Radiation Dose Responses of Drosophila suzukii(Matsumura) for Use in the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT)

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Référence :

A. Firlej, G. Lanouette, M. Vreysen, C. Caceres-Barrios, F. Fournier, V. Martel et J. Brodeur. 2017. Radiation Dose Responses of Drosophila suzukii(Matsumura) for Use in the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) IRDA.

Résumé :

The spotted wing drosophila Drosophila suzukii Matsumura (Diptera: Drosophilidae) (Fig. 1), a pest of berries an stone fruits, invaded North America and Europe in 2008. Current control methods rely mainly on insecticides. The sterile insect technique (SIT) has potential as an additional control tactic for the integrated management of D. suzukii. This study is part of a large research program that aims to determine the feasibility of using the SIT. The present objective is to quantify the effects of different gamma irradiation doses applied to D. suzukii pupae on several biological attributes of irradiated individuals and their descendant: emergence, deformed males, longevity, fecundity, fertility of parent and descendant flies.