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MEDFLY AREAWIDE STERILE INSECT TECHNIQUE PROGRAMMES FOR PREVENTION, SUPPRESSION OR ERADICATION: THE IMPORTANCE OF MATING BEHAVIOR STUDIES
There is considerable scope for improving the efficiency of medfly SIT, an indispensable requirement for increased involvement of the private sector in any future application. Expand
The first releases of transgenic mosquitoes: an argument for the sterile insect technique.
It is argued that SIT using transgenic material would provide an essentially safe and efficacious foundation for other possible approaches that are more ambitious, and would provide a reversible effect that would be difficult to accomplish with gene introgression approaches. Expand
Genetic Basis of the Sterile Insect Technique
- A. Robinson
It is concluded that using a physical process, such as radiation, will always have significant advantages over genetic and other methods of sterilization for the large-scale application of the SIT. Expand
Genetic Sexing Strains in Medfly, Ceratitis Capitata, Sterile Insect Technique Programmes
- A. Robinson
- Biology, Medicine
- 1 September 2002
Two male-linked translocation systems, one based on pupal colour, wp, and the other based on temperature sensitivity, tsl, have been used in medfly SIT programmes and they have quite different impacts on mass rearing strategy. Expand
Area-wide integrated pest management (AW-IPM): principles, practice and prospects.
Integrated pest management (IPM) has remained the dominant paradigm of pest control for the last 50 years. IPM has been endorsed by essentially all the multilateral environmental agreements that have… Expand
Conceptual framework and rationale
Success in area-wide implementation in the field can only be achieved if close attention is paid to political, socio-economic and environmental sensitivities and an efficient management organization is established taking into account the interests of all potential stakeholders of an AW-IPM programme. Expand
Mating Incompatibility Among Populations of the South American Fruit Fly Anastrepha fraterculus (Diptera: Tephritidae)
Taxonomic revision of this cryptic species complex is warranted based on behavioral results, which confirm morphometric, genetic, and other evidence, and one practical implication is that colonies of this pest to be used in any sterile insect technique approach should be derived from the target population or from a compatible population. Expand
Incipient speciation revealed in Anastrepha fraterculus (Diptera; Tephritidae) by studies on mating compatibility, sex pheromones, hybridization, and cytology
The combined results of the present study indicate that these two strains belong to different biological entities within the proposed A. fraterculus complex. Expand
Colonisation and mass rearing: learning from others
Parallels are drawn to studies in other insect SIT programmes and aquaculture which serve as vital technical reference points for mass-production of mosquitoes, most of whose development occurs - and characteristics of which are determined - in an aquatic environment. Expand