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Australia - New fruit fly handbook and website

The Australian handbook for the identification of fruit flies has always been popular with fruit fly diagnosticians, biosecurity workers, and the general fruit fly community. Now that it has been fully revised and updated it’s an even more valuable resource. Additional online information has also been developed via the companion website Fruit Fly Identification Australia.

The leader of the research project that produced these resources, dr Mark Schutze: “This new resource represents a complete overhaul of The Australian handbook for the identification of fruit flies. We’ve updated all the fruit fly images using fresh material and produced new, tailor-made, molecular diagnostic tools that have emerged from our investment in next generation genomic research.”

“Both the hard copy handbook and online resource will, I’m sure, become an invaluable tool for Australia’s front-line diagnosticians to help protect our horticultural and agricultural industries from exotic fruit flies via more accurate and rapid diagnostics.”

Click here for THE AUSTRALIAN HANDBOOK FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF FRUIT FLIES – Version 3.1 

Source – http://www.freshplaza.com

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