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Genetic control of the olive fruit fly, Bactrocera oleae

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The olive fruit fly, Bactrocera oleae, (Rossi) (Diptera:Tephritidae), is a key pest of olive crops. The sterile insect technique (SIT) is an environmentally benign and species-specific method of pest control, aiming to reduce the reproductive potential of a wild population through the mass-release of sterile insects. Previous olive fly SIT trials, involving the release of gamma-ray sterilised mixed-sex populations, achieved limited success. Key problems included altered diurnal ma...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Catherine's College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:43f97545-f631-43cc-991c-7edb6dd71d2d
Local pid:
ora:7497

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