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Sterile Insect Quality
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Regular implementation of field or field-cage tests under semi-natural conditions, where sterile males have to compete with wild males for wild females, is required to provide the ultimate assurance that the sterile insects have the ability to fulfil their mission after release. Expand
Mass-Rearing for Sterile Insect Release
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This chapter discusses facility design, environmental concerns, strain management, quality control, automation, diet, sex separation, marking, and storage in relation to rearing for the SIT. Expand
STERILE INSECT TECHNIQUE: A MODEL FOR DOSE OPTIMIZATION FOR IMPROVED STERILE INSECT QUALITY
Abstract The sterile insect technique (SIT) is an environment-friendly pest control technique with application in the area-wide integrated control of key pests, including the suppression orExpand
Radiation-induced sterility for pupal and adult stages of the malaria mosquito Anopheles arabiensis
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A suitable dose range that includes semi-sterilizing doses is identified to initiate competitiveness experiments for males irradiated at both developmental stages and adults appeared to be slightly more susceptible to irradiation, although no significant differences for individual doses were observed. Expand
The case for a generic phytosanitary irradiation dose of 250 Gy for Lepidoptera eggs and larvae
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A dose of 250 Gy could be justifiable for Tortricidae if it is not acceptable for the entire Lepidoptera at this time, and this dose is supported by many studies comprising 34 species in 11 lepidopteran families, including those of significant quarantine importance. Expand
Genome Analysis of a Glossina pallidipes Salivary Gland Hypertrophy Virus Reveals a Novel, Large, Double-Stranded Circular DNA Virus
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Analysis of the genome of the Glossina pallidipes salivary gland hypertrophy virus revealed that it is the prototype member of a novel group of insect viruses, and sequence comparisons indicated that only 23% of GpSGHV genes displayed moderate homologies to genes from other invertebrate viruses. Expand
Radiation biology of mosquitoes
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It is concluded that the optimal radiation dose chosen for insects that are to be released during an SIT programme should ensure a balance between induced sterility of males and their field competitiveness, with competitiveness being determined under (semi-) field conditions. Expand
Tsetse Salivary Gland Hypertrophy Virus: Hope or Hindrance for Tsetse Control?
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As a first step to identify suitable management strategies, the virus isolated from G. pallidipes (GpSGHV) was recently sequenced and research was initiated on virus transmission and pathology and preliminary attempts to silence the expression of an essential viral protein using RNA interference will be discussed. Expand
Sterile Insects to Enhance Agricultural Development: The Case of Sustainable Tsetse Eradication on Unguja Island, Zanzibar, Using an Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management Approach
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This paper aims to provide a history of insect pest control techniques and their applications in food and agriculture up to and including the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. Expand
Hytrosaviridae: a proposal for classification and nomenclature of a new insect virus family
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It is proposed that salivary gland hypertrophy viruses G. pallidipes and M. equestris are members of a new virus family named Hytrosaviridae, and this proposed family currently comprises two unassigned species. Expand
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