Keywords: irradiation

Side effects of X-ray irradiation on flight ability of Cydia pomonella moth

Huang, S.-W., Zhang, J.-H., Wei, Z.-H., Yang, X.-M., Wang, X.-Y. and Yang, X.-Q.,  Pest Management Science,  2023.
The sterile insect technique (SIT) has proven to be an effective approach in managing the population of major invasive pests Our previous studies showed that irradiation of males at a dosage of 366 Gy X-rays resulted in complete sterility. However, the mating competitiveness of ...
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Evaluating the Effect of Irradiation on the Densities of Two RNA Viruses in Glossina morsitans morsitans

C. K. Mirieri, A. M. M. Abd-Alla, V. I. D. Ros and M. M. van Oers,  Insects,  14. 2023.
Tsetse flies are cyclic vectors of Trypanosoma parasites, which cause debilitating diseases in humans and animals. To decrease the disease burden, the number of flies is reduced using the sterile insect technique (SIT), where male flies are sterilized through irradiation and ...
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Why Flight Testing is an Important Step in Sterile Insect Technique

E. Ricciuti,  Entomology Today,  2021.
Releasing hordes of sterilized male insects for unfruitful mating with females—a process known as the sterile insect technique (SIT)—is a proven process for combating many species of pests. Its success depends on sterile males dispersing widely enough to outcompete their wild ...
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Evaluating Flight Performance of Mass-Reared and Irradiated Navel Orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) for Sterile Insect Technique

J. Reger, J. A. Wenger, G. Brar, C. Burks and H. Wilson,  Journal of Economic Entomology,  2021.
Navel orangeworm (Pyralidae: Amyelois transitella) is a key pest of almonds and pistachios in California. Moths directly infest nuts which leads to reduced crop yield and quality, and infestation can predispose nuts to fungal pathogens that produce aflatoxins. While several ...
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