Mavis Agyeiwaa Acheampong

Entomology Doctoral Candidate

Office: S10, Second Floor, Life Science Building
Email:  mavisagyeiwaaacheampong@gmail.com

BSc (Hons), University of Ghana (2010)
MPhil, University of Ghana (2014)

Thesis title: Suitability of entomopathogenic fungal isolates for microbial control of citrus pests: biological traits and effect of formulation

Supervisor: Prof Martin Hill Co-supervisors: Dr Sean Moore and Dr Candice Coombes

Mavis completed her MPhil in Crop Science at the University of Ghana. Her current research is focussed on suitability of entomopathogenic fungal (EPF) isolates for microbial control of citrus pests in South Africa.  She is specifically evaluating the temperature tolerance, moisture requirement, UV sensitivity and endophytic potentials of some promising EPF isolates obtained from previous studies.  These are aimed at selecting the most suitable candidates for biological control of insect pests in the field particularly, the current most important phytosanitary pest, false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta.

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