Improved insect pest control through understanding mechanisms of insecticide action
Grant number: DP130102415 | Funding period: 2013 - 2016
Receptors in the nervous system relay signals required for nerve function. Insecticides targeting these receptors provide insect pest control. Better insecticides could be designed if the proteins involved in receptor assembly function were known. In identifying these proteins this project will improve options for safe and effective pest control.
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