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IDENTIFYING BIOMARKERS FOR BREEDING SWEET CORN WITH INCREASED RESISTANCE TO SILK FLIES

Investigators
Block A K; Beiriger R
Institutions
University of Florida
Start date
2019
End date
2021
Objective
This research is to identify candidate genes/markers or corn derived compounds that have the potential to increase the resistance of sweet corn to various species of silk fly. These insect pests that are a major problem for growers of fresh market sweet corn in Florida due to both the damage they do to sweet corn ears and to their high levels of resistance to commercial pesticides.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
6036-11210-001-06A
Accession number
436071
Categories
Pesticide Residues