Display name Ovide Nuambote First name Ovide Last name Nuambote email@example.com Role Student Country Congo (Kinshasa) Organisation Université Paris-Saclay, AgroParisTech Area of Research Host Plant Resistance; Socio-economics and Impact Assessment Describe your research
I am doing my PhD on the Mechanisms of resistance in the African maize germplasm to the fall armyworm. The main objective of my thesis is to develop a strategy to control fall armyworm in Africa by using resistant varieties derived from African maize germplasm. The first results of the work on breeding and genetic improvement of (sub)tropical maize varieties against S. frugiperda, initiated by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Kenya (CIMMYT) between 2018 and 2019, indicate that five maize lines out of 1303 genotypes tested in greenhouses under artificial infestation have appreciable levels of resistance to S. frugiperda based on leaf and ear damage. After obtaining hybrids from these lines that are potentially resistant to S. frugiperda, my research is divided into three steps: 1) identify the mechanisms of S. frugiperda resistance in lines and hybrids selected for their resistance, 2) check whether these resistant genotypes are avoided by S. frugiperda females for oviposition, 3) and finally identify the chemical compounds responsible for resistance.
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