STERILIZATION OF DACUS CUCUMIS FRENCH (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) BY GAMMA RADIATION: III. EFFECT OF IRRADIATION IN NITROGEN ON STERILITY, COMPETITIVENESS AND MATING PROPENSITY

Hooper G.H.S. (1976) STERILIZATION OF DACUS CUCUMIS FRENCH (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) BY GAMMA RADIATION: III. EFFECT OF IRRADIATION IN NITROGEN ON STERILITY, COMPETITIVENESS AND MATING PROPENSITY. Australian Journal of Entomology, 15 1: 13-18. doi:10.1111/j.1440-6055.1976.tb02067.x


Author Hooper G.H.S.
Title STERILIZATION OF DACUS CUCUMIS FRENCH (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) BY GAMMA RADIATION: III. EFFECT OF IRRADIATION IN NITROGEN ON STERILITY, COMPETITIVENESS AND MATING PROPENSITY
Journal name Australian Journal of Entomology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-6055
Publication date 1976-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-6055.1976.tb02067.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 15
Issue 1
Start page 13
End page 18
Total pages 6
Subject 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology
1105 Dentistry
1109 Neurosciences
Abstract When newly emerged adult Dacus cucumis French were irradiated in nitrogen, following a 15 min exposure to an atmosphere of pure nitrogen, the degree of sterility induced by a given dose was less than that obtained with the same dose in air. To achieve sterility in males of approximately 98 per cent doses of 7 krad in air and 13 krad in nitrogen were required. With females, total sterility through infecundity was achieved by 6 krad in air and 13 krad in nitrogen. Based on the hatch of eggs from competitive mating tests, males receiving 14 krad in nitrogen were significantly more competitive than males given 9 krad in air. The optimal light intensity for mating of D. cucumis under artificial conditions was 16.2 1x. With this light intensity the mating propensity of males irradiated with 9 and 11 krad in air was significantly less than that of untreated males. The mating propensity of males given 14 krad in nitrogen approximated that of untreated males. Copyright
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