Optimizing irradiation dose for sterility induction and quality of Bactrocera tryoni.

@article{Collins2009OptimizingID,
  title={Optimizing irradiation dose for sterility induction and quality of Bactrocera tryoni.},
  author={Samuel Robert Collins and Christopher W Weldon and Connie Banos and Phillip W. Taylor},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2009},
  volume={102 5},
  pages={1791-800}
}
The current study is an important step toward calibrating, validating, and improving irradiation methods used for Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt) sterile insect technique (SIT). We used routine International Atomic Energy Agency/U.S. Department of Agriculture/Food and Agriculture Organization quality control tests assessing percentage of emergence, flight ability, sex ratio, mortality under stress, reproductive sterility, and sexual competitiveness, as well as a nonstandard test of longevity under… CONTINUE READING