Improved stability of genetic sex-separation strains for the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata.

@article{Franz1994ImprovedSO,
  title={Improved stability of genetic sex-separation strains for the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata.},
  author={Gerald Franz and E Gencheva and Ph. Kerremans},
  journal={Genome},
  year={1994},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={72-82}
}
In the existing genetic sexing strains for the medfly, Ceratitis capitata, male recombination leads to breakdown of the sexing mechanism under mass rearing conditions. The rate of breakdown depends on the recombination frequency and on the fitness of the recombinants. We have tested two different sexing genes, white pupa and a temperature sensitive lethal, in combination with the translocation T(Y;5)30C. Both sexing strains broke down, although at very different rates. In the case of the white… CONTINUE READING