Project

RNA interference-mediated strategy to control African sweetpotato weevils

Duration
01 October 2013 → 30 September 2017
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • General biology
    • Microbiology
    • Plant biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
    • Veterinary medicine
Keywords
sweetpotato pest insects Cylas puncticollis crop protection weevils RNA interference insecticidal dsRNAs biotechnology
 
Project description

This projects aims to protect African sweetpotato cultivars against damage by the African sweetpotato weevils of Cylas puncticollis with use of biotechnology, specifically RNA interference.