PhD project

Project 8 - Covert infections with RNA viruses in the Mediterranean fruit fly (ES)

Every year, fruit pests including medfly cause serious economic losses worldwide in the agriculture industry. Medflies are mainly counteracted using biological control strategies which require the production of tons of insects with specific characteristics. Unravelling the mechanisms underlying the RNA covert infections in medflies can potentially increase profitability and production capacity of the industry by reducing risks associated with the presence of viral pathogens.