The Trojan Female Technique for pest control: a candidate mitochondrial mutation confers low male fertility across diverse nuclear backgrounds in Drosophila melanogasterD. K. Dowling, D. M. Tompkins and N. J. Gemmell, Evolutionary Applications, 8:8710880. 2015.
The Trojan Female Technique (TFT) was recently proposed as a prospective approach to biological pest control. However, applicability of the TFT relies on mitochondrial mutations whose male-sterilizing effects are general across nuclear genomic contexts. We test this assumption, ...
Keywords: cats, Evolution, fitness, genetic biocontrol, genome, impacts, intergenomic conflict, islands, male infertility, male-harming mutations, mice, mito-nuclear, mother's curse, mtDNA, pest control, population, selection, sterile male, technique, trojan female