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Last update: May 2021

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Mustafa Kemal University (MKU)

Mustafa Kemal University (MKÜ) contribute to efficient and high quality education and training, scientific research activities, and to the progress of mankind.

Mustafa Kemal University (MKU)
Main mission of MKU, is to produce scientific knowledge, provide a solution for the problems of its country and humanity, raise individuals who is self-confident because of his/her contemporary knowledge, and serve public in every field.


The main task of our team is to investigate main plant diseases caused by viruses and phytoplasmas, their vectors (aphid, whitefly, cicadellidae, nematode etc) and natural hosts in our region and in our country.


  • iological methods
  • Serological assays
  • Molecular techniques
  • Insect transmission
  • DAPI-microscopy techniques


Dr. Gülşen Sertkaya (Head of the team)

Gülşen Sertkaya 

Tel.: (+90) 326 2455845   Ext.:1322
Fax: (+90) 326 2455832


  • 1 Researcher
  • 1 Research Assitant (Hakan  Çarpar)
  • 3 graduate students
Hakan  Çarpar

Selected publications

  • Sertkaya, E. ve Sertkaya G.; Aphid Transmission of Two Important Potato Viruses, PVY and PLRV by Myzus persicae (Sulz.) and Aphis gossypii (Glov.) in Hatay Province of Turkey, Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 8(9),1242-1246, 2005.
  • Gülşen Sertkaya, İlhan Üremiş, Erdal Sertkaya. Weeds as Reservoirs for Virus Diseases and Their Vectors in Potato Fields in Amik Plain-Turkey. 15th Triennial Meeting of the Virology Section of the European Association of Potato Research – EAPR. p.29. 28-31 May 2013. Antalya, Turkey.
  • Gülşen Sertkaya, Erdal Sertkaya, Mahmut Kılıç. Investigation on Phytoplasma Diseases in Potato Fields in Eastern Mediterranean Region of Turkey. 15th Triennial Meeting of the Virology Section of the European Association of Potato Research – EAPR. p.35. 28-31 May 2013. Antalya, Turkey.
  • Hakan Çarpar, Gülşen Sertkaya. Detection of Some Major Viral Problems at Potato Production in Hatay. Nevşehir Bilim ve Teknoloji Dergisi- TARGİD Özel sayı :135-143, 2016. DOI : 10.17100/nevbiltek.58794
  • Gülşen Sertkaya, Hakan Çarpar, Erdal Sertkaya. Detection of Alfalfa Mosaic Virus (AMV) in Potato Production Areas in Hatay Province of Turkey. Iğdır Univ. J. Inst. Sci. & Tech. 7(1): 23-29, 2017