The effect of lanthanides on the accumulation of rubber (1,4-Cis-polyizoprene) in Dandelion Crimean-Sagyz (Taraxacum hybernum) Under adverse climate, and its environmental consequences

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology, Kazan Federal University, Kazan, Russia & Kazan Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, FRC Kazan Scientific Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Kazan, Russia

2 Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Chemical Institute, Kazan Federal University, Kazan, Russia & Kazan Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, FRC Kazan Scientific Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Kazan, Russia

3 Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology and Chemistry of the Taurida Academy of the Crimean Federal University & V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University, Simferopol, Russia


The stimulating effect of lanthanides on the accumulation of rubber in the roots of dandelion Taraxacum hybernum (Krym-saghyz) was demonstrated                                                  along with its environmental consequences. The treatment of Krym-saghyz plants with nitrates of lanthanides led to the increase of poly (cis-1.4-isoprene) concentration by 80% compared to the untreated plants and by 45% compared to those treated with magnesium nitrate. The observed increase of rubber concentration in Krym-saghyz plants has been assumed to be related to the activation of photosynthesis (up to 40%) and the inclusion in the reactions of rubber synthesis of isopentenyl pyrophosphate (IPP) formed from methylerythritol phosphate (MEP) in green plastids.


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