Fruit Research Institute Postharvest Physiology Laboratory consists of storage and laboratory infrastructure. The Postharvest Physiology storage and laboratory substructure was strengthened by the DPT in 2010 and the Development Agency project in 2011.

In the cold air tank substructure;

  • 8 controlled atmosphere storages and systems,
  • 8 dynamic controlled atmosphere storages and systems,
  • 7 regular atmosphere storage rooms (-5_+20OC)
  • 7 JANNY MT Box Modules,
  • 1 postharvest chemical (Ethylene, 1-MCP) application rooms,
  • 1 dampening unit.

Environmental factors such as temperature and humidity of the whole storage can be controlled by remote monitoring established program.

The laboratory consists of two laboratories, namely the lower structure, the pomology laboratory and the physiology laboratory.

In the pomology laboratory; Digital scale, CR400 colour meter, GÜSS FTA texture analyser, 2 gas meter (O2 and CO2), 2 ICA56 ethylene meter, Mettler Toledo T50 automatic titration device, 2 table type digital refractometer and digital Compass.

The physiology laboratory consists of two parts as extraction and device. In the extraction part; digital precision scale, pure water device, shredder, mixer, shaker, centrifuge, rotary evaporator, water bath, drying oven. In the device part, there are spectrophotometer, gas chromatograph, head space and liquid chromatography devices.

​In Department of Plant Protection laboratories, carried out projects about diseases and pests of mild climate fruit species.There are 2 phytopathology laboratories, 1 entomology laboratory, 3 air conditioned rooms and 1 screen house linked in this department.  In the Phytopathology laboratories conducted fungal disease diagnosis and about resistance / sensitivity studies of species. Also, virus diseases are detected and characterized by serological (ELISA) and molecular methods  in this laboratories. In conditioned rooms in entomology laboratory, carried out resistance bioassay on the fruit insects. In addition, insecticides activities assays, biotechnical methods used to fight on insects and toxicological studies carried out. Also, interdisciplinary molecular breeding and resistance studies conducted in this laboratories.

​The purpose of this lab is to analysis of general plant anatomy (meristems, tissues, cell types, etc.) and plant structures (root, stem, leaf, flower) and also such studies graft union, root anatomy, pollination biology, flower development etc. are carried out there. The lab has manual rotary microtome, light microscope fluorescence microscope is equipped with a digital camera, etc. 


​Laboratory was established in 2009 and a variety of aromatic plants such as lavender, oil roses, pomologic (Age flower / plant weight, dry flower / plant weight, seed quantities etc.) measurements are performed. Also to determine the quantity and quality of the essential oil is obtained. The secondary metabolites without essential oils (glycoside etc.) are also conducted. Essential oils are obtained using clevenger apparatuses and soxhalet apparatus. In the laboratory, we measure the moisture of medicinal and aromatic plants using a "moisture meter". Several essential oils are produced by Industrial-type mini distillation machine.