A. M. Sevim

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Toxoptera aurantii (Homoptera: Aphididae) is one of the most important pests of many agricultural plants such as camellia, cocoa and coffee worldwide. The culturable bacterial flora of the pest was determined to find new microbes that can be used as biocontrol agent against T. aurantii. A total of six bacteria were isolated and identified by a variety of(More)
Isolation, characterization and virulence of the culturable bacteria from entire tissues of larval Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) were studied to obtain new microbes for biological control. A total of 16 bacteria were isolated from living and dead larvae collected from different maize fields in the Eastern Black Sea Region of Turkey.(More)
Plagiodera versicolora (Laicharting, 1781) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) is an important forest pest which damages many trees such as willow, poplar, and hazelnut. In order to find new microbes that can be utilized as a possible microbial control agent against this pest, we investigated the culturable bacterial flora of it and tested the isolated bacteria(More)
Hydrophobins are small, cysteine-rich, secreted proteins, ubiquitously produced by filamentous fungi that are speculated to function in fungal growth, cell surface properties, and development, although this has been rigorously tested for only a few species. Herein, we report identification of three hydrophobin genes from the entomopathogenic fungus,(More)
More than one notch and/or foramen may be found in the supraorbital region due to branching of the supraorbital nerves and vessels. A total of 360 adult Anatolian-Ottoman skulls (212 male, 148 female) were examined for some characteristics of the notches and/or foramina in the supraorbital region. The distribution of the supraorbital traits: 335 (93%) in(More)
Eurygaster integriceps (Hemiptera: Scutelleridae) is one of the most serious pest of wheat and other cereal crops throughout the Near and Middle East including Turkey. To contribute biological control of this pest, we investigated the culturable bacterial flora of E. integriceps and their virulence against it. We also tested different entomopathogenic fungi(More)
Mastoid foramen and some superficial bony canal on the outer surface of the mastoid region are of importance not only as an epigenetic variation but because of the vessels passing through it as well. On the other hand such a canal structure has not been described in classical anatomy textbooks. In this study, the presence, localization and number of both(More)
Since widespread applications of microsurgery are being employed for aneurysms, clival tumors, etc., precise knowledge of the skull base measurements has become vital, and a study of 307 adult skulls--130 female and 177 male--has been undertaken. Measurements were made between the landmarks chosen in accordance with the study of Lang in 1983 and our average(More)
The goal of the current study was to provide an easy to use criterion to diagnose neurocranial asymmetries. An anatomical survey of the external aspect of the skull base was planned to correlate with radiological studies. In a sample of 239 skulls, variations of the angular relationship between the structures seen on a basilar view of the cranium were(More)
Mole crickets are significant pests of turf, vegetable and some tree seedlings worldwide, and it is costly to control them. In this study, we obtained 15 fungal isolates from Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa L. (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae) and compared the efficacy of these isolates against this pest with the aim of identifying their biocontrol potential. The fungal(More)