Dr. Arif Atak
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Dr. Arif Atak

Professor (Associate) & Research Scientist
Bursa Uludag University Agriculture Faculty Department of Horticulture

Highest Degree
PostDoc Fellow in Horticultural Science from Kobe University, Japan

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(Assoc. Prof. Arif ATAK)
I am currently working Horticulture Department of Bursa Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey. I am a Specialist in Viticulture-Kiwifruit & Plant Biotechnology. I also published more than one hundred articles in national and international journals related to mainly viticulture and kiwifruit. Grapevine breeding and genetics one of my main research area.

Area of Interest:

Genetics and Plant Breeding
Cultivar Development
Plant Stress Biology
Plant Biotechnology

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Şen, A., K.A. Kahraman, A. Atak and M. Yalçin, 2022. Effects of CPPU and 1-MCP on the storage ability of ‘Hayward’ kiwifruit. Acta Hortic., 1332: 365-372.
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  2. İslam, A., O. Karakaya, S. Karagöl and A. Atak, 2022. Phenological and fruit characteristics of kiwifruit cultivars grown in Ordu region (Turkey). Acta Hortic., 1332: 433-438.
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  3. Xiaoying, L., Y. Mingjuan, X. Xiaodong, K. ABM, A. ATAK, Z. Caihong and L. Dawei, 2022. Effect of light on growth and chlorophyll development in kiwifruit ex vitro and in vitro. Sci. Horti., Vol. 291. 10.1016/j.scienta.2021.110599.
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  4. Tunçkal, C., M. Direk, İ. Doymaz, Z. Göksel and A. Atak, 2022. Drying kinetics and energy-exergy analysis of an experimental heat pump dryer utilized horseshoe heat recovery heat pipes for drying different grapes. Therm. Sci. Eng. Prog., Vol. 36. 10.1016/j.tsep.2022.101487.
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  5. Li, D., X. Xie, X. Liu, C. Cheng, W. Guo, C. Zhong and A. Atak, 2022. Effects of short-term high temperature on gas exchange in kiwifruits (Actinidia spp.). Biology, Vol. 11. 10.3390/biology11111686.
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  6. Kahraman, K.A., A. Atak, Y. Doyğacı, G.G. Kandilli and A. Şen, 2022. Preliminary selection studies in the kiwifruit breeding program in Turkey: Characteristics of some selected kiwifruit genotypes. Acta Hortic., 1332: 79-86.
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  7. Göksel, Z., A. Atak, C. Tunçkal and A. Yemenicioğlu, 2022. Determination of quality characteristics and shelf life of kiwifruit (A. chinensis var. deliciosa 'Hayward') slices by drying them in a heat pump dryer at different water content values. Acta Hortic., 1332: 311-320.
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  8. Gjeloshi, G., T. Thomai and A. Atak, 2022. The present situation and cultivation opportunities of kiwifruit in Albania. Acta Hortic., 1332: 469-474.
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  9. Ghasemnezhad, M., C. Fullerton, D. Billing, C. Ampomah-Dwamena, J. Burdon and A. Atak, 2022. Fruit degreening in different cultivars of kiwifruit. Acta Hortic., 1332: 285-294.
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  10. Atak, A., Z. Göksel, C. Tunçkal and Y. Yılmaz, 2022. comparison of important quality characteristics of some fungal disease resistance/tolerance grapes dried with energy-saving heat pump dryer. Agronomy, Vol. 12. 10.3390/agronomy12040909.
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  11. Atak, A., 2022. Current status of the Turkish kiwifruit industry and the main problems of growers. Acta Hortic., 1332: 439-444.
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  12. Atak, A. and A.H. Gümüş, 2022. All kiwifruit process (from planting to marketing) with the experiences of a kiwifruit grower in Turkey. Acta Hortic., 1332: 463-468.
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  13. Xiaoqiong, Q., X. Xiaodong, Y. Mingjuan, A. Atak, Z. Caihong and L. Dawei, 2021. Characterization of the complete chloroplast genome of Actinidia hemsleyana. Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 6: 3259-3260.
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  14. Maghdouri, M., M. Ghasemnezhad, B. Rabiei, M. Golmohammadi and A. Atak, 2021. Optimizing seed germination and seedling growth in different kiwifruit genotypes. Horticulturae, Vol. 7. 10.3390/horticulturae7090314.
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  15. Atak, A., Z. Göksel and Y. Yılmaz, 2021. Changes in major phenolic compounds of seeds, skins, and pulps from various Vitis spp. and the effect of powdery and downy mildew diseases on their levels in grape leaves. Plants, Vol. 10. 10.3390/plants10122554.
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  16. Yıldırım Z., A. Atak and M. Akkurt, 2019. Determination of downy and powdery mildew resistance of some vitis spp. Ciência e Técnica Vitivinícola 34: 15-24.
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  17. Atak A., Y. Doygacı, K.A. Kahraman, G.G. Kandilli and A. Şen, 2018. Determination of flower characteristics of some kiwifruit genotypes (actinidia spp.) obtained with breeding program. International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Food Sciences 2: 7-12.
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  18. Atak A., M. Akkurt, Z. Polat, H. Çelik, K.A. Kahraman, D.S. Akgül, N. Özer, G. Söylemezoğlu, G.G. Şire and R. Eibach, 2017. Susceptibility to downy mildew (plasmopara viticola) and powdery mildew (erysiphe necator) of differentvitiscultivars and genotypes. Ciência e Técnica Vitivinícola 32: 23-32.
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  19. Atak A., 2017. Determination of downy mildew and powdery mildew resistance of some grape cultivars and genotypes. South African Journal of Enology & Viticulture 38: 11-17.
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  20. ATAK A., Z. GÖKSEL and H. ÇELİK, 2017. Relations between downy/powdery mildew diseases andsome phenolic compounds in vitis spp. TURKISH JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY 41: 69-81.
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  21. Yilmaz, Y., Z. Goksel, S.S. Erdogan, A. Ozturk, A. Atak and C. Ozer, 2015. Antioxidant activity and phenolic content of seed, skin and pulp parts of 22 grape (Vitis vinifera L.) cultivars (4 common and 18 registered or candidate for registration). J. Food Process. Preserv., 39: 1682-1691.
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  22. Atak A. and T. Yalçın, 2015. Effects of different applications on rooting of actinidia deliciosa 'hayward' hardwood and softwood cuttings. Acta Horticulturae 1096: 117-125.
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  23. Atak, A., K.A. Kahraman and G. Soylemezoglu, 2014. Ampelographic identification and comparison of some table grape (Vitis vinifera L.) clones. N. Z. J. Crop Horticult. Sci., 42: 77-86.
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  24. Atak, A., E. Kaya and K. Erken, 2014. Determination of quantity and purity of some geophytes DNA collected from the Flora of Turkey. Asian J. Plant Sci., 13: 98-110.
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  25. Atak, A., B. Aydin and K.A. Kahraman, 2014. Sex determination of kiwifruit seedlings with molecular markers. Acta Horticulturae, 1048: 197-203.
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  26. Atak, A. and E. Kaya, 2014. Determination of difference between herbaceous and tree peony hybrids with SRAP markers. Res. J. Bot., 9: 31-39.
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  27. Atak, A., A. Altındisli, A.F. Gokce and C. Ozer, 2012. Molecular and ampelographic characterization of some grape hybrids (Vitis vinifera L.). Afr. J. Agric. Res., 7: 4596-4606.
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  28. Atak, A. and K.A. Kahraman, 2012. Breeding studies and new table grapes in Turkey. J. Agric. Res. Dev., 2: 80-85.
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  29. Celik, H., B. Kunter, G. Soylemezoglu, A. Ergul, H. Celik, H. Karatas, G. Ozdemir and A. Atak, 2011. Production targets and developing methods of viticulture. Proceedings of the 7th Technical Congress of Turkish Agricultural Engineering, January 11-15, 2010, Ankara, Turkey, pp: 493-515.
  30. Atak, A., C. Ozer, A. Altındisli and K.A. Kahraman, 2011. Grape (Vitis vinifera L.) candidates obtained with crossbreeding determination of some quality characteristics. J. Ataturk Hortic. Cent. Res. Inst. .
  31. Atak, A., A. Altindisli and Z. Goksel, 2011. Phytochemical properties of some grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) hybrids. Am. J. Food Technol., 6: 843-850.
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  32. Atak, A., A. Altındisli, A.F. Gokce, C.Ozer and K.A.Kahraman, 2011. Molecular and ampelographic characterization of some candidate hybrid grape varieties (Vitis vinifera L.). Turk. J. Agric. For. .
  33. Atak, A., A. Altındisli and K. Kahraman, 2009. Grapevine morphological and molecular identification studies in Turkey. Proceedings of the 7th Symposium of Viticulture, September 19-23, 2005, Salihli-Manisa, Turkey. -.
  34. Kahraman, K.A., A. Atak and L. Kil, 2007. Phynologic and pomologic determination of some seed growth Feijoa plants. Natl. Hortic. Congr., 1: 380-386.
  35. Atak, A., O.C. Saglam, A. Karauz, K.A. Kahraman, H. Saglam and M. Eken, 2007. Adaptation of some new table grape hybrids in different ecology. Natl. Hortic. Congr., 2: 334-339.
  36. Atak, A. and G. Soylemezoglu, 2007. Identification of some grape cultivars (Vitis vinifera L.), hybrids and their parents by RAPD technique. Natl. Hortic. Congr., 2: 329-333.
  37. Atak, A. and A. Altındisli, 2006. Harvest on organic table grape growing and postharvest applications. Proceedings of the 3th Symposium of Organic Agriculture, November 1-4, 2006, Ataturk Central Horticultural Research Institute, Yalova, Turkey. -.
  38. Celik, H., S. Celik, B.M. Kunter, G. Soylemezoglu, Y. Boz and A.O. Atak, 2005. Situation and organisation of agricultural extension services. Proceedings of the 6th Technical Congress of Turkish Agricultural Engineering, January 3-7, 2005, Ankara, Turkey, pp: 565-589.
  39. Atak, A., T. Yalcin, I. Uslu and H. Samanci, 2005. Obtain new table grape cultivars with hybridization II. Proceedings of the 6th Symposium of Viticulture, September 19-23, 2005, Tekirdag, Turkey, pp: 454-463.
  40. Atak, A., 2004. Table Grape Growing. Ataturk Central Horticultural Research Institute Scientific Book Publications, Yalova, Turkey, Pages: 88.
  41. Yalcin, T. and A. Atak, 2002. Propagation of Kiwi (Actinidia deliciosa cv. Hayward) with Cuttings. Ataturk Central Horticultural Research Institute Scientific Research Publications Yalova, Turkey..
  42. Atak, A. and T. Yalcin, 2002. Obtain new table grape cultivars with hybridization. Ataturk Central Horticultural Research Institute Scientific Research Publications, Yalova, Turkey..
  43. Bragg, N.C. and B.J. Chambers, 1988. Interpretation and advisory applications of compost air-filled porosity (AFP) measurements. Acta Hortic., 221: 35-44.
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