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Research Project: Identifying Important Physiological Mechanisms in Thrips and Other Emerging Pests

Location: Horticultural Crops Research

Project Number: 2072-22000-044-003-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: May 1, 2019
End Date: Dec 31, 2021

Objective:
The specific objective of the research project is to identify the physiological mechanism of pheromone biosynthesis in thrips and emerging pests by ARS and Gyeonggido Agricultural Research & Extension Services (GARES).

Approach:
1. Define behavioral activities to identify potential candidates for thrips pheromones. 2. Develop technical methods to extract pheromonal compounds from thrips. 3. Identify genes of neuropeptides, receptors, and/or enzymes involved in the pheromone biosynthesis. 4. Identify the pheromonal activity, and evaluate potential application.