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Informed development of a flystrike vaccine

This project focusses on two main areas: Using genetic and genomic data to determine the structure of blowfly populations in Australia to assess the level of genetic variation that exists within and between the locations from where they are collected; and, understanding the molecular processes that allow the maggots to survive on sheep. In addition to contributing to flystrike vaccine development, results from this study will provide data for cost-benefit assessments of various flystrike control strategies and could also assist with planning their implementation. The genomic analysis of flies from around Australia will be scanned for the presence of genetic changes that could be associated with insecticide resistance against several of the current chemical classes used to treat flystrike.

Project date

2 Jan 2019-30 Jun 2022

Principal investigator

Dr Trent Perry

Research organisation

The University of Melbourne

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Other rural industries Sheep Wool

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

Australian Wool Innovation is a not-for-profit enterprise that conducts research, development and marketing along the worldwide supply chain for Australian …

Multiple industries
Other rural industries Sheep Wool
  • Location

    Australia wide

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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