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INSTITUTUL DE CHIMIE MACROMOLECULARA "PETRU PONI"
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Development of a functional model for sustainable capitalization of genetic and phytochemical diversity of Arnica montana L. wild populations in the Northern area of the Romanian Eastern Carpathians
Joint Applied Research Projects - PCCA 2013 - call
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INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU STIINTE BIOLOGICE
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU STIINTE BIOLOGICE (RO); INSTITUTUL DE CHIMIE MACROMOLECULARA "PETRU PONI" (RO); UNIVERSITATEA "ALEXANDRU IOAN CUZA" IASI (RO); UNIVERSITATEA "ŞTEFAN CEL MARE" DIN SUCEAVA (RO); CENTRUL DE CERCETARE SI PRELUCRARE A PLANTELOR MEDICINALE PLANTAVOREL SA (RO)
INSTITUTUL DE CHIMIE MACROMOLECULARA "PETRU PONI" (RO)
The ARMOREC project has as the general aim the optimizing the capitalization of the Arnica montana L. natural populations from the north of the Eastern Carpathians by developing a new innovative model for the sustainable production of raw material (collecting, cultivation, conditioning) and of some eco-efficient processing methods of the vegetal material.
In this respect, it is necessary to develop inter- and transdisciplinary studies in the fields of biology, ecology, geomorphology, biotechnology and phytochemistry, grouped in 3 major components: the environment componen with connex aspects, the phytochemical and economical component – the capitalization by the industrial partner (SME).
The members of the concortium, by their expertise and experience in the project domain has the competences necesary to the development of the researches with a high degree of complexity and interdisciplinarity.
To attain the general objective of the project, we will process a series of activities grouped in 5 work packages corresponding the specific objectives:
1. Evaluating the bioproductive potential in the natural populations of A. montana from the north of thr Eastern Carpathians, on the basis of the quantitative and qualitative determinations onthe biomass yield, as well as the content of biologically active principles.
2. Evaluating the preservation status of the A. montana species in the target area, correlated to the main pressure factots.
3. Elaboration of a model of developing a coplimentary source of raw material by conventional and biotechnological methods.
4. The development of some eco-efficient methods of extraction and phytochemical anaysis for the main biologically avtive compounds – sequiterpen-lactons, flavonoids and phenolic acids, essential oil.
5. The development of an experimental model for the sustainable capitalization of A. montana (natural populations and experimenta cultures) by obtaining and characvterizing the specific phytocomplexes with multiple uses.
The originality of the project resides both in selecting the study and analysis methods and in the holistic approach of the problem that aim the whole capiatlizing chain of the principles of sustainable growth. It is the first time when an interdisciplinary approached is proposed to model the effect of the abiotic fators on the distribution of A.montana on the basis of a spacial analysis model.
Reaching the aims will promote the sustainable capitalization of the species in the north of the Eastern Carpathians, that will have complex , interdisciplinary stadie at the basis (with economic and scientific importance) and will generate added value over the whole chain of capitalization and will also assure the biodiversity conservation.
Although for A. montana he interst kept itsel at a high international level, in România, the species is slightly capitalized, both economically and scientifically. Thus, thorough studies are scrace, integrated in the present state of the species in the natural populations, in the preservation and capitalizing and promoting of autochthonous products. The majority of the studies achieved in Romania refer to the Apuseni Mountains, in the Eastern Carpathians, the species being only mentioned in some floristic studies.
By developing this project, we aim the sustainable capitalization of the species at local and regional level, in relation to the peculiarities of the species, and of its status as a rare and vulnerable species and the demands of the market.
Approaching a species that has already for long been studied worldwide, represents a reason to elaborate a capitalization plan of the species, this being in the same time a very good model to capitalize other medicinal, aromatic and food species of the mountain zone. In the time, this model of sustainable capitalization may be adapted and extrapolated to all the Romanian areals of this species.
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