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Optimum Dosage for Irradiating Anastrepha obliqua Pupae to Obtain Highly Competitive Sterile Adults

  • J. Toledo


In programs aimed at eradicating fruit flies by applying the sterile insect technique, besides an efficient method for artificial rearing and sterilization of adults, it is important that the irradiated flies be as sexually competitive as the wild ones. For this, knowledge on effects of radiation on their biology and physiology is necessary, considering that the amount of radiation used to sterilize the insect influences greatly its sexual ability. The radiation dose to be applied must cause maximum sterility and allow the insect to be sexually competitive.


Sterile Insect Technique Fertile Female Irradiate Male Artificial Rear Sexual Ability 
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