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Development of two genetic markers for hygienic behaviour of honeybees
Program Honey Bee
Research organisation The University of Sydney
Objective summary To identify two genes related to hygienic behaviour at the level of their sequence. To produce a diagnostic test so that individuals carrying the allele that confers hygienic behaviour can be identified without field testing. To develop general procedures for the identification of economically important behavioural genes for the honeybee and protocols for their exploitation by industry.
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Tuesday, July 01, 2003
Project completion date Sunday, November 30, 2008
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries
Rural priority Adoption of R&D
RIRDC goal HBE-Increase productivity and profitability of beekeepers
Principal researcher Ben Oldroyd
Research manager Dave Alden
Admin contact Pearly Harumal