Sex ratio manipulation for insect population control.

@inproceedings{Papathanos2014SexRM,
  title={Sex ratio manipulation for insect population control.},
  author={Philippos Aris Papathanos and Nikolai Windbichler and Omar S Akbari},
  year={2014}
}
Genetic methods for the control of insect populations that pose a burden on human health or are agricultural pests have been in development for over 60 years. During the early 1960s, Knipling and colleagues, supported by the USDA, mass released sexually sterilized males to diminish populations of the screwworm Cochliomyia hominvorax over large areas of the USA in what is now known as the sterile insect technique (SIT) (Bushland et al., 1955; Krafsur et al., 1986, 1987). Even earlier than this… CONTINUE READING

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