Keywords: genetic background
Genetic pest management and the background genetics of release strainsP. T. Leftwich, L. G. Spurgin, T. Harvey-Samuel, C. J. E. Thomas, L. C. Paladino, M. P. Edgington and L. Alphey, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 376:20190805. 2020.
We discuss issues around strain selection and the potential consequences of such introgression. We conclude that such introgression is probably harmless in almost all circumstances, and could, in theory, provide specific additional benefits to the release programme. We outline ...
Keywords: Evolution, genetic background, genetic biocontrol, Genetic pest management, hybridization, Population genetics, SIT, sterile insect technique, synthetic gene drive, wolbachia
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