An early detection tool for Emerald Ash Borer and ash resource protection


Funding period: 2015-2019
Lead: Armand Seguin
Total GRDI funding: $334,270

The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive non-native insect species that has killed millions of infested ash trees across eastern North America. It is likely to continue its spread across the continent. Unfortunately few options are available to control Emerald Ash Borer in Canada. This project seeks to develop knowledge that can be used to help slow the spread of this insect. In an effort to improve detection, we identify genomic signatures indicating the presence of Emerald Ash Borer before symptoms can be detected. The project also examines substances produced by Emerald Ash Borer that trigger a defensive response in ash trees.

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Genomics R&D Initiative