Developing Alternatives to Gamma Irradiation for the Sterile Insect Technique

  • Published 2012


Almost all insect pest control programmes currently releasing sterile insects as part of the area-wide integrated application of the sterile insect technique (SIT) use radioisotope irradiators that are loaded either with cobalt-60 or caesium-137, which produce ionizing radiation consisting of gamma rays. Irradiators such as the Gammacell 220 have proven to… (More)


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