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The James Hutton Institute
Dundee DD2 5DA
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.