The newly discovered beneficial insect species will be named after Aziz Sancar

AA | Friday, June 04, 2021 – 17:27 | Last Updated : 04 06 2021 – 17:27

Assoc. Dr. Anlaş said, “Mr. Sancar, stating that he supports all kinds of scientific studies in his country and that he is proud, informed us that he is honored and pleased.” said.

A group of academics researching the agricultural, ecological and medical importance of insects, the new insect species found in the Central Anatolian Region and determined to be beneficial for agriculture, was named after Nobel Prize-winning scientist Prof. Dr. Based on the name of Aziz Sancar, he named it “lobrathium azizsancari”.

Assoc. Dr. Sinan Anlaş and his team started a project with the support of TÜBİTAK in 2013 to determine the insect biodiversity in the country. The team, which carried out field research in different regions of Anatolia for 8 years within the scope of the project, introduced the insect species they found to the scientific world.

Assoc. Dr. Two years ago, Anlaş and his team came across a new insect species in the Kızıldağ pass between Sivas and Erzincan and in the Kangal district in Central Anatolia. The new species, which was determined to be hunter and agricultural useful, was given by Nobel Chemistry Prize Winner Prof. Dr. With the approval of Aziz Sancar, it was named “lobrathium azizsancari”.

The article prepared by scientists about the new species was published in the academic journal Turkish Journal of Zoology.

“Prof. Dr. Aziz Sancar was pleased”

Assoc. Dr. Sinan Anlaş told Anadolu Agency (AA) that they were excited as a team when they found a new species in the Kızıldağ pass, while consulting with his colleagues on the naming of the species, Prof. Dr. He said that the recommendation to give Aziz Sancar’s name came to the fore.

Thereupon, they prepared an e-mail immediately and said that they wanted to name the new genre and the work they carried out. Dr. Stating that he conveyed it to Sancar, Assoc. Dr. Ansh said:

“Mr. Sancar, stating that he supports all kinds of scientific studies in his country, expressed his pride, informed us that he was honored and very pleased. We started to work on the publication of the species. We named this new species “lobrathium azizsancari”. Later, this species was one of the respected scientific studies of our country. We published it in the Turkish Journal of Zoology and introduced it to the world of science.”

Assoc. Dr. Noting that the species Lobrathium azizsancari lives on the banks of streams and wetlands, Anlaş said, “We also found it under the snow cover. Our studies on this species are still continuing. However, according to the data we have, Lobrathium azizsancari is a predatory species. In other words, it is an agricultural useful species. Also, this We think that this species is a creature that responds to environmental pollution by changing its life functions or accumulating toxins in its body.” used the phrases.