Reducing the overwintering ability of Aedes albopictus by male release.

  title={Reducing the overwintering ability of Aedes albopictus by male release.},
  author={Steve Hanson and J P Mutebi and George B. Craig and Robert J. Novak},
  journal={Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association},
  volume={9 1},
Eggs of temperate Aedes albopictus populations are cold hardy and can diapause, but tropical populations are not cold hardy and cannot diapause. Heterozygotes possess intermediate diapause and cold hardiness. Males of a tropical strain from Malaysia with a distinctive genetic marker were released into an existing temperate population in East St. Louis, Illinois. Subsequent egg samples from the release site had genetic marker frequency of up to 24%. Reduced cold hardiness and decreased diapause… CONTINUE READING

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