Hacer Muratoğlu

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Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say), is a devastating pest of potatoes in North America and Europe. L. decemlineata has developed resistance to insecticides used for its control. In this study, in order to find a more effective potential biological control agent against L. decemlineata, we investigated its microbiota and tested their(More)
The Amsacta moorei entomopoxvirus (AMEV) genome has 279 open reading frames (ORFs) among which is the AMV197, composed of 900 nt and potentially encoding a protein of 299 amino acids. Sequence-derived amino acid analysis suggested it to be a serine/threonine protein kinase (PK) having conserved PK and serine/threonine PK domains. For transcriptional(More)
Thaumetopoea pityocampa (pine processionary moth) is one of the most important pine pests in the forests of Mediterranean countries, Central Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Apart from causing significant damage to pinewoods, T. pityocampa occurrence is also an issue for public and animal health, as it is responsible for dermatological reactions in(More)
Chilo iridescent virus (CIV) is the type member of the genus Iridovirus within the family Iridoviridae. The virions of CIV contain a single linear dsDNA molecule that is circularly permuted and terminally redundant. The genome of CIV contains an open reading frame (ORF 012L) encoding a protein homologous to exonuclease II of Schizosaccharomyces pombe. In(More)
Chilo iridescent virus (CIV), officially named Insect iridescent virus 6 (IIV6), is the type species of the genus Iridovirus (family Iridoviridae). In this paper we constructed a recombinant CIV, encoding the green fluorescent protein (GFP). This recombinant can be used to investigate viral replication dynamics. We showed that homologous recombination is a(More)
Insect-born entomopoxviruses (Fam: Poxviridae) are potentially important bio-pesticide against insect pests and expression vectors as well as vectors for transient human gene therapies including recombinant viral vaccines. For these reasons, it is necessary to understand the regulatory genes functions to improve its biotechnological potential. Here, we(More)
BACKGROUND In order to find and identify more toxic insecticidal Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner (Bt) strains, a survey was carried out of B. thuringiensis isolate pests belonging to Coleoptera, Lepidoptera and Diptera and from soils in hazelnut fields. Of 16 isolates having Bacillus cereus-B. thuringiensis morphology, eight were classified as B.(More)
Amsacta moorei entomopoxvirus (AMEV), the most studied member of the genus Betaentomopoxvirus, was initially isolated from Red Hairy caterpillar larvae, Amsacta moorei. According to genome sequence and previous studies it was shown that amv248 encodes a putative glycosyltransferase that is the only conserved attachment protein in betaentomopoxviruses.(More)
Previously we have generated a recombinant Chilo iridescent virus (CIV) by inserting the green fluorescent protein gene (gfp) into the CIV 157L open reading frame (ORF) locus and showed that this recombinant (rCIV-Δ157L-gfp) was fully infectious both in cell culture as well as in insect larvae. This study opened up a new avenue for increasing the speed of(More)