Radiation induced sterility to control tsetse flies : the effect of ionising radiation and hybridisation on tsetse biology and the use of the sterile insect technique in integrated tsetse control

M.J.B. Vreysen

Research output: Thesisexternal PhD, WU

Abstract

<p>The induction of dominant lethal mutations by exposing tsetse flies as pupae or adult insects to ionising radiation and the use of hybrid sterility resulting from crosses of closely related tsetse species or subspecies, are potential methods of genetic control of tsetse flies. In this thesis the effects of radiation and hybridisation on the reproductive biology and fitness of several species of tsetse flies has been examined. In addition, aspects of field releases of sterile insects have also been examined.</p>
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
Supervisors/Advisors
  • van Lenteren, Joop, Promotor
  • Takken, W., Promotor
Award date19 Dec 1995
Place of PublicationS.l.
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789054854432
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Keywords

  • sterilization
  • insects
  • sterile insect release
  • genetic control
  • vector control
  • infectious diseases
  • anthomyiidae
  • muscidae
  • drosophilidae
  • calliphoridae
  • agromyzidae
  • tachinidae
  • glossinidae
  • tephritidae
  • glossina
  • schizophora

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