fruit plants department
Department of vegetable plants
Department of molecular cytogenetic
Department of immunogenetics
Department of physiological genetics
Departament of Biotechnology
Department of international and public relations
Department of Livestock Genetic Resources
Laboratory of germplasm
Absheron Experimental Farm Base
Department of technology
Laboratory of Human genetics
Aghdash Scientific Experimental Base
Sheki Scientific Experimental Base
Department of education
Tovuz Scientific Experimental Base
Zuvand (Lerik) Support Station
Karabakh Scientific Research Base
Guba Regional Experimental Base
Saray Support Point

Scientific Council:

-       chairman

-       secretary

-       members

Doctor of   agrarian sciences, correspondent member of ANAS  Zeynal  Akparov

PhD on Biology Natavan Kalantarova

Phd on biology Mehraj Abbasov

Doctor of  biology Science Naib Aminov

Doctor of  biology Science Ramiz Aliyev   

Doctor of  biology Science Aydin Asgarov

Doctor of  biology Science Haji Shikhlinski

Doctor of  biology Science Aybaniz Aliyeva

Doctor of  biology Science Afat Mammadova

Phd on biology Khanbala Rustamov

Phd on biology Gadir Gasimov

Phd on biology Hamlet Sadigov

Phd on biology Sabir Hasanov

Phd on agrarian sciences Mirza Musayev

Phd on biology Sevinj Mammadova 

Phd on biology Ruhangiz Mammadova 

Phd on biology Vusala İzzatullaeva

Phd on biology Ayaz Mammadov

Phd on biology Vali Garayev

Scientific worker Bayram Bayramov

Council of  Young Scientists and Specialists:

-       chairman

-       secretary

-       members



Aitaj Nabieva  Yasin

Sagiyla Alieva Vagif

Gultakin Ahmadova Garaja

Zarkhara Huseinzadeh Nazir

Laman Namazova Husein

Gunel Vahabova Gunduz

Bayram Bayramov İlham

Akbar Karimov Yashar

Elchin Hajiev Saday

Zeynab Mammadova Mushfig

Shalala Abdulrahimli Namig

Amina Rakida Marfat

Gular İsmailova Ali

Gunel Musaeva Dadash

Ulkar Mammadzadeh Namig

Trade Union:

-       chairman

-       deputy chairman

-       secretary

-       bureau members


Hamlet Baykishi Sadıgov

Akbar Yashar Karimov

Gunel Shahin Guliyeva

Khayala Shahbala Abıshova

Aynura Firdovsi Hajiyeva

Sabina Parvin Mehdiyeva

Saida Sadagət Sharifova

Sevda Mashalla Babayeva

Gunel Shahin Guliyeva

Ruhangiz Bakhtiyar Mammadova

Doctors of sciences