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Solanum tuberosum - a Promising Crop for Starvation Problem

Mustafa Yildiz

Ankara University

A scientist in plant and agricultural sciences, studying to improve environmentally friendly production methods to meet the food demand of the increasing population.


Yasin Ozgen

Ankara University, Faculty of Agriculture

A perfect agronomist coming from a farming family.


Origin Diversity Increasing Population Nutrition Tuber Yield Disease-Free Conventional Breeding Biotechnological Breeding Tuber Health Storage Condition Frozen Non-Food Use

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On one hand, current food production is insufficient against the rapidly increasing world population, on the other hand, cultivated areas covering 3% of the total world surface area are getting narrowed rapidly due to erosion, salinity, acidity, intensive agriculture, and extreme grazing. It is estimated that cultivated area per capita will be decreased to 0.15 hectare in 2050. In addition, finding the required water sources for modern agriculture will be more difficult because of increasing water consumption and water dirtiness. Moreover, food production will be negatively affected by the changes in world climate caused by global warming. That is why high-yielded new cultivars should be improved and cultivated to meet the food demand of the increasing world population. Potato is one of the high-yielded crops and ranks fourth in terms of nutritional importance after wheat, rice, and corn in the world. It comes second after egg due to the important amino acids, vitamins and minerals it contains. The use of healthy seed tubers is the most important factor in increasing potato production. On the other hand, it is extremely important to store and protect the product obtained from the harvest under appropriate conditions. It is hoped that this book will guide producers and researchers in solving the problems in potato cultivation.

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Mustafa Yildiz

Ankara University

Mustafa Yildiz received his PhD in 2000 from Ankara University, Turkey. He is currently working as a Professor at Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Field Crops at the same university. Prof. Yildiz’s research area includes: plant tissue culture, plant biotechnology, molecular markers, Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated gene transfer, plant stress physiology, plant immune system, plant defense mechanism, and plant breeding. Mustafa Yildiz has authored over 170 scientific publications, two books, and 7 book chapters. He was awarded with the 1st 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”. Prof. Yildiz has also carried out many other research projects. Prof. Yildiz currently carries out a research project aiming to improve salt-tolerant bread wheat cultivars.

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