Pupal X-ray irradiation influences protein expression in adults of the oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis.

@article{Chang2015PupalXI,
  title={Pupal X-ray irradiation influences protein expression in adults of the oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis.},
  author={Chiou Ling Chang and MaryAnn Villalun and Scott M Geib and Cynthia L Goodman and Joseph A. Ringbauer and David Warren Stanley},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={76},
  pages={7-16}
}
The oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis, is a pest of fruit in the Asia-Pacific region and also, due to quarantine restrictions, a threat to California fruit production. Area-wide suppression of B. dorsalis integrated several approaches including the sterile insect technique (SIT). SIT involves exposing juveniles to gamma radiation and releasing sterile males in substantial numbers, where they successfully compete for wild females. The resulting infertile eggs lead to reduction of the pest… CONTINUE READING