Fruit Flies pp 191-192 | Cite as

Female Medfly Refractory Period: Effect of First Mating with Sterile Males of Different Sizes

  • S. Bloem
  • K. Bloem
  • N. Rizzo
  • D. Chambers

Abstract

The Sterile Insect Technique is based on the premise that females mate only once or a few times. Following successful matings, females are refractory to subsequent mating attempts for an extended period of time. Thus, the efficiency with which sterile sperm are transferred from laboratory-reared males to wild females is crucial for the success of SIT and is dependant on the quality of the sterile insects and their ability to mate competitively with their wild counterparts.

Keywords

Sterile Male Successful Mating Refractory Period Large Male Oviposition Site 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Bloem
  • K. Bloem
  • N. Rizzo
  • D. Chambers

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