Location: Tropical Pest Genetics and Molecular Biology Research Unit
Project Number: 2040-22430-028-018-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Aug 1, 2022
End Date: Jul 31, 2023
Develop molecular diagnostic tools to determine strain and mating status of fruit fly incursions.
1. Select candidate autosomal strain-specific and sex-linked markers. 2. Develop diagnostic assay discriminating males from females and GSS and wild. 3. Perform experimental crosses to validate diagnostic assay. 4. Develop methods to quantify mating of wild females to GSS males vs wild males.