Location: Arthropod-Borne Animal Diseases Research
Project Number: 3020-32000-007-11
Start Date: Aug 01, 2014
End Date: Jul 31, 2019
Ongoing projects by ARS scientists aim to understand the molecular biology, microbial ecology and behavior of dipteran vectors impacting the nations livestock. A multidisciplinary approach combining genetics, microbiology, vector ecology, insect physiology, ecology and other subdisciplines with entomology will be used to determine and describe the biology of dipteran vectors. This includes but is not limited to the microbial ecology of dipteran larvae, the microbe-molecular interactions of pathogens with the fly alimentary canal, the molecular-genetic basis of vector competence, and the population genetics of insect vectors.