Bio-Protection Research Centre
The Bio-Protection Research Centre is a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE), that pursues multidisciplinary research to meet the biosecurity and pest management needs of New Zealand's plant-based primary industries and natural ecosystems.
It was formed by New Zealand's leading plant protection scientists.
Current research programmes span a range of applications including computational intelligence, molecular biology, biotechnology and agro-ecology.
Based at Lincoln, many of the Centre's staff and postgraduate students are situated within the greater Lincoln campus - including the University and surrounding Crown Research Institutes.
Bio-Protection's well resourced laboratories are complemented by excellent field facilities and the NZ Biotron, one of only three plant growth facilities of its kind in the world.
More information is available from the Bio-Protection Research Centre Web site.
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DNA barcoding highlights cryptic diversity in the New Zealand Psylloidea (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha) (MDPI, 2018-09)The insect superfamily Psylloidea (Hemiptera) includes economically important biocontrol agents, pests and plant pathogen vectors, for which a rapid and accurate identification is fundamental for international biosecurity. ...
The impacts of plant species on the fitness of the tomato potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) and the efficacy of its non-chemical management strategies (Lincoln University, 2018-02-28)Important vegetables such as tomato and potato, among others are affected by Bactericera cockerelli (the tomato potato psyllid; TPP). TPP causes psyllid yellows on these plants. However, in the recent years, it was discovered ...
(PeerJ, 2018-02-19)The number of plants pollinated by ants is surprisingly low given the abundance of ants and the fact that they are common visitors of angiosperms. Generally ants are considered as nectar robbers that do not provide pollination ...
(Elsevier, 2018-03)Predicting which species will be present (or absent) across a geographical region remains one of the key problems in ecology. Numerous studies have suggested several ecological factors that can determine species presence-absence: ...
The Ustilago maydis repetitive effector Rsp3 blocks the antifungal activity of mannose-binding maize proteins (Nature Publishing Group, 2018-04-27)To cause disease in maize, the biotrophic fungus Ustilago maydis secretes a large arsenal of effector proteins. Here, we functionally characterize the repetitive effector Rsp3 (repetitive secreted protein 3), which shows ...