Presentation Title

Epigenetic evolution in Leptinotarsa decemlineata and histone modifiers effects on resistance

Abstract

Insecticides are widely applied to remove the pests from the crops in agroecosystems. The approach of high insecticide application is initially very effective, but quickly loses its effectiveness, in some cases within a few generations of the pest. My research focuses on understanding the methods in which resistance forms and solutions to mitigating resistance. The mechanism to do this is histone acetylation and the way that the exposure of histone modifying compounds can change epigenetic expression and resistance.

Primary Faculty Mentor Name

Yolanda Chen

Secondary Mentor NetID

embueno

Secondary Mentor Name

Erika M Bueno

Status

Undergraduate

Student College

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Program/Major

Biological Science

Primary Research Category

Biological Sciences

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Epigenetic evolution in Leptinotarsa decemlineata and histone modifiers effects on resistance

Insecticides are widely applied to remove the pests from the crops in agroecosystems. The approach of high insecticide application is initially very effective, but quickly loses its effectiveness, in some cases within a few generations of the pest. My research focuses on understanding the methods in which resistance forms and solutions to mitigating resistance. The mechanism to do this is histone acetylation and the way that the exposure of histone modifying compounds can change epigenetic expression and resistance.