Project

Multitrofic interaction between tomato, plague and virus vector Frankliniella occidentalis, its natural enemy Orius laevigatus and tomato spotted wilt virus

Duration
01 October 2007 → 30 September 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • General biology
    • Plant biology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
    • Environmental engineering and biotechnology
    • Industrial biotechnology
    • Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
    • Veterinary medicine
Keywords
fytopathology biotechnology entomology
 
Project description

The aim of this project is to research the way different insects (a herbivore and a natural enemy) and a pathogen (virus) influence each other and the host (tomato).