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Improving the attractiveness of cuelure for better detection and eradication of invasive fruit flies

Biosecurity outcome

The development of more effective attractant(s) for various species of fruit flies that respond to cuelure (mainly QFF and melon fly), based on synthesis and testing of new analogues of cuelure to improve surveillance and eradication of these species.

Science outcome

In a first of its type study for FF, the structure (compound)-activity (FF) relationship is better understood based on a study of a wide range of synthesised compounds