RNA-interference Insect Management: Real-world Applications

Wednesday, December 15, 2010: 1:00 PM-4:40 PM
Royal Palm, Salon 1 (Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center)
Kent S. Shelby
Wayne B. Hunter
Shahid Karim
1:00 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:05 PM
1:25 PM
Demonstration of ingested dsRNA induced mortality in the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae)
Robert G. Shatters, USDA - ARS; Lindsay I. Larson, USDA-ARS-SIRU; Charles A. Powell, University of Florida; Dov Borovsky, University of Florida
1:45 PM
RNAi and the potato psyllid:  Down-regulation of heat shock cognate 70 and development of a novel delivery system
Blake R. Bextine, University of Texas; Wayne B. Hunter, USDA - ARS; Daymon Hail, University of Texas at Tyler
2:05 PM
RNAi in citrus trees, for RNAi in hemipterans, leafhoppers and psyllids
Wayne B. Hunter, USDA - ARS; Eitan Glick, Beeologics, Inc., LLC; Nitzan Paldi, Beeologics, Inc., LLC; Blake R. Bextine, University of Texas
2:25 PM
2:35 PM
Gene silencing as a novel tool for mosquito control
Monique R. Coy, University of Florida; James J. Becnel, USDA - ARS
2:55 PM
Nanoparticle-mediated RNAi to silence chitin synthase genes through larval feeding in Anopheles gambiae
Kun-Yan Zhu, Kansas State University; Xin Zhang, Kansas State University; Jianzhen Zhang, Shanxi University
3:15 PM
Control of insect pests through novel gene RNAi:  Moth to ant
Man-Yeon Choi, USDA - ARS; Robert K. Vander Meer, USDA, Agricultural Research Service
3:35 PM
RNAi in Lepidoptera:  Successes and failures and implications for experimental design
Luc Swevers, National Centre of Scientific Research Demokritos; Olle Terenius, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences; Guy Smagghe, Ghent University
3:55 PM
RNAi at work:  Targeted pest control and disease management
Eyal Ben-Chanoch, Beeologics Inc; Eitan Glick, Beeologics, Inc., LLC; Wayne B. Hunter, USDA - ARS; Eyal Maori, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Ilan Sela, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Gal Yarden, Beeologics; Nitzan Paldi, Beeologics, Inc., LLC
4:15 PM
RNAi through ingestion of bacteria-expressed dsRNA for managing the populations of the Colorado potato beetle
Fang Zhu, University of Kentucky; Subba Reddy Palli, University of Kentucky
4:35 PM
Concluding Remarks
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