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Prunus

Ayzin Küden

Çukorova University

Co-editor:

Ali Küden

Çukurova University

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Peach Apricot Almond Cherry Plum Nutritional and health values Breeding New cultivars Molecular markers Growing techniques Soil and climate conditions Physiological studies

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Prunus genus is one of the most popular and widely spread genera in the world. It belongs to the Rosaceae family and has more than 400 species of trees and shrubs. Plants belonging to Prunus genus are mainly located in temperate climatic conditions, however they can also grow in subtropical climatic regions with low chilling cultivars. The genus is most abundant in Asia, North America, and southern Europe, but it is also widely grown in Malaysia, northern Australia, Central America, Brazil, and Chile. This genus contains economically very important species such as: peach, almond, apricot, cherry, and plum. In addition, ornamental trees and shrubs with beautiful flowers belong to this genus. Prunus species can be deciduous or evergreen and have toothed margin leaves. The showy flowers usually have 5 petals, numerous stamens, one or more pistils, and bear drupes which usually contain only one seed, sometimes called stone fruit. This book includes topics on genetic origins and importance of the Prunus germplasm, nutritional and health values of Prunus species, breeding and use of molecular markers in breeding, new cultivars, rootstocks, growing techniques, orchard management, and various physiological studies. The aim of this book is to gather together scientists who work on Prunus genus and have valuable experiences.

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Date completed: October 9th 2019

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About the editor

Ayzin Küden

Çukorova University

Ayzin B. Kuden is a professor of agriculture at Horticultural Department, University of Cukurova, Adana, Turkey. She was vice dean during 1997-1999, vice chairman between 1997-1998 and 2003-2005, and dean of Faculty of Agriculture during 2005-2012. Her specialization is physiology and breeding of stone fruits and figs. Her research includes selection, identification, and characterization of temperate and subtropical fruit germplasm. She is also interested in the use of molecular markers in breeding and dormancy breaking studies on temperate fruits. She attended training courses in different countries. She has been working as the chairperson of ISHS (International Society for Horticultural Science), \"Temperate Fruits in the Tropics and Subtropics” working group since 1996. She had professional memberships in ISHS, TSHS (Turkish Society for Horticultural Science) and FAO MESFIN network. She contributed to three Acta Horticulturae and one IntechOpen book publications as editor and as author of a chapter within an IntechOpen book and several national books. She organized three international symposiums, a CIHEAM Nut Course, a Turkish – German Workshop, several national meetings, and a National Horticultural Congress. She published around 154 peer-reviewed papers. She organized two symposiums and a workshop at the IHC Congress in Istanbul in 2018. 6 of her PhD students were appointed as academic staff in different universities in Turkey and 1 PhD and 12 master students were appointed at good jobs. At the moment, she is supervising 5 PhD and 9 master students.

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