Radiation-induced sterility for pupal and adult stages of the malaria moquito Anopheles arabiensis

M.E.H. Helinski, A.G. Parker, B.G.J. Knols

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Abstract

Background - In the context of the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT), radiation-induced sterility in the malaria mosquito Anopheles arabiensis Patton (Diptera: Culicidae) was studied. Male mosquitoes were exposed to gamma rays in the pupal or adult stage and dose-sterility curves were determined. Methods - Pupae were irradiated shortly before emergence (at 22-26 hrs of age), and adults
Original languageEnglish
Article number41
Number of pages10
JournalMalaria Journal
Volume5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • gamma-radiation
  • insect technique
  • sterilization
  • eradication
  • pharoensis
  • males
  • cobalt-60
  • dominant
  • fitness
  • irradiation

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