Sexual Sterilization of Insects by Aerosol Administration of Alkylating Agents
Author: CRYSTAL, MAXWELL M.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 58, Number 4, August 1965 , pp. 678-680(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:An aerosol-generating apparatus is described for treating screw-worm flies, Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel) en masse with chemosterilants. Sexual sterility was induced after 6 min when both sexes were treated with tretamine or thiotepa (tris(1-aziridinyl) phosphine sulfide). When each sex was treated separately with tretaine and mated with untreated flies, male fertility was impaired to a greater extent than female fertility at a given exposure period.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 1965
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