Project

Study on the mechanisms of uptake and efficacy for systematic RNAi in caterpillars (Lepidoptera)

Duration
01 August 2009 → 28 February 2010
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
    • Biochemistry and metabolism
    • Plant biology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Nutrition and dietetics
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
    • Horticultural production
Keywords
Spodoptera littoralis RNA interference uptake mechanisms pest insects
 
Project description

This research project investigates the mechanisms of uptake and the efficacy for pest control of systemic RNAi in vivo in a major pest insect in agriculture: the cotton leafworm, Spodoptera littoralis (Lepidoptera:Noctuidae).