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Dispersal of harmful fruit fly pests by international trade and a loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay to prevent their introduction

Blaser, Simon and Heusser, Cornelia and Diem, Hanspeter and Von Felten, Andreas and Gueuning, Morgan and Andreou, Michael and Boonham, Neil and Tomlinson, Jennifer and Müller, Pie and Utzinger, Jürg and Frey, Jürg E. and Frey, Beatrice and Bühlmann, Andreas. (2018) Dispersal of harmful fruit fly pests by international trade and a loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay to prevent their introduction. Geospatial Health, 13 (2). p. 726.

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Abstract

Global trade of plant products represents one of the major driving forces for the spread of invasive insect pests. This visualization illustrates the problem of unintended dispersal of economically harmful fruit fly pests using geospatial maps based on interception data from the Swiss import control process. Furthermore, it reports the development of a molecular diagnostic assay for rapid identification of these pests at points of entry such as sea- and airports as a prevention measure. The assay reliably differentiates between target and non-target species within one hour and has been successfully evaluated for on-site use at a Swiss point of entry.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Eco System Health Sciences > Health Impact Assessment (Utzinger)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Health Interventions > Vector Control Centre (Müller)
UniBasel Contributors:Blaser, Simon and Müller, Pie and Utzinger, Jürg
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:PAGEPress
ISSN:1827-1987
e-ISSN:1970-7096
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Last Modified:22 Nov 2018 14:23
Deposited On:22 Nov 2018 14:23

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