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SmartProtect : Thrips and IPM fact control

Publié le 05 November 2010

Smartprotect project : focus on Thrips

Learn about the genome-enable insights on the 17.000-genes Thysanopotera and IPM fact control

 

smartprotect thripsTrips are tiny and tricky to ID making them one of the most difficult insects to control. They are small insects that have four featherlike wings, each consisting of a thick supporting strut with fine hairs on the front and hind edges.

Thrips inflict millions of dollars’ worth of losses annually. They can reduce yield and/or the aesthetic or economic value of plants by causing feeding and egg-laying injury. They also transmit plant-damaging viruses to their hosts.

Species that feed on ornamentals include western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis; greenhouse thrips, Heliothrips haemorrhoidalis; and chilli thrips, Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood.

 

Researchers from across the globe have sequenced and analyzed the western flower thrips genome

Scientists now have a complete genetic blueprint of the western flower thrips to help them better understand the pest and to find ways to control it. In this subject, a peer-reviewed scientific paper about the discovery was published in BMC Biology in October 2020.

The genome could speed the development of solutions by helping researchers pinpoint molecular-level targets among the insect’s nearly 17.000 genes.

To know more  :

  • Read the article of Nursery Management
  • Read the paper of BMC Biology  

 

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No. 862563.

 

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