Our country is located on two plant genes center and three main flora center, should have an important position in terms of both biological and genetic diversity. This benefit Turkey's case is unique and must provide benefits. However, this wealth of different factors (construction, industrialization, fire, etc.) are threatened. The protection and conservation of this diversity is the source for vegetable research and breeding programs are required.
Here wild fruit species distributed in Eastern Anatolia these reasons, transitional forms, Survey of the local or improved varieties, harvesting, storage, evaluation, production, processing of information and to ensure necessary to investigators; Erzincan Horticultural Research Institute working on the project has started in the year 1994 1998, interim results were published reports in 2007 and 2011. Erzurum between 2011-2015, Iğdır, Artvin, Gumushane, Bitlis, Ardahan, Van 38 mulberry made with surveyors working in the province, 34 apple, 10 pear, 7 quince, 6 plums, 4 peaches, 2 apricots, 7 cherries and 1 almond example have been identified and brought necessary vaccination materials was studied and transferred to a collection of garden next year. Mulberry collection of gardens 6x6 m, garden and other collections were established to be 5x4 m with 3 trees. Studies on the collection of garden continues.
Key Words: Genetic-recourses, Fruit, East Anatolia, Ex-situ conservation
1 Bahçe Kültürleri Araştırma Enstitüsü ERZİNCAN
2 Aksaray Üniversitesi Fen Edebiyat Fakültesi Biyoloji Bölümü