Acarcide resistance mechanisms in the two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae

01 March 2017 → 30 September 2020
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
Tetranychus urticae acaricide resistance detoxification enzymes
Project description

This projects aims to study the role of metabolizing enzymes in resistance development of Tetranychus urticae. Gene expression profiles will identify candidate resistance genes. The role of identified genes will be studied by RNAi. Genes with a major effect will be functionally expressed. Finally, we will localize detoxification ‘hotspots’ in the mite body by in situ hybridization.