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Research Project: Physiology of Insect Pollinators

Location: Insect Genetics and Biochemistry Research

Project Number: 3060-21000-041-03-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jul 1, 2015
End Date: Jun 30, 2020

Objective:
Improve insect pollinator health through physiological analysis of insects (especially the alfalfa leafcutting bee) during industrial standard and improved handling techniques.

Approach:
Key physiological aspects, including analysis of lipid reserves, micro-CT structural analysis, and an assessment of immune response will be used to determine alfalfa leafcutting bee health during standard and improved handling techniques.