Tamryn Marsberg

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Entomology Doctoral Candidate

Phone: 073 151 6508




BSc, Entomology and Microbiology, Rhodes University (2012)

BSc (Hons) Entomology, Rhodes University (2013)



Thesis Title

The biological and genetic characterisation of a novel alphabaculovirus isolated from litchi moth, Cryptophlebia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)

Supervisor: Prof. M.P. Hill

Co-supervisor: Dr S.D. Moore and Dr C. Knox



Tamryn is in her final year of her PhD. Her project is focused on the identification and characterisation of a novel baculovirus isolated from a laboratory culture of litchi moth, Cryptophlebia peltastica. With further characterisation the virus will hopefully be developed into a microbial control agent that can be used to control several lepidopteran pests in the agricultural sector.  

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