Location: Horticultural Crops Research Unit
Project Number: 2072-22000-044-003-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: May 1, 2019
End Date: Dec 31, 2021
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).
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.