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Zeki Kaya, Ph.D. , Professor of Plant Genetics

Department of Biological Sciences, Middle East Technical University, 06531 Ankara, Turkey.

 

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Work Information

Education and awards

Research interests, current projects and graduate programs directed

Publications

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Work Information

Zeki Kaya, Ph.D., Professor of Plant Genetics

Department of Biological Sciences

The Middle East Technical University (METU)

ODTU, 06531, Ankara, Turkey

Phone: 90 + (312) 210-5177

Fax: 90 + (312) 210-7976

kayaz@metu.edu.tr

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A view from Middle East TechnicalUniversity Campus, Ankara

Education and awards

Education:

B. Sc., Faculty of Forestry, University of Istanbul (1978).

M. Sc., Forest Science, Oregon State University (OSU), Corvallis, Oregon , USA (1983).

Ph. D., Forest Science, OSU, Corvallis, USA (1987).

 

Awards and Memberships to the Organizations:

Chamber of Turkish Forest Engineers.

Western Forest Genetics Association, USA.

G.R.A.M. (Groupe de Recherche Agronomique Mediterraneen), Avignoon, France.

Graduated with honor in high school (as a top student).

Graduated with honor in Faculty of Forestry, Univ. of Istanbul ( as a top student).

Turkish Ministry of Forestry and Agriculture scholarship recipient, 1974-1978.

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) scholarship recipient, 1980-1984.

Graduate Research Assistantship from Forest Science in OSU, 1984-1986.

Visiting scientist-Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umea, Sweden, July-October, 1990.

Visiting Scientist- USDA, Forest Service, Institute of Forest Genetics, Placerville, CA, USA., July-October, 1991.

UNESCO short-term biotechnology fellowship recipient, July-October, 1992.

Visiting scientist-Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umea, Sweden, July-October, 1993.

TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey), NATO-B2 Fellowship to USDA, Forest Service, Institute of Forest Genetics, Placerville, CA, USA., February-October, 1996.

1996 TUBITAK Junior Scientist Achievement Award.

2000-2001: Fulbright Scholar (SUNY, Syracuse, NY, USA)

2002,2004,2005, 2007 High Academic Achievement Award of Middle East Technical University, Ankara

2002 Science Award of Turkish Foresters Association

The Central Anatolian Steppes where I grew up!

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Research interests, current projects and graduate programs directed

Research interests

Molecular genetics of trees and crops (QTL mapping, genomic mapping, DNA markers).

Conservation of genetic resources of crop and tree species.

Population genetics of forest trees, genetic adaptation, ecological genetics of plants.

Breedings of forest trees.

Propagation of forest trees by tissue culture.

Graduate programs directed:

Volkan Seyrantepe (M.Sc. degree, 1990): "Organogenesis in Papaver somniferum and P. orientale in vitro conditions", Middle East Technical University, Department of Biology, Ankara.

Tolga Yildirim (M.Sc. degree, 1991): "Genetic variation in shoot growth of Pinus brutia", Middle East Technical University, Department of Biology, Ankara.

Feray Gokce (M.Sc. Degree, 1992):" In vitro regeneration of Pinus nigra var pallasiana" from excised embryos, Middle East Technical University, Department of Biology, Ankara.

F. Filiz Cicek (M.Sc.Degree, 1994): " Biology of Crocus olivieri", Middle East Technical University, Department of Biology, Ankara.

Belgin Gocmen (M. Sc. Degree, 1994): "Single tree genetic linkage mapping of Taxus brevifolia Nutt. based on random amplified polymorhpic DNA (RAPD) markers using DNA from haploid megagametophytes", Middle East Technical University, Department of Biology, Ankara.

Nesrin Hosseyni (M. Sc. Degree, 1994): " In vitro induction of adventitious bud, shoot and root formation from mature bud and cotyledonary tissues of Cedrus libani ", Middle East Technical University, Department of Biology, Ankara.

Günsu Inan (M. Sc. Degree, 1997): "Interactions between external application of polyamines and salt tolerance of crop and tree species", Middle East Technical University , Department of Biology, Ankara.

Hasan Ozer (M. Sc. Degree, 1997): "The pattern of genetic variation in Pinus brutia Ten. seed stands:Implications for in situ gene conservation", Middle East Technical University, Department of Biology,Ankara.

Ayper Tolun (M.Sc. Degree, 1998): "Genetic structure of black pine (Pinus nigra Arn subsp. pallasiana) populations sampled from the Bolkar Mountains". Middle East Technical University, Department of Biology, Ankara.

Burcu Nazlier (M.Sc. Degree, 1998): "The pattern and magnitude of genetic variation in Pinus nigra subsp. pallasiana populations sampled in Kazdağı", Middle East Technical University, Department of Biology, Ankara.

Ugur Zeydanlı (M.Sc. Degree, 1998)."Effects of land use practices on steppe plant biodiversity: Implications for in situ conservation". Middle East Technical University, Department of Biology, Ankara.

Songul Gurel (Ph.D. Degree, 2000): In vitro growth and development of Sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) from ovules, callus, suspension cells and protoplasts. Middle East Technical University, Department of Biological Sciences, Ankara

Gogce Ceren Kayihan (M.Sc. Degree, 2000):The pattern of genetic variation in Cedrus libani seed stands in Turkey determined by RAPD markers.Middle East Technical University, Department of Biological Sciences, Ankara.

Fatma Filiz Cicek (Ph.D. Degree, 2000):Genetic variation in natural populations of Abies equitrojani in Kazdagı.Middle East Technical University, Department of Biological Sciences, Ankara.

Yildiray Lise(M.Sc. Degree, 2000):The pattern of genetic variation in Pinus brutia populations in southern Turkey determined by RAPD markers.Middle East Technical University, Department of Biological Sciences, Ankara.

Belgin Gocmen (Ph. D. Degree, 2001): Genetic characterization of F6 Durum wheat inbred lines derived from a cross between kunduru 1149 and Cham1 lines using molecular markers and economically important traits. Middle East Technical University, Department of Biological Sciences, Ankara.

Elhan Ersoz (M.Sc. Student): The pattern of genetic variation in Pinus brutia populations in southern Turkey determined by nuclear SSR markers.

Yasemin Icgen (Ph.D. Degree, 2002): "Genetic composition of Pinus brutia Ten. forests established with seeds from seed stands and orchards determined by using DNA markers". Middle East Technical University, Department of Biology, Ankara, 131p.

Gaye Eren Kandemir (Ph.D. Degree, 2002): "Genetics and physiology of cold and drought resistance in Turkish red pine (Pinus brutia Ten.) populations from southern Turkey". Middle East Technical University, Department of Biology, Ankara, 145p.

Zeynep Ahsen Ko‡er (M.Sc. Degree, 2005):"In Vitro growth and development of common juniper (Juniperus communis) from bud explants. Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Ankara, 140p.

Tolga Yildirim (Ph.D. Degree, 2005):"Induction of embryonic tissue and development of somatic embryos in Turkish red pine (Pinus brutia Ten), Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Ankara, 85p.

Burcu Cengel Nazlier (Ph. D. Degree, 2005): Genetic characterization of Pinus nirgra subsp. pallasiana varieties, natural populations (seed stands), seed orchards and plantations. Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Ankara, 115p.

Ayten Dizkirici (M.Sc. Degree, 2006): Genetic Diversity of Scald (Rhynchosporium secalis) Disease Resistant and Sensitive Turkish Barley Seed Sources as Determined with Simple Sequence Repeats.Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Ankara, 91p.

Zeynep Özkurt (M.Sc. Degree, 2006): Induction of Embryogenic Tissue from Immature Embryos in Pinus nigra subsp. pallasiana Lamb.”. Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Ankara, 68p.

Özge Tozkar (M.Sc. Degree, 2007):Comparative Sequence Analysis of the Internal Transcribed Spacer-2 Region of Turkish red pine (Pinus brutia Ten) and Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis Mill.) Populations from Turkey. Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, 107p.

Melis OR (M.Sc. Degree, 2007):The phylogenetic analysis of Liquidambar orientalis Mill. varieties by comparing the non-coding trn regions of the chloroplast genome. Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, 73p.

Asli Ozdilek (M.Sc. Degree, 2007):Genetic differentiation of Liquidambar orientalis L. varieties with respect to matK region of chloroplast genome. Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, 87p.

Evrim Yildirim (M.Sc. Degree, 2007):Development of in vitro micropropagation techniques for saffron (Crocus sativus L.). Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, 85p.

Kubilay Yildirim (M.Sc. Degree, 2008):Inheritance of wood-specific gravity in young half-sib Pinus brutia progenies, Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Biotechnology, 94p.

Aysun Demet Gulsoy (M.Sc. Degree, 2009):The Phylogenetic analysis of Pinus nigra subsp. pallasiana varities with respect to trn region of chloroplast genome. Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, 72p.

Caner Aktas (M.Sc. Degree, 2010):Characterization of taxonomically related some Turkish oak (Quercus L.) species in an isolated stand: A morphometric analysis approach. Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, 65p.

A. Murat Gulsoy (M.Sc. Degree, 2011):The phylogenetic analysis of Picea orientalis populations from northeastern Turkey with respect to non-coding trn and matK regions of chloroplast genome. Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Ankara, 99p.

Funda O. Degirmenci (M.Sc. Degree, 2011):Molecular phylogenetic position of Turkish Abies (Pinaceae) based on noncoding trn regions of chloroplast genome.Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Ankara, 81p.

Cigdem Kansu (M.Sc. Degree, 2011):Characterization of yellow rust and stem rust resistant and sensitive Durum wheat lines at molecular level by using biophysical methods.Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Ankara, 90p.

M.Alev Ates (M.Sc. Degree, 2011):Molecular phylogenetics of Turkish Abies (Pinaceae) species based on matK gene of chloroplast genome. Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Ankara, 60p.

Ayten Dizkirici (Ph.D. Degree, 2012):Evolutionary relationship among Astragalus species native to Turkey. Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Ankara, 157p.

Asiye Ciftci (M. Sc. Degree, 2013):Genetic diversity of European black poplar (Populus nigra) populations from Turkey assessed by microsatellite DNA markers. Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Ankara, 70p.

Kubilay Yildirim (Ph. D. Degree, 2013):Transcriptional and physiological responses of black poplar (Populus nigra L.) to drought stress. Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Ankara, 88p.

Bircan Taskiran (M.Sc.Degree, 2014):Genetic control of cellulose, lignin, and glucose contents in European black poplar (Populus nigra L.)populations from Turkey.Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Ankara, 86p.

Yeliz Tumbilen Ozer (Ph.D. Degree, 2014):Pattern of Genetic Diversity in Turkey Oak (Quercus cerris L.) Populations. Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Ankara, 119p.

Evrim Zeybek (Ph.D.Degree, 2014):Differential expression of cold resistant related genes in Populus nigra L. clones. Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Ankara, 185p.

Continued graduate programs

Asli Ozdilek (Ph.D. Student): Assessement of genetic diversity in Picea orientalis genetic resources by SSR markers.

Aysun Demet Gülsoy (Ph.D.Student): tRNA diversity in conifers.

 

A view from the Toros Mountains in southern Turkey

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Publications

Journal articles

Gulsoy, A.D., Gulsoy, A.M., Cengel, B. and Kaya Z.2014.The evolutionary divergence of Pinus nigra subsp. pallasiana and its varieties based on noncoding trn regions of chloroplast genomes. Turk. J. Bot. 38:627-636(DOI:10.3906/bot-1312-26).

Dizkirici A., Ekici M and Kaya Z.2014.Comparative Molecular Phylogenetics of Astragalus sections from Turkey with New World Astragalus species using nrDNA ITS sequences. Plant Sytematics and Evolution 300:163-175 ((DOI 10.1007/s00606-013-0868-9).

Dizkirici A., Kansu C., Onde S., Birsin M., Ozgen M. and Kaya Z.2013.Phylogenetic relationships among Triticum L. and Aegilops L. species as genome progenitors of bread wheat based on sequence diversity in trnT-F region of chloroplast DNA.Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution .60:2227–2240(DOI 10.1007/s10722-013-9988-x).

Ozgen M., Ozdilek A., Birsin M.A., Onde S., Sahin D., Acikgoz E. and Kaya Z.2012.Analysis of ancient DNA from in vitro grown tissues of1600-year-old seeds revealed the species asAnagyris foetida. Seed Science Research 22, 279–286. ((doi:10.1017/S0960258512000207).

Cengel, B., Kaya, Z., Tayanc, Y., Kandemir, G.E., Velioglu, E., Alan, M. and Kaya Z.2012.Magnitude and efficiency of genetic diversity captured from seed stands of Pinus nigra (Arnold) subsp. pallasiana in established seed orchards and plantations.New Forests 43(3):303-313 . ((DOI: 10.1007/s11056-011-9282-8).

Zeybek, E., Onde, S. and Kaya, Z.2012.Improved in vitro micropropagation method with adventitious corms and roots for endangered saffron. Cent. Eur. J. Biol. 7(1):138-145.

Ozdilek, A., Cengel, B., Kandemir, G., Tayanc, Y., Velioglu, E.,and Kaya, Z.2012.Molecular phylogeny of relict endemic Liquidambar orientalis Mill based on sequence diversity of the chloroplast-encoded matK gene.Plant Sytematics and Evolution 298:237-349.

Yildirim, K., Ozturk, H., Siklar , S., Ozgur, D.B., and Kaya, Z. 2011.Strong Genetic Control of High Wood Specific Gravity in Young Progenies of Pinus brutia:Potential of Early Selection for Industrial Plantations. Silvae Genetica 60 (6):249-258.

Kocer, Z.A., Gozen, A.G., Onde, S. and Kaya, Z. 2011. Indirect organogenesis from bud explants of Juniperus communis L. : Effects of genotype, gender, sampling time and growth regulator combinations. Dendrobiology 66:34-40.

Dizkirici, A., Kaya, Z., Cabi, E., and Dogan, M.2010. Phylogenetic relationships of Elymus L. and related genera (Poaceae: Triticeae Dumort.) based on the nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer sequences.Turkish Journal of Botany3(6): 467-478.

Dizkirici, A., Kaya, Z., Guren, H.E. and Budak, H. 2010. Barley germplasms developed for scald disease resistance exhibited a high level of genetic diversity based on SRAP markers. Turkish Journal of Biology 34:1-9.

Kandemir, G., Kaya, Z., Temel, F. and Onde S. 2010. Genetic variation in cold hardiness and phenology between and within Turkish red pine (Pinus brutia Ten.): Implications for Seed Transfer.Silvae Genetica 59(2):49-57.

Tozkar, C.O., Onde, S. and Kaya, Z.2009.The phylogenetic relationship between populations of marginally and sympatrically located Pinus halepensis Mill. and Pinus brutia Ten. in Turkey, based on the ITS-2 region. Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry 33:363-373.

Dizkirici, A.,Ozcan, H.E., Onde, S.,Temel,F.,Akar,T.Budak,H.and Kaya, Z.2008. Microsatellite (SSR) variation in Barley germplasm and its potential use for marker assisted selection in scald resistance breeding. International Journal of Integrative Biology 4 (1):9-15.

Yakupoglu, D., Guray, T., Sarica, D.Y., and Kaya, Z. 2008. Determination of airborne lead contamination in Cichorium intybus L. In an urban environment. Turkish Journal of Botany 32:319-324.

Ozkurt, Z., Yildirim, T., Onde, S. and Kaya, Z. 2008. Induction of embryogenic tissue from immature zygotic embryos in Pinus nigra subsp. pallasiana Lambs. Turkish Journal of Botany 32:179-183.

Kaya, Z.,Skaggs,A., and Neale, D.B.2008.Genetic differentiation of Abies equitrojanipopulations from Kazdagi in Turkey and genetic relationship between Turkish firs belonging to the Abies nordmanniana complex. Turkish Journal of Botany 32 :1-10.

Lise, Y.,Kaya, Z., Sabuncu, R., Isik, F., Kandemir, I. and Onde, S.2007. The impact of over-exploitation on gentic structure of Turkish red pine (Pinus brutia Ten) populations determined by RAPD markers. Silva Fennica 41(2) 211:220.

Kayihan, G.C., Kaya, Z., Kandemir, G., and Onde, S.2006.The Genetic structure of Cedrus libani A. Rich. seed stands determined by random amplified polymorphic DNA markers. Forest Genetics 12(3):181-191.

Yildirim, T., Kaya, Z., and Isik, K. 2006. Induction of embryogenic tissue and maturation of somatic embryos in Pinus brutia TEN. Plant Cell, Tissue & Organ Culture 87(1):67-76

Rogers, S.O. and Kaya, Z. 2006. DNA From Ancient Cedar Wood From King Midas Tomb, Turkey, and Al-Aksa Mosque, Israel. Silvae Genetica 55 (2):54-62.

Icgen, Y., Kaya, Z.,Cengel, B., Velioglu, E., Ozturk, H, and Onde, S. 2006. Potential impact of forest management and tree improvement on genetic diversity of Turkish red pine (Pinus brutia Ten.) plantations in Turkey. For. Ecol. Man. 225:328-336.

Cicek, F.F., Kaya, Z., Cengel,B.N. & Velioglu,E.2005.Genetic structure of four Kazdagi fir (Abies equitrojani Ascherson et Sinten) populations in Kazdagi, Turkey as assessed by adaptive seedling traits. Forest Genetics 12(1): 45-52.

Kandemir,G., Kandemir, I. and Kaya, Z.. 2004.Genetic variation in Turkish Red Pine (Pinus brutia Ten.) seed stands as determined by RAPD markers. Silvae Genetica 53 (4):169-175.

Kaya, Z., Steel, F., Temerit, A., and Vurdu, H. 2003.Genetic variation in wood specific gravity of half-sib families of Pinus nigra subsp pallasiana: Implications for early selection. Silvae Genetica 52(3-4):153-158.

Gurel, S., Gurel, E., Kaya, Z., Erdal, M. and Guler, E. 2003. Effects of antimitotic agents on haploid plant production from unpollinated ovules of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L. Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment 17(2):97-101.

Gocmen, B., Keskin, S., Kaya, Z. and Taskin, V. 2003. Development of Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers in 150 F6 inbred durum wheat lines derived from Kunduru-1149 x Cham-1 cross. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 51(4):245-249.

Gocmen, B. Albustan,S., Kaya, Z., Keskin,S., and Taskin, V. 2003. Response of 150 F6 inbred durum wheat lines derived from Kunduru-1149 x Cham-1 cross to yellow rust (Puccinia striiformis). Crop Protection 22:787-793.

Gurel, E., Gurel,S. and Kaya, Z. 2002. Protoplast isolation and culture in sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.). Plant Cell Biotechnology and Molecular Biology 3:11-12.

Gurel, S., Gurel, E. and Kaya, Z. 2002.Protoplast fusion in sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.). Turkish Journal of Biology 26(3): 163-170.

Gurel, S., Gurel, E. and Kaya, Z.2002. Establishment of Cell suspension cultures and plant regeneration in sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.). Turkish Journal of Botany 26(4):197-206.

Ilarslan, R., Kaya, Z., Kandemir, I. and Bretting, P.K.. 2002. Genetic variability among Turkish pop, flint and dent corn (Zea mays L. spp. mays) races: agronomic traits. Euphytica 128 (2):173-182.

Inan, G., Ozan,A., Gocmen, B., Onde, S., Eser, V. and Kaya, Z. 2001. Root growth inhibition by external application of spermine and salinity in Turkish wheat and Barley cultivars Scientia Agraria Paranaensis 1 (1):85-97.

Kaya, Z., Tolun,A. A. Çengel, B. N., Velioğlu, E., and Tolun G., 2001. The pattern of genetic variation in Pinus nigra subspecies pallasiana natural populations from the Kazdagi and Bolkar mountains, Turkey: Implications for in situ gene conservation. IN: Genetic Response of Forest Systems to Changing Environmental Conditions. (Eds. G. Müller-Starck, R. Schubert), Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Publishers. p.293-305.

Ilarslan, R., Kaya, Z., Tolun, A.A.and Bretting, P.K.. 2001. Genetic variability among Turkish pop, flint and dent corn (Zea mays L. subspp. mays ) races: Enzyme Polymorphism. Euphytica 122(1):171-179.

Kaya, Z. and Raynal, D.J. 2001. Biodiversity and conservation of Turkish forests. Biological Conservation 97(2):131-141.

Gurel S, Gurel E, Kaya Z. 2001. Callus development and indirect shoot regeneration from seedling explants of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.) cultured in vitro. Turkish Journal of Botany, 25: 25-33.

Gurel, S., Gurel, E. and Kaya, Z. 2000.An Efficient Method for Doubled haploid plant production from unpollinated ovules of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.). Plant Cell Reports 19(12):1155-1159.

Cengel , Burcu (Nazlier), E. Velioglu, A.A. Tolun, and Z. Kaya. 2000.Pattern and magnitude of genetic diversity in Pinus nigra Arnold subspecies pallasiana populations from Kazdagi:Implications for in situ conservation. Silvae Genetica 49(6):249-256.

Tolun, A.A., E. Velioglu, B. (Nazlier) Cengel, and Z. Kaya. 2000. Genetic structure of black pine (Pinus nigra Arnold subspecies pallasiana populations sampled from the Bolkar Mountains. Silvae Genetica 49(3):113-119.

Gurel S, Gurel E,Kaya Z. 2000. Direct root and shoot development from seedling explants of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.). Biotechnology Journal, 24: 99-106.

Kaya, Z., M.M. Sewell, and D. B. Neale.1999. Identification of QTLs influencing the annual height and diameter increments in loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.). Theor. and Appl. Genet. 98(3/4):586-592.

Kaya, Z. and F. Isik. 1997. The pattern of genetic variation in shoot growth of Pinus brutia Ten. populations sampled from the Toros Mountains in Turkey. Silvae Genetica 46:73-81.

Kaya, Z. and F. Gökce. 1997. In Vitro regeneration of Anatolian black pine (Pinus nigra subsp. pallasiana) from excised embryos Doga: Turkish Journal of Botany 21:197-202.

Fries, A. and Z. Kaya. 1997. Genetic control of rooting abilities of lodgepole pine cuttings. Forest Sci. 43(4):582-588.

Fries, A. and Z. Kaya.1996. Parameters affecting shoot production and rooting of cuttings from lodgepole pine hedges.New Forests 12:101-111.

Gocmen, B., K. D. Jermstad, D. B. Neale, and Z. Kaya. 1996. Development of random amplified polymorphic DNA markers for genetic mapping in Pacific yew (Taxus brevifoli a). Can. J. For. Res. 26: 497-503

Kaya, Z.and D.B. Neale.1995. Linkage map based on randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers in Pinus brutia. Silvae Genetica 44:110-116.

Kaya, Z. and A.Temerit. 1994. Genetic structure of marginally located Pinus nigra var pallasiana populations in central Turkey. Silvae Genetica 43(5/6): 272-277..

Kaya, Z., W.T. Adams, and R.K. Campbell. 1995. Adaptive significance of the intermittent pattern of shoot growth in Douglas-fir seedlings from southwest Oregon. Tree Physiology 14(11):1277-1289.

Kaya, Z. and A.Temerit. 1993. The magnitude and pattern of genetic variations in Pinus nigra var pallasiana populations in Turkey.Doga-Turkish J. Agricul. and Forestry 17:267-279 (in English).

Kaya, Z. and D.B. Neale.1993. Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) polymorphisms in Pinus nigra and Pinus brutia. Doga-Turkish J. Agricult. and Forestry 17:295-306 (in English).

Kaya, Z. 1992.The effects of test environments on estimation of genetic parameters for seedling traits in 2- year-old Douglas-fir. Scand. J. For. Res. 7:287-296.

Kaya, Z. and C. Acar. 1992. Selection of Populus nigra clones based on their general and specific combining abilities. Doga:Turkish J. Agr. and For. 16:659-667.

Kaya, Z. and D. Lindgren. 1992. The genetic variation of inter-provenance hybrids of Norway spruce (Picea abies) and possible breeding consequences. Scand. J. For. Res. 7(1): 15-26.

Kaya, Z.. 1993. Genetic variations in shoot growth components their correlations in Pseudotsuga menziesii seedlings. Scand. J. For. Res. 8:1-7.

Isik, K. and Z. Kaya. 1990. Environmental sensitivities of plant populations and their practical importance. I: A case study on Pinus brutia Ten.. Doga -Turkish J. Agric. & For. 14: 67-77 (in Turkish, with Englishabstract).

Kaya, Z., R.K. Campbell, and W.T. Adams.1989. Correlated responses of height increment and components of increment in 2-year-old Douglas-fir. Can.J.For. Res.19:1124-1130.

Kaya, Z., K. K. Ching, and S. G. Stafford. 1985. A statistical karyotypic analysisof Pinus nigra Arn. from different sources. Silvae Genetica 34 (3): 146-152.

Articles published in professional journals

Kaya, Z., Önde, S. and Güray, T.2005. Genetically modified organisms (GMO) IV: Social and economical, ethical and legal situation. Dünya Gıda Dergisi 10(10):82-86. (in Turkish).

Kaya, Z. 2005. Integration of biodiversity conservation with forest management and forest planning. Orman ve Av Dergisi 82(1):4-15. (in Turkish)

Kaya, Z., Güray, T. and Önde, S.,. 2004. Genetically modified organisms (GMO) :III- Human health related concerns. Dünya Gıda Dergisi 9(9):84-89(in Turkish).

Kaya, Z., Önde, S., Güray, T. and Kandemir, G. 2004. Genetically modified organisms (GMO):II-GMOs and environmental safety. Dünya Gıda Dergisi 9(7):81-84(in Turkish).

Kaya, Z., Önde, S., ve Güray, T. 2004. Genetically modified organisms (GMO):I- The place of GMOs and related possible concerns in agriculture. Dünya Gıda Dergisi 9(6):47-55. (in Turkish).

Kaya, Z. 2003. Conservation Biology and Biodiversity, Orman ve Av 80(4):24-34( in Turkish).

Kaya, Z. 2003. Conservation of Biodiversity, the functions of species and the importance of indicator species. Orman ve Av 80 (4):35-42 ( in Turkish).

Kaya, Z. and Tolun, A.A.2000. Transgenik organizma kullaniminin sonucları. Bilim ve Teknik 394:52-57.(in Turkish).

Sezen, U.U., Onde, S., Ozan, A. and Kaya, Z. 1999. An assessment on common applications of transgenic plants. Tabiat ve Insan 33(3): 27-32 (in Turkish with English summary).

Ozan, A. and Kaya, Z. 1999. Sustainability in Agriculture. Birlik Haberleri (TMMOB) 26(3):62-64 (in Turkish).

Ozan, A. and Kaya, Z.1999. Organic farming: Old Method New Approach! Tabiat ve Insan 33(2):4-11. (in Turkish with English summary)

Kaya, Z. and Ozan , A.1998. The potential use of mycorrhiza root fungi inoculation for the success of reforestation works and increase the yield of plantations. Orman Mühendisliği 12:22-25. (in Turkish).

Kaya, Z.1993. Conservation, management and use of forest gene resources. I. Ormancilik Surasi,1:488-504 (in Turkish).

Kaya. Z. 1992. Environmental problems threatening our plant genetic resources. Orman Dergisi 6:38-41.

Kaya, Z. 1990. Forest gene resources: a national inheritance. Fidan 28:2-6. (in Turkish).

Isik, K. and Z. Kaya. 1989. Three-needled Black pine (Pinus nigra Arn.) which are native in Akseki-Beysehir-Manavgat forest districts. Fidan 21;2-5 (in Turkish).

Isik, K.and Z. Kaya. 1989. Three-needled Black Pines :Common group in interior Taurus Mountains. Fidan 23:2-3 (in Turkish).

Kaya, Z..1989. Environmental factors effecting the growth and development of seedlings. Fidan 24:11-18 (in Turkish).

Kaya, Z. 1989. Genetic adaptation, seed source and seed transfers. Fidan 17:3-8 (in Turkish).

Kaya, Z. 1988. The place of tissue culture in tree improvement programs. Orman Muhendisligi 25 (5):12-19 (in Turkish).

Kaya, Z. and K. Isik. 1988. The place and potential of biotechnology in forestry. Orman Muhendisligi 25 (9):2-7 (in Turkish).

Papers presented or published in congress proceedings

Kaya, Z. 2010.Biology and genetics of rare and endemic plant species: their conservation strategies, In: International Symposium on Biology of Rare and Endemic Plant Species (BIORARE-2010), May 26-29, 2010, Fethiye, Muğla, Turkey, OP-1, Page 25 (invited talk, abstract).

Kaya, Z. 2010.Molecular phylogenetics and bioinformatic tools. In:International Symposium on Biology of Rare and Endemic Plant Species (BIORARE-2010)-Bioinformatic Workshop, May 26-29, 2010, Fethiye, Muğla, Turkey, OPWII2, Page 46 (invited talk, abstract).

Çetiner, C., Kaya, Z., Dizkirici, A., Kahraman,A., Celep, F. and Doğan, M.2010.Determination of phylogenetic relationships within Salvia euphratica complex & its closely related species by using internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region of nuclear ribosomal DNA. In: International Symposium on Biology of Rare and Endemic Plant Species (BIORARE-2010)-Bioinformatic Workshop, May 26-29, 2010, Fethiye, Muğla, Turkey, OPWII6, Page 49 (oral presentation, abstract).

Ateş, M.A., Değirmenci, F.Ö., Tayanç, Y., Çengel, B., Kandemir, G., Velioğlu, E. and Kaya, Z. 2010. The sequence data on non-coding trn region of chloroplast genomes of Turkish firs indicating the speciation from a single ancestral fir. In:International Symposium on Biology of Rare and Endemic Plant Species (BIORARE-2010)-Bioinformatic Workshop, May 26-29, 2010, Fethiye, Muğla, Turkey, OPWII5, Page 48 (oral presentation, abstract).

Dizkırıcı, A., Çetiner, C., Birsin, M., Kaya, Z., Önde, S. and Özgen, M.2010.Identification of Aegilops L. and Triticum L. species based on chloroplast DNA. In: International Symposium on Biology of Rare and Endemic Plant Species (BIORARE-2010)-Bioinformatic Workshop, May 26-29, 2010, Fethiye, Muğla, Turkey, OPWII4, Page 48 (oral presentation, abstract).

Gülsoy, A.D., Gülsoy, A.M., Çengel, B., Şiklar, S. and Kaya, Z.2010. The phylogenetic analysis of Pinus nigra arnold subspecies pallasiana varieties with respect to non-coding trn regions of chloroplast genome. In: International Symposium on Biology of Rare and Endemic Plant Species (BIORARE-2010)-Bioinformatic Workshop, May 26-29, 2010, Fethiye, Muğla, Turkey, OPWII3, Page 47 (oral presentation, abstract).

Çengel, B., Kandemir, G., Tayanç, Y., Velioğlu, E. and Kaya, Z. 2010. Conservation of oriental sweetgum (Liquidambar orientalis) genetic resources.In: International Symposium on Biology of Rare and Endemic Plant Species (BIORARE-2010)-Sweetgum Conservation Workshop, May 26-29, 2010, Fethiye, Muğla, Turkey, OPWI6, Page 35 (oral presentation, abstract).

Özdilek, A., Or, M., Çengel, B., Kandemir, G., Tayanç, Y., Velioğlu, E. and Kaya, Z. 2010. Genetics and conservation of oriental sweetgum.In: International Symposium on Biology of Rare and Endemic Plant Species (BIORARE-2010)-Sweetgum Conservation Workshop, May 26-29, 2010, Fethiye, Muğla, Turkey, OPWI4, Page 33 (invited Speaker, abstract).

Zeybek, E., Önde, S., and Kaya, Z.2010.Ex situ conservation approach of Crocus sativus genetic resources by in vitro micropropagation techniques.In: International Symposium on Biology of Rare and Endemic Plant Species (BIORARE-2010), May 26-29, 2010, OP12, Page 31 (Oral presentation, abstract).

Dizkırıcı, A., Önde, S., Karaman, S., Aytaç, Z., and Kaya, Z. 2010.Determination of phylogenetic relationships within Oxytropis dc genus by using internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region of nuclear ribosomal DNA. In: International Symposium on Biology of Rare and Endemic Plant Species (BIORARE-2010), May 26-29, 2010, OP4, Page 26 (Oral presentation, abstract).

Aktaş, C., Kaya, Z., and Önde, S. 2010. A morphometric analysis for taxonomic differentiation of Turkish endemic sub-species <ı>Quercus macranthera fisch. & C.A.Mey. Ex Hohen. subsp. syspirensis (C.Koch) Menitsky (Fagaceae) from other sympatric oak species in an isolated stand. In: International Symposium on Biology of Rare and Endemic Plant Species (BIORARE-2010), May 26-29, 2010, PP2, Page 60 (abstract).

Dizkirici, A., Kaya, Z., Aktaş, C. and Çetiner, C.2010.Determination of phylogenetic and evolutionary structure within Quercus genus that are native to Turkey. In: International Symposium on Biology of Rare and Endemic Plant Species (BIORARE-2010), May 26-29, 2010, PP14,Page 67 (abstract).

Dizkırıcı, A., Kaya, Z., Çetiner, Ç., Celep, F., Kahraman, A. and Doğan, M. 2010. Phylogenetic relationships between some taxa of Salvia genus by using cpDNA region from trnt (ugu) to trnf (gaa). In: International Symposium on Biology of Rare and Endemic Plant Species (BIORARE-2010), May 26-29, 2010, PP15, Page 68 (abstract).

Gülsoy, A.M., Temel, F., Gülsoy, A.D., and Kaya, Z.2010.The phylogenetic analysis of Picea orientalis populations from northeastern Turkey with respect to non-coding trn regions of chloroplast genome. In: International Symposium on Biology of Rare and Endemic Plant Species (BIORARE-2010), May 26-29, 2010, PP22, Page 71 (abstract).

Kaya, Z. 2009.The adaptive potential of Turkish red pine (Pinus brutia Ten.) to expected climatic changes in the Mediterranean region. In: Adaptation of Trees to Changing Climates, Tom Adams Symposium, WFGA Biennial Meeting, August 9-13, 2009,Asilomar, CA,USA Page 20 (invited talk, abstract).

Kaya, Z. 2009.Future challenges of forest genetic resource conservation in Turkey. EUFORGEN Meeting, March 31-April 2, 2009, Antalya (invited talk).

Özdilek, A., Kaya,Z.,İçgen, Y., Çengel, B., Kandemir, G., and Velioğlu, E. 2008. Molecular Diversity in Liquidambar orientalis Mill. Assessed by Sequence Analysis of matK Region of Chloroplast Genome. Physiologia Plantarum 133 (3):P07-070 (abstract).

Çengel, B., Kandemir, G., İçgen, Y., Velioğlu, V., Özdilek, A. and Kaya, Z.2008. Genetic structure of Anatolian sweetgum (Liquidambar orientalis Mill.) populations and conservation strategies. International Sweetgum Workshop-I, October 9-12, 2008, Dalaman, Mugla, Turkey (oral presentation).

Or, M. and Kaya, Z. 2008. Genetic polymorphisms in Turkish Sweetgum (Liquidambar orientalis) varieties with respect to trn region of the chloroplast genome. XVI. Plant and Animal Genome Conference, January 12-16, 2008, San Diego, CA, USA (oral presentation), W403, p95.

Cengel, B., Icgen, Y. Kandemir, G., Velioğlu, E., Alan, M. and Kaya, Z. 2007.Efficiency of genetic diversity capturing from seed stands vs seed orchards of Pinus nigra plantations in Turkey. Seed Orchard Conference,Umeå, 26-28 September, 2007 (Poster presentation).

Özdilek, A., Kaya,Z., İçgen, Y., Çengel, B., Kandemir, G., and Velioğlu, E. 2006. Genetic structure of Turkish Sweetgum (Liquidambar orientalis) populations and identification of varieties with the study of matK region of cpDNA. In Proceedings of the IUFRO Division-2 Joint Conference: Low Input Breeding and Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources,Antalya, Turkey, 9-13 October 2006. (Editor, F. Isik.), p 165 (Available from http://www.akdeniz.edu.tr/english/iufro). (Extended abstract).

Kaya, Z. 2006. A low input for a high diversity conservation Program in Turkey. In Proceedings of the IUFRO Division 2 Joint Conference: Low Input Breeding and Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources, Antalya, Turkey, 9-13 October 2006. (Editor, F. Isik.), p 100-101 (Available from http://www.akdeniz.edu.tr/english/iufro). (Extended abstract).

Özkurt, Z., Kaya, Z. and Yıldırım, T.2006. Induction of embryogenic tissue from immature embryos in Pinus nigra subsp. pallasiana Lamb. In Proceedings of the IUFRO Division-2 Joint Conference: Low Input Breeding and Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources,Antalya, Turkey, 9-13 October 2006. (Editor, F. Isik.), p 166 (Available from http://www.akdeniz.edu.tr/english/iufro). (Abstract).

Yıldırım, K., Öztürk, H., Şıklar, S. and Kaya, Z.2006.Inheritance of wood specific gravity and its genetic correlation with growth traits in young Pinus brutia progenies. In Proceedings of the IUFRO Division 2 Joint Conference: Low Input Breeding and Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources, Antalya, Turkey, 9-13 October 2006.(Editor, F. Isik.), p 206-207 (Available from http://www.akdeniz.edu.tr/english/iufro). (Extended abstract).

Or, M. and Kaya, Z.2006. Identification of Turkish Sweetgum (Liquidambar orientalis) varieties by studying Trn region of chloroplast DNA. In Proceedings of the IUFRO Division-2 Joint Conference: Low Input Breeding and Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources, Antalya, Turkey, 9-13 October 2006. (Editor, F. Isik.), p 164 (Available from http://www.akdeniz.edu.tr/english/iufro). (Extended abstract).

Tozkar, C.Ö.,Kaya,Z. and Kandemir, G.2006.Comparative sequence analysis of the internal transcribed spacer-2 of Pinus brutiaand Pinus halepensispopulations from Turkey.In Proceedings of the IUFRO Division-2 Joint Conference: Low Input Breeding and Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources,Antalya, Turkey, 9-13 October 2006. (Editor, F. Isik.), p 205 (Available from http://www.akdeniz.edu.tr/english/iufro). (Extended abstract).

Özdilek, A., Kaya,Z., İçgen, Y., Çengel, B., Kandemir, G., and Velioğlu, E. 2006.Genetic structure of Turkish Sweetgum (Liquidambar orientalis) populations and identification of varieties with the study of matK region of cpDNA. In Proceedings of the IUFRO Division 2 Joint Conference: Low Input Breeding and Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources: Antalya, Turkey, 9-13 October 2006. (Editor, F. Isik.),p 165 (Available from http://www.akdeniz.edu.tr/english/iufro). (Extended abstract).

Kandemir (Eren) G. and Kaya, Z.2006.Genetic and physiological characterization of drought resistantce of Pinus brutia populations sampled from the Mediterranean Regions. 18th National Biology Congress,June 26-30, 2006, Kuşadası, Aydın, Turkey. p.20 (Abstract ss-048).

Kaya, Z.2006.Importance of wild plant genetic resources for future of plant bitechnology in Turkey. The Congress of Biotechnology Century and Turkey:Today and Future. June 3-4, 2006, Sabancı University, Tuzla, Turkey, p.24 (abstract).

Kaya, Z.2006.Importance of wild plant genetics resources for future of Turkish plant biotechnology.The Workshop on Science and Technology Strategies,31 May- 1June, 2006, Gazi University, Ankara, p.28 (abstract) (in Turkish).

Göçmen, B., Şan, S., Kaya, Z. and Çakmak, I. 2005.Tolerance of 150 F6 inbred durum wheat (Triticum durum Desf.) lines derived from Kunduru-1149 x Cham-1 cross to boron toxicity. International Conference on Biosaline Agriculture and High Salinity Tolerance, January 9-14, 2005, Muğla, Turkey. p.18.

Velioğlu, E., Çengel, B., Kandemir, G.,İçgen, İ., and Kaya, Z.2005. Determination of Genetic Diversity of Anatolian black pine populations(Pinus nigra Anold.) from Kasatura Bay Nature Conservation Area by use of RAPD markers. The symposium for the Protected Natural Areas. The Proceedings of Oral Presentations, 8-10 September 2005, Isparta, pp.513-520 (in Turkish)

Öztetik.E.,Boyoğlu, S., Kandemir,G., Kopriiva, S., Kaya, Z.and İşcan, M. 2004.Cellular defence in stressed Pinus brutia seedlings by glutathione S- transferase. The 29th Meeting of the Federation of the European Biochemical Societies, Warsaw, Poland, June 26- July1, 2004. EJB The FEBS Journal 271 (1):202.

Kaya, Z.2003. The effects of social and environmental problems on conservation programs of Turkey. MEDRAP (Concerted Action to Support the Elaboration of the Northern Mediterranean Regional Action Programme) Workshop, January 15-20, 2003, Montpellier, France, 18p.

İçgen, Y., Çengel, B., Velioğlu, E., Öztürk H. and Kaya, Z.2002.Comparison of RAPD Variation Between Pinus brutia Ten. Seed Stands and Plantations from Turkey. (MEDPINE 2, Chaina, Crete, Sep. 8-13, 2002) MEDPINE 2 Book of Abstracts, pp.28.

Kaya, Z. 2002.Conservation biology and biodiversity. Ministry of Forestry-Forest Management and Planning Section, Annual Educational Workshop, May 28-31, 2002, Antalya, Turkey, pp.1-24 (in Turkish).

Kaya, Z., Steel, F., Temerit, A. and Vurdu, H.2001. Genetic variation in wood specific gravity of half-sib families of Pinus nigra subsp pallasiana: Implications for early selection. International Conference on: Wood Breeding, Biotechnology and Industrial Expectations, June 11-14, 2001, Bordeaux, France. p 32(abstract).

Lise, Y.,Kaya, Z.and Onde,S.. 2001.The impact of anthropogenic factors on the composition of genetic variation in Pinus brutiaTen.Populations determined by RAPD markers. International Conference on : Wood Breeding, Biotechnology and Industrial Expectations, June 11-14, 2001, Bordeaux, France.p 98 (abstract).

Erkin, O.C. , Önde, S., Kaya, Z. and Ozan, A..2000. A novel in vitro regeneration system for sunflower (Helianthus annuusL.).The Proceedings of XV. National Biology Congress, 5-9 September 2000 Ankara. Eds.C. Çökmus, E. Kıvanc, S.T. Koruklu), pp:8-15.

Erkin, O.C. , Onde, S., Kaya, Z. and Ozan, A..2000.Ayçiçegi (Helianthus annuusL.) bitkisi için yeni bir in vitro rejenerasyon sistemi. XV. Ulusal Biyoloji Kongresi 5-9 Eylül 2000 Ankara. p4 (abstract)

Sezen, U.U. Onde, S., Kaya, Z.2000.Hashas (Papaver somniferumL.) bitkisine isaret geni transferi. XV. Ulusal Biyoloji Kongresi 5-9 Eylül 2000 Ankara, p25.

Özel, E. S., Onde, S., Kaya, Z., Ozan, A.2000. Bazi endemik nohut (Cicer arietinum L.) hatlarinin in vitro kosullarda yetistirilmesi. XV. Ulusal Biyoloji Kongresi 5-9 Eylül 2000, Ankara, p45.

Ozel, E. S., Onde, S.,Kaya, Z.,and Ozan, A. 2000. Studies on vitro growth and regeneration of some endemic chickpea lines. The Proceedings of XV. National Biology Congress, 5-9 September 2000,Ankara. Eds.:C.Cokmus, E. Kıvanc, S.T. Koruklu), pp:230-238.

Altman, A, Arbez,M., Bariteau,M.,Frigerio, J.M., Grenier, G., Isik, F., Kaya, Z., Khouja, L., Korol,L., Michelozzi, M., Ouassou, A., Pichot, C., Plomion, C.,Raffin, A., Savouré, A., Sbay,H., Schiller,G. and Vendramin, G. 1999. INCO-FORADAPT : Global, physiological and molecular responses to climatic stresses of three Mediterranean conifers. Consequences for optimal use, conservation and sustainable improvement of their genetic resources. Joint meeting DELTA /MPC.FORADAPT, Orvieto (Italy) 05/30-06/1.(abstract).

Tolun, A.A., Cengel,B., Velioglu, E., Tolun, G., and Kaya, Z.1999.The pattern of genetic variation in Pinus nigra subspecies pallasiana natural populations in Turkey and implications for in situ conservations. IUFRO Conference on Genetic response of forest systems to changing environmental conditions -Analysis and Management, September 12-17, 1999, Freising, Germany, p.45 (abstract).

Kandemir, G., and Kaya, Z.1999.The pattern of genetic variation in over-exploited vs natural populations of Pinus brutia determined using adaptive seedling traits. IUFRO Conference on Genetic response of forest systems to changing environmental conditions-Analysis and Management, September 12-17, 1999, Freising, Germany, p.90 (abstract).

Hosseyni, N., Ozan, A. and Kaya, Z. 1999.Basal nutrient and hormonal requirements for direct organogenesis of Cedrus libani A. Rich. IN: Plant Biotechnology and in Vitro Biology in the 21 st Century (A. Altman et al, eds), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 53-56.

Kaya, Z.1998. Current status of forest genetic resourcesin Turkey. IN: The proceedings of International Symposium on in situ Conservation of Plant Genetic Diversity (Edited by N. Zencirci, Z.Kaya, Y. Anikster and W.T Adams), Central Research Institute for Field Crops Publication, Ankara, pp 17-31.

Kaya, Z., E. Kun, and A. Guner. 1998. National Plan for in situ conservation of Plant Genetic diversity in Turkey.IN: The proceedings of International Symposium on in situ Conservation of Plant Genetic Diversity( Edited by N. Zencirci, Z.Kaya, Y. Anikster and W.T Adams), Central Research Institute for Field Crops Publication, Ankara, pp. 33-47.

Hosseyni, N., A.Ozan and Z. Kaya. 1998. Basal Nutrient and Hormonal requirements for direct organogenesis of Cedrus libani A. Rich. IX International Congress on Plant Tissue and Cell Culture, June 14-19,1998, Jerusalem, Israel. P.13 (abstract).

Hosseyni, N., A.Ozan and Z. Kaya. 1998. Influence of culture medium composition and explant source on callus and adventitious bud-shoot formation of Cedrus libani A. Rich . IX International Congress on Plant Tissue and Cell Culture, June 14-19,1998, Jerusalem, Israel. P.98 (abstract).

Gurel, S., E.Gurel and Z. Kaya. 1998. Ovule culture in Sugar Beet (Beta vulgaris L.) Breeding Lines. The Second International Kızılırmak Science Congress, May 20-22, 1998 , Kırıkkale, Turkey, pp236-251.

Kaya, Z. 1997. Quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping in forest trees. IN:Forest Tree Genome Workshop, July 29-August 1, 1997, Institute of Forest Genetics, USDA Forest Service, Placerville California, 1-33 pp.

Kaya, Z. and D.B. Neale. 1997. Quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping in Forest trees. Forest Biotechnology Symposium, August 3, 1997, University of California, Berkeley , California, page 4 (abstract).

Kaya, Z., A. Skaggs, and D.B. Neale. 1997. Genetic differentiation of Abies equitrojani populations from Kazdag in Turkey and genetic similarities between Turkish firs belonging to the Abies nordmanniana fir complex. Western Forest Genetics Association Annual Meeting, August 4-7, 1997, Univeristy of California, Berkeley, page 12. (abstract).

Kaya, Z. 1996. Current Status of Forest Genetic Resources in Turkey.IN:International Symposium on in situ conservation of plant Genetic Diversity, November 4-8, 1996, Antalya.

Kaya, Z. , E. Kün and A.Güner.1996. National Plan for in situ Conservation of plant Genetic Resources in Turkey.IN:I nternational Symposium on in situ conservation of plant Genetic Diversity, November 4-8, 1996, Antalya.

Kaya, Z., Sewell, M., Huber, D.A., Wheeler, N.C. and Neale, D.B. 1996. Indentification of QTLs of influencing the annual height and diameter increments in loblolly pine ( Pinus taeda). WFGA Annual Meeting, July 29-August 1, 1996, Newport, Oregon, USA.

Kaya, Z., Sewell, M., Huber, D.A., Wheeler, N.C. and Neale, D.B. 1996. Determining of QTLs influencing the annual height increment in loblolly pine ( Pinus taeda). SRIEG Conference, June 23-26, 1996, Houston, Texas, USA.

Kaya, Z. and F. Gokce. 1994. In vitro regeneration of Anatolian blackpine (Pinus nigra subsp pallasiana) from excised embryos. Biologia Plantarum 36: 06/19 (Abstract)

Kavakli, I.H., S.R. Allakhverdiev and Z. Kaya.1994. The effects of polystimulin A-6 on the germination of Helianthus annuus and Brassica napus seeds under saline conditions. Biologia Plantarum 36:08/13.

Isik, F. and Z.Kaya.1993. Genetic variation in Tukish red pine (Pinus brutia Ten.) populations sampled from the south to north transect of the Taurus mountains. International Turkish red pine symposium, October 18-23, 1993, Marmaris, Turkey, pp.243-253. (in Turkish with English abstract).

Kaya, Z. and D.B. Neale.1992. Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD)polymorphisms in Pinus nigra and Pinus brutia. WFGA Annual meeting, July 1992, Boulder Colorado, USA (Abstract in English).

Kaya, Z. 1993. Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA polymorphisms and their genomic organizations in Pinus brutia. The fifth Finnish-International Plant Genetics Symposium: Evolution and Plant Breeding, Sept. 27-28, 1993, Dept. of Genetics, Univ. of Oulu, Oulu, Finland.

Kaya, Z. 1993. New Approaches in production of plant biochemicals by In Vitro conditions. IN: The Biotechnology Revolution, February 2-8, 1993, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey. (in English).

Seyrantepe, V. and Z. Kaya.1992. In vitro callus induction and organogenesis in Papaver somniferum and P. orientale. Physiologia Plantarum 85(3/2):280 (FESPP congress abstracts).

Kaya, Z. and A.Temerit. 1991. Genetic differentiation of European black pine (Pinus nigra) populations in Turkey.Proccedings of WFGA annual meeting, Vernon, Canada, p.15(abstract).

Isik, K., Z. Kaya, and C.H.Tung.1990. Environmental sensitivity values of Pinus brutia population for two growth traits. Northwest Science, 64:98 (abstract).

Kaya, Z., V. Seyrantepe, and B. Gocmen.1990. The effects of plant hormone on induction of adventitious buds, needles and fine roots in tissue cultured Cedrus libani A.Rich., Turkish Forest Service,Forest Res. Inst., Miscellaneous Publ. (Ankara), 59:334-341.

Kaya, Z.. 1990. The effects of water stress on expression of genetic variation in seedling traits of 2-year-old Douglasfir. Physiologia Plantarum79(2/2):637 (FESPP congress abstracts).

Kaya, Z. and W.T. Adams. 1985. Genetic variation in shoot growth patterns of Douglas-fir from southwestern Oregon.WFGA Annual Meeting, August, 1985, Missoula, Montana(Abstract).

Kaya, Z. 1982. Karyotypic analysis of Pinus nigra Arn.. Western Forest Genetic Association (WFGA) annual meeting August,1982, Corvallis, Oregon (Abstract).

Kaya, Z. 1988. Genetic control of diameter growth of two years-old Douglas-fir seedlings.IX.Turkish National Biology Congress , September 21-23, 1988, Cumhuriyet Universitesi,Sivas, Turkey (with English abstract).

Isik, K. and Z. Kaya. 1988. Environmental sensitivities of Pinus brutiaTen.populations. IX. Turkish Nat ional Biology Congress, September 21-23, 1988, Cumhuriyet Universitesi, Sivas, Turkey (with English abstract).

Reports, Plans and Books

Kandemir G. and Kaya, Z. 2009. EUFORGEN Technical Guidelines for genetic conservation and use for oriental beech (Fagus orientalis).Bioversity International, Rome, Italy. 6 p.

Kaya, Z., Kandemir, G., Çengel, B., İçgen, Y., Velioğlu, E., Özdilek, A. and Or, M. 2008.Determination of genetic structure of Anatolian Sweetgum (Liquidambar orientalis Miller) at the population and taxonomic levels based on molecular markers and Development of In Situ Conservation Strategies. The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey, Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Research Grant Committee, Project Final Report TOVAG -104O156, 45p.

Kaya, Z., Yildirim, K., Öztürk, H., Şiklar, S., Alan, M. and Ilter, E. 2008. Determination of inheritance and genetic gains in Turkish red pine wood quality characteristics (wood density, fiber characters, spring and summer wood ratios) in order to increase quality wood production in the Low Elevation Mediterranean Breeding zone. The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey, Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Research Grant Committee, Project Final Report TOVAG-106O392,78p.

Velioglu, E., Kandemir, G., Içgen, Y., Çengel, B., Alan, M., & Kaya, Z.2008. Türkiye'deki sığla (Liquidambar orientalis Miller) populasyonlarının genetik yapısının moleküler belirteçlerle belirlenmesi ve koruma stratejileri geliştirilmesi. Çevre ve Orman Bakanlığı Yayın No: 339, Orman Ağaçları ve Tohumları Islah Araştırma Müdürlüğü Yayın no: 32, Teknik Bülten no: 20 (ISBN: 978-605-393-019-8). 43 p. (in Turkish with English Summary).

Öztürk, H., Yıldırım, K., Şıklar, S., Ezen, T., Alan, M., İlter, E., Balkız, Ö.D., & Kaya, Z. 2008. Kızılçam (Pinus brutia Ten.) Akdeniz Bölgesi Alçak Rakım (0-400 m) Islah Zonu Döl Denemesinde Odun Yoğunluğuna İlişkin Genetik Parametreler. TC Çevre ve Orman Bakanlığı-Orman Ağaçları ve Tohumları Islah Araştırma Müdürlüğü Yayınları, Teknik Bülten No: 22, 48p, Ankara (in Turkish with English Summary).

Kaya, Z., Sayar, M., Tufan, H., Ozcan, H.E., Gocmen, B., Dizkirici, A. and Akar, T. 2006.The screening of F6 population derived from Kunduru-1149 x Cham-1 cross by using RGAs (Resistance-Gene-Analogs) for characterization of yellow rust resistance genes and incorporation of them to breeding programs: I- Characterization of yellow rust resistance genes in durum wheat”. The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey, Basic Sciences Research Grant Committee, Project Final Report TBAG-2357 (103T178), 32p.

Velioğlu, E., Çengel, B.B., içgen, Y., Kandemir, G. and Kaya, Z. 2005.Determination of Genetic Diversity of Anatolian Black Pine (Pinus nigra subspecies pallasiana) Populations in Kırklareli-Kasatura Bay Nature Conservation Area by Molecular Markers. Çevre ve Orman Bakanlığı Yayın No:265 (Forest Tree Seeds and Tree Breeding Research Directorate Technical Bulletin #5), Ankara, 43p. (In Turkish with English Summary).

Başkent, E.Z., Köse, S., Kaya, Z., Altun, L., Terzioğlu, S., Başkaya, Ş., and Esser, T. 2004. The Republic of Turkey, Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management Project (Grant No: TF-023556-TU):Technical Assistance for Development of Strategy Process Design for Effective Incorporation of Biodiversity Conservation into Forest Management Plans in Turkey, Final Report (submitted to The Ministry of Forestry, Department of Forest Planning and Management), July 30, 2004, 74p.

Kaya, Z. and Duman, H. 2004. The Country Report: On Design, Testing and Evaluation of Best Practices for in situ Conservation of Economically Important Wild Species(UNEP/GEF Project EP/INT/204/GEF) submitted to The Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs, General Directorate of Agricultural Researches(GDAR) and FAO), 37p.

Alan, M. and Kaya, Z. 2003. EUFORGEN Technical Guidelines for genetic conservation and use for oriental sweet gum (Liquidambar orientalis).International Plant Genetic Resources Institute, Rome, Italy. 6 p.

Kaya, Z.and Duman, H. 2003. The Report of The First National Technical Workshop: On Identification of target species and potential project sites for GEF-3 project, General Directorate of Agricultural Researches(GDAR), Ankara, November 7, 2003 (submitted to GDAR and FAO), 14p.

Kaya, Z. and Duman, H. 2004.The Report of The Second National Technical Workshop: On Determination of Project Study Areas and Target Species of the GEF-3 project, Turist Hotels, Antalya, April 5-6, 2004 (submitted to GDAR and FAO), 27p.

Velioğlu, E., İçgen, Y., Çengel, B., Öztürk, H.,and Kaya, Z.2003. Comparison of existing genetic diversity in Turkish red pine (Pinus brutia Ten.) seed stands, seed orchards,and plantations using molecular markers. Turkish Ministry of Forestry, General Directorate of Forestry, Publication # 189 (Forest Tree Seeds and Tree Breeding Research Directorate Technical Bulletin #22), Ankara, 42p. (In Turkish with English Summary).

Velioğlu, E., Çengel, B., İçgen, Y, Kandemir, G., Alan, M.,and Kaya, Z. 2003. Comparison of existing genetic diversity in Black Pine (Pinus nigra Arnold subspecies <pallasiana (Lamb) Holmboe) seed stands, seed orchards, and plantations using molecular markers. Turkish Ministry of Forestry, General Directorate of Forestry, Publication # 190 (Forest Tree Seeds and Tree Breeding Research Directorate Technical Bulletin #23), Ankara, 40p. (In Turkish with English Summary).

Kaya, Z.2002. Conservation of Biodiversity, functions of species,and importance of keystone species.The Report Submitted to the Ministry of Forestry, Forest Planning and Management Section, Ankara, Turkey, 12p. (in Turkish).

Kaya,Z.2002. Conservation of Biodiversity, functions of species, and importance of keystone species. The Report Submitted to the Ministry of Forestry, Forest Planning and Management Section, Ankara, Turkey, 12p. (in Turkish).

Isik, F., Keskin,S., Sabuncu,R., Sahin,M., Bas, N., and Kaya, Z.2002. Effects of water stress on the adaptive traits of different Pinus brutia natural populations and families in a nursery trial. Turkish Ministry of Forestry, General Directorate of Forestry, Publication # 72 (Southwest Anatolia Forest Research Institute, Technical Bulletin #15), Antalya, 41p. (In Turkish with English Summary)

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