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Rodent Biocontrol and Crop Protection

Tim Karr of Arizona State University in the U.S. will develop live bacterial-based contraceptive vaccines that deliver testis- and sperm-specific antigens to sterilize rodent populations that destroy food crops. They will also develop an oral bait that can safely and effectively introduce these contraceptive vaccines to the pests.

More information about Protect Crop Plants from Biotic Stresses from Field to Market (Round 9)

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