2010 Annual Report
To date, host recognition behavior has been evaluated for all currently-registered transgenic maize and targeted toward WCR and paired isoline maize without the Bt genes using susceptible WCR. No significant difference was found between Bt lines and their corresponding isoline maize lines in terms of total distance traveled, velocity, meander, or turn angle. All maize was significantly different than filter paper and oat controls. Bioassays for evaluating the role of feeding behavior of lines of the western corn rootworm with resistance to transgenic corn are under development.
Monitoring activities include nearly daily personal conversations with the GRA and personal meetings with the co-PI as needed.