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Gaynor Malloch

Gaynor Malloch

Gaynor Malloch

Gaynor Malloch

 +44 (0)344 928 5428

The James Hutton Institute
Dundee DD2 5DA
Scotland UK


Gaynor Malloch is a Research Scientist collaborating in studying pest arthropod biology on an international and national scale. 

Current research interests include: The Scottish Myzus persicae population is being studied using molecular markers to define clones and superclones. The work has already demonstrated a severe genetic bottleneck with less than 20 major clones in the UK. Genotyping identifies several aphid properties including the presence of insecticide resistance mechanisms, host plant preferences and biological properties such as reproductive potential.

Leading Ideas

  • Crop and grassland production and disease control
  • Pest Control and Management

Area of Strategic Research Programme

Further information the Scottish Government's Strategic Research Programme is available

  • Theme 2: Productive and sustainable land management and Rural Economies
  • 2.1 - Crop and Grassland Production and Disease Control
  • 2.1.4 Plant pest epidemiology