Studies on the Eradication of Anopheles pharoensisby the Sterile-Male Technique Using Cobalt-60. IV. Mating Behavior and Its Frequency in the Sterilized Mosquitoes1
Authors: TANTAWY, A. O.; ABDEL-MALEK, A. A.; WAKID, A. M.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 60, Number 1, February 1967 , pp. 23-26(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:It was possible to detect the radioactive semen of Anopheles pharoensis Theobald males reared in media containing 0.20 c/ml P33in the spermathecae of their mates. By this technique it was feasible to determine whether females could mate more than once.
By examining the mating behavior and mating frequency in males, it was found that irradiated males were as effective as normal males in inseminating normal virgin females. Laboratory males could inseminate either wild females or laboratory females as efficiently as wild males, if each was confined to the same number of females.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1967-02-01
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