Mustafa Yildiz

Ankara University

Mustafa Yildiz obtained an MSc in Agricultural Sciences from Ankara University, Turkey, in 1996 with a thesis on the effect of cell structure on yield and sucrose concentration in sugar beet. In 1998, he studied plant biotechnology at Osaka Prefecture University, Japan, for five months. He received his Ph.D. from Ankara University in 2000 with a thesis on shoot regeneration and Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated gene transfer in flax. He is currently a professor in the Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Field Crops, Ankara University. Dr. Yildiz’s research areas include plant tissue culture, plant biotechnology, molecular markers, Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated gene transfer, plant stress physiology, plant immune system, plant defense mechanism, and plant breeding. He has more than 170 scientific publications, two books, and nine book chapters to his credit. He was awarded First Place in the “International Sunflower Project Market” by the International Sunflower Association for his project titled “A New Environmental Friendly Production Method in Sunflower for High Seed and Crude Oil Yields.”

2books edited

9chapters authored

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Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is the fourth-largest food crop produced in the world with approximately 370 million tonnes. This product is a staple in many diets throughout the world and the underground swollen tubers of the plant are rich sources of proteins, carbohydrates, minerals (K, Mn, Mg, Fe, Cu and P), and vitamins (C, B1, B3, B6, K, folate, pantothenic acid). Improvement of new potato cultivars resistant to biotic and abiotic factors is extremely important, as these are the main reasons for decreased potato production. Seed tuber production and tuber storage under healthy conditions after harvest are two important issues in potato cultivation. As such, this book discusses the importance of the potato plant and examines ways to increase its production and develop new cultivars resistant to stress factors via conventional and biotechnological methods.

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