Location: Crop Diseases, Pests and Genetics
Project Number: 5302-22000-010-25
Start Date: Jul 01, 2013
End Date: Jun 30, 2014
A Lygus hesperus colony will be established in the laboratory. Thereafter, three studies will be performed, to 1) identify L. hesperus EPG waveforms, 2) begin to correlate each waveform with stylet locations in cotton square tissue via cutting stylets and using histological examination to identify cell types penetrated, and 3) begin to correlate waveforms with stylet activities via simultaneous video-recording and EPG-recording of stylet movements in artificial diet.