2 articles published in JoVE
Modification and Application of a Leaf Blower-vac for Field Sampling of Arthropods Yi Zou1, Mario D. van Telgen1, Junhui Chen2, Haijun Xiao2, Joop de Kraker3, Felix J. J. A. Bianchi4, Wopke van der Werf1 1Centre for Crop Systems Analysis, Wageningen University, 2Institute of Entomology, Jiangxi Agricultural University, 3Department of Science, Open University, 4Farming Systems Ecology, Wageningen University Assessment of arthropod abundance in crops is critical for investigating population dynamics and species interactions. Here we describe the modification and application of a leaf blower-vac for suction sampling of arthropods in rice.
Avian Influenza Surveillance with FTA Cards: Field Methods, Biosafety, and Transportation Issues Solved Robert H.S. Kraus1, Pim van Hooft1, Jonas Waldenström2, Neus Latorre-Margalef2, Ronald C. Ydenberg1,3, Herbert H.T. Prins1 1Resource Ecology Group, Wageningen University, 2Section for Zoonotic Ecology and Epidemiology, School of Natural Sciences, Linnaeus University, 3Centre for Wildlife Ecology, Simon Fraser University A method to preserve, detect and sequence RNA from Avian Influenza Viruses was validated and extended using natural faecal samples from birds. This technique removes the necessity of maintaining a cool chain and handling of infectious viruses and can be applied in a 96-well high-throughput setup.