FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCESDEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES: BIOLOGY/MOLECULAR BIOLOGY & GENETICS


Faculty

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Meral KENCE

Middle East Technical University, Department of Biological Sciences, 06800 Ankara/TURKEY

Office Room: 141

Tel: +90 312 210 5169

Fax: +90 312 210 7976

E - Mail: mkence[-at-]metu.edu.tr

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Education: B.Sc. İstanbul University; M.Sc. and Ph. D. METU


Research Interest: Population Genetics, Evolutionary Biology, Biological Variation and Conservation Molecular Phylogenetics


Description of research activities: Genetics of Insecticide Resistance in Housefly (as a model organism) Populations
Determination of Genetic Variation in Honeybee Populations of Turkey using Allozymes, mtDNA, and Microsatellites DNA markers and their Conservation


Selected Publications:

Kandemir, İ., Kence, M., Sheppard, WS., Kence, A. 2006. Mitochondrial DNA variation in honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) populations from Turkey. Journal of Apicultural Research 45(1):33-38.

Kandemir, İ., Kence, M., Kence, A., 2005. Morphometric and electrophoretic variation in different honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) populations.Turk. J.Vet.Anim.Sci. 29:885-890.

Taşkın, V., Kence, M. 2004. The genetic basis of malathion resistance in housefly (Musca domestica L.) strains from Turkey. Russian Journal of Genetics 40:1215-1222.

Taşkın, V., Kence, M., Göçmen, B. 2004. Determination of malathion and diazinon resistance by sequencing the MdαE7 gene from Guatemala, Colombia, Manhattan, and Thailand housefly (Musca domestica L.) strains. Russian Journal of Genetics 40:377-380.

Kandemir, İ., Kence, M., Kence, A. 2000. Genetic and Morphometric Variation in Honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) Populations of Turkey. Apidologie, 31:343-356.

Kence, M. & Jdeidi, T. 1997. The effect of malathion on larval competition in housefly, Musca domestica L. (Diptera:Muscidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 90(1):59-65.


Graduate program affiliation: Biology, Institute of Natural and Applied Sciences