The article of botanical scientists was published in a high-index journal

The article “Genetic structure and molecular analysis of the Artemisia  genus species distributed in Azerbaijan” co-authored by the scientists of the Institute of Botany, Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan has been published in the “International Journal of Secondary Metabolite” (Tubitak).

The authors of the article are Dr. Professor Sayyara Ibadullayeva, General Director of the Institute of Botany, Head of the Department of Ethnobotany, Narmin Sadigova, scientific worker of the department, PhD, associate professor Alamdar Mammadov, senior researcher of the IMBB Genome Structure and Expression Laboratory, leading researcher Zarifa Suleymanova and PhD Javid Ocag, associate professor of the Department of Life Sciences of Khazar University.

The article mentions that the phylogenetic relationships and genetic structure of 10 genotypes of Artemisia szowitziana and Artemisia fragrans collected from different regions of Azerbaijan were studied using RAPD primers.

A total of 94 DNA spectra were amplified among wormwood accessions based on selected RAPD marker. During the experiment, three spectra were amplified using the OPA-02 primer, and 12 spectra were obtained using the OPW-17 primer. The fact that the average value of the PIC quantity obtained from the study of genetic diversity of accessions belonging to different populations of Artemisia szowitziana and Artemisia fragrans species of Azerbaijan on the basis of 10 RAPD markers is equal to 0.864 indicates a rich genetic diversity among the accessions taken. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) justified 74.22% of the total variance. According to the obtained results, it can be noted that there is a wide diversity at the molecular level between the Artemisia szowitziana (1-2 and 4-6 accessions) and Artemisia fragrans (3,5,7 and 8,9, 10 accessions) populations spread in Azerbaijan.

It should be noted that International Journal of Secondary is indexed in SCOPUS, TR Dizin, DOAJ, CrossRef scientific databases.