U.S. Department of Agriculture funds research by Dr. Glen Hood


The European Cherry Fruit Fly, Rhagoletis cerasi, is an invasive species that has established a population in the Niagara Region of New York State.

This fly is a major pest affecting the cherry-growing industry in Europe and Asia. In collaboration with colleagues from Italy, Australia, and Turkey, the Hood lab will use next-generation sequencing to determine where the population in the U.S. came from and how it got here. 

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