Project Number: 2092-22000-020-16-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jul 1, 2013
End Date: Jun 30, 2015
Compare biology and vector efficiencies of three genetic types of potato psyllid.
• Lab rearing trials to compare development times and survival. • Transmission and acquisition trials using known infected potato, with PCR to determine acquisition of the pathogen. • Laboratory examination of whether infected female psyllids produce infective offspring. • Manipulation of photoperiod to determine effects on diapause response and coldhardiness of genetic types.