PLODIA INTERPUNCTELLA 6

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4630
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Microgenesys Inc.
400 Frontage Rd, West Haven, CT, 06516
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Dr. John D. Knell
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE INDIAN MEAL MOTH (IMM), PLODIA INTERPUNCTELLA (HUBNER), IS A STORED PRODUCTS PEST OF WORLDWIDE IMPORTANCE. DUE TO ITS INSECTICIDE RESISTANCE, IMM HAS BECOME DIFFICULT TO CON TROL. A GRANULOSIS VIRUS (PIGV) HAS SHOWN CONSIDERABLE POTENTIAL IN CONTROLLING IMM. MICROGENESYS,INC. PROPOSES TO CONDUCT EXPERIMENTS TO INVESTIGATE THE COMMERCIAL APPLICATION OF PIGV. THE MOST ECONOMICAL METHOD OF PIGV PR PRODUCTION IS IN THE INSECT HOST. THEREFORE, MASS-REARING TECHNIQUES AND METHODS TO MAXIMIZE VIRUS YIELD WILL BE DEVELOPED. BIOASSAY METHODS, MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION, EFFICACY, AND STORAGE LIFE OF DIFFERENT FORMULATIONS WILL ALL BE THOROUGHLY TESTED.

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