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Research Projects Subjects of Investigation at this Location

Each ARS research project has related subjects of investigation.  Listed below are the subjects of investigation currently conducted at this location.

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Subjects of Investigation
Animal research, general
Atmosphere, general/other
Beans (dry)
Beef cattle, general/other
Beef cattle, live animal
Bees, honey, and other pollinators, general
Biological Cell Systems
Citrus, general/other
Cole crops (includes cabbage, kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower,
Cool season perennial grasses (includes bluegrass, bromegrass, fescue)
Corn (for sweetcorn use 1480)
Cottonseed (for meal, oil, etc.)
Cross-commodity research--multiple crops
Dairy cattle, live animal
Desert and semidesert shrub land and shinnery
Durum wheat
Economy, general/other
Egg-type chicken, live animal
Endangered species
Forage legumes, other
General Commodity
Goats, meat and mohair
Grain crops, general/other (includes buckwheat, millet, triticale)
Grain sorghum
Grasslands, other
Greens and leafy vegetables (includes endive, lettuce, spinach)
Hard red spring wheat
Hard red winter wheat
Hard white wheat
Honey bees
Horses, ponies, and mules
Individuals (as workers, consumers, members of society)
Laboratory animals
Leguminous vegetables, other
Long fiber cotton
Meat, beef cattle
Meat, dairy cattle
Meat, sheep
Meat, swine
Meat-type chicken, live animal
Microorganisms, general/other
Miscellaneous and new crops, general/other
Mountain grasslands, meadow, and alpine
Noncrop plant research
Oilseed and oil crops, general/other
Other bees (non-Apis bees)
Other non-bee pollinators, general
Other swine products
Pasture and forage crops, general/other
Peas (dry)
People and communities, general/other
Perennial grasses, other
Plant research, general
Poultry meat
Poultry, general/other
Rangelands and grasslands, general
Remote sensing equipment and technology
River basins
Sheep, live animal
Soft red wheat
Soft white wheat (includes club, western)
Soil and land, general
Spiders, mites, ticks, and other arthropods
Sugar beet
Summer annual grasses (includes forage sorghums, sudangrass, sorghum)
Sweet sorghum
Swine, live animal
The family and its members
The farm as an enterprise
Tropical/subtropical fruit, general/other
Turkey, live animal
Upland cotton
Vegetables, general/other
Warm season perennial grasses (includes dallisgrass, bluestems)
Water resources
Watersheds and river basins, general
Wheat, other
Wild animals
Wildlife habitats
Winter annual legumes (includes subterranean clover, arrowleaf clover)
Research Projects within Sheep, live animal
item Animal and Plant Health Research - Biosafety - Infectious Agent and Recombinant DNA Control
item Animal Health and Plant Health Research
item Animal Studies in BSL-3 Containment at Pat Roberts Hall
item Arbovirus Diagnosis and Vaccine Development and Evaluation
item Arbovirus Diagnosis Development and Evaluation
item Assembling the Genome of the Cattle Fever Tick, Rhipicephalus microplus
item Biology of Dipteran Vectors of Diseases Impacting Livestock and Humans
item Biology of Mosquito Vectors of Arbovirus Transmission Associated with Emerging Disease Threats of Livestock
item Characterization of Mammalian Inflammatory and Innate Immune Responses to Culicoides Sonorensis Cellular Lipids and Evaluate use as Adjuvants
item Collaborative Research Involving the Use of Biohazardous Materials, Biological Toxins, Non-Exempt rDNA, and/or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules
item Comparative Genomics and Transcriptomics of Dipteran Pests Affecting Livestock and Humans
item CRISPR/Cas9 to Develop Odorant Co-receptor Mutants of the Screwworm: A Perspective on the Evolution of Olfactory Perception in Blowflies
item Developing a Systems Biology Approach to Enhance Efficiency and Sustainability of Beef and Lamb Production
item Development and Evaluation of Diagnostic Applications for Arboviruses
item Development of a DIVA diagnostic assay for a Rift Valley fever (RVF) candidate vaccine referred to as MP-12-NSm-del
item Development of Animal Genetic Resources Information Network (Animal-GRIN) for U.S. and Brazilian Use
item Development of Tools for the Pathological Characterization of Rift Valley Fever Virus Infection
item Ecology and Control of Insect Vectors
item Ecology of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) in North America
item Federal Protective Service Support for Law Enforcement and Security of USDA, ARS, USMARC Compound, Clay Center, NE
item Fly-microbe Interactions Across Life History
item Genomic and Metagenomic Differences in Foodborne Pathogens and Determination of Ecological Niches and Reservoirs
item Genomic Intervention Strategies to Prevent and/or Treat Respiratory Diseases of Ruminants
item Genomics of Livestock Pests
item Genomics, Transcriptomics, and Microbiome Analysis of Dipteran Pests Affecting Livestock and Humans
item Horn Fly Antennal and Midgut Transcriptome Analysis
item Identification of Novel Vaccine Candidates against Transmission of Arthropod-Borne Pathogens
item Identifying Cuticular Hydrocarbon Profiles and Signatures in Screwworm and Related Flies to Develop Taxonomic Identification Keys and Enhanced Baits
item Invasive Mosquito Project
item Japanese Encephalitis Virus Prevention and Mitigation Strategies
item Management of Flies Associated with Livestock
item Modeling Japanese Encephalitis in US using Interconnected Networks
item Molecular Analytical Methods Development to Support Arbovirus Research
item National Animal Germplasm Program
item National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) Workforce Development
item Novel Techniques for Culicoides Vector Control and Evaluation
item Orbivirus Pathogenesis, Epidemiology, and Control Measures
item Preliminary Evaluation of Livestock and Wildlife Surveillance Tools for Rift Valley Fever
item Rift Valley Fever Pathogenesis, Epidemiology, and Control Measures
item Sampling Screwworms from Endemic Regions
item Scientific Knowledge and New Technology to Aid in the Selection and Management of the U.S. Beef, Swine, and Sheep Populations
item Screwworm Genetic Sexing Line Development
item Sequencing Genomes and Transcriptomes of Livestock Pests
item Spray-formed Dissolving Microneedle Patches for Enhanced Stability and Needle-free Delivery of Vaccines
item Strategies to Optimize Meat Quality and Composition of Red Meat Animals
item Support Effort for Developing Scientific Information and New Technology to Solve High Priority Problems for U.S. Beef, Sheep, and Swine Industries
item The Impact of Insect Immunity on Vector Competence in Changing Environments
item The Invasive Mosquito Project
item The Role of Virus-vector Interactions in Emerging Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Outbreaks
item Towards Novel Acaricide Development Against Cattle Fever Tick: GPCR Target Validation and Identification of Chemical Leads
item Training of Biodefense Research Workforce for the National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF)
item Use of FLIR (Forward-looking Infrared Imaging Systems) for Detection of Ovulation in Sheep
item Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Disease vectors
item Veterinary Pest Genome and Transcriptome Bioinformatic Analysis
item Virus and Vector Protein Expression
item Whole Genome Sequencing of the Face Fly, Musca Autumnalis
item Wildlife Surveillance for Arboviruses