Project

Virus-induced mechanisms regulating RNAi in insects

Duration
01 March 2016 → 31 August 2019
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
Keywords
pest insects virus RNA interference
 
Project description

The main objective of this project is to determine whether latent or chronic viral infections interfere with RNAi efficiency. We aim at improving gene silencing techniques by administration of dsRNAs with important applications in the genetic analysis of physiological/developmental processes for fundamental research and later in the development of controlling important pest insects.