Inheritance of moth scalelessness: the beauty of informative crosses

Published on
June 30, 2016

ESR Update – Biocontrol research focusses mostly on the biocontrol agents and their pest target species. However, behind the scenes other species can be of major importance in mass rearing facilities. One such species is the Mediterranean flour moth, Ephestia kuehniella, whose eggs are used as a food source for a variety of biocontrol agents. Although this species has been optimized for egg production, it has not been optimized to protect the health of people working with them.

Sander Visser MSc.