Institute of Horticulture LAMMC
Kaunas st. 30, Babtai, LT-54333, Kaunas dist.
Company code 302474014
VAT number LT100005122310
Phone 8 37 555 210
Fax 8 37 555 176

Laboratory of Plant Physiology

Plant physiology Laboratory of Plant Physiology

Head of the Laboratory,
Chief Researcher Dr. Giedrė Samuolienė
tel. 8 37 555 476;

Research staff:

Dr. Aušra Brazaitytė Chief Researcher tel.: 8 37 555 476;
Prof. Habil. Dr. Pavelas Duchovskis Chief Researcher tel.: 8 37 555 476;
Dr. Giedrė Samuolienė Chief Researcher tel.: 8 37 555 476;
Dr. Jurga Miliauskienė Senior Researcher tel. 8 37 555 476;
Viktorija Vaštakaitė PhD student tel.: 8 37 555 476;

About Us Briefly

Laboratory of Plant Physiology of the IH was founded on April 16, 1988. Prof. Habil. Dr. Pavelas Duchovskis, who had been a leader since establishing of the lab, aimed for creation of a modern scientific basis and current research topics. The laboratory facilities include a “phythotron” complex with 10 climate chambers, experimental greenhouses and a vegetation platform. Progressive diode lighting prototypes are installed in the phythotron and greenhouses. The laboratory staff team is young and knowledge-seeking; currently researches are carried out by 5 scientists, 5 PhD students and 2 analysts.

Main research fields:

  1. Photo-physiology
  2. Initiation of Flowering
  3. Ecological Physiology
  4. Biology of Productivity

Equipment, analytical capabilities:
The laboratory is equipped with modern equipment, operated by skilled analysts. We expect that our technical capacities will develop continually. We perform a qualitative and quantitative determination using the laboratory validated analytical methodologies. Our equipment:

Phytotron complex – 10 large area and volume climatic chambers with regulation of environmental factors (temperature, light, CO2, UV-B radiation, ozone)

Greenhouse with microclimate control and supplemental lighting (HPS, LED lamps)

Chromatographic equipment – High pressure liquid chromatography with Diode Array (phytohormones, carotenoids), Refractive index (carbohydrates) Fluorescence (tocopherols) detectors, Gas chromatography with mass spectrometry (phytohormones, volatile oils), Capillary electrophoresis with UV/VIS (DNR methylation level, phytohormones)

Spectrophotometric methods – total phenols, DPPH-ABTS scavenging activity, vitamin C, total anthocyanins, proline, chlorophyll, carotenoids, UV-absorbing pigments.

Inductively Coupled Plasma with Optical Emission Spectrometer – chemical elemental analysis

Supercritical Fluid Extractor – for effective extraction using supercritical fluids (CO2) as the extracting solvent (ethanol, methanol).

Learn more about us and our work:
The viciennial of scientific searches in the field of plant physiology (P. Duchovskis)
Fiziologinių tyrimų raida sodininkystėje ir daržininkystėje (P. Duchovskis)