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Research Project: Targeting the Asian Citrus Psyllid (Ascp) Feeding Mechansim As a Means of Blocking Psylllid Feeding on Citrus

Location: Subtropical Insects and Horticulture Research

Project Number: 6034-22320-001-18
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: May 01, 2010
End Date: Jun 30, 2014

Objective:
Develop Asian citrus psyllid control strategy based on inhibition of crucial psyllid feeding processes used to locate the phloem tissue.

Approach:
Use artificial diet for the Asian citrus psyllid (AsCP) to study molecular mechanism of highly specialized feeding process of the AsCP. Analysis will be through protein and genomic studies targeting the salivary glands and secreted salivary proteins. Use artificial diets to screen for chemicals/transgenic strategies that will inhibit the AsCP ability to form salivary sheaths that are needed for successful phloem feeding.

Last Modified: 10/31/2014
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