Location: Invasive Plant Research Laboratory
Project Number: 6032-22000-012-93-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jun 1, 2014
End Date: May 15, 2015
Conduct DNA analysis of weed and agents.
Insects and plants relevant to the Schinus biological control project will be identified with molecular techniques. These DNA barcoding methods will be developed and customized for new species being analyzed. Additionally, Schinus plant samples will be identified to haplotype using previously developed techniques. These methods involve analysis of 5 nuclear microsatellite loci and an intergenic region of the chloroplast DNA.