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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Quarantine Risk Assessment Studies for Classical Biological Control of Brazilian Pepper

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.

Last Modified: 10/16/2017
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