Misconceptions and Constraints

@inproceedings{Whitten2005MisconceptionsAC,
  title={Misconceptions and Constraints},
  author={Mary Whitten and R. Mahon},
  year={2005}
}
In theory, the sterile insect technique (SIT) is applicable to a wide variety of invertebrate pests. However, in practice, the approach has been successfully applied to only a few major pests. Chapters in this volume address possible reasons for this discrepancy, e.g. Klassen, Lance and McInnis, and Robinson and Hendrichs. The shortfall between theory and practice is partly due to the persistence of some common misconceptions, but it is mainly due to one constraint, or a combination of… 
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This article attempts to address concerns about the proposed release of pest insects and indicate where sterile-insect methods are likely to be useful for vector control.
Genetics and biology of Anastrepha fraterculus: research supporting the use of the sterile insect technique (SIT) to control this pest in Argentina
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A concerted effort to gather all this knowledge scattered in numerous and often hard-to-access reports and papers and summarize their basic conclusions in a single publication is produced.
Managing the invasive crayfish Procambarus clarkii : Is manual sterilisation the solution?
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Although treated males managed to mate with females and impair their reproductive capability under the laboratory conditions, shorter copulation and elevated number of abdominal extensions were observed in treated couples, which indicates that males and/or females are able to sense the lack of gonopods and/ or lack of the contact.
Genetic control of the diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella L.)
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Findings are presented which demonstrate the power of diamondback moth lines transformed with fsRIDL transgenes to eliminate target pest populations, and combine synergistically with other transgenic control strategies such as Bt crops in counteracting the evolution of pesticide resistance.
Last-male sperm precedence in Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier): observations in laboratory mating experiments with irradiated males
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Results showed that progeny were almost exclusively produced by the sperm of the second male, suggesting that a last-male sperm precedence is expressed at high levels in this species, and providing interesting insights for an area-wide RPW management strategy such as the SIT.
Irradiation-induced sterility in an egg parasitoid and possible implications for the use of biological control in insect eradication
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Investigation of the irradiation biology of the egg parasitoid Trissolcus basalis found that sterile parasitoids could possibly alleviate concerns regarding the irreversibility of biological control release, which promotes further investigation of their potential role in eradication.
We can eliminate invasions or live with them. Successful management projects
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It is important in each case to consider the full range of possible methods for eradication or long-term control, including the possibility of marshalling a massive amount of physical labor.
Improved quality management to enhance the efficacy of the sterile insect technique for lepidopteran pests
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Methods of enhancing rearing systems are discussed with a view to selecting and preserving useful genetic traits that improve field performance, and tools and methods to measure, predict and enhance moth quality are described.
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