Brambory - zdravá potravina

headerLaboratory of Genetic Resources

Potato Research Institute Havlíčkův Brod, Ltd. Dobrovského 2366, CZ-580 01 Havlíčkův Brod 
phone: +420 569 466 244, e-mail:

Main activities

  • National Program of Conservation and Utilization of Plant Gene Pool and Agro-biodiversity (coordinated by Crop Research Institute Prague – Ruzyně) – Potato Collection: gathering, evaluation and maintenance of world potato varieties, tetraploid hybrids, cultivated and wild species and interspecific hybrids in conjunction with Working Group on Potato (coordinated by European Cooperative Programme for Crop Genetic Resources Networks, International Plant Genetic Resources Institute)
  • solution and cooperation in solution of research projects (NAZV MZe ČR, LF EUREKA CZ MŠMT ČR, OPVK MŠMT)
  • compilation of certified methodologies, technologies
  • consultancy, publication activity and oral presentations

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Research activities

  • characterization of selected issues for their use in MAS (marker assisted selection) and development of new genotypes on diploid and tetraploid level
  • development of potato genotypes with increased resistance to biotic and abiotic stress
  • biotechnological production of salep from terrestrial orchids
  • reducing the risk of the occurrence of the causal agent of bacterial ring rot of potato in the breeding and propagation material
  • potato growing technology – new environment-friendly procedures

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Services offered

  • crossing partners for breeding and research purposes in the form of tubers
  • information on potato germplasm in the form of card indices and information overviews
  • passport and descriptive data in the information system Documentation of Plant Genetic Resources in the Czech Republic (EVIGEZ) and EU Potato Database
  • consultancy in introduction of methodical procedures (Methodology for detection of Globodera rostochiensis and Synchytrium endobioticum resistance genes during Solanum tuberosum breeding using DNA markers)
  • PUV QE 1174/12/2004 System of potato variety selection for various uses – Integrated synthetic index, JSI

Legally protected outputs:

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The reaction mixture for the molecular detection of Potato spindle tuber viroid by means of quantitative RT-PCR




The hybridization probe for the detection of Potato virus Y




The reaction mixture for the molecular detection of Potato spindle tuber viroid by means of quantitative RT-PCR




The reaction mixture for the potato genotypes characterization by means of DNA fingerprinting (RAPD)




The reaction mixture for the characterization of potato genotypes by means of DNA by PCR

RNDr. Jiří Ptáček, CSc.

Ing. Jaroslava Domkářová, Ph.D.
Ing. Renata Švecová
Soňa Doležalová
Marie Rajdlová
Petr Šotola

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