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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Non-Proprietary User Agreement Between University of Chicago, Argonne, LLC., and USDA Agricultural Research Service

Location: Crop Diseases, Pests and Genetics

2013 Annual Report


1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
To study feeding of glassy-winged sharpshooter.


1b.Approach (from AD-416):
Allow glassy-winged sharpshooters to feed on artificial diet containing an x-ray contrast agent, then video x-ray the feeding at the Argonne National Lab.


3.Progress Report:

This research is in support of Objective 3 of the in-house project (determine biological/ecological/transmission properties of Xylella fastidiosa [Xf]) by providing direct, visual evidence of egestion behavior during vector feeding. However, in fiscal year 2013, no X-ray research at Argonne was performed.


Last Modified: 9/22/2014
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