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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.
2. The principles and dynamics involved in the sterile insect technique
3. Sterilization by irradiation
I Livestock pests
II Agricultural pests
III Public health pests
IV Radiation resistance
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
I General considerations
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
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- © Academic Press 1974
- 1st January 1974
- Academic Press
- eBook ISBN:
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