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Research Project: Biological Differences among Haplotypes of Potato Psyllid: Implications for Northwest Potato Growers

Location: Fruit and Vegetable Insect Research

Project Number: 5352-22000-020-16
Project Type: Trust

Start Date: Jul 01, 2013
End Date: Jun 30, 2015

Objective:
Compare biology and vector efficiencies of three genetic types of potato psyllid.

Approach:
• Lab rearing trials to compare development times and survival. • Transmission and acquisition trials using known infected potato, with PCR to determine acquisition of the pathogen. • Laboratory examination of whether infected female psyllids produce infective offspring. • Manipulation of photoperiod to determine effects on diapause response and coldhardiness of genetic types.

Last Modified: 8/22/2014
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