Sönmez, E.,Demir, İ.,Bull, J.,Butt, T. & Demirbağ, Z. (2017). Pine processionary moth (Thaumetopoea pityocampa, Lepidoptera: Thaumetopoeidae) larvae are highly susceptible to the entomopathogenic fungi Metarhizium brunneum and Beauveria bassiana. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 1-12.
Asan, C.,Hazir, S.,Cimen, H.,Ulug, D.,Taylor, J.,Butt, T. & Karagoz, M. (2017). An innovative strategy for control of the chestnut weevil Curculio elephas (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) using Metarhizium brunneum. Crop Protection 102, 147-153.
Alkhaibari, A.,Carolino, A.,Yavasoglu, S.,Maffeis, T.,Mattoso, T.,Bull, J.,Samuels, R. & Butt, T. (2016). Metarhizium brunneum Blastospore Pathogenesis in Aedes aegypti Larvae: Attack on Several Fronts Accelerates Mortality. PLOS Pathogens 12(7), e1005715
Richards, E.,Dani, M.,Lu, Y.,Butt, T. & Weaver, R. (2017). Effect of stress on heat shock protein levels, immune response and survival to fungal infection of Mamestra brassicae larvae. Journal of Insect Physiology 96, 53-63.
Alkhaibari, A.,Carolino, A.,Bull, J.,Samuels, R. & Butt, T. (2017). Differential Pathogenicity of Metarhizium Blastospores and Conidia Against Larvae of Three Mosquito Species. Journal of Medical Entomology 54(3), 696-704.
We study the potential of organisms, particularly fungi and microalgae, to provide biomass and novel compounds (including chemical feedstocks, therapeutics and nutraceuticals), and act as agents for biocontrol and bioremediation.