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...
Climate Change Prompts Monitoring and Systematic Utilization of Honey Bee Diversity in Turkey
Kükrer, Mert; Bilgin, Cemal Can (2020-7-01)
Quantitative studies concerning the impact of climate change on pollinators are generally lacking. Relationship between honey bee diversity, present local adaptations and adaptive capacity of subspecies and ecotypes in the face of climate change is an urgent but rather poorly studied topic worldwide. Actually, such an effort lies at the crossroads of various fields of inquiry. Those include conservation of local honey bee diversity, breeding various local stocks for desirable traits, and enabling resilient ...
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...
Ocean acidification research in the Mediterranean Sea: Status, trends and next steps
Hassoun, Abed El Rahman; Bantelman, Ashley; Canu, Donata; Comeau, Steeve; Galdies, Charles; Gattuso, Jean-Pierre; Giani, Michele; Grelaud, Michael; Hendriks, Iris Eline; IBELLO, VALERİA; Idrissi, Mohammed; Krasakopoulou, Evangelia; Shaltout, Nayrah; Solidoro, Cosimo; Swarzenski, Peter W. W.; Ziveri, Patrizia (2022-09-01)
Ocean acidification (OA) is a serious consequence of climate change with complex organism-to-ecosystem effects that have been observed through field observations but are mainly derived from experimental studies. Although OA trends and the resulting biological impacts are likely exacerbated in the semi-enclosed and highly populated Mediterranean Sea, some fundamental knowledge gaps still exist. These gaps are at tributed to both the uneven capacity for OA research that exists between Mediterranean countries,...
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.