Location: Montpellier, France
Project Number: 0212-22000-024-12-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jul 23, 2012
End Date: Sep 30, 2012
To develop molecular markers that conclusively identify natural enemies under evaluation as candidate biological control agents of BMSB ; 2) to obtain additional Asian natural enemies of BMSB
Standard gene regions (starting with as COI) will be assessed for suitability as marker genes to identify and distinguish among different species of Trissolcus wasps that are being tested in the USA as candidate biological control agents for brown marmorated stink bug. Foreign exploration in Asia will be conducted to obtain additional natural enemies of BMSB.