EGU22-9850, updated on 28 Mar 2022
EGU General Assembly 2022
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Seed Biopriming with Trichoderma sp. as an Effective Strategy for the Mitigation of Thermal Stress Effects in Food Crops

Hadeer Elgendy1,2, Maria Krepakova1, Chetan Keswani1, Marina Voloshina1, Anna Nefedova1, Tatiana Minkina1, Saglara Mandzhieva1, and Svetlana Sushkova1
Hadeer Elgendy et al.
  • 1Southern Federal University, Russian Federation (
  • 2Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey (

According to the projections of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) the impact of global warming would be detrimental for ensuring food security in the 21st century. High temperature stress in different agro-climatic zones uniformly decreases crop yield, primarily due to shortened life cycle and hastened senescence leading to considerable pre- and post-harvest losses. The only available solution for tacking this challenge includes breeding thermal stress tolerant cultivars with equivalent crop yield potential. Though this strategy has many handicaps, the foremost being huge time investments for generating stable cultivars. Hence, exploring all the possible alternatives is a high priority to ensure sustainable crop production. These results demonstrate the role of seed biopriming with a thermotolerant strain of Trichoderma sp. capable of surviving at 470C for the mitigation of thermal stress effects in tomato. Based on these results it was concluded that Trichoderma mediated reprogramming of oxidative stress markers and defense network to enhance thermal tolerance in tomato. The results of the aforementioned biochemical analysis were cross validated through histochemical and HPLC analysis. In addition, the complex route of plant-microbe interaction under both ambient and stressed conditions were also mapped using 2D gel electrophoresis and hydroponics approach. During this presentation, the fascinating journey beginning from the isolation, characterization, and identification of this thermotolerant strain of Trichoderma sp. to its formulation development will be discussed in detail.  

Acknowledgements: The research was financially supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation project on the development of the Young Scientist Laboratory (no. LabNOTs-21-01AB).

How to cite: Elgendy, H., Krepakova, M., Keswani, C., Voloshina, M., Nefedova, A., Minkina, T., Mandzhieva, S., and Sushkova, S.: Seed Biopriming with Trichoderma sp. as an Effective Strategy for the Mitigation of Thermal Stress Effects in Food Crops, EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022, EGU22-9850,, 2022.

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