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Books Biology Department's Academic Staff has written, contributed, edited or translated.


Hücre Biyolojisi (Cell Biology)
Prof. Dr. Meral ÜNAL
ISBN 975-400-349-9
Marmara Üniversitesi Yayınevi 2012 (1. Basım)
Marmara Üniversitesi Yayınları 801

Cell Biology is prepared as a textbook for students taking Cell Biology courses.  It has been carefully designed  to be plain, simple and understandable, and chapters were kept plain and short in order to be studied in a single semester.  Since Turkish equevalents of some terms are hard to find, these terms are kept in their original language. We will consider our duty done if this book can introduce "Functional basic unit of life" the cell, to students and lead them to further research. 

Bitki Embriyolojisi (Plant Embryology)
Prof. Dr. Meral Ünal
2011 (5. Baskı) Nobel Yayınevi
ISBN 978-605-133-081-5 

“Plant (Angiosperm) Embryology” textbook, was prepared taking into consideration "Plant Embryology" courses in Biology Departments. It is the only Turkish textbook published in this subject. The book is aimed to be simple and understandable through a simple language and copious amounts of figures and photos. Since it both includes classic and latest up to date information, it is hoped that researchers in related fields may also make use of the book.  

Bitki Embriyolojisi Laboratuvarı (Plant Embryology Laboratory)
Prof. Dr. Meral Ünal
2008 (1. Baskı) Nobel Yayınevi
ISBN 378-605-395-140-7

“Plant (Angiosperm) Embryology Laboratory” textbook was written in parallel with Plant Embryology course contents in Biology departments of universities. The book was carefully arranged to be student centered and easily accessible materials were selected as laboratory samples. Structures and events in a flowering plants sexual cycle was examined. 


Hücre Biyolojisi Laboratuvarı (Cell Biology Laboratory)
Prof. Dr. Meral Ünal, Research Asst.Dr. Filiz Vardar, Research Asst. Dr. Işıl İsmailoğlu
2011 (2. baskı) Nobel Yayınevi
ISBN 978-605-133-072-3

Cell Biology Laboratory textbook is prepared to be used in Cell Biology Lab. practices in 2nd grade. Simple methods and easy to find materials were selected. Both classic and modern programmes were prepared in which the students will actively parciticipate. Exercise quiz were given at the end of each chapter for self practice.

Şile'nin Doğal Bitkileri (Natural Plants of Şile)
Prof. Dr. Neriman Özhatay, Prof. Dr. Engin Özhatay, Adil Önder Erdem
2010, Işık Üniversitesi Yayınları
ISBN 978-975-6494-02-8

Plant diversity of İstanbul's 3rd biggest district, namely Şile, was introduced in this book. Latest information suggests that around 800 flowering plants and fern species grows in the district as of today. Primary objective of the book is to introduce the richness and diversity of the district and raise awareness. In order for this book to reach its purpose, authors (N. and E. Özhatay), who have been studying flora of İstanbul for over 30 years, and nature photographer (A.Ö. Erdem), who has been photographing Istanbul's flowers for 10 years, collaborated.  

Fungal (Mantari) Büyüme İçin Kimyasal ve Fiziksel Çevre Koşulları
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Günay Çolakoğlu
Marmara Üniversitesi Yayın No. 613 / Fen Edebiyat Fakültesi Yayın No. 36
2001, Marmara Üniversitesi Döner Sermaye İşletmesi Teknik Eğitim Fakültesi Matbaa Birimi, İstanbul, Türkiye
ISBN 975-400-159-6 

‘‘Fungal (Mantari) Büyüme İçin Kimyasal ve Fiziksel Çevre Koşulları’’ adlı kitapta mantarların fizyolojik özellikleri ve bu özelliklerinden dolayı gösterdikleri durumları örneklerle izah edilmektedir. Ayrıca kitapta adı geçen mantarlar cins ve tür seviyesinde şekilleri ile geniş literatür bilgisine yer verilmiştir.

Tohumsuz Bitkiler Sistematiği (Bacteriophyta, Cyanophyta, Phycophyta, Mycophyta, Lichenes)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Günay Çolakoğlu
Marmara Üniversitesi Yayın No. 648 / Fen Edebiyat Fakültesi Yayın No. 37
1999, Marmara Üniversitesi Teknik Eğitim Fakültesi Döner Sermaye İşletmesi Matbaa Birimi, İstanbul, Türkiye
ISBN 975-400-200-2 

‘‘Tohumsuz Bitkiler Sistematiği (Bacteriophyta, Cyanophyta, Phycophyta, Mycophyta, Lichenes)’’ adlı kitap Thallophyta Altâlemi içinde yer alan Bacteriophyta (Viruslar, Riketsiyalar, Bakteriler), Cyanophyta (Maviyeşil algler), Phycophyta (Gerçek algler), Mycophyta (Funguslar) ve Lichenes (Likenler) Bölümlerini kapsamaktadır. Kitaptaki konuların kolayca anlaşılması açısından cins ve tür seviyelerinde bol miktarda şekillere ve geniş literatür bilgisine yer verilmiştir.



Crop Production for Agricultural Improvement
Agrobacterium tumefaciens and Its Use in Plant Biotechnology, (Pages: 317-361).
Assoc. Prof. Dr. İbrahim İlker ÖZYİĞİT
M. Ashraf et al. (Eds.), Springer Science + Business Media Dordrech
ISBN 978-94-007-4116-4 

For years, isolation of foreign genes from one plant and transferring them to another and then observing effects of new genes in transferred plants has only been a dream for a plant biologist. Today, many commercially important species are routinely transformed by different biotechnological methods. Methods available for plant transformation are arranged in three main groups: using biological vectors (virus- or bacteria -mediated transformation), direct DNA transfer techniques (chemical-, electrical-, or laser-induced permeability of protoplasts or cells) and non-biological vector systems (microprojectiles, microinjection or liposome fusion). Today in many countries a number of transgenic important crops such as soybean, maize, cotton, canola, sugarbeet, sugarcane and alfalfa are available and the mostly preferred method is Agrobacterium -mediated transformation. In this chapter, some information about this important bacterium and mechanisms of Agrobacterium -mediated gene transfer are presented.

Crop Improvement
Agrobacterium rhizogenes-Mediated Transformation and Its Biotechnological Applications in Crops, (Pages: 1-48).
Assoc. Prof. Dr. İbrahim İlker ÖZYİĞİT
K. Rehman Hakeem et al. (Eds.), Springer Science + Business Media,LLC 2013
ISBN 978-1-4614-7027-4 

The history of Agrobacterium-related plant biotechnology goes back for more than three decades with the discovery of molecular mechanisms of crown gall disease in plants. After 1980s, gene technologies began developing rapidly and today, related with the improved gene transfer methods, plant biotechnology has become one of the most important branches in science. Till now, the most important genes related with agricultural affairs have been utilized for cloning of plants with the deployment of different techniques used in genetic engineering. Especially, Agrobacterium tumefaciens was used extensively for transferring desired genetic materials to plants rapidly and effectively by researchers to create transgenic plants. Recognition of the biology of Agrobacterium species and newly developed applications of their T-DNA systems has been a great step in plant biotechnology.  

Soil Remediation and Plants 
Plant-Microbe interactions in Phytoremediation (Pages 255-272)
Ibrahim İlker Özyiğit, İlhan Doğan
K. Rehman Hakeem et. al. (Eds.) Academic Press, Elsevier, 2015 
ISBN: 978-0-12-79937-1 

Our atmosphere, water resources and soil are becoming increasingly contaminated with inorganic and organic compounds as a result of anthropogenic-driven inputs, mainly from industry, mining, motorized traffic, agriculture, logging, and military actions. Alleviation and prevention of environmental pollution can be achieved by utilization of plants and their associated microbes. Recent advances in plant–microbe interactions research revealed that plants are able to shape their rhizosphere microbiome through active secretion of substrates that are known to vary between plant species. Soil-borne microorganisms such as actinobacteria, algae, protozoa and different types of bacteria having different capabilities of functional activities can vary extensively in soils and occur in associations in the rhizosphere of plants. Microbial associations are known to affect mobility and availability of substances to the plant through release of chelating agents, acidification, phosphate solubilization and redox changes and exudates derived from the plant can help to stimulate the survival and action of these microorganisms. A broad knowledge about the mechanisms in plants for the uptake, translocation, storage, and detoxification of contaminants, and interactions between plants and microorganisms are crutical in developing technologies and better management practices for environmental cleanup. A comprehensive understanding of interactions between plants and rhizospheric microorganisms in the rhizosphere and plant based processes will provide new opportunities to develop more efficient plants and better management practices for removal of contaminants. This chapter reviews plant-microbe interactions in phytoremediation with particular reference to the microbial dynamics in the rhizosphere of plants growing on contaminated soils.


Editors: Öztürk, M., Hakeem, K.R., Faridah-Hanum, I., Efe, R. (Eds.) 
ISBN 978-3-319-12859-7
Springer, 2015
Soil–Plant Interactions in the High-Altitude Ecosystems: A Case Study from Kaz Dağı (Mount Ida), Turkey (Pages 343-360)
Ibrahim Ilker Ozyigit (et al.) 

This book covers studies on the systematics of plant taxa and will include general vegetational aspects and ecological characteristics of plant life at altitudes above 1000 m. from different parts of the world. This volume also addresses how upcoming climate change scenarios will impact high altitude plant life. It presents case studies from the most important mountainous areas like the Himalayas, Caucasus and South America covering the countries like Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Kirghizia, Georgia, Russia,Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia and  the Americas. The book will serve as an invaluable resource source undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers.  

Responses of Organisms to Water Stress
Edited by Sener Akıncı
Publisher: InTech, 2013
ISBN 978-953-51-0933-4, Hard cover, 179 pages

The same amount of water has been present on our planet for about 4 billion years, since shortly after the Earth was formed. Since then it has cycled through evaporation, condensation, precipitation and surface runoff multiple times. Water scarcity as an abiotic factor ranging from moderate to severe stress levels, accompanied by loss of moisture in the soil, is extremely hard for most organisms to cope with, particularly terrestrial plants and their food-chain dependents. Because of the potential for increasing temporary, or posssibly permanent, drought conditions in the future, there is intense focus on improving plant resistance to drought and increasing yield performance in water- limited environments through genotype selection in important crops. This book aims to contribute to understanding of how plants and other organisms respond to water stress conditions, and the various survival strategies adopted under differing moisture levels.


Water Stress
Plant Water-Stress Response Mechanisms
Şener Akıncı,* and Dorothy M. Lösel
edited by Ismail Md. Mofizur Rahman and Hiroshi Hasegawa
ISBN 978-953-307-963-9, Published: January 25, 2012

Drought (water stress) is one the major abiotic stress factors that affect all organisms lives including human in terms of health and food. Water absence from the soil solutions affect the natural evaporative cycle between earth and atmosphere that contribute amount of rainfall. Drought occurs when soil moisture level and relative humidity in air is low while temperature is also high. UN reports (2006) [1] estimate that one third of world population has been living in areas where the water sources are poor. Water stress resulting from the withholding of water, also changes the physical environment for plant growth as well as crop physiology [2]. Almost every plant process is affected directly or indirectly by water supply [3]. Plants, as one of basic food sources, either in nature or cultivations, in their growing period, require water or at least moisture for germination. Certainly, most land plants are exposed to short or long term water stress at some times in their life cycle and have tended to develop some adaptive mechanisms for adapting to changing environmental conditions.


Gelişim Biyolojisi (Developmental Biology)
Chapter 1:Gelişim Anatomisi, Dr. Cenk Sesal, Translation Ed:Prof. Dr. Melike Erkan, Prof. Dr. Tülay İrez
2013, Nobel Tıp Kitabevleri Ltd. Şti.
ISBN: 978-975-420-954-9
Developmental Biology, 9th Edition, Scott F. Gilbert, Sinauer Associates, Inc. ISBN-13: 978-0-87893-384-6 

Biyokimya Soru ve Cevap (Biochemistry Q&A)
Dr. Figen Esin Kayhan
2005, Yüce Reklam/Yayın/Dağıtım A.Ş.
ISBN 975-411-403-X 

Biyokimya; tıp, tarım, gıda, boya, petrol, eczacılık ve sanayinin çeşitli dalları ile bütünleşebilen; canlılıkla ilgili süreçlerin ayırt edici özelliklerini sistematik olarak açıklamaya çalışan disiplinler arası bir bilim dalıdır.  Doğadaki canlılar o denli kusursuzdur ki, teknolojik gelişmelerin bu mükemmelliğe ulaşması imkansızdır. Bir organizmada işleyen biyokimyasal reaksiyonlar şaşmaz bir disiplinle yollarını ve yerlerini bulurlar. Organizmalardaki bu kusursuzluğu sağlayan sistemlerin iyi tanınması ve öğrenilmesi gerekmektedir. Elinizdeki kitap, yaşamı moleküllerle anlatan Biyokimya bilimi ile ilgili pek çok ipucu ve püf noktalarını içermektedir. Ümit ederim ki, bu kitap Biyoloji ve Fen eğitimi yapan tüm öğrenciler için faydalı bir kaynak olsun… 

Yapı Taşlarının Restorasyonu (Restoration of Constituents)
(Prof. Dr. Ayşe Gülçin KÜÇÜKKAYA)ÇOBANOĞLU, G. Bölüm II. II. IV - Pp.87-104.
Özlem Matbaacılık, İstanbul 2014 
ISBN: 978-605-64823

In the book, causes of the biodeterioration of the stone used in ancient monuments, deterioration modes and the modern restoration techniques to be applied are aimed to be introduced. Which is the most important form of biodegradation in the formation of cavities, fungi growing on the surface of rocks, blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria), algae (algae) and the effect of organisms such as lichens are mentioned.

Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology Published: 07/2014 Author: J. M. Lackie
Translation ed.: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nagihan Gülsoy, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yıldız Aydın, Prof. Dr. Ahu Altınkut Uncuoğlu
Publisher: Nobel Tip Kitabevi, İstanbul
ISBN: 9786053350613
522 pages, Print batch: 4

Marmara Denizi’nin Değişen Oşinografik Şartlarının İzlenmesi Projesi (MAREM) 2008 Senesi Çalışma Verileri.
Gülen D, Torcu-Koç, Üzen E, Aydemir A, Sönmez B, AKDEMİR D, Bakacak A. Ed.: Levent Artüz
T.C. Piri Reis Üniversitesi Yayınları İstanbul (2009)


Marmara Denizi’nin Değişen Oşinografik Şartlarının İzlenmesi Projesi (MAREM) 2009 senesi çalışma verileri
AKDEMİR D, Aydemir A, Sönmez B, Üstün F, Ulunehir G, Serter U, Küçük Ö, Bakacak A, Uzun D, Bulut FM
Marmara Üniversitesi Yayını No: 799, Çevre Sorunları Uygulama ve Araştırma Merkezi Yayını No: 3 (2011)
ISBN 978-975-400-346-8

Marmara Denizi’nin Değişen Oşinografik Şartlarının İzlenmesi Projesi (MAREM) 2010 senesi çalışma verileri
Yalçın B, AKDEMİR D, Aydemir A, Sönmez B, Üstün F, Serter U, Küçük Ö, Kasap H, Baki C, Erzaim N, Bulut FM, Özdemir F.
Ed.: Artüz L. Ed. Yar.: Aydın A, Gülen D, Torcu-Koç
Marmara Üniversitesi Yayını No: 800, Çevre Sorunları Uygulama ve Araştırma Merkezi Yayını No: 4
ISBN 978-975-400-347-5

 EKOTOKSİKOLOJİ’NİN TEMEL İLKELERİ (Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology)
ISBN: 978-605-355-148-5
Michael C. NEWMAN
Translation Ed.: Prof. Dr. Cafer TURGUT
Chapter 5 Translation: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Figen Esin KAYHAN
Palme Yayıncılık, Ankara 2013-04-29

Dünyada ve Türkiye’de hızla gelişen yeni bir bilim dalı olan Ekotoksikoloji’nin ülkemizde hak ettiği yeri alması ve bu konuda Türkçe kaynak kitap eksikliğini gidermek amacıyla “Ekotoksikoloji’nin Temel İlkeleri” kitabı kişilerin doğru bilgilere ulaşarak kullanması için İngilizce’den çevrilmiştir. Bu kitap biyoloji, kimya, çevre sağlığı, çevre mühendisliği, veterinerlik, ziraat, su ürünleri ve sağlık bilimleri alanlarında öğrenim gören öğrencilerin yararlanabileceği on dört bölümden oluşmaktadır. Kitapta yer alan bölümlerin farklı üniversite ve disiplinlerdeki değerli araştırmacıların özverili çalışmalarıyla çevrilmiş olması bu bilim alanının gelişmesine büyük katkı sağlayacaktır. 


Nobel Yayın Dağıtım 1. Baskıdan Çeviri 2010

Daniel McLaughlin, Jonathan Stamford, David White
Translation Ed: Abdürrahim Aktümsek
Doç. Dr. Z. Ulya Nurullahoğlu 


Doç. Dr. Ali Ateş, Doç. Dr. Z. Ulya Nurullahoğlu, Ar. Gör. Rahile Öztürk
Selçuk Üniversitesi -2003 


Prof. Dr. Abdürrahim Aktümsek, Doç. Dr. Z. Ulya Nurullahoğlu
Nobel Yayın Dağıtım 2. Baskı - 2007 


ISBN: 978-953-51-1097-2
Editor: Marina Silva-Opps
2013 InTech 
Chapter 14: Callose in Plant Sexual Reproduction 
Meral Ünal, Filiz Vardar, Özlem Aytürk
Callose, which is a 1,3- β- glucan polymer with some 1,6 branches, is involved in diverse biological processes associated with plant development, biotic and abiotic stress responses. Callose plays important roles in the reproductive biology of angiosperms. It appears around microsporocytes and megasporocytes during meiosis. It can be suggested possible that callose is involved in some aspects of meiosis in higher plants. Furthermore it is also involved in plasmodesmata regulation, cell plate formation, in response to multiple biotic and abiotic stresses. Although remarkable progress has been performed, there are still some unexplained cases, such as the biochemical pathway of callose synthesis, functional components of callose synthase complex and signal pathway of callose synthesis. The future perspectives in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics and molecular biology will be helpful improving our knowledge.

ISBN: 978-605-320-489-3
Editor: Prof. Dr. Abdurrahman Aktümsek

Publisher and date: Nobel Akademik Yayıncılık Eylül 2016, 9.basımdan çeviri.

Publication no: 1582

 Chapter nameı:10.Bölüm. Tribloblastik, Asölomat Vücut Planı. Doç. Dr. Figen Esin KAYHAN (Translation from Original)

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