The first study on the bacterial flora of the European spruce bark beetle, Dendroctonus micans (Coleoptera : Scolytidae)

Yilmaz H., Sezen K. , Kati H., Demirbag Z.

BIOLOGIA, cilt.61, ss.679-686, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 61 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2478/s11756-006-0140-7
  • Dergi Adı: BIOLOGIA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.679-686


The European spruce bark beetle, Dendroctonus micans Kugelann (Coleoptera, Scolytidae), is one of the most serious pests of oriental spruce (Picea orientalis L.) in Turkey. In this study, we investigated bacterial flora of D. micans collected from different populations of the forests of Eastern Black Sea Region of Turkey from 2002 to 2004. Seven different bacteria were isolated from healthy, diseased and dead specimens based on the color of colony and morphology. According to morphological, physiological and biochemical properties, metobolic enyzme profile by BIOLOG microtiter plate system, and total cellular fatty acid profile by Microbial Identification System (MIS), isolates were identified as Micrococcus luteus, Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. morrisoni, Serratia grimesii, Enterobacter cloaceae, Enterobacter intermedius, Streptococcus sp. and Pseudomonas putida. This is the first study on the bacterial flora of D. micans.