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Plant Protection Research Institute

Republic of Turkey Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Directorate of Plant Protection Research Institute

Plant Protection Research Institute
  • Conducting quarantine and certification analysis related to plant health,
  • Developing and transferring fast and reliable identification methods into practice,
  • Conducting biological efficacy and side effect tests of plant protection products against plant harmful organisms,
  • Conducting applicable research activities on different control methods such as biotechnical ones against seriously harmful organisms on cultivated plants,
  • Organizing training courses to the staff working in extension service of the Ministry and private companies, and experts from foreign countries,
  • Publishing brochure, leaflet, technical bulletin, article, and exc. related to the research subjects.
  • Giving training courses on integrated pest management of grape, cherry, peach, olive and vegetable

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Üftade GÜNER (Head of the team)

Uftade Guner


Tel.: +90 232 388 00 30/181

Fax: +90 232 374 16 53


Serpil ERİLMEZ, Researcher (PhD)

Serpil Erilmez


  • To investigate main plant diseases caused by viruses, viroid diseases and phytoplasmas in our region.
  • Studying on certification
  • Detecting viruses, viroids and phytoplasmas by using serological and molecular test methods
  • Sequence analysis


  • Serological test (ELISA)
  • Molecular tests (RT-PCR, Multiplex RT-PCR, Real time PCR)
  • Biological tests

Selected publications

  • Güner, Ü. Sipahioğlu, H.M., Usta, M. 2012. Incidence and genetic stability of Potato spindle tuber pospiviroid in potato in Turkey. Turk J. Agric & For. 36, 353-363.
  • Guner, U, Oksal H.D., Sipahioglu H.M. and Arlı-Sokmen M. 2013. Survey of Potato mop top virus in seed potato cultivars from major seed potato producers of Turkey. 15th Triennial Meeting of the Virology Section of the European Association of Potato Research (EAPR), 28-31 May 2013, Antalya, Proceedings. p.37.
  • Güner, Ü. Usta, M. Çandar, A. and Sipahioğlu, H.M. 2015. Investigation of Potato Y potyvirus (PVY) Infections and Strain Population in Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.) in Central Anatolia Region, Turkey. XIII. Proceedings of International Plant Protection Congress. 24-27 August 2015, Berlin-Germany, p.368.
  • Güner, Ü. Elibüyük, E.A. Özdemir, S. Çandar, A. Erilmez, S. Usta, M. and Sipahioğlu, H.M. 2015. Identification and Detection of Potato virus Y (PVY) Strains in Potatoes and Weeds in Provinces of Central Anatolia (Turkey). Proceedings of VI. International Agricultural Symposium "Agrosym2015". 15-18 October 2015, Jahorina. Bosnia and Herzeginova, p.362.
  • Güner, Ü.. Özdemir, I., Elibüyük, E.A, Erilmez, S., Güz, N., Çandar, A. and Sipahioğlu, H.M. 2016. Screening of Potato virus Y (PVY) Strains in Potato, Weeds and Aphid Samples in Bolu Province (Turkey). 16th Triennial Meeting of the Virology Section of the Virology Section of the European Association