Atalay, Zeynep
Dikmen, Fatih
Doğan, Musa
Classen-Bockhoff, Regine
Premise of the study: Floral adaptation to a functional pollinator group does not necessarily mean close specialization to a few pollinator species. For the more than 950 species of Salvia, only bee and bird pollinations are known. Restriction to these pollinators is mainly due to the specific flower construction (lever mechanism). Nevertheless, it has been repeatedly suggested that Salvia flowers might also be pollinated by flies. Are flies able to handle the lever mechanism? Are they functionally equivalent pollinators? In this study, we compared and quantified pollen transfer by bees and flies to test whether flies are true pollinators in Salvia.


Numerical taxonomy of the Genus Salvia (Sage) in East and Southeast Anatolia
Kahraman, Ahmet; Doğan, Musa; Arı, Nurettin (2017-12-08)
This study aims to carry out multivariate statistical analyseson 59 taxa of the genus SalviaL. (sage) naturally found in East and Southeast Anatolia in Turkey based on macromorphological, anatomical, palynological and mericarp micromorphological characteristics, to construct an infrageneric grouping in the genus and tounderstandthephylogeneticrelationships between taxa.For the multivariate correspondence analyses, OTUs (Operational Taxonomic Units) representing different populations of the Salvi...
Re-evaluated conservation status of Salvia (sage) in Turkey I: The Mediterranean and the Aegean geographic regions
CELEP, FERHAT; Doğan, Musa; Kahraman, Ahmet (2010-01-01)
The precise evaluation of the conservation status of endemic and rare species is necessary in order to prevent their extinction. According to our current taxonomic revision of Turkish Salvia L., the Mediterranean and Aegean geographic regions of Turkey have 60 taxa, 32 of which are endemic (mainly local endemics), 5 of which are non-endemic rare, and the remaining 23 taxa are widely distributed. The rate of endemism is 53% in the area. The destruction of habitat through human encroachment such as urbanisati...
Advancements in non-invasive biological surface sampling and emerging applications
Nalbant, Atakan Arda; Boyacı, Ezel (2019-12-01)
Biological surfaces such as skin and ocular surface provide a plethora of information about the underlying biological activity of living organisms. However, they pose unique problems arising from their innate complexity, constant exposure of the surface to the surrounding elements, and the general requirement of any sampling method to be as minimally invasive as possible. Therefore, it is challenging but also rewarding to develop novel analytical tools that are suitable for in vivo and in situ sampling from...
Differential activation of immune cells by commensal versus pathogen-derived bacterial RNA
Özcan, Mine; Gürsel, Mayda; Department of Biology (2014)
Immunological mechanisms contributing to distinguishing signals derived from commensal versus pathogenic bacteria is an active area of research and recent evidence suggests that commensal and pathogens may express different variants of pathogen associated molecular patterns (PAMP). In this thesis, we propose that as a major member of PAMP, bacterial RNAs derived from commensal and pathogens may have distinct immunostimulatory activities due to differentially recognition by the host immune system. In order t...
A Comparison of Brain Gene Expression Levels in Domesticated and Wild Animals
Albert, Frank W.; Somel, Mehmet; Carneiro, Miguel; Aximu-Petri, Ayinuer; Halbwax, Michel; Thalmann, Olaf; Blanco-Aguiar, Jose A.; Plyusnina, Irina Z.; Trut, Lyudmila; Villafuerte, Rafael; Ferrand, Nuno; Kaiser, Sylvia; Jensen, Per; Paeaebo, Svante (2012-09-01)
Domestication has led to similar changes in morphology and behavior in several animal species, raising the question whether similarities between different domestication events also exist at the molecular level. We used mRNA sequencing to analyze genome-wide gene expression patterns in brain frontal cortex in three pairs of domesticated and wild species (dogs and wolves, pigs and wild boars, and domesticated and wild rabbits). We compared the expression differences with those between domesticated guinea pigs...
Citation Formats
F. CELEP, Z. Atalay, F. Dikmen, M. Doğan, and R. Classen-Bockhoff, “FLIES AS POLLINATORS OF MELITTOPHILOUS SALVIA SPECIES (LAMIACEAE),” AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY, pp. 2148–2159, 2014, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/42616.