Caribbean fruit fly status, economic importance, and control (Diptera: Tephritidae)

@article{Greany1993CaribbeanFF,
  title={Caribbean fruit fly status, economic importance, and control (Diptera: Tephritidae)},
  author={P. Greany and J. Shapiro},
  journal={Florida Entomologist},
  year={1993},
  volume={76},
  pages={258-263}
}
The natural resistance of citrus fruit to attack by the Caribbean fruit fly (caribfly) varies according to fruit senescence and cultivar. Lemons are virtually immune, oranges are highly resistant, and grapefruit are initially somewhat resistant, at least before becoming senescent. A method allowing an extension of the innate early-season resistance of grapefruit to fruit flies is described. Elucidation of lemon immunity factors is needed so that the responsible factors can be incorporated into… Expand
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