Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Genetic Control

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1056

A method of pest control that uses strains of insects with genetic mutations rendering them sterile or disadvantaged. When released into the natural populations of the target insect, the sterile insects mate with wild insects and produce sterile or disadvantaged offspring.

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