Sensitivity of Sweetpotato Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to Gamma Radiation

@article{Dawes1987SensitivityOS,
  title={Sensitivity of Sweetpotato Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to Gamma Radiation},
  author={M. A. Dawes and R. S. Saini and M. Mullen and J. Brower and P. A. Loretan},
  journal={Journal of Economic Entomology},
  year={1987},
  volume={80},
  pages={142-146}
}
Effects of gamma radiation on the sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius elegantulus (Summers), were studied. Depending on stage of the weevil, doses of 5, 10, 20, 35, 50, 75, and 100 krad were used. Eggs irradiated at 5–20 krad were unable to develop to the larval stage at any treatment level. Twelve-day-old larvae were unable to develop to the pupal stage when irradiated at > 5 krad and no adults emerged at any treatment level between 5 and 50 krad. When 5-day-old pupae were irradiated, no… Expand
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