Isolation, identification and characterization of biotechnologically important bacteria from microflora of Dryocosmus kuriphilus Yasumatsu (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae)
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Künyeİskender, N. A., Algur, O. F., Aksu, Y., & Saral, A. (2017). Isolation, identification and characterization of biotechnologically important bacteria from microflora of Dryocosmus kuriphilus Yasumatsu (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae). Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment, 31(3), 505-510.
The chestnut gall wasp, Dryocosmus kuriphilus Yasumatsu (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) is one of the most important insect pests of chestnut. The aim of this study was to isolate and characterize bacteria from D. kuriphilus to obtain new microbial agents for both biological control and other biotechnological applications. D. kuriphilus larvae were collected from chestnut fields located in Bursa and Yalova provinces of Marmara Region of Turkey during May-July 2014. Four bacterial isolates were obtained from D. kuriphilus. According to their morphological, biochemical and molecular properties, these isolates were identified as Staphylococcus saprophyticus (Dk1), Paenibacillus sp. (Dk2), Pseudomonas flourescens (Dk3) and Paenibacillus sp. (Dk4). To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study on the bacterial flora of D. kuriphilus. In our study, the potential of these isolates as a biological control agent against different hazardous pests and other possible biotechnological applications of importance were discussed under the light of literature.