Prof. Dr. Necati Baykal Phytopathology Laboratory

It is a scientific laboratory of Phytopathology subdivision. In this laboratory, plant diseases caused by fungi are being studied. More emphasis is given to the diagnosis of plant pathogenic fungi, and measures to be taken against them. It is the first inspection place where diseased plant samples from growers are examined, the macroscopic and microscopic plant pathogens are diagnosed, and samples materials are stored. In addition, laboratory studies on fungicides are being carried out.

Prof. Dr. Necati Baykal Acarology and Toxicology Laboratory

This laboratory is a specialized laboratory of Entomology subdivision. Plant pests and predator mites are studied in this laboratory in addition to the measurements of insect and mite resistance to pesticides. This lab includes devices such as triocular microscope, spray tower, microapplicator, multiple micro-plate reader, vertical electrophoresis, gel imaging system, refrigerated centrifuge, incubator, precision scales and various analytical measurement equipment. Three research projects funded by FP-7 Marie Curie, TUBITAK and Uludag University Scientific Projects Section are conducted in this laboratory, and 4 graduate students participate in these activities.

Entomology Laboratory

In this laboratory, insect pests, which cause damage to the cultivated plants, are inspected carefully. After identification, detailed biological or ecological studies are conducted in specialized laboratories. The identification of the insect species, the preparation for identification, rearing of insect cultures, and conservation of insect samples are performed here. There is an olfactometer device that can measure the response of beneficial and harmful insects to various synthetic plant odours in the laboratory. Cultured insects in the climate chambers are transferred to this in order to measure their response to synthetic plant odours. According to the results, chemical odours with a potential use in applied entomology are selected and evaluated under field trials.

Nematology Laboratory

In Nematology Laboratory, the isolation of entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN), which are used to control harmful insects in agricultural crops, from the soil, their in vivo and in vitro production under laboratory conditions, reproduction experiments of EPN's, their tolerance to loss temperature and water, and the isolation of symbiont bacteria studies are carried out. In addition, plant parasitic nematode analyses are done in plant samples which are brought to the lab by the growers.

Postharvest Diseases Laboratory

This laboratory is an expert laboratory of Phytopathology subdivision where studies are made about post-harvest diseases origin all kinds of fungal and bacterial in culture plants. Especially focuses on, the reasons for the decay in fruits, chemical measures can be taken against them, and alternatives to chemicals. Intern students can recognize a large number of Fruit rot fungi causes and bacteria and learn the possible measures in this laboratory.

Student Laboratory

The practical laboratory courses for undergraduate students are taught in this laboratory. This laboratory has binocular and stereo microscopes, insect samples, diseased plant parts, and general laboratory tools and equipment.

Cold Storage

Cold storage rooms are used for post-harvest studies to store fruits and vegetables in cold weather.

Climate Chambers

The climate chambers are mainly used for entomological studies. Moisture, temperature and light intensity can be adjusted in climate rooms so that biological studies can be done in a controlled environment. The department has 4 climate chambers that are being actively used.

Insect Museum

The museum is composed of insect specimens that are mostly collected from Bursa province of northwestern Turkey. There are many different insect species belonging to many orders and families. Students have the opportunity to review insect museum at any time.


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