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Tapani Yli-mattila

Adjunct Professor
Molecular Plant Biology
University of Turku


Tapani Yli-Mattila is Adjunct Professor of Mycology in Department of Molecular Plant Biology,University of Turku.He is currently involved in study of Plant-fungus interactions, molecular biology and evolution of toxigenic Fusarium species and biological control .

Research Interest

Monitoring the genetic variation, distribution and quantification of plant-pathogenic F. graminearum and F. langsethiae isolates as well as studying phylogeny of entomopathogenic Metarhizium and Verticillium species and trying to find molecular markers for Metarhizium and Verticilliumisolates used in biological control.


  • Yli-Mattila T, Nayaka SC, Venkataramana M, Yörük E. Multiplex Detection of Fusarium Species. Mycotoxigenic Fungi: Methods and Protocols. 2017:269-91.

  • Yli-Mattila T, Gagkaeva TY. Fusarium Toxins in Cereals in Northern Europe and Asia. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group; 2016 Mar 23.

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