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- Wade P Heller, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Pest management science 2015 v.71 no.12 pp. 1666-1674
- Bactrocera dorsalis; Ceratitis capitata; DNA; Fopius arisanus; biological control; developmental stages; eggs; fruit flies; hosts; mass rearing; parasitism; parasitoids; pest management; population; quantitative polymerase chain reaction; rapid methods; species identification; United States
- ... BACKGROUND: Parasitism detection and species identification are necessary in fruit fly biological control. Currently, release of mass‐reared Fopius arisanus is practiced worldwide, as it is effective in controlling Bactrocera dorsalis and Ceratitis capitata. To detect and assess parasitism in parasitoid mass‐rearing colonies and parasitism levels in field populations across all life stages of host ...