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Research Project: Therapeutic Molecule Evaluation and Field Delivery Pipeline

Location: Temperate Tree Fruit and Vegetable Research

Project Number: 2092-22000-022-06-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2020
End Date: Aug 31, 2023

Objective:
Perform basic research to improve delivery of and support regulatory approval for therapeutic molecules to plants molecules to provide plants with immunity against insect-vectored plant pathogens.

Approach:
Greenhouse assays and controlled field studies will be used to identify the most effective methods for delivering or applying therapeutic molecules to plants to provide them with immunity against insect-vectored plant pathogens, including Liberibacter solanacearum. Pathogens presence and titers levels will be measured using conventional and quantitative PCR.