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Evaluation of population suppression by irradiated lepidoptera and their progeny
- Bloem, S., Carpenter, J.E.
- Florida entomologist 2001 v.84 no.2 pp. 165
- Lepidoptera, insect pests, irradiation, progeny, sterile insect technique
- This paper discusses the concept of supressing lepidopteran populations which act as plant pests or stored products pests, and their progeny and promoting agricultural development either through sterile insect techniques (i.e. the release of genetically modified insects to control the same species), or coordinated research programmes (CRPs; sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)) using atomic energy such as gamma radiation. The major findings and impact of the research conducted during the F1 sterility CRP are summarized. The lepidopteran species investigated and the type of studies conducted by the participants during the FAO/IAEA CRP on evaluation of population suppression by irradiated lepidoptera and their progeny are tabulated.