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Prunus - Recent Advances

Ayzin Küden

Çukurova University

Prof. Dr. Ayzin Küden has been working on the physiology and breeding of Prunus since 1983 and has 4 registered peach varieties. She is a member of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) as well as the Turkish Society for Horticultural Science (TSHS).


Ali Küden

Çukurova University


Prunus Fruit Peach Almond Apricot Cherry Breeding Climate Change Prunus Production Antioxidants Vitamins Dormancy Release

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Prunus genus includes more than 400 species that are widely spread in the different parts of the world where Prunus trees and shrubs are grown for their fruits or ornamental flowers. In this genus, almonds, apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches and plums are the important edible fruit species. Almond (Prunus dulcis; synonym of Prunus amygdalus or Amygdalus communis) has originated from Iran and southeast Asia. The wild forms of domesticated almonds are also localized in the Mediterranean region. Central Asia, Western China and Iran-Caucasus are the mainland centers of Apricot (Prunus armeniaca). It is economically cultivated in many countries, especially in the Mediterranean region. The germplasm centers of cherries (Prunus avium) are the southern Caucasus, the Caspian Sea and the north-eastern Anatolia. These gene centers spread to the east and west covering a wide area of the world. The mainland of peaches (Prunus persica) and nectarines (P. persica var. nucipersica Schneid.) is China, however with their big adaptation capability, they are grown in different parts of the world in various ecologies for fresh fruit juice consumption. Plum (Prunus domestica L.) is one of the stone fruit species that has spread and adapted to different climatic regions of the world with its rich species and cultivars.

This book of Prunus will aim to include all kinds of scientific studies on these valuable and mostly grown fruit crops and also on other Prunus species.

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Date completed: February 24th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: May 22nd 2021

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Review results due: August 10th 2021

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Expected publication date: October 9th 2021

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About the editor

Ayzin Küden

Çukurova University

Ayzin B. Kuden is a full professor, physiologist, and stone fruit breeder in charge of the peach breeding program and selection and collection of fig, apricot, and almond germplasm at the University of Cukurova. She has been working for 37 years on the physiological studies of temperate fruit trees under subtropical conditions, chilling requirements and dormancy breaking, resilience to climate change, peach breeding, and releasing new cultivars. She has published more than 190 national and international scientific papers and books and was the convener of several national and international symposia, congresses and workshops, as well as a chairperson of TFTS Working Group in the International Society for Horticultural Science. She is currently working on 9 national and 2 international scientific projects.

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