Location: Fruit and Vegetable Insect Research
Project Number: 5352-22430-001-36
Start Date: Apr 01, 2013
End Date: Mar 31, 2016
We will: 1) clone gene transcripts encoding codling moth heat shock proteins and detoxification enzymes. Quantify expression levels of codling moth heat shock proteins and detoxification enzymes from untreated eggs, neonates, and adults or those exposed to heat, cold, or sub-lethal doses of Altacor, Delegate, Calypso and granulosis virus; and 2) Clone gene transcripts encoding for codling moth PBAN receptors (PBANR). Express cloned receptors in mammalian cell lines. Verify PBANR activity and determine if PBAN antagonists block receptor activity. Test compounds on female codling moth to determine biological activity in pheromone biosynthesis inhibition.