Full Articles (ISI & PubMed):

  1.  Peng et al., Evolutionary divergence of duplicated genomes in newly described allotetraploid cottons, PNAS, 2022, 119 (39) e2208496119 (* co-first author)
  2. Galyah Alhamid, Huseyin Tombuloglu, Dana Motabagani, Dalal Motabagani, Ali A. Rabaan, Kubra Unver, Gabriel Dorado, Ebtesam Al-Suhaimi, Turgay Unver*, SARS-COV-2 diagnosis based on colorimetric and fluorometric reverse-transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) assay, Functional & Integrative Genomics, 2022, (* Corresponding Author)
  3. Yang, Xiaozeng, et al. “Regulatory Roles and Mechanisms of MicroRNAs in Plant Development, Evolution, and Adaptation.” Frontiers in Plant Science: 3080, 2022
  4. Vatansever, Recep, et al. “Genome-wide exploration of oil biosynthesis genes in cultivated olive tree varieties (Olea europaea): insights into regulation of oil biosynthesis.” Functional & Integrative Genomics 22.2 (2022): 171-178. (* Corresponding Author)
  5. Gürünlüoğlu, Kubilay, et al. “Global gene expression profiling in congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) patients.” Functional & Integrative Genomics (2022): 22: 359.
  6. Wang, Le, et al. “Aegilops tauschii genome assembly Aet v5. 0 features greater sequence contiguity and improved annotation.” G3 Genes| Genomes| Genetics (2021).
  7. Huseyin Basim, Esin Basim, Huseyin Tombuloglu, Turgay Unver*, Comparative transcriptome analysis of resistant and cultivated tomato lines in response to Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis, Genomics, Volume 113, Issue 4, 2021, Pages 2455-2467,
  8. Badad, O.; Lakhssassi, N.; Zaid, N.; Baze, A.E.; Zaid, Y.; Meksem, J.; Lightfoot, D.A.; Tombuloglu, H.; Zaid, E.H.; Unver, T.*. Genome Wide MeDIP-Seq Profiling of Wild and Cultivated Olives Trees Suggests DNA Methyla-tion Fingerprint on the Sensory Quality of Olive Oil. Plants 2021, 10 (* Corresponding Author)
  9. Dangquan Zhang, Zhiyong Zhang, Turgay Unver, Baohong Zhang, CRISPR/Cas: A powerful tool for gene function study and crop improvement, Journal of Advanced Research, Volume 29, 2021, Pages 207-221.
  10. Turgay Unver*, Huseyin Tombuloglu, Barley long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) responsive to excess boron, Genomics, Volume 112, Issue 2, 2020 (* Corresponding Author)
  11. Volk, J., Sarafeddinov, A., Unver, T. et al. Two novel methylesterases from Olea europaea contribute to the catabolism of oleoside-type secoiridoid esters. Planta 2019, 250pages 2083–2097
  12. Khayi S, Azza NE, Gaboun F et al. First draft genome assembly of the Argane tree (Argania spinosa) (2018) F1000Research 2018, 7:1310
  13. Baohong Zhang, Turgay Unver, A critical and speculative review on microRNA technology in crop improvement: Current challenges and future directions (2018) Plant Science, 274, 193-200.
  14. Turgay Unver* et al. Genome of wild olive and the evolution of oil biosynthesis+γ. (2017) PNAS 114 (44) E9413-E9422; doi: 10.1073/pnas.1708621114
  15. (* Corresponding Author; leader of the International Olive Genome Consortium; organized the study, analyzed the data, prepared and submitted the paper) (IF: 10.157). +Editors’ Choice -1: An olive branch for sequencing, Science, 2017, Vol. 358, Issue 6363, pp. 605, http://science.sciencemag.org/content/358/6363/605.1  γ Editors’ Choice -2: Olive tree genome yields insights into oil biosynthesis, PNAS, 2017, 114 (44) 11555, http://www.pnas.org/content/114/44/11555.full  
  16. Yeliz Demirci, Baohong Zhang, Turgay Unver* CRISPR/Cas9 system as an RNA-guided highly precise synthetic tool for plant genome editing (2017) Journal of Cellular Physiology, Article ID: JCP25970, Article DOI: 10.1002/jcp.25970. (* Corresponding Author) (IF: 4.157).
  17. Chao Li, Turgay Unver, Baohong Zhang, A high-efficiency CRISPR/Cas9 system for targeted mutagenesis in Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)+ (2017). Nature (Scientific Reports) 7; 43902, doi:10.1038/srep43902  (IF: 5.578) (OA). +Editors’ choice collection of 2018; Plant Genome Editing         https://www.nature.com/collections/jxgqhfkjfg/content/crops  
  18. Alican Gümürdü, Ramazan Yildiz, Erden Eren, Gökhan Karakülah, Turgay Unver, and Sermin Genc, MicroRNA exocytosis by large dense core vesicle fusion, (2017) In press Nature (Scientific Reports) 7; 45661, doi:10.1038/srep45661 (IF: 5.578) (OA).
  19. Asli Kurden, Gokhan Karakulah, Turgay Unver Discovery of Drought-Responsive Transposable Element-Related Peach miRNAs (2017) bioRxiv doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/143115 (OA).
  20. Gokhan Karakulah, Kuaybe Kurtoglu, Turgay Unver* PeTMbase: A database of plant endogenous target mimics (eTMs) Plos One 11(12):e0167698 (2016) (* Corresponding Author). (IF: 3.234) (OA).
  21. Yagiz Alagoz, Tugba Gurkok, Baohong Zhang, Turgay Unver* Manipulating the Biosynthesis of Bioactive Compound Alkaloids for Next-Generation Metabolic Engineering in Opium Poppy Using CRISPR-Cas 9 Genome Editing Technology (2016) Nature (Scientific Reports) 6; 30910, doi:10.1038/srep30910 (* Corresponding Author). (IF: 5.578) (OA).
  22. Yakup Bakir, Vahap Eldem, Gokmen Zararsiz, Turgay Unver* Global transcriptome analysis reveals significant differences in gene expression patterns between the non-hyperhydric and hyperhydric leaves of Prunus persica The Plant Genome Volume 9. No:2 doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.09.0080 (* Corresponding Author). (IF: 3.933) (OA).
  23. Tugba Gurkok, Esma Ozhuner, Mine Turktas, Iskender Parmaksiz, Sebahattin Ozcan, Arif Ipek, Turgay Unver* Functional Characterization of 4´OMT and 7OMT Genes in BIA Biosynthesis (2016), Frontiers in Plant Sciences 7:98. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2016.00098 (* Corresponding Author). (IF: 4.495) (OA).
  24. Mustafa Erayman, Mine Turktas, Guray Akdogan, Tugba Gurkok, Behcet Inal, Emre Ishakoglu, Emre Ilhan, and Turgay Unver* Transcriptome Analysis of Wheat Inoculated with Fusarium graminearum (2015) Frontiers in Plant Science 6:867. Doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00867 (* Corresponding Author). (IF: 4.495) (OA).
  25. Yagiz Alagoz, Tugba Gurkok, Iskender Parmaksiz, Turgay Unver*, Identification and Sequence Analysis of Alkaloid Biosynthesis Genes in Papaver Section Oxytona (2016), 40:1-10, doi:10.3906/biy-1505-22 Turkish Journal of Biology (* Corresponding Author). (IF: 1.343) (OA).
  26. Guray Akdogan, Ebru Derelli, Serkan Uranbey, Turgay Unver*, miRNA-based drought regulation in wheat (2016) Funct Int Genomics, 16:221-233 (* Corresponding Author). (IF: 2.479)
  27. Musa Kavas, Cengiz Baloglu, Ummugulsum Tanman Ziplar, Turgay Unver*, Genome-wide characterization and expression analysis of common bean bHLH transcription factors in response to excess salt concentration (2016), DOI 10.1007/s00438-015-1095-6, Molecular Genetics and Genomics 291:1, 129-143. (IF: 2.728)
  28. (*Organized the research and prepared the manuscript)
  29. Esra Nurten Yer, Mehmet Cengiz Baloglu, Ummugulsum Tanman Ziplar, Sezgin Ayan, Turgay Unver, Drought responsive Hsp70 gene analysis in Populus at genome wide level (2016), doi:10. 1007/ s11105-015-0933-3, Plant Molecular Biology Rep 34:483-500. (IF: 1.656)
  30. (*Organized the research and prepared the manuscript)
  31. Huseyin Tombuloglu, Guzin Kekec, Serdal Sakcali, Turgay Unver, Aquaporins in Boron-Tolerant Barley: Identification, Characterization, and Expression Analysis, doi:10. 1007/ s11105-015-0930-6 (2016) Plant Mol Biol Rep 34:374-386. (IF: 1.656)
  32. (*Organized the research and prepared the manuscript)
  33. Ebru Diler, Turgay Unver, Gokhan Karakulah, Differential Expression of Hyperhydricity Responsive Peach MicroRNAs, (2016) Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics 2016 Dec; 13(5):308. (OA).
  34. Hatice Boke, Esma Ozhuner, Mine Turktas, Iskender Parmaksiz, Sebahattin Ozcan, Turgay Unver*, Regulation of the alkaloid biosynthesis by miRNAs in opium poppy 13(3):409-420, (2015)  Plant Biotech Journal (* Corresponding Author). (IF: 5.752) (OA).
  35. Tugba Gurkok, Mine Turktas, Iskender Parmaksız, Turgay Unver*, Transcriptome Profiling of Alkaloid Biosynthesis in Elicitor Induced Opium Poppy (2015) 33:673-688 Plant Mol Biol Rep (* Corresponding Author).(IF: 1.656)
  36. Mine Türktaş, Kuaybe Yücebilgili Kurtoğlu, Gabriel Dorado, Baohong Zhang, Pilar Hernandez, Turgay Unver*, Sequencing of plant genomes – A review (2015) 39, 361-376, Turkish J Agr and Forestry, (Invited review) (* Corresponding Author). (IF: 0.929) (OA).
  37. Hakan Eren, Yusuf Pekmezci, Behcet Inal, Mine Turktas, Emre Ilhan, Sezer Okay, Mustafa Erayman, Turgay Unver*, Hexaploid wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) root miRNome analysis in response to salt stress  (2015) Annals of Applied Biology doi:10.1111/aab.12219 (* Corresponding Author). (IF: 2.000)
  38. Morteza Hajyzadeh, Mine Turktas, Khalid M Khawar, Turgay Unver* miR408 Overexpression Causes Increased Drought Tolerance in Chickpea (2015) Gene 25;555(2):186-93. (* Corresponding Author). (IF: 2.138)
  39. Guzin Kekec, Huseyin Tombuloglu, Serdal Sakcali, Turgay Unver*, High-throughput transcriptome-based analysis of barley (Hordeum vulgare) exposed to boron excess (2015) Gene 15;557(1):71-81 (* Corresponding Author). (IF: 2.138)
  40. Ekrem Dundar, Görkem Deniz Sönmez, Turgay Unver Isolation, molecular characterization and functional analysis of OeMT2, an olive metallothionein with a bioremediation potential. (2015) 290(1):187-99 Molecular Genetics and Genomics. (IF: 2.728)
  41. Behcet Inal, Mine Turktas, Hakan Eren, Emre Ilhan, Sezer Okay, Mustafa Erayman, Turgay Unver* Genome-Wide Fungal Stress Responsive miRNA Expression in Wheat (2014) 240 (6): 1287-1298 Planta (* Corresponding Author) (IF: 3.26)
  42. Baloglu, C; Eldem, V; Hadyzadeh, M, Turgay Unver Genome-wide Analysis of the bZIP Transcription Factors in Cucumber (2014) Plos One 2014 9(4): e96014. (IF: 3.234) (OA).
  43. Cengiz Baloglu, Behcet Inal, Musa Kavas, Turgay Unver Diverse expression pattern of wheat transcription factors against abiotic stresses in wheat species (2014) 15;550(1):117-22 Gene (IF: 2.138)
  44. Okay, S; Derelli, E; Turgay Unver; Transcriptome-wide identification of bread wheat WRKY transcription factors in response to drought stress. Molecular Genetics and Genomics (2014) 289(5):765-81. (IF: 2.728)
  45. Huriye Yanik, Mine Turktas, Pilar Hernandez, Gabriel Dorado, Ekrem Dundar, Turgay Unver* Genome-wide identification of alternate bearing-associated miRNA in the olive tree (Olea europaea) BMC Plant Biology, 2013 13:10. (* Corresponding Author) (Highly accessed) (Hot topic) (IF: 3.813) (OA).
  46. Turgay Unver, Mine Turktas, Hikmet Budak In planta evidence for the involvement of an ubiquitin conjugating enzyme (UBC E2 clade) in negative regulation of disease resistance Plant Mol. Biol. Rep. 2013. Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 323-334. DOI 10.1007/s11105-012-0502-y. (IF: 1.656)
  47. Vahap Eldem, Sezer Okay, Turgay Unver* “Plant microRNAs: New players in functional genomics” Turkish J Agr and Forestry, 2013 37:1-21. DOI: 10.3906/tar-1206-50 (* Corresponding Author) (IF: 0.929) (OA).
  48. Esma Ozhuner, Vahap Eldem, Arif Ipek, Serdal Sakcali, Turgay Unver* “Boron stress responsive microRNAs and their target transcripts in barley”, Plose One 2013 8(3): e59543. 10.1371/journal.pone.0059543. (* Corresponding Author). (IF: 3.234) (OA).
  49. Ekrem Dundar, Öznur Suakar Turgay Unver Ayhan Dağdelen Isolation and Expression Analysis of cDNAs that are Associated with Alternate Bearing in Olea europaea cv Ayvalık  BMC Genomics 14(1) 219, 2013. (IF: 3.986)
  50. Huseyin Tombuloglu, Guzin Kekec, Serdal Sakcali, Turgay Unver* “Transcriptome-wide identification of R2R3-MYB transcription factors in barley with their boron responsive expression analysis” Molecular Genetics and Genomics. 288:141-155, 2013. Doi:10.1007/s00438-013-0740-1. (IF: 2.728)
  51. Mine Turktas, Behçet Inal, Sezer Okay, Ekrem Dundar, Turgay Unver*, Nutrition Metabolism Plays an Important Role in the Alternate Bearing of the Olive Tree (Olea europaea L.) Plos ONE 2013, 8(3): e59876. 10.1371/journal.pone.0059876 (* Corresponding Author) (IF: 3.234) (OA).
  52. Mortaza Hajyzadeh, Aysun Cavusoglu, Melekber Sulusoglu, Turgay Unver* DNA SSR fingerprinting analyzis among cherry laurel (Laurocerasus officinalis Roemer Syn: Prunus laurocerasus L.) types. Journal of Food Agriculture and Forestry 11 (2); 2013. (OA).
  53. Hikmet Budak, Bala Ani Akpinar, Turgay Unver, Mine Turktas, “Proteome changes in wild and modern wheat leaves upon drought stress by two-dimensional electrophoresis and nanoLC-ESI–MS/MS” Plant Molecular Biology 83 (1-2), 89-103, 2013. DOI 10.1007/s11103-013-0024-5. (4.257)
  54. Vahap Eldem, Ufuk Ç. Akçay, Esma Ozhuner, Yakup Bakir, Serkan Uranbey, Turgay Unver* “Genome-wide identification of miRNAs responsive to drought in peach (Prunus persica) by high-throughput deep sequencing.” 10.1371/journal.pone.0050298, PloS ONE 7(11): e46631 2012. (* Corresponding Author) (IF: 3.234) (OA).
  55. Turgay Unver, Mine Bakar, Robert C. Shearman, Hikmet Budak, Genome-wide profiling and analysis of Festuca arundinacea miRNAs and transcriptomes in response to foliar glyphosate application. Molecular Genetics and Genomics, 283 (4), 397-413 pp., 2010 (IF: 2.728)
  56. John P. Vogel,,,, Turgay Unver,,, et al., (The International Brachypodium Initiative) Genome sequence analysis of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon*.”, NATURE , 463, 763-768 pp., 2010 (* Faculty of 1000 Evaluated) (IF: 41.456) (OA).
  57. Turgay Unver*, İskender Parmaksız, Ekrem Dündar, Identification of conserved micro-RNAs and their target transcripts in opium poppy (Papaver somniferum L.), Plant Cell Rep, 29 (7), 757-769 pp., 2010 (* Corresponding Author) (IF: 3.071)
  58. Melda Kantar*, Turgay Unver*, Hikmet Budak, Regulation of barley miRNAs upon dehydration stress correlated with target gene expression, Functional & Integrative Genomics, 10 (4), 493-507 pp., 2010 (* Co-First Author) (IF: 2.479)
  59. Turgay Unver, Hikmet Budak, Virus Induced Gene Silencing: A Post Transcriptional Gene Silencing Method in Plants., International Journal of Plant Genomics , Article ID 198680 (1-8) pp., 2009. (OA).
  60. Turgay Unver, Deana M Namuth Covert, Hikmet Budak, Review of Current Methodological Approaches for Characterizing MicroRNAs in Plants, International Journal of Plant Genomics , Article ID 262463 (1-11) pp., 2009. (OA).
  61. Turgay Unver, Hikmet Budak, Conserved microRNAs and their targets in model grass species Brachypodium distachyon, Planta, 230 (4), 659-669 pp., 2009. (IF: 3.26)
  62. Yasin Dagdas, Gulay Dagdas, Turgay Unver, Mahinur Akkaya, A New ZTL Type F-Box functions as a positive regulator in disease resistance: VIGS Analysis in Barley against powdery mildews, Physiological and molecular plant pathology, 74 ( 1), 41-44 pp., 2009. (IF: 1.47)
  63. Turgay Unver, Osman Bozkurt, Mahinur S. Akkaya, Identification of differentially expressed genes of a boron tolerant plant, Gypsophila perfoliata L., under toxic boron levels, Plant Cell Reports, 27 (8), 1411-1422 pp., 2008. (IF: 3.071)
  64. Osman Bozkurt, Turgay Unver, Mahinur S. Akkaya, Genes differentially expressed in wheat associated with resistance to yellow rust disease caused by Puccinia striiformis f.sp. tritici, Physiological and molecular plant pathology, 71 (4-6), 251-259 pp., 2008. (IF: 1.47)

Book chapters:

  1. Tombuloglu H, Unver T, Tombuloglu G, Hakeem KR, Oil Crop Genomics, 2021, Springer Nature, ISBN: 978-3-030-70420-9, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-70420-9
  2. Aydin M., Tombuloglu H., Hernandez P., Dorado G., Unver T. (2021) Olive-Tree Genome Sequencing: Towards a Better Understanding of Oil Biosynthesis. In: Tombuloglu H., Unver T., Tombuloglu G., Hakeem K.R. (eds) Oil Crop Genomics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-70420-9_4
  3. Yucebilgili Kurtoglu K., Unver T. (2021) Integrated Omics Analysis of Benzylisoquinoline Alkaloid (BIA) Metabolism in Opium Poppy (Papaver somniferum L.). In: Tombuloglu H., Unver T., Tombuloglu G., Hakeem K.R. (eds) Oil Crop Genomics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-70420-9_13
  4. Alqahantani N., Alotaibi B., Alshumrani R., Bamhrez M., Unver T., Tombuloglu H. (2021) CRISPR Applications in Crops. In: Tombuloglu H., Unver T., Tombuloglu G., Hakeem K.R. (eds) Oil Crop Genomics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-70420-9_17
  5. Smajlovic S., Frkatovic A., Sabit H., Tombuloglu H., Unver T. (2021) Applications of CRISPR/Cas9 in Oil Crops to Improve Oil Composition. In: Tombuloglu H., Unver T., Tombuloglu G., Hakeem K.R. (eds) Oil Crop Genomics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-70420-9_18
  6. B. Zhang and T. Unver: MicroRNA‐based biotechnology for Medicago improvement. In The Model Legume Medicago truncatula, F. de Bruijn (Ed.). 2020.
  7. Vahap Eldem, Yakup Bakır, Turgay Unver: Antimicrobial Polypeptides in the Control of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria. Sustainable Approaches to Controlling Plant Pathogenic Bacteria, 09/2015: chapter Antimicrobial Polypeptides in the Control of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria: pages 123-; CRC Press., ISBN: 978-1-4822-4053-5.
  8. G. Dorado, Turgay Unver, H. Budak, P. Hernandez: Molecular Markers. Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences, 07/2015: chapter Molecular Markers; Elsevier.doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.08996-0.
  9. G. Dorado, G. Besnard, Turgay Unver, P. Hernandez, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-Elsevier Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences, 2015: chapter Molecular Markers; Elsevier. Doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.08997-2.
  10. G. Dorado, S. Galvez, H. Budak, Turgay Unver, P. Hernandez, Nucleic-acid sequencing Chain Reaction (PCR)- Elsevier Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences, 2015: chapter Molecular Markers; Elsevier. Doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.08998-4.