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- Ronald E. Thresher; Keith Hayes; Nicholas J. Bax; John Teem; Tillmann J. Benfey; Fred Gould
- Biological invasions 2014 v.16 no.6 pp. 1201-1216
- biological control; fish; genes; genetic techniques and protocols; insect pests; integrated pest management; invasive species; issues and policy; males; models; sterile insect technique; triploidy; United States
- ... Genetic options for the control of invasive fishes were recently reviewed and synthesized at a 2010 international symposium, held in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA. The only option currently available “off-the-shelf” is triploidy, which can be used to produce sterile males for a release program analogous to those widely and successfully used for biological control of insect pests. However, the Troj ...
- Stephanie Showalter Otts
- Biological invasions 2014 v.16 no.6 pp. 1289-1298
- wildlife; genetically modified organisms; recombinant DNA; humans; Food and Drug Administration; biological control agents; drugs; introduced species; ribosomal DNA; plant pests; genetic engineering; fish; invasive species; hatcheries; biological control; United States
- ... This paper provides an overview of the U.S. regulatory framework governing genetic biocontrol efforts for invasive fish. Genetic biocontrol refers to the intentional release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into the environment to control a target population of a non-native species. The terms “genetically modified” and “genetically engineered” are often used interchangeably, despite the sc ...