Institution: USDA/ARS, Insect Genetics and Biochemistry Research Unit

Institution Information

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No
InstitutionCode: 
IGBRU
Status of Institution: 
Active
Additional Institution Names: 
(empty)
Description of Institution: 

The Mission of the Insect Genetics and Biochemistry Research Unit is to investigate fundamental problems related to crop protection and production, and to improve the effectiveness of insects used in Integrated Pest Management Programs for control of pest insects and weeds. Primary research projects include: 1) develop cold storage methods for beneficial insects and insects used in sterile release programs and cryopreservation methods for preservation of germplasm; 2) develop markers to measure the effects of photoperiods, temperature, and host quality on reproduction and diapause; 3) identifying molecular markers useful for distinguishing closely related species and populations of pest and beneficial insects; 4) examine role of Wolbachia bacteria in creating genetically distinct insect populations; 5) characterizing surface and internal lipids and their function for pest and beneficial insects, and the effect of lipids on interactions of natural enemies with their hosts; 6) characterizing feeding mechanisms and interactions with host plants for homopteran pest insects to determine resistant characteristics in plants.

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Institutional Governance: 
Public, Federal: General
Institution Type: 
(empty)
Cool URI: 
http://usfsc.grscicoll.org/cool/rgvm-4w8s

Institutional Mailing Address

Mailing Address 1: 
USDA/ARS Insect Genetics and Biochemistry Research Unit
Mailing Address 2: 
Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center
Mailing Address 3: 
1605 Albrecht Blvd North
City/Town: 
Fargo
State/Province: 
North Dakota
Postal/Zip Code: 
58102-2765
Country: 
USA

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Institutional Contact Information

Primary Contact: 

Joseph P. Rineheart

Staff Member Information

Job Title: 
Research Biologist
Research Discipline: 

Staff Member Affiliations

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Staff Member's Contact Information

Phone Number: 
(701) 239-1286
Fax Number: 
(701) 239-1348
Address 1: 
USDA/ARS Insect Genetics and Biochemistry Research Unit
Address 2: 
Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center
Address 3: 
1605 Albrecht Blvd N.
City/Town: 
Fargo
State/Province: 
North Dakota
Postal/Zip Code: 
58102-2765
Country: 
USA
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