Regulatory Diagnostic Studies, MAF, Auckland, New Zealand
Denise Thomas worked at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) Investigation and Diagnostic Center in New Zealand learning molecular techniques such as DNA/RNA extraction, PCR and gel electrophoresis for identification of exotic invasive pests and pathogens. Her projects included designing and testing primers for Tomato black ring virus and testing primers on a species of subterranean termite. In addition, she observed the New Zealand importation system and the protocol used during an incursion.
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