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- Wantuch, Holly A., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Insect biochemistry and molecular biology 2014 v.51 pp. 80-88
- Cochliomyia hominivorax; Drosophila; Lucilia cuprina; Lucilia sericata; chromosome aberrations; color; death; females; field experimentation; fluorescence; gene overexpression; genes; genetic markers; instars; larvae; livestock; males; mass rearing; pests; pupae; sex determination analysis; sterile insect technique; tetracycline; transactivators; transgenic insects; Australia
- ... The New World screwworm and the Australian sheep blowfly Lucilia cuprina are devastating pests of livestock. The larvae of these species feed on the tissue of the living animal and can cause death if untreated. The sterile insect technique or SIT was used to eradicate screwworm from North and Central America. This inspired efforts to develop strains containing complex chromosomal rearrangements fo ...