Meryem Bozkurt

Meryem Bozkurt
Selcuk University · Department of Biology

PhD

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Bu çalışmada, morfolojik ve moleküler çalışmalar ışığında Orta Anadolu’dan (Türkiye) yeni bir “peygamberçiçeği” türü, Centaurea ankarica (sek. Centaurea), tanımlandı. Yeni tür morfolojik olarak C. olympica ve C. polyclada ile benzer olmasına rağmen, gövde boyu, görünümü ve dallanması, yaprak tipi, involukrum boyu, sil rengi, aken tüylülüğü ve boyu...
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Floristic relationships between the Irano-Turanian and Mediterranean regions have been known from old. However, only a few biogeographical analyses based on molecular data have evaluated the history of steppe plants within the Mediterranean basin. Our study aims to contribute to a better understanding of the migratory and diversification processes...
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Achillea alimeana Semiz & Uysal sp. nov. of sect. Santolinoidea DC. (Asteraceae), was described, diagnosed and illustrated as a new species. It was collected from Akdağ Mountains in Denizli Province. In this paper, the diagnostic characters of A. alimeana and its similar species were discussed in the morphological, palynological and molecular findi...
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In this study, Turkish Cousinia species were examined in point of chromosome number and morphology. According to our known, this work is the first comprehensively chromosomal study regards to Turkish Cousinia as a whole, especially for endemics. As consistent with previous reports, the chromosome numbers are mostly 2n=26 and have been determined al...
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By this study, the palynomorphological traits of 49 taxa (53 plant samples) of the genus Muscari which has been the main research topic and also its relatives, Pseudomuscari, Hyacinthella and Bellevalia have been studied in details of both using light and scanning electron microscope. In the end of palynologic works, it was suggested the descriptiv...
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A new Centaurea species, C. mengenensis Uysal & Şirin, is described and illustrated from Mengen district, Anatolia, based on morphological and molecular data. To identify its taxonomical position within Centaurea, the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) = gene region of the new species was amplified and sequenced. The new species belongs in Centaurea...
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Muscari vanensis (Asparagaceae) is described and illustrated from East Anatolia, Turkey. This species is distributed in slopes of stony rocky areas facing south of Lake Van (B5 Van Province). Muscari vanensis an endemic confined to East Anatolia, is related to mainly with M. botryoides and M. armeniacum. Diagnostic morphological characters have bee...
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While the existence of Muscari commutatum is known from Sicily (Italy), Lesbos and Samos Islands (Aegean Sea), it was collected from two different localities at the borders of Antalya Province (Turkey). In this study, besides the description and distribution of the newly recorded species for Turkey, the seed surface taken by SEM and karyotype analy...
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Özet: Bu çalışmada, Centaurea pseudoscabiosa türüne ait alt taksonların altı farklı popülasyonunun karyotipleri aseto-orsein yöntemi ile incelenmiştir. Tüm popülasyonlar aynı kromozom sayısına (2n=22) ve temel kromozom sayısına (x=11) sahiptir. Alt taksonların karyotipleri C. pseudoscabiosa subsp. pseudoscabiosa ve C. pseudoscabiosa subsp. araratic...
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In this study, chromosome length, karyomorphology and chromosome asymmetry of six Turkish Muscari species; Muscari muglaensis, M. nazimiyensis, M. pallens, M. pamiryigidii, M. inundatum and M. fatmaceranie were evaluated. The somatic chromosome number of all examined taxa was determined as 2n=18. The basic chromosome number was x=9. Chromosomes con...
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Aethionema aytachii Ertuğrul & Hamzaoğlu, a new species from central Anatolia that grows on marly hills in the Ayaş district of Ankara Province (Turkey), is described and its relationships and distinguishing characters from the closest relative A. dumanii are discussed. The shape of pollen grains of A. aytachii is tricolpate, and its seed-coat scul...
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Abstract: In this study, Scabiosa lucida Vill. collected from the Eastern Black Sea region is determined as a new record for the Flora of Turkey. In addition to the description of the species, its typification, diagnostic characters, photographs, and distribution map are given. With the addition of this record, the number of taxa of the Scabiosa ge...
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Five endemic Muscari taxa in Turkey are examined in terms of chromosome number and morphology. Muscari sivrihisardaghlarense (2n=18), M. serpentinicum (2n=18), M. atillae (2n=18) and M. ufukii (2n=18) are diploid. M. tuzgoluense is polyploid with 2n=36 chromosome number. Chromosome counts have confirmed the previous reports that Muscari genus is x=...
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Two new species of Centaurea subg. Cyanus (Asteraceae) from Anatolia are described and illustrated. Centaurea akcadaghensis Uysal & Şirin occurs on open Quercus forest of Levent Canyon (Akçadağ-Malatya) and differs from C. matthiolifolia Boiss. mainly in stem, leaves, central flowers and achenes measures. Centaurea ermenekensis Şirin & Uysal is res...
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Three close endemic species of Psephellus section Odontolophoidei were compared with regard to their micro- and macromorphological characters to explore their taxonomic circumscription and relationships. In the scope of detailed morphologic studies, the deficiences found in the species descriptions in Flora of Turkey were corrected. Detailed descri...
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Centaurea uysalii Şirin & Çeçen, a new Asteraceae species from the province of Karaman, in Turkey, is described and illustrated herein. It is morphologically similar to C. bourgaei Boiss. (Subgen. Cyanus), but it mainly differs from its relative in terms of the involucre and achene lengths. The achene micromorphological features and karyomorphology...
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In this study, chromosome number and karyomorphologic features of Onosma sieheana Hayek (Ak emcek in Turkish) which is the endemic taxon for Turkey were investigated for the first time. Performed by squashing method in the root tips with Acetoorcein, the chromosome number were counted 2n=24, and karyotype formula of the taxon were determined to be...
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The genus Sideritis (Lamiaceae) is represented by more than 150 bushy species and annual or perennial plants. Many studies have been conducted to elucidate the chemical composition and pharmacological activities of plants of the genus. Sideritis ozturkii Aytac & Aksoy is an endemic plant to Turkey and used as herbal tea and folk medicine in central...
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Mentha pulegium L. is a herbaceous perennial plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family. The plant grows up in moist areas of the mountains and plains. In therapeutic applications, this plant and its active constituents have been used traditionally for several disorders. Their diuretic, antispasmodic, digestive, diaphoretic, sedative, antiseptic, stim...
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Isatis tinctoria L. is a species of the genus Brassicaceae and generally distributed in Central Asia. The plant is also used for medical purposes as well as being used as a colorant. The aim of this study is to determine and characterize the volatile oil components found in the leaves and flowers of Isatis tinctoria via the SPME-GC-MS method. The p...
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Nigella sativa commonly known as black seed or black cumin has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. Our purpose in this study is to determine the apoptotic effects of black cumin seed oil (N. sativa) on CCl4 induced hepatoxicity via molecular markers. For this aim, four experimental groups were created and each of them was intraperitone...
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In this paper, karyology of thirty one accessions of Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) were investigated in terms of their chromosome numbers and karyomorphology. The chromosomal counts confirmed the results of previous reports, that the Carthamus has same basic chromosome numbers. According to our results discussed all accessions of chromosome n...
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The chromosome numbers and karyotypes belonging to populations of Psephellus aucherianus complex were discussed by this paper. The chromosome numbers of all populations were determined as 2n=30. Karyomorphological results indicated that the populations of Ps. aucherianus complex display a broad variation and differ from each other in some aspects....
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Conservation of biodiversity is the main concept to provide sustainability. There are various methods to identify diversity of living organisms. SDS-PAGE is one the most reliable method to classification of plants. Dry bean is the most im-portant pulse crop over the world besides Konya has the highest production in Turkey which is expected as the w...
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In this paper, 31 mostly endemic and locally distributed Turkish Centaurea taxa belonging to Centaurea and Phalolepis sections were examined in terms of their karyomorphology. The basic chromosome number for all of the studied species was concurringly determined as 9(x = 9) for both sections, excluding C. hierapolitana. We also determined tetraploi...
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In this paper, we aimed to determine the chromosomal features of Turkish endemic Rhaponticoides species. The chromosome numbers and karyomorphology of five species were examined. The chromosomal counts confirmed the previous reports of 2n = 30 given for Rhaponticoides species growing in different countries . Although R. iconiensis had a karyotype f...
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In this paper, four endemic Centaurea species were investigated in terms of their chromosome numbers and karyomorphology. The chromosomal counts confirmed the results of previous reports, that the genus Centaurea has different basic chromosome numbers. Centaurea yaltirikii and Centaurea demirizii are diploid taxa. Centaurea yaltirikii has 2n = 18 c...
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Determining the proteins is an essential step to understand the effects of chemicals such as boric acid (BA) for different organisms. For this purpose, Drosophila melanogaster was reared on artificial diets containing different concentrations of BA (10-300 mg/L) then, total protein profiles (larva, pupae and adult) were obtained by SDS-PAGE method....
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A relict endemic species originating from Turkey, Thermopsis turcica, was excluded from Thermopsis in consideration of morphologic studies based on its flowers and fruits as well as micromorphological features that were obtained by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and data from supporting molecular analyses internal transcribed spacer (ITS). Addi...
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The genetic relationship among some naturally growing Vicia taxa in Turkey (V. sativa subsp. sativa, subsp. nigra var. nigra, subsp incisa var. cordata, V. cracca subsp. cracca, subsp gerardii, subsp atroviolacea, subsp stenophylla, V. hybrida, V. peregrina and V. palaestina) was assessed by helping ISSR markers. During PCR assays, although 17 prim...
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Galanthus cilicicus Baker and Galanthus peshmenii A.P. Davis & C.D. Brickell are taxonomically problematic species. In this study, they were morphologically examined in detail and their chromosomes were counted. Moreover, descriptions, illustrations and distribution areas are given; in addition to the SEM observations of seed coats and pollen grain...
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The genus Centaurea has numerous local and threatened endemic species in Turkey. However, information on the genetic diversity in these species is lacking. The aim of this study is to describe the genetic diversity of the populations of the threatened Centaurea lycaonica species, which was first discovered in 1845 in the Konya region in Turkey. In...
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Many molecular marker techniques are available nowadays. PCR-based approaches like ISSR are in demand due to their simplicity and requirement of only small quantities of sample DNA. Because of this case, ISSR was preferred to detect genetic relationship among some of the Centaurea L. species in Cheirolepis (Boiss.)Hofm. and its relatives sections t...

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We interest mainly now above new generation sequences and their efficiency. Additionally we go on population genetic and phylogenetic analyses of some Turkish endemic sepecies and in some taxonomical groups(Centaurea and Muscari, Ornithogalum, Psephellus, Cousonia, Rhaponticoides, Consolida).