Conference proceedings

2019
  • Doğan, C., Güney, G., Bayram Ş., Toprak, U. 2019. A chicken or egg question in lipid research: Does calcium homeostasis affect lipid metabolism or lipid metabolism affect calcium homeostasis? Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, St. Louis, USA, November 17-20.
  • Güney, G., Hänniger, S., Heckel, D.G., Toprak, U. 2019. Peritrophin knock out induces baculovirus infection in Spodoptera littoralis. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, St. Louis, USA, November 17-20.
  • Doğan, C., Hänniger, S., Heckel, D.G., Hegedus, D.D., Bayram Ş., Toprak, U. 2019. Functional analysis of the Store-Operated Calcium Entry (SOCE) in lipid metabolism of Leptinotarsa decemlineata. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, St. Louis, USA, November 17-20.
  • Doğan, C., Hänniger, S., Heckel, D.G., Hegedus, D.D., Bayram Ş., Toprak, U. 2019. Characterization of Seipin and Neuropeptide F genes in Leptinotarsa decemlineata. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, St. Louis, USA, November 17-20.
  • Cedden, D., Bayram, Ş., Toprak, U. 2019. Further characterization of clock genes in Colorado Potato Beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata Say (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae). Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, St. Louis, USA, November 17-20.
  • Cedden, D., Güney, G., Amutkan, D., Suludere, Z., Toprak, U. 2019. SEM and light microscopy of the fat body and digestive system in overwintering Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, St. Louis, USA, November 17-20.
  • Cedden, D., Bayram, Ş., Babaroğlu, N., Toprak, U. 2019. Identification of novel hemiptericins in sunnpest, Eurygaster maura (Hemiptera: Scutelleridae). Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting, Valencia, Spain, July 28 – August 1.
  • Özdemir, E., Bayram, Ş., Toprak, U., Evlice, E. 2019. Identification of entomopathogenic nematodes in Central Anatolia with a comparison of two barcoding loci. Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting, Valencia, Spain, July 28 – August 1.
  • Doğan, C., Bayram, Ş., Toprak, U. 2019. Identification of antimicrobial peptides in wheat stink bug, Aelia rostrata (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting, Valencia, Spain, July 28 – August 1.
  • Toprak, U., Bayram, Ş., Baldwin, D., Coutu, C., Güney, G., Güney, E., Sezen, K., Hegedus, D.D., Heckel, D., Kaydan, M.B. 2019. Temporal midgut transcriptome of Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae) larvae in response to Bacillus thuringiensis ssp. tenebrionis Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting, Valencia, Spain, July 28 – August 1.
  • Güney, G., Hänniger, S., Heckel, D.G., Bayram, Ş., Coutu, C., Hegedus, D.D., Sezen, K., Güney, E., Cedden, D., Toprak, U. 2019. Silencing ABC and Cadherin genes in Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae) treated with Bacillus thuringiensis ssp. tenebrionis Cry δ-endotoxin. Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting, Valencia, Spain, July 28 – August 1.
  • Güney, G., Bekkaoui, D., Baldwin, D., Coutu, C., Hegedus, D.D., Hänniger, S., Heckel, D.G., Bayram, Ş., Kaydan, M.B., Toprak, U. 2019. Characterization of major proteins involved in the lipid metabolism of the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata. 1st International Molecular Plant Protection Congress, Adana, Turkey, April 10-13.
  • Doğan, C., Hänniger, S., Heckel, D.G., Hegedus, D.D., Bayram, Ş., Kaydan, M.B., Toprak, U. 2019. Characterization of calcium-binding proteins in the fat body of Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata. 1st International Molecular Plant Protection Congress, Adana, Turkey, April 10-13.
  • Cedden, D., Bayram, Ş., Toprak, U. 2019. Identification of circadian timekeeping genes in Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). 1st International Molecular Plant Protection Congress, Adana, Turkey, April 10-13.
  • Köse, E., Toprak, U. Diet, obesity and beyond: Lessons from Insects. 1st International Molecular Plant Protection Congress, Adana, Turkey, April 10-13.
  • Aydın, A., Toprak, U., Durmuşoğlu, E. 2019. Bacillus-based bioinsecticides in mosquitoe control: Mode of action and resistance scenarios. 1st International Molecular Plant Protection Congress, Adana, Turkey, April 10-13.
  • Doğan, C., Bayram, Ş., Kaydan, M.B., Toprak, U. 2019. Identification of fatty acid binding and transport proteins in Spodoptera littoralis (Boisduval) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae): Potential target sites in pest control. 1st International Molecular Plant Protection Congress, Adana, Turkey, April 10-13.
  • Toprak, U., Bayram, Ş., Güney, G., Doğan, C., Babaroğlu, N., Ertürk, S., Kaydan, M.B., Baldwin, D., Coutu, C., Hegedus, D.D. 2019. 1st Comparative midgut proteomics from feeding and hibernating Sunnpest, Eurygaster maura (Hemiptera: Scutelleridae). 1st International Molecular Plant Protection Congress, Adana, Turkey, April 10-13.
  • Toprak, U., Bayram, Ş., Güney, G., Doğan, C., Babaroğlu, N., Ertürk, S., Kaydan, M.B., Baldwin, D., Coutu, C., Hegedus, D. 2019. Comparative fat body transcriptomics and proteomics from feeding, aestivating and hibernating wheat stink bug, Aelia rostrata (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) adults. 1st International Molecular Plant Protection Congress, Adana, Turkey, April 10-13.
  • Toprak, U., Bayram, Ş., Güney, G., Doğan, C., Sezen, K., Heckel, D. 2019. Cathepsins are downregulated in Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae) larvae during Bacillus thuringiensis ssp. tenebrionis 7th Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Congress, Kayseri, Turkey, September 11-13.
  • Toprak, U., Bayram, Ş. 2019. The antimicrobial lysozymes are active in hibernating wheat stink bug, Aelia rostrata (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). 7th Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Congress, Kayseri, Turkey, September 11-13.
  • Yusuf Idan, A., Bayram, Ş., Toprak, U. 2019. Identification of midgut lysozymes in sunn pest Eurygaster maura (Hemiptera: Scutelleridae). 7th Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Congress, Kayseri, Turkey, September 11-13.
  • Gürkan, M.O., Baldwin, D., Toprak, U. 2019. Identification of a new Spodotera exigua nucleopolyhedrovirus isolate from Turkey. 7th Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Congress, Kayseri, Turkey, September 11-13.
  • Aydın, A., Durmuşoğlu, E., Toprak, U. 2019. An Evaluation on the resistance of select insects against Bacillus-based biopesticides. 7th Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Congress, Kayseri, Turkey, September 11-13.
2018
  • Toprak, U. 2018. Use of molecular techniques in the studies of insecticide resistance. The Symposium for Phosphine Resistance in Stored Grain Pests, Plant Health Central Research Institute, Ankara, Turkey, July 11.
2017
  • Hegedus, D., Toprak, U., Erlandson, M., Gillott, C. 2017. Insight into the structure and formation of the lepidopteran peritrophic matrix based on studies of the bertha armyworm (Mamestra configurata). Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, USA, November 5-8.
  • Caner, E., Toprak, U., Bayram, Ş., Hegedus, D., Baldwin, D., Coutu, C., Erlandson, M., Heckel, D. 2017. The molecular architecture of Leptinotarsa decemlineata peritrophic matrix: Implication of the first model in a beetle system. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, USA, November 5-8.
  • Toprak, U. 2017. Mass production and storage possibilities of the biocontrol agent, Turkish Strain of Spodoptera littoralis nucleopolyhedrovirus. 28th International Scientific-Expert Conference of Agriculture and Food Industry, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 27-29.
  • Toprak, U., Bayram, Ş., Hegedus, D. 2017. Silencing chitin deacetylase, insect intestinal mucin and response to pathogen genes in Spodoptera littoralis (Lepidoptera:Noctuidae): Increases and decreases in the biological activity of baculoviruses. Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA, August 13-17.
  • Toprak, U. 2017. First report of iflavirus infection in Spodoptera littoralis (Lepidoptera:Noctuidae). Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA, August 13-17.
  • Caner, E., Toprak, U., Bayram, Ş., Hegedus, D., Baldwin, D., Coutu, C., Erlandson, M., Heckel, D. 2017. Modeling peritrophic matrix defense against pathogens infecting per os in Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae). Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA, August 13-17.
  • Veli, A., Caner, E., Güney, G., Bayram, Ş., Toprak, U. 2017. Identification of putative coleoptericins in Leptinotarsa decemlieneata (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae). 6th Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Congress, Tokat, Turkey, September 14-16.
  • Toprak, U. 2017. Comparison of liquid and powder formulations of Turkish strain of Spodoptera littoralis nucleopolyhedrovirus on Spodoptera littoralis (Lepidoptera:Noctuidae). 6th Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Congress, Tokat, Turkey, September 14-16.
  • Güney, G., Caner, E., Gömeç, S., Gürkan, M.O., Toprak, U. 2017. Effect of synergistics targeting peritrophic matrix on baculoviral activity under laboratory conditions. 6th Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Congress, Tokat, Turkey, September 14-16.
  • Caner, E., Bayram, Ş., Toprak, U. 2017. A novel immunity related protein of the peritrophic matrix that enriches the innate defense against per os infective entomopathogens. 6th Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Congress, Tokat, Turkey, September 14-16.
  • Caner, E., Toprak, U. 2017. Resistance mechanisms of insects against Bacillus thuringiensis endotoxins: Perspectives and recent insights. 6th Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Congress, Tokat, Turkey, September 14-16.
  • Kayretli, D., Güney, G., Caner, E., Bayram, Ş., Toprak, U. 2017. Identification of retroviral elements expressed in Spodoptera littoralis (Lepidoptera:Noctuidae) midgut. 6th Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Congress, Tokat, Turkey, September 14-16.
  • Köse, E., Doğan, C., Güler, A., Güney, G., Toprak, U. 2017. Entomopathogenic viruses as biological control agents in Turkey. 6th Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Congress, Tokat, Turkey, September 14-16.
2016
  • Toprak, U., Hegedus, D., Erlandson, M. 2016. New insights into lepidopteran peritrophic matrix synthesis. In the symposium “Insect biocomposites: cuticles and peritrophic matrices”. International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL, USA, September 25-30.
2015
  • Ozdemir, E., Toprak, U., Çavdar, S., Bekkaoui,D., Hegedus, D. 2015. New target sites in pest control: Examining the role of REPAT Proteins in defence against baculoviruses. Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, August 9-13.
  • Toprak, U., Hegedus, D., Ozdemir, E., Baldwin, D., Coutu, C., Bekkaoui, D., Bayram, Ş., Gurkan, M.O. 2015. Peritrophic matrix proteomics of the cotton leaf worm, Spodoptera littoralis (Lepidoptera:Noctuidae): Targets for pathogens infecting per os. Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, August 9-13.
  • Toprak, U., Gürkan, M.O., Gömeç, S., Özdemir, E., Caner, E. 2015. Efficacy of different formulations of Spodoptera littoralis nucleopolyhedrovirus with synergistics targeting midgut defense under greenhouse conditions. 5th Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Congress, Ankara, Turkey, September 9-11.
  • Toprak, U., Erlandson, M., Hegedus, D. 2015. Relating peritrophic matrix structure and function to baculovirus efficacy. 5th Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Congress, Ankara, Turkey, September 9-11.
  • Gömeç, S., Özdemir, E., Caner, E., Hegedus, D., Toprak, U. 2015. Modeling midgut defense in response to pathogens in Spodoptera littoralis (Lepidoptera:Noctuidae). 5th Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Congress, Ankara, Turkey, September 9-11.
  • Özdemir, E., Toprak, U., Bekkaoui, D., Hegedus, D., Gömeç, S., Caner, E., Canlı, H. 2015. Insect intestinal mucins in Spodoptera littoralis: Sacrifices of baculoviral infections. 5th Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Congress, Ankara, Turkey, September 9-11.
  • Toprak, U., Gürkan, M.O., Erlandson, M. 2015. Morphological, biochemical, and phylogenetic analyses of Turkish isolate of Spodoptera littoralis nucleopolyhedrovirus. 5th Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Congress, Ankara, Turkey, September 9-11.
2014
  • Toprak, U., Çavdar, S. 2014. Enhancing baculoviral activity by synergistics targeting insect midgut physiology. International Conference on Biopesticides 7 (ICOB 7), Antalya, Turkey, 19-25 October.
  • Toprak, U., Guz, N. 2014. Four important actors of lipid metabolism in sunn pest, Eurygaster spp. (Hemiptera:Scutelleridae): Adiphokinetic hormone, protein kinase, trigliceride lipase, lipophorin. 5th Plant Protection Congress, Antalya, Turkey, February 3-5.
  • Guz, N., Toprak, U. 2014. Molecular characterization of genes related to metabolic resistance in sunn pest. 5th Plant Protection Congress, Antalya, Turkey, February 3-5.
  • Dağeri, A., Guz, N., Toprak, U., Gürkan, M.O. 2014. Molecular aspects of sunn pest embryo development: The Vitellogenins. 5th Plant Protection Congress, Antalya, Turkey, February 3-5.
  • Toprak, U., Demirci, Y., Guz, N., Hegedus, D.D., Coutu, C., Baldwin, D., Yurtkuran, Z., Gürkan, M.O., Bayram, Ş. 2014. Potential midgut genes that could be targeted in the control of Spodoptera littoralis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). 5th Plant Protection Congress, Antalya, Turkey, February 3-5.
  • Toprak, U., Guz, N., Demirci, Y. 2014. Midgut genomics of overwintering sunn pest. 5th Plant Protection Congress, Antalya, Turkey, February 3-5.
2013
  • Toprak, U., Hegedus, D.D., Erlandson, M.A., Theilmann, D. 2013. Baculovirus-insect peritrophic matrix interaction: Can we develop more effective baculoviruses using the knowledge on enhancin-insect intestinal mucin substrate specificity? 4th Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Symposium, Artvin Çoruh University, Artvin, Turkey, September 11-14.
  • Toprak, U., Yurtkuran, Z., Aşutlu, G., Demirci, Y., Gürkan, M.O. 2013. An alternative to chemical insecticides in pest control: The baculoviral biopesticides and their formulation. 4th Ecology Congress, Tekirdağ, Turkey, Mayıs 2-4.
2012
  • Guz, N., Toprak, U., Hegedus, D., Coutu, C., Dageri, A., Mousavi, M., Bayram, Ş, and Gurkan, M.O. 2012. Comparative fat body transcriptome analysis of sunn pest in overwintering and summer populations. 24th International Congress of Entomology, Daegue, South Korea, 19-26 August.
2011
  • Hegedus, D., Toprak, U., Erlandson, M., Gillott, C., Baldwin, D. 2011. Synthesis and architecture of the Mamestra configurata peritrophic matrix. 6th International Symposium on Molecular Insect Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2-5 October.
2010
  • Toprak,U., Baldwin, D., Hegedus, D., Gillott, C., Harris, S., Theilmann, D., Erlandson, 2010. Mamestra configurata nucleopolyhedrovirus enhancin substrate specificity and insect intestinal mucin structural types. Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting, Trabzon, Turkey, July 11-15.
  • Toprak, U., Baldwin, D., Hegedus, D., Gillott, C., Erlandson, M. A new target in insect control: peritrophic matrix. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Agronomy, Saskatoon, Canada, June 20-24.
2009
  • Toprak, U., Baldwin, D., Erlandson, M., Gillott, C., Hegedus, D. 2009. Mucins “on guard”?: Impact of a baculovirus metalloprotease on Mamestra configurata insect intestinal mucins. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, USA, December 13-16.
  • Hegedus, D., Erlandson M.A., Toprak, U., Gillott, C., Karcz, S. 2009. Recent insights into the structure of the Mamestra configurata Type I peritrophic matrix. 8th International Workshop on Molecular Biology and Genetics of the Lepidoptera, Orthodox Academy of Crete Kolympari, Crete, Greece, August 23-29.
  • Erlandson, M.A., Ethier, S., Toprak, U., Hegedus, D., Theilmann, D.A. 2009. Baculoviruses associated with Mamestra configurata (bertha armyworm): Role of viral enhancing factor (vef) in the infection process. 8th International Workshop on Molecular Biology and Genetics of the Lepidoptera, Orthodox Academy of Crete Kolympari, Crete, Greece, August 23-29.
  • Toprak , U., Baldwin, D., Erlandson, M., Gillott , C., Hegedus, D. 2009. Mucins “always on guard”: Characterization of insect intestinal mucins in Mamestra configurata (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). University of Saskatchewan, Biology Department Graduate Student Symposium, Saskatoon, Canada, April 9.
2008
  • Toprak, U., Erlandson, M., Gillott, C., Hegedus, D. 2008. Characterization of new proteins from the Mamestra configurata International Symposium on Insect Midgut Biology, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China, April 7-11.
  • Toprak , U., Baldwin, D., Erlandson, M., Gillott , C., and Hegedus, D. 2008. Mucins “always on guard”: Characterization of insect intestinal mucins in Mamestra configurata (Lepidoptera:Noctuidae). Entomological Society of Saskatchewan Annual Meeting, Saskatoon, Canada, December 5.
2007
  • Toprak, U., Erlandson, M., Gillott, C., Hegedus, D. 2007. Characterization of seven new proteins from Type-I lepidopteran peritrophic matrix. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA, December 9-12.
  • Toprak, U., Erlandson, M., Gillott, C., Hegedus, D. 2007. Characterization of six new Mamestra configurata peritrophic matrix proteins and interaction of MacoNPV enhancin with insect intestinal mucins. Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting, Quebec City, Canada, August 12-16.
  • Erdoğan, T., Gürkan, M.O., Toprak, U. 2007. Detoxification enzymes of Spodoptera littoralis infected with a baculovirus. Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting, Quebec City, Canada, August 12-16.
  • Toprak, U., Erlandson, M., Gillott, C., Hegedus, D. 2007. Characterization of three new insect intestinal mucins from lepidopteran peritrophic matrix and interaction of MacoNPV enhancin with McIIM1. Entomological Society of Canada Annual Meeting, Saskatoon, Canada, Sep 29-Oct 3.
  • Toprak, U., Erlandson, M., Gillott, C., Hegedus, D. 2007. Characterization of six new proteins from the lepidopteran peritrophic matrix: A new structural model. PUBS Annual Meeting, Regina, Canada, February 22-24.
  • Toprak, U., Erlandson, M., Gillott, C., Hegedus, D. 2007. The newer model of lepidopteran peritrophic matrix with six new proteins. University of Saskatchewan, Biology Department Graduate Student Symposium, Saskatoon, Canada, April 10.
2006
  • Toprak, U., Erlandson, M., Gillott, C., Hegedus, D. 2006. Towards a functional model for Type-I lepidopteran peritrophic matrix. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, U.S.A., December 10-13.
  • Toprak, U., Erlandson, M., Gillott, C., Hegedus, D., Li, Q. 2006. Characterization of MacoNPV enhancin and its interaction with Mamestra configurata peritrophic matrix proteins. Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting, Wuhan, China, August 27-September 1.
  • Susurluk, H., Toprak, U., Gürkan, M.O. 2006. Impact of SDS in baculovirus occlusion body purification buffer on biological activity. Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting, Wuhan, China, August 27-September 1.
  • Toprak, U., Erlandson, M., Gillott, C., Hegedus, D. 2006. A new model of lepidopteran peritrophic matrix. Entomological Society of Saskatchewan Annual Meeting, Saskatoon, Canada, December 7.
  • Toprak, U., Gillott, C., Erlandson, M., Hegedus, D. 2006. The role of enhancin in baculovirus pathogenesis and its interaction with the peritrophic matrix. University of Saskatchewan, Biology Department Graduate Student Symposium, Saskatoon, Canada, April 4.
2005
  • Toprak, U., Gürkan, M.O. 2005. Enhancement in activity of Turkish SpliNPV-B to Spodoptera littoralis (Lepidoptera:Noctuidae) by an optical brightener. Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting, Anchorage, USA, August 7-11.
  • Toprak, U., Gürkan, M.O. 2005. A friendly insect pest control strategy for environment: The Baculoviruses. II. International Environmental Protection Symposium, Dumlupınar University, Kütahya, Turkey, September 8-10.
  • Toprak, U., Gürkan, M.O. 2005. An alternative management model of Spodoptera littoralis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) to chemical control. II. International Environmental Protection Symposium, Dumlupınar University, Kütahya, Turkey September 8-10.
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