Evaluation of Providencia rettgeri pathogenicity against laboratory Mediterranean fruit fly strain (Ceratitis capitata)

@inproceedings{Guerfali2018EvaluationOP,
  title={Evaluation of Providencia rettgeri pathogenicity against laboratory Mediterranean fruit fly strain (Ceratitis capitata)},
  author={Meriem Msaad Guerfali and Wafa Djobbi and Kamel Charaabi and Heithem Hamden and Salma Fadhl and Wafa Marzouki and Ferjani Dhaouedi and Claude Chevrier},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2018}
}
The Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly) Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae), is often referred to as the most severe agricultural pest. Its biological control is mainly through the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT). Colonization, mass-rearing conditions and the irradiation process impact the competitiveness of sterile males and disrupt symbiotic… CONTINUE READING