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Fly Management in Animal Agriculture Systems and Impacts on Animal Health and Food Safety

Investigators
Stoffolano, J
Institutions
University of Massachusetts
Start date
2018
End date
2023
Objective
(1) Investigation of the microbial ecology, epithelial immunity, and vector competence of biting and nuisance flies a. Identification of the key bacterial strains and their metabolites playing a major role in oviposition and larval development of stable flies (TX, KS, USDA)
b. Investigation of the innate immune response of filth flies (KS, USDA)
c. Consequences of fly-bacteria interactions: selection effects and evolutionary outcomes (USDA, TX)
d. Animal and human pathogen acquisition, dispersal and deposition by muscid flies (NC, MA, KS)
Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
MAS00527
Accession number
1017340
Categories
Bacterial Pathogens
Natural Toxins
Chemical Contaminants