Effects of carbon-14 on the survival and reproduction of red scale males

@inproceedings{Robertson1974EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of carbon-14 on the survival and reproduction of red scale males},
  author={G. B. Robertson},
  year={1974}
}
The technique of producing sterile male red scale (Aonidiella aurantii (Mask.)) by treatment with 14C has been further investigated. In a group of males with a mean count rate of 6300 c.p.m., 75% emerged and mated normally with control females, but these females produced only 10% of the number of larvae produced by females mated with untreated males. In another group of males with a mean count rate of 14200 c.p.m., only 31% emerged but there was no further reduction in fertility. A count rate… CONTINUE READING