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Research Projects Database

The Research Projects Database (RPD) provides current food safety research projects from both U.S. and international government, and non-government organizations.

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Sample the armyworm (Spodoptera spp.) community in Florida strawberries in order characterize the species complex and phenology, as well as naturally-occurring parasitoids emerging from larvae. Determine a nominal threshold for armyworm density and…
1. Evaluate pathogen-host interactions, including enzyme production by host and pathogen during aflatoxin accumulation, and identify potential resistance genes for aflatoxin control. 2. Mine the diploid Arachis germplasm collections in peanut to…
ABSTRACT While rapid identification of pathogens, novel therapeutic interventions, and passive immunizationhave critical roles in disease control, none can substitute for pre-existing protective immunity. Mucosallydelivered bacterial live vector…
The goal of this study is to evaluate the risk associated with colonization of the plant with Salmonella and to provide the scientific basis required to reduce plant's colonization by this pathogen through characterization of the molecular and…
The goal of this project is to understand the factors that promote the spread, invasion and establishment of the Vibrio parahemolyticus pathogenic ST36 clonal complex of strains.The two northernmost populations of ST36 in the Atlantic were each…