Genetic Control of Insect Pests - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122057502, 9780323160803

Genetic Control of Insect Pests

1st Edition

Authors: G Davidson
eBook ISBN: 9780323160803
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1974
Page Count: 168
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Description

Genetic Control of Insect Pests focuses on laboratory and field trials of genetic control methods of insects, which entails the use of insects to control themselves. It particularly describes species-specific and non-polluting genetic methods that have the advantage over most other methods of being efficient when the target insect is in low density, as the released insects have the capacity to search out the wild populations.
Composed of nine chapters, the core parts of the book cover the mass-rearing, sterilization, and release of populations in the hope that these will mate with wild populations, leading to fertility reduction and population elimination. The book also examines techniques that use naturally existing population incompatibilities and techniques, which can result in population replacement rather than eradication with the intention to render such replacement populations harmless beforehand by genetic manipulation. This book is a valuable source of information for those who are searching for biological alternatives of insect pests control.

Table of Contents


Preface

Acknowledgements

1. Introduction

2. The principles and dynamics involved in the sterile insect technique

I Mass-rearing

II Sterilization

III Release

IV Dynamics

3. Sterilization by irradiation

I Livestock pests

II Agricultural pests

III Public health pests

IV Radiation resistance

4. Chemosterilants

I Public health pests

II Agricultural pests

5. Hybrid sterility

I Anopheline mosquitoes

II The Aedes mariae complex

III Tsetse fly crosses

IV Teleogryllus crosses

V Reduviid bug crosses

6. Cytoplasmic incompatibility

I The Culex pipiens complex

II The Aedes scutellaris complex

7. Translocations

I General considerations

II Dynamics

III The isolation of translocations

IV Compound chromosomes

8. Other methods of genetic control

I Lethal factors

II Meiotic drive and sex distortion

III Species replacement

9. Summary and conclusion

References

Subject Index


Details

No. of pages:
168
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1974
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780323160803

About the Author

G Davidson