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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Current Status of ARS Program in Lincoln, Nebraska

Author
item Skoda, Steven

Submitted to: APHIS-ARS-Mexico US Commission for the Eradication of Screwworm Meeting
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: March 28, 2000
Publication Date: March 28, 2000

Interpretive Summary: The following interpretive summary refers to the (2nd of 6)invited oral presentation given by Dr. Skoda at the APHIS-ARS-Mexico US Commission for the Eradication of Screwworm Meeting, March 2000. Research related events as well as personnel issues at the Midwest Livestock Insects Research Unit in Lincoln, Nebraska and relative to the eradication program against screwworms were generally discussed. Personnel issues included the retirement of the Research Leader and the inclusion of two graduate students from Panama. Brief mention was made of the cooperative Research and Development Agreement to develop a field identification kit, identification of first instar larvae from samples representing potential outbreaks in Nicaragua, Texas, and Costa Rica, the development of a technique to cryopreserve screwworm eggs, research to improve current rearing procedures, and progress towards developing a genetic sexing strain of screwworms.

Technical Abstract: The following technical abstract refers to the (2nd of 6)invited oral presentation given by Dr. Skoda at the APHIS-ARS-Mexico US Commission for the Eradication of Screwworm Meeting, March 2000. Research related events as well as personnel issues at the Midwest Livestock Insects Research Unit in Lincoln, Nebraska and relative to the eradication program against screwworms were generally discussed. Personnel issues included the retirement of the Research Leader and the inclusion of two graduate students from Panama. Brief mention was made of the cooperative Research and Development Agreement to develop a field identification kit, identification of first instar larvae from samples representing potential outbreaks in Nicaragua, Texas, and Costa Rica, the development of a technique to cryopreserve screwworm eggs, research to improve current rearing procedures, and progress towards developing a genetic sexing strain of screwworms.

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