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Apple Cultivation - Recent Advances

Ayzin Küden

Çukurova University

A seasoned researcher served as Assistant Dean between 1997-1999 and Dean between 2005-2012 at the Cukurova University. Dr. Küden has been the chairman of the “Cultivation of Temperate Climate Fruits in the Tropics and Subtropics” (TFTS) Working Group of the “International Horticultural Society” (ISHS) and is a member of the Turkish Society for Horticultural Science (TSHS).


Malus domestica Borkh. Genetic Diversity Molecular Characterization Breeding Physiology of Apple Tree Nutritional Value Pruning Training Cultivars Rootstocks Propagation of Nursery Plants Budding

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Cultivated apple (Malus x Domestica Borkh.) is one of the most important fruit crops grown in temperate zones and the most important in the Rosaceae family. Apple is grown mainly in temperate climates, however, it is also grown under subtropical conditions with low chilling apple cultivars.

The book “Apple Cultivation-Recent Advances” will contain privileged three chapters on breeding, germplasm, fruit tree physiology, propagation, pruning, production, and nutritional studies of Malus species, written by authors from different parts of the world. Malus Domestica is one of the most important fruit species widely spread both in the various climatic and soil conditions. This wide adaptability of the Malus species allows it to be grown in many parts of the world. Despite high genetic variability, thousands of cultivars are distributed throughout the world.

Briefly, the book Apple Cultivation-Recent Advances will contain three sections; “Apple germplasm, molecular characterization and Breeding Studies”, “Physiological and nutritional studies, pruning, training of apple tree”, and "Cultivars, rootstocks, propagation, and nursery plants".

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: April 28th 2022

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Deadline for chapter proposals: May 26th 2022

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Deadline for full chapters: July 25th 2022

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Review results due: October 13th 2022

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Expected publication date: December 12th 2022

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About the editor

Ayzin Küden

Çukurova University

Prof. Dr. Ayzin B. Küden is an academic staff member at the Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Horticulture, Çukurova University, Turkey, where she served as vice dean from 1997 to 1999 and dean from 2005 to 2012. She took part in the establishment of the ZIDEK Association with the assignment of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Deans Council in 2008, and still serves as the association’s vice president. She chaired the TYYÇ Working Group on Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock and Fisheries, which was published in 2011. Her research interests include conservation of genetic resources in fruit growing, physiological studies, stone fruit breeding, almond and fig selection and cultivation, the use of molecular markers in breeding, the physiology of dormancy in temperate climate fruits, and the effects of climate change on fruit growing. She has made short- and long-term visits and training studies in many countries on these issues. Since 1996, she has been the chairperson of the Temperate Fruits in the Tropics and Subtropics (TFTS) Working Group of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS). She became a country member of ISHS in 2018. Dr. Küden has edited and written books and book chapters and published around 200 research articles. She has served as a referee for journals. She has participated in six international symposiums, several workshops, and national meetings. She retired in 2021 but continues to be active in horticultural research and as an executive in two EU Prima projects. Dr. Küden is married and has two children.

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